Hurricane Sandy Satellite Photos: Before And After

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While New Yorkers living south of 34th Street have to live in cold and dark for an indefinite period of time (ConEd has been firm electricity will be restored by the weekend, it has been far more vague just which weekend it had in mind), the biggest devastataion from Sandy took place further south, primarily along the New Jersey coastline. In order to get a sense of the devastation that has taken place, we present images from the NOAA's satellite photo tracker, which shows aerial comparisons of the Jersey and Delaware coastline before and after. Because while one can contemplate navels in very broad terms if any wealth is created or destroyed due to Sandy breaking many windows at the macro level, any and all people who lived in the affected territories below will have a far more practical answer to this stupid question.


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Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:01 | 2938397 Dumpster Fire
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Looks cleaner

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:04 | 2938408 MillionDollarBonus_
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BREAKING NEWS: Scientists have now confirmed that Hurricane Sandy was caused by CO2. Scientists carried out 10^999999999999999 Monte Carlo simulations with various permutations of 10^999999  coimatic factors to prove that in the absence of man-made CO2, Sandy would not have occurred. Again, this begs the question: How many people need to die before right-wingers support an international tax on carbon emissions?

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:12 | 2938422 redpill
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Al Gore and MDB said it, so it must be true.


I hope Snookie didn't lose her iPhone charger in all of that.


You can see the sheen on that water from all the hair grease that got pulled out to see from the Jersey shore.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:12 | 2938467 SmallerGovNow2
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Pick up a copy of the book "Watermelon".  it will tell you all you need to know about the BS green movement...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:27 | 2938526 Pladizow
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Yet Snooki lives!

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:31 | 2938539 kaiserhoff
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This shows how obsolete cities really are, and how vulnerable to even slight disruptions.

Many people are suffering, but this is nothing compared to a serious terrorist effort.  The lights could be off for months.  How many New Yorkers would survive that?

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:34 | 2938563 Pladizow
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Snooki want smoosh-smoosh:

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 15:44 | 2938606 kaiserhoff
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That scares the shit out of me Plad, and I'm not afraid of nothin'.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:13 | 2938728 James_Cole
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All the brain dead ass-backwards morons on here complaining about science / scientists need to gtfo their computers, cancel their electricity, abandon their cars, strip off their clothes and move to the forest.

Because without science you would be naked animals running around forests. Instead, the unfortunate by-product of technological advancement is morons like you wind up on COMPUTERS engineered and built by scientists to rant your pea brains off about things you know nothing about. 


Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:34 | 2938796 gmrpeabody
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Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:04 | 2939066 Richard Chesler
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That's nothing compared to what a few Goldman bankers could do with the place.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 21:26 | 2939607 Spirit Of Truth
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Watched Anderson Cooper tonight and while interviewing Governor Cuomo in the flooded bowels of Ground Zero Cuomo said, "We don't just rebuild, we rebuild better."

Once again a public official makes a comment mirroring the Isaiah 9:10 prophesy which projected the destruction of Ancient Israel.

See "The Harbinger" by NYC rabbi Jonathan Cahn:

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 23:57 | 2940037 Harlequin001
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Don't see the problem. Just look at all those lovely broken windows, you can just feel the wealth. Next week the sun will be out and we'll all have jobs again fixing them and these pictures will look a whole lot nicer, and brighter. Hell there'll even be a new president.

Fresh start.

Live it, and remember, you're fucking loaded now, Krugman says so.

I was thinking of pootlin' on down there and floggin a few truck loads of luxury cars now that everyone's going to have more than they can possibly spend, and I know I could spend lots...

Happy on the inside.

That's me, just living the dream, from a distance...

Calling all investment advisers; these guys are fucking loaded, you can smell it. What're you waiting for?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 07:17 | 2940408 Harlequin001
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I see at least one job opportunity down there... for a 'pool guy'...

and some 'mildly pear shaped' mortgage backed securities...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 13:16 | 2941721 johnQpublic
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i just ran into a guy at home depot looking to buy a dirty water pump to try and pump 30,000 gallons of sea water/sand mix from his pool...came to Delawho over from jersey


jobs for pool guys indeed

and the fireplace store was bangin' too when i was out

damn line outside the place waiting for it to open

broken window equivalents bitchez

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 07:45 | 2940442 tabasco71
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"That's nothing compared to what a few Goldman bankers could do with the place"

LOL +1

Now thats funny!

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:36 | 2938802 blu
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Don't even try. These guys seriously do not care. They've got a few more stages of grief before they'll be able to face the end of their world like men.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 17:05 | 2938898 Zero Govt
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"..without science we'd be naked"

without Govt crone junk science we'd be in Gold plated robes the amount these crooks try rob off us

Europe alone has spent $billions on wind turbines, it's so desperate they hook them up to diesel engines to keep generating and make money out of these bankrupt devices

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:59 | 2939245 Doña K
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Science tells us that the Canary Islands volcano west side will eventually slide into the Atlantic. You have been warned. The whole east coast is in danger in some places more than 10+ miles inland.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 21:07 | 2939562 Ident 7777 economy
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True dat.


NYC and Bloomburg/Cuomo need to prepare NOW.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:36 | 2942919 XitSam
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Sounds like a James Bond movie.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 17:24 | 2938950 R_J
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...and with science we get someone like YOU spill UTTER and complete SHITE!


Thu, 11/01/2012 - 17:42 | 2939008 NotApplicable
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Ya know, your rant might be slightly more relevant if you actually replied to an OPPOSING opinion, rather than randomly clicking about the page until a reply box appears.

