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(CBS News)   2013 Utah avalanche now declared the largest in modern North American history. Scientists say it was the biggest flow of pure white seen in Utah since the Mormons landed in Salt Lake City   (cbsnews.com) divider line 32
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2014-01-10 08:38:52 AM  
But was it delightsome?
 
2014-01-10 09:09:53 AM  
As a mormon and having lived in SLC, I think this is hilarious.

/good job subby
 
2014-01-10 09:09:58 AM  
Headline:  Utah avalanche was largest in modern history

Article:   The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington unleashed a landslide 57 times larger than Kennecott's.
 
2014-01-10 09:13:15 AM  

gfid: Headline:  Utah avalanche was largest in modern history

Article:   The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington unleashed a landslide 57 times larger than Kennecott's.


So you skipped the stuff in between, I see.

In the paper's abstract, the authors noted: "It appears that in this case the common geological sequence of events was inverted: Instead of a large earthquake triggering landslides, it was a landslide that triggered several small earthquakes."

That being the point of the whole farking story.
 
2014-01-10 09:17:47 AM  

Mikey1969: gfid: Headline:  Utah avalanche was largest in modern history

Article:   The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington unleashed a landslide 57 times larger than Kennecott's.

So you skipped the stuff in between, I see.

In the paper's abstract, the authors noted: "It appears that in this case the common geological sequence of events was inverted: Instead of a large earthquake triggering landslides, it was a landslide that triggered several small earthquakes."

That being the point of the whole farking story.


Yes, but that's not what subby said.
 
2014-01-10 09:20:07 AM  

Mikey1969: gfid: Headline:  Utah avalanche was largest in modern history

Article:   The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington unleashed a landslide 57 times larger than Kennecott's.

So you skipped the stuff in between, I see.

In the paper's abstract, the authors noted: "It appears that in this case the common geological sequence of events was inverted: Instead of a large earthquake triggering landslides, it was a landslide that triggered several small earthquakes."

That being the point of the whole farking story.


The headline claims it was the largest landslide in modern history and the article cites a landslide much larger that happened less than 35 years ago. 
That is the point.

/Landslides causing earthquakes is pretty cool though
 
2014-01-10 09:22:07 AM  
It wasn't an avalanche, it was a landslide in one of the largest open pit metals mining complexes in the world.
 
2014-01-10 09:23:28 AM  

dynomutt: It wasn't an avalanche, it was a landslide in one of the largest open pit metals mining complexes in the world.


This. So although subby's joke is funny, it was actually a red flow. Something something subby's ex wife.
 
2014-01-10 09:25:42 AM  

ghall3: Mikey1969: gfid: Headline:  Utah avalanche was largest in modern history

Article:   The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington unleashed a landslide 57 times larger than Kennecott's.

So you skipped the stuff in between, I see.

In the paper's abstract, the authors noted: "It appears that in this case the common geological sequence of events was inverted: Instead of a large earthquake triggering landslides, it was a landslide that triggered several small earthquakes."

That being the point of the whole farking story.

The headline claims it was the largest landslide in modern history and the article cites a landslide much larger that happened less than 35 years ago. 
That is the point.

/Landslides causing earthquakes is pretty cool though


Headline is accurate as I'm pretty sure something as old as 35 can't possibly considered modern history. People didn't even have smartphones then.
 
2014-01-10 09:34:54 AM  

Tiberius Gracchus: ghall3: Mikey1969: gfid: Headline:  Utah avalanche was largest in modern history

Article:   The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington unleashed a landslide 57 times larger than Kennecott's.

So you skipped the stuff in between, I see.

In the paper's abstract, the authors noted: "It appears that in this case the common geological sequence of events was inverted: Instead of a large earthquake triggering landslides, it was a landslide that triggered several small earthquakes."

That being the point of the whole farking story.

The headline claims it was the largest landslide in modern history and the article cites a landslide much larger that happened less than 35 years ago. 
That is the point.

/Landslides causing earthquakes is pretty cool though

Headline is accurate as I'm pretty sure something as old as 35 can't possibly considered modern history. People didn't even have smartphones then.


You know what, you're right. I take it all back. I forgot anything pre-facebook might as well be from the age of the dinosaurs
 
2014-01-10 09:34:55 AM  
Well you can't say it's God's punishment for the same gender marriages happening in Utah like Pat Robertson or Falwell-in-hell would do. So maybe the avalanche was God's punishment for not having same gender marriages at that time.
 
