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Scene From Pre-Apocalyptic Queens, NY

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A set from I Am Legend, or a picture from a Queens supermarket taken minutes ago. You decide.

h/t arkel

 

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Fri, 08/26/2011 - 22:57 | 1606512 A Lunatic
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Must be the beer and cigarettes aisle.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 22:59 | 1606524 BaBaBouy
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Looks Like The Shelves at Fort Knox...

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:02 | 1606539 cynicalskeptic
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Plenty of gold dipped tungsten in stock.   The ILLUSION of full shelves has been carefully preserved there.  

Lots of gold in the Basement at Liberty Street too.  But who owns it - or how many parties own it is another story.

As for London and COMEX vaults... that's a whole 'nother animal......

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:04 | 1606541 CrazyCooter
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Fail. I suggest TEOTWAWKI Beans & Cornbread ...

http://allthefederales.blogspot.com/2011/06/teotwawki-beans-cornbread.html

Oh, but you can't wait til the last minute to stock up on 30 or 60 days of eatin' ... just sayin!

Regards,

Cooter

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:34 | 1606625 Pure Evil
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Looks like the zombie hordes have made their presence felt.

I can't wait until the virus of total collapse has turned everyone into brain eating zombies.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 01:04 | 1606789 spiral_eyes
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no food? 

no worries bitchez

warren buffet is here with $5 billion he found in the bath to fix it

http://azizonomics.com/2011/08/26/warren-buffett-credit-anstalt/

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 02:41 | 1606850 Hook Line and S...
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condom and metamucil aisle

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 06:57 | 1606970 nmewn
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The pic looks like a pre-looting event on the bottled water aisle...sort of a practice run...lol.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:28 | 1607199 AbandonShip
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Krugamn says this will be GREAT FOR GDP!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 13:56 | 1607619 BaBaBouy
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Boy, lottsa + votes on this one...

We must be onto something herein.

Bottom line: Have Physical AU/AG, and keep it in SECURE place(s)...

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 14:33 | 1607705 AldousHuxley
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Looks like Federal Reserve's gold vault.....empty except few ramen noodle packets in the background there.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:37 | 1607123 Smiddywesson
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Yes but how much brains can you extract from the average Joe six-pack?  I think they will have to be eaten like blue crabs, you crack a skull here and there for a bite or two.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 12:24 | 1607427 PulauHantu29
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Wait until gas supplies are cut off ...then the shoot'n starts at gas stations...just like the 1970's.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 14:29 | 1607692 DosZap
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Pulau@12:24,

<Wait until gas supplies are cut off ...then the shoot'n starts at gas stations...just like the 1970's >

I live in Texas, we didn't have any of that crap here.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 15:02 | 1607777 Rick Masters
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Really? Do you have any of that flash mob nonsense going on in Texas anywhere?

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:21 | 1606584 knukles
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Whaddya mean rthere's nothin' there.  I'm here and there's somepthin' there.  It's there, a bar a goldt.  Now, I knows it might not look like a bar of goldt, beins it opens up atta endt, but believe U me, it's not oneadem salted tungsten falsies, eh?  Andlookatta assay mark.  See it sez "Goldt".  Yeah, yeah, jus fuggedabout id dat it sez Magic Marker, ats got nuffin tah do wid it.  There's za bar a goldt dere.  See.  Right here in dah Queenz.  Is as goodaz Fr. Ganox.  See.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 07:54 | 1607004 StormShadow
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Meh. Wake me up when it's empty ammo store shelves

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:30 | 1607114 hunglow
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SW gun store on the border.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 11:07 | 1607256 caconhma
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American supermarkets after Q5.

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:41 | 1611617 HCSKnight
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They will be the 1st to be cleaned out....

Sadly the Sheeple will not connect the dots to the truth that the same will happen with the same speed but far mor violence when the collapse comes.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 22:56 | 1606515 ss123
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Did they stock up on iPads to eat too?

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 22:57 | 1606516 yabyum
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I take it the bug-out bags are sold out? Long mre's and good whiskey good luck to you folks and God speed...our thoughts are with you

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 16:19 | 1607976 Thomas
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That will be the home pregnancy test aisle in about a month.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 22:58 | 1606520 Seize Mars
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Yikes!

