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Gas Rationing Expands as Sandy, Nor'Easter Effects Linger

Reuters -- New York City drivers will wake up on Friday to the first widespread gas rationing since the fuel crisis of the 1970s, as the U.S. Northeast struggles to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy and a subsequent snowstorm.

After a difficult commute Thursday night that saw heavily armed police trying to quiet crowds at area bus and train stations, New Jersey authorities are adding free buses and ferries Friday to try and ease commutes that have been four and five times longer than normal all week. The recovery from Sandy stalled Wednesday after a snowstorm that plunged 300,000 homes and businesses back into darkness. By Thursday night much of the snow melted, and temperatures were due to warm slightly Friday, welcome news for the thousands of people still without power.



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Submitted Nov 09, 2012 By: WxVette
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 10:15:21 PM

sad how we cannot get the regions back on their feet.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 1:59:46 AM

panic accelerates
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A_NY_Outlaw
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:51:54 AM

"Looks like Rob has 'em all flustered.
They can't handle the truth."

Flustered? Not quite Tiny. If anything, I have been telling the truth and presenting facts to you Libbies for the last 4 years. But due to the stuff they put in that Kool-aid you drink, you are either brainwashed or simply choose to follow the happy-go-lucky Cult of Obama.

The Libs time and time again cannot respond to actual facts, but somehow they know to blame bush (and will continue to do so for the next 4 years). You my friend, are a perfect example of why this country is as divided as it is.
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rx7racerca
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 8:22:41 AM

Hopefully nature can hold off any more swipes at the NE until things get more back to normal there.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 8:09:58 AM

Shoot yes Aviator, the country just love Billy Clinton in the oral, 'er, Oval Office. ;^)
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 8:08:07 AM

How true DEG!
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 8:05:15 AM

Gotta agree NYoutlaw, no president has divided this country like Oblame-a.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 5:44:02 AM

They had a 1, 2 punch with Sand & the Nor'Easter. Things will improve, just not quick enough.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 4:14:59 AM

Looks like Rob has 'em all flustered.
They can't handle the truth.

[Edited by: 07skydriver at 11/10/2012 6:16:35 AM EST]
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swede
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 3:52:27 AM

to be expected
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 11:08:39 PM

It might be up to two weeks before the gasoline situation goes away.
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:29:32 PM

hope everything back to normal soon, best of luck for the NE...
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A_NY_Outlaw
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:28:44 PM

Rob, I like how you focus on the Bush comment, but make no rebuttle to layoffs or the military absentee ballots being pushed a day late so they didn't count.

Just like a typical Libbie, you ignore the facts and focus on what's least important. After all, isn't that what your almighty King Obama has done for the past four years?

[Edited by: A_NY_Outlaw at 11/10/2012 12:29:56 AM EST]
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:23:42 PM

The effects will continue to be present for months to come.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:12:24 PM

Hey, @TBRR, how about pushing original thoughts on the forum, not just cut and paste? This is the third post where you've espoused "work ethic".

Must have been the "word of the day" on the calendar.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:09:24 PM

Boy, @A_NY_Outlaw. I guess the Republican Party is a new bona fide religion, protected from any criticism and probably tax-exempt.

And do you REALLY wanna claim that liberals have unjustly vilified George W. Bush? Any criticism of Dubya was a peck on the cheek compared to what Bill Clinton got during eight years in office. The Republican Party has had a scorched earth policy when it comes to politics since 1992 and especially since 1994 with Newt Gingrich and the "Republican Revolution".

So, you must forgive me if I doubt the sincerity of Republicans hurt feelings. You have to have feelings first before they can be hurt.
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CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:06:42 PM

yep!
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g747
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:02:06 PM

Think back to the 1970's energy crisis.Long lines,fuel rationing,bad tempers,hot weather,cold weather,misery city inc.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 10:01:58 PM

So what do you consider a "significant margin", @LVNV6ofSpades? Is it the number of votes that Bush beat Gore with, back in 2000? Oh wait, Al Gore won the poular vote. Guess that didn't matter.

