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New York Mayor Orders Evacuation Of "Zone A" Residents

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First it was governor Cuomo, now it is Mike Bloomberg holding a press conference discussing advance preparations for Sandy, and just like last year, the first thing to be done, is the order of a mandatory evacuation of all low-lying areas, where some 375,000 New Yorkers live, contained in Zone A - those who don't voluntarily evacuate will not be arrested, but are being "selfish" according to Mayor Mike (it is unclear what happens if the non-evacuatees are also found to be in possession of a highly illegal 32 Oz coke container... that may be a felony offense). Depending on the storm surge, if any, it is likely that Zones B and C will also be evacuated. To find if you live in a zone to be evacuated, go to this website, alternatively the full hurricane evacuation preparedness map is presented below. And remember: if packing a go bag: no sugar... anything but sugar, or else Nurse Sam will be very angry.

Below is a map showing that virtually the entire downtown financial sector, including Goldman HQ, falls into Zone A. If the evacuation escalates to include Zone C, none other than the New York Fed (where over 20% of the world's gold is held) will also be empty.

New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones (pdf)



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Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:50 | 2925259 tekhneek
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7.7 MAG 25 miles off coast of B.C... Tsunami warning in effect for Seattle...

This is going to be a gruesome week.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:57 | 2925280 LetThemEatRand
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Unless there's been another, that was last night and the danger passed many hours ago.  So maybe the doom meter will not go all the way to 11 after all.  Then again, sounds like Sandy has some real potential all by itself.  I live in Florida and would not generally evacuate for anything below a Cat 3 (or a Cat 2 with obvious room to grow), but the flooding concerns up North are different.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:01 | 2925292 buckethead
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Our amps go to eleven.


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:52 | 2925393 Fred Hayek
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It-it looks like you just recalibrated the hype meters from 10 to 11.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:56 | 2925408 economics9698
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Let’s hope this thing wipes out 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York.  We need some good news.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:23 | 2925447 JLee2027
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Now that would send a clear message.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:29 | 2925457 Manthong
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Wasn’t that Simon Gruber in the dump truck coming up northbound on Maiden Lane, there?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:56 | 2925502 bsdetector
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Sure, perhaps this storm will cause some problems but doesn't it seem a bit crazy how the authorities are predicting potential disaster. Hurricane Andrew was a disaster. Sandy is a storm. I must say, the storm is a pleasant distraction from all of the politicking going on. And the economic activity is going to be great too. What are the real motivations for all of these dire predictions? Thank goodness we have these authorities protecting us. I mean all those expensive systems purchased since 9-11 are going to come in handy now. :)

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:27 | 2925548 flacon
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How to profit from calamity? Write an equation that states Government Spending = GDP, then get a Nobel Prize and pimp the equation to all university students and media and books. 

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:42 | 2925700 BeetleBailey
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Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:28 | 2925456 BobPaulson
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The Hurricane Center map seems to say it's headed right for the intersection of Boardwalk and Park Place. Pimping, pawning, fortune telling and gambling activities could take a serious hit in A.C. this week. There goes the economy.


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 17:20 | 2925471 Randall Cabot
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BREAKING........wind already picking up, hearing estimated 20 MPH gusts and I'm 60 miles inland from AC.

Local Philly forecast video:

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:57 | 2925504's picture

I've got hotels on Baltic and Mediterranean. You think I'll be all right?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 19:47 | 2926194 BobPaulson
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Since you paid $250 for each of them and the rent is $450 and $250 respectively, they hopefully have already paid for themselves.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 23:30 | 2926813's picture

Everybody keeps landing on Community Chest. I can't get a break.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 03:18 | 2927080 A Nanny Moose
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Ha! Community Chest. We use to call that Dolly Parton!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 06:54 | 2927172 Ignatius J Reilly
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Now that was funny.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 16:06 | 2925753 Albertarocks
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If Rahm Emanuel was running Wall Street he'd shut down the markets on Monday 'on precautionary measures' and open it Tuesday or Wed. (or whenever the storm is no longer a real danger) with the S&P down 50 handles and blame it all on the storm.  "Never let a good crisis go to waste" and all that.  A guy like him would absolutely use the storm 'for something... anything' that he can benefit from.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 16:32 | 2925819 cifo
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"he'd shut down the markets on Monday"

