Okay, you gotta read this story http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23809963/. Is there anybody out there who thinks for a minute that if lava comes and destroys these poeple's houses/community that they won't sue either the National Park Service for not telling them how unsteady the volcano really is, or whatever emergency notification system is available for not warning them in time? Here's the thing: just because a volcano hasn't erupted in the traditional way for 25 years, doesn't mean it won't. It's still a freakin' volcano! And just because people can do soemething like build a house on hardnened lava, doesn't mean they should be allowed to.
It sounds so nice, though, doesn't it? Sippin' cocktails, sittin' in the lounge chair, watching the lava ooze towards your driveway. Geez.