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Now The Rats Are Sinking The Leaking Ship

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While the massive population of New York City is awfully impacted by Sandy, there is a more populous and even more caustic population that is struggling with the aftermath: Rats! As Forbes notes, the NYC Subway is notorious for its rat population and with all five subway tubes now submerged, one can only imagine where these cute cuddly rabies-wielding devil rodents will make their new homes. "Rats are incredibly good swimmers and they can climb" is hardly the reassuring news lower Manhattan homeowners were looking for, and as the Daily Mail notes, this could bring infectious diseases such as leptospirosis, hantavirus, typhus, salmonella, and even the plague into human contact. On the bright side (well not really), rats don't need to bite a human to transmit its gross payload; rodent feces and urine can spread conditions like hantavirus just as easily - get long hand sanitizer stocks!

 

If they can do this - then what happens when they are forced above ground?

 

Cue gratuitous "biggest rat in the world" scary video clip (real or not - this is crazy)

 

  • Rats can climb brick walls, trees, and telephone poles, and walk across telephone lines.
  • Rats can fall from a height of 50 feet without getting hurt.
  • Rats can jump three feet in the air from a flat surface and leap more than four feet horizontally.
  • Rats can scamper through openings as small as a quarter. General rule: If a rat’s head fits into the hole then the body will follow.

Everything you did not want to know about rats and really did not want to ask:

Rats Fact Sheet

 

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:03 | 2931397 ZackAttack
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"Everyone knows what is in Room 101, Winston..."

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:25 | 2931452 hedgeless_horseman
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I hope that many affected ZH readers were well prepared for this hurricane.  You were warned...

ITEM 2

Commit to prepare for zombies, so that currency collapse, EMP, hurricanes, revolution, world war, or anything else will seem relatively mild.  Understand that the time to make a plan and prepare is before, not after a zombie invasion.  Understand that there is no way you can plan or prepare for every contingency, but doing something today goes a long way to peace of mind, and eliminating any regrets should the shit actually hit the fan.

  

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-19-10/fear-we-are-returning-time-history-where-it-common-occurrence-fight-ones-life

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:27 | 2931476 malikai
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Real or not, I got to know why in the fuck that giant rat is getting the chinese suction cup treatment? For those who don't know, the purpose of that treatment is to find out where your qi is imbalanced and get it unblocked and flowing again.

Who in the fuck would want to touch that thing to find that out?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:43 | 2931545 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Cats, bitchez!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:18 | 2931658 economics9698
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Rats = pellet guns.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:46 | 2931752 knukles
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What we need is a good Richard Geere Rat-Love Demonstration.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:00 | 2931810 Leopold B. Scotch
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I believe this Rat situation is related to the "Goldman Light Up Night" amid the blackout photo from a few posts earlier.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:23 | 2931675 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Quick!  Kill the rats!  Trade in your barbaric relic!

http://www.catsforgold.com/

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:45 | 2931751 The Proletariat
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I wonder if rats would make a good "filler" for pink slime or high fructose corn syrup?  Regards, BigAg

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:00 | 2931813 Leopold B. Scotch
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It's all Goldman hires.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:20 | 2931893 americanspirit
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Rats and their feces already constitute a portion of the 'filler' in all processed meat and many other food products. USDA even publishes tables with 'acceptable' amounts of rodent parts, feces and hair in a whole range of products. So dig in and enjoy.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:46 | 2932712 CPL
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Ever seen the Secrey of Nimh?

 

Maybe the rats are doing it as revenge?  lol

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:52 | 2932735 Tango in the Blight
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Do not underestimate the power of lolcatz!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwfV-w5Ibkc

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:04 | 2931404 lolmao500
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And there's 32 million of them.

/bullish

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:22 | 2931463 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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CRS: 

Collateralized Rat Swaps

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:29 | 2931488 icanhasbailout
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Am I imagining things or did the train announcer say "If you see a suspicious package on the train, keep it to yourself"?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:43 | 2931543 RiverRoad
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Gotta watch them furry little ankle biters.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:46 | 2931561 Stuck on Zero
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Watch out.  The rats have invaded GS and are posing as day traders.