Computers can work through the storm, as long as electrical power is provided.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 17:01 | 2925879 Albertarocks
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Of course.  But do you think that would matter to a guy like him?  No it wouldn't.  "On precautionary measures" is a good enough "excuse" for a guy like him if he had a reason to do it. In fact the NYSE announced that they would open on Monday, implying that the thought had crossed their minds not to.  I think you missed my point here.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:30 | 2925551 The Gooch
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re-hypothecated. not calibrated.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:53 | 2925396 Mae Kadoodie
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All Chinese take out have been diverted.  Delivery men will only deliver to City Hall.  That is all.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:37 | 2925559 RichardP
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7.7 off coast of Canada last night.  3.9 north of Los Angeles this morning.

For those waiting for the storm to pass, here's some diversion.  If you don't know this band, these are two good introductions.  Trucks played with the Allman Bros. Band.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:53 | 2925586 SgtSchultz
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For those waiting for the storm to pass, and are frustrated, here is a helmet cam firefight video of our guys lighting up some Taliban:


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 18:11 | 2925990 Jack Burton
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We have been Lighting Up Taliban now for over 10 YEARS. How has it been working out at the cost of a trillion dollars put on the deficit and NO victory in sight. Taliban own most of Afghanistan. We kill a few, and twice as many Afghans join Taliban. A lot of American casualties this years were Afghan soldiers and police trained by US and UK soldiers, who turned their guns on the trainers.

Isn't it a joke to be lighting up Taliban for a decade? Oh, and Taliban are the Afghans, they live there, it is their country. Still, we have American war mongers who delight in this war. Most likley they have never and never will fight Taliban in Afghanistan. This war is bankrupting America, killing tens of thousands of Afghans and a few hundred American troops every year.

A lost cause, but then there never was a cause, it is just a big jobs program for the miltiary industrail complex. They make record profits while the badly wounded fill up the VA hospitals as tax payers pay to rehab kids missing multiple limbs and suffer brain damage. War is great to delight in, when you are not paying the price.

America has become a nation of war happy chicken hawks, while kids looking for work fill the ranks of troops who fight and kill for the benefit of the elite 1% and their military industry stock holders.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 18:43 | 2926051 MsCreant
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Needed to be said.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 22:26 | 2926587 tip e. canoe
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the oil must flow
the poppies must grow

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 21:44 | 2926463 SilverFish
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Didn't see any "Taliban" getting lit up there.


All I saw was a bunch of guys hiding behind one wall, wasting probably $10,000.00 funded by the US tax payer, shooting at another wall...... full auto.



Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:01 | 2925598 Cathartes Aura
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unusually large number of "aftershocks" on that BC coastal quake, majority over 4.0. . . couple dozen. . .

edit:  and a 6.4 as I typed. . .

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:59 | 2925742 Campagnolo
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Chinese are all working no matter what 

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:02 | 2925294 francis_sawyer
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Evacuate all gold from under 33 Liberty!... Oh wait...

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:04 | 2925304 monkeyboy
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Hope tungsten is rust-proof.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:07 | 2925514 Matt
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That's what the gold plating is for, duh!

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:41 | 2925691 Lore
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Once again the public is victimized by mainstream media hype-fest. 

In Hawaii, residents were ordered to evacuate the first two floors of buildings in preparation for a tsunami wave measuring 10-12 inches. 

Remember the idiot during Hurricane Irene, who rolled up his trousers, stood in the water, and shouted into the camera "It's raining all around me!" 

Attention New York Evacuees: there are lots of empty houses for shelter in Detroit.


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 16:20 | 2925789 Matt
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Which is better (or worse), downplaying the risks and then having a disaster, (Katrina) or overreacting and having people evacuate / be on alert unnecessarily? 

Until earthquakes, cyclones, etc can be more accurately predicted, we have to go with over or under reaction. Which would you prefer?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 16:57 | 2925874 Lore
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Katrina was part of a redevelopment project -- dark and unthinkable but true.

