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Saturday, March 23, 2019

In just the past 12 months, Nebraska floods, Carolina and Florida hurricanes and California wildfires have put military installations in peril, ravaging buildings and doing billions in damage.

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BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How is it a security risk and WTF can the president do about it?

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-23 11:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


You can lead a person to information, but you can't make him read it.

{sigh}

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-03-23 12:34 PM | Reply

And you are a moron lam......... What is the security risk that Trump can fix?

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-23 01:44 PM | Reply


@#3 ... And you are a moron lam.........

Why thank you.

... What is the security risk that Trump can fix? ...

Who said anything about the threat to security being something that can be so quickly fixed?

But for starters, a step in the right direction to slow down the problem's development... maybe Pres Trump could stop trying to transfer maintenance money, allocated from funds to repair such damages, to his pet political projects.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-03-23 02:52 PM | Reply

#4 | Posted by LampLighter

Trump has control over local zoning laws? I don't think so.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-23 06:03 PM | Reply

#1, 3 & 5:

Talk about pissing your pants.

#6 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-03-23 07:31 PM | Reply

Farmers are taking it in both ends thanks to Trump's tariffs and these floods.

Many stored soybeans and wheat in silos hoping prices would rise. Now they're rotting.

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-03-23 08:55 PM | Reply

Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods

This year's flooding of the Midwest could reach epic proportions because the runoff season hasn't even started. That said, occasional flooding is necessary to maintain the fertile soils of our "Bread-basket". It is to our detriment that most nutrients are normally funneled down the Missouri/Mississippi into the Gulf, thus amplifying the "Dead Zone(s)" (see eutrophication). Farmers over-apply fertilizer (because fertilizer is cheap and the soils need to be replenished with nutrients) which really amplifies the problem.

These feedbacks are complex, but we can mitigate them if we can adjust as a society.

#8 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-03-23 11:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hey sniper,

the article is so short it wouldn't take you long to sound it out.

The bottom line: Retired Rear Adm. David W. Titley told the AP that Defense Department officials "by and large know what they need to do, but it's very hard for them to do. White House dynamics are the White House does not want to hear about it."

That's what the POTUS should be doing about it.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2019-03-24 10:38 AM | Reply

The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.

Sounds like leadership is lacking.

It's not exactly a guess as to where these waters are going and roughly when they'll be there.

There shouldn't have been a scramble to save equipment and munitions nor prepare the base for the flooding.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2019-03-24 10:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Talk about pissing your pants.

#6 | Posted by SunTzuMeow

And you know first hand just how that feels. Do the feds have control of local zoning? Look down... you have a huge wet spot.

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-24 07:55 PM | Reply

So according to snipe, there is no national security risk to flooded military bases, towns, cities and States.

#12 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-03-24 10:31 PM | Reply

FYI: When the floods hit in 2011 it was determined that Offutt Air Force Base needed higher levees. The Government is so slow it literally had just got the money to fix the problem this year, they were searching for a contractor, but this flood came before they could get the red tape done on bids.

Yes it is a security risk.

#13 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2019-03-25 07:55 AM | Reply

There shouldn't have been a scramble to save equipment and munitions nor prepare the base for the flooding.

#10 | POSTED BY JPW

The scramble came from lack of being able to get supplies. With the wide spread flooding, bags and sand were in high demand everywhere and they couldn't get it fast enough.

#14 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2019-03-25 07:58 AM | Reply

So according to snipe, there is no national security risk to flooded military bases, towns, cities and States.

#12 | Posted by bayviking

Tell me sweetie pie............... what can be done about it?

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-25 12:05 PM | Reply

Lol... thou doth protest too much.

Basically Snippy's logic here is that there is no National Security threat, because if there was then it would be President Trump's fault. And it CAN'T be Trump's fault so there must not be a threat.

But, he is the only one what has mentioned it being Trump's fault. Yeah... you could make the case that this was probably caused by climate change, but that is a bit of a stretch (mainly because climate change doesn't "cause" things as much as make things more or less "likely"... so it is definitely possible for a flood of this proportion to occur without climate change, so hard to say that climate change "caused" it).

So SOMEONE is overly defensive. Maybe because he acknowledges that absolute incompetence of the current administration, even if he would die before saying it out loud?

Btw... there are some National Security threats that we cannot protect against. That does not make them not threats. And it is sticking your head in the sand political behavior like you are exhibiting (saying its not a threat because we cannot prevent it) that causes (it seems like mainly Republican) governments to be unprepared to deal with these sorts of threats when they actually materialize.

#16 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-03-25 04:08 PM | Reply

Sounds like a local problem that can be dealt with after he pays to fix Puerto Rico and California.

#17 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-25 04:36 PM | Reply

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