How is everyone doing in Northeast USA?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by SoBad, Oct 29, 2012.

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What is missing in your NE US home?

Poll closed Nov 5, 2012.
  1. Electricity

    62.5%
  2. Hot water

    75.0%
  3. Cold water

    37.5%
  4. Dial tone on the landline

    37.5%
  5. Internet

    37.5%
  6. Glass in the windows

    37.5%
  7. Good company

    12.5%
  8. A nice bottle of tequila 100% puro de agave, limones, y sal de mar:lol:

    37.5%
  9. A good bedtime book, like fedrules of civpro:lol::lol:

    12.5%
  10. Battery-operated radio, batteries, and candles:cry:

    12.5%
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  1. SoBad

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    Just checking in to see how everyone is holding up. I’ve had no hot water since mid-afternoon, but everything else is OK!!
     
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  2. Mike Bulgakov

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    I hope everyone is doing well there, and that the electricity is not out for too long. I have been in two typhoons (but no hurricanes), and they were no fun.
     
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  3. SoBad

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    Haha I guess I am the only one left with the internet in Northeast. At this time, I would like to encourage people from other geographies to take part in the discussion.
     
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  4. Sabratha

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    I hope everybody is doing alright after the hurricane.
     
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  5. DCaicedo

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    Doing ok in NJ. Haven't lost anything (yet?) but lots of homes within a 5-block radius have. Huge trees uprooted.
    No word yet as to when work re-opens in lower Manhattan.
    What a mess you made Sandy.

    Past 2 days without liquor have been a bit boring. Might need a refill tomorrow lol
     
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  6. Eph

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    Didn't lose a damn thing. People down the street from me were not so lucky (I live in Weston MA).
     
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  7. chrischris

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    OK, good to hear that!

    How did they ( down the street) fare?
     
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  8. Dedans Penthouse

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    Brutal, so many houses clobbered from fallen trees, downed wires everywhere, many roads closed, driving very tricky. Yesterday morning however, there appeared a huge rainbow across the gray sky for about 15 minutes or so before it got darker and the residual rains returned. Today (10:28 EDT), blue skies and clouds but the clouds and some more rain is expected to return in the afternoon as the remaining bands of bad weather moves through (forecast for the next 2 days).

    Wooden cuppola atop this local historical tavern/restaurant was ripped off and crashed down onto the sidewalk; a big heap of rubble. Admittedly, small potatoes compared to the overall mess in the NJ-NY area.
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  9. chrischris

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    But still that must suck, darn it.. hope things improve !!
     
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  10. chrischris

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    At a time like this we see that we need support from friends , community and FEMA . imo it would not be smart to cut FEMA's budget.
     
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  11. DRII

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    Exactly!

    If Willard had his way, he would privatize the whole thing :twisted:
     
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  12. mikeler

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    Having dealt with FEMA in the past, they are horribly inefficient much like the rest of the Federal Government.
     
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  13. DRII

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    Efficiency is not any disaster survivor intial concern!

    there is absolutely no need to have a profit motive when it comes do disaster relief!!!
     
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    Kudos to Christie for his praise of POTUS & FEMA's efforts but why is it ONLY crises that unite the political factions? It would be great if cooperation was an everyday function of our leaders!
     
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  15. mikeler

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    If you are inefficient in managing resources, you can't help people quick enough. I said nothing about a profit motive.
     
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  16. chrischris

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    How efficient would a privatised rescue service be to help poor people in need /emergency? If their business was based on showing a profit .


    On the topic of efficiency its ironic that the widely common and wasteful use of oil , coal and natural gas and land use ,adds energy and power to these kinds of storms.

    It would be detremental to the bottom line of any oil/coal/natural gas company to seriously make way for efficient use of their products.After all the more sold per quarter and unit the better from their perspective .. aka the bottom line. A Catch 22 , dont you agree?
     
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  17. chrischris

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    Some think so , gop maybe?
     
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  18. mikeler

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    I never said anything about privatizing FEMA. Read people.
     
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  19. chrischris

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    FEMA is doing what they are supposed to do this time.

