Out of the Blue

Flooding in the southeast (poor New Orleans!) and wildfires on the west coast are the latest disastrous weather headlines from what has been an intense summer and autumn (and we haven't even had a hurricane make landfall!). Meanwhile, the outlook around here remains fair and mild, more or less as it has been for months now. Again, this is nothing to complain about, but with other areas of the country facing such problems, it is enough to inspire one to feel a little guilty.

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Re: Fires
Oct 23, 2007, 15:54
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Oct 23, 2007, 15:54
 
California != west coast

There's a whole other half of the west coast that doesn't get burned to a crisp every year... instead we get pummeled by windstorms and millions lose power

I do think that folks really need to re-evaluate where they live with the fire dangers that come from living in some of these areas.

But that means they'd have to live in the city, with all the... undesirables...

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Re: Fires
Oct 23, 2007, 13:35
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Re: Fires Oct 23, 2007, 13:35
Oct 23, 2007, 13:35
 
I've spent a ton of time in Cali, and I love it. The north much mroe than the south, but he south has its own charms and beauty as well. Rich or not, it still sucks to have your house burn to the ground.


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Re: Fires
Oct 23, 2007, 12:47
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Re: Fires Oct 23, 2007, 12:47
Oct 23, 2007, 12:47
 
but some places are definitely better to visit and not live.

Was there for 2 months on a work assignment years ago (stayed near Ralph's on Poinsettia) and also visited 2x. Once for the New Year and once during Halloween.

I saw what I wanted to, went the places I wanted to - I really have no desire to ever visit again.

The people I am great friends with have moved other places.

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Re: Fires
Oct 23, 2007, 12:42
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Re: Fires Oct 23, 2007, 12:42
Oct 23, 2007, 12:42
 
Actually, you don't really see THAT many mudslides unless there has been a fire first - the fire strips the vegetation holding the topsoil in place.

And again, I don't know why anyone would live in the LA or SF areas. I did for 2.5 years (Orange County in SoCal) and hated it - the people (OK, some of them), the traffic, the smog. Combined with the natural hazards there, especially EQ, forget it. I love California, but some places are definitely better to visit and not live.


Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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Re: Fires
Oct 23, 2007, 11:59
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Re: Fires Oct 23, 2007, 11:59
Oct 23, 2007, 11:59
 
http://www.malibucomplete.com/mc_hazards_fires.php

I was speaking about:
http://hitsusa.com/blog/206/malibu-fire/
celebrities already evacuated due to imminent fire danger include Titanic director James Cameron and singer Olivia Newton-John.

Others who live in that same area but have not been evacuated include Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, Sting, Bill Murray, Tatum O’Neal, Rob Reiner, Linda Ronstadt, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

and

http://www.etonline.com/news/2007/10/55021/index.html

Seems to me, between the mudslides, earthquakes, and fires, makes about as much sense as living in New Orleans.
http://www.malibucomplete.com/mc_hazards.php

Reminds me of a punk song:
Let's all sing to California as it falls into the sea!

But, fires are UP AGAIN this year, has been pretty dry most places.
http://www.nifc.gov/fire_info/nfn.htm

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Re: Fires
Oct 23, 2007, 11:53
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Oct 23, 2007, 11:53
nin
 
May sound morbid - but I have zero sympathy for those rich folks.

So those 10,000 people living at Qualcomm Stadium are all rich, huh?

edit: link: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/23/wildfire.ca/index.html



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Re: Fires
Oct 23, 2007, 11:45
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Re: Fires Oct 23, 2007, 11:45
Oct 23, 2007, 11:45
 
I do think that folks really need to re-evaluate where they live with the fire dangers that come from living in some of these areas.

May sound morbid - but I have zero sympathy for those rich folks.

The Enrichment Center reminds you that the weighted companion cube will never threaten to stab you and, in fact, cannot speak.
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Trojan
Oct 23, 2007, 11:23
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Trojan Oct 23, 2007, 11:23
Oct 23, 2007, 11:23
 
The play the first 5 levels of araknoid DS seems to be a trojan, atleast according to Kaspersky


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hollywood calls it again
Oct 23, 2007, 11:19
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hollywood calls it again Oct 23, 2007, 11:19
Oct 23, 2007, 11:19
 
Finally we're getting those cool enforcement uniforms that seem to be so popular in dystopian futures.

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Fires
Oct 23, 2007, 11:14
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Fires Oct 23, 2007, 11:14
Oct 23, 2007, 11:14
 
My brother-in-law is a fireman here near Sacramento and almost got sent to SoCal on a strike team yesterday, but as of now he's still at home - a different team went and I think he's not going to go. He did get sent down to LA a few weeks/months (?) ago for another fire but never actaully made it to the fire itself before the team he was on was sent back. I think someone overreacted that time and sent down way too many teams. Looks like this isn't a concern this time, unfortunately.

Good luck to everyone down there fighting the good fight!

I do think that folks really need to re-evaluate where they live with the fire dangers that come from living in some of these areas.

Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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Speaking on Nasa..
Oct 23, 2007, 10:50
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Speaking on Nasa.. Oct 23, 2007, 10:50
Oct 23, 2007, 10:50
 
Shuttle Launch (weather permitting) in just under an hour. Sadly wasn't able to drive over to see it (still want to see one take off from the Cape), but with a little luck, the rain might postpone the launch.
And even if it does launch I get a pretty good view from outside

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