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Old 11-02-12, 20:28
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Went out for a short ride met up w guy who lives in Dyker Hieghts,he grew up in Brooklyn,he told me that one of his friends lost his house in Breezy Point and another lost their house in Sea Gate. He said his pAl from BP asked if he had children's clothing because his children had nothing. I almost started crying as he explained the trek of riding his bike w a garbage bag full of clothes to his friend. lots of people lost everything to floods and fire along with fallen tree damage. Parts of Coney Island look like a war zone. Rode down 4th ave in Park Slope on the way back,hundreds of people waiting for a squirt of gas. Cars are lined up to the Gowanus to Union people sleeping in their cars while maintaining a spot in line to fill up at BP station.

My cable didn't even go out. The storm event was neighbors motorcycle got squished by a tree limb .i can't imagine what these people are doing w kids,no school for a week,no power,no subway, it's really bad. Prospect and Central Park are both closed while trees are inspected so broken or near broken branches don't fall on somebody. marathon is happening .
Man this sounds so terrible. My thoughts and prayers.

For Hurricane Katrina it was personal because my mother / sister / aunts / uncles/ extended family lost everything homes etc. They were left with nothing. I was living in Houston and could do nothing for 24 hours while I tried to break through the road blocks and other obstacles. When I finally made it to their area I was the only person with food, water , gasoline , and 4 generators.
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Old 11-02-12, 21:27
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Old 11-02-12, 23:44
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Video from some guys who rode around filming New York on bikes- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=abawK4JRT2w#!
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Man this sounds so terrible. My thoughts and prayers.

For Hurricane Katrina it was personal because my mother / sister / aunts / uncles/ extended family lost everything homes etc. They were left with nothing. I was living in Houston and could do nothing for 24 hours while I tried to break through the road blocks and other obstacles. When I finally made it to their area I was the only person with food, water , gasoline , and 4 generators.


Good on ya for bringing what was in need.
It's sad that FEMA / government didn't put as much thought into what was needed as you did.
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Old 11-03-12, 01:54
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Rupert Murdoch is Australian. 'nuff said.
Rupert Murdoch employs many Australians and he has kept much of our local, state and national newspapers going strong.
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Yep, we have our crazies too, unfortunately.......
Crazies? You mean the some of the Left in Australia who make a point of making a mess with the economy and have no fiscal discipline whatsoever? Might want to look in your own backyard before you go pointing the finger, mate.

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If i recall correctly, Billy Graham got his largest ever live audience for a preaching or whatever they call it in Melbourne. Tens of thousands more than he ever managed to pack in in New York or Texas.

So there seems to be some sort of US like conservative base down there.
Considering that Melbourne and the state of Victoria is considered as a Labor Party (centre-left) state, I would find it hard to believe that we would actually be a conservative base. Victoria is one of the most left wing states or territories in Australia. Queensland (Cobber's home state) would be regarded as the most conservative state in Australia.

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Glad they finally cancelled the race...
It should not have taken so long.

I'm thinking if the decision makers were those who had been affected and lost power, homes, supplies, etc that the cancellation would have happened the first day.
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Glad they finally cancelled the race...
It should not have taken so long.

I'm thinking if the decision makers were those who had been affected and lost power, homes, supplies, etc that the cancellation would have happened the first day.
I agree-it should have been cancelled from the start. I'm not impressed with the NY mayor at all. I have been reading on Facebook that lots of the people who would have been running are now going to be volunteering instead, which is good.
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Glad they finally cancelled the race...
It should not have taken so long.

I'm thinking if the decision makers were those who had been affected and lost power, homes, supplies, etc that the cancellation would have happened the first day.
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I agree-it should have been cancelled from the start. I'm not impressed with the NY mayor at all. I have been reading on Facebook that lots of the people who would have been running are now going to be volunteering instead, which is good.
excellent article on the cancellation by Bonnie Ford. i'd been following her tweets and was just appalled that they were still considering it.

i mean, hundreds (thousands?) of volunteers handing out water to runners when there were still people who had none to drink irl???

thank you for sharing the reality, fatandfast and Glenn (from Katrina). it's not always easy to find the real stories because the press doesn't deem them sexy enough. out of sight, out of mind... so sad.
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I agree-it should have been cancelled from the start. I'm not impressed with the NY mayor at all. I have been reading on Facebook that lots of the people who would have been running are now going to be volunteering instead, which is good.

Where I live in Virginia, we've had a few scrapes with hurricanes, so I can completely empathize with what those people are going through. When Isabel came through in September 2003, we were without power and water for about four days. More recently, we've had Irene, the derecho, and now Sandy, which only hit us with a glancing blow but still caused some damage. During these times, it's frustrating, but most of us realize that the crews are working as hard as they can and we get by the best we can and try to remain optimistic about it. Bloomberg's insistence that the marathon go forward just rubbed salt into the wound and was panned by everyone. Seems like he needs to get out and walk the boroughs and get in touch with people dealing with this mess.
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http://www.motherjones.com/environme...y-worse-period

8 inches when Sandy hit. Wait until it's a foot or two.
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