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 Kandahar View Post
    Houston is not on the Mississippi River.
    Yeah, you can get to the Mississippi from the Port of Houston. It feeds out into the Gulf of Mexico. It's also the 4th largest port in the US.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    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.
    Having been to New Orleans a few times I cannot even begin to fathom what that would cost - even if you could find the proper location and get the cooperation of everyone involved.

    Any estimates?
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Great idea,but the problem here is that the sociopaths here don't want to pay for it.
    I was operating under the assumption Uncle Sam was committed to paying for the rebuild anyway. Paying citizens to move out instead while creating and educational opportunity for university students to redesign and engineer the place with the latest 21st century infrastructure while maintaining its French Colonial charm without the obstacle of a million people living there while its being redone all at the same cost; actually at a net profit.

    BTW. Everybody does get, not only is NOLA below sea level, its sinking more and more every day, right? Its just a matter of time....
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Houston is not on the Mississippi River.
    True, however it does connect into the Inter-Coastal Canal/Waterway. If shipping fees in New Orleans were at the rate that would be need to maintain that port and maintain the levies, going to Houston then cross shipping over the the river would be much more economical. But then again, anything needing to go onto the river could aslo go to Baton Rouge or even Memphis.

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    True, however it does connect into the Inter-Coastal Canal/Waterway. If shipping fees in New Orleans were at the rate that would be need to maintain that port and maintain the levies, going to Houston then cross shipping over the the river would be much more economical. But then again, anything needing to go onto the river could aslo go to Baton Rouge or even Memphis.
    Yeah, and guess who filled the gap after Katrina and Rita ravaged New Orleans?
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Having been to New Orleans a few times I cannot even begin to fathom what that would cost - even if you could find the proper location and get the cooperation of everyone involved.

    Any estimates?
    I know that Katrina cost us 110 billion dollars in damages and would likely cost that amount again if a similar hurricane hit. Masdar City in the UAE cost roughly 18 billion to support 50,000 people, 1,500 businesses, 60,000 commuters, and a solar plant. If you multiply that to equal the population of New Orleans, the cost is about 414 billion.


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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    I know that Katrina cost us 110 billion dollars in damages and would likely cost that amount again if a similar hurricane hit. Masdar City in the UAE cost roughly 18 billion to support 50,000 people, 1,500 businesses, 60,000 commuters, and a solar plant. If you multiply that to equal the population of New Orleans, the cost is about 414 billion.

    WOW!!!!! That is a whole lot of money.

    Thank you for that information.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    WOW!!!!! That is a whole lot of money.

    Thank you for that information.
    What's the "War on Terror" cost us???????

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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What's the "War on Terror" cost us???????
    Not as much as it would cost us to lose it.
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    Re: How Many Times Should America Rebuild New Orleans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Not as much as it would cost us to lose it.
    Nor as much as it would cost us if we were fighting it here instead of over there.

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