Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Picking Winners and Losers

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, U.S. Rout...
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The Mississippi River is flooding again.  [yawn]  So is the Ohio River. [stretch]  Just as spring follows winter and night follows day, these rivers flood every spring. [snore]

What makes this spring's flooding noteworthy is the fact that it won't be mother nature who decides which river communities stay dry and which get flooded.  It will be the federal government.  It will not be a battle between riverside communities and the rivers, but a battle between two non-adjacent iverside communities themselves with the Army Corp of Engineers as the judge, jury, and executioner.