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San Francisco Bay Area Hit By Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years; Wine Country Shakes - LIve Webcast

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First a drought, then a plague, now an earthquake: if these three aren't enough to help boost California's GDP, then it may be time for Krugman to resign. Oh and prepare for wine prices to become the latest participant in Janet Yellen's inflationary "noise" parade. The reason - images such as this one showing what happens when a powerful quake hits just miles away from San Francisco's wine area.

The red stuff is luckily not blood:

As Reuters reports, and as thousands felt early this morning, an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude, the largest in the region for 25 years, shook the San Francisco Bay Area early on Sunday, waking residents and causing some power outages and minor damage, according to initial reports. NBC Bay Area reports that The Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa has admitted 70 patients but their injuries are not expected to be serious. An office building in Napa was dechunked.

A video from the quake in progress:

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the epicenter of the quake was eight km (five miles) northwest of the town of American Canyon, on the northern edge of the Bay, hitting some 9 kilometers away from the city of Napa at a depth of 10.8 kilometers. Latest shake map below.

Randy Baldwin, a USGS geophysicist, said the tremor was potentially damaging because it was close to populated areas. He added the USGS was starting to receive reports of some damage in the city of Napa, mostly masonry and some structural damage, as well as power outages.

Local CBS news said that several fires had broken out in Napa, which is famous as a wine-growing center. A safety dispatcher for several cities, including American Canyon and Napa, said there were reports of people losing power. The latest PG&A outage map is shown below:

Police dispatchers in nearby San Francisco and Oakland said there were no reports of major damage.

“Oh I felt it. When I woke up I was lying on the floor. It kicked me out of bed,” said Keith, a man who lives in Napa and who wanted to be identified only by his first name. He said he went right into his job at the front desk of a Napa hotel, leaving his house in disorder. “The house is a mess, everything is out of the cabinets in the kitchen. Dressers tipped over.”

The quake was the largest to hit the Bay area since the Loma Prieto quake in 1989. "It is the strongest quake in a 60-mile (100-km) radius from the epicenter of this quake in several decades," Baldwin said.

Reuters reporters in Oakland felt the quake as a long, low swell that shook gently for several seconds. "It was a shallow quake and there are lots of aftershocks," Baldwin said, adding most were around magnitude 2 range.

The question now is whether the aftershocks, which can continue for the next several weeks and which experts will watch their distribution to determine if this quake happened on a fault line, will morph into something even stronger.

Meanwhile, here is some documentary evidence of the aftermath:

Finally, here is a live feed of the event from NBC:

 

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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:41 | 5136740 Keegan11
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BTFD!!!!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:48 | 5136752 Harbanger
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Next up, plagues and locust.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:51 | 5136756 JustObserving
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I thought we had those with Obama and McCain.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:56 | 5136768 Yes We Can. But...
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MmmHmm.

And go to Drudge Report and tell me what you see in pic of Iceland volcano ash plume....

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:05 | 5136779 GetZeeGold
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Project Mayhem is going nicely...

 

Just trashed the off switch.....so here we go.

 

+1 for working Obama and McCain into the same sentence....cause believe it or not, it's the same damn team.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:18 | 5136829 Publicus
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And so it begins.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:24 | 5136840 GetZeeGold
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Clearly what we need is some sort of a global tax....for me.

 

The rest of you guys are on your own...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:40 | 5136879 Headbanger
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Please please tell me Nancy Pelosi  was crushed by a brick wall falling on her head!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:46 | 5136889 Latina Lover
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I only wish, but knowing her masters/handlers, they would bring her back to life via multiple child sacrifices.  Better to let the old hag expire from karma created by her evil deeds.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:48 | 5136897 Latina Lover
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Sounds like the Russians and/or Chinese were sending the USSA a message via their version of HAARP.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:10 | 5136960 Keyser
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Someone let me know when California slides into the ocean and disappears... Then I will celebrate... 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:51 | 5137049 TBT or not TBT
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Berkeley and points west anyway.   Most of the stupid in Sacramento and in the California delegation in Congress hails from such places.   A lot of H1B's and HIV positives and such would go down with the ship too.  

