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(ABC 15)   Another sinkhole has hiat in Florida, where's the swallow-up tag?   (abc15.com) divider line 107
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2013-03-05 01:17:30 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Abacus9: HaywoodJablonski: HaywoodJablonski:

When did the filter become self-aware?

I noticed a couple of months ago I posted a South Park reference, the one with Randy on "Wheel of Fortune", and it got filtered to "attractive and successful". And I typed it with an a. At some point, I suspect the filter, or whoever controls it, just started to mess with us.

attractive and successful African-Americans?


Huh.
 
2013-03-05 01:19:53 AM

show me: Wow, both were pwned.
Let's try "was" "previously" "hit", but only like in the headline:
I was hit by a bat.


Was that while you were a sboolboy?


/what a silly bunt
 
2013-03-05 01:21:33 AM
Shh it's not that funny
 
2013-03-05 01:23:30 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Vindibudd: Literally the stuff of my nightmares.

You need to eat more spicy food and watch different shows before sleeping.  I suggest soft core porn and shows about fuzzy bunnies.


LOL...like there's porn that ISN'T about fuzzy bunnies...
 
2013-03-05 01:24:05 AM
No, I'm not a furry...

I have Watership Downs Syndrome.
 
2013-03-05 01:24:35 AM
So, Florida really does suck....
 
2013-03-05 01:25:13 AM

ParagonComplex: Calls started coming in at 4:20PM. Must've been some powerful weed. Actually, must've been some powerful spice since that's the big thing in the area.


Spice would tend to cause wormholes, not sinkholes.
 
2013-03-05 01:26:43 AM

SpdrJay: So, Florida really does suck....


I guess, in the same way that a corpse sucks.
 
2013-03-05 01:27:05 AM
This country is clearly collapsing from within, I blame Obama.
 
2013-03-05 01:28:25 AM
Paris Hilton goes to Florida now a man is missing!
 
2013-03-05 01:32:35 AM

sloshed_again: Paris Hilton goes to Florida now a man is missing!


welcome to my favorites list
 
2013-03-05 01:36:29 AM

Uniquely Common: sloshed_again: Paris Hilton goes to Florida now a man is missing!

welcome to my favorites list


I'll be here all week.  And thank you.
 
2013-03-05 01:53:52 AM

show me: Filter PWNage FTW.


Nope. There would be no space.

This is funny because subby filter pwned himself.

/yes HIM
//no way it's a girl
 
2013-03-05 01:54:06 AM
I wont read the whole thread , but, it is really time to update the headline filter ( s ) . Its frelling 2013, and it seems we are still using the same rules from 2001 / 2003 .
On topic, I have some property in florida. Lots of neat fossils on it, but I only ever plan on visiting the state, not living there. I frankly prefer earthquakes to being swallowed alive in my bed.
 
2013-03-05 01:58:12 AM
that nuclear

/Just testing the filter.
 
2013-03-05 01:59:01 AM
Someone call Buffy.
 
2013-03-05 02:01:09 AM

studebaker hoch: Folks, this has to be deliberate.


I wish it was.
 
2013-03-05 02:07:38 AM
Most of Florida is underlain with phospate rock (read "soluble").  Pump water, you get sinkholes.  Entirely separate from the radium problem which would cause the EPA to declare the entire state uninhabitable if they were serious about Radon etc.
 
2013-03-05 02:21:27 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: B.L.Z. Bub: Abacus9: HaywoodJablonski: HaywoodJablonski:

When did the filter become self-aware?

I noticed a couple of months ago I posted a South Park reference, the one with Randy on "Wheel of Fortune", and it got filtered to "attractive and successful". And I typed it with an a. At some point, I suspect the filter, or whoever controls it, just started to mess with us.

attractive and successful African-Americans?

Huh.


Weird, huh?
 
2013-03-05 02:22:12 AM

crabsno termites: Most of Florida is underlain with phospate rock (read "soluble").  Pump water, you get sinkholes.  Entirely separate from the radium problem which would cause the EPA to declare the entire state uninhabitable if they were serious about Radon etc.


Whatever. The aquifer is poor people's problem... OH SHIAT!
 
2013-03-05 02:29:52 AM
A second sinkhole has hit the southern panhandle!

/too soon?
 
2013-03-05 02:33:53 AM

GranoblasticMan: crabsno termites: Most of Florida is underlain with phospate rock (read "soluble").  Pump water, you get sinkholes.  Entirely separate from the radium problem which would cause the EPA to declare the entire state uninhabitable if they were serious about Radon etc.

Whatever. The aquifer is poor people's problem... OH SHIAT!


You poor too?  Was a grad student there years ago when all this started.
 
2013-03-05 02:42:55 AM

Kevin72: RIP JEFF BUSH

[upload.democraticunderground.com image 401x342]


That's pretty much exactly how I read the article headline too. Being tired brings up dyslexia or something I guess.
 
