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Fire At Historic Firehouse In Downtown Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

 

” A fire erupted at a firehouse in downtown Philadelphia Friday causing extensive damage.

The fire started at about 11:30 a.m. at the firehouse located at 4th and Arch Streets in Old City.

In a twist of irony, firefighters had to turn their water hoses on their own building and attempt to contain the fire. It took firefighters approximately 15 minutes to bring the blaze fully under control, but not before the fire caused severe damage to the firehouse. The flames were so intense that at one point, several of the firehouse’s doors melted.

The firehouse, commonly referred to as the “Ben Franklin Firehouse,” is located at the site of the oldest firehouse country. The original firehouse was founded by Ben Franklin.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mayor Nagy Bloomberg wants to run the NYC Marathon : What could be less important right about now ? 

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So through the Mayor’s infinite wisdom we get this…

Instead of this …

Just to put things in perspective here is a partial list of resources used during the running of the 2010 race …

  ” 12 ferries, 500 buses, 1,694 portable toilets, 42,000 PowerBars, 90,000 bottles of water and 563 pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee beans, enough to make 45,000 cups (that’s just at the start line), 62,370 gallons of water and 32,040 gallons of Gatorade, another 60,000 PowerBar Gel packets, 11,410 pounds of ice, 13,475 bandages, 57,059 salt packages and 390 tubs of Vaseline. 435 cots and 30 defibrillators.” 

Read the Times Article Here

This just scratches the surface in terms of cost to the city in manpower and money :

  “The NYPD breaks down its overtime budget into “planned” and “unplanned” events. Occupy Wall Street is categorized as an unplanned event, as are natural disasters, presidential visits and sports playoffs requiring increased police presence. Just because an event is planned doesn’t mean it comes cheap: The IBO reports that the New York City Marathon cost $2.3 million in overtime last year.”

There are not enough police to spare for a Halloween Parade but plenty for a road race ?

“Unfortunately, we just cannot spare the manpower from the NYPD and other city agencies to host the annual Greenwich Village Halloween parade,” Bloomberg told news station NY1. Although the Mayor’s initial statement left open the possibility for the parade to be rescheduled, the parade’s official website announced later that the event was formally cancelled.”

  This mayor is a man of misplaced priorities , but what can we expect when we elect elitist , busybody” billionaires as representatives of ” the People ” . Of course we can rest assured that none of hissoner’s loved ones are among the missing , suffering or homeless , can’t we ?

WHAT AN IDIOT !

Update/related : 

BLOOMBERG DIVERTS FOOD, GENERATORS FROM DEVASTATED STATEN ISLAND TO NYC MARATHON

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