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SHOULD New Orleans be rebuilt?

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SHOULD New Orleans be rebuilt?

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Or should it be left to die? I know this is harsh...but spending billions to rebuild a fishbowl is insane to me. This will happen again.Mr. P. The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand; the kind you can feel in your heart...Scorsese's "Mean Streets"I came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy PiperEdited by: misterpessimistic  at: 9/16/05 8:37 am
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I agree with you. Building a city below sealevel is moronic.Chris
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I live in Ft Worth and a lot of displaced folks have started coming here. I don't know for a fact what that's gonna do to our local economy, but many folks aren't gonna have jobs around here. So that makes me at least lean toward rebuilding if it's feasible.I've seen some insane engineering feats on Modern Marvels, so I know they can build levees that won't fail. And they could probably turn it into one of the biggest tourist traps this country's got. So I'm not totally against rebuilding. But I would be pissed if they did a halfass job on the levees. And I would expect whatever they built down there to help pay for itself in tourism and tax revenue.
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Well yes, if they do rebuild...one would hope that it would be with enough foresight of the possibility of this happening again that precautions would be a big part of the project...but we are talking about humans...we do stupid things sometimes. As Vonnegut says, our 'big brains' usually lead us in silly directions.I would never live in any area prone to disaster. I want to move to Montana...nothing really bad happens there...although the economy sucks...Mr. P. The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand; the kind you can feel in your heart...Scorsese's "Mean Streets"I came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper
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I don't know how feasible it is, but I think it should be rebuilt as a canal city, along the lines of Venice.
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