Guys, I know that what happened in La Conchita was terrible, but please, please spare us the tortured comparisons to the Boxing Day tsunami. The tsunami killed 200,000 innocent people who had no way of knowing a tsunami was on the horizon, and would have had mere minutes to escape in time if they had. The mudslides killed roughly a dozen people, most of whom were adults who should have known better than to stay in an area well-known for its mudslides when it had been raining nonstop for almost three weeks straight. Like Spoons, I feel terrible for the children who died, but let’s face it: the adults knew what they were getting into. If stating the obvious is blaming the victim, so be it. That doesn’t mean that it’s wrong.