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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:44 PM

A post yesterday brought up the Lac-Megantic disaster:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017550033

I'd completely forgotten about it. A terrible tragedy, without a doubt. Reminded of it, I went to Google Earth to see what Lac-Megantic looked like today.

Using the date slider, I went back to 2006, 7 years before the accident:


Advancing the slider, here's the image immediately following the disaster:


Half of its downtown was decimated. I advanced the slider to the newest imagery:


Their city is gone. I'm still stunned by what I've seen via Google Earth. And thank you to the DUer for reminding us why it's important to maintain regulations in the face of creeping oligarchy. And peace to the Citizens of Lac-Megantic, Quebec. I've never visited your community, but I mourn with you.

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