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Meet Sandy: Single Furious Hurricane Seeking GDP-Boosting Landfall

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"What's different about Hurricane Sandy and why should we be afraid?" is the anxious question that Bloombergs' Tom Keene poses in the clip below. The answer - it's the size! The wind-field is considerably larger than normal with tropical storm strength winds (as the chart below indicates) extending over a very large area. As we warned yesterday, the storm surge in low-lying areas is the most threatening and the clarity of the problem is highlighted by the graphic below as Sandy approaches the Atlantic coast Monday or Tuesday. With the Atlantic unusually warm (meaning more fuel for the hurricane) and the new moon, the title of the Bloomberg clip says it all: "This is how scared you should be of Hurricane Sandy".'s Storm Track Forecast


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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:29 | 2921385 fuu
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Krugman Slim is fucking in heaven.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:31 | 2921388 fightthepower
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I hope they suffer greatly.  I hope it turns the entire North East into one big Katrina. 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:31 | 2921395 Conrad Murray
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Please Sandy Claws, destroy the DC/NYC axis of evil. It's all I want for Christmas.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:35 | 2921408 GetZeeGold
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Got your climate control right here. Mayor Bloomburg need to put an immediate ban on Noreasters.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:43 | 2921443 TIMBEEER
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Sequel #4281: "THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL!"



Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:56 | 2921456 hedgeless_horseman
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Single Furious Hurricane Seeking GDP-Boosting Landfall

GDP boosting?  No problem, because in our world Government Consumption is considered to be a part of (Gross) Domestic Production.

When your only tool is a printing press, every problem is deflationary. 

"Get to work, Mr. Chairman!"

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:58 | 2921521 redpill
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Hopefully it hits DC squarely, that town could use some cleaning out.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:07 | 2921554 Sauk Leader
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Look at this model. 

Looks like it is will be DC or NY.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:18 | 2921601 NotApplicable
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"Someone told me long ago

there's a calm before the storm

I know, it's been comin' for some time"

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:34 | 2921666 ThirdWorldDude
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"Learn to swim,

learn to swim,

learn to swim...


Cuz I'm praying for rain,

And I'm praying for tidal waves.

I wanna see the ground give way,

I wanna watch it all go down.

Mom please flush it all away.

I wanna watch it go right in and down...


I can't imagine why you wouldn't

Welcome any change, my friend..."

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:43 | 2921710 Race Car Driver
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Never mind all the disgusting chemtrails they've been laying over the S.E. US for the last week. The sky would be clear and blue right now if not for the chemicals (see the pretty rainbows circling the sun with no rain in site!).

This storm - like Issac and Katrina - is being manufactured.


Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:08 | 2921827 Race Car Driver
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Damn - junked by spooks.

Otherwise, if you live in GA - pry yer nose off your monitor and go look outside!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:39 | 2922130 Cathartes Aura
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and this manufactured storm will get a little help from the moon cycles,

With the Atlantic unusually warm (meaning more fuel for the hurricane) and the new moon,

it's a FULL moon on monday, which will be tugging on the tides, and the humans, for the 3 days surrounding the 3:49pm NY time of exact opposition. . .

of interest to me is the chart drawn for the Full Moon NY has pisces on the horizon, which rules water, floods, disasters that overwhelm the environment, etc.

of course, everyone has their perspectives.  but the sky does share some gov. secrets if you choose to look, eh Race Car Driver.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:40 | 2922323 roadhazard
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You must be a Repuke. Hey, how's the birth certificate deal workin' out for ya, heh. Romney, my ass.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 15:16 | 2922410 Cathartes Aura
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Romney's yer ass?  wait, isn't he yer ele-fant??

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:43 | 2921723 A Nanny Moose
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I'll take the BOGO special....thanks.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:00 | 2921525 scatterbrains
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If Sandy want to get her freak on, a good spot would be right up the hudson river for some glory hole action.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:16 | 2921593 asteroids
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It's going to be a long long hard winter.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:29 | 2921650 Randall Cabot
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:14 | 2922024 kubrick007
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prob about 10,000 bankers and govt officials cause 99.9% of all the evil issues. Your solution is kill everyone. 


sounds like u work for the government. what good is destroying the axis of evil, when losers like u still abound?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:42 | 2921441 Winston of Oceania
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Hey some of us live in the West Virginia part of NY, Finger Lakes region we had enough rain from Agnes in 72 thanks very much...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:31 | 2921659 Grifter
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Steuben County myself, but too young to have experienced Agnes.

