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Aerial View Of Phoenix Disappearing Under A 5,000 Foot Dust Storm

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While without much direct implication for ponzi market navigation strategy and tactics, the attached videos of Phoenix disappearing under a 5,000 foot tall dust storm, which at time was as tall as 10,000 feet, is stunning in its own right. As the Huffington Post reports "the massive dust cloud, also known as a "haboob," was around 5,000 feet when it arrived in Phoenix,
but radar data reveals that it reached heights anywhere from 8,000 to
10,000 feet high prior. The storm appeared to be around 50 miles wide
in some areas, KSAZ-TV reported. The dust storm originated in Tucson,
and was a part of Arizona's monsoon season. According to CNN, the dust storm prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to issue a ground stop on flights at Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport
for about an hour and 15 minutes. At it's peak, the storm left 10,000
customers without power, Jenna Shaver of the Arizona Public Service told
CNN."

 

 

 

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:59 | 1429655 SheepDog-One
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Biblical lookin.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:10 | 1429705 Sudden Debt
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everything is biblical.

I know a guy who knows a guy who has a friend who's great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandfathers WIFE ACTUALLY BIT ON A APPLE on which she was not allowed to bite AND according to the pope, IS THE RESPONSIBLE off THIS financial crisis.

 

No kidding.

Back than, they already had a lot of shit because of it and they also started to FLOOD THE MARKETS WITH LIQUIDITY!

After a while, the shit turned so bad and nobody was really prepared besides 1 guy who actually accumelated himself a "lifeboat" to stay afloat on all that shit and after that first shitstorm, it turned out he was the only one who survived it.

 

Now the shit doesn't end there!

Because to solve that crisis back then, they all put that shit on the books by flipping stuff AND IT'S THAT SHIT THAT NOWS COMES BACK TO US!

 

So how to solve it you ask and what to learn from this lesson?

1. SELL APPLE STOCK!

2. BUY SILVER AND GOLD TO STAY AFFLOAT!

3. You may also hold some paper, because whipping your ass with only your hands isn't that cool when you're eating pizza or chicken after it!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:19 | 1429726 ThatGuyEhler
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I can't tell whether you're junking Christianity or not..... :/

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:31 | 1429795 Problem Is
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Doesn't matter... Do what I do....

<JUNK> Sudden D anyway...

He's into S&M and humiliation... He'll get so much pleasure out of the pain...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:37 | 1429826 Sudden Debt
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I also like to give bible lessons to hot young chicks.

My favorite part is giving communion to them!

 

KNEEL BITCH!! CLOSE YOUR EYES AND OPEN YOUR MOUTH!!

I GOT SOME "BODY OF CHRIST" I WANT YOU TO TASTE!

LET IT MELT ON YOU TONGUE AND SWALLOW BITCH!!

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:40 | 1429835 Problem Is
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Ooooohhhhh... Neel "Down You Bitch" Kashkari is available and liking it, Sudden D....

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:03 | 1429953 Ahmeexnal
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Why is there a media blackout about the radioactivity of this cloud?

FUKUSHIMA'S REVENGE HAS STARTED!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:40 | 1429839 bruinjoe93
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You are a sick person.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:42 | 1429844 dark pools of soros
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he either works for the SEC or in line for an IMF job

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:45 | 1429858 ThatGuyEhler
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I wonder if his real name just so happens to be Dominique Strauss-Kahn? ;)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:02 | 1429950 Thomas
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He is Chris Cox. (Sorry. I had to say it after your SEC joke.)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:44 | 1429859 Sudden Debt
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That's just what I said to you girlfriend!

She's comming over this afternoon to nurse me ;)

I just love roleplay...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:45 | 1430118 cpnscarlet
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I can dig the nursing, but please don't take the Lord's name in vain. Please?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:52 | 1430324 Sudden Debt
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In what way did I take the Lord's name in vain?

I just talked about a event that happend about 6000 years ago.

