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Old 09-04-2005, 07:36 AM   #1
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From their website



____________08.30.05



Due to Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans factory will be temporarily closed. Confederate Motor Company, however, remains.

Communication continues via email, and phone lines will be back online shortly. Development of the Wraith is moving at a fever pitch as the completion draws near. To all who've written in, thank you. To those who remain trapped within the city, in their homes and on their roofs, our hearts and prayers go out to them.
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Old 09-05-2005, 03:51 AM   #2
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Well, here's where the factory is on the outskirts of the Quarter in the warehouse district



http://tinyurl.com/ca8cg



Here's a picture of the flooding



http://tinyurl.com/7tnbk



So it looks like they were okay so far. The Quarter is on relatively high ground, as 200 years ago people were smart enough to only build above sea level. If they weren't looted or burned out they should be okay.
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Old 09-05-2005, 05:53 AM   #3
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Believe it or not, people are still smart enough to build above sea level. The thing is, after 200 years of building in Orleans Parish, there ain't no above sea level ground left, hasn't been any for over a hundred years. So, the city turned swamps into neighborhoods by building levies around the city. Worked out ok up to last week. They will fix, and improve the levies, pump out the water, and go back to business as usual.



The real story here, now that the rescue effort is ending, is that about 90 percent of the city is evacuated to areas spread out all over the country. Many will get jobs better than they had in N.O., not all that hard to do considering 30% of the population was living below the poverty level. Large segments of these evacuees will not be returning. When N.O. returns as a functioning city, the demographics will have changed dramatically. You may have noticed that Jessie Jackson as well as black leaders in South Louisiana are absolutely livid about N.O. residents being relocated outside the state. They know full well that the 67% majority they had before the storm in N.O. could become a minority when states with stronger economies find meaningful jobs for residents previously living in poverty in Orleans Parish. It is going to get very interesting watching black leaders dancing around trying to figure out how to attract N.O. residents back to a city that continues to offer nothing but poverty to those living at the margins of the N.O. economy.
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Old 09-05-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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A better question is why would anyone want to attract people who can't support themselves back to the city anyway?
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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New Orleans must be rebuilt and they┬┤ve got to go back. Unless someone comes up with a better alternative.



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Old 09-05-2005, 11:53 AM   #6
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The only way to save New Orleans is to fill it in with earth until the whole city is above sea level. There will always be the chance of a hurricane overwhelming the levees. Lake Pontchartrain is only about 14 feet deep but covers about 1,000 square miles. More than enough earth can be dredged from the bottom of the lake to fill the lower part of New Orleans to a level above the lake and the Mississippi River.
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Old 09-05-2005, 12:16 PM   #7
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There is a proposal to diverte the Mighty Miss to west of town and do more or less what the Dutch did post their 1958 disaster.



But it will be real, real, real expensive. But then there is that 1 Trillion + dollars invested in infastructure from the mouth of the river to above "Red Stick" that needs/must be saved.



And then their is the Old River Control System mess...and then there is the cold fact that lower LA loses 50 sq miles a yr of marsh mostly cause the Might Miss is levvied from there to Minn.



Google around...it is a wildly complicated problem that has been anyalzed & studied for a good 50 yrs. Good starting point: John McPhee's "The Control of Nature"..still in print.
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:19 PM   #8
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True, N.O. must be rebuilt, but last time I checked this was a free country and residents don't have to go back.
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:44 PM   #9
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From my brief exposure to the situation via experts on the TeeVee, the lower portion of LA is composed of alluvial deposits which are sinking at a steady rate. Filling in NO makes no sense as the fill will just sink as well. The solution is to construct a mega structure of RC on pilings similiar to the New Town of Cumbernaud in Scotland (constructed in the sixties) . This will be a self-contained city of concrete and alloy on a grand scale impervious to mother nature. This won't be done of course and the looting will shift to looting the rebuilding funds with the town reconstructed with the current American home which is crap.
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Old 09-05-2005, 03:20 PM   #10
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"impervious to mother nature"



...is it just me, or is this something you'd be likely to hear from military intelligence?
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