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Inside a Gov't disaster shelter: "You could see your breath"

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Sotelo was part of a contingent shifted on Wednesday to this makeshift tent city in the parking lot across Oceanport Avenue from Monmouth Park.

“Sitting there last night you could see your breath,” said Sotelo

Welcome to the part of the disaster where people start falling through the cracks.

No media is allowed inside the fenced complex, which houses operations for JCP&L’s army of workers from out of the area. The FEMA website indicated on Monday that there had been a shelter for first responders, utility and construction workers to take a break, although the compound now contains a full-time shelter operated by the state Department of Human Services.

what Sotelo’s identification tag calls “Camp Freedom,” more closely resembles a prison camp.

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UPDATE: 900 families...

who just last week were secure and warm could stay here.
This is the beginning of November.... it's going to get REALLY cold
and stay cold.

This sounds vastly better than 'Camp Freedom'..
New York officials reportedly consider closed prison for displaced Sandy victims

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20053522/new-york-officials-rep...

Yeah I know... it's a prison... deactivated along with 5 others...
Creepy... but habitable/heatable kitchen/bath sanitary
and this is NY (btw)... FEMA has nothing to do with this
It's NY taking care of its own (or trying to)
If it was your family (to keep warm)
what would you do?

What would I do, seriously?

This winter, I would invite them to come stay with me at my geothermally heated rental. Next winter, I will have my rocket mass heaters and passive solar heat and of course, a generator.
If my family shows up at Camp Freedom or Camp FEMA, it is because they got dragged there. My family will not starve in one winter, nor will we freeze, unless some government agency prevents us from doing what we need to do to survive. And I mean literally comes to my land and prevents me from surviving.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Camp Freedom! You know the one

It's right beside the Ministry of Love, down the street from the Ministry of Plenty, and overseen by the Ministry of Peace.

Best learn to speak Double Speak before you go. Up is Down, Left is Right, and Good is Bad.

How is that Fema working out for you?

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Oh crap.

I was making fun of the idea of FEMA's camps a few days ago...

I think I may have been wrong.

This story is being overshadowed by a story from March

and people are arguing with me about the damage done by the story spun to make Bloomberg look like he said something he did not AFTER the hurricane.
Herein lies the danger: People will see the other story, realize it is bunk and then disregard the real stories, like this on.e It appears to be happening right here- that story has a "sexier" title, so it gets voted up and commented on, this story barely gets noticed.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

The disabling America, one disaster at a time.

Each shelter will in time disable the able. Build a disabling shelter, and they will come. And wait. And wait...

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THIS is the story to vote up, not the Bloomberg smear!

THIS is the story everyone needs to make viral. A few choice quotes, from someone INSIDE a FEMA emergency center AFTER SANDY (not months ago, like the Bloomberg article.)

"As Sotelo tells it, when it became clear that the residents were less than enamored with their new accommodations Wednesday night and were letting the outside world know about it, officials tried to stop them from taking pictures, turned off the WiFi and said they couldn’t charge their smart phones because there wasn’t enough power."

and later in the story...

"Sotelo’s seen the home he rents on Kearney Avenue even though residents have yet to be allowed back...

... There had been a foot of water in his place. That’s it. And now he’s left to wonder why he’s still not allowed back."

and of course:
"“Everybody is angry over here. It’s like being prison,” "

And the sad part.... he just goes back inside after he gives the interview. His family and friends are all in there, I doubt he ever even realized all he needed to do was drive away. He's going to have to start over any way. For just a moment, he was almost free.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

This is the government help

This is the government help some ask for, and they are getting it. For those asking for government health care, they will get that too and it will be of the same level.