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 22:58 | 1606522 deacon_blues
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Seriously.  Just get a bucket of rice, beans, tortilla mix, and spices.  Everything else is icing on the cake.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:00 | 1606528 SumSUN
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I wonder if this is the weekend Mr. Celente will be AWOL.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:01 | 1606530 NervousRex
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'Take rhe guesswork out of Eating Right!"

Hey! That's the Soylent Green isle.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:01 | 1606533 Karl Tashjian
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Apocalypse Bitchez!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:27 | 1606745 rocker
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+1 Karl   Reality Bitchez.  I live in the middle of Hershey Pa.  Went to the store tonight. Went to the better local major grocery store.

    Guess What, we know how to drive in the winter.

The guy in the meat section said, "Sorry. No steaks tonight. Today was worse than any major snow storm that hit us."

He reminded me, this was a Friday before a weekend when they stock up for the weekend.   Hmmmmm. 

            

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 03:24 | 1606878 Hapte
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It's about motherfucking, cocksucking time...

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:01 | 1606534 NervousRex
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Spakle doubles for sour cream in a pinch, gotta be a new pre-mix container tho.

 

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:02 | 1606535 Peter_Griffin
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Lower taxes on the hurricanes!!

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:02 | 1606536 LookingWithAmazement
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Irene will just be a tropical storm as "she" arrives in NY. Monday back to work. Boring world we live in.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:26 | 1606594 Trimmed Hedge
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More like some spotty drizzle & a light breeze....

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:35 | 1606631 tmosley
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Funny, last time you said that, shit blew up an hour later.

 

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 01:17 | 1606797 dalkrin
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Ever the exuberant soul, happy to be alive.  I have various ideas for you if you are perpetually bored:

-Join up with the GI's, go to exotic, faraway places, meet new, exciting people, and kill them.

-Plant some dynamite in your Ikea-nested apartment, and let it blow.  Next, descend to the unlit, legendary tunnels of NYC where crazed people dwell.  There, feel free to become Lord of the Tunnels, become a junkie, a cannibal, a murderer, or all of the above.

-Quit your job, change your name, take a random flight, and start a fight club.  Start fights with strangers.  Lose.  Wallow in misery.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 12:16 | 1607406 prole
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Do you know me?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 07:39 | 1606998 Hephasteus
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Sure she'll be a tropical storm by the time she hits. She beat the crap out of the bahamas and didn't even get tired. If it hits any less than category 3 NY will be extremely lucky. There's a whole SHIT load of heat energy out there right now.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:10 | 1607093 Gordon Freeman
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Pipe down--it's barely a Cat 1, and it's still many hundreds of miles from NYC...

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:45 | 1607225 rubearish10
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Foolish to get everyone excited, desperate and worked up just so the politicians can't be blamed "should" something bad happen. The CPC and the MSM raves "shock" airplay (just like debt ceiling event). After all, no one wants to be compared to how Bush handled Katrina. Unfortunately, people will be somewhat less likely to respond this way next time when something really bad actually happens.

Sun, 08/28/2011 - 12:32 | 1609406 LookingWithAmazement
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Told you so.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:02 | 1606537 SumSUN
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Wow, Queens must be having a big block party this weekend!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 03:27 | 1606883 Hapte
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Hurricanes in the Hurricane. Roof party bitchez!

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:07 | 1606547 kato
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it is just the soda pop aisle the week-end after food stamps have come out. nothing unusual.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:55 | 1607237 Blankman
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Ha!  I used to work at a liquor store in the not so nice area of a small college town.  The owners loved the 1st of the month and so did we as we would trade the food stamp participants their food stamps for cash at half the par value.  Worked out great for both parties!  Run on Heaven Hill half pints!  

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:07 | 1606549 Dr. Engali
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So who comes in and takes every thing off the shelves except one lonely package of food? It must really be bad if nobody will take it for the apocalypse. Maybe they need to discount it.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:17 | 1606572 Prometheus418
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It kind of looks like a package of those "Peeps" they sell at Easter.  If that's the case, I can understand why they're still sitting there.  Not only crappy, but out of season, too!

