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Posted: 9/20/2005 7:06:31 AM EDT
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is telling his followers that the levees in New Orleans may have been deliberately "blown up" to kill the city's black population.

The influential preacher was in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday, where he detailed his Hurricane Katrina conspiracy theory.

"I heard from a very reliable source who saw a 25 foot deep crater under the levee breach," Farrakhan explained. "It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry."


Damn!! Why didn't I think of that? Dohhhh....


lawdog
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:07:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lawdog:
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is telling his followers that the levees in New Orleans may have been deliberately "blown up" to kill the city's black population.

The influential preacher was in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday, where he detailed his Hurricane Katrina conspiracy theory.

"I heard from a very reliable source who saw a 25 foot deep crater under the levee breach," Farrakhan explained. "It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry."


Damn!! Why didn't I think of that? Dohhhh....


lawdog



1. Lewis Farrakahn is not a "preacher".
2. Lewie sees all sorts of stuff that isn't there.

Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:15:26 AM EDT
Unless that came out of south Florida, it's BULLSHIT!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:19:35 AM EDT
How do you see a 25 foot crater under 20 feet of murky, dirty, sewer water?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:24:58 AM EDT
Oh, hell, there's 25 foot craters under the levees all over down there. It's a natural effect of soil erosion.

Driving piles in NO can be very interesting. Sometimes, you drive a pile and a geyser shoots up. Then, you have to fill in the hole on both sides of the levee with concrete, sand, sink a barge in it if it's big enough.

Seriously.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:27:37 AM EDT
Farrakhan is a nut job. He's still waiting for the "Mother Wheel" to arrive. Nothing new here.

[dupe police] Louis Farrakhan: Levees Were 'Blown Up' [/dupe police]
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:31:10 AM EDT
Why does it seem like the only reason these people live is to stir up shit.

It is because of people like Louis, Jesse and Al that racism is alive and well. Can't they see that they are doing more harm than good for "their people" or they so blinded by hatred for other races.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:34:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kk7sm:
Oh, hell, there's 25 foot craters under the levees all over down there. It's a natural effect of soil erosion.

Driving piles in NO can be very interesting. Sometimes, you drive a pile and a geyser shoots up. Then, you have to fill in the hole on both sides of the levee with concrete, sand, sink a barge in it if it's big enough.

Seriously.


absolutely, soil erosion is a HUGE problem along the coast as more and more land is "reclaimed" from the marshes. saw something on pbs about this before katrina hit. what's gonna happen is that the city is going to sink like venice in italy is doing right now.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:37:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By klutz347:
Why does it seem like the only reason these people live is to stir up shit.

It is because of people like Louis, Jesse and Al that racism is alive and well. Can't they see that they are doing more harm than good for "their people" or they so blinded by hatred for other races.


like jc watts said, they're fear mongers and poverty pimps. their power only exists through creating fear of whitey and keeping blacks down and discontented. you think black john q driving his suv from his house in the burbs to his $75k/yr job in the city is calling for revolution??? not til he puts his kids through college he ain't!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 7:38:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kk7sm:
Oh, hell, there's 25 foot craters under the levees all over down there. It's a natural effect of soil erosion.

Driving piles in NO can be very interesting. Sometimes, you drive a pile and a geyser shoots up. Then, you have to fill in the hole on both sides of the levee with concrete, sand, sink a barge in it if it's big enough.

Seriously.



Soil erosion?! Soil Erosion?!

Is dat what the white debbil call explobibs these days?!





Link Posted: 9/20/2005 8:45:46 AM EDT
There are numerous scientists that have been saying for many years that unless something is done to restore the lost buffer zone that large areas of the LA coast will be reclaimed by the ocean. N.O. has been sinking for centuries and there is not anything that cab be done about it. The sea level is also rising which is a double whammy for the area.


Source: University Of New Orleans
Date: 2000-01-21
URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000121071306.htm
New Orleans ... The New Atlantis?

With predicted sea level rise, wetland loss, subsidence, and the absence of restoration programs, the future of New Orleans appears bleak. Research from University of New Orleans scientists examine the processes driving catastrophic coastal conditions and the breakdown of the Mississippi River Delta.

(New Orleans) -- By the year 2100, the city of New Orleans may be extinct, submerged in water. A future akin to the fabled sunken city of Atlantis? Yes, according to Dr. Chip Groat, Director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Washington, D.C., "With the projected rate of subsidence (the natural sinking of land), wetland loss, and sea level rise," he said, "New Orleans will likely be on the verge of extinction by this time next century."

University of New Orleans coastal geologist Dr. Shea Penland and coastal geomorphologist Dr. Denise Reed have spent their careers (combined 40 years) figuring out exactly what is driving this catastrophic condition. Their research has identified the specific problems jeopardizing the future of New Orleans and southern Louisiana. "We have the greatest coastal land loss problem in North America. This is more than a serious problem . . . it's a catastrophic one. We're living on the verge of a coastal collapse," warns Dr. Penland.

Currently, 40% of all coastal wetlands in the United States are located in Louisiana, and 80% of all wetland loss in our nation occurs in Louisiana. From 1930-1990, the Mississippi River Delta lost more than 1,000 square miles of land.

Over the last 50 years, land loss rates had accelerated from 10 miles to 40 miles per year by the 1970s, with the current rate being approximately 25 square miles or 16,000 acres of wetlands a year. Coastal Louisiana is poised to lose more than 10,000 acres per year for the foreseeable future.

New Orleans is sinking three feet per century--eight times faster than the worldwide rate of only 0.4 feet per century. Currently, New Orleans, on average, is eight feet below sea level--11 feet in some places.

Many of the low-lying barrier islands will disappear by 2050.

UNO scientists suggest that, without appropriate restoration efforts, Louisiana faces continued wetland loss, the deterioration of the Mississippi River Delta (the largest and most economically profitable in the nation), and the possible collapse of the entire ecosystem.

However, Penland, Reed, and other researchers have shown that the coastal ecosystem, while damaged, is sufficiently intact for restoration efforts to succeed in managing the problem. They, along with other University of New Orleans scientists, continue to work in close concert with state and federal agencies to create, evaluate, and monitor restoration strategies and coastal management solutions. There work is included in: the Coast 2050--a new multi-agency, $14 billion restoration report/plan for coastal Louisiana.

Today, Penland, Reed and other university scientists continue to work on the issue: restoring barrier islands; working on a $5 million contract with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to document and assist in the beneficial use of dredge material; studying the biochemistry of the waterways; detecting and measuring water stratification such as that associated with the "Dead Zones" offshore in the Gulf; engaged in the long-term establishment and preservation of grassbed populations; designing restoration projects; training the next generation of students with coastal restoration courses; and much more.
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