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(SeattlePI)   New Orleans levees aren't ready for another hurricane. Which is okay because this year should be pretty tame. Right? Wrong. EVERYBODY PANIC   (seattlepi.nwsource.com ) divider line
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2006-05-22 02:02:31 PM  
If N.O. fills up again, I'm going to LAUGH MY ASS OFF.

Then cry.
 
2006-05-22 02:02:34 PM  
SUCK IT!
 
2006-05-22 02:02:34 PM  
The levees are ready yet?????? NOOOOOOOOOOO?
 
2006-05-22 02:02:43 PM  
If New Orleans gets flooded out again this year, I'm going to DEMAND that my tax money not be used to rebuild.

If you want to stay in a city built below sea level, you can do it on your own dime.
 
2006-05-22 02:02:44 PM  
Yeah but they have a Mayor who has experiance with that stuff.
 
2006-05-22 02:02:47 PM  
PANIC!!!!
 
2006-05-22 02:03:10 PM  
OMFG!!11! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!1!!!
 
2006-05-22 02:03:13 PM  
(Checks atpgod's profile, decides that anyone so smart must have known about the filter and was just joking, goes about business.)
 
2006-05-22 02:03:14 PM  
simupost!!
 
2006-05-22 02:03:36 PM  
After New Orleans floods completely, the name of the disaster-pic should be "The Drowned City."

It'll really roll off the preview announcer's tongue.

They thought they'd weathered the storm... they lost it all, but they came back... the fools. The stupid, stupid fools.

This fall, visit... The Drowned City.


Coming soon to theaters everywhere.
 
2006-05-22 02:03:37 PM  
Sometimes, my laundry just doesn't come clean with one washing.
 
2006-05-22 02:04:06 PM  
I'm sure Mayor Nagin will use all the chocolate power at his disposal.
 
2006-05-22 02:04:55 PM  
OH THE CHOCOLATARITY!!!1!11
 
2006-05-22 02:05:18 PM  
if you live below water, good luck. hope you have a snorkle!
 
2006-05-22 02:05:18 PM  
I'm guessing this is all part of the plan. Why rebuild the 9th ward if it would just flood again?

Meanwhile, the Mississippi highway will get relocated on top of a rail line that has already been repaired, just to boost some campaign contributors' land holdings.
 
2006-05-22 02:05:19 PM  
/me hopes for a New Orleans Bay.
 
2006-05-22 02:05:52 PM  
i thought that the mayor, when he gave his acceptance speech, said that he had received mucho dinero from the feds. don't tell me that it has been dispensed or p*ssed away already.
i also liked the part where he thanked shrub for his largesse.
it's still a shiathole and the world would be better off without nawlins.
 
2006-05-22 02:06:01 PM  
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
 
2006-05-22 02:06:05 PM  
Not to worry, we'll just pump more billions into rebuilding it yet again. That's how we do things in the United States of Sisyphus.

i4.tinypic.com
 
2006-05-22 02:06:05 PM  
Tyee
Yeah but they have a Mayor who has experiance with that stuff.

ouch. damn.
 
2006-05-22 02:06:25 PM  
Why, exactly, are people HOPING for the destruction of New Orleans?
 
2006-05-22 02:06:34 PM  
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TO IT
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IF YOU TRULY WISH TO BE
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ANYTHING YOU WANT TO, DO IT
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IF YOU TRULY
WISH TO BE
 
2006-05-22 02:07:50 PM  
img400.imageshack.us
 
2006-05-22 02:08:32 PM  
Uhh...anyone read TFA? There aren't usually any hurricanes of consequence until a while into the season. Granted, theyre only building back for a cat 3 so we could still be screwed by another Katrina, so e just gotta get a little lucky.
 
2006-05-22 02:09:02 PM  
jonj1980: it's still a shiathole and the world would be better off without nawlins

What, you don't like drinking Hurricanes and eating crawfish?
 
2006-05-22 02:09:23 PM  
Beemer

Why, exactly, are people HOPING for the destruction of New Orleans?

Because the Saints suck!
 
2006-05-22 02:09:46 PM  
www.fatbastards.nl
 
2006-05-22 02:10:10 PM  
Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border. Take the dirt, raise the levies in New Orleans, and put the Florida alligators in the moat.

Are there any other problems you would like for me to solve?
 
2006-05-22 02:10:17 PM  
img.mtv3.fi

WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!
 
2006-05-22 02:11:29 PM  
No worries, if it fills up again it can really become a chocolate city once more. Right mayor?

www.lshworld.com
 
2006-05-22 02:12:13 PM  
they should not be rebuilding New Orleans. if you accepted government check or insurance check for your properties, they shouldnot be allowed to rebuild in the same spot. same goes for anyone else living in flood plain, unless you are farmer quit being a dumbass and move to higher ground.

Oh an I hear there is some lawsuits about to happen an employment agency got 3 or 4 black males in the city a job doing clean up, paying pretty good. they were on the job a couple of weeks, then the contractors come in with illegal immigrants and told these citizens to beat it, they weren't needed. I am sure many more and 3 or 4 that has happened to.
 
2006-05-22 02:12:23 PM  
But the great courageous American president was down there, and he said he'd make sure the levees got fixed. "As we go into the start of the hurricane season, the levees will be equal or better than what they were before Katrina." -- Great leader, March 8, 2006.

Does the sumbitter doubt our courageous, heroic great leader?
 
2006-05-22 02:13:43 PM  
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!
 
