Sunday, November 11, 2012

Indianapolis explosion: Investigators probe cause of deadly blast



Photos: Big explosion in IndianapolisInvestigators are trying to puzzle out what caused an explosion and fire that killed two people and tore through a residential area of Indianapolis, displacing scores of residents, authorities said today.

 The damage is estimated at $3.6 million, with five homes expected to be demolished and 26 more unlivable, said Adam Collins, deputy director of code enforcment for Indianapolis.

The two deceased are adults, according to fire officials.
Your breaking news photos"There's a significant number of homes that have sustained damage, including two that have been completely destroyed. No cause has been ruled out," said Marc Lotter, a spokesman for Indianapolis Mayor Greg


"The investigation is ongoing," he said. He added that seven people had been injured in the explosion, which left a large debris field. The origin of the blast was near 8415 Fieldfare Way, in the south part of Indianapolis, according to an Indianapolis Fire Department release.


U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., who represents the area, said he went to the church where the new donation headquarters is and area Homeland Security officials told him a bomb and a meth lab have been ruled out as causes.
 
The two homes exploded at precisely 11:10 p.m. Saturday, Nov 10th (a wildlife cam captured the explosion sound below) sparking fires in two others and damaging at least two dozen homes on the south side of Indianapolis, said Lt. Bonnie Hensley, a spokeswoman for the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Sound of Indianapolis Explosion



City officials inspected more than 120 homes, with 80 of them affected to one degree or another, and 31 of those with major damage, said Collins, the code enforcement official. Of those, five will have to be demolished and 26 cannot be lived in for an indefinite period, Collins said.

"It looks like a war zone here right now," Hensley said.

Police have identified the two adults who died, a spokesman said this afternoon.
Jan Able, who lives nearby, said she believes the victims, a couple, lived in the home next door to where the blast occurred.


Just before 6 p.m. Sunday the victims of the deadly explosion were identified. Family members say Dion and Jennifer Longworth, died in the Saturday's explosion.

Jennifer Longworth was a teacher with Greenwood Schools.

A woman in her 40s and her 12 -year-old daughter who live in the home where the blast originated  were in Ohio at the time, said Able.

Able's daughter and son-in-law live a few streets from Able, so she and her husband are staying with them.


Able said it’s a "very good neighborhood" full of professionals, including doctors, architects, nurses.
The blast originated near 8415 Fieldfare Way, according to the fire department release.

From his bedroom a block away, 47-year-old software engineer Chris Patterson felt the walls of his home shake. The force of the explosion shattered a glass sliding door in his home, he said.

Patterson said despite the grim situation, his spirit was bolstered by the efforts of his neighbors and first responders and has no plans to move away.

“I am freaked out, definitely, but I don’t think we want to move. We really like this neighborhood. I went to church this morning and I feel blessed because of how fast emergency people responded and the way our whole neighborhood pulled together,’’ Patterson said.

“I’m actually more inclined to stay.’’

Patterson was allowed back into his home about 1:10 p.m.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire, according to a fire department statement.
Officials evacuated about 200 people to a nearby elementary school, where the Red Cross sheltered about 20 of them for the night. Others spent the night at friends' homes or with family, and officials planned to take the rest to the Southport Presbyterian Church.
 
AUDIO: Indianapolis Fire Department Radio Communications House Explosion Richmond Hill Subdivision



As of late Sunday morning, approximately 60 cases of water and Gatorade were outside the school and a police spokesman said donations are pouring in, including toiletries, doughnuts and pizza.

Firefighters brought the fire under control by 12:30 a.m. Sunday but were still putting out hotspots afterward, Hensley said.

From his bedroom a block away, 47-year-old software engineer Chris Patterson felt the walls of his home shake. The force of the explosion shattered a glass sliding door in his home, he said.
"It felt like something had hit our house,” Patterson said.

Patterson and his wife stepped outside, where they found other neighbors in the street and an orange glow in the distance.

Another neighbor who lives in the newer subdivision where the blast happened said his windows were blown out.

The subdivision where the blast occurred was built in 2001, said resident Steve Belt. Belt said he was in bed with his wife when the explosion nearly knocked them out of bed, he said.

Belt was later escorted by police back inside his home for medication his wife needs because of a recent surgery.

As fire officials shut off gas to the neighborhood, police came by to evacuate residents to the elementary school staging area, where officials had established a triage area. There, after checking in with authorities, stunned neighbors sat on bleachers and waited for more information.

