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Sunday, March 20, 2011
It Rained Outside Therefore 30,000 People Are Without Power
Maybe I'm becoming one of those old geezers who sees the past through a roseate nostalgic haze, but it really does seem to me that infrastructure failure is becoming much more commonplace across the United States. Not only is this worrying on its own terms, but it does occur to me that we should keep such things in mind when listening to corporate flacks assuring us that the smooth function of nuclear plants on earthquake fault-lines of all things is perfectly assured.