20 May 2006

Dead = 1,577

The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Katrina was officially raised to 1,577. No outrage, no headline news stories, and no response. 1,577 of our neighbors, friends and family members are gone, and most of America cares only for the search for Jimmy Hoffa or bogus border issues. Where are the criminal charges against those engineers responsible for the design and construction of the floodwalls? Where is the money and planning and engineering to make sure that the levee system is redesigned so this does not happen again? Where are the civil suits against the responsible engineering design firms? Where are the 6,000 National Guard troops that could be working on rebuilding New Orleans infrastructure instead of standing in an empty desert? And more imporantly, where are the responsible journalists that should be pressing these important questions?

5 Comments:

At May 20, 2006 9:22 AM, Blogger JP said...

It was on CNN this morning, in the context of the election.

 
At May 20, 2006 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the engineers should be held responsible for water going over a levee? Are you serious? Anyone with the intelligence of a retarded clam knows that no levee is foolproof. If the water gets high enough, it will spill over and fail. Perhaps if the people who were warned in plenty of time to get out of town would have in fact gotten out of town, there would have been fewer deaths.

 
At May 20, 2006 12:57 PM, Anonymous Marco said...

Anonymous, who built those levees? They have no responsibility? A retarded clam that lived along those levees could tell you a thing or two or maybe not.

 
At May 20, 2006 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the most serious case the water did not go over the top. The levees failed without the water going over the top the levees.

What kind of engineer would design levees which cannot withstand water to the top of the levee?

Unfortunately the Corps is probably immune from suit and the consulting engineers would have nowhere near enough assets to pay any significant damages.

 
At May 20, 2006 10:56 PM, Blogger Al Scramuzza said...

Anonymous, you are right, however if you knew anyting about Katrina you'd know the levees failed, they were not toppled. Or are you just being difficult to stir things up?

Admin - delete this nonsense

 

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