Well, Pat Robertson has opened his mouth again. He has predicted that the coast will get hit by storms this year. Look, I have lived in "Hurricane Alley" for eighteen years now. NEWSFLASH: We get hit with storms EVERY year! Predicting storms hitting the coast is like predicting that the sun will rise tomorrow.
I am on the Local Emergency Management Planning Committee for our county. Each year, we have the area director for the National Weather Service discuss hurricane preparedness prior to each hurricane season. Last month, we say charts, graphs, storm tracks, videos, slides, etc. on the CYCLE of hurricane activity. Secular sources are showing how hurricanes tend to have a 25 to 30 year cycle. We just came out of a lull in the cycle and are coming into the cycle of increased activity. Some try to blame this on global warming, others on God.
The tsunami warning, now that is a little different. However, all his quote said was "There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest".
Here is the article.
Another issue I watch in pure puzzlement is the protection of our borders. We can't defend against hurricanes, but we can defend against invasion. Whether it be against terrorist infiltration, illegal immigrants, or a foreign army.
Just yesterday, the US Senate approved a bill to build a wall at the border with Mexico. No, not for the entire 1,951 miles, just 370 miles. That is just 19%, approximately. $3.2 million per mile seems a bit high to me, but then again, it is going to be worth it. $6.2 billion for the entire length still is about double the figure I heard that it would cost earlier, but I still think it is worth it.
I have heard the cries of "show me a 50 foot wall and I will show you a Mexican with a 51 foot ladder". Still, build the damn wall. Patrol with hungry guard dogs. Have tunneling detection devices. Protect the nation. This is a "no brainer".