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Misery for 2.5 million STILL without power after 6 days - lawlessness, fear take over New York
Daily Mail ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012 | Rachel Rickard Straus and Snejana Farberov

Posted on 11/04/2012 8:56:52 PM PST by Jyotishi

o Residents claim they are the 'forgotten victims' of Sandy

o Also say that lack of power and law enforcement means more looting and violent crime

o Those in stricken areas stockpiling weapons like kitchen knives, machetes, and bats to protect themselves

o Coney Island residents say they are forced to 'scavenge for food like animals'

o Power unlikely to be returned to Brooklyn, Queen's and Staten Island until sometime next week

Almost one week after superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast with its ferocious force, power was still out to some 2.5 million customers due to damages, down from 3.5 million on Friday, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability claimed.

The state with the largest number of outages by far is still New Jersey with 32 percent of customers without power, it said it a report.

And as the lights begin to flicker on in Lower Manhattan, nine percent of customers across the state of New York still do not have power, followed by seven percent in Connecticut

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012; ct; democrats; hurricane; looting; nj; obama; sandy; storm; wheresobama
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Full title: Misery for 2.5 million STILL without power after six days as lawlessness and fear take over New York's outer boroughs
1 posted on 11/04/2012 8:57:00 PM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

Where’s Obama?


2 posted on 11/04/2012 8:58:52 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Jyotishi

I heard in parts of L.I., they expect power to be out for around 3 weeks.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 8:59:49 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Jyotishi

The union power company slugs should be really proud after turning away motivated and qualified non-union crews from other states.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 9:00:06 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Huskrrrr
Where’s Obama?

He fixed it the first day. I just didn't stay fixed.

Bush's fault.

5 posted on 11/04/2012 9:00:41 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Huskrrrr

Oh, right. There’s no chance he’ll lose NY on Tuesday. Why bother?


6 posted on 11/04/2012 9:01:00 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Jyotishi

If Dubya was still the president, the turd polishers in the liberal “media” would be screaming that he doesn’t care that “the folks” are “suffering and dying”. With Barry, it ain’t no big deal. Under socialism, a little suffering is always good for the soul and they are just whining anyway.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 9:01:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer
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To: Jyotishi

And these same people will vote for “The One” again! Geesh!


8 posted on 11/04/2012 9:02:10 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Jyotishi

And, meanwhile, power crews from other parts of the country are being turned away if they aren’t union...


9 posted on 11/04/2012 9:05:00 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Jyotishi

Maybe the womyn of the View can offer some insight. They seemed to be so knowledgeable after Katrina.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 9:08:20 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: teletech

"When you only care to loot the very best..."

11 posted on 11/04/2012 9:10:32 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Huskrrrr

> Where’s Obama?

Campaigning, trying to run out the clock.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 9:12:17 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

If I had the money I would drop flyers stating how the union turned away help from other states.

This is America Right?


13 posted on 11/04/2012 9:13:58 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Jyotishi

But, Obama flew by in a helicopter and made everything better.

I read it in the news.

These people are just complaining now.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 9:14:28 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Jyotishi; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

Imagine where they would be without Obama’s strong leadership. He showed up for that cameo with Christie for a few hugs and heaps of praise and then off to the campaign. Who could ask for more?


15 posted on 11/04/2012 9:15:00 PM PST by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Sun

I realize it was a terrible storm , but 3 weeks ??? Sounds third world-ish to me .


16 posted on 11/04/2012 9:15:12 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Jyotishi

Pals in LI helping out other pals in LI! Never met, but helping all the same. Bob Mc Donald sent his crews up 1600 from VA today after they got their power back!

Pray and send your contributions to the Salvation Army! Red Cross is the equivalent of FEMA!


17 posted on 11/04/2012 9:17:58 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Sun

I have alot of relatives on Long Island, in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Two of my cousins who live in different towns in Suffolk County got their power back on Saturday.

