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Disaster Ignorance

skywalker58 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 2:41 PM
"Disasters can give the ailing construction sector a boost, and unleash smart reinvestment that actually improves stricken areas and the lives of those that survive intact. Ultimately, Americans, as they always seem to do, will emerge stronger in the wake of disaster and rebuild better -- making a brighter future in the face of tragedy." THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ALABAMA GULF AFTER HURRICANE FREDRICK IN THE 70S. GULF SHORES DEVELOPED INTO A MUCH BETTER SOURCE OF TAX REVENUE FOR THE STATE OF AL AND CREATED THE REDNECK RIVIERA.
Tacitus X Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 2:46 PM
So if the government confiscated your property, scraped your home off it and allowed a high tax generating restaurant to open up on your former property you would applaud? Sure.
Here's a which-is-better question for you. Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior to Hurricane Sandy's devastation. When the hurricane hits, a husband, wife and their two youngsters might seek the comfort of renting two adjoining rooms. However, when they arrive at the motel, they find that rooms now rent for $250. At that price, they might decide to make do with one room. In my book, that would be wonderful. That decision would make a room available for another family who had to evacuate Sandy's wrath. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others condemn this...