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‘Imagine America Without Los Angeles’: Expert Warns Southern California Isn’t Ready For Major Quake
CBSLA.com ^ | December 11, 2013

Posted on 12/12/2013 6:12:20 AM PST by US Navy Vet

...Expert Warns Southern California Isn’t Ready For Major Quake

A leading earthquake expert has issued a dire warning to Californians about the expected impact of a major disruption to the San Andreas fault line.

The title of Dr. Lucy Jones’ lecture this week to the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco was “Imagine America without Los Angeles”.

As KCAL9′s Dave Bryan reports, Jones, a Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey, says when the “Big One” hits Southern California, the damage could be much greater, and could last much longer, than most of us ever imagined

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; earthquake; losangeles; quake; temblor
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We can only HOPE and Dream! Can we "imagine" life w/out NYC(and State), Chicago, San Fransico, DC, Boston as well.
1 posted on 12/12/2013 6:12:20 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

“Imagine” (the marxist hymn of John Lennon)-— “It’s easy if you try”. No LA— imagine the blessing.


2 posted on 12/12/2013 6:15:41 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: US Navy Vet

Let it be!


3 posted on 12/12/2013 6:16:20 AM PST by matthew fuller (Americans deserve better than an illegal alien communist from Kenya.)
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To: US Navy Vet

“It’s easy if you try.......”


4 posted on 12/12/2013 6:16:38 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: US Navy Vet
I am, and I'm getting just a little giddy thinking about it. Oh look, there go the weinstein brothers surfing to Guam...

CC

5 posted on 12/12/2013 6:16:47 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: John S Mosby

Great minds think alike, and damn near simultaneously.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 6:17:33 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: US Navy Vet

No LA? Oh, no, that’s horrible....then we wouldn’t have any Hollywood!...Oh, wait, never mind....


7 posted on 12/12/2013 6:17:47 AM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Actually Los Angles is becoming part of Mexico. There has been no effective resistance to the “Reconquesta”.


8 posted on 12/12/2013 6:18:37 AM PST by allendale
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To: Celtic Conservative

I am, and I’m getting just a little giddy thinking about it.

_________________

Imagine.

Wow.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 6:18:38 AM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: US Navy Vet
anticipation photo: Anticipation Anticipation.jpg
10 posted on 12/12/2013 6:18:44 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Celtic Conservative

Let’s say you chopped off the rotten blue “rind” of California.

All that would happen would be that the healthy remaining [now] coastline would get infected with new fruits and nuts.

Somehow, coastlines/oceans seem to attract collectivists.


11 posted on 12/12/2013 6:18:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: John S Mosby; Notary Sojac

“It’s easy if you try”

First thing I thought when I read the headline.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 6:19:08 AM PST by Betis70
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To: Betis70

I always love to imagine America without leftist hellholes


13 posted on 12/12/2013 6:19:35 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: John S Mosby

Would they throw Hollywood in as a bonus?


14 posted on 12/12/2013 6:22:57 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Please don’t say that.

I have family in Newport Beach. Personally, I don’t care for California and definitely not LA. Talking to the leftys out there is an exercise in patience.

I do remind myself that not everyone has the intellectual rigor to navigate the ideological landscape and return sane.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 6:23:01 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Notary Sojac

Yep. I was thinking of calling Yoko Ono on the re-release with LA lyrics. But I got this horrible screech on the phone, and realized— she was singing. LOL.

So many lost wanderers and they latch onto “imagine”. Well it is easy— all you gotta do is go to Venezuela or Zimbabwe. Or our current WH occupants.


16 posted on 12/12/2013 6:26:56 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: US Navy Vet

No more movies or television shows insulting my religion and my beliefs.

No more Mexican soccer fans running amok in the streets.

Many fewer Democrats in Congress.

No more Lakers

so....where’s the downside?


17 posted on 12/12/2013 6:27:13 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: allendale

18 posted on 12/12/2013 6:28:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: John S Mosby

You can bet that massive amounts of federal monies will be sent to CA. Not enough to remedy the losses to the locals, but enough to put a hurt on the entire country. And LA will still be there, just changed.


19 posted on 12/12/2013 6:29:34 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: US Navy Vet

The problem is that while La may go most of the popoulation will survive and come to a purple or red state near you.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 6:29:57 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: US Navy Vet

as one who grew up in S.Cal, as to the title of the article, let me just say: “I can.”


21 posted on 12/12/2013 6:34:10 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The downside is that the entire US economy would start to shut down in less than 30 days


22 posted on 12/12/2013 6:34:34 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Buckeye McFrog
No more Lakers so....where’s the downside?

No more Clippers, too.

23 posted on 12/12/2013 6:34:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: amnestynone

I propose that “Earthquake Evacuation “ route signs be posted (in another language) all with south pointing arrows .


24 posted on 12/12/2013 6:35:07 AM PST by Einherjar
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To: US Navy Vet
Imagine America Without Los Angeles

I'm loving it.

Now if we could just throw out NYC.

25 posted on 12/12/2013 6:35:27 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh I can imagine. I really can. Without NYC and Washington DC too please.


26 posted on 12/12/2013 6:37:19 AM PST by pgkdan (Stay Calm and Cruz on! Ted Cruz for President in 2016!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Whoa. That’s weird. A few hours before this I had another premonition of the big one in CA... I get them every once in a while, probably due to watching one too many disaster flicks at the drive-in.