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:21 | 2931671 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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They've been doing that since 1925.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:04 | 2931405 LetThemEatRand
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Why do I have a feeling from reading this article that right now there is some guy in a coma in some hospital in NYC, who is going to wake up in a few weeks to a seemingly empty hospital where the only sound is distant vaguely human groans....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:06 | 2931412 lolmao500
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NYC zombies are not gonna moan for brains, they gonna moan for ipads.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:13 | 2931434 l.kimbot
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LOL!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:21 | 2931460 Hugh G Rection
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Jew York and the District of Criminals need to sink into the Atlantic, we'd all be better off.

 

it was not preached to the crowd

it was not taught by the state

it was not spoken aloud

when the Saxon began to hate

 

http://wikispooks.com/wiki/9/11:Israel_did_it

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:28 | 2931484 yabyum
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HUGH, STORMFRONT MISSES YOU!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:31 | 2931500 Hugh G Rection
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Did I offend your tribe?

 

It was not suddenly bred.

It will not swiftly abate.

Through the chilled years ahead,

When Time shall count from the date

That the Saxon began to hate.

 

911missinglinks.com

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:38 | 2931523 Zionist Jew
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You hate-filled goyim beasts are pathetic.

 

Your role on this earth is to serve the Jews, not to obsess about supposed false flag attacks perpetrated by Mossad and dual citizen sayanim inside the US Government.

 

Pay your taxes, King Bibi needs more bullets and tanks for the erasing the "Palestinian" plague from Greater Israel.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:50 | 2931575 Hugh G Rection
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PNAC "Rebuilding America's Defenses"

September 2000

 

"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings about revolutionary change, will be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event--such as a New Pearl Harbor."

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:55 | 2931588 kralizec
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Heh.  No zombies after Katrina though, doubt Sandy will create more than minor pestilence...

Too bad, that.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:16 | 2931775 knukles
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Maybe no Zombies but what with shelves empty, frozen food all but thawed, milk gone bad, MD 20/20, Nighttrain, Thunderbird (What's the price, twice as nice) malt liquor and Kools comin' into short supply, there gonna more than likely be some "peaceful legal assembly human rights protest marches" to take advantage of untended electronics, furniture and clothing stores.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:13 | 2931866 e_goldstein
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Don't be so sure. I bet that since the rats are running free, the CHUDs are soon to follow.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:07 | 2931415 Dr. Engali
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It's funny how much that giant rat resembles Blankfein... 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:22 | 2931465 realtick
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Or any rodent for that matter

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:08 | 2931418 Aguadulce
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Buttercup: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.'s?
Westley: Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist.
[Immediately, an R.O.U.S. attacks him

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:09 | 2931423 Matt
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"In the U.S., about 14,000 people annually report direct attack from rats - occassionally inflicting mortal wounds"

WTF?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:15 | 2931438 Dr Benway
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Infection. My WTF line was how rats destroy 20% of all agricultural products yearly. I very much doubt that is correct.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:33 | 2931715 dhengineer
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Very true.  They get into the storage bins and eat their fill.  That's why the ancient Egyptians began deifying cats and worshiping them.  The kitties could be "domesticated" and they caught the rats that were destroying the harvest.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:55 | 2931795 knukles
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Of course the rats destroy every thing in sight, are the most destructive species ever known to man, spread misery, disease and Democratic politics especially when memorialized by a US Department of Fictional Horseshit for a Bigger Budget Requirement is on the line.

If Krugman had an ounce of sense he'd be preaching about a Rat Invasion instead of Aliens... aka 1% Plutocracy as opposed to Foreigners...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:03 | 2931832 Leopold B. Scotch
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I've lost track.  Are we talking Rodents or Goldman?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:10 | 2931857 Flakmeister
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The most destructive species known to Man is....

Man...

At least the rat population will stabilize before destroying the planet, we have yet to demonstrate that ability....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 21:02 | 2933263 MrSteve
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In India, much of the harvest is stored in the open, in heaps on the ground. The rats contaminate much of the food, more than they "eat". They produce waste where they eat so the contamination is greater than what they physically touch.