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:15 | 5137573 Wait What
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i always find it funny when ppl throw Berkeley out as a bastion of liberalism. it's really very conservative, corporate run, highly regulated. corporate liberalism 101. a walk down shattuck ave. or through Kensington highlights all of this.

don't let them fool you with stereotypes. you probably have more in common with the locals than with a lot of ppl on ZH.

that being said, sacramento is a steaming cess pool of iniquity, so fuck 'em.

go read The Corporate Ideal in the Liberal State.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:13 | 5137566 Kirk2NCC1701
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You would not be alone in speculating in this type of new ocean-front property... hoping, hoping, hoping.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:16 | 5137575 Wait What
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more beach front property = bullish california RE market!!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:08 | 5138367 Tall Tom
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Was the Earthquake predictable?

 

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=6366

 

The New Moon's Gravitational Tidal Forces are not much different than that of the Full Moon.

 

Today is a New Moon...

 

http://www.moonpage.com/index.html

 

He may be 14 days off...but there is some science to what he has accomplished.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:50 | 5136899 chumbawamba
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Please.  The fake ebola scare is more serious than this little temblor.

Jesus Christ, the fear-mongering that goes on these days.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:02 | 5136933 666
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"Walmart trashed in American Canyon."

I thought this was a picture from Ferguson.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:21 | 5136981 GetZeeGold
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ISIS sent some infiltrators to Ferguson....but even they didn't buy it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:51 | 5137197 clade7
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First, I'd like to apologize for my filthy language I drunkenly typed yesterday...

 

The sight of all those poor busted wine bottles is making me a bit introspective and sad...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:07 | 5136946 y3maxx
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...The Earthquake will be succinctly named "The Robin William's Alcohol Payback Earthquake".

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:10 | 5137103 Sir Edge
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Soooooooooooo…

 We have a big earthquake up here in Northern Cal… Where I Live... and I know that… Well… Because… I reading it online in the morning after its - OVA  - on Zero Hedge !!!!

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:39 | 5137190 Rusty Shorts
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GOD...NOT THE WINE AAAAHHHH

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:56 | 5137236 IrritableBowels
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Oh, stop your wining.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:47 | 5137037 Majestic12
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"Please please tell me Nancy Pelosi  was crushed by a brick wall falling on her head!"

She was crushed by a falling Diane Feinstein...Feinstein's pockets were said to be filled with gold coins...and receipts of Military purchases for ISIS, ISIL, Muhajadeen, Al Qaeda, MB, FSA, and the Taliban of course....

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:56 | 5137061 TBT or not TBT
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Or crushed by tuna fish cans from her life partner's well connected business enterprises.   Don't be jealous.  It's for their children. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:47 | 5136891 Gringo Viejo
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I live in the Bay Area. Despite being 6.0, must have been a "roller" rather than a "shaker". Couldn't have been much....other than the always present sensationalization by the media. Loma Prieta in '89, now that was a quake. This one.....not so much.

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:50 | 5136901 Latina Lover
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Thanks for the update. Let's hope that 'this' is it, and all that follows are a few aftershocks.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:51 | 5136902 chumbawamba
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I couldn't tell if it really was an earthquake or if I was just high as usual.

-Chumbz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:18 | 5136978 Harbanger
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You live in San Fransicko?  You are Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:56 | 5137063 chumbawamba
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No, I live in my body, but I inhabit the lands near the Gay Area.

-Chumbz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:49 | 5137217 Freddie
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LOL!  Bay Area geographically is beautiful but the majority of the people are shit along with the Calif govt and govt union workers.  Ebola could fix all of that.

I can get the same geography and climate in a large part of Italy and the people are much nicer.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:13 | 5137279 chumbawamba
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Bay Area is now this odd mix of once rural natives meets first boom tech worker meets latest boom tech worker meets greater area ghetto inhabitants meets every brown H1B worker from every shitty third-world hovel around the globe.  It ceased being a nice play to live and commenced being a giant daycare and support center for all the shitty tech companies with over-valued stock that have taken over the place like burrowed in parasites.

I'm talking about Google and Facebook.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:42 | 5137329 robertocarlos
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How did you get there? Did you drove or did you flew?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:04 | 5137386 chumbawamba
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No, SA, I took the train!

-Chumblez.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:09 | 5137400 robertocarlos
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Sorry, that was an old SCTV joke about a Hollywood producer going from LA to SF.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:03 | 5137382 ObamaDepression
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I'm in SF. Lots of rolling and shaking.

