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Video Of ConEd Station On FDR And 14th Street Exploding

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Moments ago the Emergency Services were hit with the following disturbing update:

NYC | MANHATTAN | EXPLOSION | FDR DR & E-14 STREET | U/D CMD RPTS EXPLOSION AT THE CON ED PLANT. MULTI-RESCUES UNDERWAY | UEA01

See it happen in real time: fast forward to 3:10 in the clip below to see an underwater power station explode.

 


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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Thomas
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This has gone viral. I got first tweet because everybody is over at Twitter rocking. Twitter is the coolest way to watch news in real time. The networks totally suck. They are showing crap stock footage from this afternoon. Head back to Twitter. Nothing to see here.

 

BTW-I am at @DavidBCollum. I could use some followers that are not pornbots.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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curious how the lights in the foreground and background didn't even flicker and continue to be on

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:26 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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BOOM BOOM(OUT GO THE LIGHTS)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5IS45jT468

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:49 | Link to Comment flacon
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Krugman just (Charlie) MUNGERED in his pants. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:01 | Link to Comment Thomas
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Well my little attempt at humor landed like a brick!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:27 | Link to Comment flacon
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Failed to make me (Charlie) MUNGER in my pants. LOL! Hey, is the stock market open tomorrow? 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:53 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
October 29, 2012

Scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.

http://www.infowars.com/gangs-plan-hurricane-looting-spree-via-twitter/

22 LR allow you to keep distance and are quite.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:09 | Link to Comment Placerville
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You beat me to it!

Definitely on the same wavelength though.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 04:21 | Link to Comment monkeyboy
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Fark! That's the biggest meth lab explosion I've ever seen!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:27 | Link to Comment e1618978
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I googled the plant - it generates steam, not electricity.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:31 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:51 | Link to Comment knukles
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Talk about redirection by the MSM, for some reason (I don't know, it is what it is) CNBS and CNBS World been showing olde clips of American Greed and associated horseshit tonight with no Asian financial coverage.

That plant makes hot air.... mayhaps some hot air losses over in Englewood Cliffs, hopea hopea hopea

Must gots to make the disaster BIG to make sure Victory Celebration of Messiah and His Heros of Capitalism Ring Throughout the Land Saving New York!
Praise be to (ya'll know the fucking list) etc., etc., etc

 

(strains of FDR newsreels accompanied by joyous peasantry singing "Happy Days are Here Again")

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:58 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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"I googled the plant - it generates steam, not electricity."

 

Steam is used to generate electricity.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:54 | Link to Comment unununium
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Natural disaster leads to explosion.  Just like Fukushima.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 06:35 | Link to Comment mckee
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We need more steam

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:40 | Link to Comment SWIFT 760
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Mossad get around, protected by their CIA/FBI brethern. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:33 | Link to Comment FiatFapper
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You're right, they seem to loop the same generic crap.

Whole new World @ twitter; some fascinating links - Sandy from space, pics

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:46 | Link to Comment TeMpTeK
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Sandy was an inside job..

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:50 | Link to Comment Iocosus
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helped by HAARP

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:02 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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helped by welsbach seeding?

pfft

there is no such thing as a "journal of weather modification"

and even if there were, no one would write about kickstarting an atmospheric perturbation

long jet engines

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:52 | Link to Comment Overfed
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What's wrong with porn-bots? When I was a teenage kid, I dreamed of building a porn-bot. The sadness of an unfulfilled dream is sometimes almost overwhelming. :-(

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:03 | Link to Comment Thomas
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Sorry. Maybe it was picking on pornbots that got the junk...or maybe not.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:27 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Wasn't me.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:18 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Weird Science.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:07 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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OH...THE HUMANITY....THE HUMANITY.....OH....OH...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:14 | Link to Comment financial apoca...
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Diwali is here early!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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The Bernank just had an emergency press conference and claimed that the explosion referenced destroyed the underground vault that held Germany's gold reserves-- a significant portion of which Germany requested repatriation of recently (being kept under bailment by the New York Branch of the Fed as custodian).

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:06 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Melted it, and the rats came to get warm, and died, then rabid packs of dogs and cats and rats ate the rats with the gold on their fur.

Only hope is to confiscate moo-shu pork and kung pao chicken from Chinese food restaurants but a Wok gets pretty hot.

Bullish for gold and tungsten plated Woks!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:21 | Link to Comment Never One Roach
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Sounds about right.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:59 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Yes, NOAA will announce that spectographic analysis shows the 'white light' is actually german gold in gaseous form exploding out of the NYFRB vaults, never to be seen again.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:15 | Link to Comment maxw3st
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Fortunately this video was shot from a safe distance. Like across the river.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:17 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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Kinda looked like Baghdad in the good old days.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:33 | Link to Comment Kimo
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Shock and Awe, Baby!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:17 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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Damned terrorists - I knew it. They hate us for our electric lights.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment Capitalist
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Explosion was really an Israeli "dry run" air strike on an Iran power plant attack.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:18 | Link to Comment BDF_NYC
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You get better news on the web than from the moron TV stations.  Not one station has reported on the lower Manhattan blackout.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:43 | Link to Comment maxamus
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You get better hoaxes as well....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:18 | Link to Comment trichotil
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PULL IT!!!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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Wow! Let's just pray nobody got killed.