2006-05-22 02:15:02 PM  
Beemer: Cause anyone stupid enough to move BACK into one of the flooded areas before the levees are completly redone is just asking for it. And many also don't want our money to be wasted on fixing the levees and would rather the city just destroy the levees and move the city uphill.
 
2006-05-22 02:15:13 PM  
hughcs: Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border. Take the dirt, raise the levies in New Orleans, and put the Florida alligators in the moat.

SEND THIS MAN A CHECK!!!
 
2006-05-22 02:17:02 PM  
But But.... umm...

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&u=/ap/20060522/ap_on_re_​us/hurri cane_prediction_4
 
2006-05-22 02:17:02 PM  
i3.tinypic.com
 
2006-05-22 02:17:07 PM  
SgtArkie

hey man i heard the same thing on the radio a few weeks back. it seems the chocolate city is going to be the burrito city like the rest of the south western states
 
2006-05-22 02:17:12 PM  
What dey do whe dey make tha choco-late is you take dey co-coa bean ahnd grihnd it up, and den you add some of dey whaite milk...
 
2006-05-22 02:17:42 PM  
After this summer, it will be known as The Chocolate Milk City.
 
2006-05-22 02:18:31 PM  
atpgod: Boobies!

You rarely see a TFer getting pwned by the filter. I assume it's intentional...
 
2006-05-22 02:18:33 PM  
I just realized something. If English is to be our official language we have more troubles than the levee system of NOLA.
 
2006-05-22 02:20:01 PM  
SgtArkie

they should not be rebuilding New Orleans. if you accepted government check or insurance check for your properties, they shouldnot be allowed to rebuild in the same spot. same goes for anyone else living in flood plain, unless you are farmer quit being a dumbass and move to higher ground.

Yeah. Like those assholes who decided to live in San Fransisco. They're living on like 6 faultlines. They should've just scrapped the city after the 1989 quake.

And all those people living in Florida. I don't see why we don't evacuate the entire state, since it gets hit by hurricanes all the time.

Sarcasm for the idiots aside;

Hell. Everyone's freaking out about the upcoming hurricane season. Who's to say another hurricane WILL hit New Orleans, or will come anywhere NEAR NO? It could happen, yes, but it might not.
 
2006-05-22 02:20:08 PM  
George Bush doesn't care about black white people. Fixed it, Kanye. If a city is below sea level, expect the sea to win every now and again.

...the state's demographic information suggests that whites in New Orleans died at a higher rate than minorities. According to the 2000 census, whites make up 28 percent of the city's population, but the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals indicates that whites constitute 36.6 percent of the storm's fatalities in the city.


http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=%5CNation%5Carchive%5C20051​2%5CNAT2 0051214b.html
 
2006-05-22 02:20:12 PM  
Why does God hate the south?
 
2006-05-22 02:20:27 PM  
Actually, I think the citizens might evac this time and the preparation should be better, so it might not have as big of an impact this time. Maybe.
 
2006-05-22 02:20:34 PM  
Beemer, Because they are stupid enough to make a city in an area below sea level, right next to the friggen ocean, a river, and a huge lake.
 
2006-05-22 02:20:52 PM  
Slybri: But But.... umm...

BUUUTTT BUUUTT YOUR LINK GOES NOWHERE!
 
2006-05-22 02:20:58 PM  
uofwi92: If you want to stay in a city built below sea level, you can do it on your own dime.

And where do you propose the shipping that travels by barge to the outflow point of the vast majority of the waterways in the country take place?

Usually, it takes place at the mouth of the river.

You got a better solution?

A large number of civil engineers are intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2006-05-22 02:21:07 PM  
New Orleans in the year 3000:

img.photobucket.com
 
2006-05-22 02:22:05 PM  
Ha! One of the Accuweather blogs is saying that one of the long range Government weather forcasting computer models is predicting a hurricane to hit the Carolinas June 3rd. All decks, brace for impact!
 
2006-05-22 02:22:10 PM  
Dumb: Living in a city below sea level.
Dumber: Moving back to that city after a hurricane wipes it out.
Fark.com: Being surprised when it happens again.
 
2006-05-22 02:25:09 PM  
And where do you propose the shipping that travels by barge to the outflow point of the vast majority of the waterways in the country take place?

I don't know, somewhere a bit farther up the Mississippi river instead of on a bed of silt that's below sea level.
 
2006-05-22 02:26:12 PM  
Deucednuisance [TotalFark]

uofwi92: If you want to stay in a city built below sea level, you can do it on your own dime.

And where do you propose the shipping that travels by barge to the outflow point of the vast majority of the waterways in the country take place?


Well, one would assume that the *shipping* should stay there. But that leaves you with a problem-- who works the shipyards? Without drastic laws to keep people from moving in close to where they work, you're quite right that you'd end up with the exact same problem.

It could be done, by making it illegal to live below sea level in that area, and by moving the city someplace above water and installing a high-speed train to cover the newly-created distance between the workers and their jobs-- ah, screw it.

Replace 'em all with robots.
 
2006-05-22 02:26:27 PM  
mark12A: Ha! One of the Accuweather blogs is saying that one of the long range Government weather forcasting computer models is predicting a hurricane to hit the Carolinas June 3rd. All decks, brace for impact!

Whats that link?
 
2006-05-22 02:26:43 PM  
Skyfrog: I don't know, somewhere a bit farther up the Mississippi river instead of on a bed of silt that's below sea level.

