Discussion in 'Current Events' started by NATO AIR, Sep 8, 2005.
I agree with him, let these folks get a new, better life somewhere else, in Texas and other places.
Don't rebuild New Orleans? When the big earthquake hits San Fransico, Los Angles etc. I guess we won't rebuild there. When a cat. 5 hits Houston, Tampa or Miami I guess we won't rebuild there. A large part of the domestic oil that you enjoy is produced and refined here. You want to see eight dollar gas? The entire country of Holland is below sea level yet it has been around for something like 1,000 years. The local, state and federal government created this disaster.
You can't imagine what a slap in the face it is when you go through something like this and you see Americans saying don't rebuild a major American city. The fact is life is dangerous. There is no safe place.
I have family in the area so it it also hard for me to see one say "don't rebuild"
Nature (and global warming)
caused this disaster. Then the govs you refer to screwed up the aftermath with plenty of help from idiotic citizens. Holland is not a fair example because they people there are sophisticated and intelligent. I don't think they'd be raping each other in the soccer stadium.
Tell that to Homeland Security. They want us to believe that if we take off our shoes and don't carry matches and swiss army knives in our briefcases we'll be fine. Now fools are talking about not rebuilding New Orleans for the same peculiarly American sense of entitlement-"Nothing bad should ever happen". Only Americans think this way and it cuts across right/left political lines.
Of course you have a valid link for the global warming claim.
I don't need a link. Our president said global warming is a fact.
1- not worth our tax dollars to completely rebuild a major american city that is BELOW sea level and was never supposed to be built in that area anyway
2- i have no faith the government (local, state or federal) could pull this off in a satisfactory way... unless somehow private enterprise were running this show (and they certainly are, leaving NO for good and going to other places like houston and phoenix).
3- a good amount of the population will choose to migrate elsewhere... especially when reconstruction is slowed continually by health hazards and all kinds of other contaminations.
4- there are just some areas that aren't supposed to be cities, towns, etc etc.... most of them are in the third world, new orleans is just the exception to the rule. let's be honest with ourselves and build a new city somewhere that is viable long-term...
Could you imagine being the Mayor of a major city that was simply abandoned while on your watch?
If they rebuild New Orleans, I have one word of advice.
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