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Postcards From An Underwater New York

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Once the surge levees break, the water level just soars and covers everything in a "reverse Titanic" as the following pictures demonstrate:

Ground Zero (via AP)

Hoboken PATH station (via @garywhitta)

Avenue C and 13th Street (via iWitness Weather):

Lower East Side:

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is flooding... (via @NewsBreaker)

The Belt Parkway fully underwater

Stunning view of the lower manhattan black out (via @nicksummers)

14th Street Transformer exploding! (via @georgeweld)

Floating Cop cars in lower east side (via  David Schulz)


More as we see it.


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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:23 | 2929634 lolmao500
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There's sharks in NJ...

Jumping the shark, hipster style.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:25 | 2929647 Gully Foyle
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Creedence Clearwater Revival: Who'll Stop The Rain

Long as I remember The rain been coming down.
Clouds of myst'ry pouring Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, Trying to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who'll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia, Seeking shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, Wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playing, How we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together, Trying to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pouring, Falling on my ears.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:14 | 2929832 nmewn
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Why isn't Obama doing something!!! He wants these banker people to die for not contributing to him!!!...he personally sent Biden breach the seawalls!!!

Wheres FEMA and the buses to take everyone to the safety of Citi Field!!!

Why don't my ObamaPhone work no mo?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:26 | 2929866 ZerOhead
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Obama is in a difficult situation right now. He has got to be seen to respond aggressively to the emergency however if he sends in the army/navy/air force tomorrow to deliver emergency caviar rations to the coastal hedge fund crowd and clean up their beach mansions he will surely lose.

And if he doesn't?

No mega $$$ love when he leaves office.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:27 | 2929880 JPM Hater001
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If there is one thing I have learned...Water always wins...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:44 | 2929923 Water Is Wet
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According to the Weather Channel, there is 3 ft of water on the floor of the NYSE. Fuck yeah!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:47 | 2929936 Zer0head
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Heavy Flooding Leaves Parts of Brooklyn, Queens Underwater Updated NEW YORK — Massive flooding hit Brooklyn and Queens on...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:54 | 2929959 Stackers
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It's a Krugman Stimulus Wonderland !!!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:32 | 2930002 TruthInSunshine
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This will teach Germany, or other nation, for that matter, to dare never ask for a significant repatriation of their gold reserves from custodians of bailments at The New York Branch of the Federal Reserve.

I just pray that this doesn't affect bonuses at Goldman, JP Morgan and the other Too-Big-To-Not-Always-Win vital financial firms that are so critical to our freedomocracy.

p.s. - This is the official song of Floodapocalypse 2012 (the H20, and not BernankeBux, kind): 

When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:08 | 2930530 SafelyGraze
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sandy = mother earth's way to occupy wall street


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:57 | 2929971 economics9698
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Blame it on Bush, it's his fault.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:47 | 2930150 Bananamerican
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fuck off Babs

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:36 | 2930565 jeff montanye
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you know much of it really is bush's fault.  he set a bad example and obama took it from there to new depths (and debts).  worst one two punch our nation has yet endured from the executive, imo.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 04:32 | 2930673 TWSceptic
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Bush did many bad things but also some good things. Lower taxes was good, but then you have to lower spending which he didn't. Reagan made the same mistake, although under pressure from dems. Under Obama you get the worst of everything: higher taxes, more spending, more regulation, less freedom. Trusting Romney to really change that trend is silly too.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:50 | 2930920 Gazooks
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Just what the fuck do you think two Bush/Cheney-off-budget credit card wars have and continue to cost the US now that that they're on budget?! You've got to be a fucking moron of the highest order to look back at what Bush/Cheney Republicans and Blue-dog Democrats have done and feel anything other than gut-wrenching disgust at what it's cost us. Total fucking puke!


So hate Obama like every fucking racist retard all that you like. It's in your stupid-ass true-believer-trailer-trash genes. He's nobody's fortunate son.


