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Gasoline Rationing Comes To New York

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From the mayor who made owning an 18oz+ container of coke a summary offense, comes this:


In case anyone gets any ideas, the NYPD will be there to enforce counting skills:


Finally, so solly, but no tickee, no gasee


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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:51 | 2961945 malikai
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Time to get out those spare plates folks.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:57 | 2961981 francis_sawyer
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John Corzine & friends ought to be 'making' license plates...

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:03 | 2962015 hedgeless_horseman
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Hurry now to your nearest GM dealer
before inventories increase even more!


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13 CTY / 18 HWY

Nicely equipped with a giant fucking gas tank for only


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then you pay to be tracked and recorded.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:03 | 2962031 malikai
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It's too bad they didn't show the accompanying picture of the angry mob attacking and robbing Mrs. Big outside of the store.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:06 | 2962051 Dr. Sandi
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I swear Mrs. Big looks just like Sheriff Taylor's Aunt Bea. She's probably buying extra cans of dog food for little Opie.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:15 | 2962103 Dr. Sandi
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Thinking about it though, WITHOUT rationing, 6 cans of mystery food were purchased by hungry eaters. WITH rationing, only 2 cans went home with lucky shoppers.

Who eats the other 4 cans of mystery food?

Oh, wait. I'll bet they're donated to the BLACK MARKET'S annual food drive.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:28 | 2962145 hedgeless_horseman
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With rationing everybody gets to wait in line more often for less, versus waiting in line less often for more.  See?  Much better.

Get long fuel tanks.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:29 | 2962175 max2205
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what if my plates reads  BITCH!!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:33 | 2962196 NotApplicable
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That's a Tazing!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:34 | 2962198 flacon
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There is only a MANUFACTURED shortage of gas in New York - created by a government that wants to love it's citizens to death. 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:42 | 2962237 disabledvet
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Supplies of gasoline have been at record highs for some time. Same is true for oil...and natural gas. And Bring Back Rudy Giuliani please...

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:51 | 2962277 krispkritter
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Effective immediately, all persons over 200lbs. will only be able to order one 16oz beverage on even numbered days. Those weighing under 200lbs. on odd numbered days. Anyone caught violating this policy will be asked to immediately urinate behind a dumpster...

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:34 | 2962424 Zer0head
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and what pray tell is the tail number on his Gulfstream?



Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:37 | 2962381 Flakmeister
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Problem is that is it basically all in Cushing (oil) and on the Gulf Coast (gas)....

Problem is that PADD 5 is very tight as are parts of PADD 1 (East Coast)...

The Colonial pipeline cannot handle demand  more so now that 2 mmbpd of capacity is offline in Europe, that gas was once shipped to NY/NJ for distribution....

This shows part of the story

Scroll down for the regional plots here

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:32 | 2962186 Tortfeasor
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It's only "temporary"

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:34 | 2962197 greensnacks
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People cutting in line leads to riots ... imagine what will happen if someone with an odd number license plate shows up on even-number day. What a stupid idea.

And rationing leads to hoarding, so yes go long fuel tanks!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:40 | 2962231 cougar_w
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They aren't rationing yet. NYers can have as much as they can carry -- every other day.

Because people are stupid, they had to be told to go home at least every other day and get on with life.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:11 | 2962654 UGrev
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Because businesses either: 

1. couldn't come up with their own rules

2. didn't want to because it was good for businesss

This is not for the city to decide. If the businesses want to do this, fine.. the mayor can suck a dick. They pay for cops.. have their fat asses get out in the streets and direct traffic like the good drones that they are. 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 09:41 | 2964053 prole
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You are ezactly 100% wrong grev. "Business" could solve these lines in 2 seconds by adjusting the price along the lines of supply and demand. Big Brother specifically and brutally disallows this, and voila! Government caused shortages and government caused lines and government caused "solutions" to the shortages and lines. (which solve neither)

If Big Brother would STFU and the gas stations who wanted to could raise the price to 10$ a gallon during the pretend shortage and sunday drivers and SUV mall shopper moms (zombies) could stay home and people with real jobs would pay the  price and not have to waste half their day in line with the zombies.

If any gas station did this they would be shut down so fast by the Gestapo their heads would spin. Not ironically at all the Gestapo are not waiting in any lines whatsoever neither do they pay for their own gas either we do.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 02:40 | 2963569 Dr. Sandi
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My heart goes out to the poor bastard who gets in line on an even day with his even plates. But by the time he gets to the front of the line, it's already an ODD day.

