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(Anchorage Daily News)   News: Landslide threatens Alaska Pipeline, highway. Fark: The landslide is moving a few inches a week, and officials are considering doing something about it in 2017   (adn.com) divider line 41
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2014-06-24 04:29:15 PM
Well, the Alaska DOT's been afraid of changes, because they built their lives around fuel.
 
2014-06-24 05:00:41 PM
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BunkoSquad: Well, the Alaska DOT's been afraid of changes, because they built their lives around fuel.


They'll wait until they see their reflection in the snow-covered hills. Then they'll take it down.
 
2014-06-24 05:33:26 PM

Somacandra: .BunkoSquad: Well, the Alaska DOT's been afraid of changes, because they built their lives around fuel.

They'll wait until they see their reflection in the snow-covered hills. Then they'll take it down.


Because time makes you bolder.
 
2014-06-24 07:17:03 PM
Figure this ought to be obligatory:

Listen, and understand. That landslide is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
 
2014-06-24 09:08:40 PM
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2014-06-24 10:13:58 PM
Maybe someone should climb that mountain, then turn around
 
2014-06-24 10:15:21 PM
This thread is why I read Fark.
 
2014-06-24 10:17:16 PM

lindalouwho: Somacandra: .BunkoSquad: Well, the Alaska DOT's been afraid of changes, because they built their lives around fuel.

They'll wait until they see their reflection in the snow-covered hills. Then they'll take it down.

Because time makes you boulder.


FTFY
 
2014-06-24 10:20:08 PM

The Dogs of War: Maybe someone should climb that mountain, then turn around


Yeah, everything I know about landslides I learned from Stevie Nicks.
 
2014-06-24 10:22:59 PM
Pipeline will be useless in 2017 anyway, we already are on pace to exhaust all of our oil resources by that time.

Have you ever heard of a landslide threatening the sun? or the wind? This is just one of the examples of the benefits companies like Solyndra are trying to espouse, yet we keep going back to burning dead dinosaurs with a deaf ear to the consequences.
 
2014-06-24 10:26:07 PM
Well if it's currently a slow landslide, then I don't see how there could be any problems.


upload.wikimedia.org

No problems whatsoever.
 
2014-06-24 10:27:56 PM
This landslide talk is bringing me down.
 
2014-06-24 10:29:29 PM
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2014-06-24 10:29:47 PM
It doesn't sound silly to me.  In fact, it sounds downright responsible.

Subby does realize that we're half-way through 2014, right?
 
2014-06-24 10:35:09 PM
So it's more of a landslug then?
 
2014-06-24 10:36:11 PM
So it's somewhere between a landcreep and a neverlanche.
 
2014-06-24 10:39:26 PM
When we were kids and the slides were too slow, we used to slide down on top of pieces of wax paper to make them slick. Maybe they could try that.

/My lawn, off it!
//Who took my onion?
 
2014-06-24 10:43:22 PM

croesius: Pipeline will be useless in 2017 anyway, we already are on pace to exhaust all of our oil resources by that time.



Uh-huh. I guess that's why they keep opening up new long-term fields on the North Slope -- International oil interests never check things like that before investing millions and millions of dollars on infrastructure and development.
 
2014-06-24 10:57:20 PM
Cut off all power / energy sources to the liberal crackpots who protest this pipeline and let them fend for themselves - put your money where your mouth is and find/fund/build your own energy sources.
 
2014-06-24 10:59:20 PM

The Green Intern: Well if it's currently a slow landslide, then I don't see how there could be any problems.


[upload.wikimedia.org image 836x689]

No problems whatsoever.


That's pretty much comparing apples to tunafish. Deforestation and the artificial lake created by the dam were big causes of the Vajont disaster, not to mention the underground aquifers nearby.

That said, it unnerves me to hear "theorize" and "estimate" and the like used as much as it was in that article. Makes it sound like this guy is heading up the research team:

cloud-3.steampowered.com

Guess we won't know until a disaster happens, or doesn't
 
2014-06-24 11:01:56 PM

croesius: Pipeline will be useless in 2017 anyway, we already are on pace to exhaust all of our oil resources by that time.

Have you ever heard of a landslide threatening the sun? or the wind? This is just one of the examples of the benefits companies like Solyndra are trying to espouse, yet we keep going back to burning dead dinosaurs with a deaf ear to the consequences.


Is it 2012 again?
 
2014-06-24 11:03:35 PM
Does it have anything to do with yellow snow?
 
2014-06-24 11:03:56 PM

croesius: Pipeline will be useless in 2017 anyway, we already are on pace to exhaust all of our oil resources by that time.

Have you ever heard of a landslide threatening the sun? or the wind? This is just one of the examples of the benefits companies like Solyndra are trying to espouse, yet we keep going back to burning dead dinosaurs with a deaf ear to the consequences.


You're quite the Debbie Downer aren't you?  Did you stand up in your pre-school class and tell everybody that Santa didn't exist?
 
2014-06-24 11:07:45 PM

The Green Intern: Well if it's currently a slow landslide, then I don't see how there could be any problems.


[upload.wikimedia.org image 836x689]

No problems whatsoever.


Interesting story. I hadn't heard about that before.
 
2014-06-24 11:16:22 PM
...and it's "amusing" because?
 
2014-06-24 11:21:01 PM

SurelyShirley: ...and it's "amusing" because?


There is no "Boring" tag?
 
2014-06-24 11:22:28 PM
so there is a choice, build a long bridge across the area and connect to the existing roads, or build a shorter bridge lower down where it won't get hit by the landslide and build more roads to connect it.

/I'm going to guess that the long bridge that connects with the roads is cheaper
 
2014-06-24 11:33:26 PM
Here in the Sierras there are " snow sheds" that are built over the roads/rails in avalanche prone areas. Could this work for land slides? Or 440 dump truck loads a year to clear the hiwAy whichever is cheaper.
 
2014-06-24 11:50:22 PM
That's a very gay landslide.
 
2014-06-25 12:04:15 AM
So what's the big hurry?
 
2014-06-25 12:05:07 AM
Moving at the same speed as congress.
 
2014-06-25 02:08:13 AM

wildcardjack: Moving at the same speed as congress.


Not true. The landslide is making progress.
 
2014-06-25 05:58:26 AM

whatshisname: SurelyShirley: ...and it's "amusing" because?

There is no "Boring" tag?


Sure there is ...

www.davedraper.com
 
2014-06-25 06:11:20 AM

HairyNevus: Vajont disaster


Hey now, there's no need for name calling.
 
2014-06-25 07:32:01 AM
This isn't a landslide, it's a slope creep or slump.
 
2014-06-25 08:16:52 AM

Bendal: This isn't a landslide, it's a slope creep or slump.


And the remarkable thing is that they're speeding up, not that it's happening at all.
 
2014-06-25 12:09:06 PM
Alaska is well known for electing lazy officials. Some can't even be arsed to serve out their full terms.
 
2014-06-25 01:05:11 PM

Saborlas: Alaska is well known for electing lazy officials. Some can't even be arsed to serve out their full terms.


Alaska doesn't have the monopoly on that by any stretch of the imagination.

But if you want some real politickin', look at the number of governors in prison. Hello, Illinois!
 
2014-06-25 04:15:29 PM
Global warming at work! Alaska is melting!

Thanks Obama.
 
2014-06-25 04:28:43 PM

MechaPyx: Global warming at work! Alaska is melting!

Thanks Obama.



He won't act until it's as small as Texas. And you can forget about seeing Russia from your house.
 
2014-06-25 06:03:38 PM
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