Should New Orleans be rebuilt???

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    I am not for throwing public tax dollar away for the sake of "feel good" politics. I don't believe in the current public education system, foreign aid, etc. etc.

    So, the predicament is such, We know that parts of New Orleans are below sea level. And we have this global warming thing going on which seems to be causing issues with hurricanes, etc... Can we, with technology at hand, rebuild New Orleans in such a way that we can be certain it will not get destroyed again in the future??? I understand that certain areas of the levy system did not perform as designed due to construction techniques. What we design as sufficient today, may not be adequate for 20 years from now, , maybe not even five years from now.... Yet, once the money is spent, with the economy in the shape that it is, should we take the risk, roll the dice, and commit to such a large expensive project?
     
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    The simple solution is to, say it with me, privatize, privatize, privatize.
     
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    Those parts of New Orleans, that were under water, and have yet to see work start, and ALL of Ward 9, should be given back to mother nature.

    Anything else is just stupid, and a waste of money, private or otherwise.

    There are parts of New Orleans, that bring in lots of money, and add to the economy of the United States, and supply`s employment for many, that should, and by and large have been rebuilt.

    Let`s keep it simple. :thup:
     
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    Now, by privatize, I did mean that we should just leave it up to private firms to see what they think is worth investing in. If they think they can make money off the underwater areas, let them buy up the land and the levies protecting them. You can bet that private firms will be more interested in protecting their investment instead of squandering funds like the government did.
     
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    Posted by the Hobbit:

    Agreed. :beer:
     
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    Personally I agree. But there should be some help from the local govt. to raise money for the levees. Business could really thrive down there with the cheap real estate. If things were done right New Orleans could be much better than it was. I don't have much confidence in the govt. down here. They'll fuck it up any way they can.
     
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    Mayor Nagin has a solution:

    yesterday I read that he gave a MLK speech and said he wanted the city to be a chocolate city. :afro:
     
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    That's because he wants to get back into office and he knows it's his only chance. The last thing that place needs to be is a chocolate city again. Better that they are scattered around the country than concentrated in one city.
     
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    I know another place that should be rebuilt with govt funds. My house. :)
     
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    By no stretch of the imagination should New Orleans be rebuilt at the present time. The powers to be should go in and implode the tall buildings, burst a few levies, wait a few years, then build on the high ground. That would give the Mississippi river a chance to deposit the much needed silt where it is needed and maybe save some of the so called wet lands further downstream.
     
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