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Marathon canceled, but generators and supplies still sit unused in park
New York Post ^ | November 5, 2012 | Antonio Antenucci, Reuven Fenton, C.J. Sullivan and Aaron Feis

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:00:21 AM PST by Zakeet

What a run-around!

The city left more than a dozen generators desperately needed by cold and hungry New Yorkers who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy still stranded in Central Park yesterday.

And that’s not all — stashed near the finish line of the canceled marathon were 20 heaters, tens of thousands of Mylar “space” blankets, jackets, 106 crates of apples and peanuts, at least 14 pallets of bottled water and 22 five-gallon jugs of water.

This while people who lost their homes in the Rockaways, Coney Island and Staten Island were freezing and going hungry.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; disaster; newyork; sandy

I'm keeping the supplies stashed because we have a shortage of union goons to move them ... if I let the stuff loose, they might be used to help prepare unhealthy 24 ounce soft drinks.

1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:00:21 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Nagin had school busses, Bloomy had generators.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:02:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

Truck drivers carrying power transformers turned away. I think they did deliver but it took 3 days to do so.

http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/11/02/news/local_news/doc50945623585fb418828844.txt?viewmode=default


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:03:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Zakeet

Bloomberg is, and has, dropped the ball


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:31 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Zakeet

Those generators can’t be used for the disaster victims; Bloomberg probably has them promised as patronage gifts to different people who he owes favors to.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:11:59 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: Zakeet
Bloomberg and New York city might be fully liable for expenses incurred by Marathon organizers and runners. Most of them had arrived, from all over the world, thanks to assurance that the race was on.

I'd say that a Class Action Suit ... will happen.

6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:14:40 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Zakeet

Everyone in the MSM should make a pilgrimage to Texas get on their knees and kiss GW Bush’s A## and beg forgiveness for how they treated him after Katrina. The epic amount of pure fail from the libtards running the City, State and Federal response to this disaster is epic.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:15:55 AM PST by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Zakeet

Really? But Obama in his (unearned) flight jacket looked so... so... commanding!


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:18:26 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Zakeet

I heard all that stuff is privately owned. Bloomberg can’t touch it.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:19:19 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Kozak

Yes. I agree.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:19 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kozak

The way Bush was treated was criminal. ALL the blame was put on him.

Here’s how it works. When there’s a disaster, the media looks for the nearest Republican, and then dumps a heap of $hit on him.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 7:29:29 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Zakeet

Why is anyone surprised.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 7:29:51 AM PST by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: dfwgator

The school buses were all owned by a private company and by the time anyone figured out they needed them, the buses were already flooded. Probably the generators are privately owned as well. At least the generators aren’t underwater.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 7:31:00 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: cripplecreek

Same as with truck crews in Jersey: the loyalty of the union thugs is solely to the union, not to their neighbors, their state or their nation.

Despicable.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 7:32:59 AM PST by jagusafr
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To: Zakeet

The generators, food and water are private property, not city property. Until someone with the owner’s authority authorizes it, the city has no right to take it.

That said, I’m disappointed that the NY Road Runners Club or whoever is owner has not yet offered it.


15 posted on 11/05/2012 7:33:30 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: Zakeet

Like the window washers say, We feel your pane.

Plans are being formulated, formulae being planned, meetings held and holdings met...we’ll get back to you but not quite yet.

Meanwhile, no large sugar drink or public cigarette, your throat is dry, your feet are wet...we’ll get back to you but not quite yet.

If you’d join the union and pay your dues, you’ll get a blanket and dry shoes, you’ll get a heater warm and bright for your vote if it’s right and we’ll have to vett....we’ll get back to you but not quite yet.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 7:43:03 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Zakeet

Heckuvajob Mr. President!
Not!


17 posted on 11/05/2012 7:44:14 AM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: Kirkwood
The school buses were all owned by a private company and by the time anyone figured out they needed them, the buses were already flooded.

The flooding we had in Port Jervis back in '05. This area is where the school busses are parked. Unlike New Orleans, 24 hours before this area was under water, the school district's transportation supervisor called in the drivers and mechanics to MOVE the busses to higher ground. No rocket science needed here.
18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:47:22 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Zakeet

Where’s that Bud guy photo from Katrina. He needs to be carrying water bottles for Sandy.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 7:49:02 AM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Zakeet
Hundreds of runners from the marathon ran to hand out help, while thousands of others had a run any way run.
I only saw a report about the runners that helped on much of the news so far.
20 posted on 11/05/2012 7:54:25 AM PST by novemberslady
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To: Doogle

And those NYC lib-dem morons/idiots have and will keep voting him and his nazis back into office, unendingly.


21 posted on 11/05/2012 7:54:49 AM PST by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: chessplayer
I heard all that stuff is privately owned. Bloomberg can’t touch it.

Assuming that Bloomberg actually believes in private property rights, you are correct.

HOWEVER, the generators and supplies aren't there out of the kindness of the owners hearts. They are there because a contract is being fulfilled. Since there is a need for them elsewhere, and these are currently available, it would be trivial to contact the owners and get a contract in place so they could be used for those in need.

