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Preventing the Ultimate Disaster

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Hot Out of Obama’s Office

The nation’s first National Prevention Strategy came out today and it’s a step forward for creating a disaster resilient nation.  What moves us towards a healthier nation moves us towards greater resilience. Where did the distinguished authors and advisors place disaster … Continue reading

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Disasters are Still Bad for You

Today’s New York Times carries an article reporting that reconstruction in Joplin is bringing in new stimulus to the economy On the surface my response is “a- duh”. Dig a whole and then fill it in and call the filling … Continue reading

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National Academy of Science Comments

Some of you have asked what I said today to the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.  They originally asked Alonzo Plough to speak and he, who was not in town today, asked me to represent him.  Here are my … Continue reading

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Will There Be a CBO Backlash?

The ‘resilience movement’ considers partnerships between government and community organizations essential to creating disaster resilient communities. And now some states are going to revoke their tax exemptions and levy new fees on them (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/us/28charity.html). I think PREPostrophiles should examine this … Continue reading

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