Do you notice these storms including noreasters are pushing sand inland? That should be the start of the beach with a gradual drop off. That's why you're having steep beaches. Unnatural drop off. There's been sand beaches for thousands of years without replenishment.
We are interefering with the natural cycle by building too close too shore. How can people not see this?
Last edited by shark-hunter; Nov 6, 2012 at 06:00 PM.
Pointing out the hipocricy
I don't think building homes interferes with anything. Barrier islands naturally migrate toward the mainland. Somebody can build at the high tide line for all I care BUT they should do so with the understanding that its not wise and they won't be bailed out by the taxpayer if their place gets washed away.We are interefering with the natural cycle by building too close too shore. How can people not see this?
there is none. the ONLY person subsidizing homes is the homeowner via their own money. medicare is taking from everybody to pay for some BY THE GOVERNMENT. Medicare would be ok if that same government would keep the money taken to be used solely for medicare and not other general expenditures.
I have a small condo on CB. If I move back two blocks I'm in the canal. We all know that you can't move a condo. So: 1. The government buys all the condos, hotels, houses and restaurants within two blocks of all east coast beaches, with our tax dollars, and then bulldozes them (where?) and makes parking lots. (Talk about a drainage runoff nightmare.) Or 2. We get rid of the subsidized Flood Insurance Program. Now I, and most of my neighbors, and I imagine a lot of coastal homeowners can't afford the insurance without the subsidy. All of us with mortgages have to have insurance or we would be in default on our loans. Then banks have to foreclose. Now we have tens of thousands of vacant, bank owned properties not providing property taxes. People might not be as likely to build on the coast without the National Flood Insurance Program, but there are a lot of current properties that would be affected by abolishing this program. I've never been a great fan of government subsidies but this seems to be one that I'm a part of...