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Mayor Bloomberg Tells Newyorkers To Prepare For Evacuation

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Anyone living in New York may want to read this Bloomberg article as it is important stuff, unlike anything coming out of Jim Cramer, who told everyone an hour ago that "this is a turning point, Buffett's bailout marks the beginning of a massive multiday short-covering rally in the financials" - naturally the XLF is about to turn red.

Hurricane Irene May Require NYC Evacuations, Bloomberg Says

New York officials preparing for Hurricane Irene will decide tomorrow whether to call for the evacuation of low-lying areas in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

The decision would be based on the strength, path and speed of the storm, Bloomberg told reporters today at a news conference in a flood-prone section of Queens. The city would offer “an enormous shelter system” for those without a place to stay on higher ground, he said.

“We don’t have enough information yet to make that call,”
Bloomberg said. “The timing is a bit up in the air, as it is with all these things. Sometime on Friday, late in the day. How many depends on how severe we think the storm is going to be.”

The mayor has the power to issue an executive order to force people to move, which he said he would do only in the “worst circumstances.”

Irene, the strongest Atlantic storm to threaten the U.S.
since 2005, battered the Bahamas today with 113 mph winds on a course that’s expected to take it near North Carolina this weekend and New England next week. Only five hurricanes on record dating to 1851 have tracked within 75 miles of New York City, the most recent being Gloria in 1985, according to the National Weather Service.

City officials are planning for a storm with winds of at least 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) accompanied by heavy rain, the mayor said. They expect the brunt of the storm to cross mid-Long Island, on the border of Nassau and Suffolk counties, to the east of the city, he said.

He advised residents to prepare “go-bags” containing water, non-perishable food, medications, important papers and extra house and car keys in the event officials declare the storm dangerous enough to evacuate. The areas affected include lower Manhattan, southeast Queens, Brooklyn’s beach communities including Coney Island and coastal areas of Staten Island, Bloomberg said.

The Police Department has 50 small boats to use in the event of floods. Sanitation crews are cleaning leaves and refuse from storm sewers and moving equipment to higher ground.
Hospitals have checked their emergency power generators, stocks of medicine and other supplies.


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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:00 | 1599556 slaughterer
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Bloomberg better evacuate NYC and close down all stock exchanges tomorrow, cause when Ben takes the podium at Jackson Hole tomorrow, we are going to have a systemic collapse of global markets. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:03 | 1599592 fuu
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Back to attention whoring eh?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:09 | 1599601 Earl of Chiswick
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Ray Nagin called in to advise Mayor Bloomberg on a "Mandatory"


"ah you know the big question I have ah,   the storm is going to hit to the west of us, is that correct?"

"actually the latest track takes it right overhead"

"right overhead? ah so which low lying areas should we be concerned about?"


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:12 | 1599656 FEDbuster
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NYSE to provide Superdome like accommodations according to Bloomberg's spokesman.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:21 | 1599702 SWRichmond
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"Welcome to FEMA Camp Freedom.  While you're here there will be a few rules we should go over with you..."

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:23 | 1599711 bankrupt JPM bu...
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Got Bug-out-bag?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:35 | 1599776 Careless Whisper
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Good excuse for Bloomie to confiscate guns. The second amendment says you're not allowed to have one if there's bad weather.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:09 | 1599919 marsdefIAnCe
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or a vet, or have an opinion, or don't like barry, or ben's hyperinflation, or ...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:24 | 1600405 slewie the pi-rat
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@ bk__JPM


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:32 | 1599761 Translational Lift
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Sans the dome!!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:51 | 1599853 NotApplicable
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Madison Square Garden, FTW.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:11 | 1599647 kito
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@fuu--youre only one post below him i might add

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:12 | 1599657 tmosley
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But he doesn't have tits in his avatar.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:48 | 1600168 viv_savage
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I miss 'em


Something about them 'perked' my attention.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:14 | 1599665 fuu
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Thanks for pointing that out kido.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:16 | 1599679 Silver Dreamer
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What, where?!  ;-)

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:28 | 1599738 LFMayor
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what's that Zamphir, would you prefer a big-veined pants flute?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:01 | 1599892 Rylie
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Well for the people that like to read ZH on Lunch at work this type of content can get the site blocked.

