Skip to comments.Plea for underwear on Staten Island
Posted on 11/06/2012 11:55:11 AM PST by Responsibility2ndEdited on 11/06/2012 4:20:35 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
MYFOXNY.COM - Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro says the people of his community are in desperate need of fresh underwear.
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These guys. They know what to do.
Phase 1: Collect underpants
Phase 3: Profit!
Ask Bill Clinton. It’s going to cost you 6 bucks a pair, but the skid marks are free.
But, (no pun intend), Andrea Mitchell said....
This is so sad. Think about it. These are just regular people, who had normal lives 2 weeks ago. Now are forced to beg for new/clean underwear. In the United States of America. There but for the Grace of God.....
Boxers or briefs?
The press will not report this. Can’t make Obama look bad.
No worries. Victoria Secret is coming in for a photo shoot (displacing the National Guard from their building this weekend), so the can probably help out.
Calling Bill and Hillary Clinton. Here is an opportunity to get another (dubious) tax write-off.
It is sad to see Americans in this position.
Where is the address so I can send them some. Walmarts has some for sale and the Post Office will deliver.
Obama is playing basketball in Chicago.
i haven’t worn underwear in years, except for visits to the doctor and thermals in winter. must be an army thing.
If Obama loses today, look for the floodgates to open. They might even start reporting on Benghazi.
And if it focuses on Obama rather than Hillary, then you will know that the fix is in.
The relief effort in these areas has been a joke, I been to the South Shore of Long Island almost every day since the hurricane, very little has been done and still no power for another 2 weeks or so, gasoline lines are ridulous and power is still out for 300,000 on Long Island.
How about shooting looters for them to take some of the stress off.
Thermal underwear would be best for them to keep warm.
Praying they will be ok through the next storm and the cold.
There have been several relief efforts, but it doesn't seem like much is reaching them.
Having said all that, As Texans living on the coast, These very people said we shouldn't be allowed to rebuild in flood zones. We were told we deserved what we got for electing GW Bush. In hurricane Rita, I was without electricity for 30 days. It got plum mid-evil after a couple of weeks. The problem is these same people have never experienced something like this over their lifetime. It will get better, slowly, but there is nothing the government can do and very little others can do right now. This takes time. When a hurricane is projected to reach landfall, there should be Nat Guard trucks loaded with water, food, and blankets pre stationed 100 miles inland ready to move the day of the hurricane landfall. FEMA really can't do all that much for a few weeks. The Nat Guard, Salvation Army, and Red Cross are the first responders that know what they are doing. The rest of the responders are basically check writers. If you lost everything and you are 7 days in without underwear, the government isn't the one that will get you new drawers.
These Yankee's will have a new life lesson after 3 weeks and people still don't have juice and the camera's leave and all you have left is a slab with a pile of trash on the curb. The easy fixes are done first and the numbers change very quickly at first. That last 100,000 customers without power is the hardest. Your insurance company will be the one that pays you for your losses and replaces your car so you can get to the store and buy your underwear. It won't be coming from Obama, or any other government official.
Yes, there but for the Grace of God, indeed.
It is also sad that this thread was posted solely to ridicule these people and make stupid jokes.
And keep canned goods in your pantry.
Did some checking on the NY/NJ Climate and there's a clue about why this area has so many millions of people ~ first off, disasters don't happen often, certainly not annually. Secondly, they have a subway system, lots of rail, that sort of thing.
So, when the disaster ultimately arrives and they have to live like other Americans they find out they are simply not prepared, and they drop to their knees and wail.
They probably do imagine there's an invisible godlike being called 'government' that's there to help them ~ like it helps everybody else, but that's not how it works.
This is the part of the world that keeps Wal-Mart out so no underwear for them!
I sympathize with these people, would even volunteer to help them if I lived near-by. What I can’t understand is why the wealthy New Yorkers and New Jersey residents who weren’t impacted by the storm are not helping them and I don’t mean by running concerts or benefits, I mean going down there on the street and finding out what those people need and getting it for them.
Think what could be achieved if wealthy NYers each adopted a family in need and bought them some clothes and shoes, and some containers to store them in.
My guess is that many of these destroyed residences were not owner occupied. There is no rush to get the places fixed because the owners are waiting for the insurance settlement.
