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Step Aside Apple Line, Here Comes The Gas Line: Photo Album Of A Nation Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

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Perhaps the reason why AAPL is having its biggest daily tumble in recent history on the day it officially launched the iPad mini for retail sale, is because all the people who otherwise would be waiting in line in front of FAO Schwartz and inhaling the smell of fresh horse excrement, are doing all they can to obtain gas. Any  gas. Because iHeater, iShower and iFridge just lack that little "oomph" when dealing with people who are cold, smelly and hungry.

Pictures courtesy of the DailyMail

Desperate measures: Chris Zaturoski uses a garden hose to attempt to siphon gasoline from his car to use in a generator at his New Jersey house which is without power in the wake of superstorm Sandy

Desperate measures: Chris Zaturoski uses a garden hose to attempt to siphon gasoline from his car to use in a generator at his New Jersey house which is without power in the wake of superstorm Sandy

Gridlock: Traffic is gridlocked on the Long Island Expressway into Manhattan near the turn off for the Queensboro Bridge as commuters try to get back to work after Sandy

Gridlock: Traffic is gridlocked on the Long Island Expressway into Manhattan near the turn off for the Queensboro Bridge as commuters try to get back to work after Sandy

Lights out: Without power, many gas stations have had to close because they can't pump fuel into customers' cars

Lights out: Without power, many gas stations have had to close because they can't pump fuel into customers' cars

 

Busy: An Instagram user shares a picture of their local station

Busy: An Instagram user shares a picture of their local station

 

Limited options: Police tape blocks the entrance to a fuelling station where people wait in line

Limited options: Police tape blocks the entrance to a fuelling station where people wait in line

Serious situation: A commuter cycles past a long line of vehicles waiting to get fuel from a gas station in Midtown Manhattan today

Serious situation: A commuter cycles past a long line of vehicles waiting to get fuel from a gas station in Midtown Manhattan today

Waste of time: Many of the queues were more than three hours long

Waste of time: Many of the queues were more than three hours long

Tough competition: Lines began forming today at around 5am

Tough competition: Lines began forming today at around 5am

Budget choice: A man squats down to fill up his gas can at a Hess fuelling station in Brooklyn

Budget choice: A man squats down to fill up his gas can at a Hess fuelling station in Brooklyn

Everyone's affected: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have been inundated with evocative pictures of people coping with low fuel supplies

Everyone's affected: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have been inundated with evocative pictures of people coping with low fuel supplies

Heat seekers: As temperatures begin to drop, people wait in line to fill containers with gas at a Shell filling station in Keyport, N.J.

Heat seekers: As temperatures begin to drop, people wait in line to fill containers with gas at a Shell filling station in Keyport, N.J.

Struggle: President Obama sent 250,000 gallons of gas and 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel via the Department of Defense

Struggle: President Obama sent 250,000 gallons of gas and 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel via the Department of Defense

Powerless: Drivers are forced to travel to find open gas stations. Many have yellow tape wrapped over their pumps

Powerless: Drivers are forced to travel to find open gas stations. Many have yellow tape wrapped over their pumps

Anger: State officials have has help from the Red Cross and the National Guard - but it is still not enough

Anger: State officials have has help from the Red Cross and the National Guard - but it is still not enough

Killing time: Residents of downtown neighborhoods have had to rely on crowded buses or taxis to get around, though the latter may not be an option in days to come

Killing time: Residents of downtown neighborhoods have had to rely on crowded buses or taxis to get around, though the latter may not be an option in days to come

All aboard: Mohammad Ullah fills up his gypsy cab from a gas container while others wait on a line

All aboard: Mohammad Ullah fills up his gypsy cab from a gas container while others wait on a line

Heavy work: A police officer, right, helps Jason Bravo push an out-of-gas van into a station in Brooklyn

Heavy work: A police officer, right, helps Jason Bravo push an out-of-gas van into a station in Brooklyn

Which direction? A New York City Police officer directs traffic at a Hess fuelling station in Brooklyn

Which direction? A New York City Police officer directs traffic at a Hess fuelling station in Brooklyn

Some lines are miles long and many have had to stop using their cars because their tanks are empty

Some lines are miles long and many have had to stop using their cars because their tanks are empty



Fuel rage: A police officer attempts to break up the row amid escalating anger over the gas shortage

Fuel rage: A police officer attempts to break up the row amid escalating anger over the gas shortage

Keeping control: The fuel rationing in the tri-state area is having a huge knock-on effect, and police and National Guard troops are now providing security at gas stations

Keeping control: The fuel rationing in the tri-state area is having a huge knock-on effect, and police and National Guard troops are now providing security at gas stations

Drafted in: A police officer watches as people wait in line to fill their gas containers after Superstorm Sandy closed most gas stations in Allenhurst, New Jersey

