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    Troopers Deployed To N.J. Gas Stations As Frustration, Massive Lines Form At The Pump

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    Despite the frustration, drivers appeared to be patient for the most part, although one fight did break out at a gas station in Secaucus, Mercogliano reported.

    Officials said more than 80 percent of New Jersey gas stations are unable to sell gas.

    Additionally, New Jersey State Police said they have deployed troopers at all gas stations located on the rest stops on the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

    Continued: Troopers Deployed To N.J. Gas Stations As Frustration, Massive Lines Form At The Pump « CBS New York


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    After Isabel, I drove down to Va. to check on a friend.

    The N.G. had set up in a wal-mart parking lot giving away free ice. I was told later that the bags were being sold in the adjacent parking lot for $10 each. There was also a shooting at a local gas station over a 5 gal. gas can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Blade View Post

    WOW we've come full circle with the "panic propoganda pics"!!! I remember when we had a "caption this photo" contest with the beer looter! Ah good times!

    I look through all of these new clips and the pics of (SURPRISE) people needing to buy things that didn't heed the ENDLESS warnings from every news source to go buy stuff. The news channels were having a field day with the "oh no here comes the SUPERSTORM" news bits. It got kind of annoying!

    I have to say, I'm not really in a generous mood. These people had P-L-E-N-T-Y of time to stock up on vital supplies. Can't really feel sorry for those people...

    Just fill up your gas tank and go to the fricking grocerty store for crying out loud! Go buy some candles and enough supplies to go "camping" in your house with bottled water and baloney and cheese sandwiches from the cooler for a week or two. Maybe even Vienna Sausages if you're feeling adventurous! "DUH" how hard is that, really?

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    It is just as well. If there was a "real" disaster like a massive EMP strike or global famine, or worse. It would be just as well if these people died off. There simply isn't enough carrying capacity for that many people if we go back to a society without modern conveniences like internal combustion engines and petrochemicals. It's better if they remain behind in the cities waiting for the government to "help" them. As no help will be coming they will panic and eventually die. I have no problem with that as I see myself and mine as my number one priority. We all have to look out for ourselves and it will be hard enough without having to look out for others. Thankfully there will not be enough fuel to travel far beyond the cities where many will perish.

    Those of us who have prepped and have the necessary skills to live off the grid should do fairly well. Especially so after the major preliminary die off. As most the population dies off the carrying capacity of the land without modern equipment and petrochemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) will probably be just enough for the survivors to live onas this will necessitate real organic farming with lower yields. It will likely be a more healthy diet for the survivors in rural communities after any real SHTF scenario. It will also be necessary for small communities of like-minded people to band together for survival and the common defense against the barbarians who make it out of the cities.

    When it comes down to it, the people on the east coast are very fortunate that this hurricane strike was just a minor event. If not then the death toll would be climbing hard and fast after three or four days of no food and water where criminal gangs would work their way about the cities looting, murdering, raping, etc. In a real disaster they may even have to deveop a taste for "long pork" at the end. Meanwhile, many if not most in the rural parts of the country will fare much better when a more serious disaster occurs.

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    Tempers Flare: Residents Complain Government Is Too Slow Distributing Food and Supplies

    Hurricane Sandy made landfall just 36 hours ago and already we’ve received reports of looting in hard-hit areas with some people brazenly taking to Twitter to post pictures of their new found wealth.

    Ahead of the storm panic buying left grocery and hardware store shelves empty as concerned residents stocked up on food, water, batteries, flashlights, and generators.

    With the run on supplies over the weekend, tens of thousands of people were inevitably left without essential survival items due to shortages across the region, and now they are demanding action from government officials.

    Officials in the city of Hoboken, N.J., are defending their response to severe flooding from superstorm Sandy.

    Public Safety director Jon Tooke says at least 25 percent of the city on the Hudson River across from Manhattan remains under water. He estimates at least 20,000 people are stranded and says most are being encouraged to shelter in place until floodwaters recede.

    Tempers flared Wednesday morning outside City Hall as some residents complained the city was slow to get food and other supplies out to the stranded.

    Tooke says emergency personnel have been working 24/7. He says the “scope of this situation is enormous.”

    Without any way to heat their homes due to power outages, no food in their pantries and water supplies potentially tainted with polluted flood waters, those who failed to prepare are now at the mercy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s crisis safety net.

    But, as FEMA has advised in its emergency preparedness guidelines, despite millions of dollars in supplies having been purchased by the Federal government, if emergency responders and the transportation infrastructure is overwhelmed, help may not be coming for days or weeks.

    While damage from Hurricane Sandy may not be as widespread or severe as earlier reports suggested it could be, what should be crystal clear is that any serious long-term emergency would be horrific for the non-prepper.

    In New Jersey some 20,000 residents are affected and already there are not enough supplies to go around and sanity is rapidly destabilizing.

    The government simply does not have the manpower to deal with an emergency requiring the delivery of food and water to hundreds of thousands of people. The saving grace for the east coast is that the damage was not as bad as it could have been, and residents were made aware of the coming storm days in advance, giving them ample time to stock up or evacuate.

    Imagine the effects of an unforeseen, more widespread disaster such as coordinated dirty-bomb terror attacks, a natural disaster requiring permanent mass evacuations of entire cities, destruction of the national power grid, or the collapse of the currency systems necessary for the global exchange of key commodities.

    Even those who set aside supplies for such disasters would be hard-pressed to survive; never mind those who have less than three days of food in their pantries.


    Author: Mac Slavo
    Views:Read by 14,867 people
    Date: October 31st, 2012
    Website:SHTF Plan - When the Shit Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You.

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