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Red Cross runs out of supplies
early, further frustrating Sandy victims

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Stephen Stirling

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/11/2012 10:50:42 AM

RAHWAY — In Rahway, where frustration and misery are building, the Red Cross had expected to give out supplies to powerless residents until 3 this afternoon. They ran out long before that. By 2 p.m., residents had even taken the cardboard boxes the supplies — blankets, toilet paper, flashlights and other necessities — had arrived in while others lined up at a food truck for what was their first hot meal in the nearly two weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey. "It´s been hell," said Monique Patterson, a city resident. "I have three kids and we have no power

Not to worry - ´Bam will be gracing you with his presence soon.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/11/2012 10:55:40 AM     (No. 9007026)

The Red Cross appears to be running as smoothly as the Obama administration. s/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/11/2012 10:56:07 AM     (No. 9007028)

They need to call the photo kings -- Obama & Christie. They´ll be right on it!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/11/2012 11:00:14 AM     (No. 9007037)

The problem with the Sandy response is that the federal government is run by a bunch of racists, who are punishing the rich white New York and anew Jersey voters. Retribution for the racists that made New Orleans suffer under Bush´s response to Katrina.

/s off

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shamrock, 11/11/2012 11:04:57 AM     (No. 9007048)

Shiver, starve, vote democrat. I couldn´t care less.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 11/11/2012 11:12:18 AM     (No. 9007071)

Well, it´s hard to keep up with emergency relief supplies when you have all those Red Cross zekutive positions that must be funded.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 11/11/2012 11:29:31 AM     (No. 9007098)

Yep, #5. I quit donating to the Red Cross many years ago when I realized that it was run by kleptocrats.

And why don´t people prepare to take care of themselves? Not like they weren´t warned.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/11/2012 11:35:31 AM     (No. 9007113)

Maybe they should ask Romney for help.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jkb, 11/11/2012 11:36:38 AM     (No. 9007120)

#5 pegged it. Send your money and supplies to the Salvation Army instead. http://salvationarmyusa.org/

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/11/2012 11:40:57 AM     (No. 9007127)

There was beaucoup warning butt gov´t needs all it´s efforts focused on YOU..your beverage size, salt intake, smoking, carbon footprint . The money is spent on narrowing our car lanes with badly sited bike lanes, mini parks, bike racks..yada yada.. The ambulancesand fire trucks are much slowed.. Dangerously ao .. And there were few gas stations BEFORE rationing ...What you need mundane supplies like water, food shelter ,gas ?Fugetaboutit... We have important chic issues.... For the record only the churchs are doing what must be done.. With MO photo ops...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 11/11/2012 11:43:57 AM     (No. 9007133)

The Red Cross probably had more than enough supplies but a lot of people that picked them up did not need them but just showed up because the stuff was free.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/11/2012 11:52:59 AM     (No. 9007147)

I think that I am finally ´disaster fatigued´. I used to send something to most ´good´ causes...African famine, tsunami, earthquake.

No longer. My giving is confined to local causes, my church and The Salvation Army.

Obama wants the state to be master of all when it comes to disaster relief. He can have it now as far as I am concerned. Looks like the state is doing its usual bang-up job in NY, etc. S/off

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tipover, 11/11/2012 11:56:26 AM     (No. 9007155)

Where is the New York/New Jersey National Guard? There should be more than enough Mess Trucks and Cooks available no matter what type of units they may have. Also water trucks, heavy equipment, ect.

There are some serious problems with the State and local response to this situation. The Red Cross hasn´t been sterling in this emergency but they are not the primary responder. The States and Local agency´s are.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Evocatus, 11/11/2012 12:01:06 PM     (No. 9007161)

I´ve had my fill of Professional do-gooders as opposed to true volunteers. They end up scoring a gig where they can feeeeeeel good about themselves, go to a lot of cocktail parties and do very little work. When their gig calls them to the plate in a crisis -- they fold, as they are not ready and not used to the heavy lifting required.

Some neighborhoods in New York are clearing up faster and better because the residents are taking personal action to remove themselves from the damage imposed upon them. Best wishes to them, they will be successful.