And the keeled vessels that can't go upriver exchange cargo, how?
 
2006-05-22 02:27:37 PM  
They built their homes below sea level. They knew what they were getting into. I say let 'em flood.

/In reality the gov needs to get the levies up to spec because the hurricane flood waters can be held back. What the hell do we pay taxes for anyway?
 
2006-05-22 02:28:04 PM  
raygundan: Replace 'em all with robots.

Finally, someone with some sense posts!

/golf clap
 
2006-05-22 02:28:21 PM  
If it keeps on rainin, levees goin to break
 
2006-05-22 02:29:17 PM  
Wow. One major flood in over 200 years, and everyone thinks we should shut the whole place down. I wonder what your thoughts are on folks who live in earthquake-prone Southern California.
 
2006-05-22 02:29:38 PM  
atpgod - yea... nice one there assclown.

there always has to the "that guy" in a thread... why are you "that guy"?
 
2006-05-22 02:29:58 PM  
They re-elected Nagan; I'm just going to point and laugh.
 
2006-05-22 02:30:45 PM  
Sinistar

/In reality the gov needs to get the levies up to spec because the hurricane flood waters can be held back. What the hell do we pay taxes for anyway?

If you lived in Louisiana up until 2001, to line Edwin Edwards' pockets, presumably?
 
2006-05-22 02:30:53 PM  
Deucednuisance, I propose we spend the money to fill it in with dirt, instead of reconstructing it... again... since it will inevitably need fixing later.
 
2006-05-22 02:33:14 PM  
Nabb1

Wow. One major flood in over 200 years, and everyone thinks we should shut the whole place down.

If they didn't scrap the city after Betsy, they're not going to do it after Katrina.

I say, rebuild the damaged areas bigger and better than before, simply as an afront to God himself!

/did someone hear thunder?
 
2006-05-22 02:34:01 PM  
Nabb1: One major flood in over 200 years

Umm, not quite.

Great Flood of 1927, anyone?

http://www.uwec.edu/jolhm/EH2/Nier/1927%20Flood.htm
 
2006-05-22 02:36:22 PM  
And where do you propose the shipping that travels by barge to the outflow point of the vast majority of the waterways in the country take place?

I'd shut this son of a biatch off, let nature take it's course and make my shipping hub Morgan City.
 
2006-05-22 02:39:17 PM  
Anyone got a link to paradecam?
 
2006-05-22 02:40:37 PM  
*hughcs*

got any plans for world peace?

/you asked...
 
2006-05-22 02:41:15 PM  
Like a really give a shiat what happens to chocolate town.
 
2006-05-22 02:43:20 PM  
Just about every country in the world has a city at the mouth of its largest river. People used to call it defense, now it's called commerce. The city is here to stay, ladies and gentlemen. Get used to it. You'll help pay for it and not like it, but get used to it.

Just for comparison, assume the New Madrid fault decides to shift and creates a good 6 or 7 earthquake. Anyone gonna biatch when the people that live St. Louis and Memphis want to re-build? Or should they re-build in such a way that makes earthquakes cause less damage to structures, just like is done in California?
 
2006-05-22 02:43:48 PM  
Did anyone else get this ad?

cdn.fastclick.net

/With all that water they won't need to worry about forest fires.
//Oh, I said it.
 
2006-05-22 02:45:45 PM  
im from Louisiana...and I FARK NEW ORLEANS.

The ONLY bad thing about New Orleans being wiped off the planet would be the mass exodus of professional welfare artists that would simply disperse all over the place instead of just drowning like they should if there really was any justice in this world.

/volunteered my services as an NP after Katrina
//got shot at as repayment
//let them DIE
 
2006-05-22 02:45:48 PM  
Oh man the submitter's title made me laugh so hard. This is a pretty great thread, I must say.
 
2006-05-22 02:46:31 PM  
and I SAY fark new orleans.

/bad bad BAD typo
 
2006-05-22 02:46:36 PM  
We never should have rebuilt the part of New Orleans that flooded. When towns are flooded out along rivers they get the insurance money but aren't allowed to rebuild below the floodplain.
 
2006-05-22 02:46:46 PM  
Imp not hippy or leftist, I'm a gun loving second amendment loving non-authoritarian centrist anti totalitarian anti authoritarian.
BUT, Louisiana should cede from the federal union. We have spent many times the few billions needed to repair Louisiana while blowing up Iraq. This is total bullcrap. Total.

We pay to set brown people a fire from the air but we cant even repair the infrastructure of our own citizens.

Get this, these people we turned into animals by not taking care of them have flooded into other states and created a huge burden on other state infrastructures.

By not fixing this problem the right way, the fast way, the moral and ethical way, and displacing burden on other stats, the federal government has created a monumental costly failure.

These are US citizens living in squalor to date due to federal monies being diverted to blowing up brown people from the air.

Louisiana should consider not sending one more penny of money to the feds. They have grounds to cede from the Union.

I believe in the US constitution and not illegal case law, the illegal BAR association, the illegal 14th amendment violating existence of "lawyers" a.k.a. barristers, I don't believe a JD is anything more than a degree is quackery, and the constitution did nothing to establish the existence of lawyers.
 
2006-05-22 02:47:28 PM  
Why does nature hate America?
 
2006-05-22 02:52:31 PM  
zeio: These are US citizens living in squalor to date due to federal monies being diverted to blowing up brown people from the air.

HEY HEY HEY

You forgot your violin.
 
