EppsNet Archive: Disasters

There’s No Perfect Place to Live

Orange County isn’t in a flood zone like Houston but it may be within range of a North Korean missile . . . Read more →

Thoughts on a Turbulent Flight

I can’t sleep on planes. I’m afraid the damn thing will crash and I’ll miss it.   I don’t believe in anything. I wish I did. It seems comforting to imagine holding the plane aloft with prayer.   I’m not a good person. Why shouldn’t something terrible happen to me? Read more →

The Titanic Effect

The thought that disaster is impossible often leads to an unthinkable disaster. — Gerald M. Weinberg, The Secrets of Consulting Read more →

Airline Pilots No Longer Know How to Fly the Planes

Over the decades, airliners have been built with increasingly automated flight-control functions. These have the potential to remove a great deal of uncertainty and danger from aviation. But they also remove important information from the attention of the flight crew. While the airplane’s avionics track crucial parameters such as location, speed, and heading, the human beings can pay attention to… Read more →

Looks Like You’ve Got Everything Under Control

Originally uploaded by Anthony DeLorenzo Read more →

Twitter: 2010-09-09

RT @fakerahmemanuel: Why leave the White House to be mayor of Chicago? The same reason that guy from White Star got the fuck off Titanic. # Read more →

Don’t Send a Community Organizer to Do a President’s Job

My fellow Americans — I’m angry. Not just because the southern coastline of our nation — including Louisiana, which I purchased from Napoleon in the sweetest deal of 1803 — is being destroyed. Read these pathetic remarks from our president, Barack Obama: The president also implied that anti-big government types such as tea party activists were being hypocritical on the… Read more →

President Nero

Last weeks jobs report tanked the stock market; the president took weeks to assert control of the oil spill that threatens doom on the Gulf Coast — but at the White House the Gatsby-like parties roll on as if happy days were here again. — John Gibson – NYPOST.com Read more →