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Resident: "Staten Island is dead... it's been abandoned... Obama and Bloomberg lied to us..."
Fox News Live | 11/9/12 | Boden

Posted on 11/09/2012 7:46:28 AM PST by pabianice

Staten Island resident William Boden interviewed by phone. Staten Island has been abandoned. No electricity, no gas, no heat. People without shelter, clothing, food, water. Staten Island is gone and will never come back. Obama and Bloomberg lied to us. Red Cross absent. Promised FEMA aid absent. No aid of any kind. People lost all personal possessions in flooded, wrecked houses.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: statenisland; vanity
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To: pabianice

If the MSM had given Sandy even 10% of the sickeningly wall to wall coverage they gave Katrina we’d be awaiting the Romney Administration right now.


101 posted on 11/09/2012 8:37:13 AM PST by GatorGirl (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pabianice
Obama and Bloomberg lied to us..."

WTF? You are just now discovering that every time ZERO opens his pie hole out comes another LIE? No wonder he won reelection (IMHO it was stolen).
102 posted on 11/09/2012 8:38:19 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: pabianice
Billy boy, it's YOUR president, YOUR Governor, YOUR mayor and I am sure YOU and yours voted for them so Billy boy enjoy your victory.
103 posted on 11/09/2012 8:46:38 AM PST by Tupelo (Republican, a national party no more.)
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To: DBrow

The Official Reality is that everything is OK, everything is being handled, no problems.
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I hear the chocolate ration is being increased from 2 lbs. to 24 ounces a year per person...


104 posted on 11/09/2012 8:52:09 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: pabianice

The Mayor said he had a few spare rooms in some of his homes and would be happy to rent them out at a reasonable rate...all a person has to do is make it to Bermuda.


105 posted on 11/09/2012 8:55:25 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Neidermeyer

Mercy Chefs has set up it’s kitchens on Staten Island and is serving thousands of hot meals. Of course they don’t get any publicity.


106 posted on 11/09/2012 8:56:39 AM PST by Newfy
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To: Fresh Wind

But I read it on Free Republic! It’s gotta be true! LOL!


107 posted on 11/09/2012 8:57:28 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: astounded

Staten Island is heavily Republican!


108 posted on 11/09/2012 9:00:12 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

Tennessee...Kentucky...Joplin...Staten Island...


109 posted on 11/09/2012 9:02:34 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: pabianice
FEMA was created in 1978. Its primary purpose was to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the US that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the president that FEMA respond to the disaster.

FEMA was never intended to put people in highchairs and feed them food and water. In the real world that's for the locals to do.

How could federal outsiders know better than locals how to help?

We've all gotten the socialist mentality.

110 posted on 11/09/2012 9:02:34 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: pabianice
Staten Island has been abandoned. No electricity, no gas, no heat. People without shelter, clothing, food, water. Staten Island is gone and will never come back.

It's been reported that literally "dozens" of blocks have been devastated. The self-pity and lack of perspective are staggering.

111 posted on 11/09/2012 9:04:30 AM PST by Romulus
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To: GeronL
It’s been more than a week, the media has stopped paying attention.

Only because the White House occupant is a D, not an R.

112 posted on 11/09/2012 9:07:14 AM PST by newzjunkey (Obama thanks Pontius Pilate Freepers for giving him four more years!)
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To: BlatherNaut; RetiredArmy
Same here. There's no difference now between American's urban centers and East Berlin, except the inhabitants in one are unwilling to live free, while inhabitants of the other willingly risked their lives to live free in the West. "You are leaving the American Sector" indeed.

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113 posted on 11/09/2012 9:07:20 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: pabianice

Oh no, all those poor people. Obama must not have gotten a new boat yet. HE’S COMING!!! HE WILL SAVE YOU!!!


114 posted on 11/09/2012 9:12:45 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: pabianice

Bump


115 posted on 11/09/2012 9:14:51 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: pabianice

Reject red state aid, reject red state politics, then whine about getting what you so obviously wanted? What you voted for?

Fix it yourself, if you can.


116 posted on 11/09/2012 9:14:57 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: pabianice

You voted for Dear Reader. Live with it.


117 posted on 11/09/2012 9:16:37 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: pgkdan

Good to know.


118 posted on 11/09/2012 9:18:05 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: pabianice

Oh, come on... nobama had a new “leather” bomber jacket on. That has to be worth something.


119 posted on 11/09/2012 9:21:13 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: RetiredArmy
“We are going to become East Germany. Secret police, gulags, missing people in the middle of the night as the secret police drag them away screaming and people keeping quiet so they won't be next. Yup. Enjoy communism folks. THIS is what it is like. The biggies have theirs and everyone else has nothing. Its coming. Full speed ahead.”

For a more visual effect watch “The lives of others”
Its a German film about life in East Germany under the Stasi. It's chilling.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/

120 posted on 11/09/2012 9:21:42 AM PST by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: Army Air Corps

Isn’t Socialism swell!


