Dams

So, there’s this dam in California that’s breaking. Oroville Dam, the largest dam in the country — the spillway is damaged (and getting more damaged by the moment), and the emergency spillway is dubious as well.

So 130,000 people have been evacuated. Suddenly, with very little warning.

People who know about these things have been raising warning flags since 2005.

But I guess we have other priorities. Like preventing harmless people from entering the United States. Or deporting other harmless people.

Spending money on the national security state is the one thing we don’t need to ask the question “But where will we get the money to pay for that?”

Everything else, college education, healthcare, retirement, infrastructure — “we don’t have the money to pay for that!”

But if it makes defense contractors or gun manufacturers rich, we have the money, no questions asked. Odd how that works.

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