That would make me cranky.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:39 | 2962220 Abiotic Oil
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"Police in NY today are reporting a sudden rash of license plate thefts..."

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:48 | 2962260 Matt
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License plates for rent, $20 / hour.

Interested in getting some money? We pay up to $50 per day for your license plate.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:04 | 2962320 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Just buy a set in Chinatown. Odd, Even, they got it all!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:06 | 2962329 Whiner
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You will only be allowed to buy fuel tanks on odd days unless your name ends in a vowel in which case you will apply for a permit. No tanks will be allowed in NYC. Hon. Nanny Bloombergstein.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 19:04 | 2962507 Harbanger
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I'm sure there are all sorts of regulations regarding fuel tank use and storage in NYC that people have no idea about.  I can see them permitting fuel tank buyers.  Why not? you're handeling something "dangerous". With a 3hr Fire safety class and a registration of your fuel storage location.  That's a whole new agency.  Forward!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:32 | 2962413 bilejones
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It's lawsuit time. There are more odd numbererd days in a year than even.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:32 | 2962414 bilejones
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It's lawsuit time. There are more odd numbererd days in a year than even.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:12 | 2962090 SelfGov
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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:18 | 2962120 johnQpublic
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is that this months double plus good chocolate ration?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:32 | 2962187 NotApplicable
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I almost choked on my chocolate bar when I read that.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:04 | 2962038 mayhem_korner
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John Corzine & friends ought to be 'making' license plates...


Yes...with his cell mate, Elmo Blatch:

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:40 | 2962074's picture
Fresh fish! Fresh fish today!
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:16 | 2962093 Frozen IcQb
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They hate us for our freedom!... If they only knew.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:18 | 2962117 Stoploss
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I was not bullshitting when i told yall to carry two sets of plates with you, one for odd days, one set for even days.


Now look at ya.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:05 | 2962043 reading
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Some enterprising Craig's Lister will team up with one even and one odd plate and offer to take you to fill up your gas cans on any day...gas in car, problem solved.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:12 | 2962089's picture


Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:22 | 2962128 Frozen IcQb
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"DB5 rotating plate bracket for sale"   Original , no major damage other than slight bullet dings.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:36 | 2962209 NotApplicable
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Bloomturd will then escalate the battle by mandating plate scanners at all pumps, further increasing the price.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:53 | 2961951 CunnyFunt
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Never let a good crisis hinder the encroaching police state.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:06 | 2962048 post turtle saver
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Lighten up, Francis.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:41 | 2962236 CunnyFunt
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Is that normalcy bias weighing on you, Mayor?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 19:38 | 2962594 post turtle saver
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You're all delusional.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:11 | 2962651 nmewn
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Do they have a lot of post turtles flailing away in NYC now?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:41 | 2962723 CunnyFunt
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post turtle saver, seeing cops patrolling tourist spots and subway hubs with HKs and ARs, TSA checkpoints at random stations, Homeland Security SUVs parked at the same spots day-after-day, under-cover units 'trolling for pot smokers, brown-bag beer drinkers, unlicenced dog owners and the five-oh strutting around like peackocks immune to everything were some of the main reasons I left the shit hole city that Bloomberg governs. That was all before the soda bans, fuel rationing, salt regulation, etc., and I could go on at length about that place which I dare not speak its name. Anyone who doesn't recognize Bloomberg's duchy as the beta-model police state is deluded. If the smug hipsters in Park Slope love it, then isn't that a signal to get the fuck out?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 05:03 | 2963699 AldousHuxley
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there is always Canada

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:15 | 2963212 CunnyFunt
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Come on! Slap back, bitch!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:17 | 2963213 CunnyFunt
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Go live in your cubicle, fuck face. I don't want any part of your bullshit. Come around here and you'll get fucked up, real good.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:55 | 2961959 pods
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So does this mean that Ann Margret's not coming?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:00 | 2962006 malikai
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Not too many are going to get that. But they should.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:07 | 2962057 otto skorzeny
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yeah well-HandJob was jerkin' off 10 times a day