121 posted on 11/09/2012 9:22:12 AM PST by DAC21
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To: GeronL

So true. The Baltimore Democrat Party Daily Newsletter ie: the Baltimore Sun had a small story about the snowstorm and nothing else about NY or NJ and Sandy. A friend was up helping last week and siad the damage is beyond devastating, but we’ll never know.


122 posted on 11/09/2012 9:25:42 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: pabianice

Democrats - “You F’d up...you trusted us.”


123 posted on 11/09/2012 9:27:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Obadiah
Where are the celebrities bellyaching like Katrina?

Last week Bette Midler was having a costume party at the Waldorph...not worried about the homeless down the street.

124 posted on 11/09/2012 9:27:40 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: pabianice

125 posted on 11/09/2012 9:30:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RetiredArmy

[We are going to become East Germany...]

Yes, sadly it’s true, and it will have to escalate quickly for them to succeed.

Cast your eyes on the UN when we, along with all ‘free nations’ will be relegated to a minor members status with the voting powers of the weakest of the weak.

Our military is not OUR military any more, it’s THEIRS and they have disseminated it to the weakest point in recent memory.

It’s sad that the former strongest military on earth will be unable to or ordered to STAND DOWN.

A military that have rushed in to save OTHER countries from tyranny is being handcuffed and suppressed from doing the same for our own Republic

Perhaps that is better phrased...our former Republic. I pray not but at this point nothing short of a revolution backed by patriotic generals to restore our Republic will save us.


126 posted on 11/09/2012 9:32:31 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: astounded
Exactly! Obama voters getting a little karmic payback.

No not exactly, it's wrong.

53% of Staten Islanders voted for McCain/Palin in 2008, while the rest of the country voted for Obama by 7 points.

49% of Staten Islanders voted for Romney/Ryan in 2012, down a little because most of the affected neighborhoods in Staten Island vote Republican and they no longer live there. Meanwhile the country went for Obama by 2 points.

So since the country is more pro Obama than Staten Island, since you think that Staten Island is getting "a little karmic payback", and since you live in the good old USA, do you think a "little karmic payback" on your house a property is in order?

127 posted on 11/09/2012 9:42:50 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Gator113
I am trying to feel bad.... but it’s not working. All they have to do is call their Obama boy, he said he wouldn’t leave anyone behind.

Another one. Both you and Obama.

128 posted on 11/09/2012 9:47:44 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: x1stcav
I’ll bet these people voted 90% demonrat. I say, “Screw Them!”. Schadenfreude is such a warm and good feeling.

Another idiotic comment.

And ironic too since you're from NV.

129 posted on 11/09/2012 9:49:56 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: DAC21

Well, they’re all equal now...


130 posted on 11/09/2012 9:51:34 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: massgopguy

I want to help, but I don’t want to help, but I have to help, but I ...

It’s been tough.

I used to stop along the highway, whip a big hydraulic jack out of the back of my car, up went the traveler’s vehicle, quick change of their tires, and away they went.

The last couple were just amazed - they were from Richmond, IN, and I’m still very glad I stopped and helped.

One more time came along, as I was traveling west, I spotted a gal all by herself with a flat tire in the east-bound lanes ... so I crossed the highway to help her.

Her wheel was rusted on her car. I managed to get it loose (WD-40 plus muscle). I handed her some cash so that she could continue her journey to a station that would install a good tire.

I just cannot do that anymore; there are so many con artists; I’m just too vulnerable now, to lies that people tell and false perceptions to which they cling.

So, I do what I can for the Salvation Army. This year, I will be able to donate 1/20th the amount that I used to *dare* to donate. 1/20th; I tried so hard to hang on to my job.

The mentality of “the suits” in “corporate America” which obsesses over “moving forward” and “going forward” and *BEING* politically-correct, and *REFUSES* to hire managers who are *good leaders,* has led to decades of rotting production, in which, some of us have continued to stand up and make up for the bad work caused by bad management decisions ... if only to keep our jobs ... yet upper management failed to step in and get rid of anti-productive managers among the executive and floor management structures.

In the name of efficiency and lowering costs, what management have done is create barriers to efficiency that have increased production times.

A process that once took 20 steps, but the workers *know it* and the jobs get done well, was replaced by a process *on paper* that takes -— according to the bad manager who constantly is lobbying for the next, and then the next, “implementation of ___” -— just 17 steps AND THE MANAGEMENT FAIL TO VERIFY THAT CLAIM.

Time and again, over and over, trusting but not verifying ... and worse:

The management continued to abuse the members of the shop floor who tried to bring to the attention of said management, that the promises by the “lobbyist” are in fact, strenuous exercises involving more work on the floor, and are more steps, not less ... “If you would please, sir, come with me to the shop floor and allow me to show you.”

The answer has not only been, “No!” emphatically, but an added “I don’t want to hear about this again, unless you have the facts.” Which response flies in the face of *needing very much to demonstrate the facts by management accompanying the talented workers who have maintained production ... to the shop floor in order to see what is happening and how things are really working!*

Management has more and more, wanted what *appears to work on paper,* but management fails to accompany the troops, to see what life is like in the trenches.

So it is no surprise, that on the occasion of this election, the troops were discouraged easily by the enemy, and the troops did not come out of the trenches.


