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Sandy-Starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Sandy-Starved-New-Yorkers-Dumpster-Dive/176839571 ^

Posted on 11/01/2012 2:08:13 PM PDT by MNDude

Homes and businesses in the Lower East Side and East Village are still without power and under water. Residents began dumpster diving outside a Key Food supermarket Thursday, looking for whatever food they can take. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.


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The video shows a bunch of nicely dressed Americans digging through dumpsters looking for "spoiled food" to take home with them.

I suppose I'll flamed for saying this, but I can't help but feel a little skeptical about this.

I realized it's terrible there. But, I mean, I've gone more than a week before with no food before, but it would take me more than a few days of hunger until I dipped into some spoiled dumpster food.

OK flame away.

1 posted on 11/01/2012 2:08:15 PM PDT by MNDude
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Is Bette Midler Diving?

Why aren’t the Bam supporters out there handing out stuff to those in need?

Because it’s the Gubment’s job that’s why.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 2:10:47 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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nicely dressed Americans digging through dumpsters looking for "spoiled food" to take home

Sounds like Obama's dream has come true.

3 posted on 11/01/2012 2:11:47 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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...let me tell ya, those “nicely” dressed individuals would be dumpster diving ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT, dregs at anytime during any week and any month


4 posted on 11/01/2012 2:12:00 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dragonblustar

Wet dream, that is........


5 posted on 11/01/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: MNDude

...looking like Greece more and more each day ...


6 posted on 11/01/2012 2:14:26 PM PDT by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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I’ll bet there were Union busses close by, providing transportation for the Photo Op’s?


7 posted on 11/01/2012 2:15:00 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Doogle

....just another lib driven Geraldo/Shep disastrous moment in American history.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 2:15:06 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MNDude

Do I remember MSNBC criticizing Romney for collecting food the other4 day? Maybe they would like to re-examine that position in light of dumpster diving.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 2:15:43 PM PDT by kempster
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To: MNDude

And my husband whines because I hoard Progresso soup.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 2:16:00 PM PDT by surrey
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during katrina, the levees failed on tuesday and GWBush had supplies arriving on thursday... yet the press was going on about how Bush must hate black people because they weren’t getting any support

Sandy ended more then 48 hours ago... and these people still have no help

does this mean 0bama hates white people?

:)


11 posted on 11/01/2012 2:16:35 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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Obama halfway doesn’t like white people.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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Maybe the dumpster divers should send a cable to the WH saying that they are starving. Man, those Muslim parody films pack a wallop!


13 posted on 11/01/2012 2:20:48 PM PDT by polkajello (Romney: The Lesser of Two Weasels)
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Maybe the dumpster divers should send a cable to the WH saying that they are starving. Man, those Muslim parody films pack a wallop!


14 posted on 11/01/2012 2:21:02 PM PDT by polkajello (Romney: The Lesser of Two Weasels)
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To: TigerClaws; sten

0bummer doesn’t like people:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/13239-former-obama-aide-the-president-“doesn’t-like-people”;


15 posted on 11/01/2012 2:22:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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There is a whole subculture of those that dumpster dive for food; they call themselves “Freegans”.

Some just do it for the cash, some because they are nutty libs who believe we live in a wasteful culture. One of the contestants on Project Runway this year was a “Freegan”.

My guess is they found a few of these for their photo op. They’ll manage to find a lot more if Romney gets elected.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 2:24:45 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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FRAUD> There are plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, Duane Reade’s, etc, etc. open. This is just a sham. They all look like Democrats.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (47%, pull off the leeches in 2012!)
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What do you do if you perceive your kids are starving?

If the store shelves start emptying out, I always say the real SHTF is when the last gallon of milk gets sold...


18 posted on 11/01/2012 2:28:08 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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There was a whole week of warning. A knapsack with a few can goods, PB&J, bananas, water....geez....what’s wrong with these people...Yes, it’s a mess but if you’re hungry...it’s likely your own damn fault.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 2:28:38 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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OK, checked out the video now.

I’ve seen this before. Sometimes it’s not so much desperation, but when a power outage happens, the store has to throw out all their food or risk a lawsuit if people get sick. That does not mean the food is bad. It’s pretty cold in NY right now.

People who are freegans or a little less scrupulous than most can do pretty good. There are lots of things in the refrigerated cases that would stay good for quite a while. I mean, wouldn’t take fish or such but some things would still be good. Butter, for instance - people used to keep that merely in a cool place.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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