posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 08:30 PM
OP, I understand your perspective on your post. I didn't see the CNN report (can't pick up CNN on the ol' satellite), but as reported by you, it
resonates to me as someone with a "city" perspective. When disasters hit, I think there's a tendancy to measure them in dollars, and based upon
primarily immediate impact. Those cornfields represent, for me, a frightful potential for a bump-up in food shortages, as well as real destruction
of local businesses. IF the real long-term impact of this situation could be truly realized, I think it will translate into serious repercussions,
and not just locally. Drought destroying crops in California, floods destroying crops there. It's all out of whack, and we all have to pick up
the pieces. People there seem to be doing what it takes to put their lives back together, and they seem stand-up -- doing what they have to, working
I think the dollar is a poor measure of how natural disasters affect us.