LOL. Is this a joke? God has nothing to do with this. If you build a
city in a swamp between two lakes a huge river next to an ocean soon or
a later it will get wiped out. New Orleans has suffered through a few
hurricanes that have wiped it out. They just keep building there. It
has been through many plagues and flooding. It's in a bad location. The
city of New Orleans was also wiped out by the fire of 1794. To blame
this on God or global warming is rediculous.
Everybody knows global warming is caused by cows flatulance. As soon as
we put corks in the cows back ends the better off we'll all be. : )
Why? For the same reasons people move back around Mt. Vesuvius after an
eruption kills many and chases others away. That volcano has blown about
35 times since the first eruption to be recorded in detail, the 79 AD one.
I think we humans like to take chances like that because it makes us
feel "brave". It's the "Hey, watch this" syndrome.
I note that Hurricane Charlie when it hit Port Charlotte in Florida,was a
Cat 4 hurricane,Andrew a few years ago was a Cat 5,and Katrina was a Cat 4.
That's THREE >Cat3 hurricanes in less that 10 years.
Yep. We should play it safe and not cross oceans to explore because it
can kill ya'. Don't build in a valley because a flood might get you.
Don't build on a mountain because a landslide might get you. Don't
build in SF or LA because an earthquake might get you. I've got to move
because I live on the water and the next hurricane might get me. I
can't go back where I used to live because a sink hole or a tornado
might get me. The first people that came over here had laws about
taking care of orphans and the less fortunate, kind of a commie deal in
today's thinking but it worked. You have to be a little crazy to risk
getting eaten by bears or scalped in order to build a home where you
want to live. They filled in a stinky swamp and built Chicago. And
life would not be what it is today without the flavor added by a city
like New Orleans. Someone knocked down a skyscraper in NYC, killed
3,000 people, but they are going to build another. Because they can.
Funny thing about the site of Twin Towers is that the site didn't used
to be solid ground. It was on the edge of New York Harbor. When they
were building it, they found remains of a ship that had burned on the
site about 1614. The captain of the ship, Adrian Block, didn't sit there
and die. He had his guys build another so he could get back home. He
brought back furs, which was the gold of the day and for a long time
later. On his way back home, he discovered that Long Island is an
island and discovered the Connecticut River, so some of my ancestors had
a place to settle. I say, "Go for it!"
Here in DC we're pretty safe from natural disasters, except I am sure
they're sitting around in a tent in the desert right now, trying to figure
out how to kill us with a dirty bomb, suicide attack, or God (Allah) only
It originally was not below sea level,but after levees were built to block
the seasonal floods,the land inside began to SINK,no longer being
replenished from the silt carried by the yearly floods.The "delta" was
created by(and maintained by) silt from the Mississippi River.
Location is more critical than elevation. Consider the strategic military
value of being the last town on the river that reaches the entire middle
US. A little war around 1812 hinged on things like that.
Nawluhns is also the closest thing to the third-world in the US, in terms
of civil engineering, compounded by a corrupt culture. Such character is
not going to prudently invest in infrastructure to withstand such a test as
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