Many viable solutions were given, this board just chose to ignore them. These are not personal attacks they are just attempts at trying to get the truth out after 7-1/2 years of a media orchestrated campaign that has put out so much misinformation. How many thought we were going to get a good system only to find out this one doesn't deliver the goods?
Don't get me wrong I am all for restoring the coast and holding the parties responsible for damages they casued. I just don't get why you go after a party that is responsible for 1/3 of the damage and leave the parties and the causes of the other 2/3 alone. It doesn't make any sense. But then againthis lawsuit was not about making sense. It was about making money for one law firm - potentially over a billion dollars.
The real dirty dozen are the 9 members of the SLFPAE led by Doody and Barry that failed to provide any oversight of the work of the Corps of Engineers resulting in us having anither substandard flood protection system, the CPRA for not providing supervision fo the SLFPAE (I guess everything was OK as long as the SLFPAE awraded the Graves family business contracts liek the erosioin control study on the outfall canals, so much for th eso-called good government reforms and not awarding contracts to family members), the Corps of Engineers for dsigning another substandard flood protection system (another system in name only - ASINO), and finally the media for reporting how good the SLFPAE was and how its members were experts and professional without ever checking the facts. This board didn't even look at the stuff they were supposed to look at for 7-1/2 years and not one reporter had the guts to report it. Instead they created the myth of the media-proclaimed flood experts of the team Doody and Barry, "Founding Fathers of Modern Flood Protection". Well from where I sit, the founding fathers are an accountant and an ex-football coach and the system will not protect us just like the one before.
Regarding this lawsuit. That was just a cover up to hide how poor a job the SLFPAE did on the levees. Get as much betwen the Gulf and the levees to keep the storm surge off of the under designed levee system. Don't believe me, just ask a member of the SLFPAE to peovide you with a copy of their review of the storm surge modeling and ask where is the coastline inthe model and where is the coastline today. I think the results will leave you wondering what have they done for the past 7-1/2 years liek it did me.
The thing that every person in America should be offended by is the blantant disregard of the SLFPA-E to provide the oversight of the work of the Corps of Engineers. Regarding this lawsuit, the SLFPA-E hasn't even been able to identify where the coastline was in the storm surge modeling. Now all of a sudden they want to say how the coast is. The biggest question that comes to mind is, if the areas damaged by the oil damaged were modeled as is in the storm surge model, then the levees should have been designed for storm surges that will occur with these portions of land gone. So the limit used in the storm surge modeling is the limit of the land the SLFPA-E obviously believes is needed for protection from storm surges since this is the limits they allowed the Corps to use and the limits the SLFPA-E has accepted. The SLFPA-E board members can't say the wetlands are needed to get money from big oil and say the wetlands are not needed as shown in the modeling to design the levees. They can't have it both ways.
Ah you are genralizing and sterotyping. I know Afrcan American professionals and skilled laborers that are having a hard time getting a job in the city. There has been an effort to remake the city and the effort sadly has excluded this segment of the population.
And not to mention being left behind. When nearly half of the African American males are unemployed in the city and the mayor wants to say the city is on the move and doing well economically. That alone speaks volumes. If he had an effective DBE plan that would have attempted to get 35% of the money on all city contracts into the area of need. It is clear that is not a priority with this administrsation.
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