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 15:54 | 2952863 Winston of Oceania
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Haha Steuben Cty for me too..

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:50 | 2921465 Randall Cabot
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"I hope they suffer greatly. I hope it turns the entire North East into one big Katrina."

That track shows the eye passing right over my head. Thanks.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:56 | 2921512 TrumpXVI
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Looks to me like it's going to make landfall right at Rehobeth Beach, DE.  My sister has a beach house down there.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:00 | 2921527 francis_sawyer
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Looks about time for all ZH'ers to pack their gold bars & a few 'Narragansett's' & take off for a weekend sword fishing expedition off the Flemish Cap...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:35 | 2922304 recidivist
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perfect nasties?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:12 | 2922013 Randall Cabot
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"Looks to me like it's going to make landfall right at Rehobeth Beach, DE. My sister has a beach house down there."

If it moves right up the Delaware Bay the slosh effect will be really major like when Isabelle went right up the Chesapeake Bay

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:35 | 2922306 dark pools of soros
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high tide at the Frog Pond -   roll up the carpets and carpet munchers

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:53 | 2922354 Randall Cabot
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"Unlike a standard hurricane that focuses its power near the eye of the storm, the worst of Sandy may come on the edges of the storm — in areas spanning New England to Virginia, he said."


Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:39 | 2921698 cnsteph
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Me too Randall.  =(  Growing up in Florida has helped.  We aren't freaking out like the rest of the sheeple here.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:55 | 2921504 Stoploss
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What a bunch of whining pussies. 

Pretty much all whine all the time from the nu yawkas.

If it's as bad as they say, then, welcome to the club.

Stop whining and start boarding..

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:11 | 2921574 nonclaim
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The storm of shattered glass from high rises will be something to be seen...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:19 | 2922264 Winston Churchill
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What storm ?

A storm here in Florida has to be Cat 3 to be much more than a casual conversation piece,

whatever the MSM hype.Otherwise its just a little extra yardwork.

Damn Yankee pussys.

Must have been living here to long.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:36 | 2922309 recidivist
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tides is Florida are once a day and about 24" in amplitude, tides in the northeast are twice a day and as much as 10'

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 15:17 | 2922411 dark pools of soros
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tell em to go fish on the pier during this one..

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:57 | 2921516 max2205
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It's priced in...frontrun and all

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:47 | 2921741 A Nanny Moose
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Which will it be? Weather related unemployment increases, or Broken Window fallacy? Perhaps both simultaneously?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:10 | 2921569 Hippocratic Oaf
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'I hope they suffer greatly.  I hope it turns the entire North East into one big Katrina.'

Have you no fucking shame?

While we're up here doing honest work and raising families, you point your small finger at a large crowd and crown us all as evil banker new yorkers.

You hide behind your keyboard and blame others. A true man.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:47 | 2921737 Ignorance is bliss
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You are judged by the company you keep.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:15 | 2922029 kubrick007
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thanks for the wisdom, ignorant troll

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 18:05 | 2924455 Best Satan in Town
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I hope you're doing god's work.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:15 | 2921588 SilverDOG
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Living there now and agree.

"Gonna wash those boomers right outta their lair, Gonna wash them boomers right outta their lair" 

Abyss their asses.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2921775 Abiotic Oil
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No worries.... FEMA is on it!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:39 | 2922128 Brokenarrow
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No.'ll raise billions for the "victims" and turn them into overnight celebrities.


I remember a cable show about the wives of 9-11 victims. they were having lunch and shopping on the several million they each got. it made me sick to watch.

it will be on tv day and night. then there will be the special pensions for those who get sick. then there will be a general fund started for those who are thinking about moving there. then there will be pensions for life for anyone living within a thousand miles.......and, on and on and on and on.


sound familiar?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:45 | 2922152 Cathartes Aura
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nine eleven charity donations happened before the big shakedown, the one where everyone got up-ended and shook until their pockets emptied. . .

fewer folks with the empathy gene, and fiat to share, lately - somehow I don't see the gambling classes, nor the bankers, nor anyone who pays them lip service *cough*  giving a damn about anyone suffering this time round. . .


Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:19 | 2922261 Rusty Shorts
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Hurricane Erin on 9.11

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 15:05 | 2922371 Cathartes Aura
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hmm, not seeing the obvious in your statement, but I know you tend more towards the oblique (good to see you again). . .

but here are a few nine eleven synchronicities,

The 1st Kibbutz (Commune Farm) in Palestine is built  on 9/11/1921.
The Palestine Mandate creating Israel is signed 9/11/1922.
The US Dollar Seal is printed on the $US Dollar by FDR on 9/11/1935.
the Munich Olympic Hostage Crises was 9/11/1971.
the Pentagon began construction (77ft tall, 77th Meridian, flt #77) on 9/11/1941.
George Bush Sr gave his “New World Order Speech” to the UN on 9/11/1990 exactly 11 years before 9/11/2001.
American Airlines Captain Chuck Burlingame in MASCAL excercise at Pentagon, simulated a commercial aircraft hitting the Pentagon in 1990 and 11 years later pilots flt #77 into the Pentagon.
Bill Clinton impeachment papers are delivered on 9/11/1994. A Remote controlled Cessna hits White House 9/11/1995.
Twin Towers are destroyed on 9/11/2001.
Gaza Genocide began 9/11/2005.

here's my favourite for the voting public,

Brigham Young ordered the Mountain Meadows Massacre on 9/11/1857.

Mittney's heir to this particular "religion" - one that has Zion as an ultimate belief/goal, and Masonic symbols carved in their marble temples, all over the nation. . . and he's been doing the fund-raising in that little state of controlling interests. . .

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 16:14 | 2922575 Cathartes Aura
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ahhhh, yes, /nods. . .

as someone who's already been convinced many years ago, I quite often miss out on the many details, but the video you linked is a great one, and I'll definitely pass it around. . .


this is what originally brought me to ZH, these kinds of posts, with information, shared. . . thanks guys.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:41 | 2921437 slaughterer
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Wow, Citi analyst Mahaney terminated over FB.  Mahaney just upped NFLX PT to $120 as final revenge I guess.  

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:45 | 2921450 Joe Davola
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One wonders how he'll feel if it roars through Princeton and he needs to rebuild what I'm sure is a humble abode - thereby boosting the economy.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:50 | 2921474 fuu
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He will feel ecstatic, patriotic, and truely productive for the first time ever.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:48 | 2921466 Stoploss
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Surely this will result in Centerpoint Energy cutting down more trees on the gulf coast. 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:57 | 2921787 Abiotic Oil
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A whacky conspiracy theorist would say this is a HAARP attack which will plunge the east coast into the stone age and cause the election to be postponed and allow Barry Obama-Soetero-Davis to activate dictatorial powers viaq executive order.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:09 | 2921828 fuu
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So long generators, SPAM, and little American flags?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 15:03 | 2922378 Randall Cabot
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That's not far-fetched-all but one of the spaghetti models on local weather reportsd on Sunday had Sandy heading out to sea and now they all show a left turn!!!

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 04:35 | 2923555 Parrotile
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Funny, I always thought it was the "Terrorist EMP Attack" that was supposed to send the East Coast back to the Stoneage.

As to the activation of dictatorial powers / mass imprisonments / mass executions, probably the same intended outcome anyhow.

"Welcome to the New World Order"

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:29 | 2921387 earleflorida
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welcome to my world... ?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:30 | 2921391 brockhardman
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Since we haven't taken out the White House yet, God got impatient and decided to take care of it for us.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:32 | 2921397 ebworthen
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Will there be enough wind and rain to wash the filth out of Wall Street?

Oh never mind...not enough water and wind in the world...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:49 | 2921467 Vincent Vega
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No but there will be precisely enough to wash all the stored gold out to sea. Sorry Soverign Govt's and CB's of the world. But don't worry, we'll pay off in US$'s.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:50 | 2921475 butchee
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Someday a real rain will come.....

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:33 | 2921407 GeezerGeek
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Sandy is nothing to worry about. Obama will crank up HAARP and redirect the storm our into the Atlantic. It would make a great reelection TV spot. "I saved the Northeast, just like I saved millions of jobs. Romney would have let the Northeast suffer."

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:54 | 2921500 Ruffcut
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He would turn up the haarp heat to keep people from voting and wins election by default.

