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Posted: 10/1/2005 1:03:27 PM EDT
CNN wants to know what to do with New Orleans.. Only one problem the three choices involve some form of rebuilding at the taxpayers expense.


Weeks after Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed devastated New Orleans, the city is beginning the long process of recovery. But before rebuilding gets underway, residents and government officials face tough questions about how to proceed. CNN wants to know how you would approach the task.

Below is a list of some of the looming questions sure to be considered in the coming weeks and months. Use the links below to provide your own answers, and check back next week to read some of the solutions CNN users propose.

• Rebuild? New Orleans, founded in 1717 and rich with culture and history, sits below sea level near a coastline that is threatened by hurricanes. Is it worth rebuilding after the devastation that followed Hurricane Katrina? Why or why not? > Send your answer

• Reinvent? Rebuilding creates opportunities to fix some of the problems the city had before Katrina struck. How could New Orleans take advantage of reconstruction efforts to improve? > Send your answer

• Revive? Can New Orleans ever be the same? What would need to be saved or rebuilt to maintain the spirit of the city? > Send your answer

So we need to help them decide.. Lets see now..




Poll coming..

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:06:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:09:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
abandon to the free market.
If N'Awlins is to survive, lets let private individuals decide to do it with their money.
Not mine.

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:09:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 1:12:22 PM EDT by nightstalker]
Call in the French....they started it...

Nothing more irresistable than living underwater in a delta.

My other idea is pretty progressive.

Make Hurricanes illegal in the city of New Orleans.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:12:36 PM EDT
it's a major trading port... as big of a shithole as it is, we need it.

I vote reinvent.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:15:30 PM EDT

Make it our Maximum security prison.

Put gaurds around the city and put all our most violent criminals in there.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:16:40 PM EDT
Actually in would make a nice safe harbor for the visiting rich with their very large expensive yachts.

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:23:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:25:54 PM EDT
...founded in 1717 by people who said, "Hmm this area is sinking and annual floods keep it from sinking, but we can't live here with it flooding, so let's divert the water around, let's live in an area destined to be destroyed one way or another in order to make a buck or two with a port here."

Anyone who came in after that was dense, greedy or both. Screw 'em.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:26:40 PM EDT
Do the thing from Escape from New York, Except replace York with Orleans.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:27:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 1:27:56 PM EDT by effinNewGuy]
It belongs to the sea. Give it back.


(And whomever the idiots are that want to go with it.)
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:31:20 PM EDT
Your poll sucks as bad as the CNN one. No option for let the free market reign?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:33:23 PM EDT
The thread needs Pictures..

Lets find examples of what would be appropriate for New Orleans.

Here is Larry Ellisons 244 foot long Katana Yacht.

Always wanted one of these.

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:33:30 PM EDT
Use eminent domain to sieze "the East" and the "9th Ward" and turn them into parking lots. Then dam up the parts that matter. Or just restore the port and rebuild city farther north.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:42:39 PM EDT
Let the free market dictate. No insurance welfare for those that want to build under sea level. I don't want my taxes to go up to rebuild a place that is fondly remembered as a place to see tits for the price of ten cent beads....
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:55:30 PM EDT
Use it for live fire Military Exercises. It already has the 3rd world look to it now so it will be as real as it gets. All you gotta do is bring the looters back and start mowing them down.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:00:43 PM EDT
344 ft Sea Dream

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:18:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Win_88:
344 ft Sea Dream

www.afroudakisyachting.com/sea_dream/1a.jpg www.afroudakisyachting.com/sea_dream/4.jpg

www.afroudakisyachting.com/sea_dream/2.jpg www.afroudakisyachting.com/sea_dream/3.jpg


I'd take one of those. I'm sure it would be a great base for anti-pirate vigilante missions

Ever since of been on this site I've had this inexplicable dream of getting a letter of marque and reprisal and setting sail to kill pirates.
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