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Irene Is Now Expected To Pass Right Over Wall Street With 74-95 mph Winds

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There is a silver lining though: just as it has over the past 3 years, the world's Bernanke Put "Heads I win, Tails the world blows up" hub may survive simply courtesy of being in the eye of the Hurricane. Alas, this time around, the other side will arrive much faster: after all the Fed can not print windbreaks.

Wind speed map:

and probability map:

And some more from CNN:

Three governors declared states of emergency Thursday as Hurricane Irene threatened to wreak havoc along the United States' Eastern Seaboard.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared emergencies for their states, while North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue declared a state of emergency in counties east of Interstate 95. The emergency declarations allow states to free funds and prepare resources that may be needed.

If Irene continues along its current track, "from a flooding perspective, this could be a hundred-year event," Christie said. He encouraged voluntary evacuations to begin immediately. "Anybody who is on a barrier island should go," he said, adding that on Friday people along the beaches should start thinking about moving to higher ground.

Christie said it was too soon to know whether there will be mandatory evacuations.

In parts of North Carolina, mandatory evacuations were under way Thursday.

The military moved more than two dozen ships out to sea ahead of the storm.

As of 11 a.m. ET, the Category 3 storm was pounding the northwestern Bahamas, with its core approaching Abaco Island, the National Hurricane Center said.

"The core of the hurricane will continue to move over the northwestern Bahamas today, and pass well offshore of the east coast of central and north Florida tonight and early Friday. The hurricane is forecast to approach the coast of North Carolina on Saturday," the center's advisory said.

Maximum sustained winds were at 115 mph as the storm worked its way northwest.



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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:29 | 1600435 MFL8240
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Perfect, hope it destroys the sewer.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:03 | 1600644 spiral_eyes
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:21 | 1600796 MarketTruth
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Please stop spamming nearly EVERY post with that website. Thx.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:13 | 1601380 redcorona
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This will disperse the fiat much more effectively than from a helicopter.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:03 | 1601832 nmewn
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Irene Is Now Expected To Pass Right Over Wall Street With 74-95 mph Winds

From the South, with love ;-)

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 19:00 | 1601984 Crack-up Boom
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From Africa with love.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 06:00 | 1603221 nmewn
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Delivered here in the hold of a monarchs slave ship no doubt.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:14 | 1601381 redcorona
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:03 | 1600645 DormRoom
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be careful what you wish for.


What if Indian Point Nuclear facility floods?  Radioactive water in NYC?


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:06 | 1600667 Cash_is_Trash
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It's gonna blow the mountains of cocaine away...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:35 | 1600876 cynicalskeptic
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Hmm.... The NY Fed Gold Vault is the lowest level  'E' as I recall - you could feel the subwy lines go by.  And they're expecting major flooding of subway lines.....

A number of the COMEX bullion vaults are also downtown  - in basement level facilities.  


Could we have a massive - if supposedly 'temporary' - loss of access to gold in storage?  Or - horrors - could some be swept out to sea or lost while being evacuated by boat?


snark - yeah... just like Chavez is actually going to get his gold back from London....those tungsten bricks are going to end up on the ocean bottom.....  with a payoff in paper insurance money.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:15 | 1601079 malikai
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Awesome. I've just booked my ticket for tomorrow to NYC to help "audit the fed" during the storm.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:24 | 1602407 A Nanny Moose
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Panning for gold on Liberty.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:06 | 1601345 Withdrawn Sanction
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Not to worry, gold doesn't rust.....Does tungsten?  Inquiring minds want to know

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 17:09 | 1601616 Young Buckethead
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Something's wrong with the Lake Anna plant in VA:

At the end of the clip, some locals talk about the lower lake level, down by 22".

Per the plant owners:

"Dominion says each of the plant’s two nuclear reactors pumps one million gallons of water a minute into the North Anna Lake.  Dominion says that flow was disrupted during the power outage, but posed no risk to the public."

