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New Orleans

Postby Beaver » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:15 pm

Sad to see the Big Easy go down the drain. I used to enjoy visits there in Winter. What a mess.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/nationa ... /603782622

""There is no need for panic," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.

10 inches of rain
Within three to four hours on Saturday, as much as 8 to 10 inches of rain fell across New Orleans.
16 drainage pumps out of service
4 of 5 power turbines out of service"

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/10/542606964 ... -more-rain

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Re: New Orleans

Postby gargantua » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:53 pm

I agree that there is no need to panic. There is time for an orderly evacuation. As long as a Category 4 or 5 hurricane doesn't come along this season.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:33 pm

Should not have rebuilt after Katrina.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby Beaver » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:39 am

Good point. Would have saved a few billion dollars, which instead could be used for Mexican wall, bombing N Korea, or given to the rich.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:00 am

Beaver wrote:Good point. Would have saved a few billion dollars, which instead could be used for Mexican wall, bombing N Korea, or given to the rich.

Or something less dramatic, like resettling people above sea level and out of harm's way.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby Cadfael » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:46 am

green union terrace chair wrote:
Beaver wrote:Good point. Would have saved a few billion dollars, which instead could be used for Mexican wall, bombing N Korea, or given to the rich.

Or something less dramatic, like resettling people above sea level and out of harm's way.

Right. Let's try to stay in the real world here, not some highfalutin' science fiction liberal feelgood impossible dream.

Everybody knows how much better off we are when the money goes to the rich and everybody else gets trickled on.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby Beaver » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:22 am

green union terrace chair wrote:Or something less dramatic, like resettling people above sea level and out of harm's way.

I hadn't thought about that. Has resettling like that ever been done in US history? All I can think of are American Indians moved, mostly to Oklahoma, and Japanese moved to camps during WWII.

Resettling 1 million or more from New Orleans would be an interesting task. Where would they go? All in N Louisiana? Would other states take them? What would they do for housing, jobs, schools?

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Re: New Orleans

Postby jman111 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:42 am

There's Gays Mills.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby Marvell » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:44 am

Beaver wrote:Has resettling like that ever been done in US history?


Ironically enough...

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Re: New Orleans

Postby Cadfael » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:05 am

jman111 wrote:There's Gays Mills.

And they used Soldier's Grove thirty years ago as a template.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby Beaver » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Marvell wrote:
Beaver wrote:Has resettling like that ever been done in US history?


Ironically enough...

Interesting finds, but the Acadian expulsion was in Canada and done by the British, so not part of US history. Gays Mills and Soldiers Grove are much smaller than New Orleans.

The USA has relocated Indians in the olden days, like I said. But a modern resettling of a big city like New Orleans has never been done.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby Marvell » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:31 pm

Beaver wrote:Interesting finds, but the Acadian expulsion was in Canada and done by the British, so not part of US history.


I'm not trying to be pedantic...much...but by your logic, the Stamp Act was not part of US history.

Which probably wouldn't fly in any US history class anywhere.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby Cadfael » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:42 pm

Marvell wrote:
Beaver wrote:Interesting finds, but the Acadian expulsion was in Canada and done by the British, so not part of US history.


I'm not trying to be pedantic...much...but by your logic, the Stamp Act was not part of US history.

Which probably wouldn't fly in any US history class anywhere.

There are quite a few people in Louisiana who would beg to differ that the Acadian expulsion was not part of US History.

I mean, Evangeline is arguably Longfellow's most famous work.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby gargantua » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:09 pm

Beaver wrote:
Marvell wrote:
Beaver wrote:Has resettling like that ever been done in US history?


Ironically enough...

But a modern resettling of a big city like New Orleans has never been done.

It doesn't matter. At some point in the next several years, it will have to be done. And it won't just be New Orleans.

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Re: New Orleans

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:56 pm

gargantua wrote:
Beaver wrote:
Marvell wrote:
Ironically enough...

But a modern resettling of a big city like New Orleans has never been done.

It doesn't matter. At some point in the next several years, it will have to be done. And it won't just be New Orleans.

Yup, we could use the practice.


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