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Proposed New Sites for B.M.

Post by EvilDustBooger » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:57 am

Dubai .


My god. It`s been built on the ocean.


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Post by mojo » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:22 am

Someone has just entirely too much money. Imagine the money it took to build that put into ending AIDS or world hunger......

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:42 am

Imagine how much more money they will have to put into it when the sea level rises...
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Post by mojo » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:04 pm

Yes, I admit thinking about Tsunami......

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Post by Badger » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:43 pm

That first 'palm' image is of an already existing 'island.' If you use Google Earth you can see where two more are being constructed. Both even larger.
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Post by DVD Burner » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:56 pm

Hey,
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Post by EvilDustBooger » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:02 pm

Interesting satelite photos...

Could have been some old B.M. sites in Iran
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a couple in Russia..
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Post by Dork » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:18 pm

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... iwloc=addr

Scroll up and down the coast for the others. My environmental concerns and fondness for audaciousness are at serious odds here.

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Post by wedeliver » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:16 pm

Hi Dork,

Why when you zoom out does the whole image go away? all the new breakwaters are not visable is you zoom out just a little, while other features are stll there. ie. smaller break water jetty type things.
Dork wrote:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... iwloc=addr

Scroll up and down the coast for the others. My environmental concerns and fondness for audaciousness are at serious odds here.
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Post by Dork » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:24 pm

wedeliver wrote:Hi Dork,

Why when you zoom out does the whole image go away? all the new breakwaters are not visable is you zoom out just a little, while other features are stll there. ie. smaller break water jetty type things.
Two possibilities:
1) The further out images are from a different set that was taken before the islands were created
2) The whole thing is just a big prank and they don't really exist. They bribed the satellite imagery company to let them insert doctored images and only bothered with the closeups.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:11 pm

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Post by BAS » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:58 pm

If only it were something GOOFY, rather than a palm tree....



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Post by Rocket75377 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:39 pm

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Post by BAS » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:17 pm

I think you meant:

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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:18 am

Dork wrote:(possibly)...The whole thing is just a big prank and they don't really exist. They bribed the satellite imagery company to let them insert doctored images and only bothered with the closeups.
Saw a show on TV about its design and construction, so if it is a hoax it is a very expensive one. Being backed by a prince (oil money). The outer breakwaters and location supposedly protect it from tsunamis. Storms during construction were a bigger fear.

And if the scientists are correct, global warming will lead to another ice age (within our lifetimes) when the ocean currents slow and the seas will drop, not rise, as all that water is trapped in ice sheets again.
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Post by MikeVDS » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:20 am

I saw a show on it and it talked about problem they had with it sinking, and how they had to reinforce with more rocky materials to keep parts from washing away. They also had problem with stagnant waters in places and had to increase the flow. Interesting project. It will be neat to see how it lasts over time.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:58 am

You guys are obsessed with circularity.

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Post by MikeVDS » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:55 am

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Yes, but Dubai is built on the ocean.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:23 am

dragonfly Jafe wrote:And if the scientists are correct, global warming will lead to another ice age (within our lifetimes) when the ocean currents slow and the seas will drop, not rise, as all that water is trapped in ice sheets again.
If "certain scientists" ... In either case, the just at sea level perfection will be marred.
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Post by EvilDustBooger » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:24 am

Chaco Canyon "Pueblo Bonita"
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Post by unjonharley » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:54 am

Looks like the hippies have already been there and left all that mess..

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Post by pinemom » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:20 am

not to mention...uneven ground, now can you imagine how many peeps would be at med tent after drunk'n fall
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Post by Zona_the_stona » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:40 am

EvilDustBooger wrote:Chaco Canyon "Pueblo Bonita"
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3728&hl=en

The Mystery of Chaco Canyon examines the deep enigmas presented by the massive prehistoric remains found in Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico.

I just saw this video last week.. really interesting stuff!

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Post by Deleted Barkeep » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:32 am

mojo wrote:Yes, I admit thinking about Tsunami......

Unlikely. Notice how shallow the Gulf is in this map:


http://concise.britannica.com/ebc/art-1998


Being a mile offshore in the Gulf is not like being a mile out into the Pacific. The figure I hear quoted is something like a 1:2000 rise or less, which means that a mile out you're in less than three feet of water, except where channels have been dug to let ships pass. It's going to be a very small Tsunami. :D A slightly less photoshopped version might put this all in perspective.


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and notice the visibly shallow draft of the ship used to do the dredging, and notice just how shallow that water looks now.


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Even the city's harbor will only be 56 feet deep after it has been deepened!

They seem to have deepened the channels a little, but not much more than needed to keep that ship from running aground. The dramatic deep water blue probably gives people the wrong idea, but I guess that's the point. Somebody has a sale to make, so the pictures you find of this project are usually prettier than reality. Still, reality's not bad. The island's being made out of dredgings from the city's artificial harbor. Somebody took something that was going to be a nuisance and made something useful out of it. Good for whoever that was.

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Post by stew » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:39 am

So those crop circles are also just alien Burning Men?

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Post by Barbie » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:15 am

That same Prince is building a group of islands that are in the shape of the Worlds Continents.....


Wow I didn't Know crop circles were made by burn aliens--Its all starting to make sense tehetehheehhheee
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Post by EvilDustBooger » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:27 am

Zona_the_stona wrote: I just saw this video last week.. really interesting stuff!
I`ve seen it too!
We took a detour to Chaco(World`s Worst Washboard Road") on the way to BM in `05. Absolutely fabulous place.
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I have never seen bluer skies ...ever.


sigh.
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I could spend months there. I really want to go and hike the ancient road that runs due north from Pueblo Bonita to the "end of the road"...maybe toss a flowerpot or something... :wink:

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