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30 August 2005 @ 09:07 am
Calling all mad scientists  
So, now that 70% of New Orleans is underwater, as much as ten feet in parts, is there anything that can be done like... technology-wise to reduce the water level? Like use super-heated coils to turn the water to steam or something? Or move the moon so that it creates reverse tides? Or do we just fix the broken levees and wait for nature to do it's thing?

ETA: fixed spelling of "levees"
Listening to: Bedhead - "To the Ground"
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Joannabellajoannabella on August 31st, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
I agree completely, the bad dye job, the thick black eyeliner, she looks like a porn actress. Otherwise it is a graceful pose.
Joannabellajoannabella on August 31st, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
Oh and the barb wire tatoo and huge 1980s black scrunchie, it's worse than I thought.
(Anonymous) on August 30th, 2005 09:40 am (UTC)
New Orleans
That would be levees, not levies, which are probably blue jeans. The answer is not to build below sea-level, doh, but if you do, to maintain your levees, or dykes with the same commitment and nouse as the Dutch have for centuries, rather than assume that the Almighty Dollar can continue to do anything Icandoyoucandobetter.

John Malone
a.k.a. smartarse
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(Anonymous) on August 31st, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Re: New Orleans
True, but then, Les Americains have had storms Spring and Fall and in between for as long as the Dutch have had the North Sea to contend with.
Instead of building with ticky-tacky, and having ANY overhead cables in any stormpath is plumb stoopid. I also note that it would seem to be the poor and disadvantaged who have suffered most, especially in New Orleans.
'Twas ever thus, but why? Maybe they don't hold too many oil shares, or am I being unduly cynical, nay critical.

I love you all.

John Malone