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2013-01-05 09:30:45 PM
Whiners: "Oh my God, that'll lower our property values!"

Um, no, the wrecks of former multi-million dollar houses sitting in the water will do that.
 
2013-01-05 09:37:38 PM
Photographers have captured the aftermath of disasters for 150+ years now what's the big deal?
 
2013-01-05 09:41:26 PM
Others, however, say that mapping the storm's aftermath could be used as a means to raise awareness of the magnitude of the damage

Seems like the benefit of this would outweigh the "O NOES, PROPERTY VALUES!!!" complaint.
 
2013-01-05 09:41:59 PM
The philanthropic arm of Google, google.org? Wtf?

Are they not completely evil? I'm kind of confused

o_O
 
2013-01-05 09:47:42 PM
Its good for farking history. Nothing could be more honest/complete/unbiasede to document the damage than Google street views.
 
2013-01-05 09:48:55 PM
I, for one, am glad that Google is doing it's best to make sure that when I drag Pegman to a street highlighted in blue on their maps I see the most up-to-date Streetview imagery possible. These things are necessary for my trip planning.
 
2013-01-05 09:51:39 PM
Hey, Complainers, the storm wasn't a big secret. We sorta heard how bad it was. Your property value is already crap because your lot is covered in debris.

/people can never see the positive side of anything
//and being scared of technology is getting a little old
 
2013-01-05 09:51:47 PM
A statement from New York City's mayoral spokesperson indicated that city officials had collaborated with Google to document the devastation as a means to fundraise.

Well, vote out the government then if it upsets them that much. Sounds like Google was polite about it really.
 
2013-01-05 09:53:00 PM

fusillade762: Others, however, say that mapping the storm's aftermath could be used as a means to raise awareness of the magnitude of the damage

Seems like the benefit of this would outweigh the "O NOES, PROPERTY VALUES!!!" complaint.


What exactly is the selling value of a partially demolished home anyway these days? Anyone got the blue book for Detroit handy?
 
2013-01-05 09:53:07 PM
"ZOMG USING TECHNOLOGY IN A WAY THAT IT HASN'T BEEN USED BEFORE IS SCARY TO ME" said the luddite.
 
2013-01-05 09:55:10 PM
Pics or it didn't happen,
 
2013-01-05 09:55:36 PM
Pic of enraged residents

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-05 09:56:25 PM
Wasn't Staten Island the dumpster for Manhattan?
 
2013-01-05 10:01:34 PM
The Post found people on Staten Island who were complaining about something. Wow.
 
2013-01-05 10:03:23 PM
Are they upset in case people didn't know their homes had been destroyed by the FREAKING STORM OF THE CENTURY? It's not like it wasn't on the news or anything.
 
2013-01-05 10:07:01 PM
I would people getting the closest thing they can to a first hand view of the damage could only help these people. With the shenanigans in congress, it's only a matter of time until the "It's really not that bad" talking point is force fed to us through the right wing noise machine.
 
2013-01-05 10:08:50 PM
All my bosses live 2000 miles away in Long Island and New Jersey. Frankly I've never worked for more self obsessed a-holes in all my life. They were the worst people I've ever worked with before Sandy and they are still the worst people I've ever worked with. Fark them!
 
2013-01-05 10:12:37 PM

fusillade762: Others, however, say that mapping the storm's aftermath could be used as a means to raise awareness of the magnitude of the damage

Seems like the benefit of this would outweigh the "O NOES, PROPERTY VALUES!!!" complaint.


That's kinda part of the problem, though. When you're shouting at someone to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, it gets harder if you can see with your own eyes that they just lost their legs, boots and all.
 
2013-01-05 10:14:43 PM

Kenny B: Wasn't Staten Island the dumpster for Manhattan?


Still is.
 
2013-01-05 10:22:22 PM

Kenny B: Wasn't Staten Island the dumpster for Manhattan?


Ftfy
 
2013-01-05 10:28:06 PM

ekdikeo4: Whiners: "Oh my God, that'll lower our property values!"

Um, no, the wrecks of former multi-million dollar houses sitting in the water will do that.


Locally, the owner of a small island in a creek wanted to raise the elevation of the island to pretect it from flooding. Adjacent property owners objected because that "would make our property flood more."

/'morans' are everywhere
 
2013-01-05 10:32:33 PM

PancakeBunny: All my bosses live 2000 miles away in Long Island and New Jersey. Frankly I've never worked for more self obsessed a-holes in all my life. They were the worst people I've ever worked with before Sandy and they are still the worst people I've ever worked with. Fark them!


You're fired.
 
2013-01-05 10:45:02 PM

Void_Beavis: PancakeBunny: All my bosses live 2000 miles away in Long Island and New Jersey. Frankly I've never worked for more self obsessed a-holes in all my life. They were the worst people I've ever worked with before Sandy and they are still the worst people I've ever worked with. Fark them!

You're fired.



I've got you guys over a barrel. Good luck wit dat.
 