The house has lots of new craks in the wall. The house was built in 1900 and survived the 1906 quake. The old redwood frame flexes quite a bit.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:42 | 5137030 MayIMommaDogFac...
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You should seriously try to limit your marijuana use to those times when you are -- awake.  Just sayin'.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:58 | 5137065 The Big Ching-aso
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The Shakes of Wrath

John Richter Steinbeck

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:57 | 5137067 chumbawamba
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I was, actually.  I was studying up on the Archons.  It explains all the fear-mongering.  And the douche-mongering for that matter.

-Chumblez.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:42 | 5137200 El Vaquero
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:15 | 5137284 chumbawamba
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Ah hahahahahahaha.  The shit men have to put up with when they're trying to watch TV.

Why haven't you been around in the Caliphate lately?

-Chumbz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:18 | 5137293 El Vaquero
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I'm afraid I might get beheaded.  Some of my old infidel ways bubble up to the surface on occasion. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:05 | 5137389 chumbawamba
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As Empmir I promise you protection within the Caliphate walls.  I will shield you from the heathens and the sodomizers.

-Chumbz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:54 | 5137053 Majestic12
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Vallejo, American Canyon (an "area" not town) and Napa are all fricken MARSH where the Napa river meets the bay...

"its the same thing, same way, everday "Liquifact-shuun"....[Graham Parker, Stupifaction]

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:57 | 5137528 palmereldritch
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Like being on the Up escalator and goin' down the cracks ?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:01 | 5137080 negative rates
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I agree, interupting me on my 3rd beer at the world series was a real downer for me.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:39 | 5137192 citrine
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I live in SF. I woke up because the house was trembling for about a minute. And that was it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:03 | 5137256 malek
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I live on SE hills at Bay Area. Woke up and noticed a light rolling motion for a few seconds. Total non-event around here.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:43 | 5137331 Lea
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So is this yet moar fearmongering or was there an actual magnitude 6 earthquake?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:09 | 5137399 chumbawamba
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No, it was a 6.1, but once you've been in enough earthquakes, and with modern building codes, a 6 is but a raucous fart.  It's nearly a non-issue.  The media is making an event out of it on an ordinarily slow news day, I guess.  Some dishes broke, a few cracks appeared, a couple street intersections buckled that shall require some minor roadway maintenance.  Otherwise, it's Sunday.

-Chumblez.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:48 | 5137884 malek
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It was in 6.0 in Napa valley, which is so far off the actual SF Bay area that anything linking it to San Francisco is pure sensationalism.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:05 | 5137387 ObamaDepression
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My thoughts too. Despite being a 6.0 it wasn't scary as it was a constant "roll".

I've been hit in SF by a 4.0 that was a sudden jolt that felt like a truck had hit the house. That was actually a little scarier!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:40 | 5137493 cbxer55
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Earlier this year we had a 4.5 or so that was a sudden jolt. This in the Oklahoma City region. Having lived n CA for 26 years, it was a non-event to me. But it still startled me for how strong it felt beng only a 4.5. We've been having a lot of small quakes the last few years, and they appear to be increasing in number as time goes on. Most are not stong enough to be felt. But every now and then a good one comes through.

Maybe the country is going to split down the middle?  ;-)

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:53 | 5136907 chumbawamba
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lol.  You ought to be seeking chill instead, Chicken Little.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:58 | 5136920 Latina Lover
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Man, I  surely wish I had a bowl of what you are smoking, Bro :-)  Love your tranquility.  Right now,  I could use something more than a caffiene buzz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:51 | 5137013 Escrava Isaura
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Some level of schizophrenia possesses some predominant characteristics.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:36 | 5137021 Slave
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He's extremely fat, addicted to weed, and lives in CA. He's fucked when the SHTF. He shouldn't be an example for anybody.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:03 | 5137085 chumbawamba
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I am HWP at 4'11" and ~400lbs (depending on how much weed I smoke in a day and therefore how much crap I shove into my facehole).  I live in an Oakland neighborhood, own no guns (which are evil) but 12 televisions (on all the time and tuned in to either Ellen Degeneres or Rachel Maddow), I collect welfare to supplement my union job wages, I vote straight liberal every election, and if it don't got HFCS or GMO corn in it then it ain't food far as I'm concerned.

