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(Reason Magazine)   The New York National Guard comes to the rescue in NYC, aided by the Victoria's Secret fashion show   (reason.com) divider line 26
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2012-11-03 04:42:32 AM
See people, it was only a matter of time. You wouldn't listen. First you repeal Don't ask don't tell, the next thing you know, our once proud fighting force are prancing around in overpriced panties and tranny heels down Madison Avenue.
 
2012-11-03 05:10:39 AM
Guy's can'ts, remember their jobs when hot ladies is arounds.
 
2012-11-03 05:11:05 AM

BronyMedic: See people, it was only a matter of time. You wouldn't listen. First you repeal Don't ask don't tell, the next thing you know, our once proud fighting force are prancing around in overpriced panties and tranny heels down Madison Avenue.


I think this is what military folk call "misdirection."

/That bulge isn't what you think!
 
2012-11-03 05:23:26 AM

BronyMedic: See people, it was only a matter of time. You wouldn't listen. First you repeal Don't ask don't tell, the next thing you know, our once proud fighting force are prancing around in overpriced panties and tranny heels down Madison Avenue.


Who do I see about a section 8?
 
2012-11-03 05:48:39 AM
With hindsight it's always easy to criticize. But honestly, who could have thought that a forklift would be needed to unload palette from trucks ?

/seriously guyz am disapoint
//back to playing "bau simulator"
 
2012-11-03 06:08:38 AM
So we're supposed to conclude, from the fact that a National Guard Armory crew doesn't have redundant generators and forklifts on hand for disasters, that the private sector would do a better job at disaster relief? You know, the McDonalds stores in Manhattan did an absolutely terrible job of responding to this tragedy; they didn't plan properly to have any food lines up after the storm, or have teams of electricians on hand to deal with damage to the power grid, and they didn't have any dump-trucks on standby to help haul away debris once the worst had passed. This proves that the US government makes a better hamburger.

/Oh Reason
//Could your name be any less apt?
//slashies
 
2012-11-03 06:12:53 AM

Mad_Flyer: With hindsight it's always easy to criticize. But honestly, who could have thought that a forklift would be needed to unload palette from trucks ?

/seriously guyz am disapoint
//back to playing "bau simulator"


Those sorts of miscommunications always arise once or twice in any large-scale effort, no matter how well planned. I would point out though that, from the article, this seemed like less of a National Guard relief crew, and more like the people who typically work at the National Guard armory in New York being asked to fulfill a disaster relief role. I've never worked in one, but there was a NG Armory in my home town as a kid which I had cause to spend time around pretty frequently, and if it was in any way typical I can tell you they don't tend to have much of a need for forklifts and spare generators.
 
2012-11-03 06:29:57 AM
"We wanna help, too!"

i911.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 06:40:23 AM
I, for one, am outraged that more lingerie models were not pre-positioned before the hurricane.
 
2012-11-03 06:48:32 AM
Just think how many people all those marathon runners could have saved. And how quickly they could have done so!
 
2012-11-03 07:02:30 AM

Heron: So we're supposed to conclude, from the fact that a National Guard Armory crew doesn't have redundant generators and forklifts on hand for disasters, that the private sector would do a better job at disaster relief? You know, the McDonalds stores in Manhattan did an absolutely terrible job of responding to this tragedy; they didn't plan properly to have any food lines up after the storm, or have teams of electricians on hand to deal with damage to the power grid, and they didn't have any dump-trucks on standby to help haul away debris once the worst had passed. This proves that the US government makes a better hamburger.

/Oh Reason
//Could your name be any less apt?
//slashies


Pretty much this. Should people from the private sector volunteer their time and do what they can to help their neighbors after a disaster? Absolutely! But these farktards seem to think that it's private citizens who are clearing off the roads, harbors, restoring power, pumping water out of tunnels and rebuilding the damaged infrastructure so help can reach the people who need it, they must be smoking crack. The hell with the police and firefighters, we don't need those asshats either, amirite Libertarians?

F*ck Reason and the social Darwinism they rode in on.


Related: i28.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 07:03:41 AM

cc_rider: The hell with the police and firefighters, we don't need those asshats either, amirite Libertarians?


Not until they need them. Then they write about how slow they were. How dare they be helping other people.
 
2012-11-03 07:28:54 AM
FTFA: "...For some reason a lingerie retailer was better equipped to distribute food in the aftereffects of a natural disaster than FEMA and the National Guard, and was on hand to provide a fork lift:

The troops also needed help distributing food. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had begun bringing tractor-trailers' worth of emergency provisions to the armory. It was up to the troops to break up the pallets, load them in military trucks, and bring them to the seven distribution centers in Manhattan where the Salvation Army would hand out meals to Hurricane victims. One problem: the 69th didn't have a fork lift. So again, they turned to the Victoria's Secret crew."

One can hardly blame FEMA for the Guard not having a forklift. I can't say that I've ever seen one on a Guard post.

/maybe they were camouflaged and I missed 'em
 
2012-11-03 07:34:42 AM

BronyMedic: See people, it was only a matter of time. You wouldn't listen. First you repeal Don't ask don't tell, the next thing you know, our once proud fighting force are prancing around in overpriced panties and tranny heels down Madison Avenue.


this is my rifle this is my gun, this one's for fighting this one's for fun...
 