Excuse me. If the lake is not getting the "million gallons of water a minute", the reactor is not being cooled. Which may be a risk to the public.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:06 | 1600670 AlaricBalth
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Here is a map of the evacuation zones of the aforementioned "sewer".

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:22 | 1600801 Cognitive Dissonance
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New instructions from Bloomberg.

Rats are hereby ordered to shelter in place. No holding your breath either.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:57 | 1600973 Bananamerican
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Go long "Wrath of God"'s Payback for all that "666" business....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:05 | 1601025 Henry Chinaski
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Today is a day to sell equities, buy gold and bug out of the city for the weekend upstate.   It will be a good practice run.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 17:23 | 1601696 Young Buckethead
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You may be right, sir.

The hurricane is going to hit shore right about where the Lake Anna nuclear power station sits, and slowly work its way north, slamming into every nuclear plant on the Eastern Seaboard.

Every one of which was just struck by a large earthquake measured right at the max of what these plants were designed to withstand.

I don't see any problem at all. Oh, no, nothing to see here . . . Yes, I'd say G-d is pissed.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:04 | 1601018 Stoploss
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Might want to take a last picture of the washington monument, it will be gone come monday morning.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:33 | 1601172 NotApplicable
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Belmont Racetrack is an evacuation center, LOL.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 17:13 | 1601642 GetZeeGold
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Awesome.....drink a few beers. Bet on the races.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:07 | 1600674 Bob
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My hopes and prayers are with each New Yorker through this emergency . . .


I feel so guilty--I know it's wrong--but I can't help it! 


God, it could wipe out Wall Street!  Unfortunately, the Masters of Our Universe are sure to be out of town. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:36 | 1600894 cynicalskeptic
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Yeah, but those same 'Masters of the Universe' all own real big expensive homes in the Hamptons.....

poetic justice, karma, call it what you will but I suspect some people are going to own nothing more than seawater on Monday.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:11 | 1600716 Irish66
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If you live in the city, I suggest you put the weather channel on.
Biggest storm of 100 years.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:34 | 1600871 Mae Kadoodie
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And keep your Chinese delivery menus handy you Upper East & West Siders.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:35 | 1601177 NotApplicable
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Aren't they all the same? If not, just pick a random number.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:29 | 1600436 malikai
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I never pray, but now I am. Direct hit baby!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:02 | 1600638 Dr. Richard Head
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tidal surge to flood out NYSE HFT servers.......Hope I can believe in.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:01 | 1603004 Miss anthrope
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I only regret that I can vote up once here!!!  I hope for NYC stock exchange to be closed permanently


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:28 | 1600814 SWRichmond
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I almost hate to say it but ...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:29 | 1600441 Manthong
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There's plenty of paper and ink for FEMA.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:30 | 1600442 bigdumbnugly
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different kind of windfall

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:38 | 1600503 Oh regional Indian
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Different kind of waterfall too.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:30 | 1600444 Transitory Disi...
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The Fed cannot print windbreaks but if you glued all the printed currency into a Berlin wall type thing it would help

"gods work" says Ben


(keep safe folks)

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:49 | 1600554 andybev01
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They can use all of that paper to soak up the rain runoff.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:32 | 1600447 Cognitive Dissonance
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With a little flooding I presume? Time to drown those rats.

I can't wait until Monday market open. Who's going into the weekend long?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:32 | 1600460 bigdumbnugly
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yeah, the four footed rodent ones too

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:49 | 1600553 Cdad
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First, the bullseye earthquake on DC.  Now the bullseye hurricane on NY, NY.  I wonder if the criminal syndicate known as Wall Street and their lackies in congress are getting the message?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:16 | 1600761 Bob
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The Force may be nothing more or less than the collective consciousness.  Better yet, the collective super-ego, bitchez!

This could be a very bad storm. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:21 | 1601416 MsCreant
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Are we getting Jungian here? Freud ain't geared for this one, unless I missed something in my theory courses.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:23 | 1601430 Bob
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Hybrid vigor, MsCreant!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:31 | 1600449 InconvenientCou...
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people be safe.

