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Plea for underwear on Staten Island
My Fox NY ^ | 11/06/2012 | By LUKE FUNK

Posted on 11/06/2012 11:55:11 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

Edited on 11/06/2012 4:20:35 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

MYFOXNY.COM - Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro says the people of his community are in desperate need of fresh underwear.


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These guys. They know what to do.

1 posted on 11/06/2012 11:55:16 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Phase 1: Collect underpants
Phase 2:
Phase 3: Profit!


2 posted on 11/06/2012 11:56:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ask Bill Clinton. It’s going to cost you 6 bucks a pair, but the skid marks are free.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 11:57:23 AM PST by ILS21R (We stand at the precipice, looking into the abyss.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

But, (no pun intend), Andrea Mitchell said....


4 posted on 11/06/2012 11:58:52 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is so sad. Think about it. These are just regular people, who had normal lives 2 weeks ago. Now are forced to beg for new/clean underwear. In the United States of America. There but for the Grace of God.....


5 posted on 11/06/2012 12:00:06 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Responsibility2nd
On a business trip to Norway once and two colleagues had the luggage misplaced. A norwegian asked them how they were doing a couple days later and one said "it's okay except I don't like having to wear the same underwear every day". The Norwegian said "oh, that's no problem. You'll get four days out of them." He went on to explain the process.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 12:01:00 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ILS21R
Ask Bill Clinton.

Boxers or briefs?

7 posted on 11/06/2012 12:01:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

The press will not report this. Can’t make Obama look bad.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 12:02:03 PM PST by matt04
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To: Responsibility2nd

No worries. Victoria Secret is coming in for a photo shoot (displacing the National Guard from their building this weekend), so the can probably help out.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 12:04:55 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Calling Bill and Hillary Clinton. Here is an opportunity to get another (dubious) tax write-off.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 12:05:20 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: NEMDF

Good Post.

It is sad to see Americans in this position.

Where is the address so I can send them some. Walmarts has some for sale and the Post Office will deliver.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 12:06:46 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Responsibility2nd

Obama is playing basketball in Chicago.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 12:08:09 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: dfwgator

i haven’t worn underwear in years, except for visits to the doctor and thermals in winter. must be an army thing.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 12:12:30 PM PST by bravo whiskey ( by ralph peters.)
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To: matt04
The press will not report this. Can’t make Obama look bad.

If Obama loses today, look for the floodgates to open. They might even start reporting on Benghazi.

14 posted on 11/06/2012 12:12:53 PM PST by Jess79
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To: Jess79
If Obama loses today, look for the floodgates to open. They might even start reporting on Benghazi.

And if it focuses on Obama rather than Hillary, then you will know that the fix is in.

15 posted on 11/06/2012 12:14:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

The relief effort in these areas has been a joke, I been to the South Shore of Long Island almost every day since the hurricane, very little has been done and still no power for another 2 weeks or so, gasoline lines are ridulous and power is still out for 300,000 on Long Island.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 12:19:19 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How about shooting looters for them to take some of the stress off.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 12:23:54 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Responsibility2nd
So sad. The press isn't covering this at all.

Thermal underwear would be best for them to keep warm.

Praying they will be ok through the next storm and the cold.

There have been several relief efforts, but it doesn't seem like much is reaching them.

18 posted on 11/06/2012 12:33:28 PM PST by freehouse3
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To: Responsibility2nd
I've lived on the Gulf Coast of Texas all my life. I have been through many hurricanes since hurricane Carla. My heart is broken for all these people that have experienced so much pain as I am about tornado's, earthquakes, and fires. I understand fully how much despair is involved.

Having said all that, As Texans living on the coast, These very people said we shouldn't be allowed to rebuild in flood zones. We were told we deserved what we got for electing GW Bush. In hurricane Rita, I was without electricity for 30 days. It got plum mid-evil after a couple of weeks. The problem is these same people have never experienced something like this over their lifetime. It will get better, slowly, but there is nothing the government can do and very little others can do right now. This takes time. When a hurricane is projected to reach landfall, there should be Nat Guard trucks loaded with water, food, and blankets pre stationed 100 miles inland ready to move the day of the hurricane landfall. FEMA really can't do all that much for a few weeks. The Nat Guard, Salvation Army, and Red Cross are the first responders that know what they are doing. The rest of the responders are basically check writers. If you lost everything and you are 7 days in without underwear, the government isn't the one that will get you new drawers.

These Yankee's will have a new life lesson after 3 weeks and people still don't have juice and the camera's leave and all you have left is a slab with a pile of trash on the curb. The easy fixes are done first and the numbers change very quickly at first. That last 100,000 customers without power is the hardest. Your insurance company will be the one that pays you for your losses and replaces your car so you can get to the store and buy your underwear. It won't be coming from Obama, or any other government official.