"You had a bunch of sleepy kids and nervous-looking parents," Patterson said.

Patterson and his wife ultimately spent the night at his mother's home.

As search and investigation efforts continue today, the Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement will assess the safety of homes affected by the explosion.

AUDIO: Indianapolis Fire Department Radio Communications House Explosion Richmond Hill Subdivision
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SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - Pieces of a log home litter a country yard in Shelby County after an explosion happened on the 5700 block of W. 1100 N.

Deputies received a call for help at the home just before 8 p.m.Tuesday.

ShelbyFire2_20121107174040_JPGFirefighters rushed to the scene to find a home scattered across a yard.

Four people were inside at the time of the explosion. Two made it to a neighbor's home while the other two were found in a front yard.

All four were rushed to IU Health Methodist Hospital. Their condition is unknown, however, another question remains on what destroyed the house.

Neighbors tell 24-Hour News 8 the homeowner of the destroyed house had her propane tank filled on the same day the blast happened. There are also reports her furnace was repaired earlier this week as well.

"It was like a bomb went off, it just blew up," said Kerry Estes.

Firefighters have yet to determine what caused the explosion. They were back on the scene Wednesday afternoon keeping watch of the scene.

"I'm shocked I have no idea how it happened," said neighbor Marcia Logan.

Drivers slowly passed by the scene hoping to catch a glimpse of the house that once stood.


Unbelievable Facts about Hurricane Sandy that will Shock You

 
 
Vatic Note:  When you read this, you will realize that our imaginations cannot ever comprehend the minds of the demonic forces at work here.  Even I could not believe it, because we do not have the capacity to operate the way they do.  Evil has its own paradigm and way of perceiving their world that is completely alien to us.

They lack, as David Icke said,  Any capacity for empathy.  They can do any damage, torture, murder, etc, and have absolutely no connection emotionally to those they are harming.   They proved it with how they treat their own children. And what is even more amazing is how they can ever imagine running the world?  I can't imagine living in a world they run.  The more I learn, the more I am sure we will not occupy the same space on this planet. 

I really like Jim Stone and his very good technical background.  I catch a lot, but he catches damn near everything and much of it technical that I know I would never have caught.  They are after him on his site as much if not more than us. I can't imagine what his life must be like, since I know mine is barely tolerable.

One last thing, we discovered in this article three disinfo sites or two for sure and one a possible.  That alone was worth the read.  LOL  

Line item facts about Hurricane Sandy that will shock you
http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/
by Jim Stone, Freelance Reporter

These facts are a combination of eyewitness testimony, and a hunting down of recorded dates


1. No preparation whatsoever was done to protect the city by the government. Noaa warned New York two days in advance that the lowest subway entrances needed to be sand bagged well enough to hold back two feet of water to prevent the subways from flooding, because a storm surge of 11.5 feet was predicted, and the lowest subway entrances are at 10 feet.

Yet the people in charge there opted to not protect the subways when it would have been easy. Sandbagging against two feet of water is child's play.

That's NOTHING. Why was it not done? Furthermore, the World Trade Center site needed only 2 feet of sandbags as well. So why were the workers at that site not told to go out for a couple hours and sandbag the place? I guess Lucky Larry wanted a photo op there as well.(VN: Lets not forget who Bloomberg is, and how he is no different than the Khazar before him.... the cross dressing Ghouliani,  they hate the people they represent except for their fellow Khazar and that is it and why he could join in and treasonously join those that attempted to destroy New York, except for the financial district.  How convenient.  Wait til you see the photos of NY that a visitor took after the storm.This is beginning to look and sound a lot like Katrina. WHERE ARE THE 375,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED?.

2. Sandy made landfall as a category 1 hurricane, yet with a barometric reading of a category 4. On top of that, Sandy made landfall at the peak of the high tide, and achieved a tide combined storm surge of 12 feet. Since timing is everything, I would like to ask how it all worked so perfect, how that hurricane hit the target so perfect at the perfect high tide with barometric readings saying it should have been rated 3 categories higher.

