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Forgotten by FEMA:
Volunteers step up in
storm-ravaged NYC borough

Fox News, by Perry Chiaramonte, Joshua Rhett Miller

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/8/2012 2:17:40 PM

Volunteers and disaster victims have taken rescue, recovery and security into their own hands on New York's storm-ravaged borough of Staten Island, where they say FEMA has forgotten them. Already without power for more than a week in the wake of superstorm Sandy, hard-hit residents of the borough's South Shore braved a nor'easter Wednesday night, many -- perhaps hundreds -- huddling in condemned homes and ignoring orders to evacuate out of fear looters would take what little Mother Nature has left them. "FEMA packed up everything yesterday and left the area,"


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Chief1942, 11/8/2012 2:23:12 PM     (No. 9000030)

In all honesty, I cannot think of a region of this nation that more than deserves the response they are getting from their "Nanny Government". How's all that cold weather working for you socialist pukes? Hang in there. It is only going to get worse.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: arcady, 11/8/2012 2:26:46 PM     (No. 9000041)

It's an Obama nation

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gam, 11/8/2012 2:31:39 PM     (No. 9000055)

As I recall, in Katrina, any FEMA problems were blamed on Bush.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 11/8/2012 2:38:45 PM     (No. 9000085)

Don't ask me for any donations to the Red Cross or anyone else on your behalf. Ask your Uncle Obama and your Uncle Chris.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hooter, 11/8/2012 2:39:12 PM     (No. 9000086)

I had to hold my nose to donate (never to Red Cross), but they do need help. Beck is right about letting them see the private donations and compare it to government. You can't let Occupy Wallstreet types fill the void. That's what the Muslim Brotherhood did to gain power in the Middle East.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Axeman, 11/8/2012 2:39:46 PM     (No. 9000087)

Sorry for you guys but we have our own big problems here. Our church is contributing to the effort. I hope it helps. Obummer doesn't care about people unless it does something for him. FEMA is like an insurance company, not like a fire dept. Don't ever expect FEMA to be a first responder and don't expect specific help from them. Lessons hard learned but easily forgotten.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fishbone, 11/8/2012 2:39:50 PM     (No. 9000088)

Just wait #3, it's still going to be Bush's fault.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: scarface67, 11/8/2012 2:42:09 PM     (No. 9000101)

Re post #1: You should do some research. the borough of Staten Island voted for McCain in 2008 and Romney this time around. This is payback from the federal government and the media is ignoring it. And if you think this is bad just wait until you need a costly operation under Obamacare and the death panel tumbles to the fact that you're a registered Republican.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mutant geezer, 11/8/2012 2:44:37 PM     (No. 9000108)

Having been through several Cat 5 storms I find the complaining by these Socialists to be amusing. The same problem exists in the third world countries. The locals all waited for the government to bail them out while the people who where successful in their lives, both private and business, who built their own businesses and in general pay the tax bills always took care of their own problems. It is a common sight to see the locals with blue tarps on their houses for years after the storm passed while the successful and ambitious generally get their properties repaired in short order. It's a cultural thing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/8/2012 2:46:18 PM     (No. 9000122)

#8, I am sure that #1 awaits your apology.........

(From SILive.com)
"President Barack Obama made White House history on Tuesday night, becoming just the fourth Democrat to win the Island in a presidential election since 1944.

In a squeaker over Republican Mitt Romney, Obama took the Island with 67,524 votes, or 50.4 percent, according to final Associated Press numbers.

Romney, whom many expected to win the "red borough," had 66,420 votes, or 49.6 percent.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/8/2012 2:52:07 PM     (No. 9000147)

Correction to headline:
Forgotten by OBAMA'S FEMA.
Obama owns this. Obama owns this.
Obama owns this. To the victims..Obama moved the oceans and commanded this storm to target you so he could win re-election. Got it? s/

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Reply 12 - Posted by: janjan, 11/8/2012 2:53:26 PM     (No. 9000148)

They should have taken matters into their own hands a long time ago. That is exactly why we are saddled with the loser communist for another 4 years - people still believe it is the government's job to take care of them even when it is glaringly obvious that they are too incompetent to do so.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tipover, 11/8/2012 2:55:23 PM     (No. 9000156)

Even conservatives forget. FEMA was never designed to be a "first responder". The actual on the ground response was always to be the State, local agencies, National Guard. In this case the affected States don't seem to be too concerned or we would see many more National Guard troops and equipment. Perhaps resistance from the Unions?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: saildreamer, 11/8/2012 3:14:00 PM     (No. 9000201)

I agree that FEMA is not a first responder but it has been more than a week. It is time for the second response. The Red Cross certainly should be there. Remember how Romney's donation collection was sneered at by MSNBC? I bet it would come in handy now. If I were Romney, I'd drive my campaign bus right down there and start handing out donations.