Instead? It is the hallmark of a brain dead ass-backwards moron.

The more you know!

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:10 | 2939272 nmewn
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Unrelated to the current kerfuffle but...probably not a good idea to build on BARRIER ISLANDS. I mean, they call them barrier islands for a reason.

They rolled the dice and lost. About every hundred years or so one of these puppies makes it up to the NE.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:57 | 2939374 JuicedGamma
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Unfortunately, the taxpayer (the few of us left) get to share in the less since most of these properties are insured with Federally subsidized flood insurance. 


Thu, 11/01/2012 - 20:05 | 2939399 kaiserhoff
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Kerfuffle?  I've got to quit promoting Yiddish for Your Dog, but, Teaching Your Cat to Play Violin, is a great read.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 20:45 | 2939487 nmewn
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Its Scottish ;-)

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 21:09 | 2939563 Ident 7777 economy
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Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:02 | 2939061 Jack Burton
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James_Cole?  Is that you James, is this me?

Trust me James, anytime science reveals something that makes the establishment uncomforatable they will go to war with science. They believe science is there to provide only what they want to hear. There was a time when science told them the world was not flat, it enraged the establishment for several centuries.

It is funny to hear them trash science while they type away on a computer dependent on semiconductor physics which needs quantum mechanics to be real. Now global warming science is childs play compared to quantum mechanics, but still they type away in denial of demonstable facts.

It is in the nature of the closed minded to cling to only what makes them comfortable. Rush Limbaugh makes them comfortable. The laws of physics are too hard for them, they must think, and why think when Limbaugh can reveal the truth for them and they don't have to strain a brain cell.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:27 | 2939138 laozi
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You are correct sir. My daughter is 6 but I doubt she would make the same mistakes as most people here. Have I been reading the comments written by a bunch of mentally challenged 12 year olds? Now I start to doubt my own intelligence for even being here.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:38 | 2939336 Mr Pink
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Thu, 11/01/2012 - 22:48 | 2939859 James_Cole
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"Now I start to doubt my own intelligence for even being here."

As long as you avoid the guest posts & posts which even vaguely reference climate change and stick to the posts centred on finance the morons mostly disappear.

After looking at the pictures I was curious if anyone from the areas affected would be commenting - big mistake. First things I read are how scientists are always wrong and climate change is a big jewish conspiracy.

Below on this thread some moron brings up guns, gold & rib eye steaks as things completely divorced from science… stupidity truly is infinite!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 07:21 | 2940415 Clashfan
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You are right. Bye.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:31 | 2939150 vulcanraven
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Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:37 | 2939170 JPM Hater001
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"All the brain dead ass-backwards morons on here...strip off their clothes and move to the forest."

Give me a minute.  I'm trying to think of the right way to say you and MDB will be missed.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:53 | 2939227 uncle_vito
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Without science guns, gold, and rib eye steaks are still real.   So is hooch.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:01 | 2939246 knukles
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'Nuff said.
Newfangled climate science looses hands sown.

Let them starve with their Priuses in the dark

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 20:47 | 2939491 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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Pry my Prius from my cold, dead hands...

I don't know whay I said that, I just felt like it

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:02 | 2938690 zerozulu
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Devastated indeed, but i don't see tears around the world for us.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:31 | 2938786 CommunityStandard
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Duh, they hate us for our freedoms.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:35 | 2938800 gmrpeabody
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Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:44 | 2938827 CommunityStandard
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Yes, now stop asking questions before we detain you.  And pay no attention to that drone, it's protecting your freedoms.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:53 | 2938855 gmrpeabody
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That's more like it...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:43 | 2938825 aerojet
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I don't think that's the lesson here.  It's more like: "If you value your shit, don't live near the coast."  But we've always known that.  Also, we could build hurricane-proof cities, we just don't because it would be very expensive and NYC doesn't get hit by them very often.  They'll put it all back together, they have the technology.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:02 | 2939062 Pure Evil
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Not to worry, the Berstank will print and everyone will be made whole, whether or not you owned property at the shore.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:19 | 2939291 blunderdog
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    this is nothing compared to a serious terrorist effort., dude, you're obviously an innumerate with no comprehension of scale.

Flooding lower Manhattan is not something a terrorist attack could ever BEGIN to compete with unless you're talking about a backpack nuke, and as far as we know, those don't exist.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 21:14 | 2939580 Ident 7777 economy
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" ... backpack nuke ... "


To start with, they have a short shelf-life (seriously; they, their components, degrade rapidly w/time so as to become inerrt/worthless in a relatively short period of time)

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 23:07 | 2939907 Husk-Erzulie
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Been around since the late 1950's. Safe to say the technology has not only proliferated, but improved significantly, since that time.

This is wikipedia, about as open, unclassified and easy as it gets, research-wise.  No sarc tag maybe?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 05:55 | 2940341 MillionDollarBoner_
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"backpack nuke" - WTF?!?!

I live just up the road from Felixstowe, the biggest port in the UK. I was chatting once with the guy in charge of security there and he said their biggest fear is of a shipping container arriving into port carrying a "dirty bomb". I understood this meant low grade nuclear waste mixed with explosives. He said there is no way to easily counter this as the detonation could be made prior to the ship docking.

So, low-tech beats hi-tech yet again...Go DHS!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 14:59 | 2942226 blunderdog
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A dirty-bomb wouldn't do a tenth the damage to Manhattan that the flooding just did.  That was my point.

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