Other neighborhoods are still swimming in sea-water, mud, and decay because they are sitting around waiting for a handout. Best wishes to the weak among them, and for the otherwise able, we hope you rot. Cry and beg help from Nanny Bloomberg and the Obammunist.

If some Conservatives are Liberals who got mugged, I´m thinking there might be a few new conservatives grown out of this little life lesson.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jackie, 11/11/2012 12:09:30 PM     (No. 9007180)

I bet Obama was thinking about them and feeling their pain right up until he got into his motorcade and headed for the golf course yesterday...No time for photo ops now... Places to go...people and a country to destroy.. I hope all the vistims who voted for the destroyer are happy with their choice. No sympathy here...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jackie, 11/11/2012 12:11:43 PM     (No. 9007187)

oops hit the wrong key before I edited..

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Reply 16 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/11/2012 12:13:54 PM     (No. 9007197)

Remember when the media was laughing at the Romney campaign for collecting and donating food and blankets? Remember when the Red Cross disdained them?

I don´t give to the Red Cross and I´m always disappointed when I see someone who should have better sense entreating people to give to them. They waste money as well as the government.

I only give to Salvation Army disaster relief. Lowest overhead, best on the ground. Unless I know of a good local organization, I go with SA every time.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: maggie2u, 11/11/2012 12:23:06 PM     (No. 9007222)

In Seattle, the local ABC affiliate KOMO TV, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, has relief drives after a disaster. They ask people to come to the station´s parking lot where they can meet with the local newscasters who take the donations and they fill up two or three semi´s with food, water, blankets, clothing, cleaning supplies, even pet food. But not this time, all they´re doing now is asking people to donate to the Red Cross. Wonder why. s/off

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Reply 18 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 11/11/2012 12:26:50 PM     (No. 9007228)

The Red Cross really is incapable in the 21st c of more than localized [ie state relief].

The Red Cross´ relief efforts began following the 19th c Johnstown Flood, when there was no Nat. organization in place .............. let the Nat Guard, Reserves of US Military run relief.

The Military had to step in after Hurricane Andrew. It was the first time most Americans saw our citizens in So Florida living in 3rd World conditions. .......... days after the storm.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/11/2012 12:39:01 PM     (No. 9007249)

I refuse to bad mouth these NY´rs or NJ´rs just because they may have voted dem. From what I´ve heard Staten Island is a bastion of rep voters anyway. Had this not happened so close to a bitterly fought election I don´t believe politics would even be raised as an issue. These Americans didn´t ´´betray´´ us!

Their states should be in there giving aid and assistance and blankets, food, shelter. That´s where the breakdown is. Gov Cuomo should be moving Nat. Guard in - I think Christie may have already. New York is the biggest city in the country - I find it absolutely horrifying that they have not yet gotten this under control. Nanny Bloomberg doesn´t want anyone ´´carrying a gun´´ besides the NYPD so he´s turned down the Nat.Guard. Incredible.

I also believe a large part of this is union labor. For all we know, they´re ´´teaching a lesson´´. They have set hours including time for breaks. And they don´t work in the dark or the rain/snow. Additionally, LIPA has told customers that they require an electrician to sign off on a house before power is restored. There aren´t enough electricians to get this done. But I´d bet a buck that non-union electricians aren´t being allowed to work.

So many of our fellow Americans have been so conditioned to ´´the gov´t´´ doing for them that they seem to be unable to do for themselves and each other. It almost feels like we´re turning into a nation of pets who sleep by the wood stove and wait for the food bowl to be filled. There are those of us who don´t have a clue how to do for ourselves...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/11/2012 1:17:15 PM     (No. 9007318)

Reading between the lines [my take] ...

This was an out-of-control mob of "residents" who rushed the naive Red Cross workers and took [read: ripped off] all the supplies. That´s why they ran out waaaaay early.

Probably a lot of those "emergency kit" supplies are being sold on the black market now ... just like the "free gasoline" that was sent by the gubmint last week.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/11/2012 1:17:54 PM     (No. 9007319)

Gee, where is chrissy christie and his BFF obama? I thought they had each other´s phone numbers and could call 24/7 if "anything" came up and obama could "help". Sorry, I cannot feel a great deal of sympathy for blue state voters, though I wouldn´t wish what is happening to them on my worst enemy. They´ll get through it and continue to vote for demonrats. That´s on them. I´ll bet a lot of them wish President Bush was around with HIS FEMA disaster crew! At least then, the "msm" would be calling attention to their plight. Day & Night, just like Katrina.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 11/11/2012 1:44:21 PM     (No. 9007355)

Call FEMA.

