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Old 05-21-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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The problems of New Orleans are very serious. Its a historial American city that was destroyed.
Thats way more serious than illegal immigration.
Let it be rebuilt as fast as possible.
Those section of NO below sea level should; if anything, be restored as wetlands-------otherwise, all residences there need to be built on stilts to keep 'em above sea level.

If you look at an aerial map of NO; its nickname the 'Crescent City' came from when the land area was actually shaped like a crescent------which would correspond with the parts of NO that are at or above sea level.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: California
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Those section of NO below sea level should; if anything, be restored as wetlands-------otherwise, all residences there need to be built on stilts to keep 'em above sea level.

If you look at an aerial map of NO; its nickname the 'Crescent City' came from when the land area was actually shaped like a crescent------which would correspond with the parts of NO that are at or above sea level.
Those happen to be the places where the poorest blacks lived.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Those happen to be the places where the poorest blacks lived.
Your point being?

Many other poor (and not so poor) people of any race/ethnicity live in dangerous locales.

How about Malibu Canyon or along Mullholland Dr in the Los Angeles area? Or would you prefer the road from inland OC to Laguna Beach?

None of the above three enclaves are exactly poor--------but, are at least as dangerous to live in as NO's Lower 9th Ward.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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New Orleans has developed a unique culture over 400 years. For one group to come in illegally and overwhelm it in a couple of years is an unnatural disaster.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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New Orleans has developed a unique culture over 400 years. For one group to come in illegally and overwhelm it in a couple of years is an unnatural disaster.
For every culture and ethic group that Mexican immigrants displace and eliminate is cause for a celebration.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:51 PM
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Location: Denver
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For every culture and ethic group that Mexican immigrants displace and eliminate is cause for a celebration.
That went from a story about a man from Honduras to Mexicans real quick.

Why do Americans just pack up and leave when they see Hispanics moving in?
Why not stay and try to take those jobs back?

I mean we hear all the griping on the internet and digital wars, but I don't see many locals causing a beef with a bunch of Mexicans coming to rebuild their city really fast.

Oh I guess they are allowed to come in and rebuild, just don't stay. Well it sounds like they are doing just that.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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That went from a story about a man from Honduras to Mexicans real quick.

Why do Americans just pack up and leave when they see Hispanics moving in?
Why not stay and try to take those jobs back?

I mean we hear all the griping on the internet and digital wars, but I don't see many locals causing a beef with a bunch of Mexicans coming to rebuild their city really fast.

Oh I guess they are allowed to come in and rebuild, just don't stay. Well it sounds like they are doing just that.
You are not making a strong argument. How are the local gonna take the jobs back when the illegals work for much less and without benefits? The problem is they don't leave. If they did, there wouldn't be millions of illegals in this country.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: California
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New Orleans has developed a unique culture over 400 years. For one group to come in illegally and overwhelm it in a couple of years is an unnatural disaster.
No....it wasnt mexicans that ruined new orleans, it was hurricane katrina. and that was a natural disaster.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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theyre not living there. theyre just going there for the work. and theres lots of work to be done.

Why? If the people of New Orleans aren't interested in rebuilding it, then why should it be rebuilt? Yes it may have been a great American city -- but that's what it should stay -- an American city. Better to have it be a bit smaller but still American than huge and not-American.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Location: California
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Why? If the people of New Orleans aren't interested in rebuilding it, then why should it be rebuilt? Yes it may have been a great American city -- but that's what it should stay -- an American city. Better to have it be a bit smaller but still American than huge and not-American.
Theyre not settlign there. They are just working there for the most part temporarily.
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