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« on: 08/05/2008 05:04:31 »
Check out JimBob's new swimming pool (under construction in the back 40)



 

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« Reply #1 on: 08/05/2008 05:06:35 »
Actually it's a sinkhole that emerged recently in Daisetta, Texas- swallowing cars, oilfield equipment, trees, etc.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 08/05/2008 05:26:31 »
That is just another reason not to live in Liberty county - that and the swamps and the mosquitoes and the sand and the rednecks and the smell - seriously - the Trinity River causes most of the county to stink. It is full of dead vegetation from the swamps.

That is why I like Texas - I am 240 miles away from Liberty County and couldn't be more pleased.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 08/05/2008 08:15:21 »
I'm more than 240 miles from any part of Texas and I couldn't be more pleased!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 08/05/2008 13:19:00 »
I'm more than 240 miles from any part of Texas and I couldn't be more pleased!
Amen.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 08/05/2008 16:24:33 »
That is just another reason not to live in Liberty county - that and the swamps and the mosquitoes and the sand and the rednecks and the smell - seriously - the Trinity River causes most of the county to stink. It is full of dead vegetation from the swamps.

That is why I like Texas - I am 240 miles away from Liberty County and couldn't be more pleased.

Wow it was the river that caused all of that??? Amazing!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 08/05/2008 18:17:44 »
NO - not the river.

It appears to be from the local solution of salt from the salt dome under this place. It is why oil is being produced here. The four round tanks in the lower left of the picture Bass posted are tanks for storing oil produced from an oil well drilled either on or next to the salt dome.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 08/05/2008 18:30:24 »
Thanks Jim bob and bass. I have never seen anything like that before!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 09/05/2008 07:16:46 »
How big is it?

Is that sort of thing a common problem?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 09/05/2008 13:47:45 »
For scale, the blue rectangle with the white top looks to be an old two tone automobile of 1970's vintage - a road hog. And in the upper right-hand corner the picture the silver ribbon is a two-lane paved road with the approximate width of slightly more than two lanes in width of an interstate highway in the US or on the autobahn in Deuchland.

We are rather fortunate here in Texas that we have probably the best maintained and designed highway and secondary-tertiary highway system in the US. So the roads are wide.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 09/05/2008 21:21:13 »
You haven't learned how to build roads with bends, though, have you.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 10/05/2008 03:47:24 »
The road you are looking at is on the coastal plain where everything is flat as a pancake and there is no need.

If, however, you travel to West Texas, some 600 miles from the sink hole under discussion, you will find the same sized roads, and road that are as well paved and safe, through county such as this.



This is near you winter home in Texas. The one on the Rio Grande river. The flat-toped mountains in the distance are in Mexico and across a major fault (2000-5000 feet throw - their name is the Sierra del Carmine as at sunset they turn this most beautiful shade of vermilion. It is really majestic country. You should see it sometime.

Make the Pyrenees look like mole hills. This is part of the Rocky Mountain system.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 10/05/2008 18:30:44 »
Whole parts of Wales have fallen into coal mines in the past leaving holes just as big as this.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 10/05/2008 18:42:03 »
Whole parts of Wales have fallen into coal mines in the past leaving holes just as big as this.

Such as the one the Rio Grande Del Norte runs through in the above panorama?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 10/05/2008 21:27:32 »
Whole parts of Wales have fallen into coal mines in the past leaving holes just as big as this.

Wales is a hole anyway.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 11/05/2008 01:52:57 »
OK, you snobby British rodent - that is over the line in my book. My ancestors were royalty in Wales with a real stone castle and all the trimmings: retinue, court jesters, hosted the king on procession - etc. And - oh, now you're going to pull out that old trashy, termite-eaten wooden castle in your family - the family that couldn't afford to build in stone like the other hedge-knights in that area. Your family couldn't even win a beat-up suit of amour in a brawl to pay for a decent home. Just had to cut down a few trees and thatch the roof with rushes. They probably did all that work with a rusty broad sword. Had to sharpen it themselves, too; couldn't afford retainers.

Sorry excuse for a lordly family, yours.


 

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« Reply #16 on: 11/05/2008 12:19:13 »
Thou knowest not of what thee speaketh, knave!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 11/05/2008 19:38:17 »
Lapsing into an archaic, elitist lisp will not make the fact that your family heritage is of disreputable hedge knights gathering sticks to build a shoddy wattle and daub wall around their wattle and daub home.

The Joy family name was derived from the old French "Josse" and was rendered in medieval documents in the Latin form GAUDIA. Other spellings of the name include JOYE, JOIE, GIOIA, LAGIOIA, JOYET, GIOIELLA, GIOIELLO and JOYES.

When William made England into a civilized country rather than the abode of some cast-out North German barbarians, the son of one of the Dukes of Languedoc, surname Joie, was rewarded with land northeast of Cardiff. This was given to him as he was a fighter, not a peasant that built wattle and daub homes in the Saxon countryside. Sir Joie had to take and hold the land and rule the Welch. He was part of the retinue of the lord of Chepstow Castle, William Fitz-Osbern who was based in what is now Herfordshire. The Baron de Joie had an elaborate multi-tower keep - IN STONE - that is no longer sanding. One of The barons sons became the second castellan (the governor for your information) of Chepstow Castle in William's absence, which was most of the time. For picture, see http://www.castlewales.com/chepstow.html

BUT - Your family couldn't even live with it's own name. Robert Gernon, the original Norman builder of Mountfitchet Castle, couldn't live with such a common name and had to take the name of "Montfitchet" as it was more pretentious and "becoming" of a Norman lord.

"The time of Robert Gernon's death is unknown.  William, his son and heir, dropped the name of Gernon and took the name of Montfitchet, which was used thereafter by his descendants." From the official site: http://www.mountfitchetcastle.com/castlehistory.htm

Taking on airs is in your genes. It is why you still carry on the family tradition, trouncing on true nobility.
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« Reply #18 on: 12/05/2008 08:17:43 »
Don't talk like a wet sponge. Your ancestor only went to Wales because it was his boyhood ambition to join a male voice choir. He didn't want to participate in proper knightly pursuits, oh no. He probably also put on a silly, tall hat and waved leeks at passing toads.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 12/05/2008 15:49:47 »
Wet sponge,? What are you on about, you elderly, broken toothed rodent?

At least my ancestor didn't mix dung with mud to build something to live in. And he fought circles around your kind. He could go through 50 Welshmen in lees than a minute with his sword.
 
 

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« Reply #20 on: 12/05/2008 17:59:12 »
My ansestors killed dragons in Cheshire....Yeh, Yeh, Yeh we've heard it all before. I'll remember not to mention the word Wales in future. Perhaps I'll use a code word like Britains pregnancy or Tom Jonesland next time.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 12/05/2008 21:24:18 »

 He could go through 50 Welshmen in lees than a minute with his sword.
 

So he was a gay Welshman with a premature ejaculation problem.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 12/05/2008 22:57:07 »
No, he was lees prone to the above mentioned, non-gender related sexual dysfunction than you are.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 12/05/2008 23:16:01 »
Who's turning the dictionary pages for you?
 

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« Reply #24 on: 13/05/2008 01:56:33 »
The person with the bottle in here.
 

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