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Bloombag Uses 3 Generators To Power Media For NY Marathon While NYC Homes Have No Power

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NY Post

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.

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.

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  1. 66chevelle

    November 2nd, 2012

    You’d think Occupy would be there flinging feces and screaming about the 1%er yuppie stick-people running nike-shod over the starving, homeless Staten Island 99%. Hunh.

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 2nd, 2012

    Speaking of “-bags,” looks like WAXMAN might lose his race: “Upstart challenger, redistricting have Calif. Rep. Waxman fighting to keep his seat” (FNC).

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  3. Noodengr

    November 2nd, 2012

    So the media don’t have their own power source?
    why are they depending on the gov’t handout?
    And they are telling us how to donate to help the victims?
    Just another case of do as I say not as I do that is so typical of the libs and their cohorts in the lamestream media.

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  4. Troy

    November 2nd, 2012

    Someone should shove a 32oz soda up his ass.

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  5. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 2nd, 2012

    400 homes is nothing, and if they did divert them to that cause it would be his swanky friends who could buy their own in the first place.

    I have no problem with this. And I don’t even like him in the first place.

    I would not expect the government to do this for me anyway. I’d get my own.

    The better move is to cancel the event.

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  6. Corky

    November 2nd, 2012

    OT (sort of) private power companies here in Alabama who went up to help were turned away because they weren’t union. Remember Common Sense is now considered a Super Power because we are dealing daily with uncommon sense.

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  7. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 2nd, 2012

    @Corky — And the socialist northeast considers itself “enlightened.” Enlightened maybe; reality-based, never.

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  8. Blanche Holstein

    November 2nd, 2012

    Kind of warped to draw resources like police away from looter infested neighborhoods to run an elitist race.

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  9. IMPEACH Obama

    November 2nd, 2012

    @ Troy, damn that was brilliant !!!

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  10. Brian in BC

    November 2nd, 2012

    This should serve as another lesson in economic realities. When you hold an international event of the size of the NY Marathon, the economic effect on the city’s businesses is huge. A massive majority of participants will have purchased plane tickets, hotel rooms, restaurant meals and do additional shopping while in the city.
    The marathon spills off millions in economic benefit…plus the advertising exposure for both the city as a whole…and for the world who is watching this event to hear many more of the stories of people who are suffering after the flood which tends to increase charitable giving.

    These things are not black-and-white, but I so often see the left whining about wanting services without any understanding of how economics works.

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  11. Buffalobob

    November 2nd, 2012

    Mayor bloomie just announced that the runners club is asking the Marathon runners to donate $26.20 to the relief effort. Hell that could be a years pay for some of those from Kenya.

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  12. Brian in BC

    November 2nd, 2012

    I just wanted to add…my comment above is in regards to the economic value of events such as the Marathon to a community and how they are not “just a race for the rich” etc.

    As far as the current situation in NYC. When you have a veritable disaster area with additional dead being discovered daily, complete devastation of areas in which the race is to be run and genuine people in distress, then I believe the right thing to do is to postpone the race and to take the resources which you have available BECAUSE you were planning to run the race to help those in need.

    I don’t think the proverbial gun should be put to the head of the organizers by the government, but I do believe they are in the situation where the morally right thing to do is right in front of them and I’d hope they’d put the immediate needs of people ahead of their event which, not only can be postponed, but also is a current hindrance to rebuilding efforts and has given them a tremendous stockpile of much needed resources.

    Hope this clarifies my thoughts.

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  13. Houston

    November 2nd, 2012

    @Brian

    I thought your response was practical and I thought it over. I’m less annoyed by the running of the marathon than I am the fact Staten Island is screaming they are being ignored.

    I’m going on a rant now, and it isn’t directed at anyone here. Just pointing out the obvious to get it off my chest.

    Not only are the people of Staten Island being failed by FEMA, the Red Cross, their State, County and City governments, the fact resources are going to the marathon instead of to their aide reinforces my belief we CANNOT rely on the government to save us.

    MSNBC was crucifying Romney over his FEMA remarks and wringing hands about what would we do without FEMA. Obviously he is a fool for thinking THE GOVERNMENT can’t be good.

    Now you have the results. Looks like it ISN’T just poor black people who are abandoned, it could be us next time.

    Time to prepare folks. We only have ourselves to blame.

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  14. Anonymous

    November 2nd, 2012

    nero is fiddling.

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  15. Jeannine

    November 2nd, 2012

    I feel very bad for these people, but they voted for this a$$hole….

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  16. Mark Zist

    November 2nd, 2012

    Maybe we should send in Kathleen Blanco and Ray Nagin to help.

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  17. AQT214

    November 2nd, 2012

    Update from the island: I am in the central-NE part of the island and I spent an hour getting 7 gals of gas yesterday during lunch break. (5 for the can, 2 to top off the car). The line was long; out to the street.

    This morning at 7:30 AM, the line was probably a quarter mile long on both entrances to one station, and at least a dozen cars long at a station with no real place even to HAVE a long line. It’s nuts out here, and we’re 30 miles from the city.

    Temps are dropping and there’s talk of a possible Nor-Easter Tuesday/Wednesday.

    Whomever decided the gov’t would save them (local,state OR national)is likely either regretting it at best or is hypothermic at worst.

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  18. Other Mike in Brazil

    November 2nd, 2012

    Just in…Bloomberg cancels marathon…I hope those generators go to some use now…

    Mike

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