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Video: Bloomberg Praises Occupy Sandy, "You Guys Are Great"
The Gothamist ^ | December 1, 2012 | Ben Yakas

Posted on 12/01/2012 4:58:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Mayor Bloomberg made an impromptu visit to the Rockaways this week—although he was predominantly there to discuss Sandy recovery efforts with local paper The Wave (and declare that the age of the wooden boardwalk is so over), Bloomberg also was confronted by some Occupy Sandy members. And for once, he had nothing but praise for them: "Thank you for everything you've done. You guys are great," Bloomberg told them, as you can see in the video below. "We really do appreciate it, all kidding aside. You really are making a difference. Goodbye," he said.

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Bloomberg probably would have rather avoided any confrontations with protesters or Occupy people, but his helicopter touched down right behind Occupy Sandy's headquarters at the St. Camillus Church, according to DNAInfo. Residents were upset that Bloomberg didn't stick around to talk to locals: “I feel like he could have answered a question," said Christine Donohue, whose home was destroyed in the storm. "If he could have at least acknowledged the questions. Just one...It's just like I was talking to the wall. It was rude. Help us please.”

“They wanted to try to talk to him, to have him hear what was going on," Jessica Roff, a Sandy organizer who has been volunteering since the day after the storm, explained to DNAInfo...

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


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics; Weather
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; boardwalk; hurricanesandy; newyork; newyorkcity; occupy; occupywallstreet; ows
So glad I don't live there.
1 posted on 12/01/2012 4:58:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the 1% of the 1%ers LOVE this mob of riff-raff


2 posted on 12/01/2012 5:01:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How heartwarming. It’s so kind of Bloomberg to take time away from his home in Bermuda to do things like this.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 5:08:24 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: GeronL
One good thing....Once all that riff-raff discovers there ain't no free lunch...the survivors will be conservatives via Darwin...rather they know it or not!
4 posted on 12/01/2012 5:12:10 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

In the meantime, it’ll be really ugly


5 posted on 12/01/2012 5:13:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHAT is occupy Sandy?


6 posted on 12/01/2012 5:15:51 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: GeronL

The “man” just absolutely doesn’t give a _____ for any of the “little people”. If you aren’t a member of his cocktail circuit of gazillionaires, you aren’t even considered a human by this micro-turd. He probably threw away the jacket the lady who hugged him had touched.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 5:18:02 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t believe “Occupy Sandy” has anything to do with the Occupy movement. They just used the name because it is popular now. I heard several plugs and fundraisers on XM Liquid Metal station. Started by some bands there to raise money for the recovery.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 5:18:50 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Winstons Julia

Just what it sounds like: An off-shoot of the hippies, criminals, communists, leftards and anarchists at Occupy Wall Street, etc.


9 posted on 12/01/2012 5:19:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: EinNYC

He is like a walking stereotype


10 posted on 12/01/2012 5:19:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 5:22:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EinNYC

If a revolution comes, Bloomberg will find himself swinging from an oak tree!


12 posted on 12/01/2012 5:22:25 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Residents were upset that Bloomberg didn’t stick around to talk to locals

Those tax paying peasants are sure getting uppity with their betters now-a-days. Obviously, they were ill informed and not aware that Bloomberg is a deity and deserves the proper bowing and scraping from the lesser creatures. His simpering, sniveling and groveling entourage should have made this obvious before the arrival of the all high one.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 5:31:48 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: RightWingConspirator
I only wish. He has ruined the city school system and the lives of thousands of dedicated teachers, claiming educational reform but in reality, just to flex his oversized ego. You should see the new small schools he imposed on the school system after crafting the demise of traditional large high schools. The students call their teachers by their first names, virtually all work is done in groups (paving the way for a "There is no 'one', only 'us'" mentality), students are completely allowed to listen to headphones and wear hats in class, etc. You rarely see a teacher standing in front of the class, teaching. You see the students (in their groups) collectively working on worksheets which seem more suitable for students 2 or 3 grades below their grade. These worksheets (I have examined them) lead the students by the NOSE through thought processes step by step instead of requiring any real thinking and leaping mentally from A to B on their own. The students in these small schools don't have to take the state Regents proficiency tests, just present a "portfolio" of work. Students are encouraged in these small schools to protest for immigrants' and gay rights, attend rallies during the school day on behalf of such causes, etc.

In other words, these students are being prepared all along for a socialist mentality. This is Bloomberg, with his sanctuary city, his refusal to allow the National Guard to come and help after Hurricane Sandy 'cos they had GUNS and he didn't want anyone but the NYPD to bear arms in his city, and his absolute confidence that only HE knows best how large a soda you should have.

Meanwhile, I don't know where all the funds being given to feed the kids in the school cafeterias are going, as the food I see being served to them is mostly crap. High-sodium lunch meats on whole wheat bread, PB&J sandwiches, scrawny pieces of chicken, fish sticks wrapped up in a tortilla to constitute a "wrap", etc. There is salad available and some overcooked veggies, along with the lowest-grade fruit I've ever seen. Seems they buy the rejecto undersized fruits no one else wants. I wonder what's going on there.

14 posted on 12/01/2012 6:05:18 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: OldNewYork

I think he was in Bermuda when the thugs refused to snow plow making it impossible for the emergency service required by a pregnant woman. I think she later died in an attempt to make her way to a nearby hospital, through the snow storm, alone, on foot.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 6:25:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

I think you’re right. And the press didn’t really point that out, nor why his deputy mayor was also outside of NYC. There was talk of his being president someday before that storm. I haven’t heard it afterwards, thankfully.


16 posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:17 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: mnehring

I don’t believe “Occupy Sandy” has anything to do with the Occupy movement.

Yes it is. These are folks who were part of the Occupy Movement, but since the tragedy with Sandy, they decided to do something good for a change and give out services to people. It is pretty awesome of them. It is even nice to see wackos doing good things. Of Course Bloomburg could not take the time to say hello to people....have to ensure nobody is drinking a 21 ounce soda in NYC.


17 posted on 12/01/2012 6:44:55 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would spit on him and turn my back. He deserves no respect. He is the lowest form of life.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 7:14:57 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bloomy is all heart-

Tolls Return To Rockaway Bridges
19 posted on 12/01/2012 8:21:21 PM PST by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoever Occupy Sandy are, they did great things during this disaster. They ran food kitchens and clothing distibutions. They were effective when the city govt was floundering inits response. Along with the Archdiocese of NY and the dioceses of B’klyn and Rockville Center they were godsends to the people whose lives were shattered by Sandy and the follow on nor’easter.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 8:23:21 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What are they doing? Helping victims or hindering services?


21 posted on 12/01/2012 9:39:19 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: napscoordinator

The Taliban did good things in Afghanistan too, and the terror groups like Hezbollah in Lebanon are so called “do gooders” as well. All a way to win friends and influence people. Watch occupy...next they will be on City Council because they are so “good”.


22 posted on 12/01/2012 11:55:05 PM PST by tinamina
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To: GeronL
It ain't ugly....Its survival of the fittest...if we run out or ammo...then we get ugly...*W*
23 posted on 12/02/2012 2:33:22 PM PST by M-cubed
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