Saturday, November 03, 2012

The storm

New Jersey (i/nuː ˈdʒɜrzi/) is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by the U.S. state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey is the 4th least extensive, but the 11th most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 United States. New Jersey lies mostly within the sprawling metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia. It is also the third wealthiest U.S. state by 2011 median household income. There is a city in New Jersey with the unlikely name of HOBOKEN. The name "Hoboken" was decided upon by Colonel John Stevens when he purchased land, on a part of which the city still sits. The Lenape (later called Delaware Indian) referred to the area as the “land of the tobacco pipe”, most likely to refer to the soapstone collected there to carve tobacco pipes, and used a phrase that became “Hopoghan Hackingh”.[25] Like Weehawken, its neighbor to the north, Communipaw and Harsimus to the south, Hoboken had many variations in the folks-tongue. Hoebuck, old Dutch for high bluff and likely referring to Castle Point, was used during the colonial era and later spelled as Hobuck,[26] Hobock,[citation needed] and Hoboocken.[27] Today, Hoboken's unofficial nickname is now the "Mile Square City",[1] but it actually covers an area of two square miles when including the under-water parts in the Hudson River.[5] During the late 19th/early 20th century the population and culture of Hoboken was dominated by German language speakers who sometimes called it "Little Bremen", many of whom are buried in Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen. When Big Sandy had swept across the east coast I saw two remarkable people from New Jersey. First there was the governor Chris Christie, I saw him on camera during the repub convention as a republican but after big Sandy I saw him embrace our president giving high praises for his help in his state the other was the mayor of Hoboken.Dawn Zimmer a woman weighting less than 100 pounds soaking wet which she was when the TV had her in a flat bottom boat asking her for a story and what did she need in the way of help. She said I have half of my city under water, I have grandmas trapped in houses with their grand children with enough food to last one day. I need the national guards called out to help us. The TV guy said have they said they will send you help? she looks into the camera and says yes, but the bureaucrats are giving me the run around. I need the guards NOW. Someone contacted CNN and said tell the mayor the guards are on their way.
If you have to be in a City with a storm blowing by the Governor you need is Christie and the mayor you need is Dawn Zimmer. They did their people proud.
I saw some of the lights were common on in New York  City with relief because I was afraid the people would start killing each other soon.

1 comment:

Balisha said...

I saw the gov. and pres. together. It really showed two men who truly care about people.