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'We Do Not Have Control' Say Cops As Free Gas Truck Stops Become Chaos (Obama's NYC Gas Giveaway)
DNAinfo New York ^ | 11/3/12 | Mathew Katz, Patrick Wall, Victoria Bekiempis

Posted on 11/03/2012 3:29:11 PM PDT by jimbo123

An effort to give away free fuel across the city began unraveling Saturday amid reports of miles-long lines, people re-selling cans of gas for up to $200 and police admitting they have "lost control of the situation" at one location.

At the Brooklyn Armory in Crown Heights, desperation turned to anger as the line of cars waiting for fuel stretched for miles.

Those not waiting for gas about 3:45 p.m. were told to keep away from the head of the swelling line by one police officer, who stated that "we do not have control over the situation."

Some in line even reported seeing others filling up cans and then turning around and selling them for up to $150 each. Fights nearly broke out over accusations of line cutting.

At one point, three women were removed from the line by police for allegedly cutting, sparking a shouting match that continued to ratchet up the tensions.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fail; freegas; obama
No one saw this coming...
1 posted on 11/03/2012 3:29:16 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Unexpected.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 3:31:01 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture tm)
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To: jimbo123

This is turning into Nigeria.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 3:31:54 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (WINNING IS EVERYTHING!)
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To: jimbo123

Saw what coming?


4 posted on 11/03/2012 3:32:40 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: jimbo123

people re-selling cans of gas for up to $200

Common sense.

10 gallons of gas weighs about 80 pounds.

No one wants to be lugging that very far...


5 posted on 11/03/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Paisan

Price gouging is illegal in NY.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 3:35:42 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: steve86

I posted this earlier today after reading about this idiocy............”Hate to laugh, but I called it earlier today when the liberal idiots in charge in NY and DC decided it would be a good idea to announce they were giving away FREE gas. Not charging for gas will do more harm than good because everyone will try to get free gas, whether they have a use for it or not. Some will get the gas and resell it, some will get the gas even if they don’t need it, and the net result will be those who need it most will get screwed. “


7 posted on 11/03/2012 3:36:24 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: jimbo123

5 locations, freebies, 8 million people....

yeah, totally unexpected


8 posted on 11/03/2012 3:36:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jimbo123

No worries, the NY cops can rely on community support and cooperation to keep everything calm.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 3:36:46 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: jimbo123

Who...whose brilliant idea was it to shout fire in a movie theater?


10 posted on 11/03/2012 3:37:10 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: jimbo123

Bad intelligence.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 3:38:02 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Paisan
people re-selling cans of gas for up to $200

Common sense.

Of course. Let the legal price equal the black market price, and gas will pour in. And then the price will come down.

Problem solved in 5 days instead of 5 weeks.

12 posted on 11/03/2012 3:39:52 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: barryobi
Not charging for gas will do more harm than good because everyone will try to get free gas, whether they have a use for it or not. Some will get the gas and resell it, some will get the gas even if they don’t need it, and the net result will be those who need it most will get screwed.

Exactly, additionally it encourages the entitled to demand free gas everywhere as well.

13 posted on 11/03/2012 3:42:08 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: count-your-change

The same folks that came up with “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 3:45:48 PM PDT 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: HIDEK6

No one is forcing them to buy it. Demand is obviously higher than supply.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 3:51:00 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: 21twelve

Amen to that!


16 posted on 11/03/2012 3:52:20 PM PDT by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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The article says Staten Island distribution was orderly, while Brooklyn distribution was chaotic and anarchic. The difference may be in the demographics. I won’t go into details, but.....
17 posted on 11/03/2012 3:54:45 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: jimbo123

More government free stuff!!! Woo hoo!!!


18 posted on 11/03/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: Godwin1

.. Staten Island distribution was orderly, while Brooklyn distribution was chaotic and anarchic ..

Mere coinkydink, surely !

19 posted on 11/03/2012 3:59:34 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: jimbo123
and it's free, because???
20 posted on 11/03/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jimbo123
Duomo and Christie have both introduced measures that are utterly moronic and the complete opposite of any rational response to the temporary shortage of available gasoline.

It is not the citizens' fault that these morons are abusing their emergency powers and playing with people's lives and livelihoods.

21 posted on 11/03/2012 4:02:37 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: jimbo123

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/department_of_defense_setting_up_XK9Cli2PXUEFWZC0d8abMM

“”It’s chaos, pandemonium out here,” said Chris Damon, whose family was displaced from his home in the Queens neighborhood of Far Rockaway and are staying with relatives in Brooklyn. He circled the block for 3½ hours at the Brooklyn Armory...”