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 14:49 | 1430544 The Profit Prophet
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FUCK YOU ASSHOLE....READ MY COMMENT BELOW!!!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 22:43 | 1431569 ceilidh_trail
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sd stick another needle in your arm and just go ahead and die. the worms are hungry for fecal matter such as you.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 14:48 | 1430539 The Profit Prophet
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He didn't actually take the Lord's name in vain....he engaged in blasphemy by using an innuendo to compare the sacred host to his penis!

You have taken this site to a new low Sudden Debt!!! I can only hope that you show the same level of disrespect to Islam in the presence of a devout Muslim so that he can show you the type of divine justice these sorts of comments warrant.....but you are likely just an anonymous coward!

Is it too much to ask to be able to participate in this "economic blog" without reading blasphemous comments against Christianity!!!!!

Sudden Debt....you are a piece of shit!

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:14 | 1430593 pazmaker
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you are right.. Sudden's comments were tasteless and classless.  One has to wonder what was the intent of such comments?  To shock or to dishonor? To show his contempt for Catholicism?

 

The comments would be just as distasteful if they were about Buddha or Mohhamed or any other human for that matter.

Overall the results are less respect for the commentator(SD), less weight given to any future comments and the fact that one wonders if he is nothing but a troll.

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:06 | 1430595 pazmaker
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dup

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:08 | 1430596 Sudden Debt
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Does your doctor know you stopped taking your magic pills?

Holly fuck man! You sound like a nutcase!

JEZUS! Just relax!

You are looking for insults where there are none, just because you like to be insulted.

You make me feel like being forced to drag firewood through the village with only 12 pitstops allowed!

 

Drink some water and relax! If you want wine, just give me a signal, I can fix that for you.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:26 | 1430670 The Profit Prophet
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Listen Dick....if you're too stupid or just plain ignorant enough not to realize that words matter, then you shouldn't be posting on this site.  The ability to say something this deeply insulting and then defend it is a comment about the quality of your character.  If you didn't realize how deeply insulting your comments were.....now you know!  The proper reply from a person of intelligence and character would be an apology....not some fraternity-boy defense of your actions by insinuating I'm unstable. 

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 16:03 | 1430758 Sudden Debt
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You must be a true catholic.

You've called me names, insulted me like a drunk Irish tunnel worker, and repeatedly call for other people to go against me.

If you think you are such a catholic and devoted christian you should read your paperback again on your current acts.

 

But I'll forgive you!

Just tweet 10 prayers to your address book and update your personal profile 5 times and you are forgiven.

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 16:35 | 1430842 The Profit Prophet
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I haven't called on anyone to do anything you childish twit. People are junking you because you just revealed yourself to be an ignorant piece of shit - who isn't man enough to apologize when he's made deeply offensive statements. Trust me when I say that your cum is nothing like the sacred host - and the fact that you insist this is not an offensive statement means that you are among the lowest forms of humanity.  

I call on all reasonable and intelligent people of good conscience on ZeroHedge to henceforth junk all posts from the ignorant adolescent known as Sudden Debt (there....I just made an honest man-child of you).

P.S. Grow The Fuck Up!

 

 

 

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 19:03 | 1431157 goat
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What if the part of the sacred host you recently ate just happened to be jeebus' testicle?  Do you get to decide which part of the body you are eating?  Just wondering...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 21:12 | 1431421 The Profit Prophet
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Apparently there are more Satanists on this site than Christians......nice avatar Goat-Boy....perhaps you should include the pentagram outline around your goat head the next time you post.  Are you and Sudden Debt members of the same coven? Just wondering...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 22:14 | 1431525 StychoKiller
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Welcome to "fight club",  check out the rules:

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells "stop!", goes limp, or taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule: one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule: the fights are bare knuckle. No shirt, no shoes, no weapons. Seventh rule: fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight.