Seriously, though- theose shelves have sale tags all over them, and down at the end, there are what look to be full shelves of bread.  Whatever was there, it was probably a screamin' deal.  I've seen that on regular ol' non-apocalypse days.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:22 | 1606585 delacroix
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those peeps have a long shelf life. they'll still be good next easter.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:49 | 1606670 ManOfBliss
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Nah. They get hard and stale pretty quick.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:13 | 1606725 TwelfthVulture
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Only if the plastic is violated.  Otherwise, they keep for quite a while.  It's only sugar.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:17 | 1606730 Dr. Engali
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I love peeps. I have some stored in my bunker for comfort food.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 02:43 | 1606851 Hook Line and S...
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everything can be a screaming deal when your stomach demands it as such

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:12 | 1606566 Dr Hackenbush
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= Drama Queens

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:12 | 1606567 digalert
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Yep, MSM created the frenzy...

 

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:16 | 1606575 e_goldstein
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Keynesian stimulous.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 03:20 | 1606874 akak
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Falling inventories --- must be another sign of the robust recovery.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:17 | 1606577 HedgeCock
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SPAM isles

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 11:58 | 1607366 takinthehighway
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Treet's half the price and just as good...

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:18 | 1606578 Eireann go Brach
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Section on how to survive the next great depression section is empty I see?

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:18 | 1606580 HedgeCock
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Oops, forgot the "a" in "aisles".  

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:59 | 1606781 MayIMommaDogFac...
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I think Spam Isles is in or near the Seas of Cheese.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 07:34 | 1606996 ping
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I hear the beaches are gouda.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:20 | 1606583 Blorf
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If the store would just plug themselves into the wall-street skynet, Johnny 5 could bid up the prices for all of the bottled water and canned food ahead of time and resell to the public at "market" prices.  The store could make a small commision on the trades.  Sounds like a win-win to me.  Why limit the fleecing to financial instruments?  The CME could protect the public by raising and lowering Dasani and Spam margins whenever "volatility" gets out of control.

 

 

 

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:28 | 1606604 A Lunatic
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Fractional reserve food sales, bitchez. Yes the shelves are full but we don't have any food.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 01:00 | 1606784 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Yes, we have no bananas.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 01:06 | 1606790 Blorf
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You wanted actual bananas?  I thought you just wanted banana price exposure.  Sorry, here are the greek bonds we used as collateral to back the ETF.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 02:45 | 1606852 Hook Line and S...
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fractionalized scratch and sniff banana certificates?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:46 | 1607141 Smiddywesson
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Hedocially speaking, hungry consumers can just switch to plastic bannanas and weather the storm.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 14:46 | 1607738 geoffb
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Dr. Greenspan I presume? :P

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:24 | 1606592 adr
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I love how the media is still trying to make Irene into Katrina II New York. This isn't a bad storm. I was in Florida for "The Perfect Storm" and saw a few palm trees go flying through the air. Irene is going to be a strong thuderstorm as it hits Long Island.

The people who got hit by the Tornados are going to have fun making fools out of all the Yorkers hunkering down for a bit of wind and rain.

LOOK OUT IT'S A CAT 2 !!! Oh wait cat 1 BUT IT COULD STRENGTHEN no not really.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:38 | 1606641 Aguadulce
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Agree.  This Hurrigeddon crap is getting out of control.  We know its new york, and the government feels like its "worth" saving more than N.O. but come on.  Life will go on.  In the MW and there's t-storms with 60-70 mph winds many times each summer.  Sack up bitchez.

Hmmmm, my first 'bitchez' use on ZH. 

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:35 | 1606756 NuckingFuts
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Well done, nice 'bitchez'. Congrats.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:33 | 1607116 Withdrawn Sanction
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Good use of "sack up" too.

This AM the MSM is starting to backpedal as it's downgraded to a Cat 1..."Well, it will still produce lots of rain and potential for flooding."  Yeah, just a like a summer thunderstorm.   This whole show has been nothing but a version of MSM Pump and Dump.  Sack up, indeed.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:46 | 1607143 nmewn
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"This whole show has been nothing but a version of MSM Pump and Dump."

