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10/31/2012 05:26:39 PM · #251
oh and yes...My opinion of Michael Brown is very low.....especially after the "speedy" response during Katrina..lol
10/31/2012 05:31:02 PM · #252
Originally posted by dtremain:

Originally posted by eqsite:

And why does your candidate get a pass on this? Obama does something presedential and he's accused of just trying to look presendtial. Romney holds a fake relief event and you're ok with that? Can't politics take a back seat for just one week to consider the horrible human toll this storm has had?

Nice way to have politics take a back seat...
President Obama acted promptly, if not preemptively, to minimize the time required to get relief to those affected by Sandy.
Governor Romney held a relief event to help provide necessities for those affected by Sandy, and his campaign contributed towards the goods, as well as ordinary everyday folks.
And, most importantly, friends and neighbors have gone out of their way to help each other.
Good on them all, I say.


Well that was actually kind of my point. The same cynicism that says that Obama is only trying to get votes should say the same about Romney. Instead, let's just focus on what each is actually doing to help, or better yet, just leave them completely out of this conversation, and save the politics for rant.

Edit to restate the part of my quote you took out, to keep the context that I intended.

Message edited by author 2012-10-31 17:36:53.
10/31/2012 10:51:02 PM · #253
Originally posted by eqsite:

save the politics for rant.

+1
11/01/2012 07:18:49 AM · #254
Originally posted by dtremain:

Originally posted by eqsite:

save the politics for rant.

+1


funny how politics are brought into EVERYTHING!
I agree... save for rant.

back to the subject at hand... FRANKENSTORM,
hope everyone is doing well. almost everyone in the county has power restored.
not NEAR as bad as the derecho that came through late June. thankfully!

OK... of to take kiddos to school... think I'm coming down with the flu... gotta get some meds. blah.
11/01/2012 02:02:44 PM · #255
Our power came back on today. New Jersey is a royal mess, the whole state. Good luck filling your tank here. Or buying ice.
11/01/2012 02:04:52 PM · #256
Originally posted by posthumous:

Our power came back on today. New Jersey is a royal mess, the whole state. Good luck filling your tank here. Or buying ice.


sending roller skates and chilled vodka.
11/01/2012 03:00:20 PM · #257
Originally posted by posthumous:

Our power came back on today. New Jersey is a royal mess, the whole state. Good luck filling your tank here. Or buying ice.


Sounds like how it was here in late June.
I even called the company that brought in all the ice for the stores, it was over an hour away... they wouldn't let us buy directly from them, though prior to the storm, random people were able to buy. THAT sucked! It was over 100 degrees every day for almost 2 weeks, and we had NO POWER that entire time.
We ended up getting a hotel room (one of the last available in the city and surrounding cities... people were actually driving from over 2 hours away to stay there because it was one of the only ones with power). We stayed there 13 days... over $1,000!!!!
But, the kids were able to play in the pool, AND they had free breakfast AND ice. Not to mention A/C.

Had Dallas not had this accident, we would have camped and roughed it out at the lake. Couldn't do that though.

Which is why we were praying we didn't lose power for any length of time... it would be another financially straining time... luckily, we didn't lose power!

Hope everyone is doing well!


11/01/2012 04:21:52 PM · #258
Say, I just realized that, whatever its other faults, DPC did NOT go down during the worst of the storm ... :-)
11/01/2012 04:40:33 PM · #259
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Say, I just realized that, whatever its other faults, DPC did NOT go down during the worst of the storm ... :-)


Your post is direct evidence against the old saw that "nobody notices when things go right." :-)
Indeed, we motored right through it. And a good thing it is, there would have been enough withdrawal symptoms to keep a clinic full of counselors busy!
11/01/2012 05:34:02 PM · #260
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Say, I just realized that, whatever its other faults, DPC did NOT go down during the worst of the storm ... :-)


Your post is direct evidence against the old saw that "nobody notices when things go right." :-)
Indeed, we motored right through it. And a good thing it is, there would have been enough withdrawal symptoms to keep a clinic full of counselors busy!

