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FEMA OUT OF WATER, NO DELIVERY UNTIL MONDAY (Heckuva Job Barry!)
breitbart ^ | 11/3/2012 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY

Posted on 11/03/2012 12:27:00 PM PDT by barryobi

Edited on 11/03/2012 1:32:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

FEMA's vaunted "lean forward" strategy that called for advanced staging of supplies for emergency distribution failed to live up to its billing in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

In fact, the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.


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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fema; hurricanesandy; katrina; obama; sandy
If Bush were POTUS, it would be New Orleans all over again.
1 posted on 11/03/2012 12:27:07 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: barryobi

I wonder if the Giants/Steelers game will proceed tomorrow; the new Giants Stadium would serve as a nice open-air Superdome (and certainly is well stocked).


2 posted on 11/03/2012 12:29:29 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: barryobi

“Lean Forward” = BOHICA


3 posted on 11/03/2012 12:31:52 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: barryobi

We need a graphic of the kid driving the school bus.

No water. No bullets. No food. No lights. No gas.

Send your thanks to Barack Benghazi @ ofa. com.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 12:32:11 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: barryobi

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh can’t say anything bad about FEMA now..because its Messiah Obama is running things..therefore everything is rainbowsd and lollipops..people starving in the streets, nah its no biggie cause Obama’s in charge


5 posted on 11/03/2012 12:33:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


6 posted on 11/03/2012 12:33:45 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Sandy’s lesson is right before your eyes just as it was with Katrina; You either prepare and stand on your own or you can depend on a bunch of self-serving politicos, third class bureaucratic and chance to provide your basic needs.

Me I don’t want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly don’t want to have to kiss some ‘gubberment’ third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I don’t want some ‘jack booted’ thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I don’t want to be shut up in with a bunch of ‘zombies’ and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.

Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo. Maybe while you stand there you will get a chance to a prop in some politico’s photo op and even get your picture on the national news.

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7 posted on 11/03/2012 12:34:46 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“DNC: We Never Used Extreme Rhetoric When Bush Was President…”
1/30/2012
http://weaselzippers.us/2012/01/30/dnc-we-never-used-extreme-rhetoric-when-bush-was-president/


8 posted on 11/03/2012 12:35:02 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: barryobi

Jeez, outsource it to Walmart and Home Depot, two companies who understand logistics. Oh, wait, the Eastern libs don’t let Walmart stores in their cities and towns.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 12:35:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: barryobi

Aren’t we going to get endless stories about how this administration has failed... about how people are miserable and suffering because this administration is against white people.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 12:36:36 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: barryobi

Makes you wonder what the “brilliant” Kanye West thinks about this. Barry must not like New Yawkers.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 12:36:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: Kartographer

Even if everyone in NY-NJ just had a box of canned/dry goods, 10 gallons of drinking water and sleeping bags they’d been much better off.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 12:38:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: kearnyirish2

Ohh the dilemma.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: barryobi

They don’t have a set of standard terms for standard emergency rations? Like a contract that is put out for bid once a year or every five years to provide quantities at a set predetermined price? And that contract is not with a number of vendors so that one or another can deliver?

We do this all the time in the real world. Some call it a “Call Off Contract”, an agreement to purchase at a fixed price for a period of time with delivery terms and quantity increments / limits and usually a sliding scale price that goes down the more that is bought.

Very simple really.

These feds are a bunch of damn fools.

Can’t they have a set pre-determined rate for things like dozers, cranes, loaders, debris removal per ton, water, cots, MRE or other food rations, fuel etc.?


14 posted on 11/03/2012 12:39:28 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: barryobi

Vendors “are currently being evaluated,”

Translation: FEMA is checking names of the vendors and their principals against the database of compaign contributions.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 12:39:32 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: barryobi
Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but I'm thinking Chris Christie bought himself a whole lot of protection from criticism by bringing Obama to New Jersey for that photo-op.

Now, when things continue to get worse for many people in this state, he can just say (in his best New Jersey accent): "Hey, I brought da president of da United States here to fix it. Whaddaya want from me?"

