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2013-03-27 06:09:51 PM
Well, the trees should have helped prevent erosion but I guess it's just too loose. In order to preserve the rest of the neighborhood I'd suggest building an in ground wall down to the water table. I've seen them do it from the top of weak levees to reinforce them.

/I'm not trained as a civil engineer
//I'm educated as an ME.
///CE's build targets, ME's unbuild them.
 
2013-03-27 06:09:53 PM
McLandslide, iLookOutForFallingRocks, "Would you like to play a game of techtonics?" and 'Bobby Sherman unavailable for comment'.
 
2013-03-27 06:13:10 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: My brother's place is on the verge of collapse too. Sad story but inevitable with the slope on his property. The inspector gave it less than 2 years before the place slides into the sound.


So, what's his insurance agent think of that?  And the local property assessor?
 
2013-03-27 06:15:11 PM
Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...
 
2013-03-27 06:16:19 PM

Danger Avoid Death: whidbey: *shrugs*

Good.  The biggest reason why shoreline should be publicly owned.

The island has spoken.


Thank you, sir, for my first real laugh of the day.
 
2013-03-27 06:21:53 PM
being someone who lives on Whidbey Island and is NOT rich I can tell you just why these landslides happen. people get stupid with their property and remove the firs and maples that grow on the burms and banks that keep the soil in place. Then like it does in washington it rains for days on end, over saturating the ground and then you get this. These homes I can tell you are at a minimum 1 million dollars or more. I actually know one of the dudes whose house was spared by exactly 1 house down from the mudslide. I am not surprised at all this happens.
 
2013-03-27 06:22:06 PM
http://www.pnsn.org/earthquakes/recent
Yep, that there's a real mystery.
 
2013-03-27 06:25:06 PM

Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...


Sounds like what I used to get out of homeroom.
 
2013-03-27 06:25:17 PM

Hollie Maea: Hopefully Skookum is ok.


I lol'd.
 
2013-03-27 06:28:07 PM
People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.
 
2013-03-27 06:35:58 PM
Whidbey Island?  Sounds like a Fark socialist trollers paradise.
 
2013-03-27 06:37:06 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Whidbey Island?  Sounds like a Fark socialist trollers paradise.



*Applause*
 
2013-03-27 06:37:46 PM
No escape from reality.
 
2013-03-27 06:38:05 PM

The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.


Neither does Death Valley.
 
2013-03-27 06:39:54 PM

Maximum Snark: being someone who lives on Whidbey Island and is NOT rich I can tell you just why these landslides happen. people get stupid with their property and remove the firs and maples that grow on the burms and banks that keep the soil in place. Then like it does in washington it rains for days on end, over saturating the ground and then you get this. These homes I can tell you are at a minimum 1 million dollars or more. I actually know one of the dudes whose house was spared by exactly 1 house down from the mudslide. I am not surprised at all this happens.


Landscaping on hills?  How does it work?
 
2013-03-27 06:41:03 PM

Danger Avoid Death: The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.

Neither does Death Valley.



Yeah....but Death Valley doesn't have massage parlors and "sexpresso" stands.  We're not called Sinwood for nothing.
 
2013-03-27 06:42:42 PM

The_Sponge: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Whidbey Island?  Sounds like a Fark socialist trollers paradise.


*Applause*


Was gonna go with 'theme park' but paradise works. I should un-ignore dear ole Whid....maybe he's seen the light or gotten a lobotomy and is smarter? Nah....
 
2013-03-27 06:42:46 PM

Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...


It certainly is.

/unless you are trying to get to Oak Harbor
//the tourists drive Hwy 20 at about 15 mph
///makes me want to shoot people
 
2013-03-27 06:42:50 PM
Lt. Cheese Weasel

Whidbey Island?  Sounds like a Fark socialist trollers paradise.

   I think a promotion to Captain Cheese Weasel is order.      *salutes*
/ an internet for you
 
2013-03-27 06:44:54 PM
I have the same amount of sympathy for these people as I do those who build a house on a body of water then biatch when there's a flood.
 
2013-03-27 06:45:12 PM
Quick, somebody go plant some kudzu!
 
2013-03-27 06:46:16 PM
Italics fail above. D'Oh!!
 
2013-03-27 06:48:54 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Quick, somebody go plant some kudzu!


And bring in some goats to eat the kudzu!
 
2013-03-27 06:49:48 PM
funny, when I hear Whidbey Island, I don't think "rich", I think Military

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station
 
2013-03-27 06:55:07 PM

Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...


THIS!  We drove down to pick up an arcade cabinet, and had no idea what a treat we were in for..one of the most beautiful views i've ever seen...


i83.photobucket.com

/plus, the intruders were cool too:-)

 
2013-03-27 06:56:02 PM
FARK Whidbey Island Theme Park entrance requirements:

1. Hand over your wallet, bank account #'s and any weapons. These are evil remnants of your previous life as an unwashed capitalistic pig agent of the Bush Devil.
2. Abandon any hope of making money.  The park will provide for your every need.
3. Bundle.  There is only ONE bundle for information, TV and phone. (tapped, because you cannot ever be trusted. It's for your own safety)
4. Any home without the proper Hammer/Sycle flag flying will be burned to the ground in the name of preserving the serenity of the others.
5. You must burn Old Glory once a week to remain a member in good standing with the HOA.
6. Inspections of premises can occur at any time without warrant. Any home WITHOUT images of Che, Hugo Chavez  or Lenin will be duly noted and subject to re-indoctrination processes.
 
