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The East Coast In Pictures: The Morning After

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Stunning pictures of the devastation the east coast wakes up to the morning after.

First light over Manhattan as New York wakes up on Tuesday. Much of the island is without power and much of the city remains closed. The Goldman building once again boasts the best power generators and is a true beacon of what NYC is all about.

Whitehall Subway Station (via Andrew Cuomo)

Streets in New York are littered with debris as the floodwaters subside. A record storm surge of more than 13 feet (4m) deluged lower Manhattan.

Residents continue to be evacuated from their homes along the coast. Many had chosen to ignore the mandatory evacuation notices issued on Monday.

Early morning in Cape May, New Jersey, the clear-up begins. Earthmovers clear sand from the coastal road flooded by the storm surge.

Much of New York's public transport network was flooded. Here the waters burst through a lift shaft in a rail station in Hoboken, New Jersey. It could be days before it is fully functioning.

Firefighters were hampered by the floods in their attempts to bring under control a large fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in Queens, New York.

The damage caused by Sandy extended over a huge swathe of the East Coast. In Washington DC, early morning traffic rolls past an uprooted tree.

The replica ship HMS Bounty sinks beneath the waves off the North Carolina coast, photographed by the US Coastguard who rescued 14 people from the ship.

Buildings in Breezy Point, NY have completely burned down.


Courtesy of BBC, AP, Reuters, AFP and Getty Images


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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:52 | 2931121 SilverTree
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Where is the GOLD!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:02 | 2931171 GeezerGeek
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Did anyone besides me, watching the pictures of flooding in lower Manhattan, notice those guys swimming by in wet suits and SCUBA gear? 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:15 | 2931233 Precious
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Subways are OPEN !

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:20 | 2931253 Pladizow
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Imagine the Fed/Wall St schenanigans that are going on while the market is closed for 4 days in a row so far!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:27 | 2931279 notbot
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This is all W's fault.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:55 | 2931378 GetZeeGold
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Heh heh.....the gayest light ever.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:34 | 2931507 vrabobabo
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I know that US real estate market bottomed as even Jesus is underwater

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:31 | 2931696 Randall Cabot
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Updated: Oct 30, 2012 7:07 AM EDT

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Officials have shut down the Salem 1 nuclear power plant in southern New Jersey because of troubles associated with Sandy.

PSEG Nuclear says 4 of the station's six circulating water pumps that use Delaware Bay and River water to condense steam were no long available early Tuesday.

PSEG Nuclear says the plant is stable.

The neighboring Hope Creek nuclear plant is at full power.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:20 | 2931894 Atlas_shrugging
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They didn't flood that

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:11 | 2932080's picture

Nobody else said it so I guess I will. There's got to be a morning after...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:53 | 2932503 NewThor
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The Universe is forever lasting.

I like to dance to this song when I am

on my spaceship*.



we are one big Earth sized


To infinity and beyond.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 20:18 | 2933172 AldousHuxley
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What about that gold in NY Fed's vault?

Are their colors bleeding or are they floating?


Let's see elites in Manhattan beg Obama for emergency declaration so they get that sweet government money funneled into their private businesses.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 23:16 | 2933612 Clashfan
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C'mon, Crock, give 'em sumthin from APark:

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:59 | 2931387 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Doc, ya' gotta tell 'em folks to be sure to watch it all the way through. Funny as hell. Thanks for the chuckle!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:05 | 2931827 acmebrainsurgery
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Re: "I jerked it to Sandy" 

Hilarious~! Very clever, first real laugh I've had in a while.

Thanks for posting it.

You've got to watch the entire vid.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 22:22 | 2933472 prains
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there's a pill for that

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:58 | 2931385 GeorgeHayduke
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Not really, but you can bet Rethugs will blame Obama for it forever, which is strange since he's essentially a corporate shill, rethug himself.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:35 | 2932673 TBT or not TBT
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If this is a political event to you, then you need some time away from all media and internet, a lot of time away, doing something very different.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:11 | 2932578 vrabobabo
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Better than expected

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:27 | 2931281 redpill
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Bwahahaha what a great view from up here!  Look at all the muppets trying to swim to safety.  Jeeves, another round of mimosas, looks like we'll have to wait until tomorrow to begin front-running our own customers again.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:08 | 2931345 TruthInSunshine
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That last one is Lebowski on his cell phone, bitchez!