The category 1 reading with category 4 pressures is only possible if the hurricane is lacking humidity, which would definitely be the case if it was not natural and pumped up by HAARP technology while over cold water which should have killed it. Forget about the Gulf Stream excuse, the water was too cold for this storm to have been real, PERIOD. And it simply bulls eyed the target too perfect at too perfect a time, DEAD ON HIGH TIDE. Had it hit at low tide, less would have happened. However because it hit at high tide -

3. The coastal areas had to endure 30 foot waves, ON TOP of a 12 foot combined tide and storm surge. This devastated the entire coastal region, and laid many communities waste. But there is something else to this story that they are refusing to report.

Once inland, away from the waves and storm surge, the storm was NOTHING. The winds were not very high, and there was virtually no rain, and power remained on virtually everywhere until the power was cut, in my belief by choice.

Farther inland, homes "burst into flames", and I beg to question HOW? Do homes erupt in flames any time the wind is blowing? Obviously not, but they needed their photo ops and the same people who opted to not sand bag the subways likely went out and burned down foreclosed homes for the photos.
4. Inland, there are no broken windows, no torn off roofs, not even any collapsed car ports or anything else for the photos. People on the ground who have written to me have said that immediately by the ocean it is horrible, because the ocean tore it up, but inland there is nothing to see. Joel Skousen of the World Affairs Brief was there during the storm, and he also confirms this, as well as Mochizuki of the Fukushima Diary. So WHY IS THE POWER OUT?

5. People on the ground have been telling me that there are absolutely no repair crews going around to restore the power. And by no repair crews, I mean, NO LOCALS, NO ONE FROM OUT OF STATE, NO REGULAR GUYS NADA.

And people talk to people and the huge question is now being asked, WHY ARE THERE NO REPAIR CREWS TRYING TO GET THE LIGHTS BACK ON? Their comments basically consist of, well, I can understand there is a lot of work out there to do, and they could all be spread out thin, but why are we not seeing even ONE?.

You can forget all the stories in the press about hundreds of repair teams descending on the disaster area from out of state to fix things, My guess, to be honest? Your gonna think I am whacked, and maybe this is a missed observation, maybe they ARE there, but what if . . . .

What if the repair teams are being told to go there, meet at a central location, and then they are all diverted to a fema camp? Only, it's a worker camp you see, and they are just sitting there waiting for their orders. Probably being fed fairly well, but also rendered totally useless to their intended purpose.

THAT would keep the power out long enough for the people who opted to not sandbag the subways to delay the elections, and create a massive humanitarian crisis. And tyrants thrive on crisis. It would also prevent qualified people from going into the area, realizing the lights are out for no reason at all, and calling bullshit on the whole thing.

I believe that since New York got through the hurricane fine with the lights still on, only to have the Con Ed explosion take the lights out (highly suspicious sabotage) that in fact the power is off by choice and this is a giant crisis exercise to test the American psyche and see how much bullshit Americans will tolerate before they do the next big run which will involve the entire country. (VN:  THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING as we speak. We updated the HAARP activity and its gone nationwide, so he hit that one spot on.)

6. In several locations along the coast, people have been given five minutes to pack their bags and leave, even if their homes are in perfect condition and they have food and water, and are able to drive out any time they want. Instead, they are being loaded onto buses and told they won't be allowed to return for MONTHS, some people are being told they won't be allowed to return for up to 8 months. (VN:  Sounds just like KATRINA, and those people are still in those camps after 8 years as Greg Palast recorded and got arrested for doing so.)

Since this is ridiculous beyond belief, there is something fishy with this, and I have heard no reports of where these people are actually being taken to. One such evacuation in New Jersey left an area with 15,000 residents stripped down to fewer than 50. WTF is going on with this?

7. The shills are in overdrive, and it seems that all the comments sections everywhere are loaded with airheads telling people to cooperate with the government because the government knows best and it is all for our protection, EVEN WITH REGARD TO THE SUBJECT OF FORCED EVACUATIONS OF AREAS WHICH RECEIVED NO DAMAGE. So what is it that these shills know that is so damn good for us, that people have to leave areas that were not affected by anything other than a power outage?

8. The answer is obvious. This was obviously a pre planned October surprise. And if Americans don't begin standing up and calling total bullshit on this, they had better be prepared for a Rothschild/Rockefeller/elitist Red Dawn that will make that movie look like an adventure vacation.

This is a bullshit test, to test their ability to use shock, sympathy, and many other variables to keep Americans quiet while they commit heinous crimes, put in place an intentional siege, round people up in a big test run for the future, and most likely delay the elections.

