View Poll Results: Rebuild New Orleans?

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  • Yes - rebuild it every time it's hit

    8 22.86%
  • yes - rebuild it, but make this the last time

    2 5.71%
  • no - it's time to end the foolishness

    21 60.00%
  • other - please explain

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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
    Am I? I thought it was clear that I suggested relocation.
    Where to and what about the poor,the sick and the elderly?Who's going to pay for all that?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    We shouldn't rebuild at all. If the residents of the city want to rebuild, then let them, but whoever thought it was a bright idea to build a city below sea level, was unwise, and it shouldn't be the responsibility of the federal taxpayer to keep paying for someone else's mistakes.
    ^^^^^ this

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    New Orleans is geographically located at the mouth of the Mississippi River, and is therefore one of the most important ports in the United States. Wherever you have a major port, you're going to have a major city. For this reason, choosing not to rebuild it simply isn't an option.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Where to and what about the poor,the sick and the elderly?Who's going to pay for all that?
    A.) They can be relocated as well, no?

    B.) Probably the same people that pay to rebuild the city. Relocation is a one time expense, but clearly rebuilding is not.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    I find some of these reply's quite sad to be honest. One would be forgiven for thinking the object for discussion was an 'old bed' or some other inanimate object......

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So you wouldn't live there permanently?
    I can think of at least five good reasons why I could not live there

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    I absolutely hate hot and humid muggy climates. As a daily long distance runner - it would wreak havoc with me. I think I could live there during the northern winters and be very very happy.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I think you are confusing self-induced human suffering with non-voluntary human suffering. Call me a sociopath all you want, but I just don't have sympathy for people who suffer as a result of their own stupidity. Blame my mother if you want, as a kid, if we did something really stupid, her response to it was "if your looking for sympathy, it's in the dictionary between **** and syphilis".
    New Orleans isn't being destroyed as we speak.The levees are holding out.Why does it seem so many people here seem disappointed at that rather than being thankful that there is no lose of human life?
    Just because people are "stupid" as you people put it,does not mean you should delight in their suffering.Since you by your own admittance have done stupid things,should people delight in your suffering?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    New Orleans is geographically located at the mouth of the Mississippi River, and is therefore one of the most important ports in the United States. Wherever you have a major port, you're going to have a major city. For this reason, choosing not to rebuild it simply isn't an option.
    No fair bringing facts that get in the way of people here hating on their fellow human beings.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    I don't know. Its an amazing city with a lot of history and culture. At the same time I estimated the numbers and if I was right (probably wasn't , the cost to rebuild it would be about $500,000 per resident. If I lived in NOLA and was offered $500,000 to leave and start over somewhere else or stay while Uncle Sam uses that money to rebuild the city for you and your fellow New Orleanians, I'd take the money and get out of dodge. Mom, Dad and two kids would get $2 million to relocate to wherever they want. Who wouldn't?

    Then hand over the city to the a dozen of the top civil engineering universities in America and the US Army Corp of Engineers to bulldoze and smartly rebuild it, if possible permanently fixing the under sea level issues. 10 to 15 years later auction off parcels of it to developers to recoup the costs of buying out former residents and re-engineering costs to the university and the Army.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    I find some of these reply's quite sad to be honest. One would be forgiven for thinking the object for discussion was an 'old bed' or some other inanimate object......

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