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Is New Orleans Even Worth Coming Back To?

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posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 09:57 PM
Yes i did make it out at the last second for gustav to find that nothing really happened other than power outages (at least on the WestBank)

But after leaving and Staying in Georgia for a week, then coming back, I started to think.......Why do I live here?

Crime......highest in the nation

Economy........pretty much third world, but we are paying things at an almost New York City rate

Hurricanes.............there never gonna stop, every year is gonna have at least one scare

Politics.........Ray Nagen.......look him up.........It's not pretty

Police.......I already mentioned crime, but this is different, New Orleans has always been known for it's corruption and the cops are the worst, even the cops themselves acknowledge this. and when they try to shaft you who do you turn to?

Culture......Soooo not what it used to be, it's too thug friendly, as in everyones a potential criminal, Black & White, people think it's cool to be a thug, (what happened to the cooler gothy New Orleans?) , so as you can expect education is down the whole . and the food is still good, but that part of the culture never really recoverd from Katrina....(supposed to be one of the worlds food capitals, and all you can get delivered is a freakin pizza!)

I was born and raised in the suburbs of New Orleans, and i have seen nothing but a downword spiral for this area, and i really don't see it getting any better

But what about you?

have you been to New Orleans ? What do you think?

Thats what i would really like to hear

I'm really considering a move out of state (Out of the Country if i could figure the funds out), what would you do if the place you were borne and raised in went to hell?

[edit on 14-9-2008 by MemoryShock]

posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 10:01 PM
Oh and as always I apologize for my terrible spelling

posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 10:02 PM
Should this be in aliens and UFO's? I think you may have put this in the wrong forum.

posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 10:05 PM
wow, your so right, is there any way to move it?

i really did not mean to put it in that section


posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 10:39 PM
I put this in a better category so this one could be closed out

i like aliens and ufo's but this is very off subject for this category

sorry folks, i'm an idgit

posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 10:55 PM
I enjoy talking to people about this very subject of rebuilding New Orleans.

How much money do we have to waste from keeping a city turn back into a swamp? Billions of dollars spent to keep a city, built below sea level, from natural flooding.

I understand history and the economic effects of just abandoning this area and building in a different area. Even filling in the area to make it above sea level would be a short term fix as the whole region is sinking due to natural causes.

Serious thought, not lip service, needs to be given to this problem.

I'd say, cut our loses and lets move on in development elsewhere. Even the French realized they made a poor decision for locating a city back in the 1700's.

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 02:30 AM
Simple as sin folks, move the City upriver, plan it out, plan it right, because with the way Ike looks now, we could be looking at superstorms really soon, and then it will be too darn late.

posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 11:26 PM
reply to post by goukilock

Well i guess they moved it to a better category

works for me

I just hope people keep replying

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 02:25 PM
reply to post by 2stepsfromtop

yeah that seems logical. it's a shame to abandon a city, but the storms and flooding are just going to keep happening then the city's not going to survive in the long term anyway is it?

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 02:39 PM
I left New Orleans in '98 for the very reasons you mentioned.

It really isn't New Orleans' location that's the problem. It's the population.

By the time I left, the New Orleans culture I came to know as a child was just a pale shadow of its former glory.

New Orleans is really no more vulnerable to storms than Galveston or other cities on the coast.

What is different is the city's attitude and it down right sucks.

As the old saying goes, "It's not the heat, it's the stupidity."

[edit on 2008/9/14 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 11:02 PM
Here's just one of the people who made New Orleans a very special place.

Ruthie the Duck Girl dies of cancer at 74

Ruthie the Duck Girl -- a holdover from a time colorful characters were as much a part of everyday life in the French Quarter as beignets and cafe au lait -- has died of cancer at 74.

Ruthie, whose real name was Ruth Grace Moulon, was a French Quarter eccentric who zoomed from bar to bar on roller skates, often wearing a ratty fur coat or wedding gown and trailed by a string of her beloved ducks, died Sept. 6 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, where she was evacuated for Hurricane Gustav.

She had been suffering from cancer of the mouth and lungs, said Carol Cunningham, a close friend who watched over her for nearly 40 years.

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