Sunday, November 20, 2005

60 Minutes Report... Tim Kusky Wildly Innapropriate

This afternoon 60 Minutes will air a completly lopsided and biased report from a so called 'disaster' expert who claims that New Orleans should be eliminated as a city because she is slowly slipping into the sea.

Tim Kusky, a professor at St. Louis University, who's research is the primary focus of the report, happens to live and work in St. Louis which lies directly on the New Madrid fault line, which is sure to one day have a major earthquake.

His research on New Orleans has been described thusly: " undergraduate paper that should get a low grade."

I again reitterate, what should we all do, move to Kansas where it's safe? Shouldn't we get everyone off the west coasts because there WILL one day be a major earthquake there? Shouldn't we clear out St. Louis as they too will one day have a major earthquake?

** After watching the 60 Minutes broadcast I will say that overall the report was in fact fair except for that idiot Kusky.

He reminds me of this tool that I heard on NPR who was down here sightseeing the devastation and was simply walking into people's homes to take photographs. Who the heck do these people think they are coming down here into our homes and trying to take a picture or make a name for themselves. Go back to Missouri and sit on your fault line Kusky and pray that a major earthquake doesn't hit your home and I come up there and say, yeah bulldoze his house and ship him off to some other damn place. Think about that.


Anonymous Binary Blonde said...

Ya know.. living near Los Angeles, I know they'll be a massive earthquake one day. And you know what? I don't give a flying flip! I love it here. I don't understand how a potential natural disaster happening means it "should be eliminated as a city". WTF? There isn't a place on earth that is protected from the wrath of mother nature. Personally, I am prepared with emergency supplies and a getaway plan *when* it does happen.

I love New Orleans, too.. after having spent a week doing pet rescue there (I'm planning another trip already!), it will always have a special place in my heart and could be a beautiful city again. If ONLY there was news on how much help you guys (and animals) STILL need! Hell, it's frustrating for me and I don't even live there.. I can't imagine the frustration you must feel.

4:43 PM, November 20, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will never understand the misguided ideals of the people of this country. Now we have an educated professor on TV that is suggesting New Orleans should just roll over and die? I am getting tired of all this bad Karma.

PJ "Caesar"

5:04 PM, November 20, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This so-called expert also neglects to mention that in 95 years, due to global warming and rising ocean levels, many coastal areas on the east coast will be under water, many where ther are very expensive homes, such as the east end of Long Island, Cape Cod, etc. Are all of these people supposed to abandon their homes as well? There would be no question of rebuilding in California following a major earthquake, as they did following the Northridge earthquake of 1994. The Dutch possess the technology to make New Orleans safe - we should utilize their expertise, especially since our own "experts" are so totally lacking in both knowledge and sensitivity.

9:24 AM, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

New York has crime. LA has earthquakes. Chicago has cold, etc. etc. The point is not where Dr. Kusky chooses to live, but rather the facts of what has occurred tempered with scientific evidence, which points us towards the future. Of course we also need to be sensitive to emotions, but Dr. Kusky is above all being practical, and I respect that. Sure we love New Orleans, but does that justify further pain and hardship for its people in the future? The name calling and comments about Dr. Kusky's hometown make the blogger look immature and foolish. Dr. Kusky is a voice of reason. Bravo!

12:56 PM, November 30, 2005  
Blogger TAG said...

That's funny Ron. I'm pretty darn sure that people like the Native Americans used some rather crass language against the people trying to evict them from their homes way back in the day.

This is OUR home goofball... and it can be completely saved if we put our mind to it. We may have to start scalping though in order to convey our anger.

1:06 PM, December 11, 2005  

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