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(MSNBC)   FEMA: Levees likely to be overtopped. Rest of the nation: Uh, can we get a refund or something?   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 328
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2008-09-01 11:14:36 AM  
TheAgeOfEgos: TheAgeOfEgos reporting live here from Northern Missouri. Should be a nice September day. Got my ex-girlfriend in the slow cooker and about to crack open my first Old English. Hope you other farkers are safe out there.

/bet my girlfriend $500 we didn't loose power
//she lost


can't stop laughing, cheers to you.
 
2008-09-01 11:15:31 AM  
Hat Madder: The Republican party is making a major shift to the center this election.

what? Have you read ANYTHING about the nominees? McCain has shifted so far to the right in the past 6 months, it's dizzying.
 
2008-09-01 11:16:23 AM  
Last hurricane I joked about how people were dying, but the vampires were okay (this was before the big K really hit) and got cold stares from everyone as the destruction mounted... and mounted... and mounted...

Maybe this time if I keep my mouth shut and be respectful nothing'll happen.

/I'm a DeLioncourt frantically building a boat and I'm really getting a kick out of...
 
2008-09-01 11:17:07 AM  
PeriRies: joe90: Drove my chevy to the levee....

I hope your Chevy has water wings.


Nagin was trying to tslk tough. I don't blame him a bit. It appears to have worked to some degree.


/NOT saying i like Nagin
 
2008-09-01 11:17:11 AM  
AllShelleyAllTheTime: That ugly white haired guy Cooper whatever seems depressed.

Red is really not his color, either.
 
2008-09-01 11:17:12 AM  
vegaswench: mikaloyd: Two loose barges in the canal right now. Loose barges breached the levees last time, not waves. They are trying to secure these barges before it happens again. This is according to ABC news, so take it for what it is worth.

According to Times Picayune, it's one barge and two smaller vessels:
source (new window)


I hope one is a tugboat that can push the barge to a better spot.
 
2008-09-01 11:17:22 AM  
Anybody watching the coverage a Comcast customer? This Comcast Central thing is pretty damn cool. I have 6 different channels on one screen and can switch between them with my remote.
 
2008-09-01 11:17:40 AM  
Can we send the evacuees back yet?
 
2008-09-01 11:18:05 AM  
mikaloyd: I hope one is a tugboat that can push the barge to a better spot.

Agreed. If that barge crashes into a wall and causes a breach, I would NOT want to be the one who owns it...
 
2008-09-01 11:19:16 AM  
Samalander: Last hurricane I joked about how people were dying, but the vampires were okay (this was before the big K really hit) and got cold stares from everyone as the destruction mounted... and mounted... and mounted...

Maybe this time if I keep my mouth shut and be respectful nothing'll happen.

/I'm a DeLioncourt frantically building a boat and I'm really getting a kick out of...


Your IWTV reference, i appreciate it.

/raise you Concrete Blonde's "Bloodletting"
 
2008-09-01 11:19:16 AM  
mikaloyd: Two loose barges in the canal right now. Loose barges breached the levees last time, not waves.

It's the engineer's fault for not designing the levee to withstand barge-impacts. They should have anticipated boats being made decades after the levee was built that massive then striking the levee and built accordingly. They are still responsible!

/channeling 9-11
//nineeleben, nineeleben....
 
2008-09-01 11:19:23 AM  
RapCat: .Marie LaVeaux or Cajun Executioner pizza??

Definitely The Cajun Executioner!! Could you send one ot Spain for me? I really miss 'em!
 
2008-09-01 11:19:25 AM  
Cnn just reported that water is coming THROUGH the levy into the 9th ward.

/Looks like some fine NOLA residents might be relocating to a city near YOU.
 
2008-09-01 11:19:30 AM  
CNN is saying that water is "Spurting" from the bottom of levee walls in the 9th ward. I'm thinking that can't be good...
 
2008-09-01 11:20:16 AM  
B>Hat Madder The Republican party is making a major shift to the center this election. Democrats have run off into the weeds in left field..

And its nothing more than smoke and mirrors. If we really wanted to support a more centrist view we would have done it two years ago when the congress shifted. This latest push towards moderate philosophy from the party leaders is a knee jerk reaction because of the support Obama has garnered from the general public.

Palin? A stunt. McCain wouldn't have picked her if the whole Obama/Hillary thing had not happened. So its not Republican philosophy. Its more pucker factor that we're about to be voted out by many people from our own party that are pissed off.
 
2008-09-01 11:20:41 AM  
Radioactive Ass: CNN is saying that water is "Spurting" from the bottom of levee walls in the 9th ward. I'm thinking that can't be good...

