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Old 08-30-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Levy Fails; New Orleans destroyed

I feel this is significant enough to warrant a second New Orleans thread: http://www.bayoubuzz.com/articles.aspx?aid=4864

If anyone was waiting for the right time to start praying, now is that time. Insist all you want that it was ignorant for a city to be built below sea-level - any other time I would agree with you, but you are a heartless piece of shit if that is the only thought that comes into your mind with this latest news. God be with New Orleans today.
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Levy Fails; New Orleans destroyed

> I feel this is significant enough to warrant a second New
> Orleans thread:
> http://www.bayoubuzz.com/articles.aspx?aid=4864
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Shit man. I wonder how long it will take to get something like that drained? If it were a time when no humans inhabitated the place, it would probably just wear away and become part of the Gulf or something. If I lived there, I'd move and never look back.
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:03 PM   #3
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> Shit man. I wonder how long it will take to get something
> like that drained? If it were a time when no humans
> inhabitated the place, it would probably just wear away and
> become part of the Gulf or something. If I lived there, I'd
> move and never look back.

The issue is that they can't really mount an effective attempt to repair the levy until the water level on either side of it is equalized (otherwise they'll be trying to place sand bags through pouring water, etc), and they can't really operate the water pumps until the levy is repaired, because otherwise they're just pumping water out to an area where it'll rush back in again. At least, that's the gist of what I've been reading.
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Old 08-31-2005, 01:57 AM   #4
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> I feel this is significant enough to warrant a second New
> Orleans thread:
> http://www.bayoubuzz.com/articles.aspx?aid=4864
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:14 AM   #5
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Poor bastards...God be with them indeed...
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: Levy Fails; New Orleans destroyed

> I feel this is significant enough to warrant a second New
> Orleans thread:
> http://www.bayoubuzz.com/articles.aspx?aid=4864

Jesus Christ...just...man, jesus christ. that's about all I can think of to say. I had a bad feeling about what might happen but I was praying it wouldn't be this bad. <img src=smilies/cwm10.gif>
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Old 08-31-2005, 04:17 AM   #7
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> Jesus Christ...just...man, jesus christ. that's about all I
> can think of to say. I had a bad feeling about what might
> happen but I was praying it wouldn't be this bad.
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Yeah, same here. <img src=smilies/cwm10.gif>
I'm afraid to imagine what the real death toll will turn out to be...

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Old 09-01-2005, 12:33 AM   #8
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It feels... strange. Knowing I will never see many of the things and places of my childhood again. I did not even know how much the city meant to me until this weekend. I have not lived there for 4 years now, but it was still a big part of me that is gone now.
It is almost a surreal waking nightmare. Intillectually, I know what this disaster of biblical proportions means to the city. But I have not quite processed what it means when I hear that 1000's of people are dead. Probably because I can't let myself right now. The church that I go to when I am home is in one of the hardest hit areas. There was an elderly church member who my mom tried to take with her before fleeing the city. She refused to leave and she is probably dead now- one of the hundreds of floating corpses.
Some of the people left are looting and shooting at each other. Why do people revert to savagery so quickly during a disaster when cooperation is most needed?
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:37 AM   #9
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> Why do people revert to savagery so quickly during a
> disaster when cooperation is most needed?
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Evolution has ingrained into us the need to be competative in situations when we think our lives depend on it. We still tend to work together with groups that we have a personal connection to (families, friends, etc) but to work together with people we don't know in such a disaster, however necessary, goes against alot of what people have pre-programmed into them. Sorry for your losses.
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Old 09-01-2005, 03:51 AM   #10
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> Evolution has ingrained into us the need to be competative
> in situations when we think our lives depend on it.

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