Originally posted by Kazkek
New Orleans is being rebuilt because New Orleans is all that the people know. How would you feel if a natural disaster occured in your area and the government just decided to forget about your home town. The people there would not have it and would rebuild it theirselves. Right? That is exactly what is happening down here. People who have lived here their entire lives are rebuilding the city. Not the government. Sure the government is helping alot, but the workers and everthing are the people who only know New Orleans.
Originally posted by bettyd643
You folks need to consider a few things. What if San Francisco got hit with the big quake? Should we abandon that too? Or Los Angeles or for that matter the entire state of CA since just about any part of it could be devastated at any given moment.
And what about South Florida much of which is below sea level (more then New Orleans I might add). If this flooded during a major storm would we be discussing abandoning this too?
How much are we willing to abandon because there are dangers involved in living there. Should we all locate to Lincoln Nebraska and just worry about a tornado or two?
If any of you were truly informed about what is going on with the levy investigation you would know that the courts have declared the levy breaks as a man made disaster because of their horrible construction and design by the Corps of engineers. They should have never broken if they had been built even close to the standards we were told they were.
Rebuilding New Orleans is not an option but a MUST unless all of you are willing to start abandoning many other parts of the country as well using the same flawed logic as I've been reading here.
New Orleans is special in so many ways. It makes living in this country under present circumstances tolerable. New Orleans could never be replaced!
Originally posted by Shar
Heres what most people don't know. The environmentalst says nothing should ever be built there cause of so much contamination. The workers themselves have even gotten seriously sick including severe nose bleeds, coughing, etc.... However, the government ignored their warnings cause of the people who wanted to be back there so bad.
Originally posted by Bikereddie
Originally posted by Liquidus
Also, who do you mean by "they"?
I mean 'they' as in the powers that be. Thought i mentioned that before?
Think about things, if this had been a white community, then things would have been a whole lot differant. Look at the all the facts within ATS.