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Sanitation Department's slow snow clean-up was a budget protest (NYC union thugs)
NY Post ^ | 12/30/10 | SALLY GOLDENBERG, LARRY CELONA and JOSH MARGOLIN

Posted on 12/30/2010 3:57:36 AM PST by jimbo123

These garbage men really stink.

Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts -- a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned.

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


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To: jimbo123
As Rahm might say, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste."

This could be the catalyst for starting a national debate about the ruinous public employee unions.

151 posted on 12/30/2010 10:56:28 AM PST by americanophile
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To: McGavin999

I doubt anyone is charged with anything. These people think they are above the law and the prosecutors probably think so too. Remember the truck being smashed? I read the cops wouldn’t even come out.


152 posted on 12/30/2010 10:58:12 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: jimbo123

Union thugs: do they come any other way?


153 posted on 12/30/2010 10:58:15 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: jimbo123; 1000 silverlings; xzins; P-Marlowe; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; RnMomof7; HarleyD; wmfights; ..
God willing, snow and Bloomberg's inept, effete, elitist reaction to this weather crisis will have destroyed his 3rd party attempt to derail a Republican victory in 2012.

What an ass.

154 posted on 12/30/2010 11:01:06 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: mewzilla

Great article, thanks.


155 posted on 12/30/2010 11:01:26 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

You’re welcome :)


156 posted on 12/30/2010 11:04:55 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: jimbo123

Good discussion on Fox Business:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9skEQJzGHUo


157 posted on 12/30/2010 11:08:08 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: mewzilla

I’m in the bronx as I type. Gridlock and total chaos due to the horrible job.


158 posted on 12/30/2010 11:08:38 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: jimbo123

Of course it is criminal. These Unions , like our government are embolden now a days. Who is going to stop them? It infuriates me to no end. No one has the balls to stop them it seems.


159 posted on 12/30/2010 11:09:15 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: esoxmagnum

Too many politicos depend on their support to be elected.


160 posted on 12/30/2010 11:17:30 AM PST by juliej
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

He has bought his three elections and overturned term limits because “we need him”. Yeah, like we need smallpox!


161 posted on 12/30/2010 11:22:48 AM PST by juliej
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To: All
Among the victims of this crime: A newborn baby died after waiting nine hours for paramedics to arrive. Gateway Pundit
162 posted on 12/30/2010 11:25:35 AM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: jimbo123

Throw the union officers in jail.


163 posted on 12/30/2010 11:28:42 AM PST by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Why are we calling on Congress to fix a state and local issue? Not every state has this problem.

break

From the Glodsmith article:

Back in 1996, a similar monster storm struck our city. It dumped 20 inches, closed airports, and left drifts 20-feet high.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani not only declared a snow emergency and ordered all nonessential vehicles off the road, he took 3,300 city buses out of service so they wouldn't block sanitation trucks and rescue vehicles.

Giuliani also asked then-Gov. George Pataki for help. Pataki dispatched 400 national guardsmen with 100 Humvees that were used as ambulances to transport medical supplies and health workers.

I don't want him for president but I sure wouldn't mind Rudy as mayor if I were in a big city.
164 posted on 12/30/2010 11:28:42 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: jimbo123

Hey Folks:
First you need a LAWFUL government.

WE AIN'T GOT ONE !!


165 posted on 12/30/2010 11:29:31 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: jimbo123

Aren’t these criminal acts?


166 posted on 12/30/2010 12:04:20 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: A_Former_Democrat

There’s going to be an investigation!!!

http://bit.ly/gVl2W0


167 posted on 12/30/2010 12:50:39 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: jimbo123

...’slowing down’... is all any union is good for.

Just retired, was a union guy in 5 different ones and they were all the same. ‘Slow down you’re working too fast’.

Thanks for ruining our wonderful country union dupes!


168 posted on 12/30/2010 1:29:58 PM PST by exPBRrat (...because without America, there is no free world.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Union thugs really suck. We should fire HANG every single one of these bums.

There. That's better.

169 posted on 12/30/2010 1:31:55 PM PST by HKMk23 (WANT DIFFERENT? VOTE DIFFERENT!)
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To: Doogle

Just a couple of days ago, Mayor Napoleon was scolding us that it was just an “inconvenience” and that we should just shut up and go to a Broadway show.