*Heh heh heh heh heh.*

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rubinski, 11/11/2012 1:48:50 PM     (No. 9007361)

Call Professor Obama--the man who can cause the seas to rise and fall.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hardright, 11/11/2012 1:50:11 PM     (No. 9007364)

Red Cross? Why dump on the Red Cross or any other charitable org. Where in the hell is Obama? If Bush was still Prez. the msm would be dumping on him 24/7 for not doing more! Elect dems and this is what you get. You´re on your own. How was your golf date, Obama?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: navyjag907, 11/11/2012 1:58:33 PM     (No. 9007378)

Blue state. Don´t care. Let Obama take care of it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: jimmiet, 11/11/2012 2:18:30 PM     (No. 9007407)

Blue state? These are Americans they may be the neighbors we don´t like but they are OUR neighbors. CCOB.ORG has a disaster relief on their website all are volunteers no paid executives. Also the Salvation Army does an excellent job in providing help. Differences divide us, don´t let this be one of them. God bless.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/11/2012 2:27:40 PM     (No. 9007420)

Preident Zero hugged a couple of wbite ladies in NJ, the fat bast*rd governor swooned over
Zero, and about 15% of voters nationally said that Zero´s leadership in the storm caused them to vote for him.
Hard to believe, but true.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/11/2012 2:37:59 PM     (No. 9007435)

Interesting that these big help organizations whose top person earns over 600,00 thousand year always run short of supplies.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: attorneyforfreedom, 11/11/2012 2:47:10 PM     (No. 9007451)

#20 "It almost feels like we´re turning into a nation of pets who sleep by the wood stove and wait for the food bowl to be filled. "

That is the best thought I have read all day. It gave me a chuckle. Too bad it really is true :-(

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mercedesops, 11/11/2012 2:47:53 PM     (No. 9007453)

And while they continue to suffer in New York our campaigner in chief busys himself with pick up basketball, free golf at our military golf courses with his buddies, watching loads of sports on his big screen and reading fawning articles in Newsweek.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/11/2012 3:09:46 PM     (No. 9007492)

#27, I am with you. These people are suffering and dying. They are my fellow Americans and I do not care who they voted for. Red Cross getting blasted cuz they are given free, prime time spots all over TV to brag on themselves constantly. So get the job done already. The RC is now a huge bureaucracy with too many Generals (making very nice paychecks) and too few soldiers ON THE GROUND!!!!! They get plenty of donations so get with it!!!!
Salvation Army, Operation Blessing, Sam Purse and now churches like mine
working directly with LOCAL pastors to mobilize people, money, supplies. We can ´t depend on govt to do this one.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/11/2012 3:24:48 PM     (No. 9007525)

27, 32, I appreciate the sentiment, but too late. These states sold out our country in the most important election in most of our collective lifetimes, and I am simply recommending they pray and bow down to the leader they adore like Christ. Ask him to deliver.

I am in California. Next time mudslides ruin the homes of liberal movie execs and "stars" that are stupid enough to build there, I am not going to lift a finger either. Their actor friends that threw Obama parties while Rome burned can reach out a hand. Maybe Beyonce and Sarah Jessica Parker can feed their starving flood ravaged friends some free birth control pills. And further, I won´t support asking our friends in say, Texas, for any funds or personnel help.

My fellow Californians--and New Yorkers and people in New Jersey, made their choices, and they can suck on them.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: xcenturion, 11/11/2012 3:47:05 PM     (No. 9007563)

Blue state = no pity, and no donation from me. With my taxes due to increase soon here in California I must be more selective in donating to certain organizations. In the future my money will only go to veteran support groups.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/11/2012 4:47:36 PM     (No. 9007679)

I haven´t sent any money to Red Cross or United Way for years. I don´t even participate when my work place wants to do United Way event.

I´m very particular where my money goes.

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Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

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