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Old 01-12-2018, 11:24 PM   #71
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To be fair to Floyd , they don't have much for native seafood in Illinois unless you count Asian Carp.
The government has had contracts with a company with HUGE john boat looking things with twin outboards. They are hired to catch Asian Carp. They fill full sized dumpsters with these fish and haul them off supposedly for fertilizer.
One day here in Morris, which is on the Illinois River,they had the rear door come open on a 90YD dumpster while going up the I-80 overpass, which spilled the contents and closed the highway for some time to clean up the mess.

For those not familiar....
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You know, it sure would be nice if people stopped "introducing" non-native species in order to fix or help with another problem. It often ends in disaster - far worse than the original problem. Many of these invasive species disasters were accidentally introduced, like the carp, but just as many were intentional. Hey, maybe they're non-native because they don't belong there?
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:05 AM   #73
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You know, it sure would be nice if people stopped "introducing" non-native species in order to fix or help with another problem. It often ends in disaster - far worse than the original problem. Many of these invasive species disasters were accidentally introduced, like the carp, but just as many were intentional. Hey, maybe they're non-native because they don't belong there?
We here in the upper Midwest have been doing our part to stop evasive species from entering the US from our Northern neighbor.
So far except for a few isolated instances , we have been able to keep "Poutine" in Canada and out of the US .
Increased security at our northern border and vigilant US citizens are the key to stopping the spread of this menace and stopping our kids from becoming addicted.
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Ah yes, the poutine menace.
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Ah yes, the poutine menace.
It can be a problem when you consider the variety of disguises used to get past the border control...
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Originally Posted by Alex Adams
Seattle is in the Lahar flow path of Mt Rainier and Portland is in the Lahar flow path of Mt Hood. Both mountains are considered high risk for an eruption since they are overdue. From the USGS:

Volcanic threat is the combination of hazards (the dangerous or destructive natural phenomena produced by a volcano) and exposure (the people and property at risk from the volcanic phenomena). Based upon eruption history and distance to population centers, a national volcanic threat assessment (NVEWS) designated nine volcanoes in Washington and Oregon with a "high" or "very high" rating. Very High Threat: Crater Lake, Glacier Peak, Mount Baker, Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Newberry, Three Sisters. HIGH: Mount Adams.

I lived in Oregon for over 10 years and love the Pacific Northwest despite being on the "Ring of Fire".


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Yes. And don't forget the Chilean strength earthquake that could happen at any time along with the tsunami. We had an earthquake that woke me up last week! We also have floods when the Pineapple Express hits in the winter, mudslides, and snow avalanches. Then there is the Fire Of The Year when we are smoked out. We had smoke from Canada, Oregon, and our own state for much of last summer. Warshington is just a big disaster waiting to happen.






Alright, guys. Just want to point out the OP was asking about TORNADOES, not earthquakes, forest fires, tsunamis, or volcanic eruptions.

If you insist on going THERE, then I concede, don't come to the Pacific Northwest. Also, "mild" as a term for our winters depends on whether you find endless gray skies depressing or not. And as for temperate summers, it depends on whether living in a drought-ridden area for a few months with brown grass or thousand dollar water bills is a problem for you or not.

And then there's the Seattle metropolitan taxation...and crowding, and roads busier every year, and a housing market that in some ways has gone crazy expensive (a 1000 square foot house, built in the late 60's, just sold in our neighborhood for $450,000! Granted, the owner was an electrician and had wired it for "everything" but still! He put a second toilet in the coat closet, and the whole new "bathroom" was as small as in one of our rigs! But it sold in less than a week. Holy Moly!

So there's that.

How does this tie in to introducing "foreign" creatures into an ecosystem? Ah, it does, folks, it does! Population density is increasing hugely!

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[I]...and a housing market that in some ways has gone crazy expensive (a 1000 square foot house, built in the late 60's, just sold in our neighborhood for $450,000! Granted, the owner was an electrician and had wired it for "everything" but still! He put a second toilet in the coat closet, and the whole new "bathroom" was as small as in one of our rigs! But it sold in less than a week. Holy Moly!

