Saturday, November 10, 2012

What are you bitching about? It's free......

OCEANPORT, New Jersey (Reuters) - It is hard to sleep at night inside the tent city at Oceanport, New Jersey. A few hundred Superstorm Sandy refugees have been living here since Wednesday - a muddy camp that is a sprawling anomaly amidst Mercedes Benz dealerships and country clubs in this town near the state's devastated coastal region.
Inside the giant billowy white tents, the massive klieg lights glare down from the ceiling all night long. The air is loud with the buzz of generators pumping out power. The post-storm housing — a refugee camp on the grounds of the Monmouth Park racetrack - is in lockdown, with security guards at every door, including the showers.
No one is allowed to go anywhere without showing their I.D. Even to use the bathroom, "you have to show your badge," said Amber Decamp, a 22-year-old whose rental was washed away in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
The mini city has no cigarettes, no books, no magazines, no board games, no TVs, and no newspapers or radios. On Friday night, in front of the mess hall, which was serving fried chicken and out-of-the-box, just-add-water potatoes, a child was dancing and dancing — to nothing. "We're starting to lose it," said Decamp. "But we have nowhere else to go."
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10 comments:

Wrench said...

Welcome to third world coastal living
America... people in Haiti still have it that good thanks to the UN and corruption. Funny how all of this was kept from the majority of the masses until after the election. But hey, they are getting free shit via the great fema.

Anonymous said...

People think Alex Jones is a nut case , and sometime`s I agree , he does sound like a raving lunatic. He`s been describing and predicting this shit for year`s. Who have you heard recently drop the word " Revenge " with a twinkle in his eye ?. It is my opinion ( yeah they`re like asshole`s ,everybody got one ) aid is so slow arriving on the scene because someone is trying to make a point. It`s been seven year`s now since Katrina , a long time to pray for a pay back opportunity.

KurtP said...

Sucks to be them.
Remind them who they voted to re-elect for even MORE of the same corrupt mismanagement.

But hey, at least they have a black guy as president!

angrymike said...

Kurt
a cool black asshole...........

tripseven said...

Just goes to show how f***ing dead people really are!

Your NOT alive until you've been dropped off in the middle of the forest in sub-zero temps and told to "live or die." The average suburbanite will be dead within an hour cuz that damn iPod ain't cuttin it anymore. Critical thinking DOES NOT come from anything other than your own ability to survive...NOT FEMA or any other other .gov agency!

God I hope the USD collapses sooner than later so we can weed out the bench warmers and get back to the basics of life. Why? Cuz your not alive unless you have felt EVERY God given emotion coursing through every part of your body when it's time to put up or shut up. Those that can embrace these emotions...SURVIVE!

/rant

Chief Nose Wetter said...

I have been to the horsetrack in Oceanport,NJ. Sorry to hear it has been turned into a FEMA camp. I probably would prefer the stable with a thick bedding of hay. If you dont like the accommodations move on people. Tent cities will probably look like Beverly Hills the way this country is going.

Craig Miller said...

Why don't they use their free phones to make reservations at the motel? Doesn't anybody have family outside of the "Rotten Apple"?

Craig Miller said...

Next week I heard they are getting a free haircut, any dangerous gold fillings will be removed for free and they may have a handy id number tattooed on their arm to expedite things.

Paul, Dammit! said...

The awful living conditions sounds just like my ship, but slightly more comfortable.

John said...

...but they do seem perfectly content to stay there. Why? If it feels like a prison, and if it feels miserable, then why don't you just leave?