Banksters are cleared to play in traffic and man the prop desks in the hurricane.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:25 | 1601432 MsCreant
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I like it, banksters ain't people. He he he he he he! Snort!

I was talking to my banker today, I accidentally said, "Well I understand your position on this, given everyone thinks ya'll are criminals and all, you need to be conservative (they gave me a lowball appraisal on something which may screw me)." He said, "Gosh, now why would I be offended by that?" We both laughed, we both know what is what.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:31 | 1600453 mfoste1
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uhhhhh 75-95mph are a cause for evac? im no hurricane expert but that seems a little excessive.........

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:44 | 1600533 PrintingPress
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I think the issue is more related to the higher water levels. 


The wind from katrina didn't do much to N.O. but the water level increasing did. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:09 | 1600682 Cognitive Dissonance
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Yes sir. And here are the tides for the Brooklyn Bridge area for Sunday. When is this hitting NYC? Because leading up to 8:40 PM, this might be a problem.

Su  28      Low   2:10 AM    -0.2   

     28     High   8:31 AM     5.2    

     28      Low   2:20 PM    -0.1
     28     High   8:40 PM     5.7

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:56 | 1600976 Flakmeister
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Yes, this could get ugly....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:56 | 1600978 Dapper Dan
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Saturday should be fun for the last minute shoppers on the lower east side, no?

Green Grass and High Tides my friend.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:17 | 1602388 tip e. canoe
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check out the storm tide for a Cat 2 NYC:

red all the way up the East River to the Queensboro.

those #'s may come in handy...nice one cog.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:22 | 1602400 Reese Bobby
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Those New Yorkers always have a bulls-eye on their chests but they can take a hit; e.g. 9/11.  Good luck you crafty thieves!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:05 | 1600661 dracos_ghost
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It's amazing since the velocity of BS coming out of Wall Street is about 300mph daily I believe.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:08 | 1600678 UGrev
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Ever been on a block of sky scrapers in high wind? just sayin...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:13 | 1600730 Cognitive Dissonance
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Dramamine strongly advised. And don't forget the vomit dominoe. When one starts chucking, everyone starts chucking.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:18 | 1600775 malikai
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Dramamine's for wimps. Real men go on the roof with a 6-pack and an 8-ball.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:53 | 1601274 Almost Solvent
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Double those up and now we're talkin!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:54 | 1601275 Almost Solvent
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Double the comment, double the fun!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 17:22 | 1601692 fishface
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Yeah, done that in Taifoon, not on a skyscraper though.
Its pretty dangerous down in the streets with all that shit flying around.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:23 | 1601897 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Dramamine's for wimps. Real men go on the roof with a 6-pack and an 8-ball

...and then smoke some Jimsonweed just for the scopolamine.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:16 | 1600760 AngelsMom
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For every 250 feet in the air you are, you feel the wind at an increase of one category level. So if the hurricane is a cat 1 on the ground and you are on the 24th floor, you're getting hit with a cat 2.

Meanwhile, here in Virginia Beach, we're dug in tight and our bug out bags are heavy as hell because of the gold and silver. We're sure not looking forward to humping it out if we have to leave...


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:34 | 1600872 UGrev
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I did not know that. Learn somethign knew every day.. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:46 | 1600936 Cognitive Dissonance
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May I just correct you on the 'every' part of your comment. It is true that the wind speed increases with elevation, but only up to a certain point. This is because you are getting away from the ground clutter and up into unfettered air flow.

