[LMB] Betan Earthquake preparedness

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Wed Apr 20 04:24:42 BST 2016

On Apr 16, 2016, at 06:44 PM, "M. Haller Yamada" <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com> wrote:

Think about greedy (or needy) developers: they are balancing easy access to rich 
resources vs. the possiblity of a once-in-XXX-years major disaster. Do they 
gamble? Do they really think about future generations who have to abandon the 
resources and facilities developed by their ancestors? 

Think about greedy developers in low-lying coastal and pericoastal (if that's not a word, it should be) areas likely prone to liquefaction and vulnerable to rising sea levels--there's been one in the Redwood City area on the SF peninsula, and much of RWC is already under sea level! They don't care about what happens 20 years from now as global warming raises the sea level all over, or what is likely to happen when another 6.5+ quake hits the area, they care about making their money now, and so long sucker.

In an article some of us who also read the Regency readers list read about Mary Shelley and the Delusions of Free Love, it was stated that:

Mary Shelley understood, even as a very young woman, intuitively and imaginatively rather than discursively, that power without goodness is dangerous, that knowledge without ethics is "a cancer in the universe".

I'm pretty sure that Aral and Cordelia, and those affected by them, followed these philosophies instead of spreading that sort of cancer. I wish more corporations followed them.


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