100% uptime, as far as I noticed. Indeed, DPC was a touchstone for people, both the storm impacted and the concerned from a distance.
11/01/2012 05:44:45 PM · #261
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Say, I just realized that, whatever its other faults, DPC did NOT go down during the worst of the storm ... :-)


Your post is direct evidence against the old saw that "nobody notices when things go right." :-)

Yeah, but it took three days evidence FOR the other old saw about 20/20 hindsight ... :-)
11/01/2012 05:55:25 PM · #262
I am sure that they have redundant systems....They prob have 2 or 3 off-site servers that mirror themselves to elliminate loss of service
11/01/2012 08:56:37 PM · #263
New storm on the way for next week! Give us a break already!
11/01/2012 10:44:28 PM · #264
aerial photos...simply gut-wrenching.

more here

Message edited by author 2012-11-01 22:52:38.
11/01/2012 11:18:48 PM · #265
An acquaintance of mine from the Miami Yacht Club made it into the CNN photo line-up.

What's surprising is that we got so much storm surge for days because of this thing, lost a lot of beach too - the water was over a foot deep in places on the streets here on the island for almost a week with each tide.
11/02/2012 12:22:19 AM · #266
Wow....

Originally posted by Skip:

aerial photos...simply gut-wrenching.

more here
11/02/2012 01:03:55 AM · #267
Originally posted by friend of mine in Manhattan:

It is so strange up here. After 9/11 we had so much loss of life and a lot of people displaced, but now there are just so many people with nothing. Breezy Point was such a great community where I spent many happy hours with friends as a kid growing up and it is just gone. My daughter and I are OK and will be OK because the worst thing is we will have to wait in line for something.

My office is not accessible so I couldn't even figure out how to pay my few employees since the bank and payroll people were no where to be found online. Finally got them paid today.

On Saba [an island in the Caribbean] we have had Cat 4 and Cat 5 hurricanes, but it is a small community and we are used to the power going out (kind of a weekly occurrence), can get water from cisterns by hand if we need to, so we're sort of prepared for this. Here on Sunday night people were buying gourmet cheese and fresh fruit for the storm. I wanted to tell them... go for the Carnation canned milk and Spam!

I've had 8 people in my 500 square foot apartment since Monday and boy is it tiring for all of us.

Saturday we are going to have to go to my office, walk up 25 flights, get the server, carry it, try not to have a heart attack doing it :) since our remote servers are also without electricity (guess they weren't as remote as I thought!).

Anyway ... I'm now officially rambling.... thanks so much for checking in on us. Hope you guys are doing OK down there. Makes me feel more thankful for all we have.

i can't even begin to imagine...
11/02/2012 01:39:29 AM · #268
thanks for that, Skip.
11/02/2012 02:11:39 AM · #269
16 Fisker Karmas apparently caught fire after being inundated by salt water.

11/03/2012 12:55:19 PM · #270
It's worth it to reopen this thread to show you this time-lapse of Sandy Hitting NYC
11/03/2012 03:02:35 PM · #271
Originally posted by sfalice:

It's worth it to reopen this thread to show you this time-lapse of Sandy Hitting NYC


It's interesting to watch the emergency crews zip around and lights go out. It looks like the power outage starts in the distance on the right, then the right front, but there's some in the middle of those sections that stay on a little longer before going out. I'm not sure how grids work and how a building stores power, but I find those center buildings interesting. Since it's time-lapse they probably stayed on a several minutes longer than everyone else around them... I dunno, I just find that curious, because I don't know how it works.
11/03/2012 04:51:10 PM · #272
CNN has posted a list of some of the victims. It's alarming how many people died to carbon monoxide poisoning from generators in their garage. Also, the amount of tree related deaths is amazing. How is it that trees always seem find people when they fall? Maybe it's because people seek shelter near them in storms, but these didn't seem to be because of that. There was a couple kids killed in their home (parents lived), and a couple parents killed in their car (kids both lived). Just so sad...
11/03/2012 07:05:24 PM · #273
Displaced NJ Voters Allowed to Vote by Email
11/03/2012 08:30:09 PM · #274
Originally posted by aliqui:

How is it that trees always seem find people when they fall?


Thousands of trees have fallen.
11/03/2012 08:57:09 PM · #275
Connor Moore, 4, and Brandon Moore, 2, were ripped from their mother's arms on Staten Island during the storm. Their bodies were recovered on Thursday.

How horrible....

Originally posted by aliqui:

CNN has posted a list of some of the victims. It's alarming how many people died to carbon monoxide poisoning from generators in their garage. Also, the amount of tree related deaths is amazing. How is it that trees always seem find people when they fall? Maybe it's because people seek shelter near them in storms, but these didn't seem to be because of that. There was a couple kids killed in their home (parents lived), and a couple parents killed in their car (kids both lived). Just so sad...
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