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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, send your water south, and more Californians will stay home and leave you alone. It's a win-win for both states.
    You say that tongue in cheek, but we have and they don't. In fact during the 80s and 90s they screwed our home and property prices all to hell.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, send your water south, and more Californians will stay home and leave you alone. It's a win-win for both states.
    No thanks. If a war comes, I will fight them.

    I prefer Salmon or Californians.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You say that tongue in cheek, but we have and they don't. In fact during the 80s and 90s they screwed our home and property prices all to hell.
    Yep. So many things screwed up my migrating Californians.

    I wish we pulled the plug on the DC Intertie so our electric rates could go back down. Stopping the flow of the 3.1 giga-watts would sure change our supply and demand price.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That's the big gorilla in the room that people are ignoring. What happens when the aquifers under California's Central Valley run dry, as sooner or later they will? How about the Ogalalla Aquifer under the Mid West?

    Maybe the drought will be a blessing in disguise, as people begin to look at the long term and the consequences of not addressing the water issue.

    Or, maybe not. Let's go out to that nice, green golf course, play a round and forget about such trivia as water.
    Maybe.
    I think most people are oblivious--really--to the problem.
    They hear about it, but it's just background noise.
    Until they get beaten over the head with a big stick, they don't care.
    Another dry year could be that big stick.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    We started getting californicated in the 70's. .
    I went to college in Oregon.
    Beautiful state but way, way too cold.
    I couldn't wait to graduate and head south.
    But, maybe with global warming and all....things are warming up.
    I've got some equity, retirement approaching.....maybe I'll be back.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I have an uncle who retired in Sun City West. Visited him once there before he passed. His backyard was green, as it got some on the moisture from the golf course. The other side of his back yard was a golf course.
    The point you are trying to make with this undated one-off observation is????

    Ahhh besides you have been to Arizona once, seen your uncle once after he retired?

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    The point you are trying to make with this undated one-off observation is????

    Ahhh besides you have been to Arizona once, seen your uncle once after he retired?
    Actually I've been to arizona several times. lived there for two years, and traveled several times for work one to four weeks at a time.

    He had the luxury of not spending a high price watering a back yard there.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    I went to college in Oregon.
    Beautiful state but way, way too cold.
    I couldn't wait to graduate and head south.
    But, maybe with global warming and all....things are warming up.
    I've got some equity, retirement approaching.....maybe I'll be back.
    The peak of our warming here was about 2002. Our summers were real nice, but getting wet again.

    We don't tan, we rust...

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post

    We don't tan, we rust...
    Yeah, when I was there, the college recruiters referred to Oregon's (Corvallis) weather as a "mild Mediterranean climate".
    BS.
    Freezing rain and humid summers.
    We could flee to the coast in the summer, but winter was rough.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    I went to college in Oregon.
    Beautiful state but way, way too cold.
    I couldn't wait to graduate and head south.
    But, maybe with global warming and all....things are warming up.
    I've got some equity, retirement approaching.....maybe I'll be back.
    Glad to hear it, that's how it should be. The weather here is perfect in my estimation. There's a reason they call California the Golden State. That's the color of the dead grasses that died from the heat and lack of water.

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