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  • I heard they were doing this and I couldn't believe it. My power went out last Monday, still isn't on, and the only day I've been home in the past week was Election Day (when they were running the voting machines on generators). Cut the shiat and get it done.
  • FreakinB: I heard they were doing this and I couldn't believe it. My power went out last Monday, still isn't on, and the only day I've been home in the past week was Election Day (when they were running the voting machines on generators). Cut the shiat and get it done.


    I should clarify that I understand why they need to do inspections. What I can't understand is why they can't find a way to get it done quicker. Bring in more outside help, have more shifts, something. It's just frustrating, especially with the weather getting colder.
  • FreakinB: I heard they were doing this and I couldn't believe it. My power went out last Monday, still isn't on, and the only day I've been home in the past week was Election Day (when they were running the voting machines on generators). Cut the shiat and get it done.


    Sounds like they are taking the opportunity to profit at victims expense. Requiring inspections of every home is completely unnecessary. Unless there is significant structural damage, a Hurricane is not going to rewire a house.

  • go all Vogon on your freezing flooded ass


    Did they read poetry at them or demolish them to make way for an interstellar bypass? This is important.
  • Obviously George Bush hates black people.

    Way to Cut that ol' red tape, champ.
  • FTA: "Our message to LIPA is to turn. Back. The. Power,"

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  • Barack Obama doesn't care about white people.
  • To everyone that haven't been paying attention in the history of ever: things cost money, you know who need things most, people who just suffered a tragedy. They should change "in god we trust" to "in money we trust"

    / profiteering is part of the human condition
  • What did you expect from Yankees fans?
  • Fark LIPA. That bureaucratic mismanaged organization charges 4-5 times as much as they should for electricity and historically has horrible service. They were one of the reasons I was thrilled to leave, right along with the area's archaic and expensive reliance on fuel oil for heating.
  • I can't believe Newsday is still publishing.
  • Englebert Slaptyback: go all Vogon on your freezing flooded ass


    Did they read poetry at them or demolish them to make way for an interstellar bypass? This is important.


    Beware the leopard.
  • Actually the Vogons would be more sympathetic and better prepared for this disaster.
  • you gotta pay the vig first before they turn the lights back on.
  • Delawheredad: Actually the Vogons would be more sympathetic and better prepared for this disaster.


    The Vogons wouldn't even lift a finger to turn your power back on without an order, signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public enquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters.
  • FreakinB: FreakinB: I heard they were doing this and I couldn't believe it. My power went out last Monday, still isn't on, and the only day I've been home in the past week was Election Day (when they were running the voting machines on generators). Cut the shiat and get it done.

    I should clarify that I understand why they need to do inspections. What I can't understand is why they can't find a way to get it done quicker. Bring in more outside help, have more shifts, something. It's just frustrating, especially with the weather getting colder.


    I have no idea what you personally are going thru, but I did get evacuated twice this summer due to wildfires here in Colorado, so I can sympathise with natural disaster crisis. Again.. not there, but from what I hear is that there are volunteers from all over the country trying to help, but there's just so much help needed, things can't move quicker. Hundreds of thousands is a big list.
    I'm looking at the 4th smoke plume here this summer.. it's going away from us in remote areas of the forest.. but it's still there. Fires going on all over Wyoming and firefighters are thin. We'd wish they'd put this one out, but they have to be somewhere else right now helping someone else.
  • SumFrequency: the area's archaic and expensive reliance on fuel oil for heating.


    It makes for a great news story once every decade or so. A home that was converted to natural gas, had removed the basement oil tank, but left their oil connector on the outside of the house, gets their basement flooded with oil by a heating company that got the wrong address.

    /NY
    //natural gas
  • They didn't want Shoreham and now they are complaining.
  • The reason they're doing this on the South Shore (from what I understand) is simple: if you panel was underwater at any time it's probably been damaged. Salt water + breaker boxes = bad news.

    Nobody wants a bunch of houses to burn down because the panel shorts out when the power comes on. Who are they going to blame? LIPA.
  • Good grief, how incompetent can you get?
  • While I sympathize with those without power, I have a feeling that the public officials involving themselves for the opportunity to "Help their communities" have absolutely no idea what happens when you energize an open, grounded circuit. I say this because if they do know what happens, they go from being publicity hungry, approval rating whores, to willfully destructive sociopaths.

    Think about the damage to the electrical grid if they just powered everyone back on.
  • Current Resident: [i.imgur.com image 500x343]


    i love that

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