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Meanwhile In Chicago...

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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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Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:02 | Link to Comment Frastric
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I have a sinking feeling about today...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:04 | Link to Comment SheepRevolution
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Great! A hole to fill! ECONOMIC GROWTH!!!!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:07 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Shovel ready!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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This is going to prohibit much needed investments in productive businesses in favor of shoveling ...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:10 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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So that's what it feels like to be a Cubs fan...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:25 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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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

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:00 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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Might as well use FRN's to fill that hole now since they'll be worthless soon.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment TuesdayBen
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One less place for Ogolfer to play

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:20 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Chicago...no longer just a sinkhole of moral and political corruption!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:29 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Chicago.. Cook County..  Illinois..

Poised for prosperity on a solid foundation of Democrat Party policy.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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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.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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Bullish for back hoes and chicago hoes.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:13 | Link to Comment ihedgemyhedges
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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......

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:16 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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With so much drama in the LBC it's kinda hard bein' Snoop D O double G

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:58 | Link to Comment pods
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Fo rizzle!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:12 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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FS- I'm not going to upvote you because you sound like the kind of guy that uses "n*****" all the time.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:13 | Link to Comment FoeHammer
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But I, somehow, someway, keep comin' up with funky ass shit like every single day

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11 | Link to Comment Debugas
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no shovels are too efficient - GIVE THEM SPOONS!!!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:17 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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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.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:43 | Link to Comment Sockeye
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Genius!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:13 | Link to Comment 1000 splendid suns
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Fill it with banksters!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:15 | Link to Comment DC3
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And 3 new cars to buy! GMs no doubt!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:05 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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I have a more and more eerie feeling not only about today ...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:10 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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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?"

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:21 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:46 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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It's gettin kinda long...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:53 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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You are aware, that this song is not about the length of ones hair? Bah, shirley you are.  ;-)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:14 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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I am..., and don't call me surely.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:55 | Link to Comment Proofreder
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Get a haircut and get a real job!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA3-InoYsWQ

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:10 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Nah, I'll settle for one bourbon, one scotch, one beer:

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

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:14 | Link to Comment Doomer
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Terrorism! That must have been one hell of a pressure cooker. Maybe a KFC blew up.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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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!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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krugman pops a boner

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:35 | Link to Comment The Second Rule
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3 Cars In A Sinkhole: Great name for a band.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Economy in a Sinkhole: Great name for  a book by Dr. Krugman.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:38 | Link to Comment Zero Debt
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First hit - I've been sinking about you

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:35 | Link to Comment AGuy
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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.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:06 | Link to Comment swissaustrian
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What is wrong with road contruction in the US, why are these things occuring so regularly?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:17 | Link to Comment Doomer
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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.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:36 | Link to Comment The Second Rule
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Frack baby frack.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Oracle of Kypseli
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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.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment QE?
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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...

http://wgntv.com/2013/04/18/sinkhole-swallows-3-cars-on-southeast-side/

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:06 | Link to Comment The Fonz...befo...
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What the frack just happened?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:06 | Link to Comment Haus-Targaryen
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At least it just swallowed American Cars.  

