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    Cool I can walk a mile to a nice California island.

    Though I don't understand how they are calculating this thing. Utah at 4000 ft floods, but not Florida? that is crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Cool I can walk a mile to a nice California island.

    Though I don't understand how they are calculating this thing. Utah at 4000 ft floods, but not Florida? that is crazy.
    The Mile High City is practically flooded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Cool I can walk a mile to a nice California island.

    Though I don't understand how they are calculating this thing. Utah at 4000 ft floods, but not Florida? that is crazy.
    Further evidence we can never trust any of UT's drive-by links. The picture is a map created by "spiritual visionary" Gordon-Michael Scallion.

    In the early 1980's, spiritual visionaries and futurists provided clues to our changing planet. Often dismissed as crazy prophets, their thoughts for a new world were quickly ignored and laughed at. Gordon-Michael Scallion was a futurist, teacher of consciousness studies and metaphysics and a spiritual visionary. In the 80's he claims to have had a spiritual awakening that helped him create very detailed maps of future world, all stemming from a cataclysmic pole shift. The result, while not based on any science, nonetheless provides a vivid and compelling picture of an Earth ravaged by flooding.
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    A little tricky to see on here, but the link takes you to an interactive view of the map that I couldn't paste. I was quite surprised by some of the top 5 exporters to China.

    I have nothing else to say at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    I thought this was interesting. This map shows 2008 presidential election results by county in the south. Note the blue (Democratic) band that moves through several Southern states:



    This election was not unique. The area in this band is consistently more Democratic than the surrounding areas. So, why is there a band of blue counties that snake through the south? The non-intuitive answer is that this was the coastline of a shallow sea that has not existed in almost 100 million years.

    What does an ancient sea have to do with politics today? On this shore was deposited the remains of countless plankton (planktons?), making the soil more fertile than the surrounding areas. More fertile soil meant more agriculture. More agriculture meant more slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. More slaves meant larger black populations in these areas today. And that is why we can see the remains of a 100 million year old sea in today's election results.

    At least that is what this article asserts. I am not familiar with the political analysis reputation of "Deep Sea News", but it is pretty interesting.

    http://deepseanews.com/2012/06/how-p...old-coastline/
    Circling back to this original post, I shared this with someone last week and she responded with some of her own reading into the author's other research:

    I did some clicking around and Professor Steven Dutch, whose work this article is based on, is just pure gold. He's written so. Many. Articles. I included a link to his homepage. The "science, pseudoscience, and irrationalism" link is particularly fun.

    https://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/

    As for his commentary on the coastline and its electoral implications, I'll just leave this quote here:

    "The Coastal plain rocks slope gently seaward toward the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, a structure called a homocline. I therefore propose to call the arc of pro-Democratic counties, which is reflected in a variety of demographic trends, the Cretaceous Homoclinal Arc of Demography, which can be abbreviated by an acronym that more than anything else symbolizes the election of 2000: CHAD."
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    I thought of Funk when I saw this:



    http://flowingdata.com/2015/10/26/to...gorithmically/

    Please don't drink and drive.

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    This is cool:


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    Quote Originally Posted by beefytee View Post
    I thought of Funk when I saw this:



    http://flowingdata.com/2015/10/26/to...gorithmically/

    Please don't drink and drive.
    I just saw this. Nice to see my town with a disproportionately thick black path

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/ameri...of-frosting-27

    What's with "potato bug" in Utah? You tryin' to besmirch the 208's favorite food?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ameri...of-frosting-27

    What's with "potato bug" in Utah? You tryin' to besmirch the 208's favorite food?
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    Like many of our quirks in Utah, it may have begun and migrated here from upstate New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ameri...of-frosting-27

