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Opening Arguments

So long, America

You know, of course, about the top three major disasters predicted by the federal government -- we've now had the terrorist attack on New York City and the New Orleans hurricane, so that means only the San Francisco earthquake is left. But what about the 10 most likely disasters now seen in our future?

Pay special attention to No. 5, the Midwest earthquake:

It has been nearly two centuries since a series of three magnitude-8 quakes shook the then-sparsely populated Midwest, centered near New Madrid, Missouri. Another big one is inevitable. Now the region is heavily populated, yet building codes are generally not up to earthquake snuff.

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