I prefer not to have other people do my thinking for me. Too many liars and control freaks out there.


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 23:13 | 2926757 zhandax
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What's wrong with announcing "There is a storm coming; prepare yourselves"?  That's what particularly chaps my ass about libtards and big-gov types (funny how they seem to go hand-in-hand); they insist on making everyone believe in evolution, and then do everything in their power to prevent natural selection from taking place.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 17:02 | 2925894 Albertarocks
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Fabulous reply.  I'd give ya 3 "thumbs ups" for that one if I could.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:38 | 2925365 max2205
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Let the frisking begin

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:02 | 2925416 natty light
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I predict there will be many stashes lost in an unfortunate weather event.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:02 | 2925295 redpill
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What if you stay in your Zone A housing AND drink a 16+ oz sugary beverage?  Holy shit.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:27 | 2925339 Bananamerican
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Sandy to Mike: "I got yer "big gulp" right here!!"

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:47 | 2925379 SafelyGraze
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we have a camp for that


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:28 | 2925340 LetThemEatRand
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Then you will be stopped and frisked, probably arrested, and possibly summarily executed.   And no, you don't have a right to an attorney.  That was so pre-9/11. 

New Miranda warnings:  You have the right to shut the fuck up while my partner over here kicks you in the face. 

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:31 | 2925347's picture

Wow, it's almost as if you believe that people have a right to live their own lives as they see fit. Are you now in favor of letting folks opt out of Social Security as well as weather related evacuations?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:37 | 2925359 LetThemEatRand
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Right, because having reasonable checks and balances and rules that benefit everyone is simply impossible.  It's either a police state or a Rand utopia of free market unicorns gleefully horn fucking each other while they count their money and shit on a homeless guy.  I think it's called a Hot Galt.   Yes, it's a black and white world where complex thought is prohibited and fiction books featuring arrogant pricks in boardrooms making all the right "big" decisions for the worthless eaters, tell us everything we need to know about how to organize society. 

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:43 | 2925375's picture

If you believe that government should use force against individuals in order to regulate them then it seems odd that you act so shocked and annoyed over a simple temporary evacuation notice. Either the government knows better than the peons and has a right to force them into involuntary action or they do not. Which is it?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:53 | 2925389 LetThemEatRand
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It is neither.  The world is complex and full of gray and nuance.  Reasonable people can disagree on things, and no one actually be objectively wrong.  It is good to have police to protect property, bad to have corrupt police who kick you in the face if you look guilty.  It is good require everyone to pitch in to build bridges and roads and airports, bad to steal your money to pay bankers a bonus.   What is good and what is bad is subject to debate.  Fair and free elections beat the shit out of having unelected oligarchs who rise to power from sociopathic cut-throat behavior making these decisions for us (what would happen in your preferred society).  Your inability to understand these basic truths and demand a binary answer to all problems exposes the simple-mindedness of your worldview better than anything I could express. 

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:23 | 2925426's picture


The world is complex and full of gray and nuance.


Then why have a single government force 300 million people into the same leaky boat. Why do you hate diversity?


Reasonable people can disagree on things, and no one actually be objectively wrong.


Try disagreeing with a government cop or a taxman. See where that gets you.


It is good to have police to protect property, bad to have corrupt police who kick you in the face if you look guilty.


If I could hire and fire police in a free market then I could support the good ones and avoid the bad ones. You can't do that with government cops.


It is good require everyone to pitch in to build bridges and roads and airports, bad to steal your money to pay bankers a bonus.


Roads and bridges help some people but hurt others when established routes are changed. But everybody must pay for these "improvements" even if they are left high and dry because of them.


Fair and free elections beat the shit out of having unelected oligarchs who rise to power from sociopathic cut-throat behavior making these decisions for us (what would happen in your preferred society).


So being forced to chose the lesser of two evils is better than being free to take a chance on avoiding evil entirely?


 Your inability to understand these basic truths and demand a binary answer to all problems exposes the simple-mindedness of your worldview better than anything I could express.


