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Despair sets in for some Coney Island residents as living conditions deteriorate rapidly
NY Daily News ^ | 11/1/12 | MATTHEW LYSIAK

Posted on 11/01/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT by jimbo123

‘We are Katrina’ says one desperate resident. ‘Everyone cares about Manhattan. No one is looking out for us.’

At a 12-unit apartment building at West 23rd near Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, several tenants are huddled together in one room where human waste is spilling out of the toilet. They need help, and are at a loss explaining why assistance is getting to them faster.

"We have no food or water. Why isn't anyone helping us," asked tenant Aeising Cancel.

"We are scavenging for food like animals," said another tenant Jeffery Francis. "We are in a crisis and no one will help us. Look at us. We are misery. Everyone cares about Manhattan. No one is looking out for us. Nothing. We are Katrina."

At an apartment building at 3024 W 23rd the power is still out and residents are out of food.

"The food is gone. We are scrapping for food. One person found a sandwich and we split it four ways," said resident 58-year-old Albert Miller

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


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1 posted on 11/01/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The people in lower Manhattan are in pretty much the same situation, and there are many more of them. They too have no electricity, no water, no heat and no cell phone service.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 2:32:35 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: jimbo123

Seriously? 3days later and you are already out of food? Did that storm sneak up on you? Oh wait, you are the guys who expect everything to be handled by Big Brother...


3 posted on 11/01/2012 2:33:50 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: jimbo123

How many days warning did these people have?

We live in Cleveland and prepared for the storm.

When you are a grown up...you look out for yourself.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 2:33:58 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: jimbo123

Time for some air drops?


5 posted on 11/01/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Oops. There I go politicizing again.)
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To: proxy_user

What, the ObamaPhones are out of service?


6 posted on 11/01/2012 2:35:08 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: proxy_user
The people in lower Manhattan are in pretty much the same situation

True. But they can walk uptown and have dinner. Granted it's a mile or two. Haven't seen any apartment buildings toppled in Lower Manhattan either.

7 posted on 11/01/2012 2:36:55 PM PDT by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: jimbo123

“human waste is spilling out of the toilet”

Jeez, find a bucket, get some water, and pour it down the toilet.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 2:37:56 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: jimbo123

To lazy to flush the tiolet with waste water? There’s friggin water everywhere.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 2:38:53 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: jimbo123
I feel bad for those people but come on man...

We had at least a weeks worth of water and non-perishable food at the ready just in case we needed it.

It wasn't hard to do either with three days warning of impending doom...

I just wonder why Oblunder didn't just wave his hand over all of the destruction and make it go away? /s

10 posted on 11/01/2012 2:39:29 PM PDT by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You win.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 2:40:11 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: jimbo123

Isn’t FEMA there yet?


12 posted on 11/01/2012 2:40:42 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: jimbo123

Didn’t Obama personally take charge of all the relief efforts? He certainly took credit when it looked like it might be good. So this is his fault.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: jimbo123

“Sandy-starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive”.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Sandy-Starved-New-Yorkers-Dumpster-Dive/176839571


14 posted on 11/01/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Slicksadick

well now they are out of food the solid waste amounts should go down.

boy i have to take a walk or something. my cynicism overload light is flashing.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 2:43:04 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: jimbo123

The only thing missing........no 24/7 unhinged journalists demanding to know how Bush let this happen.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 2:43:04 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: jimbo123

A telephone contractor friend just today told me that he pulled his crews out of these “projects’ because some of the residents were using their trucks for target practice.
He said he told the local telephone co to use their own people he wasn’t sending his crews back there


17 posted on 11/01/2012 2:44:19 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Gamecock

Many people live on high floors. The stairwells are completely dark. If you are elderly or disabled, you can’t walk down 20 flights of stairs, especially if your flashlight battery has died.

I expect that when the power comes back on, they will find a few dead bodies in some of those apartments


18 posted on 11/01/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: jimbo123

Funny how the journalists can get to them without a problem.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 2:45:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Oh, yeah....easy for you to say. Buckets probably grow on trees where you live. Go get water? I can’t...the streets are flooded! /s I get what yer saying, but if their sewers are full, flushing may not be possible. Still, I’m sure there are many that don’t know how the magic toilet thingie works.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 2:46:08 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Slicksadick

And yet Obama Christie and bloomie are taking victory laps all over the place.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 2:46:42 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: proxy_user

True. This will be especially hard on the elderly.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 2:47:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: jimbo123

Obama said FEMA will respond within 15 minutes. Just call them.

Right?


23 posted on 11/01/2012 2:47:59 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: jimbo123

What doesn’t kill us can make us stronger. Learn from your mistakes and next time do some prep.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 2:49:06 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: jimbo123

They should thank God they live in New York, the center of the galaxy

They have a progressive Mayor. They live in Utopia.

Why are they bitching?

Screw ‘em


25 posted on 11/01/2012 2:50:42 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Kozak

They probably ran out of canned food (if they had any); perishables are going bad due to lack of electricity. I have a week’s worth of food left (the last 3 days would be MREs); thankfully we have power & water.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 2:50:53 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Toespi
What's funny is my local news has this yeah it's bad, but what are gonna do, it's nature, kind of tone to their reporting.

Nothing as dire as the Katrina freak out.

I can't wait for the leftists to ask us how we expect Obama to handle a natural disaster of this magnitude, totally without irony.

27 posted on 11/01/2012 2:51:09 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Slicksadick
To lazy to flush the tiolet with waste water?

Sadly beyond words, they probably haven't the foggiest how plumbing / toilets work.

