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(LA Times)   A fault line lies under your proposed commercial site do you: C) Tell the state to remove it because you know it's not there   (latimes.com) divider line 38
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2014-03-14 09:27:54 AM
We keep trying to make the earth do what we want.  And it keeps turning us into dirt and trees and food.  And we keep ignoring that.
 
2014-03-14 09:30:42 AM
A fault line lies under your proposed commercial site do you: C) Tell the state to remove it because you know it's not there don't want to take a blood bath in the Los Angeles real estate market
 
2014-03-14 09:30:54 AM
Remove a fault line?  Wouldn't that require quite a bit of digging?
 
2014-03-14 09:32:09 AM
This is the A+ article. Some of the best work of Rong-Gong Lin II.
 
2014-03-14 09:33:47 AM
+1 for ballsy real estate lawyering.

He's probably gonna lose, but A for effort.
 
2014-03-14 09:34:40 AM
If there were a fault line, free market wouldn't have let a building be built there. Because a building is being built, there cannot be a fault line, as simple as that.
 
2014-03-14 09:35:46 AM

stevie1der: A fault line lies under your proposed commercial site do you: C) Tell the state to remove it because you know it's not there don't want to take a blood bath in the Los Angeles real estate market


Better to cause a bloodbath then to bleed red ink.
 
2014-03-14 09:37:46 AM
Don't blame the property owner.  It's not HIS fault.
 
2014-03-14 09:38:06 AM
I wonder if screaming to the world about it is going to attract tenants?
 
2014-03-14 09:38:20 AM
♪ Practice, practice makes perfect, perfect is a fault and fault lines change ♫
 
2014-03-14 09:38:48 AM

PunGent: +1 for ballsy real estate lawyering.

He's probably gonna lose, but A for effort.


He's not gonna lose. This is in Eric Garcetti's former district. Eric Garcetti pushed for all of these developments. Eric Garcetti is now mayor.
 
2014-03-14 09:41:10 AM
Now they just need to say that the next building under construction will be unshakeable by earthquakes.

Call the building The Tetonic.
 
2014-03-14 09:41:22 AM
Yeah; we'll send a strongly worded letter to Gaia! That'll learn her to vex California.
 
2014-03-14 09:50:32 AM
Nathan Thurm to the courtesy phone ...
 
2014-03-14 09:56:44 AM

johnny queso: PunGent:

Eric Garcetti


That's a name you can trust.
 
2014-03-14 09:57:04 AM
This is Onion worthy material.!
 
2014-03-14 09:58:16 AM

"I really can't believe it," Clevinger exclaimed to Yossarian in a voice rising and falling in protest and wonder.

"It's a complete reversion to primitive superstition. They're confusing cause and effect. It makes as much sense as knocking on wood or crossing your fingers. They really believe that we wouldn't have to fly that mission tomorrow if someone would only tiptoe up to the map in the middle of the night and move the bomb line over Bologna. Can you imagine? You and I must be the only rational ones left."

In the middle of the night Yossarian knocked on wood, crossed his fingers, and tiptoed out of his tent to move the bomb line up over Bologna.
 
2014-03-14 09:58:31 AM

johnny queso: PunGent: +1 for ballsy real estate lawyering.

He's probably gonna lose, but A for effort.

He's not gonna lose. This is in Eric Garcetti's former district. Eric Garcetti pushed for all of these developments. Eric Garcetti is now mayor.


Eric Garcetti isn't in the chain of command for the California Geological Survey.
 
2014-03-14 10:07:12 AM

meow said the dog: This is the A+ article. Some of the best work of Rong-Gong Lin II.


*snert*
 
2014-03-14 10:11:45 AM

The Madd Mann: johnny queso: PunGent: +1 for ballsy real estate lawyering.

He's probably gonna lose, but A for effort.

He's not gonna lose. This is in Eric Garcetti's former district. Eric Garcetti pushed for all of these developments. Eric Garcetti is now mayor.

Eric Garcetti isn't in the chain of command for the California Geological Survey.


And in this case the California Geological Survey will not be in the chain of command of this building being completed. Developers who own politicians get their way in l.a. They'll likely be required to put some gussets on in a couple places to show that they're being proactive.
Whether or not anyone will buy an expensive condo in The Faultline Residences remains to be seen. It will be Towering Inferno and Earthquake all in one, right in Hollywood. They won't even have to go on location for filming.
 
2014-03-14 10:22:32 AM

johnny queso: The Madd Mann: johnny queso: PunGent: +1 for ballsy real estate lawyering.

He's probably gonna lose, but A for effort.

He's not gonna lose. This is in Eric Garcetti's former district. Eric Garcetti pushed for all of these developments. Eric Garcetti is now mayor.

Eric Garcetti isn't in the chain of command for the California Geological Survey.

And in this case the California Geological Survey will not be in the chain of command of this building being completed. Developers who own politicians get their way in l.a. They'll likely be required to put some gussets on in a couple places to show that they're being proactive.
Whether or not anyone will buy an expensive condo in The Faultline Residences remains to be seen. It will be Towering Inferno and Earthquake all in one, right in Hollywood. They won't even have to go on location for filming.


Is it really that hard to read?

"But the state's new fault map would not halt Blvd6200's construction, which was signed off by Los Angeles building officials and broke ground in 2012. "

They're clearly worried about selling it, not finishing it. It's already been approved.
 
2014-03-14 10:22:37 AM
"In a letter to the board, the developer's lawyer wrote that the state's proposed fault line is "based on evidence that is inaccurate or incomplete," failing to consider other more likely explanations that aren't caused by earthquakes."