Let me know how your shoe tastes, punky!

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:16 | 5137129 Sir Edge
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Its Okay... As Long as you support Israel...    /sarc

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:59 | 5137244 Slave
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Based upon previous comments, and your chatroom rants, I know at least half of that is true.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:17 | 5137291 chumbawamba
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No, it's ALL true.

You must be one of the faggots who got run out of the chatroom.  We don't tolerate that shit in the Caliphate.

What handle did you go by before this one?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:45 | 5137335 Slave
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I've actually never commented in the chatroom.

And the previous handle is a secret to everybody. =)

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:56 | 5137369 Escrava Isaura
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I have a feeling that this thread is making everyone paranoid.

 

Just a feeling!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:12 | 5137407 chumbawamba
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I certainly ain't paranoid, I just took a few Xanax and downed it with a Rockstar energy drink!  I'm ready to PARTY LIKE OZZIE FUCKING OSBOURNE MAN!!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:01 | 5137740 MontgomeryScott
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@ 'Slave':

Listen, Buckley, I see the post you originally responded to:

No, it was a 6.1, but once you've been in enough earthquakes, and with modern building codes, a 6 is but a raucous fart.  It's nearly a non-issue.  The media is making an event out of it on an ordinarily slow news day, I guess.  Some dishes broke, a few cracks appeared, a couple street intersections buckled that shall require some minor roadway maintenance.  Otherwise, it's Sunday.

-Chumblez.

It sounds to me that although while this quake registered 6.1 or so (in overall movement), it was a 'rolling' quake.

Since I lived through the Sylmar quake of '71 (which was 6.9, and lasted 45 seconds, and was a rather different 'buckle-and-jolt' style quake that broke a hospital literally in two), I can assure you that Chumbawumba is most likely correct in his perceptions (that combined with the fact that the USGS map shows that the majority of S.F. didn't feel very much; if at all).

Chumba: You sound malnourished. 4 foot and only 400 pounds? Your BMI is WAY OFF! Your Obamacare provider needs to get you on the BIG MAC diet, STAT! Ye' need a wee bit o' HAGGIS now, laddie!

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:39 | 5138461 The_Prisoner
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Foreshock, anyone?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:51 | 5137357 matrix2012
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"All Hell Breaks Loose In 2014"

It's an interesting read, Truthseeker2, thank you.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:59 | 5136780 JustObserving
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A lack of your appreciation of the criminality and venality of US politicians? 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:01 | 5136789 MalteseFalcon
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"First a drought, then a plague, now an earthquake"

You left out radiation.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:05 | 5136796 Da Yooper
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Patience

 

The Japs are doing their best

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:09 | 5136807 GetZeeGold
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Please don't cart out one of their CEOs and make them cry again.....that was just damn embarrassing.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:00 | 5136927 Latina Lover
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and nauseating.  The last one looked like he  was going to wet his adult Depends.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:54 | 5136906 Latina Lover
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MalteseFalcon,  add to your list the false prophet and Messiah, aka the Obamanation.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:53 | 5139945 MalteseFalcon
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I certainly would add his disciple "Moonbeam".

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:54 | 5137364 Professorlocknload
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Radiation? You got something against glow in the dark Merlot,,,shaken, not stirred?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:01 | 5136786 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Putin did it.

And go to Drudge Report and tell me what you see in pic of Iceland volcano ash plume....

I'll pass, but let me take a wild guess: a picture of Putin.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:35 | 5136871 nmewn
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Relax Tony Wilson will be along any minute and say the jooos are behind it ;-)

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:56 | 5136909 Latina Lover
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Yep, it was Putin, I just heard it on CNN.  Time to invade Russia and start Armageddon, so that the 'good' christians can be raptured away, leaving the rest of us in Peace, or pieces.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:07 | 5136944 nmewn
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lol...if CNN says it & RT confirms it and you believe it, it must be so ;-)

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:27 | 5137003 Latina Lover
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Yep, it will mean that the NWO has finally conquered Russia, and we are ALL FUCKED!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:03 | 5137087 TBT or not TBT
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So...Putin is secret Joo!  QED.    

