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Who Helps the People During Crises? Waffle House, not the armed bureaucrats

Written By: Doug French  |  Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011

            Mayor Mike Bloomberg's plan for New York City with hurricane Irene bearing down on the Big Apple was to evacuate residents and force businesses to close in low-lying areas. Move in with friends and relatives living on higher ground, stay out of the way, so government's first responders can handle real emergencies was the message.

            The result, as one of my friends who lives in Manhattan wondered, "They closed down the city, and all we get is a rainstorm?"

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