Guest Post: Imagine Grand Central Station After A Flesh-Eating Virus Outbreak And You Get Guangzhou South Station

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Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:26 | 1433144 12ToothAssassin
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Zombies bitchez!

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:41 | 1433213 Long-John-Silver
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The presence of Silver kills Zombies. Considering how much Silver the Chinese are buying leads me to the conclusion they have effectively removed Zombies from all public places. Our public places would also be effected in the same way if Americans purchased physical Silver in vast quantities as well.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:03 | 1433285 BeansBulletsBandaids
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I thought silver was supposed to kill werewolves?

 

Either way, I'm trying to procure a little more as my budget allows.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:41 | 1433725 Fish Gone Bad
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Silver does kill werewolves.  On a more serious note, China builds some rather impressive structures, and then they start to rapidly decay.  My parents went on and on about stuff China built that just turned to crap with all the corner cutting the builders do.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 20:30 | 1434569 Missing_Link
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Silver kills both zombies and werewolves but is, sadly, ineffective against zombie werewolves.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 20:45 | 1434638 BeansBulletsBandaids
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duly noted. thanks.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 22:10 | 1434800 Thomas
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That would explain Lindsay Lohan's durabiity.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:43 | 1433222 trav7777
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imagine GCS filled with people who are infected with ongoing flesh-eating strep and you have the condition of a lot of people in industrial cities LIKE Guangzhou.  I thought this was gonna be a pollution in China article when I read the headline lol

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:56 | 1433517 kujo
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I've heard a theory that these massive people moving operations are not for the general population but for the military. They are very afraid of their own population.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 17:25 | 1434204 citta vritti
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like the U.S. interstate system modeled on WW II Germany autobahns, to ensure free movement of tanks and personnel?

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 20:14 | 1434571 KennyG09
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Actually, yes. Good call.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 00:17 | 1435035 KTV Escort
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I've been to quite a few cities in China, Guangzhou is the absolute worst for air pollution and city-wide grime.

The only place I can recommend for a tourist detour if you happen to have a few hours to kill there...

http://chinapositive.blogspot.com/2011/05/guangzhou-yuan-xuan-taoist-temple.html

...a ghost town the afternoon I was there, but maybe that was because of the intense heat.

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 01:11 | 1435133 DormRoom
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 23:22 | 1446575 MGHJFHD
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Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:28 | 1433153 schoolsout
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God bless excess...

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:32 | 1433181 TheTmfreak
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Who says its excess? Some people need ALOT of elbow room.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:45 | 1433228 flacon
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"Two pyramids, two masses for the dead, are twice as good as one; but not so two railways from London to York."
~John Maynard Keynes

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 17:58 | 1434306 Monedas
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Pyramids were monuments to make work projects.....of course Keynes would approve ! Slaves doing make work ! It's a Keynesian ideal to stimulate the economy ! Monedas 2011 I'm very wary of those who try to put a human face on Keynes ? He was so witty, so profound ...... maybe we should take a second look at his work ! Maybe he was just too damned smart for the rest of us ?

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:53 | 1433258 Pladizow
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Short term stupidity, long term genius!

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:09 | 1433315 TheTmfreak
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Maybe. It is a gamble at best. The assumption is that they're going to be able to "grow into it." It is highly debateable whether that is reasonable.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:01 | 1433540 dark pools of soros
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marble deteriorates slower than $$$

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:07 | 1433568 Oh regional Indian
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Given the general surprising tone of developments world over, I'd say we have NO CLUE why these empty cities and extra large everythign is being built.

None. Us plebs have only 20% operating information, enough to get by every day safely. No more.

These cities could be housing/hosting any number of soon to be displaced diaspora. 

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/a-year-and-a-day-later/

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:15 | 1433601 Reptil
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Bingo :-)

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:54 | 1433789 blunderdog
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Bet them sneaky Chineses made a deal with the space aliens to provide housing and rail-service when they come to colonize the planet.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 16:48 | 1434037 Oh regional Indian
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Hah! You mean the Ha'aaaaan from Chibixa? Or is it proxima anehou now?

ori

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 20:51 | 1434654 blunderdog
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Reticulans.  They're coming for our livers.  They're having galaxy-wide hemoglobin shortages because of a market-collapse engineered by their bankers.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 22:18 | 1434823 long-shorty
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in Toledo, Ohio, several of our major grid streets go on and on, like 10 miles west of town, as if Toledo were going to be Chicago. Some of these grid streets serve as excellent boundaries for cornfields. So I guess we've got long term genius here too.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:29 | 1433160 Popo
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 More importantly, what happens to China’s economy when all this fixed asset spending starts to subside? 

 

... they'll ... make zombie movies?

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:29 | 1433161 AladdinSaneGirl
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Maybe i should move? The UK is terribly overcrowded. 

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:29 | 1433162 cougar_w
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Rail systems to nowhere.

And in America, we made a big deal out of one bridge to nowhere. Though that fails to appreciate the level of fail that will ensue when we no longer have fuel to put cars and trucks on our 4 million miles of asphalt.