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:50 | 2962270 ParkAveFlasher
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This is my gas can.  There are many like it but this one is mine.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:53 | 2962283 pods
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What is that gas can's name private?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:52 | 2962280 pods
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Crazy fucker starts jerkin off in the waiting room, instant Section 8.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:58 | 2962306 otto skorzeny
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the USA will die the day R. Lee Ermey does.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:00 | 2962310 ParkAveFlasher
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Then we will be in a world of shit.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:32 | 2962415 malikai
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I am.. In a world.. Of shit.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:26 | 2962159 blunderdog
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First to go, last to know.  We will defend to the death our right to be misinformed!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:56 | 2962297 koncaswatch
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She wasn't just odd / even: she's with the Black guy.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:56 | 2961960 _ConanTheLibert...
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0 = even number

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:59 | 2961997 Seasmoke
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he will fix that...... NO ONE gets any gas on DECEMBER 25.......his Jew buddies will love that one

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:03 | 2962008 dark_matter
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Yea, Did he think zero was not even or not a number? Duh.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:08 | 2962061 Sokhmate
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zero is a letter, it comes before A

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:39 | 2962221 NotApplicable
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Damn, I always thought Z came before A.

So, is zero in between them?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:08 | 2962319 XitSam
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Read the tweets carefully.  Ending in 2 4 6 8 0 are even.  Ending in A-Z are odd.  Plates ending in 1 3 5 7 9 ... can't buy gas?

Do I have that right?  He did not say 1 3 5 7 9 are classified as odd, people may assume that, but it is not what he said.

Edit: Maybe 1 3 5 7 9 can buy gas anytime?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:01 | 2962014 cougar_w
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Yeah well I bet in NY you could convince a cop "0" is an odd number, too.

Like have having "O" type blood, you can go anywhere.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:57 | 2961961 eclectic syncretist
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"we expect that NYers will respect the rule and work together to ensure compliance, many by finding some screwdrivers and stealing lisence plates appropriate for the particular day they wish to purchase gas."

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:56 | 2961965 Bold Eagle
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This is discrimination against even-numbered folks because there are more odd days than even days in a year.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:39 | 2962116 NotApplicable
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Especially if your even numbered car runs out of gas on the 31st.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:10 | 2962341 XitSam
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Bloomberg is an idiot, my gas can doesn't have a license plate.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:30 | 2962180 blunderdog
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Here's hoping this lasts a year.  I'm sick of trying to cross the street when there's all this traffic.

Speaking realistically, though, I suspect it'll be over before the end of this month, which happens to have equal numbers of even and odd dates.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:56 | 2961967 Kaiser Sousa
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'we dont need another hero...."


Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:08 | 2962063 Dr. Sandi
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I could use the number zero.


Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:09 | 2962076 otto skorzeny
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The Road Warrior is a documentary

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:56 | 2961971 MarkD
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Vanity plates rule

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:12 | 2962073 Dr. Sandi
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So does the plate "EATIT2" count as odd or even?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:56 | 2962285 JonNadler
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my license plate is UCANT EAT GOLD, what day do I fill?

Nah just kidding, Jamie has me covered no waiting on line for me

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:00 | 2961972 bania
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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:57 | 2961973 Seasmoke
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this midget deserves ANOTHER term

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:57 | 2961976 SheepDog-One
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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:57 | 2961978 Neethgie
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but i thought ny was all better ? i thought barack obama made fema work better than anyone?

oh no? what i was lied to? dear lord..

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:00 | 2962002 post turtle saver
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Epic butthurt is epic.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:36 | 2961984 JLee2027
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How many arrests and new crimes and criminals is this going to cause? Idiot.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:58 | 2961987 azzhatter
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The fascist pig has spoken

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:59 | 2961990 Dre4dwolf
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most of the stations dont follow the rule they have a limit of 50$, If I woned and operated a station I would have an "express lane" 25$ a gal.


Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:14 | 2962099 Id fight Gandhi
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Its coming to 5 dolla sucky, sucky, me pump you long time.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:54 | 2962286 Matt
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And you would be fined $20,000 per offense (each customer is a new offense) for price gouging. How do you like them apples?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:59 | 2961991 DollarMenu
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Shades of the Carter years.

Odd/even buying days and 10 gal limits.

55mph coming up?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:23 | 2962142's picture

Breaker, breaker, there's a smokey up ahead.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:00 | 2962003 Shizzmoney
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So when does the Fed start to print plates?

BTW, this helps households with more than one car.  "Hey honey, your odd so it's your turn tonight to get the gas!"

It's almost maybe even worth the effort to know some ppl in CT, RI, in MA and hoard gas through them.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:00 | 2962004 pulp1
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So the cops can also monitor those bastards with the Big Cokes!


Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:11 | 2962085 otto skorzeny
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it's no wonder the NYC PD can't shoot straight-they have one eye out for all of these bullshit regulations-how can you expect a guy to concentrate?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:19 | 2962122 NotApplicable
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Those poor folks need a raise!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:25 | 2962150's picture

NYC needs TSA alumni. They're well trained in regulating the volume of liquids.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:44 | 2962449 Urban Redneck
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NYC desperately needs more disasters, so we can witness the logical end result of this sick nanny state joke, and hopefully learn from it before it spreads to the rest of the country.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:06 | 2962012 mayhem_korner
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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:01 | 2962013 dwdollar
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Welcome to the USSA bitchez!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:02 | 2962024 The.Oracle
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Gas shortages already! Damn I thought it was gonna be at least another 6 months. This collapse is gonna be nuckin futs!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:03 | 2962027 Chaos_Theory
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Super Storm Sandy, Nor' I hope there's an unknown super volcano under NYC ready to blow

I am sick of waiting for this farce to end.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:05 | 2962044 dwdollar
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Let's hope for an Atlantic tsunami!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:13 | 2962096 the not so migh...
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Not before I make it north to the mountains

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:09 | 2962340 fonzannoon
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Chaos that is just disturbing. I am sick of people.....oh wait you mean specifically NYC.....oh that's fine.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:03 | 2962028 Mad Mohel
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As long as you have a segment of hose and good lungs, then there is never a shortage of gasoline. Ya feel me?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:04 | 2962035 Pairadimes
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What could possibly go wrong?

Oh, and look for my license plate rental kiosks popping up all over Manhattan.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:09 | 2962077 kito
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see my post below. bloomberg has watched how well its worked in nj when gov christie implemented area is a complete mess...gas liines are stretched out for many football field lengths...meanwhile...christie took necessary action in nj, cut down the lines, allowed people to actually reach the pump on odd/even days, and things have stablized in is an ass...................... 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:14 | 2962098 otto skorzeny
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Christie- "Mr. Reign in Big Guv" couldn't wait to get his tongue around O's tiny sack to get some gubmint Benny Bucks.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:16 | 2962109 Mad Mohel
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Wish I could have given more than 1 up. Thanks for pointing out the hypocritical nature of these beasts.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:32 | 2962185 kito
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no doubt you are right that otto, but at least christie has done it efficiently and competently.........................the outer boroughs of nyc are still a fucking mess, even with fema supposedly taking care of has done absolutely JACK SHIT as a city leader during this storm fallout except for fixing his precious little manhattan..........

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:45 | 2962245 Opinionated Ass
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Kito say it ain't so! We're fucked without wise government leaders like Christie? The free market can't solve jack shit?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:01 | 2962315 kito
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so let me get this straight, an elected state leader should quietly step aside during a period of turmoil? do nothing to bring some order back to a state? im not getting your message OA..............little help here.........

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:04 | 2962321 otto skorzeny
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sounds like you're turning into a statist if you have to sit around and wait for Uncle Sammy to change your nappies.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:08 | 2962338 fonzannoon
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I don't understand what exactly the freaking problem is at this point. I have heard it's all about damage to the ports, lack of ethanol etc. etc. etc. What I do know is it is a mess. And gas stations are playing favorites. I can tell you that I have seen plenty of gas stations with 1 or 2 cars in them and when you pull up they waive you off. I can see why someone with no power and no heat would lose it and bring a gun to one of them.

I am not a fan of this but I think it would help. Anything would be better than this bullshit.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:45 | 2962453 kito
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fonz, the entire group of Federal Emergency Monkey Asses are banging into each other in queens and staten island...NOTHING IS GETTING DONE.....FEMA is bad enough, but worse when there is no coordinated action taken by local authorities to implement anything............fuggetaboutit...................

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:55 | 2962489 Urban Redneck
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There was a hell of a lot more damage and obstacles at the Kuwaiti ports in the spring of 1991, and yet people got the necessary shit done to get the oil flowing out and the gas flowing in.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:12 | 2963020 Totentänzerlied
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Here in Nassau, the police departments are selecting a different station in each precinct every one or two days where all their employees and their families can go fill up their civilian vehicles. I'm sure other gov't agencies are doing this as well.

Why anyone would wait in one of  these lines is beyond me. A smart station owner would set up an express lane for 5 gallons or fewer, 1 for diesel, 1 for people willing to pay say a $5 surcharge. I suspect they aren't because they don't want to get sued into oblivion by idiots.