And FUCK YOU BERNANKE!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:20 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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you sure that's not FRBNY's printers being shifted into hyperdrive?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:55 | Link to Comment cynicalskeptic
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Fed doesn't print - Bureau of Engraving and Printing prints - though they're printing less and less it seems. 

It COULD be trillions of electrons representing all that new electronic money being crreated.  The computers can't handle the load...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:20 | Link to Comment Debtonation
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But how will the masses watch Oprah and charge their Chevy Volts?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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thought both had been retired, one due to persistent and consistent success (Opra), the other for persistent and consistent failure (Volt)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:21 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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14th street? Then half of Manhatten must be under water.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment maxamus
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Boom goes the dynamite.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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That was just another meth lab going up.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:22 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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there's so much toxic shit in NY it could be anything

this is a global toxic nuclear pump and dump 'centre of excellence' the storm front just adds to the thrill of high risk kamakazi bankers

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:26 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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The power going out in NYC?

Ain't nobody got time for dat.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:26 | Link to Comment moonstears
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Hope all are well at the plant, but doubt it! Damn!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:09 | Link to Comment hardcleareye
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I am sure the operators are hunkered down and not in harms way, a lot of these guys (and some gals) have come from the Navy so are used to things becoming fubar.....  just a browning of the pants moment....

I would not want to be picking up the tab for those repairs.....  it is a 660 MW combined cycle dual fuel turbine (siemens?) plant, I wonder if what you saw was the back up gen set (electric side) going up in smoke, it was kinda big flash (s) for that? Did any other sections of the city go black with this mishap? Hmm no more de watering pumps...  lots of delicate instruments and equipment that don't like brine water.....  very bad. very expensive......

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:44 | Link to Comment Mesquite
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Looked to me like Electric Arcing, probably some large Transformers envolved..

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Siemens, huh?

I guess water and Stuxnet don't mix. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:27 | Link to Comment Kastorsky
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Iran did it

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:28 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Coney Island 'completely under water'. Not at all accessible.

Coney Island hospital reported on fire. Engine crew refusing the call. Cannot access.

Not good.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:28 | Link to Comment Insideher Trading
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Bush's fault.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:30 | Link to Comment HuangJin
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Relax, ZH. Don't join the hyperventilating crowd, please. This was not an explosion. This was nothing but a huge electrical arc, probably when the salt water caused a short circuit in the high voltage lines. Spectacular, yes. Disturbing, no. Short circuit, yes. Explosion, no.

After the power station's fuse blew as it should, there wasn't even fire left. It will however certainly require some serious work to get the power plant working again.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:33 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Yep. High voltage line going boom.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:34 | Link to Comment Insideher Trading
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It was an arc blast.

Arc blasts are explosions especially on a high voltage transformer located at the power plant.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:41 | Link to Comment Critical Path
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When copper instantaneously goes molten at a few 10k degrees you can be sure its an explosion, don't kid yourself. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:43 | Link to Comment butchtrucks
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Jeezus - more hype and BS. It's an arc blast.  It can happen with backyard generators.  But no - this is Sandy - the most overyhyped weather event in US history.  Therefore a run-of-the-mill arc blast = a nuclear explosion.  Armaggedon is just round the corner!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:51 | Link to Comment hardcleareye
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This ain't no "backyard generator"....  and the lead time to replace those transformers can be many months...... can you say "rolling brown outs" this winter??????

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Butch  -  how can this be "over-hyped" ..the photos of a swimming pool previously known as Ground Zero, the flooding tube, rivers in the financial destrict and other NY streets 

there comes a time when too much Valium is bad for you mate

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:34 | Link to Comment nofluer
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Looked like maybe a substation transformer popping off... or as above - arcing HV lines. Surely didn't see an explosion...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:38 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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The new Romney campaign ad... hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0u8l9noLFE

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:47 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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And Romney is joking about rising sea levels in his closet right now.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:38 | Link to Comment Banksters
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I hear salt water is good for electronics.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:40 | Link to Comment azengrcat
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If your name is John Connor, get the fuck outta Dodge....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:41 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Later tonight the 25 foot waves on lake Michigan should wipe out the Chicago exchange HFT computers.

Then we will see what volume is really like.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:44 | Link to Comment Critical Path
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I'm on Lake Michigan just north of Chicago, I can tell you the leaves on the tree's are barely quivering in the wind at the moment.  Its going to take a major change to get those wave heights to 25 feet, although I am very interested in seeing this if it does happen.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:41 | Link to Comment caimen garou
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obama bin laden, oops i mean osama is still alive blowing shit up.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:42 | Link to Comment ChanceIs
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Does this mean there will be no more high frequency trading?!?!?!  Don't the servers need to be right net to the power station?  Or maybe it was the servers exploding.  I think that much more credible.