But, four years to undo systemic carnage done by Cheney-war-profiteer-parasite-post-capitalist-pilliagers like Willard-the-fucking-lying-sack-of-smiling-shit-job-destroying Gordon Gecko-esque-Robo-Romney and his asshole Blankfein-banker-buddies with their incessant, fascist Rupert Murdoch propaganda machine running 24-7 while CNBC market-spin-whores parrot every piece of Fed-induced mal-investment bullshit as IED'd VETS come home to find nothing but jobs as DHS wannabe cops stop-frisk head-bashing-minorities and jobless/homeless-VET-"terrorist" vagrants on broad-daylight-Bloomberg-sidewalks, under bridges and constitutionally illegal lock-up while ivory tower MIT-PhD's conjure new financial-fleecing-formula algo's for derivatives-black-hole absorbtion of infini-FRN-fiat as we churn through the disintegration end-game and over the cliff.

Romney's so way far beyond silly. He's a fucking con-man's con-man in magic underware who walks like a lying little girl. Be proud, America.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:16 | 2930994 TWSceptic
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You're not better than the neocons in any way. Just go back to Huffpost libtard.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:54 | 2929962 Water Is Wet
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Update... Scott Cohn says NYSE is dry :(

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:58 | 2929977 Eternal Complainer
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CNN now back pedaling too.
Conflicting reports.
Probably the subway mixed up with nyse

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:19 | 2930043 greensnacks
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:44 | 2930098 Bob
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Interesting that CNN's programmers saw fit to push that story.  Seems it isn't true, they're now withdrawing it.  [Mass audience groans]

100 Miles west of Detroit, the winds are noteworthy.  In Michigan, we know hard winds; "Great Lakes Effects" tend to define our bad weather, particularly cold fronts howling down from the great white north, 60-70 mph not so rare.  The gusts now are up with the strongest we normally see . . . in the most hard core winter months.  What's strange is that they're coming from every direction.  A lot of people will lose power here before it's over. 

I've been hearing hurricane stories my whole life, heard many times that we'd see weather in Michigan as a result of hurricanes.  But this is the first time I've really seen any. 

TV coverage of the eastern seaboard is looking eerily like Katrina.  CNN is still seeking out low-lying areas to stand their reporters in for drama, but I suspect it won't be so hard to shoot gory scenes tomorrow. 

I'm turning in early just to get up early enough to see the water creeping over the NYSE, though. 

Every dark cloud has a silver lining, right?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:28 | 2929886 fuu
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That's a great pic of the subway.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:32 | 2929894 nmewn
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Yeah, anything to keep the peeps mind off Benghazi. He's a great social worker no doubt...but I don't see how flooding blue country with green is gonna keep the rest of us from seeing fucking red.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:47 | 2930346 Oh regional Indian
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nm, my gut says this might be the election cancellation/delay wet-dream for the bomber in chief and his ilk.

 Esp. if they declare some nuclear plant emergency to keep people away.

We'll find out soon enough I guess.

Not good times, all around. Markets be damned, given what is hapening, but perhaps the markets will be damned too.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 06:20 | 2930725 nmewn
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I have heard rumblings of it. But I think he's run out of audacity and time. That would go over like a turd in the proverbial punch bowl. We've held elections in the middle of plagues and wars...this one will be held on time and we'll get rid of this incompetent jackass for one slightly less so ;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:41 | 2929897 Zer0head
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it never floods in New York City

August 1, 2012,  Floods Strand Cars in Queens


and more postcards from the past

etc etc


and more and more like the dude in the cayak getting his morning paper


with all respect this is being hyped beyond belief e.g Irene redux but the MSM would have you believe this

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:52 | 2929924 ZerOhead
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This will be on the front page of the NYT tomorrow morning...

Although it's starting to look like the damage to infrastructure could be substantial.

(It's a touch unfair to compare a temporary flashflood event to NYC's current sub-marine adventure however...)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:55 | 2929965 Zer0head
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actually this was on the front page of the NYT oo I mean CNBS

no need for new pics

just recycle these from Irene (the non storm)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:49 | 2930157 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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I hope you're right.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:44 | 2929925 nonclaim
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ok, enough. you have become hysterical.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:00 | 2929986 toady
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Barack Obama hates black people.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:10 | 2930008 nmewn
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And wet people apparently...I thought he was gonna make the oceans recede?