The Dude himself is ordering a White Russian to go, and just "chillling out" in his bathrobe amidst the angst around him, man.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:27 | 2931479 Sanksion
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"They flooded my rag, goddam nihilists!"

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:35 | 2931724 TheCanadianAustrian
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It's Happy Gilmore's caddy taking a bath and looking for balls.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:35 | 2931932 spastic_colon
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He's checking to make sure he is still orthodox while he has scuba boy look for his hat

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:59 | 2931386 spastic_colon
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must fix most critical connections first - "Hello Diebold"

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:51 | 2932234 mayavision2012
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speculating on the typhoid/plague innoculation market, perhaps?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:32 | 2931298 Dead Canary
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And the smart ass of the week award goes to:

(dramatic pause....)


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:59 | 2931807 dark pools of soros
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THOSE Subways are open because Gov KristyKreme was told the subways were down... 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:15 | 2931234 True.North
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If that glowing beacon of hope known as 200 West isn't a sign that Goldman is doing God's work, then I don't know what is...


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:33 | 2931303 Cursive
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Wow.  If that first photo of the NYC skyline with the glowing GS building surrounded by darkness and devestation isn't photoshopped, it says what a million words couldn't.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:31 | 2931498 Flakmeister
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The scary thing is that the employees will be expected at the office today.....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:53 | 2931583 odatruf
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Holy Hell, people. That Goldman building is in Jersey City at 30 Hudson Street, not in NYC.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:29 | 2931919 Randall Cabot
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True, but that is still one creepy image.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:00 | 2932754 odatruf
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Fine, fine, sure it is. But how can so many supposed NYC people not recognize that this wasn't the Manhattan skyline?  They never noticed Jersey City while eating crab cake puffs on deck of the Intrepid?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:17 | 2932801 Randall Cabot
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It is Manhattan in front of the GS building.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:58 | 2931336 Gully Foyle
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Looters inspired by that Morgan Freeman/Christian Slater rain movie.

Damn them for their quick thinking.

( Who the fuck didn't like Hard Rain? Not great but beats the shit out of Twilight, don't it.)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:27 | 2931690 A Nanny Moose
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A common activity toward the end of White Water rafting season involves snorkeling along the river, collecting the lagan from the numerous boating accidents.

Let this be a lesson to those who are going to have such a mishap in the future.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:00 | 2932040 Gully Foyle
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A Nanny Moose

I just read Terry Pratchetts DODGER.

The main character was a TOSHER


A tosher is someone who scavenges in the sewers, especially in London during the Victorian era. The word tosher was also used to describe the thieves who stripped valuable copper from the hulls of ships moored along the Thames.[1] The former activity began around the time of the construction of the London sewerage system, designed by Joseph Bazalgette.

The toshers decided to cut out the middle man and it was a common sight in 19th-century Wapping for whole families to lift a manhole cover and go down into the sewers.

As most toshers would reek of the sewers, they were not popular with the neighbours. One unexpected side effect of the sewer work was that toshers - or, at least, those toshers who survived - built up a strong tolerance to typhus and the other diseases that swept the ghettos.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:22 | 2932627 Lore
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"Let this be a lesson to those who are going to have such a mishap in the future."


Don't go white water rafting in the New York subway?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:02 | 2931173 malikai
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Does anyone have the coordinates of the HMS bounty?

If it's shallow enough it will make an awesome dive.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:08 | 2931201 Itch
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Sure bud, here you go ... 25.0000° N, 71.0000° W

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:10 | 2931212 malikai
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Wow, that North Carolina coast is REALLY BIG.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:22 | 2931230 Precious
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<- I live in NY

<- I don't live in NY

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:34 | 2931304 UGrev
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<- I live in NY CITY

<- I don't live in NY CITY


NY is more than just "The City". In fact, there is indeed, much life above the the city. Even futher north than Albany.. For real. I aint lyin.. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:02 | 2931350 Gully Foyle
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You jest surely. I have visited Albany and explored even further as to Rochester and Buffalo.

Godless wasteland inhabited by gambling loving heathens and 19th century cultists.

