posted on Jan, 9 2008 @ 05:33 PM
i am responding to the very first few posts... i was just down in New Orleans... stayed at a Camp in St. Bernard Parish... did habitat work in the
lower 9th Ward.. even after 2 and a half years it was real bad..America is better than what i saw.. they need help.. the city of course is fixed,
certain neighborhoods better than some.. but nothing was the same...the experience was truly an eye opening experience... i talked to many local
people.. all having different views and experiences... one man in particular.. who lived and live in St. Bernard's Parish.. right within sight of the
levy, saw the levy break.. he had multiple videos and pictures sent and taken by various people who went through the hurricane and levy break... the
levy did in fact break.. i saw it on video.. many times... and a response to whether or not HAARP caused the hurricane.. i watched a video explaining
the uses and effects of it all... i dont believe it had to do with Katrine.. the piling causes of Katrina began long ago... when engineers in southern
Louisiana decided to control the annual and natural floods with walls, levies, controlled currents and canals... these greatly increased the power of
Katrina's wind and water damage... over a hundred square miles of swamp and wetlands had dissipated because of these unnatural restraints on natures
way... for every 3 miles of wetlands or swamp the high waves of Katrina were cut by a foot... if these lands had still existed, who knows if we'd be
talking about the hurricane still...also the dry and high winds from the dessert and ocean along Africa mixed with the conditions on the Gulf and
surrounding ocean screamed a disaster...so these mixing of conditions is hard to say how/why/when it all began but some of it doesn't seem natural..
it is difficult to pin point these causes but the were without a doubt, there.. also another engineering decision that greatly effected the
monstrosity of Katrina was the Canal built going into the Gulf.. this canal was built straight.. and for one reason.. the straight canal, consisting
of about 73 miles, was built so to allow for the spacecraft and shuttles of NASA to be shipped directly down South to site.. it was a great idea..
right?.. well because it was straight there was nothing to stop or slow the hurling waters from the Gulf.. if it was built zig-zaggin it would of been
i think around 153 miles of curved canal...this would have greatly slowed down the waves and incoming water..also erosion played a huge role...
because of the construction of walls and such mentioned earlier, the natural floods could not occur... these floods brought highly fertile soil into
farms and the wetlands of Louisiana.. it did have a good outcome.. but because they were stopped the rich soil was continually washing away.. hurting
the land and soil itself, but also greatly contributing to erosion.. instead of the soil being placed in Louisiana it was washed out into the ocean..
this erosion hurt the wetlands, ruin trees and natural habitats that had existed long before humans we here, and the natural hurricane retard was
maimed- the wetlands and swamps... all of these factors played a huge role in the cause of Katrina but also intensified its destruction, allowing it
to further protrude the South.. and the levy did in fact break, the lower 9th and surrounding parishes were filled with 2-25 feet of water, and at the
levy the water reached heights of 50-75 feet.. its hard to talk about something that you haven't seen, heard different views and experiences, or been
to... first hand accounts or hearings of these 1st hand accounts are simply the best.. the news filters, often hides, hunt and pecks what will be
said... not to hate on them because they have time restrictions and cant hit everything down there... but Katrina defiantly did