So there's that.
I suppose that's a testament to the popularity of the area. Either that, or an inflated market due to a large amount of foreign and tech investment, such as in SF.

Here's some perspective for you. We are currently building a 2750 SF single story stone and stucco home on 3 acres overlooking the Guadalupe River feeding into Canyon Lake, about 35 miles north of San Antonio. It'll have a separate RV garage and pool as well. It's kind of our dream home, since we don't plan to ever build another one. It's a completely custom build, by a small builder who is an old acquaintance and friend. As homes go, it'll be the 'fanciest' home we've ever had by far, with all sorts of amenities such as 10-12 foot ceilings, hand scraped hardwood floors, exposed beams, granite, etc. In fact, it's probably too much for us, but we are at that stage in our lives so what the heck.

Price? About 450K.
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Compare with my 800 square foot shack, built in 1940. Two beds, one bath. Building assessed at $4,900.
50' X 160' lot assessed at $1,368,000.
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Compare with my 800 square foot shack, built in 1940. Two beds, one bath. Building assessed at $4,900.
50' X 160' lot assessed at $1,368,000.
Sitting on a tiny lot worth almost 1.5 mil is a nice problem to have Glenn. Well, except for the taxes.
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Property taxes in BC are very low ( I am told ). As I am a senior, I have to pay the utility portion, but I can defer the tax portion until I sell the house. Interest rate on deferred tax is one per cent.
And, since all my neighbours assessments are same or more, my taxes are no higher. The mil rate is the same for all.
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rbryan wrote: "...2750 SF single story stone and stucco home on 3 acres overlooking the Guadalupe River feeding into Canyon Lake, about 35 miles north of San Antonio. It'll have a separate RV garage and pool as well. It's kind of our dream home, since we don't plan to ever build another one. It's a completely custom build, by a small builder who is an old acquaintance and friend. As homes go, it'll be the 'fanciest' home we've ever had by far, with all sorts of amenities such as 10-12 foot ceilings, hand scraped hardwood floors, exposed beams, granite, etc. In fact, it's probably too much for us, but we are at that stage in our lives so what the heck.

Price? About 450K."



Well, don't that make my hazel eyes green!?

Though my furniture wouldn't be up to the standard the house would deserve!

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I suppose that's a testament to the popularity of the area. Either that, or an inflated market due to a large amount of foreign and tech investment, such as in SF.

Here's some perspective for you. We are currently building a 2750 SF single story stone and stucco home on 3 acres overlooking the Guadalupe River feeding into Canyon Lake, about 35 miles north of San Antonio. It'll have a separate RV garage and pool as well. It's kind of our dream home, since we don't plan to ever build another one. It's a completely custom build, by a small builder who is an old acquaintance and friend. As homes go, it'll be the 'fanciest' home we've ever had by far, with all sorts of amenities such as 10-12 foot ceilings, hand scraped hardwood floors, exposed beams, granite, etc. In fact, it's probably too much for us, but we are at that stage in our lives so what the heck.

Price? About 450K.
The last you said it was about $350K. Those options do add up! Hardwood, granite, beams and probably a whole long list that is bigger than your Escape list. No telling what you will come up with by the time it is done. Oh, what the heck! It is a bargain compared to SF and elsewhere. And if you could only get that in Canadian.
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The last you said it was about $350K. Those options do add up! Hardwood, granite, beams and probably a whole long list that is bigger than your Escape list. No telling what you will come up with by the time it is done. Oh, what the heck! It is a bargain compared to SF and elsewhere. And if you could only get that in Canadian.
It's true, they do add up. The house is still 350K, but the land and the RV garage make up the rest.
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It's good that your cost is still where it was then. Assuming people did not "spend" too much of your money on the garage and hope it all pleases you when finished. Sounds great.
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