Another hard pivot is called for here!!!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:25 | 2930554 Freddie
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God is punishing NYC/NJ for for the Jets not playing Tebow. 


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:49 | 2929946 Thecomingcollapse
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:26 | 2929653 ebworthen
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Little water sharks, the big ones are hiding in their penthouses wishing they could trade.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:50 | 2929752 Manthong
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:40 | 2929915 Whoa Dammit
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NYSE trading floor under 3 feet of water per the Weather Channel. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:36 | 2929697 SILVERGEDDON

Just the little people get crushed by stuff like this - the one percenters will make bank on this event. Prolly celebrating their insurance pay offs on the Hamptons beach property that no longer exists. Was time for a remodel, any way.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:08 | 2929814 knukles
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Insurance courtesy of US govt flood ins prog funded from US Treasury paid for by your tax money


Nice rebuild, Lloyd
Yours too, Jamie

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:32 | 2929895 hwwesq3
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As someone who has bought Federal flood insurance, I can attest to the total ignorance you must have to make such a comment.

Plus, where "flooding" is caused by wind pushing water inland, the coverage you need is for wind damage.  Flood insurance covers rising water.  People usually need both private (wind) coverage as well as federal (flood) coverage, then let the two adjusters argue which is liable.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:56 | 2930176 LetThemEatRand
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Flood insurance for which you paid a premium is an entitlement like Medicare.  Insurance is for collectivists.  You are supposed to stand on your porch and shoot the water and it will go away.  

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 06:42 | 2930343 Zero Govt
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there is a difference between individuals going to an institution, like an insurance Co or betting office, and taking/mitigating their own risk with their own money than someone putting themselves on a throne and pretending he represents a collective and will do what's best and take their risks for them

as we see with King Cnute Ben he pisses away money in historic amounts backing high risk losers (Wall Street and Washington) who've created the most carnage in the economy recently. Malinvestment writ large as a NY skyscraper

Collectivism always tends towards the best (self) interests of the thrown and its ingratiated courtiers (the 1%) and the abuse of the collective (99%) it purports to represent

see Stalin, Mao, any socialist regime and any Govt anywhere in the world. All of them without exception miserable failures to improve anything for the collective, fab at eating cake themselves though

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:13 | 2930763 Freewheelin Franklin
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And making a telephone call before 1980 was an entitlement, as well, since the only way to do so was to use the government granted monopoly service of AT&T.


So, what happened when the monopoly service was ended? Prices went down and service went up because of competition in the market. End the federal flood insurance program and let the private sector handle it. Maybe there won't be so many people building houses in flood prone areas. 


(Are people really this stupid?)


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:32 | 2930297 knukles
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Flood insurance provided via the US Government was created the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, which was originally intended to provide property owners with a means by which they could reasonably (with respect to premiums and coverage) insure property and personal belongings within established flood plain jurisdictions proscribed by FEMA, the agency overseeing said program.
As with many federal programs, it was originally intended that the program be self-financing through premiums paid by the insured but in 2004 subsequent to a Congressional audit, it was found that the program had been running a deficit of some $200,000,000 annually.
FEMA, its programs and related subsidiary agencies are operated under the consolidated budget of the United States of America having responsibility for revenue and expenditures directly to the United States Treasury.  As such, losses aggregated in the insurance programs are borne directly by the taxpayer whether accrued directly against tax revenues or borrowings in the form of Full Faith and Credit Direct Obligations of the United States of America.
The net losses experienced by said program(s) (whether contractually bound as primary. secondary or in a re-insurance capacity with private insurers thereupon, directly or indirectly as may be covered by said programs) are ultimately borne by the taxpayer.


And if you‘d like further information on the Federal Flood Insurance Program (not wind, rain, sun, meteorite, Marmite, toothing children or rat infestations) I might suggest the following as a starting point:



Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:50 | 2930351 John Wilmot
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Lovely program, taxpayer funded subsidies for flood insurance, which have the effect of increasing development in especially flood-prone areas, where development would otherwise be deterred by the higher insurance premiums. So we see the same areas get destroyed over and over and the people always move back. Is that an economical use of resources? Hmmm...

Maybe the government should subsidize insurance on igloos in the Nevada desert.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 05:05 | 2930685 Never One Roach
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"... ultimately borne by the taxpayer."


