Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Let's finish this thought: .."to double down on a dubious hand."

Read: Trump's full speech to the UN General Assembly.  (Vox, 9/19/2017)

Related reading:
Despite Rising Seas and Bigger Storms, Florida’s Land Rush Endures.  (The New York Times, 9/18/2017)
Only, now there is a twist: Florida is no longer the swampy backwater it once was. It is the nation’s third most populous state, with 21 million people, jutting out precariously into the heart of hurricane alley, amid rising seas, at a time when warming waters have the potential to bring ever stronger storms. And compared with the 1920s, when soggy land was sold by mail, the risks of building here are far better known today. Yet newcomers still flock in and buildings still rise, with everyone seemingly content to double down on a dubious hand.

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