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Just Sayin'

It would be a hard question to ask, but maybe others have had the thought---

Wonder if all that emergency resource reshuffling for the Fake Quake on Thursday had anything to do with trouble knocking down these tough fires.

It's good to be prepared---though those of us who work in unconventional spaces don't benefit very much.
But for one, I know for a fact that most of the most vulnerable buildings downtown did nothing for the drill, and two, we give Lucy Jones et al. about a billion a year and they seem no more capable of predicting where and when an earthquake will happen than the roosters were a millennia ago, even after many years of scientists standing over a glorified geiger counter and pinpointing where an earthquake was, but never where one will be.