The ‘Big One’ and the Pacific Northwest

 

At odd intervals, I ponder the Cascadian Subduction Zone.

This is a 600-mile-long geological fault in the earth’s fractured crust that lies along the coast of the Pacific Northwest, extending from northern California all the way to Vancouver. The CSZ is a type of fault well-known for causing extraordinarily destructive, 9.0+  megathrust earthquakes. Because the fault lies under a pile of salty H2O, the quake itself will be followed by a huge, catastrophic tsunami. In emergency-prep circles, this one-two punch is known as “The Big One” and … oh yeah. It’s both inevitable and overdue.

Attention Democrat Voters!

 

The New York Times sent out an important signal Saturday regarding an imminent, significant change in the prescribed emotional orientation of the Left.

We will soon be directing y’all to shift the focus of your deepest, darkest, and most fervent loathing from the Donald to DeSantis.

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Serious question sent to me from a leftist friend: “What phrase would you use to mean “the inherent bias of the system toward White people and their culture that leads Black, Indigenous and other People of Color to feel that they must always be watching over their shoulder and usually get the short end of […]

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“Stupidity glories in never yielding to the force of truth; that is how it effects the ruin of anyone who is under the dominion of this monstrous moral fault.  It is a disease proof against all efforts to treat it, not through any fault of the physician, but because the patient himself is incurable.”  City […]

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Everyone has heard of Stalingrad but I had long been vague on why. The placename appears exactly once in Trout Fishing in America, as the final word in a chapter; Richard Brautigan seldom spoke pure nonsense but this was one of the times. I think in a collection of stories by Bruce Chatwin there was […]

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Charles C.W. Cooke is a prolific writer on the subject of guns and the 2nd Amendment. On June 2, 2022,  with the several mass shootings happening is a span of a few weeks, Cooke sat down with Ricochet’s Scott Immergut to review the history and breadth of gun rights in America. Recorded June 2, 2022 […]

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In this episode of No Dumb Questions, Rob welcomes in Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. They talk about Glenn’s new-found career as a podcaster, his rise in academia and his “mixed-marriage” to a Bernie Sanders supporter. NDQ is members-only exclusive webcast where […]

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Historian, author, political commentator and gentleman farmer – that is Victor Davis Hanson. On March 15, Hanson took questions from the Ricochet membership in an hour-long session moderated by former National Review publisher, Jack Fowler. It is a wide ranging discussion starting with Caesar, winding through the Second World War and examining the world today, […]

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Nationally syndicated radio host Erick Erickson joins Ricochet’s Rob Long for an hour of discussion on politics (both nationally and in the state of Georgia), fine food, fine bourbon and fine cigars, plus the necessity of assured safe clearance when teaching teenagers the game of golf. Preview Open

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Salena Zito is a champion of the common man in an uncommon time. She is one of the few reporters that has a finger on the pulse of the American electorate and saw the earthquake that was to be the 2016 election. In this, the fourth edition of No Dumb Questions, Ricochet Editor-in-chief Jon Gabriel sat down […]

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Direct from the laundry room in an undisclosed location somewhere in Ohio, we’re joined by Joel Berry, the Managing Editor of The Babylon Bee. We have a serious discussion of a serious topic – being funny – with a man who knows a thing or two about humorous  writing, our own James Lileks. We go […]

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First and foremost, apologies for the password snafu in last night’s member event. We’re not quite sure how that happened but you can rest assured it won’t happen again. Because of that, the first half of the show this week is deftly handled by host David Drucker of the Washington Examiner (and, of course, In […]

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No Dumb Questions, our new webcast exclusively for Ricochet members (where you get to ask the questions) debuted last night with Rob Long at the helm and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya in the hot seat. We got a lot of great questions – as we have come to expect from our membership. It’s worthy of an hour […]

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