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MACS Offline
#51 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
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Very interesting...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu16QyvgBac

He's 100% correct, though.
Gene363 Offline
#52 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 29,018
MACS wrote:
Very interesting...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu16QyvgBac

He's 100% correct, though.


Hair raising! Frying pan
HockeyDad Offline
#53 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
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(CNN)Many Californians fear the "Big One," but it might not be what you think.

It's not an earthquake. And it isn't the mega drought. It's actually the exact opposite.

A megaflood.

A new study by Science Advances shows climate change has already doubled the chances of a disastrous flood happening in California in the next four decades. And experts say it would be unlike anything anyone alive today has ever experienced.

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with UCLA and a researcher involved in the study, describes a megaflood as, "a very severe flood event across a broad region that has the potential to bring catastrophic impacts to society in the areas affected." He said a megaflood is similar to the 1,000-year flash flood events seen this summer in the St. Louis area and Kentucky, but across a much wider area, such as the entire state of California.

These massive floods, which experts say would turn California's lowlands into a "vast inland sea," might have previously happened once in a lifetime in the state. But experts say climate change is increasing the likelihood of these catastrophic disasters, causing them to occur more like every 25 to 50 years.
MACS Offline
#54 Posted:
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I don't believe it. Pretty much every "catastrophe" the global warming/climate changers have predicted has not come to pass.

One good volcanic eruption to block some of them UV rays and we're experiencing global cooling again. One solar flare directed at the Earth and nobody here will be left to talk about it.

*shrug*
Gene363 Offline
#55 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 29,018
HockeyDad wrote:
(CNN)Many Californians fear the "Big One," but it might not be what you think.

It's not an earthquake. And it isn't the mega drought. It's actually the exact opposite.

A megaflood.

A new study by Science Advances shows climate change has already doubled the chances of a disastrous flood happening in California in the next four decades. And experts say it would be unlike anything anyone alive today has ever experienced.

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with UCLA and a researcher involved in the study, describes a megaflood as, "a very severe flood event across a broad region that has the potential to bring catastrophic impacts to society in the areas affected." He said a megaflood is similar to the 1,000-year flash flood events seen this summer in the St. Louis area and Kentucky, but across a much wider area, such as the entire state of California.

These massive floods, which experts say would turn California's lowlands into a "vast inland sea," might have previously happened once in a lifetime in the state. But experts say climate change is increasing the likelihood of these catastrophic disasters, causing them to occur more like every 25 to 50 years.



Time to buy some land around the Salton Sea.
Gene363 Offline
#56 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I don't believe it. Pretty much every "catastrophe" the global warming/climate changers have predicted has not come to pass.

One good volcanic eruption to block some of them UV rays and we're experiencing global cooling again. One solar flare directed at the Earth and nobody here will be left to talk about it.

*shrug*


When you're booked on the Titanic there is mo sense going anything but first class.
dkeage Offline
#57 Posted:
Joined: 03-05-2004
Posts: 14,628
HockeyDad wrote:
(CNN)Many Californians fear the "Big One," but it might not be what you think.

It's not an earthquake. And it isn't the mega drought. It's actually the exact opposite.

A megaflood.

A new study by Science Advances shows climate change has already doubled the chances of a disastrous flood happening in California in the next four decades. And experts say it would be unlike anything anyone alive today has ever experienced.

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with UCLA and a researcher involved in the study, describes a megaflood as, "a very severe flood event across a broad region that has the potential to bring catastrophic impacts to society in the areas affected." He said a megaflood is similar to the 1,000-year flash flood events seen this summer in the St. Louis area and Kentucky, but across a much wider area, such as the entire state of California.

These massive floods, which experts say would turn California's lowlands into a "vast inland sea," might have previously happened once in a lifetime in the state. But experts say climate change is increasing the likelihood of these catastrophic disasters, causing them to occur more like every 25 to 50 years.