2012-11-03 08:33:14 AM

cc_rider: Heron: So we're supposed to conclude, from the fact that a National Guard Armory crew doesn't have redundant generators and forklifts on hand for disasters, that the private sector would do a better job at disaster relief? You know, the McDonalds stores in Manhattan did an absolutely terrible job of responding to this tragedy; they didn't plan properly to have any food lines up after the storm, or have teams of electricians on hand to deal with damage to the power grid, and they didn't have any dump-trucks on standby to help haul away debris once the worst had passed. This proves that the US government makes a better hamburger.

/Oh Reason
//Could your name be any less apt?
//slashies

Pretty much this. Should people from the private sector volunteer their time and do what they can to help their neighbors after a disaster? Absolutely! But these farktards seem to think that it's private citizens who are clearing off the roads, harbors, restoring power, pumping water out of tunnels and rebuilding the damaged infrastructure so help can reach the people who need it, they must be smoking crack. The hell with the police and firefighters, we don't need those asshats either, amirite Libertarians?

F*ck Reason and the social Darwinism they rode in on.


Related: [i28.photobucket.com image 468x187]


.
Does this mean that you will stop taking money from me?
 
2012-11-03 09:08:15 AM
Excellent work by the National Guard. It took some creative thinking and initiative to track down generators and a fork lift in the middle of a disaster area.

Good for Victorias' Secret for co=operating when asked to assist. Now, if Victorias' Secret really wants to impress me, they'll stock a bra in their stores that was made in the USA. Preferably, it will be a bra made out of cotton or some other non-petroleum derivative fabric.
 
2012-11-03 09:13:39 AM

cc_rider: Heron: So we're supposed to conclude, from the fact that a National Guard Armory crew doesn't have redundant generators and forklifts on hand for disasters, that the private sector would do a better job at disaster relief? You know, the McDonalds stores in Manhattan did an absolutely terrible job of responding to this tragedy; they didn't plan properly to have any food lines up after the storm, or have teams of electricians on hand to deal with damage to the power grid, and they didn't have any dump-trucks on standby to help haul away debris once the worst had passed. This proves that the US government makes a better hamburger.

/Oh Reason
//Could your name be any less apt?
//slashies

Pretty much this. Should people from the private sector volunteer their time and do what they can to help their neighbors after a disaster? Absolutely! But these farktards seem to think that it's private citizens who are clearing off the roads, harbors, restoring power, pumping water out of tunnels and rebuilding the damaged infrastructure so help can reach the people who need it, they must be smoking crack. The hell with the police and firefighters, we don't need those asshats either, amirite Libertarians?

F*ck Reason and the social Darwinism they rode in on.


Related: [i28.photobucket.com image 468x187]


I've been kind of undecided with the two party system, but this article makes the point for Libertarian. Here we have NY that has a huge population base. It's National Guard was under prepared. With the Lib system, NY's NG would had plenty of resources and wouldn't have had to wait for FEMA. It would have had one of the largest, richest, NG units in the country. Instead of the Governor of New Jersey waiting a couple days to tour the destruction with the POTUS and beg for aid - he would have already had the money.

I kind of like Victoria's Secret modelling scanty lingerie during happy times, but being prepared to save our bacon when shiat hits the fan - Is that Victoria's secret? (They have a Navy, too. Keep that to yourself.)
 
2012-11-03 09:42:15 AM
What I took from that is, places that setup temporary television studios live essentially off the grid and have the equipment needed in the wake of a disaster.
 
2012-11-03 09:46:43 AM

BronyMedic: See people, it was only a matter of time. You wouldn't listen. First you repeal Don't ask don't tell, the next thing you know, our once proud fighting force are prancing around in overpriced panties and tranny heels down Madison Avenue.


How about Sheridan and 72nd in CO? Quite the show yesterday with not just one, but 2 Canadian supermodels.

Surprised there weren't more accidents along the road....
 
2012-11-03 10:08:54 AM
"Victoria's Secret helped in the disaster, therefore the government is useless and Ayn Rand was right about everything."

There, I can write for tReason.com too!
 
2012-11-03 10:28:10 AM
I don't see what an infantry unit would have a fork lift. That is what they have engineering and transportation units for.

//my MI unit was lucky to have 2 beat up deuce and and a halfs. The engineering unit next door had about 10 front end loaders.
 
2012-11-03 11:36:59 AM
I'd rather be saved by a Victoria Secret model than a buck private any day.
 
2012-11-03 12:00:54 PM
Is there anything hot models in sexy lingerie can't do?
 
2012-11-03 12:01:49 PM

silverjets: Is there anything hot models in sexy lingerie can't do?


Tolerate epic stupidity?
 
2012-11-03 05:40:03 PM

SnyderCat: silverjets: Is there anything hot models in sexy lingerie can't do?

Tolerate epic stupidity?


They're not aware of it, so it's not a problem.
 
2012-11-04 12:59:28 AM
I'm confused why the NY National Guard is in New York helping save and protect New Yorkers like they signed up for, instead of on a third tour killing or being killed in some remote foreign hellhole. What is America coming to??

/please tell me you don't actually need the slashies to see the sarcasm
 
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