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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

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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To: MissMagnolia

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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To: Olog-hai

Re: International ships assisting with the Gulf Oil ‘Spill’ and 0bama’s REFUSAL of said assistance:

“Djou, June 23: It’s important that we take help from whomever and wherever they’re willing to offer it. … So why are we not waiving the Jones Act to allow international help to come in? … Why we’re not waiving it here … is baffling.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, both Republicans, have also claimed that the Jones Act, which was temporarily lifted by President Bush after Hurricane Katrina, is now standing in the way of foreign vessels bringing assistance to the United States. They are both incorrect. Palin stated this in an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren:

Palin, June 11: For one, there needs to be a waiving of the Jones Act so that we could have had many, many days ago, weeks ago, some help with skimmers from elsewhere, besides just U.S. flagships, come over and help in this tragedy. And that order needs to be given to [Coast Guard] Admiral [Thad] Allen right now. It’s amazing to me and to so many others that though President Bush had been able to waive Jones Act provisions for Katrina, President Obama hasn’t thought to do that yet? And yet surely, that has been suggested by those experts around him.”

http://factcheck.org/2010/06/oil-spill-foreign-help-and-the-jones-act/


21 posted on 11/03/2012 12:13:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: carriage_hill

Looks like bad wording. Liberal media is kinda short on proofreaders these days. Maybe they meant that the “hundreds” (i.e. convoys) of trucks would be delivering 12 million gallons per hundreds? Not sure.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 12:14:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This gas delivery is a photo-op & that’s it. There are 6+ hour lines for gas around here - people are now lining up at any station that is known to have power, regardless of whether they have fuel, and waiting till they get a delivery. This “free gov’mint gas” is at 6 locations, and the lines will be miles long. It doesn’t help the vast majority of people who need gas because the affected area is so large & most people don’t have the gas to REACH those 6 locations. Plus, there’s no need for it to be free - they could sell it at cost, if necessary, but why free? The better approach would be to get generators to the stations that have gas but no power - that’s where the problem is. But their goal isn’t solving the problem in the first place. It’s just the photo op, which is exactly what the MSM will deliver. I’m just totally disgusted at this point.

(I’m fortunate - I have power, I can telecommute & I’m just staying put until the situation is straightened out. But my husband needs gas for his job, and he’s currently operating on fumes.)


23 posted on 11/03/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT by FreedFromNY
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To: Olog-hai

“...trucks to deliver 12 million gallons each of gasoline and diesel fuel...”

Maybe I mis-read that. 12 million gals each of gas & diesel? Ok, if 24,000,000 gals divided by largest avail 9,000 gal tanker trucks = many more than hundreds. 1,667 trucks.

Okay, I’m picking nits... It’s Saturday, farm chores are done and I’m bored.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 12:19:30 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: Olog-hai
Already blown up in their faces... only for first responders until cuomo the pious says otherwise. How long until some angry parasite has to be killed by a soldier doing his duty... not long.

LLS

25 posted on 11/03/2012 12:20:09 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: EBH

The waiving of such rules allows the unimpeded political graft and theft of resources and funds. America it turns out is not really different from the third world when free money is available .


26 posted on 11/03/2012 12:20:12 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: wintertime
No one in fed land will ever step up and state that FEMA by charter is only a coordinating entity and is not equipped or staffed to execute any sort of direct expedient intervention in the wake of any disaster. The bigger issue is that DHS was conceived of as just that sort of agency when the Bush people originated it in the wake of 9-11. The concept for DHS was an agency that could manage and provide expedient response to up to three near simultaneous and geographically dispersed nuclear detonations. This included hard wiring US military assets through FORSCOM into the matrix. The appropriate structuring and staffing for this sort of robust response was never done. Apparently Congress balked at the price tag and the armed forces didn't like being subordinated operationally to an untested and new civilian entity. The DOD response was more or less ‘if you want us go through the coordination channels through the White House’. The Bush people in the midst of two large military operations simply were not willing to go through the big fight that getting DHS to be what it was supposed to be, especially with that dope Tom Ridge as the first DHS chief. The Dems didn't have the sense or interest to try and do what was needed to be done so DHS is still just an unmanageable poorly organized bureaucracy that is pretty much unmanageable. While FEMA is a weak reed attacking it for what it never was or , as currently chartered, will be is just chasing a red herring.
27 posted on 11/03/2012 12:23:18 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: LibLieSlayer
"How long until some angry parasite has to be killed by a soldier doing his duty... not long."

I suspect a more likely scenario is that you will see some soldier killed by an angry parasite first.

28 posted on 11/03/2012 12:24:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
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???

Gov Christie issued an order that makes it an offense to do that yesterday or this morning. He also ordered the NJEA to cancel their convention and get the teachers back to work so the schools could open and get these kids some food

29 posted on 11/03/2012 12:26:46 PM PDT by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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Donate here!


Government did not build this.
You did!!



30 posted on 11/03/2012 12:27:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: GeronL
What is disturbing is that in the Andrew, Katrina, and Sandy events is that political leadership at state level have been ineffectual. Part of this is how the concept that the states are semi-sovereign entities with many of the powers of countries has totally dropped out of the public conscioness. State leaders from the governor down sit about weeping and wailing and clamoring for the national government to arrive to save them. In Florida after Andrew Lawton Childs went AWOL for several days in a panic and only well after the event called for a limited ‘voluntary’ National Guard mobilization. In Katrina Katherine Blanko hovered between the usual swamp state paranoia over losing ‘control’ (read not being able to use every aspect of an event for political patronage purposes) and clamoring for the federal dollar spigot to be turned on carte blanch before the Guard would be mobilized. Now Cuomo and Christy governors of an infinitely richer states than either Florida or Louisiana
are mostly doing the Alfred E Neuman act as to their constitutional powers and responsibilities. The governor of as a state has enormous powers either specifically delegated or inferred from being the commander and chief of state forces. None want to ‘act like a heavy’ or actually do something that seems ‘extremist’ such as declare a state of emergency and declare marshal law in certain affected areas . American political leaders (term loosely used) have become much like their European counterparts. Weak, posturing gas bags, risk aversive and timid to the point of physical cowardice. Americans should draw the appropriate conclusions as to what they as citizens will have to do.
31 posted on 11/03/2012 12:39:26 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Olog-hai

Since the military is not unionized, their help will likely be rejected.


32 posted on 11/03/2012 12:47:51 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Olog-hai

So he can send the military to NYC but not to Benghazi. Can’t wait til Tuesday.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 12:50:03 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Only if they are ordered to have no weapons and no guard details. That will be the death knell of the leftard politicians involved.

LLS

34 posted on 11/03/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Olog-hai
They better check for military union membership.

Almost every other government employee is a union thug, why not the military?

35 posted on 11/03/2012 2:32:09 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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