We are individuals with differing points of view. I am willing to let you join any government or safety net you wish. I will not interfere. But you foist your opinions on me under the guise of them being "basic truths" and you force me to participate in your system. Civilization is based on the ability of individuals to agree to disagree. Your method of forcing compliance through violence is barbaric.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:17 | 2925435 A Nanny Moose
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Gray areas are merely attempts to create exceptions to universally preferred behavior and justify moral relativism.

For example: Theft is univerally bad...oh...except when people who call themselves the Government do it. This is good

If all pitching in to build bridges, roads, and airports is so universally good, then why does their creation require such coercive measures on the part of government?

Fair and free elections beat the shit out of having unelected oligarchs

All government is oligarchy. Elections are but an illlusion of choice, and are flatly irrelevant. If you want a vote, do so with your dollars at the local supermarket. There you will find 100 different cereals, and 50 different blends of coffee. Some of these items will even differ by region. At the ballot box, you've got two choices, which were hand picked for you ahead of time. Just as there is one "choice" of riding rail across the country, sending a letter, or educating your children. Such is "choice, when it is run by a coercive monopoly.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:16 | 2925525 Matt
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Good post; however, please note there is actually a very small number of corporations to choose from when buying your cereal; not sure how consolidated the coffee industry is. The illusion of choice persists well beyond the voting booth.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:37 | 2925558 A Nanny Moose
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I do not disagree with the lack of competition among corporations however, the corporation is a government creation, that limits liability of the principles. It is government regulation that benefits a few corporations and limits competition. Even still, these corporations have seen fit to cater to the tastes of millions in a largely voluntary fashion.

Since we are a government of the people, it stands to reason that lack of true competition starts in the voting booth, or voting is completely ineffective. Either way government is the source of the lack of competition.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 16:13 | 2925774 Matt
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Do you really believe that without government, there would not be consolidation in any (every) market, until, once again, choice became illusion? What would stop the competitive compulsion from driving a cereal maker to control 100 percent of the market?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 16:55 | 2925877's picture

The only way for someone to control 100% of the cereal market under a voluntary system is for them to satisfy the price and quality needs of 100% of consumers. It's unlikely to happen but if it did why complain about 100% customer satisfaction?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 20:21 | 2926269 Matt
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Or for them to "satisfy" the desires of 100 percent of the grain producers; if no one else can buy grains, how could they make cereal

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 21:56 | 2926489's picture

If grain producers sell their grain exclusively to a cereal producer who does not satisfy potential customers then there will be no market for next years crop as people will eat french toast instead of cereal which they do not like or think is overpriced. You see, the actions of individual participants really does regulate markets when given rein to do so.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 03:21 | 2927081 A Nanny Moose
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The fallacy that indutry x doesn't compete with industry y. For instance; Even an oil "monopoly" must compete with coal, nuke, solar, wind, and yes, whale oil

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:12 | 2928062 Matt
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How many cars and cargo ships are powered by coal, nuclear, solar or wind?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 16:55 | 2925878 A Nanny Moose
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Is the solution to grant a coercive monopoly over a geographic region (a.k.a. government), the sole priviledge of breaking up that which is the result of regulations in the first place? Compare industries with massive government involvement, to those with the least, then get back to me on the monopoly question.

"What would stop the competitive compulsion from driving a cereal maker to control 100 percent of the market?"

A) We have this now in highly "regulated" industries such as telephone, electric, gas, trash, cable utilities, health insurance, banks, oil companies, police, fire, ambulance, large supermarkets, and as you correctly pointed out, cereal makers. Are you telling me this is is the result of a completely free market?

B) How would they come to control 100% of a market? In what way would this harm consumers? What comes next?

It is precisely the competitive compulsion which prevents true, coercive monopoly from be sustained in the free market. All monopoly can be traced to government intervention.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 20:28 | 2926299 Matt
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The problem is, there is no market that exists outside of government regulation, so there is nothing real to compare. Every market is either inside the regulations, or outside of them - i.e. the cocaine market exists in its current form because of regulation.