I just heard from a friend who works for a business in Oceanside. The rumor going around now is, no electricity in the area for at least 5 weeks because of substation damage.
Funny you say that. I shipped a lot of care packages from our National Guard post office when we had people on deployments. One thing they usually asked for was underwear.
I was in the TX National Guard for almost 40 years. We had an Emergency Operation Center (OEC) that was in communication with the DPS and other state agencies. We loaded many a truck with pallets of water, MREs, generators and other supplies. The OEC would designate where they would be dispatched to about 48 hours before landfall.
I remember when Ike hit and the fuel tankers were dispatched to IH 10 coming out of Houston only to find out the fuel nozzles were too big to fit into the unleaded openings on the tank fillers.
Me neither ... but I think of it as a Florida thing.
I live right over there, it is a nightmare and it is getting really cold.
FEMA called my one of my co-workers who rents out a house in the next town - they wanted to know if it was available and offered $3,600 a month without utilities.
We were talking about that earlier today ~ the spouse and myself ~ and decided the images we're getting look a lot like a New York garbage strike a couple of weeks on ~ but without all the black trash bags. New Yorkers are probably good for a couple of months just as long as it keeps the stuff chilled, but if it starts to rot they'll be crying for real.
From the article: Molinaro says that people can bring underwear to Miller Field on Father Capodanno Blvd. or New Dorp Lane.
That is all I know, and sort of in a mini-crisis at work, so cannot research further at this time.
LOL! That’s the first thing that came to my mind. It’s a crazy world when you’re doing word association, and your first response to “used underwear” is “Clinton”.
There is no gasoline to get anywhere - 4 to 6 hour lines IF the station has gas.
This thread is worthless without pictures.
4-6 hour line, but how far do you have to drive to get gas outside of the storm impacted area?
4-6 hour line, but how far do you have to drive to get gas outside of the storm impacted area?
You are probably too young to remember the Carter gas lines. Every other day gas and very long lines. My husband traded cars with me every day so that I had to spend every day in those lines. The first time he made me take his car, he forgot to give me the key to the gas cap. On top of that, he his car was a Camaro, we lived a mile back on an unpaved road and it was snowing every couple of days.
Was that for FEMA employees or the homeless?
During Hurricane Ivan FEMA rented entire gulf-front condos in the Destin area to house their employees who were making damage assessments in the panhandle.
My guess is that you are wrong.
If the home is owner occupied and not insured for flood damage, that is because the city didn’t do an adequate job of defining flood zones. Banks require flood insurance on mortgaged homes in flood zones.
You would use more gas to get there than its worth.
I’m not sure, he didn’t ask because he already has a tenant.
I was south of Merrick Rd on Sunday to check out a friend. One house on the block was knocked off its foundation. The destruction is unreal.
I have a house I could rent, but in NY state, once a renter is in, good luck getting them out if they don’t want to leave.
NY does its part to help make charitable gestures a curse.
I guess that depends on what kind of car you drive. My Volvo gets 27 mpg. Would you have to drive more than 27 miles?
Commerce is why the NYC area has so many people....going back to colonial times. It has an emense safe harbor that was easily defensable at the Narrows, Governor's Island and the Batterty and in which goods were easily barged around. Once the Erie Canal was completed, loooooong before subways existed, the Greater NY area's fate was sealed as a commercial and population center.
First there was the commerce. Then came the people to service the commerce. THEN came the subways to service the people.
Interesting suggestion. Some in the Orthodox/Hasidic/Frum Jewish community have also suggested that very thing. Read this: The Yeshiva World Mailbag: Far Rockaway Situation Something Out Of Movie Except Its Real
One sample of a comment posted there...Of course there are points that were argued even regarding a temporary solution, but at least it is a start.
"JUST A THOUGHT; What about families adoptig families- albeit temporarily. A chance to catch ur breath, put things down, warm meal, fresh bed, and safe haven for the kids! A chance For the parents to focus on restarting! We just need a person or group to match" up.
To add insult to injury, there were major fires in three Rockaway neighborhoods . . .
This is why Romney wanted us to bring food and clothing for the Sandy victims.
You can’t eat or wear money.
I donated bags of dog food, something people usually don’t think of.
Remember all those crazy Occupy Wall Street people we lambased when they took over Zuccotti Park? They were the first into the Rockaways with aid.
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