Thursday, March 30, 2017

Overheard at Table 3: NPR, California, and Flood Control

"... so I was listening to NPR yesterday on the way home from work and they were talking about California and the floods that hit and they were talking about a new type of flood control, by putting more trees and greens along the rivers and letting them flood naturally, instead of all the concrete embankments and levees which deteriorate under years of constant intermittent heavy storms that just dig holes and crack them.

"Which was all a pretty good idea and they were talking with this civil engineer and he was describing their plans about going about this and then he said this one thing which just made me go 'huh?' and he said

"'Well, we're not going to displace any people.'

"and I found myself saying, out loud, TO the radio, 'DUDE!  This whole damn CONTINENT was founded on displacing people!  What the HELL are you talking about?'

"wish they could have heard me, over there at NPR.   'not displacing' my ass!"

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