Comments on: How Katrina revived New Orleans http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/27/new-orleans-after-katrina-the-most-successful-urban-transformation/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: FirstAdvisor http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/27/new-orleans-after-katrina-the-most-successful-urban-transformation/#comment-31821 Sun, 29 Aug 2010 13:18:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7949#comment-31821 New Orleans is a garbage dump in the middle of a swamp. The Feds and State should have taken the golden opportunity to raze the entire city to the ground while they had a chance. That would have been an improvement. Restoring any of the garbage dump is just making the state worse. No one could imagine where people get the idea the Port of New Orleans contributes anything to the state. New Orleans is a garbage dump for cruiser ship tourists. The Port of Louisiana does around 248 million tons of business every year. The Port of New Orleans does an average of 8.6 million tons in a year. In other words, the Port of Louisiana is 29 times bigger and more important than the tawdry, tacky, tasteless tourist marina in New Orleans.

It’s not too late. Start fire-bombing New Orleans today, and make Louisiana a better state. There’s no need to order an evacuation. Getting rid of the people would improve the state and the country, too.

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By: cranston http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/27/new-orleans-after-katrina-the-most-successful-urban-transformation/#comment-31820 Sun, 29 Aug 2010 12:22:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7949#comment-31820 The final stroke of Katrina propaganda – “Katrina was a good thing” is an example of the porous morality that is alive in the United States. Katrina did not ‘revive’ New Orleans – the City of New Orleans is a major port in the United States. It was going to be rebuilt if only because it is at the mouth of the Mississippi River – this is information normally provided to elementary school children. The current resurgence in necessary business activity should not hide the callous disregard for human life that was shown following the hurricane nor should it blot out the uneconimical location of the ‘ship canal’ that cuts through the city and remains a threat to anyone living there. Why not some more stories about the Army Corps of Engineers and the unnecessary risks they put millions of Americans at in order to satisfy short-sighted self interests? (The people that needed the ship canal and wanted it built are long dead and their businesses long ago wound down)

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By: CDN_finance http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/27/new-orleans-after-katrina-the-most-successful-urban-transformation/#comment-31735 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:28:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7949#comment-31735 Nice to conveniently ignore that half the city will have to be bulldozed and that the population has shrunk by nearly 300k since Katrina… other than THAT, everything is getting better. These fluff pieces that are low on facts and big on sentiment are a real detriment to Reuters – going back to AP for news.

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By: STORYBURNthere http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/27/new-orleans-after-katrina-the-most-successful-urban-transformation/#comment-31729 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:00:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7949#comment-31729 Sometimes good things come out of tragedy

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