Another relative on the north shore of Long Island, in Suffolk County, still has no power.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 9:19:15 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (.Remember on Tuesday!)
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To: sickoflibs; Jet Jaguar

I heard that Obama spent all of 90 minutes there, and mainly for photo-ops. He’s got to be the most selfish, anti-American president in history.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 9:21:45 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: OrangeHoof

One of these days, that guy’s going to show up and start asking for royalties;))


20 posted on 11/04/2012 9:21:57 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: FlingWingFlyer

you beat me too it....but Bush was better, just the screaming media wouldn’t tell the truth...the feds have to be asked in and female governor didn’t request it from the very beginning....first responders within the state goes first, than the governor has to request assissiant...Even Bush said this but the msm cannot under stand english from a republican


21 posted on 11/04/2012 9:22:15 PM PST by goat granny
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To: teletech

I spoke to a relative Sunday in Nassau County, on Long Island.

She told me no matter what, she is going to vote on Tuesday. So is her daughter and grandchildren. They all live in a two-family house, and they are all voting for Romney.


22 posted on 11/04/2012 9:23:00 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (.Remember on Tuesday!)
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To: Jyotishi

Good thing none of those enlightened liberals didn’t have any of those dirty, smelly and polluting portable generators that spew out greenhouse gasses and use up nonrenewable fossil fuels, or any of those dangerous guns that sometimes just get up by themselves and kill people, and furthermore avoided that silly and self-destructive “hoarding” behavior so popular to right-wing militia wingnuts, who have, what is it, *months* of food and water stored within their domicile, as if they are expecting Armageddon and ensuing rapture at any instant. Nope, none of that for the enlightened sages. Not for the truly enlightened ones, anyway. Nope, only crazy right wing “survivalist” kooks waste their money on such stupid things.


23 posted on 11/04/2012 9:26:07 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

That is something we take for granted, and why you lose it for a few days, it is wonderful to get it back!


24 posted on 11/04/2012 9:31:50 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Jyotishi

Come on now, Christie said Obama was doing a great job!


25 posted on 11/04/2012 9:33:00 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Jyotishi; Jet Jaguar
RE :”I heard that Obama spent all of 90 minutes there, and mainly for photo-ops”

Yes he is a true leader.
If he wasn't in charge then NYC and NJ would be in mess today. Things would have been much worse. Those people don't care if they have no homes or power or heat when it drops below freezing tonight. Just knowing that BoB spent that 90 minutes there makes it all worth it to them.

26 posted on 11/04/2012 9:35:02 PM PST by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Jyotishi

What is the typical party trend for upstate NY? Even before the storm , i heard Romney was tied with 0. If they are getting pissed like this, iimagine it would add to a Romney advantage.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 9:36:07 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Huskrrrr

Heckuva Job you’re doing there, Barry !!


28 posted on 11/04/2012 9:40:40 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Salgak

Give it another day or two and the Nanny vans will show up with one MRE-if your lucky. After a week.


29 posted on 11/04/2012 9:42:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: acapesket
Pray and send your contributions to the Salvation Army! Red Cross is the equivalent of FEMA!

Amen.
The Red Cross got too big and full of themselves, during the 911 aftermath. I will never forget that...

"We don't care WHAT you specify we use your contribution for; We'll decide where the money is spent!"

You can with your own money, arrogant twit!

I have contributed exclusively to the Salvation Army since...

30 posted on 11/04/2012 9:44:23 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Jyotishi

I like this guy. He's going to make out okay. He is resourceful.

31 posted on 11/04/2012 9:53:53 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Jyotishi

This will be bad for The Disaster. Anyone previously mildly inclined to vote for him may well be having second thoughts so that they will not make any special efforts to get to the polls. Those who want to vote against him won’t let a storm stop them.


32 posted on 11/04/2012 9:57:33 PM PST by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: rawhide

Is that sand he’s standing on? If so, nice oceanfront property!


