Rik01: Always been sinkholes in Fla? Probably, but I think the bigger question is why are there so many opening up now, when 50 years ago, one rarely heard about them?Lets bypass the geological causes, shall we? We all know about that. You can take Global Warming mostly out of the formula too. Florida has always been hot, humid, rainy, swampy and right in the middle of the Hurricane Belt.So, what has changed the most which has altered Florida drastically enough to transform the ecology and destabilize the land?The population.Florida has 3 or 4 times the population today than it did 50 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of acres of wild lands have been developed, changing the way water is absorbed into the ground, dumping millions of gallons of rainfall not into the aquifer, but shunting it into canals, rivers and streams and directly into the ocean.
domine: Without the influx of northern transplants and seasonal residents (snowbirds), the state of FL would go bankrupt. A state can not be sustained with mullet fishin' and drankin' beer. Pre 1971 Florida also seriously lacked law enforcement. Over the past twenty-five years, the number of sexually based crimes reported (rape, child molestation, etc.) has risen faster than any other state in the country, yet FL still remains one of the top states for unreported sexual offences. FL is in the top five for number of Pedos & other sexual offenders per capita. Yeah, northerners brought laws and law enforcement...now yall have to worry about going to jail if you decide to fiddle with your little nieces and nephews.Not sure that post make the point you wanted it to make.Also: (adverb): in additionBoth points were made.
tampaflacouple: The good : Florida pre 1971, before Disney. Lots of orange groves, not much traffic , the beaches were clean and the land hadn't been raped.The Bad : EVERY ASSH*LE FROM NY, MASS, OHIO, CONN ECT ECT COMING HERE TO TELL US EVERYDAY HOW MUCH NICER IT IS BACK UP NORTH.Do us a favor and go the hell back, the natives here really really hate all of you.
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