Without government, how would coercive monopolies be prevented? The same people who run coercive government-assisted monopolies now, would run a coercive monopoly without a government creating and enforcing laws, I suspect.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 22:06 | 2926496's picture


Without government, how would coercive monopolies be prevented?

Government is the ultimate coercive monopoly. Submitting to those who claim the right to jail or kill you with or without due process is not an efficient method of ensuring competition within the breakfast cereal market or any other market.

Security can only be acquired as a service provided by equals for equals. If you consent to be ruled then you accept your inferiority and the bureaucrat's superiority. There can be no security for you whatsoever under such an arrangement.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 03:26 | 2927082 A Nanny Moose
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Without government (in a completely voluntary system), how would coercive monoplies exist. Remember...voluntary is the key.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:14 | 2928069 Matt
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I am questioning whether a purely voluntary system can exist; how do you propose, in your perfect voluntary system, to stop those who try to use coersion?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:33 | 2925667 wahrheit
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"It is good to have police to protect property"

When you need the police in seconds, they'll be there in minutes.  2nd amendment.

If taxpayers pay for bridges, roads and airports... why not remove the middle man?  See also: SpaceX,

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:03 | 2925407 Oh regional Indian
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Crockett....Dude, it' scalled SARCASM! FFS!


Can't you tell?

LTER, I like your thought process. Don't mind the Junkers anyways, I see you always get a lot of flak from people that love their selfish soviet seductress (NOT!!!).


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:12 | 2925429's picture

Of course I can recognize sarcasm. But he means what he says. It's not satire. Can't you tell?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:40 | 2925464 Oh regional Indian
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Then you will be stopped and frisked, probably arrested, and possibly summarily executed.   And no, you don't have a right to an attorney.  That was so pre-9/11. 

New Miranda warnings:  You have the right to shut the fuck up while my partner over here kicks you in the face. "


That is sarcasm.

Your ongoing intellectual battles notwithstanding.

I can tell.

BTW, Sandy will not do damage.

Too close to the election, it's the surrrrpriseeee factor. This is all crowd control testing.


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:46 | 2925483's picture

The difference between satire and sarcasm is the difference between surgery and butchery. — Edward Nichols

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:17 | 2925529 Matt
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I think the word is "hyperbole".

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:23 | 2925446 A Nanny Moose
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It's either a police state or a Rand utopia of free market unicorns

Yet at the end of Rand's magnum opus, the residents of Galt's Gulch decide to re-establish government. Clearly Rand could not make the complete Free Market leap.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:34 | 2925354 A Nanny Moose
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...but I have a hall pass!!

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:07 | 2925421 cossack55
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There has been 36 after shocks so far. Can you say "Cascades"?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:59 | 2925287 monkeyboy
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2012 bitches!

Blame those friggin Mayans it's all their fault.

Stay safe & dry all those in the path of Sandy.




Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:03 | 2925302 buckethead
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Just head over to Jersy... no flood proned areas marked on the map. SAFE!

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:28 | 2925342 Bananamerican
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that's "prone" ya proled

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:54 | 2925402 Hulk
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He's a boned head...

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:58 | 2925409 Oh regional Indian
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In these times Hulk, that'll be a toned skull...


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:35 | 2925673 wahrheit
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Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:03 | 2925417 Antifaschistische
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It is so selfish of these people to stay in their homes, when small armies of current regime supporters are waiting for prime time looting opportunities

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:10 | 2925512 Iranian Dictator
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Some say the end is near.Some say we'll see Armageddon soon.I certainly hope we will.

I sure could use a vacation from this Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of freaks.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:20 | 2925536 Gully Foyle
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May 10th. Thank God for the rain which has helped wash away the garbage and trash off the sidewalks. I'm workin' long hours now, six in the afternoon to six in the morning. Sometimes even eight in the morning, six days a week. Sometimes seven days a week. It's a long hustle but it keeps me real busy. I can take in three, three fifty a week. Sometimes even more when I do it off the meter. All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take 'em to Harlem. I don't care. Don't make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won't even take spooks. Don't make no difference to me.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:50 | 2925260 lostintheflood
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oh man...

