Judge: Corps’ failure led to Katrina flooding

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by CaféAuLait, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. CaféAuLait
    Offline

    CaféAuLait This Space for Rent

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,777
    Thanks Received:
    1,947
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Ratings:
    +2,324
  2. foggedinn
    Offline

    foggedinn VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Messages:
    637
    Thanks Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    65
    Ratings:
    +125
    So what? What is the judge going to do about it? Maybe he'll try to order congress to appropriate funds to the Corp to pay for damages.

    This case and ruling go nowhere.
     
  3. Yurt
    Offline

    Yurt Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Messages:
    25,594
    Thanks Received:
    3,559
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Location:
    Hot air ballon
    Ratings:
    +5,059
    this has to be false...everyone know its all george bush's fault because he hates black people
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 4
  4. Dr.House
    Offline

    Dr.House Lives on in syndication!

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    14,800
    Thanks Received:
    3,482
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Princeton/Plainsboro
    Ratings:
    +3,489
    I know....

    Odd, huh?
     
  5. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    69,687
    Thanks Received:
    10,499
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +16,616


    this sounds too easy,, all the corps need do now is fill that channel up.. then no more floods to worry about.
     
  6. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    83,206
    Thanks Received:
    12,964
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +32,494
    Good. This is what I've been saying all along.
     
  7. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    50,256
    Thanks Received:
    5,924
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +12,597
    The Corps of Engineers failed to build strong enough.

    The Bush administration when told days before the hurricane hit that the levee would fail, failed to act promptly, in fact, failed to act at all.

    After the hurricane hit, again failed to act.

    Sorry, but you fellows are not going to get to excuse that additional example of the rank incompetantcy of the Bush administration in every sphere.
     
  8. blastoff
    Online

    blastoff Undocumented Reg. User

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    14,581
    Thanks Received:
    1,818
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    In a galaxy far far away...
    Ratings:
    +5,595
    Yeah, why else would W have had those explosives planted that blew up the levees protecting the hood? Gee whiz, where's this judge been? What's he got against Spike Lee anyway?
     
  9. Zander
    Offline

    Zander Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    17,945
    Thanks Received:
    6,691
    Trophy Points:
    390
    Location:
    Los Angeles CA
    Ratings:
    +13,771
    The "judge" should ask where all the money to rebuild the levees went over the years. He should try and figure out why the New Orleans Levee Board failed to fix the levees despite being provided Hundreds of Millions of federal dollars over the years. Ask them why instead opting to spend money on fixing failing levees, the blew it on frivolous crap, like the $2.4 million they spent on a "Mardi Gras Fountain". New Orleans is a corrupt cesspool.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  10. geauxtohell
    Offline

    geauxtohell Choose your weapon.

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    15,125
    Thanks Received:
    2,153
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Out here in the middle.
    Ratings:
    +2,155
    I could have told you that.

    As for the "so what", this means that this was a screw up by the federal government. Inept local levee boards didn't help, but maintaining the canals and the MRGO has always been the Corps' responsibility.

    So stop placing 100% of the blame on NOLA.
     

Share This Page