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NY Subway May Take Weeks to Restore Service; Stunning Flood and Fire Images
Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Mike Shedlock

Posted on 10/31/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT by Kaslin

Hurricane Sandy has moved on but the damage remains. The following picture of Times Square posted on Gizmodo caught my eye. Fortunately, it does not look real. Lights should not be on and there would be debris everywhere.

However, the Metra chairman did say water was "literally up to the ceiling" at one downtown station, so take this image and use your imagination, adding dead rats, debris, and whatever else suits your fancy.

Bloomberg reports the

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TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: newyork; nyc; sandy; timessquare
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1 posted on 10/31/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Pretty amazing that those lights work underwater.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 11:20:44 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Kaslin

The initial estimates I heard was that the system would be up and running in 3 to 5 days. I thought yeah right, 3 to 5 months is more likely.


3 posted on 10/31/2012 11:21:23 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin

Fake photo?


4 posted on 10/31/2012 11:22:29 AM PDT by lurk
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To: 1rudeboy

My thoughts exactly. From what I know of fluorescent lighting, they can’t. I think the pic is faked.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 11:22:50 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: 1rudeboy

My thoughts exactly. From what I know of fluorescent lighting, they can’t. I think the pic is faked.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 11:22:59 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Kaslin

There are (or were) a lot of street people living under the city...

I wonder what else they might find.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 11:23:23 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: 1rudeboy

Forget the lights, Sandy rained such pure rain it stays clear even underground!!!!!!!

This is hugh and series!


8 posted on 10/31/2012 11:24:25 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Kaslin

The pResident said things have changed, we now have ships that go under water. Just get some of those, problem solved.....


9 posted on 10/31/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by wrench
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To: South40

Maybe the guy who spec’d the job insisted on submesibles? That’s some forethought!


10 posted on 10/31/2012 11:25:40 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

It’s supposedly a photo shop picture


11 posted on 10/31/2012 11:26:57 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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erm, submersibles


12 posted on 10/31/2012 11:27:41 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: lurk

Photo shop


13 posted on 10/31/2012 11:27:48 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

A pet shop aquarium in NYC is not that clear. Never mind a flooded subway!


14 posted on 10/31/2012 11:28:50 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Please proceed, Governor. To the White House.)
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To: Enterprise

That picture is fake. The flooding did not reach Times Sq subway stations. It flooded Lower Man subway stations around the Battery where the sea surged over bulkheads.

My guess is parts of the subway system will be restored over next weeks, full system service will be months away.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 11:29:07 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Kaslin

Sorting the Real Sandy Photos from the Fakes:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/instasnopes-sorting-the-real-sandy-photos-from-the-fakes/264243/


16 posted on 10/31/2012 11:30:57 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: 1rudeboy

lol! Wouldn’t it now.


17 posted on 10/31/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Kaslin
That would be a safe bet. Here's a photo of the Sahara Desert, if it received rainfall.


18 posted on 10/31/2012 11:32:04 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Col Frank Slade

Thanks!


19 posted on 10/31/2012 11:32:55 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin

Goodness, I never knew that a pic of the flooded out New York subway system would look like the guy was swimming around in distilled water. LOL


20 posted on 10/31/2012 11:34:45 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 1rudeboy

lol! Wouldn’t it now.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 11:35:19 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: lurk
Fake photo?

Ya think?

That's gotta be the cleanest flood water since the Great Flood.

22 posted on 10/31/2012 11:36:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1380 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Kaslin

That “photo” is from a movie; I saw it posted online -before- Sandy hit.


23 posted on 10/31/2012 11:36:40 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I think the picture was on Drudge the other day with the headline Photoshop


24 posted on 10/31/2012 11:36:57 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

A NY Transportation official on the news last night said about 55 miles of subway lines had some flooding, of a total of 660 miles of lines.

Damage is bad, but not total.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 11:37:10 AM PDT by wrench
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To: 1rudeboy

the white ones do..


26 posted on 10/31/2012 11:39:20 AM PDT by saturn
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To: Col Frank Slade

Of course it’s fake


27 posted on 10/31/2012 11:39:40 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
There are (or were) a lot of street people living under the city...I wonder what else they might find.