131 posted on 11/09/2012 9:54:55 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Yea, and how many of these victims were squawking the loudest about Bush's mismanagement of Katrina. These folks would all be better off with Bush than Obama but there would never be capable of recognizing that fact. Heck, they don't even know they're a bunch of hypocrites.

Staten Island voted for Bush twice and McCain/Palin once.

Meanwhile when was the last time your state voted for a non statist?

You're the hypocrite.

132 posted on 11/09/2012 9:55:54 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

If 53% voted for McCain, that means 47% voted for Obama in 2008. If 49% voted for Romney in 2012, that means 51% voted for Obama. So what are you saying? It’s the exact split we saw in this election.


133 posted on 11/09/2012 9:56:12 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: FreeReign

Well, I gotta be me. My heart hurts for the conservatives of New York, but the libs can eat maggots for all I care. I know, that’s cold blooded, but it is what it is. I didn’t draw the line, they did.

I think I might have upset you with my attitude, but I do wish you a good day.


134 posted on 11/09/2012 9:58:26 AM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: rarestia

You just gave me an idea; so i ordered a bumper sticker that says Elections have Consequences

That’s the only message i have.


135 posted on 11/09/2012 9:58:30 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: pabianice
Odumba says: let them eat cake
136 posted on 11/09/2012 10:03:28 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yep, that’s why they are coming after the internet next, ComcastMSNBC touts Odumba for a reason!


137 posted on 11/09/2012 10:10:19 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Gritty

Glad to hear that Michael Grimm was reelected.


138 posted on 11/09/2012 10:17:11 AM PST by surrey
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To: Newfy; Jim Robinson

Bless you for your postm Newfy. I had almost given up expecting to find any humanity on this thread. What on earth has happened to Free Republic?? I was beginning to think I must be on DU. It’s easy to be critical when you and yours are warm and dry and have plenty to eat, and place to sleep without being surrounded by sewage. They need to be prayed for too.

We have been looking for a charity which aids directly. We usually give to the Salvation Army but I haven’t heard of their involvement. We just contributed $100 on Mercy Chef’s website; the nice part is you can designate where it goes. I chose Staten Island. I’ll just hang around and wait for the snide comments


139 posted on 11/09/2012 10:20:10 AM PST by GoldwaterChick
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To: pabianice
I can't imagine how you can get power back on to those people. Isn't it impossible to work on the power when everything is saturated with sand and water. How is this going to get fixed asap with a mess like this. These people should take their FEMA money and come to PA!
140 posted on 11/09/2012 10:20:22 AM PST by angcat
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To: FreeReign

You’re right...it was an idiotic statement as I’ve been advised by others that Staten Island is a strong Republican stronghold.

But, I don’t think the sentiment is idiotic. The cities, by and large, are populated with takers. The cities keep screwing us in these elections. Nothing a plague or two wouldn’t straighten out.

Nevada? Oh, I get it. They went for the turd in this election. Need to update the home page as I left there in 2005.


141 posted on 11/09/2012 10:21:19 AM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: Gritty

Now that you mention it, I think I knew that. Need to do a little reflection on my posts in the future so they don’t come off as being extremest...like the one I made on another thread where I hoped for plagues to hit the big cities.


142 posted on 11/09/2012 10:23:53 AM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: GoldwaterChick

giving money to saving New York is like contributing to a food charity for North Korea


143 posted on 11/09/2012 10:26:56 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: FreeReign

My remarks are only toward liberals. I have never voted statist.


144 posted on 11/09/2012 10:29:07 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: pabianice

These are Republicans.


145 posted on 11/09/2012 10:32:36 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: kidd

That is tough cookies. They lie with New York dogs, they get fleas.

To be America, they need to leave New York


146 posted on 11/09/2012 10:33:45 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

I’m not trying to save New York. Since I can’t be there to bring a hot meal to a family who may be living on peanut butter sandwiches I’m relying on volunteers to do it. Obviously you’ve never been hungry or done without a day in your life. Leaves you plenty of time for snarky comments. Good for you.


147 posted on 11/09/2012 10:47:21 AM PST by GoldwaterChick
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
We could have massive natural disasters, record-setting unemployment, and widespread violence wreaking havoc around the world, but if the MSM tells us all is sunshine and roses, more than half the country would believe them.

This is what the tin foil hat side of me thinks. The MSM on Tuesday night said Obama won. Everybody goes...oh..ok.

148 posted on 11/09/2012 11:34:26 AM PST by Getsmart64
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To: bert

You realize that they are being punished/ignored BECAUSE they are in a GOP county, right?

The same way that the administration ignored the tornado victims in March of this year, right?

The message: government disaster relief efforts will be spent mostly on Democrat counties. Whether they are in New York or not. Your taxes are helping to rehabilitate democrat counties, but not the republican ones.

Still think this is “tough cookies?”


149 posted on 11/09/2012 12:36:49 PM PST by kidd
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To: Boogieman
Still voted for Obama though, didn’t they?

Staten Island is a republican bastion.

150 posted on 11/09/2012 2:35:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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