Rodent waste "allowed" is why I no longer use any ground pepper. You want to grind the whole peppercorns yourself.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:09 | 2931424 Overfed
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Long arsenic!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:10 | 2931425 valkir
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Tonight after dark the fun start.Rats+looters.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:12 | 2931430 Miss Expectations
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Well, here's hoping the cockroaches drowned...nevermind, they're probably climbing out of the basements to the upper floors, too.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:32 | 2931502 Long-John-Silver
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Not just climb out, they can fly out too.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:37 | 2931522 JohnG
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Roaches are bloody hard to kill without chemicals.  Hell they can live for up to a week without thier heads and only die because they dehydrate.  Lots of other fun facts about roaches:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_cockroach

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_cockroach

Have a hell of a lot of problems with American cockroaches down here in the south.

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:57 | 2931801 knukles
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Cockroaches been around since before the several extinctions and can survive Atom Bomb Testing Radiation.

And cause me to break out in hives....

(shuddering)

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:20 | 2931890 Miss Expectations
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Hell they can live for up to a week without thier heads and only die because they dehydrate.

So, I had to go to the kitchen late at night, flipped on the light and saw a big palmetto bug on the counter.  I smashed it really hard with my flip flop, picked it up with a tissue and flushed it.  I got my glass of water and went back to bead.  The next morning, I looked in the sink and there was its head, still alive.  I could tell because the antennas were still very active.  (I don't doubt your story.)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:50 | 2931576 Trimmed Hedge
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I hope the bedbugs made it out okay...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:13 | 2931433 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Hand sanitizer ain't gonna do shit.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:16 | 2931439 Cheesy Bastard
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Unless you drink it.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:29 | 2931492 JohnG
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There was a kid at my wife's school that drank quite a bit of it.  Got in to the janitor's storeroom.  Damn near died.  It's isopropyl alcohol.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:11 | 2931860 Flakmeister
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Paging Darwin!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:14 | 2931435 Shizzmoney
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The rats will make themselves right at home at the Dimon and Blankfein residences.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:44 | 2931548 insanelysane
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and Corzine.  Aren't we near an anniversary date of some sort?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:16 | 2931440 Kaiser Sousa
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dow 36,000......

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:17 | 2931444 HD
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Obamacare tax covers wet rats and unicord prenatal care 100%... humans - not so much.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:59 | 2931805 knukles
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Properly called

ObamaDon'tCare

('cept for the "health" insurance providers campaign contributions)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:21 | 2931445 The Count
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Hey! Maybe all those survival videos on youtube were not made by nut jobs after all! That storm could have been a CAT 4 and then NYC would have really been out of commission for a long time. 

:-) = Me checking stock of my firearms inventory. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:21 | 2931459 vato poco
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Firearms ain't gonna do you shit good if you've got a swarm of 500 rats to deal with. Now, flamethrowers.......

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:46 | 2931555 Overfed
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12 ga. No. 12 shot.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:48 | 2931761 The Count
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Of course a 12 ga. No. 6 shot will work just fine. its a no brainer....! Those NYC city folks no nothing about guns.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:19 | 2931448 Cursive
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Good news:  When the zombie apocolypse begins, we can pull a G. Gordon Liddy and roast these rat bastards to suppliment our food supply.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:25 | 2931449 Dr Benway
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Sinking the leaking ship? As in pop up in your sink?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:19 | 2931453 Vlad Tepid
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How are we supposed to tell the rodents from the Goldman employees?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:31 | 2931497 Richard Chesler
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Real rodents have principles.

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:35 | 2931508 tradingdaze
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Goldman employees feed off human suffering.

Rats do not.

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:42 | 2931542 Lord Blankcheck
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Goldmanites will be the ones wearing suits and ties!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:20 | 2931455 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Long Rat Terriers!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:27 | 2931481 rosiescenario
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Have a pair of them....natural born killers.....assasins in clown suits....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:29 | 2931695 Vigilante
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Seriously..

Rats die en masse during widespread flooding.

They are not that good against force majeure.

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:47 | 2931563 insanelysane
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Schnauzers

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:03 | 2931819 knukles
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One of my miniatures killed a massive rat 3 times her size with One Swift Chomp on the Neck and a big ass Shake of her Head.

And she's the shy one of the two of 'em
Major ratters!

