New York Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Nor'easter Snowstorm

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A day after the new NYC mayor was sworn in, it looks like he will be busy digging his brand new city from under "blizzardlike" conditions including 5-6 inches of snow, which it seems are enough for New York governor Andrew Cuomo to declare...

The road closures are already known:

Finally, some details on what to expect:

Authorities are prepping hundreds of plows and tons of salt, shutting down highways and making contingency plans for mass transportation as a powerful nor'easter that is expected to dump up to 10 inches of snow on parts of the tri-state area and bring caustic 25-mph winds bears down on the East Coast.


A blizzard warning is in effect for Long Island, and winter storm warnings are in effect for most of the tri-state through Friday morning and hundreds of flights at the region's three primary airports were canceled by mid-afternoon Thursday. A winter storm watch is in effect for central New Jersey and points south.


Flurries began falling late Wednesday into Thursday, leaving a light dusting of snow on roads and walkways for the first commute of the new year. Forecasters say snowfall will become heavier and steadier Thursday evening into Friday, accompanied by plunging temperatures and whipping winds that will make it feel like 10 degrees below zero in some spots overnight.


Gov. Cuomo has already announced the Long Island Expressway will be shut down at midnight within Nassau and Suffolk. The Queens section of the L.I.E. will remain open. Route 87 south of Albany will also be closed, and all of Route 84 will be shut down.


The roads will be reopened at 5 a.m., if conditions allow.


In New York City, 6 to 8 inches of fluffy snow are expected by Friday morning, and 8 to 10 inches of snow are possible north and west of the city and Long Island. Three to 6 inches are expected to fall in central and southern New Jersey.


The snowfall will combine with winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour to create possible white-out conditions, severely hampering visibility late Thursday into Friday, particularly in areas expected to see more accumulation. Drivers are urged to stay off the roads after Thursday afternoon.


The winds will cause the snow to drift onto roads, and the frigid temperatures will prevent any melting, which could make for dangerously slick roads for Friday's morning commute.


Mass transit is a "prudent option, given that highways may be closed," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters Wednesday.

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Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:09 | 4294300 NoDebt
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I am definitely firing up the ATV and driving around the 'South 40' tomorrow!  Fuck the markets.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:15 | 4294311 TruthInSunshine
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Let's see if DeBlaaaaahsio can deliver the 50 billion taxpayer fiat dollars for New York City (i.e. The Chosen Land) given Snowpocalypse , as Bloomturd did when Sandy (i.e. The Storm of The Century) hit.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:20 | 4294324 hedgeless_horseman
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Here in Texas it is currently a "wintery" 50 degrees, the sun is shining, there is no state income tax, and I can carry a concealed firearm.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:20 | 4294354 Stackers
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Better start sending the SWAT teams door to door to make sure everyone has enough blankets and hot chocolate

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:26 | 4294364 hedgeless_horseman
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Make sure Mossad is there, again, to dance on the roof-tops while they document the storm with video cameras.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:35 | 4294394 JustObserving
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No need to do that now.  NYPD has been trained by Mossad.  NYPD has a branch in Israel now

The extreme militarization of American police forces has been brought to public attention by the tactics employed against Occupy protesters, which often appear more appropriate to counter-terrorism operations than to the control of non-violent protest. According to investigative journalist Max Blumenthal, however, the proper term for this ruthless suppression of dissent should be “Israelification.”

In an article which begins with examples of American police training alongside Israeli security forces, Blumenthal writes, “Having been schooled in Israeli tactics perfected during a 63 year experience of controlling, dispossessing, and occupying an indigenous population, local police forces have adapted them to monitor Muslim and immigrant neighborhoods in US cities. Meanwhile, former Israeli military officers have been hired to spearhead security operations at American airports and suburban shopping malls, leading to a wave of disturbing incidents of racial profiling, intimidation, and FBI interrogations of innocent, unsuspecting people. The New York Police Department’s disclosure that it deployed ‘counter-terror’ measures against Occupy protesters encamped in downtown Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park is just the latest example of the so-called War on Terror creeping into every day life. Revelations like these have raised serious questions about the extent to which Israeli-inspired tactics are being used to suppress the Occupy movement.”

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:51 | 4294464 aVileRat
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Snow makes people work harder. True story.


Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:14 | 4294508 knukles
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Easy fix:
Call it Global Snowing and tax the storm.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:43 | 4294615 IridiumRebel
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I escaped NY/CT this summer. Thank God. When CT went full retard on gun laws we left. Neighbor teaches concealed carry here in rural Ohio. Weekends you can hear the sound of rifles. Fuck that place.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:48 | 4294998 jimmytorpedo
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Shelter in place and don't forget your snow scissors.