This where Mormonism arose and the Shakers and Spiritualism.

The Fox sisters beckon you to hell with their foul tableknocking antics!

Demon spawn one and all!

( I did not realize so many Shakers lurked here at ZH.)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:19 | 2932613 SILVERGEDDON



Everyone knows that there are the Movers. Politicians, Banksters, fake Fed - eral employees, and Wall Street dirtbags - eg Goldman / Morgue / etc.

Then, there are the Shakers.

Welcome to Zero Hedge.

Again. With your eyes wide shut ?

Hopefully, not this time.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:21 | 2932813 ceilidh_trail
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Sooo, enjoy your life in Scranton and leave upstate New York alone. I travel through there every year and do not see it as you. One of us is right, and it ain't you.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:46 | 2931355 Big Corked Boots
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There's a c. 1720 map hanging in the Albany Institute of History and Art that shows the Adirondacks as "Unknown Lands."

For most NY'ers living south of 287, that's still true.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:55 | 2931377 Flakmeister
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I swear that there is something in the water once you reach Putnam Co....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:43 | 2932197 OpenEyes
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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:55 | 2932242 Flakmeister
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Hint: its also in the water south of Putnam... try again,,,,

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 12:40 | 2934857 UGrev
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I used to live in Putnam County. I can assure you that the only thing in the water are the tears from the Mahopac football team after they get their ass whooped by Carmel.. GO RAMS!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:03 | 2931398 augustusgloop
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Vibrant Upstate:


Though upstate is Republican, "Between 1990-2003, the Big Six Upstate metro areas did not add a single net new job that was not being paid for by the taxpayers..."  (per article in link above). 


And, dare I mention the prison economy of upstate? During the 90s, 30 percent of population growth upstate was due to the prison population...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:36 | 2931517 rtalcott
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Spent a few years working for a start-up in Crapchester (Rochester)....what a disaster's hopeless up there...what you have are the remains of Kodak and Xerox, bad weather and high costs...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:07 | 2931626 pods
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Upstate is dead and just does not know it.  The area I grew up in had the biggest outflows of young people as all of upstate, and for good reason.

While the rest of the nation had something going on, anything, upstate sat still and got older and had taxes creep up.

Toss in a general attitude of meddling in every aspect of your lives by all levels of government and it really does not offer much to young people.

Add in 300+ days of cloudy/rainy/snowy weather and you have the perfect recipe for an area that slowly rots as everyone who can move away does.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:30 | 2931694 hedgeless_horseman
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Someday, upstate NY's falling rivers and canals may once again provide opportunities for industry, but not while it is still cheap to produce and ship oil from the other side of the globe.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:42 | 2931740 pods
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And not while the cost of government up there is what it is.  

I am afraid that by the time that opportunity presents itself, that area is going to be retaken by the wild.  Which woud not be a bad thing, the best part about that place is the outdoors.  Great hunting and fishing.  

But now all the old factories are rotting in place, as they are too expensive to demolish with the asbestos inside.  

And the cost to maintain infrastructure up there is enormous.  

One of their last hopes was gas drilling in the Marcellus shale, but that has been shelved for now.  By the time they can set drilling regs it might be too late.  

Sinking ship it is.  Has been for decades.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:53 | 2932012 DaveyJones
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you make it sound so rustic and charming

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:04 | 2932054 Gully Foyle
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Except a number of retirees in larg cities find the inexpensive quality houses and living good reasons to move. Add the low crime rates in some areas and as long as one can stand the cold it makes for a nice retirement area.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:38 | 2932181 pods
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Exactly.  Most would not believe the numbers of retired people living up there.  Crime is pretty low in most areas. My area had a large influx of downstate welfare families due to the mayor of Bingo (Juanita Crabb) wanting to boost the population of the city IIRC for federal aid during the 80's.  
It also provides for a higher markup on drugs from the city, so the arrest blotters tend to contain a lot of people from the NYC region.

The study posted above showed that the only areas that were growing were government related areas, mainly healthcare.  Older people require a lot of healtcare, and the gov is a sure payment.

But that model is not sustainable, as you cannot have a thriving area based upon the young moving out and the old getting older.

Housing is cheap, but property taxes are atrocious.  Again older folks make out because they can get a break by being in the STAR program.  Basically it moves the brunt of the property taxes to those with kids.