From what I've heard the issue is not supply. The head of the gas retailer's trade assocation was on TV saying the ethanol supply was never an issue, who knows.

One thing is certain, in 2 weeks everyone will have forgotten this ever happened, and learned absolutely nothing, until next time.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:34 | 2962423 kito
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otto, its NOT ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT "HELPING" i not making myself clear? in an emergent situation, i certainly expect a state or local leader to implement some intelligent rules that can restore basic functions to an area without blindly throwing money at the problem............................

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:47 | 2964295 prole
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Has Reichmarshall Moonberg hijacked your account? These line only exist for one reason: GOVERNMENT.

IF and I say if, government allowed the gas stations to "ration" naturally by supply and demand, the price would float up to $10 or $15 dollars a gallon during the artificial "shortage" and Sunday drivers and idiots could stay home, people with real jobs could get their tanks full with no waiting at all, no wasted time and gas standing in line. Problem solved.

Does the government allow this? Does the problem allow the solution? Never. Get a grip moran.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:07 | 2962334 Opinionated Ass
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Step aside would be perfect. Putting aside the fines for price "gouging" on the way out the door.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:01 | 2962314 otto skorzeny
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"fema taking care of things"-snort. Heckuva job Brownie

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:04 | 2962636 FoeHammer
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Hilariously epic comment!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:15 | 2962106 fonzannoon
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Kito is right, they have to get this stabilized. The whole situation is fked. People are acting like idiots. They are filling up, driving 2 miles, freaking out and then going back to top off the tank.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:24 | 2962148 NotApplicable
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You can't cure stupid.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:38 | 2962215 kito
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stupid is when you are 1000 miles away from the ny metro area, commenting about "draconian measures" during a time of an emergency, not understanding that its a bit of a problem when nearly all gas stations arent pumping gas, and there are 17 million people trying to fill up.......................bottom line is that odd/even days ALLOWS PEOPLE TO REACH THE PUMPS and a fucking free for all DOESNT ALLOW PEOPLE TO REACH THE PUMPS...............

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:42 | 2962239 fonzannoon
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I think he was referring to the idiots in my example that fill up and drive a mile and then get back in line. These shmucks exist. The gas lines are insane.


Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:48 | 2962257 Opinionated Ass
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Would your definition of "free for all" include free market pricing of gas? 'Cause then I'd say a free for all WOULD enable people to reach the pumps: $25/gal = no wait!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:01 | 2962313 fonzannoon
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All gas stations here are charging around $5 right now. A lot of people are going elsewhere (Jersey, Westchester) so thats kind of already happening.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:02 | 2962317 otto skorzeny
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now that's supply-and-demand capitalism i can live with

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:02 | 2962318 kito
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well OA, your avatar says it all.........................

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:06 | 2962332 otto skorzeny
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who's OA? "Give a man a mask and he will speak the truth"-Oscar Wilde.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:35 | 2962427 kito
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Opinionated Ass...see above....what the blip is wrong with everybody today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:40 | 2962442 fonzannoon
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First off you guys are 80% in agreement with each other, it's semantics. But mostly a lot of people on here just hate the NYC area and it's sorroundings. They are excited when something bad happens. On a big picture level I don't blame them. Most of the people I see and deal with have their heads up their assess and needed a wake up call. On a smaller scale I do feel bad for what a lot of people are dealing with. Many small business are getting crushed right now.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:55 | 2962487 kito
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tis true fonz................its funny, id probably be among the haters right now if this happened somewhere far away from our area, but being in the middle of this mess, its a whole different perspective...............

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:26 | 2963064 Totentänzerlied
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A myopic perspective. My feelings about this wretched shithole have not changed at all on account of some storm for which the government and people were both totally unprepared - mentally, physically, logistically, economically, etc. etc. etc. Imagine a similar event occuring in Japan, the results would be completely dissimilar.

Take off your blinders and accept that the problem is not the storm, it's the moronic status quo of this region which is utterly incapable of handling any sort of disruption or interruption without devolving to chaos and misery. The system is fragile. You are seeing what happens when that particular truth is no longer deniable.

All I hear is people crying for LIPA, ConEd, Asplundh, FEMA, Cuomo, Bloomberg, etc. to come save them. They really need to shut the fuck up. Their situation is quite simply the very predictable predicament of those who allow themselves to be completely reliant on unaccountable persons and institutions for provision of their most basic needs. Fools. If you could not foresee these consequences, you must not have been looking very hard.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:37 | 2963261 kito
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this has nothing to do with my perspective about how fragile, helpless and unprepared our areas populace is.......its the perspective of what needs to get done by local leaders to create some order and efficiency....bottom line is that christie made the right call, im in nj and have seen the results.....and thats why bloomberg is now, late to the game, implementing it.....................

