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  • Are you mad at the people of New Orleans for staying in the path of disaster? Then you should also be mad at the people of San Francisco for living on top of a fault line, and the people of New York for living so close to an obvious terrorist target.

    Are you considering that the people who could have afforded to get out had already done so? That some of the people who were caught in the disaster may have done so by choice (some who decided to stick around for whatever odd reason), but that a great number

    • No, because I don't care about the immediate relief aspect of it per se. I realize the poor may not have all been able to flee on the spur of the moment. OTOH my point is they do not in fact have to be there. I knew someone would make bogus comparisons to earthquakes (and the NYC comparison is even further off the mark). Yes, earthquakes are a known risk. OTOH you can build for them. You can build for them indvidually and are not reliant about municipal or federal public works (of course having code requirements helps). Furthermore an earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc. is not
      forecastable in anywhere near the same manner. Did you bother looking at the picture? Below sea-level between three large bodies of water! Scifi authors have written all sorts of stories about this fer cryin' out loud. If and when seismic and other events are no longer "random", then yes living on an active fault in a straw hut will get you what you deserve. As for the freaks who stuck around willingly, they should have no problem sleeping in the bed they made. FWIW gas is a bit cheaper in the South (for the same reason severyone is bellyaching that prices will now rise even to higher to "unamerican/ungodly heights"); although according to the DOE [] not as much as it was during my last cross-country drive (about 60-80 cents less). There are also things called bicycles, feet, and carpooling if they were truly interested in getting out. An "all those tax doallars spent" is a bad argument. I certainly don't advocate for only getting what you pay in from the government, but you can't have it both ways: dirt poor and government cash cow.
      Were that I say, pancakes?