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Probably the most symbolic photo of the day, courtesy of Breaking911, showing a "huge sinkhole in Chicago due to heavy flooding at 96th & Houston. 3 cars in the hole." No further commentary needed.
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I have a sinking feeling about today...
Great! A hole to fill! ECONOMIC GROWTH!!!!
This is going to prohibit much needed investments in productive businesses in favor of shoveling ...
So that's what it feels like to be a Cubs fan...
Several broken windows there. With the fertilizer factory, Boston, and this, Krugman must be having an orgasm about now. Speaking of, where are you, Dr. Paul Krugman?
Love, Dr. HoofHearted
Might as well use FRN's to fill that hole now since they'll be worthless soon.
One less place for Ogolfer to play
Chicago...no longer just a sinkhole of moral and political corruption!
Chicago.. Cook County.. Illinois..
Poised for prosperity on a solid foundation of Democrat Party policy.
Newsflash - Paul Krugman about to write op-ed describing how this sink hole will be GDP positive for the auto industry due to car windows broken. News at 11.
Bullish for back hoes and chicago hoes.
TD, I think this photo is from Detroit. Uhhh, I mean Oakland. Damn it!! I meant Newark........
DAMN IT!!! WHEN WILL MY KEYPAD WORK?!?! It's Compton......
With so much drama in the LBC it's kinda hard bein' Snoop D O double G
FS- I'm not going to upvote you because you sound like the kind of guy that uses "n*****" all the time.
But I, somehow, someway, keep comin' up with funky ass shit like every single day
no shovels are too efficient - GIVE THEM SPOONS!!!
Do not try and bend the spoons, that is unpossible. Instead only try to realize the truth; there are no spoons. Then you'll see it's not the spoons that bend it is the fakeonomy.
Fill it with banksters!
And 3 new cars to buy! GMs no doubt!
I have a more and more eerie feeling not only about today ...
Everyone has that which means nothing will come of it. Just like the past 12 years. It's just a lazy meandering spiral into the pits of hell and one day everyone will wonder "how did I get here and why is my hair on fire?"
"Almost Cut My Hair" :
It's gettin kinda long...
You are aware, that this song is not about the length of ones hair? Bah, shirley you are. ;-)
I am..., and don't call me surely.
Get a haircut and get a real job!
Nah, I'll settle for one bourbon, one scotch, one beer:
Terrorism! That must have been one hell of a pressure cooker. Maybe a KFC blew up.
Ban pressure cookers, marathons AND WAIT....Martial Law!!!!
Everyone under house arrest! That is how these things happen, the more they happen, THE LESS FREEDOMS WE HAVE.
What is next Obama?
Ban guns all together! fucking jackass needs to wake up.
2 terms max! hoooray!
krugman pops a boner
3 Cars In A Sinkhole: Great name for a band.
Economy in a Sinkhole: Great name for a book by Dr. Krugman.
First hit - I've been sinking about you
It would have been Ironic, if the sinkhole was in Detriot with a Crysler and a GM vehicle in the sink hole with the Ford vehicle barely safe from the sinkhole.
What is wrong with road contruction in the US, why are these things occuring so regularly?
I don't know about you, but I am happy my tax dollars are used for papering over fraud and making criminal bankers whole. Infrastructure is so 20th century.
Frack baby frack.
The water table level in the US has been getting lower and lower with the pumping for irrigation. Also road contractors fail to remove organic material before compaction.
However, the most compelling reason is that the earth sucks.
i live in chicago. this was all over the news this morning. water dept said a broken water main caused this. water dept commissioner said the main dates back to 1915. it's not bad road construction.....it's our deteriorating infrastructure that's way beyond it's useful life.
it swallows the white dodge eventually too.....here's the vid...
What the frack just happened?
At least it just swallowed American Cars.
A McNugget in every pot & a car in every sinkhole...
Cash for sinkers.
So much for any real estate 'recovery' in ThugLand.
Where is the "NO PARKING" sign? Achh, the government is so incompetent ...
The sink hole is the city itself, the pit you see is just an impromtu underground parking lot.
Still the cheapest parking in the city.
And you are not talking about Rahm jacking up downtown parking by 50%!!!!!