Oh, fark
 
2008-09-01 11:20:58 AM  
Gerraldo just blew a gasket.
 
2008-09-01 11:21:17 AM  
Geraldo on Fox News is catching someone being pulled out of the water in the Industrial Canal.

I have no idea why I find watching news coverage of a hurricane so riveting. I'm in northern freaking Virginia.
 
2008-09-01 11:21:27 AM  
hyperflame reporting live here from Illinois. Should be a nice September day. Got some food from Burger King and about to crack open my first Sprite. Hope you other farkers are safe out there.

/bet my imaginary girlfriend $500,000 we don't lose power
 
2008-09-01 11:21:31 AM  
Fox news has Geraldo covering the rescue of some dude whose in the water.
 
2008-09-01 11:21:37 AM  
CNN is showing water coming over a wall, says water is leaking under a levee, and says 2 barges are loose and could crash into the levee walls. Welcome to 2005. It's deja vu all over again.
 
2008-09-01 11:22:02 AM  
I'm going to take a shower right now, as an act of solidarity.
 
2008-09-01 11:22:35 AM  
me texan: B>Hat Madder The Republican party is making a major shift to the center this election. Democrats have run off into the weeds in left field..

And its nothing more than smoke and mirrors. If we really wanted to support a more centrist view we would have done it two years ago when the congress shifted. This latest push towards moderate philosophy from the party leaders is a knee jerk reaction because of the support Obama has garnered from the general public.

Palin? A stunt. McCain wouldn't have picked her if the whole Obama/Hillary thing had not happened. So its not Republican philosophy. Its more pucker factor that we're about to be voted out by many people from our own party that are pissed off.


Wrong discussion, and way off topic D3wd
 
2008-09-01 11:22:58 AM  
IrishSignora: I have no idea why I find watching news coverage of a hurricane so riveting. I'm in northern freaking Virginia.

Yeah, same here. Not too many weather incidences in Vegas, unless you count monsoon season, but even then it's not too dramatic. Once the Bellagio lake flooded into the Strip, but, big whoop.
 
2008-09-01 11:22:59 AM  
To all people who say that the citizen of New Orleans have themselves to blame for living under sea-water levels.

I live in a country (The Netherlands) where something like 8 million people live below sea level. The lowest point of the Netherlands is 6.8 metres below sea level. That why the Dutch have build farking big dams and other fancy dam-type things to stop the whole country from flooding during a storm. These dams are build to only break or overflow for a storm that would hit once in 10000 years.
Granted, the storms in the North Sea are considerably less powerful than the hurricanes in the Gulf but as I see it the problem of New Orleans is not so much the storms as the storm surge, like Katrina's 7.6 metres.
So it all comes down to political will to set aside money to build dams that are strong enough to withstand surges like these. As I read somewhere that the levees in New Orleans are now build to break 'only' once every century. This is of course ridiculous: once you have finished rebuilding the city after storm A struck, a couple of year later storm B will come by to flood the city again.
 
2008-09-01 11:23:29 AM  
This guy jumped in the water and swam over to tie a line to a fuel tank that had broken free. Farking hardcore.
 
2008-09-01 11:23:47 AM  
hudef: I'm going to take a shower right now, as an act of solidarity.

that's one of the funniest things I've heard all weekend :D
 
2008-09-01 11:23:55 AM  
MIguy: Fox news is reporting that a barge just broke free and is on its way to slamming into one of the levees. I guess the same thing happened during Katrina and the barge broke through the levee.

vegaswench: Yeah, when asked by local ch. 6 what the barge was doing in there, Mayor Nagin said he didn't know. I would think they would have removed the boats, but I am not an expert on such things.

A loose barge?? OMG!! If George Bush hadn't gone to EyeRack we woulda had somebody to move that barge!! Dam! George Bush don't care 'bout Nawlins!!
 
2008-09-01 11:25:28 AM  
Hat Madder: The Republican party is making a major shift to the center this election. Democrats have run off into the weeds in left field

Methinks your definition of 'weeds' needs a tuneup. The country has been so right-wing for so long there is no room left to go right. Everything is now left.

/Not a left-wing wacko
//Quite happy with the middle, TYVM
 
2008-09-01 11:25:33 AM  
Kongressman Grandma: Well at least Bush learned an important lesson from Katrina he can apply to Gustav. When New Orleans is decimated, don't go a-partyin'. Stay at the White House and look like you are competent and give a shiat.

Which explains why he's now in Texas.
 
2008-09-01 11:25:57 AM  
GERALDO: HE'S UNDER WATER HE'S UNDER WATER!!!, hahahaha, what a clown!
 