As well if the site is deemed to have adult content in Google searches ZH will not show up until you have parent guard turned off. (note that google has this option enable as a default.) 98% of people searching will not be able to ZH content.

So the benefits of such a image is not outweighed by the fact that it will eventually make ZH harder to find, and be blocked altogether from places of employment.


So use an approiate image...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:08 | 1599915 GFKjunior
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Amateur.... the first rule of fight club is that you do not talk about fight club.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:46 | 1600152 hedgeless_horseman
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Aruba-du, ruba-tu, ruba-tu. I was thinking about the curse words and the swear words, the cuss words and the words that you can't say, that you're not supposed to say all the time, [']cause words or people into words want to hear your words. Some guys like to record your words and sell them back to you if they can, (laughter) listen in on the telephone, write down what words you say. A guy who used to be in Washington, knew that his phone was tapped, used to answer, Fuck Hoover, yes, go ahead. (laughter) Okay, I was thinking one night about the words you couldn't say on the public, ah, airwaves, um, the ones you definitely wouldn't say, ever, [']cause I heard a lady say bitch one night on television, and it was cool like she was talking about, you know, ah, well, the bitch is the first one to notice that in the litter Johnie right (murmur) Right. And, uh, bastard you can say, and hell and damn so I have to figure out which ones you couldn't and ever and it came down to seven but the list is open to amendment, and in fact, has been changed, uh, by now, ha, a lot of people pointed things out to me, and I noticed some myself. The original seven words were, shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. Those are the ones that will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and (laughter) maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor (laughter) um, and a bourbon. (laughter) And now the first thing that we noticed was that word fuck was really repeated in there because the word motherfucker is a compound word and it's another form of the word fuck. (laughter) You want to be a purist it doesn't really--it can't be on the list of basic words. Also, cocksucker is a compound word and neither half of that is really dirty. The word--the half sucker that's merely suggestive (laughter) and the word cock is a half-way dirty word, 50% dirty--dirty half the time, depending on what you mean by it. (laughter) Uh, remember when you first heard it, like in 6th grade, you used to giggle. And the cock crowed three times, heh (laughter) the cock--three times. It's in the Bible, cock in the Bible. (laughter) And the first time you heard about a cock-fight, remember--What? Huh? naw. It ain't that, are you stupid? man. (laughter, clapping) It's chickens, you know, (laughter) Then you have the four letter words from the old Angle-Saxon fame. Uh, shit and fuck. The word shit, uh, is an interesting kind of word in that the middle class has never really accepted it and approved it. They use it like, crazy but it's not really okay. It's still a rude, dirty, old kind of gushy word. (laughter) They don't like that, but they say it, like, they say it like, a lady now in a middle-class home, you'll hear most of the time she says it as an expletive, you know, it's out of her mouth before she knows. She says, Oh shit oh shit, (laughter) oh shit. If she drops something, Oh, the shit hurt the broccoli. Shit. Thank you. (footsteps fading away) (papers ruffling)

-George Carlin

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:09 | 1599918 Abitdodgie
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Yes that is what we need a politicaly correct site , and nothing can be said or done , then we can be like all the other sites out there, CRAP. Get back to work slave and stop bothering us 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:27 | 1600418 eureka
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Slaughterer's perky breasts avatar - appropriate or not - is gone. Censorship by Tyler or Slaughterer himself?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 17:45 | 1601776 smore
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Can I be of of any service to the cause of political incorrectness here?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:12 | 1599931 Fukushima Sam
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Obviously you don't understand the value of tradition around here...

And who said fight club was supposed to be easy to find?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:36 | 1600083 Ironmaan
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Your appropriate image would be that of a flaccid penis.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:46 | 1600145 Citxmech
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Fuck you.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:46 | 1600540 thesapein
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So play along? That's your solution? What if i used words like "fuck" "shit" cocksucker?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:03 | 1599593 BaBaBouy
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If they closed the Crapex for 2 minutes,

physical Gold would soar ...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:44 | 1600126 Manthong
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NYC and NJ - a lot of the communications infrastructure is below street level and did not exist the last time a really large storm surge hit.

