I dont know how to reply all so you may want to resend this. I completely agree with you. Governor Christie and the power companies made damn sure to get power and gas to the inner cities right away. Newark was down for just a few hours. The only reason we had three days before things got out of hand was because I live in a rural area of NJ (yes, they exist). Once the crowds found out that 2 or 3 stations by us had generators and could dispense gas it was utter chaos. I went to make a quick run to town and it took me 4 hours to get back because the hordes had descended on this one gas station and there was no way to turn around. I learned a lot that day.
Oh, and a new time is open us. The hordes used twitter to broadcast which gas stations had fuel. There was a hash tag #njgas that directed thousands of people to these stations. That power could be used for good or evil
To back up what Matt tells us, the rioters and looters in London in 2011 did the exact same thing. They used Blackberry Messenger, Twitter and Facebook to coordinate the riots and warn each other when the police were coming and where.
I think it's about time I post something I wrote about it all...
Thanks Sarge. I hope this reaches as many FReepers as possible.