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Staten Island Residents Wondering Where the Government is 3 Days After Sandy
American Thinker ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 11/02/2012 1:44:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

It's just too tempting to compare the media response to government relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the response to Sandy. The dichotomy is stark.

ABC News:

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The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.

"We're going to die! We're going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!" Donna Solli told visiting officials. "You don't understand. You gotta get your trucks down here on the corner now. It's been three days!"

Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents are still without power. Many are homeless, and at least 19 people died on Staten Island because of the storm.

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Three days after Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Nagin was on the radio, literally weeping about the lack of federal response to the desperation of the city:

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"You know the reason why the looters got out of control?" Nagin said. "We have most of our resources saving people. They were stuck in attics, man, old ladies. You pull off the doggone ventilator and look down and they're standing there in water up to their fricking neck."

"I need reinforcements," he said. "I need troops, man. I need 500 buses."

The relief efforts made so far had been "pathetically insufficient," Nagin said.

"They are thinking small, man, and this is a major, MAJOR deal," Nagin said. "God is looking down on this and if they are not doing everything in their power to save people, they are going to pay the price. Every day that we delay, people are dying, and they're dying by the hundreds, I am willing to bet you."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: government; hurricane; sandy; sandystatenisland; statenisland
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1 posted on 11/02/2012 1:44:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

BARACK OBAMA DOESN’T LIKE WHITE PEOPLE.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 1:46:37 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: SeekAndFind

My suggestion is for all the Staten Islanders is to scoop up all the poop and use it to pelt the Marathon Runners.

What a sight that would be.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 1:46:41 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SeekAndFind

But yet Louisiana’s governor said no to federal help for days. And the idiot mayor wanted Greyhound buses; school buses were not good enough?


4 posted on 11/02/2012 1:47:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: SeekAndFind

"Sandy? Not for us.
Screw the crackers. Today, WE seek fresh Dominican hookers."



5 posted on 11/02/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SeekAndFind
Quick! Run a marathon!

6 posted on 11/02/2012 1:48:05 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Years ago there was secessionist movement where Staten Island wanted to become part of NJ; now I know why.

The interviews of people there are so sad...


7 posted on 11/02/2012 1:48:15 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamagabe wants to see white people die.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 1:48:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: jessduntno

all you get is walk ,drive or fly bye ,you silly little people


9 posted on 11/02/2012 1:48:49 PM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind

They better get used to it. It will take a good 3 weeks to get everyone power... that’s how long it took me to get power after Isabel.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve seen a lot of editing of this vid of SI resident screaming on Schumer and begging for the O to do something.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/were-going-to-die-staten-island-residents-plead-for-help-3-days-after-sandy/


11 posted on 11/02/2012 1:49:59 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: AliVeritas
Hannity’s anger is righteous and real. Don't usually listen, but today is pretty good.
12 posted on 11/02/2012 1:51:38 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: jessduntno

Yeah, that’s a given that most of us have known for a long time.

But what’s the demographic makeup of Staten Island?


13 posted on 11/02/2012 1:51:53 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

How are those Chevy Volts doing right about now in Staten Island?


14 posted on 11/02/2012 1:53:15 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: SeekAndFind

KATRINA BUSH SANDY OBAMA.

OBAMA DOESN’T LIKE WHITE PEOPLE.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 1:53:18 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: AliVeritas


16 posted on 11/02/2012 1:54:07 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SeekAndFind

Government is where it always is - in the way.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: jessduntno

Where is the Obama communist? Is Obama on a date in Vegas with governor Christie(traitor) ?


18 posted on 11/02/2012 1:55:09 PM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Government is where it always is - in the way.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 1:55:09 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: MrB

Predominantly white Republican .. went for McLame by a bunch in ‘08


20 posted on 11/02/2012 1:55:54 PM PDT by tomkat ( TRAITORS are for HANGING)
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To: SeekAndFind

*rolls eyes*

Well, duh, they gave out a web address for those who need help.

//sarcasm


21 posted on 11/02/2012 1:55:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too busy blocking non-union power help.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 1:56:32 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: SeekAndFind

Well at least Obama walked through and had his ass kissed before heading out to Las Vegas.

By the way, where is Wide Load today?


23 posted on 11/02/2012 1:56:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: MrB

Does anyone recall if SI was under a manditory evac before Sandy hit ? It sure falls under Zone A catagory. Did they ignore the order ?


24 posted on 11/02/2012 1:57:51 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: MrB

Does anyone recall if SI was under a manditory evac before Sandy hit ? It sure falls under Zone A catagory. Did they ignore the order ?


25 posted on 11/02/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: SeekAndFind

#LetThemEatMarathons is really funny!


26 posted on 11/02/2012 2:01:37 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism comes from an incurable mental illness.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s Bush’s fault.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 2:02:04 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (Are we nearing the end of the Obamanation?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Only 4 of 400 generators installed

http://times247.com/articles/fema-fails-only-4-of-400-generators-dispatched

FEMA Fail


28 posted on 11/02/2012 2:04:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: kearnyirish2
It passed by a large majority (70-80%) but was blocked by the then Governor Mario. There is a home rule provision in the State Constitution that would have allowed the City to determine that the impact was too high on them to allow the change. In other words, Tax revenues are huge from Staten Island.

