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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. LAdiablo

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    30 years ago i woke up thinking i was about to die
    never forget making my way out into the street in the pitch black illuminated by fires and arcing power stations
    sky looked shockingly clear and stars were as bright as i'd ever seen
    spent the next ten minutes knocking on the doors of neighbors i was sure were dead
    then we all huddled in the middle of the cul de sac the next few hours as aftershocks hit
    apocalyptic, intense and life changing perspective
     
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    You were in the heart of that quake, huh? It hit OC hard too but nowhere near that horrific.

    I still recall the 71 Sylmar quake. Thought a 707 had landed in the living room...
     
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    71 rolled and 94 was a detonation in Chatsworth
    5 min to the epicenter in Northridge meadows apartments where 14 died and a 3 story became a 2 story
    nephew was crawling in and out of there before the sun came up trying to save people his rookie year on LAFD
    remember a story of a lady from the first floor finding herself outside on the lawn
    all they could figure was she was tossed out by the force at the moment her window broke and the apartment collapsed
     
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    Yeah. That's horror show stuff there...

    Weird story, but here goes...

    https://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/20/us/man-who-lived-90-hours-in-quake-rubble-is-dead.html

    Remember this guy from the 1989 Frisco Quake that halted the WS? -> Buck Alvin Helm? He was the guy pinned in his car for 90 hours after the upper highway collapsed on him ... his car, a Chevy Sprint, was so crushed it was hard to believe a squirrel could have survived it. Helm died a month later from the trauma ... but here's the weird part.

    I started working at Medieval Times in Buena Park in February of 1991. A girl who worked there (name escapes me) had attended the grand opening of the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum next door. A bunch of employees got free tickets so they could talk the place up to customers who went to the castle... she walks in the front door with 20 of her friends ... and there's the crushed wreck of Helm's car ... and she becomes hysterical. Turns out, she was his daughter, and hadn't seen him in years. Ripley's had not bothered to consider that the guy had SoCal relations or any estranged children.

    She quit a month after I started and she apparently had a standing order to never mention Ripley's or that quake again. She was a strange girl anyway but that must have really fucked her up good.

    Sorry to steal your quake tale, Diablo ... but that one stays with me in the "weird but true dept"
     
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    Now, after I peruse the DSP site, and go of to look at some other lesser sites, when I attempt to go back on, I have to sign in all over again... every time.
    Aware of my absolute minimum skills, I assume it's me- but, have no idea why, for sure.
    Can anyone assist me on this ????
    Anyone?
    Anyone ?
     
  6. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    could be a browser issue
    was doing that to me on safari so i switched to firefox
    still asks me, but only about every three months instead of every day
    what device are you using bz… iphone, android, computer, other?
     
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    An android Amazon fiire tablet...a little pos.
    It's gone now, the problem.
    Thank you for responding.
     
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    Same thing again.
    Wtf ?
    And for real...it's very soon GROUNDHOG DAY!
    And my name is Phil !
    But definitely not from Punxatawney.
     
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    After just signing back in again, I realize that during the season, this ongoing glitch is going to be a pain in the ass...
    Anyway, just read that The View is cancelled.
    I know you guys will be bummed out, but life goes on...
    Yeehah!
     
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    More spectacular news...Havard students went on a 12 hr. hunger strike in protest for Palestine !!
    That's what I call laying it on the line...



    The Mahatma says " impressive "!
     
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    Isn't that just the intermittent fasting trend?
     
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    Those same Harvard students will cause a 12-year famine if they get their way
     
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    Branch Rickey?
     
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    Just for Lent.
     
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    man EV stocks are getting pummeled!
    i bought a table for the school the other day and the guy met me at his work in Culver city
    said he was a sculptor and his employer was Fisker...i was thinking the Swedish company but i had seen drawings of cars inside so i looked it up
    $30 stock in 21 selling for .50 today and that's on a bounce
    checked back on the guys offerup and he's selling off his entire house and possessions
    not to mention what's happening to Rivian and other EV stocks
    signs pointing to a really bad situation going forward unless something changes soon in this economy
     
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    We were warned. Lots of ostriches out there however.
     

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