In 1921 a 13 foot surge flooded all of lower Manhattan.

Way too much for the pumping system.

Something to think about.

I wonder if HFT's can skim water like pond insects?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:08 | 1599621 Bring the Gold
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So the global econonomy is going "tits up"?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:19 | 1599693 He_Who Carried ...
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Its looking a bit pear-shaped.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:16 | 1599958 Abitdodgie
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At least we are keeping abreast of things 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:15 | 1599669 sodbuster
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Nice boobies!!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:16 | 1599675 DormRoom
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given that 6 sigma events are more common (thanks to  the Large Hadron Collider distorting  how the wave function collapses) , Irene will likely devastate NYC

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:26 | 1599729 Bring the Gold
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Can you translate the wave function collapsing link to Large Hadron Collider? Are you serious or kidding? It's just an interesting comment even if it's ultra-nerd humor.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:29 | 1599741 Flakmeister
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File it under nerd humor...

You have a pretty good chance of connecting Irene to a coal fired power plant in Texas....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:56 | 1600215 Bob
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Hey, nerdmeister--we were talking about 3 D printers.  Check this shit out:

Looks like I may get that printed engine I've been wanting.  As long as humanity doesn't plunge into a NeoDark Age in the meantime, of course. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:35 | 1600877 Flakmeister
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No need to be rude.... Hey, I've always  thought 3-D printing was a cool thing. Ain't gonna save te world though.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:32 | 1601470 Bob
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Not meaning to be rude, Flakmeister, just breezily engaging.  Ah, the world--that would seem to be the big question. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:57 | 1599868 Oh regional Indian
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Forget Nerd humor BtG, think about the temporal connect between the rash of 6 (and beyond) sigma events and the much delayed start of the LHC. i know the whole causality does not imply etc.... but it is quite stunning.

Especially large earth/weather events. And, because we live in a fractal world, all th eother 6 sigma stuff in terms of wars and collapses and the like. The LHC is definitely part of th emix. Never befre handled/generated energies, failing systems..... quite the recepie for disaster.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:01 | 1599891 Flakmeister
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The earth has been smacked by cosmic rays that dwarf the center-of-mass energies of the LHC....


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:21 | 1600390 Oh regional Indian
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Come on Flak, that is just weak.

You should understand concentration vs. diffusion in terms of Energy and it's impact/controllability. Or are you saying yellowcake in the ground is the same thing as it's refiined form in the reactor? 



Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:54 | 1600593 thesapein
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You obviously have no idea what yu just regurgitated. Pretending to be smart around smart people will only further embarras you.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:40 | 1600861 Flakmeister
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Highest energy density collider is RHIC at Brookhaven.... the goal of which is to recreate and study the quark-gluon plasma....

At max luminosity, the LHC will have about ~25 collisions every 26 ns (I may be off slightly, been a while since I did any LHC related stuff)... effective maximum CoM energy between consituents is about 10 TeV (and those will be very rare

Pinched from Wiki:

The first observation of a cosmic ray with an energy exceeding 1.0×1020 eV (~15 J) was made by John Linsley and Livio Scarsi at the Volcano Ranch experiment in New Mexico in 1962.[1][2]

Cosmic rays with even higher energies have since been observed. Among them was the Oh-My-God particle observed on the evening of 15 October 1991 over Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Its observation was a shock to astrophysicists, who estimated its energy to be approximately 3×1020 eV[3](50 joules)—in other words, a subatomic particle with kinetic energy equal to that of a baseball (142 g or 5 oz) traveling at 100 km/h (60 mph). It was most probably a proton with a speed very close to the speed of light, so close, in fact, [(1 ? 5×10?24) × c], that in a year-long race between light and the cosmic ray, the ray would fall behind only 46 nanometers (5×10?24light-years), or 0.15 femtoseconds (1.5×10?16 s).[4]

The energy of this particle is some 40 million times that of the highest energy protons that can currently be produced in any particle accelerator. However only a small fraction of this energy would be available for an interaction with a proton or neutron on Earth, with most of the energy remaining in the form of kinetic energy of the products of the interaction. The effective energy available for such a collision is the square root of double the product of the particle's energy and the mass energy of the proton, which for this particle gives 7.5×1014 eV, roughly 50 times the collision energy of the Large Hadron Collider.

