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Man hit by vandals after helping Sandy cleanup [Okie gets New York welcome]
Local ABC News ^ | 12/2/2012 | Art McFarland

Posted on 12/02/2012 6:13:09 PM PST by Incorrigible

Man hit by vandals after helping Sandy cleanup

Art McFarland, 1202/2012

HUNTINGTON (WABC) -- Paul Nosak, a tree-servicer owner says he had always dreamed of bringing his company to New York and making a difference.

Nosak was part of a clean-up outside the Huntington Baptist Church, where several huge trees had fallen on the roof. A local tree service originally said that the removal of the trees would have to wait until January...

Nosak then saw the damage as he passed through the neighborhood by chance. He then walked into the church to offer his immediate services...

A team of eight workers joined Nosak and got the job done in 48 hours, but with his tractor trailers and other equipment parked outside the church overnight, Paul returned Saturday morning to serious vandalism - tires were slashed, a major piece of equipment was damaged, diesel fuel was siphoned and air hoses that are part of a brake system were cut.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ny; sandy; unionthugs
There is still so much work to do in the New York/New Jersey area and people really want to get the structural damage to their properties fixed before winter.

They had enough time to damage this kind man's equipment but not enough time to actually do the work.

Not all New Yorkers are like this but enough are that contractors need to be very vigilant about security.

Full story and video at the link.

 

1 posted on 12/02/2012 6:13:21 PM PST by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible

Ah, the union thugs.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 6:17:04 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Incorrigible

Smells like union thugs.


3 posted on 12/02/2012 6:17:04 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Incorrigible

Let Barry be their Messiah.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 6:19:56 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: bboop

Same response, same second. ;-)


5 posted on 12/02/2012 6:21:24 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Incorrigible
Why throw pearls before swine.What a waste.
6 posted on 12/02/2012 6:22:58 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

..hard to fathom why folks want to help NY’ers...

...if they want their own companies do the woik, why should i care if it takes 20 years to clean up?..


7 posted on 12/02/2012 6:26:07 PM PST by telstar12.5 (...always bring gunships to a gun fight...)
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To: Incorrigible

I am sick and tired of reading and hearing about these worthless thugs that are permeating our society. The USA has lost its way. May the Lord have mercy on us!


8 posted on 12/02/2012 6:26:30 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Incorrigible

The thugs can expect a little bad karma in their future.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 6:28:25 PM PST by tflabo (z)
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To: Incorrigible

Sounds like local contractors protecting their turf.
Scumbags.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 6:29:00 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: hinckley buzzard; All

This is not a crime area where one gets mugged randomly like in NYC

This is a town 50 miles east of NYC. It is a commuter town and is extremely community minded, if you will. Also inhabited by some with much wealth, but who enjoy relative anonymity.

Heard of a guy back in the seventies who went against a union and was flattened, to death mind you, by a steamroller in his parent’s driveway. My - at the time- steady date told me about this the morning after it happened and was upset. Can’t imagine what else the story could have been, but I guess no way of really knowing.


11 posted on 12/02/2012 6:35:44 PM PST by stanne
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To: Maudeen

Your “May God have mercy on us” prayer is far less than appropriate. “Us”, that is us non-union Americans are not the source of the evil in this case.

How about: “May God rot the unions and their members.”

Just a suggestion.


12 posted on 12/02/2012 6:37:25 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Maudeen

The good folks in this particular town after ahurricane when they need help do not take the time and effort and abuse to their equipment to “vandalize”. read between the lines an dunder the headline. This is a turf deal.


13 posted on 12/02/2012 6:38:28 PM PST by stanne
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To: Incorrigible

I ran across a tree trimming crew filling up their truck at a convenience store just west of STL about a week ago. They said that they just returned from the NYC area where they spent long days handling down trees for the electric utility and spent their nights almost camped out at a nearby college. they were fed by the Red Cross. They looked tired.

They also told them that one of their crew was assaulted while working and had his jaw broken.

If there is another disaster anytime soon, do you smug people in NYC think the rest of us will be as eager to come to your aid? You vote like you worship big government. Let big government rescue you!


14 posted on 12/02/2012 6:40:51 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat
From what I've read in articles about the areas that surround NYC, they are mostly Republican. This destruction sounds like union thugs to me.