But it doesn't increase with 'every' 250 feet. My understanding is that the increase between ground level and say 250 feet and up would be 25 to 40 MPH. More under extreme circumstances. But your example would mean that it goes from a Cat 1 to a Cat 4 at the top of the Empire State Bldg. Nope.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:21 | 1601105 malikai
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I can't speak for hurricanes specifically because there may be some difference, but for general winds aloft, it does increase in near constant with altitude. Have a look at this chart:

Columns are altitude, rows are windspeed in the format of magnetic heading for the first two digits, speed in knots for the second two, and temperatures in the +- field.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:39 | 1601199 Cognitive Dissonance
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I agree. But s/he was talking about a hurricane cat level increase with each 250 feet.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:22 | 1601419 malikai
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Yea, that would mean a CAT 1 on the surface is a CAT 5 at 1250ft. Not a chance.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:15 | 1602787 AngelsMom
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Sorry, I should have qualified that I heard it from my husband -- the guy who advised me against buying gold at $600/oz. 'Nuf said.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:11 | 1600708 pods
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Well if jet fuel can take down 3 buildings then this should level all of lower Manhattan.  


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:57 | 1601977 myne
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Building 7 fell down seemingly without any prior damage. If that's the quality of the workmanship in NY, then yes. It could be the worlds biggest game of dominos.

Expect a few key buildings to collapse though. Who needs a false flag when you can blame nature?!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:35 | 1602437 A Nanny Moose
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Paraphrasing Ron "Tater Salad" White: It isn't THAT the wind it blowin', but WHAT

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:32 | 1600456 caerus
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:32 | 1600457 Debtless
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After a quick stop in the Hamptons?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:32 | 1600461 Vincent Vega
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A direct hit to Wall St could cause billions of dollars of improvements. (imho)

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:58 | 1600989 Bananamerican
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and become the "feel good story of the year"

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:32 | 1600462 President Palin
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Paul Krugman must be happy ... to him, this will be good for the economy and for stocks.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:37 | 1600492 WALLST8MY8BALL
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ManBernKrug - Half Man. Half Bearded Psychotic Bastard

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:37 | 1602444 A Nanny Moose
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Kruggybear. Think Starsky and Hutch.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:37 | 1600496 alien-IQ
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Although I'm pretty sure there's a general lack of Hurricane insurance in lower Manhattan.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:32 | 1600859 Abiotic Oil
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O-bomb-er will take care of it post-mortem.  

WARP.  Weathered Asset Relief Program.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:35 | 1600879 drink or die
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He's riding the hurricane down to NY Slim Pickens style with his cowboy hat out.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:14 | 1601863 Anonymouse
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We'll get to Dow 36,000 even if we have to nuke the whole East Coast to get there!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:59 | 1601982 myne
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If you tell me your name is sarcastic/sadistic, you'll earn an upvote for that comment.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:33 | 1600466 TruthInSunshine
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Would it be an 'act of God' if Irene blew the living shit out of The Marriner S. Eccles Building?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:10 | 1600705 mick_richfield
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And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the LORD when I lay My vengeance upon thee.



Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:43 | 1601517 msamour
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I cannot read that anymore without thinking of Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction. makes me giggle.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 21:40 | 1602457 A Nanny Moose
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Just Jules.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:34 | 1601483 MsCreant
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I would convert to that religion and be a loyal follower the rest of my days, and know a true peace that passeth all understanding.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:39 | 1601507 malikai
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:33 | 1600468 Cassandra Syndrome
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Krugman jerk material. Go Long Broken Windows. All we need now is Spaceships cloaked in the hurricane and the boom time is back big time bitchez

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:13 | 1600732 LFMayor
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You mean like in Cocoon?  Get Wilford Brimley up here, stat.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:12 | 1601856 Anonymouse
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Anyone who can work in a Wilford Brimley call-back deserves a +1.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:33 | 1600470 Eagle Keeper
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This just chokes me all up.  Brings a tear to my eye....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:53 | 1600586 andybev01
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I get that way too but it turns out allergy season is prolonged this year.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:33 | 1600471 mfoste1
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So there was an earthquake near DC this week, now a hurricane coming to sweep though NYC.....maybe earth has finally gotten tired of all the SCUM!!!!!!!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:34 | 1600480 lolmao500
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GO GOD! SMITE THESE ``WE'RE DOING GOD'S WORK`` with everything you've got!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:38 | 1600501 Whatta
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earthquakes, hurricanes and we are awaiting the formation of a new volcano to appear on the NY skyline....KAPHOOOOOOM....situation solved, salvation achieved without 4 horsemen needed.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:30 | 1601463 malikai
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God's just returning the favor by doing Blankfein's work.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:35 | 1600483 alien-IQ
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This could be the first sign of justice I've ever seen on Wall Street.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 17:28 | 1601723 malikai
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Justice would mean the whole of DC, the FED, and Pentagon as well as all the Banks are in town for a big meeting when it strikes.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:35 | 1600485 Whatta
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The Bernank just ordered "sand bags" filled with trillions of worthless US$ to be piled around FRBNY and GS. When asked about this strategy hereplied, "Hell its cheaper than buying dirt".

