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One by one, homes in Calif. subdivision sinking
Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2013 12:52 PM EDT | Tracie Cone

Posted on 05/11/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March. The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property—manicured lawn and all—dropped 10 feet below the street.

It wasn’t long before the houses on both sides collapsed as the ground gave way in the Spivey’s neighborhood in Lake County, about 100 miles north of San Francisco. …

Unlike sinkholes of Florida that can gobble homes in an instant, this collapse in hilly volcanic country can move many feet on one day and just a fraction of an inch the next. Officials believe water that has bubbled to the surface is playing a role in the destruction. But nobody can explain why suddenly there is plentiful water atop the hill in a county with groundwater shortages. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; edgarcayce; lakecounty; lakeport; lofan; sinkholes; subdivisions; volcanicland

1 posted on 05/11/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/algoof.wav


2 posted on 05/11/2013 10:20:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai
Well, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!

Literally...

3 posted on 05/11/2013 10:21:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Olog-hai

buyer beware.


4 posted on 05/11/2013 10:22:41 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Olog-hai

Talk about a disclosure nightmare if any of these people try to sell.


5 posted on 05/11/2013 10:26:34 AM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: Olog-hai
And the magic phrase of the entire article:::

The owners of six damaged homes said they need help from the government.

6 posted on 05/11/2013 10:27:22 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Olog-hai

Wouldn’t be the first time an engineering firm and government official “signed off” on something not so honest...


7 posted on 05/11/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: TheBattman

Most people are now conditioned to believe the government will address all their needs.


8 posted on 05/11/2013 10:30:32 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

A little town in the Missouri Ozarks built a new middle school above a sinkhole. It’s gradually sinking...


9 posted on 05/11/2013 10:35:39 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Olog-hai

They may not have subsidence insurance, but I bet they all have fire insurance.

Just mentioning....


10 posted on 05/11/2013 10:38:23 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll bet this particular type of disaster is not specifically covered by your average homeowners insurance policy.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 10:40:27 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Olog-hai
kallifornica is slipping into the ocean one house at a time.
12 posted on 05/11/2013 10:40:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Olog-hai

Pobably caused by Gore-ble warming.

Either that or Bush did it.


13 posted on 05/11/2013 10:41:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Olog-hai

Well — look on the bright side — they now have something that is uncommon in California — a basement.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 10:42:33 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Olog-hai
and the entire property—manicured lawn and all—dropped 10 feet below the street.

Getting 'in over your head' ?

Sinking Value ?

15 posted on 05/11/2013 10:46:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: mountainlion

Maybe that San Andreas Fault Line split is about to happen. That or maybe God is starting to render judgment on that state for excessive moral decay, disrespect, lying, sexual immorality, drugging, faggotry, red light cameras, Ahnold Schwarxnegger, etc.../s


16 posted on 05/11/2013 10:51:49 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
One guy on talk radio said that Obama is a judgement form God on America.
17 posted on 05/11/2013 10:53:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Very possible. He’s making more people pRay than any other president in U.S. history.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 10:56:45 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

CA just passed a law letting boys use the girls’ locker rooms. Come on San Andreas! Sink the whole sick evil state.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3018218/posts


19 posted on 05/11/2013 10:57:31 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Farmer Dean

They should sit on the roof and wait for Fema.


20 posted on 05/11/2013 11:03:12 AM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Olog-hai

bad link


21 posted on 05/11/2013 11:06:33 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Olog-hai

Well.... the experts predicted that California would eventually fall into the ocean. I guess they just didn’t foresee it happening one house at a time.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 11:08:23 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: jsanders2001

If we lose California, we lose Free Republic.


23 posted on 05/11/2013 11:09:18 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: TheBattman
"The owners of six damaged homes said they need help from the government."

Well they ARE in California, after all.

24 posted on 05/11/2013 11:11:30 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: bgill
Sink the whole sick evil state.

If it happens, you will have to have scuba gear to logon to Free Republic.

