GOVEROTRAGEOUS: “Merry Christmas Jerry” saves 24 plus himself by bold action

https://nypost.com/2022/12/30/buffalo-man-jay-withey-known-as-merry-christmas-jay-hailed-hero-for-rescuing-people-in-winter-storm/

Buffalo man hailed as hero for rescuing 24 people during winter storm
By Nicholas McEntyre 
December 30, 2022 7:19am Updated

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Around 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve, and after taking turns running the engine and napping, Withey’s truck ran out of gas and the trio was forced to find proper shelter.

“Off to the left, I could see there was a school about 600, 700 feet away from us. I knew the power would be on, there would be heat in there and I was guaranteeing there would be food in there,” Withey told the station.

After some quick thinking, Withey identified others around him who were also stranded and decided to break into the school.

Withey and his crew, a total of 25, including seven senior citizens, made their way into Pine Hill Primary Center and took shelter — respectfully setting up only what was needed. They set up their main area in the cafeteria, helping themselves only to the food they needed and nothing in the fully stocked freezer, according to police.

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I found it astonishing that he had to break in.

One would think with the approaching storm, the Gooferment  — at all levels  — would order all public buildings to be unlocked.  Same for the Churches.  I’m sure every school has a Principal and a Custodian.  Someone should be authorized to take emergency action.

Argh!

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SURVIVAL: People have to take responsibility for their own safety

https://nypost.com/2022/12/27/we-need-answers-to-why-so-many-died-in-the-buffalo-storm/

Opinion editorial
We need answers to why so many died in the Buffalo storm
By Post Editorial Board 
December 27, 2022 7:49pm

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The death toll from the blizzard in Buffalo keeps rising and is now at least 33 — begging the question of how a city known for its fierce winters couldn’t protect its residents.

Part of the issue is that exact fact: Buffalo natives are accustomed to the weather. Far too many took to the roads even after being warned, likely thinking it was just another winter storm.

As Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said Tuesday, “when we heard terms such as bomb cyclone, this is something that we’re used to in Western New York.”

“But,” he added, “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

It’s obvious that officials, from Gov. Hochul down, should have been more forceful with their warnings. While businesses were urged to close, a travel ban wasn’t announced until shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, a mere 41 minutes before it took effect and as the storm was beginning to bear down on the region.

And though more equipment was called up, zero visibility meant it was difficult for responders to reach people trapped in their cars, leaving some to die.

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Anyone, who expects the Gooferment to save them from their own mistakes, will soon find out that they are often on their own.

The blizzard is a known hazard in Buffalo.  So when one is predicted, it would seem obvious that one prepares and takes shelter at home or where ever necessary.  

If you have to drive, and that list of reasons should be extremely short  — medical emergency is the only thing I can imagine, then you should have a “winter survival” kit in the car’s back seat.  Sleeping bag, candles, water, and food are essential. 

Seems like some people feel immune to the cold cruel world that we live in.

Requiescat In Pacem

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GUNS: Compare the Buffalo police to the Texas response

https://palexander.substack.com/p/buffalo-police-tops-grocery-mass?s=r

Buffalo police (TOPS grocery mass shooting) show you what brave top class police are, calmed their fears, even allowed shooter their rights, but he is evil & craven & must pay; Texas (Uvalde) schoolshowed us what NOT brave police are, they did not overcome their fears, 19 stood in the hallway, should have disregarded command in this situation, hearing shots inside, 2 different sets of policing

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The Buffalo cops must be praised and distinguished for they showed us in spades what a top notch police is and can do, how they can handle a catastrophic situation

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If it was in my power and I was President, I’d invite the Buffalo police to the White House and give them a medal.

But what do I know.

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