They got their "disaster", partly real, partly not, to set a precedent for ramping up the police state ahead of election time, when they will spark riots after running scandal story after scandal story on both candidates, to make both sides totally pissed off about any possible outcome.

This will be used to justify the final crack down, and I can tell you, if you rightfully felt sorry for those Arabs we attacked for no reason, you are soon to discover who the real future target was. All this terrorism bullshit is going to come full circle and hit all of us in the head, and it's going to impact a lot harder than many people think. Beer Belly kill the rag head Joe sat idly by as a police state emerged to "Get Dem AYERABS" and he is scheduled for an education.

9. An additional significant curiosity - Many Many internet routers are down right now, and only one is in a storm affected area. HOW AND WHY?

November 10 or 11?

Residents are now being told that due to the Con Ed explosion, they are going to be without power until well after election time. I have a question. Since the Con Ed "explosion" was OBVIOUSLY POWER PLANT RELATED, WHERE IS THE GRID, WHICH WOULD KEEP NEW YORK ON LINE ANYWAY?

You can't just knock out power by taking a single power plant out, there are thousands of power plants around the country. Even the relatively disconnected grid should still be able to make up for the loss of only one power station.

Watch the warning that Alex Jones gave with that reservist, at the same time he stokes the fear porn and avoids the truth, the hurricane was NOTHING and the only damage came from a HAARP induced storm surge and a few downed trees.

They are blaming apartment fires, and other home fires on the hurricane, when at least a few of those fires would have happened anyway in a population the size of New York.  ALL the downed homes that were away from the storm surge went down because of fire.

And I can tell you how they got many of those homes to use in this home burning psy op. It's called foreclosure.

 To stage massive damage at all cost, it's obvious that they burned many homes for photo ops. Aside from storm surge damage and damage from falling trees, WHERE ARE THE SHREDDED HOMES you get from a hurricane, HOMES TORN APART BY WIND DAMAGE?

There are lots of pictures of washed up boats and a couple of shipwrecks. There are lots of pictures of homes flooded by storm surge and a few torn apart by waves.

There are lots of pictures of homes destroyed by fire. But I will tell you what is lacking. There are NO pictures of homes destroyed by wind. There are NO pictures of any significant damage even a few blocks inland, from flooding or anything else.

They can't even come up with a picture of a wind broken window. None of the homes inland even lost any windows. They did not even get their picture of a termite eaten bungalow downed by wind, something even I thought they would get. Nope. All the damage was from downed trees, suspicious fires, and storm surge.

They are taking pictures of damage from other hurricanes, and throwing them into the mix. One prominent photo is of a building facade that fell more than a day before the "hurricane" arrived.

I am sure everyone has seen this photo. But this photo is not what people are being led to believe. This photo is not of hurricane damage at all. It is an apartment fire, which burned the entire apartment block.

They are taking pictures of destruction caused by other hurricanes, and framing them around Sandy. One such photo is below

I am sure that in some areas that power really was lost due to downed trees. That happens even in mild storms occasionally, but I don't for a minute believe even 100,000 people lost power for reasons beyond the flipping of a switch and a little iron thermite. They are faking devastation here, to justify martial law and a FEMA clamp down.

If the Frankenstorm aspect of this is not enough to convince you this was planned all along, perhaps a little critical analysis of the photos, where people sit down and THINK about what they are looking at rather than getting thrown by a pitch is the most appropriate way for them to get past the lies and call bullshit on this.

And if "they" are just going to cut the power so people can't even pump gas, of course aid will be needed. Of course they will get their humanitarian crisis. It's what they wanted to begin with, months ago, long before they haarp'd up something in the gulf and threw it at New York.

Farmer one up's Alex Jones

UPDATE: Transformer explosion is one of the keys. The behavior of various forums towards thermite being used to destroy the transformer at Con Ed is downright telling.

After Fukushima, there were pre-programmed words built into three forums that I found that tripped an auto ban. These forums were the Infowars comment section, Above Top Secret and Godlike productions. Simply typing that ONE word would trip a ban from these forums. And now, according to some of my readers there is another key word (or words) that are tripping auto bans. They are, THERMITE CON ED TRANSFORMER.

And I would like to know why?

You see,

You can type all manner of B.S. on practically any forum and never get banned, provided that B.S. is not true. But I learned with Fukushima that the word tsunamibomb, or tsunami bomb triggered bans left and right, even without any reference to Fukushima.