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:36 | 1600488 Eagle Keeper
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Maybe God is sayin...  "you're startin to piss me off!"

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:45 | 1600537 kridkrid
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You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that can happen

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:06 | 1602565 bid the soldier...
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:36 | 1600491 Lowest Common D...
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It's the Travis Bickle prophesy come to fruition? "Someday a real rain's gonna come and wash all the filth off the streets."

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:09 | 1601047 Shirley Wilfahrt
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“I think someone should just take this city and just…just flush it down the fuckin’ toilet.”

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:37 | 1600495 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Irene to create low volume:  rally time!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:04 | 1600648 Aguadulce
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LOL.  "First, we'll start by evacuating the women, children, short sellers and bears.  Everyone else will stay and  weather the storm."  "oh yeah, and the exchanges will stay open."

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:37 | 1600499 Oh regional Indian
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It's like a lot of baaaad juju just came to the usually placid east coast. And this is just the start of the hurricane season too. Plus, these rains are full of corexit and what ever weird artificial life form craig ventner and his people invented to "eat" the oil spill (still spilling again, GW is right).

What about the collateral damage, outside of the "deserving of wrath" ones?

I remember this as beign the time we'd be looking forward to fall colours in Upstate NY. (RPI!!!).

Even if this is a non-event in real terms, all this "emergency" action will make it one.

A tangled web indeed.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:12 | 1600729 mick_richfield
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What about the collateral damage, outside of the "deserving of wrath" ones?


There are no "innocent bystanders" in New York.  The cops just pretty much shoot anywhere, and hit a perp.



Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:38 | 1600502 toady
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Japanese Dexys Midnight Runners;

'come on Irene...'

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:15 | 1600748 LFMayor
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Ah ballz.  Well said man,  missed your post and dropped in below with the same meme.  Great minds think alike.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:39 | 1600504 Joshua Falken
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:55 | 1600601 andybev01
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So is your misplaced optimism.

'Possible'. Spell check is your friend.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:27 | 1601137 NotApplicable
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Ummm... actually the very wide part is what makes it so predictable.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:39 | 1600507 Infinite QE
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Anyone remember that hurricane that was off the coast of NYC on 9/11/2001? Maybe time for another `event' to disintegrate a few more asbestos-filled towers......

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:39 | 1600508 PulauHantu29
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"Doing God's work,"......thanks Blankfein!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:26 | 1601435 malikai
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Maybe God will be repaying the favor by doing Blankfien's work.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:40 | 1600514 The Alarmist
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Well, if there were really any such thing as karma, the big wind would take out DC on it's way ....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:41 | 1600517 Rastadamus
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:41 | 1600518 markar
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do bankers float?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:52 | 1601967 TheFourthStooge-ing
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do bankers float?

Bankers are like turds: some of them float, but most do not.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 19:45 | 1602102 Ms. Erable
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do bankers float?

Dunno. Best to weight them down with lead (.308 increments), just in case.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:42 | 1600519 Shell Game
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Dang, will they have to leave the market in the hands of the HAL3000s and quant algos?, wait.. carry on.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:42 | 1600521 bugs_
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in gutteral voice - "..if i can MAKE it there I'll MAKE it ANY WHERE!"


