View Poll Results: Rebuild New Orleans?

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  • Yes - rebuild it every time it's hit

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  • yes - rebuild it, but make this the last time

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Thread: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    Oh silly, ethics don't exist on the internet.
    My bad,I forgot.But from some of the comments I've seen here on this forum,sociopathology does exist.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    What happens to New Orleans is the business of New Orleans, not the rest of us. Franly, I have never liked that town. More welfare slum per square acre than anyplace I have ever seen in the US (I've never been to DC, but hear it is bad also). If they want levies so they can live below sea level, fine, let them pay for them, not the rest of us. Other places that are prone to natural disaster do receive some disaster relief but nothing like a government funded attempt to prevent those disasters. Tornado shelters, earthquake code building, etc, etc are funded by individuals not the government. Recovery in these areas are mostly done on insurance money, not federal aid.

    After Katrina, I always thought the first step in rebuilding the area should of been blowing the levies and then telling the poeple to now build where there is dry land. Of course, since a Hurricane can be seen coming for days on end and is not a "suprise attack by Nature" like tornados, earthquakes, etc and the people were told ahead of time to evacuate, the state even had lots of unused busses it provided for evacutation, then I didn't really support the rescue efforts either. Those people made their choice, they should of had to live (or not) with that choice. Stupidity breeds stupidity, allowing stupid people to eliminate themselves from the gene pool is a good thing, the sooner the better.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    What happens to New Orleans is the business of New Orleans, not the rest of us. Franly, I have never liked that town. More welfare slum per square acre than anyplace I have ever seen in the US (I've never been to DC, but hear it is bad also). If they want levies so they can live below sea level, fine, let them pay for them, not the rest of us. Other places that are prone to natural disaster do receive some disaster relief but nothing like a government funded attempt to prevent those disasters. Tornado shelters, earthquake code building, etc, etc are funded by individuals not the government. Recovery in these areas are mostly done on insurance money, not federal aid.

    After Katrina, I always thought the first step in rebuilding the area should of been blowing the levies and then telling the poeple to now build where there is dry land. Of course, since a Hurricane can be seen coming for days on end and is not a "suprise attack by Nature" like tornados, earthquakes, etc and the people were told ahead of time to evacuate, the state even had lots of unused busses it provided for evacutation, then I didn't really support the rescue efforts either. Those people made their choice, they should of had to live (or not) with that choice. Stupidity breeds stupidity, allowing stupid people to eliminate themselves from the gene pool is a good thing, the sooner the better.
    Is there any wonder why I think a lot of sociopaths inhabit this forum?I wonder if Jesus would have endorsed this sentiment?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    You mean Iberville?The guy who founded New Orleans?So are you saying the people of New Orleans should suffer for it?How about the people of Plaquemines Parish and the Mississipi Gulf Coast?Should they be made to suffer because of the actions of their areas founders.So you live in some Utopia that has never had anything bad happen there?
    Are you seriously trying to blame the predictable miseries of the current population on the area founders from centuries ago? Are you claiming that the current population has no free will? That they have to be herded to safety?
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    That's good to hear.I opened my first restaurant in New Orleans 20 years ago.I met my late wife there.My children were born there.I have lots of fond memories of that city.Me and my family revisit there for Mardi Gras,French Quarter Fest,and JazzFest.

    Sorry all the sociopaths on this forum who delight in human misery and suffering are going to be disappointed that the city wasn't destroyed.
    "Me and my family revisit there..."

    So you moved away from New Orleans?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I happen to absolutely LOVE the city of New Orleans. I would go there in a heartbeat for a vacation providing we were not in the summertime.
    So you wouldn't live there permanently?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    "Me and my family revisit there..."

    So you moved away from New Orleans?
    We moved because my wife was offered the head surgeon position of a major hospital of the city we are currently living in and I just opened up a restaurant there.It's all about business.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    A large coastal city that's actually lower than sea level.
    A place surrounded by levy's to keep water out under normal conditions.
    Prone to hurricane strikes.

    Why do we keep trying to rebuild this place?

    Is it time to let nature have it back?
    I believe areas like that and other areas prone to natural disaster should not be getting anything. If they do get money it should be under the stipulation that the way people build in those areas should be changed.Houses and businesses should never be built below sea level.Houses and business in areas prone to high winds like tornado and hurricane should be built out of reinforced concrete and other materials and building methods designed to withstand high winds.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Umm,exactly how does one,from an engineering perspective,move an entire city to higher ground.And more importantly,are you willing to help pay for the billions,and possibly trillions of dollors that it would cost to do so?
    When it gets destroyed, instead of rebuilding it where it was, you rebuild it somewhere else? It costs the same either way. And as a taxpayer, I already helped pay for the rebuilding they've undergone since Katrina.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Are you seriously trying to blame the predictable miseries of the current population on the area founders from centuries ago? Are you claiming that the current population has no free will? That they have to be herded to safety?
    Not at all.I am pointing out that there are myriad of reasons why people live and stay where they are? Are you saying that a mass exodus/evacuation of over 300,000 people from a major is a simple thing of a matter of free will?Where shall all those people go?What do you suggest oh great and wise ancient philosopher?

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