28 posted on 11/01/2012 2:51:52 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Kartographer; jimbo123

Unprepared-people ping!


29 posted on 11/01/2012 2:52:14 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: jimbo123

Obviously they will look for the nearest Republican to blame for their suffering.


30 posted on 11/01/2012 2:52:14 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: bert

And they’re so much smarter and creative than us suburban dullards out here in fly-over country.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 2:52:57 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: jimbo123
"Everyone cares about Manhattan"?

Why would they think that?

Oh, I forgot - they just "know" it.

Interesting that the people whose homes burned to the ground in nearby Breezy Point aren't complaining about people only caring about Manhattan.

Oddly, all the Russians in the Coney Island/Brighton Beach area don't seem to be scavenging for food or sleeping next to overflowing toilets.

I guess everyone cares about everywhere, except for the entitlement Queens in Brooklyn's 9th Ward.

It isn't fair that those Russians are willing to walk 50 blocks to buy groceries and carry them home.

It isn't fair that so many Russians work for a living that they know how to do simple plumbing repairs.

It is fair that those Irish people in Breezy Point walked three miles to sleep in a church basement.

It's because "those people" are so damned self-reliant that no one is willing to serve me breakfast in bed.

32 posted on 11/01/2012 2:52:57 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Blood of Tyrants
“human waste is spilling out of the toilet”

The problem here isn't their overflowing toilet, it is their overflowing heads. Obama voters - no doubt.

33 posted on 11/01/2012 2:54:19 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: jimbo123

Hang in there folks, Obama’s sending the Gov’ment to help!


34 posted on 11/01/2012 2:55:41 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Toespi

Exactly. Maybe Fox will send Shep down there so he can rant on national TV about the conditions.


35 posted on 11/01/2012 2:55:57 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: jimbo123
The gas is on in the building, but they have no heat. Tenants are blasting their gas stoves and ovens to stay warm.

The horror, nothing but a large stove, to use for heat for a few days.

Nothing to eat for a few days, but what you already had in your kitchen, if you can't reach the restaurants a mile or two away.

These aren't exactly road warrior types.

36 posted on 11/01/2012 2:56:23 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: Toespi

37 posted on 11/01/2012 2:58:09 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (I used to love my job.)
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To: Slicksadick
To lazy to flush the tiolet with waste water? There’s friggin water everywhere.

You're to (sic) dumb to understand the sewers are backed up?

38 posted on 11/01/2012 3:00:48 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture tm)
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To: jimbo123

time for obama’s legion to ship a whole bunch of these helpless govt wards to those FEMA 645 camps

What are they saving them for?


39 posted on 11/01/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The toilet will not flush because the sewers are full & flooded. Flushing only causes the toilet to overflow.

Beyond that, these people are pathetic. They had ample warning to evacuate or to stock up on food & water. Perhaps a few days of empty bellies will give them a clue about the next storm: You cannot stay in a house that might flood, you MUST move to higher ground & be prepared to stay there for several days.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: jimbo123

As time goes on and more and more tempers rise, Obama will feel the heat. As unfortunate as it was for the hurricane to hit, the timing could be helpful to Romney.


41 posted on 11/01/2012 3:06:40 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Toespi

Correction: they never said Bush let it happen. They said he made it happen. They said he made it happen because he hates black people. Well, Barry’s about to find out that the truth is no one has figured out how to deliver rapid relief on a large scale to a densely populated are where the infrastructure has been devastated. They just don’t know how to get aid inside the affected area. Look at Haiti, look at Japan. This is going to end up hurting Obama’s image.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 3:08:32 PM PDT by Humble Servant (Work for the most conservative one in the race, and keep up the pressure.)
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To: jimbo123

Maybe they should just call Andrea Mitchell for help, she’s the one who said Mitt Romney’s food donations just aren’t needed or helpful.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 3:08:36 PM PDT by IwaCornDogs ("There Will Be Bamboozeling" ~ Nobama 08')
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To: jimbo123; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


44 posted on 11/01/2012 3:09:08 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: gundog

***** “Oh, yeah....easy for you to say. Buckets probably grow on trees where you live.” *****

Well if they don’t have a bucket they can just grab a couple of those 32 oz drink cups and pack water that way... oh wait, I forgot

Nevermind

TT


45 posted on 11/01/2012 3:11:56 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: steve86
Maybe, but I'm not so dumb as to continue shitting in an overflowing bowl that fouls my own apartment.
46 posted on 11/01/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: proxy_user
Many people live on high floors. The stairwells are completely dark. If you are elderly or disabled, you can’t walk down 20 flights of stairs, especially if your flashlight battery has died.

Finally, a comment that isn't rushing to judgement of these people. How hard can it be to have a little compassion? Not everyone is blessed with the intelligence or physical abilities to cope.

47 posted on 11/01/2012 3:15:30 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“And yet Obama Christie and bloomie are taking victory laps all over the place.”

Perhaps they could petition Daddy Bloomberg to lend them some buckets. Of course they wouldn’t more than 16oz. /s


48 posted on 11/01/2012 3:16:10 PM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: Kartographer

Let me tell you something about New Yorkers, nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people as long as their bellies are full and their home theaters are working... but take away their creature comforts deprive them of food, sleep, hot showers... put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same, friendly, intelligent, wonderful people will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty muslim. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.


49 posted on 11/01/2012 3:16:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1381 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: jimbo123

“where human waste is spilling out of the toilet”

Seriously? They can’t think past going to the edge of an island and doing their business??


50 posted on 11/01/2012 3:17:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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