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Old 10-29-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Gringolandia
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I am from Texas and I don't see what the big deal is. If you have too much water, why not sell it? After all, we're willing to sell our mosquitos and cockroaches. Especially the flying ones.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Norman
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I heard T. Boone Pickens was going to buy all the water in OK and donate it to OSU.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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There are some schools of thought that feel water may become a tradeable commodity at some point in the near future.
There's some type of water dispute going on between Mich, and Canada over the use of water from the Great Lakes.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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There was also some talk some years ago about AK selling ice bergs that had calved off glaciers in Southeast AK to some company in Seattle. I never heard what happened, if anything, though. It would seem like there are plenty of bergs around Antarctica now to do the same thing. It's a matter of towing them and having them received and treated before they melt in warmer waters.
That's interesting
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Texas wants water from Oklahoma. Hmmmm

Last edited by autotech4dallas; 10-30-2008 at 06:28 PM..
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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I am from Texas and I don't see what the big deal is. If you have too much water, why not sell it? After all, we're willing to sell our mosquitos and cockroaches. Especially the flying ones.
Oh man, I have seen flying cockroaches. When I first saw it, I was like WHAT!?!?!?! they can fly too!?!?!? My mom started laughing at me. But I have never seen such craziness. If that flying roach landed on my shoulder, I would have been through.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:11 AM
 
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I thought this thread was about choosing the right Nursing HOME!!

This map shows the drought conditions across the land. I see Houston needs a drink of water or two.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff275/redbird4848/drmon.gif (broken link)

I see Alaska's north slope is in a drought, no wonder karibear jumped ship! Uhh-HUH!! Now we know. She used up their water then left the state!
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Norman
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Redbird,

That's an interesting map there. I don't understand how places that receive tons of rain and snow could be in drought conditions. Having lived in CA, we were in a drought my entire life and didn't nearly have the rain of states like Washington or Alaska.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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Redbird,

That's an interesting map there. I don't understand how places that receive tons of rain and snow could be in drought conditions. Having lived in CA, we were in a drought my entire life and didn't nearly have the rain of states like Washington or Alaska.
It is interesting. As far as AK, though, the relative size shown is deceptive. If it were overlayed onto the Lower 48, the Panhandle would be in the Carolinas, while the Aleutian Chain would hit CA. The North Slope has always been dry - there's not much snow or rain there, the snow just tends to blow around a lot. As for WA, the rain is on the west side of the Cascades and the Olympic Peninsula. Eastern WA has always been drier and colder. The High Plains states east of the Rockies are also relatively dry. And all those tons of snow don't make all that much water. It takes 7"-10" of snow to melt into 1" of water. It was a real PITA, when our waterline was frozen and I'd have to carry buckets of snow in to melt it for the dogs and washing stuff - I'd also have to strain the spruce needles out. A major PITA!

I just read a posting in a blog about fall colors this year - one person in Ohio said it was so dry where they were [south central], all the leaves just dried up and blew away, all brown. No colors at all this year.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I just read a posting in a blog about fall colors this year - one person in Ohio said it was so dry where they were [south central], all the leaves just dried up and blew away, all brown. No colors at all this year.
Sounds like CA.
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