Schnauzers are Great Animals!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:21 | 2931461 OldE_Ant
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"They are a gift from Allah, not a curse"  Hidaglo

Hey Rat is good eatin - ask the Chinese!   Head over to the GS building where the employees are having some Shishcarat with diesel seasoning.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:30 | 2931485 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Wholesome fresh rat milk. Preferably straight from a rat's teet!

 

http://wtso.net/movie/119-The_Simpsons_1009_Mayored_to_the_Mob.html

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:21 | 2931462 squexx
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The REAL rats are the ones who wear black beanies and work in the Financial District. Those are the ones that need to be gone after!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:25 | 2931469 JohnG
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I run and live on my own little farm (actually not so little...), have many animals around here.  Cows, chickens, horses, pigs, large gardens, and hundreds of acres of trees (makes decent change for me.)

Rats are a very serious problem.  I use a lot of animal proof rat traps like you'll see around commercial buildings (black boxes with holes on them up against the outside walls.)

The other thing that keeps the rat population under control is very simple.

Cats.  Lots of cats.

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:41 | 2931540 JohnG
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Some of those are funny as hell.

These are some of the best imho:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMeanKitty

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:30 | 2931496 malikai
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The organic solution.

+1

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:45 | 2931553 takinthehighway
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Learned how to shoot down on the farm - an old single shot .22 with a flashlight taped onto it, killing rats around the corn cribs.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:06 | 2931622 JohnG
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Same here.  But then I was drafted, they figured out I was a damn good shot, sent me to sniper school and dropped me in a fucking jungle.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:13 | 2931648 insanelysane
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Should have dropped you on Wall Street

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:52 | 2931780 JohnG
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Nanny Bloomberg won't let me take a rifle.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:12 | 2931863 knukles
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Used to shoot rats and woodchucks with a scoped .308 (110gr. boat tail spitzer hot loads) Win. model 100 ... used to turn big woodchucks "inside out" almost like just the head & pelt flying through the air ....  sick ....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:10 | 2931637 Itch
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I suppose it depends how the cats were raised, if they have been completely domesticated and housebound they will run a mile from a huge rat. Check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRGewy1pu5c

 

Dogs on the other hand get straight in there, no messing about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxQksEF2uso

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:12 | 2932789 edifice
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Rat:  4
Cats: 0 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:35 | 2931723 Waterfallsparkles
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This is supposed to work really well.  Mix dry instant oats with plastetr of paris dry and put it out.  The plaster hardens in their stomach and kills them.

I tired it on a rental and the neighbor said he saw about 3 to 4 dead rats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncEVHthmGNE&feature=fvwrel

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:25 | 2931471 Long-John-Silver
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What I'm really worried about are the people that migrate away from damaged areas the way people migrated away from New Orleans. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:26 | 2931475 Seorse Gorog fr...
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This creeps me out! Time to bring on the Pied Piper Mayor Bloomberg.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:50 | 2931577 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Crispian St Peters - The Pied Piper

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r0zoEBba1Y

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:29 | 2931487 azzhatter
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Rumor has it that Bloomberg is the descendant of a rodent.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:29 | 2931490 Alpacanio
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Oh, REAL rats! I thought you were talking about the bankers...

 

My bad...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:29 | 2931493 helping_friendl...
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Bullish?????

Long Decon!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:32 | 2931501 buzzsaw99
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You got rats on the west side. Bed bugs uptown. What a mess this town's in tatters...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:17 | 2931883 Flakmeister
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Sha-doobie...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:32 | 2931503 spooz
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Thats a big rat (what are those things on its back, btw), but I've seen bigger ones. It always makes my day to run across one of these guys:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflatable_rat

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:13 | 2931868 knukles
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light bulbs; chakra indicators and turn signals

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:35 | 2931509 IridiumRebel
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My wife termed me a "prepper" weeks ago.....now she terms me "badass". The coffee is hot, the fridge is cold and the family is sleeping tight knowing that daddy is a fuckin badass. When this house of cards collapses, we will be the ones to start this thing back off right. Bring it.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:49 | 2931572 insanelysane
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Exactly.  It's all fun an games till someone hasn't had coffee for a few days.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:14 | 2931871 knukles
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Or at least a morning hand job

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:56 | 2932250 IridiumRebel
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I get both.....but coffee more than the handjobs. The handjobs increased when she figured out that all that "worrying" actually was worth. She has been kissing my ass about every 5 minutes.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:40 | 2931531 Poule Mouillee
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This calls for a Snake... Where's Pliskin?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:12 | 2932084 The Count
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He's behind the house hunting for snakes...if you know what I mean.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:50 | 2931574 Clowns on Acid
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These rats can't print fiat....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:54 | 2931585 blunderdog
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Rats get a bad rap.  They're friendly, sociable, and very successful.