 

Notice there's no rules re:  blasphemy -- deal with it.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 16:51 | 1430866 David449420
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If you do children's parties too, then you're perfect.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:45 | 1429849 ThatGuyEhler
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delete

 

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:44 | 1429860 nope-1004
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Hilarious when someone tries to come across as witty, only to misuse "than" when it should be "then".  Idiot.

"Only than I will reply to your post which was worse then the first one".

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:15 | 1429995 narapoiddyslexia
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English is his second language. Thus, to put some real bite into your comment, you need to make it in French.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:53 | 1429909 Raymond Reason
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Offending Christians is the least of your worries. 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:32 | 1429798 Idisq
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I hope so

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:36 | 1429812 JW n FL
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First of ALL! Mr. Canada!!

 

Here in America! if you Talk about the Bible or more specifically the part of the Bible that describes the Reckoning..

or the Constitution of the United States..

or Gold..

or Silver..

or if you believe in being prepared.. in any way.. for anything..

 

You are a Home Grown Terrorist, per the TSA and FBI Training for Local Departments!

 

So! dont you come in here with that Bible stuff and get us all arrested! or better yet give Local Law Enforcement Probable Cause!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!

 

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:38 | 1429830 Problem Is
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You maybe a Domestic Terrorist if:

You post on Zero Hedge...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:38 | 1430094 Confuchius
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@jw n fl

You are a typical cretin of the USSA - - Alligator mouth: Hummingbird ass.

Be prepared for a big surprise the next time you try to steal Bahamian fish.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:35 | 1429817 Sudden Debt
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HE?!?!?

 

can't you read?

I was talking about the fact that I am wondering if I should eat pizza or chicken this evening.

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:43 | 1429855 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Wait to whip your own ass until after you eat.  It will make the conversation during the meal go much smoother.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 22:22 | 1431534 ceilidh_trail
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sd = LOSER

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:08 | 1429973 SheepDog-One
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Why would it be 'junking Christianity'? The old testament books are the Torah, which is what the Jews obviously follow....you know those people who are above everyone else and must not be criticized ever for anything?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:08 | 1430171 Herd Redirectio...
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What I find fantastic is that they can call you anti-semitic for criticizing a government!  WTF?  So if you hate the American Empire, I mean, Gov't then does that make you a racist?  No, obviously not.  It has nothing to do with race.

But when you criticize Israel, which has worse racial discrimination than America in the 60s (you know, when a certain MLK became famous) or even worse discrimination than South Africa during Apartheid, well, then you are a racist! 

So there are a lot of people from Jewish families claiming to be religious, that run the completely biased media, and debauch society through Hollywood, and have a large concentration in financial institutions, esp. at the top level...

You are racist for mentioning it.  Personally, I mention the so-called Jewish connection, because IMO it shows that when things get corrupt/exceptionally profitable/powerful you can only trust those closest to you.  When you look at politics, you will often find that the most successful politicians are members of secret societies.  In business, the most successful are those who are best connected, whether due to race, family, etc.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 14:22 | 1430439 Rome is burining
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Hope you are clear now!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:47 | 1429912 stiler
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well done, well done. however, next time won't be liquidity and you won't have toilet paper. and they'll be throwing all their commodities to the moles and bats (blind things)

 

Revelation 6:15-7

Isaiah 2:19-20 casting their gold & silver to the moles and bats

 

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:27 | 1430025 Doyle Hargraves
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 You believe in the bible do ya Karl...Well I can't understand any of it, this one begat that one, that one begat this one...begat, begat, and lo and behold someone said some shit to someone or another...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 17:25 | 1430932 Talcott
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Do you read all poetry and other symbological communication

 

literally?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 21:19 | 1431434 eaglefalcon
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I counted the number of "great"s in your post: 30.  Therefore the woman who ate the apple in your case lived 30 generations ago.  Assuming an average child bearing age between 25-30, the women lived around 1111-1261AD.  She couldn't be Eve because, accoeding to Bible, Eve was created 5771 years ago and died about 4871 years ago.  There was only one woman in 12th century who could have made such a great impact: Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204).  She was the wealthiest and most powerful woman during the middle age, and ancestress to almost all european royalties today.  The problem is, she had so much money (gold) that she was never interested in the meager profit of banking business