    To cut them wouldnt be a good idea.
     
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  20. mikeler

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    Talking politics Chris?
     
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  21. chrischris

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    The trend seems to be that droughts , floods, storms and extreme events are occuring more frequently and we are beginning to see the need of a support act that can be of help when the s... hits the f..

    I think the least a modern society can do is be functioning and show resilience when things go wrong, thats when character and ability should shine.

    Business wants and needs to know how to navigate in the new era where weather is increasingly volatile and powerful. A good read on this is Larry Oxleys book :
    'Extreme Weather and The Financial Markets' Here he is on Bloomberg Television
    progamme Taking Stock.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/video/oxle...is-just-like-fire-hxNAMZeIT4mUUW0AHtaS0w.html
     
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  23. SoBad

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    I have been talking to the folks at the Vostok Station about renting an apartment there a couple of years down the road. Nice and cool year-round and they have satellite internet there and everything.
     
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  24. chrischris

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    How cool can you get ?? :)



    On the flip side of the world:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZTMVNBjc4&feature=related
     
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  25. SoBad

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    Well, if you ever feel chilly inside, you just turn up the heater. Just imagine beautiful life without a fridge, ice-maker, or AC. You just step out into the unheated guest greeting area.:D
     
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  26. chrischris

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    Yes indeed.. Ice E what you mean.
     
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  27. dennis10is

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    As a prepper, I'm doing fine. My compound is "disaster" resistant.

    I have my own power, satellite connections. Some neighbors tried to enter my land but a few warning shots scared them away. Moochers!

    My contracting companies stand to make millions. Disasters are great money making opportunities. Government waste will allow my company to take millions while not have to build anything in return.
     
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  28. Dedans Penthouse

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    Aren't you precious, funny boy.

    MANY people have died from this, millions of people are without power, so many people are still suffering.....and there you are with nothing to add other than your never-ending inept, heavy-handed trolling.
     
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  29. db10s

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    The best disaster relief is working together with neighbors. You help them, they help you. Just my experience.
     
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  30. chrischris

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    Mine too. Wish our leaders can learn from that.
    The network is key , all living creatures are interdependant and healthy and free due to it.
     
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  31. dennis10is

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    People suffer every day. While we are so worried about the North East, how may of you know that in other parts of the world, they have their annual monsoon flooding that will kill so much more than all of US fatalities from accidents, disasters, homicides.

    I don't heard much "tender feelings towards" those people.

    The milions of people without power are still living better than the majority of people on this planet. Let's have some sense of the big picture shall we? I live on the island, this is not unbearable hardship.

    Is the US so weak now, that we need to feel sorry to people who can't charge the iphone5?

    this is a yearly "event" in this part of the world, in a country, completely unable to deal with it. this is a fact of life NOT a "once in a 100 year event".

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18622569
     
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  32. Bartelby

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    A professionally-run FEMA was also indispensable.



     
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  33. chrischris

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    Why arent those who have plenty sharing more to the needy and showing up??
    I havent seen anything about affluent people going out of their way here.
    Hope im wrong.
     
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  34. Dedans Penthouse

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    So, suffering is all relative?

    That people are suffering elsewhere diminishes the suffering people are experiencing here and renders them worthy of mockery? Whether it's the many people here whose lives have been uprooted, or the many people whose lives have been destroyed or the many people whose lives have been lost, for you to crudely lampoon a disaster that carried tragic impacts with it and then in the same breath attempt to lay claim to "big picture" high moral ground is patently absurd.

    Here's the "big picture" big boy: you have openly mocked people because they didn't fit your arbitrary definition of suffering or (more to the point) because they could serve as pawns for your 'political' agendas dispatched in the rudely sarcastic and disrespectfully snide manner which is your stock in trade.


    Here in the other 'Sandy-related' thread ("Who's ready for Sandy?"), YOUR POSTS:
    ^^^Many people have suffered, many are still suffering and this is what you come up with?


