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2012-10-31 04:32:23 PM  
7 votes:
When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England.
2012-10-31 04:35:47 PM  
5 votes:

HailRobonia: When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England.


The problem is that hurricanes like Sandy can cause flooding over huge tracts of land.
2012-10-31 03:51:41 PM  
5 votes:
The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind
2012-10-31 02:40:03 PM  
5 votes:
I hope this thread gets washed out to sea and isn't rebuilt.
2012-10-31 04:39:21 PM  
4 votes:

Drexl's Eye: HailRobonia: When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England.

The problem is that hurricanes like Sandy can cause flooding over huge tracts of land.


What flooding over huge tracts of land might look like:

thebournevillechronicles.com
2012-10-31 01:48:22 PM  
3 votes:

Bontesla: Global warming will continue to rezone areas and create new water front property. Fracking will create new homes vulnerable to disasters as we expand that practice


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2012-10-31 01:41:02 PM  
3 votes:
As resident of Iowa during the 2001 floods, I will ask: Why don't NY/NJ build a 30' floodwall?
2012-11-02 08:03:33 AM  
2 votes:

muck4doo: So build your life on the Lord.


I'm afraid to say that the Lord failed the core sample tests required. We fully intended to build the structure on the Lord per request, but after drilling to standard depth, the Lord promptly lost structural integrity and collapsed. Recent statements from locals mentioned that Jesus is their foundation, however, upon closer inspection it appears that they fastened wood to his side rather than his top. This has been corrected. With Jesus lying face down, he briefly acted as a foundation. When a reasonable load was placed upon this foundation, the foundation quickly dispersed. The locals seem disappointed. They had put their trust in a carpenter instead of a civil engineer.
2012-10-31 04:54:19 PM  
2 votes:
♫He's going to tell (he's going to tell)♫
2012-10-31 04:41:00 PM  
2 votes:
First they cam for those who lived near the coast, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near rivers and lakes, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived in tornado alley, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near forests where fires occur, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near fault lines, and I said nothing.Then they came for those who lived near...

/amidoingitright
//you can't run from disaster, subby, its everywhere.
2012-10-31 04:34:44 PM  
2 votes:
images.mentalfloss.com
the ants are my friends, and they're blowin in the wind....
2012-10-31 04:31:53 PM  
2 votes:
In other news, Topeka, KS has been renamed New New York to accommodate all the people who aren't allowed to live near the water anymore
2012-10-31 02:00:50 PM  
2 votes:

knbber2: Bontesla: Global warming will continue to rezone areas and create new water front property. Fracking will create new homes vulnerable to disasters as we expand that practice

This political announcement paid for by The Algore Center for Profit from Non-proven Theories


If you want to be ignorant, do so quietly in the corner.
2012-11-01 07:31:29 AM  
1 votes:

Rent Party: Dear Rest of the World,

Regarding your latest inquiry. It is because we have trees here.

Sincerely,

America.


Dear America

Trees are not unknown elsewhere in the world. As, however, Little Piggy #2 discovered the hard way, while delightful to look at and of undoubted utility in the manufacture of certain housing components, they are of limited utility when the Big Band Wolf huffs and puffs.

Regards

Your friends in the end house. The one still standing.
2012-10-31 08:15:53 PM  
1 votes:

phrawgh: We have teh technology.

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"Far-out" architecture almost always seems to have more issues with keeping the elements out. Most of Frank lloyd Wright's shiat developed structural issues. Geodesic dome? Fark no. Difficult to waterproof to begin with. Very nearly impossible to keep waterproof for more than a couple of seasons. Spectacularly wasteful of materials, too.
2012-10-31 06:36:24 PM  
1 votes:

orbister: Dear America

Why not stop building houses out of wood and start using things like "brick", "cement" or even "stone"? Then your residential areas might stop turning into lumber yards every time the wind blows.

Love

The Rest of the World


Dear Rest of the World,

Regarding your latest inquiry. It is because we have trees here.

Sincerely,

America.
2012-10-31 06:21:47 PM  
1 votes:
Dear America

Why not stop building houses out of wood and start using things like "brick", "cement" or even "stone"? Then your residential areas might stop turning into lumber yards every time the wind blows.

Love

The Rest of the World
2012-10-31 06:16:20 PM  
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: asurferosa: First they cam for those who lived near the coast, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near rivers and lakes, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived in tornado alley, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near forests where fires occur, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near fault lines, and I said nothing.Then they came for those who lived near...

