Remember when Eric Cantor attacked USGS funding? Today, a freak earthquake hits his district. Karma?

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    Aug 23, 2011 11:03 PM GMT

    Back in March, after the Japanese earthquake, Eric Cantor defended Republican plans to cut funding from the USGS and warning systems to help in case of a disaster.
    What if we where to experience a disaster like Japan? How prepared are we in our country? Yesterday house republican leader Eric Cantor defended republican proposals to cut spending for the United States Geological Survey, the National Weather Service, and NOAA.
    Government officials predict the closure of as many as 12 NOAA offices – which provide warning services for 30 million Americans. The national weather service budget would be cut by $126 million over the next six months with furloughs at 22 forecast offices. -and shorter work weeks for the storm prediction center and the national hurricane center shall be expected.

    Any local LEPC or emergency coordinator will tell you that the inability for warnings to be disseminated to the public, whether due to staffing inadequacies, radar maintenance problems, or weather radio transmitter difficulties would be disastrous.
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    Aug 23, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    Remember when Eric Cantor attacked USGS funding? Today, a freak earthquake hits his district. Karma?

    Perhaps not Karma, in which I don't believe, but certainly poetic justice.
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    Aug 23, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    ah the irony icon_exclaim.gif
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    Aug 24, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    theantijock saidhttp://www.repentamerica.com/pr_hurricanekatrina.html

    this act of God destroyed a wicked city," stated Repent America



    What they fail to mention is the 1000+ churches that Gawd destroyed in this hurricane. I'm sure he didn't mean to though. And I guess "tornado alley" must have a lot of homosexuals living there because they sure get beat to death by tornados every year.
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    Aug 24, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    The only thing Republicans want to spend money on is war and killing people.
    Why should they spend money on the USGS, when cutting funding can kill more people?
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    Aug 24, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe only thing Republicans want to spend money on is war and killing people.
    Why should they spend money on the USGS, when cutting funding can kill more people?


    Wow, paul, I thought you stayed away from the politics here...that's a mouthful from you. icon_lol.gif

    Not that I disagree.