Pesky Electoral College. Not much fun when the votes don't break in your favor.
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rf6480
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:58:23 PM

Sorry to hear. Prayers for all in affected areas.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:58:02 PM

Its understandable. Hopefully... supplies and power will come on line soon to help those in trouble.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:55:58 PM

Fine
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:55:36 PM

k
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:53:34 PM

Bad news...
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menagerie1013
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:53:31 PM

I'm thankful that I'm not on the East Coast.
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:52:39 PM

Some delusional remarks by the haters on this board
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:50:57 PM

ok
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livedream
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:50:51 PM

Tough times on the east coast....
We should be thankful for the blessings we have and pray for those without homes, power, cars and fuel.
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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:50:27 PM

Here we come Europe.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:48:15 PM

Rationing of one sort or another is unavoidable to keep things working. It's a pain.

Hopefully this will ease up in a week or so but could be longer than that.
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LVNV6ofSpades
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:48:00 PM

I wonder when heating fuel for the NE will start to be rationed? Odd days you freeze, even days you can thaw out.
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LVNV6ofSpades
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:46:48 PM

@ jrsva -- Wow that adds a lot to the conversation, copying and pasting they same BS on every article. I'm happy that your an Obama-junkie. And I don't consider 3 million votes in a national election in a country of approximately 314 million citizens a "significant margin".
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A_NY_Outlaw
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:46:01 PM

'President Barack Obama won re-election by a significant margin. He is your president as well as mine and will be for the next 4 years. Now is the time to stop the childish, disparaging word games with his name and pay respect to the Office of the President, even if you do not like its current occupant. The time will come when someone you approve of will hold this office, at which time you will not appreciate this sort of trash talk."

Oh really. Let's see, when California gives out 55 electoral votes, I don't agree that Obama won by a 'large margin'. Considering that this country is more polarized than it ever has been under any other president and that the voting was about 51% to 49%. Let's not forget the hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots that were a day late due to a 'glitch' in the military mail delivery systems. How inconvenient to those who risk their lives each and every day.

Let's not overlook the fact that in the last 2 days at least 2 dozen decent size companies in the US have announced massive layoffs. For the record- they aren't union jobs either.

So yeah- many including myself will be making disparaging remakrs about King Obama and his band of misfits crooks for the next 4 years. After all, you Libbies have continued to do that with Bush- with the nerve to still blame Bush entering Obama's second terms. I will be glad to show your almighty savior the same respect you showed President Bush. The media demonized Bush and Romney both, sneering at the mere mention of their names like it was a curse word that children shouldn't hear.

Get used to the divide. Four more years of massive spending, increased taxes and diminishing values is on the way.

[Edited by: A_NY_Outlaw at 11/9/2012 11:54:07 PM EST]
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serrog
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:44:06 PM

Common sense
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:38:31 PM

That has to be very difficult to deal with
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:33:09 PM

terrible...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:32:38 PM

Wow.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:32:37 PM

Ok
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CCLighthouse
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:29:34 PM

If any of you can help, please do. Thanks!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:28:30 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:26:56 PM

This is unfortunate
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:26:25 PM

What a shame.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:23:49 PM

“NoBama has been in office for nearly 4 years now...”

Wayoung and the rest of the right-wingers in GB land: President Barack Obama won re-election by a significant margin. He is your president as well as mine and will be for the next 4 years. Now is the time to stop the childish, disparaging word games with his name and pay respect to the Office of the President, even if you do not like its current occupant. The time will come when someone you approve of will hold this office, at which time you will not appreciate this sort of trash talk.

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Shakleelady31
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:23:46 PM

and it was so easy to criticize Bush after Katrina wasn't it?
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I imagine country wide soonwelcome to socailism
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:20:33 PM

Rationing is always hard. Too bad it had to come to that!
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hope things get better over the weekend....
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:15:52 PM

Fuel is cridical in getting things back to normal.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:14:46 PM

Hope all those people that vote Democrat are happy with the results.
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if there ever is a true widespread emergency, you now see the help u can expect from the government. lessons learned folks
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