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On NPR news this morning:
"There's a shift in thinking. The Corps [of Engineers] is starting to think it's no longer such a good idea to build on flood plains."

I dunno- this smacks of governmental interference in people's fundamental freedoms to do shortsighted dumb things.

Date: 2008-06-18 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deboranter.livejournal.com
lol

it was wonderful to see you at fsg. thank you for your help

Date: 2008-06-18 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenortart.livejournal.com
Wow.

How much money do you think they spent on thinktanks to come up with that?!

Date: 2008-06-18 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merde.livejournal.com
Did you hear the bit about the guy who had a job offer withdrawn because GM said he was too disabled to do the job, but when he sued they claimed he wasn't disabled *enough* to sue under the ADA?

Good day for dumbass news.
Edited Date: 2008-06-18 03:04 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-06-18 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginevra007.livejournal.com
That just makes me want to scream. I used to work for the Govt, in personal...the stories I could tell.

Date: 2008-06-18 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glenmarshall.livejournal.com
Yes, and it is a damn shame that government-subsidized insurance (paid by our taxes) would no longer protect as many people from accountability for their own mistakes.

Date: 2008-06-18 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiffystuff.livejournal.com
ORLY?!

Hay, maybe they'll figure out that it's an even worse idea to build *below* water level! (no moar levies!)

Date: 2008-06-18 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginevra007.livejournal.com
slaps forehead...DUH!

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