22 posted on 11/05/2012 8:04:58 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: count-your-change

VERY GOOD!


23 posted on 11/05/2012 8:11:20 AM PST by kitkat
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To: gotribe
Not to quibble, but sometimes these things are important.

The Looter Guy in New Orleans was carrying Heinekens! Nothing but the best for Katrina victims.

-PJ

24 posted on 11/05/2012 8:11:23 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Zakeet

So where is FEMA?


25 posted on 11/05/2012 8:13:49 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: JimRed
"The generators, food and water are private property, not city property. Until someone with the owner’s authority authorizes it, the city has no right to take it."

Don't know current fedgov law, but it used to be that unused resources (private property) could be commandeered to save lives. It's the ONLY time I'm okay with private property being seized, as long as such property is just sitting there.

26 posted on 11/05/2012 8:19:21 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: gotribe

Where’s that Bud guy photo from Katrina. He needs to be carrying water bottles for Sandy.

27 posted on 11/05/2012 8:24:43 AM PST by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper
"I heard all that stuff is privately owned. Bloomberg can’t touch it..."

Assuming that Bloomberg actually believes in private property rights, you are correct.

HOWEVER, the generators and supplies aren't there out of the kindness of the owners hearts. They are there because a contract is being fulfilled. Since there is a need for them elsewhere, and these are currently available, it would be trivial to contact the owners and get a contract in place so they could be used for those in need."

In other words, has any pea brain with the city thought to ask... ?

28 posted on 11/05/2012 8:51:16 AM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Zakeet

That’s just great.

Mayor, you are a fake, a fraud, a shyster.

Those damn things should have been deployed three days when you belatedly got around to cancelling your vaunted marathon.

Jack Wagon.


29 posted on 11/05/2012 9:46:48 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: chessplayer

There is nothing stopping him from renting them.

In fact, they were being rented for the event and I’m sure the owners would love the revenue.


30 posted on 11/05/2012 9:50:24 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: kitkat

You’re welcome and welcome to it.


31 posted on 11/05/2012 9:50:43 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Zakeet

He’s back!


32 posted on 11/05/2012 10:01:37 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JimRed
The generators, food and water are private property, not city property. Until someone with the owner’s authority authorizes it, the city has no right to take it.

I'm sorry but people's live are at stake. Yes this stuff maybe a band-aid to the problem, but if it helps save lives then its worth it. People need to do the humane thing in this situation and if that means stealing the supplies that are just sitting around rotting, then steal them. I am more than pissed off at how NYC, the state of NY and Obama are reacting to this. PEOPLE ARE DYING...the way they get the stuff they need is irrelevant at this point. Just get them some help.

33 posted on 11/05/2012 10:02:48 AM PST by eak3
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To: Impala64ssa
Unlike New Orleans, 24 hours before this area was under water, the school district's transportation supervisor called in the drivers and mechanics to MOVE the busses to higher ground.

1. In New Orleans, we don't have "higher ground".

2. School bus drivers are not first responders. They are not trained or paid for stressful, hazardous duty requiring capacity for independent thought and quick decisions. They certainly have not signed up for it. A day before Katrina's landfall, school bus drivers were taking care of their families and property and considering their options like everyone else. The notion that such people are available on short notice to man a mass evacuation (to where?) are, to put it mildly, unrealistic.

34 posted on 11/05/2012 11:05:25 AM PST by Romulus
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To: eak3
People need to do the humane thing in this situation and if that means stealing the supplies that are just sitting around rotting, then steal them.

Wonder if you would say that if it was YOUR stuff being stolen. If you would steal "to save life" as you put it, then you would probably steal for a lesser cause, especially if it could be called "saving life".

Stealing is stealing, no matter who does it to whom.

When the government commandeers private property and then compensates the owners later, that is not stealing. The Constitution provides for that.

35 posted on 11/05/2012 12:44:07 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Romulus
No excuse. In Texas, we had the drivers move the buses away from the low lying coast area to areas far inland. Oh, and they hauled evacuees along with them:

But in New Orleans...

You cannot excuse the incompetence that easily.


36 posted on 11/05/2012 1:32:37 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: thulldud

I understand what you are saying, its just frustrating seeing whats going on there. It seems like no one is doing anything about it. They are living in a survival of the fittest situation at the moment, and in those situations, unfortunately, all bets are off when it comes to living or dying.


37 posted on 11/05/2012 5:08:17 PM PST by eak3
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To: dfwgator

where’s the leadership?...surely, somebody HAD to know about all these supplies....


38 posted on 11/05/2012 6:23:47 PM PST by cherry
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To: eak3
It seems like no one is doing anything about it.

Bring up a couple of generations under socialism and all the "gumption" is bred out of them. They are well trained to stay in line and wait for "somebody else" to act, even while they huddle, starve and complain.

In places where there is no nanny state (such as America used to be) the people get up from an event like this, dust themselves off, and come back stronger than ever.

39 posted on 11/05/2012 7:27:57 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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