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Posted: 9/3/2005 10:16:47 AM EDT
I keep seeing shots on the TV with Blackhawks carefully lowering these big white things into the water - then you see the rope drop from the bird and they fly away. As they fly away the shot widens and you can see a few more of these white things in the water.

My first thought was they were dropping buckets in the water for firefighting, but why are they leaving them behind and why are there so many of them? Why are they carefully - almost gentilly - lowering them and then cutting the rope? If they're just getting rid of them why not just drop them from altitute?

I'm sorry, I don't have any pics, but if you've been wathcing Fox News over the last few days you've progably seen this.

-K
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:18:17 AM EDT
Trying to plug the levee break.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:20:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Trying to plug the levee break.



+1

Giant sand bags. They can't pump out much of the city until the levee's are plugged.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:41:43 AM EDT
AAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I see!, said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

-K
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:44:55 AM EDT
Posted on Fri, Sep. 02, 2005

New Orleans levee fix expected to end soon
DOUG SIMPSON
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - Military helicopters on Thursday dropped sandbags into the levee breach that sent floodwaters from Lake Pontchartrain pouring into New Orleans, the state's top transportation official said.

The sandbags are part of a temporary plan aimed at plugging the hole in the levee. The next step: Drop about 250 concrete road barriers into the area and seal the spot where swirling waters toppled the floodwall, said Johnny Bradberry, head of the state Department of Transportation and Development.

The lake's levels have dropped about 2 1/2 feet over the past two days, about equal to the water level in flooded areas on the other side of the levee, Bradberry said. Contractors also had finished building a road that will make it easier to get heavy equipment to the levee.

In a separate project on the canal, contractors used sheet pile walls to try to close the front of the canal, aiming to cut off its connection to the lake.

"In the next day, day and a half, it will be completely isolated from the lake," Bradberry said.

The pilings need to go down more than 30 feet to fully block the flow of water, according to Michael B. Rogers, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Normally, the canal's function is to allow rainwater to be pumped out of the bowl-shaped city and into the lake. Blocking the canal and using the sandbags and concrete to fill breaches is a temporary fix; engineers will eventually have to rebuild at least parts of the canal.

Engineers have not been able to get to another levee break at the Industrial Canal, on the other side of New Orleans, though water is not flowing into the city from that hole.

Walter Baumy, chief of the Corps' engineering division for the New Orleans district, said they were also trying to fix the city's pumping stations.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:45:08 AM EDT
Bush ordered them to dump all the food and water into the river.

That's how much he hates the poor.


Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:47:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Bush ordered them to dump all the food and water into the river.

That's how much he hates the poor.






Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:48:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Bush ordered them to dump all the food and water into the river.

That's how much he hates the poor.





You know, of course, that some people believe this to be true.... fullclip
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:50:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Bush ordered them to dump all the food and water into the river.

That's how much he hates the poor.





Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:51:06 AM EDT
George Bush doesn't care about black people, he order the helos to dump food and rescue supplies into the lake he hates us so much....my pretty, my precious....
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:52:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Bush ordered them to dump all the food and water into the river.

That's how much he hates the poor.





LMAO!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:53:17 AM EDT
Actually, those bags are full of dead bodies. That way they can cover up just how many people died. If they say they're sand bags and then cover them with more dirt, it'll be years before anyone finds out the truth. Most likely, they'll pour concrete over all this when things are pumped out.Illustrating absurdity by being absurd.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:01:55 AM EDT
Caches of weapons and ammo for next time!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:36:04 AM EDT
Daunting task, each of those sandbags weight 3,000lbs, but it seems to be like putting the old finger in the dike.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:37:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Bush ordered them to dump all the food and water into the river.

That's how much he hates the poor.








Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:54:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Bush ordered them to dump all the food and water into the river.

That's how much he hates the poor.





Bush doesn't hate all the poor...just the ones who can't swim out to the food to get it.
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