2006-05-22 02:52:37 PM  
Is anyone else tired of the "EVERYBODY PANIC" cliche?

The article was merely stating the fact that the levees can't withstand another hurricane. Absolutely nothing was mentioned about a need to panic. Yet farkers seem to like to portray articles like this as fear-mongering.
 
2006-05-22 02:52:51 PM  
img.fark.com

... that's why i'll never live in new orleans again
 
2006-05-22 02:52:58 PM  
Aerial_Jesus: I'd shut this son of a biatch off, let nature take it's course and make my shipping hub Morgan City.

Hey, someone's been paying attention.

Good on yuh.

Now, what about the powerful business interests that have no interest in stopping the diversion that makes their city matter?

I mean, "Do you know what it means to miss Morgan City" just doesn't have the same right, yanno?
 
2006-05-22 02:53:13 PM  
<b> Hollywood Cole</b>

I was able to find one of the blogs in question, the model
for this is weak clearly and even they say so but frankly
things have been so wacky you never know. . .

http://wwwa.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/community_blog.asp?partner=a​ccuweath er
 
2006-05-22 02:53:27 PM  
Just a quick clarification. New Orleans is not only a home and haven to a great many of the friendliest people in the world; it is also a mecca for food lovers and source of much high quality eats. In addition to both of those it is the best deep water port in the gulf of mexico and VITAL to the petrochemical industry. If New Orleans were to disappear, the cost of living in this country would increase dramatically and the state of louisiana would likely fail, damaging the entire economic stablity of the United States. Also It is important to note that New Orleans was not 'built' below sea level, and it is not entirely below sea level, Large portions of the residential areas are in what used to be swamp land. (due to urban sprawl and population growth)

Sure, let's not build one of the most beautiful and historic cities in this country. That's a great plan...
 
2006-05-22 02:53:37 PM  
Hey, zeio, cool your jets. The individual states control, almost exclusively, the right to practice law within their borders. The Federal Courts require a certificate from the highest Court in the State in which they sit showing the practitioner is in good standing to be allowed to practice there.

So, you are right, the Constitution did nothing to establish the existence of lawyers, but it didn't do anything to establish the existence of any other profession either. (Unless you count Senators, Congresspeople, Federal Judges, and President to be "professions".)
 
2006-05-22 02:54:30 PM  
Deucednuisance:

right shoulda been "ring".

Management regrets the error.
 
2006-05-22 02:54:41 PM  
zeio: These are US citizens living in squalor to date due to federal monies being diverted to blowing up brown people from the air.
-------

Quick! Someone call for a wahhhhhhbulance.
 
2006-05-22 02:54:46 PM  
BenKenobi


But did you vote for Nagin in the absentee vote?
 
2006-05-22 02:55:21 PM  
Not sure if anyone pointed this out yet, but, "As we go into the start of the hurricane season, the levees will be equal or better than what they were before Katrina."

Equal?? We saw what happened before. Why on earth would he want them to be anything BUT better?
 
2006-05-22 02:57:07 PM  
Aerial_Jesus


Morgan City is my home town. The main problem with using Morgan City as a shipping hub is that the Atchafalaya river isn't deep enough anymore.

They've diverted the river, and the reduced volume increased sediment deposits, which made the river too shallow.


/this is what happens when people think they can control mother nature...things get all farked up.
 
2006-05-22 02:57:24 PM  
NOLAhd: Hey, zeio, cool your jets.

That is a most unlikely event.

He drove me back to TF: 5 bucks a month, not to have to listen to his spew.

SO worth it.
 
2006-05-22 02:57:43 PM  
During this year's hurricane season, George Bush will be cloistered at the Prairie Chapel working on a speech detailing why RU486 has to become a mandatory "One-a-Day" pill for fundie's everywhere.
 
2006-05-22 02:58:07 PM  
LA270Hunter: BenKenobi

But did you vote for Nagin in the absentee vote?


I didn't vote for either of them... and that's really saying something since I'm related to Mitch Landrieu.

I didn't participate in the New Orleans election because that would be cheating.
 
2006-05-22 02:59:43 PM  
mistaxe

Not sure if anyone pointed this out yet, but, "As we go into the start of the hurricane season, the levees will be equal or better than what they were before Katrina."

Equal?? We saw what happened before. Why on earth would he want them to be anything BUT better?


Equal > Less than

/"Given the choice between slim and none, I'll take slim anyday."
//William T. Riker for mayor!
 
2006-05-22 03:00:39 PM  
atpgod


needs to be banned.
 
2006-05-22 03:01:59 PM  
rds.yahoo.com

Needs more Panic in NOLA
 
2006-05-22 03:04:08 PM  
myspace-081.vo.llnwd.net


LOL! fr00t l00ps!
 
2006-05-22 03:05:04 PM  
Boobies!

HA! LAST POST!
 
2006-05-22 03:05:42 PM  
damn... it didn't work
 
2006-05-22 03:05:49 PM  
hughcs

Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border. Take the dirt, raise the levies in New Orleans, and put the Florida alligators in the moat.

I love you.

Are there any other problems you would like for me to solve?

Ugly people!
 
2006-05-22 03:11:52 PM  
uofwi92


If New Orleans gets flooded out again this year, I'm going to DEMAND that my tax money not be used to rebuild.

If you want to stay in a city built below sea level, you can do it on your own dime.


No kidding. They should pass out Darwin Special Mentions for people who live below sea level in Hurricane Alley.