Thanks for the info, knuckles. Why am I not surprised.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:27 | 2930556 Freddie
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Don't kid yourself - Warner Buffert gets his Re-Insure cut too.   He is having a nice bath now thinking how to make a few billion off this storm.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:33 | 2930475 hedgehog9999
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No problem, AIG and their brethen will monetize their payouts as bonds then Bernanke will buy them up!!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:24 | 2929868 Atlantis Consigliore
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Snake Pliskin, heard you were bankrupt.

"Call me Snake"

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:23 | 2929637 nope-1004
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Why are they on the road?  These people only had 8 days notice!


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:25 | 2929649 XRAYD
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Some of the parked cars just floated away!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:56 | 2929771 Simon Endean
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Everyone floats down here!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:26 | 2929651 New_Meat
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:18 | 2929847 Raymond K Hessel
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:57 | 2929972 Stackers
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:07 | 2930003 toady
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:10 | 2930012 Clever Name
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+... Oh, I see what you did there...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:28 | 2929662 lolmao500
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They left their cars in the streets before it was cool...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:45 | 2929930 pemdas
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It was my one chance to get on-street parking.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:29 | 2929667 q99x2
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They are from NYC. They wouldn't leave the trading terminals in the WTC before they came down either. Go figure.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:43 | 2929723 krispkritter
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Beats getting repo'd for non-payment..."They Corzined my car!" Aaaaaand it's gone...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:24 | 2929639 XRAYD
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The Muppets must be worried!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:24 | 2929640 Orly
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Is that guy seriously driving his Prius through that mess?

Holy smoke!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:27 | 2929658 Unprepared
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The sign says no parking after 6pm.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:28 | 2929666 Gully Foyle
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You can thank Al Gore for inventing the Prius submersible.

He understaood the rising sea levels would mean people had a harder time driving green auots.

So he bought a mansion cum testing ground, some say he was inspired by Tony Stark, and started his indepth reserach program.

That my friend was the first picture of the New Prius H20 in action.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:35 | 2929689 Zero Govt
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Prius drivers aren't the sharpest of tools, they bought a Toyota turkey afterall

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:42 | 2929714 Temporis
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When gas is $20 and I am getting 400 miles to 9 gallons... ill flip you the bird as you fill up your 4WD truck and cry about the bill.

I bought my Prius because of gas prices... not because I give a fuck about saving the environment.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:47 | 2929739 Pants McPants
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Yeah dude, like, give yourself an Internet high five for that one.  Sweet!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:51 | 2929758 Zero Govt
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Horses for courses, or turkeys for turkeys

i get 30mpg at 120mph cruising across Europe in my BMW.. you'd take 6 days acclerating (wheezing) up to 120mph and be sucking 9mpg at that speed in your bi-powered over-complicated tin can

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:55 | 2929767 LetThemEatRand
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Holy shit.  A BMW owner who is an arrogant know-it-all-my-shit-is-better-than-your-shit douche bag.   Never seen that before.  

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:02 | 2929786 Zero Govt
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LetThem  -  BMW's broad spread of engines (all world beating incidentally) reflect the broad spread of personalities that drive them.. sorry we can't fit your narrow vision, what do you drive, a postbox?

and just to rub salt into the wound the 3 series is the most reliable car as well, Toyotra Pius drivers can't win on any point, especially the (previous) No.1 reason for buying their tedious Toyotas, reliability

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:03 | 2929796 LetThemEatRand
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Did I tell you what to drive?   I seem to recall you doing that.  Congratulations on your supreme cool car.  And you know they call the 3 series the poor man's BMW, right?  Don't worry.  The guys in the 1 series still think you're cool.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:12 | 2929829 Zero Govt
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i don't recall telling anyone what to buy or drive contrary to your claim, please post my quote doing so?

i buy a BMW because it's the best engineered car on the planet, and chose the 3 series (the most reliable model in the UK, beats all Toyota models hoho) because of the power, mpg, quality and size was perfect budget stretched to 5 Series, just a bit conservative 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:59 | 2929983 EscapeKey
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Yeah, I went for a 3-series as well. I absolutely love the soundtrack of my 335.