Come to think of it.  I doubt that this was a power station blowing at all.  This has Gozer the Gozerian's fingerprints all over it.  I bet those stupid bast&^ds crossed the beams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfdiXBA7f6U&feature=related

 

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:47 | Link to Comment knukles
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One of them little VP's from Goldman'll be dragging a portable Honda generator down to the Exchange just to be the First One Up and Running Behind the Sand Bags

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Bogdog
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False Flag terror attack!

Martial Law!

Habeus Corpus suspended!

Gun shops and liquor stores closed!

All prices frozen!

Summary executions!

Obama declares self president-for-life!

I get a hangnail! FUCK! 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:44 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Ooops.

Did they forget to turn that one off or was it the main pipeline to Bloomberg's residence?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:50 | Link to Comment President Palin
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This is bullish for stocks.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:01 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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You might want to reconsider your handle unless, of course,  you referring to the local PTA...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:05 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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or Biker Club

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:49 | Link to Comment knukles
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Um... Sarah in tight tattered jeans, red soled high heels....  Glommed on the back of a Harley.... Slapping the club VP and enforcer around...

Could be a big series on Cable....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:36 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Wasn't it already???

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:53 | Link to Comment Mesquite
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Reconstruction...

NOW we start the infrastructure repairs... (finally)...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:11 | Link to Comment neutrinoman
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Yeah. I blame Bernanke and his insane money-printing policies.

Wait ... isn't that the basement of the New York Fed? Or is this Ghostbusters III?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:07 | Link to Comment Placerville
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BOOM BOOM Out Go the Lights!

 

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Azwethinkweiz
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It was an Iranian drone that took it out...didn't you guys see it!?!?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:18 | Link to Comment erkme73
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The substation address is actually 13th street, with most of the circuit breakers on the roof.   Been there dozens of times calling on ConEd.   To get an idea of the size/scale of the substation, look at street view:

 

http://goo.gl/maps/r8WQm

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Placerville
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This was actually an explosion from a collision between a South American cocaine submarine and a Russian nuclear submarine.

Both were delivering WMD's.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:42 | Link to Comment MiltonFriedmans...
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What you are seeing is simply the result of an unholy union between Ben Bernanke and Christine Lagarde, move along, nothing to see here.
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:42 | Link to Comment MiltonFriedmans...
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What you are seeing is simply the result of an unholy union between Ben Bernanke and Christine Lagarde, move along, nothing to see here.
.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:41 | Link to Comment MikeMcGspot
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Tales from New York.

July 13, 1977 coming back from Aqueduct Raceway and the lights went out all over Manhattan.

My dad was driving and going nuts because he was controlling the Mayflower Hotel on 15 Central Park West and a few other properties for John Avalon.

Traffic was backed up for miles; my dad hit the sidewalk to drive over the bridge back to the island.

We pulled up in front of the hotel, my dad hopped out of the car and told the doorman to lock the doors and break out the shotguns.

Ernie a bellhop, who was claustrophobic, was stuck in an elevator on the first floor hollering.

I escorted my new bride up 17 flights to our room with a lighter.

Next day the Diamond District was hit hard, wrecking trucks ripping bars off store windows for a free lunch.

I took my wife for a long walk down to show her my old hangouts in the Village, Washington Square Park, Little Italy, China Town.

She puked in China town cause all the rot from the fridges being off in the fish market and being pregnant, she was soon hungry.

We had lunch at Umberto’s clam house, the local Don was curious with all the Yous and Yas of our Minnesota speech asked where we were from and bought us a bottle of wine after our story.

We picked up a cab to 151 W 57th where I used to work as a doorman, stopped off at FAO Schwarz and Tiffanies.

My wife was feeling faint on the walk back to the hotel, someone tried to snatch her purse.

I  saw him coming up us and wacked him with my umbrella twice over the head before he could blink an eye.

He dropped to the ground, rolled and started running away.

My heart was in my mouth.

It was not raining.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:43 | Link to Comment nowhereman
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Magically deliscious

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:48 | Link to Comment SmittyinLA
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so in spite of Sandy they propose we guarantee loans for offshore windmills.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:10 | Link to Comment nestle
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This is a CIA inside job okey?

It's a bomb went off!!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:28 | Link to Comment rich_wicks
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Reading the trivial bullshit in the comments, I have to wonder, has this site been taken over by the distraction bots of the United States?

I mean, really, come on you stupid fuckers. I know you're mostly Americans, but even Americans aren't this trivial and banal, are they?  Has the nation been reduced to this absolute level of stupidity and superficiality?  It's like I'm reading a blog of 10 year of fucks

Really, you assholes deserve what is coming.  Sink or swim you little shits, and I hope most of you sink.  We need to clean out the gene and stupidity pool both.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:00 | Link to Comment Mesquite
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Hope you feel better soon...

(You ever hear of 'Gallows Humour..'??)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:38 | Link to Comment Buck O Five
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Shocking

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:39 | Link to Comment Buck O Five
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Dupe...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:43 | Link to Comment Diplodicus Rex
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Anyone in a 47-storey steel-framed building should be very, very worried at this point.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:18 | Link to Comment spanish inquisition
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KRUGMAN! You magnificient bastard! Did anyone else see him running before the bomb blast? (hehe)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:44 | Link to Comment Bob Bercy
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Interesting that the lights all around stayed on....

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