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Old 08-28-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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but many are arguing that something could have happened. In otherwords if a fly is on your windshield, break the whole windshield.

If you need to get around anywhere, Bloomberg wants you to keep your car inside and use cabs. He's given them permission to be on the streets and charge you by zone.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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So what explains the overreaction by NYC? If one stopped to think about it for a minute, wouldn't one of realized that closing the entire public transportation system (including underground trains!) was unnecessary? Has NYC ever been really hit hard by an actual hurricane?
Exactly! The city of NY doesn't know how to act in these situations.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:40 PM
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As i type this, i am wearing a life jacket and a scuba mask. Nostradamus predicted hurricane irene in one of his book. This hurricane will mark the beginning. I saw a vision.

If you want to join my cult, the initial membership fee is $250,000 followed by monthly payments of $5,000.
Aw, new york new york. I love NYC.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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So what explains the overreaction by NYC? If one stopped to think about it for a minute, wouldn't one of realized that closing the entire public transportation system (including underground trains!) was unnecessary? Has NYC ever been really hit hard by an actual hurricane?
A few years ago because of a heavy rain storm, the entire transit system got wiped out for pretty much a whole day and it was much less rain. How quickly people forget this. It was a disaster. People were stuck at stations or scrambling trying to get to and from work.

I hate Bloombucks, but he handled the situation correctly. BTW closing the transit system is really the gov's call, although I'm sure Bloomie was given a big say in the decision. MTA is under state command not city.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Oh man listening to Bloomberg speak just now especially in spanish was like sticking needles inside my eyeballs after pouring lemon juice on them... Does this guy hear hmself and then it's like he loves to hear himself speak and can't get out of the way for anyone other than the MTA guy since he's so tall and it would affect his image... freaking egomaniac... not gonna hate on the job he did for this hurricane/tropical storm but that is one annoying man...

oh your not kidding, I was waiting for him to start talking im my language (Greek) oh that would have been precious...

It was like licking a razor blade dipped in gasoline...
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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"Hurricane of the Century" my ass.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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A lot of people owe me a lot of money.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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"Hurricane of the Century" my ass.
the media has short term memory loss, like Katrina, Ike, Rita, Charley, ect. Christmas Nor'easter was worse for the Northeast.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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Current death toll:

Hurricane Irene Leads to 18 Deaths - ABC News
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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What I want to know is am I going to get an extention on my 30 day unlimited mta card? #notevenjoking
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