What if? Long Beach wonders, 'Could i...

What if? Long Beach wonders, 'Could it happen here'

There are 37 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Mar 13, 2011, titled What if? Long Beach wonders, 'Could it happen here'. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

Could a tsunami like the one that devastated Japan happen here? What would happen to Long Beach and surrounding areas? Would the breakwater be enough to protect the ports and the city? Many area residents may be asking themselves these questions as they watch the heart-wrenching, almost unbelievable footage of the death and destruction left in the ...

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James P

Huntington Beach, CA

#1 Mar 14, 2011
If you look at the photos of thriving Long Beach prior to the Big Quake in '33, you will see that we NEVER rebuilt the City to prior glorious standards. Why?
bring it

Torrance, CA

#2 Mar 14, 2011
At this point, I'll take the mass deportation of the millions of illegal aliens trashing this state any way I can. If it means sweeping them out to sea, sounds good to me. It would be a boon for the economy, and a cultural upgrade to the city.
zane salazar

Surfside, CA

#3 Mar 14, 2011
bring it wrote:
At this point, I'll take the mass deportation of the millions of illegal aliens trashing this state any way I can. If it means sweeping them out to sea, sounds good to me. It would be a boon for the economy, and a cultural upgrade to the city.
Once California settled for Jerry Brown and that Harris woman we sacrificed any hope of being saved from the alien invasion. We voted to be less than other Americans.
captain practicle

Chaska, MN

#4 Mar 14, 2011
It could happen here. The main thing is the response. In Japan, they have Japanese. In the US, we have the 2nd amendment.
zane salazar

Long Beach, CA

#5 Mar 15, 2011
captain practicle wrote:
It could happen here. The main thing is the response. In Japan, they have Japanese. In the US, we have the 2nd amendment.
Japan has class, civility, and Community going for them. Californians have side arms and ak47's to keep illegals, gangsters, and "progressives" at Bay to address the chaos after a major crisis.

Maybe voting for Leftists pols who transformed us into a selfish, disconnected, bunch of Losers wasn't such a great idea after all in what remains of our State.
Ocean Ave

United States

#6 Mar 15, 2011
What was going on with that long line of what appeard to be Seismic testing trucks under police escort crawling down Ocean Ave yesterday. At first I thought they were some odd looking street sweepers, but they had some Seismic designation on them and appeared to be doing some type of testing.
Ocean Ave

United States

#7 Mar 15, 2011
Most of Southern Cal is not prepared for disasters, particularly the large low brow inhabitants of LBC. Hell, most do not even have extra water or a flashlight and places like low brow LBC will have more to fear by the caos generated by it's residents.
Susan Rothman

Long Beach, CA

#8 Mar 15, 2011
Ocean Ave wrote:
Most of Southern Cal is not prepared for disasters, particularly the large low brow inhabitants of LBC. Hell, most do not even have extra water or a flashlight and places like low brow LBC will have more to fear by the caos generated by it's residents.
We saw those trucks and wondered why.

One thing is certain, City Halls lust to attract as many low lifes and illegals to infest our City as possible is surely a good move if you are only a Democratic politician but will create a violent killing field on our City's streets when we have a Big Quake.

Many believe that is one of the reasons why most now refer to today's version of Long Beach Democratic politicians as the "enemies within".
Patrick Collins

Dayton, OH

#9 Mar 15, 2011
So, now a discussion of tsunamis has turned into a political *&%# throwing contest. Can't we have an at least semi-intelligent conversation about something serious without bringing politics into it? Guess not.
Ken Olson

Downey, CA

#10 Mar 15, 2011
This is so scarey. These EARTHQUAKES are happening everywhere now. I just got off phone with my mom who is a regional coordinator for the REDCROSS. She told me how the entire county has received high alert for all states. Some areas of California and Texas are on the highest Red Alert. I hope you and family have prepared. There are a lot of companies that have supplies that are military grade and last for years. The ones me and my family are MILITARY GRADE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL AND BEST WAY TO SURVIVE ANY SITUATION IN LIFE IS TO PLAN FOR THE WORST AND HOPE FOR THE BEST(: http://bit.ly/fhoGvO
John D