The word "bomb" does not trigger bans, only when the word "bomb" is used in relation to the word "tsunami". I have not checked this recently, but a year ago it led to bans, and even a WordPress account deletion. Weird. Or perhaps not.

There are certain key words that are so damaging to the elite plot for taking us down, they cannot be permitted to exist. One totally unrelated example is the word "gun", where saying it, even in the context of paint in a school will get you disciplined.

Drawing a picture of a gun will get you kicked out of school. That's telling all by itself, though totally unrelated, and the point is, they want the word "gun" removed from a child's psyche in any positive sense, with the word being only associated with bad people. And with regard to the word tsunami bomb, it says so much in a word that the word itself is not tolerated in any elite controlled forum.

The fact that mentioning thermite in context with the transformer explosion that cut power to New York will trip a ban says volumes. There is no slander there, no group being pointed to, nothing of the sort at all. Heck, it could have been Al CIADA wreaking havoc in the hurricane for all the forum mods would know, and it's still a ban. And that means it is dead on the mark, a direct hit.

When you combine this with the fact that Youtube once again chose to mess up another video - the Con Ed explosion when posted on this web site, it says even more. That is why it (should be) showing up twice down below, one with a real embedded video, and one with a picture of an embedded video that is really just a link to Youtube.

And now I will tell you the rest of the truth about that transformer, that I did not bother with yesterday

Because the bright arcing, which was unbelievably unrealistically bright even for a transformer explosion was initiated by thermite smoke, there is probably very little or no damage at that power station. They probably just flipped a switch there and faked an outage. Let me explain;

The distance an arc has to travel has an impact on how much light it will actually produce. And if that arc was actually jumping the entire distance between two power lines across the reasonably good conductive medium that thermite smoke would give it, it would draw maximum amps straight through the air, and produce an enormous amount of light, with ALL OF IT being visible.

If they wanted a light show to convince New Yorkers that the power really would be out for a long time, using conductive smoke to produce that light would be the ideal psy-op method. But then again, if the thermite was actually placed on one of the transformers, it would have burned through the top and destroyed it, so it's real hard to say what happened there, absent a good photo.

At a minimum, even if the power cut itself was a psyop, there will be a couple of leader wires that need to be replaced, to the tune of about $400. If we see any photos of destroyed transformers at a con ed station, they opted to just melt through the transformer, and iron thermite would be the right choice because it would match the chemistry of the transformer case afterward.

All this is irrelevant in their realm of BULL however, because New York is not supposed to be dependent upon local power generation. Had these elite not dismantled the grid (or if there is still enough left of it) New York City could easily just be fed by power stations elsewhere. The fact that the lights went out "because of the con ed explosion" proves that the lights DID NOT go out from hurricane damage to power lines, so they cannot use ANY excuse to keep New York in the dark, power can be rerouted from outside the city NO PROBLEM.

Hurricane Sandy was an epic fail

Bottom line? Hurricane sandy was an EPIC fail. Just like the planes were not enough to bring down the buildings on 911, and the buildings were in fact detonated just as the firefighters radioed from the towers that they had the fires under control and that they would soon be out, Sandy passed and was fading and the lights were still on. So they had to light the thermite. Now we have Fema saying the elections should be delayed because of the power outage. Now we have legal tards talking about "precedent" related to this desire of theirs.

Folks, look through the Youtube videos - that "hurricane" was so mild that people went out and played in it. Any hurricane of consequence will throw you like a rag doll when you encounter the eye wall like New York did, and knock you to death with flying debris, even a category 1. The fact that people played and even shot video during it proves it was not a category 1 at all, and there was not enough rain to destroy anyone's camera.

Any time a storm hits a city the size of New York, there will be deaths, and I would bet that most of those deaths can be attributed to Sandy's haarp induced category 4 storm surge. Sandy was in fact an impossible dry hurricane, with all the flooding attributable to storm surge.

Flooding in rivers could be attributed to opening up dams. And I predicted it would be a dry hurricane, because HAARP can't just magically put water in the air, it can only produce the updraft and negative pressure readings. If you want to convince me the flooding was caused by rain, please show me a Youtube video of real people shooting that rain while cowering in their homes. Until I see that, I will believe the Japanese guy.

Mochizuki of the Fukushima Diary is providing vital footage of the truth

He did an awesome job. Skip the video at the top of the page, and scroll down to the slideshow, where he walks around New york, taking seemingly endless pictures, showing you exactly what happened. He did this after seeing lies in the media, showing flooding everywhere.