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2014-03-14 10:32:26 AM

SMB2811: johnny queso: The Madd Mann: johnny queso: PunGent: +1 for ballsy real estate lawyering.

He's probably gonna lose, but A for effort.

He's not gonna lose. This is in Eric Garcetti's former district. Eric Garcetti pushed for all of these developments. Eric Garcetti is now mayor.

Eric Garcetti isn't in the chain of command for the California Geological Survey.

And in this case the California Geological Survey will not be in the chain of command of this building being completed. Developers who own politicians get their way in l.a. They'll likely be required to put some gussets on in a couple places to show that they're being proactive.
Whether or not anyone will buy an expensive condo in The Faultline Residences remains to be seen. It will be Towering Inferno and Earthquake all in one, right in Hollywood. They won't even have to go on location for filming.

Is it really that hard to read?

"But the state's new fault map would not halt Blvd6200's construction, which was signed off by Los Angeles building officials and broke ground in 2012. "

They're clearly worried about selling it, not finishing it. It's already been approved.


Apparently it is, yes. Apologies.
 
2014-03-14 10:35:40 AM
Why don't they just move the tombstones and leave the bodies?
 
2014-03-14 10:39:44 AM
The solution is simple.  They should just do like North Carolina did with rising sea levels and outlaw fault lines.  Bam!  Problem solved!
 
2014-03-14 10:48:43 AM

John the Magnificent: "In a letter to the board, the developer's lawyer wrote that the state's proposed fault line is "based on evidence that is inaccurate or incomplete," failing to consider other more likely explanations that aren't caused by earthquakes."


CJHardin: The solution is simple.  They should just do like North Carolina did with rising sea levels and outlaw fault lines.  Bam!  Problem solved!


Ah, the MythBusters approach: "I reject your reality and substitute my own."
 
2014-03-14 10:57:18 AM

Cataholic: Remove a fault line?  Wouldn't that require quite a bit of digging?


I thought it would require filling it in.

/Equidistant from both coasts.
 
2014-03-14 11:09:40 AM

GardenWeasel: John the Magnificent: "In a letter to the board, the developer's lawyer wrote that the state's proposed fault line is "based on evidence that is inaccurate or incomplete," failing to consider other more likely explanations that aren't caused by earthquakes."

CJHardin: The solution is simple.  They should just do like North Carolina did with rising sea levels and outlaw fault lines.  Bam!  Problem solved!

Ah, the MythBusters approach: "I reject your reality and substitute my own."


Unfortunately yes.  I guess that they will have to take the sea levels to court and sentence them to lashings if they don't abide by the law.
 
2014-03-14 11:13:05 AM
Who's fault?
 
2014-03-14 11:40:53 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Don't blame the property owner.  It's not HIS fault.


I'm gonna put my footwall up in your ass for that one.
 
2014-03-14 12:23:04 PM
the map is faulty...
 
2014-03-14 12:38:11 PM
Came for the NC reference, leaving satisfied.

/Yep, my beloved home state passed a law that told the earth not to raise the sea levels because it was messing with over-development.
//Nope, I still love my state, even if it is now overrun with supreme greed, complete lack of morals, and more than enough people who do not have the sense the gods gave a rotten fence post
 
2014-03-14 12:44:32 PM

johnny queso: The Madd Mann: johnny queso: PunGent: +1 for ballsy real estate lawyering.

He's probably gonna lose, but A for effort.

He's not gonna lose. This is in Eric Garcetti's former district. Eric Garcetti pushed for all of these developments. Eric Garcetti is now mayor.

Eric Garcetti isn't in the chain of command for the California Geological Survey.

And in this case the California Geological Survey will not be in the chain of command of this building being completed. Developers who own politicians get their way in l.a. They'll likely be required to put some gussets on in a couple places to show that they're being proactive.
Whether or not anyone will buy an expensive condo in The Faultline Residences remains to be seen. It will be Towering Inferno and Earthquake all in one, right in Hollywood. They won't even have to go on location for filming.


Eh, depends on the market.  We've got buyers in the Cambridge, Mass. area not just paying well over asking price, day of the open house, but skipping inspections completely.  I don't advise MY clients to waive the inspection, but the market's hot enough that people are doing it anyway, lest they lose out on their 'dream home'.

Saw an interesting study that claims that many people make the decision to buy a specific home in under sixty seconds after crossing the threshold...everything else is just post-hoc rationalization.
 
2014-03-14 01:09:36 PM
Years down the line when a big one hits at that fault line and destroys the building with thousands of residents inside...

1. Will have sold off the project to stick the problem with the current owner...
2. Current owner will deny knowledge.
3. They will blame the State for not listing the proper fault line.
4. No one of consequence will go to jail or pay substantial money for it.
 
2014-03-14 01:25:08 PM

scottydoesntknow: Now they just need to say that the next building under construction will be unshakeable by earthquakes.

Call the building The Tetonic.


Wouldn't that be the Tectonic?
 
2014-03-14 03:33:49 PM
Is this like petitioning the city to remove deer crossing signs because you don't want deer crossing right there?
 
2014-03-14 06:48:10 PM

MythDragon: Is this like petitioning the city to remove deer crossing signs because you don't want deer crossing right there?


It's more like asking the FDA to declare lead paint edible because you bought a bunch of apples covered in lead paint.
 
2014-03-15 01:50:23 AM

kaseyfarksdaladies: Rev. Skarekroe: Don't blame the property owner.  It's not HIS fault.

I'm gonna put my footwall up in your ass for that one.


Make sure you don't just make a blind thrust.
 
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