Front page of the NYTimes today

The Wealthy Get an Extra Shield for Wildfires

OMG the rich are getting special treatment!!! Why, oh why would an insurance company cover extremely expensive homes with fire retardent but not your shack??!!!

Mr. LaPeter, who owns shopping centers and splits his time between Idaho and Maui, said the service might be a security blanket for the rich, but that it was also good business.

“At first I thought, I’ve never heard of an insurance company coming and doing that. But, duh! Of course they should,” he said. “I mean, compare the cost of these guys’ coming out to the cost of replacing a $3 million or $4 million home.”

Mr. Futral weighed in. “Save one $10 million house and it pencils out pretty quickly,” he said. “And there are a lot of nice homes here — Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood.”


Yes FRONT PAGE NEWS!!! I think I’m going to have to start reading other pages.