Talk about nowhere.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:35 | 1433191 trav7777
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In DC Metro, they are rebuilding the entire Capital Beltway at once!  Huge traffic snarls, planning for a future...that won't come.  It's the busiest roadway in the US, but they could have built a lightrail around the loop for way cheaper.   The insanity of it all is mindboggling...maybe they will all be Nissan Leafs?  There won't be more cars needing more roads because there isn't more oil to power more cars.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:41 | 1433212 cougar_w
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If only GM had made lightrail cars instead of trucks, the future might have been so very different.

The scope and depth of our collective failure of the imagination will probably be lamented by subsequent generations for a thousand years.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:49 | 1433243 trav7777
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I'm gonna be at a big family reunion this weekend and I'm sure the topic will come up at some point.  I'll hear the same shit, technology, oh "they" will just think of something.

How the fuck can you get anywhere when the people in "consensus" aren't smart enough to grasp the problem?  I struggle to come up with analogies, even at my level of intelligence, that can get the ordinary intellects to get their minds around the problem.

Consensus is the enemy of the truth.  Normal minds can only get linear growth.  That's how their lawn does it, how trees do it, how hills are shaped.  They have nothing they can compare compounding growth to and therefore it just doesn't exist and is beyond their comprehension.

They think technology will save the oil problem...look, mfers, technology is what permitted us to RAISE our extraction rate to meet the next doubling epoch.  It didn't create more oil, it pulled supply forward faster.  The technology did the opposite of what it was supposed to have done.  It just enabled faster consumption (Jevon's Paradox).

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:02 | 1433283 Hapte
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"How the fuck can you get anywhere when the people in "consensus" aren't smart enough to grasp the problem?" Well said. You're still a piece of shit though.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:46 | 1433484 Max Hunter
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How the fuck can you get anywhere when the people in "consensus" aren't smart enough to grasp the problem?

You can't.  That's why I own 3 assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition to protect my family and procurements.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:13 | 1433586 dark pools of soros
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since no one will attack when you are asleep or just wait you out...  they will just charge like a '90s FPS in set waves of attack that you can take breaks from

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 17:06 | 1434115 Max Hunter
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Well.. Aren't you the genius.. Grasp this.. Me and 2 family members with 5 full clips each shooting at mobs.. With more family refilling clips.. Now, if you were part of a mob, would you redirect yourself to someone/somewhere maybe not as well prepared or continue like a WW1 style suicide charge?

I'm not doing all of this preparing so it can be taken without a fight.. Regardless of what idiots like you think..

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 19:11 | 1434448 Infnordz
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The mob just need some grenades, improvised explosives, some Molotovs or tough vehicles, then it won't matter how many shells you have; you get blown up, burnt out or crushed, unless you have a tough and defendable position!

 

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:09 | 1433575 aerojet
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I think you just need to fucking relax about the peak oil meme, okay? 

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 16:17 | 1433885 Anglo in Abitibi
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Well I think you need to get your head out of your fucking ass because you don`t realize that everything you eat, drink and do is completely and wholly dependant upon oil. He can`t relax because of simpleton shits like you ignore and downplay the predicament. If everyone could at least read the exec. summary of the Hirsch report or even anything by Dmitry Orlov then I think individuals like Trav wouldn`t be so adament on how fucked we are.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:11 | 1433581 dark pools of soros
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um, compounding growth = mold or say  rabbits

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 17:17 | 1434170 ElvisDog
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It's funny. My 13 year-old son gets things that my wife refuses to contemplate. Yesterday in the car he mentioned (for some reason) that medicare was going broke. She got into an argument with him insisting that medicare would always be there because otherwise old people wouldn't have any medical care. Same with peak oil. Many people assume that because there is a desire that there will be a supply.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 20:10 | 1434560 CH1
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The problem is not imagination, it is the institution, which thrusts imagination out.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:13 | 1433327 TheTmfreak
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Tysons corner is out of control, but that is nothing new. Bumper to bumper traffic at 12 am.

Now they're redoing nearly all of 66.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 20:12 | 1434566 CH1
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That may be the worst road I've ever driven on... sorry it has gotten no better.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 15:20 | 1433622 SoNH80
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The Beltway is the mother of all cluster f---s.  I once spent 3 1/2 hours driving from the American Legion Bridge to I-95 North.  I smoked a whole pack of cigarettes.  D.C. is the East's answer to L.A., hot, overcrowded, with insane traffic.  No surfing, though.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:30 | 1433165 trav7777
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Icanhaz zombie apocalypse, bitchez?

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:35 | 1433194 Franken_Stein
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I joompinit, I hasit.

 

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 13:43 | 1433227 gmrpeabody
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ROTFLMAO!

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:06 | 1433296 Ruffcut
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The bankers have already took alot of flesh off our collective asses.

Wish the eaters would invade some special places in the fraudstreet area.

Zombies are dead meat, but still tasty. Just like aged beef.

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