Baghdad Bob’s got nothing on this guy.


170 posted on 12/30/2010 1:35:27 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: mewzilla
Anyone know if private citizens could file a class action suit against any union that participated in a slowdown?

Good question.

171 posted on 12/30/2010 1:37:20 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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I never realized that John Vliet Bloomberg looks so much like Kevin Bacon...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDAmPIq29ro


172 posted on 12/30/2010 1:40:24 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: RonDog
Mark Steyn is talking about this story RIGHT NOW — filling in for Rush, on the Rush Limbaugh show.

He is been ripping into nanny Bloomberg for at least 2 days now.

173 posted on 12/30/2010 1:44:58 PM PST by EVO X
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To: traditional1
Unions... in the private sector (and even moreso in the Public Sector) or now functionally no more than organized-crime syndicates, extorting money from taxpayers, and funneling it to themselves and favored politicians.

That pretty much says it all. Spot on!

174 posted on 12/30/2010 3:09:50 PM PST by caww
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

I drove from LaGuardia into Manhattan and up the Henry Husdon Parkway to the George Washington Bridge yesterday.

If roads in Manhattan were as bad as I saw, I can’t imagine what it must be like in the other boroughs.


175 posted on 12/30/2010 3:16:43 PM PST by Gamecock (The resurrection of Jesus Christ is both historically credible and existentially satisfying. T.K.)
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To: jimbo123

176 posted on 12/30/2010 4:28:56 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

177 posted on 12/30/2010 4:31:50 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: EBH

178 posted on 12/30/2010 4:33:17 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: Roklok

179 posted on 12/30/2010 4:41:56 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity; GeronL

180 posted on 12/30/2010 4:43:53 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: 4Liberty

This was felony murder of that woman who died because she could not get an ambulance for 10 hours!! These lousy fat assed crap heads need to be fired and then tried for murder!!!!


181 posted on 12/30/2010 4:43:53 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim
I know it, and you know it;but do you think for one minute the corrupt New York Democrats like Bloomberg are gonna fight any union?(Bloomberg only said he became a Republican,he really didn't change.)

This is the kind of blackmail unions love to do."Cough it up taxpayers and company owners,'cause we union members know you've got money."

Today's unions mostly protect the incompetent,lazy, and criminal.

182 posted on 12/30/2010 6:28:58 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: jimbo123

So Far there are two deaths related directly to this action.

An elderly woman, who called 911 due to a medical emergency,

And a new born who had to be birthed in the lobby of an apartment building, and did not survive.

In both cases, first responders were unable to negotiate the unploughed streets to save these lives.

Criminal.


183 posted on 12/30/2010 6:30:20 PM PST by left that other site
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To: jimbo123

It is indeed criminal, and everybody knows it. This “incident” is wide open for the world to see. Any lefty in NYC that was stuck or sympathizes with the dead can not avoid seeing that the union thugs empowered by ass-clown obastard and the rats are behind this.

As for Bloomberg, I hope he gets totally hammered over this. He should have seen this coming. Unlike Bush who could do nothing to force Gov. Blanco or The Chocolate City Mayor into acting responsibly, Bloomie knew or should have known the vicious union thug PUBLIC employees and their cowardly scumbag leaders would pull SOMETHING to get back at him and the taxpayers.

Every last one of those workers who participated in this should be fired TODAY. The legislature should change state law ro disempower at least public unions in NY and the people should mercilessly and relentlessly HOUND incoming Governor Cuomo to sign it.

This was an absolute OUTRAGE. Bloomberg should have already sent aides in to seize the city transportation records, videos, recordings of radio chatter and transmissions, etc., and should have an investigation underway NOW. But he’s such a pansy, he won’t.


184 posted on 12/30/2010 6:39:50 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: traditional1

70 or so years ago many public officials called the unions out as communist organizations, and they were right. But, as usual, people succumbed to their greed and turned a deaf ear.


185 posted on 12/30/2010 6:42:06 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: RonDog

It’s not a federal issue and I don’t want the feds sticking their noses in every time a municipal government gets hammered by a municipal employees union. However, what they could do is call for hearings on the role that public unions play in large disasters and examine current federal law protections the unions enjoy. They might determine that their power and practices work so adversely against the interests of the public they are supposed to serve that they should be abolished. This, of course, would be done with the understanding that some arrangements will be made for renegotiating employment contracts with the workers individually so that people close to retirement aren’t completely left out in the cold the way the workers just did to the people of NYC. ;)


186 posted on 12/30/2010 6:57:28 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: mewzilla

The union could be listed as a defendant along with the city and some individual union members and leaders. Getting class action status is a different matter. Family members related to the dead would probably have standing to sue for wrongful death as individuals.