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:10 | 5136955 TahoeBilly2012
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Good Chritian's like Bush/Cheney pushing the process along.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:10 | 5136956 TahoeBilly2012
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Good Chritian's like Bush/Cheney pushing the process along.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:09 | 5136954 Minge
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TW has evidence that massad planted a dirty bomb given to them by mi6 in a US to ISIL transfer that was planted in the faultline by Netanyahu himself!  Who among us can refute that?!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:43 | 5137031 Minge
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Checck the top of the thread.  It's like you're Svengali!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:04 | 5136939 salvadordaly
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Pretty much looks like a skull to me.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:22 | 5136987 Yes We Can. But...
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Congrats, you win the prize.

Yeah, in the ash plume is the eerily correct similitude of a human skull....

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:05 | 5137090 Breezy47
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I thought it was the UFO to the right....

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:14 | 5137121 Breezy47
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Sorry, that was a spot on my monitor...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:17 | 5137422 gatorboat
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Ha ha, Drudge's "could end life as we know it" headline links to AP article saying they moved threat level from red down to orange admitting they were wrong about subglacial eruption.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:00 | 5136785 Harbanger
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Obama is Pharaoh.  McCain holds seven seals in his cheeks.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:10 | 5136809 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Obama is Pharaoh.

Pharaobama?

McCain holds seven seals in his cheeks.

He doesn't have anywhere else to hold them. Certainly not in those vestigial Tyrannosaurid arms, and he can't hold them in his ass because that's where he keeps Miss Lindsey.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:11 | 5136811 Borrow Owl
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"McCain holds seven seals in his cheeks."

 

Ahhh.... so THAT's why he looks like a retarded chipmunk.

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:08 | 5138186 MontgomeryScott
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Johnny 'Songbird' McCain is such a CHEEKY boy!

He's a 'meshuggenah'!

He think's he's 'Elvis Presley' or something! Isn't he so darling and CUTE?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-zoPgv_nYg

For all the lives lost on the U.S.S. Independence, because he flared the engine on his F-4 'Phantom' afterburner while on-deck, killing several by immolation because of 'hot-dogging', this post is made.

Calling him a 'retarded chipmunk' is an insult to retarded chipmunks everywhere. He's a frakking evil mother-fucker, PERIOD. May the cheeks on his face grow to the size of those of his ass; and may he be forced to spew from his mouth the same as he defactates from his anus, in retribution for his crimes against humanity in general (as well as those he is directly responsible for wantonly murdering).

The full realization of the expressions 'talking shit' and 'shit-talking' are embodied within this example of a failed and hopeless 'politician'.

('AIPAC' likes him really well, though)

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:58 | 5136777 ugmug
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Time to put down all the iPhones and iPads and pick up a shovel...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:11 | 5136795 Yes We Can. But...
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Which end do you hold on to?  And where is the charger?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:18 | 5136827 foodstampbarry
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Pick up a shovel? Fuck that, I'm not bending over anywhere in SanFran

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:10 | 5136959 disabledvet
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Not even for a bottle of whine?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:29 | 5137005 Latina Lover
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Nope, Obama won't even bend over for Michael/Michelle/Wookie... only Reggie.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:37 | 5137184 oudinot
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Latina:Real original 'reggie' joke.

Although I think these homo jokes are unseemly, irrelevant and much, much worse: boring.  If you had any wit whatsoever, in your malevolent protrayal of Obama you, unwittingly (pun intended), instead of maligniong him you complimented him;  by asserting that he only bends over for Reggie, but no one else you are praising his sexual faithfulness.  A 180.

Not only are you praising him which, one would assume, is not is not your conscious intent, but your joke is not funny-not a whit.

Other than that, carry on.

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:30 | 5138033 MontgomeryScott
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I'm sure the Wookie likes to watch (some women/men/whatevers are 'vouyers'). Otherwise, the 'marriage' wouldn't have survived.

Did it ever occur to you that Reggie and Barry, after they get done having their male-to-male buttsex and are smoking a Choom together, like to watch Valerie Jarrett strap one on and give the Wookie what she wants?

While Barry is usually on top (did you see the Carney resignation White House broadcast?), Reggie is always HIS 'top'... except when Valerie decides to do him with a strap-on... or Michelle becomes his 'Micheal'...