As Jim Cantore slowly loses his wood...LOL!!!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:18 | 1606735 caerus
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no shit...worst hurricane ever

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:14 | 1607177 tekhneek
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I grew up in Texas... this shit is hilarious. We have parties where I'm from when a <= CAT3 rolls in. CAT4? Eh... that's a little more serious but c'mon... This thing's going to be a tropical vagina by the time it gets there. Like slapping someone with a sheet this bitch, Irene. Pft.

I agree with someones comment earlier: "pussies." This is the run of the mill day-before-the-hurricane/thanksgiving-day/christmas-eve shelf in a certain aisle. I'd like to see a picture from the middle of the entire aisle. That would give me a better "apocalyptic" point of view. I personally hunkered down through 2 just in the past few years. They, uh, weren't tropical depressions though. You drive around in that. That's basically just rain.

You sure as shit don't empty the soda aisle while you're shopping for easter candy extra-early.

...but in all seriousness get a membership to costco if you're concerned about your food... future. I just bought another 50 pounds of rice, 50 pounds of beans and 25 pounds of table salt for like $30. Or start a greenhouse. And have chickens. And cows.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 14:57 | 1607764 Flakmeister
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Yeah, and I get a howl about the reaction when you get a couple of inches of snow in Wichita Falls....

Call me when you get 30'' in 24 hours, kay....

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:41 | 1607132 -Michelle-
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I'm stifling chuckles with each report.  It's a CAT1 and it's grinding up the coast.  It can't build any strength up that way.  This is just the post-Katrina effect.  Unfortunately, overreactions lead to real tragedies when people become numb to the hysteria.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:40 | 1607216 Not For Reuse
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Yup, it's pretty much the same irrational panic that pussy ass states like SC or TX fly into, whenever they get a rare 1/2 inch dusting of snow. ZOMG let's close schools and shut down traffic for a week

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:29 | 1606611 Paul Bogdanich
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Acording to the vortex data readings they are panicking for nothing.  The storm is losing intensity and unless you are sleeping in the subway or someplace else that is going to flood supplies should start making it into the city in heavy volumes on Tuesday at the latest.  While it's hard to say the data at this point indicate that surface winds should be less than 60 mph sustained.  A lot of rain though. 

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:31 | 1606615 Diablo
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its fokin hilarious watching all the maroons here from bumblefuck, texas (or wherever the fok they came from) freak out over a rainstorm (yes, its gonna be a tropical storm and WONT be a direct hit to NYC...big fokin woop dee doo).  if you cant handle the heat, get the fok out of NYC, bitchez.

-born and bred ny'er

 

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:16 | 1607184 tekhneek
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I think I know how you're proncounging "fok" but man, if it's pronounced the way I'm reading it... that's fokin' awesome.

Does it sound like: "fah-k'-in" or "fawh'-kin" ?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:17 | 1607185 tekhneek
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YO!

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:37 | 1606639 OrestesPenthilu...
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The NY sheeple are in full effect.  Saw them today buying - guffaw - candles and matches and batteries.  The odious masses deserve what they get.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:42 | 1606644 pods
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Looks like the bread aisle anywhere in NC when more than 10 snowflakes have fallen.

Of course, it is a friendly reminder that shit does not HAVE to be on shelves.

pods

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:42 | 1606653 besnook
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makes me nostalgic for the old propaganda pictures of soviet union grocery stores.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:49 | 1606674 williambanzai7
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Twinkles gone...

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:30 | 1607037 HedgeCock
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Is it Twinkies instead?  Yeah the Twinkie and SPAM aisles.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:41 | 1607130 hunglow
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No white coconut covered chocolate Sno Balls?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 11:13 | 1607267 Golden monkey
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I can't believe what I just saw in Canada.

They moved in, bought 50 meat cans for 50$.

They returned inside the store, only with the grocery cash receipt.

They take another 50 cans, running to the parking lot, without paying.

After I saw them doing so for 10-12 times, I saw the security getting them. They showed him the receipt, just before punching him twice in the face, and run away with the strange "meat" stuff.