Flooding is a real concern in Houston, so keep that in mind when choosing a house. Every home I have lived in here flooded during Harvey......except the one I live in now.
RayR Offline
#58 Posted:
Joined: 07-20-2020
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That's just plain silly fear-mongering Commie climate change talk. There hasn't been a vast inland sea in California since the dinosaurs and the last major flood occurred in 1861-1862 when it rained almost nonstop in central California for 43 days. I suppose anthropomorphic climate change caused that?
Besides everybody knows the Long Valley Caldera Supervolcano 🌋 is going to erupt and decimate Cali before anything like that scary climate scientist climate change garbage.
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#59 Posted:
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I would recommend that one way to get rid of any extra nukes that we have or anyone else has... plant them along the San Andreas Fault. Light them up and see if we can get CA to drift of into the sunset.

It would make a nice picture and we could sell post cards and $hit

Fiddy NINE!
MACS Offline
#60 Posted:
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Still got peeps there I like.

My son being one of them.
MACS Offline
#61 Posted:
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This is a woman born and raised in CA telling you why she's leaving and why you shouldn't go there. lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=585IlY0hsQs
HockeyDad Offline
#62 Posted:
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The daughter moves to New York City today. One gone and only two of us left in Cali.

More tile work today. More wall texturing today. Met with the relocation specialist. Next up is the home sale specialist and the moving company estimate.

T minus 89 days. Houston all systems are a go.
delta1 Offline
#63 Posted:
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CA has had its first increase in outgoing population than incoming last year, a weird way of saying more peeps leaving than coming...

most of the decline was due to a shrinkage in the percentage of white people...from more than 40% to about 35% of the population...

guessing all the happiness is not among those leaving...
HockeyDad Offline
#64 Posted:
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New York Times — Deaths from Covid. Aging baby boomers. Fewer children. Restrictions on immigration.

These factors, not to mention the soaring cost of living, are forcing California — long associated in the public imagination as a destination and place of growth — to confront the fact that it is a shrinking state.

For the second time in two years, the California Department of Finance has reported a drop in the state’s population.

California lost 117,552 residents last year, driven largely by the Covid death toll and a sharp drop in foreign immigration. This followed a slightly bigger decline in 2020, when the state lost 182,083 residents — the first time in more than a century that California got smaller.

Officials recorded about 275,000 people leaving California last year, up from about 180,000 in the years before the pandemic. That decline is typically offset by the arrival of immigrants from abroad, but last year that figure plummeted. Before the pandemic, the average annual influx of immigrants was 140,000 people; last year the figure dropped to 43,300.
The rise in migration out of California, which remains the country’s most populous state with more than 39 million residents, is partly explained by the easing of pandemic restrictions.

“Early on in the pandemic, nobody was going anywhere,” H.D. Palmer, a Finance Department spokesman, said, adding, “As you started coming out of Covid, those people who might have otherwise been inclined to move on did so.”

“There have been at various levels over the years people moving out of California,” he said. “In part because California is a destination state globally for migrants who will come here, stay for several years, and then move on.” State officials said that although some Californians are leaving to find cheaper places to live, the state’s population wouldn’t have declined if it weren’t for the pandemic, which both limited immigration and killed current residents — the state had 69,000 excess deaths in 2021. Still, the latest data is further evidence that California, whose identity has been tied to expansive growth going back to the Gold Rush days, is now a state of stagnant growth. That has already resulted in the state losing a congressional seat for the first time in its 170-year history.

In the coming years, especially if there are no more deadly waves of the pandemic, officials expect the state’s population to stabilize, and perhaps return to slight growth.

But given the long-term trends of declining birthrates — on average, women in California have their first child at 32, up from 27 about a decade ago — California’s days of explosive growth are quite likely gone for good.

“I don’t know that we’re ever going to have growth rates over 1 percent anymore,” Schwarm said.
MACS Offline
#65 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
CA has had its first increase in outgoing population than incoming last year, a weird way of saying more peeps leaving than coming...

most of the decline was due to a shrinkage in the percentage of white people...from more than 40% to about 35% of the population...

guessing all the happiness is not among those leaving...


