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Hurricane Sandy leaves frenzy for gas, though help on way (Great photos at link...)
NY Daily News ^ | 11/3/12 | Matthew Lysiak , Edgar Sandoval , Greg B. Smith AND Larry Mcshane

Posted on 11/03/2012 8:20:30 PM PDT by jimbo123

Thousands of people lined up to receive 11,000 gallons of free "Obama Gas," being distributed by the military at the Bedford Avenue Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

The frenzy for gas, fueled by long lines and shuttered stations, reached a fever pitch Saturday even as a massive tanker full of relief sailed into the harbor. The interminable delay stretched to 16 hours at one Bay Ridge gas station, where would-be customers sat helplessly. Not even the promise of $10 in free FEMA gas calmed tensions in one tense 12-block queue along Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn, where tempers flared as desperate drivers tried to jump to the front.

“People have been cutting the line like crazy, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” said Adam Brahimaj, 24, after sitting in his car for three hours. He started the day by bicycling to seven shuttered stations with a gas can in tow before the free fuel arrived.

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1 posted on 11/03/2012 8:20:30 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

F**** Gov’t logic again. These people don’t need FREE FEMA gas, they need temporary $15/gallon gas, with the freedom for out-of-state suppliers and private truckers to bring in as much as they can, wherever they can.

Their fuel problems will quickly be solved.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 8:23:16 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: jimbo123
Set aside for the moment that not 1 in 20 of those queued up natives own cars, that first pic w/the tanker looks like it could be an encyclopedia illustration under "Massive CF" !

I'd laugh, but it's simply too pathetic on so many levels . . .

3 posted on 11/03/2012 8:28:53 PM PDT by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 < < RR > > 300 +)
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To: PGR88

“with the freedom for out-of-state suppliers”

Yeah, but unless you have the means to protect your supply from hi-jackers .....

And, of course, self defense is illegal in bloomberg land.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 8:30:06 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: PGR88

bump


5 posted on 11/03/2012 8:32:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jimbo123

So, they bungled a free gas give away, but they want to take over healthcare. Scary...


6 posted on 11/03/2012 8:36:02 PM PDT by Calusa (‘We’re going to have that person arrested.....that did the video,” said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: PGR88

I assume you mean gas trucked in by Teamster truckers?


7 posted on 11/03/2012 8:40:25 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1383 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: jimbo123


Thousands of people lined up in hopes to receive 11,000 gallons of free gas being distributed by the military at the Bedford Avenue Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Novermber 3, 2012.

further proof obama hates white people...
8 posted on 11/03/2012 8:41:10 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Calusa
What do these people need gas for??? To sell it??? NYC people do not own cars..
9 posted on 11/03/2012 8:42:39 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Almost half of all households in NYC own cars. And there are plenty of other reasons why gasoline might be in high demand - generators, white-gas stoves and lanterns, gasoline powered chainsaws and other equipment. Even for burning as a source of warmth.
10 posted on 11/03/2012 8:50:40 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: Hojczyk
There are three million households in NYC and two million registered vehicles.

So New Yorkers actually do own cars.

11 posted on 11/03/2012 8:56:06 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Hojczyk

Is gas an ingredient for crack?


12 posted on 11/03/2012 8:58:47 PM PDT by Salamander (Wounded, old and dangerous.)
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To: wideawake

But they never drive them because if they did, they’d lose their parking space.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 8:59:45 PM PDT by Salamander (Wounded, old and dangerous.)
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To: Hojczyk

It’s illegal to pump gasoline into unapproved containers...


14 posted on 11/03/2012 9:01:17 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: jimbo123

With my free gas, I would get the hell out of NY or NJ. Hurricane Irene hit this area last year, and another storm could happen again next year. There are no guarantees.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 9:02:42 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: jimbo123

Isn’t Crown Heights where Sharpton led a Tawana Brawley riot back in the day? If so, this would be embarassingly obvious pandering. But then, what else to expect from this administration.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 9:03:05 PM PDT by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution!)
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To: JerseyanExile

What part(s) of NYC?

I suspect much of this “free gas” will indeed be sold later.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 9:04:57 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Of course it will. If they can’t sell the “Obama gas” they at least ought to have the recipient sign a chit promising to pay for it later at whatever the prevailing post-storm price is. Maybe half would actually pay, but it’s better than no accountability at all.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 9:08:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: ltc8k6

You can’t have a generator in an apartment/ town home . Most in NYC use
mass transit .