As for best engineered, I think that award goes to Porsche. From a drivers perspective, those are just absolutely ultimate precision engineered vehicles. Too bad they're so bloody impractical.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:11 | 2930014 Zero Govt
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335i or 335d is the bees knees ...M3 next maybe ;)

had 3 BM's and 3 Porsche, right up to 911 Turbo ..great but noisy and bumpy on long-distance driving which I do alot of... BMW's almost as quick, oodles more refined/comfy, masses less camber bite/fight through the steering, much more room/luggage, 2-3 times more fuel efficient and service costs are pretty reasonable.

No contest now

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:35 | 2930564 Freddie
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The other thing about a Toyo Prius - is over time the batteries keep deteriorating.  The mpg is way over stated and it keeps dropping as the batteries age.  The Ford Fusion hybrid is better and they now have a plug in.   The euro diesels get crazy mileage. BMW, VW, Ford, Merc, Cit/Pug, Opel, even Fiat and Honda.

I think one of the best I have seen is the video of an old Austrian guy driving a 3 cylinder Skoda (VW) DI diesel from Austria to nothern Germany and back on 2 tanks of gas. He was getting something like 80+ mpg.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:15 | 2929836 Freegolder
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The 3 series? I thought that was just for women? A 5-series is what you need.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:32 | 2930649 Parrotile
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If you are after World-beating engine and drivetrain design (and WARRANTIES) keep your eye on Kia . . . . . . . . .

How long before "The cars than no-one would be seen dead driving" become the next Toyota?

As for economy - the Diesel Carnival comfortably returns 6l / 100km at highway speeds (120-120km/h), and seats eight in comfort.

Wish I could afford one, but in Australia thay aren't exactly cheap at $65,000.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:56 | 2929766 JohnnyBriefcase
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If gas ever gets to $20, you are going to have much bigger issues to deal with than flipping off truck drivers.


Plus you'll still be really gay so there's that too.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:23 | 2929863 nmewn
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Not only that but a Prius makes a nice little island to get out and stretch your legs on.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:59 | 2930380 knukles
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If gas is $20/gal and a Prius driver flips a truck, SUV or just anybody not taken their morning meds, might get clubbed to death on way into the office.
A lot of people's patience is wearing mighty thin with sanctimonious liberal feel good huggie buggie horseshit these days.

Me, I could care less...

Just sayin'

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:20 | 2929852 101 years and c...
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i get 400 miles to 10 gallons in my diesel and didnt need to stoop to driving that POS. and mine was even cheaper and  goes from 0-60 in under 100 seconds...unlike that "car" u got.  german engineering all the way!!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:44 | 2929922 Never One Roach
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Temporis, with greater numbers jobless and government entitlements directly depositied....and Dominoes and Popeye's delivers to your door step....why does anyone need to drive anymore anyway?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:37 | 2932173 helping_friendl...
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I've have a 2000 4-runner. It might not get great gas mileage but, it is paid for, never left me stranded and never breaks down. I have 187,000 miles on it and I can easily go 100 mph+ while passing a Prius and a BMW going up Afton mountain. 

I drive on the beach cranking tunes and drinking beers and when I find a nice spot I stop and put out my beach chairs.

It's my mobile beach house.

I just cahnge the oil and oil filter every 300 miles and never have any problems. I have driven across the USA, coast to coast twice.

Did one trip in 3 days and two nights. Fuckin'-A.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:18 | 2930543 BooMushroom
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My base model 2007 Yaris has 217,000 miles on it and still gets 35MPG highway, and I spent $30,000 less for it than a Yaris, which would buy me 7500 gallons of gas at $4/gal, or enough to drive me another 262,000 miles. (330 miles on 11 gallons is a regular fillup, fwiw)
The only major part I've had to replace was an alternator, which I got used for $80 and installed myself. And I am NOT a car guy.

So you didn't save a nickel on your Prius, or the gas you're putting in it. Total cost of ownership.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:47 | 2929737 krispkritter
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Wrong! 'Holy Smoke' is what they call the Volt, as in 'Holy Smoke, is that thing on fire?!'. The Prius is 'Holy Shit', as in, 'Holy Shit, you drive that gay-assed thing?!'