    As to "tender feelings towards" those other people, well maybe if you joined the many of "us in the U.S." who donate to world-wide-directed relief organizations, you'd know more about those "tender feelings towards" other people whose "put your money where your mouth is" existance you cynically (and conveniently) ignore.

    FYI, Mr. "big picture," the U.S. has provided billions in food and development to Bangladesh. Food aid under Title I, II and III of PL-480 (congressional food/peace legislation) has been designed to help Bangladesh meet minimum food requirements, promote food production, etc. Finger-pointing cynics such as yourself might want to check out *and donate to* assistance agencies such as USAID, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF), etc.


    But let's get back to YOU. Here, as recently as yesterday in that same Sandy-related thread, YOUR contribution: vvv
    ^^^ THIS.
    THIS is really what you and your "big picture" is all about...in your own words.


    Additionally, about the (US) Navy fleet that you've also lampooned in your other 'Sandy' posts? Well my 'big picture' friend, you'll also be saddened (no doubt) to note that when Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh in '07, U.S. troops and U.S. naval vessals were immediately dispatched to assist in delivery of relief supplies to the cyclone victims.


    Sufferin'?....Not "Here" Boss! -- Breezy Point, Queens, New York City:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    You focus on the iPhone5 or whatever that woman's holding; I'll focus on the 'non-suffering' "grim & sadness" :
    [​IMG]

    I'm glad you've not experienced 'unbearable' suffering in that cultural wasteland of LawnGAH "I"-land, but the "big picture" isn't just about you...
     
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  35. SoBad

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    I got heat and hot water back today.:D

    I plan to take hot baths and walk around my heated flat in a bathrobe all night until tomorrow the next storm hits and everything gets shut off again and I die of hypothermia, cold, flu, cholera, and malnourishment.:lol:
     
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  36. dennis10is

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    haha ha

    you got punked!

    your rant reveals your true feelings. If you responded so strongly, something is amiss with you. The lady doeth protest too much.






     
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    what, how can you enjoy these luxuries while others other suffering. Look at Bangladesh, ha ha ha
     
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  38. mikeler

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    I can't believe a Noreaster is hitting a weak later. Hope everyone is staying warm up there.
     
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  39. dennis10is

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    I worked hard for my possessions. If they had worked hard, and got enough insurance, and flew out West and spend the week on vacation, come back, collect insurance and rebuild. Not only that but the rebuilding will create jobs. Now, do you see why the rich create jobs?

    The US is all about self-reliance. If we help them once, we'll have to help them forever.

    Feed a starving man once and you'll keep on feeding him forever. Let the man die but teach his children how their father was weak and deserved to die and you'll save those kids. Those kids will grow up rich and they will pass on their life's lessons to their kids.

    We rich people should set an example to the middle class and the poor. Show them how they are inferior to us, that they can improve. We can strenghten them by having them pay more taxes so that the increase strain will make them even better. It is like a coach demanding his players to sprint uphill. the steeper the climb the stronger the quads.

    It is our sacred duty to do nothing but make sure that they pay more taxes to make them stronger.
     
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  40. dennis10is

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    This is God punishing the North East for voting for Obama. Sandy was God's way to stopping voter turn out. Failing that, God is now punishing them.
     
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  41. mikeler

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    I hope he does not punish my home state too.
     
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    I took a flight once on Srilankan and the plane waitresses wore skirts and bras only basically.
     
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  43. Dilettante

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    That was not a plane.
     
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  44. SoBad

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    It was a Colombo-bound flight from HK, you fresh green troll.
     
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  45. Dedans Penthouse

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    Nice dodge clown boy. You piously cited Bangladesh on one hand while you ridiculed the misfortune of others...period...end of story.

    And those 'others' were people too, many of whom died.

    Well played, clown boy.
     
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  46. chrischris

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    What is then the Mid-West drought showing?
     
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  47. J011yroger

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    Odd/Even plate gas rationing just announced on LI.

    And I can't even grow a decent 70s type mustache.

    Sad times...

    J
     
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  48. SoBad

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    Bus ownership is my American Dream and my response to Sandy and other weather crap going around this year.
     
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