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Art Vandelay wrote:I realize that this wasn't meant to be taken literally, but the author of this thing really ignores a lart portion of where that money will go. It's not as if it will all be spent to rebuild homes. Infrastructure needs rebuilding as well. I forget what the exact number is, but I know that building roads is expensive as hell...and there has to be a few thousand miles of road that needs to be rebuilt down there...among other things. Anyway, is the $250 billion in aid too high? Probably. Will lots of it get wasted, mis-used, or "lost"? Definitely. But the given argument is a poor one for why this shouldn't take place.
OhMrScottyTrav wrote:Just thought I'd make a correction on that error.
dannyolbb wrote:I wonder how much it costs to dredge a major city and make it safe for human inhabitance...
dannyolbb wrote:I don't know. I shouldn't get worked up about this sort of thing, but it's just such blatent misinformation. It implies that the people living in New Orleans are just soaking up the money when that clearly isn't true.
beerman648 wrote::-X . Granted that it is all not meant to rebuild a simple house for all of the families there, but that is still a helluva price.
How about OhMrScottyTrav06 checking the true time of a billion seconds. Props to him I would have avoided it altogether and say it was right. So I checked it all and all and he is right with 1 billion seconds being 31.7 years ago.
knapplc wrote:All I hear is Carl Sagan (via SNL) saying, "Billions and billions and billions........"
Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, child), you each get $516, 528.
Omaha Red Sox wrote:knapplc wrote:All I hear is Carl Sagan (via SNL) saying, "Billions and billions and billions........"
knapplc wrote:Omaha Red Sox wrote:knapplc wrote:All I hear is Carl Sagan (via SNL) saying, "Billions and billions and billions........"
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