Sure, we get tornadoes in the Midwest (though not so much here in Ohio), but they're smaller and do less damage overall.

And I've been hearing that 2006 will be a busier year than '05. Who knows, we may actually get through the Greek alphabet this year!
 
2006-05-22 03:14:08 PM  
bigwoody


Uhh...anyone read TFA? There aren't usually any hurricanes of consequence until a while into the season. Granted, theyre only building back for a cat 3 so we could still be screwed by another Katrina, so e just gotta get a little lucky.


Hey, we had Zeta post-season last year. Who's to say we can't get a Cat 5 on May 30?

/just saying
//weather doesn't always go by man's rules
 
2006-05-22 03:29:02 PM  
PRAY FOR OMARION
 
Ral
2006-05-22 03:29:07 PM  
Beemer
Why, exactly, are people HOPING for the destruction of New Orleans?

Because maybe THEN people will give up on the idea of trying to rebuild a city that sits below sea level and has totally insufficient levees and drainage. That idiot mayor Nagin is going to allow people to rebuild anywhere they want.

If there was ever a chance to fix a colossally bad city plan, it's now, and are they going to do it? Nope. They're going to let it go back the way it was so thousands more people can die in the next big hurricane.

Maybe this season will bring a big one down there soon, and destroy the New Orleans area totally, eliminating any hope of resettling there with the exception of the supertanker port.

/feels very bad for the innocent folks along the gulf shore to the east and west.
 
2006-05-22 03:37:28 PM  
Ral:

Why do you hate the 600,000 people who live in the surrounding suburbs and didn't flood?

Do you want your tax dollars to be used to buy my house, and relocate my family and business to somewhere else?

San Jose? Pot, meet Kettle.
 
2006-05-22 03:39:20 PM  
Not to worry. FEMA will take care of them.
 
2006-05-22 03:41:02 PM  
This is why I live in a landlocked state.

/Lives in Montana.
/So I'll either be killed by earthquake,volcano, or out of control forest fire.
 
2006-05-22 03:42:03 PM  
Ral

Those are pretty big words for someone who lives near not one but SIX faultlines.
 
2006-05-22 03:43:43 PM  
Bush is unlikely to bomb the levees 2 years in a row.
 
2006-05-22 03:45:19 PM  
Boobies!
 
2006-05-22 03:46:23 PM  
zeio

Your trolling right?
 
2006-05-22 03:48:01 PM  
Beemer: Why, exactly, are people HOPING for the destruction of New Orleans?

to make bush look even more stupid I suppose..

Unfortunatly.. i can see it happening.. and he will blame someone else..

/oh and some film stars get to roll up there sleves
 
2006-05-22 03:50:57 PM  
Albert: Like a really give a shiat what happens to chocolate town.


Thats cause you are a rasist prick.
 
2006-05-22 03:53:28 PM  
Time to buy stock in whomever makes those blue tarps.
 
2006-05-22 03:53:41 PM  
Lazlo Toth would like to put a vote in for the Galveston Canal
 
2006-05-22 03:54:45 PM  
Alexandra
Hey, we had Zeta post-season last year. Who's to say we can't get a Cat 5 on May 30?


Cat 5?

/I'm a geek :/
 
2006-05-22 04:02:34 PM  
2006-05-22 03:50:57 PM joe90
Thats cause you are a rasist prick.
----------------

"We ask black people ... It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans - the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans,". "And I don't care what people are saying in Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day."

-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

 
2006-05-22 04:05:00 PM  
the illegal 14th amendment

*blinks*

So Due Process and Equal Protection are bad?
 
2006-05-22 04:14:57 PM  
hope all the NO haters who want it wiped from the earth like bikes.

Leading Oil Producing States
(barrels/day in 2005 and % change from 2004)
Louisiana: 1,463,000 -1.6%
Texas: 1,331,000 -6.7%
Alaska: 894,000 -5.1%
California: 723,000 -2.0%
Oklahoma: 177,000 0.0%

Oh man I love that great food from Oregon...or that really funky music from Montana.

At least there's only about fifty of these NOLA haters left on here. If you've never been, don't comment. And if you live in New England, that logic goes for you too, sorry, but you built in a flood plain, we aren't going to rebuild New Hampshire now. Oh yeah, hurricanes hit Florida, um, yeah, we won't rebuild it either. And Wahington State, yeah, we're going to relocate you because Mt. Rainier is a volcano and massive lahars will destroy most of Yakima, Tacoma, and Seattle. Oh and California, yeah, sorry about that, you are prone to earthquakes, so next big one, we're gonna move San Franscisco to Sacramento. Oh yeah, and Sacramento, you're actually the next biggest flood disaster because your levees are 150-years old and have been determined as unreliable, so we are going to place the whole of California in Nevada. I think that about solves it.
 
2006-05-22 04:17:26 PM  
Where are the boobies?
 
2006-05-22 04:19:41 PM  
"We ask black people ... It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans - the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans,". "And I don't care what people are saying in Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day."


LOL....what a dumbass. Even better was the "you know how they make chocolate?" explanation afterwords.
 
2006-05-22 04:24:14 PM  
can anyone tell me how to post a pic?

/noobie
//no html skillz
 
2006-05-22 04:24:30 PM  
Yoleus

For a split second, they were right below your post.
 
2006-05-22 04:35:25 PM  
I can draw you up some plans for a house that will float up with rising flood waters....