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 22:35 | 1431556 Vlad Tepid
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You have a lot of time on your hands...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:14 | 1429708 Zer0head
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You've  got  to love it, Scarlet Fu of Bloomberg TV, Margies' side kick was yammering just before 11am about the state of the cinema in China and how they are currently not permitting foreign films until such time as a government sponsored film ("Beginning of the Great Revival" ) achieves a revenue target of something like $100m.

The government film is about the founding of the communist party in China (in celebration of its 90th anniversary).  Scarlet offers a bit of editorial comment stating that there is a lot of blood and suffering in the movie "but at least it has a happy ending, the PRC".

I wonder if anyone in Scarlet's family has spent time in a Laogai Camp (http://www.laogai.org/)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:03 | 1430158 ZerOhead
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Twenty weeks and still obviously learning...

Gotta punch it up a bit falak! :)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:51 | 1430133 cpnscarlet
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After living in the southwest for 27 years...

Been there, done that, have the crevice tool for cleaning out window sill tracks. The dust can be so fine, it gets into closed curio cabinets.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:53 | 1430332 1fortheroad
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Dust Bowl lookin.

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/dustbowl.htm

 

Very large number of fires going on in Arizona,New Mexico and Texas.

Some parts of Texas and New Mexico didnt have rain for 118 days or more.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:02 | 1429663 Bastiat
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Looks like bad debt rolling over the fiat banking system.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:23 | 1430027 equity_momo
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Reminds me of Galactus in Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:40 | 1430287 chumbawamba
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The best comments sometimes go unnoticed.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:05 | 1429680 BKbroiler
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dammit, I just cleaned in here.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:05 | 1429681 DogSlime
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Bullish for air filters?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:05 | 1429683 msnrochny
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Depression.  Dust Bowl.  Just waiting for WWIII.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:08 | 1429693 Cognitive Dissonance
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There are worrying similarities wherever you look.

History may not repeat, but it does tend to rhyme.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:14 | 1429722 Oh regional Indian
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Indeed Cd. That is timelessly true.

Seems like the upcoming rhyme is going to be a kicker. Random constructive interference induced amplitude freak out on all systems.

ORi

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:18 | 1429734 Caviar Emptor
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But there may be a different rhyme scheme: I'm waiting for locusts and frogs

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:23 | 1429767 Cognitive Dissonance
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Human sacrifice. Dogs and cats living together. Mass Hysteria!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ZOKDmorj0

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:32 | 1429799 francis_sawyer
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The Bernank & the Teleprompter will have it fixed in 15 minutes...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:02 | 1429945 Agent P
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Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.

Is this true?

Yes, it's true.  This man has no dick.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 22:57 | 1431599 floydian slip
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Tell em about the twinkie!

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:23 | 1429764 williambanzai7
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I believe Ed Norton said that.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:29 | 1429779 Cognitive Dissonance
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Down to Earth philosophy at its best.

Ed Norton practiced enlightenment from a slightly lower (sewer) level than the rest of us. We are all better off for the effort.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:37 | 1429827 JW n FL
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Ignorance is Bliss!!

 

Stupidity is Heaven!!!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:56 | 1429920 Raymond Reason
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rhyme and reason, bitchez. 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:33 | 1429808 Overpowered By Funk
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Dust storms + nuclear winter > global warming. Problem solved.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:06 | 1429686 hedgeless_horseman
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"What would you do?" Paul asked.

"I'd remember to protect the integrity of my stillsuit. If I were outside the worm zone or in rock, I'd stay in the ship. If I were down in open sand, I'd get away from the ship as fast as I could. About a thousand meters would be far enough. Then I'd hide beneath my robe. A worm could get the ship, but it might miss me."