Again, unsustainable, even in the medium term.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:55 | 2931587 LongOfTooth
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I just clicked on the down arrow (I don't live in NY City) and the count went from -40 to -39





Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:00 | 2931606 DosZap
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I just clicked on the down arrow (I don't live in NY City) and the count went from -40 to -39


It does that regularly, if the PTB on the ZH do not like it, it evens it out.To be fair, it also gives 4-5 ups at times also.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:13 | 2931649 Coast Watcher
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If other ZH readers have clicked on the up or down arrows while you're reading the column, it doesn't update the count on each post unless you click on an arrow too. That's why the number may change by more than one when you click. The -40 to -39 means that someone changed their vote while you were reading.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:32 | 2931708 A Nanny Moose
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I could swear I've clicked down accidentally, if I immediately click up, the down has decremented.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:22 | 2932125 aerojet
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I grew up in upstate and now live elsewhere--I can tell you this:  Nobody outside of the northeast understands what you just said.  NY means NYC to most of the US.  The more I look back, the more I realize how bad off the upstate region is--all the politics are geared for the city, to the detrminent of everything and everyone else.  It should be broken into two states, somewhere around Kingston.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:46 | 2931356 socalbeach
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<- I don't care if you live in NY or NY city

<- I care if you live in NY or NY city.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:56 | 2931381 Flakmeister
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NY'ers don't care that you don't care....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:17 | 2931441 Oleander
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I have been without power since Noon yesterday. Generator and hotspot working great. Oh and plenty of food in my fridge. Be proactive and take care of yourself. They should not bother saving those who choose to stay after an evacuation.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:40 | 2931736 Mountainview
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It seems the infrastructure mess appears at full light...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:15 | 2931437 Abiotic Oil
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NY is a vertical shithole, while SoCal is a horizontal shithole.  Both are shitholes.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:46 | 2931558 odatruf
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We heard you the first time.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:05 | 2931835 Flakmeister
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And with a moniker like that you are clearly an ignorant fool....

Why don't you go find a heifer to sodomize or whatever you do to get your jollies....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:41 | 2931957 Abiotic Oil
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Right dewd.  It's all squished dinosaurs, plankton and plants.  Even on other planets with no known life!  Arguing the origin does not argue whether or not we can use up the available resources before the earth makes more.

"The Origin of Methane (and Oil) in the Crust of the Earth

Thomas Gold

U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 1570, The Future of Energy Gases, 1993


The deposits of hydrocarbons in the crust of the Earth have long been regarded by many investigators as deriving from materials incorporated in the mantle at the time of the Earth's formation. Outgassing processes, active in all geological epochs, then transported the liquids and gases liberated there into porous rocks of the crust. The alternative viewpoint, that biological debris was the source material for all crustal hydrocarbons, gained widespread acceptance when molecules of clearly biological origin were found to be present in most commercial crude oils.

Modern information re-directs attention to the theories of a non-biological, primeval origin. Among this information is the prominence of hydrocarbons—gases, liquids and solids—on many other bodies of the solar system, as well as in interstellar space. Advances in high-pressure thermodynamics have shown that the pressure-temperature regime of the Earth would allow hydrocarbon molecules to be formed and to survive between the surface and a depth of 100 to 300 km. Outgassing from such depth would bring up other gases present in trace amounts in the rocks, thus accounting for the well known association of hydrocarbons with helium. Recent discoveries of the widespread presence of bacterial life at depth point to this as the origin of the biological content of petroleum. The carbon budget of the crust requires an outgassing process to have been active throughout the geologic record, and information from planets and meteorites, as well as from mantle samples, would suggest that methane rather than CO2 could be the major souce of surface carbon. Isotopic fractionation of methane in its migration through rocks is indicated by numerous observations, providing an alternative to biological processes that have been held responsible for such fractionation. Information from deep boreholes in granitic and volcanic rock of Sweden has given support to the theory of the migration of gas and oil from depth, to the occurrence of isotopic fractionation in migration, to an association with helium, and to the presence of microbiology below 4 km depth." 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:56 | 2932022 Flakmeister
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Why don't do a little research on Prof. Gold, he was a sharp guy but his forte was to be contrarian thinker.. You see, the way science works is that you often learn a lot more from a bad theory than you do from a so-so one... It all has to due with the predictions that a theory makes.... His Steady-State Universe might have been the the most useful completely wrong theory devised in the 20th century...

