November 12, 2012
"Living like animals"
The rest of the headline: Sandy victims hit out after being forced to spend 12 days without power
Another quote, this time from former New York City police officer Diane Uhlfelder at the protest of Long Island Power Authority:
‘The kids have been out of school for more than a week,' Uhlfelder said. 'All the food is totally ruined, it's expensive eating out every day, so most of the time it's McDonald's, but the cold is the worst. It's been hell.’
Does it occur to anyone else that if this storm had passed over Haiti instead of America the number without power would become the number of dead?
If you click through to the second link, the 'Living like animals' story, you can find a 1:30 video [near the bottom] of Governor Andrew Cuomo doing a photo-op aid hand-out (featuring loads of WalMart bags full of stuff) where he took time out to tell a news crew that "all of the utility companies have failed in many ways." Seems they "didn't prepare well enough." Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, pot.
How well was the state prepared? Or the city? Or private individuals?? Who "forced" them to live in a coastal metropolis, or to eschew their own electric generator, or gasoline storage, or freakin' flood insurance? "There is a lot that needs to be fixed here" I heard a middle-aged, apparently able-bodied man tell a Fox News Channel reporter this morning. "Who's gonna take care of it? I still don't know." Dear sir, is there yet a functioning mirror in your privately owned home?
As for Diane, the ex-cop: "Burn your passport and move to the rainforest. And bring your mother there!" [2:30]
"And if it weren't for you, most of those who are here would be left helpless at the mercy of that wind in the middle of some such plain."
UPDATE: jk busting in, so I can add a graphic to my comment. A beloved relative on Facebook posts this:
The poster neither enjoys engagement nor is particularly predelicted to reason, but I was astonished to hear that on the entire eastern seaboard, there were no people who prepared or evacuated. I don't really care their party affiliation.
But this is what we are up against. Everything comes from government. Everything.Environment Posted by JohnGalt at November 12, 2012 2:46 PM