Obviously a bribe to soothe the savage beast.
New York state or north jersey could use the free gas.

My area they give out free water & ice
with a medium income $65,000 .
I took the ice because nobody has any to be purchased.
There are no gas restrictions or any lines so life is good with that.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 9:19:25 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Morris70

So if you make 67K you get nothing even though your tax dollars are paying for it am I reading your response right?


20 posted on 11/03/2012 9:24:08 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

It’s free. Just saying average income 65k getting free frozen water.
Like getting free coffee in Beverly hills.

Only difference is ice couldn’t be purchased because no one had power to make it. My freezer at home would make ice if there was electricity .

Just wondering what NYC people need gasoline for.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 9:34:16 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Morris70

Oh I thought you meant if you made over 65K it wasnt free
or you would not get it.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 9:39:08 PM PDT by funfan
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To: God luvs America

That picture says it all.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 9:40:01 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: tomkat
I'd laugh, but it's simply too pathetic on so many levels . . .

This is Obama "cutting through red tape."

This is the kind of idea a sixth grader, or a community organizer, would think up. This guy can't organize his way out of a paper bag.

Hey Obama, I have a start-up solar company that I'd like to sell you.

24 posted on 11/03/2012 9:43:25 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: ltc8k6

I think this was a general “Free Stuff” line and not just gasoline.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 9:46:33 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: wideawake

In this photo, I see one individual with a container, not an approved gas container, but a container.that is usually used for water or coins. I live in Fl. I have 10 five gallon fuel containers in my shed, along with 10 one gallon containers. I also have two 5 gallon diesel containers. When they start yelping about a storm, I start filling. i also stock water for jobs. I buy gallon and 16 oz bottle’s. I rotate my stock. I pay 79 cents for a gal/of water, .07 cents per gallon in a case of 16 oz bottle’s. I maintain 50 gal. in stock (for two), that we rotate out, on the job. I also have a well on my property that feeds a 500 gal. holding tank. i understand that city folk have space constraints, however, water is life.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 9:46:47 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: God luvs America

Obamagas! Love the guy with the culligan water container....


27 posted on 11/03/2012 9:49:35 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: wideawake

Do you think those are car owners in that photo? I don’t.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 9:53:02 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: PGR88

Allowing the market to establish a price (the market clearing price) is what’s needed. It’s very, very unlikely that the price would rise to anywhere near $15.00/gal, in this case.

The FEMA trucks are able to get into the area with the “free” Obama gas — so, obviously, there are no logistical barriers to resupply. It’s a matter of allowing the retail price to rise enough to cover all of the costs of doing business. A somewhat higher cost for trucking in the gas; perhaps an additional cost for generators to pump the gas out of storage — if that added more than $3.00/gallon, I’d be surprised.

OTOH, force retailers to take even a tiny loss on sales, and the smart ones will simply go on holiday.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 9:59:53 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Salamander

Gas can come out of crack. =) sorry I could not resist.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 10:03:10 PM PDT by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: jimbo123

I never imagined that many people owned gas cans. Nor have I ever imagined that many people owned generators. I assume that’s where most are using the gas.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 10:07:15 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: JerseyanExile
And there are plenty of other reasons why gasoline might be in high demand - generators, white-gas stoves and lanterns, gasoline powered chainsaws and other equipment. Even for burning as a source of warmth.

...Molotov cocktails...

32 posted on 11/03/2012 10:20:27 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1383 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

That picture says they thought they were giving
away free gas CANs too.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: God luvs America

This crowd looks like a photo shoot for the Zombie Apocalypse.


34 posted on 11/04/2012 12:21:42 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: jimbo123

Waiting for the fires to start.


35 posted on 11/04/2012 3:36:13 AM PST by FES0844
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To: jimbo123

Drive-by shootings must be down ...


36 posted on 11/04/2012 6:06:45 AM PST by Dartman
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To: jimbo123

Has anyone heard even a peep about the lack of response by King Obama?
I haven’t.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 6:47:39 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Romulus

Many of them are, many of them are there just for arbitrage.


38 posted on 11/04/2012 7:06:40 AM PST by wideawake
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To: PGR88
These people don’t need FREE FEMA gas...

Many stations near me have plenty of gas, but power to pump it has not yet been restored.

39 posted on 11/04/2012 7:22:42 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: God luvs America; Hojczyk

Hoodies are also proof of need.


40 posted on 11/04/2012 9:39:05 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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