Basically, anybody can sue for anything, but it’s hard to sue successfully in such situations because the plaintiff has to prove that the negligent behavior was the proximate cause of death. It’s all about medical experts.

What would be sweet would be to get fat judgments against the union members who did this and garnish their wages for years to come. THAT would put a quick stop to such a thing happening anywhere again.


187 posted on 12/30/2010 7:08:59 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: ratsreek

....oops....not proximate cause. Contributory negligence.


188 posted on 12/30/2010 7:10:44 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: devolve

This is nice devolve.


189 posted on 12/30/2010 7:17:16 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks jimbo123.
190 posted on 12/30/2010 7:20:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Carley

>> Lot of finger pointing.

Are you defending the inaction?


191 posted on 12/30/2010 7:26:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Good Point - I was remembering the blizzard of 96 and Guiliani’s response. I thought that I remembered that Guiliani’s leadership was superior to this recent debacle. Bloomoberg and his minions are done - put a fork in them.


192 posted on 12/30/2010 8:50:47 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: concerned about politics
What the hell are you talking about? You don't the Irish and other White ethnics, as well as Blacks, and then Puerto Ricans and finally other latinos supported socialism? Please.

And NY Jews have voted Republican for Mayor in 5 of the 6 last mayoral elections, twice against Jewish Democrats. If it weren't for Russian Jews moving to Staten Island, we would not have retaken that Congressional seat this year.

And if you are going to play religion here, I've got one for you. Councilman Halloran ain't Catholic. He's a Theodist. (I had no idea what to wish him at the last holiday party.)

193 posted on 12/30/2010 10:37:40 PM PST by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: American Dream 246
Among the victims of this crime: A newborn baby died after waiting nine hours for paramedics to arrive. Gateway Pundit
I'd hang the lot of them for my sprained ankle, but I suppose it's hard to trump a dead baby.

Government Worker's unions. I hate the Kennedys.

194 posted on 12/30/2010 10:39:41 PM PST by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: jimbo123

The People of New York City want our Federal Government to be more like the City of New York!

HEADS SHOULD ROLL OVER THIS!

But instead, nothing will change. It’s a big blue area in a big blue state. The Unions run it - have a nice day. :(


195 posted on 12/30/2010 11:38:08 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: Gene Eric

I am saying OFF WITH ALL THEIR HEADS


196 posted on 12/31/2010 12:46:07 AM PST by Carley (PRINTING OPINION, IGNORING THE FACTS......the msm!!!)
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To: concerned about politics
My sister and I had to mail gifts to relatives out of state. She went to the post office one day and I went the next.

This post office was a major one in the area I live in. I got there about half hour after it opened. There was a long line, even going out the door. They had ONE clerk. I kept expecting another one any minute now but another one finally showed up when it was almost my turn after having stood in line 45 minutes.

By then some of us had been making comments under our breath about the sorry situation and when the 2nd showed up, I stated that that's probably cause the first clerk has to take his break.

Told my sister and she said that there was only ONE clerk on the day she went to mail packages also.

For crying out loud, it was Christmas - 4 times at least the number of people needing to use the mailing services.

I had a glimpse of the future with Obamacare.

197 posted on 12/31/2010 2:52:44 AM PST by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: concerned about politics

There was one in Endicott NY on Wednesday too,,,,PEF...brought to you by AFL-CIO.


198 posted on 12/31/2010 5:41:04 AM PST by Shady (LIBERTY is NOT a Four Letter Word.)
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To: concerned about politics

Most of the upstate DMV work for the County Clerks’ now...
If I knew where this happened I would let law enforcement know...


199 posted on 12/31/2010 5:55:04 AM PST by Shady (LIBERTY is NOT a Four Letter Word.)
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To: eak3

Not only are they living with it, they are laughing at us hysterically!


200 posted on 12/31/2010 6:06:06 AM PST by Shady (LIBERTY is NOT a Four Letter Word.)
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