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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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To: kearnyirish2
connected by bridges, tunnels, and roads with varying degrees of damage and congestion.

OK, first of all, congestion has to be down because fewer people can drive because there is ... drum roll ... a gas shortage. Second, can you point to specific bridge closures? I have heard of tunnels being closed, but there are still a lot of bridges. And third, if the price of gas could be allowed to go up a couple of bucks per gallon, people would bitch, but companies in other states would have an incentive to send tankers full of gas, alleviating local problems getting gas from refineries to stations. Instead, there is a disincentive because distributors would have to eat the cost of shipping the gas.

101 posted on 11/03/2012 12:39:28 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Your hurricanes didn't hit a week before a presidential elections. You really need to work on scheduling those better.

LOL! I think you're right.

102 posted on 11/03/2012 12:40:35 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: kearnyirish2
The same people that complain about anti-gouging laws (which allow price increases, with limits) don’t seem to have a problem with the fact that government employees (cops) are the only thing stopping the mob from taking the fuel they need

Apples and oranges. Police is a valid function of local government. Interference with market pricing is not a valid function of state government.

103 posted on 11/03/2012 12:41:30 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: kearnyirish2
You’d be surprised how many of those people (at least in Manhattan & Brooklyn) don’t drive cars.

You'll be surprised at how many say they will now.

104 posted on 11/03/2012 12:46:45 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: jimbo123

Great pic!


105 posted on 11/03/2012 4:30:28 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
You'll be surprised at how many say they will now.

They'll have to find a place to store them and park them, though.

106 posted on 11/03/2012 4:32:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“You’ll be surprised at how many say they will now.”

Too often you’d have to rent garage space (if it is available); owning a car is difficult there.


107 posted on 11/04/2012 10:48:55 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: dirtboy

The bridges were closed during the storm, and have re-opened with restrictions (3 people per car, for example) that actually slowed the commute down.

Raising the price of gasoline by a few bucks per gallon on people who desperately need it to heat their homes is screwed up.


108 posted on 11/04/2012 10:53:24 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
Raising the price of gasoline by a few bucks per gallon on people who desperately need it to heat their homes is screwed up.

Would you rather have them not supply the gasoline at all?

109 posted on 11/04/2012 10:56:18 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“Would you rather have them not supply the gasoline at all?”

Of course not; the timing is horrible, though. This nonsense has people chasing the illusion of “green energy”; rather than having to protect us from Arab influence people will want to be protected from oil companies themselves.


110 posted on 11/04/2012 11:00:18 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
Of course not; the timing is horrible, though

Sometimes in life, your only choices are the bad choice, or the even worse choice.

111 posted on 11/04/2012 11:02:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: kearnyirish2
Raising the price of gasoline by a few bucks per gallon on people who desperately need it to heat their homes is screwed up.

Quite frankly, you are clueless. Keeping the price as it was before the storm is the best way to ensure there will be little gas to buy at that price. Out-of-state and out-of-region companies have absolutely no economic incentive to ship gasoline to the affected areas, because they would have to eat the transit costs versus just keeping it local.

Ask someone needing to fuel his generator whether he would rather pay six bucks a gallon to have gas - without limits - or four bucks a gallon to not have any gas. It is the liberal economic mindset that demands both adequate supply and artificially-low price in this kind of situation, in complete denial of basic economics.

112 posted on 11/04/2012 11:03:48 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dfwgator

I agree. I don’t have any answers; I’m glad I filled my tanks, but still feel for those people who really need the gas for heating. It is cold here, especially at night; while it isn’t freezing, when the power was off you just couldn’t be comfortable.


113 posted on 11/04/2012 11:12:01 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: dirtboy

“Quite frankly, you are clueless. Keeping the price as it was before the storm is the best way to ensure there will be little gas to buy at that price.”

Hard to take you seriously when you don’t even know THEY ARE ALLOWED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES.

You are a blithering idiot.


114 posted on 11/05/2012 3:14:14 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
You are a jackass. They are not allowed to freely set the price in response to market forces. If market forces had been allowed to work, there would be much more gas in the area now.

You are a liberal idiot in thinking that your opinions are superior to market economics.

115 posted on 11/05/2012 3:17:15 AM PST by dirtboy
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