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"99 Years Ago a Hurricane Destroyed Galveston and Our Illusions"
OT? I don't think so:
Beyond the "what if?" particulars of Lone Star geography and socioeconomics, however, Larson discovered in the history of the Galveston hurricane a cautionary tale of scientific tunnel vision and intellectual hubris, of bureaucratic backbiting in the growing federal government and willful disbelief on the part of the local citizenry.
-- Lane Core Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 05, 1999
And...NEVER forget ... Galveston...and the ammonium nitrate ship that leveled the area after WWII.
Ammonium nitrate doesn't need fuel oil to BLOW...Ask also the old timers in the City of Brest in NW France.
-- K. Stevens (kstevens@It's ALL going away in January.com), August 05, 1999.
That was a good article, Lane. The similarities are striking. I even think the blame game is a certainty.
-- Dog Gone (email@example.com), August 05, 1999.