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A tragedy, and a chance to make a point - The Galveston County Daily News : Editorials

August 1, 2014

A tragedy, and a chance to make a point

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  • gecroix posted at 2:22 pm on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 2645

    "Tragedy" seems a bit hyperbolic to describe a big mess, for sure, but one in which no people have suffered any injury or physical harm (no, no...real harm...not that lawyer kind where you are given your symptoms to recite by rote...). No doubt all will be made monetarily whole, or at least as close as the 'punitive damages' can get to it.
    If the answer to this comparatively small spill event is to spend many many billions of dollars, with the hope of beating Man and Mother Nature at their own games, then it's not much different than the calls for national gun control/confiscation, after people are shot, for the stated purpose of preventing that from happening, too.
    The Ike Dike will/will not happen, but should do so on it's own merits as it might benefit millions of people, if the funds can be found, the engineering made sound, and the enviro extremists get out of the way.

     
  • npappous posted at 1:52 pm on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    npappous Posts: 240

    Funny how your logic gets lost in the conversation when we complain about how much tax money we send to schools across the state while our own schools suffer...

     
  • Bigjim posted at 1:07 pm on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    Bigjim Posts: 360

    What does living on BARRIER ISLAND have to do with flood control and containing spills? This area is what it is so that is not going to change. If we want to reduce cost and impact of spills this might be worth thinking about.
    Flood control is also what the Ike dike would help us with. We would get two positive thing in one package. Why did You say, if you don’t like it leave? When you said “you people” whom were you referring to. The only people talked about in this piece was, Mayor Lewis Rosen , Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson


     
  • cocodrie2013 posted at 12:12 pm on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    cocodrie2013 Posts: 98

    When are you people going to realize that Galveston is a BARRIER ISLAND? Leave, if you don't like it.