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U.S. Military to Deliver Fuel to New York Region
Time ^ | Nov. 02, 2012 | Terri Pous

Posted on 11/03/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Amid tense reactions to long lines and closures at metropolitan New York gas stations, federal authorities decided to request that the Defense Department deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel to the area and lift restrictions on deliveries from foreign ships, the New York Times reported. The fuel shortage has been one of the most pronounced consequences of Superstorm Sandy.

The Defense Department will hire hundreds of trucks to deliver 12 million gallons each of gasoline and diesel fuel from commercial suppliers to staging areas in New Jersey. A delivery of that size would fill about 800,000 vehicles with 15-gallon tanks, estimates the New York Times. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dod; gasprices; nyc; usmilitary
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1 posted on 11/03/2012 11:43:55 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

A couple of days ago, the liberals in the media were so impressed at Obama’s response to this storm. Some compared to Bush and his alleged bungled response to Katrina.

Will the liberal media now focus on all of the problems which have come to light since Obama’s photo ops with Chris Christie????? Or will they ignore the story????

I was watching CNN earlier, and there was not a word about all of this. Then I went to Fox, and Fox was giving major coverage to the problems caused by Sandy. Is there media bias? You be the judge.

Media bias is not only liberal spin on things. Media bias is seen in the stories they push, vs. the stories they decide to ignore.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 11:47:12 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Olog-hai

They still need electricity to pump it, and the unions have seen to it that it will be later rather than sooner.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 11:48:11 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: FrankR

I was shocked that they turned away non-union electrical workers from other states. In a crisis situation, do we really need to enforce these union laws and other regulations???


4 posted on 11/03/2012 11:50:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Olog-hai

Allowing prices to move up would draw in all the gas they need.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Olog-hai

The politicians and FEMA have been total FAIL


6 posted on 11/03/2012 11:54:02 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Why hasn’t the Obamessiah fixed the Sandy problems? It has been almost a week! /s


7 posted on 11/03/2012 11:55:29 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Olog-hai

I have two ideas!

1) Completely shut down FEMA. Fire all employees and complete abolish it.

2) Contract with Wall Mart to formulate ration disaster relief plans and let them implement and supervise all disaster relief.

I bet Wall Mart employees could figure out how to get water, baby formula, diapers, blankets, food, gas, and generators to those who need it. And...Get the power on in, debris removed, cellars pumped, city services restored, and insurance forms filled out record time.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 11:56:08 AM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: Olog-hai

Well, maybe the military should help out with the water situation as well since FEMA won’t have any until Monday at the soonest and then when they get it, they have no idea how to get it distributed.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 11:56:08 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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I bet Wall Mart could figure out how to get water and distribute in record time.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 11:57:18 AM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: Olog-hai

ridiculous.........use public transportation.....OR MAYBE EVEN WALK......


11 posted on 11/03/2012 11:57:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: wintertime

What they need is a Guiliani....


12 posted on 11/03/2012 11:59:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Leftist Agenda vs Human Life? The Leftists choose their Agenda every time.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 11:59:59 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, here ‘ya go .... Geraldo scrambles to find a generator for his koi pond ....

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/03/douche-of-the-day-geraldo-rivera-scrambles-to-find-generator-for-his-koi-pond/


14 posted on 11/03/2012 12:04:56 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

I’ll be curious how these people deal with an EPA that won’t let them re-build on their own property, or take all that sand out of the streets, swimming pools, yards, etc and put it back on the beach.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 12:05:11 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Olog-hai

The military really should be using this excess fuel to deliver ballots to the military personnel overseas.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 12:08:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: Olog-hai

Semi tankers typically hold 8,000-9,000 gals, not 12 million each. Something’s wrong with someone’s math.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_truck


17 posted on 11/03/2012 12:08:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: wintertime

Walmart & Katrina

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2954369/posts


18 posted on 11/03/2012 12:09:56 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Yeah...I thought they all agreed to waive those bureaucratic regulations stuff.
19 posted on 11/03/2012 12:13:04 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Sacajaweau
That stuff runs on oil too. Even a lot of commuter rail. Not to mention that a lot of that was cut by state-run public transit agencies.
20 posted on 11/03/2012 12:13:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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