Gasoline rationing begins in NYC; power outages continue to stymie recovery efforts

  • Article by: TOM HAYS, FRANK ELTMAN and MICHAEL GORMLEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 9, 2012 - 5:39 AM
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infowarsNov. 8, 12 1:16 PM

lol! it will be more like $200-$400 Billion and the Fed Govt will increase and collect taxes from those with jobs to pay for it.

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mglovettNov. 8, 12 3:49 PM

Cuomo is blaming the utility companies? Get a clue Gov. and stop sounding the evil, faceless monopoly crap, can you imagine if this was left to the neighborhood electrician?

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nimrod888Nov. 8, 12 4:00 PM

I am sure Obama is making this his top priority. Right after trips to all the late night talk shows and his 33rd appearance on the View. Could you even imagine the outrage from failed liberal media outlets if this was happening under Bush's watch?

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drfranktNov. 8, 12 4:18 PM

FEMA, under the obama administration is making FEMA under the Bush administration look like professional Emergancy Management Professionals. Seems like FEMA under the current administration is showing it's true colors for the people the profess to care about the most!

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mnfanintampaNov. 8, 12 4:47 PM

Was in Long Island and NJ Monday - Wednesday. What a joke...miles of cars lined up in the right lane waiting for gas and lines of people with red gas cans standing outside. Looks like a third-world country. No need to worry the govt will take care of things. Why should we care the media doesn't?

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copper88Nov. 8, 12 6:21 PM

What happened to all of the rugged individualists that's supposed to inhabit our country? You don't need electrical power and gas. Just go cut down a tree and cook up some squirrel stew.

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teeuurNov. 8, 12 6:31 PM

How do you run out of poles? You have Democrats make laws that make it almost financially impossible to maintain spare inventory without being penalized by taxes on inventory.

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bluedevil101Nov. 8, 12 8:08 PM

Too bad for those on the East coast. But, the union workers sent away volunteers from Alabama who came to help restore power to their brothers in New York and New Jersey. Oh well, go ahead and freeze. It's better to do that then to have scabs helping make things better.

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jsteinbeckNov. 8, 12 8:10 PM

Funny how Obama disappears after the election!!!

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StoptheblamingNov. 8, 12 8:54 PM

This isn't about politics! This was a massive storm that caused the damage. My husband is one of the lineman who has been deployed, first to W.V and now to Long Island. You need to understand how power lines run. The reason you might be out of power could be two miles down the road! And yes, they don't carry thousands of extra poles at any one utility. It's not like need 20-50 poles, they need hundreds! Also things need to be cleaned up (tress, branches, etc) before new wire can be put up. Keep in mind there are 4000 men like my husband who are seriously doing their best to get power restored. How well could any of you manage 4000 new to the area employees, they know their jobs but they are working in difficult situation. I understand people out East are frustrated, I can't imagine what it's like. But these lineman also need to work safely so there aren't anymore lives lost.

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