27 posted on 12/12/2013 6:37:58 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Psychologists call this “wishful thinking.”


28 posted on 12/12/2013 6:41:21 AM PST by IronJack
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To: US Navy Vet

No LA!

Time for the Walter Huston dance.


29 posted on 12/12/2013 6:42:21 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: matthew fuller

Don’t be so quick to wish for this. All those displaced leftists will disperse to other areas.


30 posted on 12/12/2013 6:43:32 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Snickering Hound

Don’t know if you’ve ever been on a cruise ship.

I have. Once. It was a low-budget affair as we were all booked onto it for one of these self-indulgent ‘location’ wedddings (not ours).

Anyway, as you know the food is unlimited. It’s cheap, often foreign-sourced Brand X and usually tastes horrible but it’s ‘free.’ Did I mention it’s unlimited?

As you might expect, the prospect of free unlimited food had our larger passengers - let’s call them walking ballast tanks - literally pacing the deck anxiously waiting for the chain shutters to be rolled up and the buffet opened at 7 AM ship’s time. They resembled (overweight) tigers at the zoo except they were on the outside of the cage.

How do I know unless I was there at 7 myself? Fair question. I had completed my workout begun at 5:30 AM. Unfortunately between the food and the fellow passengers I left rather hungry still.


31 posted on 12/12/2013 6:47:51 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: US Navy Vet
Brings to mind the great quote of Ambassador Charles Lichenstein to the Soviets:
"We will put no impediment in your way and we will be at dockside bidding you a farewell as you set off into the sunset."

32 posted on 12/12/2013 6:49:38 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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The downside is that the entire US economy would start to shut down in less than 30 days

Estee Lauder said that would happen if the day ever came when all our women got out of bed, looked in the mirror, and were satisfied with what they saw.


33 posted on 12/12/2013 6:50:16 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rebelbase
Don’t be so quick to wish for this. All those displaced leftists will disperse to other areas.

Yep, they're worse than termites.

34 posted on 12/12/2013 6:51:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: John S Mosby
“Imagine” (the marxist hymn of John Lennon)

Most. Overrated. Song. Ever.

35 posted on 12/12/2013 6:51:58 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: US Navy Vet

What a nice thought. No LA. No Hollyweird. The People’s Republic of California tilts conservative almost overnight...

Any way we can send San Francisco along with it?


36 posted on 12/12/2013 6:52:09 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: PghBaldy
Whoa. That’s weird. A few hours before this I had another premonition of the big one in CA... I get them every once in a while, probably due to watching one too many disaster flicks at the drive-in.

The morning of April 9th, 2014, in the A.M.

Remember, you read it here first.

37 posted on 12/12/2013 6:53:00 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: John S Mosby
Florida even has a license plate for the song/Lennon. No need for Ipecac in this state!


38 posted on 12/12/2013 6:55:59 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Can we "imagine" life w/out NYC(and State), Chicago, San Fransico, DC, Boston as well.


39 posted on 12/12/2013 6:56:41 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: dfwgator

.........Yep, they’re worse than termites.
*********
Cockroaches!


40 posted on 12/12/2013 6:58:49 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: US Navy Vet

dont’ get yer hopes up. we’ve been subjected to these predictions for at least the past 50 years...


41 posted on 12/12/2013 7:01:21 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: US Navy Vet

I hope some politicians are visiting when this happens.


42 posted on 12/12/2013 7:01:50 AM PST by angcat
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To: US Navy Vet

Nooooo Not NY, Boston, and DC. I have dear family members at all those locations. You can have Chicago and Calipornia.


43 posted on 12/12/2013 7:02:23 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Graybeard58

Ok. Thanks for the heads up ;)


44 posted on 12/12/2013 7:02:30 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: US Navy Vet
http://youtu.be/Z0YIJQ1jgEI
45 posted on 12/12/2013 7:02:33 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (I'm a guanka in a bunkaquank in Eskimo)
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To: US Navy Vet

OK, change on that. I also love my nephew and his family in San Diego.


46 posted on 12/12/2013 7:03:34 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Buckeye McFrog
No more Mexican soccer fans running amok in the streets.

Never seen that. I have seen Mexican Lakers fans running amok.

47 posted on 12/12/2013 7:10:07 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Would the destruction of LA be a net gain or net loss for the US?

We have aborted more people by a factor of 20 fold than would be lost in such a massive disaster. We have done so while a major percent of elites in government, industry and academia have not only cheered but have worked fiercely to make sure as many women as possible who wanted to abort their children could abort them.

And there is ZERO care or concern on the part of these people for the economic implications to national earnings or what contribution these missing millions could have made to humanity and human progress. Worse, the more that government intrudes in everyday life, and the more people that government seduces into a life of dependency, the more that a citizen costs society rather than contributes to society.

Now I am to worry about the loss of a predominantly liberal city? What have liberals given humanity that is positive? Even when they produce art or entertainment, it is often to advance liberalism in overt and subtle ways.


48 posted on 12/12/2013 7:11:43 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: US Navy Vet

All the yucking yahoos on this thread should enjoy this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xioHswbahPc


49 posted on 12/12/2013 7:18:36 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Come to LA after Mexico wins a world cup game. In some parts you would think you were in Mexico.


50 posted on 12/12/2013 7:20:20 AM PST by Yogafist
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