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A Picture Worth $13 Billion?
Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 16, 2012 | Sam Rolley

Posted on 11/16/2012 6:18:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How do you know when government is broken and rife with incompetence? A good indicator could be when Federally managed workers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are lining up for food handed out by an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy Sandy.

Last week, FEMA shut down its New York centers set up to respond the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy because of… bad weather. This left a disaster aid void that was filled by independent volunteer groups, including Occupy Sandy. Many residents in the region reported feeling abandoned by the Federal helpers sent to aid them.

Currently, a photo circulating the Internet makes a strong case for community-based disaster aid programs taking the place of the wildly expensive and bureaucratic Federal apparatus that is FEMA. The photo, verified by factions of the Occupy movement, shows FEMA workers being supplied with food and beverages served by the activists from the back of a U-Haul truck.

The photo, posted by a Twitter user going by the name TshirtToby, reportedly was snapped on the outskirts of New York City.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: New York
KEYWORDS: fema; occupy; occupysandy; ows; preparedness; preppers; prepping; sandy

1 posted on 11/16/2012 6:19:03 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Kartographer

FEMA should be renamed GUGA: Giant Useless Government Appendage.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 6:27:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No picture??


3 posted on 11/16/2012 6:30:39 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

....Napolitano should be answering for HER employees.....


4 posted on 11/16/2012 6:33:01 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TigerClaws

It’s in the original article.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 6:38:40 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: TigerClaws

Wow, no picture.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 6:41:50 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12

See the original article. I didn’t feel like stealing bandwidth by hotlinking the picture.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 6:46:12 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I am amazed that even after four more years Bush still can’t run FEMA right....


8 posted on 11/16/2012 7:30:49 PM PST by Popman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Actually if they are really deployed FEMA personnel they could be in some trouble.

Deployed personnel are paid a daily per diem for which food expense is included. They have Government issued credit cards on which they may buy food (the per diem helps pay the credit card bill and they are responsible for anything over the per diem that they spend).

Deployed FEMA personnel are forbidden from partaking in free food for disaster victims unless there is no other source of food available.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 7:31:16 PM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: XRdsRev

Those are some kids from the FEMA Corps. In other words, not FEMA personnel, but unpaid volunteers. FEMA Corps is part of the Americorps community volunteer system.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 8:35:53 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: XRdsRev
They have Government issued credit cards on which they may buy food

Quite useful when the power is out. /s

11 posted on 11/16/2012 9:16:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: XRdsRev

Although, I suppose, one of those old-fashioned mechanical credit card readers would do in a pinch . . .


12 posted on 11/16/2012 9:17:22 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wonder wether “Good Job Brownie” will get any justice from Zer0 and Big Sis totally un-coordinated farce that FEMA is foisting on the northeast???


13 posted on 11/16/2012 9:57:49 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
LOL. OK. I figured out how to post pictures a long time ago.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 12:35:57 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“How do you know when government is broken and rife with incompetence?”

A good indication would be when a character like Obama gets elected not once, but twice.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 3:13:56 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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