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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years ago

    Beachfront property within a certain distance of the shore should be public property, and no one should be allowed to build upon it.

  2. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, almost 4 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    “Public property”? You’re not one of them there UnAmerican Socialist/Liberal/Nazis are you?

  3. Mark

    Mark said, almost 4 years ago

    @saywhatwhat

    It finally happened. I can’t tell satire from batshit at this point.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Amen.

  5. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, almost 4 years ago

    What about all the storm surge ruined beaches? how is that bp’s fault?

  6. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, almost 4 years ago

    @Mark

    Amen!

  7. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    Clearly, you don’t pay attention. We pay careful attention to where the money goes and are fully aware of how out of balance spending is – way too much on corporate subsidies and military. We are also aware and concerned about the increasing gap between super-rich and middle class, and about the shrinking size of the middle class. The GOP is the only group interested in taking from the working people.

  8. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, almost 4 years ago

    Taxpayers in Florida regularly get shaken down by rich beach-front property owners for beach “renourishment”, pumping sand from the gulf onto the shore to replace sand washed away by storms.

    We’ve bought and paid for those beaches, only to be denied access to them because we’re not renting or purchasing the adjacent lodgings.

    Now taxpayers in the northeast get to experience the same thing.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    My cousin who died in 2005 was upset when he saw beach houses attached to pilings with galvanized metal strips.
    Didn’t matter, most are not there now, anyway.

  10. Teacher1941

    Teacher1941 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Unfortunity for the Government Doesn’t Work Crowd the reality is at odds with this: http://tinyurl.com/dy8ezcb

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    In California, all beaches are public property to the high tide line. I don’t mind rebuilding beaches — it really helped during Hurricane Sandy — but any beach rebuilt at taxpayer expense should be open and accessible to the public. People with private beaches should pay for fixing them, and should not rely on the government to insure their homes for damage.

  12. JaniceCawyer

    JaniceCawyer said, almost 4 years ago

    to ARodney…Amen to that brother

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Even before “climate change” became debate, every effort developers made to “preserve” beaches, usually only INCREASED the rate of loss! Building on barrier islands, destroying salt water marshes for development, piers, jetties, and other “activities” ignore that component of “Mother Nature” called “geology”. Seashells in the rocks of Mt. Whitney, Mt. Everest, and even Denver, should be a “hint”??

  14. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    “…Beachfront property…public property…” That is the way it is in Hawaii. Communities in the Mississippi River Flood Plain are converting the most vulnerable areas into playgrounds and parks. The shoreline can be engineered to absorb storm surges and save the inland structures. NYC rejected the studies in 2009 as costing too much ($20 Billion). Now, NYC has damage and dislocation greater than $10 billion. It is too bad the voters chose such incompetent representatives.

  15. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “…People who build on the beach should have their heads examined…” MAYBE. They sold the property for a big profit and moved inland. The buyers are the ones lacking in common sense. The Army Corp of Engineers veto sea walls and other protective measures to save Condos on the beach. Now the waves lap at the steps of endangered Condos. Guess what, they can not be sold because mortgage companies will not finance buildings about to be washed out to sea.

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