'OUDINOT':

As a 'small business owner', you DO understand that your primary function is to COLLECT TAXES (and if you DON'T grasp this fact, you are willfully ignorant) to pay for what these people do behind closed doors with YOUR compliant, cooperative payment of such to THEM under threat of FORCE ranging from fines to imprisonment to the loss of all your worldly possesions (or a combination of all three) for a failure to comply.

This is not a discussion of 'sexual orientation', newbie (5 weeks, is it?). It is a discussion of the fact that Obama lets US en toto get FUCKED (like HE likes); despite our revulsion and free will to choose; using OUR ENSLAVEMENT via taxation and SUBJUGATION of the overall 'system' by the (figure it out).

If you think such subjects are 'boring', there's always the 'tele-vision' which you can 'channel-surf' at your 'discretion'! YOU can control WHAT YOU WATCH, and WHEN YOU WATCH IT! Let US give you PROGRAMS. WAIT: Let US make you PAY to give you OUR 'programs'. They will be 'free' of 'commercials' (well, at least, that was the promise they made, and have broken in SPADES).

Oh.

Hannity's on now, and he seems to be supporting the ISIL/ISIS/IS bombings (or, was it, Obama's bombing of ISIS/ISIL/IS bases? It's so hard to understand! SHIT. I'm missing 'Storage Wars'! let me flip through the channels... OH! It's Dr. WHO!). ('SARC' TAG ON/OFF)

I've known hot women of all races and creeds (including 'Latinas'), so I could also be called a 'Latina Lover'. BUT: If you like boys and are one as well, then that's your business. Barry does it PUBLICALLY; and uses taxpayer money to promote his lifestyle (which includes 'reaching out' to the LGBT community in order to garner votes so that he is placed in to a postion as chief 'sock-puppet' for those who have promised him riches beyond avarice; who act behind the scenes in the dark to destroy all of humanity).

Five weeks, and YOU KNOW ALL, I suppose.

I personally and professionally enjoy ZH because of the cutting-edge news and financial stories (and I enjoy the comments section even more). MOST people here lay down their pride for all to see (and some talented posters {like WB7} take this to levels never experienced). My own level of education has increased exponentially by simply accepting what other posters freely give (including the long-lost 'Francis Sawyer'; may his memory forever be spoken of in hushed voices of a lost soul who was on the cusp of discovery, AMEN! 'His name was Francis Sawyer!').

You're in 'The City', I presume (by your usage of 'English' dictum).

B.P. caused your 'weather events', you know. The death of the 'Gulf Stream Current' was a real 'world-changer'.

FIVE WEEKS.

Other than that, carry on.

I spent about 18 months simply reading (you might call it 'lurking'), before posting my first comment here (I felt that my comments would not be relevant due to the fact that I didn't know either the situations, or the people that cared about the situations).

FIVE WEEKS:

If it's 'boring', then go the fuck away. Otherwise, stick around and shut the fuck up; and learn.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:38 | 5138456 Tall Tom
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Great post. I do not like Financially Supporting their immoral "lifestyle" and then having it flaunted in my face. Financial support is support.

 

(If he THINKS that I am writing just about his homosexuality then he has completely missed the point.)

 

It is also about Obama's LYING, MURDERING, THEIVING, CHEATING, DRUG ABUSING, HEDONISTIC, SPYING, WARMONGERING and all other of this monster's INVASIVE and INTRUSIVE behaviors while being an occupant in the White House.

 

Obama is nothing more than a THUG PSYCHOPATH who is intent upon depriving the citizen of any vestige of Freedom and Liberty remaining.

 

So ouidinot can go autofellate as far as I am concerned as he is SPINELESS, a CONTORTIONIST of facts, and obviously has that capability.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:15 | 5138208 MontgomeryScott
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@ 'disabledvet':

"Not even for a bottle of whine?"

The old joke goes like THIS:

Q.

'What is a Druish girl's favorite wine?

A.

"I wanna go to PALM SPRINGS!"

WINE. WHINE. Whatever...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:46 | 5137038 Duude
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The shovel is for self-defense against zombies. Guns really aren't an effective deterrent.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:36 | 5137179 El Vaquero
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Shiiiiit, I've already seen two locust swarms in the past year.  Last year in September, I probably literally ran over more grasshoppers than I had seen in my entire life up to that point in a 10 mile stretch of road, and this year, they'd show up on the weather radar when they'd all take flight.  Get that many grasshoppers togeather, and it's a locust swarm.

