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In New York’s Public Housing, Fear Creeps In With the Dark
The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2012 | CARA BUCKLEY and MICHAEL WILSON

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.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: fema; nyc; sandy
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Sounds like something out of "Night of the Living Dead"!
1 posted on 11/03/2012 7:29:44 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
The grasshoppers should have planned ahead.

2 posted on 11/03/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT by I see my hands (They should have prepared.)
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To: Errant

***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.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 7:41:57 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Errant

Life on the Gov’t plantation.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 8:10:18 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Errant

Sounds like something out of “Night of the Living Dead”!


Sure does!


5 posted on 11/03/2012 8:12:31 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: PGR88

Life off the govt. plantation, too. I don’t think blackouts only affect those living in public housing. Or do they?


6 posted on 11/03/2012 8:15:49 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Errant

Waiting for the Nanny Van or Soylent Green Wagons to show up??


7 posted on 11/03/2012 8:16:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Errant

I was thinking “Aliens” - “They come out at night..mostly.”


8 posted on 11/03/2012 8:19:16 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: GeronL

I was kinda wondering where the ribs crackling on the fire came from...


9 posted on 11/03/2012 8:26:25 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
a room-temperature Corona that she had liberated from a gas-station trash bin the day before, along with sodas and bags of beef jerky

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.

10 posted on 11/03/2012 8:29:49 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: garbanzo

Is NYC a sanctuary city?


11 posted on 11/03/2012 8:30:01 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

probably found them in the back of the freezer after all the ice melted. heh


12 posted on 11/03/2012 8:30:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bgill

Hoping others are taking notes as well, because what you’ve written is exactly what you do!


13 posted on 11/03/2012 8:35:03 PM PDT by Errant
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To: GeronL

Yea, it’s just meat...


14 posted on 11/03/2012 8:36:25 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

15 posted on 11/03/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT by Errant
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I read some are down to using bows, arrows, booby-traps and machetes to ward off the gangs.
16 posted on 11/03/2012 8:41:24 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

nice pic.

reminds me of some good dreams I would never explain to anyone.

lol


17 posted on 11/03/2012 8:42:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bgill

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


18 posted on 11/03/2012 8:44:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Errant

wow.

Looter Hunter!

A new show for Discovery Channel!


19 posted on 11/03/2012 8:46:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
I think I would pack up and move to the light!

At least NO vampires there...

20 posted on 11/03/2012 8:46:12 PM PDT by Errant
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To: GeronL

Look for the video game in stores near you!


21 posted on 11/03/2012 8:47:31 PM PDT by Errant
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To: bgill
"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.

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.

22 posted on 11/03/2012 8:49:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Errant

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.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 8:50:39 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Errant

Didn’t Obama fix FEMA? This sounds like New Orleans and Katrina.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 8:53:28 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo

I would NOT want to spend the night there. That’s for sure! I feel sorry for those that are.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 8:55:36 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

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.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 8:56:38 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: gitmo

You mean the Federal Elitist Moron Agency? No, he broke it even more when he put his communist cronies in charge.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 8:58:47 PM PDT by Errant
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To: GeronL

Soda doesn’t go bad if it’s not chilled.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 9:03:11 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: VanShuyten

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.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 9:04:53 PM PDT by Errant
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To: bgill

if its cold and then warms up it can go flat

some flavors would still be drinkable of course


30 posted on 11/03/2012 9:06:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Errant

that would be cool


31 posted on 11/03/2012 9:09:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: VanShuyten

good points


32 posted on 11/03/2012 9:12:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Errant

I wouldn’t be surprised if xenomorphs were found hiding in the NYC subway tunnels.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 9:15:03 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: GeronL

Especially the Internet version. Select your city of choice (eg NOLA, NYC, London, Paris...).


34 posted on 11/03/2012 9:16:22 PM PDT by Errant
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To: garbanzo
Stay away from the subways unless you have a pulse rifle! Preferably equiped with a field expedient flame thrower.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 9:25:54 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Living in public housing - day or night would be like a living hell!!

Some of these folks do this for generations, with no motivation to do better for themselves & thier families.

36 posted on 11/03/2012 9:36:01 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Errant

Nah, it ought to be open sourced for Linux.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 9:41:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: GeronL

That means, in the bottle or can. If sealed well it does not spoil, though it still has an optimum taste shelf life.


38 posted on 11/03/2012 9:43:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: LADY J
I couldn't do it. Some of the folks who had to leave NOLA had never ventured much outside their city block.

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.

39 posted on 11/03/2012 9:49:12 PM PDT by Errant
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hey, just as long as you can interact via the net.


40 posted on 11/03/2012 9:52:04 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

It ought to use Twitter as the medium, without explaining to anyone what is creating those tweets....


41 posted on 11/03/2012 9:53:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Errant

And all the law-abiding citizens are unarmed...


42 posted on 11/03/2012 9:54:50 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hadn’t though of that. What’s the advantage?


43 posted on 11/03/2012 9:56:06 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Puzzling the dickens out of everyone else who’s watching! Broadcast every move of the virtual looters.


44 posted on 11/03/2012 9:57:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Errant
You mean one of these?

45 posted on 11/03/2012 10:00:17 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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I read where some have equipped themselves with medieval type weapons. Bows, arrows, machetes’...

Not very effective with things getting worse daily. Bet the thugs have already found guns.

46 posted on 11/03/2012 10:00:41 PM PDT by Errant
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Yea! Now that’s what I’m talking about!!! lol


47 posted on 11/03/2012 10:02:17 PM PDT by Errant
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No, American Looters would be much more apropos.

You have to go with the Patriotic angle.

48 posted on 11/03/2012 10:03:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Patriotic Looters of America, Union Local 64


49 posted on 11/03/2012 10:05:26 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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But, but, aren’t there guns protecting Mayor Bloomberg? So much inconsistency...


50 posted on 11/03/2012 10:06:25 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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