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“Sandy victims left out in the cold during arctic blast” (HK2 open thread)

HelenK2 referenced this appalling report from Fox News, “Sandy victims left out in the cold during arctic blast“:

I am disturbed that victims of Sandy are being forced to camp out in “tent cities.”

I am pissed off that in the United States of America, our own citizens are not being helped. Fox News added that, “The brutal cold snap affecting much of the country is taking a devastating toll on victims of superstorm Sandy, many of whom are camped out in tent cities or living in homes without power, heat or running water.”


Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
CAPTION: Sandy victims shiver through Arctic blast

Victims like Eddie Saman are forced to live in tents in the middle of winter. The NY Daily News reports that there are “freezing temperatures” that endanger the victims of Hurricane Sandy who are forced to “huddle in cold homes that lack heat or insulation.” (New York Daily News)

The NY Daily News reports that Eddie Saman, a resident of Staten Island who is 47 years old, had to insulate his home with blankets donated by the Red Cross.

CAPTION: Eddie Saman shows off his Staten Island home Wednesday which he has insulated with blankets donated by the Red Cross. The house was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy and will have to be renovated. Meanwhile, because of the extreme cold weather, Saman has been spending the night in a tent nearby operated by the volunteer group Cedar Grove Community Hub. (NY Daily News)

Below, please find a photo of Mary Lou Foley, who is forced to sleep on her floor. It is a particularly touching photograph of Mary Lou, clutching her dog close to herself.

Eddie Saman shows off his Staten Island home Wednesday which he has insulated with blankets donated by the Red Cross. The house was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy and will have to be renovated. Meanwhile, because of the extreme cold weather, Saman has been spending the night in a tent nearby operated by the volunteer group Cedar Grove Community Hub. (NY Daily News)

CAPTION: Mary Lou Foley tries to stay warm in her Hurricane Sandy ravaged house in Breezy Point. She has been staying here for the past month without heat, sleeping on a comforter on the floor but she has remained optimistic and says she is “happy.” (NY Daily News

Please read the article suggested by HelenK2 as well as the report in Fox News as well as the article in the NY Daily News.

Helen often provides links to fascinating articles. I enjoy Helen’s comments and links very much.

  • getfitnow

    This is way o/t, but hey, it’s Sunday. Enjoy, I did.

    ´´Aunt Barbara´´ sounds like a hoot!

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-tupperware-salesman-20130127,0,6027088.story

    • DianaLC

      Very funny! I attended so many of those with my mother and aunts and cousins and then my first mother-in-law. I have only one remaining Tupperware item from those years: it’s a covered cream pitcher that has a hinged point above the spout for pouring. I grabbed it from the things that my brother was selling from my Dad’s house when my Dad died.

      Back in the day, my favorite item was the lettuce crisper. There were no pre-packaged salads in the grocery store at the time, so buying a head of iceberg lettuce for two people meant having lots of leftover lettuce. The thing worked (sort of) to keep the remaining lettuce from going brown.

      Just watched an old Cold Case show about two White and Two Black women during the Civil Rights days going down to the South on the ruse of selling Tupperware while helping with the Freedom schools.
      Almost makes me want to have a party and invite all my son’s friends just so they can have the experience.

      I

      • getfitnow

        I loved the popsicle forms. We’d take Koolaid, pour it in the form (shaped like a Fudgesicle). The holder “stick” had the lid on top. You just snapped the lid on the form and put the whole thing in the freezer. When you removed the lid from the form, the popsicle was frozen around the stick.

        BTW, I saw that episode of Cold Case too.

        • DianaLC

          I had those popsicle forms for my first son also.

    • HELENK2

      that is how to throw a party. I will bet they are a riot
      really good salesman

  • getfitnow
    • DianaLC

      It’s harder to bring charges agains affirmative action hires. :-)

  • getfitnow

    Late Breaking News!

    A fire swept through a nightclub in southern Brazil,
    killing at least 90 people early Sunday, officials said.

    Update: Death toll in Brazilian nightclub fire is likely
    to be more than 200, police official says – (Reuters)

  • KenoshaMarge

    AP, NBC Ask: Time to Publicly Shame the Obese, Let Smokers Die?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/26/AP-NBC-Shame-Smokers-Let-Fat-People-Die
    So much for all that “compassion” from the left myth.

    • DianaLC

      They should start with Barney Frank, Al Gore, photos of Ted Kennedy. Come on, let’s make a list of all the people who should be shamed for their weght the way they shame Christie.
      I don’t know which Democrats smoke, but I’m sure we could find a few to put on billboards.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Isn’t Obama reputed to be a “secret” smoker?

        • DianaLC

          You’re right, but…….O is so special tha no matter wha he does wrong, it doesn’t count, dontcha know.

          • KenoshaMarge

            If he still does smoke it is obviously George Bush’s fault!

            • DianaLC

              Yes, he’s just a different Geraldine….”the devil made him do it.”

              • KenoshaMarge

                The Devil, George Bush, same thing in the liberal mind.

      • operanerd1986

        Barney Frank and Bill Clinton have both been known to smoke cigars.

