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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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No...it was Jerry the Beautician truck driver and some guy named McClane

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: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/19935147/sandy-expected-to-be-near-hurricane-force-at-landfall

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:57 | 2925504 CrockettAlmanac.com
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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 CrockettAlmanac.com
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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 CrockettAlmanac.com
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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 CrockettAlmanac.com
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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 CrockettAlmanac.com
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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.

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