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The Political Superstorm that
Devastated New York

Townhall, by Paul Driessen

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Posted By:abuela10, 12/29/2012 9:05:42 AM

“Superstorm” Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and left millions without food, water, electricity, sanitation or shelter for days or even weeks. Our thoughts and prayers remain focused on its victims, many of whom are still grieving as they struggle with the storm’s wintry aftermath and try to rebuild their lives. Unfortunately, too many politicians continue to use the storm to advance agendas, deflect blame for incompetence and mistakes, and obfuscate and magnify future risks from building and development projects that they have designed, promoted, permitted and profited from.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/29/2012 9:40:00 AM     (No. 9088507)

Liberal storms like Sandy or Katrina are so much more devastating than conservative storms like Ike or Rita. Conservatives just cleaned up, filed their insurance claims and went on. Liberals are still in whining, we shall never forget, more of your money needed mode.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ronbet, 12/29/2012 9:48:41 AM     (No. 9088516)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/29/2012 11:57:29 AM     (No. 9088702)

San Francisco columnist’s advice to the 60’s hippies is just as poignant for the Manhattanites today: do your own thing, at your own expense, on your own time.

If you choose to build or buy in the most weather vulnerable and expensive real estate market, fine. But don’t come for my money or sympathy when the inevitable happens.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/29/2012 1:17:27 PM     (No. 9088815)

Nominate for must read. We live in coastal TX and must be prepared for storms. It is always amazing how federal money somehow never arrives at the target. Two examples: 10 years of spending for flood control in New Orleans hadn´t resulted in improvement in the levees and federal purchases of emergency water didn´t actually get made til after Sandy and then delivered to a large warehouse in NJ.

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