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March 31, 2014

As thousands of area residents are aware, across the nation, federal flood insurance premiums were set to increase drastically....

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mrshubbs

Mar-31-14 12:35 PM

If they want to spend money usefully, get a bunch of scientists working on how to take the salt out of salt water. Then mankind would have all the drinkable water it needs. As far as ocean side property goes, all the decent, normal people have been forced to sell their properties because of either flooding or incredibly high taxes. So let the rich folk build mansions along the beach - they'll all be under water in 100 years or so due to global warming. Time to fire up the barbie.

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 1:26 PM

"Excuse us, but why is it acceptable to use taxpayers' money to help people without enough water - but not to assist those with too much"? One word 'disparity'. Liberals only see the terms 'too much' and 'not enough' and they act, what it may be does not matter; water, money, property, intelligence....you get my point.

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 1:43 PM

Mrshubbs, ahem, the USS Ronald Regan was deployed to Japan to provide fresh water after the ***ashima meltdown. On that ship, seawater is desalinated using reverse osmosis then sent to holding tanks and purified, not distilled, to produce over 400,000 gals of desalinated, fresh, microbe free water per day. Much of our Naval fleet has desalination capabilities, so does the private sector, after all, they invented it quite a while ago.

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 1:53 PM

Yuk, Y U K. Fluke, F L U K E. Fuchsia, F U C H S I A. Fucose,, F U C O S E. Excuse me, just looking for the letter combos the Word Police have flagged.

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 1:53 PM

Hmmm, must be the letter K.

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xsubsquid

Mar-31-14 2:07 PM

How can anyone "disagreee" with MrBob51 regarding desalinization plants? They exist. The Navy and Marine Corp use them successfully every single day. The average 688 class submarine produces up to 10,000 gallons per day all by itself when at sea. Israel currently has lots of such plants, and California is pumping billions into them right as we speak (look up Carlbad Desalinization Plant.

As for another solution to these water woes, rainfall varies across the country. Just as will our highway, electrical and telecommunications systems, have an interconnected series of water pumping pipelines to move water from extremely sodden areas to parched areas would seem quite the beneficial idea.

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Pards13

Mar-31-14 2:19 PM

Some people never get out of Fulton county.

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 2:34 PM

The Flood Ins. program is a lot like obamacare, not enough property owners signing up to make it work so the premiums have to sky-rocket with little more coverage than a good Homeowners policy. That being said, the typical homeowners policy covers 'falling' water, not 'rising' water. A clear and enumerated distinction. So if you live on a flood plain and its raining enough to cause a flood, chop a hole in your roof so 'falling water' damages your home first...then your covered.

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mrshubbs

Mar-31-14 3:15 PM

Great! So then all we need to do is lay big pipes from the ocean to wherever there is too little water, build some desalting plants and turn on the tap. End of problem. Oh wait, Obama doesn't like big pipes anywhere. Must be he has a psychological problem with their shape?.

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Gofigure

Mar-31-14 3:21 PM

And at the same time piping all that seawater inland would lower the level of the ocean and then the high flood insurance rates on oceanfront properties could be lowered and ordinary folk wouldn't have to sell their old shakes to rich people. Sounds like this problem is solved.

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TheArchitect

Mar-31-14 5:36 PM

The Editorial Board has no idea what they are speaking about with respect to the status of the flood insurance issue.

The program is a zero-sum-game, where the partipants, and this can be anyone, but required for home mortgage holders in flood prone areas, purchase insurance to cover the value of their homes should a flood result in damage to the structure. All the money for damages is supposed to be covered from this insurance rate pool. The problem is that billions of dollars more than has been collected in premiums has been paid out to policy holders. Therefore, there is a serious funding gap. The only equitable way to bridge the current and future gaps is to substantially increase the premiums, and this is what will soon happen. Those who benefit from residing near the water will be responsible for the all the flood damages that may occur not those who chose to reside in less flood prone areas.

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Solarguy

Mar-31-14 7:09 PM

I think the Architect explains it well. In addition,the dams are an attempt to solve the problem whereas an insurance subsidy solves nothing.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-31-14 7:47 PM

Give the progressive a chance to spend someone else's money and they will. The do not care where it goes as long as they get to take credit for it going. Spend it is the liberals battle cry!

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MrBoB51

Mar-31-14 7:52 PM

like I said solarguy, just like obamacare. TA said it much nicer than I wanted too. Thanks squid, but don't be surprised. Most low information libs never actually read my posts, they see my name and automatically disagree. Facts ruin their narrative and only makes them call me names. These self-described erudite, sophisticated nuanced libs do not understand erudite, sophisticated multi-layered nuanced sarcasm even when it smacks them in the face, as my last remark demonstrates. They're so much fun.

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Annarondac

Mar-31-14 8:40 PM

There is more going on in the west than what I can write here, but the drought in California is due to a delta smelt. Environmentalists have diverted water away from the breadbasket of California, the size of Rhode Island which is the central valley with thousands of fruit trees, grape vines and other produce dying, to protect a sardine. This year 20,000 people will loose their jobs due to this. Maybe we should start asking the environmentalists to pay for the shortage of water and for unemployment insurance instead of the tax payer.

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Solarguy

Mar-31-14 11:35 PM

I'm sorry but I don't see how a flood insurance subsidy is like the new health care requirements. I'm not trying to argue with you, I just don't see them as the same. To me, if there is a problem with water, too much or too little, you try to fix the problem, you don't subsidize the insurance for when the problem reoccurs.

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MrBoB51

Apr-01-14 8:06 AM

Solarguy, you answered your own question; ' you don't subsidize the insurance'...like obamacare. Don't you find it odd that around 4 out of 5 applicants either require taxpayer subsidies or are shunted into State Medicaid and the young are not bothering to signing up? Or maybe the latest extension that allows the uninsured to get insurance AFTER an illness or accident? After all, no one can't be denied because of a pre-existing condition. Libs are forever screaming about 'subsidies for the rich'. If obamacare had the slightest glimmer of a 'subsidy for the rich, or big oil or big Pharma or ANYTHING but a handout that serves no other purpose than control and votes, libs would be apoplectic by now. Water, resources, information, speech or the environment...it's all the same, progressives will do whatever it takes to attempt control over your life. Do you really want them to succeed?

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Gofigure

Apr-01-14 10:08 AM

Yes! My life is out of control! Libs please take it over for me......NOT!

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