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#37 Matt Foley

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:10 PM

Irrelevant if the wetlands are restored along with strong levees.

the dutch have made it work, can the U.S not do the same? or are you admitting the U.S is inferior to the Dutch?


Isn't most of the Netherlands in that situation? Don't know much about them.

Are there parts of New Orleans that are above sea level? If so, how about rebuilding there? Why put yourselves in a situation of having to rebuild all over again? If something happened to New Orleans this summer, there would be no money to do this, anyway.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

there's not an inch of america that's immune from natural disaster. we rebuild.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:16 PM

The French Quarter and parts of Uptown New Orleans are above sea level. They've already started on the '100 year storm' levees this year and they've closed a shipping channel that flooded a whole district of the city. Lots of progress is being made.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:24 PM

The French Quarter and parts of Uptown New Orleans are above sea level. They've already started on the '100 year storm' levees this year and they've closed a shipping channel that flooded a whole district of the city. Lots of progress is being made.


Well I hope nothing like Katrina ever happens there again. But I also hope they are smart about rebuilding there, in case it does.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:28 PM

The 9th ward is done, only 8% of the population there returned. But many other neighborhoods are coming along very nicely, and in some cases better than before.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:46 PM

to be quite honest within our lifetimes we're going to have to triage our coastal cities so we might as well figure out how to do it with new orleans so we don't have to start from scratch with houston, boston, or new york

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:52 PM

Just Houston. The other two are liberal bastions.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:29 PM

to be quite honest within our lifetimes we're going to have to triage our coastal cities so we might as well figure out how to do it with new orleans so we don't have to start from scratch with houston, boston, or new york


lol

Seen the lights go out Broadway
I saw the Empire State laid low
And life went on beyond the Palisades
They all bought Cadillacs
And left there long ago

They held a concert out in Brooklyn
To watch the island bridges blow
They turned our power down
And drove us underground
But we went right on with the show

I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
I saw the ruins at my feet
You know we almost didn't notice it
We'd seen it all the time on Forty second street

They burned the churches down in Harlem
Like in that Spanish civil war
The flames were everywhere
But no one really cared
It always burned up there before

I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
I saw the mighty skyline fall
The boats were waiting at the battery
The union went on strike
They never sailed at all

They sent a carrier out from Norfolk
And picked the Yankees up for free
They said that Queens could stay
And blew the Bronx away
And sank Manhattan out at sea

You know those lights were bright on Broadway
That was so many years ago
Before we all lived here in Florida
Before the Mafia took over Mexico
There are not many who remember
They say a handful still survive
To tell the world about
The way the lights went out
And keep the memory alive


PS leave the Yankees

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:38 PM

Miami will be as screwed as NOLA was if a major hurricane rolls through there.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:45 PM

Are there levees protecting Miami?

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:46 PM

NC/VA are no stranger to hurricanes, which is why i'm always surprised when people here say not to rebuild.

when Isabelle hit here years ago i remember Lousianna DOT coming up to help.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:55 PM

now is the time with jobs in need and % rates are low. build what makes sense for a good price and plan way ahead.