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Whale of a problem for Malibu's home owners

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

A dead 40,000lbs whale has been washed ashore on the beachfront town in California close to the homes of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand – and nobody wants to get rid of it.

A dispute has erupted over the rotting 40ft long carcase because it is on a private beach and local authorities refuse to get involved.

But as the bickering continues the whale has begun to decompose, giving it a hideous appearance that is attracting crowds of onlookers.

Some well-heeled residents also fear that it could start attracting sharks and make it impossible to swim in the water.

http://www.telegraph...ome-owners.html

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

I'll bet it smells horrible.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:24 PM


"One option probably not being considered was the action taken by authorities in Florence, Oregon in 1970 when a giant whale washed ashore.

The mammal was blown up using dynamite in the hopes it would blast it into the water, causing huge chunks to land up to one mile away and flattening cars."


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

If you want to live on a private beach then you have to deal with what washes up. I got no sympathy for them.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

'Attracting crowds of onlookers' ..... how is that possible on a private beach?

What, in all the world, could I do to earn my living and still live as myself, as I knew myself to be? Temporary masks, I knew, had their place; everyone was wearing them, they were the human rage; but not masks cemented in place until the wearer could not breathe and was eventually suffocated.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

If this beach is private, then they should deal with it themselves. That's the way it goes.

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τότε μόνο δυο μάτια μπορούνε,
να σε κάνουν να θέλεις να ζήσεις.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

View PostCuriousGreek, on 08 December 2012 - 09:49 PM, said:

If this beach is private, then they should deal with it themselves. That's the way it goes.

I think they are ..... they're just letting nature run it's course.

What, in all the world, could I do to earn my living and still live as myself, as I knew myself to be? Temporary masks, I knew, had their place; everyone was wearing them, they were the human rage; but not masks cemented in place until the wearer could not breathe and was eventually suffocated.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:22 AM

If its their beach, its their problem.  Goes with owning beach property.  Posted Image


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

View Postouija ouija, on 08 December 2012 - 10:07 PM, said:

I think they are ..... they're just letting nature run it's course.
Poor animals! :(

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νιώθεις πως δεν υπάρχουνε λύσεις,
τότε μόνο δυο μάτια μπορούνε,
να σε κάνουν να θέλεις να ζήσεις.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 08 December 2012 - 08:24 PM, said:


"One option probably not being considered was the action taken by authorities in Florence, Oregon in 1970 when a giant whale washed ashore.
The mammal was blown up using dynamite in the hopes it would blast it into the water, causing huge chunks to land up to one mile away and flattening cars."

My boss went to watch that with some friends live....I would re tell the story, but I could not do it justice....



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

Anyone ever eat at Gladstones ? The seagulls will pick it clean faster than one might imagine .

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