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Sandy's death toll climbs; millions without power
GOPUSA ^ | October 30, 2012 | Allen G. Breed and Tom Hays (AP)

Posted on 10/30/2012 2:30:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 38, many of the victims killed by falling trees.

The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore Monday night with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: damage; deaths; destruction; fires; flooding; hurricanesandy; poweroutages; sandy

1 posted on 10/30/2012 2:30:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


2 posted on 10/30/2012 2:32:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Prayers

Hope folks have been putting away food and water like I have suggested for the past 4+ years.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 2:39:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Prayers to all of those affected by this storm. I'm surprised there aren't millions more without power, considering the density.

As in bad storms past, relief from other states for food, water, electrical repair, etc. is on the way.

4 posted on 10/30/2012 2:43:11 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A rainbow is seen among homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York
5 posted on 10/30/2012 2:46:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Did you see the I don’t want to hear anymore about Sandy Thread in which some FReepers were posting about they really didn’t care how much damage and misery Sandy had done to the people of the NE, before the Mods pulled it?


6 posted on 10/30/2012 2:59:34 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Anyone else here concerned about the admittedly remote but apparently real possibility that the administration could use the hurricane as a pretext to declare a State of Emergency and postpone the elections?

Don't mean to minimize the damage (I live on the East Coast in the middle of Sandy's path) but it seems that the MSM is fixated on the hurricane as the single most disruptive event in our history. My concern is that the calculating current occupant of the WH, seeing his dwindling re-election chances, might take unprecedented steps that would "temporarily" postpone the elections.

And once that sacred threshold has been crossed, all bets are off as to what could follow. Amidst the chaos and the threat posed by "socially disruptive and possibly violent extremist factions" (such as Freepers), there will be calls for strong measures. What would prevent the institution of Martial Law?

One could easily imagine the MSM fully supporting such actions despite the lack of Constitutional authority, praising the President's leadership, assuring us that "present circumstances require decisive action," which is in fact being taken to "protect the democratic process."

Thoughts?

7 posted on 10/30/2012 3:00:40 PM PDT by tjd1454
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

May our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ bring help and healing to all affected by this storm! May He open our hearts in compassion to assist the storm victims in any way we can. Lord have mercy!!!!


8 posted on 10/30/2012 3:01:13 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

plenty of homes available to repopulate New Orleans....


9 posted on 10/30/2012 3:30:23 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Cognitive dissonance to say the least:


10 posted on 10/30/2012 3:30:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

At home in bed with the power out and the wind blowing, a tree fell over and landed directly over the bedroom ceiling; luckily the roof held, or that would have been the end of Jack Hammer...


11 posted on 10/30/2012 3:43:59 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Berlin_Freeper

God gave Noah
the rainbow sign—
No more water.
The fire next time.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 4:19:27 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (If God can send millions of ordinary folks to preserve a chicken store, He can fix this mess.)
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To: Kartographer

“Did you see the I don’t want to hear anymore about Sandy Thread in which some FReepers were posting about they really didn’t care how much damage and misery Sandy had done to the people of the NE, before the Mods pulled it?”

Next thing you know they’ll try to run for Senate and wonder why they lost.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 4:20:11 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Honorary Serb

Amen.


14 posted on 10/30/2012 4:20:56 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (If God can send millions of ordinary folks to preserve a chicken store, He can fix this mess.)
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To: F15Eagle
Hope folks have been putting away food and water like I have suggested for the past 4+ years.

And get on Homeland Security's prepper/terrorist watchlist? The Democrats are the only source of help for the masses... you know that!


/sarcasm off

15 posted on 10/30/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (If God can send millions of ordinary folks to preserve a chicken store, He can fix this mess.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Lots of damage here in northeast PA. Life and limb ok. Thank God!


16 posted on 10/30/2012 4:33:15 PM PDT by folkquest (Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious!)
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To: Albion Wilde

lol

They can have my Ramen noodles when ...


17 posted on 10/30/2012 4:35:13 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Albion Wilde

Nice. Thank you. Did you write that?


18 posted on 10/30/2012 4:37:11 PM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: Kartographer

Yup. Makes you think, doesn’t it?


19 posted on 10/30/2012 4:37:23 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: tjd1454
Don't mean to minimize the damage (I live on the East Coast in the middle of Sandy's path) but it seems that the MSM is fixated on the hurricane as the single most disruptive event in our history.

They didn't hype the storm to postpone elections, but they did hype the storm to sell more soap powder and sell their Hero who heals the nation while the other guy only tears it down. Just wove it into the narrative, that's all.

20 posted on 10/30/2012 4:40:25 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Jack Hammer

Wow. Someone was looking out for you.


21 posted on 10/30/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: spankalib
...the fire next time.

I believe it is from an old "Negro" spiritual. The last line was used by activist James Baldwin as a book title during the Civil Rights era of the 60s.

22 posted on 10/30/2012 4:46:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (If God can send millions of ordinary folks to preserve a chicken store, He can fix this mess.)
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To: spankalib

Old song, IIRC it’s what used to be called a Negro Spiritual.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 4:47:12 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Albion Wilde

GMTA.


24 posted on 10/30/2012 4:48:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: palmer

I’ve thought about that.

Yeah, it’d be nice to think some higher power was watching over me; on the other hand, and not to look a gift horse in the mouth or anything, but if that were the case, then why did the tree fall in the first place?

I’m no philosopher, but the whole episode certainly makes one take a deep breath, scratch one’s head and wonder....


25 posted on 10/30/2012 5:59:18 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: tjd1454
Amidst the chaos and the threat posed by "socially disruptive and possibly violent extremist factions" (such as Freepers), there will be calls for strong measures.

Thoughts? Yea, I have a thought. Who's quote is that, especially mentioning Freepers? If you don't have a citation then that makes the quote yours.

26 posted on 10/30/2012 7:05:23 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jack Hammer; onyx; TheOldLady
At home in bed with the power out and the wind blowing, a tree fell over and landed directly over the bedroom ceiling; luckily the roof held, or that would have been the end of Jack Hammer...

Jack, during Ivan back in '04 my neighbors across the street, an old retired couple, had a huge oak crash through their bedroom, across the middle of their bed all the way to the floor. It was 1 a.m.

They were at their kitchen table praying together!!!

I copied onyx and TOL just' cause I thought they might like to read the story.

27 posted on 10/30/2012 7:35:49 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto; Jack Hammer

Thank you very much, dearest houeto.
You are and were God blessed, dear Jack Hammer!
Praise God!


28 posted on 10/30/2012 7:49:59 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Kartographer

The muh fuhs obviously forgot that there are conservatives living in that part of the country.


29 posted on 10/30/2012 8:03:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: houeto; Jack Hammer; onyx

God blessed them and you, Mr. Hammer. It’s great that you’re all right, and may God continue to bless you.

Thank you for the ping, houeto.


30 posted on 10/31/2012 2:49:29 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: houeto; onyx; TheOldLady

Thank you all for your very kindhearted wishes.

It was certainly quite a storm; let’s hope we’ve now filled our “storm quota” for a while, and there are no bad ones this winter!


31 posted on 10/31/2012 4:20:03 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Amen.


32 posted on 10/31/2012 9:29:08 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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