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:50 | 2925262 Death and Gravity
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Once in a while, the thought of the whole rotten nest of financial filth being wiped off the Earth by the wrath of good 'ol Gaia, comes to mind. Forgive me.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:56 | 2925281 Awakened Sheeple
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I remain unimpressed until its raining bankers in New York instead of H2O.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:02 | 2925289 Rainman
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I am Rainman and I approve this message

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:15 | 2925523 Peter Pan
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Are you telling me that God's work might finally be completed?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:30 | 2925345 Bananamerican
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if nature can rain frogs, she can do bankers...maybe land 'em in some inocuous place like Somalia

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:57 | 2925593 MsCreant
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What did Somalians ever do to you for you to wish that upon them?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 17:34 | 2925946 knukles
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Hey, most Somalians are starving, ergo, a nice UNICEF gesture.

Anything can be made weller and bestter.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:02 | 2925298 monkeyboy
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I've gone long raincoats & umbrellas. 

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 17:50 | 2925966 ZeroAvatar
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Yeah, talk about providing liquidity.....................

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:46 | 2925711 Lore
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"Once in a while, the thought of the whole rotten nest of financial filth being wiped off the Earth by the wrath of good 'ol Gaia, comes to mind."

Very Green Agenda 21 of you. (Another snare for would-be thinkers.)

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:52 | 2925265 nmewn
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"And remember: if packing a go bag: no sugar... anything but sugar, or else the Nurse Sam will be very angry."

lol...Bloomie has asked for and gotten extra security forces to go through peoples vehicles looking for contraband Big Gulps.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:53 | 2925268 LetThemEatRand
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"those who don't voluntarily evacuated will not be arrested but are being "selfish" according to Mayor Mike"

They selfishly don't want to be told what to do by an oligarch.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:06 | 2925307's picture

But Bloomberg was elected to office and you're always saying how the electoral process creates the best possible system.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:31 | 2925350 LetThemEatRand
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Fuck you and your straw men.  It is pathetic that you can only win an argument with yourself.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:39 | 2925367's picture

But you have stated that elected government is the best way to organize society. And you have spoken in favor of government using force to compel individuals to do that which they would not do voluntarily for the good of society. Why do you deny it?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:46 | 2925377 LetThemEatRand
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Sad, truly sad.  You'll never admit it, but you have conceded defeat by refusing to discuss the merits of anything I say and rather restating complex positions as simple platitudes and generalizations.  But then again you probably don't see it because your Rand focused mind is not capable of complex thought.  My attempts to explain that some government force is good and some is bad, is like explaining math to a dog.  He may look at you and tilt his head when he recognizes a word, but beyond that it's just a waste of time.

Unlike you apparently, I have other things to do this weekend than spend all day on ZH and advocate for the elimination of all social programs for the poor.  But do carry on.  Perhaps one day you will be given your wish of paying no taxes and having the benefits of society nonetheless. 

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:54 | 2925399's picture



 My attempts to explain that some government force is good and some is bad, is like explaining math to a dog.


So you believe that you can give strangers the right to make decisions for you and force your compliance at the point of a gun in order to accomplish good things but that they won't use that power in order to do bad things?


Unlike you apparently, I have other things to do this weekend than spend all day on ZH and advocate for the elimination of all social programs for the poor.

Unlike you I help the poor voluntarily. I don't ask the oligarchs to take money from others by threats and force and then call myself charitable.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:44 | 2925706 wahrheit
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“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. “

-The Law, Frédéric Bastiat, 1850

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 17:56 | 2925970 Race Car Driver
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 > ... I have other things to do this weekend than spend all day on ZH ...