Drafted in: A police officer watches as people wait in line to fill their gas containers after Superstorm Sandy closed most gas stations in Allenhurst, New Jersey

Friction: Residents argue for their place in line while waiting to get fuel at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens. State troopers have been drafted in to maintain order in some areas

Friction: Residents argue for their place in line while waiting to get fuel at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens. State troopers have been drafted in to maintain order in some areas

Dispute: An argument starts as men take their place in the line for fuel from a gas station in the borough of Queens in New York

Dispute: An argument starts as men take their place in the line for fuel from a gas station in the borough of Queens in New York



City in chaos: Children play on the ground during the long wait to get to one of the gas stations still operating

City in chaos: Children play on the ground during the long wait to get to one of the gas stations still operating

Dry at the pumps: A police officer holds caution tape after a gas station ran out of fuel in the Brooklyn borough of New York

Dry at the pumps: A police officer holds caution tape after a gas station ran out of fuel in the Brooklyn borough of New York

None here: A New York City police officer explains to a driver that a gas station on the west side of Manhattan has run out of fuel

None here: A New York City police officer explains to a driver that a gas station on the west side of Manhattan has run out of fuel

A state on its knees: An estimated 80 per cent of the gas stations in New Jersey are closed closed

A state on its knees: An estimated 80 per cent of the gas stations in New Jersey are closed closed

All smiles: A group beam with happiness after they reach the front of the line

All smiles: A group beam with happiness after they reach the front of the line

Trying to stock up: People line up to fill gas containers at the New Jersey Turnpike's Thomas A. Edison service area, near Woodbridge

Trying to stock up: People line up to fill gas containers at the New Jersey Turnpike's Thomas A. Edison service area, near Woodbridge

All ages: A girl holds jerry cans while waiting in line at a gas station in Hazlet township, New Jersey

All ages: A girl holds jerry cans while waiting in line at a gas station in Hazlet township, New Jersey

Running on empty: A man lifts a jerry can over his head to see if there is any gasoline left at a gas station in Hazlet township, New Jersey

Running on empty: A man lifts a jerry can over his head to see if there is any gasoline left at a gas station in Hazlet township, New Jersey

Deserted: Many stations are out of action because they have no power to operate the pumps

Deserted: Many stations are out of action because they have no power to operate the pumps

Patient: Residents hold containers while waiting for hours to get fuel from a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens

Patient: Residents hold containers while waiting for hours to get fuel from a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens

Hanging around: A man talks on a cell phone as he waits with others for fuel in Queens, New York City

Hanging around: A man talks on a cell phone as he waits with others for fuel in Queens, New York City

Weary: Long queues for fuel formed at this Gulf gas station in Manalapan, New Jersey

Weary: Long queues for fuel formed at this Gulf gas station in Manalapan, New Jersey

Little helper: Kora Ferrone, carries a five-gallon gas can as she assists her father, Chris Ferrone, in line at a station in Toms River, New Jersey

Little helper: Kora Ferrone, carries a five-gallon gas can as she assists her father, Chris Ferrone, in line at a station in Toms River, New Jersey

Queuing for gas: A long line of people wait to purchase gasoline for their cars and generators, at a gas station in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Queuing for gas: A long line of people wait to purchase gasoline for their cars and generators, at a gas station in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

 

Masses: People needing to get back to work in New Jersey queue at a gas station in Point Pleasant

Masses: People needing to get back to work in New Jersey queue at a gas station in Point Pleasant

Stressful: Families are stockpiling gas, unsure of when supplies will revive and unable to rely on the public transport system

Stressful: Families are stockpiling gas, unsure of when supplies will revive and unable to rely on the public transport system

Endless: Cars wait in long lines at a Sunoco gas station on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale, New Jersey

Endless: Cars wait in long lines at a Sunoco gas station on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale, New Jersey

Sign of the times: Motorists hoping to fill up at a Sunoco gas station on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale, New Jersey, had no choice but to stop and wait

Sign of the times: Motorists hoping to fill up at a Sunoco gas station on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale, New Jersey, had no choice but to stop and wait

Congested: Cars queue bumper to bumper as they approach a gas station in Toms River, New Jersey, after fuel stocks were depleted following Superstorm Sandy

Congested: Cars queue bumper to bumper as they approach a gas station in Toms River, New Jersey, after fuel stocks were depleted following Superstorm Sandy

Filling up: A gas station attendant fills a customer's Jerry cans with gasoline in Hazlet township, New Jersey, after the devastation of Sandy

Filling up: A gas station attendant fills a customer's Jerry cans with gasoline in Hazlet township, New Jersey, after the devastation of Sandy



Frayed tempers: Armed police tackle violence at a gas station in Brooklyn, after one customer accused another of cutting in line