One more thing... I thought Obama had this all sorted out in the situation room as the storm rolled in. One more endless example of how he takes credit but never receives the blame.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/8/2012 3:21:00 PM     (No. 9000219)

And where is Mayor Bloomberg while all this is going on?

If the cold, suffering, residents of Staten Island want to get their mayor's attention, they should march en masse toward New York's City Hall and deploy themselves at the restaurants in the region, then light up the smelliest cigarettes and cigars they can find and puff away.

Soon, Nanny Bloomberg's health Gestapo will show up, and the Staten Islanders can then make their complaints about the poor post-Sandy services they've been receiving and finally get some food, heat, and a good night's sleep in a New York jail.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: msjena, 11/8/2012 3:36:32 PM     (No. 9000257)

Since the election, and O's photo op, I've decided to let the Federal government take care of this problem. I won't be donating to any relief funds.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/8/2012 3:54:55 PM     (No. 9000316)

big government to the rescue...
bon appetit,

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Reply 18 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/8/2012 3:58:36 PM     (No. 9000330)

Should set on your hands and wait for government. Are you crazy? They need to take a lesson or two from New Orleans. They may be cutting themselves out of a bunch of free stuff! Government largess only comes to those who wait. Don't be too hastey.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 11/8/2012 4:01:18 PM     (No. 9000350)

Amen #4. I just received an email from our HR office about an upcoming red cross blood drive. It used the hurricane and the interruption in donations in the NE as a hook to try to get me interested.

I may sit this one out just for spite. They're already getting enough out of me, and the price was just too high (4 more years).

Besides, I doubt any blood from my region would end up in NJ anyway. Too far away.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: judy, 11/8/2012 4:15:33 PM     (No. 9000382)

Let's see if abccbscnnnbc report this. People complain & continue to vote the dems into office.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: scarface67, 11/8/2012 4:52:04 PM     (No. 9000462)

Re post # 10: I apologize to poster #1.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rochow, 11/8/2012 5:08:58 PM     (No. 9000504)

the election is over, zippy never, ever 'cared' for the little people....so now folks, you are on your own....and the nanny of NY does not care for the little people either....I assume they all voted for zippy anyway!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chief1942, 11/8/2012 5:28:36 PM     (No. 9000551)

Look, I do have compassion for those who are suffering, regardless of how hard nosed I sounded in that first post. But at some point, people need to recognize that it is their responsibility to look out for their own welfare and safety. I spent my career in the Fire Service busting my a** to save other peoples a**, so I know just how little people take it upon themselves to prepair , not just for storms and such, but economic problems as well.
Seems so many have deferred their welfare to this nefarious group of individuals referred to as "our government". Let me break this to you gently, all "our government" cares about is their own standard of living, your money through taxation, and your votes to keep them in power. The French underclass eventually figured this out and as the ruling classes heads started to hit the ground via the guillotine, even some of them realized they had stepped in doodoo, but alas too late. The rest is history, and it seems history needs repeating right here in the former USA.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 11/8/2012 7:35:56 PM     (No. 9000812)

Yo..yo...Why don't they ask fat man Christie for some help?? He might get another photo opp!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/9/2012 9:30:42 AM     (No. 9002076)

#8/21, I was disgusted to have to write that SI went D. But we must identify the enemy. Sadly, SI is now in that column.

I am from Jersey, and still live here. I will not do another thing for the coast.

I am still disgusted that my innate conservatism-read concern for all people- made me; without thinking or hesitation, drive my own generator down to Spring Lake Heights to lend ot an old college friend who is a 2nd generation Iron Worker Union rep.
While he has NO PROBLEM letting MY child suffer the policies of his party, I could not allow HIS kids to freeze.

Sorry if I sounded grumpy; I am.

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