IOW, your pussy hurts.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:41 | 2925370 A Nanny Moose
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LOL. Who pissed in your Cheerios?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:11 | 2925317 MiltonFriedmans...
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Not arrested, but they will receive a healthy "pat down" from TSA officials.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:33 | 2925355 glenlloyd
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aka cavity search?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:01 | 2925507's picture

They can skip me. I chew Trident.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:37 | 2925357 Bananamerican
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"but they will receive a healthy "pat down" from TSA officials."

if you can't find your own dick might as well help someone else find theirs

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:26 | 2925451 spinone
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No, because when the area floods they will call 911 and have to be saved by rescure workers at great risk and expense.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:26 | 2925452 spinone
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No, because when the area floods they will call 911 and have to be saved by rescure workers at great risk and expense.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:53 | 2925271 Drachma
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Even the Ontario provincial government is not taking any chances, they've prorogued parliament until January, just to be safe.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:54 | 2925272 lizzy36
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Well played sir, well played.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:58 | 2925410 Fred Hayek
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"Prorogued"? Freudian slip?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:28 | 2925649 Matt
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It's the correct term:

 to terminate a session of (as a British parliament) by royal prerogative

Although it makes you think of "being in favor of robbery".

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 19:20 | 2926133 Drachma
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Isn't that really what they are telling us by their actions; that 'we will rob you of due process, democratic legislature, voicing of grievances. We will rob you of legitimate inquiry into the crimes and corruptions of our little clique. Oh and by the way, you still have to pay us for not being in session boss and don't forget your taxes are due chump. We are in favor of robbing you and there is nothing you can do about it. Now go get your shine box shine boy and we'll see you maybe in January after we've chosen the next royal sodomite to hold your leash.'


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 20:46 | 2926345 Matt
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And yet they get re-elected with a majority. Fascinating. I guess that is the advantage when a large portion of your supporters are seniors, and when senior's home visits are the most important part of an election campaign.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:55 | 2925273 Seasmoke
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Hope the midget dictator drowns.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:56 | 2925279 lizzy36
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Given the number of earthquakes (LA had one in last 30 mins) in last 24 hours and this Hurricane, one wonders if the Mayans were off about 7 weeks with their predictions.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:59 | 2925286 Tyler Durden
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Self-fulfilling prophecy?

Kinda like broad sampling "wizards" predicting the outcome of the presidential election with near-absolute certainty?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:04 | 2925303 The Gooch
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"Mom" hates republicrats.


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:08 | 2925312 francis_sawyer
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The outcome for the 2012 election has already been reported...


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:31 | 2925461 SIOP
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"The outcome for the 2012 election has already been reported..."


Thats just down right creepy.  Makes me think of building 7.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:16 | 2925527 NewThor
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The one energy that humans make that our solar system and universe feeds off of is emotion.

Take Zerohedge or anything else that allows comments as an example.

So many people wishing death and destruction on people they've never known or met.

So many people praying, hoping and cursing a total destruction on NY and the East coast.


Why do you hate your brothers and sisters so much?

Has your life failed you, or

have you failed your life?

The rising tide of hate, self loathing and blackhearts

is going parabolic. 

This too shall pass.

Your personal energy is what you will take with you

beyond this life and into the next one.

If you are going to be reincarnated again

and again with the same personal energy,

I suggest you make peace with yourself,

those around you and the universe.

Do not let your mind, heart and soul

fall to their wicked ways.

Love is stronger than the stars in the sky,

Love will never die.

Shake off your shackles,

my beautiful bitchez.



Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:51 | 2925724 wahrheit
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Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:08 | 2925313 Itch
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Dont you mean "repulsivecunts" ?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:55 | 2925403 old naughty
Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:39 | 2925689 mvsjcl
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Sorry, but I was compelled to give you a downer. Those two words together just cause too much CD.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:10 | 2925316 Death and Gravity
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Ty, you gotta admit that a Hurricane hitting the financial Nexus of the Evil Empire, one week before the collective ballot box orgasm of the nation, smells mightily of divine wrath with the candidates and electorate.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:33 | 2925352 THX 1178
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What does divine wrath smell like? I assume it smells a great deal like sheer coincidence. As a matter of fact, divine wrath and sheer coincidence appear exactly the same in every single way. Huh... who'd've thunk.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:36 | 2925361 glenlloyd
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don't know what it smells like but it tastes like a 52oz cola IMO.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:47 | 2925378 A Nanny Moose
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Such events have always been opportunities for the oligarchy to remind us why "we need them"

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:51 | 2925390 The Gooch
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"Never let a crisis go to waste"- Rahm "Tiny Dancer" Emmanuel. (Dual "citizenism")

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:31 | 2925460 earleflorida
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shitless mayor of chicago on dueling technicality, ie. 'safe-harbors'

chicagoland is a down-an-out 'dodge city', where  bambi shot... liberty`the rod' valance! 

