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Old 08-17-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Made me really shake my head when several jerks accused the govt. or whomever they had an axe to grind with of deliberately wrecking the levees.
That is like how some people claimed the government purposely destroyed the Industrial Canal levee in the Lower 9th because it was a heavily black neighborhood...but the people who made these accusations didn't do enough homework to realize that if that levee failed it would not only flood the Lower 9th, but also St. Bernard Parish down river, which is one of the whitest parishes in the state.

I nearly died laughing.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Btw, elevation means little when you are talking about a direct hit from a Cat 4 or 5 hurricane. Mobile or Tampa aren't any safer than New Orleans. We just have to pump the water out...but 150 + MPH winds will destroy most anything, flood waters or not.

Plus in 1794-1975, the city was hit by 3 hurricanes in 1 season....fire destroyed much of the city, and a yellow fever outbreak killed 20% of the newly arriave Americans to the city. After the last hurricane the city was nearly empty....and yet people returned.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Btw, elevation means little when you are talking about a direct hit from a Cat 4 or 5 hurricane. Mobile or Tampa aren't any safer than New Orleans. We just have to pump the water out...but 150 + MPH winds will destroy most anything, flood waters or not.

Plus in 1794-1975, the city was hit by 3 hurricanes in 1 season....fire destroyed much of the city, and a yellow fever outbreak killed 20% of the newly arriave Americans to the city. After the last hurricane the city was nearly empty....and yet people returned.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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That is like how some people claimed the government purposely destroyed the Industrial Canal levee in the Lower 9th because it was a heavily black neighborhood...but the people who made these accusations didn't do enough homework to realize that if that levee failed it would not only flood the Lower 9th, but also St. Bernard Parish down river, which is one of the whitest parishes in the state.

I nearly died laughing.
Yeah , but a lot of folks still believe that .
They were told George Bush did it .
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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Do for New Orleans what has been done for Amsterdam. Just do it for crying out loud.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Well, the op was asking about the death of New Orleans, I for one do not believe it's gona die, but the current cost of homeowners insurance for the average working man or woman ain't no joke. Will we eventiuauly get priced out of the New Orleans area is the question that needs to be asked.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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That is occuring everywhere. I used to rent a space in another downtown area for 700 a month and it is now 2300 a month to LEASE that same loft. (entire upstairs of an old building)

That change occured in a decade. People are freakin greedy. The end.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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That is occuring everywhere. I used to rent a space in another downtown area for 700 a month and it is now 2300 a month to LEASE that same loft. (entire upstairs of an old building)

That change occured in a decade. People are freakin greedy. The end.
At least there's one thing I can agree with you on. There are too many people charging renters at least 75% more than what it actually costs them to cover the mortgage/insurance/tax for the rental property.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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At least there's one thing I can agree with you on. There are too many people charging renters at least 75% more than what it actually costs them to cover the mortgage/insurance/tax for the rental property.
Well , that's called capitalism . Something is worth what people will pay for it .
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: southern california
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that is why i no longer visit nor live there.
its no longer just city park, its french quarter--- formerly a "safe" zone.
diversity respecting the rights of the less fortunate and a toned down police force is not working for new orleans.
i think they need to take lessons from atlanta. if you are going to be an AA city you need some new approach.
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