NYPD will be by to relieve you of your real scissors in case you become desperate.

We have over a metre of snow and I just got a new 45 from santa's claws.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:21 | 4294526 SilverIsKing
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As part of the emergency measures, Gov Cuomo has issued executive orders to limit the number of bullets allowed in a magazine to three.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:31 | 4294562 666
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"Here in Texas it is currently a "wintery" 50 degrees, the sun is shining, there is no state income tax, and I can carry a concealed firearm."

Here in NJ it is currently a "wintery" 23 degrees heading for zero tomorrow night, the sun is nowhere to be seen all day, there is a significant state income tax and even more significant property tax, and I can't even carry a picture of a concealed firearm.

Wanna trade?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:46 | 4294630 flacon
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I used to live in New Jersey. Not only did I leave New Jersey, I escaped the USSA 4.5 years ago. 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:02 | 4294680 666
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I wish I was intelligent like you.


Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:00 | 4294833 SilverRhino
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I keep seeing this trade and the words "FUCK NO" keep blinking across the inside of my skull. 

Good luck to you in the People's Republic.  We'll keep a light on for ya in Texas.  

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:49 | 4294922 _SILENCER
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I envy Texas.

Here I sit, deep in Subroutine 78 of the Matrix. Southern Cali, weather to die for, the glorious sun for more days in a year than most can imagine. Seems like paradise.


But it isn't.


Taxes are ASStronomical. Sales goddamn tax alone in Santa Monica is fucking 9.5 percent. Can you goddamn believe that? Say you go to a restaurant and have a killer meal and a great waiter. Expect to slap and extra goddamn THIRD on to your fucking bill. Fuel is insane. Electricity is insane. The red carpet is rolled out for anything dumb as a bag of cat shit that managed to make it across the Arizona desert without exploding inot a oozing pile of Pico de Gallo. The place has been run over entirely by illegal aliens as feral Negroes roam the hood. Thank least they can't shoot straight. Rough if you're an eight year old on a bike in South LA, not so bad if you keep a 1911 in the nightstand. In a North Hollywood bank the other day I noticed I was the only caucasian. That war, my friends, is lost.

Our gun laws swallow giant pools of cock. Handgun Safety Cards issued by cluleess authoritarian liberals. Long Gun registraiton. Private gun sales must be conducted art FFL's. Some goddamn counties don;t allow internet ammo sales to be shipped to your home. Nannystate Light Bulbs. Billboards advertising faggot lifestyle everwhere in LA. Get your AIDS test, Jimmy.

This place is fucking doomed.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 21:32 | 4295131 Uncle Remus
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This place is fucking doomed

Shit Jimmy,  some of us have known that for 30+ years.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 03:10 | 4295833 cbxer55
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Why I left in 2002, moved to Oklahoma. First thing I did was get a concelaed weapon license. Had it eer since, good for ten years now. They trust me with a gun longer than they do a car.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:03 | 4294688 Rusty Shorts
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Shelter in place, do not come out.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:21 | 4294358 Colonel Klink
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Same here in Florida.  Where the only thing we dislike more than books, is reading.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:25 | 4294386 Sudden Debt
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How do you know what kind of cereal you eat in the morning when you don't read?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:27 | 4294398 Colonel Klink
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It's always the same......GRITS!

God don't you ignorant Europeons know ANYTHING?!? ;)

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:23 | 4294540 Sudden Debt
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we need to visit pigfarms to see how Americans eat so forgive us for not knowing everything ;)

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:24 | 4294744 Colonel Klink
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Come on down I'll show you one down here, they eat everything, even sudden debt. ;)

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:22 | 4294369 Skateboarder
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Oh yeah, we have fecesbook and sploogle. Beat that sucka.

/sarc of course

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:18 | 4294504 Ignatius
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Ah, yes, fecesbook.  I 'post' everyday (when things are working right).

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:26 | 4294372 Sudden Debt
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well, here in belgium which lies on the same circle as New York, it's 56 degrees. The warmest since decades :)

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:30 | 4294397 Stoploss
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My nipples are froze an it's not even four yet. 

Hey, but no state of emergency until the balls begin to freeze.