    What's with "potato bug" in Utah? You tryin' to besmirch the 208's favorite food?
    I call it a potato bug. My kids call it a roly poly. It's a point of contention in the home. It's similar to that basketball game where you have two basketballs and shoot from teh foul line and have to make a shot before the guy behind you scores. I call that game "lightning" and my kids call it "knock out"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I call it a potato bug. My kids call it a roly poly. It's a point of contention in the home. It's similar to that basketball game where you have two basketballs and shoot from teh foul line and have to make a shot before the guy behind you scores. I call that game "lightning" and my kids call it "knock out"
    That game is called "gotcha." As for kids' word choices...my wife is from Washington County, Utah. My kids say "car-mel" with a Southern accent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    That game is called "gotcha."
    That game is called “speed”. Your wife agrees with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Your wife agrees with me.
    Well, you can't have her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I call it a potato bug. My kids call it a roly poly. It's a point of contention in the home. It's similar to that basketball game where you have two basketballs and shoot from teh foul line and have to make a shot before the guy behind you scores. I call that game "lightning" and my kids call it "knock out"
    Technically, its "grease" lightening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Technically, its "grease" lightening.
    I'm a knock out/potato bug guy.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Technically, its "grease" lightening.
    Keep talking. Woah, keep talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I call it a potato bug. My kids call it a roly poly. It's a point of contention in the home. It's similar to that basketball game where you have two basketballs and shoot from teh foul line and have to make a shot before the guy behind you scores. I call that game "lightning" and my kids call it "knock out"
    Opposite of me. I grew up outside of Utah and call it roly poly. I heard my kids call it a potato bug once and freaked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Like many of our quirks in Utah, it may have begun and migrated here from upstate New York.
    Made me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    Opposite of me. I grew up outside of Utah and call it roly poly. I heard my kids call it a potato bug once and freaked out.
    I've been out to dinner with my wife and kids, and the waiter didn't understand any of them when they wanted car-mel on their ice cream. I had to say, "care-uh-mel" and he was like, "OH!" Of course, when I lived in Utah 20 years ago, people would always ask me to "Say something" to hear my accent. I don't have a thick Southern accent, naturally, since my mission. When I came home, I had more of a bland-trending-to-Southern accent in English. However, I can turn it on when needed, or it'll come out of me without affecting it if I get really tired, really pissed off, or talk with someone with whom I went to school. In Utah, I would just say, curtly, "sumthun.'"

    Now, I can do a variety of accents. Appalachian, Northern Alabaman, North Georgian, Low Country, Middle Georgia, Pee Dee. The Pee Dee one might be my favorite SWVE accent. It has two variations. One is super-fast and high pitched. The other is low-pitched and involves never separating the top and bottom teeth from one another while speaking. Both accents use the word cut with on or off to shut off electricity, for example, "Cut on the lights/cut off the lights." Both use "whenever" to mean a specific point in time: "Whenever I bought those potato chips yesterday at Piggly Wiggly they were on sale," though the second variation (I call it Mushmouth) would say "Whenever I bought them potato chips yesterday at Piggly Wiggly, they was on sale." To gloss it using regular letters, it'd sound like this, (capital letter shows stress): winEver I bauwt dem patAtuh chI-ips yEssirday et pIdli wIdli, dey wuz awn sA-el."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    That game is called “speed”. Your wife agrees with me.
    no, that game is called tornado (though my dumb kid and his dumb friends call it lightning). and its a potato bug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I'm a knock out/potato bug guy.
    I agree with creekster. I'm also twice as crotchety despite being 40.

    This regional vocabulary made me think of soda. Growing up in Nebraska we all called it pop. When I went to BYU I switched to soda and never looked back. Now it sounds weird when I go home and everyone is talking about pop. Sometimes I'll say soda pop as a folksy compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    I agree with creekster. I'm also twice as crotchety despite being 40.

    This regional vocabulary made me think of soda. Growing up in Nebraska we all called it pop. When I went to BYU I switched to soda and never looked back. Now it sounds weird when I go home and everyone is talking about pop. Sometimes I'll say soda pop as a folksy compromise.
    I feel like soda is the right way, so at times I've tried to create a habit of saying soda, but ultimately I can't escape my Utah roots and inevitably revert back to pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    I agree with creekster. I'm also twice as crotchety despite being 40.

    This regional vocabulary made me think of soda. Growing up in Nebraska we all called it pop. When I went to BYU I switched to soda and never looked back. Now it sounds weird when I go home and everyone is talking about pop. Sometimes I'll say soda pop as a folksy compromise.
    Same here. Except for the creepy Nebraska part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Same here. Except for the creepy Nebraska part.
    There is nothing weird or creepy about Nebraska.

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    The best thing about Nebraska is that fake bo pellini twitter account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    I agree with creekster. I'm also twice as crotchety despite being 40.

    This regional vocabulary made me think of soda. Growing up in Nebraska we all called it pop. When I went to BYU I switched to soda and never looked back. Now it sounds weird when I go home and everyone is talking about pop. Sometimes I'll say soda pop as a folksy compromise.
    Growing up in Georgia, everything is a coke.

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    "Yeah, gimme a Sprite."
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    Growing up in Georgia, everything is a coke.

    "Want a coke?"
    "Yeah, gimme a Sprite."
    Does anybody ever say:

    "Want a coke?"
    "Yeah, gimme a Pepsi."
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Does anybody ever say:

    "Want a coke?"
    "Yeah, gimme a Pepsi."
    Yeah, fucking Yankees.
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    Interesting map from 2014. Didn't see it listed in this thread close to the date it was released so thought I'd share.
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