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:56 | 2929774 Zero Govt
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the Pius can't handle desert heat or snow as its battery, which is an ecological disaster in itself, life is sucked dry

it's Toyota's most unreliable model by miles because it's stupidly over-complex with no mpg advantage over a diesel and as a drivers car it's beyond pathetic compared to petrol

the only good thing about the Pius is it marks out their drivers as suckers for eco-loon marketing

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:23 | 2929845 Temporis
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I live in Arizona... Car drives fine in 118 Degree weather. You obviously have no fucking clue what the hell your talking about.

Are you mad because your boyfriend left you for someone with a Prius? Don't be mad bro... there's other "Life Partners" our there for you.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:40 | 2929912 mick_richfield
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"what the hell you're talking about."

It's a contraction for "you are".

The apostrophe means that you left out a letter.

"your" is 2nd person possessive.

See how that works?

So, for example, if I were talking to you, I would say something like

"You're a moron, and your car sucks."


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:52 | 2929953 Temporis
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Thank you Grammar Man! What would I do with out you!

umm... Grammar Man, you missed several posts above and below mine that need to be corrected sir. Oh wait... you were trying to be a dick... I see...


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:03 | 2929994 VelvetHog
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Two sentences joined by "and".  D-

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:51 | 2930571 Freddie
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:50 | 2929948 willwork4food
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This is so much more entertaining and educational than all the years I spent in high school.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:35 | 2930101 Curt W
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Geez(slang)I hope the markets open soon.  You guys are becoming blathering idiots.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:01 | 2929788 LetThemEatRand
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Holy Smoke!  BMW's recalled for fire causing defect!!  Stop the presses.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:06 | 2929804 Zero Govt
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oh dear, water pump problems in 8 and 12 cylinder models for 2011-12 year models

i'm replacing my twin turbo 6 cyl in 2013, with anotheet twin turbo 6 cyl

I'd link to Toyota Pius problems but there's not the space on ZH's website for such biblical amounts of problems

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:10 | 2929818 LetThemEatRand
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Wow, can I have your fucking autograph?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:17 | 2929846 Zero Govt
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no not really... as you know BMW drivers don't mix with Toyota drivers. We think, like their cars, they're boring ..and we're right 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:40 | 2929914 LetThemEatRand
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You are truly a walking stereotype. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:48 | 2929941 Zero Govt
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or I've stereo-typed you as boring for buying a boring car because you are boring and a sucker for eco-loon marketing

Toyota selling you the eco-dream while selling truck loads more 4x4 monster mud pluggers. How do you square the 2 faces of Toyota??


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:54 | 2929961 LetThemEatRand
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Should I mention that I do not own a Prius?   I don't speak for Toyota, but I think they are trying to fill a market demand which I would think a guy like you would appreciate.  But apparently you are all hat and no cattle.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:01 | 2929989 earnyermoney
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Two faces? LOL


They have one face, make money.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:22 | 2930058 Zero Govt
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the Prius loses Toyota money's a low volume model too

it makes no sense, as i said this turkey is pointless 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:44 | 2930657 Parrotile
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The Toyota mud-pluggers have quite the reputation for reliability. This is why they are popular in Outback Australia, where reliability can (and does) mean the difference between life and death.

BMW, even their "fancy" 4WDs  do seem to have "reliability" problems towing even a modest caravan over here - we see few with a tow hitch. On the other hand we see many, often "mature" Toyotas with tow hitches, particularly the off-road variety.

Last Toyota I owned was their Model F Spacecruiser (in the UK) and apart from corrosion problems that was particularly durable, reliable and economical. Sold it with 180,000 miles on the clock, and surprise, everything still worked just fine.

Currently drive an ex-Telstra Nissan Patrol (non-turbo 4.2l). Fair economy, great reliability (350,000 km so far on original everything except tires!).

