[Marxism] On the Tsunami

Carlos A. Rivera cerejota at optonline.net
Wed Dec 29 08:20:36 MST 2004

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From: "Les Schaffer" <schaffer at optonline.net>

>> that even
>> imperialist countries would be hard pressed to face un-scratched.
> property: true, life: not so true.

This point is interesting, I must agree my initial skepticism has dissipated 
somewhat as data becomes available, specially as the figures of immediate 
dead approach 100,000.

But there must be something other than infrasctructural capabilites 
influencing this, Cuba has next to none infracstructure, yet survived 
hurricanes that created a lot of problems, even in Puerto Rico there where 
about a dozen dead (I was there at the time). Yet Cuba had no fatalities, 
inspite of a storm surge that move a mile inland in parts. Why?


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