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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Here is an oldie but a goodie. How not to dispose of a dead whale. Curtesy of the Oregon State Highway Division.
    Fun fact...I got married on the Oregon coast a half-hour south of that event.

    Fortunately, the marriage has been far less explosive than the whale's fate.

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  • Martin
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    Here is an oldie but a goodie. How not to dispose of a dead whale. Curtesy of the Oregon State Highway Division.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thank you. She passed away this morning. I wasn't there but it's my understanding it was peaceful. May she rest in peace.


    So sorry to hear this. May her loved ones find peace also.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thank you. She passed away this morning. I wasn't there but it's my understanding it was peaceful. May she rest in peace.

    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Unfortunately there will be many more tough days. There is probably nothing I can do to help from a distance but if there is anything please reach out.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Speaking of random music things - I saw this last night and thought it was pretty funny. Especially since my wife has this as a tattoo on her arm (well, not the song lyrics part.)
    Screenshot 2021-08-21 at 11.45.58 AM.png
    (Just in case - these are sort of the song lyrics to Rob Zombie's Dragula.)

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  • mulleins
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    Just being Random - When Pink Floyds Another Brick in the Wall plays, why do I try to sing it with an English accent?

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post




    Yeah, the whole Puyallup River Valley and surrounding areas will be gone when/if Rainier erupts. Puyallup, Orting, Pacific, parts of Auburn and Kent. It will be an immense level of destruction.
    Yes, I remember seeing a map a few years back that had the color-coded potential of a mild, moderate, and volcanic large event in relation to lahars, and regardless of degree, it was frightening.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I live about an hours drive from the remnants and destruction of Mt. St. Helens. The path of the lahars looked like another planet for several years after the eruption. Definitely something you do not want to be in the path of. When Rainier blows it will be much worse because of the population base in the path. Tacoma, Puyallup and several towns will be at least partially wiped off the map.

    The Portland Vancouver area occasionally has small tornados. About 30 years ago I was working at the Cornelius Fred Meyer store and a tornado hit our parking lot. It picked one of our display sheds up and dropped it on the hood of a BMW. I thought it looked pretty funny. The owner of the car did not agree.
    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Yikes, I hope your Friday is better.

    FWIW, the Puget Sound, your old stomping grounds, remains tornado-free…and thus far Mt. Rainier hasn’t vomited any lahars, but the week isn’t over yet.

    Yeah, the whole Puyallup River Valley and surrounding areas will be gone when/if Rainier erupts. Puyallup, Orting, Pacific, parts of Auburn and Kent. It will be an immense level of destruction.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    I have this one on pre-order as well. This will be my first purchase from their press. I do wish they had listed a publication date for this set. Am hoping that it will be sometime this year.
    Me too on everything you said LOL!!

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    This is looking very interesting glad I ordered it.
    http://www.haffnerpress.com/book/the...the-balladeer/
    I have this one on pre-order as well. This will be my first purchase from their press. I do wish they had listed a publication date for this set. Am hoping that it will be sometime this year.

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  • mhatchett
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    This is looking very interesting glad I ordered it.
    http://www.haffnerpress.com/book/the...the-balladeer/

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Never heard of a Lahar before.
    I live about an hours drive from the remnants and destruction of Mt. St. Helens. The path of the lahars looked like another planet for several years after the eruption. Definitely something you do not want to be in the path of. When Rainier blows it will be much worse because of the population base in the path. Tacoma, Puyallup and several towns will be at least partially wiped off the map.

    The Portland Vancouver area occasionally has small tornados. About 30 years ago I was working at the Cornelius Fred Meyer store and a tornado hit our parking lot. It picked one of our display sheds up and dropped it on the hood of a BMW. I thought it looked pretty funny. The owner of the car did not agree.

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  • RonClinton
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    I remember reading somewhere that the ash and volcano from an exploding volcano take a backseat to lahars -- all that rushing rock, debris, mud and water -- in terms of killing potential, generally speaking. That'd be especially true with volcanos like Rainier that have so much ice to melt and local rivers and streams to overflow.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Never heard of a Lahar before.

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  • RonClinton
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    Yikes, I hope your Friday is better.

    FWIW, the Puget Sound, your old stomping grounds, remains tornado-free…and thus far Mt. Rainier hasn’t vomited any lahars, but the week isn’t over yet.

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