2008-09-01 11:26:10 AM  
Hat Madder:
The Republican party is making a major shift to the center this election.


i37.tinypic.com

center?
 
2008-09-01 11:26:10 AM  
For 230 years our nation could handle natural disasters. What changed?

How can we be so inept as to bumgle the first evacuation, fail to respond to that mistake in a timely manner, and now, three years later, we still haven't rebuilt the damn levees?

It's almost as if we've changed, somehow. Must we change all the maps now to accomodate our new, theocratic war empire and its missing city?
 
2008-09-01 11:26:27 AM  
Can we just pave over the damn thing and build a Wal-Mart or something?
 
2008-09-01 11:26:31 AM  
wow that industial canal levee looks like its about to break
 
2008-09-01 11:27:08 AM  
Anyone have any good links to live video feed?
 
2008-09-01 11:27:40 AM  
jat26006 Wrong discussion, and way off topic D3wd
www.internetpolizei.nl
 
2008-09-01 11:27:49 AM  
Unknown_Poltroon: Anyone have any good links to live video feed?

local NOLA news (new window)
 
2008-09-01 11:28:56 AM  
the army corps of engineers say the levee system should hold up but it doesn't look like it to me. Not that I am an expert on that type of thing.
 
2008-09-01 11:29:05 AM  
Q. Steltanus: To all people who say that the citizen of New Orleans have themselves to blame for living under sea-water levels.

I live in a country (The Netherlands) where something like 8 million people live below sea level. The lowest point of the Netherlands is 6.8 metres below sea level. That why the Dutch have build farking big dams and other fancy dam-type things to stop the whole country from flooding during a storm. These dams are build to only break or overflow for a storm that would hit once in 10000 years.
Granted, the storms in the North Sea are considerably less powerful than the hurricanes in the Gulf but as I see it the problem of New Orleans is not so much the storms as the storm surge, like Katrina's 7.6 metres.
So it all comes down to political will to set aside money to build dams that are strong enough to withstand surges like these. As I read somewhere that the levees in New Orleans are now build to break 'only' once every century. This is of course ridiculous: once you have finished rebuilding the city after storm A struck, a couple of year later storm B will come by to flood the city again.


No way in hell would the environmental groups allow such a system to be built in the Gulf...no way...
 
2008-09-01 11:30:21 AM  
themathgeek
the army corps of engineers say the levee system should hold up but it doesn't look like it to me. Not that I am an expert on that type of thing.

obviously yhtye aren't either
 
2008-09-01 11:30:51 AM  
mmagdalene: AllShelleyAllTheTime: That ugly white haired guy Cooper whatever seems depressed.

Red is really not his color, either.


I still think he's good looking, although he looks better in blue.
 
2008-09-01 11:31:23 AM  
hyperflame: hyperflame reporting live here from Illinois. Should be a nice September day. Got some food from Burger King and about to crack open my first Sprite. Hope you other farkers are safe out there.

After a week of 100+ degree weather it is only going to be 87 degrees or so here today, so Im good. I'll walk to the river and take pics of birds and butterflies here directly.


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2008-09-01 11:31:51 AM  
Mugs_PurpleScareblog: I'm guessing that almost everyone who's saying "Why bother rebuilding?" has never been there. Dudes, you don't want to live in a world without the Cafe du Monde, please believe me on this point.

Wow. A world without a shiatty tourist trap...THE HORROR! There are much better places for beignets and for food in New Orleans.
 
2008-09-01 11:31:53 AM  
peon36: reality rears its ugly head.

and i know that and it eats me up inside.
 
2008-09-01 11:32:47 AM  
bacccc: But what if all the poisons leak out of all the floating FEMA trailers from the last flood Bush said would never happen?

/jesus does our government suck monkey balls
//still ashamed


It's always about chemicals with you.
 
2008-09-01 11:32:47 AM  
Two tugboats just captured one of the loose barges and have it secured.
 
2008-09-01 11:33:09 AM  
40below: This is a just Category 2. I was promised a Cat 5, dammit.

That's right. I want an eye with the air pressure of Everest, where eardrums burst and birds fall from the sky.
 
2008-09-01 11:33:11 AM  
NicoFinn


Definitely The Cajun Executioner!! Could you send one ot Spain for me? I really miss 'em!


Well Deano's makes take n bake now. The pizza is pretty much uncooked and you cook it at your house. Im pretty sure you could cold pack one and overnight it.
 
2008-09-01 11:33:39 AM  
If the lower ninth ward is being flooded again, forget rebuilding.

msnbcmedia.msn.com

/make it a wetlands reserve.
 
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