Sunday, August 27, 2006

disaster preparedness oxymoron

We might as well prepare ourselves for monstrous finger pointing by media "experts" and self appointed champions of the poor benighted masses when the next disaster strikes. Please explain to me what can be done to prepare for a repeat of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1812, a volcanic explosion at Yellowstone or near Tacoma, another force five hurricane at Galveston ,New Orleans or New York , even the tsnaumi that could devastate the West coast. All these natural disasters will happen , have happened. Then there are the man made disasters that could happen . Atomic attack, suicide bombings , waves of arson , poison gas are all possible. Don't despair, people have always lived with uncertainty. the "little ice age" and black death killed two thirds of the population of Europe. China , India and Africa have been decimated on many occasions. It is part of the human condition , so prepare but expect the worst and quit bitching. Maybe even sacrifice a few virgins or sheep. It never worked before but who knows ?


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