Personally wouldn't touch Mercedes / BMW with a bargepole. Too many colleagues having troo many problems (combined with crappy Customer support down under . . . . )

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:02 | 2930753 Zero Govt
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BMW's have no problems towing far as I know and their diesels are epic in the stump-pulling contest, they'd beat up a Toyota Landcruiser

try the new X6 5.0D with 600lbs torque'll do over 40mpg urban and at over 100mph cruising not to mention mince most sportscars down a motorway could pull New York off its foundations

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:55 | 2929964 earnyermoney
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Oh yeah, what problem's would those be? I have one, 100k. The only thing I've had to replace on that car is the OEM 12 Volt battery a couple of months ago. 7 years on that battery.


I've gotten 20 years, 300 k on every Toyota I've ever driven. German cars are overhyped.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:13 | 2930429 Zero Govt
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yes you pretty much sum up Toyotas drivers, a man who recounts statistics rather than any pleasure of driving

most Toyota drivers will tell you how uber-reliable they are, no faults or electrical problems or zzzzzzZ can't wait to tell us how many miles you've driven with zzzzzzZ

the pleasure, or power, of your tin can is missing, not to mention the cheap tacky plastics, but 50,000 miles and no scratches yet rightzzzzzZ

you got 20 years life out of your previous Toyota's but only 7 years out of your Prius battery before replacement... do you feel any sense you are going backwards?

My BMW eats Porsche Boxster S's for breakfast and takes on any 911 and... uh, think i'm waisting my time here... the spice of life is always lost on Toyota drivers!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:52 | 2930660 Likstane
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I think you are waisting your time and ours by telling us about your fag catching beamer. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:10 | 2930756 Zero Govt
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you can only "catch" a cold in a Toyota ...slow, dull and boring Toyota drivers

BMW's are quality from tip to toe and they have personality whichever engine you pick

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 05:55 | 2930708 Jeep In Mud
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I've seen many fags driving both BMWs and Toyota Priuses.  Get an older Jeep Wrangler.  One with the I6 4.0.  I get 15 miles per gallon and love it.  I drive over 45mph and I can't hear shit.  During the winter with no doors I freeze my ass off.  Still better than feeling smug for having such a comfortable and smooth car that is so perfectly reliable and expensive.

I'm just glad there are suckers that keep purchasing new cars.  Fuck, they all look the same nowadays.  I keep thinking car manufacturers are playing a joke on us.  "They will buy anything we slap our name on."

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 06:53 | 2930745 mogul rider
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Hey Jeep in the Mud

You're in the worng site is down the road a ways

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:23 | 2930061 A Nanny Moose
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Electric + Water = Good Times.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:24 | 2929641 bonderøven-farm ass
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Any pics of 33 Liberty..?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:26 | 2929824 ChanceIs
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See slide #3 here.  Per the Financial Times:

 Well it's 200 West Street.  Just as good.  Actually better.  He who has been sandbagging (doing God's work) is suddenly appreciating being on the other end of same.  I hope they leak.

Edit:  Those bags are probably filled with tungsten.  Much denser.  Finer grind.  Holds the holy waters back better.

Edit #2.  Took the week off and checked out Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water.  I heard some time ago that the stair down to the stream was symbolic of a mikveh.  (Nice touch if true.)  It looks like the other Lloyd (Blankfein) just needs to step out the front door for his own personal, total body immersion, ritual purification.  I can think of nobody who needs one more.



Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:50 | 2929947 JLee2027
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After aiming a hurricane directly at Wall Street a year ago, and flooding lower Manhatten this year, fair warning has been given. Next time may be some kind of catastrophic destruction.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 04:21 | 2930672 merizobeach
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Aiming a hurricane?!  Do you mean that 'they' can just use 'HAARP fingers' to push it wherever they want it to go?




Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:30 | 2929673 fuu
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\m/ \m/

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:25 | 2929643 Solid Gold Bubble
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Too much liquidity...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:50 | 2929753 Orly
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Careful what you wish for, SGB.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:53 | 2929762 Mactheknife
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Damage estimates already running up to 100billion....otherwise known as a nice GDP bump...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:25 | 2929645 Insideher Trading
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:29 | 2929668 Unprepared
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You don't need to comment every pic separately, you know.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:30 | 2929674 Insideher Trading
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Thanks brah.

It's not like it was a glitch in the website or anything.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:32 | 2929686 AmCockerSpaniel
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But the lights are still on???