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:42 | 1600522 Dr. Engali
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Wow cracks in the Washington monument and hurricanes over wall street, If that isn't foreboding I don't know what is.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:42 | 1600523 PulauHantu29
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No QE3..or Irene? Which will crash the markets first?


I bought tons of food ....jus tin case there's a little panic this weekend.....

water = check

canned food = check

ammo =  check

toilet paper = double check

flashlight = check

well, you get the idea......Be Prepared!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:59 | 1600623 wisefool
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"Toliet paper = double check"

when TSHTF, people will use paper money as TP. in all seriousness folks, make sure you have what hillbillies call "metally money" Gold and silver if that is your thing, but for everyday use, US and Canadian minted common coins will be integral to a quasi barter system.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:26 | 1601129 Shineola
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Great post!   Our paper money is already toilet paper!  


Hillbillies use a corn cob or a page from the Sears and Roebuck catalogue.  .... Really.  


Well, they might not anymore, but they did when I was growing up.  Cheers!  -Shine

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:43 | 1600526 GolfHatesMe
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Is it possible to just hit the HFT Servers? 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:43 | 1600527 PulauHantu29
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"Very Bullish for the GNP," Wall Street just announced.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:44 | 1600528 nah
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i would like totally miss the summer sun


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:45 | 1600535 jo6pac
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Who says there never good news, to bad it will only hurt the little people.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:46 | 1600542 Dangertime
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No need to seek shelter......this is just Transitory.....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:17 | 1601088 Sudden Debt
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It's actually called a "wet patch"


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:46 | 1600544 GiantWang
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Sounds like cause for a party in NYC courtesy of the other Buffett . . . Jimmy that is!  Can't Reason with Hurricane Season!!!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:47 | 1600545 reader2010
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Probably Paul Krugman is gonna detonate his homemade dirty bombs right there in the front of NYSE.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:59 | 1600622 andybev01
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Is that what they call it these days?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:47 | 1600547 John McCloy
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  This may be exactly the event excuse Bernanke has been looking for to launch QE3. The real issue facing Manhattan is that a direct hit could floor downtown Manhattan upto Houston if this system retains a fair amount of strength. All NYC transit will without a doubt be out for a few days. This is a fairly large storm as well so being that I have an apt on the first floor I may have to make arrangements.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:48 | 1600551 IQ 101
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:49 | 1600555 Conax
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:49 | 1600556 Blano
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So one more blowhard shows up in Gotham for the weekend.  What's the big deal??  Like there aren't enough already.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:49 | 1600558 Robslob
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But without HFT to do their bidding how can they manipulate the market on continued vapor volume???

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:51 | 1600569 catch edge ghost
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If only there was some way to change the density of the atmosphere along the storm's track... then its path could be manipulated, possibly even diverted away from populated areas.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:53 | 1600585 mynhair
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Refried beans'll  do it.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:58 | 1600616 Conax
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To change the density, wouldn't it be simple to (somehow) heat it? If only there were a huge micro-wave emitter (somewhere) that we had access to.. And some way to direct its energy to the targeted zone...

Hmmm, I feel a patent coming on..

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:30 | 1600847 DCFusor
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From wikipedia:

Scientists estimate that a tropical cyclone releases heat energy at the rate of 50 to 200 exajoules (1018 J) per day,[19] equivalent to about 1 PW (1015 watt). This rate of energy release is equivalent to 70 times the world energy consumption of humans and 200 times the worldwide electrical generating capacity, or to exploding a 10-megaton nuclear bomb every 20 minutes.[19][26]


Not sure how you'd power 666 zillion microwave ovens to have an effect.  To one of these, an H bomb is about as effective as a gnat's fart.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 17:34 | 1601750 Cast Iron Skillet
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You mean you could blow up an atom bomb in the storm and it wouldn't even do anything? Sounds like someone ought to try it ...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:36 | 1600893 IQ 101
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But that would make big holes in the clouds that the sheeple could see,

it might spook them.

 Yeah,right.lovin the MSM commitment to truth.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:22 | 1602810 AngelsMom
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Please, try not to say things more stupid than necessary.



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