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on October 31, 2012
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on October 31, 2012
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on October 31, 2012

PHENOMENON: WHERE DID ALL THE RATS GO?

Authorities warned folks of a possible phenomenon of a rush of rats as a result of the rodants being displaced by the flooded NYC subway system. Officials Warned that Ben and his millions of brothers and sisters might just make a b-line for city streets and dwellings — But, that did not happen, matter of fact, nothing happened, and now some are wondering, what in the hell happened to all of NYC’s furry little anti-friends? How did they all go missing?

The assistant commissioner for public affairs for NYC’s “Department of Health and Mental Hygiene” says, “Flooding often displaces rats but also drowns young rats in their burrows and can reduce the rat population,” speaking to the fear the rodants would pied piper their way into people’s homes adding,  “We haven’t seen an increase in rats above ground caused by Hurricane Sandy.” Why that’s odd…

The question remains, Where did the rats go?

TheAtlanticWire.com puts it this way,

Not all rats go to the surface. Rats are pretty loyal to the place of birth, and rarely venture more than about 60 feet from it, throughout their lives. If displaced, they can find their way home from as far as 4 miles, but for a foot-long animal, that is an extremely long distance.

Longtime New Yorkers took to social network Twitter to inquire as to the missing species:

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CHRISTIE-CROSS: Chris Christie Campaigning For OBAMA?

Many Republicans are quietly telling NJ Gov. Chris Christie to “shut the hell up,” when it comes to his praise of President Obama’s storm response…

THE HILL:

Mitt Romney and President Obama will re-emerge on the presidential trail on Wednesday, but in starkly different ways.

Romney will hold a trio of events in the swing state of Florida with prominent Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Obama will also appear with a prominent Republican: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will be giving the president a tour of the damage in his state in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The president returns to the road on Thursday with campaign stops in Green Bay, Wis., Boulder, Colo., and Las Vegas, according to the Obama campaign.

The divergent paths underscore the challenge both campaigns have faced in recent days, trying to best balance the demands of a presidential race and the need to project the appropriate sensitivity as the Eastern Seaboard grapples with the aftermath of the catastrophic storm.

Obama has a natural advantage with the power of incumbency. The White House made sure to update reporters early Tuesday morning with the president’s work on response efforts to Sandy — including his endeavors overnight — and released photos of Obama meeting with federal officials. Later in the afternoon, the president visited the Red Cross, where he declared that his “message to the federal government” was “no bureaucracy, no red tape.”

But his day job can also hamper his reelection efforts: He hasn’t been on the campaign trail since Saturday, though he’s been able to brandish prominent surrogates like Vice President Biden and former President Clinton.

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