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How Flood Insurance Failed Superstorm Sandy Victims When Their Homes Actually Flooded

It’s difficult to think of natural disasters as a business, but ultimately they are. More than three years ago, Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy hit heavily populated parts of the East Coast. 676 more words

Video of TV Show "The Business of Disasters"

On May 24th, Public TV (PBS) featured a Frontline special titled “The Business of Disasters.”  The hour-long show is available as a video at this URL. 32 more words

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NYC Passes New Disaster Legislation After Hurricane Sandy. Now The Hard Part.

Property owners and other qualifying individuals in New York City will be given additional time following a disaster to repair and clear their property, without incurring penalties for certain municipal code violations.  1,395 more words

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Dr. Jill Stein: Lets Break Free

I had an incredibly inspiring weekend, which I want to tell you all about.

But first, some bad news: April 2016 was the hottest April on record – 814 more words


Sandy-Damaged Babylon Home Tilts Off Raised Foundation; Owner Furious

BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A house on Long Island came crashing down, and the homeowner said government bureaucracy is to blame.

As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported Wednesday, giant bulldozers maneuvered for position as they prepared to knock down the precariously hanging home in Babylon village. 290 more words


Whistleblower John Perkins: IMF loans launders Debt-Money for Private Banking Systems

The first hour of this program is the guest John Perkins, who wrote “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”.  He diagrams that the debt-money “loans” that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issues to impoverished nations is funneled to big banks rather than the country, then the country is left slashing programs to pay for it.   683 more words


Remembering Sandy: Part V

By 9 p.m., I was at my nephews’ house. My sister-in-law, Yelena, and my nephews, had just returned from Staten Island, where they spent the day helping salvage what was left of her brother’s newly finished basement and car. 1,086 more words