2013-03-27 06:56:19 PM
funny, when I hear Whidbey Island, I don't think "rich", I think Military

Come on up to the Mukilteo ferry tomorrow or Friday afternoon to join the two-hour line of Seattleites headed out to their weekend places on Whidbey.
 
2013-03-27 06:57:47 PM

JohnAnnArbor: 89 Stick-Up Kid: My brother's place is on the verge of collapse too. Sad story but inevitable with the slope on his property. The inspector gave it less than 2 years before the place slides into the sound.

So, what's his insurance agent think of that?  And the local property assessor?


Assessor has been the usual f*ck you pay me and the insurance is priced out from what they can afford. To stable the slope would be hundreds of thousands and probably wouldn't be 100% against future slides. His wife inherited the place from her grandfather so it's basically their fault for not selling the place years ago when the market was hot.
 
2013-03-27 06:59:36 PM

The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.


Lynnwood is better than Bellevue. Believe me!
 
2013-03-27 07:00:53 PM

Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...


And probably one (or a hundred) of the most amazing SCUBA dives you will make in your life.
 
2013-03-27 07:03:00 PM
I was just at Port Townsend...cousin has a house on a bluff just like in the picture that faces the naval magazine...

Yup..that's my cs.
 
2013-03-27 07:03:48 PM

Omnivorous: funny, when I hear Whidbey Island, I don't think "rich", I think Military

Come on up to the Mukilteo ferry tomorrow or Friday afternoon to join the two-hour line of Seattleites headed out to their weekend places on Whidbey.


Nobody waits until Friday afternoon to take the ferry.
I did that once and had time to devour a picnic and a bottle of wine while we were in line.
 
2013-03-27 07:04:57 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.

Lynnwood is better than Bellevue. Believe me!


I believe they're both named after mental institutions, so let's call it a draw.
 
2013-03-27 07:06:22 PM

Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...


Yes... it most certainly is
i794.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-27 07:10:01 PM

wildcardjack: Well, the trees should have helped prevent erosion but I guess it's just too loose. In order to preserve the rest of the neighborhood I'd suggest building an in ground wall down to the water table. I've seen them do it from the top of weak levees to reinforce them.

/I'm not trained as a civil engineer
//I'm educated as an ME.
///CE's build targets, ME's unbuild them.


A lot of the soil up here is effectively sand. When I lived in Magnolia and the outflow pipe (clay) collapsed, the plumbers had to build a trench out of sheets of plywood to get to it, because the sandy soil just kept collapsing on them. They ended up just filling in the hole with the wood in there.

CSB?
 
2013-03-27 07:10:47 PM

ScouserDuck: I was just at Port Townsend...cousin has a house on a bluff just like in the picture that faces the naval magazine...


There's a magazine for belly buttons?
 
2013-03-27 07:10:56 PM
I didny realize so many farkers lived on Whidbey. A Fark party at flyers should be in order
 
2013-03-27 07:11:25 PM

Polish Hussar: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Quick, somebody go plant some kudzu!

And bring in some goats to eat the kudzu!


And then when wintertime rolls around, the goats simply freeze to death
 
2013-03-27 07:11:54 PM
La Conchita, CA 2005. Never forget.

i763.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-27 07:12:45 PM

The_Sponge: People all over the state love to talk shiat about Lynnwood, but hey.....at least we don't have landslides.


imageshack.us
 
2013-03-27 07:13:37 PM
Deception Pass is gorgeous. Even in the winter.

Lynnhood is a hell hole.

Bellevue is clean, at least.
 
2013-03-27 07:14:13 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Whidbey Island?  Sounds like a Fark socialist trollers paradise.


That's funny, I always figured it was full of active and retired military, and the kind of rich jerks that don't contribute.
 
2013-03-27 07:15:16 PM
White people problems
 
2013-03-27 07:16:30 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Polish Hussar: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Quick, somebody go plant some kudzu!

And bring in some goats to eat the kudzu!

And then when wintertime rolls around, the goats simply freeze to death


And in the springtime you can thaw them out and make kababs. Try that with a lawn mower.
 
2013-03-27 07:16:35 PM

chinooker: I didny realize so many farkers lived on Whidbey. A Fark party at flyers should be in order


id be down for this!
 
2013-03-27 07:17:38 PM
Whidbey wobbly, grimey slimey.
 
2013-03-27 07:17:56 PM

CaptSacto: Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...

Yes... it most certainly is
[i794.photobucket.com image 800x589]


and I get to drive passed it almost every day. Love living on whidbey I does
 
2013-03-27 07:19:01 PM

Danger Avoid Death: ScouserDuck: I was just at Port Townsend...cousin has a house on a bluff just like in the picture that faces the naval magazine...

There's a magazine for belly buttons?


Sorry....clip.

Geeeez.
 
2013-03-27 07:19:07 PM

Maximum Snark: CaptSacto: Ecliptic: Deception pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth...

Yes... it most certainly is
[i794.photobucket.com image 800x589]

and I get to drive passed it almost every day. Love living on whidbey I does


I got to spend 10 days there. Wished I never had to leave.
Got a lot of great pictures, though.
 
2013-03-27 07:21:29 PM
This one was taken from the back door of the cabin I stayed in in Clinton
i794.photobucket.com
 
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