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FEMA Forced to Solicit Water Bids for Sandy Victims
Newsman.com ^ | 05 Nov 2012 | Newsmax Wires

Posted on 11/05/2012 8:22:55 AM PST by Qbert

The Obama administration's strategy of prepositioning supplies for quick distribution in disasters apparently has fallen short on meeting the demand for drinking water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

  "The agency [FEMA} appears to have been unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit [last Monday]," Breitbart News reported over the weekend.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: doublestandard; fema; obama; obamafails; obamafailure; obamalegacy; obamasfault; obamatheinept; obamatheuseless; sandy; sandydrinkingwater; sandyfema; sandywaterbids
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According to Breitbart.com: "FEMA only began to solicit bids for vendors to provide bottled water for distribution to Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday...."

Outstanding job, Barack...

1 posted on 11/05/2012 8:22:56 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Fema I can understand. Where is the Red Cross?


2 posted on 11/05/2012 8:25:22 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Qbert

You’re doing a great job Hussein.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 8:27:08 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Qbert

I am surprised that obama hasn’t confiscated a million bottles of water from some mean and greedy water bottling company . . . or taken it from thirsty soldiers in afghanistan.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 8:29:13 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Qbert

Do woman or minority owned vendors get preference?


5 posted on 11/05/2012 8:29:40 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Qbert

These are the lamest bunch of conspiratorial shadowy overlords ever. I need a better nemesis.


6 posted on 11/05/2012 8:39:39 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Qbert

When it came to distribution during hurricane Katrina, Walmart came through when others couldn’t.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 8:41:54 AM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: Qbert

The Free Market is more efficient than the Government?

Who knew?


8 posted on 11/05/2012 8:41:54 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERICAN RESCUE FILM)
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To: Enterprise

It’s the same old story with this guy- it always about politics. Confronted with a crisis in Benghazi... he thought about his big fundraiser the next day. Confronted with a crisis here... he failed to do the basic pre-planning that was necessary, and focused instead on quick in-and-out photo ops. And now people are suffering.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 8:45:06 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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I wonder if that frickin genius Bloomberg ever got the generators out of Central Park that were there for the marathon and moved them to the flood area? In the comment I read, he said he thought they’d have to go over to Jersey first for some kind of modification. Yeah, dumbass, they have different power in jersey...


10 posted on 11/05/2012 8:45:22 AM PST by bigbob
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To: cableguymn

Lots of hurricane victims asking that, too. I haven’t seen any stories of them out there, yet. Maybe they are, but no one’s covering it yet.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 8:45:36 AM PST by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: cableguymn

FEMA has internal bureaucratic constrictions which PREVENT their ability to respond on a timely and effective manner. The deficiencies are structural, not necessarily political, and it is only poetic justice that the Current Regime find the exercise of “relief” through this agency is as frustrating for them, as it was for the Bush Administration during the crisis in New Orleans after Katrina.

Romney’s objective of dismantling FEMA and returning the duties of disaster relief to the states is the long-term solution, but for right now, there are WAY too many layers of officials with whom the efforts must be “co-ordinated”.

The Red Cross is encountering these same layers of obstinate resistance to outside help, and much of it comes from Democrat officeholders.

And the Red Cross is not alone in being unable to deliver relief to the affected areas. A number of other charitable organizations, and crews from other areas that rushed in to help restore utilities and clear storm damage, were turned back before they were allowed to enter the region.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 8:50:41 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: cableguymn

FEMA has internal bureaucratic constrictions which PREVENT their ability to respond on a timely and effective manner. The deficiencies are structural, not necessarily political, and it is only poetic justice that the Current Regime find the exercise of “relief” through this agency is as frustrating for them, as it was for the Bush Administration during the crisis in New Orleans after Katrina.

Romney’s objective of dismantling FEMA and returning the duties of disaster relief to the states is the long-term solution, but for right now, there are WAY too many layers of officials with whom the efforts must be “co-ordinated”.

The Red Cross is encountering these same layers of obstinate resistance to outside help, and much of it comes from Democrat officeholders.

And the Red Cross is not alone in being unable to deliver relief to the affected areas. A number of other charitable organizations, and crews from other areas that rushed in to help restore utilities and clear storm damage, were turned back before they were allowed to enter the region.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 8:51:34 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Qbert
President Obama, people in New Jersey and New York are without food, power, fuel, and some are homeless. They are freezing and in some cases, they are dumpster diving for food. What are your plans?

Obama: "Vegas baby, Vegas!"

14 posted on 11/05/2012 8:55:01 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: bigbob

The last thing I read about it was that the stuff was still there.


15 posted on 11/05/2012 8:56:02 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Do woman or minority owned vendors get preference?

Only if they are homo, lesbian or convertible.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 9:00:57 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: alloysteel

Disaster response was better in the 1960s. It had a much larger element of regular people, civic organizations, and the national guard was the backbone.
Hell, even Boy Scouts were involved.

FEMA and modern “critical incident response” is about control freak government, not relief to the victims.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 9:08:48 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: alloysteel

Disaster response was better in the 1960s. It had a much larger element of regular people, civic organizations, and the national guard was the backbone.
Hell, even Boy Scouts were involved.

FEMA and modern “critical incident response” is about control freak government, political posturing, certifications for GS employess, etc. The one thing it is NOT about is relief to the victims.


18 posted on 11/05/2012 9:12:02 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

Bids hell call Wal-Mart they would deliver it..Target also


19 posted on 11/05/2012 9:25:33 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: bigbob

One of he big problems in NYC is that a huge number of people live in high rise buildings where elevators are the only practical way for residents to get to and from their apartments. Also (somebody expert in architecture for such buildings please correct me if I’m wrong) it appears they wold need electric pumps to get water to the higher floors. A lot could be done for such buildings’ residents if the city just moved generators from building to building, providing power to run such services.


20 posted on 11/05/2012 9:33:05 AM PST by libstripper
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