/amidoingitright
//you can't run from disaster, subby, its everywhere.

We just need to move everyone to Corvallis OR.


The West Coast is the best coast.
2012-10-31 05:41:05 PM  
1 votes:

HailRobonia: ♫He's going to tell (he's going to tell)♫


NO SINGING.
2012-10-31 05:32:05 PM  
1 votes:

vudukungfu: Stupidity: "It's got great ocean views"

Logic: "You are close enough to water that covers 2/3rds of the entire planet, moves at will, is measured by tonnage, and is totally unpredictable. You are sitting on sand, which is the dust under the atmosphere of dihydogenmonoxide and blows at its will. You may enjoy the view this fine day, but eventually, and more sooner than later, this will not be a safe place to be. You need to rent, for a while, but do not buy here. "

Assholiness: " Insure my house with great ocean views"


Logic:
You are standing on the surface of a thin coating of solid rock, floating on a sea 6400 km deep of molten iron. The only thing between you and the vacuum of space is 60km of atmosphere, of which only the bottom 10km is breathable.

Between you and the sun -- a giant permanent fusion explosion so large its own mass sucks the fireball back in -- there's a grand total of 6 miles worth of survivable space. That's a 0.00000645468% safety zone.

Life is dangerous.
2012-10-31 05:28:14 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: I dip my watering bucket into the Hudson at the 79th St Boat Basin, thank you very much


skullkrusher (right) and his girlfriend:

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2012-10-31 05:19:23 PM  
1 votes:
How many times are we going to find out Carl wasn't in the house after all?
2012-10-31 05:09:35 PM  
1 votes:

Bontesla: Now - say the same about all homes in Tornado Valley, near a fault line, near a fracking site, or near an area vulnerable for forest fires.


and the biggest destroyer of all, winter.

better not allow anyone to live where snow/sleet/ice form, 2000 deaths every year from winter weather traffic accidents alone.
2012-10-31 05:05:57 PM  
1 votes:

knbber2: Bontesla: knbber2: Bontesla: Global warming will continue to rezone areas and create new water front property. Fracking will create new homes vulnerable to disasters as we expand that practice

This political announcement paid for by The Algore Center for Profit from Non-proven Theories

If you want to be ignorant, do so quietly in the corner.

Nope, if you want to spout your opinions (and that is what those are, they are far from proven facts), expect to have others comment. And thanks for the "ignorant" comment, it makes me feel better when people go to the insult right off the bat.


People like you are why I maintain that it is a good thing that we all die, and that we should never pursue immortality. The people we depend on to make such judgements have made such a judgement - global warming is real, and it is anthropogenic. We know this with the same certainty and through the same scientific process with which we know that HIV causes AIDS, and radiation increases your risk of cancer.

You, meanwhile, are part of the obstructionist bit of the population that is still clinging to the liferaft piloted by people who will point to the rare exceptions for whom the virus is dormant for life, or for that minority of people who have managed to survive intense radiation exposure as though they disrupt the trend.

"Oh look, it's snowing in Texas this year."

The rest of humanity is lucky that our minority population of ignorant ilk will eventually be overcome when they simply die. Without death, people like you would still have us all waving pigeons over our heads to absolve us of our transgressions against an angry sky wizard, or insisting that the universe is not heliocentric.

You deserve to be insulted. Insults, unfortunately, don't educate you, but they at least make the rest of us feel better about the fact that we all have to carry the burden of your incorrigibility.
2012-10-31 05:01:42 PM  
1 votes:

asurferosa: First they cam for those who lived near the coast, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near rivers and lakes, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived in tornado alley, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near forests where fires occur, and I said nothing. Then they came for those who lived near fault lines, and I said nothing.Then they came for those who lived near...

/amidoingitright
//you can't run from disaster, subby, its everywhere.