 

http://krqe.com/2014/05/30/nws-radar-picks-up-abq-grasshopper-infestation/

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:43 | 5138300 MontgomeryScott
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Be careful of giving hints out as to your current general location.

As for me, I seem to have an 'IP' somewhere near Portland, OR. (or, within a thousand-mile radius). I have actually been THROUGH Portand on my way to other places. I decided that the Hanford tailings within the water weren't worth drinking (and didn't stop until I was at least 50 miles out from this so-called 'city').

I understand that COLORADO just legalized Marijuana. Are you enjoying this?

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:08 | 5136805 Da Yooper
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6

 

can we get a 7

 

do I hear 8

 

Maybe a 9

 

come on mother nature rock & roll do the country a favor & flush the left coast & its liberals

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:27 | 5136850 viahj
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learn the correct terminology Ya Dooper, the word you are looking for is progressives.  statists would also be acceptable.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:31 | 5136862 Da Yooper
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Progressive ?

 

I thought that was auto insurance ??

 

Yaaaaa I knows it but they are still liberals up here

 

no matter how or why they change their name

 

their spots stay the same

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:49 | 5137045 MayIMommaDogFac...
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I think "control-freak" is the proper term if you really want to call a spade "a spade."

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:08 | 5137100 TBT or not TBT
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What should we call the spades then?  In the proper nomenclature.  

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:43 | 5137204 SillySalesmanQu...
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How 'bout Suedes...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:15 | 5138395 MontgomeryScott
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Spades are shovels, for children.

A spade is a small shovel. Women and children use spades to emulate what men do; in that they imitate the actions (while less effectual than their adult male members of the family).

Due to manipulation by Zionist bankers. the white indentured male slaves were encouraged to use this term ('spades') to refer to those lower than them on the 'pecking order' (like 'women', 'children', and 'blacks'). In the 'proper nomenclature', 'spades' are those who are 'lesser' than those who knowingly enslave themselves of their own free will (like the Micks and the Sheenies and the Wops did).

"What should we call the spades then?"

That's a good question, actually, and I do respect your inquisitiveness.

John Stockwell:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmYZ_kWHk3Q

What do YOU think we should call them?

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:10 | 5137108 Da Yooper
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"control-freak" i

 

Does not address the Marxist ideology of the liberal progressives

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:56 | 5137238 oudinot
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Yooper:Is it progessive/liberal to write properly?

Or is that talent despised by Libertarian/Rednecks as they believe animal metaphors like, "their spots stay the same" are more expressive, meaningful?

Funny though, 'spots stay the same' confuses me.  Ok, the left/liberals/EBT crowd , there are let's face it, alot of black people.  Only being black ,obviously,  the pigmentation does not allow 'spots'-spots only manifest themselves on whities, against a pale skin.

Sorry, the metaphor doesn't work unless you are only referring to white freckled people (and, I admit, I am one) and exclude black people.

How about staying with the animal motif to express your idea,"no matter or why they change their name,

                                                                                   whenever,forever their meow is lame

Might work, better?

 

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:35 | 5137319 Da Yooper
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I am old enought to remember they were liberals first

 

wayyyyyy before they dug up the "progressive " scam so liberal progressive works for those of us old enough to know better

 

Spots referes to the ilberal progressive dem-O-crap name thing & has nothing to do with black people

 

you are just hunting for something that isnt there

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:29 | 5138441 MontgomeryScott
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@ 'oudinot':

You are sucking from the incorrect breast (the 'hind teat').

LOTS of 'catchy word-uses', though.

Libertarian redneck pigmentation black animal motif obviously (metophor) doesn't work (referring to 'I AM ONE').

Whatever and forever, your 'meow' bullshit is lame and innefectual.

 

FIVE FUCKING WEEKS, and this troll thinks he owns the blog.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:50 | 5137047 Freddie
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Napa Hall of Justice?  WTF is that?  Sounds right out of Orwell.  Is that a court house or some other BS?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:10 | 5137110 TBT or not TBT
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An S&M dungeon up there.   Very refined.  