Since the first observation, by the University of Utah's Fly's Eye Cosmic Ray Detector, at least fifteen similar events have been recorded, confirming the phenomenon. These very high energy cosmic rays are very rare; the energy of most cosmic rays is between 10 MeV and 10 GeV 

As an aside, the name Fly's Eye made me want to build an experiment to do a precision measurement (1 part in 10^5) of pion beta decay.... the name would be Gnat's Ass.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:37 | 1601494 Bob
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Now that's amazing.  Perhaps Jimmy Hoffa caught one of those.  Or its big brother.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:10 | 1602577 thesapein
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That was the kewlest thing I read all day. Thanks!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:05 | 1599906 gmrpeabody
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:09 | 1600309 Oh regional Indian
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It's all quite simple actually.

If you trade, I hope you understand fractals. The rest, as they say, is all dependent on your angle of repose! ;-)


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:55 | 1600604 thesapein
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:54 | 1600588 DormRoom
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yes,.. discovery of the Higgs Boson occurs in low probability world history branches.  So each time the Large Hadron Collider searches for the discovery of it @ higher energy levels, it phases (wave function collapse) our world time-lines to these low probability world timelines. 


And it is in these timelines where greater 6 sigma events occur more frequently.  rare events like an earthquake in Virginia.  A hurricane dissemating NYC.  end of EMU.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:00 | 1600629 thesapein
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OMG, that is so funny.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 17:55 | 1601807 smore
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The Heart of Gold was the prototype ship for infinitely improbable travel. It is the infinite improbability drive in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that saves Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect from very probable death by asphyxiation in deep space after being thrown out of the Vogon ship; the improbable odds against being rescued being 22079460347 to one; the superscripted number incidentally being the telephone number of the Islington flat where Arthur went to a fancy dress party and first met Trillian. Incidentally, Adams explained in the annotated volume of the original radio scripts that it was the eviction of Arthur and Ford out the spacelock of the Vogon ship that led to his own "invention" of the Infinite Improbability Drive. Adams realised that he had worked the story into a dead end, thinking in frustration that the only solutions would be "infinitely improbable." In a flash of insight and what Adams called "mental jujitsu", the Infinite Improbability Drive was born.

In the third book, the Infinite Improbability Drive is discovered to be the Golden Bail of Prosperity in the Wikkit Gate. It is stolen by the white Krikkit robots; however, it was returned and the Heart of Gold returned to operational status.

Adams developed the notion of the improbability drive having greater causal (and narrative) effects in later books. For example: when Zaphod's great-grandfather discusses his great grandson's career-to-date he explains that he (Zaphod) cannot escape his destiny now the improbability field "controls you".

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:15 | 1602595 thesapein
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I appreciated it. The read and distracting flash flash went well with my merlot.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:39 | 1600095 AlaricBalth
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W(x, y) = aw1(x, y) + bw2(x, y) .  LMAO

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:25 | 1599724 SheepDog-One
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NYC had to fight off rioters and looters the other day due to a small 4.9 earthquake, imagine when market chaos really hits.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:29 | 1599745 knukles
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Just transitory.  Be happy.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:32 | 1599757 LawsofPhysics
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You are being optimistic SD.  If only we could wipe NYC from the map.  Be it by internal destruction or external destruction.  Unfortunately, the evil is just so concentrated I don't think it can be done, by Irene or otherwise.


In the meantime the surf on Cape Hattarras is going to be epic.  Time for a "board meeting".

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:06 | 1599908 pods
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I'm just hoping for another inlet to open up into the Albemarle sound.  Too many crabs, not enough drum.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:13 | 1599939 LeBalance
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you want some Corexit with that?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:14 | 1599947 Turkey
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Um, fck you guy.  New York is infinitely better than whatever sht hole you live in.  We didn't have any riots.  SheepDog's been banging too many of his farm animals.  I bet New York would rape you two limp dcks and the world wouldn't know the difference.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:03 | 1602556 pods
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If the gravy ever stopped flowin to Wall Street NYC would return to the shithole it was in the 70s.

 Do you think it is a coincidence that it became "great" only after the spigot to Wall Street was opened? 