Interesting trivia is that we would have been the 22 largest city in the US at the time.

The reason the movement started in the first place was because the City Charter was rewritten by State Supreme Court mandate to have proportional representation. Under the original City Charter (Where the city of Richmond) which joined all 5 Burroughs gave equal representation for each one. Basically we got screwed from 20% say in governing the city to less than 5% say. Things have gone down hill ever since.

29 posted on 11/02/2012 2:05:08 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: jessduntno
BARACK OBAMA DOESN’T LIKE WHITE PEOPLE.

Of course not; they are just a "bump in the road" to him.

30 posted on 11/02/2012 2:06:00 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I can see why I like Revolution and The Walking Dead so much.
I'm actually learning some valuable tips as to what to do when SHTF.
31 posted on 11/02/2012 2:08:00 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind

Staten island votes republican and the government is democrat. Does that answer their question?


32 posted on 11/02/2012 2:22:23 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: kearnyirish2

Here’s the deal. When you have an event like this....you need to appoint a two-star Marine general to walk in...with 20k National Guard and active-duty personnel, and take charge for thirty days. You establish five or six tent cities and you have MPs who are armed and prepared to take down any looters in the ‘zone’. FEMA....is worthless. FEMA probably works ok if you had a tornado, or some flood....but in this case...they can’t do the job, period. Let the general report only to the President, and make this all simple.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 2:27:10 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a shocking revelation...

Here everyone thought electricity came from pixy dust inside the wall outlet and powered all things laudable like cell phones, I-pods, Chevy Volts, etc..

Just wait til they here it comes from nuke and coal fired steam plants.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Woodman

Interesting; thanks!


35 posted on 11/02/2012 2:28:07 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: I want the USA back

RE: OBAMA DOESN’T LIKE WHITE PEOPLE.

If Bush had Kanye West as his tormentor, who does Obama have?


36 posted on 11/02/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: I want the USA back

Per CBS, Neroberg decided to postpone the marathon.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 2:30:28 PM PDT by madison10 (I love it when a plan comes together ~~God)
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To: Woodman; kearnyirish2

Here in Long Island, there has been a quiet movement to SECEDE from the State of New York to form the 51st state of the United States ( bringing Obama’s dream of 57 states closer to reality ).

It has quite some support, especially from the more well to do folks living here.


38 posted on 11/02/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: pepsionice

How things have changed; in the 1906 San Fran earthquake the troops were ordered to shoot looters...


39 posted on 11/02/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: AliVeritas
I’ve seen a lot of editing of this vid of SI resident screaming on Schumer and begging for the O to do something.

I's coming for all of us sooner or later (see: Greece) Prepare.

40 posted on 11/02/2012 2:34:20 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: AliVeritas
If only we could do that in real-life.
41 posted on 11/02/2012 2:35:36 PM PDT by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: wolfman23601

I had to wait a month after Katrina. I was one of the lucky ones.


42 posted on 11/02/2012 2:37:09 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: SeekAndFind
If Bush had Kanye West as his tormentor, who does Obama have?

Paging Ted Nugent, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

43 posted on 11/02/2012 2:37:30 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Woodman; SeekAndFind
You shouldn't count on the government.

There are already ways of helping out those who are suffering locally.

And they need a lot of it, trust me.

44 posted on 11/02/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: SeekAndFind
One commentator over at AT made this salient point: the government that runs FEMA is the same government that's going to be running Obamacare.
45 posted on 11/02/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: AliVeritas

At time stamp 2:08 to 2:11 when the Staten Island President saying that people are buried in their homes with nothing to eat you can see Chuck Schumer laughing.


46 posted on 11/02/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: VanDeKoik

never seen revolution but really love walking dead.

if the STHF then we have what we need, even a horse in case we have to go rough country LOL.


47 posted on 11/02/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: GeronL
Hurricane Sandy disaster Obama's, FEMA's RED CROSS EPIC FAILURE

48 posted on 11/02/2012 3:15:33 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: lowbridge
DEMOCRATS IN NEW YORK'S DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT IS SUPPRESSING REPUBLICAN VOTE ON STATEN ISLAND BY DENYING THEM HELP, AID, AND RELIEF AFTER HURRICANE SANDY !

49 posted on 11/02/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Col Frank Slade

Midland Beach, New Dorp Beach, Greak Kills Harbor, Princess Bay, South East Eltingvill, South East Annadale, and Tottenville below Hyland Blvd were all in Zone A. Zone A received an madatory evacuation order but it was forced.

I litterally live a 1/2 block from a Zone A destroyed area, and we had one tree down, one leaning on another, and shingles all over. The wind was the worst Iv’e ever seen here, but the ground was dry. I was the surge that got everyone who was killed. Power Outages were mainly from downed trees. Nature is funny, all storms are different


50 posted on 11/02/2012 3:25:58 PM PDT by Woodman
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