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NOR­MAL SUR­PRISES

“Pre­dict­ing booms and busts is not a task for peo­ple who want to be right. Too many fac­tors im­pact en­ergy prices and will con­tinue to do so. Price moves have al­ways been er­ratic, and un­pre­dictable events are the norm. In­vest­ing in this busi­ness, or be­ing in this busi­ness, is not for those who want smooth sail­ing. The next sur­prise will be a sur­prise.”

— Com­ment on Chris Tom­lin­son col­umn pre­dict­ing what could be next for en­ergy prices

BIG RE­TEN­TION POND

“I rec­om­mend de­mol­ish­ing all the build­ings and any nearby flooded homes and dig­ging a big re­ten­tion pond for the runoff from fu­ture flood­ing. A park around the pond with a jog­ging track/bike trail would be a plus. Same so­lu­tion for other lo­cal flood­ing.”

— Com­ment on the story by Jenny Deam and Todd Ack­er­man about East Hous­ton Re­gional Medical Cen­ter plan­ning to close after be­ing swamped by 6 feet of wa­ter dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Har­vey

ROAD TO MIS­ERY

“Life will be mis­er­able for us all be­cause of lack of in­vest­ment in in­fra­struc­ture. Time to move or work from home.”

— Com­ment on Collin Ea­ton’s story about an eco­nomic fore­cast pre­dict­ing 70,000 new jobs for Hous­ton in the com­ing year

THE NEXT FLOOD

“The peo­ple buy­ing houses known to have flooded will be first in line to get a gov­ern­ment check the next time it floods.”

— Com­ment on Nancy Sarnoff story about Hous­ton home sales.

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