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There was a lot of despicable low-life post about these poor souls right here on FR. Stuff that was way out of line and some of the lowest stuff I have ever seen posted of FR, they were more like something out of DU or some other far left trash pit.

For those of you who don't know Staten Island is a bastion of conservatives caught behind the GREAT BLUE WALL. Just like so many of our California FReepers and much to my fear soon to be true of us New Mexican FReepers as well. On top of that they are fellow Americans that have done us no direct harm and that is enough for me.

I have to ask how many of you would choose to spout your trash talk to 89 year-old World War II veteran Michael Arbinni who's home that was built by his father was destroyed? How many would care to spout their garbage to Anthony Morotto who at the height of Hurricane Sandy, heard screaming from behind his home, one of only a handful in the area with a second story. Morotto tied a rope to his waist and pulled three neighbors from the flood in through his second story window.

The garbage I saw posted about these people reminds me of two quotes the first is from Michael Shaara's 'The Killer Angels': "Any man who judges by the group is a peawit. You take men one at a a time,..."

The second is from Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol': "It may well be that, in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than MILLIONS..."

1 posted on 11/21/2012 7:15:38 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: metmom

I tried.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 7:17:04 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Why, why, why isn't Obama being blamed for the destroyed lives from Sandy? He showed up for two photo-ops and is portrayed as the Savior. GWB did far more for Katrina survivors but was trashed. What can we average people do for the Sandy survivors? I just don't want Obama to get credit for the good to come out of the charity we offer for Sandy's people. (and I am well aware of the Reagan quote 'you can do a lot of good if you don't worry about who gets credit'. I am just tired of Obama getting credit for everyone else's good work)
3 posted on 11/21/2012 7:28:19 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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Funny... I don’t recall you getting your knickers all in a bunch by the similar despicable posts here during the Texas wildfires in 2011. Of course that was high primary season, and hatin’ on Perry was all the vogue...

Selective memory I guess. Or predjudice. Or who knows what.

Anyway, you’re painting with a pretty broad brush there, kartographer. Maybe you could crank the self-righteousness down just a teensy bit.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 7:33:38 PM PST by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Kartographer

Didn’t know this about Staten Island. Have to take your word for it.

If true, (that it is a conservative community in a blue state), then I guess that explains a lot about why they seem to have been forgotten by both the president AND the media.

Lesson to be learned... if your living in a conservative community, dependent upon a liberal government, BAD PLACE TO BE! Get OUT


5 posted on 11/21/2012 7:36:31 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: Kartographer

I guess shutting down Shoreham nuclear Power Plant..................wasn’t such a bright Idea after all.

Go Build a Windmill. Then try flipping the switch!


8 posted on 11/21/2012 8:01:13 PM PST by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now.)
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To: Kartographer

Your empathy for people facing a tragedy is determined by their politics? I have seem many charitable and heroic acts by people of all stripes in time of need. Shame on you.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 8:16:34 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Kartographer
The garbage I saw posted about these people reminds me of two quotes the first is from Michael Shaara's 'The Killer Angels': "Any man who judges by the group is a peawit. You take men one at a a time,..."

You're right. I saw it too and defended against it.

32 posted on 11/21/2012 9:06:14 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Kartographer

You hijacked your own thread because you’re pissed. Was that your goal?


40 posted on 11/21/2012 9:31:49 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Kartographer; jazusamo

A few communities here in CT are offering housing for Staten Island residents affected by Sandy.

People who weren’t on the original threads won’t understand the rancor you are talking about. They can Monday morning quarterback all they want, several FReepers saw what happened.

Never saw jazusamo on a single one of those threads, so he/she seems like they are talking out their posterior.


44 posted on 11/21/2012 9:37:42 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Kartographer

Being from CA, I and a few others are used to these types of comments, such as wishing and hoping for the death and destruction of other Americans. I’ve seen it countless times, right here.


46 posted on 11/21/2012 9:44:29 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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I've been helping in Far Rockaway, a neighborhood in NYC as badly hit as Staten Island. Shoveling sand. Moving childhood treasures out of basements. Moving furniture passed down from grandparents, now trash, into garbage trucks. Comforting the afflicted, and doing my part to be a blessing. These are our friends, our families, our neighbors.

Sure, they bitch and complain like New Yorkers do, but the people here are resilient and are taking this devastation in stride, not waiting to be rescued but rolling up sleeves and getting to work to rebuild.

62 posted on 11/21/2012 11:43:59 PM PST by Lexinom
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