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Rebuilding New Orleans

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by LorrieGrace, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. LorrieGrace

    LorrieGrace Member

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    Do you think that New Orleans will be rebuilt? Considering it is a low lying area and there may never be a levee built strong enough, is it a waste of money to do so?
     
  2. KenH

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    NO! It is not a waste of money.

    We have too many refineries, petrochemical plants, etc. to abandon the area.

    We have lots of oil going through there from the Gulf of Mexico.

    The port there is the largest in the U.S. based on tonnage going through it.

    New Orleans must be rebuilt, though it may be smaller.
     
  3. LorrieGrace

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    Can they build it where it is just for business and not for residential use?
     
  4. billwald

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    It would be a waste to rebuild the parts under water. Holland lives behind dikes because that have to. Not because they want to.

    Let the flooded buildings stand. Great fish habitat.
     
  5. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    I would think the residential portion could be pretty much sized down to those who work there, run grocery stores, etc.

    Then we have to find permanent homes for the hundreds of thousands that won't be going back to New Orleans.
     
  6. LorrieGrace

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    I saw a lady at the Astrodome that said she would not be moving back to NO because she is disgusted by how those "terrorist" as I prefer to call them embarrassed her. She said she didn't want to be around that kind of person. Maybe others will have the same idea.

    It is gonna be a mess no matter what. Many prayers are needed, and going up, for those that have been affected.
     
  7. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Amen, Lorrie.
     
  8. Kiffen

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    I will second that Amen.

    I believe NO will be rebuilt but I wonder if it will be a smaller city. Was not Galveston Texas once bigger than Houston until Isaac's Storm destroyed it? (Help me Texans!) It was rebuilt.

    It could be Baton Rouge may be the largest city in La. after this.
     
  9. KenH

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    Yes. Galveston was on its way to being the financial center of that area of the country before the 1900 hurricane.
     
  10. OldRegular

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    Hopefully they will not build on the region that is below sea level. In fact the Federal Government should refuse to fund any construction there.
     
  11. LadyEagle

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    Now that the Supreme Court has changed the eminent domain laws, authorities can legally confiscate all private properties and turn the whole place into a commercial enterprise investment utopia....no more class system in NOLA. Financed, of course, by the US taxpayer, for draining out the water, rebuilding the levees, etc.

    Tell me I'm wrong, please. Surely that can't happen in America. Or can it?
     
  12. church mouse guy

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    You need some rest.
     
  13. OldRegular

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    Nothing should be rebuilt in New Orleans that is below sea level. Levee's cannot protect such a place from the tidal surge of a Level 5 or greater hurricane no matter how wide they build them. It is stupid to build a city below sea level.
     
  14. LadyEagle

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    The President has already said it will be built again, only better.

    They can drain out the water, fill it in and build an investment dream.

    CMG, I do need some rest.
     
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    Fill it in with what? All the lies that will be written about Bush?
    :D
     
  17. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    Fill it in with what? All the lies that will be written about Bush?
    :D
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  18. El_Guero

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    Fill it in before it fills up with water again ...
     
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    Or they could just buy that destroyed property and leave the people to rebuilt on dry land. Then after they fix what can be fixed, they can sell it to whatever industry wants to risk putting up shop there.
     
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    That's the problem with you OldRegular, you lack perspective.
    Building cities below sealevel is fine it simply means proper precautions need to be taken.

    Like many men you think size is everything...
    A dike's success is based on it's strength and not on how thick it is.
     
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