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    Why not just build a city on top of Mount Everest? I understand the economic history behind it's creation but, for goodness sake, if you're going to live somewhere, why choose (the blues and jazz can be heard virtually anywhere these days) at a place where the Mississippi splashes into the Gulf and the city itself is under sea-level these days and then be expected to be bailed out by the rest of us?

    All of us taxpayers are going to pay for these folks stupidity of location again. The insurance companies will a bit, and then leave like they did in South Florida. So, it's left to us in the rest of the country to pay for these folks brain cramps.

    Cold-hearted? We've got charities to deal with the 'lives' of those who made these bad decisions or had the misfortune of being born to parents and generations who knew no geography.

    I'm in a business where a lot of my friends will probably go belly-up because of the government's insistance on providing protection for areas like this....that has always been a loser and has caused THOUSANDS of lost jobs as a result.

    This is another one of those catastrophes that is ONLY one because people are putting themself in danger. It's their choice. A bad one. One they chose to make. And one that, apparently, ALL of us will have to pay for.

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    Did you say the same about Florida last year?
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    • #3
      The same shit with Chesterfield. The damn levee is going to break, and we'll all pay.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by DaLode@Aug 30 2005, 01:51 PM
        Why not just build a city on top of Mount Everest? I understand the economic history behind it's creation

        You should have ended your post right there. New Orleans is one of the most important seaports in the USA. It is the drainage mouth of the Mississippi River, which included the Missouri and Ohio in its basin and probably drains a third of the lower 48. People don't live there to play chicken with the weather.

        And, like I said in the other thread, this line of thinking is fundamentally misguided. Every single person on the eastern seaboard and Gulf Coast is at risk of a hurricane. Everyone in the big cities on California's coast are at risk of an earthquake. Seattle lives at the foot of Mt. Rainier, which could blow up and kill them all. And the good people of St. Louis live next to a huge river and very close to its junction with another huge river, one which spilled its banks and created a shitload of damage not all that many years ago. Are all those people stupid?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by SLUBLUE@Aug 30 2005, 04:00 PM
          The same shit with Chesterfield. The damn levee is going to break, and we'll all pay.
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          • #6
            Yes, as I have for 3 decades. Maybe not on this mode of correspondence but, if not, certainly on those who were directly affected by this continuum of geographical ignornace.

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            • #7
              Is there anyplace in the entire country that is not subject to some sort of natural disaster?
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              • #8
                So is it my fault for living on a fault line that is lines for major earthquake someday? Nothing is ever "safe" from anything.
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                • #9
                  Let 'em rebuild, and anyone who chooses to do so should bear sole financial responsibility for their fate. I don't want higher insurance rates or taxes to bail them out.
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                  • #10
                    Arizona is safe, hotter than hell in the summer, but safe...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kah+Aug 30 2005, 03:00 PM-->
                      QUOTE(kah @ Aug 30 2005, 03:00 PM)

                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Lois Lane@Aug 30 2005, 03:04 PM
                      Is there anyplace in the entire country that is not subject to some sort of natural disaster?
                      McRee town.
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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Lois Lane@Aug 30 2005, 03:04 PM
                        Is there anyplace in the entire country that is not subject to some sort of natural disaster?
                        Las Vegas doesn't have hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or rain. I guess we're on some sort of fault plate but I haven't heard about it.

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                        • #14
                          We get an occasional tornado. The last one that did any significant damage was 15-20 years ago.
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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by lasvegasreb+Aug 30 2005, 04:10 PM-->
                            QUOTE(lasvegasreb @ Aug 30 2005, 04:10 PM)
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