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:49 | 5137216 rubiconsolutions
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"Shakened and stirred"

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:08 | 5137778 Ghostdog
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Has anyone plotted the erections of Paul Krugman to that of, natural or man made disasters? Id bet they are not off by much more than a minute or two

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:45 | 5136745 _ConanTheLibert...
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Turn up the HAARP volume next time.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:48 | 5136748 ciscokid
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Waste of good wine..........

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:28 | 5136853 viahj
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boxed wine FTW

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:48 | 5136894 Boxed Merlot
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My collection survived.  But this drought thing is starting to have an impact.  The last boating accident left a pile of Ag / Au at the bottom of the deep end of the pool.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:07 | 5137394 waterhorse
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I'm sure not all of it was good.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:49 | 5136754 Whatta
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hmmm, Introducing my new line of Earthquake proof wine shelving to WalMart tomorrow. Bullish.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:24 | 5136844 Yes We Can. But...
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Where will it be manufactured?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:59 | 5137076 Freddie
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China.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:53 | 5136761 falak pema
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Sparkling Napa wine if some of that shaking generates butterfly wing effects.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:54 | 5136762 luckystars
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I just read yesterday that its the drought. 1989 was a drought year and we had a 5.0 in August, then the big one in October.

In Vallejo Chase bank had windows blown out, jewelry store and music store. They said right across the street zero damage.

God is coming.......

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:58 | 5136918 chumbawamba
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God is coming?  Where the fuck has he been?  I thought he was always here.

Unless you're talking about the fake impostor "God" that goes by YHWH?

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:57 | 5136764 IridiumRebel
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Please resign, Dr. Krugman...please?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:54 | 5136765 JustObserving
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If California’s Drought Weren’t Scary Enough, Now It May Trigger Earthquakes

 

August 04, 2014 

California’s drought has reached epic proportions. Nearly 60 percent of the state is in exceptional drought—the most severe category—and farmers are depleting groundwater reserves at record rates as wildfires break out north and south.

Now there’s something else to worry about: drought-triggered earthquakes.

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/08/04/california-drought-may-cause-...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:43 | 5136884 Creepy A. Cracker
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Does this not call for violent riots and looting in Oakland?  (Free stuff!!!!!) Did whitey not casue this earthquake in order to supress blacks?  Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are on their way...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:02 | 5136931 Latina Lover
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You read my mind, friend. Time to do some discount shopping....just need a Afro American to commit suicide by cop and we are good to go.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:54 | 5136767 suteibu
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The earth, she be angry. 

But, hey, more water for others.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:56 | 5136770 Mae Kadoodie
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Cabernets and Chardonnays comingled???  And on a Sunday??  The horror!!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:47 | 5136801 JustObserving
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Some culinary crimes are more catastrophic than California earthquakes.  

 Second, and perhaps more ­crucially, the Chinese have their own way of imbibing their wine — a method that could cause offence to more traditional and pedantic oenophiles. 

No slow and tentative sipping or deferentially swishing around on the palette for them. Even with a £6,000 bottle of 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, the Chinese tilt the glass and knock it back.

Straight down the hatch. Or they mix it with Coca-Cola - so the story goes - to sweeten the taste.

http://parentheticaldiscursion.blogspot.com/2011/01/rich-chinese-flault-...

Commingling on a Sunday? - Never

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWcXM5kt7vs


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:37 | 5137325 markar
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Maybe they need to rethink putting the most expensive bottles on the highest shelves

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:56 | 5136771 jarana
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Hey!! no serious victims and a lot of aggregate demand!!!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:57 | 5136773 onewayticket2
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flash forward:  "Strong inventory numbers in northern california"

 

BTFQuake

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:56 | 5136775 q99x2
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Coronal hole openings cause earthquakes. Bankers cause wars.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:57 | 5136776 IridiumRebel
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"The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck just before 3:30 a.m. about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about 6 miles southwest of Napa, in California wine country, Leslie Gordon of the U.S. Geological Survey said. It's the largest earthquake to shake the Bay Area since the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the USGS said."

-AP

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:00 | 5136782 yogibear
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What's the surprise? There was the warning in 1906.

Live in that partg of CA it's to be expected. You have to be prepared for the big one.

stay away from rigid structures because they'll break and peices will fall.

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:17 | 5136825 GetZeeGold
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Good advice there Yogi.

 

You'd make one hell of a major league baseball manager.

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