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Davenport Iowa in full flood
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Apr 27, 2019 13:14:59   #
BobHartung
 
Reminder of years past. Davenport has now broken it's own record for the most days with the Mississippi over flood stage. A 'slow motion disaster'.
Davenport from Centennial Bridge.
Davenport from Centennial Bridge....

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Apr 28, 2019 11:31:01   #
abc1234
 
BobHartung wrote:
...A 'slow motion disaster'.


And I say "moral hazard".

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Apr 28, 2019 12:42:46   #
BobHartung
 
abc1234 wrote:
And I say "moral hazard".


? Sorry, but that does not compute.

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Apr 28, 2019 17:34:23   #
abc1234
 
BobHartung wrote:
? Sorry, but that does not compute.


I will be glad to provide one online definition for you: "lack of incentive to guard against risk where one is protected from its consequences, e.g. by insurance." In other words, the Federal has and may continue to pay for people to resettle in areas with a history or likelihood of a natural disaster through subsidies and insurance. The result is that all taxpayers pay for the shortsightedness of a few. You have a right to live where you want but do not ask the rest of society to pay for it.

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Apr 28, 2019 21:48:15   #
BobHartung
 
abc1234 wrote:
I will be glad to provide one online definition for you: "lack of incentive to guard against risk where one is protected from its consequences, e.g. by insurance." In other words, the Federal has and may continue to pay for people to resettle in areas with a history or likelihood of a natural disaster through subsidies and insurance. The result is that all taxpayers pay for the shortsightedness of a few. You have a right to live where you want but do not ask the rest of society to pay for it.
I will be glad to provide one online definition fo... (show quote)


I think you are over the top. While it looks bad, only the riverfront is flooded, perhaps two blocks in, and then it is stopped by the Hesco barriers. The area that is flooded has no homes. The baseball diamond is being played on today as it is dry with an elevated walkway constructed to allow everyone access.

It sounds to me like you need to get a life and not try to take the moral high ground in this section. I know that you are out of line and should be banned from UHH.

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