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Out of the Blue

Well now that things are getting back to normal here, it's clearer to us just how badly the superstorm impacted other nearby areas as this has left a lot of families without homes, much less electricity, with wintery temperatures on the way to exacerbate things. As is often the case, seeing the power of the forces of nature can be a humbling reminder of how much of the idea that mankind has mastered our environment is an illusion.

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2012, 18:32 Cutter
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 15:34:
I'd tend to agree with Farnsworth. It's not that we aren't physically or technologically able to "master our environment," it's that we're too lazy and cheap to make it happen. Packing millions of people onto a tiny island on the east coast is actually a really stupid move, but if you really wanted to build a hurricane shield around it, or at least make the infrastructure bulletproof, you could. I'm just wondering how many of these "disasters" it will take before you crazy New Yorkahs come to your senses.

Dewd, the last time they saw anything this bad was 1883. I think risking it is pretty safe. Way safer than Cali by comparison.
 
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