reply to post by Valhall
Come on, smarten up now.
What, you want to limit us to talking just about sandy beaches, Staten Island? Houses on beach fronts are just the easy targeted part of the whole
catastrophe MSN has chosen to focus on at this point. This is because they want to hide what is increasingly obvious with each passing day indicative
of a political and social system that cannot begin to look after the population in the aftermath, a system that if biological would have to belong to
a zombie. Look over here, not over there. Nothing happening over there, move on quietly now… you know MSN works like a three ring circus, with only
What about the blacked out communities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens are those with public housing projects? Keep in mind, Mayor Bloomberg has
already warned anyone wanting to remain in those areas or move back if they can that electricity will take days, possibly more than a week to
The impact of Hurricane Sandy was made far worse than it would have been because so much of the damage to NYC was from flooding - the subways system
is going to affect many workers who don't get to drive a car or go by bus or can't afford to go by cab to work. That NY Metro Transport Authority
report warned exactly of flooding to subway tunnels. One of its key recommendations was that “strategic storm barriers for the NYC harbor and
estuary” be put in place. The cost was nothing, nothing compared to the billions and billions of dollars the banks on Wall Street received from
both Bush and Obama alike.
Take a read of this MSN
article - to get the flavor of what is already known well ahead of Hurricane Sandy
What was known before hand - warnings ignored -
This from the NYT
You got to remember both Bloomberg and NYC governor Cuomo have publically opposed raising taxes on hedge funds and banks, i.e. on Wall Street. They
choose instead to cut social programs, jobs, and wages of public sector workers (people who work the subways, the buses, and bring water to your home
and so on). Privatising public good services like electricity has meant companies like ConEd profit from not doing the proper repairs necessary for
maintainance. They could be upgrading their services for goodness sake. The technology is there, they just don’t use it.
When you talk about ‘goobers’ remaining in their homes, you got to remember many of those of them who are employed still have had wages and work
conditions slashed over the last few months and years. It means they have less ability to just up and leave what little they do have even in the face
of a Sandy, or Katrina for that matter.
And still on the subject of electricity, back in 2009 the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the entire US energy system a D+ grade! They
stated they see a general decline in investment in the transmission facilities over the past THIRTY years. And you thought, privatizing public
services would make them more efficiently run, right?
So no, it isn’t a case of blaming a bunch of folk for their own general condition when most of that condition has been lumped on them anyway over
time - by – the – elected – authorities. And through both Republican and Democratic Party rule for several decades. The system is FUBARd my
edit on 4-11-2012 by Tallone because: Added the links