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NYC lays out $20 bln plan to combat climate change (Bloomers is off his meds again alert)
Reuters ^ | June 11, 2013

Posted on 06/14/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT by Zakeet

New York City would spend nearly $20 billion to get ready for rising sea levels and hotter summers under a proposal unveiled on Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The sweeping plan includes 250 recommendations, ranging from installing floodwalls and storm barriers to upgrades of power and telecommunications infrastructures.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; climatechange; globalwarming; mayorofmeffa; newyorkcity

... just when you Freepers thought that this silly ninny couldn't think of any more idiotic ways to waste massive amounts of taxpayer money ...

1 posted on 06/14/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Well to be fair he has to start wasting money in this way if he really believes that global warming will leave NYC underwater in 20 years.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 6:34:47 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Zakeet

That would be $20 billion of other people’s money, not his.


3 posted on 06/14/2013 6:35:03 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Zakeet

The man is unstable.

It appears that there is no feedback or dampening mechanism to control his erratic oscillations.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 6:35:08 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Zakeet

Running for President


5 posted on 06/14/2013 6:35:19 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Zakeet

Bloomberg is like Obama, stealing money from his treasury to be sent ot pals.

The action is out and out theft. Death should be his sentence for the crime


6 posted on 06/14/2013 6:35:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Zakeet

As long as it’s NY $, I don’t care. Politics is local. If, however, Bloomie expects federal $$ - he can go to hell beside Zero.


7 posted on 06/14/2013 6:36:00 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Zakeet

If global cooling lowers the sea level, Bloomies walls will be fully visible. Now that would be a hoot.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 6:36:55 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Zakeet

Somebody needs to tell this fool that NYC mayor is not a nationally elected office.He’s there to manage the city,not to try to set policy for the country.They may love him on the east coast,but he couldn’t get elected as dogcatcher her.


9 posted on 06/14/2013 6:37:12 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Zakeet

Nut job. I’m having coffee on my screened in porch here in Richmond. It’s 62 and sunny. Leave it alone Bloomers. Nobody’s buyin it.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 6:37:33 AM PDT by albie
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To: Zakeet

Let him pay for it.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 6:37:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet

12 posted on 06/14/2013 6:40:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Zakeet

The floodwalls and storm barriers are not a waste- unless there is never again a Sandy scale storm. That part is a reasonable precaution, compared to the cost of repair/rebuild should it happen again.

But anything designed to “combat” so-called climate change is a total waste.


13 posted on 06/14/2013 6:41:49 AM PDT 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

Why doesn’t NYC just turn off the heat in the winter? It will save the city money, and cut down on global warming. Kills two birds with one stone!


14 posted on 06/14/2013 6:44:45 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: jiggyboy

Eh. They had highly documented floods last October because a minimal hurricane that could have come ashore on any deserted stretch of beach anywhere, happened to come ashore near NYC, the media capital of the world. Sandy had NOTHING to do with climate. It was a weather event and its course was absolute happenstance.

So if the publicity whore wants to build some flood walls, fine. But Bloomers, don’t pretend it has anything to do with climate.

Any community that undergoes economic damage from flooding tries to build levees, flood walls, whatever. Very, very often, the flooding never happens again. And sometimes it does and the walls help. Ho hum.


15 posted on 06/14/2013 6:46:18 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Zakeet

Bloomberg is a nut case for sure, and I don’t think mythical climate change has anything to do with it, but protecting the NYC subway system including lower Manhattan around the Battery and Wall Street from flooding and storms like Sandy is probably not a bad idea.


16 posted on 06/14/2013 6:49:26 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: Zakeet

In the not-so-distant future....when it is all said and done, and this climate change hoax is revealed and proven for what it really is.....it will be interesting to see the total dollar amount that has been squandered. Interesting, but sad.

So much else could be done with this money that would benefit people and it is being squandered. It is pure folly, and Bloomberg cannot see it. Along with everything else, he is a fool for being on the wrong side of this issue.


17 posted on 06/14/2013 6:56:34 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: PUGACHEV
Back when Katrina hit New Orleans, there was much criticism of the inaction of the city and state governments in not adequately preparing for the hurricane. However, Ray Nagin was a genius compared to Mr. Bloomberg and his minions. For instance, New York has a vast network of highway and railroad tunnels and subway lines. Why were the entrances to these facilities not adequately protected with sandbags? Where were the submersible pumps? Assuming global climate change is true (which I don't believe), coastal cities will be flooded more frequently by hurricanes, or in the case of the Atlantic coast north of Cape Hatteras, by nor’easters. City and state officials acted like God or Obama would somehow wave a magic wand and save them.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

18 posted on 06/14/2013 7:04:28 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: PUGACHEV

Then NY can pony up the money to do it.


19 posted on 06/14/2013 7:05:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tgusa

Heck if they promise to encircle the entire city with a wall, Berlin type, I’d chip in.


20 posted on 06/14/2013 7:21:15 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Zakeet
The sweeping plan includes 250 recommendations, ranging from installing floodwalls and storm barriers to upgrades of power and telecommunications infrastructures.

Hmmmm, why does that idea seem familiar to me?


21 posted on 06/14/2013 7:24:52 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: JimRed

Agreed - he’s doing the right thing (preparing the city for a serious hurricane) for the wrong reason (global warming).


22 posted on 06/14/2013 7:30:57 AM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Zakeet

If Bloombutt wants to build a monument to leftist foolishness, let him. Build it big. Make it grand, and let it glorify the utter stupidity that is anthropogenic climate change.


23 posted on 06/14/2013 7:56:05 AM PDT by pallis
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To: I Shall Endure

well, at least he made his political statement on big gulps.


24 posted on 06/14/2013 7:56:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: JimRed
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Rockaway Peninsula Devastation

25 posted on 06/14/2013 8:00:18 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Zakeet

Sandy proved some of the walls are necessary. They had flooding in some of the subways due to tide surges. We know that most cities like New York have some very old power grids that need updating. All or most of this work could be needed. They can pretend they saving the while making needed improvements, well, Let’s just say bless their little hearts.


26 posted on 06/14/2013 8:08:40 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: ThomasThomas
After rebuilding 1,500 feet of washed out tracks, replacing miles of signal, power, and communications wiring, and restoring flooded stations, subway service was restored to the Rockaways seven months after the storm.


27 posted on 06/14/2013 8:15:49 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Blood of Tyrants

No pity for New Yorkers they elected this moronic mommy figure.


28 posted on 06/14/2013 8:44:26 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Zakeet

Why not go ahead and start getting ready for the sun to burn out while they’re at it? It IS going to happen. Better to start be safe than sorry and start preparing now before it’s too late.


29 posted on 06/14/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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