Frayed tempers: Armed police tackle violence at a gas station in Brooklyn, after one customer accused another of cutting in line

Misery: Drivers get to gas stations as early as they can can to beat the crowds, but the crisis could go on for another week

Misery: Drivers get to gas stations as early as they can can to beat the crowds, but the crisis could go on for another week

Drained: Fuel tankers have been diverted to the Port of Virginia, and immediate relief is still some way off

Drained: Fuel tankers have been diverted to the Port of Virginia, and immediate relief is still some way off

Pushing through: A police officer moves a car that is completely out of gas, trying to position it so it can fill up at a gas station in Brooklyn, New York

Pushing through: A police officer moves a car that is completely out of gas, trying to position it so it can fill up at a gas station in Brooklyn, New York

Road block: Passing motorists are accidentally finding themselves in line, and getting accused of cutting

Road block: Passing motorists are accidentally finding themselves in line, and getting accused of cutting

In the dark: Station managers in the borough haven¿t been told specifics, only that they hope to have fuel deliveries by early next week

In the dark: Station managers in the borough haven¿t been told specifics, only that they hope to have fuel deliveries by early next week

Shellshocked: New Yorkers are just starting to get their lives back on track after the terrible storm

Shellshocked: New Yorkers are just starting to get their lives back on track after the terrible storm

 


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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:14 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Waiting in line to chose if I will get screwed by candidate A or candidate B is not a priority with me.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:02 | Link to Comment knukles
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No.

The fucking thing is broke from top to bottom, insdie out, front and center, morally, ethically and spiritually.

 

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 01:04 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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Also, it's not paid for yet.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:28 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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Yesterday the local Board of Elections ordered the police to drop everything and check on all polling places by that night (order came out in the afternoon). Governor said they'll truck in generators to make sure people can vote. Thank god, I was SO worried!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:27 | Link to Comment HANKREARDON
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I would laugh except I know I am the one paying for the gas  #onepercenter

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment RmcAZ
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This is Bush's fault, right?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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No, this is Carter's fault.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:46 | Link to Comment knukles
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Golly, I miss him now

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:25 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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Listen Up Feds!
"I ain't askin' nobody for nothin'
what I can't get it on my own,
if you don't like the way I'm livin'
then just leave this long-haired country boy alone".

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:57 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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We haven't seen anything yet, most of the poeple are on the verge of rioting.  And when the cold weather hits them they will go nuts.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:16 | Link to Comment RichardP
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All they have to do is walk north past mid-town Manhattan.  I'm sure somebody up there would take them in.

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 22:23 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Some will label me as a "cynic of human nature" for predicting this, and I admit my cynicism in the loudest possible way, but if the gasoline shortages and electricity outage lasts for another 3 days or so, you're going to start seeing lots of people breaking shit and breaking into shit.

And they could send in 200,000 National Guardsmen and it won't change that equation.

For the record, I genuinely don't believe my cynicism of human nature is born of projection, as some will no doubt allege.  I genuinely believe that I'd be one of the people doing the right thing always.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:43 | Link to Comment knukles
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Oh the irony of it all

Had everybody "prepped" there'd be much less pain, suffering, backlash, angst, hate, violence and troubles.
Instead, those that have prepped in fact committed a faux pas under the DHS tehhorhist profile....

Whatta fucking nightmare.

Thems that did as suggested by their leaders, had no more than a few cold pizza slices and a bottle of MD 20/20 on hand are in deep do do.

Not to demean or make bad of those suffering, rather to slight those whose full fucking time job is an effective response to events such as these who are failing all their constituents and indeed, mankind itself...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:59 | Link to Comment blown income
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Nigga's is wildn' ....

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cg5j9Rdj9A

-Tron

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:01 | Link to Comment HANKREARDON
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QUICK!  Make sure their gas cans are C.A.R.B. certified! 

 

 

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:40 | Link to Comment imbrbing
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What, we can't use all the 32 OZ bottles that used to house our precious soda for toting gas now? What is this world coming to! Funny, I do see a guy in one of the pics with what looks like milk jugs.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:04 | Link to Comment JonNadler
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You can't eat gas

Don't worry Chuck Schumer announced the gas should start flowing soon. A man who's record of veracity rivals mine

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment akak
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Don't you just hate all these "Radical GasolineBug Extremists"?

The way they scream and preach doom, you'd think a hurricane had just hit or something.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:15 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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@ Jon Nadler  

+ 1  And you can't run your car on storm debris either.

Well, Chuckie saying that makes me feel a whole lot better.  Funny how Sandy's aftermath is being reported so differently than post-Katrina.  I wonder how long this weekend will be for those affected in NY and NJ.  Getting cold.

