learn to swim

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  1. krossfyter macrumors 601

    krossfyter

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    #1
    how many of you all believe california will slowly go under water?


    anyone have any good insight or knowledge about the Apocalypse?







    "Some say the end is near.
    Some say we'll see armageddon soon.
    I certainly hope we will.
    I sure could use a vacation from this

    Bullsh*t three ring circus sideshow of
    Freaks

    Here in this hopeless f*cking hole we call LA
    The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
    Any ****ing time. Any f*cking day.
    Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay.

    Fret for your figure and
    Fret for your latte and
    Fret for your hairpiece and
    Fret for your lawsuit and
    Fret for your prozac and
    Fret for your pilot and
    Fret for your contract and
    Fret for your car.

    It's a
    Bull**** three ring circus sideshow of
    Freaks

    Here in this hopeless f*cking hole we call LA
    The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
    Any ****ing time. Any f*cking day.
    Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay.

    Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
    Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
    Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still.
    Followed by millions of dumbfounded dip****s.

    Some say the end is near.
    Some say we'll see armageddon soon.
    I certainly hope we will cuz
    I sure could use a vacation from this

    Silly sh*t, stupid sh*t...

    One great big festering neon distraction,
    I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

    Learn to swim.

    Mom's gonna fix it all soon.
    Mom's comin' round to put it back the way it ought to be.

    Learn to swim.

    F*ck L Ron Hubbard and
    F*ck all his clones.
    F*ck all those gun-toting
    Hip gangster wannabes.

    Learn to swim.

    F*ck retro anything.
    F*ck your tattoos.
    F*ck all you junkies and
    F*ck your short memory.

    Learn to swim.

    F*ck smiley glad-hands
    With hidden agendas.
    F*ck these dysfunctional,
    Insecure actresses.

    Learn to swim.

    Cuz I'm praying for rain
    And I'm praying for tidal waves
    I wanna see the ground give way.
    I wanna watch it all go down.
    Mom please flush it all away.
    I wanna watch it go right in and down.
    I wanna watch it go right in.
    Watch you flush it all away.

    Time to bring it down again.
    Don't just call me pessimist.
    Try and read between the lines.

    I can't imagine why you wouldn't
    Welcome any change, my friend.

    I wanna see it all come down.
    suck it down.
    flush it down."

    -Anema by Tool
     
  2. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    california, like any other land mass sits on a plate

    and that plate, and all plates sit on molten earth

    so basically, california cannot just fall off into the ocean as if it's some thin shelf hanging over the pacific ocean ;)

    but kauai, the island in the hawaiin chain, is slowly eroding each year and in millions of years, there will be no island at all

    and at the same time, the big island of hawaii in that chain is still growing in size due to volcanic eruptions
     
  3. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure California will go under water..
    Or something bad will happen there
    Apocalypse, you mean like in bible? yah thats very cool but it wont go slow, it says it'll blow on one easter on sunday
     
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    aren't all easters on sunday? ;)

    where does it say that by the way?
     
  5. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Re: learn to swim

    Good question. Long answer...

    In fact California used to be underwater (at least parts of it like the Franciscan Montains or the Great Valley) when the Pacific plate was plunging under the US plate (by subduction).
    Thus it is possible for Ca to go for a swim again thanks to various mechanisms. The most hyped would be global warming and sea level rise (100-300 ft?) due to expansion of water in the oceans.

    As for the Hawaii, the islands are not quite eroding away morelike "sinking" under their own weight. The plate on which they lay as an elestic behaviour (kinda like a plastic ruler) and bends under the weight of the volcanoes.

    Oh, and the plates don't float over molten rocks, more like "platic" rocks (think Playdoe). Their plastic mainly because of the heat down there.


    And there goes post 30! Hasta la Vista Newbie, Hello member :D
     
  6. jefhatfield Retired

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    Re: Re: learn to swim

    best way i heard it described in geology class is like we are a big wet molten piece of dough and the outside, exposed to the cooler air, hardens

    so you don't have the cold outer crust just suddenly falling into the soft core...when's the last time you saw a tollhouse cookie just out of the oven implode or cave in on itself:p :D
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    California won't go under water. It will continue its northward journey and in millions of years end up knocking into Alaska. For it to sink, it would have to displace something underneith it, and there is nowhere for that part of the mantle to go.

    D
     
  8. jefhatfield Retired

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    and if california, the plate that it is on, finds its way under another plate in the far reaching future, it would be so gradual the human race will not likely be around to record the process which will gradually take millions of years

    you all have heard of geological time...it takes a long period of time...longer than your woman in the bathroom

    but when we crash into alaska, will it reduce the price of alaska king crab?:p
     
  9. whocares macrumors 65816

    whocares

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    Unless of course the plates suddenly (think millions of years:D ) decide to change direction...

    And I do emphasize, tectonic plates do NOT lie on molten rocks. Parts on earth's interior are indeed molten (the outer core, composed of liquid Ni-Fe) but the mantle on which plates lie are ductile rocks (solid rocks that deform through viscous flow). Compare the mantle to a glacier: anyone brave enough to say glaciers are molten? :p

    Oh and California can't find its way under another plate. Only oceanic plates may disapear under other plates.
     
  10. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

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    I say we save em the trouble of worrying and start sending all our bottled water to California... no exceptions. If that fails... and it does start to SINK, all we have to do to fix the problem is hire the California RAISEns.

    :cool:
     
  11. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    wow, lame puns are best:D :D
     
  12. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    True, I was just basing my comment on information I've read over the years - northward is its current direction. But Imagine the *Island of SoCal* off the Oregon coast? Now that would be wierd, that and the fact that all the desert would be on the coasline....

    D
     
  13. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    If you ask me, California is under water right now! Raining like crazy out here.

    Anyway, not all of California is moving north; matter of fact, more than half of the State is moving south (north of San Fran and eastern southern California). This movement takes place on the San Andreas fault, then in the Pacific (actually more of a westerly movement once it's on this fracture) on the Mendocino fracture. California is seperated my two tectontic plates.

    Technically, in a very long, long time, San Fransico will the desert, and Southern California will have the cooler, wetter weather.

    It's all relative though, but, oh, the earthquakes that will follow!


    Chad4Mac
     

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