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(Orlando Sentinel)   The danger of having your entire state built on a swamp is that you never know when city halls will start sinking   (orlandosentinel.com ) divider line
    More: Florida, city commission government, city halls, Ocoee, Leaning Tower of Pisa, rocking chairs, risks  
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2014-03-19 09:05:56 AM  
It sounds like they need to annex huge tracts of land.
 
2014-03-19 09:51:58 AM  
img.fark.net

so i built another one.
 
2014-03-19 09:52:43 AM  
The Cracker-style front porch

Hey, that's OUR word!
 
2014-03-19 10:09:59 AM  
Everything about article address in three posts.  You guys are good.
 
2014-03-19 10:11:29 AM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 533x288]

so i built another one.


--

That state burned down, fell over and then sank into the swamp.

Maybe the fourth Florida will stay up.

/not bloody likely
 
2014-03-19 10:12:24 AM  
Politicians - is there no depth that they won't sink to?
 
2014-03-19 10:15:32 AM  

Sybarite: The Cracker-style front porch

Hey, that's OUR word!


www.everyjoe.com
 
2014-03-19 10:21:12 AM  
a GIS for "huge tracts of land" leads to some interesting results.
 
2014-03-19 10:24:42 AM  
An old man reports seeing a rat scurry into city hall. [OBVIOUS]
 
2014-03-19 10:25:30 AM  
Here, let me help you with that problem Florida:
 
2014-03-19 10:25:48 AM  

Sybarite: The Cracker-style front porch

Hey, that's OUR word!


What a cracker-style porch may look like:

www.abhmuseum.org
 
2014-03-19 10:32:35 AM  
Cracker-style 4 Life!
 
2014-03-19 10:37:55 AM  
Nothing says "professional" like having a cracker-style front porch with rocking chairs on your city hall.
 
2014-03-19 10:40:00 AM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 533x288]

so i built another one.


No singing...
 
2014-03-19 11:02:31 AM  

Arkanaut: Politicians - is there no depth that they won't sink to?


Balls deep because they have  no balls
 
2014-03-19 11:12:33 AM  

UberDave: It sounds like they need to annex huge tracts of land.


Or just make more of their own like the Swamp Nazis Germans

insideclimatenews.org
 
2014-03-19 11:13:04 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Arkanaut: Politicians - is there no depth that they won't sink to?

Balls deep because they have  no balls


Wait, that doesn't seem physically possible.
 
2014-03-19 11:15:46 AM  
Why do I hear Lewis Black's voice when I read that article?
 
2014-03-19 11:20:53 AM  

Arkanaut: Smeggy Smurf: Arkanaut: Politicians - is there no depth that they won't sink to?

Balls deep because they have  no balls

Wait, that doesn't seem physically possible.


That's why they won't sink to it.
 
2014-03-19 11:33:40 AM  
FTA: One of the key original contractors is dead.
Well, isn't that convenient.
 
2014-03-19 11:35:47 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Arkanaut: Smeggy Smurf: Arkanaut: Politicians - is there no depth that they won't sink to?

Balls deep because they have  no balls

Wait, that doesn't seem physically possible.

That's why they won't sink to it.


Ooooooh I get it now.
 
2014-03-19 11:39:27 AM  
That's why I'm voting for Governor Luthor.
 
2014-03-19 11:59:02 AM  
static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-03-19 12:02:21 PM  
Washington D.C. was built on a swamp, and it's been sinking for years, too.

Oh, and the 'entire state' is not a swamp either, Lameitter
 
2014-03-19 12:10:59 PM  
All it takes is one bunny with a saw.
blogfiles.wfmu.org
 
2014-03-19 12:53:13 PM  

MBooda: All it takes is one bunny with a saw.


Face it....you'd miss the endless entertainment we provide.

It's why we are the only state with our own tag.
 
2014-03-19 01:16:59 PM  
King:  When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England.

(For illustration,  see above, second post from the top. Not bad for a Florida thread.)
 
2014-03-19 01:18:10 PM  
If Florida did not exist, it would have had to be invented.

I'm not sure which would be more expensive--inventing it or building on it as is.
 
2014-03-19 02:12:57 PM  
I gather "Cracker" style is a thing?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_cracker_architecture

I sort of assumed it was like the n-word, to be honest...
 
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