United States

#11 Mar 15, 2011
Patrick Collins wrote:
So, now a discussion of tsunamis has turned into a political *&%# throwing contest. Can't we have an at least semi-intelligent conversation about something serious without bringing politics into it? Guess not.
You got it wrong, stupid. The question "could it happen here" implies not only a potential tsunami, but it's outcome. The outcome in long beach would be destruction, looting, rape, and murder, because that's what blacks do when disaster strikes, with no exceptions. If you can come up with and exception, please do share. Otherwise keep your stupidity to yourself.
Palos Verdes Est

United States

#12 Mar 15, 2011
In case of an Earthquake centered in LB, the dreaded Tsunami would be the hordes of LB hood rats invading adjacent communities. One poster mentioned they have no clue as to even storing drinking water or provisions to last one day, so they will be out to take it from law abiding types in other communities. Long Beach is already a disaster zone, since 85% of this large city is crime infested and lawless.
Mary Montoya

Huntington Beach, CA

#13 Mar 16, 2011
Who could forget the scenes of minorities looting and pillaging South L.A. while the LAPD just stood there and watched fearing reprisals from racist chicano thug Democratic Mayor Villagairosa.

LA County Democratic voters sure have low standards. Maybe the lowest in America.

Guess when citizens have no values, or personal standards, they can't be expected to elect quality let alone set any positive course for their City.
Korean Town Res

United States

#14 Mar 16, 2011
During the last LA Riot, the Black's looted out of rage and getting back at Whtiey and Koreans, whereas the Latino's looted out of mere opportunity to steal .. most of the looting was by Latinos, although they were not intent on destroying buildings and assaulting non black motorists like the Black rioters were.. there was even a festive attitude among Latinos, but the Black's were damn upset

CNN just last week did a piece on the Rodney King incident and aired extensive videos of the riot and the Korean store owners who were armed and direcftly confronting rioters
Evan B

Huntington Beach, CA

#15 Mar 16, 2011
Korean Town Res wrote:
During the last LA Riot, the Black's looted out of rage and getting back at Whtiey and Koreans, whereas the Latino's looted out of mere opportunity to steal .. most of the looting was by Latinos, although they were not intent on destroying buildings and assaulting non black motorists like the Black rioters were.. there was even a festive attitude among Latinos, but the Black's were damn upset
CNN just last week did a piece on the Rodney King incident and aired extensive videos of the riot and the Korean store owners who were armed and direcftly confronting rioters
When County Democratic pols abandoned all minorities except Blacks and Brown's it redefined their Party as unworthy of any decent, fair minded, L.A. County voter.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#16 Mar 16, 2011
Mary Montoya wrote:
Who could forget the scenes of minorities looting and pillaging South L.A. while the LAPD just stood there and watched fearing reprisals from racist chicano thug Democratic Mayor Villagairosa.
LA County Democratic voters sure have low standards. Maybe the lowest in America.
Guess when citizens have no values, or personal standards, they can't be expected to elect quality let alone set any positive course for their City.
Mary Montoya.

We shouldn't blame the rank and file LAPD cops. Many of them are dedicated individuals who desire to do their jobs. Few of them want to risk the possibility of having Government judges throw them into prison just because they do the job the overburdened taxpaying minority community pays them to do.

I recall, during one of the Long Beach "burn downs" that occurred prior to the revolution, National Guard tanks parked in the middle of Long Beach streets as a means of containment. Subsequently, revolutionary Government politicians have drawn a voting majority of tax eaters into the city and scattered them throughout as a means of maintaining their power. Next time, containment will be impossible.

Ronald
Mary Montoya

Surfside, CA

#17 Mar 16, 2011
Ronald wrote:
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Mary Montoya.
We shouldn't blame the rank and file LAPD cops. Many of them are dedicated individuals who desire to do their jobs. Few of them want to risk the possibility of having Government judges throw them into prison just because they do the job the overburdened taxpaying minority community pays them to do.
I recall, during one of the Long Beach "burn downs" that occurred prior to the revolution, National Guard tanks parked in the middle of Long Beach streets as a means of containment. Subsequently, revolutionary Government politicians have drawn a voting majority of tax eaters into the city and scattered them throughout as a means of maintaining their power. Next time, containment will be impossible.
Ronald
Will Long Beach ever recover? Read about Laura Richardson and you can't deny that Long Beach citizens have a very low sense of self worth and little hope for a positive future for their families or the City. Bright, adult citizens wouldn't elect something like Richardson for dog catcher let alone Congress.

