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By Sussel - Posted on 13 September 2005
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Sorry, Sussel. It didn't work. I cant see you. :-D
You may not see me, but I see you have found the light!
It's feeble and flickering, at times giving way to some very dark cynicism and depression, but it's there for all to see if they're willing.
Unfortunately, we still have a very large number who would rather blow out the candle than acquire the insights that are far from pleasant to gaze upon in their totality. It seems that Eliot was right in saying that humankind cannot bear very much reality.
This is worth reposting:
$748M project near breached levee was not for flood control
"...the Bush administration's funding requests for the key New Orleans flood-control projects for the past five years were slightly higher than the Clinton administration's for its past five years. Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, the chief of the Corps, has said that in any event, more money would not have prevented the drowning of the city, since its levees were designed to protect against a Category 3 storm, and the levees that failed were already completed projects."
Money Flowed to Questionable Projects
I think I'd have to concede a point or two on this one. Although it is at least arguable that some resource diversions may have had some impact on the response, I've seen no hard evidence to support the supposition that they significantly affected the city's susceptibility to flooding.
As you say, the system was designed and built for a Cat-3 event and upgrading to Cat-4 would have taken years -- probably a decade or two. There's certainly nothing that I've seen to suggest that the Dems would have taken that step, let alone have completed it in time to make a differnce.
The $748 million canal project was one of many factors that contributed to the scandalous tragedy in New Orleans. And, the story just gets "better."
"Ironically," for years environmental groups have worked against flood control. In 1996, the Sierra Club and other "green" groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers over plans to raise and fortify levees on the Mississippi River. Apparently, for some people, wildlife is more important than human life.
Michael Savage's Disaster Plan
1. No African aid ($15 Billion).
2. No illegal aliens aid – medical & education ($15-30 Billion).
3. Mine low sulfur coal.
4. House displaced people in army bases scheduled for closure.
5. Price controls on gasoline for 90 days.
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