Lesson learned:  It's up to each of us to be prepared, personal responsibility!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:44 | Link to Comment JonNadler
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I can only envy Chucky, If I were only half as good, gold would be 300 again

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:20 | Link to Comment Zap Powerz
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Noooooooo.  Dont you know?  Big storms require big government to save us!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:27 | Link to Comment drink or die
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http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/11/02/Staten-Island-Resident-Confronts-Chuck-Schumer-We-Are-Gonna-Die

 

Here is your typical New Yorker begging the government for supplies.  Don't worry though, Chucky saves the day.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:59 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Gas always flows out of Chuckys mouth.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:04 | Link to Comment redpill
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Great time for a marathon.  They should put all the imported African distance runners on a treadmill and get a generator going.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment JonNadler
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we're all going to be running soon

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Bikez, Bitchez!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:17 | Link to Comment redpill
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I REALLY hope Bloomberg shows up at the start of the race in Staten Island where there are still bodies washing up on to shore and explain to the people there why the media tents have power and hot food while his constituents shiver and starve.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:01 | Link to Comment ACP
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If Bloomberg and his entourage are attacked by angry residents with AK-47s and RPGs, would that be considered a spontaneous protest?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment redpill
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I don't know, but we better immediately find someone to apologize to for causing any offense.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 20:44 | Link to Comment The Shootist
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Then we could go back to the old dayz when 'everything ran on NiggaWatts.' lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFHzTCa3Pz8&feature=fvwrel

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 05:33 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Bullets over Broadway & Drones over Delis, oy vey!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:53 | Link to Comment helping_friendl...
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The groveling will be at your trail for .........felony causing an occifer of the jew york pd to mace you........your free speech annoys the court and you must grovel lest you be sent to the toombs......!

Let the grovelling begin.

Plane loads of pepper spray are being airlifted, courtesy of Nancy Pelosi, to NYNY.

bitchz!

peace vernon sy........lvest man see you soon.......

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:28 | Link to Comment helping_friendl...
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Is that inside, or outside of the free speech zone?  You need to get a permit to voice your opinion and be granted permission from his magesty, Judaicanisnis, Mayor Bloomberg, along with your application you must submit 100 milligrams of anabolic steroids, for each Occifer assigned, plus you must pay in advance for the mace to be applied within the free speech zone.

Right?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment THX 1178
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Yer talkin' 'bout 28 Days Later right?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:52 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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I want to be the one to start the race "On your mark, get set, FRESSSSSSHHHHHHH MEEEEEEEEEATTTTTT!"

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment walküre
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record LOW voting turnout across the NE

we scream bloody murder and "monitor" elections in other parts of the world but here, we just pretend, pretend, pretend everything is a-fucking-ok

I've had it with the the leadership in this country. They're all fucking idiots.

Martial law is what they would have needed by now. Nevermind open markets let alone a marathon.

People need to get told to stay home. Military setup centers for distribution of food, gas and other essentials. Get people off the streets and back into their houses or shelters.

This is completely irresponsible.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:18 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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People need to get told to stay home.

 

Apparently some people need to get told to shut up and mind their own business.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment walküre
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That's the American spirit.

The 1% watching the spectacle with their binoculars from the tops of Park Avenue homes.

Let the plebs fight over gas in jerry cans. The 1% probably pays their staff to stand in line for them. No "service" disruption for the 1%. God,no.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 22:49 | Link to Comment mjcOH1
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"People need to get told to stay home. Military setup centers for distribution of food, gas and other essentials. Get people off the streets and back into their houses or shelters.

This is completely irresponsible."

Well, 53% of the people make food, refine gas, produce other essentials, distribute it all, and fix the broken shit.  

And for 47% it all magically appears at the local government distribution center.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:31 | Link to Comment merizobeach
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"Military setup centers"

Euthanasia services in the back, Soylent Green dispensary up front.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment CvlDobd
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Anyone seen the Michael Ruppert interview, Collapse?

This is what it looked like in my head at the start.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment imbrbing
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First I saw that and learned of Michael, I had some respect for him, he seemed to be on to something. As time passed he went south and talks some weird sort of "spirit language" now. Not to say

the premise of the movie would not play out pretty badly, much like we are seeing here now. Imagin that worldwide.....OMG! X10!!!

 

 

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:46 | Link to Comment harposox
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I'm not into his spiritual mumbo jumbo much either, but to be fair, being the poster boy for a looming economic collapse has got to get old pretty quick.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:20 | Link to Comment imbrbing
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Well said

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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The really sad part is that there's a Nor'Easter getting spooled up as we speak.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:14 | Link to Comment harposox
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I've been following Ruppert's work for close to a decade now, and this is exactly the shit he's been warning about. At some point we'll simply run out of the resources necessary to pick ourselves up off the mat after these increasingly frequent and violent natural disasters... assuming we don't get done in by our aging nuclear architecture first, of course.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:07 | Link to Comment kito
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DONT WORRY, IM GONNA GET ME SOME OBAMAGAS!!!!!!!!!................

