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...
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