Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Where Would You Rather Be?

Just about wherever one lives in the United States, one runs the risk of being the victim of a natural disaster. Though it's hard to imagine the total devastation of such a large area like we're seeing in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

In the Midwest we have our occasional floods, tornadoes, and the New Madrid fault could produce the big earthquake at any time.

The West has it's wildfires, earthquakes and other seismic events.

The East and Gulf coasts have hurricanes and several other possibilities.

The North has tornadoes, floods and blizzards.

The Southwest has it's droughts, fires and severe heat.

I'm not sure where it's safest to live in our country, but I guess I'll take my chances here in the Midwest. We don't seem to have the extremes of the other places.
Although, we've been close to a couple of tornadoes over the years and it doesn't get much more frightening than that.

Even with all of these disastrous possiblities, would you rather live in any other country? Yes, that's a rhetorical question. I think I know your answer. When's the last time you heard of people flocking to get into any other country in the world?

They're breaking down the doors to get into Denmark? Nope.
They're closing the borders to South Africa? Not a chance.
They are not allowing new immigrants in Russia? Right.
They're fighting to get into Brazil? Give me a break.

With all of our problems...not just the weather...our good ol' America is still where people find the greatest possibility of living out their dream.


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