Now, why don't you provide us some evidence for abiotic oil that has not been throughly discredited...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:48 | 2932219 Abiotic Oil
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Yes, I'd forgotten how the dinosaurs of distant yore had travelled through space to other planets, died and been turned into oil, on planets where no know life exists.  If organicically generated hydrocarbons are the only explanation then there has to have been lots of life on other planets in the solar system in the past.

The global elite of oil companies and banksters couldn't possibly be jerking humanity's chain to keep their power structure in place.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:13 | 2932254 Flakmeister
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Yawn.... again

Still no evidence, just more half baked nonsense on your behalf....

What would be the isotopic ratios of Carbon if oil was abiotic?


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:40 | 2932442 Abiotic Oil
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The isotope ratios of carbon in oil show that it has, at minimum, come into contact with organic material.  It has been proven that bacteria exists deep in the earth.  It is not proof that oil is biogenic.  I do not believe all oil is either abiotic or biogenic.  I do believe there is abiotic oil.  There is not solid scientific proof either way.  In order for all oil to be biogenic you will need to explain hydrocarbons on other planets that do not have life, and you cannot.  So until you have a digging leviathan to take us to the earth's core, give it a rest.  Here, take a look at the real tech the elites have and see how oil is a control mechanism.  


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:01 | 2932534 Flakmeister
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 Lots of evidence for primordial methane (with abiotic isotopic fractions),  No, you only have to explain hydrocarbons  more complex than say propane/ethane...

Now could you list the number of oil fields that are not associated with sedimentary rock?

For an encore, could you also explain why *all* oil is associated with chelating molecules. From Wiki:

These include terpenoids, terpenes, pristane, phytane, cholestane, chlorins and porphyrins, which are large, chelating molecules in the same family as heme and chlorophyll. Materials which suggest certain biological processes include tetracyclic diterpane and oleanane.

You are clutching at straws...


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:10 | 2932293 Orly
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Not only that but they are finding and more more oil, such that there would have had to have been 6 billion years of dinosaurs and algae to make it, even though the planet is only some 4 billion years old.  Plus the fact that they are finding oil 30+ miles deep in the surface of the earth, where no creature could have possibly existed ay any time during those 6 billion years of the planet just teeming with all sorts.

Pay no attention to the silly man and his angry condescension.  He believes that man created global warming by spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, lo these 100 years or so.  This despite the fact that volcanoes regularly spew more of such stuff into the atmosphere in one belch than could have ever possibly been made by humans.

He's clearly a dolt.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:21 | 2932345 Flakmeister
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Pulling more "facts" out of your ass, I see...

Why don't you go back to your Bible studies, you were much nicer there....

BTW, 30 miles is about 156,000 ft...  You really do just make shit up...

PS You might want to read this before you make a bigger fool of yourself

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:25 | 2931268 Lohn Jocke
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That's what she said?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:11 | 2931213 Mark Carney
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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:13 | 2931220 TJ00
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The gold has 'vaporized' just like the MF Global money.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:28 | 2931288 Ruffcut
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JPM, says thank you, bitchezz.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:13 | 2931224 EscapeKey
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Well, this storm upset their best printing efforts by a few hours, so gold might actually have dropped in value (when measured in bernanke clownbux)!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:14 | 2931227 agNau
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First find the tungsten, there you will find the "gold"!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:40 | 2931305 Gully Foyle
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Sandy did not do this alone.

(Fuck you Obamabots for downvoting an implication taken directly from a Barry speech)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:19 | 2931662 Silver Bully
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'Sandy did not do this alone.'

I believe you are being downvoted because that meme jumped the shark sometime before the debates.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:38 | 2931731 a growing concern
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And he fucked it all up.  Try this:


You didn't flood those subways...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:56 | 2931591 SunRise
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Floated away. . . dang, knew they should have audited it!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:55 | 2931592 SunRise
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Floated away. . . dang, knew they should have audited it!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:04 | 2931616 mt paul
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floated away...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:32 | 2931709 silverserfer
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looks like the NYFED had a boating accident. Sorry Germany.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:22 | 2932624 jonan
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nice one =D

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:35 | 2931716 RiverRoad
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"Where is the Gold?"

