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(Cracked)   Natural disasters are usually all bad, right? Here are 5 surprising upsides to such disasters   (cracked.com) divider line 54
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2013-07-06 11:15:46 AM

Alphax: JasonOfOrillia: Alphax: JasonOfOrillia: Alphax: JasonOfOrillia: Alphax: JasonOfOrillia: I was hoping for more examples of these disasters encouraging people to not live on flood planes, seasides prone to hurricanes or fault lines.

So, they move to deserts then?

Your world has only flood plains, seasides prone to hurricanes, fault lines and deserts?

I guess there's mountain tops, as long as they're not part of the Ring of Fire.

There are plenty of places that are not prone to flooding, earthquakes or hurricanes.  You seem to be making straw-man arguments.  I can only assume that you are trolling.

Project much?

Away from coastal hurricanes, away from rivers that flood; together, that's away from water, period.

You're argument is a straw man argument in that you imply that the only alternative that I offer with my comments is to live in the desert or on a mountain top.  This is simply not true.  Again, there are many places that are not prone to flooding, earthquakes or hurricanes.  These places do not have to be far from water.  If you are near a river you can be up on a hill, for example.

As well, by asking the rhetorical question "Project much?" you imply that I am also using straw man arguments.  How have I misrepresented your position?

There's so many places that you can't name one.

Anyway, it seemed like you entered the thread looking for a way to look down upon people for where they live.  Well, every place is at risk from something, so Mission Not Successful.


You want me to name one?  Alright, Upstate New York not right beside a river.

I did not enter the thread to look down on people for where they live but for examples from the article of natural disasters causing the locals to figure out where they should or shouldn't build homes, bridges, really tall buildings.  I was hoping for that because there are examples of that out there.

But now you've used another straw man argument.  My initial argument was not "to look down upon people for where they live."  My initial argument was a critique about the article not presenting examples of positive policies coming from natural disasters.  Project much?
 
2013-07-06 11:28:47 AM

JasonOfOrillia: You want me to name one?  Alright, Upstate New York not right beside a river.


Still within hurricane range, if not at full strength.

JasonOfOrillia: But now you've used another straw man argument.  My initial argument was not "to look down upon people for where they live."  My initial argument was a critique about the article not presenting examples of positive policies coming from natural disasters.  Project much?


Not really what it came across as.  But this is a Cracked article we're talking about.. I'm surprised it was as good as it was.
 
2013-07-06 12:08:32 PM
JasonOfOrillia: You want me to name one? Alright, Upstate New York not right beside a river.

Still within hurricane range, if not at full strength.


The rare hurricane that makes it that far is dramatically downgraded at that point. I've been through them. They are heavy rainstorms at that point.

Alphax: JasonOfOrillia: But now you've used another straw man argument. My initial argument was not "to look down upon people for where they live." My initial argument was a critique about the article not presenting examples of positive policies coming from natural disasters. Project much?

Not really what it came across as. But this is a Cracked article we're talking about.. I'm surprised it was as good as it was.


So is your criticism of me based on my looking "down upon people for where they live" or on my treating a Cracked article seriously?
 
2013-07-06 05:06:39 PM

JasonOfOrillia: You want me to name one? Alright, Upstate New York not right beside a river.


Blizzards and heavy snowfall in general.

There's nowhere in the world you can live and not be out of reach of at least one disaster.
 
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