25 posted on 05/11/2013 11:11:48 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Olog-hai

Sinkholes in paradise.. ouch.. we all are settling to some degree.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 11:13:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: UCANSEE2
If it happens, you will have to have scuba gear to logon to Free Republic.

Trade FR for millions of illegals and nutjob liberals. Okay...

27 posted on 05/11/2013 11:15:52 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: mountainlion
One guy on talk radio said that Obama is a judgement form God on America.

More likely, Obama and his administration are just a reflection of our society.

28 posted on 05/11/2013 11:16:13 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: bgill

Works fine for me. Maybe the AP site was down. They like to play around with their links sometimes . . .


29 posted on 05/11/2013 11:18:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: UCANSEE2

One leads to the other. (Reference Isaiah 3:4).


30 posted on 05/11/2013 11:19:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: raybbr
Trade FR for millions of illegals and nutjob liberals.

That would be like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

31 posted on 05/11/2013 11:20:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Olog-hai
Interesting - Isaiah 3.4: And I will give children to be their princes, and the effeminate shall rule over them.

Most fitting ....

32 posted on 05/11/2013 11:55:41 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Olog-hai

I sure hope that “As California goes, so goes the country” thing isn’t true.


33 posted on 05/11/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: jsanders2001
Maybe that San Andreas Fault Line split is about to happen.

No where near San Andreas fault, which lies off the coast in the Pacific. More likely it's the nearby Mt. Konocti volcano, which is dormant. Underground geothermal vents in the region may be venting towards the direction of the subdivision. Gas & electric utilities north of San Francisco get much of their electricity generation from geothermal. Before my wife retired from PG&E, she had to visit geothermal plants near volcano ranges in northern California, and said the vents are quite active (stinking of sulfur). PG&E was forced to sell off their geothermal generation a few years back. These volcanos are dormant, but not dead.

34 posted on 05/11/2013 12:50:39 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

Mud pots, fumaroles, steam vents and hot springs are very active further north at Lassen.


35 posted on 05/11/2013 1:16:17 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

And Lassen’s last eruption was in 1917.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 1:24:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Uncle Chip

I lived in California for years and had a basement and saw many basements. Where there are no basements is in Louisiana.


37 posted on 05/11/2013 1:45:54 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

I lived there as well and never saw a basement and here’s why:

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/qa/basements-california-homes.aspx


38 posted on 05/11/2013 2:02:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Olog-hai

I would call this “a small start, but a good start”.


39 posted on 05/11/2013 2:09:10 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: Uncle Chip

Again, the house I lived in in L.A. had a basement, I visited innumerable.houses that had them, spent a lot of time in the SF area and saw houses with basements.


40 posted on 05/11/2013 2:11:37 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: bgill

“CA just passed a law letting boys use the girls’ locker rooms.”

Don’t be so judgmental. It’s only boys who self-identify as girls. Or girls who self-identify as boys who can use boys’ locker rooms. It’s only fair.


41 posted on 05/11/2013 2:15:53 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kabumpo

I’m sure there are and I’m sure you did — but the article explains why basements are few and far between in California. Most homes out there are slab homes.


42 posted on 05/11/2013 2:16:48 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Olog-hai

Cracks snaking across the walls? I wonder what tipped them off something was wrong?


43 posted on 05/11/2013 2:25:34 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Olog-hai

“One by one, homes in Calif. subdivision sinking”

I thought this was about property values.


44 posted on 05/11/2013 2:47:47 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Olog-hai
Some years ago in order to secure necessary permits, a "developer" reserved a piece of land in Ranchos Palos Verdes, pricey suburb west of LA, 0for a high school. It was on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, a magnificent view. Then it was found to be so unstable that building a school on it could have led to an avalanche into the sands below. It now is the world's most scenic soccer field. Meanwhile, below, million dollar homes are cracking, rocking and slowly rolling.
45 posted on 05/11/2013 5:53:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Wow. Remember the story about the man who built his house on a rock versus the man who built his house on the sand? Seems like there are lots of the latter type in CA.


46 posted on 05/11/2013 6:01:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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