Sitting in submerged vaults in NYC in it's impervious and perfect estate proving once more to the world why it is money.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:23 | 2932127 Rathmullan
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200 West is still standing. That's all that matters.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:52 | 2931122 DavidC
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Amazing and moving.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:40 | 2931319 Gully Foyle
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I almost cried at the pic of the homeless man with his Asian Pearl diver slave. What brought the waterworks on was the ingenuity of the man, having his slave dive for change and other objects of value while he coordinated the areas of no police presence via cell.

This is why the US is number one, even our homeless are enterprenuers.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:39 | 2931674 Race Car Driver
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Never know which one of you will show up on any given day. I see today it's the comedian. Lol.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:49 | 2932002 MsCreant
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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:40 | 2931734 a growing concern
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I only regret that I have but one upvote to give for that comment.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:41 | 2931954 Thecomingcollapse
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Wow, thanks for the laugh!  We need more great posts like that one!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:53 | 2931123 Middle_Finger_Market
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''The Goldman building once again boasts the best power generators and is a true beacon of what NYC is all about.'' - giving the finger to the peasants. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:58 | 2931147 Shizzmoney
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That's only because it is powered by its underground generator, the Lord of the Underworld, Hades.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:01 | 2931160 Middle_Finger_Market
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A direct tunnel to the epicentre of hell...yeah thought so. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:03 | 2931181 asteroids
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Or for the more literary among us, it looks like a tower in Mordor.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:10 | 2931207 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The time when one needed to be well read to know your reference is long gone.  NFLX and iPhones took care of that.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:05 | 2931407 Flakmeister
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More like  Tol-in-Gaurhoth  if you ask me....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:31 | 2931921's picture

Lots of gem's in Tolkien's writings.


"My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs) – or to ‘unconstitutional’ Monarchy. I would arrest anybody who uses the word State (in any sense other than the inanimate realm of England and its inhabitants, a thing that has neither power, rights nor mind); and after a chance of recantation, execute them if they remained obstinate!" -- Tolkien

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:48 | 2931737 BLOTTO
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I'm still trying to figure out who in this world - is our ONE - just (1) one - 'white wizard' - that is for the good of the people.

It isnt anyone on CNN or FOX or any of the illuminati controlled main stream media outlets...

It isnt any of the entertainers in hollywood and abroad...

It isnt any sports atheletes...

It isnt anyone who went to a prestigous college...

It definitely isnt anyone in politics...

It isnt anyone on the rest of the tv channels...



Who in this world is our one true white wizard?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:52 | 2931778 Flakmeister
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James Lovelock would be the closest thing...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:36 | 2931939's picture

Ron Paul the Grey has transformed into Ron Paul the White as a result of his combat with the Balrog Fed.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:16 | 2932099 Flakmeister
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This might very well be the most asinine thing you have ever posted....

Aside from a few Libertarian minarchists in the US, no one on this planet knows about RP....

Sorry, but your hero worship just went a  little overboard...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:27 | 2932141's picture

Thanks for sharing your opinion with me.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:20 | 2932592 fuu
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I am having a hard time deciding on which anagram suits you best:

Female Skirt or Mister Flake

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 19:06 | 2933047 Flakmeister
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You seem to amuse yourself in the damndest ways..

Hey, whatever floats your boat..

At least Crocket didn't try to make RP somekind of noveau Jedi....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 21:10 | 2933293 fuu
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:19 | 2931450 newdoobie
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Frodo lives!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:34 | 2931721 AetosAeros
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Considering the state of affairs after the storm.................(and I know the downvotes are coming) it should be remembered that:


One does not simply walk into New York City.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:35 | 2931936 knukles
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And one has to work damned hard to escape the fucking place, too

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:55 | 2932020 MsCreant
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From shizzmoney, to middle finger markets, to you, I laughed so hard I teared up. Thanks!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:20 | 2931251 I am more equal...
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Abandoned money all who enter here....