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:16 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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Keep Obama in president, you know?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:07 | Link to Comment rustymason
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Do these people FEEL dumb?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:29 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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Unfortunately for mankind, dumb does not hurt.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:15 | Link to Comment Vince Clortho
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Dumb may not hurt, but cold and hunger do.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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If you can still feel pain you can still push forward, after you have stopped feeling you can still push forward.

When you can no longer run that one that one through your mind, it won't really matter anymore...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 22:57 | Link to Comment mjcOH1
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"Unfortunately for mankind, dumb does not hurt."

 

It used to, but....

"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." – Herbert Spencer

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:35 | Link to Comment merizobeach
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"Dumb may not hurt, but cold and hunger do."

But unfortunately, dumb is still too stupid to make the connection.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:39 | Link to Comment THX 1178
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Dumb does not hurt immediately-- the hurt comes later. By the time the hurt comes, the causal relationship between dumbness and consequences has been obfuscated beyond recognition. Severed. But eventually, the dumb get theirs, just like the lazy and the brainwashed.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:08 | Link to Comment aint no fortuna...
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Wonder if the lines will be that long at Best Buy in about 3 weeks?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment redpill
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DON'T YOU FUCKING CUT IN LINE I NEED MY NEW FUCKING IPODPHONEPADBOOK SO I CAN GIVE MY OLD ONE TO MY KIDS FOR CHRISTMAS AND THEY CAN GIVE THEIR OLD ONE TO THE DOG.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:08 | Link to Comment Divine Wind
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I want the gas canister concession.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:09 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Thank you so much ZH.

Passing this on.

pictures seem to work better for the herd.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:09 | Link to Comment ReallySparky
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And there were folks around here that made fun of the preppers.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:14 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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I promis you this, I won't be sharing my goods with the masses that mock me for some of my efforts.  Definitely getting that natural gas powered generator going in short order.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment ReallySparky
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Thinking the same thing my fellow ZH'er.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes and yes.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment redpill
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The mightiest metropolis the world has ever seen, brought to its knees in less than 36 hours.  People have no appreciation for how fragile this civilization has become.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment HobbyFarmer
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+1 Redpill and RichardHead above.  Very fragile.  I already have spoken to several local businesses regarding 1) installing a LP gas generator and 2) getting the LP tank upgraded to a larger size from it's current 500 gallons.  Meeting with reps on Monday.  Wife is onboard and actually relieved at this idea, so this will happen quickly (unlike some of my other ideas....prompts her to roll eyes at me).

The wise learn from others mistakes.  I think I'm prepare(d)(ing) for tough times, but man, how fragile this whole system is!!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment pods
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Def go with a big LP or diesel generator.  All these people who are in line are filling up a 2.5-5 gallon can to run some dinky inefficient generator, no doubt to merely run a resistance heater.

They soon will find out just how long a small gas generator will run on a tank and how quick the load adds up.  

Go short used generators next spring.

pods

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:00 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Have two gas generators and a full house LP.  Working on a wood gas generator as well but in the meantime I keep the local convenience store owner in Bhut and Scorpion peppers(he's Indian...why is that funny?) as he has a couple K of propane just over a mile away. The smaller generator fully runs the 'spare' RV which has it's own tanks and is fully stocked. A woodstove with an exchanger for hot water. And a rocket mass stove for the greenhouse that also heats the aquaponics tanks...I'm gettin' there...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:50 | Link to Comment merizobeach
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I've got those Bhut Jolokia in my garden, too.  I love that flavor.  My mouth waters thinking of it.  :-)

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:35 | Link to Comment css1971
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The kicker is fresh water. A week and people start dying.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:24 | Link to Comment imbrbing
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1 measly gas tank away from ripping it all to shreds.

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 05:38 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Wood burning stoves with super efficient ducting/venting definitely have a place in colder regions, too.

'Twas a time when I would've considered pellet burners, but then they started playing games with the prices of the sawdust pellets, and one never really could be sure what they used as the actual adhesive in those, either.

 

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:32 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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NG/LPG with an unreliable umbilical cord or a flammable storage tank on site?

I don't know if the Obummer EPA changed the rules after I left the US, but you used to be able to get a 550 gallon tank without EPA registration, and road diesel, home heating oil, and farm diesel are are interchangeable when the TSHTF.

Wonder if any of the houses still standing on SI use home heating oil...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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If you have a 2007 or later diesel car or truck, you MUST use ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) or else you fry the emissions components for an expensive repair.