Or an easy way to flood proof your car.....
 
2006-05-22 04:36:21 PM  
Hollywood Cole: The levees are ready yet?????? NOOOOOOOOOOO?


There's no way. It's my understand that one of the chief problems is the MRGOES*** waterway, which is what flooded the 9th ward, and caused sufficient erosion in the earthen dykes that the rest of the city flooded. This was not the only cause for flooding - there were several which are being addressed now. But until something is done with that waterway - nothing is going to stop a tidal surge from coming right into the 9th ward again. Remember people - NOLA flooded again from the relatively weak tidal surge Rita pushed into the area.

Remember, it does not have to be what you would consider a 'direct hit' in order for the storm surge to do damage. Look at where Rita came aground, and then see where NOLA's temporary dykes were overtopped again.

Good bless all of you - sincerely. Please be careful.

***This is the wrong acronym, and I am sorry for it. One of you NOLA people knows what it is. Please post here if you get a chance (or I will look it up again later).
 
2006-05-22 04:37:06 PM  
I Like Toast

Save the picture to your desktop

Go here:

http://imageshack.us/

Upload the picture

Copy the line where it says "hotlink for websites" and paste it in your post.
 
2006-05-22 04:39:00 PM  
Did anyone see the news stories last week predicting that if a hurricane hit Miami, the city would be awash in 7 feet of water? Well I guess we need to go ahead and abandon Miami right now.

Or, not.

At any rate, I am a proud New Orleanian, but just to be safe I'm taking the California bar exam in July . . . because I can assure you if we are shut down for another 6 weeks this summer due to a hurricane the substantial legal business in this city (we're home base to the 5th circuit, LA supreme court, and the local civil and criminal courts are among the busiest in the south) is going to nosedive; some of the firms that hung on after last year are probably finished.

Contractors though-- those guys are making money out the yingyang.
 
2006-05-22 04:40:43 PM  
DanThe1Man: Why does God hate the south?


Above all places on the earth, God particularly loves the South. He reminds us to be humble by repeatedly trying to kill us. The fact that He hasn't killed us yet is a sure sign of His love, and His willingness to make us into the strongest sons of biatches that ever walked the earth.
 
2006-05-22 04:41:10 PM  
blogs.dfw.com

biatchslapped

blogs.dfw.com

Nagowned!
 
2006-05-22 04:41:35 PM  
2006-05-22 04:36:21 PM faethe

It's MR-GO (Miss. River Gulf Outlet). It's a shipping channel built for "commerce" which never produced the shipping traffic promised but surely made contractors rich. St. Bernard residents have long believed it posed a danger to them, and I'm sure it contributed as a channel for the storm surge.

The Corps is under orders to rebuild MR-GO so they are working on that along with levees.
 
2006-05-22 04:43:10 PM  
It stands for (MRGO) Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, and yes, the Corps of Engineers built it, and it really serves no purpose BUT to funnel storm surge, you guessed it, right into the Ninth Ward.

\Pro rebuilding, but not in the Ninth Ward, if that tells you something...sorry the city needs a watershed/detention pond.

What's really great is most of the commenters have no idea how the city is even set up, and that most of the failures (i.e. 17th Street Canal (responsible for 80% of flooding) and London Avenue Canal) were FLOODWALLS and not levees.
 
2006-05-22 04:44:55 PM  
mama's_tasty_foods: Did anyone see the news stories last week predicting that if a hurricane hit Miami, the city would be awash in 7 feet of water? Well I guess we need to go ahead and abandon Miami right now.


It has happened before in my lifetime, and you bet your sweet ass that is accurate. It would also put Hialeah (which is low lying) under about that or more water. This is possible only if:

1. A storm surge of significant magnitude does in fact wash across the beach, and across the bay.

2. You pretty much have to have a near on direct hit, and I do mean closer than what with happened with Andrew (which hit just south of Honestead, and had a total diameter of apprx. 60-70 miles, which tbh is a very small storm).

Do pay attention, a'ight? Watch the news, keep some gas back this year in case you need to split.
 
2006-05-22 04:46:39 PM  
mama's_tasty_foods: The Corps is under orders to rebuild MR-GO so they are working on that along with levees.


Are they doing it now?

Thank you - I have no farking idea wear the hell I got MRGOES from.

It's Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.

Got it.
 
2006-05-22 04:51:46 PM  
Thanks Ablert
I'll try it
 
2006-05-22 04:53:10 PM  
ALBERT..sorry..got off work to early...little tipsy...
 
2006-05-22 05:00:27 PM  
it's a trap
 
2006-05-22 05:06:07 PM  
uofwi92: If you want to stay in a city built below sea level, you can do it on your own dime.

New Orleans was not "built" below sea level. It was above sea level when it was settled and built. It sank. It's still sinking at the rate of several inches a year (largely brought on by the extraction of the natural gas pockets which had helped support the land at its previous elevation). It's called "subduction." Look it up.

With global climate change and rising sea level, nearly every major city in America except inland cities such as Chicago, Salt Lake City, Denver, etc. will be under sea level. If just the Greenland glaciers melt (not even counting the Antarctic, nor the thermal expansion of water as its temperature increases), we're facing the equivalent of a Katrina-class storm surge (about 30′) over the entire continental seaboard on both coasts and the Gulf, all the time!
 
2006-05-22 05:07:17 PM  
I Like Toast: Everything you need to post a pic is in here:

http://www.fark.com/farq/photoshop.shtml


in case you run into any trouble.
 