When the trucks of free money stop arriving, New Yawkers will have to figure out how to make a real living.  Then come tell us all about how great the big apple is.  


Fri, 08/26/2011 - 10:34 | 1604073 Turkey
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Of course, no argument here.  I'm less convinced your shithole will get any better but good luck with your hometowns value add.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:33 | 1600066 Young Buckethead
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What does Mayor B know about Indian Point that we don't?

It was the earthquake that did the damage in Fukushima. The tsunami just provided temporary free water cooling.

And don't forget North Anna, Calvert Cliffs or the eleven others operating under abnormal conditions. Oh, well, no one important lives within 60 miles of these plants. Oh, wait, Calvert Cliffs . . .


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:00 | 1600628 eureka
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@slaughterer - what happened to your perky ... ?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:25 | 1599557 TruthInSunshine
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That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes,
an aeroplane - Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn,
world serves its own needs, dummy serve your own needs.
Feed it off an aux speak, grunt, no, strength,
The ladder starts to clatter with fear fight down height.

...sorrry, sort of obligatory, and eerily relevant.


We've reached Cramer 'Bear Stearns is Fine' 2.0 (Circa 2011).

No QE3 on Friday, and tantrums and meltdowns in 401(k)s ensue.

08-25 9:31: Pimco's El-Erian says Bernanke must avoid QE3 in Friday's Speech ECONOMIC COMMENTARY


"Bernanke should avoid any suggestion the US central bank intends to pursue purchases of Treasury Bonds and instead use a much anticipated Friday speech to press for economic reforms."

One thing is certain, either with or without QE3 (or TARP 2.0, TALF 2.0, ARRA 2.0), The Bernank has forever broken markets, with the help of Timmmay.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:45 | 1599831 Bonesetter Brown
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You mean we can expect another Cramer "he has no idea" rant?  I can't wait!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:02 | 1599558 Mercury
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For fuck's sake, this thing is likely to not even be a hurricane by the time it hits NYC:

What, you're going to evacuate Staten Island?  to where?   What a disaster something like that would be...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:33 | 1599637 Idiot Savant
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Yep, I'm from Houston and remember watching all the idiots trying to leave before hurricane Rita made landfall. I've never seen anything like it. People died during the evacuation and the storm didn't even hit Houston. Unless you're below sea level, or in the path of the storm surge, it's best to shelter in place. Take a good long look at the below pictures, NY.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:57 | 1599869 Putty
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Motorcycle is vehicle of choice for evacuation.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:11 | 1599928 gmrpeabody
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That would be my choice, also. But some yutz might decide to put you down with his new home defence 12 ga. for cutting ahead of him in his F650 RAM Heavy Duty 4x4. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:07 | 1600673 Temporalist
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Why didn't Rick Perry just pray for the hurricane to go away?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:13 | 1599653 SteveNYC
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Haha, agreed! I'm keeping my door locked just in case, I'd welcome Irene before SI. Evacuate, I don't think so. Staying put baby.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:38 | 1599789 knukles
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Evacuate Long Island to Camp Mountauk State Park to engage in a transitory displacement to the Philadelphia area accompanied by Shadow People and Alien Beings (greys and totems) which will be heavily covered by embedded reporters represented by Fox News and the National Enquirer (or was that the Cincinnati one?) furthering the meme of alien invasion thereby assisting the NWO's extended domination cycle entering into the No God, End of Days, Support Your Local Congress-critter Mode.
Buy Gold.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:08 | 1599914 pods
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Gotta wonder what might be carried inland from Plum Island?  The last escapee seemed to do a considerable amount of damage.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 14:08 | 1600685 Temporalist
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So that's where Obama is from!!!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:15 | 1599952 O_HAI
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<--- Sits back and grabs popcorn. This is going to be good



Guy from Florida

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:18 | 1599965 Jonas Parker
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Evacuate them to anywhere they want (except Texas)! Tripoli would be nice...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 15:11 | 1601057 Escapeclaws
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Staten Island? Oh my God, those poor mobsters.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 10:59 | 1599559 PicassoInActions
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is it a bulish news?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:02 | 1599582 tekhneek
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I don't know if it is a bulish news! JUST WANT A ANSWER!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:03 | 1599591 Cash_is_Trash
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Keynesian ditchez, bitchez

