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  •  Hastert, I believe. He was demonized at the (1+ / 0-)
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    time, but correct, imo.

    Moving back as much as possible as soon as possible should be obvious now.  While we have the resources.  It's not ever going to get better.

    It's the definition of insanity (repetitive behavior/result) to rebuild on sand/below sea level.

    This machine kills fascists!

    by Zotz on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 01:31:17 PM PST

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    •  you know, my whole half of Texas is sand (2+ / 0-)
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      I live west of the Caprock and north of the Permian Basin.... we're about due another tornado, here. Lubbock is the "ground zero" for the very first recorded F-5.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:40:32 PM PST

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      •  Damn. I find myself grieving for Texas, and I've (11+ / 0-)

        never even lived there.  I have good friends who live there and grew up there, so I've seen parts of the state with loving guides.

        ANd I'm sad for the people of New Jersey; and thinking about the wetlands and magnificent bird sanctuaries at Bombay Hook (Deleware) and Cape May (New Jersey).  They escaped the worst damage this time, but there will be others.

        Those of us who love the land are going to do a lot of greiving in the years ahead.

        But you're right that parts of New Orleans should not have been rebuilt/be rebuilt.  And Governor Cuomo has done the right thing, and politically a brave thing, by starting to tell people the truth.

        Like beach babe said, the UK has been talking about this for a while and making some decisions.  We need to get moving.  Sandy really is a turning point.

        --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

        by Fiona West on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:25:34 PM PST

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