2006-05-22 05:13:11 PM  
COMALite J: New Orleans was not "built" below sea level. It was above sea level when it was settled and built. It sank. It's still sinking at the rate of several inches a year (largely brought on by the extraction of the natural gas pockets which had helped support the land at its previous elevation). It's called "subduction." Look it up.


You've been sitting next to Howlingfrog on the bus, haven't you?
 
2006-05-22 05:14:25 PM  
and btw the thing about natural gas pockets being drained - yeah, for sure. I never thought about it, but yeah, surely that has a lot to do with it.
 
2006-05-22 05:15:40 PM  
well now the heineken guy can get some more beer
 
2006-05-22 05:17:37 PM  
Nawlins residents are already flipping through catalogs to see what they can purchase with their disaster relief funds. Maybe this time they'll learn and actually buy needed supplies.. Hahaha nah, they'll spend it on hookers and booze.
 
2006-05-22 05:20:10 PM  
Im white and im offended by the "chocolate" comments. would the ACLU defend me? fark no. this is why America is retarded. i hope that damn city drowns again. you'd have to be stupid to still be there.

American Chocolate Liberties Union.
 
2006-05-22 05:22:53 PM  
Forget NOLA. This week will (potentially) see the largest tsunami in recorded history as the result of a comet fragment striking the whole Atlantic coastline... yes, this means you too, Africa and Europe.

For more, see http://www.savelivesinmay.com



www.savelivesinmay.com
www.savelivesinmay.com
 
2006-05-22 05:26:00 PM  
COMALite J:

Subsidence, not subduction. No plate margin there at NO.

/geologist
 
2006-05-22 05:30:10 PM  
it's really just subsidence...see the Mississippi used to take care of itself. It created natural levees (banks) to keep itself corraled, then around spring time it would overtop the banks and flood the surrounding areas, including cypress swamps in what is now Lakeview. The reason much of Uptown stayed dry was because (shocking news here) it's not below sea level. (directed to said person who has never been to NOLA who makes that same comment over and over again). Alluvial sediments (silt and sands) would be deposited closer to the original river banks (read: Uptown and the Quarter) and mushy muds and clays would be deposited further out towards the lake (Lakeview and Gentilly). So, when all the bourgeoisie (sp?..read: rich people) took most of the lands for themselves, the poor went to the next viable area to live, which so happened to be the what is known now as the lower Ninth ward. It really wasn't till the early 20th century that some genius came up with a pump big enough to drain the former cypress swamps (Lakeview and Gentilly) and make them a place to live. Of course the land was expensive due to the costs of pumping, so only the affluent could move out there. There's your lesson for the day, kids.
 
2006-05-22 05:57:46 PM  
"theyre only building back for a cat 3 so we could still be screwed by another Katrina, so e just gotta get a little lucky."

The problem is we gotta get lucky for at least another twenty years; we're heading into a natural upswing in the 'cane cycle.

I like the town, but if we're gonna spend ANY money, do it right, build for Cat 5.
 
2006-05-22 06:06:35 PM  
Looter Guy Approves!
 
2006-05-22 06:09:05 PM  
Does chocolate float? I know shait does so why are thy worried?
 
2006-05-22 06:11:28 PM  
slashyslashy: Looter Guy Approves!

i3.photobucket.com
 
2006-05-22 06:34:39 PM  
pentaquark, that link was to some serious wacky.
 
2006-05-22 06:39:49 PM  
You shouldn't panic if you are bringing your house this high up....


Yes they are going that high...

img227.imageshack.us

10 ft.
 
2006-05-22 06:41:16 PM  
ok..that didnt work...sorry folks

did something wrong
 
2006-05-22 06:43:11 PM  
Word on the street is that this year is not going to be as bad as last.
 
Ral
2006-05-22 06:58:48 PM  
JerryCallo
Why do you hate the 600,000 people who live in the surrounding suburbs and didn't flood?

Do you want your tax dollars to be used to buy my house, and relocate my family and business to somewhere else?


I should have been more specific in stating that the low-lying areas of N.O. should not be rebuilt. It's an inherently bad idea, but lots of people are dumb and will do it anyway, wasting even more tax dollars to bail them out the next time this happens.

Shostie
Those are pretty big words for someone who lives near not one but SIX faultlines.

And when was the last time you heard of an earthquake in California destroying a city? 1989 I believe, when the Loma Prieta quake leveled Watsonville and displaced the entire population into a tent city for a while. Yeah, it did some damage and killed a couple hundred people. So did the Northridge quake. But you know why LA wasn't destroyed? Because in CA we build for this sort of thing. No brick or stone construction, large buildings are on rollers, houses flex instead of shattering.

New Orleans has no particular excuse for having inadequate levees, especially when there have been simulations around for many years showing what would happen if something like Katrina occurred there. Basically people just crossed their fingers without really doing anything to prepare for it, like have an emergency evac plan. The city and LA governor's response to the situation was nothing short of incompetent. They even saw it coming, unlike when we have earthquakes. Believe me, if people around here knew when a big quake was going to happen, we'd haul ass out of here until it was over.

Also, you live near a few faults yourself, just so you know. :)

/sorry you got displaced from MS
 
2006-05-22 07:02:07 PM  
The way I see it, the billions of dollars needed to rebuild New Orleans and the levee system are a necessity, not for the city, but for America. Remember, these are the same people who reelected Ray Nagin. We should do everything in our power to help them stay in N.O., because the last thing we need is for them to pollute the rest of the country with their stupidity.
 