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:07 | 1599619 StopScrewingThe...
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Krugman must be getting giddy thinking about the potential damage and destruction.  Just the stimulus we needed!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:13 | 1599662 Whatta
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earthquakes and hurricanes  in one week? where is the closest volcano to DC/NYC corridor? the stuff krugfvcks wet dreams are made of.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:40 | 1600096 Divine Wind
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With Bernake at the controls, attempting to destroy evidence.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:38 | 1599786 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:23 | 1599712 laomei
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newyorkers drowning like rats is definitely bullish

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 10:59 | 1599560 kengland
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I've heard that it's raining bullshit there right now

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:09 | 1599628 Mesquite
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You talkin 'bout NYC, or DC..??

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:59 | 1599878 Abiotic Oil
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That would be "reigning bullshit" in DC.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 10:59 | 1599563 alien-IQ
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It's gonna be looters paradise in the Upper east Side.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:06 | 1599605 Dr. Richard Head
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Looks like the heavier storm will hit Wall Street on September 17, 2011.  This storm looks it will be bringing a flood of people to the area.

On September 17th, Anonymous will flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices.

We want Freedom.

This is a Non Violent protest, we do not encourage violence in any way.

The abuse and corruption of corporations, Banks and Governments.


Join Us!

We Are Anonymous.

We Are Legion.

We do not Forgive.

We do not Forget.

Wall Street, Expect Us!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:08 | 1599624 augie
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Look for the idiot in the guy fawkes mask handing out lollipops to the police. that will be me. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:10 | 1599639 Bring the Gold
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What's the unemployment rate for 18 to 25 year olds again? The boomers had to fire someone to keep up their pay rate...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:13 | 1599660 Mercury
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These days you're more likely to upset a lot of yuppies and nursery school traffic on Wall St. then actual Masters of the Universe.

The kids will probably think it's the circus.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:21 | 1599701 vamoose1
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go  for  it  and     godspeed

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:49 | 1599844 Careless Whisper
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Upper East Side invited to George's Keg Party in Katonah.


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:01 | 1599888 Abiotic Oil
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Newyawkers are going to truly understand the phrase, "when guns are illegal only criminals have guns."


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 13:32 | 1600455 Turkey
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Uh huh, actually we just lock them up 10 year min when the carry.  Govern your own shithole, stay out of mine.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:00 | 1599571 WoodMizer
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Looting will comence at sundown.  Everything of value not nailed dow will be gone by the time cleanup crews progress into downtown.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:07 | 1599618 tom a taxpayer
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after Wall Street ceases its daytime looting at sundown.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:16 | 1599677 Seer
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Those crazy banksters, they just don't know when to quit!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:30 | 1600043 LeBalance
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Mayor Bloomberg: **To all discplaced Manhattanites: In view of this golden opportunity to pay down the National Debt, President Obama took the Executive Action this morning to declare your lands, homes, and worldly good left on Manhattan after the evacuation as "State Bail-out Funds and Assets." Your courageous sacrifice will help this great Nation operate debt free until October 1, 2011.  /giggle/ But fear not your magnanamous contributions have staved off collapse for a few weeks.  It is also the case that Manhattan from this day forward is sovereign territory of the People's Rebuplic of China.  So entry there is subject to all constraints entry into that nation would be.**

**Have a nice day.**

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:26 | 1599726 Sabibaby
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I expect the paper gold to be blown away.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:47 | 1600160 Turkey
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Is there a way I can bet aganist this statement?  Intrade where are you when I need you.  I'll give 3 to 1 absolutely nothing of the sort will happen.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:01 | 1599573 HungrySeagull
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They evacuated well enough during 9-11 /snide

There are plenty of places inside the area where one can dive down a rat hole and ride out a storm. With that said, where are they gonna go? They would have to get into PA or past Albany to be safe from the storm and ride it out up there.


