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2013-05-17 07:27:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSM7voOCkU0

This immediately came to mind.
 
2013-05-17 07:44:54 PM
No way!
 
2013-05-17 07:56:11 PM
Burying money in a swamp is one to keep inflation down

One what? Method? Way?
 
2013-05-17 08:35:07 PM

phlegmmo: Burying money in a swamp is one to keep inflation down

One what? Method? Way?


I'm pretty sure Burying Money In a Swamp is somebody's name.
 
2013-05-17 08:53:15 PM
If the state of Louisiana wants to spend 50 billion on this, who are we to judge?
 
2013-05-17 08:57:19 PM

phlegmmo: Burying money in a swamp is one to keep inflation down

One what? Method? Way?


It's one way to accidentally keep the whole inflation down.
 
2013-05-17 09:02:55 PM
What's two?
 
2013-05-17 09:21:00 PM

Revek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSM7voOCkU0

This immediately came to mind.


lol yea me too, pretty much done on 1
 
2013-05-17 09:33:32 PM

Satanic_Hamster: If the state of Louisiana wants to spend 50 billion on this, who are we to judge?


You don't think it's going to be Louisianans' money, do you?
 
2013-05-17 09:43:39 PM
Does it help with the castle?
 
2013-05-17 09:44:08 PM
Allow the mississsssisiiisispppppiiii to go back to its alternate course and western outlet to the sea which should puts lots of fresh soil into the bays around there.

/That will be ten billion dollars please.
//But since I likes ya, lets make it 9 Billion dollars.
 
2013-05-17 09:46:01 PM
What is the present market value of all the land in Louisiana?  Two bottles of Southern Comfort and a Dewey Balfa record seems like it should cover it.
 
2013-05-17 09:53:35 PM

BarkingUnicorn: You don't think it's going to be Louisianans' money, do you?


WHAT?

You're telling me that a red state with a strong anti-federal LEADER of a Republican would demand Federal money to take care of what's clearly a local/state issue?
 
2013-05-17 10:14:35 PM
Hey, that's only about a quarter of their GDP (217 billion in 2010).  I'm sure they can cover this internally.

The locals need to accept the fact that the river moves and the entire bayou realigns itself as part of a natural process.
 
2013-05-17 10:29:38 PM
But the fourth time it stood!
 
2013-05-17 10:37:01 PM
It isn't worth $50 billion to save, unless the locals want to pony up the money.
 
2013-05-17 10:48:44 PM

Revek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSM7voOCkU0

This immediately came to mind.


Damn you!

/ shakes tiny fist in rage, dashes off to find my mason jars...
 
2013-05-17 11:39:36 PM
I always liked Spider Robinson's idea. Fold hundred dollar bills into paper airplanes and throw them into a fireplace one by one.
 
2013-05-17 11:43:11 PM
Could we just admit that this is why the French sold it to T. Jeff and move on. That lower section isn't salvageable.
 
2013-05-18 12:30:22 AM
We have to save $50 billion for the navy to buy ships that never get in the water and war planes that never fight.
 
2013-05-18 04:46:54 AM
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dbanegas1.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu
 
2013-05-18 11:16:15 AM
A lot of the erosion was caused by poorly planned federal projects in the 1930s through 1970s that built up some areas at the expense of others and allowed easier travel.

People lived in these areas from the early 1700s into the 1920s and there was no problem other than occasional flooding. Federal projects have made a tenuous situation a slow moving disaster.
 
2013-05-18 12:31:11 PM

Intoxoman: Revek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSM7voOCkU0

This immediately came to mind.

lol yea me too, pretty much done on 1


Same here.
 
2013-05-18 05:31:46 PM

sheep snorter: Allow the mississsssisiiisispppppiiii to go back to its alternate course and western outlet to the sea which should puts lots of fresh soil into the bays around there.


The problem with that is that the river would eventually shift completely to the Atchafalaya, and the existing river channel would silt up.  There's a metric farkton (that's 2.2 standard farktons) of shipping that runs up that river.

And the silt would be deposited on the new route.  The land around the existing channel would go the way of the previous historic channels and sink back into the Gulf.
 
2013-05-18 11:45:26 PM
lgsquirrel.files.wordpress.com

Go for it.
 
2013-05-19 12:21:14 AM

gopher321: No way!


way

/no way
 
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