I'm telling you Banzai : this is all Bernanke's fault.

What a fucken moron!

 

 

 

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:53 | 1606682 UGrev
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and people seriously question a SHTF zombie invasion from the cities in an extended SHTF situation? I ask thee, where will those people go when the shelves are picked clean and they run out of food. 

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:09 | 1606719 Pure Evil
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If we're lucky, they'll take out the armpit of Amerika along with Snookie and 'The Situation' all the way down to Wildwood and Cape May.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:18 | 1607104 UGrev
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Could we be THAT lucky? ooooh.. my nipples are all tingly now. 

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:50 | 1607152 Smiddywesson
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Three days, tops, before there is no food available to purchase.

One week, tops, before there are problems

Two weeks, tops, before they start streaming into adjoining areas

One month, tops, before the army ants begin the march.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 23:58 | 1606695 Stuck on Zero
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Watch out.  If the wind speed exceeds 30 MPH a dozen buildings in New York will free-fall into their basements.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 11:30 | 1607291 thesapein
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Would that be the backup plan after failing to feed the storm (weather manip is much harder than market manip) and if the media fails to make this into a blockbuster.

"Alright, pull it." Who said that?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:01 | 1606703 Seasmoke
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is in the 1st of the month already ???

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:46 | 1607055 Freewheelin Franklin
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Bad, Seasmoke! Bad, bad, bad!

 

Heh, heh, heh.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:07 | 1606714 Dr. Engali
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Is that the condoms and tampax shelf?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:10 | 1606723 Pure Evil
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When it comes to NY'ers, it's always that time of the month.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:09 | 1606720 TwelfthVulture
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BLOOMBERG NEEDS TO GO!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:24 | 1606744 williambanzai7
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SUPPLY RUN

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 04:29 | 1606914 worms eye view
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The kiddies always love crackers....an excellent shopping list...Well played WB!!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:37 | 1607122 Confused
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breeze in the cart!? hahaha, nice work WB!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 11:32 | 1607295 thesapein
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Irene could be a guy's name, I suppose.

Two eyes tho?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:28 | 1606746 marcusfenix
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you know, the more I watch this whole situation unfold the more I am left to wonder at the level of panic the MSM and the govt seems to be breeding in this...don't misunderstand, I realize Irene is one beast of a storm, I canceled a trip to long island because of it, still I can't help but be left with the sense that this is being hyped above and beyond just "erring on side of caution". the question then is why? of course, I could just be jaded...

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:43 | 1606764 Creepy Lurker
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Anything to take the public's collective "mind" off the economy.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:55 | 1607156 Smiddywesson
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This hurrican is obviously a false flag joint operation between Israel and the CIA.  The kick off of this campaign were the wild fires in the West this summer.  The "earthquake" they felt along the east coast was an after effect of their redirecting the storm towards the east coast with a small tactical nuclear warhead, thereby diverting the public's attention away from Jackson Hole and the markets.  Expect further "earthquakes" and "hurricanes" in the future.

/sarc

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 03:36 | 1606890 geekgrrl
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I think it's interesting that TPTB repeatedly use the mass media to indoctrinate the people with the idea that we should be afraid of nature but trust the "authorities." It's been going on for years, and it's all predicated on an unspoken assumption they seem to have that we need them or all order will break down. This place keeps looking more like V for Vendetta every day. In most real disasters, people pull together and help each other or they die waiting for the damn authorities to show up.

Of course, if you were really jaded, you might think that all this panic is because they know something is coming that we do not.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 07:26 | 1606990 Ricky Bobby
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+1 Very well said.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:59 | 1607073 Ima anal sphincter
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Easy solution.....don't watch the boob-tube. If I'm unfortunate enough to be in a room with the Zionews on, I end up yelling at all the lies that spew out from the screen and speaker. Co-workers get irritated with me ........I get irritated watching them eat that shit up. Why is it when I see O, or half of those other "representatives" (traitors) my first words are "You Fu..... Piece of Sh..,?   It's involuntary now --- don't even have to think about it.