2013-01-05 10:55:57 PM
After the Christchurch earthquake, the National Library of New Zealand commissioned a photographer to record the damage for posterity. Someone, whether a public or private institution should be doing this sor of thing after major disasters, not only for history but also so it can help teach us what went wrong and what we might do to mitigate such disasters in the future.
 
2013-01-05 10:57:46 PM

rhiannon: Pic of enraged residents

[img.photobucket.com image 400x220]


Came to see these dudes. Well done.
 
2013-01-05 10:58:31 PM

thisispete: After the Christchurch earthquake, the National Library of New Zealand commissioned a photographer to record the damage for posterity. Someone, whether a public or private institution should be doing this sor of thing after major disasters, not only for history but also so it can help teach us what went wrong and what we might do to mitigate such disasters in the future.



What? Learning from mistakes?

Blasphemer!
 
2013-01-05 11:05:48 PM
"Some Staten Island residents told local media Friday that they were furious after the colourful car was spotted making its way through the devastated community,"

Leave it to New Yorkers to call the police at the first sign of "coloreds" enter their neighborhood.
 
2013-01-05 11:13:02 PM
SN1987a goes boom:
"What exactly is the selling value of a partially demolished home anyway these days? Anyone got the blue book for Detroit handy?"

Eh, I know you're jokin, but my fam lost a house in the santa cruz mtns after the '89 earthquake. Only partially damaged, but had to tear the whole thing down. Sold the land for only like 30k.

/why rent in detroit when you can squat for free?
 
2013-01-05 11:20:43 PM

sgnilward: The philanthropic arm of Google, google.org? Wtf?

Are they not completely evil? I'm kind of confused

o_O


The real motto is Don't be evil:enable it
 
2013-01-05 11:20:58 PM

wambu: ekdikeo4: Whiners: "Oh my God, that'll lower our property values!"

Um, no, the wrecks of former multi-million dollar houses sitting in the water will do that.

Locally, the owner of a small island in a creek wanted to raise the elevation of the island to pretect it from flooding. Adjacent property owners objected because that "would make our property flood more."

/'morans' are everywhere


In this case, the Moran is the island owner. Build on stilts.
 
2013-01-05 11:21:18 PM
Well, that didn't work

https://www.eviscerati.org/comics/comic/hd/2006/04/real-motto-reveale d
 
2013-01-05 11:26:28 PM

ekdikeo4: Whiners: "Oh my God, that'll lower our property values!"


This. In one.

One-note song-singers. Everything's gonna lower your property values. Especially zombies.
 
2013-01-05 11:44:33 PM
Sucks when someone interferes with your plans to defraud buyers.
 
2013-01-06 12:37:25 AM
Outraged at a colorful car? Let's send in a fleet of novelty commercial vehicles on a goodwill tour. Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, the Red Bull can truck, the Spammobile, and the Peepster. And clown cars, lots of clown cars. Cheer up!
 
2013-01-06 01:02:53 AM
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Here is a starter car, supply your own clowns!
 
2013-01-06 01:06:04 AM

DoctorCal: Sucks when someone interferes with your plans to defraud buyers.


Eh, it'll suck for THEM if you're powerful enough.
 
2013-01-06 04:21:05 AM

Goodfella: "ZOMG USING TECHNOLOGY IN A WAY THAT IT HASN'T BEEN USED BEFORE IS SCARY TO ME" said the luddite.


I'm sorry, are you suggesting that no one has ever photographed a disaster area from a car and posted it online before?
 
2013-01-06 04:50:19 AM

croesius: rhiannon: Pic of enraged residents

[img.photobucket.com image 400x220]

Came to see these dudes. Well done.


Hadn't seen that before; now I want their autographs...
 
2013-01-06 04:59:39 AM
It's not the damage they care about; it's the renovations.

Elected officials don't want the world to watch the crappy job they'll do repairing the damage. They don't want criticisms of why it's X months/years later and such-and-such still is in ruin. They just want aid money and to give speeches.
 
2013-01-06 05:07:15 AM
Some local residents told the Post they worried that the photos of the damage could decrease property values in the area


wat
 
2013-01-06 06:00:13 AM

teeny: Some local residents told the Post they worried that the photos of the damage could decrease property values in the area


wat


(nobody knows there was a hurricane there yet)
 
2013-01-06 06:10:33 AM
ZOMG! They're going to profit from this disaster in some way! WHAT AN OUTRAGE!!!!
 
2013-01-06 07:28:26 AM
www.almanac.com

My property values!

/may be a good thing for Staten Island, actually
 
2013-01-06 11:27:01 AM
"More nerve than a bum tooth".--Foghorn Leghorn.
 
2013-01-06 01:47:16 PM

Gyrfalcon: teeny: Some local residents told the Post they worried that the photos of the damage could decrease property values in the area


wat

(nobody knows there was a hurricane there yet)


...And photos will let the cat out of the bag. Got it.
 
2013-01-06 03:02:47 PM
Yes, it definitely lowers property values. Until I saw that Street View image I was totally going to buy that flattened, swampwater-filled, decomposing pile of rubble for top dollar and move in to it.
 
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