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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 04:30 PM
Response to Reply #16
23. "states'- rights states have cast a blind eye to floodplains"

That is the main problem.
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  -Is it fair to flood the homes of rural folks to save city folks? Liberal_in_LA  May-14-11 03:59 PM   #0 
  - From what I understand, they knew they lived in a flood plain,  Lars39   May-14-11 04:02 PM   #1 
  - Technically, the people of New Orleans live in a flood plain too.  FLPanhandle   May-15-11 12:19 PM   #34 
  - Is it fair to allow a city to be flooded to save rural folk?  Motown_Johnny   May-14-11 04:03 PM   #2 
  - But if the city would have naturally been flooded without human intervention to re-direct flood  Liberal_in_LA   May-14-11 04:06 PM   #5 
     - Actually No  AndyTiedye   May-14-11 04:09 PM   #6 
     - I see  Liberal_in_LA   May-14-11 04:13 PM   #7 
     - Much of New Orleans is below sea level.  former9thward   May-14-11 04:18 PM   #14 
     - This is not exactly what the situation is. The whole area  Curmudgeoness   May-14-11 04:16 PM   #10 
     - Isnt the rural area being flooded a natural floodplain already?  cstanleytech   May-14-11 04:40 PM   #26 
  - Is life fair? Yes, fairness is irrelevant. n/t  elocs   May-14-11 04:04 PM   #3 
  - Hate to state the obvious.....  Wounded Bear   May-14-11 04:06 PM   #4 
  - Sad that that doesn't seem to be obvious to many anymore. (nt)  Posteritatis   May-14-11 04:18 PM   #13 
  - Been on the books for decades. Without Morganza/Enhanced Old River Control Str (post-73)  Strelnikov_   May-14-11 04:14 PM   #8 
  - I've been to Cairo IL.  Blue-Jay   May-14-11 04:16 PM   #9 
  - well, I assume they are more densely populated than the poor people about to be flooded  Liberal_in_LA   May-14-11 04:18 PM   #12 
     - The "poor people" in the New Madrid floodway consisted mostly of big ag holdings  Strelnikov_   May-14-11 04:25 PM   #19 
  - It isn't "fair" but it's what needs to be done. They know that they live in a floodplain.  FLAprogressive   May-14-11 04:17 PM   #11 
  - Sometimes in life one is the pigeon, other times the statue. nt  Obamanaut   May-14-11 04:19 PM   #15 
  - What's inherently unfair is the fact that so many states in harm's way  SoCalDem   May-14-11 04:21 PM   #16 
  - +10  Liberal_in_LA   May-14-11 04:23 PM   #18 
  - I especially agree that building in these areas should not  Curmudgeoness   May-14-11 04:29 PM   #21 
  - "states'- rights states have cast a blind eye to floodplains"  Strelnikov_   May-14-11 04:30 PM   #23 
  - Fairness is irrelevant. I thought of this same thing this morning  Curmudgeoness   May-14-11 04:23 PM   #17 
  - In the end, that's what spillways are for.  SoCalDem   May-14-11 04:32 PM   #25 
  - I guess you'd flood whatever is worth the least of the two  WatsonT   May-14-11 04:25 PM   #20 
  - Talk to God. He's the one in charge of natural events  LastLiberal in PalmSprings   May-14-11 04:29 PM   #22 
  - Fair? No. Lesser of two evils? Yes.  backscatter712   May-14-11 04:32 PM   #24 
  - Fairness is irrelevant.  Igel   May-14-11 04:46 PM   #27 
  - They did the same thing with a Manitoba flood today. They broke the levy in a rural area to save  applegrove   May-14-11 10:59 PM   #28 
  - a few points (please read and consider)  Ex Lurker   May-14-11 11:59 PM   #29 
  - Read and considered. Still feeling sorry for the folks impacted  Liberal_in_LA   May-15-11 12:17 PM   #33 
  - I'm hearing if they did  LatteLibertine   May-15-11 12:22 AM   #30 
  - If you're warned every year that you live in a flood plain, you shouldn't be surprised when they use  tammywammy   May-15-11 12:26 AM   #31 
  - a flooding Mississippi  melm00se   May-15-11 03:57 AM   #32 

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