posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 08:52 PM
I think helmutt already covered this issue earlier today, linking to that same article.
It's a pretty serious situation, to be sure. I, for one, hope the governments of nearby nations are being honest and direct with their citizens, to
alert them to the danger and perhaps even offer relocation assistance. Of course, government agencies are neither honest nor direct in most cases.
One can only hope people realize the danger they're in, so they can make informed decisions.
There's no need to be alarmist per se, but these people should make a choice. They need to decide whether or not they're willing to live in the
shadow of a sleeping, disturbed giant, or if they would prefer the relative safety of some nation not in the gunsights of mamma nature.
I personally am up in the mountains in a tectonically insignifgant area, I'm here because I just happened to have business in the area. Now that
I'm here, I'm quite thrilled with the beneficial timing of my move. The rest of the world seems to be rather unstable, but all I have to contend
with is stray cats and rowdy tenants.
Saftey is an illusion of course, you could get his by a bus or smacked by a falling meteor. But, there is something to say with avoiding obviously
dangerous situations. For example, only a fool jumps the fence into the lion pen and starts a conversation with the nearest ferocious predatory
feline. For the same reason, only a fool would continue to live in areas that are about a half second away (in universal time) from exploding.