The LA River -what's wrong with people?

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  1. SevenSamurai

    SevenSamurai Silver Belt

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    Most of you know the LA River from either the movies where hundreds of car chases have happened (Terminator 2, Last Action Hero, Chinatown, Them!, Grease, Point Blank, Repo Man, The Italian Job, Point Break, Gone in 60 Seconds, To Live and Die in L.A)

    ....or if you live in LA, you know it as the place your piss goes.

    I've been taking walks along the LA river this week to get a break during the workday. Just looking at it depresses me though, why man would do this to nature. I know it's supposedly for flood control, but man destroying an entire ecosystem because man can't build outside or within reason in the the seasonal flood zone of an Alluvial river seems so counter to long term survival on this planet -as can we really survive not respecting the resources required for our survival. And as the valley was originally used for agriculture and produce, the only reason for flood control was an excuse for developers after the flood of 1938 to make property they could score big money on.

    Here is a pic I took this week thinking about how depressing the LA River is.

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    Here is some awesomeness in favor of the LA River



    Does seeing such brazen disregard for nature piss you off?
     
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  2. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Gold Belt Banned

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    Im interested in your pic but i dont see it man. been living in the LA area my whole life.

    edit: der we go.
     
  3. SevenSamurai

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    does it bother you that your natural watershed is concrete and has nothing living in it at all?
     
  4. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Gold Belt Banned

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    yeah, thats messed up. never really thought about but im now living in this shithole known as Pennsylvania, for now at least, and see how nice the Susquehanna river is. They should remove the concrete and restore it to its natural state.
     
  5. MPH

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    Hi

    I live in LA county ,work about 5min from downtown ,been here all my life

    Los Angeles is a wasteland of concrete and steel. Modern living in major population centers is an exercise in near complete abstraction from nature.

    This same story is told worldwide. We cannot exist in balance with nature while also creating sprawling modern cities.One necessarily destroys the other.

    Look at what little natural life remains in these cities

    Rats
    Flying rats (pigeons )
    And cockroaches

    We create a garbage dump to live in and lo and behold the vermin and the scavengers join us

    And it seems like this is a surprise to you

    Is this day one modern living for you ?

    Modern man lives in a toxic environment and does so by design

    This shouldn't be news to anyone ,I thought this was well understood by now
     
  6. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Gold Belt Banned

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    Thats not true at all. many large cities are located near or around even bigger rivers than the LA river, and those rivers still retain their beauty in nature.

    Chicago, Philly, etc.

    though i get what youre trying to say and do agree to an extent.

    I know for a fact that if the river were to ever be restored to its natural state (which it never will be) youd get a lot of vagrants, thugs, teens etc that would just destroy it and make it look/smell more disgusting than it already is.
     
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    What on earth do you expect from the LA river?

    A pristine waterway complete with all manner of flora and fauna ,acting out the circle of life...

    It is a garbage transit system designed to deliver sewage to the ocean FFS

    If you don't like it ,maybe you don't like yourself

    Why don't you take a tour of a garbage dump sometime and take a look at the TONS of crap you alone will leave behind

    Thanks
     
  8. Loiosh

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    On the plus side, if there's ever a virus that wipes out humanity, that area will revert back to nature completely very quickly.
     
  9. SevenSamurai

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    Jesus man, I'm just working 50 ft from it and it bothers me.

    It's an extreme example of man's inability to live within nature.

    Most other urban metropolises have not gone to this extreme at all.

    sorry you are butt hurt by discussion.
     
  10. SevenSamurai

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    Well, damn Loiosh -way to stay positive lulz
     
  11. MPH

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    I don't believe you , I don't think rivers near cities that large are doing just fine

    I think they are polluted,they must be they are near humans

    I think the wildlife near or in those rivers face extinction, they must ,concentrations of human population drive most all species to deaths door

    Of course there are the few forms of life we can coexist with

    The ones I mentioned
     
  12. Magooglie

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    Even the rivers are ugly in LA!
     
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    Butthurt by discussion? It is a great topic and I intend to engage it.thats what you wanted and your getting it,so don't be butthurt

    You are asking if it bothers people that there is such disregard for nature

    Nature fled long ago, Los Angeles is not the natural world

    It is a completely artificial construct

    And you,like most modern people living in large cities likely could not survive without it

    Imagine if it was a completely natural world

    You'd starve to death within 2 weeks

    The LA river keeps you alive modern man,same as your garbage dumps,your electricity ,the indoor plumbing that keeps your shit out of sight out of mind ,the industrial food system that keeps your malignant guts full with highly proceeded chemical laden "food",
    The car you drive which belches filth into the sky ensuring your lungs will remain engorged with brown air...

    All part of modern life ,absurd to point out some concrete waterway as a fallen Eden ,wake up
     
  14. SevenSamurai

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    Sorry, misread your temperament as butt hurt...lulz

    I understand civilizations role and it's benefits

    -secondly I have the skills to exist without it (if I can make it home it time to my setup) -although I certainly don't desire this

    My example of the LA river is that it is way beyond the necessary balance of civilization and nature.
     
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    overpopulation is the problem. extermination is the answer.
     
  16. SevenSamurai

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    The population wasn't out of control in LA when they built this however...

    They built this which allowed the population to get out of control...

    it's all developer driven..
     
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    lol, maybe if I was on a 2 week hunger strike already...
     
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    This planet has been overpopulated for a very long time.
     
  19. Jack Reacheround

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    It's not a river so much as an aqueduct. What pisses me off is that in Sacramento, we have two actual rivers. Yet, the city does nothing to accentuate the positives of either river and/or make them appealing to anyone. Instead, they are just refuges for the homeless. Whereas any other city with these natural resources would have made them into must see tourist areas and made some revenue.
     
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