Every shitshow needs a shitstorm.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:03 | 2921538 Conrad Murray
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The other side of the HAARP coin...the Black Panthers of Twitter will up their calls for assassination and finally take to the streets as they realize China used their HAARP to hammer the urban centers and deny the black vote on behalf of their Job-Creator-In-Chief, Mitt "Offshore" Romney.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:20 | 2921611 Gert_B_Frobe
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" China used their HAARP to hammer the urban centers"

One can dream


Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:33 | 2921409 nodhannum
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So, you're telling me that size does matter?  Who would've thought?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:39 | 2921413 TuesdayBen
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I'm in DC and I ain't scared. Bring it, Sandy-baby.

Blow O back to the Windy City.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:38 | 2921415 Dr. Engali
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What the world are they looking at Haiti for? That is a ridiculous comparison or has New York degraded into a Third World state already?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:41 | 2921438 adr
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I think they were trying to show what would happen if somehow the storm goes over Lake Erie, strengthens, and hits Detroit.

Maybe saving the Tigers from humiliation.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:52 | 2921493 pods
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Sandy is gonna flush Detroilet?


Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2921771 LFMayor
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well, parts of it have some certain similar <unmentionable melanistic> characteristics.  the reader must be left to draw their own conclusions

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:54 | 2922172 Cathartes Aura
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maybe it's a dog-whistle message to those on a need to know basis. . . since the amrkn troops were on Haiti's land a mere day after the earthquake that devastated their state, faster than they arrived in New Orleans even, maybe there's an echo event to pay attention to?

pssst:  Haiti has oil.  lots of oil.  and they've known about it since at least the '60's. . . it's on hold. . .

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:33 | 2922301 Winston Churchill
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Been to Brooklyn lately ?

Or Harlem ?

Third world would be an improvement.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:45 | 2922336 Randall Cabot
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Actually white yuppies have been moving into Harlem...and parts of Brooklyn too.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 17:59 | 2922789 IrritableBowels
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South brooklyn was pretty gentrified when I was there a few years ago.  I wonder how cool Brooklyn will be when S actually HTF.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:36 | 2921419 fonzannoon
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Everyone watch the news Monday night I will put on a shirt that says FONZANNOON in huge red letters and will climb over people at Walmart while screaming and hitting people with bags of sand while throwing candles. The media loves that shit and you guys can all have a good laugh.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:53 | 2921496 pods
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That would be a righteous laugh.  Take us back to the days where we scrambled for plastic sheeting and duct tape?


Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:53 | 2921767 ParkAveFlasher
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I bet every ZHer would buy that "Fonzanoon" shirt.

C'mon Tyler, who needs Snorg when you have an in-house designer (Banzai) and captive customers?

At the very least you'll cut down all the ad angst comments that we have to sift through.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:20 | 2921860 blunderdog
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Cool could get double duty out of that shirt, too.  Wear it when you go trick-or-treating.

(And by "trick-or-treating" of course I mean "looting the wreckage.")

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:36 | 2921420 mckee
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Can algo-bots swim?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:37 | 2921422 Yen Cross
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At least there will be a reprieve from the N.Y. cops doing "corner strip searches & shakedowns". Got to look at the bright side of things./sarc

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:37 | 2921425 tahoebumsmith
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I liked yesterday's model better, It showed a direct hit on the Hamptons.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:56 | 2922188 Cathartes Aura
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steering committee. . .

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:38 | 2921427 PUD
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I live on Buzzards Bay..Cape Cod. In 1938 the water was up to the second story in downtown Wareham. This is a very similar set up.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:47 | 2921463 recidivist
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Any bay or sound with southeastern exposure just north of the landfall is gonna get hammered hard with the large wind field and astronomically high tides.  Go long sump pumps!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:18 | 2921487 Randall Cabot
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And generators.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:38 | 2921429 adr
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If the hurricane wipes Sodom and Gomorrah (NYC and DC) off the face of the Earth. I might start believing in God.

Since there is actually no chance, it goes back to hoping lots of people with guns do the job.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:14 | 2921587 machineh
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Don't get excited ... it's just our annual 'Storm of the Century' mediafest.

Might shake the remaining leaves off early ...

Plus it gives FEMA a chance to pose and strut.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:24 | 2921629 Gert_B_Frobe
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Exactly. These hurricane NostraDumbAsses have been saying for the past 10 years that "This is the year we see mega hurricanes like you see on crappy SyFy channel movies".

