floods every 20 years. Hey!!! Let's build a house here!!!
Are people really truly stupid idiots? The answer is: YES
I ask myself this question every year when the fires break out in California. Wealthy and supposedly intelligent people build expensive houses in the hills over Los Angeles and other California cities where the natural vegetation burns periodically. In fact the plants there, called chaparral, are not able to propagate themselves unless they burn periodically
. They have always burned periodically. They dry up every year so that they can burn
. So, to repeat your question: Is this stupidity?
Then I cringe
when I see this on TV and they talk about rebuilding their homes with disaster releif money from US.
The same is true with the wealthy people who build their expensive homes on the outer banks on the eastern coast of the USA. These areas are typically subjected to hurricanes periodically. So, we see in the news coverage how these homes have been swept away again. Why don't they learn? Again you hear about government relief payments to rebuild their expensive homes.
That is taxpayer (our)
money used to rebuild these expensive homes which would predictably be swept away.
Now let's ask your question again. Who is it that is stupid