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Department of Defense setting up free, emergency gas stations in NYC metro area
NY Post ^ | 11/3/12 | AP

Posted on 11/03/2012 9:41:03 AM PDT by jimbo123

Gov. Cuomo says the Department of Defense will set up emergency mobile fuel stations at five locations around the New York City metro area.

Free gasoline will be distributed, with a 10-gallon per-person limit, Cuomo announced at a briefing today.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cuomo; dod; humanitarianrelief; hurricanesandy; nyc; usmilitary
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1 posted on 11/03/2012 9:41:08 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I took Governor Christie’s rationing law yesterday as a sign that things were deteriorating instead of improving on the gasoline front; this confirms my suspicion.

Who is paying for these free $40 per pop fill-ups? I know; I am.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 9:43:18 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: jimbo123
The safety NCO in me just crapped bricks. This could get ugly if there's an accident. Fuel points are frigging dangerous.

/johnny

3 posted on 11/03/2012 9:43:36 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimbo123

I’d say this is illegal....It should be free why??


4 posted on 11/03/2012 9:44:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: jimbo123

What is the legality of this? DoD fuel is appropriated by congress. Is there provision to give this to the public?


5 posted on 11/03/2012 9:45:19 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: jimbo123

Hey! What about me? I want 10 gallons of free gas! And where’s my phone?


6 posted on 11/03/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jimbo123

So I asked myself to apply economic analysis to this: “Will this action shorten the lines?”

Hmmmm, what do you think—price control at zero will create excess demand. Hell, even if you don’t need the ten gallons, you’ll be able to resell it!


7 posted on 11/03/2012 9:47:32 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jimbo123

Why not just build a couple of windmills and put up some solar panels?


8 posted on 11/03/2012 9:47:39 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: jimbo123

Free stuff!!!


9 posted on 11/03/2012 9:47:48 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Bryan24
How bizarre is this !
10 posted on 11/03/2012 9:47:48 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Cicero

11 posted on 11/03/2012 9:47:54 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Black people in New Orleans need to riot over this. They didn’t get free gas from the DoD! Obama needs to send them $40 Wal-Mart gift cards NOW!


12 posted on 11/03/2012 9:48:02 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sacajaweau

If obama can give them ObamaPhones, he can give em gas too.

The problem is these sites will be OVERWHELMED with people, whether they need the gas or not. You will see people taking the gas and reselling it a block away.

With 8-10 sites, it could be like Nigeria where the unsavory characters often blow themselves up by trying to illegally tapping gas pipelines to siphon off fuel.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/27/world/africa/27nigeria.html?_r=0
Ige Oladimeji, a senior official for the Nigerian Red Cross, said his workers had counted 260 bodies by nightfall and had taken 60 injured people to hospitals. “We are still counting, but there will not be hundreds more,” he said.

Residents said a gang of thieves had been tapping the pipeline for months, carting away gasoline in tankers for resale.

Tapping is common in Nigeria, a major oil exporter, where many of the 130 million people live in woeful poverty amid widespread graft that makes a handful of people wealthy. One pilfered can of gasoline sold on the black market can earn the equivalent of two weeks of wages for a poor Nigerian.

But tapping also causes frequent accidents. In May, 150 people died in a similar explosion east of Lagos, and a pipeline fire in 1998 killed 1,500 in southern Nigeria.

The blast occurred after thieves opened the conduit during the night but left without fully sealing it, prompting hundreds of nearby residents to rush to collect spurting gasoline in cans, buckets and even plastic bags, witnesses said.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 9:49:05 AM PDT by barryobi
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To: jimbo123

Just Wow, no gulf coast state, or Carolina state has ever been offered this.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

>>Hmmmm, what do you think—price control at zero will create excess demand. Hell, even if you don’t need the ten gallons, you’ll be able to resell it!

I hope Fox News covers the ensuing riot when the freeeeeee gasssss runs out in a few hours.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 9:49:31 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: jimbo123

Free Molotov cocktail supplies for thugs .
What could possibly go wrong with this ?


16 posted on 11/03/2012 9:49:34 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: jimbo123

Department of Defense setting up free(taxpayer), emergency gas stations in NYC metro area (thru 6th of Nov.)


17 posted on 11/03/2012 9:49:51 AM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Jane Long

18 posted on 11/03/2012 9:51:09 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
This seems awfully silly. NYC doesn't need mobile fuel stations. They simply need power to be restored to existing fuel stations, and new fuel supplies brought to stations that have run dry in recent days.

What am I missing here?

19 posted on 11/03/2012 9:51:27 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: barryobi
prompting hundreds of nearby residents to rush to collect spurting gasoline in cans, buckets and even plastic bags, witnesses said

They needed one of those signs that says "it is against federal law to dispense gasoline into unapproved containers"

20 posted on 11/03/2012 9:51:53 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Alberta's Child

You are missing the politics. After the derecho hit WV last summer, there was not a drop of gasoline in many locations, but not a single person in Washington gave a hoot.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 9:53:45 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Alberta's Child

A media blitz for Obama during the final weekend...when you’ve got an IQ of 60, who won’t vote for you for free gas?