The aftermath is similar to that of a heavy but not severe thunderstorm in the midwest, with a few medium sized branches, a couple store signs, and a dilapidated downed telephone pole. The storm was not enough to throw garbage left outside, and it did not soak everything, and he really makes a point to show you this. Kudos to Fukashima diary!

Here is the post by Mochizuki. Regardless of what you hear in the MSM, this says it all! Forget about Fox and the MSM, listen to real people who were on the ground there.

As it turned out, the only significant damage to homes happened as a result of a fire. And Hurricanes are supposed to be WET. PUT YOUR THINKING CAP ON. They made the claim that the homes burst into flames after being flooded. When have homes ever done that? WAKE UP. WATER PUTS FIRES OUT. Most likely they flamed the houses when Sandy failed, so they could at least say something happened. Homes bursting into flames in hurricanes, yes, yes indeed. Find the precedent please.

So when they tell you the election has to be stalled because of a power outage, KNOW THEY LIED.
When they tell you we need a FEMA clamp down because there is so much devastation KNOW THEY LIED.

And the next time we get a monster hurricane, building strength over 60 degree F water, KNOW IT'S A SETUP because false flag terror in the name of the environment, as I predicted in the Fukashima report, has become the new modus operandi.

Was Con Ed explosion initiated by Iron Thermite?
All events have a characteristic color, and the color of an electrical explosion is blue. And it does not start out yellow and go to blue, all you get is a bright blue flash. Magnesium burns white, Phosphor burns green, and Iron Thermite burns the exact same color as whatever initiated the blast at Con Ed.

I had suspected leading up to Sandy that "they" would sabotage the power system to knock the power out. In the video of the Con Ed explosion, New York got ALL THE WAY THROUGH SANDY WITH THE LIGHTS ON. SANDY DID NOT KNOCK OUT THE POWER LINES. As the hurricane was winding down, the power system in New York was operating business as usual. It did not get knocked out.

What I believe is going on in the video, is a giant iron thermite charge was set off in the area of some high voltage transformers. These transformers have bare wires attached to the tops of long insulators leading into them. In major power distribution systems, the wires do not have an insulating sheath, they are out in the open isolated by large insulators.

These insulators are spaced at a distance where no arc will occur even during a heavy downpour. However, because the wires are just sitting out in the great wide open you can cause an arc to start if there is enough conductive dust or smoke in the air, the type of smoke Iron Thermite produces. And that is what I believe we are looking at in the Con Ed video.

This video repeats the same event twice, there was ONE event, not two. The second repeat has the entire event, including the start of what I believe is the thermite initiation. THE THERMITE BURNS YELLOW/ORANGE UNTIL THE ELECTRICAL EVENT IS INITIATED, and that is when the color goes bluish white. This proves that there was something that triggered this electrical explosion other than an electric discharge.





Iron Thermite Flame

                                                      

Since AC is finicky about maintaining an arc, it extinguished once, only to start again by the continued burning of the thermite. The second blast was the charm, most likely there is significant arc damage to the facility, and a possible burn through of a transformer case by the thermite. This could have also triggered the explosions spoken of inside the facility.

Anyone can see that New York got all the way through the hurricane with the lights on, and only after this event did the lights go out. And this happened in the least likely place of all, right at the power station where there are no trees that can fall into lines, or other sources of debris that could blow into them. The least likely natural place happens to be the easiest un natural place. I doubt the employees there set this up, and from experience I can tell you -

The preventive maintenance on a major distribution transformer consists of reading pressure guages on the side of the transformer, which confirm the transformer has remained sealed. So what I am saying here is that no one crawled around on top of that transformer to see what was there, you just don't do that in the normal course of events. This could have been set up a week ago, a day ago, who knows when, but a thermite charge could have easily gone un noticed on top of one of these transformers. These transformers are huge and no one cares about anything but what the guages say.

Interesting it is that there was a camera perfectly focused on that facility, DEAD CENTER PERFECT to capture this from a prime angle as a hurricane was winding down. I don't believe for a minute this happened by accident at all. Notice the guy running around outside, obviously going from A to B? It was not that bad outside. To me it looked like 40 mph winds.

Oh, but they got the photo op they wanted when that transformer "blew", a nice photo op of a dead and dark New York.

I have a question here, for the "elite", and it's gonna screw you.

