When something bad happens (celebrity disease, a J-Lo divorce, a tsunami), a large of portion of humanity loses their collective minds in an effort to jump on the Disaster Band Wagon. A recent article in the Charlotte Observer, titled “Northwest Not Prepared to Survive Tsunami” described how the town of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is not adequately prepared to survive an earthquake-created tsunami, much like the one that devastated Japan in March. Seriously? Let the countdown to moronic begin…
Doomsayers are never wrong… eventually!
The article goes on to say that “Scientists say it’s inevitable that the offshore seismic menace (called the Cascadia Subduction Zone) will ONE DAY unleash a megaquake.” Well… duh. Eventually, the sun will burn out. Not very likely it’s going to happen on my watch, but hey! you never know.
“Jay Raskin, former city council member [of Cannon Beach] is terrified of the prospect” of a Japanese-like tsunami. So much so, he has proposed REBUILDING the seismically unsound City Hall with a NEW two story one… wait for it… “on stilts”. And there it is. The first floor would be offices, the second floor would be… and again it comes… “a terrace”. This terrace would be a refuge for about 1500 people should the Big One hit. Even according to Jay, this would add to the $4 million budget for a new courthouse. Continue reading