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

    4 11.43%
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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 Smeagol View Post
    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.
    Great idea,but the problem here is that the sociopaths here don't want to pay for it.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    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?
    You seem to associating "don't have sympahty" with delighting in suffering. They are not the same thing. I am not rooting for them to be killed, even though the majority of them are Obama loving socialist liberal assholes that mankind and our country would be better off without.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    You seem to associating "don't have sympahty" with delighting in suffering. They are not the same thing.
    You are right,sociopaths don't feel pleasure like normal human beings do.
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    I am not rooting for them to be killed, even though the majority of them are Obama loving socialist liberal assholes that mankind and our country would be better off without.
    So you get to decide who our species should do without?
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    As a taoist I also realize that the ancient chinese "prophets" had more respect,compassion and understanding for their fellow human beings and human nature than you yourself are showing.

    Do you realize the cost of abandoning New Orleans?What about Grand Isle and the rest of Plaquemines Parish.Or any place else that has frequent disasters?
    Miami may not be sinking but it does get hit quite frequently by hurricanes.

    Are you willing to help pay for the cost?
    Where should all those people go?
    You are most certainly not a Taoist if you moved from a place you truly loved to some place else simply to make more money.
    You are also most surely not a Taoist for thinking it's man's right to combat nature and earth in the way we are doing it in New Orleans.

    Stop calling everybody a sociopath for discussing something fundamentally rational.

    Would you build a house inside the crater of a once active volcano?
    Would you build a house on a major floor plain?
    Would you build a house on the slope of a mountain where major avalanches are common at least once a decade?

    Would you move your family into any one of those houses and sleep soundly at night?

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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?
    Yeah, it's completely expendable. Condemn it, get the people out, sink it, no more problems. It was stupid to build a city there in the first place, and it's not like we'll be losing some great cultural center of humanity.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    You are right,sociopaths don't feel pleasure like normal human beings do.


    So you get to decide who our species should do without?
    Narcissism and megalomania.Classic symptoms of a sociopath.
    Nope, I don't decide anything other than for myself. But you seem to think that society has some responsiblity to step and stop natural selection from occurring, I don't. The best way to punish a socialist for being socialist is make them live in a socialist society. Unfortunately, at present in our country, we cannot seperate ourselfs from them and allow that to happen. If someone choses to live in NO, choses not to evacuate for a hurricane and dies as a result of it, I see that as natural selection and we should not interfere with it. If someone choses to live in NO, then providing levies and such is their business and "responsibility", not the rest of the nations.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Yeah, it's completely expendable. Condemn it, get the people out, sink it, no more problems. It was stupid to build a city there in the first place, and it's not like we'll be losing some great cultural center of humanity.
    Gee, go figure, it was the French that decided to build there in the first place.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Gee, go figure, it was the French that decided to build there in the first place.
    Screw the French. This isn't 1718, this is 2012.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Gee, go figure, it was the French that decided to build there in the first place.
    We didn't even need that part, just the bit where the Mississippi passed through. When Napoleon sold the whole thing at such a low price, that should have told us something... ****ing Jefferson.
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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.
    Of course it's an option.

    This isn't the 1700's.

    There are ways of shipping things into and out of the country that don't require the exact geographic location where NO sits now.

    Go a bit farther up river until you find a spot that is NOT BELOW SEA LEVEL.

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