What I am really concerned with is the disruption of the stacked and orderly air traffic on the local airports.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:01 | 1599574 vast-dom
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Real Bullish right there!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:02 | 1599579 Transitory Disi...
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Either way crash = covered with excuse or storms are transitory

(ps: everyone be safe)

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:19 | 1599691 Seer
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I can't believe that I didn't consider the "weather is the reason for the markets being down" excuse angle!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:02 | 1599897 Ethics Gradient
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Don't! You'll only encourage the tinfoil hat brigade.

"It's HAARP, don't you see? They're using it to create a hurricane to shut the markets because, becuase, err, abiotic oil is why! You can see the link? No? We'll then, you're just another sheep."

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:02 | 1599583 Cassandra Syndrome
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Washington DC hit by a 6.0 Earthquake, New York city to be hit by Category 4 hurricane a couple of days after... has the Michigan Militia got hold of HAARP technology?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:09 | 1599629 IMA5U
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too bad D.C. wasnt hit harder



Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:34 | 1599773 BlackholeDivestment
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IMA5U, it will be destroyed. One problem, the mirror image of your offer seals you too, it will not matter where you are.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:12 | 1599651 DefiantSurf
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No but their already planting charges under all of the bridges in PA to prevent an influx of bankers making it to Mi

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:42 | 1599814 Jason_1sandal
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Obama Administration announces earthquake came from a little known geological structure, the Bush Fault. USGS to make official name “Bush’s Fault Earthquake.”

This is a major geological fault…but we understand it will be fixed come January, 2013  

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:02 | 1599586 John McCloy
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I am not going anywhere. I remember when I was a kid when all the panic about Hurricane Gloria broke out and everyone was boarding up their windows and it turned out to be a dud. It is going to wreak havoc on the transit system though for sure.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:39 | 1599793 LawsofPhysics
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Remember that too.  I spent two excellent days windsurfing in Camden Maine.  Gloria made for some of the best rides of my life.  Good times indeed.  Fuck the sheep.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:03 | 1599589 gatorontheloose
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uhhh when people go home we ramp up.  i'm thuuuuuuuper long starting now.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:03 | 1599594 Muddy1
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Are the Yankees or Mets playing at home this weekend?  How about Boston?  Giants in a pre-season?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:06 | 1599615 John McCloy
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Mets are at home this weekend and heading out there. Rains should not begin until Sunday

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:25 | 1599721 Catullus
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Yankees are in bmore

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:03 | 1599595 Boilermaker
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I hope they didn't give anyone whiplash by throwing the air brakes on that dump.

Now, let's resume the normal fraud and get this sucker up. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:04 | 1599603 TIMMAYYY
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welcome to your friendly FEMA camp


please do not resist.




Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:04 | 1599604 Catullus
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If you don't have enough information to make a call, you kindly STFU. I wonder what people on the Delmarva and NJ beaches are going to do. There are only so many roads out of there.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:05 | 1599606 Muddy1
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If Irene has a negative impact on DC tomorrow and federal workers are sent home we'll get a blip of an economic recovery.  I wonder if POTUS had vacation insurance?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:05 | 1599607 DaveInC.S.A
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I love tits as much as anyone else but it makes it impossile to email links from anything from ZeroHedge in my feeble attempt to educate my sheeple friends and relatives!!!


Flame away if you want!!



Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:08 | 1599625 AngryGerman
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:10 | 1599642 DaveInC.S.A
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That probably will happen.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:11 | 1599646 AngryGerman
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Here we are!!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:20 | 1599698 Flakmeister
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I always intepreted T&A avatars as a desperate plea for attention...

Hey, I enjoy a nice rack as much as anybody, but all things in their place....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:28 | 1599734 Bring the Gold
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:29 | 1599748 Spastica Rex
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It's just egos that have not disconnected from the Uroburos. I've been reading Erich Neumann. Here's a great Neumann quote:

As is demonstrated by a wealth of historical examples, every form of fanaticism, every dogma and every type of compulsive one-sidedness is finally overthrown by precisely those elements which it has itself repressed, suppressed, or ignored. —Erich Neumann

That has nothing to do with tits, of course.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:44 | 1599822 knukles
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The only good tit is a big juggly tit.
  -Alfred E. Newman

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:09 | 1599638 DefiantSurf
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If your friends don't love tits you need new friends !


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:13 | 1599661 Bring the Gold
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I love 'em too, but it does seem a tad exclusionary to many.