Just plaster those all over the broken plows.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:33 | 4294406 Uncle Remus
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A wee bit north of the Red River just off the I-35 it is a wintery 35 degrees, we do have a state income tax and I can carry an open or concealed firearm. And I do.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:41 | 4294415 hedgeless_horseman
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Do you work at one of the Indian casinos, on a wind farm, or are you a rancher?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:39 | 4294430 Uncle Remus
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Neither. Interesting question though. You edited that didn't you.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 03:13 | 4295835 cbxer55
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Uncle Remus, sounds like you live in Oklahoma too. Only place I know around these parts where open carry is legal. I OC a Kimber 1911 quite frequently here in the OKC area.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 08:48 | 4296057 Uncle Remus
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Yes. I am never without in OKC when I am there on client business. I work all over the state (and at odd hours on occasion), which outside of greater Tulsa & OKC, is essentially rural.

Based on your upstream, I've been in OK about as long as you, left AZ due to crime, the high COL and well, other incursions.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:32 | 4297627 cbxer55
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I sent you a contact notification. We should try and stay in touch with one another via another means besides here. Next time your in OKC, we can get together for lunch or dinner.

I am just unsure how things work around here. I have both you and Miffed set so I can follow your posts, and never get anything at all, even though you both post every day. 

So therefore, not sure how the contact thingie works.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:33 | 4294419 Bangin7GramRocks
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Whoopidy fucking do! Haven't ya'll seceded yet? I'm still waiting.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:38 | 4294431 quasimodo
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Here in my corner of IA it's colder than !@#$, we have a state income tax and I carry to my hearts content thank you very much.

At least that last part makes the first part bearable.


Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:46 | 4294452 Citxmech
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Here in Washington State, it is about 45 deg., we have no State income tax, we can carry concealed, AND we can legally smoke pot.  Who can beat that?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:02 | 4294491 Cobra
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Southern NH. 5 degrees, snowin and blowin, no income tax, no sales tax, open carry or conceal with permit ($10 for 5 years), and there's no motorcycle helmet law if you're over 18... Weed isn't legal per sey, but no one's gonna bust your balls unless you're driving around high.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:32 | 4294565 knukles
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Here in my part of the Democratic People's Republic California, it's beautiful all year round.  I play golf at least twice a week, mostly in shirt sleeves or a sweater, we are taxed so much that people are migrating elsewhere, the State has it's arm up our arses to the elbow without any KY, the laws being passed by the Progressive Marxists here are unbearably intrusive, statist and just plain fucking dumb, I cannot carry openly unless I want to spend the rest of my life in the Buggery Basement at Pelican Bay and if I were to own a firearm in any case, I sure as shit wouldn't get it registered or get a carry permit as they'd know right were to come when the confiscation begins, but that's a moot point for me.  (But there are substitutes, like baseball bats, knives, bows and arrows, Tazers, Mace and heads on sticks.)  I even get to have illustrious intelligentsia like Maxine Water represent my state in Congress, all of whom still probably get airlifted back and forth between coasts on air-force equipment running up bottomless tabs on decades old Scotch, caviar and champagne. And most people out here are indeed a little bat-shit crazy, but then again, it is known as the precursor to American Society and Culture.  Except for New Jersey and Snooki, et al, who we even laugh at.  So fucking there, I dare you to beat that.

Nowhere is the weather as great, the radiation as high and the people as idiotically liberal, etc., etc., etc....

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:09 | 4294701 Rusty Shorts
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Just got back from SoCal, aparrently they get miffed when I flick my cigarette butts out the window of my buddies H1 Hummer...losers

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 03:12 | 4295837 cbxer55
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Here in Oklahoma, the gun you carry with your ccw permit does not have to be registered. Ain't that a nice addition? ;-)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 04:44 | 4295880 Jorgen
Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:16 | 4294515 disabledvet
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minus twenty and the girls only get hotter. bring on minus thirty.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:36 | 4294585 NotApplicable
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Anyone who cares little about the machinations of the criminal class?

Personally, I could give a fuck about what any of them believe I'm allowed to do.

(Well, as long as the guns remain pointed in another direction.)

No true law needs to ever be written down (as it is obvious), while anything written can never carry the force of a true law.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:59 | 4294843 SilverRhino
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You have pot, we have Machine Guns and Destructive Devices here in Texas.   

Keep your pot :) 


Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:55 | 4294667 yabyum
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H/H, 50 degrees? I would have my spring greens in at that temp. Meanwhile here in Utah you can c-carry, you just can not breath the air.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 19:26 | 4294742 XitSam
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Here in Phoenix, at 4pm it is 74°, and I have always been able to open carry a pistol (unlike texas which pretends to be a gun rights state but isn't).

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:12 | 4294302 Rainman
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NY'ers should go hug a global warming clown today

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:16 | 4294327 Colonel Klink
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NY'ers should hug a global warming wood chipper.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:34 | 4294408 Uncle Remus
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way to kick while chips are down...

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