2013-03-05 02:46:12 AM
Learn to swim
Learn to swim
Learn to swim

http://youtu.be/uCEeAn6_QJo
 
2013-03-05 02:49:12 AM
insert bad joke about spitting vs swallowing?
 
2013-03-05 02:51:55 AM

crabsno termites: GranoblasticMan: crabsno termites: Most of Florida is underlain with phospate rock (read "soluble").  Pump water, you get sinkholes.  Entirely separate from the radium problem which would cause the EPA to declare the entire state uninhabitable if they were serious about Radon etc.

Whatever. The aquifer is poor people's problem... OH SHIAT!

You poor too?  Was a grad student there years ago when all this started.


Well, I meant to imply that everyone is farked over if we keep overdrawing this aquifer. Geology doesn't give a shiat about socioeconomic status.
 
2013-03-05 02:54:06 AM
How boring - it just replaced the words with three periods. Creativity, moderators... creativty.
 
2013-03-05 02:55:12 AM

FARK rebel soldier: FARK rebel soldier: My shinkhole is a stinkhole. Your shiathole is invalid.

dammit it catches accented í


You cannot defeat the filter. Many have tried.

Try making a Yakov Smirnoff joke. I dare you.
 
2013-03-05 03:03:47 AM

GranoblasticMan: crabsno termites: GranoblasticMan: crabsno termites: Most of Florida is underlain with phospate rock (read "soluble").  Pump water, you get sinkholes.  Entirely separate from the radium problem which would cause the EPA to declare the entire state uninhabitable if they were serious about Radon etc.

Whatever. The aquifer is poor people's problem... OH SHIAT!

You poor too?  Was a grad student there years ago when all this started.

Well, I meant to imply that everyone is farked over if we keep overdrawing this aquifer. Geology doesn't give a shiat about socioeconomic status.


So true.  Also lived in an area served by the Ogalalla  aquifer, with as serious but different (for now) problems.  Y'all still have the radium problem which the gov't conveniently ignores.
 
2013-03-05 03:16:53 AM

WillofJ2: insert bad joke about spitting vs swallowing?


what's the difference between an Olympic swimmer and a Olympic diver? One Spitz, the other swallows.
 
2013-03-05 03:50:53 AM
Rule 34 on sinkholes.

images.nationalgeographic.comwww.livmusic.comupload.wikimedia.orgcdn.abclocal.go.comww3.hdnux.comwww.coasttocoastam.com


fapfapfapfap
 
2013-03-05 04:39:46 AM

alienated: I wont read the whole thread , but, it is really time to update the headline filter ( s ) . Its frelling 2013, and it seems we are still using the same rules from 2001 / 2003 .
On topic, I have some property in florida. Lots of neat fossils on it, but I only ever plan on visiting the state, not living there. I frankly prefer earthquakes to being swallowed alive in my bed.


Um, you do understand about earthquakes, right?
 
2013-03-05 06:31:28 AM
Sinkhole trifecta in play
 
2013-03-05 06:33:11 AM
What do you call two Floridians swallowed up by the earth? /A good start.
 
2013-03-05 06:40:48 AM

crabsno termites: Most of Florida is underlain with phospate rock (read "soluble").  Pump water, you get sinkholes.  Entirely separate from the radium problem which would cause the EPA to declare the entire state uninhabitable if they were serious about Radon etc.


Florida is underlain mostly by carbonates like limestone and dolostone which are dissolved over thousands or millions of years by groundwater made slightly acidic by interaction with carbon dioxide when it was meteoric water. The groundwater pumping is more of a trigger, you empty a subterrainian cavern and the overlying materials are easier to collapse. There are phosphate deposits, which account for the large strip mines east of Tampa, but they aren't considered to be involved in sinkhole formation as far as I'm aware. The uranium in these phosphate deposits is directly related to the radon issue, being a daughter product of natural uranium decay.
 
2013-03-05 06:44:41 AM

SlothB77: Sinkhole trifecta in play


If they want to start counting up all the sinkholes that size in Florida it's going to be several orders of magnitude more that a trifecta. I could have called the media on the new one I discovered on state land last weekend, but nobody cares because the closest bedroom is a quarter mile away.
 
2013-03-05 06:55:43 AM
Congratulations subby on recycling two jokes from the previous thread about this sinkhole into a headline. Must have been hard work.
 
2013-03-05 07:04:33 AM

obamadidcoke: Time to call these guys.
[images.cwtv.com image 325x428]


who Tim Heideceker and Eric Wareheim?
 
2013-03-05 07:10:18 AM

fusillade762: FARK rebel soldier: FARK rebel soldier: My shinkhole is a stinkhole. Your shiathole is invalid.

dammit it catches accented í

You cannot defeat the filter. Many have tried.

Try making a Yakov Smirnoff joke. I dare you.


Unleaded AND Premium?  WHAT A COUNTRY!

/nope, still good
 
2013-03-05 07:19:08 AM
What?  No 'swallow' tag?  Came for the 'swallow' graphic... leaves disappointed.
 
2013-03-05 07:43:20 AM
The "Texas Tunnel" still defiant!

