About That 'Something Called 'Volcano Monitoring'

'Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington.'
- Governor Bobby Jindal, February 24, 2009

If this video is any indication, both eruptions have the potential to do a lot of damage and it seems to me they're not mutually exclusive. So let's keep an eye on each.

(And spare the fruit fly funding too).

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Why spend money on volcano monitoring when the Internet will do it for us for free?

If a volcano erupts in the middle of the ocean and there is no video camera there to record it, does it make a sound?