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Hurricane Sandy Open Thread

We're battening down the hatches here in Boston Town, getting ready to wait it out. Hopefully everyone here will make it through the storm ok. The DP's servers are in North Carolina, which is also in the storm path.

Everyone take care of yourselves! Stay safe and warm. Be grateful that you have a roof over your head. Keep us updated from your neck of the woods. Because of my inherently apocalyptic view of the world (I think it is a generational thing), if the power goes out and never comes back on, like in that soap opera Revolution on NBC, I want everyone to know that is has been a pleasure serving with you. And if it comes to that, perhaps we'll meet out in the PAW (the Post Apocalyptic World) as part of the resistance.

Thank you everyone and Godspeed! Post any news, observations and insights that you would like to share with us below.

NYC Live feed below (thanks SteveMT)

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I made it! I'm in the 1%!

The 1% still without heat or electric, but still.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

My last words on this thread...

It is an absolute nightmare all over New Jersey. Trees and wires down everywhere. No electrical power and very cold nights. Some homes badly damaged. Gas stations cannot pump gas because there is no electricity. Those that do (and they are few and very far between) have lines going four hours or more.

BUT... THE RON PAUL SIGN (in front of my house) IS STILL STANDING!!!!! It never went down! Long live the R3VOLution!!!!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Amen. You take good care of

Amen.

You take good care of you and yours.

Our prayers are upon you and all those over to the east.

Well, I hope

the worst of it is over. It's still rather windy here, scattered (rain) storms, but not as windy as last evening had been. I woke up to my resin shed (which I keep chained on the porch--filled with ceramic flower pots, potting soil, etc.) somehow laying down on the porch. It will not stand upright--I think because a leg is broken off. It's odd because all my outside hanging bird houses, wind chimes, etc. still hang there--they did not get blown away, yet the chained shed fell!! My little dog finally ventured off the porch today.
Omg, I see on the top topics list that ConED exploded...I hope no one was hurt or died.
Stay safe everyone...

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

Sharks swimming in NJ

I tried to tell them there have been sharks swimming in NJ for decades - look at all the banksters that live there.

But do they listen!

Pics from the storm.
Including the aquatic shark.

http://www.silverdoctors.com/storm-of-the-century-sandy-in-p...

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

New Jersey Shark – 1916 attack inspired book & Jaws movie.

The New Jersey Shark (of book & movie legend) – In 1916, little was known about sharks of any kind, and some scientists claimed that sharks were not dangerous at all. Most shark attacks were isolated incidents, however five people were attacked within a few days of each other with only one survivor. On July 14th of 1916 a young female Great White Shark was captured in the Raritan Bay near the Matawan Creek. Human remains were said to be found in her stomach, giving the Great Whites the terrible reputation as man eaters. Others believe that the attacks were the work of Bull Sharks. Either way, the panic and media frenzy inspired Peter Benchley’s most famous novel, Jaws, which was later adapted into a movie by Steven Spielberg.

1916. Photograph of the Shark that took the blame: http://dailyhighfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/The-New-...

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

and another

http://wifc.com/blogs/post/scole/2012/oct/30/news-reporting-...

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Fishing anyone?

Fishing anyone?

NY CITY BAILOUT!

I bet Bloomberg will ask for a bailout of NY city in the next 24 hours!

What Storm???

A little wind and rain!GIVE ME A BREAK!

not to be politically sinacle but

Mitt Romney said in a debate in 2011 after the tornadoes in the midwest that it was immoral for the federal government to fund disaster relief.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhXyJeKaj8E

just a thought

so did Ron Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6YQYhk3GRE

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry

Todd Akin....

"If it's a "legitimate storm," homes have a way of shutting down all that damage."

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

haha

you totally made me LOL. :)

Looks like things

are getting hairy in NYC. Hang in there folks!

I am in southwestern ohio...it is 12:48 a.m. and it has been quiet most of the day...winds are now starting to pick up....about 10 to 15 mph.

The hot weather chick on my local says winds will increase overnight tonight and by tomorrow morning we will have winds 25 to 40 mph with gust up to 50 to 60 mph. Hoping we don't lose powa...it is 36 degrees here right now. good luck everybody.

