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.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
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......
Europe is in the midst of disaster, only, they do not realize.
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.
Acme Oyster House was built by God himself. The last time we were there we went to this breakfast place downtown that was rated as one of the best such places by USA today. Nothing fancy just great food. I had etouffee and it was beyond delicious. If I lived there I could see getting that twice weekly.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
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?
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.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011