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The Port of New Orleans and WHY We Must Rebuild!
Various ^ | 9/15/05 | Various

Posted on 09/15/2005 7:44:41 PM PDT by Calpernia

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New Orleans, if not rebuilt; it is subject to an enemy land grab. This is a vital port and BORDER to the USA.

Louisiana Officials are already being investigated for laundering, corruption, human trafficking and having business deals and lobster meals with Fidel Castro.

Thank the corrupt officials for creating this situation. We have to clean up the mess.

1 posted on 09/15/2005 7:44:43 PM PDT by Calpernia
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To: Calpernia

We need the port. But will we rebuild a slum for the welfare class as well?


2 posted on 09/15/2005 7:47:01 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: atomicpossum

No. We'll give them vouchers to move to your bedroom community in Missouri.

Feel better now?


3 posted on 09/15/2005 7:48:19 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: atomicpossum

We better not. Alot of that slum life should be cleaned up once the investigations are over.

Thank the Plantation Princesses for that mess!


4 posted on 09/15/2005 7:48:56 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: inquest

ping


5 posted on 09/15/2005 7:50:16 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Maybe we will also clean up one of the most corrupt Democrat regimes at the same time!


6 posted on 09/15/2005 7:50:43 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: Calpernia

There's a lot of money to be made in that port. Commies aren't going to take over.

The government needs to butt out and let American businessmen do business.


7 posted on 09/15/2005 7:51:00 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (Stop the looting! The IRS hates competition.)
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To: Calpernia

Funny how none of the Cast Iron Conservatives realize how much Fed Tax REVENUE is being lost everyday that area is devastated. Funny how often "Fiscal Conservatives" are are pennywise and pound foolish. It isn't just the 3 states, it is a whole lot of river traffic to and from the whole Midwest. Sitting on our butts doing NOTHING, as the "Fiscal Conservatives" advocate, actually GROWS the deficit because of the reductions in tax income.


8 posted on 09/15/2005 7:51:48 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Professional Journalism the Buggy Whip makers of the 21st century)
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To: Calpernia

Why rebuild, almost every expert predicts at some point in the future, New Orleans will not have the Mississippi River flowing there? New River Project is an even greater economic disaster waiting in the wings, and happen it will.


http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:5fNE2-FnzKcJ:www.uh.edu/engines/epi1135.htm++Mississippi+river+to+flow+down+old+river+sooner+or+later&hl=en


9 posted on 09/15/2005 7:53:05 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: atomicpossum

Government money should be spent only on infrastructure above surge level, but who's to say the Mississippi levee itself wouldn't be breached someday and wash everything away. The whole thing seems a great risk. Maybe now's the time to bite the bullet, spend the taxpayer money upstream at Baton Rouge, abandon NOLA and let the river find it's natural course.


10 posted on 09/15/2005 7:54:53 PM PDT by hh007
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To: Calpernia

rebuild the port, NOT the "projects".


11 posted on 09/15/2005 7:55:37 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
No. We'll give them vouchers to move to your bedroom community in Missouri. Feel better now?

I lived for ten years across the street from a Section 8 house. It was marginally less attractive than the rest of the neighborhood.

That said, I'd rather see these people dispersed across the country than consolidated into a new 'hive of scum and villany,' reformed with government largesse to have 10x the average crime rate and 3x the unemployment.

12 posted on 09/15/2005 7:56:17 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Calpernia
New Orleans, if not rebuilt; it is subject to an enemy land grab. This is a vital port and BORDER to the USA.

Then build a port. You honestly believe rebuilding the french quarter will provide security? Gay mardi gras is our secret weapon? Puhlease.

13 posted on 09/15/2005 7:57:32 PM PDT by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: Echo Talon
rebuild the port, NOT the "projects".

Rebuild the port, not the pork.

14 posted on 09/15/2005 7:58:02 PM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: atomicpossum

What about changing the welfare class as we know it? Can you at least imagine the hope and possibility of it?


15 posted on 09/15/2005 7:58:46 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: MNJohnnie
Funny how none of the Cast Iron Conservatives realize how much Fed Tax REVENUE is being lost everyday that area is devastated.

