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  •  Excuse Me??!! (12+ / 0-)

    Anything worthwhile in your diary is overshadowed by the insanely ignorant comment about the flooding.

    Please read up on it a little more before being so cocksure.  There are plenty of diaries right here on this site where you can start.  The people of New Orleans will thank you.

    Adamant is fine, adamant and wrong is just embarrassing.

    •  Then feel embarrassed (0+ / 0-)

      I frankly have no stake in that with you.

      If 4000 peoples' lives have to be ruined so other people can live comfortably then they need to get the fuck off the river.

      •  shouldn't that be the other (4+ / 0-)

        way around? the 4000 get off the flood plain so the couple million's homes don't get flooded?

      •  See the above comments (1+ / 0-)
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        OregonMon

        The people's houses would have been flooded anyway.  This way, it is done in a controlled manner to prevent a disaster that many say would be worse than the flooding caused by Katrina.

        Besides that, all of those farmers were informed, yearly, of the risks of where they lived and knew that in case of flood their area would be a designated outlet for flood waters to prevent a wider catastrophe.

        It's one thing to empathize with the plight of the farmers, it's quite another to buy into the "evil big guv'mint" rhetoric about the decision, which undoubtedly was not an easy one for those who had to make it.  It's easy to be an armchair expert, isn't it?

      •  I come from a farming family (2+ / 0-)
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        Unduna, Boris Godunov

        and some were on a floodplain. My uncles got yearly notices the farms might have to be flooded to save the town and city. If the towns and cities go, where would farmers sell stuff, buy stuff, do their business, etc? Only once did it happen, and it was devastating. But they still farmed in the same spot until the kids didn't want to take over.

        The prospect of losing things like the house generations of your family was born in is bad, but the risks are known and farmers stay anyway. That's the way it has always been, because often the best place for farming is on flood plains, and best place for towns is near farms.

        Honestly, you city kids... ;-)

        P.S. Exxon/Mobil can suck it, flood or no flood.

        "All we are saying is give peace a chance" - John Lennon -7.50, -8.51

        by Rogneid on Mon May 16, 2011 at 10:32:08 AM PDT

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