Dante was wrong, there are 11th level....Goldman will be below satan.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:02 | 2932042 DaveyJones
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that cause Goldman shorted Satan after they sold him to all those cults

and their guitarists are not any better

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:03 | 2931172 economics9698
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That (Goldman Building) just fucking sucks.  Where is the Delta Force when you need them?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:39 | 2931324 HoofHearted
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You don't need the Delta Force to take out that building...just a couple of disgruntled Muslim extremists who take some flying lessons but can't ever seem to get the landings down.

(Too soon??? Naaaa, this is Fight Club.)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:43 | 2931742 RafterManFMJ
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Where is the Delta Force when you need them?


They've been calling for an airstrike for the last 19 hours. Even have target illiminated. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:04 | 2931182 Miss Expectations
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They should maybe turn it off.  I find this kind of display unseemly.  But then, power tripping was never my thing.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:37 | 2931317 RockyRacoon
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They could configure the lights on the building to look like a big giving-the-finger hand.  You know, like when they do a Christmas tree in December.  It would only be appropriate.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:44 | 2931347 Matt
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Or maybe they just had their staff stay at work all night, either to work, or because their homes were evacuated.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:07 | 2931199 DeadFred
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You do have to hand it to them, the technology to convert the quantum flux from a portal-of-darkness was a major achievement.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:20 | 2931239 Zero Govt
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another major achievement is turning a worthless junk piece of paper (derivative) into a power grab of other peoples (depositors) money when a bank goes tits up in liquidation

Barney Frwank needs to stop spitting and farting on US citizens and take his job a bit more seriously 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:23 | 2931266 Vince Clortho
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Bawney takes his job very seriously.  His job has never involved acting in the interests of the people.

This is probably what confuses some of the voters.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:05 | 2932056 DaveyJones
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I thought spitting and farting was barney's job

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:35 | 2931511 quasimodo
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I am curious, only because I deal with gensets here at work weekly, what sets these apart from the other buildings? Are they isolated much better? Sitting on platforms? I'm sure gensets to run a building that size are huge Cats that drink a shitload of fuel per hour.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:38 | 2931949 knukles
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Lotsa big fucking fuel tanks.
Lots and Big being the operative terms
With a 24/7/365 in-house engineering staff
These folks take their connectivity mighty serious.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:39 | 2932185 U4 eee aaa
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All those dead CEOs running on treadmills

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:00 | 2931156 Troll Magnet
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which makes me fucking SICK to my stomach.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:00 | 2931157 Unprepared
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This is a good "opportunity" to test all those contingency planning and business continuity that the financial industry spends billions on.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:03 | 2931176 Middle_Finger_Market
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Continuity of Goldman ahem I mean government. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:18 | 2931236 flacon
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When I was at Merrill Lynch they had those BCP (Business Contingency Plan) drills about once a year. They also had 5 massive diesel generators (locomotive sized) as well as underground tunnels connecting the buildings within the compound. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:48 | 2931762 RiverRoad
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Gotta watch them underground tunnels now.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:09 | 2931208 SIOP
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''The Goldman building once again boasts the best power generators and is a true beacon of what NYC is all about.'' - giving the finger to the peasants.


Could make for a good opportunity to do a "Bank Holiday" practice run.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:06 | 2931390 LetThemEatRand
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So that's what that whole "Illuminati" thing is about....  Now I get it.   

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:52 | 2931124 Lost Wages
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NYC has something new to talk about for the next 11 years.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:56 | 2931137 lolmao500
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I shouldn't laugh but this is funny.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:32 | 2931299 redpill
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Hopefully the harbor can be cleared soon so that the shipment of fresh lumber can be unloaded and construction of a new cross for NYers to bear can begin.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:40 | 2931719 Leopold B. Scotch
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This will be like that "shot heard 'round the world".  The rest of us will never hear the end of it, and it will be on the pedestal considered untouchable by the dominant NY media.

In reality Maz's homerun -- walk-off HR bottom of 9th in 7th game of World Series, culminating in a Yankee Loss -- Far more dramatic and relevant to unique baseball history.  The most dramatic end to a World Series EVER trumps some measely NL Pennant.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:13 | 2932085 Bear
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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas ... What happens in NYC, we have to live with forever

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:33 | 2931300 Ruffcut
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Didn't you mean "bitch about for 11 years"?

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