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Op/Ed: Beyond Salvage: Was New Orleans Destroyed on Purpose?

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posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:54 PM
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as posted by Majic
Where sofi sees smoke, there is quite often fire, and those who ignore that are likely to get burned.


And we, you and I, do not often disagree on issues and matters, per se,' but I will certainly disagree on this mention by you. The opposite holds true, as well.

Anyhow, classify me as one of "those who ignore" and will allegedly be "likely to be burned", cause quite frankly, I am not buying into this notion of New Orleans being purposely allowed to be destroyed. Reminds me of those who claimed and asserted that 3,000+/- people died in New York on 9/11/2001 "on purpose"....




seekerof




posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:58 PM
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People are losing their homes - and they will NOT be properly compensated. BUT - will developers remove the toxins for their new Yuppie market?

...It all remains a mystery.....


So what's happening with the toxic waste clean-up?

Potential Disaster Looming: Stop the pumps in New Orleans NOW!


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posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 04:08 PM
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So, do we rebuild the shotguns, flops and shacks just like it was before?

Complete with lead based paint?

Who owns the land under these houses?



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 04:41 PM
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seeker, I'm with you. Our gov't didn't allow a city with the economic importance (see my link earlier) of New Orleans to deteriorate in this manner so they could rebuild it and move the port to Houston.

If they are moving the port to Houston, what's the purpose in rebuilding?

Soficow did put it best with his Ratt impersonation. Round and round



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 12:08 PM
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Bulldozers to sweep New Orleans homes away: Residents fighting mass demolition project of hurricane-ravaged houses.



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 12:26 PM
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Why is it so hard to believe?

To be honest, it is looking more and more like the pumps were not taken care of properly.

Who is in office?
Who got the contracts to rebuild?

Two + Two = Four.



posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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they build casinos as 'boats' along the mississippi river, to bypass laws against landbased gambling establishments. they even put moats around them, to ensure they are surrounded by water.
in other parts of the world, houses are built on stilts.

why should new orleans not be rebuilt, except with a few design options that put the houses themselves beyond harm? make them like submarines and boats. batten down the hatches.

sound crazy? so did horseless carriages and flying machines, and tunnels under canals.

just a thought.

of course, these kinds of thoughts are not pursued, as they do not help the powers that be remain the powers that be.

all hail, haliburton, lord of the united states.



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 02:52 AM
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Everyone, say hello to the Louisiana Recovery Corporation.

www.nytimes.com...

It appears that, indeed, the feds are going to spearhead an initiative to turn the city over to corporate interests. Spending 80 billion of taxpayer money on the project is a nice additional kick in the groin, just to let us all know how much we matter.


Who knows, if the people pulling it off were honest and decent, it could really help a lot of Louisiana citizens.

That's a Godzilla-sized 'if'...



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 08:51 AM
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GREAT find WyrdeOne. Thanks


Most of us saw it coming of course.


btw - can you fix that link? Do that thing so it's not so long? Thnx.



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 09:15 PM
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Sofi
Sorry, I didn't get your request until after my edit window expired, and I didn't think to shorten the link when I posted initially. Is it blowing out the screen for you, my browser wrapped the link, so I didn't notice anything amiss. Send up a flare and we'll wait for help from the mods.



And yeah, in response to your comment that we all saw it coming: no doubt. I love the hokey spin of the article, talking about a broad coalition of powerful politicians, black and white, united to help the poor downtrodden people of NO. And the President hasn't signed on yet, but he's deputized some folks who will get the job done.

Oh man...

I never get tired of reading this stuff.



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 12:22 AM
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Since this is an Op-Ed piece, I'll put in my own OPINION that this is a crock. Why? Quite simply because you posted it with a sensationalist title like "Was New Orleans Destroyed on Purpose?" instead of the more accurate "Did the government intentionally neglect New Orleans in the hopes it would be destroyed?" or something of the sort.

Clearly New Orleans can't be destroyed "on purpose" when it was destroyed by a natural disaster beyond human control. But you posted this with the asinine title that you did because you knew it would get more of a reaction than something that was actually closer to the truth.

It kind of screams "hey everybody, pay attention to me and what I've got to say. I'm smart" and I have a tendency to hold your credibility suspect because of it.

It was a hurricane.



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by AlphaMail

It kind of screams "hey everybody, pay attention to me and what I've got to say. I'm smart"


Nah. It screams "read this, it's interesting."




and I have a tendency to hold your credibility suspect because of it.


Your perogative.





It was a hurricane.


Which "destroyed" New Orleans because the funds for maintaining the levees had been pulled - and which may have been (re)directed and enhanced by technologies that were notregulated in the USA until October of 2005.

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