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(Yahoo)   It's spring, must be time for the media to dust off the perennial "California could be thrown into the sea by an earthquake at any moment" story. Yup, there it is   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 77
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2006-03-27 12:36:31 PM  
Crunch61
We got The Bell, and you can go to HE!!
 
2006-03-27 12:36:45 PM  
Why would anyone want California to be destroyed? California contributes $1.5 trillion to the economy every year, which is 17% of the United States' GDP.

It would be disasterous.
 
2006-03-27 12:37:11 PM  
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2006-03-27 12:41:22 PM  
caguru: damn, i thought Cali alreadry fell into the ocean.

oh well.


Uh, yup. Already has. Don't venture west of Nevada or Arizona. It may look ok, but it's actually a big Wile E. Coyote-style painting.

Just. Stay. Away.
All of you.
 
2006-03-27 12:41:25 PM  
DhaliClone: California contributes $1.5 trillion to the economy every year

A large portion of which can be attributed to plastic surgery, porn and drug sales.

\It's an unfounded troof.
 
2006-03-27 12:42:23 PM  
California will sink and we will all be better for it. If only New York would do the same.
 
2006-03-27 12:46:14 PM  
And contrary to popular belief we provide more cheese than Wisconsin. Take that midwest!
 
2006-03-27 12:59:14 PM  
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2006-03-27 01:08:42 PM  
DhaliClone
Why would anyone want California to be destroyed? California contributes $1.5 trillion to the economy every year, which is 17% of the United States' GDP.


But a lot of the consumers too. I say it'd be a wash. And a good one. Just think, no more unwanted political initiatives being pushed on other states with cal money. No more using the constitution as asswipe by the 9th court and no more crappy wine. Man, that'd be great.
 
2006-03-27 01:09:34 PM  
You can bet your arse that HOLLYWOOD Can up and move anytime they want.

California needs to sink simply because Californians think that CA is the prodigy state. I've got news for you.....

//Fill in the blanks
 
2006-03-27 01:46:18 PM  
"It [the fault] slices the earth's crust along a 50-mile swath of suburbia east of San Francisco"

Tell me again how 50 less miles of suburbia is a bad thing.
 
2006-03-27 01:52:17 PM  
cazz
California will sink and we will all be better for it. If only New York would do the same.

Smile when you say that, texan.
 
2006-03-27 02:21:00 PM  
DeMuynck could throw her paint brush from her front stoop and hit the Hayward Fault, which geologists consider the most dangerous in the San Francisco Bay Area, if not the nation.

Eh, Cascadia Subduction Zone, anyone?
 
2006-03-27 02:23:08 PM  
Everything east of the San Andreas fault will fall into the Atlantic Ocean.
____________________________________________________________

But the surfing will be biatchin'.


/obscure pop culture reference for the day
 
2006-03-27 03:08:21 PM  
I just hope the big one, not this piddly hayward stuff, but the real BIg One hits before I have a chance to buy property and am still renting. Nothing would make me happier.
 
2006-03-27 04:11:53 PM  
I have a recruiter calling me to take a job in Mountain View. Does this mean I shouldn't take it?

/house prices there are 4X what I'm used to paying--yeesh!
 
2006-03-27 05:06:41 PM  
Lentheman
California needs to sink simply because Californians think that CA is the prodigy state. I've got news for you.....

No, you don't got no news for me.
- Prettiest Girls & Boys
- Best Weather
- Best Beaches
- 5th Largest Economy in the World
- Excellent State Schools UCs, Cal States
- Pacific Rim Ports
- All Kinds of Industries
- Very Low Unemployment
- Best Attitudes too

/funny how upset people get when they see us having fun in the sun
 
2006-03-27 05:13:07 PM  
My ex lives in California. I'm going to have to try very hard to not look thrilled if it ever does happen so I don't seem like an insensitive prick.
 
2006-03-27 05:50:30 PM  
Digitalstrange-
it's probably too late for that
 
2006-03-27 05:58:14 PM  
tinyarena

what california thinks today, the rest of the world thinks tommorow.
 
Pav
2006-03-27 07:44:46 PM  
brownout


Pav

"I don't think the government is really interested in what you want them to do with your tax money, thanks.

By the way, a hundred or two years ago, there was an earthquake in Jersey that rang churchbells in Boston. You go ahead and keep thinking you're in the one place on earth that doesn't get natural disasters."

There is never going to be a no risk place to live. Natural disaster isn't the only thing that can make someplace dangerous to live. Its all about playing the odds.

I bought a house that is nowhere near a flood plain. Therefore I am pretty certain that I'm not going to have a problem with floods. Does that mean that a huge tidal wave can't come and wash out NY? NO! it doesn't mean that at all. But I know for sure that when it rains really hard that my house isn't going to get flooded.

Would it be impossible for NYC to experience a large earthquake? NO! There is a very old fault line that runs very close to here. But to compare the earthquake threat here with a house built directly on an active fault line is rediculous. I would love to see the Vegas odds on that.

For the record I would never say that where I live is 100% safe from natural disaster, but I do know that my odds of experiencing a life altering disaster are a lot lower than people who live in California, The Gulf coast, or along the flood plain of the Mississippi River.
 
2006-03-27 09:05:25 PM  
Northern CA here. I just read an article in today's paper (Monterey Herald) about how more and more Californians are opting not to carry earthquake insurance--they're thinking that the cost is too much and figure that the federal government will bail them out like they have the Katrina people. Never mind that FEMA loans cap out at under $200K and you can't buy ANYTHING in the Bay Area for twice that.

/Pay our monthly dues to the CA Earthquake Authority
//Hope we won't have to use it
 
2006-03-27 10:25:48 PM  
I'm just waiting to read the story about how a cat 3 hurricane would flood New Orleans, causing 1000s of people to be killed and 100s of thousands to need to be permanently relocated

/Oh wait that happened. Guess its just a matter of time.
 
2006-03-27 11:53:42 PM  
Anyone who brags that their state has the "best attitudes" needs to re-think that assertion.
 
2006-03-28 12:59:38 AM  
"California could be thrown into the sea by an earthquake at any moment" = Wishful thinking by ignorant East-Coasters
 
sp
2006-03-28 10:22:24 AM  
If only.
 
2006-03-28 01:44:51 PM  
Krelian
Anyone who brags that their state has the "best attitudes" needs to re-think that assertion.

Lets see, I've lived all over the country. I moved to California. I find that the folks here have 'the best attitudes' of anyone I've met...

Nope, no problem here, have a nice day!
 
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