2006-05-22 07:09:01 PM  
um.. somone calm me down and tell me pentaquark's link is fake or something.
/costal conecticut
 
2006-05-22 07:21:48 PM  
There's a reason the native Americans didn't live where NO is.


/nagin's baaaaaaaaaaaack
//is NO still "Brown" like he wanted?
 
2006-05-22 08:20:51 PM  
2006-05-22 06:58:48 PM Ral

And when was the last time you heard of an earthquake in California destroying a city? 1989 I believe, when the Loma Prieta quake leveled Watsonville and displaced the entire population into a tent city for a while. Yeah, it did some damage and killed a couple hundred people. So did the Northridge quake. But you know why LA wasn't destroyed? Because in CA we build for this sort of thing. No brick or stone construction, large buildings are on rollers, houses flex instead of shattering.

New Orleans has no particular excuse for having inadequate levees, especially when there have been simulations around for many years showing what would happen if something like Katrina occurred there. Basically people just crossed their fingers without really doing anything to prepare for it, like have an emergency evac plan. The city and LA governor's response to the situation was nothing short of incompetent. They even saw it coming, unlike when we have earthquakes. Believe me, if people around here knew when a big quake was going to happen, we'd haul ass out of here until it was over.

Also, you live near a few faults yourself, just so you know. :)


Ral -
1) LA didn't get destroyed because the northridge quake was a 6.7 and it hit 20 miles outside of LA. Do you know how many buildings are on rollers in SF? Two. City hall and the Asian art museum. The number in LA is likely much lower than you think considering the astronomical cost of jacking up buildings and installing the rollers.

2) So your second big point is that us Cali folk don't know when our natural disaster is going to hit ... might want to rethink that one. That actually detracts from your argument. At least most (non-poverty) of New Orleans citizens can leave with advanced notice. We (I am in SF) are on the other hand are totally farked. Big quakes come every 100 years or so ... and I think you know what that means.

Many people choose to live in dangerous parts of the world for various reasons. New Orleans has history like no other American city. San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I (and most other people in SF I imagine) know that I have a higher risk of dying here than if I lived in say Omaha, but I (and you I might add) choose to accept that risk.

Pot --> Kettle --> Black ?
 
2006-05-22 08:25:56 PM  
phalc0n

you know its good when the first line of a webpage is "I have received information psychically"
 
2006-05-22 08:57:23 PM  
Not to worry, I'm sure Nagle has gotten all those busses replaced by insurance and knows he should use them....what's that? He didn't file the claim yet? Doomed...they're doomed I say.
 
2006-05-22 08:59:45 PM  
Everyone who's arguing that new orleans not be rebuilt might want to take some time to trace how much of their goods and property came through that city. The combined port of new orleans and southern louisianais the largest volume shipping port this side of asia and the 4th largest in the world. It is also the largest bulk cargo port in the world, and the mississippi is still the highest-volume distribution channel for goods in the U.S. Historical and cultural arguments aside (and there are some very good ones to be made), economically we are simply not set up to function without a port city at the mouth of the mississippi.

And if you look at the geography, that city will be on a flood plain which is sinking below sea level. No real way around that.
 
2006-05-22 09:12:53 PM  
Screw it, I love New Orleans and can't help but wish it to come back better than ever.

I also hope my house doesn't blow away. Any Farkers around Tangipahoa? Throw me an email so we can get some brews before the shizerstorm.
 
2006-05-22 09:19:09 PM  
ZzeusS: Word on the street is that this year is not going to be as bad as last.

Word on the street is that a UFIA is not as bad a buttsecks, but I'd still rather not have either one.
 
2006-05-22 10:43:30 PM  
How about rebuilding New Orleans as a new version of Venice, Italy? Let it flood where it wants to flood, and then build in whatever structures they build in Venice. Could be beautiful, really.

The political process of doing that would be not a lot of fun, though. :(
 
2006-05-23 12:04:11 AM  
ZzeusS: Word on the street is that this year is not going to be as bad as last.


That's true. 4 named storms are predicted to strike, and Max Mayfield states he expects they will go north, and be atlantic storms. However, I would sincerely, and absolutley not discount activity in the gulf. That explosive deepening shiat last year, and the year before, was insane. I have not heard anyone so much as speculate what's up with that - and yeah, I have looked for that in particular. Explosive deepening is a relatively new phenomena - I had never heard anyone use the term before last year, although obviously Charlie in '04 went through massively accelerated cycles.

Hurricanes are not supposed to jump 2 catagories (for lack of a more in depth explanation) inside an hour. The number of changes that are required for a storm to intensify even a small amount are enormous - even with smaller storms. Last years storms were the largest, nastiest things I have ever heard of in my entire life, and yes, I DO watch these things with interest.

I can not express to you the amount of energy something like that needs to generate in order for changes like that to occur - it just blows my farking mind. Its like as if you put a m80 inside a dog turd and instead of a nasty splat you get a nuclear reaction and level a city.

So I would pay extra special attention to water temps in the gulf. Seriously.
 
2006-05-23 12:19:02 AM  
faethe

Watch the gulf water temp for indications of the presence of ManBearPig:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2006-05-23 01:51:42 AM  
Boobies!
 
2006-05-23 11:17:05 AM  
Man, some of the retardation on this site is astonishing.

Sheltered and astonishing.
 
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