Chicago is going the way of Detriot and St. Louis....FORCING PEOPLE OUT OF THE CITY DUE TO CRIME AND COST.
Don't confuse sink hole with shit hole.
I guess I'm going to be late to work again. I used the old "a sinkhole at my car" excuse last year though.
How about "a carhole at my sink"?
I could have fixed that typo if you didn't reply dammit!
The Bearwagon is the Chuck Norris of keyboarding. No quarter can be given.
This hole reminds me of a girl I used to know in high school.
Deep and Wide?
Dank and wet.
Rusty? Rusty is that you?
"This hole reminds me of a girl I used to know in high school."
takes two at a time?
Talk about channel stuffing. The car makers are getting desperate.
They didn't build that!
deteriorating infrastructure all over the country is the sign of declining empire. The same signs were all over USSR before it collapsed
Future fact: Like Russia now, 40% of all American drivers will have a dashboard camera by 2025 for insurance purposes.
Also, hats off to everyone in this thread for the laughs.
Except in the very wealthiest neighborhoods, I see (and sadly hit) potholes more and more all over.
There is a difference though. USSR was channelling money into weapons while the USSA is channelling money into banksters.
Long term mal-investment.
We need sinkhole registration.
Get Ben on the phone, Im sure he can print a few extra bits of that green paper to fill the hole :)
Take the whole damned city...who would miss it?
Next gulp? DC! Woohoo!
In New York, there would already be tickets on those cars for parking violations.
hahaha....shit fire! you dont see them on that pic!! they are there!!! stacks of tickets!
...move this sinkhole to wallstreet!
They already have one..it's called goldman sachs
I don't normally do holes, but when i do I like big black ones in Chicago.
Stay thursty my friends.
There's already been 6 shooting deaths reported from that sink hole
The strictest gun controls in the land only apply to the street level and up.
yeah, but can you blame it on a white guy? damn that bush
That picture must have been taken fast-the cars haven't been broken into yet.
We need a sink hole czar. Good news, employment is on the rise.
Come on Bo,
Its time for EO outright banning these dangerous, life threatening monstrosities.
Think of the children for gods sake....
The government did it, I bet they were after the oil in those cars.
It is THAT bad all over Chicago! I am underwater myself and the sump pump is still working....for now.
Total opposite of 9 mos ago when we would go months without rain!
Some scientists refer to that phenomenon as "Global Cooling."
Water seems to be visible UNDERNEATH the white car driving alongside the open hole. Ballsy driver that !!
Or it's Photoshopped, totally.
Whadda U think, WB ?
(This does NOT appear to be a case for BTFD)
How is your hole.......family?
+1 for the Red Peters reference.
Where's Rahm and his shovel-ready today?
Bullish for trees.
I guess that this was the bursting of the ashpalt bubble...
Move along, it's just another daily pothole in Chi Town, that needs filling.
Using landfill under Chicago sounded like such a good idea at the time...
Bullish for dirt.
South Chicago - check the bottom of the sinkhole for bodies.
The ZH hedge crowd certainly knows how to cheer me up in the morning. Every comment is funnier than the next!! Stay Frosty, my friends.
Sinkholes are part of the natural environment, each car will be fined and taxed for this inconvenient truth.
All the weapons from their latest gun "turn-in" go into this shithole. Empty, I see. The upside is that the thugs are big on 2nd Amendment rights. Or is that a downside???? I am confused.... CB
This is in one of the south side's finest neighborhoods :; If this happened 15 years ago, obummer would be there using this as a prop to tell his constituents that this was all the fault of some evil gun-toten christian cracker. It will be interesting to see how long it takes the city to fix this.
maybe rahm could privatize sinkholes for cash
and the country's infrastructure keeps crumbling while Obama keeps fiddling.......at least his alleged mentor FDR invested in fixing potholes and building damns, TVA, power lines and national parks. All this guy wants to do is community organizing....talk, talk, but no action.
Chanel stuffing at it's finest.
BAN SINKHOLES NOW!
almost the size of a banker's pocket.
Mother Nature, you didn't sink that hole, someone else sunk that hole for you.
Underground bunkers for the public.
This would not have happened if guns were legal there........oops, wrong forum!
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