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 Verthaine View Post
    Not at all.I am pointing out that there are myriad of reasons why people live and stay where they are?
    Fine. That is then their choice, and the consequences are theirs to bear. I can see helping them out once, but I'm not interested in enabling repeated poor judgment.

    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?
    Simple, probably not. Free will, definitely.

    Where shall all those people go? What do you suggest oh great and wise ancient philosopher?
    I suggest that it is not my obligation to decide, because they are independent (supposedly) and not my herd of cattle.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    I'm still waiting for someone to detail how such a feat can be done and how to,pay for it?
    Port of Houston.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    From a Taoist standpoint, wouldn't allowing nature to take back that specific area of the planet actually save lives and put an end to much human suffering?
    Sure it is,and a taoist would ask,where do you put the people.How do you move that many people without causing human suffering.Seems like a simple common sense question.You seem to have all the answers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Working with nature, and not against it?
    A taoist would understand that there may be a way to work with nature to protect the city rather than wholesale abandoning it just because someone who lives hundreds and hundreds a miles away says they shoud.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    If you truly want to do what is best for people in that area, you would not make it easier for them to stay there would you?
    Wu wei (look it up).I do not live in that area,and neither do you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    If there's a large, starving population living in an area where no food can be grown, and little water is available, would you be helping them by sending them food and water? Or would it be better for all to relocate them to some place where they can grow food and have their own water?
    There are parts of Africa that fit that description.What are you doing to help them?

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Port of Houston.
    That does not answer the question.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Port of Houston.
    Houston is not on the Mississippi River.
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    Re: 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 Verthaine View Post
    That does not answer the question.
    Take the funds you would use to rebuild the city and build one somewhere else.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    That does not answer the question.
    Then you clearly don't know what the Port of Houston is, or does.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    Wouldn't continuously rebuilding a failing area cause more suffering?

    Wouldn't relocating the city lessen that suffering if the city was moved to a more stable environment, one not below sea level?
    I keep asking the same question.How does one move an entire city and who pays for it?
    Why do people keep avoiding that question.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    I keep asking the same question.How does one move an entire city and who pays for it?
    Why do people keep avoiding that question.
    Instead of paying for a reconstruction of the city, take the funds and use them to build a new city, on land above sea level. You need to think long term. Would you rather spend 90 billion every time there's a hurricane, or spend 'X' amount once and build a better, more stable city?
    Last edited by Das Sozialist; 08-29-12 at 04:49 PM.

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