33 posted on 11/04/2012 9:58:34 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Ping


34 posted on 11/04/2012 10:00:41 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Jyotishi

This has gone on too long, and there is a lack of efficiency. If this were a Republican president, he would be skewered on CNN and all of the other rat stations just like they did with Bush.


35 posted on 11/04/2012 10:09:31 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Swede Girl

Media Capital of the World and this is worse than Katrina and nothing from the Media?


36 posted on 11/04/2012 10:30:45 PM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Jyotishi
He’s got to be the most selfish, anti-American president in history.

You can say that again. I'd add psychotic to it.

37 posted on 11/04/2012 10:43:17 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Jyotishi

Where’s Obama?


38 posted on 11/04/2012 10:47:40 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Jyotishi

The Traitor said to tell all those New Yorkers and New Jerseyites that they don’t mind having no power. OK? OK.


39 posted on 11/04/2012 10:51:16 PM PST by uncitizen (4 Dead in Benghazi!)
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To: Jyotishi

The Traitor said to tell all those New Yorkers and New Jerseyites that they don’t mind having no power. OK? OK.


40 posted on 11/04/2012 10:51:29 PM PST by uncitizen (4 Dead in Benghazi!)
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To: All

if romney wins i predict the media will abandon odumba and give a full and accurate reporting of sandy (note, NOT being sarcastic), because once the battle is lost they now chase sensationalism and ratings.


41 posted on 11/04/2012 10:53:49 PM PST by willywill
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To: eyedigress

> Where’s Obama?

There’s No-Bama.


42 posted on 11/04/2012 10:57:10 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: scooby321

Worse than Katrina? BS.


43 posted on 11/04/2012 10:57:43 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: willywill

If Romney wins, and it is beginning to look like he will, we’ll have to reduce the influence of the liberal media.


44 posted on 11/04/2012 11:00:14 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

Checking in from Long Island. I still have no power (I’m writing this from my father’s kitchen table). Thankfully, we have a fireplace and have been able to cook and keep warm because of it.

I’ve seen no looting here, but a lady from my church showed up at Mass today shaking, crying and very, very frightened. She’d been on a line at the gas station for three hours when an irate man rammed her car, got out and threatened to kill her and burn down her house if she didn’t let him cut in front of her — and this is in my own very quiet neighborhood!

Meanwhile, my cousin in Staten Island is now sleeping on his couch with a shotgun in his lap because of the lawlessness he’s seen there. (Our own shotgun is also ready to go, BTW.)

Thankfully, no one I know has been hurt, but many of my friends have severely damaged homes. Most of those were from falling trees, but one had the ocean march across more than two miles of (flat) land to flood her entire first floor.

EVERY block I’ve seen has at least one large tree down, and wires are hanging everywhere. It looks like a war zone around here.

Regards,


45 posted on 11/04/2012 11:10:02 PM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Jyotishi

6 Days.....Oh please....Ike....14 days! Absolute nightmare!


46 posted on 11/04/2012 11:18:43 PM PST by jackieh
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To: VermiciousKnid

A bump and my best to you.


47 posted on 11/04/2012 11:18:59 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Jyotishi

Perhaps Zer0 needs to do a flyover to get Sandy's New York victims pumped.

48 posted on 11/05/2012 12:30:56 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Jyotishi

I can understand the power outage problems and those of roadways and railways/subways, but the problems are excaberated by the labor unions who will not permit “free” workers to help.

Failure to deliver water, food, toilet paper and blankets, as a minimum, are problems that are unforgiveable!

Aren’t there helicopters in the area that could take in supplies of needed things? ....I’ve seen ZERO coverage of any choppers delivering supplies.

Totally disorganized recovery effort.


49 posted on 11/05/2012 12:34:11 AM PST by octex
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To: Jyotishi

When asked about FEMA’s response, Obama replied, “I...Uh, I...I...uh, uh...I mean, just let me...uhm, say...... GREAT JOB, Craig!”


50 posted on 11/05/2012 1:29:35 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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