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:16 | 1429729 Oh regional Indian
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Spot on HH. +3000 years for apt dune reference.

i always felt that to the most prescient writing I'd ever read, any genre.

ORI

Some Dune wisdom...

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/wisdom-for-warriors-3/

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:27 | 1430675 hedgeless_horseman
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I was born unto them, but I had to change when the job centre could only offer me clerical work.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phosphorbox/56673665/

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:22 | 1429759 Gully Foyle
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hedgeless_horseman

Paul is dead.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:49 | 1429875 MayIMommaDogFac...
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...he didn't notice that the lights had changed...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:52 | 1429915 hedgeless_horseman
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Killed (again) by a sandstorm in Arizona???

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:34 | 1430073 francis_sawyer
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At least now we know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 23:00 | 1431603 floydian slip
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good one Franci...  err Psycho!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:07 | 1429688 Yen Cross
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 If you want something done properly,  Defer; to Mother Nature. fire extinguished.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:08 | 1429692 SheepDog-One
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The video says 'its quite common for this area'...well I live just north of Phoenix and never even heard of anything like that before, 5,000 foot tall dust storms with winds of 115 mph? All is well...back to sleep.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:10 | 1429699 hedgeless_horseman
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I thought only hippies lived up there?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:10 | 1429978 SheepDog-One
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Hippies everywhere.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:14 | 1429720 Ray1968
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that was km/hr. 115mph would have ripped the city apart.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:20 | 1429746 Cognitive Dissonance
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Here's one from 2007. Not arguing with you since I don't live there, but this was just 4 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TH_4lL_DjE

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:32 | 1429802 Uncle Remus
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Folks up around Black Canyon City just ain't right. Not to worry.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:10 | 1429697 SP666_OnTheWay
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You want dust?  Here's some dust...

http://eleninandbankers.webs.com

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:44 | 1430723 Herd Redirectio...
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It looks like a lot of speculation, and a warning to mankind.  Now thats all good and well, I am all for informing people of impending doom.

But to tell people to short the major stock indices?  Most people don't even know what going short is, my own father who has been investing more than 15 years had no idea people were making money when stocks go down.

So tell them to buy silver and gold, not short the indices!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:10 | 1429698 Richard Chesler
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Make no mistake, we are headed in the right direction.


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:10 | 1429702 Herne the Hunter
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Apparently the Hekla volcano on Iceland is "about to" erupt.

(in Dutch) http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2011/07/06/vulkaan-hekla-op-uitbarsten/

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:12 | 1429710 Sunshine n Lollipops
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Arizona has a "monsoon season?" 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:28 | 1429743 Problem Is
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Yeah... when all the suburban Phoenix Phucks turn on their lawn sprinklers and drain the Colorado river....

Lawns and fairways in a desert.... That's Larry Summers "brilliant"...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:13 | 1429712 Josh Randall
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AZ = place to be

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:28 | 1429784 decon
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I'm with you Josh, I'm a native son.

We only got .6" last night but that was some major wind poundage!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:59 | 1429936 Josh Randall
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Same here, and now out West in Rural AZ it feels like Houston outside

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:13 | 1429713 JackAz
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I've been in Phoenix for 15 years, and lived through a lot of dust storms. This wasn't a dust storm, this was a DIRT storm. My pool has a layer of dirt in it, my patio, my cars. Un-fricking-believable. One of the weirder weather experiences of my life - and I grew up in the heart of Tornado Alley. Thanks for the photos & video. 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:19 | 1429740 Uncle Remus
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The potato farmers in Queen Creek want their topsoil back...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:13 | 1429715 Yen Cross
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 Sand Spider racing season has "Officially" opened!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:20 | 1429748 Gully Foyle
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Fear this people, fear this!

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Mongolian_death_worm

The Mongolian death worm (Mongolian: ?????-??????, olgoi-khorkhoi, "large intestine worm") is a creature reported to exist in the Gobi Desert. It is generally considered a cryptid: an animal whose sightings and reports are disputed or unconfirmed.

