Generators should give power to people — not marathon

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    This is no way to get us up & running​




    Generators should give power to people — not marathon​

    By TARA PALMERI, LARRY CELONA, DOUG AUER and KEVIN FASICK
    Generators power up New York City Marathon tent as rest of city struggles without electricity after Hurricane Sandy - NYPOST.com
    November 2, 2012


    As hundreds of thousands of Big Apple residents suffer in homes left without power by Hurricane Sandy, two massive generators are being run 24/7 in Central Park — to juice a media tent for Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

    And a third “backup” unit sits idle, in case one of the generators fails.

    EDITORIAL: Marathon is power mad!

    The three diesel-powered generators crank out 800 kilowatts — enough to power 400 homes in ravaged areas like Staten Island, the Rockaways and downtown Manhattan.

    As of Friday morning, five generators sat outside of the park along with electrical stations and transformers.

    In addition to the generators, a food services truck dropped off hundreds of cases of water, sparking angered responses from hurricane victims.

    "I am from Coney Island where everything is flooded and underwater," Yelena Gomelsky, 65, said. "I live 1 block from the ocean where everything is floating. "[Seeing the generators and water] makes me feel so bad. People have no food, no water, nothing.

    "They should make all of these runners bring food and water to people's houses who need it. They should bring all of these generators to buildings where old people live and give them power."

    Since emergency executive orders have been issued, the governor, mayor — or even President Obama — could take the generators for a more important use, explained Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman.

    Such an emergency action would need the approval of the City Council, state Legislature or Congress. And they would have to compensate the owners of the devices.

    But plenty in the city wish they had taken such decisive action. After all, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie postponed Halloween for safety reasons, so Gov. Cuomo or Mayor Bloomberg should issue an executive order for lifesaving generators.

    Manhattah Borough Preisdent Scott Stringer voiced his opinion on Friday, saying that the city needs to recognize the suffering following "a tragedy of historic proportions."

    "New Yorkers in Staten Island, the Rockaways, Coney Island and Lower Manhattan are struggling to keep body and soul together, deprived of basic essentials as temperatures drop," Stringer said.

    "For this reason, and after significant deliberation, I believe we should postpone and re-schedule the New York City Marathon in order to focus all of the City's resources on the crucial task of helping our neighbors recover from this disaster. New Yorkers deserve nothing less than to know that the entire government is focused solely on returning the City and their region back to normalcy."


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    I just saw a report on this. Those people are going through dumpsters looking for food, and there is no one helping them. No FEMA, no nothing. They equate the marathon to a parade, and want to know how can the Gov can hold a parade, while they freeze and starve!
    Props to the hotels that are refusing to kick homeless New Yorkers out of their hotel rooms to accommodate those coming in for the parade.
     
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    Bloomburg endorsed obama...libtards have priorities!!!!!!
     
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    Ive often wondered how the political elites didn't see the French Revolution coming. "Let them eat cake." And yet they seem absolutely mindless when it comes to this. Their priorities are all wrong. You can have a marathon anytime. People are in geniune need. I am just glad my own power came back on.

    When the Lord wants to destroy a people he takes away their wisdom so they arent able to see what's in their own best interests. It seems that if the people want to get through this, they need to turn to God and the principles that helps people provide for one another. And if any of us can do anything to help, we should.

    The media has been praising Obama's response to Sandy, but if Bloomburg and many on the ground dont wise up, they could have some serious riots and other problems this weekend. That definitely wont help Obama. Even if he has no direct responsibility over what happens, it's not going to reflect good on him.
     
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    People are fucking clueless. I mean CLUELESS.
     
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    Bloomberg is more worried about you drinking a Big Gulp in NYC or the marathon from being cancelled than turning on the lights, gas, electricity, etc in NYC.

    This is what you get when you put liberals in charge.....
     
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    They should cancel the marathon and divert the resources to help those in need. We spent 14 days without power after Ike. We didn't see any help for 3 days. It's a tough thing to go through.
     
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    Uh, your fellow morons are in charge but hey fatass Christie loved the attention Obamination gave him for 1-2 hours. :eusa_whistle:

    Where is Obamination today? Off lying about the last 3.5 years isn't his fault.....

     
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    Evidently it's going to get worse. Many New Yorkers evacuated and are staying in hotels. Bloomy ordered the hotels to honor the reservations of those who are coming to see the marathon. The hotels are saying no. Bloomberg vows to force them. Somehow the idea of displaced New Yorkers being evicted so that wealthy international visitors can have the room isn't going to sit well. Even if the media decides to ignore the story.

    A school in Staten Island is being used as a morgue and the bodies still can't be transported.
     
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    I understand what the mayor of New York is trying to do here by not canceling the marathon, but this event needs to be postponed until later or canceled altogether and picked up next year.

    What the mayor wants is the illusion of normalcy, that things are going to be ok. If Sandy had hit a month ago, this may be a good idea but it's only been a few days. The marathon needs to be canceled.
     

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