Hurricane Gustav

So New Orleans is once again being threatened by a massive storm, one that bears a large resemblenace to Hurricane Katrina. Massive evacuations have taken place etc etc.

So the question I have to ask is this. Why are we spending billions on rebuilding New Orleans to have Exactly The Same Thing Happen Again??

I mean, isn’t that the definition of Insanity? Doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting a different outcome? In this case we obviously don’t expect something different, or 1.9 million people wouldn’t have been evacuated. So in this case it’s just bloody mindedness that’s behind it.

Lets face it. The city is 11 feet below sea level. It’s going to get flooded again, the only question is when, and we are talking a few years, not 100′s in the case of San Francisco.

Why are we spending billions when it’s only going to get flushed down the toilet? Literally.

Yes, I understand people have made a life there. My sympathies go out to them. But making a life in a place where you are guaranteed to get flooded out because your city is below sea level does mute my sympathy just a little, especially when it comes to massive financial handouts.

Live there if you must. But you pay for the flooding when it happens, because you all know it’s going to.

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