Sure, some folks complain that they carry disease and eat food and destroy property.  In those regards, they're just like other New Yorkers.

We should all observe a moment of silence for the millions of 4-legged brethren displaced by the recent storm.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:37 | 2931942 Freddie
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I am sure many of them can find a home over at The Goldman Sack and The JP Morgue.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:00 | 2931603 hedgehog9999
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Do you mean real rats or the Corzine types.....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:18 | 2931661 XitSam
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:21 | 2931668 walcott
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just in time for Halloween - Rats (2012)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUsTXRyGFa4&feature=related

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:20 | 2931669 pragmatic hobo
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going with the theme of rats and sinking ship, how about this?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/28/lyonsobama-needs-come-cl...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:25 | 2931683 j-dub
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I promised myself I'd never look at a picture of Blankfein again.

But then this article....................

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:31 | 2931704 paint it red ca...
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Not the NY rats I want to see drowned!!!!!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:38 | 2931730 Appleseed
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Get you Rat on a STick! Get your cooked Rat on a Stick!

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:41 | 2931738 Essential Nexus
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I'm scared the rats might catch a disease from increased contact with the New Yorkers.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:44 | 2931747 bigfire
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My favorite sanitizer Purell is made by Pfizer, so that's a stock pick right :)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:46 | 2931755 Frank N. Beans
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at least New Yorkers won't starve

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:03 | 2931831 Navymugsy
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My wife and I left New York City many years ago but, being natives, our first thought upon seeing the pictures of the flooded tunnels was:

"Where the hell did all the rats go?"

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:40 | 2932693 Flatchestynerdette
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Navymusgsy "My wife and I left New York City many years ago but, being natives, our first thought upon seeing the pictures of the flooded tunnels was:

"Where the hell did all the rats go?"

 

Hey Navy - I've visited the city and my first thought was about the rats in the tunnels as the water was pouring into the storm sewers, the first floors of the apartments buildings (and their basements), the tunnels and into the subway system.

Yeah - where did the rats go? Guess we'll start hearing about rat bites in the next few days as they come out and want food.  Yuck. NYC is gastly IMO.

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:34 | 2931929 Freddie
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I bet most of these rats can be found on the Goldman Sachs trading floor.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:46 | 2931981 septimus
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Boy, it seems these disasters just keep on coming! Next thing you know, there'll be an earthquake on the east coat! It seems the future just keeps on getting more unpredictable! 

Top 5 Horrifying Scenarios of the Future

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:31 | 2932152 cbxer55
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Accelerating toward 12/21/2012 Bitchez!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:36 | 2932072 Yen Cross
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 N.Y. looks pretty bad,after seeing the pics this morning. Those rats might start looking like chickens in a weeks time.?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:14 | 2932093 The Count
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i have several cases of military MRE's that i bought 2009. Wonder how long these last. Been stored under A/C in the pantry. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:24 | 2932129 Scalaris
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Upside = Infinite rat kebabs for ration distribution per food-stamp receiver.

Lemons, lemonade and all that.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:38 | 2932429 W10321303
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Lots of HARD CORE rats in NYC, 'ya think' REALLY?

"Do the Wall Street Shuffle, Let Your Money Hustle,

"Bet you would sell your MOTHER! You Can Buy Another..."

10CC, "The Wall Street Shuffle"

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:03 | 2932536 FinalCollapse
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Today is 11 years, 1 month and 19 days after 9/11

I am not into any numerological theories but ...

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:33 | 2932666 earleflorida
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indeed... and in times of emotional [crise?] stress they reproduce exponentially ie., normal reproduction being eight [8] litters per year and having twenty [20] babies per litter [the amount of females born under stressful circumstances is higher than in normal time, so look for the numbers to at least double? --just like humans wanting to preserve their legacies? 

think of 911?

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