We just need to move everyone to Corvallis OR.
2012-10-31 05:00:17 PM  
1 votes:

PerilousApricot: skullkrusher: In other news, Topeka, KS has been renamed New New York to accommodate all the people who aren't allowed to live near the water anymore

I don't think anyone's saying to not live near water. I think the argument is that if you live a place where the probability of damage is so high that you have to get a government subsidy on your insurance, you should either pay your own insurance or live somewhere where the chance of catastrophic losses isn't so high


Why? We are rich, we should just tax the poor and middle class more, so the wealthy can build anywhere they want with no repercussions or loss of capital. Can't have those job creators inconvenienced.
2012-10-31 04:52:18 PM  
1 votes:

simplicimus: FrinkLemur: Relevant:
Swamp Castle (clicky-pop)
"The third one burned down, fell over, and fell into the swamp, but the FOURTH ONE STAYED UP!"

King of Swamp Castle: One day, lad, all this will be yours.
Prince Herbert: What, the curtains?
King of Swamp Castle: No, not the curtains, lad, all that you can see stretched out over the valleys and the hills! That'll be your kingdom, lad.


We live in a bloody swamp lad
2012-10-31 04:47:37 PM  
1 votes:

FrinkLemur: Relevant:
Swamp Castle (clicky-pop)
"The third one burned down, fell over, and fell into the swamp, but the FOURTH ONE STAYED UP!"


King of Swamp Castle: One day, lad, all this will be yours.
Prince Herbert: What, the curtains?
King of Swamp Castle: No, not the curtains, lad, all that you can see stretched out over the valleys and the hills! That'll be your kingdom, lad.
2012-10-31 04:46:50 PM  
1 votes:

Leopold Stotch: We need to be near water to survive. Drinking, raising crops, sanitation, and commerce all rely on access to water. Sorry, but we're not going anywhere.


If you are drinking the water there then you are going to die. Buy imported water.
www.nodeju.com
2012-10-31 04:46:43 PM  
1 votes:
Relevant:
Swamp Castle (clicky-pop)
"The third one burned down, fell over, and fell into the swamp, but the FOURTH ONE STAYED UP!"
2012-10-31 04:39:26 PM  
1 votes:
Never.

That would mean relocating people, some of which could be poor.

And if you want to do things to the poor, you are a GOP voting fascist.
2012-10-31 04:35:44 PM  
1 votes:
MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS


/OH! OHHHHHHHH!
2012-10-31 04:33:30 PM  
1 votes:
37,841
2012-10-31 03:15:26 PM  
1 votes:

Bontesla: But what incentive do I have to politely search for a word to call you ignorant when your ignorance attributes to a dangerous situation?


Ok, one last time; just because I disagree with you does not mean I am ignorant. The CAUSES of global warming (as I said in my last post) are in dispute, as is whether it is still occurring. I'm sure you can provide a direct link between human contribution and the latest hurricane, as you indicated in your initial post. That is your OPINION, and because I disagree, you call me ignorant? I'm saying it is beneath you to take the low road with insults, especially right at the start. If you want to compare education levels, expertise...etc. and then you determine I am ignorant, then that may be an educated OPINION, but do some research first. Once again, have a good day.
2012-10-31 02:33:24 PM  
1 votes:

Bontesla: I don't insult everyone immediately. Only those willfully ignorant at the expense of others. This is what you are.


Once again, immediately to the insult to try to demean me. There is a significant portion of the scientific community that disagrees with the causes of global warming. As far as fracking goes, the percentage is higher. And no, I am not going to search around for the numbers, as you did not either, that is not my point. You have your opinions, which is your right, I have mine. Fark is a place to express those opinions. If you need to tell someone who disagrees with your opinions to be ignorant in the corner, you need to get a thicker skin. Have a nice day, no hard feelings from this side.
2012-10-31 02:15:26 PM  
1 votes:
Someone who can afford a beach house can afford another beach house.
2012-10-31 02:11:28 PM  
1 votes:

Bontesla: knbber2: Bontesla: Global warming will continue to rezone areas and create new water front property. Fracking will create new homes vulnerable to disasters as we expand that practice

This political announcement paid for by The Algore Center for Profit from Non-proven Theories

If you want to be ignorant, do so quietly in the corner.


Nope, if you want to spout your opinions (and that is what those are, they are far from proven facts), expect to have others comment. And thanks for the "ignorant" comment, it makes me feel better when people go to the insult right off the bat.
2012-10-31 01:42:17 PM  
1 votes:
Why can't we just move New York, Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, San Diego, Charleston, Houston and Tampa 10 miles further inland? There can't be more than 50 million people living near the coast.
2012-10-31 01:35:58 PM  
1 votes:
How many times do homeless people need to be washed away before we say we shouldn't be building showers here any more?
 
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