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:01 | 2930387 juangrande
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What exactly are you trading? STD's!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:27 | 2929655 New_Meat
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Underwater New York!

What did you expect?

- Ned

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:30 | 2929889 disabledvet
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:06 | 2930213 bilbert
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"Bailout" + 100

I drive a BMW, and told my father to buy a Prius.

We are both quite happy..................

Wait - what was the question??

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:27 | 2929659 ebworthen
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:40 | 2929701 Zero Govt
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sea water to be precise

the holes in NY salt shakers are mandated for 'health and safety', the holes in NY States salt water defences are not

Govt misdirection, malinvestment and epic stupidity strikes again

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:40 | 2930113 Curt W
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Maybe they should have worried more about seawalls than the size of a slurpee.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:14 | 2930246 LetThemEatRand
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And I can't believe Manning threw that pass the way he did in the 3rd. 

What size walls should they have built, sage one?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:59 | 2930382 Curt W
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The point is the government is in place to provide infrastructure, not regulate the size of my drink at the C-store.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:17 | 2930408 juangrande
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If the Gov. is paying to haul your 300lb. broke dick, diabetic, ass to the emergency room., then maybe they otta have a say! But taxing, yes taxing, these corps. who profit thru "pushing" shit like corn syrup based carbonated drinks onto the unwitted, might be a better way to recoup expenses.

Or... we could subsidize their raw material costs whilst they put a %1000 price margin on their product.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:29 | 2930772 Zero Govt
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Curt  -  Precisely.

If the meddling-marxists of NY State had spent time on attending to their responsibilities of addressing material risk endangering NY citizens like the sea defence rather than micro-meddling in others lives and commerce then this epic farce last night would not have occured 

has anyone seen a politician run on a ticket of imporving your health by patronising your choice of salt shaker, soft drink or wether a Pub can offer free munchies on the bar or not? ...No. So these toerags have no public mandate to meddle either

F off and sort your own shit out, there's plenty on your plate now, you inept clowns

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:32 | 2929661 fuu
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13.15 ft so far. The pink flash mob in times square is ruining the narative.


They must be moving the gold out of FRBNY, the cam went dark 8:47 PM EST.

13.81 ft 9:32 EST.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:28 | 2929663 SloMoe
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New York underwater. Weather fit for a squid...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:28 | 2929664 uncle_vito
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Fuck em.  Fuckem all.  Wealthy liberals.   I love it.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:43 | 2929720 THX 1178
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It seems to me that you've lost all sense of perspective. These are people. These are Americans. They are not your enemies. FOX news told you that... but that was just sensationalism to draw your attention to the screen-- thats how they make money you know.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:47 | 2929740 lolmao500
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They live in Bankster central, yet not one bankster has been shot or hanged by a mob. they are enemies.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:10 | 2929821 Dr. Sandi
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They're saving the banksters for something to eat next week.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:51 | 2929747 buzzsaw99
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tens of thousands die in africa every year from meningitis alone. add in aids and all the rest it is millions. not gonna cry for nyc because their bagels got wet and salty.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:54 | 2929765 THX 1178
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I'm not going to either-- but I'm also not going to flog my fuckin' childhood-brainwashing ideology during a natural disaster, just for a few masturbatory strokes of the ego.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:12 | 2930422 juangrande
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"masturbatory strokes of the ego"... Should be in the national anthem somewhere, don't ya think

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:58 | 2929783 The Gooch
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Tens of thousands of your countrymen or relatives? 


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:10 | 2929813 buzzsaw99
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my countrymen? they would fuck me in the ass in a heartbeat. my countrymen? don't make me laugh.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:03 | 2929794 Zer0head
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:57 | 2930576 Freddie
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Dude you are a moron if you think anything on TV is good.  It is all the same and idiots who watch TV/Hollywood's shit keep the elites in power.  Keep up the good work moron.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 04:28 | 2930675 merizobeach
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"These are people. These are Americans. They are not your enemies."

If they are tax-payers, then they are material supporters of decades of wars and genocides as well as subsidizers of all other unethical government activities.  So, yes, they are enemies of humanity.

And if you're a tax-payer, you, too, are an enemy of humanity.

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