However, if you have a 2006 or earlier diesel car/truck, go for it!  Road diesel may be better quality, or not, but they do all work, at least when it's warm.  Home heating oil doesn't meet the gel point issues of winter diesel, but you can deal with that by adding an anti-gel additive.  Farm diesel (technically off-highway diesel, also used in construction equipment and misc. other stuff) may or may not depending where in the country you are.

Your best bets in pre-06 diesels are the Ford 7.3L and Dodge/Cummins 5.9L.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:37 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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A bit more helpful info - the white bottle "Power Service" is your all purpose diesel fuel additive to prevent fuel gelling and do other good things.  If you have anything diesel, keep some on hand.

In case I wasn't clear, apart from highway tax issues, offroad diesel is just fine in nearly all 2006 and earlier diesel engines.  Just add some anti-gel (like Power Service) if the weather could go below 40 and you aren't certain that it's winterized fuel.

Also, having personally cleaned a fuel filter that had gelled fuel in it, an ounce of prevention is worth about 100lbs of cure.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:03 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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I keep diesel, gasoline, kerosene, and propane in stock, and normally just mix in some kerosene if it's that cold, since I don't have any newer road-certified vehicles.  The biggest problem I run into is old Sta-bil-ized diesel clogging injectors.  What I can't understand is why anyone is sitting around waiting for "help!"  If a gasoline vehicle has washed into an unusable position- grab the screwdriver from the joke of a "roadside emergency kit" and liberate its fuel for use in an operable vehicle, or find a house with diesel substitute and get the hell out.  Unless someone is searching for lost loved one, or their corpse, it makes no sense to defend lost ground or a broken box of "stuff" at the potential cost of one's own life.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:33 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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I hope you don't actually tell people around you that you stock up on shit...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:14 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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Not worried at all.  They are all pretty concerned about my security systems and various weapons.  In fact, most believe there is some sort of bobby trapped system.  locking ssystems I have are pretty sophisticated.  Plus, anyone who knows me has seen me shoot.  I don't miss. 

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment surf0766
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I have a propane generator. I lent it out yesterday to a family without power. Deeds, not words.

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 00:29 | Link to Comment Cosimo de Medici
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I know what you mean.  I had a pretty good year at the HF, and I'm thinking George's going to give me about $30 million come bonus time.  Even at 15%, after tax I'll still pop nine figures total NW, so now I can buy whatever expertise (as well as Blackwater/Xe security) I don't have.  How many HF managers does it take to change a spark plug?  Who cares, we hire tradesmen for that kind of stuff.  And I ain't sharing shit with nobody, 'specially all those slugs who goofed off and dissed me while I "nerded out" in school, and all those too stupid to learn from 6000 years of human history that it's the elite who run this world and always will.  I mean, the rules are right there for all to see, so those who failed to learn deserve whatever they get...or don't get.  Hey, he ain't heavy, he's my bro....screw that!  He's dead weight.  Even my shit don't stink, because I installed one of those activated carbon filters up my gold paved butt.  You prepped for your world and I prepped for THE world.

Me, my, mine, baby!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:14 | Link to Comment economessed
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Amen to that.  You don't seem to worry so much about gasoline when you're out of potable water or food.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:17 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Itch
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Me thinks you will start seeing more prepers popping up everywhere, because frankly this storm is probably the first of many; and Manhattan is in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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This storm was hardly the first.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:05 | Link to Comment bigrooster
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Amen brother.  We are the 1% that will survive when the current 1% dies off...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:09 | Link to Comment Rathmullan
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"Hm? You know what, you know what I noticed? Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying. If tomorrow I tell the press that like a gang banger, will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all, part of the plan. But when I say that one, little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!" 

"When the chips are down these, uh, "civilized people"? They'll eat each other."

---The Joker, in Dark Knight

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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You can tell those pictures are all fake.  There's not a single pool of blood in the forecourts shown.  They've been Photoshopped out, because everyone knows people have been murdering each other with machetes to cut ahead in the lines.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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Just give it time.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Maybe we'll see those pictures on Sunday...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Fake no, but the same stations featured over and over, yes...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:54 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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That's a great point.  I hope some of the contrail theory / HAARP Weather Control !!1eleventy! crowd pick it up and start telling us how it was a missle that hit Staten Island, not a hurricane.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:33 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Wake up! Do you think that Dick Cheney would hesitate to fire a missile at Staten Island? You're far too trusting -- or a paid disinformation agent.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:03 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
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I hope some of the contrail theory / HAARP Weather Control !!1eleventy! crowd pick it up and start telling us how it was a missle that hit Staten Island, not a hurricane.

Lots of video of Sandy hitting NYC.