19 posted on 11/06/2012 12:36:05 PM PST by chuckles
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To: NEMDF
This is so sad. Think about it. These are just regular people, who had normal lives 2 weeks ago. Now are forced to beg for new/clean underwear. In the United States of America. There but for the Grace of God.....

Yes, there but for the Grace of God, indeed.

It is also sad that this thread was posted solely to ridicule these people and make stupid jokes.

20 posted on 11/06/2012 12:42:30 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
obama hurricaine
21 posted on 11/06/2012 12:45:25 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: chuckles
Pretty much the case. Remember the areas filled with water making it look like suburban developments in the middle of lakes? Where I grew up that's normal. Happens quite regularly. Unless you live at the top of a hill you build your house up on elevated foundation ~ maybe four or five feet ~ whatever it takes.

And keep canned goods in your pantry.

Did some checking on the NY/NJ Climate and there's a clue about why this area has so many millions of people ~ first off, disasters don't happen often, certainly not annually. Secondly, they have a subway system, lots of rail, that sort of thing.

So, when the disaster ultimately arrives and they have to live like other Americans they find out they are simply not prepared, and they drop to their knees and wail.

They probably do imagine there's an invisible godlike being called 'government' that's there to help them ~ like it helps everybody else, but that's not how it works.

This is the part of the world that keeps Wal-Mart out so no underwear for them!

22 posted on 11/06/2012 12:49:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: arasina

I sympathize with these people, would even volunteer to help them if I lived near-by. What I can’t understand is why the wealthy New Yorkers and New Jersey residents who weren’t impacted by the storm are not helping them and I don’t mean by running concerts or benefits, I mean going down there on the street and finding out what those people need and getting it for them.

Think what could be achieved if wealthy NYers each adopted a family in need and bought them some clothes and shoes, and some containers to store them in.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 12:50:08 PM PST by Eva
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To: muawiyah

My guess is that many of these destroyed residences were not owner occupied. There is no rush to get the places fixed because the owners are waiting for the insurance settlement.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 12:54:56 PM PST by Eva
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To: PMAS

I just heard from a friend who works for a business in Oceanside. The rumor going around now is, no electricity in the area for at least 5 weeks because of substation damage.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 12:57:24 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: bravo whiskey
i haven’t worn underwear in years, except for visits to the doctor and thermals in winter. must be an army thing.

Funny you say that. I shipped a lot of care packages from our National Guard post office when we had people on deployments. One thing they usually asked for was underwear.

26 posted on 11/06/2012 12:59:03 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: chuckles
This takes time. When a hurricane is projected to reach landfall, there should be Nat Guard trucks loaded with water, food, and blankets pre stationed 100 miles inland ready to move the day of the hurricane landfall.

I was in the TX National Guard for almost 40 years. We had an Emergency Operation Center (OEC) that was in communication with the DPS and other state agencies. We loaded many a truck with pallets of water, MREs, generators and other supplies. The OEC would designate where they would be dispatched to about 48 hours before landfall.

I remember when Ike hit and the fuel tankers were dispatched to IH 10 coming out of Houston only to find out the fuel nozzles were too big to fit into the unleaded openings on the tank fillers.

27 posted on 11/06/2012 1:07:44 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: bravo whiskey

Me neither ... but I think of it as a Florida thing.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 1:20:31 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: PMAS
Impacted customers on the Rockaway Peninsula (everyone) are no longer reflected on the outage map or in the total number of outages shown.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 1:24:14 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: CaptainK

I live right over there, it is a nightmare and it is getting really cold.
FEMA called my one of my co-workers who rents out a house in the next town - they wanted to know if it was available and offered $3,600 a month without utilities.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 1:27:51 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Eva
A week out for a storm like that most folks would still be stacking trash at the curb ~

We were talking about that earlier today ~ the spouse and myself ~ and decided the images we're getting look a lot like a New York garbage strike a couple of weeks on ~ but without all the black trash bags. New Yorkers are probably good for a couple of months just as long as it keeps the stuff chilled, but if it starts to rot they'll be crying for real.

31 posted on 11/06/2012 1:32:28 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Venturer

From the article: Molinaro says that people can bring underwear to Miller Field on Father Capodanno Blvd. or New Dorp Lane.

