No power to the people Marathon will get the generators

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    Marathon been called off, "Mebbe dis is why...
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    Marathon Polarizes NYC Amid Devastation
    Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | There is real tragedy in New York. People have died in Staten Island. Queens had dozens of homes destroyed. And lower Manhattan remains a mess.
     
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    Good....I'm glad it was cancelled.
     
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    Most people do not realize that it is not quite a simple matter to connect small generators to an electrical distribution grid to "turn on the lights" at those homes needing it badly. The premise of this thread was based on a misguided or rather an uninformed poster.

    Thankfully, because of the cancellation, it is a moot point.
     
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    You can't run the whole grid on a generator but the power company ran every house on my street with one.
     
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    I'm not.

    That's a loss of a great deal of revenue that could have been used to rebuild.
     
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    Marathon called off...
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    NYC Marathon canceled, N.J. gas rationed
    Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg Friday canceled the New York City Marathon, while Gov. Chris Christie ordered gas to be rationed in 12 New Jersey counties.
     
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    Can't run a business with water damage, other property damage and no power.
     
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    I thought I heard that the marathon was canceled at the last minute. My husband who is a runner--said that Bloomberg--(what a nutcase) should have cancelled this event immediately. He didn't-so now you have runners around the world coming in to NYC--their reservations at hotels have been canceled to help the population there.

    Bloomberg--really screwed this one up.
     
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    There are thousands of businesses in NYC that have power, no significant damage, and could use the business.

    Nevertheless, I agree with Bloomberg's decision to cancel the Marathon.
     

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