reply to post by bluemirage5
Plans already under way for Christchurch:
Widespread Energy Ltd: www.raremetalinvestor.com...
It is well worth casting an eye down those articles. Because if an explanation involves a human hand then you need only follow the money trail. Ask
Who stands to profit the most?
Mining is a very controversial topic anywhere. But in NZ it gets tangled further with traditional Maori land land and foreshore rights, and further
complicated by tribal relations, and the question of representation of Maori as a whole identified mostly and unfortunately in the statistics for
disproportionately large numbers amongst the most impoverished Kiwis.
Then there are the giant international corporations being lured to take a bite out of the NZ pie with a supposed trickle down benefit for Kiwis.
The commercial, and lets just say corporate interests at stake here are one aspect of a prioritising profit over people. Evidence of this should be
blatant enough with the Pike River mining disaster earlier. Completely avoidable loss of life, and a total coverup.
In ChCh there is also the very real damage that bloody well should have been avoided. You can rest assured there will be a rush to cover this up
There was a major earthquake event in September last year. Those buildings that collapsed should never have been passed as they were. That much is
obvious after the fact. For the authorities to decide the worst scenario could not happen, that a stronger earthquake would occur, was to totally
ignore what scientists were saying.
Inspection of those buildings that took place following the September 2010 quake should have shown the inadequacy of those buildings. The September
quake was unusual both in its origin and shallow depth. Both made it an extreme threat to ChCh. The known ground base (swamp, sand, silt, gravel bed
and proximity to the sea) on which ChCh is built was an added risk factor that engineers and scientists knew of and warned of the danger. Massive
liquefaction will see the tallest building in ChCh topple in the days to come, unless they can figure a way to bring it down in a controlled manner
My concern with ChCh is driven by associations by one degree. I believe people need to ask themselves why those large buildings filled with people
collapsed completely when others of a similar era and older did not.
I know, I haven't mentioned where I stand on whether this was "human induced". Well, frankly I stand to one side on that question at the moment. One
can only conjecture at this stage. Even though the quakes were very unusual. However, the evidence of "human induced" damage by criminal indifference
and disregard is there for all with eyes to see.
edit on 24-2-2011 by Tallone because: So many words too many mistakes