Power outage may be intentional in certain areas.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/30/us-storm-sandy-con...

(Reuters) - New York power company Consolidated Edison Inc ED.N said on Monday that it had shut off power to part of Lower Manhattan to protect electrical equipment and to allow for quicker restoration after Hurricane Sandy passes.

Coney Island Hospital...

is officially on fire.

I don't play, I commission the league.

Never on fire

it was a car outside

EDIT: 11:20 PM. The FDNY has just tweeted “units are on scene at Coney Island Hospital. No confirmed fire or reports of injuries at this time.”

EDIT: 11:43 PM. Reader Lisa P writes in, “spoke with a friend working there tonight. It was a car fire outside and they put it out with fire extinguishers. They are w/o power and working off generators.” Reader Jennifer R writes, “I was worried to death for my mom, i just called her and they actually had signal. Apparently the power went out and the fire is from an outside car and NOT from inside of the building, thank you for scaring me.”

Sheepshead Bay News has this:

BREAKING NEWS: 10:21 PM This just over the radio – report of main building of Coney Island Hospital is on fire. Units are trying to respond but are reporting that streets surrounding the hospital are flooded and un-passable.

EDIT: 10:31 PM. FDNY is reporting that Coney Island Hosptial is surrounded by “three to four feet of water.”

EDIT: 10:33 PM. Reader James W is reporting that “Ocean Parkway from Ave W south as far as I can see, is flooded. There is a huge emergency response.”

EDIT: 10:41 PM. FDNY is reporting that they are unable to access Coney Island Hospital at this time. Dispatch responded with “no boats available.”

EDIT: 10:50 PM. Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny is reporting on Facebook, that the fire is currently unconfirmed.

EDIT: 11:17 PM. Senator Marty Golden is reporitng on Facebook that”Coney Island Hospital is on fire on the 3rd floor with major smoke FDNY Responding”

http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Not

EDIT: 11:20 PM. The FDNY has just tweeted “units are on scene at Coney Island Hospital. No confirmed fire or reports of injuries at this time.”

EDIT: 11:43 PM. Reader Lisa P writes in, “spoke with a friend working there tonight. It was a car fire outside and they put it out with fire extinguishers. They are w/o power and working off generators.” Reader Jennifer R writes, “I was worried to death for my mom, i just called her and they actually had signal. Apparently the power went out and the fire is from an outside car and NOT from inside of the building, thank you for scaring me.”

Rats leaving fleeing the water from NYC under may cause plague

Will be interesting this happens as it did after the big flood in the late 1880's.

Plague

in Europe that killed millions over the centuries was caused by Asian Red Rat. As soon as Norwegian grays rat drove the Asian ones out, plague disappeared. USA does not have that problem.

tarabagan initiated the black

tarabagan initiated the black death. i don't know how the pneumonic plague evolved from the bubonic plague.

The Great Mortality is a good book to read about the plague. But there have been many plagues in history. which is crazy....

lawrence

update

Hurricane Sandy May Score a Direct Hit On Spent Fuel Pools at Nuclear Plant
http://12160.info/xn/detail/2649739:Page:1026689

Martial law authorized in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania
http://ning.it/RkdwaX

Resident Warns People Will Be ‘Fighting In The Streets’ For Gas, Food In Sandy Wake: http://ning.it/Q2P6rf

3,685,270 people without power in 11 states affected by #Sandy

PHOTOS - Major Flooding in NYC - Hurricane #Sandy
http://12160.info/xn/detail/2649739:Page:1027535?xg_source=a...

Seawater is entering subway tunnels under the #EastRiver

Flooding in the lobby at the Daily News in Lower Manhattan has now reached three feet.

Electricity was cut off from Lower Manhattan to midtown

3 ft of water on NY Stock exchange

Good work, adap2k.

Good work, adap2k.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Just got off the phone

Just got off the phone with my parents in MA - they lost power for a couple hours, but it's back, and several trees came down (a couple just missing the house) but they think the worst may be over...hopefully others were as lucky. Stay safe east-coasters.

Con Ed Plant Explosion (Video)

Starts at around the 20 second mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqYZ433TeQ

HFS

That was like something out of a movie!

@WeMckay

Indeed...

...never seen anything like that before.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."