What really turns [him] on is the idea of a woman - oiled, bound, laid out on a platter with an apple in her mouth, about to be cooked. That’s his dirty little secret.
FLASH: About 50 people injured in New York ferry accident - New York Fire Department
The American Red Cross said on Sunday it regrets not responding sooner to areas on the U.S. East Coast hardest hit by superstorm Sandy and is working aggressively to distribute food, water and other supplies to victims across New York and New Jersey.
The privately funded organization blamed flooding and other infrastructure problems for its slow response to the storm, which has killed more than 110 people and caused billions in property damage.
The delay in relief response from the Red Cross has been widely criticized by politicians. James Molinaro, president of Staten Island, a New York City borough roughly a 25-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan, went so far as to ask residents not to donate to the Red Cross.
“Do we wish we could have been there sooner? You bet,” said Roger Lowe, a spokesman for the American Red Cross.
Need help finding gas? Gas Buddy has launched an interactive web application that shows you which stations have gas, which stations have no gas and which stations are closed in the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy [mobile version here].
Photo: People wait in line to buy gas at a station, as the Empire State Building and the skyline of New York is seen in the background, at Union City, New Jersey November 2, 2012. [REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz]
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday launched an investigation into post-Sandy price gouging after receiving hundreds of complaints from consumers across the state.
Schneiderman said his office has received complaints from consumers from areas of the state hit hardest when the massive storm struck one week ago - New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island.
The largest number of complaints are related to increased gasoline prices, he said in a statement, but consumers also have reported possible gouging for emergency supplies like generators, hotels raising rates due to “high demand,” as well as increased prices for food and water.
A really cool and useful map for places to donate, clean up, or volunteer. (Thanks to Eric for the link!)