I live in Western New York and the suburbs around cities is predominately Republican or Conservative. Just because the cities are controlled by the Democrats doesn't mean we like it. In some districts, there are not enough Republican's to control the elections.

During the Governor race (Cuomo) I noticed quite a few thugs hanging around my polling place. Never noticed that happening in the past.

15 posted on 12/02/2012 6:53:50 PM PST by mia
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To: theBuckwheat
how evil.....sure sounds like union thugs.......

the human race is really pretty putrid isn't it.....

I haven't sent a dime to this tragedy, and I won't....sorry for the people but they have to face what the real problem is ....their govt and their unions....

16 posted on 12/02/2012 6:55:31 PM PST by cherry
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To: theBuckwheat
I had thought of joining a group to go help with disasters in a couple of years when I retire. No more.

I'm well equipped, as a ham radio operator, logger, have a Unimog, generators, and equipment and skills for such things.

After reading here and elsewhere how things are getting, I'll be doing other things now.

17 posted on 12/02/2012 6:58:12 PM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: cherry

Several days before the vandalism, Nosak received a hostile voicemail on his cell phone saying,

“You’re out here trying to take our money. That’s kind of hard, man. We wouldn’t go to Oklahoma and do that to you guys.”


18 posted on 12/02/2012 7:03:35 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Incorrigible
The communist north wins again.
19 posted on 12/02/2012 7:21:52 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: Incorrigible
The communist north wins again.
20 posted on 12/02/2012 7:23:43 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: bboop

IF Michael Bloomturd had sons, they’s act like these vandals and look like John Gotti.


21 posted on 12/02/2012 7:24:16 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: bboop

IF Michael Bloomturd had sons, they’s act like these vandals and look like John Gotti.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 7:24:15 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: stanne

Huntington, Long Island, north shore - maybe not quite 50 miles east of Manhattan.
Raised there from 1939 to 1949, in the Soundview/Westbury/Carley Ave. area. . .
Almost always drive thru there when visiting from our residence now in So. CA.
And always amazed by the convenience of using the Long Island Rail Road!

When I was a kid, I overheard adults talking about enemy soldiers being held prisoners around there. (Germans? Italians?) Don’t know. Very scary. We had blackouts, recycling, ration books, war bond drives, etc., and then heard this.
Thought about that a few years ago, and realized I never knew if this was true or not.
Haven’t researched it to this day!

It’s a cautionary tale to all parents to be very careful what you say around kids.
I have observed parents nowadays - including our daughters - talking about everything under the sun in earshot of kids - not good. Why burden kids with your ap-cray - ??
(For the most part, my parents said very little ‘adult stuff’ in front of my brother and I. Believe they waited until in their bedroom).

Sorry to hear all the troubles disaster workers are having in the New York area.. Don’t blame them one bit for not going back.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 7:43:02 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Incorrigible
tires were slashed, a major piece of equipment was damaged, diesel fuel was siphoned and air hoses that are part of a brake system were cut.

In situations like this, I think what's called for is just to bring a little more equipment. Night observation equipment. And ballistic equipment.

24 posted on 12/02/2012 7:52:46 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Rusty0604

“You’re out here trying to take our money. That’s kind of hard, man. We wouldn’t go to Oklahoma and do that to you guys.”

If the Yankees would actually do the work efficiently (instead of strectching it out to pay for TWO Christmas seasons) then these out-of-state crews wouldn’t be here.

Normally we have “out of country” people (Mexicans) doing this stuff; I suspect whoever left the message was using them while billing as though American unionized workers were being used.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 8:24:19 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: mia

Actually the Long Island suburbs haven’t voted Republican in a presidential election since 1988, and even Staten Island voted for Obama this time. Even upstate votes overwhelmingly for Schumer, as you know.


26 posted on 12/02/2012 8:31:43 PM PST by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: Incorrigible

Any bets that the bastards that did this were working for a local tree service.


27 posted on 12/04/2012 3:15:52 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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To: telstar12.5
Worse. I enjoyed a bit of “schadenfreude” when Sandy hit the northeast. Couldn't happen to nicer bunch.

Only folks I'm remotely sorry for are the Staten Islanders.

28 posted on 12/04/2012 3:20:41 PM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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