Skip to comments.In New York’s Public Housing, Fear Creeps In With the Dark
Posted on 11/03/2012 7:29:44 PM PDT by Errant
It would be dark soon at the Coney Island Houses, the fourth night without power, elevators and water. Another night of trips up and down pitch-black staircases, lighted by shaky flashlights and candles. Another night of retreating from the dark.
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***Sounds like something out of “Night of the Living Dead”! ***
Sounds like something my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents used to do!
I had to do it in an ice storm a few years ago.
Life on the Gov’t plantation.
Sounds like something out of “Night of the Living Dead”!
Life off the govt. plantation, too. I don’t think blackouts only affect those living in public housing. Or do they?
Waiting for the Nanny Van or Soylent Green Wagons to show up??
I was thinking “Aliens” - “They come out at night..mostly.”
I was kinda wondering where the ribs crackling on the fire came from...
Horse hockey. Stores don't throw out canned/bottled soda or beer. The main purpose of jerky is it has a long shelf life so something isn't right with her story.
Count their blessings they have a roof over their heads, water from somewhere and a nice warm oven. That's just mere inconvenience, not dire straights. As for throwing out rotting food in the fridge, didn't we hear an hour after the storm passed that they were starving because they were on welfare? Again, someone is telling tall tales. When you know the power is going to go off you prepare. You fill every container you can find with water. You cook up the raw meat before the power goes out. A cold meat sandwich is easier to handle the next day than raw meat. Then you start baking cookies and cakes which use up milk and eggs and don't need to be refrigerated. You stuff everything but the produce into the freezer and if there is space, you fill that space with small containers of water that will freeze and help keep the temp cool. You do the laundry so you start out with clean sheets and clothes. You mop and clean the bathroom and kitchen so those are sanitized because they won't be after a few days (yes, you take your chances you're not flooded and if the dice are on your side then you're ahead of the game). Then you take a bath and wash your hair so you don't start out dirty. None of that would have cost these people a dime.
Some vented their anger despite the presence of volunteers who showed up with ice, water and food
You do NOT bite the hand that feeds you. You say thank you and ask if you can help them.
What's worse than these whiners is our enemies are taking notes.
Is NYC a sanctuary city?
probably found them in the back of the freezer after all the ice melted. heh
Hoping others are taking notes as well, because what you’ve written is exactly what you do!
Yea, it’s just meat...
reminds me of some good dreams I would never explain to anyone.
With the power out, stores have to trash most of the stuff in the fridges and freezers, they’ll claim it on insurance and a loss on their tax forms
A new show for Discovery Channel!
At least NO vampires there...
Look for the video game in stores near you!
Wanna bet? That is the whole basis of the Democrat Party today. They don't just want to suck on your wallet, they also despise you and hate you and want to ruin you while they do it.
Cities are inherently dangerous places. In an emergency you can become trapped inside with no way out.
I never had that problem living in Appalachian NC. It may be a mile or so to the nearest neighbor, but you’re not easily caught in a situation where you cannot leave.
When the power went out for a week or so, we used lanterns and a woodstove. We kept enough homecanned food on hand to do us a few weeks.
Didn’t Obama fix FEMA? This sounds like New Orleans and Katrina.
I would NOT want to spend the night there. That’s for sure! I feel sorry for those that are.
After reading this article and a couple of linked articles, I can’t see how Bloomberg is going to justify not calling in the National Guard. In addition to providing security, food, and water, it sounds like a lot of those old people there need transport to someplace they can get medical care. How could a mayor abandoned his people to these conditions? What a useless sack of crap.
You mean the Federal Elitist Moron Agency? No, he broke it even more when he put his communist cronies in charge.
Soda doesn’t go bad if it’s not chilled.
Mayor Bloomberg is one of those elitist morons mentioned above. He is taking a disaster and turning it into a catastrophe due to his incompetence.
if its cold and then warms up it can go flat
some flavors would still be drinkable of course
that would be cool
I wouldn’t be surprised if xenomorphs were found hiding in the NYC subway tunnels.
Especially the Internet version. Select your city of choice (eg NOLA, NYC, London, Paris...).
Some of these folks do this for generations, with no motivation to do better for themselves & thier families.
Nah, it ought to be open sourced for Linux.
That means, in the bottle or can. If sealed well it does not spoil, though it still has an optimum taste shelf life.
Probably couldn't handle not being around others either. It's life outside the city for me. I just like to visit every now and then.
Hey, just as long as you can interact via the net.
It ought to use Twitter as the medium, without explaining to anyone what is creating those tweets....
And all the law-abiding citizens are unarmed...
Hadn’t though of that. What’s the advantage?
Puzzling the dickens out of everyone else who’s watching! Broadcast every move of the virtual looters.
Not very effective with things getting worse daily. Bet the thugs have already found guns.
Yea! Now that’s what I’m talking about!!! lol
You have to go with the Patriotic angle.
Patriotic Looters of America, Union Local 64
But, but, aren’t there guns protecting Mayor Bloomberg? So much inconsistency...