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:48 | 2962462 Global Hunter
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I can't believe anybody still lives in NY or any major urban area for that matter, time to abandon ship has long since passed.  If people insist on living in high density urban areas, they should expect some ridicule from on line anonymous warriors, its fite klub after all.  Did I mention the heat coming from my wood stove right NOW is not dependent on whether its a an odd or even day?  I do have to get dirt under my nails to live this lifestyle I do admit.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:41 | 2962235 kito
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hey fonz, how are you doing on long island?? i was there yesterday and i saw maybe 2 gas stations open the entire ride......................if you need gas, make the trip to jersey, the lines have dissipated thanks to some common sense leadership...............

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:55 | 2962295 fonzannoon
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I'm cool thanks. Got away pretty clean. Have power, no damage. I have been getting by with gas. I have in Laws in Cherry Hill. Was thinking of getting out of here tomorrow and getting down there and filling up on the way back. This is so stupid. The crazy thing is there is no end in sight. Hope you are holding up well. I want to get your views on things now that we know it's Obummer. Your thoughts on the dollar etc. from here.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:06 | 2962331 walküre
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What's the situation in the stores? Are the shelves stacked and restacked with groceries? Any signs of shortages there?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:15 | 2962353 fonzannoon
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Was at the store today. Definitely lacking in produce and not much meat/poultry. The fatass stuff was plentiful.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:05 | 2962039 NoDebt
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It won't be a problem in November- it's got 30 days.  But wait until you hear the wailing at the end of December when the "odds" get 2 days in a row to buy gas while the "evens" have to wait 3 days between fill-ups.

Wars have been started over less.

There will be blood.  Oh, yes.  There will be blood!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:05 | 2962040 Seasmoke
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officer......i have a 0 license plate......i can get gas today

0 X 1 = 0

0 x 2 = 0

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:06 | 2962047 Mad Mohel
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After thinking about this for a minute, is this seriously the USA? WTF?!

This shit is getting more real by the day.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:13 | 2962049 steve from virginia
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If Bloomberg was serious he would ban all private autos from Manhattan until the hurricane crisis has ended. Emergency, transit and repair vehicles only.


If he was more serious there would be a total ban on non-commercial/personal transport autos in NYC period. Taxis, shared, delivery and emergency use only.


If Bloomberg was serious he would ask Congress to reverse the tolls on Verrazano Narrows bridge. That would take 10,000 tractor trailers off NYC streets EVERY DAY. Less trucks and no private cars in NYC would cut traffic and reduce fuel demand (obviously). It would be a model for the rest of the country.


The private personal car is obsolete, time to get rid of it. (I don't have a car, btw).


Fuel rationing is coming soon to the rest of America. Burning through 18 million barrels of petroleum per day has consequences. The hopeful suggest this 'running out' will take place in thirty years. In fact, the running out began in 1858. Running out has gotten worse since then ... it gets worse still every single day.


Sadly, nothing useful has been done with the 4 or so trillion tons of fuel we already wasted. We've fucked things up ... and a handful of tycoons have gotten rich. whoopie ...


Bloomberg's isn't 'Plan B' but it is a step in the right direction. $50 a gallon gasoline would be a better step. Doing nothing is a step, too: it means permanent shortages everywhere in the country starting (now) in a year or two. Current shortages are a harbinger of things to come. After comes the $50 gas ... if it can be had at all.



Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:25 | 2962151 cougar_w
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The 1 million people living on Long Island will shortly be fighting each other for the right to be the first to tear you limb from limb.

But other than that, right on.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:27 | 2962164 Thisson
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"take 10,000 tractor trailers off NYC streets EVERY DAY"


Yeah, do this and we're gonna starve to death.  Our food comes in on those tractor trailers.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:27 | 2962168 NotApplicable
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Yeah, taking 10,000 tractor-trailers off the streets of NYC would fix EVERYTHING.

The whole place would be burnt to the ground within a week.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:34 | 2962201 cougar_w
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Were you being sarcastic? Because actually the whole place burnt to the ground would be a good start on fixing things.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 17:48 | 2962256 NotApplicable
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So... it's a win-win, then?

Carry on.

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