16 posted on 11/03/2012 12:41:15 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: GeronL

So true, but would you believe I got a thread with a crazy anti-prepper complaining about preppers wished Sandy to happen?


17 posted on 11/03/2012 12:41:22 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

We have 2 60 gallon rain barrels attached to gutter downspouts on our home. I know it will need to be disinfected before use but we’ve got bleach and Pool Shock put back for that purpose.

They are installed in unobtrusively in the backyard behind a 6 foot privacy fence. At a gallon per person per day that’s almost 2 months worth. We picked them up at garage sales for less than 20 bucks total.

If a guest asks we tell them we water our plants with rain water.

Just a thought.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: barryobi
This stuff is going to explode by Election day.

Poor Barry. His good luck has run out!

19 posted on 11/03/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: barryobi

A Great Opportunity to Get the Trucks Rolling. May It Happen! Fellow FRiends, Fellow Americans, Fellow Republicans get on the phone. Burn Up The Lines. Let’s Get ‘Er Done! Screw obama, and these demonRATS!


20 posted on 11/03/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Alberta's Child

I had a strange thought that Christie may have been setting Obama up by having him stop by and saying nice things about him. Now,with rationing and his citizens getting more and more pissed, Christie can call our Obama and FEMA for incompetence. But then I realized Christie is just not that smart.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 12:45:09 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: GeronL

Now FEMA_FAIL is ordering 2 million MRE’s.. just now ordering? For the cost of FEMA they should have had a warehouse full of MRE’s sitting around. 2 million MRE’s means that the victims will be lucky to get 1 each, it’s nothing but a photo-op for the news crews. Same as setting up 5 military gas stations for millions of people (10gal limit). All for show, nothing is actually getting fixed with these stunts. It’s all for PR it looks like. I think Bloomy wanted the marathon to show ‘normalcy’. Setting up 5 military gas stations in an area of 8 million people is pointless except for PR. Distributing 2 million MRE’s on election day is also a PR stunt.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 12:46:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: barryobi

But, but, but, ... Obama and FENA were patting each other on the backs this morning. Crisis over...


23 posted on 11/03/2012 12:47:16 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Wuli

You know they have to be union shops


24 posted on 11/03/2012 12:48:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: barryobi
I was beginning to worry about you, but then you finished with the money line.

“But then I realized Christie is just not that smart”

25 posted on 11/03/2012 12:48:30 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: barryobi

FEMA should just contract with WalMart to bring in food, water, clothing, tools, etc.

WalMart would get the job done on time at about 10% of what FEMA costs.

And they wouldn’t be sitting around in $500,000 SWAT vehicles with empty gas tanks.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: barryobi
The next big push for the "Gaia Groupies" is to ban the sale of bottled water in their communities.

Those dung worshipers don't understand the benefits of the concept of finished goods in inventory, particularly when it's at the old style brick and mortar store within walking distance.

I wonder how they feel about bottled water in emergency situations?

I wonder how they feel if their actions reduced the supply of bottled for emergency situations?

27 posted on 11/03/2012 12:48:42 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Kartographer
I got a thread with a crazy anti-prepper complaining about preppers wished Sandy to happen?

That is truly insane.

28 posted on 11/03/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: barryobi

They stocked up on bullets instead of water maybe?


29 posted on 11/03/2012 12:49:55 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: barryobi

The more the US Gov’t spends, the less it is able to do.

We have $1 Trillion deficits, but can’t deliver water.

we have hundreds of overseas military bases, but can’t save 4 US embassy employees.

We spend more on poverty than ever, yet have record numbers on foodstamps.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 12:50:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: GeronL

Beginning to believe like Ron Paul, we don’t need FEMA. Just an added government bureaucracy. How many truckloads of supplies, food and water has Samaritans Purse, Salvation Army and Operation Blessing brought in. News media will not cover their good work and I am sure the Catholics and Mormons have great disaster relief programs in the area also.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 12:55:24 PM PDT by YukonGreen
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