Where's a video of a plane hitting the Pentagon?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Are you suggesting there really is only one of those beautiful multi-colored jackets I'm seeing worn by those similar looking ethnic gentlemen arguing with similar looking police officers?  That is a relief, because I thought I was missing out on a new fashion trend.

/ugliest jacket ever sarc

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment Bear
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Is this what peaked oil looks like?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment redpill
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Peak Bloomberg

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Bear
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They ran out of >16 oz cups ... everyone had to switch 5 gal cans

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Matt
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Famines tend to be social, rather than physical, problems.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:32 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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I think it's closer to what peak POPULATION looks like..................

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:11 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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That Jerry guy must be making a killing off those cans.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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LOL

I started looking closer at the pictures, and actually found ONE jerry can. But it wasn't one of the ones with a jerry can caption.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:59 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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All of the plastic ones are most likely Blitz brand. Which was sued of of existance I believe.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:34 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Yes Jerry can.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 20:55 | Link to Comment The Shootist
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I saw some decent looking Jerry cans in the latest 'Sportsmen's Guide' flyer -probably going fast.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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We shoulda nuked Berlin back in the day, goddamn krauts....

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:26 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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you should get out of your mothers basement and take a trip there.  

 

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:26 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Fuck you you fuckin' kraut-lover!

The fuckin' Jerries planned this whole Sandy thing so they could make a fortune selling their stupid cans to desperate 'Merkins in a time of great hardship!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:49 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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"desperate 'Merkins in a time of great hardship!"    look at those pictures again.  most of those people you see look like they are on starvation rations of 4500 calories a day.  Look at all those women selling their bodies on the street so they can feed their kids.    The patent on jerry cans expired in 1945 so it isn't the "krauts" that are profiting.  I think its canadian polyethylene producers who are scoring.  rember tell your mom to insist on using condoms to prevent any further unwanted pregnancies

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:21 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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I'm starting to feel too sorry for you to carry on with this...you win.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:30 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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Tarbender!! a round!!   seriously you could probably have a beer in your hand before you clear passport control.  Hitler is dead.  Good that Berlin never got nuked

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:24 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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rember tell your mom to insist on using condoms to prevent any further unwanted pregnancies

+10

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:33 | Link to Comment DosZap
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rember tell your mom to insist on using condoms to prevent any further unwanted pregnancies

 

You kiddin?, and lose that $700.00 a head FREE $$$$$$$$.

No way Jose'.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment mayavision2012
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my neighbor is going long on bicycles.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I've been surprised at how few bike riders I've seen pictured. I would expect to see them everywhere.

Or maybe that doesn't make for good journalism?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Bike riders don't generally have to stand on line for gas, derp derp.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Matt
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With lines of cars everywhere swerving into and out of gasoline lines, IDK how safe I'd feel riding a bike through all that. Does the 3-person minimum restriction apply to non-motorized vehicles?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Agent P
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They're all in the alley...getting stabbed.

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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 "Woe is me," Sara Angelina Lalalina told the teeeveeeeeee reporter, as the petite and perky 34 year old was unable to promptly fill the 40 gallon tank of her 11mpg Cadillac Escalade, which she finds quite necessary to transport herself and her pet shitzu, Sir JarJarbinksywinksy, to and from meaningless places for their devoid-of-any-true-meaning-and-actually-net-negative activities, daily.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:49 | Link to Comment Rapada
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All the debris on the road would result in lots of flat tires.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Randy Goodnight
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Can't you post more pictures? 

BTW - Them's is some ugly peeps.  Looks like they only get out to spend their welfare monies. 

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:14 | Link to Comment surf0766
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When a car floods is water able to get into the tank?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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Not if it is only submerged a day or so in shallow water- if the gas cap is properly screwed on (and there are no leaks or punctures in the line or tank, like from someone desparate for gas as soon as thw waters recede).

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment Mark Carney
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Technicaly no, all the lines to the tank and tank included are sealed...but did you put your cap on three *clicks* tight? did the storm surge break your lines....variables, always variables.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:51 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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No, but if it gets in your intake manifold you will bust your pistons in short order.  The good news is that it will happen before you spin your bearings.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:03 | Link to Comment DosZap
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When a car floods is water able to get into the tank?.

Not usually, IF  the ENGINE  is submerged definitely( through the Air Cleaner), but  90%+ on the road today have sealed fuel systems.If you own a 90's or newer your safe.Unless your gas tank cap is defective.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:15 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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Whether you see the lines or not America is a country full of lines. Petrol lines, unemployment lines, food stamp lines, lines of bankers wanting QE, lines of peoplewho woud sell their homes if they could do so for a reasonable price, lines of lobbyists, lines of shoppers willing to crush fellow human beings on big sale days and lines of cocaine.

