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Old 02-01-2005, 02:41 AM   #31
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man if you lived there you would have to constantly prepare for anything by always being at the gym!
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:53 AM   #32
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Uhhh, before you Morons start bloviating too much about "100 year floods", lack of CA hwy. maint., etc., you all might want to - er - learn something first.



My I recommend:

1. read John McPhee's "The Control of Nature" - about the largest engineering projects ever - NO, the Pyramids are NOT in there and here is a hint - one is in SoCal....

2. Log onto Intellicast, locate "Dr Dewpoint" (aka Joe D'Aleo) and read up on the ENSO, NAO, AO, PDO, etc., the global atmospheric and ocean basin heat circulation cycles that lead to great ( and regular ) swings in SoCal rainfall patterns. While SoCal may well "normally" get 15 or so inches a year, SoCal also "normally" has occasional 30 and 40" years - does "El Nino" ring a bell?. This is a primary mechanism for the brush 'green up' tailing off to brown & dry burn cycle, too. Ooops, can't forget those Santa Anna winds, but that is even more off topic.

3. Get yourself a subscription to Accuweather Pro and start reading their Expert Senior Forecaster's (Joe Bastardi - no, not a typo) daily column.

4. Finally, go get another John McPhee book - "Assembing California" which goes into great (and readable) detail on the unique geology of CA. Hint - the San Gabriel's are coming down just about as fast as they go up - and thats a hint to the answer to hint #1 above, too. That MIGHT be why CA mt roads are very, very, very expensive to build and maintain. For the thrify among you, "Assembing California" is also available in the massive tome - "Annals of a Former World"....I'll leave it at that...



Hey, you MIGHT learn something.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:44 AM   #34
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Sure. Thanks.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:10 AM   #35
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OK, so California is overrun with illegals, gangs, famine, disaster, liberal homosexuals promoting their godless agenda, blah blah blah...



Who gives a rats arse?



I had a great ride into work this morning, 12 miles of dry twisty roads and 55 degrees as the sun was coming up. After work I'll surf a beach where they'll be maybe 20 people spread over a mile of clean sand.



You think I'd leave this and go back to Flyoverville just cuz of a little geological activity?



Fat freaking chance.

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Old 02-01-2005, 08:25 AM   #36
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so basically it's the height of human folly to think about living in a place that nature has decided to ravage. And trying to live 21st century lifestyles that is. Maybe we need another R9 quake and just let it fall off into the ocean as the weather and waves want to do anyway.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:54 AM   #37
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Ummmmm.........you're not even RIDING in Chicago right now. And when you do, it's a highway - not a twisting canyon road.
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:48 AM   #38
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Don't worry. You'll always best me at arm wrestling... and at electronic repartee.
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:16 PM   #39
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"Ummmmm.........you're not even RIDING in Chicago right now"



Got any money to place on that statement?
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:36 PM   #40
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If it's like eating chef boy-ar-dee, I'm in!
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