Yup, nobody pays more taxes than a slum-dwelling poor person. Rebuild the slums! We need the money! The $200 BILLION will be repaid in no time!

16 posted on 09/15/2005 7:58:53 PM PDT by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: TheLion

BTTT!


17 posted on 09/15/2005 7:58:54 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: ovrtaxt

>>> Commies aren't going to take over.

That remains to be seen. I wasn't privy to the lobster dinners that Blanco had with Fidel Castro. I'm also not privy to the percentage Castro owns in New Orleans G&F Sex Tours.


18 posted on 09/15/2005 8:00:11 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: MNJohnnie

BTTT!


19 posted on 09/15/2005 8:01:03 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Excellent.


20 posted on 09/15/2005 8:01:50 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis

So, a disaster is predicted. We should hide under the bed?

It is also predicted that California will be lost to an earthquake.

We should all write off California now?


21 posted on 09/15/2005 8:02:52 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

So, it comes down to money.. lol. Anyone here think the people might ought to be the first consideration?


22 posted on 09/15/2005 8:03:12 PM PDT by Havoc (Reagan was right and so was McKinley. Down with free trade. Hang the traitors high)
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To: hh007

And a land grab at New Orleans would effect access to Baton Rouge.


23 posted on 09/15/2005 8:03:46 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

ROFLMAO!


24 posted on 09/15/2005 8:04:21 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Echo Talon

>>>rebuild the port, NOT the "projects".

No comment. I do not know what projects you are referring to.


25 posted on 09/15/2005 8:04:28 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

We need the port but residential areas need to be built in a sensible location.


26 posted on 09/15/2005 8:05:06 PM PDT by steve86 (@)
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To: Calpernia

Really, she visited Havana?

So did a bunch of prominent folks from Tampa. Ick.


27 posted on 09/15/2005 8:05:37 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (Stop the looting! The IRS hates competition.)
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To: Shalom Israel

You missed my post one.


28 posted on 09/15/2005 8:06:04 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Shalom Israel
Yup, nobody pays more taxes than a slum-dwelling poor person

Yeah it really sure is more cost effective to have 10s of thousands living on US Army bases having all their needs cared for by the Taxpayer then to have them owning their own homes and going to work and paying taxes. Really is more cost effective to have one of our major ports closed down and virtually all our agricultural exports trapped on the Mississippi river.

Like I said, penny wise and pound foolish.

29 posted on 09/15/2005 8:07:04 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Professional Journalism the Buggy Whip makers of the 21st century)
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To: Shalom Israel

>>>Yup, nobody pays more taxes than a slum-dwelling poor person. Rebuild the slums! We need the money! The $200 BILLION will be repaid in no time!

I believe I stated in my POST ONE that the Plantation Princesses were under investigation.


30 posted on 09/15/2005 8:07:44 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Havoc

I believe economic growth can only happen with people.


31 posted on 09/15/2005 8:09:20 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: ovrtaxt

And made business deals with Castro!


32 posted on 09/15/2005 8:10:09 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
What about changing the welfare class as we know it? Can you at least imagine the hope and possibility of it?

I think there's been a lot of progress in the last decade in reforming the welfare state (thanks, in part, to Bill Clinton for signing welfare reform, but thanks more to the Republicans in Congress for making it impossible for himt o do anything else). I'd love to see more progress made, but I don't think bringing all that poverty back in to one central location (after the government, once again, steps in to do all the work yet again) will be good for either New Orleans or the people who would be sucked back in to it. If, as is supposedly the case, many of them don't want to go back, it could wind up being a net gain for all concerned. They get the opportunity to start new lives outside of the slums they were trapped in (if they can find the wherewithal to do it, and not just start getting a check somewhere else). Putting them back in the same central spot is just restarting the same problems over again, I'm afraid.

33 posted on 09/15/2005 8:12:19 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Calpernia
No comment. I do not know what projects you are referring to.

"projects" ever hear of Cabrini-Green or Robert Taylor Homes?