CHUDs?

28 posted on 10/31/2012 11:46:07 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Kaslin

Water does a lot of damage. If they think that all they have to do is pump out the water and everything will be good to go, they are going to be very disappointed.

I use to repair electronic equipment. Once wet there is little hope. In most cases the best bet is to replace it.

But if the past is any indication they will try a quick (cheap) fix and hope nothing bad happens. I think something bad is going to happen down the road as corrosion sets in.


29 posted on 10/31/2012 11:47:16 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Kaslin

High Thick Dikes work. duhhhhh


30 posted on 10/31/2012 11:48:19 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

With the technology to show the fakes from the real shots, you’d think that it wouldn’t be too difficult to actually show Obama’s “birth certificate” is fake using that same technology. Of course, they don’t want to muddy the water if it will hurt his royal highness. No, that would be racist.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 11:53:45 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Enterprise

Parts of the system are fine and will be running this week, a few sections are gonna take some more work.


32 posted on 10/31/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Kaslin

With all of the electrical infrastructure *within the walls* of the subway system flooded with corrosive salt water and then then the rest of the electrical equipment soaked with the same it won’t surprise me if it is a year or maybe two before 100% of service is restored to all of the underground mass transit services (Subway, Long Island RR, PATH, Amtrak, etc.)


33 posted on 10/31/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

It’s not only about the water. It’s about the salt.


34 posted on 10/31/2012 12:07:32 PM PDT by steve86 (everything" TO MEAN THEIR IpHONE DOESN'T WORK)
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To: Kaslin
Look for the silver lining - dump in a few tanker truckloads of Dawn™, dip some outboard motors in the entrances for agitation and the subway will look great after it drains!
35 posted on 10/31/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: South40

Betting a fake photo, too, but could someone have let the water in to create a disaster for the great Hussein to save?


36 posted on 10/31/2012 12:18:18 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Kaslin

Doesn't have to be drained entirely, just put some of these in the subways and they're good to go.

37 posted on 10/31/2012 12:19:23 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

thanks - that’s a cool link!


38 posted on 10/31/2012 12:19:44 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Kaslin

Looks like it was photoshoped. Those lights cannot survived being flooded.


39 posted on 10/31/2012 12:20:53 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

Literally, I hate people who use “literally.”


40 posted on 10/31/2012 12:26:23 PM PDT by CPONuke
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Just think of a real very big version of say, spilling a cup of coffee unto a computer keyboard, you get the hint.


41 posted on 10/31/2012 12:28:19 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

Part of the subway and the commuter rail lines should be up and running tomorrow. It’s the area below 34th street that’s he problem, including the Financial District. Flooded tunnels after Sandy raged into the streets there.


42 posted on 10/31/2012 12:29:48 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Kaslin

I have dove in water that clear before. I kinda doubt the subways are that clear though.


43 posted on 10/31/2012 12:34:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dforest

the guy was swimming around in distilled water. LOL

Rudy really cleaned up NYC when he was mayor. I understand that Fiji, Perrier and others bottle their water using NYC water.


44 posted on 10/31/2012 1:02:12 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: 9YearLurker

Ok. Thanks for clarifying it for me. The TV commentators aren’t exactly clear on what is down and what can be immediately brought up to speed.


45 posted on 10/31/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: bunkerhill7
High Thick Dikes work. duhhhhh

Are you referring to the women of the WNBA?
46 posted on 10/31/2012 1:25:10 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: lurk

It’s a fake. The photo was on the internet even before the flooding.


47 posted on 10/31/2012 1:32:15 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: crosshairs

BWAHAAHHAAA!!!


48 posted on 10/31/2012 1:44:55 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Kaslin

I hope they get the Queensboro Plaza station open soon. Love the gyros!


49 posted on 10/31/2012 2:15:39 PM PDT by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: Kaslin

In related news, the MTA is searching frantically for Dagney Taggert to help them get the trains working as fast as possible. ;-)


50 posted on 10/31/2012 3:43:22 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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