Take the power from "them" turn that shit off.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:41 | 1606762 Lord Koos
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A lot of people in Queens are from the Caribbean and they know what Hurricanes can do... don't blame them for stocking up just in case.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:56 | 1606777 hivekiller
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This is the new way to get the economy moving and people shopping. Hurricanes, earthquakes, alien invasions. It works every time.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:09 | 1607173 Awakened Sheeple
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+1

 

Maybe they should stop telling people how nice the recovery is going and tell people the TSIHTF. That will get people spending.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 00:58 | 1606780 tbone654
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Best hurricane predictor around...

weatherbell.com

been predicting a bad one...

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 01:21 | 1606804 Mister Minsk
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Now a word from the Ministry of Propaganda: Keep Calm and Carry On

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 03:17 | 1606869 Peter Pan
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Maybe it's the "shelving for sale section" of the supermarket.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 03:19 | 1606873 Peter Pan
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I also agree with what is on the sign in the top right hand corner....."take the guesswork out of eating right"'   .....BY NOT EATING AT ALL

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 04:13 | 1606903 worms eye view
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Panda Watch!!  Media Blitz!  NYCity dwellers come face to face with reality!  This may change the game, or not.  Bullish for construction and clean-up.

  As a HAM I know that after traditional comm is knocked out the 'true reach of disaster' becomes speculation for awhile then the real numbers of hurt and dead come in and make those who took these things lightly regret the flippant remarks they made.  I expect this event to change the game for six months.  Prices for 'supplies' will change as the large n'eastern population centers come to grips with the reality that has escaped them for a generation...nature happens. 

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 04:21 | 1606909 bikes boats birds
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So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. you feel good after seeing these boatssailboats for sale

Bikes don't leak oil, they mark their territory. nice bikes ,u can see bikes for sale

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Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:37 | 1607120 pazmaker
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Where is Slewie when you need him !!!!!!

BBB= Troll!!!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 06:03 | 1606952 tim73
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The biggest worry is if the windows from skyscrapers start breaking, it will create cascading broken glass storm. It will give the wind grenade fragments. Houston went that through few years back but NYC is much bigger one.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 07:23 | 1606986 Ruffcut
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MSM get a nice ratings boost. I guess I'd leave, but not dealing with crazy zombies. Maybe a good storm will kill some bedbugs and clean the shittown up, a little.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 07:45 | 1607001 Waterfallsparkles
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In Fells Point in Baltimore City People are filling bags with sand to protect their Businesses and Homes.  That area flooded previously.  Plus, I am sure the the people in Eastern Baltimore that are on the Bay are scarred to death about the storm.  Huge flooding last large storm.  Many were wiped out.

I went to the store for a few things and it was not that bad.  They were out of rye bread, milk, 1/2 & 1/2, eggs were scarce,  NO D batteries anywhere.  Although, lots of AA & AAA batteries.  I keep lots of bottled water because in my area the water is not potable, so that is not a concern.  Plus, my Well Pump does not work without electricity.  I have been without electricity and water for 4 days at a time with bad weather.

Some suggestions for those who normally do not run out of water when the electricity goes out.  Prepare ahead.  Fill a bowl of water in the kitchen and the bathroom to wash your hands.  Fill the Bathtub with water and hope it holds it and does not run out.  You can use a bucket to take the water out and flush your toilet. Keep about 6, two gallon jugs of water for flushing your toilet.  Pour the water into the bowl and not into the tank, it is more effective.  I save the plastic containers that cat litter comes in and use them.  DO NOT FORGET THAT YOUR WATER HEATER STORES 40 GALLONS OF WATER.  This water can be used in an emergency.  You have to lift the relief valve for the water to come out.

Hope everyone stays safe.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:06 | 1607016 Waterfallsparkles
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Also, wash the dishes and your clothes before the storm.  Nothing more frustrating than all of your clothes and dishes dirty.  After 4 days or so the dishes really pile up.  Remember you will not be able to wash them without water.

Because of where I live I do have a portable generator and a gas powered chain saw.  They are invaluable.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:40 | 1607126 Withdrawn Sanction
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Ive used a chainsaw on dishes before.  It's really good at removing that dried on gunk.  Wear goggles though

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:45 | 1607137 Freewheelin Franklin
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Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:50 | 1607231 Hulk
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You can use your generator to run your well pump Waterfallsparkles...