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:33 | 2925449 earleflorida
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as hugo says: 'i smell sulfur'... and bloomy's the guy wearing the hydrogen sulfide sharkskin-suit

... all from the mother?land are thee saviors of democracy


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:29 | 2925344 vast-dom
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best to flip coins blindfolded and not be prejuduced.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:46 | 2925336 Dr. Engali
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The Mayans were off by more than seven weeks. They never included leap years in their calendar. Throw in leap years and the world ended months ago.

It's all good I'm sure some other world apocalypse prophecy will fill the void the Mayan prophecy left come January.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:41 | 2925472 A Lunatic
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Proper interpretation the Mayan prophecy clearly shows it is QE 12 that will end the world, not 2012 as so many unwittingly assume..........

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:07 | 2925515 Ballin D
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If you count the 8 in Japan and 3 here were already at QE11.  We're only one short now!

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:29 | 2925638 Cathartes Aura
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I'm sure the Mayans didn't need no stinkin' Pope Greg calendar when consulting the skies. . .

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.

                                                                                  ~ Al. E.


edit: 8 BC quakes within last 25min, 5 - 6.5, , , and a sympathy echo off Kamchatka Peninsula, similar latitude. . .

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:53 | 2925395 Piranhanoia
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1 large off the coast of Canada and the subsequent aftershocks.  The rest of the quakes are in areas where they are common, and world activity is really quite tame today.   Don't mess with science.

now what the Mayan knew they didn't tell.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:44 | 2925478 cheetahbaby
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This is just the beginning--B'ak'tun is coming!!!!!!!

The Mayans didn't say how long it would take to evolve, only when it was going to arrive. 

Bring it on. My wood is stacked.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:58 | 2925284 entropy93
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What happened Bloomberg just grew a brain?! No he must have just gotten a grand reaming.

Yesterday he was saying no evacuations, and that schools would be open Monday. Now with only hours of subway service left he is now deciding to evacuate? He is waiting on higher zones until the storm surge starts in? Really?! People from higher zones are going to walk to shelters a mile away through hurricane force winds and rain, and blowing sea water?

What a blazing idiot. He should have started voluntary evacuations yesterday with plenty of calm weather, daylight and an operating subway system. Now they have less than 24 hours of bad weather to get everyone out including elderly and disabled.


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:01 | 2925291 CunnyFunt
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Alternate side parking rules are still in effect, so the traffic cops will be out in full force Monday. The turd is figuring out ways to pay for his private army's OT.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:03 | 2925301 libertus
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That was the whole idea...generate a crisis that gets lots of people killed. Just wait until the nuclear reactors start to melt down after this. 

I'm really concerned this is going to get out of control really quick. 


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:31 | 2925346 j0nx
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Queue red October video of captain talking to Ryan in his quarters.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:49 | 2925385 A Nanny Moose
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Now The Captain is pimping reverse mortgages

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:17 | 2925436 The Gooch
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Fuck you Bernanke!

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:12 | 2925430 Randall Cabot
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Hope Creek and Salem NJ nuke plants are the ones to worry about, they're both on the shore of the Delaware Bay right in the crosshairs of Sandy's path and both of these plants have had problems:

Go to google maps and paste Hope Creek, NJ here:

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:35 | 2925335 Whoa Dammit
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He should have waited until Monday morning and put all the Wall Street Bankers together in a domed stadium with inadquate food and water.

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:50 | 2925388 A Nanny Moose
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Sounds familiar. Were you by any chance involved in some of the Republican primaries?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 15:34 | 2925672 Matt
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"He should have started voluntary evacuations yesterday with plenty of calm weather, daylight and an operating subway system"

I think a voluntary evacuation is when you decide on your own to move out of the danger zone. Why is it the mayor's job to make up everyone's mind for them? 

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