StIMuLuS! 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:14 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Obama Nation

~~~

A McNugget in every pot & a car in every sinkhole...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:15 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Cash for sinkers.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:06 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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So much for any real estate 'recovery' in ThugLand.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:05 | Link to Comment Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Where is the "NO PARKING" sign? Achh, the government is so incompetent ...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:08 | Link to Comment j.tennquist
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The sink hole is the city itself,  the pit you see is just an impromtu underground parking lot.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:28 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Still the cheapest parking in the city.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:19 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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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.

 

fucking joke....

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:15 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Don't confuse sink hole with shit hole.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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I guess I'm going to be late to work again.  I used the old "a sinkhole at my car" excuse last year though.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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How about "a carhole at my sink"?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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I could have fixed that typo if you didn't reply dammit!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:21 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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The Bearwagon is the Chuck Norris of keyboarding.  No quarter can be given.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment rustymason
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This hole reminds me of a girl I used to know in high school.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11 | Link to Comment Beam Me Up Scotty
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Deep and Wide?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Dank and wet.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:47 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Rusty? Rusty is that you?

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 08:43 | Link to Comment e-recep
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"This hole reminds me of a girl I used to know in high school."

takes two at a time?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:10 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Talk about channel stuffing. The car makers are getting desperate.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment spanish inquisition
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They didn't build that!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment Debugas
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deteriorating infrastructure all over the country is the sign of declining empire. The same signs were all over USSR before it collapsed

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:22 | Link to Comment Cursive
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@Debugas

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.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:12 | Link to Comment Never One Roach
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Except in the very wealthiest neighborhoods, I see (and sadly hit) potholes more and more all over.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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There is a difference though.  USSR was channelling money into weapons while the USSA is channelling money into banksters.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:20 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Long term mal-investment.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:13 | Link to Comment grunk
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We need sinkhole registration.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:12 | Link to Comment Aaaarghh
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Get Ben on the phone, Im sure he can print a few extra bits of that green paper to fill the hole :)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:13 | Link to Comment kralizec
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Take the whole damned city...who would miss it?

Next gulp?  DC!  Woohoo!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:14 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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In New York, there would already be tickets on those cars for parking violations.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:19 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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hahaha....shit fire! you dont see them on that pic!! they are there!!! stacks of tickets!

 

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:15 | Link to Comment lunar
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...move this sinkhole to wallstreet!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:32 | Link to Comment 10044
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They already have one..it's called goldman sachs

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:17 | Link to Comment whoopsing
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FOR

      W

         A

           R

            D !!!  

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:22 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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WOARWARD !!!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:18 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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I don't normally do holes, but when i do I like big black ones in Chicago.

Stay thursty my friends.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:28 | Link to Comment mckee
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There's already been 6 shooting deaths reported from that sink hole

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:32 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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The strictest gun controls in the land only apply to the street level and up.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:37 | Link to Comment wonderatitall
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yeah, but can you blame it on a white guy? damn that bush

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:50 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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That picture must have been taken fast-the cars haven't been broken into yet.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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We need a sink hole czar.  Good news, employment is on the rise. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:12 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:30 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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Come on Bo,

Its time for EO outright banning these dangerous, life threatening monstrosities.

Think of the children for gods sake....

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:36 | Link to Comment Aegelis
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The government did it, I bet they were after the oil in those cars.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:44 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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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!

 

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment Carl Spackler
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Some scientists refer to that phenomenon as "Global Cooling."

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:45 | Link to Comment Proofreder
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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)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:46 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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How is your hole.......family? 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:24 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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+1 for the Red Peters reference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U65_0TlycIw

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:54 | Link to Comment Chippewa Partners
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Where's Rahm and his shovel-ready today? 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:57 | Link to Comment balz
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Bullish for trees.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:57 | Link to Comment Agstacker
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I guess that this was the bursting of the ashpalt bubble...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:02 | Link to Comment flyme
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Move along, it's just another daily pothole in Chi Town, that needs filling. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:09 | Link to Comment dizzyfingers
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Using landfill under Chicago sounded like such a good idea at the time...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:06 | Link to Comment Artifice
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Bullish for dirt.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:07 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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South Chicago - check the bottom of the sinkhole for bodies.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:13 | Link to Comment creeko
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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.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:41 | Link to Comment Shevva
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Benny porn.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:46 | Link to Comment Aegelis
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Sinkholes are part of the natural environment, each car will be fined and taxed for this inconvenient truth.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:00 | Link to Comment cheetahbaby
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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

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:03 | Link to Comment Dan Conway
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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. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:08 | Link to Comment CharliePrince
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maybe rahm  could privatize  sinkholes  for  cash

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:14 | Link to Comment DarthVaderMentor
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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.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Father Lucifer
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Chanel stuffing at it's finest.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:30 | Link to Comment EvryInternational
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BAN SINKHOLES NOW!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:09 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:35 | Link to Comment guuske12
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almost the size of a banker's pocket.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment guuske12
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almost the size of a banker's pocket.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:53 | Link to Comment therealmonty
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Mother Nature, you didn't sink that hole, someone else sunk that hole for you.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Underground bunkers for the public.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 13:35 | Link to Comment quasimodo
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This would not have happened if guns were legal there........oops, wrong forum!

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