posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 06:51 PM
Originally posted by Timcouchfanclub
Well lets talk about the past. How about the fact that the City should have never have been there in the first place. Or that The Mississippi was
redirected to go through NO. The city was destined for destruction a long time ago.
so a great strategical port of a city shouldn't even be there in the first place? i find that quite odd. can i presume your also saying you hold no
compassion to the people who lived in the area because they were silly enough to live in a city below sea level? and if memory serves me right they
are other cities out there that exist that live below sea level and they are doing just fine.
so this city was destined for destruction, i wonder why this administration didn't take heed of this knowledge and stop it's cuts to prevent a large
scale destruction by actually allowing the levees to be finished to it's requested heights, thus avoiding this whole situation in it's entirety.
let's do some math, shall we?
the army corps requested 11 million to maintain and add to the levee system (only got 5)
we have now requested over 50 billion to help reconstruct
see the fatal mistake?
we don't live in a utopian society. some land characteristics have to be worked around to maintain life on it and we as humans are able to create
things to prevent nature's wrath and still live in those places.
this was a failure in many levels, none to be given to the inhabitants of the region because it was a place that, if funded properly, was able to
withstand a catagory 4 hurricane for a few hours with an underfunded system.