34 posted on 09/15/2005 8:13:09 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Shalom Israel

Dude, impoverished black people do not pay taxes.


35 posted on 09/15/2005 8:14:17 PM PDT by rightwinggoth
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To: Calpernia

That isn't exactly what I asked, now is it?


36 posted on 09/15/2005 8:16:50 PM PDT by Havoc (Reagan was right and so was McKinley. Down with free trade. Hang the traitors high)
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To: Echo Talon

Welfare housing?

How is there a leap being made to welfare housing?


37 posted on 09/15/2005 8:18:07 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Havoc

Sure it is. That just isn't the answer you wanted.

People need jobs and business opportunity to live.

Cleaning up the corruption, securing the borders, reopening the port will provide that.


38 posted on 09/15/2005 8:19:42 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Shalom Israel

The French Quarter is just fine, it was not destroyed. They obviously knew how to build buildings back then. Antoines kind of lost a wall but it's salvageable. The strippers are ready to go back to work.


39 posted on 09/15/2005 8:22:28 PM PDT by CajunConservative ("Dem's can bus people to the polls but can't bus them out of danger to save their lives.")
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To: Calpernia
How is there a leap being made to welfare housing?

All I said was, rebuild the port not the projects. If you think the democrats aren't going to do this with some of that 200billion your nuts. It's their voting block.

40 posted on 09/15/2005 8:23:56 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Shalom Israel

I'm sorry but you know what, all of NO wasn't a freaking slum!


41 posted on 09/15/2005 8:24:02 PM PDT by CajunConservative ("Dem's can bus people to the polls but can't bus them out of danger to save their lives.")
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To: rightwinggoth

Dude, corrupt politicians don't pay taxes. Hence, all of our money has been going to New Orleans all along under false pretense for their schemes.


42 posted on 09/15/2005 8:24:48 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Echo Talon

And you missed my post one.


43 posted on 09/15/2005 8:25:57 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

I agree, we have to clean it up, but how can we when give them $60billion that they(democrats) are unaccountable for?


44 posted on 09/15/2005 8:28:30 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: MNJohnnie
Rebuild the port I say but not the city, those parts above water leave alone, blow the levees and let the river seek its natural points, keep the channels open and move the facilities that have to be moved twenty mile or more up river, I am sure Natchez or Vicksburg would like to become ports, then the Iowa can find its true home in davenport.

the other thing to do is build a canal from the gulf of mexico to the pacific and set up facilities for ocean going vessels along the canal.

Never let a hurricane knock out a major port without some sort of back up.

45 posted on 09/15/2005 8:30:36 PM PDT by dts32041 (Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that? Zat˘ichi: I don't see much)
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To: Echo Talon
From POST ONE:

Louisiana Officials are already being investigated for laundering, corruption, human trafficking and having business deals and lobster meals with Fidel Castro.

They are already being investigated for money laundering, business deals with Castro, HUMAN TRAFFICKING and fraud (and whatever else I don't know about).

There will be investigations into what happened with the procedures surrounding Kastrina.

What makes you think these corrupt Dems will be handed $60B blindly?

46 posted on 09/15/2005 8:31:46 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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the other thing to do is build a canal from the gulf of mexico to the pacific and set up facilities for ocean going vessels along the canal.

But then how are the illegals going to get across?

47 posted on 09/15/2005 8:32:46 PM PDT by inquest (FTAA delenda est)
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To: Calpernia
What makes you think these corrupt Dems will be handed $60B blindly?

The fact that they've managed to convince most of America that this whole thing is the fault of the Republicans? The fact that the Republicans themselves only put up the most feeble response to it all?

48 posted on 09/15/2005 8:34:44 PM PDT by inquest (FTAA delenda est)
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To: inquest

ROFL!

That was funny.


49 posted on 09/15/2005 8:35:16 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
HUMAN TRAFFICKING You mean that investigation is still being carried on, I thought that one ended in 1863?
50 posted on 09/15/2005 8:35:29 PM PDT by dts32041 (Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that? Zat˘ichi: I don't see much)
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