I am not sure where these lines are leading America, but so far they do not seem to be leading her people anywhere good.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:17 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Remember how back in the olden days we used to brag about our superiority 'cause we didn't have to wait in lines for bread like the Russkies? 

USA number one!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:14 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Yeah, these pictures remind me of the poor Russkies in the 80's standing in line before Mikhail Gorbachev saved them.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:27 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Did someone say lines of cocaine?

party!!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment fuu
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The biker gal ignoring it all is the message.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment Lore
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Bet she has pannier fuel cans. She just got to the front of the line a little sooner. ;-)

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:29 | Link to Comment youngman
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SHE HAS GAS...just don´t ride to close behind her...

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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She better not be too oblivious, otherwise she'll be felled by the infamous sudden door opening.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:26 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I'd guess that even those stuck in traffic appreciate one less car to wait behind. It isn't like these bikes are inhibiting traffic flow like those critical mass douchebags are always doing.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Poor little liberals... waiting for the government to save their hipsters asses.. Boohoo.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:21 | Link to Comment CommunityStandard
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You talk as if the affliction is limited to liberals.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:32 | Link to Comment walküre
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Dude, you gotta ditch your one-dimensional worldview. "Liberal" is just terminology to describe just about everyone who opposes the current status quo. The powerful establishment who runs everthing in this country creates boogeymen all over the place. One of their favorite scape goats aside from muslim "fundamentalists" are "liberals".

Guess what, dude. The status quo sucks and you just may be the only guy left in a crowd of "liberals" who have had it with the status quo.

Just admit you're a liberal too and wear it like a badge of honor. Unless you're only eating white bread and generally turn the lights off when you have sex, only once a week and only to pro-create. Any other way and you just might be a liberal?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:39 | Link to Comment Tsar Pointless
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Righteous, dude!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:57 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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oh yeah, socialists aren't bad.  They're just "different", ya know.  You're probably one, too, you just don't realize it.

Where have we heard this line of shit before?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Tsar Pointless
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Socialist, huh?

Well. to borrow the schtick used by Jeff Foxworthy, you might be a socialist if:

1) You receive Medicare, or Medicaid, or Social Security;

2) You believe in a taypayer-funded state police force and local police forces;

3) You believe in having local taxpayer-funded fire departments;

4) You drive on roads and bridges, or use any mode of transportation, you didn't build or make yourself;

5) You wear clothing and eat food you either didn't make or grow yourself.

I could go on, but it's Friday evening, and even I need a break from all of this BS.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:55 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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I'm already sick of your idiocy after a single paragraph. #1-4 are indeed socialist filthy bullshit that is repugnant to civilized people for reasons that obviously surpass your comprehensive capacity. #5 simply proves you're an intellectual child OR an outright liar. One of the dumbest most ironic statements I've read on ZH. Division of labor, central tenet of capitalism, violently opposed by a good portion of Marxists to say nothing of other socialists. Oh well, facts don't matter!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:39 | Link to Comment walküre
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just add to the list above

muslim "fundamentalists|"

"liberals"

"socialists"

chant USA! USA! USA! at the Romney rally.
maybe USA needs a couple 8.5 earthquakes in the West and cat 3 hurricanes decimating the Eastern seaboard to get the message.

USA is one pathetic gigantic epic failure filled with arrogance, ignorance and hubris... and a reserve currency worth shit anymore after a 99% "inflationary" decline.

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 07:24 | Link to Comment homme
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You're probably one, too, you just don't realize it.

Where have we heard this line of shit before?

 

James Dale?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Sweet Chicken
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Scary times indeed.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:17 | Link to Comment km4
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Generators, which could be used to power homes, are set up in Central Park for the marathon's media tent.
As Sponsor of New York City Marathon, ING Comes Under Fire - Businessweek

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Matt
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Business as usual, or the terrorists win. Al Qaeda is responsible for storms, right?

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 01:16 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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Short bread. Long circus.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:17 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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My wife wondered why we had 11 gallons of gas stored.......DUH! All kinds of people are bitching about FEMA not helping them....WTF DID THEY EXPECT????? We just got our power on. I watched movies the whole time with hot coffee and a cold fridge. WHY? Because I undertsand a simple fact that when TSHTF, I gotta be the man. PRIOR PLANNING PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE: P6. In the end, it's all on you. Test: PASSED. I see this shit as a trial run. Wait until a big one hits......

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:39 | Link to Comment mh505
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Its P7, friend = 

Prior Planning & Preparation Prevent Piss-Poor Performance

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Whatever......actions speak louder than words.....thanks.

 

I call it.......

 P/Hurricane will not fuck with me or my family regardless if it is a category 1 or category/7

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:51 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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P9.. Proper Prior Planning & Preparation Prevents Pitiful Piss Poor Performance

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