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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:30 PM

41. Hell, no. I love Puerto Rico,NOLA and all of New York. Why would you think that. This is about human

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neglect of the state's infrastructure which couldn't handle the cascading effects of climate change. Accept, first, that there's no more normal mother nature and, second, that most of the dams in Nebraska were built before 1950, a couple in the 19th century, then what follows is ...

... what I think Mr. Buffett, the Republican governor and ACE should be thinking. "There is no more normal in flooding. We therefore have to strengthen standing dams and build new ones at 5+ times their previous stress capabilities. And so we (Mr. Buffett and Mr. Ricketts) are going to contribute funds toward those standards, with the help of the Army Corps of Engineers."

My message is to the Republicans there like Buffet and the Ricketts' son, the governor of Nebraska, so that they know that the rest of Nebraska can no longer afford to maintain their ruling party's austerity economics.

Of course I feel for ALL Nebraskans. I'm an American. Of course I'm aware that Democratic Nebraskans are on DU. It's our shared political discussion website and this is the Breaking News Forum. You think this situation doesn't underscore how right their politics have been, and that they, more than most, know the unfortunate hand they've been dealt? That much climate disaster can be prevented by humans?

I think you know that. Yet you act as if I'm not a "true" Democrat here, that this disaster excludes any points raised about the politics of spending in NE that could prevent this. Don't make this personal. I don't. Decisions have to be made now by the rich and powerful there.










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