/kinda obscure?
 
2013-03-05 07:52:28 AM

BalugaJoe: Someone is taking the wrong Bushs


This
 
2013-03-05 07:59:40 AM

alienated: I wont read the whole thread , but, it is really time to update the headline filter ( s ) . Its frelling 2013, and it seems we are still using the same rules from 2001 / 2003 .
On topic, I have some property in florida. Lots of neat fossils on it, but I only ever plan on visiting the state, not living there. I frankly prefer earthquakes to being swallowed alive in my bed.


Having lived in both Florida and California, I'll take the risk of the occasional sinkhole or hurricane over the threats of earthquakes, massive wildfires, mudslides, and riots.
 
2013-03-05 08:01:01 AM

vudukungfu: BalugaJoe: Someone is taking the wrong Bushs

This


I dunno, Jeb can still run for President.
 
2013-03-05 08:48:11 AM

show me: There are Muslims called shiates.
There are Mushrooms called shiatake (which Firefox flags as misspelled)
/testing


Firefox flags those as misspelled because they were. It's "shiate" and "shiatake."

And yes, this was deliberate. The filter doesn't do that to headlines.
 
2013-03-05 09:11:37 AM

Greek: show me: There are Muslims called shiates.
There are Mushrooms called shiatake (which Firefox flags as misspelled)
/testing

Firefox flags those as misspelled because they were. It's "shiate" and "shiatake."

And yes, this was deliberate. The filter doesn't do that to headlines.


Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
The Greek derp is special derp.
 
2013-03-05 09:13:02 AM
starscream1690: Florida is underlain mostly by carbonates like limestone and dolostone which are dissolved over thousands or millions of years by groundwater made slightly acidic by interaction with carbon dioxide when it was meteoric water. The groundwater pumping is more of a trigger, you empty a subterrainian cavern and the overlying materials are easier to collapse. There are phosphate deposits, which account for the large strip mines east of Tampa, but they aren't considered to be involved in sinkhole formation as far as I'm aware. The uranium in these phosphate deposits is directly related to the radon issue, being a daughter product of natural uranium decay.

Being a former Florida resident, I recall when several sinkholes developed in Winter Park, near Orlando in the early 80s.  I was aware of the above to a lesser extent (didn't know anything about the radon issue). My assumption was that Florida was being overdeveloped and depending too much on pumping groundwater out for lawns and such.  This, I surmised, led to saltwater intrusion closer to the coasts (making the tap water hard to drink).  That led to a conclusion that for Florida to sustain, those caverns need to be supported by water and thus, a LOT of rain is needed often or a few Hurricanes now and again to saturate the soil and refill the underground resoivoir.  But I never followed up on that. I think in Florida, you may be called upon to pick your poison....and I think it might get worse as this continues.

However, upon actually reading about this issue, it seems that Florida is a goner either way - most sinkholes appear to be accelerated in development by lots of rain.  Wasn't going to move back.  I wonder if the state is mapped for the karst formations, as they are called.  Are the northern parts of the state relatively safe from sinkholes?

Interestingly enough, this is a fantastic case of Caveat Emptor.  "Sinkholes affect so many properties in Florida that the legislature in 2011 changed the law to make it harder to claim sinkhole damages. "Over the years the [sinkhole] costs to insurance companies have been increasing at an extraordinary rate, because the legislature prevented companies from charging rates in line with the risk," says Mr. Randazzo. "It finally reached the point where the insurance companies won the day and got the legislature to change the law, significantly weakening the sinkhole protections in the state of Florida."

So if you don't know you bought a sinkhole, too bad.  Good job, Rick Scott.  Your residents are safe in the arms of Jeebuz.
 
2013-03-05 09:26:02 AM

PunGent: No, I'm not a furry...

I have Watership Downs Syndrome.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-03-05 09:39:23 AM
The media has found it's new shark: the sink hole. I love how the Florida haters swoop in to declare that the whole state is about to die and all property owners should immediately sell and flee.

adventuresingeology.files.wordpress.com
/Florida renter, I'll stay and move into some sweet abandoned lakeside mansions real soon
 
2013-03-05 10:55:37 AM

starscream1690: crabsno termites: Most of Florida is underlain with phospate rock (read "soluble").  Pump water, you get sinkholes.  Entirely separate from the radium problem which would cause the EPA to declare the entire state uninhabitable if they were serious about Radon etc.

Florida is underlain mostly by carbonates like limestone and dolostone which are dissolved over thousands or millions of years by groundwater made slightly acidic by interaction with carbon dioxide when it was meteoric water. The groundwater pumping is more of a trigger, you empty a subterrainian cavern and the overlying materials are easier to collapse. There are phosphate deposits, which account for the large strip mines east of Tampa, but they aren't considered to be involved in sinkhole formation as far as I'm aware. The uranium in these phosphate deposits is directly related to the radon issue, being a daughter product of natural uranium decay.


I was going to say something about that misconception but thank goodness you got there first. You're much more succinct than I could have been.
 
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