2014-01-10 09:36:06 AM  
Nice headline--thought subby was going for a cocaine reference but that was a good fakeout.
 
2014-01-10 09:47:17 AM  
Scientists say it was the biggest flow of pure white seen in Utah since the Mormons landed in Salt Lake City they looked up Dennis Miller's nose.
 
2014-01-10 09:57:14 AM  
So human activity causes climate change?
 
2014-01-10 09:58:23 AM  
Silly subby, Salt Lake City is a metaphor.
 
2014-01-10 10:12:01 AM  

lilbjorn: Scientists say it was the biggest flow of pure white seen in Utah since the Mormons landed in Salt Lake City they looked up Dennis Miller's nose.

 Robert Downey Jr.'s private airplane landed for fuel.
 
2014-01-10 11:05:05 AM  
Not nearly as much as the flow of pure bullshiat shoveled by Smith. "I FOUNDED A GOLDEN BOOK GAVE 2 ME BY ANGLES!"

/still boggles my mind that anyone fell for that
 
2014-01-10 11:13:21 AM  
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2014-01-10 11:36:29 AM  
It was a creeping movement that had been developing over many months along an old fault line,
 

We cut this slope too steep, and it failed.  We knew it was already moving, but we kept on working in the pit right below it because money.
 
2014-01-10 11:38:02 AM  

unchellmatt: Not nearly as much as the flow of pure bullshiat shoveled by Smith. "I FOUNDED A GOLDEN BOOK GAVE 2 ME BY ANGLES!"

/still boggles my mind that anyone fell for that


You have to put it in the context of the era.  It was a time of religious unrest, and Smith wasn't the only one trying to cash in on it, just the most successful.  And he published a book.  That wasn't something just anybody could do back then.  A book report from one of Smith's contemporaries, one Mark Twain, is hilarious though.   http://www.mrm.org/topics/documents-speeches/mark-twains-review-book- m ormon
 
2014-01-10 11:40:04 AM  

nekom: But was it delightsome?


As a Utah exmo, i see what you did there.
 
2014-01-10 12:09:57 PM  
Landslide is Avalanche now.

Dirt is White now.

fark you, Subtard.  You couldn't even get one thing about this story right.  Kill yourself.
 
2014-01-10 12:18:13 PM  

Petey4335: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


came for this, leaving unable to move my right arm.
 
2014-01-10 12:53:30 PM  

Superjew: Landslide is Avalanche now.
Dirt is White now.
fark you, Subtard.  You couldn't even get one thing about this story right.  Kill yourself.


There's gonna be a lot of dead people around here if they all have to kill themselves over inaccurate headlines. But on the other hand, maybe then the rest of us can get some greens.

KILL YOURSELF SUBBY YOU LYING PANDERING PIECE OF shiat
 
2014-01-10 01:32:19 PM  

studebaker hoch: We knew it was already moving, but we kept on working in the pit right below it because money.


Actually, no they didn't.  They had everyone moved to safety when it failed.  Some equipment got buried, but no one was hurt.
 
2014-01-10 03:04:52 PM  
Channeling Stevie Nicks?
 
2014-01-10 07:44:31 PM  
This is what possessional journalism has sunk too.
The headline, " Utah avalanche was largest in modern history" , this is factually incorrect.

first two words of article, "The avalanche", it's not a avalanche, it's a landslide.

Nobody in the AP or CBS caught either of these.

Any semi-literate person should know the difference between an avalanche and a landslide.
really? Neither organization could hire a fact checker?
 
2014-01-10 09:12:17 PM  
I was expecting snow, mountains and such.  Instead a big pit.....well still interesting, lucky they knew it was coming that's a lot of dirt.
 
2014-01-10 09:25:55 PM  
Avalanche: From French, from Franco-Provençal (Savoy) avalançhe, blend of aval 'downhill' and standard lavençhe, from Vulgar Latin *labanka (cf. Occitan lavanca, Italian valanga), alteration of Late Latin labina 'landslide' (cf. Franco-Provençal (Dauphiné) lavino, Romansch lavina), from Latin labi 'to slip, slide'.
 
2014-01-10 09:49:58 PM  
We also would have accepted a dolorean joke, something about russia, or wayne brady.
 
2014-01-10 11:43:27 PM  
 
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