I say Bermuda shorts and long on surf boards.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:43 | 2921444 IridiumRebel
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I bought a generator a week ago. My wife said I was stupid and we will not need it. We live in Southern CT and now she believes it my have been a clairvoyant and smart buy. I love and hate being right. Let's hope I don't use it, but if I do.....we cool.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:46 | 2921461 mckee
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Is it one of those submersible generators?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:09 | 2921562 RafterManFMJ
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Is it one of those submersible generators?


Yes, it's encased in steel and its like one of those Navy boats we have that go under water...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:38 | 2921690 mckee
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"encased in steel" much like ones grasp of sarcasm?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:48 | 2921469 recidivist
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my wife is similarly unsupportive of my contingency planning...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:36 | 2921675 MsCreant
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Some of us wives are the ones who have to lean on the hubbies to prep. One must be manipulative at times. For instance, my hubby likes guns anyway so I gave him that assignment. He may think I am goofy to prep, but he feels like he is getting to have some fun. Win, win.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:06 | 2921816 Wile-E-Coyote
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Ahhh don't preppers have under ground bunkers........ I can see a little problem there. I bet they don't have a snorkel in their kit.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 13:32 | 2922099 BooMushroom
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That's right, everyone skips past regular floods and goes straight to nuclear holocaust, because the gear is more fun.

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 04:52 | 2923561 Parrotile
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So true - and the opportunity to stock up on potassium iodide tablets "just in case".

Or, you could just get into the RV and do what the Government suggests you actually do - temporarily move to somewhere safer (and considering that most RVs have all the comforts of home - the "survivalist experience" need not be too authentic need it!)

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:52 | 2921490 BlueCollaredOne
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I live in MD and Im heading out after work to get what I expect I will need for the storm.  A few good books, and a few bottles of Tito's Vodka. Let's hope I get to use them.

I have a feeling I will be using the camping stove for a few days.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:16 | 2921596 Rapada
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Yay Tito's! (Austinite here :D)

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:09 | 2921831 Wile-E-Coyote
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That's the idea get drunk and you won't care if you get run over by a train or an errant oil tanker.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:36 | 2921905 earnyermoney
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Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Besides, it'll come in handy the next time you lose power due to an ice storm.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:53 | 2921447 Mercury
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If you live on the E. coast the worst landfall point for you is usually a bit south of your location since tropical storms turn counter-clockwise.  If the cyclone makes contact with your area between 6 and 12 o'clock (the left side of its circle, not time of day) you will get more of an offshore, not onshore wind and a somewhat lesser tidal surge.

If Sandy makes a direct hit on Delaware as the above map shows I'd say the Jersey shore would get walloped the worst.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:56 | 2921510 pods
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But would the storm surge be enough to wash all the hair gel off the Jersey Shore?


Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:07 | 2921534 Mercury
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I can’t wait to see Romney and Obama fighting over who loves and is doing more to help the victims of The great New Jersey cosmetics spill of 2012

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:47 | 2921451 fonzannoon
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I'm listening to Robert Prechter on Schiffradio proclaiming a 90% drop in all indices and commodities as the US hard defaults on it's debt. Schiff is speechless. He is never speechles.

Kito would be loving this.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:59 | 2921523 Hulk
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beware of perma bears bearing bad news...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:25 | 2921632 ejmoosa
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We won't default on all the debt.  Just the part repaying those funds borrowed from the 1%.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:12 | 2921843 Ghordius
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So Robert Prechter believes in a default? A bit loony for the moment, methinks. Did he say a total one or only for foreign-held debt?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:06 | 2922218 Panafrican Funk...
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The FRN larceny transmission mechanism still has some juice left to extract.  It's the right call, but it's a bit early.  Also, that 90% drop would be in real terms.  Nominal, we'd probably be a 400K Dow.  

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:45 | 2921454 The Shootist
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Just keep your tires properly inflated and report neighbors who are prepping for this thing to big sis, y'all should be fine.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:30 | 2922290 Cathartes Aura
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forward that photo evidence to ZH contributors with picture posting rights, get those neighbours squirming under the spotlight. . .

"see something, say something!"

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:47 | 2921455 tooriskytoinvest
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I heard that three storms will converge here on the East coast - an arctic blast from the north, a storm from the west, and the hurricane coming from the south.

I'll try to link the video:



Wave heights of 12 to 15 ft. near the FL coast right now. Buoy well offshore reporting 23 ft. waves.

