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Old 05-03-2008, 02:55 AM
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Possible drought looms in California, near term shortages certain:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/02/MN9O10F8PK.DTL&hw=water&sn=002&sc=923

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/02/MNRK10DPD6.DTL&hw=water&sn=003&sc=593

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State officials warned Thursday that widespread water rationing is a very real possibility this summer. Another few years like this, experts say, and we might start running drastically short of water.

And that's just if the water demand stays the same - which it won't. California is projected to gain 12 million residents by 2030, enough to consume annually three times the water stored in Pardee Reservoir, the East Bay Municipal Utility District's linchpin 40 miles southeast of Sacramento. That's the kind of water drain that no low-flow toilets or recycling systems can offset.


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Old 05-03-2008, 06:48 AM
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Note to self: Scratch idea of car that runs on water. Hmmmm, okay, Car that runs on air?

Car that runs on dirty air?
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:37 AM
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Screw them, I hope they break off and fall into the sea!
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:47 AM
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Screw them, I hope they break off and fall into the sea!
That would be bad for us. The survivors would all move to Texas.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:50 AM
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Thats true, but I'm far enough away not to care. You will notice a huge explosion of trendy places and Starbucks, and a massive influx of SUV's with big wheels! This new fangled CA thing, heck the house down the street from me is older than that state!
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:20 PM
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That would be bad for us. The survivors would all move to Texas.
Or swim to Mexico?
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They are already pretty stringent over there regarding conservation. But you can't squeeze blood from a rock, somethings gotta give. What's the least amount of water someone can live on? A gallon a day? Maybe water will get as expensive as gas!
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They are already pretty stringent over there regarding conservation. But you can't squeeze blood from a rock, somethings gotta give. What's the least amount of water someone can live on? A gallon a day? Maybe water will get as expensive as gas!
Then we will have endless water threads that go "What is water doing in your area?", "How much are you paying for water?" and "Big Water is raping us", etc, etc.
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Shortage of water in California during the summer? What else is new?
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:33 PM
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Screw them, I hope they break off and fall into the sea!
No that would be "screw me." The contribution Cal. makes to the US economy is huge. And this is just part of the ongoing drought in the west.

It will affect everyone in this country. The richest farmland in the world is in Cal's central valley, and if the water does last, it's going to be covered with suburbia within 100 years anyway. Oh yeah, the future's rosy . . . .
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That would be bad for us. The survivors would all move to Texas.
Not likely, guvnah.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:35 PM
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Shortage of water in California during the summer? What else is new?
Dude, this is potentially very new. And not the nice kind of new.

I may be able to turn some major $$ on it if I get off my bee-hind and get my cmac pat. pending 2 gallon shower off the mark.
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Not likely, guvnah.
Really?? There's already a big colony of 'em around Austin.
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Wahll, if'n you recall, my Daddy's people hail from the Lordsburg, NM/Duncan, AZ region -- my dad told me that the land was so sparse it would only support 4 or 5 head per section (625 acres for the rest of ya'all), and I grew up in Roswell.

I dunno, not sure if my 'real close to albino' bod could take Texas too well.
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No that would be "screw me." The contribution Cal. makes to the US economy is huge. And this is just part of the ongoing drought in the west.

It will affect everyone in this country. The richest farmland in the world is in Cal's central valley,

and if the water does last, it's going to be covered with suburbia within 100 years anyway. Oh yeah, the future's rosy . . . .
Yes but we get rid of a lot of enviro-nazis and whackos so it might be a push.

Again, we'd lose a lot of illegals so it might be a push.

You think you are going to live for 100 years more? Without suspended animation or some artificial means, I have $50000 to your $100 you won't live 100 more years.

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