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  •  Rebuild The Skeleton (1+ / 0-)
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    think blue

    Building a city below sea level is stupid.

    Period.

    It was and always will be. So I'm not big on rebuilding. I am, however, sickened by how this is all going to rot, and how there still isn't the support promised before.

    •  Nope (0+ / 0-)

      Building a city below sea level is stupid.

      No. What is stupid is trusting the government to build levees and pumping stations that do what they are supposed to do.

      Without music, life would be a mistake.

      by Cory on Thu May 11, 2006 at 07:55:31 PM PDT

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    •  there's a whole lot of.... (1+ / 0-)
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      phemme texxii

      ....utterly fantastic cities at sea level, no matter how stupid it is...

      The radical invents views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain

      by FemiNazi on Thu May 11, 2006 at 10:18:48 PM PDT

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      •  True (0+ / 0-)

        true, but we dont' often go around building new ones.  The cities around the world that I'm aware of, that are below sea level, didn't start out that way.  NOLA has been sinking for longer than there have been Europeans there, while the city has grown out into the immediate coastal areas.  The question being asked is do we rebuild in a way that repeats the ignorant and disastrous environmental mistakes of previous generations in the name of social equality.  

        history shows..that the party with the tough primary usually wins Bob Casey, Jr

        by Austin in PA on Fri May 12, 2006 at 04:56:06 AM PDT

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        •  we wouldn't be building.... (0+ / 0-)

          ....a new city. we'd be rebuilding a vibrant, unforgettable part of our country's history. and we could rebuild it in a way that would make it safe...

          The radical invents views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain

          by FemiNazi on Fri May 12, 2006 at 08:43:16 AM PDT

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