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 12:17 | 1607408 Waterfallsparkles
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My well pump is hard wired into the box.  There is no way to plug it in.  Probably should get an electrician to set it up with a plug.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:27 | 1607030 YesWeKahn
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Retail sale and consumer confidence numbers will go up.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:30 | 1607035 cheesewizz
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Irene is a dud, like most girls the build up is all the fun... 

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:30 | 1607036 Downtoolong
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At least in Queens the customers paid for the merchandise. In the Bronx they probably just stole it.

 

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:32 | 1607040 kito
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ooh ooh, let me guess, a pic of the inner workings of timmys brain?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:37 | 1607045 thatthingcanfly
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The Supermarket: It's where beef grows!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:42 | 1607052 Freewheelin Franklin
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The homeless people must be stocked up. I can't find a single can of Sterno in the entire state of NJ.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 11:30 | 1607292 krispkritter
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+1 Sterno-tini...

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 12:08 | 1607388 takinthehighway
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If you run out of Sterno, fill the can with some of that gel hand sanitizer. It's mostly alcohol.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:47 | 1607057 MoneyWise
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It's not even funny anymore.. Did you watch Weather channel

this morning. Dude, staying directly in front of the "Hurricane"

on the beach, light house 100 yards from the beach not a

single damage, even sing with the beach name still intact..

Water like 50 yard away from Protective Dunes.

Till it gets in NY, (and that's the BIG IF) you can expect

ordinary windy rainy day, that's all to it. TV hype and

hysteria

make people run to the stores and buy EVERYTHING, Hey, after all

that's good for Retail Sales Numbers :)))

They should call evacuation on Alaska as well..

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 18:15 | 1608208 Flakmeister
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Yeah... just a nothing burger...

I can only imagine the outrage on this site of a NY subway car got flooded out with 100 people drowned...

Some you people here aren't happy with anything....

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 08:47 | 1607059 Flakmeister
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Based on the posts here, I am now convinced that 75% of ZH are complete assholes...Fortunately the other 25% compensate enough to make it worthwhile....

Too bad ZH wasn't around for Katrina, that would have produced an epic thread or two....I can only fathom what the level of commentary would have been.....

Now junk away....

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:24 | 1607107 digalert
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Perhaps the posts come from folks that have been used, misused and abused. They been cheated, robbed, lied to and labeled conspiracy nuts.

Janet Nazipolitano DHS would refer to ZH readers as terrorists not assholes. I'd think they might be just plain pissed off.

Kenya born Barama says "they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun". How about calling those "enemy" that don't want Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama what's his names Marxist, redisdribute the wealth bullshit.

ZH readers use power of discovery, power of the pen and the most powerful vote to keep from turning into purple shirt, violent Obots.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:30 | 1607113 Flakmeister
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Possesion of functioning anus allows one to hold and express an opinion on socio-political matters....

But it provides no guarentee that it is coherent one....

Obama is complete and utter failure; however, your word salad is even a bigger mess.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 13:46 | 1607601 Flakmeister
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Well my guess was pretty good... From a sample of 10, the fraction of assholes is 0.80 with a variance of 0.16....  Consistent with my hypothesis.... 

Sun, 08/28/2011 - 04:55 | 1609072 Flakmeister
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Up to a sample size of 12.... 0.75 

Consistent.... like a rock...

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:13 | 1607098 Campagnolo
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here we go ladies and gentleman!....apocalypse here and now. Gold and Silver to the moon on Monday

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:27 | 1607111 Cult of Criminality
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Got Commodities ?

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 10:12 | 1607179 The Shootist
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No, just paper. I hope it doesn't get too soggy.

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 09:32 | 1607115 pazmaker
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Looks like the shelves here in North Carolina in the winter time when they are predicting 1 inch of snow!

Sat, 08/27/2011 - 11:47 | 1607337 Flakmeister
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Funny... when we expect a major snowstorm here, there is not much fuss. Just a few common sense precautions. From what I have seen, just people here are just preparing. Nothing silly...

Don't forget the pop. density in NYC dwarfs NC....

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