It's the Wall Street culture bleeding in here. I'm surprised there are no pictures of 8-balls being hashed out into lines.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:32 | 1599758 Spastica Rex
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I saw a balls avatar the other day. Not pretty.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:54 | 1599860 Bring the Gold
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Yeah LMAO long balls, short brains. That one had me laughing for a good 15 minutes. I hope it was a woman's avatar. Revenge is an ugly wrinkly thing. :)

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:16 | 1599678 NotApplicable
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Just advise them to avoid the peanut gallery that is the comments section.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:32 | 1599760 Doubleguns
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I missed the ass. Please provide directions!!!

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 18:02 | 1601831 smore
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:58 | 1599874 Nozza
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+1 lol

Heartily agree. Would hate to see Tyler & Co wasting time "policing" a free-thought fight club for decency. I come here for one fix, reckon I should be able to find pictures of "boobs" somewhere online - although google reports the following


Your search - boobs - did not match any documents.


  • Try different keywords.

C'mon gals and guys

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:20 | 1599978 CD
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Not that any of this is truly relevant, but the size restriction on the avatar pic size was likely chosen to get around this very limitation. Also likely part of the reason ZHers can't be trusted to post their pics in the comments (except contributors).

Google with moderate Safe Search has no problem finding this page. Google with STRICT (text + images) Safe Search also returns this and a host of other ZH pages (which I am sure have banned words in them).

Chill out, scroll past the images you find 'offensive' and focus your ire on the TRULY offensive crap out there, being highlighted daily courtesy of TD and crew.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:57 | 1600221 Nozza
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I'm chilled, really :) and yes, its the really offensive hardcore stuff that Tyler & Co post that keep me cumming back for more lol

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:26 | 1600011 Jonas Parker
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You would pwefer pictures of Bawney Fwank's butt, maybe?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:06 | 1599610 Dr. Engali
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If it wasn't so tragic this would be fun to watch.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:06 | 1599613 youngman
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Does GOLD float.....just wonderin.....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:42 | 1599811 Transitory Disi...
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That is what chevez is thinking RIGHT NOW

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:56 | 1599864 knukles
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Chavez?  He owns the stuff whether at $0 or $Bazillion.
Who has the problem with price is the Grey Lady of Threadneedle St. (BoE) since she's got to make physical delivery OUTSIDE the LBMA system which is a "show me the fucking bar" deal.  No receipts, due bills, notes that the dog ate the crap.  And probably'll be assayed, so none of them fucking Tungsten Salted Bars.

Thus the bear raid of all bear raids taking place in the Gold Market.  Who'd a thunk that crazy fucker Hugo would be the long gold's best friend?  BoE via others (JPM, HSBC ?) slamming the market to cover the short....

Even more telling.

Hugo gives notice for physical delivery.
All of a sudden the Libyan conflict is settled. (They have 140+ tons of the shit or some such number.)
Rumors abound that Libya's trying to sell some 90 tons or so.
(Well fuck me said the blind man, BoE is short physical to meet a delivery demand that cannot be ignored, Anglo-American soldiers of the Anglo-American banking cartel just happen to be in the Neighborhood of Tripoli to Liberate the Libyan gold for Humanitarian Purposes)   LOL.... Fuck me!
BoE's physical short covered.......
Hugo gets physical delivery.
Nothing to see here, move along....
Ponzi perpetuated another day....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:52 | 1599855 Jason_1sandal
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As a matter of fact I've seen gold float in my gold pan. Small "chips" will float. They pick up oil off your fingers and hand. You have to tap your pan on a hard surface such as a boulder and they sink.... It's usually what is refered to as flour gold or flood gold.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:08 | 1599614 lieutenantjohnchard
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if the hurricane hits ny etc the yanks will survive. when ike hit houston my family was without power for two (14 days) weeks ...... in september. ever tried living in houston without a/c for two weeks in the summertime? i packed the wife off to cooler climes, and gutted it out. lost 12 (twelve) pounds doing repairs, cleaning up tons of tree branches etc ...

people are good to go for a week without electricity, or with only a generator, which btw is .... LOUD. then once friendly neighbors begin to get grouchy.

if it hits the yanks will survive.

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