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NYC crippled; thanks mother nature?

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NYC crippled; thanks mother nature?

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:05 am

Okay Koch suckers, are you ready for any kind of reality based discussion? And please let's not get into the Maoist socialist shit, because if you you do; a) it doesn't help your position, b) collectively being convinced to vote against our own interests is still a form of collectivism, and c) there is some really serious shit going down that requires our collective attention...

http://observer.com/2012/10/liveblog-hu ... torm-prep/

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

[1:55 a.m.] MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhota has issued a statement addressing commuter service recovery, post-Sandy. The full text is below:

The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system, in every borough and county of the region. It has brought down trees, ripped out power and inundated tunnels, rail yards and bus depots. As of last night, seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded. Metro-North Railroad lost power from 59th Street to Croton-Harmon on the Hudson Line and to New Haven on the New Haven Line. The Long Island Rail Road evacuated its West Side Yards and suffered flooding in one East River tunnel. The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is flooded from end to end and the Queens Midtown Tunnel also took on water and was closed. Six bus garages were disabled by high water. We are assessing the extent of the damage and beginning the process of recovery. Our employees have shown remarkable dedication over the past few days, and I thank them on behalf of every New Yorker. In 108 years, our employees have never faced a challenge like the one that confronts us now. All of us at the MTA are committed to restoring the system as quickly as we can to help bring New York back to normal.
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Re: NYC crippled; thanks mother nature?

Postby Shorty » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:32 pm

Now hold on there, young fella. We need to settle down and take care of this hurricane more slowly, accorinding to Mike Brown, who Bush said did a "heckuva job" with Katrina.

‘Heckuva job Brownie’ rips Obama for moving too fast on Hurricane Sandy
http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/10/30/what-hec ... -on-sandy/

"Michael Brown doesn’t think President Obama is doing a ‘heckuva job.’ The problem, says Brownie? Obama’s disaster relief efforts are moving too fast. George W. Bush’s FEMA director, who was ruthlessly mocked after the GOP president congratulated him for doing a ‘heck of a job’ while New Orleans sank in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, is no fan of the current president’s widely-praised response to Hurricane Sandy."
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Re: NYC crippled; thanks mother nature?

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:01 pm

Yes Shorty, it seems that a slow go is the current mode. The thing is who benefits the most from the slow go? I sense you are asking for more as well, but the slow go is the current mode.
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