SINCE IT WAS OBVIOUSLY A POWER STATION RELATED EVENT, AND NOT A DOWNED POWER LINE THAT CAUSED THIS, WHY IS NEW YORK NOT RIGHT BACK ONLINE WITH THE LIGHTS ON? COULD IT BE THAT YOU INTENTIONALLY DISMANTLED THE GRID, SO YOU COULD TAKE CITIES DOWN ONE BY ONE?

I suggest everyone re-read one of my articles, where I discussed this subject and said it all a year ago. Folks, I warned you, and they are doing it now.
http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/grid.html

A Starting Line And A Dump: Staten Island, The Forgotten Borough

by Joanne Stocker, Kenneth Lipp and Dustin Slaughter




The baseball field behind Egbert Middle School is pitch black as our journalist team, led by Liam (who prefers his last name not be used), a Staten Island resident who swam flood waters to rescue neighbors as the nearby ocean swallowed his community, walk down an unlit street strewn with the detritus of Hurricane Sandy’s watery rage. Liam wants to show us what the neighborhood has been abuzz over: the site of what was a makeshift morgue, in the hopes that we might challenge what many here in Midland Beach see as an official orchestrated attempt to downplay Sandy’s death toll.

Midland Beach, a tight-knit working class neighborhood on the Island, has largely been washed away. What remains are uninhabitable homes and harsh utility floodlights that pierce the inky darkness to discourage looters, as unmarked police cars patrol the shells of former neighborhoods.
It is the closest to Hell any of us have ever been.

“It was in here,” he says as he beckons us to enter.
Taking just a few steps yields the stench of death. Like this smell, the truth of what happened here isn’t easily dismissed.
As with any story that spreads through a tight-knit community, especially in a disaster, there are inconsistencies and friends-of-friends third and fourth-hand accounts to rely on. Some say the flood victims, which rumor has it are to be found within the school, broke into the premises to seek shelter from the rising waters or the cold, only to meet with tragedy. Others claim that the bodies were found elsewhere and the school was used because the nearby Staten Island University Hospital’s morgue, with a capacity of no more than 50, could not handle the intake.
Rumors are natural, but this isn’t sensational gossip.

Earlier in the day, a New York City Housing Authority administrator [name withheld] at the South Beach housing development told us how her friend, a nurse, had been relocated to Midland after her hospital in Manhattan was evacuated. When we inquired specifically about the rumored school-cum-morgues, she said she could confirm that the school had been used as a morgue, and that the actual death toll was much higher. When we tracked down her friend, the nurse, she declined our request for comment. The NYC Housing Authority administrator later recanted her assertion over the phone, after telling us she had gone out to dinner with Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, and that she now accepted the official death toll of 18. However, the rumor was subsequently corroborated by an Egbert Middle School teacher, who wishes to remain anonymous. When questioned by us, she confirmed that the school wouldn’t open Monday morning because it was being used as a temporary morgue.

A sanitation worker and Staten Island local, holding his hands to his head in horror upon seeing the destruction on Cedar Grove Avenue for the first time, repeated again and again, “They’re lying,” – he was referring to the death toll. He told us of another New York Department of Sanitation employee, only 22 years old, who was part of a crew that “lifted 50 bodies into a front-end loader” in the Midland neighborhood just a day earlier. Workers from the Sanitation Department were a constant sight as they helped residents clean up debris.

The morgue rumor becomes even more disturbing when one takes into account the behavior of local press, such as the Staten Island Advance. In an early report, the Advance mentions a temporary morgue site off of Bedford and Mason Avenues – Egbert Middle School’s location – yet later Sandy reports in the paper make no mention of this. The Advance offered no retraction, but the makeshift morgue item was there…

And then vanished without explanation.
Contrast the reliable testimonies of Midland Beach residents with the strange behavior of the local press and adamant denials from local officials [see official statement] and one begins to see a narrative emerge: Regardless of whether Egbert Middle School was or is still being used as a makeshift morgue, the death toll in this forgotten borough that is a casualty of political expediency is likely much higher than officials would like the public to know.
We return the following day to volunteer where needed and talk to the people who call Midland Beach their home. It is the day of what was to be the 2012 New York Marathon.
“This is all Staten Island is to them – a starting line and a dump,” Chris Rich, a Staten Island firefighter tells us as he cleans up debris and mud from his gutted house. Throughout his neighborhood today, New York City marathon runners prance through decimated streets, leaping over piles of donations yet to be distributed, bringing severe congestion to a community just beginning to regain its senses after the catastrophe. To place it in even sharper relief, according to Rich, it was only that very morning that authorities had gotten around to removing three bodies floating in Bay Street Marina. One was tied to a pier to avoid it washing down shore. The person who reported the bodies was told that they would be left for the time being as efforts were to be exclusively “rescue” oriented, eschewing “recovery.” While the Staten Islanders were, and are, still counting their dead, they felt as if they were expected to indulge catastrophe tourism.