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20015067/plea-for-underwear-on-staten-island#ixzz2BTqAn7KN

That is all I know, and sort of in a mini-crisis at work, so cannot research further at this time.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 1:33:02 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: ILS21R

LOL! That’s the first thing that came to my mind. It’s a crazy world when you’re doing word association, and your first response to “used underwear” is “Clinton”.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 1:33:13 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Eva

There is no gasoline to get anywhere - 4 to 6 hour lines IF the station has gas.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 1:39:31 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This thread is worthless without pictures.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 1:41:02 PM PST by Veggie Todd (2012 will be the last constitutional US presidential election.)
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To: PMAS

4-6 hour line, but how far do you have to drive to get gas outside of the storm impacted area?


36 posted on 11/06/2012 1:46:12 PM PST by Eva
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To: PMAS

4-6 hour line, but how far do you have to drive to get gas outside of the storm impacted area?

You are probably too young to remember the Carter gas lines. Every other day gas and very long lines. My husband traded cars with me every day so that I had to spend every day in those lines. The first time he made me take his car, he forgot to give me the key to the gas cap. On top of that, he his car was a Camaro, we lived a mile back on an unpaved road and it was snowing every couple of days.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 1:49:38 PM PST by Eva
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To: PMAS
I live right over there, it is a nightmare and it is getting really cold.
FEMA called my one of my co-workers who rents out a house in the next town - they wanted to know if it was available and offered $3,600 a month without utilities.

Was that for FEMA employees or the homeless?

During Hurricane Ivan FEMA rented entire gulf-front condos in the Destin area to house their employees who were making damage assessments in the panhandle.

38 posted on 11/06/2012 1:50:08 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Eva
My guess is that many of these destroyed residences were not owner occupied.

My guess is that you are wrong.

39 posted on 11/06/2012 1:51:59 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland

If the home is owner occupied and not insured for flood damage, that is because the city didn’t do an adequate job of defining flood zones. Banks require flood insurance on mortgaged homes in flood zones.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 2:23:55 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

You would use more gas to get there than its worth.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 2:24:17 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Veggie Todd

http://youtu.be/qJLlRg7oKgU


42 posted on 11/06/2012 2:28:38 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland

I’m not sure, he didn’t ask because he already has a tenant.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 2:31:46 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: PMAS

I was south of Merrick Rd on Sunday to check out a friend. One house on the block was knocked off its foundation. The destruction is unreal.

I have a house I could rent, but in NY state, once a renter is in, good luck getting them out if they don’t want to leave.

NY does its part to help make charitable gestures a curse.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 2:43:38 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: PMAS

I guess that depends on what kind of car you drive. My Volvo gets 27 mpg. Would you have to drive more than 27 miles?


45 posted on 11/06/2012 2:49:39 PM PST by Eva
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To: muawiyah
Did some checking on the NY/NJ Climate and there's a clue about why this area has so many millions of people ~ first off, disasters don't happen often, certainly not annually. Secondly, they have a subway system, lots of rail, that sort of thing.

Commerce is why the NYC area has so many people....going back to colonial times. It has an emense safe harbor that was easily defensable at the Narrows, Governor's Island and the Batterty and in which goods were easily barged around. Once the Erie Canal was completed, loooooong before subways existed, the Greater NY area's fate was sealed as a commercial and population center.
First there was the commerce. Then came the people to service the commerce. THEN came the subways to service the people.

46 posted on 11/06/2012 3:11:18 PM PST by Roccus
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To: Eva
Think what could be achieved if wealthy NYers each adopted a family in need and bought them some clothes and shoes, and some containers to store them in.

Interesting suggestion. Some in the Orthodox/Hasidic/Frum Jewish community have also suggested that very thing. Read this: The Yeshiva World Mailbag: Far Rockaway Situation Something Out Of Movie…Except It’s Real

One sample of a comment posted there...

"JUST A THOUGHT; What about families adoptig families- albeit temporarily. A chance to catch ur breath, put things down, warm meal, fresh bed, and safe haven for the kids! A chance For the parents to focus on restarting! We just need a person or group to match" up.

Of course there are points that were argued even regarding a temporary solution, but at least it is a start.
47 posted on 11/06/2012 3:16:35 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Eva
Since the ocean and the bay merged, every home has damage.

To add insult to injury, there were major fires in three Rockaway neighborhoods . . .

Breezy Point

Belle Harbor

Rockaway Park

48 posted on 11/06/2012 3:20:05 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is why Romney wanted us to bring food and clothing for the Sandy victims.

You can’t eat or wear money.

I donated bags of dog food, something people usually don’t think of.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 3:29:49 PM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.)
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To: Eva

Remember all those crazy Occupy Wall Street people we lambased when they took over Zuccotti Park? They were the first into the Rockaways with aid.

Check out my ‘about me’ page for more info.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 3:30:25 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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