  • HELENK2

    off topic

    some beauty

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.285683874795762.73964.285681181462698&type=1

    this site has some of the most amazing pictures

  • HELENK2

    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/for-a-jailed-filmmaker-clintons-benghazi-lies-make-a-difference/#.UQRlbmkOGA0.twitter

    what does it matter???

    it matters alot to the jailed film maker. the only one punished

  • HELENK2
    • DianaLC

      This one is personally frightening for me. Just had a family breakfast with cousins and watched the video of the people my missionary cousin and his wife work with in Senegal. When i asked about the problems in northern Africa, whether thos were affecting them at all, they explained that as Americans we really don’t understand the size of Africa and that northern Africa is so far from them. But they did mention that if things got really bad in Mali, that could affect them. They did mention that the muslims in Senegal were “folk muslims.” They considered themselves muslim out of tradition but really depened mostly on their folk beliefs. There is total freedom of religion in Senegal, though people are shunned if they say they renounce the muslim faith. And they say the iman’s near them have already started warning the young boys that they should not listen to people who come to try to recruit them for fighting.

  • getfitnow

    They have declared war on us. First they came for the fat smokers, next it will be you. Wake up Americans!

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/26/AP-NBC-Shame-Smokers-Let-Fat-People-Die

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2
    • Hokma

      And while the GOP is figuring out how to be “more modern” they should figure out a strategy on treating the media as much of an opponent as their opponents.

      And, at the same time, they should do what Trump is trying to do which is to become the media by acquiring newspapers and broadcast stations.

  • HELENK2

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2119747570001/welcome-to-boomtown-washington-dc/?playlist_id=86924

    in case you missed it. here is hannity’s boomtown. it is long but really worth watching

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://www.nextgeneration.tv/?cmd=mpg&mpid=538

    are you better off than you were 4 years ago???
    I do not think so

  • HELENK2

    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/2-Men-Arrested-Staten-Island-Stealing-Sandy-Relief-Supplies-Church-188489601.html

    2 men arrested in Staten Island for stealing Sandy relief supplies

    hope these scumbags rot in hell

  • HELENK2

    http://nation.foxnews.com/school-sports-disabled/2013/01/25/obama-administration-schools-must-provide-sports-disabled

    with our schools in such bad shape and many kids not getting the education they need this is a strange priority.

    sports for the disabled is a wonderful thing and I am not against it. But first I would like them to get a good education which is not happening now

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/26/social-security-disability-trust-fund-may-fail-to-provide-full-benefits-as-early-as-2016/

    Social Security disability trust fund may fail to provide full benefit as early as 2016

    how much of this is due to those who ran out of unemployment as applied for disability ?

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/25/gingrich-to-piers-morgan-lets-hold-gun-control-hearings-in-chicago/

    OOOH point to Newt.
    newt to piers morgan ” lets hold gun hearings in Chicago”

  • HELENK2

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/25/BOOMTOWN-Washington-Passes-Silicon-Valley-for-Highest-Median-Income-in-U-S

    I watched Hannity’s Boomtown last night. All the money in Washington and the good life our elected or appointed pols are living. Then I read about the victims of Sandy. This is in the same country. Why is it that the ones we pay are living so good and the ones that pay them are living in tents? just wondering

  • HARP2

    MSNBC Host: ‘I Thank God and Country…Abortion Was There to Save Me’

    During MSNBC’s “The Cycle” on Friday, co-host Toure celebrated the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion by telling the story of when he and an old girlfriend decided to have an abortion 15 years ago.

    He said he was extremely thankful abortion was an option because wasn’t ready to be a dad and going through with the pregnancy would have just made “a mess of three lives” because she “wasn’t the one.”

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/25/msnbc-host-i-thank-god-and-countryabortion-was-there-to-save-me/

    THAT just about sums up Liberalism.

    • Hokma

      made “a mess of three lives” because she “wasn’t the one.”

      What an SOB.

      THIS is what must be outlawed. That was a baby whose opportunity to experience a full life was denied by these self-centered immoral .beings because it was an inconvenience. Tragic.

      • DianaLC

        I am always in total disbelief at the lack of morals. How can he simply excuse that abortion by saying “she wasn’t ‘the one’”? Shouldn’t he have figured that out before she became pregnant?
        I remember a young Christian secretary at a company I worked for back in the early 80s and how much teasing she got because she was engaged and said she and her boyfriend were devout and didn’t want to have sex before marriage.
        Nowadays, no one even thinks that’s something to consider.

        • Hokma

          Liberals like Toure are narcissists who have no regard for human life other than their own. Like their answer to Sandy Hook which is less bullets and therefore less deaths in their minds. Or how acceptable it is for people to remain on government assistance.

    • HELENK2

      since toure sees racism everywhere and all the time isn,t it odd that he chose to kill a black child because it was inconvenient?

  • HARP2

    Anyone else notice all that is coming from the administration is social topics.

    Women in combat, gun control, sports for disabled and immigration.

    Not one word about jobs or the debt.

    Obama truly is a post turtle.

    “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.”

    “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t
    belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb arse put him up there to begin with.”

    • KenoshaMarge

      We know what kind of dumb arse put Obama where he is, lame-brained libs and other low-information voters. The kind who rely on the MSM for their news propaganda.

  • DianaLC

    These people all need to get together and move into the closest NFL stadium and stay there until the media and the Pres pay attention.

    • foxyladi14

      It worked before.they could take some pictures holding up signs SAVE ME OBAMA!!!!!

  • bbf

    How long ago was it that Obama and the Dims WERE PATTING THEMSELVES ON THE BACK..saying what a great job they did ..and over and over and over again contrasting it with Bush’s response to Katrina. THEY LIED..and as usual. the MSM went right along with it!

    • foxyladi14

      AMEN