posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 03:21 PM
Originally posted by amb1063
gimme a BREAK! this one takes the cake. i don't see WHY there would be a need to cover up the deaths..............to what end???
population thinning?????? ggeessshhhh.
sorry i don't buy in to this one at all.
We're not asking you to buy in to it.
If hurricanes like Katrina keep hitting the US every year, killing thousands each time, there will be some serious economic implications ($$$).
Eventually, environmental lobbyists will start demanding legislation that houses be built with better standards to withstand such hurricanes. Similar
to the legislation that requires highrise buildings in Japan to be built to withstand at least earthquakes that are six on the richter scale. Not
only that, the US government will have to divert even more money into building better flood control systems.
On a side note, a high death toll is demoralizing and humiliating. We are the bloody United States for crying out loud. We put people on the moon,
we build nukes that can take out entire countries with one strike. And now we can't bleeping prevent a few people from dying from something that we
saw coming for days!! So much for the pride of America. And it's not like hurricanes is a new occurance. Japan have dealt with typhoons,
hurricanes, and earthquakes for decades.
So that is why the US have to keep the death toll from going public. The one thing the US cannot stand is people laughing at them in their faces.
And don't go into denial, the world IS laughing at us. They may be sending relief aid but not in empathy, but in pity.
Again, with all coverups, there is always economic implications and monetary benefits. I am no civil engineer, but I can only imagine how much it
costs the US per year to maintain its system of canals and dams. The last thing they want to see are lobbyists demanding more spending, with a high
death toll as leverage. Low death toll, simpler problem.
[edit on 5-9-2005 by gabrielleung]