It is described as a bright red worm with a wide body that is 2 to 5 feet (0.6 to 1.5 m) long.[1][2]

The worm is the subject of a number of extraordinary claims by Mongolian locals - such as the ability of the worm to spew forth acid that, on contact, will turn anything it touches yellow and corroded (and which would kill a human),[3] as well as its reported ability to kill at a distance by means of electric discharge.

http://www.offroad.mn/offroad/images/olgoi_horkhoi.jpg

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:28 | 1430041 Almost Solvent
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So, the movie Tremors was based on a true story?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:14 | 1429716 doomandbloom
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transitory...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:14 | 1429719 Gully Foyle
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"Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the dishes."
- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 1

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:14 | 1429721 Caviar Emptor
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without much direct implication for ponzi market navigation strategy 

 

When Biblical things keep happening, perhaps a strategy adjustment is in order. 

Tornados...Volcanos...Conflagrations...Droughts...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:20 | 1429741 Yen Cross
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 It's just msm milking it  Beluga.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:18 | 1429730 Libertarians fo...
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I've noticed ZH referencing Huffington Post recently for news stories that could be referenced anywhere. For a blog with a very, VERY anti-liberal slant/readership, I find this most curious. Is ZH trying to expand its readership beyond the doomer bobble heads?  Is ZH going gay? 

New development?

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:24 | 1429753 Yen Cross
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  Rags like that would never be referenced on Z/H.  Watch out! Quick duck! That Rainbow almost got ya . " Like a anal torpedo"! 

 

      Do you have an opinion on pork bellies?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:27 | 1429781 francis_sawyer
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Jim never has a second cup of coffee at home...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:49 | 1429888 Sweet Chicken
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Classic!!!!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:32 | 1429803 Yen Cross
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 Gee I wonder where that Junk came from?  Watching the open?  Bunds vs T-bills, soverign spreads? DSK?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:22 | 1429760 Tyler Durden
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Just Huffington Post doing a good job at SEOing itself to Google search coupled with tight schedules.

But aside from that, there is certainly a conspiracy afoot. Be concerned. Be very concerned.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:30 | 1429791 Yen Cross
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 My check book and technical support are available.  Nuke the Libtards for dead!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:49 | 1429882 dark pools of soros
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anyone on wall street ever say they are a dem or a repub??  conservative or liberal??  enjoy your puppet show fool

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:15 | 1429996 Yen Cross
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 How can you even associate your self with that "Name" You just violated any self worth you had!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:35 | 1429813 Problem Is
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I thought the Narrator was the paranoid one... Maybe Marla ... Definitely the Narrator...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:36 | 1429819 Libertarians fo...
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You're a good man, tyler. 

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:47 | 1429862 Cognitive Dissonance
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Interesting technique.

You diss Tyler and the ZH readers, then after being battered and beaten you quickly such dick.

It's not your first nor second time doing so either.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:51 | 1429898 Uncle Remus
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Weellll, he DID broach the gay topic.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:19 | 1430011 Libertarians fo...
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Battered and beaten?

WTF are you talking about?

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:29 | 1430058 Cognitive Dissonance
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So you don't need to be battered and beaten in order to suck dick?

New development?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:01 | 1430154 ZerOhead
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+1000

Took it hook, line, and stinker! :)

(When will they grow brains?)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:54 | 1429894 ebworthen
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We Huff, we Puff, we Toke, and Joke,

It's magic not tragic so muff the dragon

Some boomers, some doomers, some midnight tokers

So come, pilgrim illic, 'n hitch your wagon

To the bus of magical mystical brokers

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:17 | 1429731 Uncle Remus
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Eeeeehhhh. It's a desert people. Sandstorms happen.

Depression.  Dust Bowl.