A) Whites haven't been a majority in CA for awhile. Hell in 2020 hispanics were 39% while whites were 35%.
B) Just imagine if someone said the white folks were happy because anyone else was leaving. Very racist thing to say.
HockeyDad Offline
#66 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
A) Whites haven't been a majority in CA for awhile. Hell in 2020 hispanics were 39% while whites were 35%.
B) Just imagine if someone said the white folks were happy because anyone else was leaving. Very racist thing to say.


I thought he meant whites were smarter than minorities which is why he thinks they are leaving in larger numbers. Also racist.
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#67 Posted:
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It's the NY Times...what did you expect?
HockeyDad Offline
#68 Posted:
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
It's the NY Times...what did you expect?


I would have expected the NYT to paint a glowing review of California and the advantage of a Democrat supermajority. It’s pretty gloomy.
8trackdisco Offline
#69 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
CA has had its first increase in outgoing population than incoming last year, a weird way of saying more peeps leaving than coming...

most of the decline was due to a shrinkage in the percentage of white people...from more than 40% to about 35% of the population...

guessing all the happiness is not among those leaving...


Agreed. There is no bigger evil than white, straight, Christian, males. Good to see California ridding themselves of those sub humans.
HockeyDad Offline
#70 Posted:
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Brown out season begins….

(CNN)With temperatures in parts of California expected to exceed 100 degrees Wednesday, Golden State residents are being asked to conserve electricity to ensure the power grid isn't pushed over the edge.

The manager of 80% of the state's power grid -- the California Independent System Operator -- issued a statewide Flex Alert asking residents to minimize electricity use from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Gene363 Offline
#71 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Brown out season begins….

(CNN)With temperatures in parts of California expected to exceed 100 degrees Wednesday, Golden State residents are being asked to conserve electricity to ensure the power grid isn't pushed over the edge.

The manager of 80% of the state's power grid -- the California Independent System Operator -- issued a statewide Flex Alert asking residents to minimize electricity use from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.


Kalifornia is lamenting your impending exit.
MACS Offline
#72 Posted:
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And the fact they scuttled 3 nuke plants. Idiots.
HockeyDad Offline
#73 Posted:
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It is kinda funny.

We’re banning gas cars to switch to electric.
We’re banning natural gas in homes/businesses to switch to electric.
We’re banning gas power tools to switch to electric.
We have brownout warnings because we don’t have enough electricity.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#74 Posted:
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Less people = less demand = less brownouts

Energy problem solved
Gene363 Offline
#75 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
It is kinda funny.

We’re banning gas cars to switch to electric.
We’re banning natural gas in homes/businesses to switch to electric.
We’re banning gas power tools to switch to electric.
We have brownout warnings because we don’t have enough electricity.


"Funny" indeed, electric cars are in our future, but we do have a lot of infrastructure work that needs to be done first. At some future point the need for automotive power will drop as vehicle size/functions/expectations change. Essentially individual cars will be very small compared to the vehicles on the road today.

For now, California is importing electricity from the dirt (coal) burning power plants in the Four Corners area.
HockeyDad Offline
#76 Posted:
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Power plants are unsightly. We import 1/3 of our electricity from out of state. Keeps it pretty here.

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#77 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Power plants are unsightly. We import 1/3 of our electricity from out of state. Keeps it pretty here.



Can energy be created if they harness the power of wildfires, mudslides and the lamenting of trans-women?
HockeyDad Offline
#78 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Can energy be created if they harness the power of wildfires, mudslides and the lamenting of trans-women?


How much grant money we talking here?
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#79 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
How much grant money we talking here?


We could increase the heat by reallocating the money for the homeless once they are turned into fuel?

There’s probably some flaws in that plan. Just white boarding.
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#80 Posted:
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We try to avoid using the word “white” here due to micro aggressions. I hope Delta1 is OK.
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#81 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Can energy be created if they harness the power of wildfires, mudslides and the lamenting of trans-women?

you sayin' that's not coyotes celebrating behind my house in the Blue Hills Reservation?
MACS Offline
#82 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
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you sayin' that's not coyotes celebrating behind my house in the Blue Hills Reservation?