“These aren’t Christmas lights,” Rich says, appalled by runners and the attendant onlookers taking in the destruction and pausing for photographs with shell-shocked locals. “People are looking for their wedding rings…These people should be shot,” he says, referring to the vast number of runners who arrived on the island to jog the marathon despite its cancellation.
The ultimate cancellation of the New York City Marathon on Sunday, which would have started on the Island, was an empty political gesture. Michael Bloomberg, NY’s billionaire Mayor, had fought tooth and nail to satiate corporate sponsors and have the Marathon commence on time. He was forced to cancel at the eleventh hour, not out of respect for the suffering of locals or for prudent administrative reasons, but because the public outcry over the issue forced his hand.

Time and time again, we speak to residents who are disgusted by the marathon runners, who seemingly use the Islanders’ misery as a photo opportunity. Yet his decision to return at least two generators slated for use during the marathon to New Jersey once the event was canceled was the last straw for Rich. It is widely reported that these generators could have powered 400 homes – something Staten Islanders desperately need. Already their walls and floors are spawning mold and creating hazardous conditions that will likely render their homes permanently uninhabitable.
It is a cruel sort of political maneuvering. Residents in and around Midland Beach are left to fend for themselves as the Red Cross – as of last weekend – were still rejecting volunteers. Meanwhile FEMA was merely handing out business cards on Friday as they distributed food that could barely nourish families of two or more. We would later learn that fully-furnished, non-toxic FEMA trailers – at the time of this article’s publication – sit less than two hours away in a Wilkes Barre, PA lot.

One local nurse, employed by Columbia University, was denied an opportunity to volunteer by the Red Cross, ostensibly because she, an educated professional, could pose an insurance liability. “People are going to die out there tonight,” she said. When she tried to drive supplies over the Verrazano bridge, she was ID’d and then denied entry.
There is more, however, that sheds light on Bloomberg’s disconnected and cruel countenance upon those in whom he does not see a personal economic or political interest. A borough firefighter who prefers to remain nameless relates the story of how two nights ago the mayor personally ordered police at the 122 Precinct to either arrest or otherwise disperse volunteers who refused to cease relief efforts on Father Capodanno Boulevard, which runs close to the Lower Bay and was slammed by Hurricane Sandy. We ask him what he thinks the mayor’s motive is for doing so: “They [Bloomberg and his administration] didn’t want cameras coming down here and seeing people helping people, they wanted it to look like FEMA or the Red Cross was helping. The fact of the matter is, it’s not. Down here, it’s people helping people,” he says.
The 122 Precinct commander refused to obey Bloomberg’s order, instead ushering people off of the street and into a parking lot, away from any network news cameras. The consistent answer from Staten Islanders to Bloomberg’s misprision was a defiant self-sufficiency and tirelessly persistent community-mindedness.
It was clear that the only ones willing to be responsible for helping Staten Island would be its inhabitants. Local groups such as the Hallowed Sons, a collective of former firefighters and police officers, were seen on Cedar Grove Avenue, in the nearby town New Dorp, giving out hot meals. They were also organizing roving bands of teenagers, who, armed with dust masks and shovels, were helping gut uninhabitable basements and garages.

In Midland Beach, we come across Kelly, who arrived from Boston with a raft and shovels to help his uncle Mike save his home. After just four days, the garage was beginning to mold. Mike’s wheelchair-bound neighbor had died in the flood, despite the best efforts of those trying to rescue him. One of Mike’s daughters was out delivering supplies to others who, in their words, had it much worse.

Kelly offers to put us up for the night. “We have a generator and heat,” he says, as the men pass beer around. Their hospitality and determination is characteristic of Island residents. “Come back in a year, you’ll see a new house!”
Images: Dustin Slaughter, Kenneth Lipp, Joanne Stocker, Joe Fionda and Lex Hortensia