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Old 24-08-2011, 10:55   #31
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DOJ...I don't know what to say
...........laugh out loud.........no
...roll on floor laughing my ass off... No
How bout:
Not able to breath, choking on my tong,wet pants, re-post on FB, and e-mailed to everyone I know!!!
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Old 24-08-2011, 10:59   #32
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Re: Onboard During Earthquake

lol... CAUSE AS i WAS READING THIS WE JUST HAD A SMALL Tremor here in San Francisco...

For us that 5. would be small potatoes, but in an area that was not subject to regular quakes (thinkin of the brick house in Alexandria that I lived in) and had unreinforced masonry.... that 5+ could be wicked bad.

*update; that shaker was a 3.6
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Old 24-08-2011, 11:15   #33
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BREAKING NEWS: Seismologists have confirmed that it WAS NOT an earthquake and but rather the 14.6 trillion dollar check bouncing on the East Coast. This event has brought to light a new geological formation under the White House forever to be known as the "Federal Reserves Fault."
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Old 24-08-2011, 11:32   #34
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Re: Onboard During Earthquake

I was on board Liberty, kneeling on the foredeck working, when it hit. A few minutes earlier I was working on a project down below that involved drilling through the sole (with tape-marked drill bits). When the deck started shaking and the masts began pumping a little, and creaking, and a flock of birds flew away near the boat, my first thought was "those birds couldn't shake the mast that way even if they all launched from the spreaders", and an instant later "OH NO, YOU DRILLED THROUGH THE BOAT AND ITS SINKING!". There was turbulence in the water by the hull, and I jumped to the dock, which was shaking around, and I thought "dang, when my boat sinks at the dock does it cause this much commotion?". Then I thought, "I was using a 1/16" bit, there's no way we're sinking" (as my wife and kids will tell you, however, every unexpected noise on Liberty leads me to wonder if we're sinking). Finally, as the shaking of the dock and boat stopped, I thought, "maybe it was an earthquake."

Anyway, a lot more shaking both on board and dockside than I would have expected. No damage to anything except my nerves (while I determined we were not sinking).
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Old 24-08-2011, 12:38   #35
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Re: Onboard During Earthquake

I was on board and felt it. But, did not know it at the time:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: HARBOR EARTHQUAKE
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Old 24-08-2011, 18:07   #36
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I used to miss all the quakes when I lived aboard here in L.A.. Just felt like the harbor patrol boat passing by. I admit that I was one of the scoffers yesterday since 5.9 will barely stir your coffee until I realized that the east coast has no seismic building standards. That could be a problem. The only redeeming virtue of a quake hitting DC is that it's nice to know that God is paying attention.

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Re: Onboard During Earthquake

Here in Toronto we get a minor one every 10 years or so. I have (apparently) been in five or so that people in apartments noticed...and failed to perceive any of them. I do remember in the '80s hearing the people in the second-floor office above me complaining "Hey, stop moving the table!" "YOU stop!" "I'M not moving the table!" "Ohhhhhh...."

A wicked storm front just passed and certainly rattled the windows, but it's just not the same as an actual quake.
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Re: Onboard During Earthquake

Actually it's a miracle the Washington Monument didn't fall down. It's just stone blocks stacked on top of each other, no internal reinforcing.
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Actually it's a miracle the Washington Monument didn't fall down. It's just stone blocks stacked on top of each other, no internal reinforcing.
please forgive us for hoping eternally...
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I completely miss the humor. We we would be overjoyed if the monument from our founding father collapsed. Hope for the collapse of the house of congress and killed the elected. While in Libya they rejoice in the moments of freedom. If your that unhappy get off your ass and do something or go somewhere else. The people in those buildings were my neighbors trying to file your S.S benefits. Their were people registering you SSB license. Keeping your gos satellites aloft. I think Obama said he would pull troops from Iraq. Get osamma bin laden. Try to push through health care reform stimulate a f up economy. Go after the terrorists in Afghanisan . While the world economy slums Americans are whinny instead of getting up and being what they are innovative creative hard workers. Most important free to make changes express a view and vote.
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