Are we crazy?
Historian

Newport Beach, CA

#18 Mar 16, 2011
Korean Town Res wrote:
During the last LA Riot, the Black's looted out of rage and getting back at Whtiey and Koreans, whereas the Latino's looted out of mere opportunity to steal .. most of the looting was by Latinos, although they were not intent on destroying buildings and assaulting non black motorists like the Black rioters were.. there was even a festive attitude among Latinos, but the Black's were damn upset
CNN just last week did a piece on the Rodney King incident and aired extensive videos of the riot and the Korean store owners who were armed and direcftly confronting rioters
You don't know what you're talking about. Los Angeles was in the middle of a "silent strike" by officers of the entire county, due to their feeling that they were being unfairly criticized by the press and local leaders regarding their dealings with black people. This meant they adopted a "catch and release" program when it came to arresting blacks for just about anything. This went on for many months, the black gangs grew large fast, and the crack dens multiplied. The "riots" were organized gang members and those loosely affiliated with them equipped with cell phones, doing what gang members would do using the Rodney King incident as a "get out of jail free" card. The negroes who beat Reginald Denny went on to commit more crimes because they were gang members. Note that the "rioting" only took place where gangs were in full effect. New York City had zero rioting after the Rodney King event because black gangs were not nearly as organized as in other parts of the country. When reporters would try to interview gang members, they knew to yell "rodney king" and all sins would be forgiven. It was a concerted act by criminals with cell phones, and nothing in any way related to "black rage" unless you add a healthy dose of crack to the mix.
Since the "strike" by police was ended perhaps a year after the Rodney King incident, career criminal blacks were again going directly to jail, instead of being let off the hook by the police, and blacks are no longer an overhanging threat, because most of the blacks who "raged" are now either in jail or dead.
Try doing some research next time, instead of pulling crap out of your ass, after consuming too much CNN. They knew zero about what was going on on the ground in Los Angeles at the time.
Just like you.
Joe Nelson

Surfside, CA

#19 Mar 16, 2011
Historian wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know what you're talking about. Los Angeles was in the middle of a "silent strike" by officers of the entire county, due to their feeling that they were being unfairly criticized by the press and local leaders regarding their dealings with black people. This meant they adopted a "catch and release" program when it came to arresting blacks for just about anything. This went on for many months, the black gangs grew large fast, and the crack dens multiplied. The "riots" were organized gang members and those loosely affiliated with them equipped with cell phones, doing what gang members would do using the Rodney King incident as a "get out of jail free" card. The negroes who beat Reginald Denny went on to commit more crimes because they were gang members. Note that the "rioting" only took place where gangs were in full effect. New York City had zero rioting after the Rodney King event because black gangs were not nearly as organized as in other parts of the country. When reporters would try to interview gang members, they knew to yell "rodney king" and all sins would be forgiven. It was a concerted act by criminals with cell phones, and nothing in any way related to "black rage" unless you add a healthy dose of crack to the mix.
Since the "strike" by police was ended perhaps a year after the Rodney King incident, career criminal blacks were again going directly to jail, instead of being let off the hook by the police, and blacks are no longer an overhanging threat, because most of the blacks who "raged" are now either in jail or dead.
Try doing some research next time, instead of pulling crap out of your ass, after consuming too much CNN. They knew zero about what was going on on the ground in Los Angeles at the time.
Just like you.
It's out fault for allowing Public Employees to Unionize.

Google the LAPD Unions "Drop" program. Unlike Police Officers in most Cities, LAPD are just about fleecing the public...not standing up to illegals blacks, etc. Just typical uber greedy L.A. County Unionistas.
stop unions

San Fernando, CA

#20 Mar 17, 2011
Joe Nelson wrote:
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It's out fault for allowing Public Employees to Unionize.
Google the LAPD Unions "Drop" program. Unlike Police Officers in most Cities, LAPD are just about fleecing the public...not standing up to illegals blacks, etc. Just typical uber greedy L.A. County Unionistas.
No government agency needs to unionize. Doing so pits special interests against the taxpayers, who don't have a voice in the negotiations except via politicians who are allowed to accept campaign contributions from the unions.
It can't be anything but corrupt. Government job unions are a cancer on society, and should be abolished. Start with the teachers unions.

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