22 posted on 11/03/2012 4:04:47 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

freebies will attract the takers, whether they are victims are not


23 posted on 11/03/2012 4:06:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jimbo123

Got to load up on gas for the riots.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT by Pit1 (I'm so sick of O-nut-Head. All demoRats can go to hel. Now.)
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To: jimbo123

>>>continued to ratchet up the tensions
^^^^^^^

That made me laugh.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 4:13:05 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Pit1

I’m pretty surprised that there haven’t been riots.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: GeronL

No carbon footprint, capitalism shut down, low calorie intake, everybody asking government for stuff..... NY-NJ has just become Utopia!!


27 posted on 11/03/2012 4:17:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jimbo123
"..others filling up cans and then turning around and selling them for up to $150 each."

Finally, some entrepreneurial spirit in 'rat country.

28 posted on 11/03/2012 4:24:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Blacks are notorious for cutting lines at events. They simply pick up on a black person way in front and move to him/her claiming the person was holding their place in line. The black person at the head of the line will immediately play along because the cutters joining him/her is black. Whites cannot complain and no one wants to do anything about it without risking a riot. Fast forward ten years, blacks become use to cutting in line and in a SHTF situation will become a source for disorder in an emergency. This is why whites need to put their foot down early and bite the problem at the root and not wait 10+ years later to deal with this behavior.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 4:37:17 PM PDT by Fee
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To: jimbo123
people re-selling cans of gas for up to $200

A lot of people upset about mowing their lawns.

30 posted on 11/03/2012 5:23:01 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: barryobi

Some will get the gas and resell it, some will get the gas even if they don’t need it, and the net result will be those who need it most will get screwed. “


And some will put gas in bleach bottles and blow themselves up. Yikes! It’s freeeeee! Gimme sum!

This is going to last a long time, too. It’s going to look like a zombie movie in about three weeks. The longer it takes to dry out the businesses and residences, the more mold and stink is going to invade. Flooded heaters and wring have to be repaired or replaced or you are going to have a lot of fires when the electric comes back. No sewers... People are going to become ill. Weak people (the young and the old) will go fast.

To top it off, you have union thugs chasing away restoration workers from outside their turf, if they don’t cough up some protection money (union dues). The recovery will not happen with this selfish, immoral mentality and culture dominating the city.

In addition, you have entitled, envious minded people who are nuts and make it dangerous to work in certain areas. Check out any Obama rally to see the insane mentality that will tip itself over into ravishing insanity.

Interesting that the hispanic guy who was mentioned in the article, was the one worker who needed gas to continue his service of pumping out flooded houses. ofcourse, the selfish man who “helped’ him out had to cut into the gas he needed for vital, life saving work. In Texas after the Ike flooding and wind damage, it was white and hispanic men who worked their fannies off and saved the day. The supervisors of crews knew what to do from experience and the crews worked HARD and long hours for people.

Woe to New York.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 5:39:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Fee

Well, Whites and Hispanics in the Texas are not quite that passive, hence Blacks in Texas are not that aggressive. Someone could get shot.


32 posted on 11/03/2012 5:44:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: jimbo123

Reaction to antimuslim video.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 5:45:47 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: jimbo123

One thing I’ve noticed about line cutting and the like: If a person thinks he’s doing it “for somebody else,” he has fewer qualms about cheating. The wife, the kids, the ailing mother . . .

Absent any accurate filtering system, there’s no way to tell who needs the gas more.

People should realize this before there’s unnecessary bloodshed.


34 posted on 11/03/2012 6:03:12 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Navy Patriot

Well, it seems to have worked in Newark. If we had the right kind of leader, it could happen.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 6:05:25 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: SaraJohnson

There’s a lesson in there somewhere. ;-)


36 posted on 11/03/2012 6:10:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: firebrand
Back in 1973 I had a Middle School class in "social studies". Prior to that, they always called it "History". Anyway, the thing I really remember about that year was that the teacher kept giving us morally ambiguous situations, and kept trying to convince us that stealing was perfectly OK, if -- let's say -- your child needed medicine. Or that cannibalism was a fine thing -- if you were in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean.

I was having none of it. There is Right and there is Wrong, and these things are NOT situational.

The teacher disliked me quite a lot -- I kept getting in the way of the Leftist propaganda.

37 posted on 11/03/2012 6:11:48 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Mears

bfl


38 posted on 11/03/2012 6:32:51 PM PDT by Mears
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To: ClearCase_guy

There’s a place for TRUE situational ethics. Pushing your way to the bar because you’re getting a drink for a lady is not that place.


39 posted on 11/03/2012 6:48:39 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Paisan
10 gallons of gas weighs about 80 pounds.

Closer to 60 pounds, actually.

40 posted on 11/03/2012 9:16:41 PM PDT by Darth Reardon
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