vudukungfu: The ACE are a bunch of budget munchers, assholes, and boneheads.Also, they like to break treaties.Fark them to hell where they can DIAF.They rest of you have a nice day full of rainbows and unicorns, however.
jshine: I figured out how to post on Fark, so I know a hell of a lot more about civil engineering than an organization staffed by professional civil engineers.
ha-ha-guy: That your ancestors should have fought harder?
gweilo8888: Somaticasual: Job Creator: Given southern Republican House members reluctance to help people who are in areas near bodies of water, I think maybe we should let the river flow and if people's lives are in the way, fark em. The budget won't balance itself and Ayn Rand would want it that way.Heh. The Chinese and South American approaches..Some of the world's largest dam-building and river diversion projects would like to disagree with your snark.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Gorges_Dam (among other reasons, created to "reduce the potential for floods downstream by providing flood storage space")http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South%E2%80%93North_Water_Transfer_Proje c t (intended to take water from the south and transfer it to major population centers in the drier north, ie. where people need it)Not arguing whether these projects are good or bad, btw, just the incorrect assertion that the Chinese leave their people unaided in the face of flooding or other major issues.
Wodan11: What's brilliant is they now want to do a $1.4M study to figure things out. It cost only $800k to tear down the damn dam in the first place.
weiserfireman: ACE is just like any bureaucratic organization. People work there because they 1. want a job 2. think the organization does good work. For most of the 20th century, one of the ACE's primary jobs was building flood control projects. That has become a primary function of the organization. Asking them to stop designing and building flood control projects is like asking them to not do their job.If they don't do their job, then that means their job is unneeded. That can't be true because, they do good important work. In fact, they will show you what good work they do, and how much better the country would be if they had a much bigger budgetThe workers at almost every federal agency I have ever dealt with are very similar in this regard.
sheep snorter: White man build wooden teepee in flood plain, while natives build movable housing to keep feet dry in wet season.
error 303: Can I still get a rainbow unicorn?
BronyMedic: That 2010 flood was no joke. I grew up in the area, and had to take roads I hadn't taken in almost five years to get back to Memphis from Bell Buckle, where I was doing a class at the time. A four hour drive took almost 12.
Job Creator: Given southern Republican House members reluctance to help people who are in areas near bodies of water, I think maybe we should let the river flow and if people's lives are in the way, fark em. The budget won't balance itself and Ayn Rand would want it that way.
error 303: vudukungfu: The ACE are a bunch of budget munchers, assholes, and boneheads.Also, they like to break treaties.Fark them to hell where they can DIAF.They rest of you have a nice day full of rainbows and unicorns, however.Hey, I work for USACE :(Can I still get a rainbow unicorn?
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