Sandy now predicted to remain a category 1 hurricane until it makes landfall between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:20 | 2921610 machineh
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'Worst storm in 100 years' + 'Category 1' = MEDIA HYPE FOR MUPPETS

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:47 | 2921462 PUD
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8am model runs have NYC in the gunsight again..hee hee

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:55 | 2921501 Randall Cabot
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Nice zigzag there.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:32 | 2922298 Cathartes Aura
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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:49 | 2921471 amadeusb4
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Global warming, bichez!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:50 | 2921477 D-liverSil-ver
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Hopefully this won't mess up a taping of "The Jersey Shore".

Maybe they can put the entire cast on a boat and see if they can ride it out, Gilligan Island style!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:50 | 2921481 americanspirit
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So, exactly how far below street level is the gold stored in the NY Fed? And with an 8' storm surge on top of high tide how much of lower Manhattan is going to be underwater - with everything below street inundated? And does the Fed have those gold vaults isolated behind waterproof doors, like the compartment isolation hatches on nuclear subs, that can resist all that water pressure from above?

What a wonderful opportunity for the Fed to say to the Germans and all those other idiots who have their national gold "stored securely" with the Fed "Oops! Sorry. It all washed away." Kind of a mega-rowboat scenario like ZHers are always laughing about.  

Achtung NY German Consulate - keep an eye out for an unusual amount of armored trucking activity in the vicinity of the NY Fed this weekend.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:09 | 2921829 THX 1178
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yeah, gold doesnt just wash away.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:38 | 2921910 americanspirit
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THX - sure it does. It also vaporizes. And, you can eat it too. Magical stuff.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:51 | 2921486 Calls and Putz
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It's a full moon, not new moon on Monday.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:33 | 2922302 Cathartes Aura
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full moon for maximum tidal pull, new moon for Stratfor posts

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 10:53 | 2921495 Stuck on Zero
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Don't worry.  FEMA will protect the government.


Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:05 | 2921543 Alfred
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Hey, I thought hurricanes spin around and have an eye wall... Also, doens't that number indicate the strength? It's a category 1 storm. Give me a break...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:08 | 2921558 1eyedman
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yes, if it were going to FLA which has built to hurricane code for years.....these areas have older and weaker infrastructure.....

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:15 | 2921589 toomanyfakecons...
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Size matters.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:35 | 2921902 Vooter
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And it's going to be a TS not long after landfall. I think we'll survive...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:06 | 2921551 phat ho
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batten down the hatches, bitches

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:23 | 2921622 Yen Cross
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How many times must we tell you it's "Bitchez" ,Bitch... :-)

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:07 | 2921553 1eyedman
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..hhmmmm low voter turnout in the n'est??  it must be divine intervention, lds has a batphone connect...

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:09 | 2921561 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Hurricane Party:

DC, Baltimore, Philly, NYC, Boston!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:18 | 2921603 Stockmonger
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How much damage does Sandy need to do to bring us out of the depression and make us all trillionaires?

Will the GDP boost come in time to influence the election?

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:25 | 2921630 Seasmoke
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not worried, we have Chris Christie......he is never wrong....just ask him

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:26 | 2921636 rpboxster
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The predictions are overblown.  The forecasters just don't want to end up in jail in the event it is a serious storm.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:28 | 2921647 Gert_B_Frobe
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Obama booking another Vegas trip for all next week.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:37 | 2921685 Abednego
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Anyone ask Reggie yet.... maybe he can tell us where this lands and how severe....

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:15 | 2921851 Wile-E-Coyote
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Anyone asked the Russians or Chinese

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:36 | 2922308 Cathartes Aura
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subtle, heh.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:49 | 2921750 WarPony
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ah, but it takes a sat laser to stear it

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:51 | 2921756 LFMayor
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Hey, i hear it's going to rain and the wind's going to blow in the big concrete canyon.  All you metroseckshuls need to panic now.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 11:58 | 2921791 petolo
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Must have: life presevers for your PM's 

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:25 | 2921878 lolmao500
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Hurricanes hitting the east coast and causing huge damage are like Greece about to default... it's for realz this time, we promise!!


//the canary islands should collapse and create a tsunami... THAT would cause REAL havoc.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:26 | 2921883 trip kitchen
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No worries Bundesbank, for security reasons your gold is being transferred to a new safer location.  Of course it may need to be temporarily stored on a small boat in the harbor.  

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