Trans coyotes? I don't think they go for that kinda shenanigans.
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#83 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
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you sayin' that's not coyotes celebrating behind my house in the Blue Hills Reservation?


Maybe the are vampires from Trans ylvania.
frankj1 Offline
#84 Posted:
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ouch!
but still MCFA worthy
HockeyDad Offline
#85 Posted:
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Maybe it’s just new neighbors. You know, trans plants.
MACS Offline
#86 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Maybe it’s just new neighbors. You know, trans plants.


How do you know they're not trans itory?
frankj1 Offline
#87 Posted:
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maybe they have trans parents?
Sunoverbeach Offline
#88 Posted:
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Wonder how much they paid for the house in the trans action
HockeyDad Offline
#89 Posted:
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Mover is selected:

United Van Lines - Suddath Relocation

We have a junk/recycle service also so we’re thinking about what to pitch. We could always move it and toss it later but might as well get rid of some chit now that we wanted to replace anyway.
dkeage Offline
#90 Posted:
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Fulshear in nice if you like a little country in your suburbs. And if your office is on the west side
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#91 Posted:
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I have a home office plus travel to clients. Wife will commute to downtown prolly 3 days a week so we don’t want to be too far out. Heavily looking at The Woodlands and Sugar Land. Maybe could push out a bit.

The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring side or town is more convenient for me heading to Bush International.
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#92 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
I have a home office plus travel to clients. Wife will commute to downtown prolly 3 days a week so we don’t want to be too far out. Heavily looking at The Woodlands and Sugar Land. Maybe could push out a bit.

The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring side or town is more convenient for me heading to Bush International.


Understand. My studio was on the west side near the Beltway and I was commuting from Sugar Land. So glad I work from home now. Freeways are the pits.
Gene363 Offline
#93 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
I have a home office plus travel to clients. Wife will commute to downtown prolly 3 days a week so we don’t want to be too far out. Heavily looking at The Woodlands and Sugar Land. Maybe could push out a bit.

The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring side or town is more convenient for me heading to Bush International.


I'd look in Cut and Shoot, just for the address.
HockeyDad Offline
#94 Posted:
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Tile is getting grouted.

Walls are get sanded and primed.

Got a realtor lined up in Houston.
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#95 Posted:
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Applause
MACS Offline
#96 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Tile is getting grouted.

Walls are get sanded and primed.

Got a realtor lined up in Houston.


You moving like I did... slow to get going and then, POW! Take off like a cat with its tail on fire.
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#97 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
You moving like I did... slow to get going and then, POW! Take off like a cat with its tail on fire.


I woke up at 330am and was wide awake so I picked out paint colors. Part of the living room, master bedroom, and hallway got completely redone as part of the bathroom work so I needed to decide to match the old paint or plan to repaint everything. Decided to repaint everything but that was enough of a worry to end my sleeping chances.

Need to go to Sherwin Williams this afternoon.

Wife heading to a Houston Oct 3 to meet with a realtor and pick a house. I’ll prolly stay here and deal with construction or paint or landscaping. Construction is moving fast.

Meeting with moving company on Friday.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#98 Posted:
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You're allowed to pick colors?!? Crazy, man
Gene363 Offline
#99 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
You're allowed to pick colors?!? Crazy, man


True, but for a house they are moving from. Might be a good idea to ask the realtor about colors.
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#100 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
True, but for a house they are moving from. Might be a good idea to ask the realtor about colors.


That was the dilemma. Once we meet with the move coordinator and realtor we’ll get a budget to spruce up things for sale. Paint and staging were my ideas for that money. The problem is I needed to pick paint now for the construction I’m paying for now. I could try to match the existing but it’s old enough that it won’t be perfect. Tried it before and it is noticeable. I could then come along in 3 months and repaint everything or go ahead and pick the final color and paint half under the current and half later. I went with that.

If the realtor has different colors for feng shui maybe I’ll still wind up painting it all again.
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