Is it logical or fisically responsible to...

Discussion in 'Environment' started by uscitizen, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Keep rebuilding in flood plains, below sea level, on mud slide and brush fire blighted hillsides? Even in repeat hurricane strike zones?

    Should the rest of the country subsidize these expenditures?
     
  2. RetiredGySgt
    Offline

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,551
    Thanks Received:
    5,900
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +8,971
    Ask New Orleans.
     
  3. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Should I be required to give you money because you built you house in a stupid place?
     
  4. Cold Fusion38
    Offline

    Cold Fusion38 SUPER GENIUS

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    4,088
    Thanks Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    In the desert chasing that damn roadrunner.
    Ratings:
    +307
    How bout "Tornado alley"? I see these people talk about rebuilding when they have been WIPED OUT multiple times and I can't help but think, MOVE!!! At least some of the rebuilding in NO was done with new building techniques to withstand another huricane. All the houses that Brad Pitt rebuilt are on STILTS so they don't flod out when a huricane comes through, others are built to withstand the intense winds of a huricane. Here in my town we have the RICH who just HAVE to build right on the banks of the Boise river KNOWING that they are WELL within the 100 year flood plain and then the cry and bitch when their homes are flooded. I have ZERO sympathy for people who do such things.
     
  5. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    And as more stuff is built in danger zones the cost per hurricane, flood, etc will rise and continue to rise.

    Sort of a stupidity inflation factor.

    We need to control stupidity costs!
     
  6. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,204
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,305
    All houses are in stupid places. Look at my location and ask me.

    People like to live along sea coasts, along rivers (good for commerce) and the whole pacific coast is just one big earthquake zone.


    There are no really safe places from what mother nature has up her sleeve. Places that are earthquake safe are subject to Tornados. Places that are Tornado safe are subject to flooding. Even NY suffers from Hurricanes on occasion.

    And in this era of global warming, even Florida is subject to snowstorms.

    We just take care of each other, clean up the mess and wait for the next one
     
  7. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Yes there are no absolutely safe places to build, but there are plenty of stupid ones.
    We should minimize the risk.
     
  8. Charles Stucker
    Offline

    Charles Stucker Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,071
    Thanks Received:
    225
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +225
    This is like someone claiming their Hurricane insurance is too expensive. If they had opted for a house on which they could afford to make hurricane insurance payments they would have no problem. But they wanted a bigger, nicer house and now cannot afford to insure it, so they want the legislature to pass a law telling the insurance companies what they can charge.
    Stupid.
    The insurance companies will stop doing business if they lose money because the law won't let them charge the actual rates.

    This is just the same as federal disaster relief. It makes the politicians feel good, but if the people living in a region had proper insurance they would be fine.
     
  9. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,471
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,315
    No, no, and no.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,471
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,315
    In the case of a 9+ subduction quake on the West Coast, they will not be fine. The insurance companies do not have the reserves for the damage that will be inflicted.

    There are natural disasters that are beyond the ability of any reasonable insurance reserve. Subduction quake on the West Coast, a caldera volcanic eruption, or two Katrina sized disasters on the East Coast.
     

Share This Page