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(Daily Mail)   France is surrendering again, this time it's sand and nature is winning   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 27
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2013-05-01 12:16:40 PM
But apparently subby refused to surrender to the rules of English.

THIS IS WHY YOU CAN'T HAVE GREEN LIGHTS!
 
2013-05-01 01:38:05 PM
Here's a higher level picture:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-01 01:49:20 PM

Damnaged: But apparently subby refused to surrender to the rules of English.

THIS IS WHY YOU CAN'T HAVE GREEN LIGHTS!


Green...

The mods did this just to spite me.
 
2013-05-01 01:56:39 PM

Damnaged: The mods did this just to spite me.


he he :P
 
2013-05-01 02:22:00 PM
If only there was an area that needed sand.....like the entire east coast of the US, where the sand is all eroding. We could also use it for the roads in winter. Ship it on over.
 
2013-05-01 03:04:52 PM
Arcachon is a seriously cool and weird place.  Great place to stop for a day if you're tooling around western France and want to get out of chateau and museum mode.
 
2013-05-01 03:10:34 PM
b-b-b-but i thought france just surrendered to FAST FOOD?!?
 
2013-05-01 03:20:51 PM
The French surrendering meme is as fresh as the RIP French Stewart meme.
 
2013-05-01 03:26:27 PM

FLMountainMan: The French surrendering meme is as fresh as the RIP French Stewart meme.


french stewart is dead? are you sure? have you check to ensure he's not just squinting?

csb: once chatted with french stewart on some online chat thing. it was advertised and all that, but surprisingly not overcrowded...he (assuming it really was him) actually directly responded to comments i made.
 
2013-05-01 03:34:22 PM

bungle_jr: FLMountainMan: The French surrendering meme is as fresh as the RIP French Stewart meme.

french stewart is dead? are you sure? have you check to ensure he's not just squinting?

csb: once chatted with french stewart on some online chat thing. it was advertised and all that, but surprisingly not overcrowded...he (assuming it really was him) actually directly responded to comments i made.


it was chatroulette wasnt it, no need to lie
 
2013-05-01 03:39:36 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: bungle_jr: FLMountainMan: The French surrendering meme is as fresh as the RIP French Stewart meme.

french stewart is dead? are you sure? have you check to ensure he's not just squinting?

csb: once chatted with french stewart on some online chat thing. it was advertised and all that, but surprisingly not overcrowded...he (assuming it really was him) actually directly responded to comments i made.

it was chatroulette wasnt it, no need to lie


ha, no!

this was at least 10-12 years ago and i hadn't even heard of that chatroulette crap by then

it was some mainstream media site with a chatroom
 
2013-05-01 03:40:35 PM
We have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen!
 
2013-05-01 03:54:27 PM
kind of related... was everyone aware that Alaska contains an area with sand dunes, above the arctic circle?   Kobuk Valley National Park.
 
2013-05-01 04:13:48 PM
The Spice must flow...
 
2013-05-01 04:18:18 PM
Long live the fighters!
images.amazon.com
 
2013-05-01 04:28:50 PM
The feature looks suspiciously rectangular...is something being done on stretches of beach north and south of it that prevent the sand dune from existing there?

In any case, I believe that white silica sand is a commercially valuable resource.  Sell it as fast as it comes in, problem solved.
 
2013-05-01 04:30:46 PM
In Socialist France, BEACH COMES TO YOU!
 
2013-05-01 04:38:27 PM
I know that piece of coast very well. A little bit of sand is not going to do much damage around there - it's nothing but forest for miles and miles and a few villages here and there in between.
 
2013-05-01 04:38:36 PM
Now they need to learn to walk without rhythm.
 
2013-05-01 04:39:28 PM
This week on Top Gear: James buys a baguette...Richard talks to a Mademoiselle...and I POUND SAND.
 
2013-05-01 04:45:08 PM

flondrix: The feature looks suspiciously rectangular...is something being done on stretches of beach north and south of it that prevent the sand dune from existing there?


Yeah, the areas to the north and south don't have an enormous sandbar (the Banc d'Arguin) immediately offshore.  Take a look at bdub77's pic in the second post.  The winds are westerlies, so they're not going to dump sand far to the north and south of the offshore sandbar... most of it is going to end up on the hunk of land immediately east of the sandbar.  Which is exactly where the dune is.

FTA:  The dune, also known as the Dune Du Pyla, has been created thanks to the position of the Banc D'Arguin, a huge sandbank located around one kilometre off the coastline.
 
2013-05-01 04:50:20 PM
We need one of those in Detroit!
 
2013-05-01 05:24:48 PM
If I was them I'd import a lot of dune grasses and other dune plants. That way you might slow down the movement because the sand won't blow land inwards that easily.
 
2013-05-01 06:06:38 PM
Just came to say...that is weird, really really weird.
 
2013-05-01 06:17:58 PM

crzybtch: We need one of those in Detroit!


Wrong side of the state.  So sorry.
 
2013-05-01 07:22:07 PM

FrancoFile: crzybtch: We need one of those in Detroit!

Wrong side of the state.  So sorry.


Seems like the entire west coast of MI is like that. There's also Sleeping Bear Dunes near Traverse City and a fairly sandy area at Ludington St park. (Probably forgetting others)
 
2013-05-01 07:26:08 PM
Wow that looks a lot like Sleeping Bear
 
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