22 posted on 11/03/2012 9:54:17 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: timestax
Do they get a free quart of oil too? Hows about a free gallon of windshield washer fluid also. After all, Sandy made for dirty windows, right? And free a tire alignment, cuz they had to drive over trees and debris, right? And finally, a big ole free cuppa coffee, hey the deserve it right?
23 posted on 11/03/2012 9:55:55 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: jimbo123

I want to see what happens when there’s a 20,000 people waiting for free gas and they run out. The 18,000 or so who don’t get free gas aren’t going to be happy after waiting for hours and getting screwed.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 9:55:56 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Alberta's Child

This seems awfully silly. NYC doesn’t need mobile fuel stations.


Correct and you’d think that mobile generators would at least do the trick of getting power to the pumps, etc so that they could function.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 9:57:08 AM PDT by deport
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To: jimbo123

Appeasing the peasants ...... trying to keep the lid on a bad situation until after Nov. 6.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 9:57:34 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: sanjuanbob

Yeah, but what’s the point when you’re in a state that is going to be voting for Obama anyway? Do you think anyone in Ohio or Colorado is going to vote for Obama because a bunch of welfare sheep in NYC are getting 10 gallons of free gasoline?


27 posted on 11/03/2012 9:57:34 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: jimbo123
FREE?? Why?
28 posted on 11/03/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: timestax

You need to be President.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 9:58:51 AM PDT by AceMineral (Will work for money.)
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To: sanjuanbob
A media blitz for Obama during the final weekend...when you’ve got an IQ of 60, who won’t vote for you for free gas?

Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner!

Same with the Red Cross/Sandy "ads" starring 0. Nothing but campaign spots.

Lessee, I don't recall free gas being distributed during Allison, Rita or Ike, down here in Texas.

30 posted on 11/03/2012 9:58:59 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kearnyirish2
Yea, they need to get a move on with these relief efforts. The clock is ticking and they're WAY behind and have underestimated the massive effort and planning required.

Beck's Mercury One was ahead of everyone with supply trucks on-site and has raised well over 1 million while the MSM and libs are still trying to put together some fancy star studded fund raiser - retards.

31 posted on 11/03/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Right Wing Assault

32 posted on 11/03/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Free?

Watch for riots.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: jimbo123

It was not widly reported, but the President ordered this yesterday or earlier. It is free because, without power, people have no access to their money!


34 posted on 11/03/2012 10:04:47 AM PDT by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: kearnyirish2
Who is paying for these free $40 per pop fill-ups? I know; I am.

DoD gas is probably closer to $100 a gallon.

35 posted on 11/03/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: jimbo123

OK, that does it!!!!

I’m going to vote TWICE this time.. I am going to use my Maiden Name, Carlo3000B, and my post divorce name Carlo3b.. YUP!


36 posted on 11/03/2012 10:07:28 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: jimbo123

Giving away free gasoline in a crime ridden area of the country.

What could go wrong?
Oh I know. No cameras to film the event.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 10:07:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: jimbo123

Can somebody please remind us all just exactly what it is FEMA supposedly does for We the People?


38 posted on 11/03/2012 10:10:12 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: jimbo123
When you want something done get the armed forces involved.
39 posted on 11/03/2012 10:11:10 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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But don’t you people realize that Mario Jr. is even smarter than Obama? He’s going to run for president someday you know.

Unfrigginbelievable.


40 posted on 11/03/2012 10:12:51 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: jimbo123

the latest Dem Polling must be leaving them scared about losing New York...


41 posted on 11/03/2012 10:13:02 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Moonman62

“DoD gas is probably closer to $100 a gallon.”

Great; $1K per fill-up...


42 posted on 11/03/2012 10:13:12 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Nuc 1.1

I smell a riot about to start.


43 posted on 11/03/2012 10:15:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: kearnyirish2

That will teach those price gougers


44 posted on 11/03/2012 10:16:41 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: AppyPappy; All

Fights breaking out at Obama’s free gas giveaway in Freeport Long Island.


45 posted on 11/03/2012 10:17:14 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

What I don’t get is why they’re not selling gasoline to the gas stations with insufficient supply at market prices.


46 posted on 11/03/2012 10:18:05 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: AceMineral

Ha ha


47 posted on 11/03/2012 10:19:43 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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Twitter reports: moe ‏@moeskeleton @swishalicious33 two gas tanks are giving out free gas. a whole lotta people are fighting to get in line. it's just crazy over here jessica marquez ‏@miniaturerhino Panic in Crown Heights. People are swarming w/ gas cans for a free gas. Police everywhere, humvees, fighting, & crazy standstill traffic...
48 posted on 11/03/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Sacajaweau

If they are pulling it from the emergency stockpile...I think they may be OK to do this.

Now...as far as it being a ‘smart’ thing to do? That remains to be seen.


49 posted on 11/03/2012 10:24:48 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Cicero

...ask your Congresscritter


50 posted on 11/03/2012 10:26:10 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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