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Anybody who willingly lives below sea level ON THE COAST even,
deserves thier slow hungry death.NO has been warned for years!
that this would happen.I dont feel sorry at all for anyone
there.It's like people who live on a fault line....they are
asking for it.
Originally posted by soficrow
The most successful business strategies are responsive - they adapt and use naturally occurring opportunities to strategic purpose. Think guerilla warfare, Lao Tsu.
New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces
New Orleans City Business June 6, 2005 by Deon Roberts
In fiscal year 2006, the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is bracing for a record $71.2 million reduction in federal funding.
It would be the largest single-year funding loss ever for the New Orleans district, Corps officials said.
I've been here over 30 years and I've never seen this level of reduction, said Al Naomi, project manager for the New Orleans district. I think part of the problem is it's not so much the reduction, it's the drastic reduction in one fiscal year. It's the immediacy of the reduction that I think is the hardest thing to adapt to.
There is an economic ripple effect, too. The cuts mean major hurricane and flood protection projects will not be awarded to local engineering firms. Also, a study to determine ways to protect the region from a Category 5 hurricane has been shelved for now.
The House of Representatives wants to cut the New Orleans district budget 21 percent to $272.4 million in 2006, down from $343.5 million in 2005. The House figure is about $20 million lower than the president's suggested $290.7 million budget.
It's now up to the Senate. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-New Orleans, is making no promises.
It's going to be very tough, Landrieu said. The House was not able to add back this money ... but hopefully we can rally in the Senate and get some of this money back.
Landrieu said the Bush administration is not making Corps of Engineers funding a priority.
I think it's extremely shortsighted, Landrieu said. When the Corps of Engineers' budget is cut, Louisiana bleeds. These projects are literally life-and-death projects to the people of south Louisiana and they are (of) vital economic interest to the entire nation.
Bush plans to start his tour in Mobile, Ala., where he will meet with local officials, fly over the coast by helicopter and visit with those on the ground. He then plans to meet up with Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco in New Orleans, which he will also tour by air and possibly on foot as well, according to White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
Originally posted by blackholebrain
I mean, we all know he *has* to go down there... but NO is quite a different scene than NY after 9-11. He's not gonna find a photo-op with a megaphone and some firefighters in front of the Superdome.
Originally posted by Flinx
I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't rebuild the city. Who would make that decision, and what would they tell the millions of people who want the city rebuilt?
Originally posted by Mayet
I have a thought.. Why doesn't America start an adopt a family situation. T...It is an entirely feasible and workable option instead of having camps set up which can attract disease and crime.
It would take a sacrifice of time and effort on the part of many Americans but it would help rebuild the country and help unify the people into doing something that counts in this world of not caring.
Originally posted by Amuk
In a state of emergency