Eerily, while driving in rural Oklahoma a couple weeks back, I came across a scene very reminiscent of the Dust Bowl - wind blown soil from the parched fields starting to drift on the side of the two-lane blacktop county road I was on.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:18 | 1429736 the not so migh...
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Wow its like that movie scorpion king

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:21 | 1429755 mr. mirbach
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The EPA has dust control regulations, somebody is in trouble! 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:21 | 1429758 marcusfenix
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wow...just...that's pretty impressive, serves as a reminder that whatever man plans and schemes pales in comparision to and can be quickly erased by mother nature...

come to think of it, there seems to have been many such reminders lately...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:24 | 1429768 DomasJefferson
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here are some videos my friends and I took...

 

http://www.domasjefferson.com/news/live-video-of-phoenix-arizona-dust-st...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:25 | 1429773 Argos
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Yeah, it was gross alright.  It looked like you were on some other planet.  And what REALLY made me mad, no rain after the dust storm. 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:37 | 1429823 Sunshine n Lollipops
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Oh, I'm sure it'll be along shortly, what with it being monsoon season and all.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:51 | 1429895 dark pools of soros
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monsoon of dust not water..

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:25 | 1429775 toady
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Pretty nasty stuff. Even the dogs wouldn't go out in it.

This morning the streets look like those videos of Iraq, minus the GIs (so far).

The really wierd thing was the sunrise. I could look right at it. It was so pale it looked like a full moon. Lots of 'course particulates' still up there...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:29 | 1429790 Uncle Remus
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The really wierd thing was the sunrise.

 

The sunrise wasn't in the west was it? I hear that is a bad thing.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:41 | 1429841 toady
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still in the east... we should be safe for a few more hours.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:29 | 1429786 francis_sawyer
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So if a butterfly flaps its wings in Tucson...

You get a haboob?

Whadda need for a pair of haboobs?

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 22:29 | 1431546 StychoKiller
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Foolish question...a Brasierre!  :>D

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:33 | 1429807 ebworthen
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Anaksunamun!

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:36 | 1429815 BanksterSlayer
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If you're trying to find Phoenix today, just look for a Sphynx head sticking up out of the sand.

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:40 | 1429838 virgilcaine
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The desert is a fragile eco-system.. perhaps moving millions of people into it was not a good idea? 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:48 | 1429873 Uncle Remus
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Ooops.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:43 | 1429854 Dr. Engali
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Looks bullish to me.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:47 | 1429872 Frank N. Beans
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what happens is that surrounding storms take a dump of cooler air when the air becomes too heavy for the updrafts. When that air drops, it then spreads over the desert, picking up dust and blowing it ahead of the storm, in this case into Phoenix. Then when the (little bit of) rain finally comes, it gets everything dirty, especially pools and cars, cause there's usually not enough rain to wash off the dirt.  

 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:39 | 1430098 francis_sawyer
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There's never enough rain to wash off the dirt...

Just ask any politician...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:16 | 1430200 toady
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I've scrubbed myself raw, yet I still feel dirty...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:50 | 1429890 NidStyles
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We have dust everywhere. I opened my truck up and the cup holder was filled with sand. We had mud covering the front door as well. Normal for this time of year here.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:52 | 1429891 carbonmutant
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Cheap real estate...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:46 | 1430120 NidStyles
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You're joking right? This area is one of the few ares' in the coutry where housing prices are still going up.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:51 | 1429893 ShankyS
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Reminds me of the great wall of debt consuming the globe.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:50 | 1429896 bill1102inf
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Thats not a dust storm, its an alien spacecraft.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:00 | 1429939 Uncle Remus
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Two days late at that. Musta forget to adjust for Event Horizon Savings Time.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:05 | 1429940 plocequ1
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Its the compressions fault. Compression be damned

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:04 | 1429955 undercover brother
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test

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:06 | 1429960 undercover brother
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it's all good because GS & JPM were able to reverse a down market yet again....and appl will be at all time highs by this time tomorrow.

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