CRJonBeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Wasn't it Mrs. O'Leary's cow who got that one started? If I'm not mistaken, the cow was frollicking about, setting off movement of the tectonic plates. As the city began to rumble, the cow became nervous and kicked over YET ANOTHER lantern!
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
We're totally unprepared. The San Andreas Fault runs right down the Peninsula, where I live. The City and Peninsula will be the most devastated regions of the Bay Area, but the sad reality is that local governments throughout the Bay Area really haven't done what they need to do to get us prepared. The political bullshit between W. Brown and J. Brown--both of whom are total jackasses--and delays on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, as well as Schwarzenegger's big "you didn't vote for me, so f*** you" to Bay Area residents on funding the construction of the span, are just two examples of how politics has come before preparedness. Local politics here makes me absolutely sick.
It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
Last night,the History Channel was pretty darn negative to almost
completely write off San Francisco when the next quake hits.
Although,I agree,that beautiful Bay Area needs to better prepare,I never saw a TV program to frown so hard on a people's city.
Also in the program:
1)In a act of racism,after the 1906 quake,and beginning the rebuilding
process,the politician's tried to prevent the Chinese community from
returning to SF. But the Chinese,in effect,said to hell
with the city,and rebuilt anyway.Bravo!
2),The SF city politicians, suppress the number of
casualty of the 1906 quake.Even today,no one has a