Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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okay maybe this will help
Army Corps Is Faulted on New Orleans Levees
The American Society of Civil Engineers said the levees' collapse was predictable and that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to anticipate their breakdown.
The American Society of Civil Engineers said the levees' collapse was predictable and that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to anticipate their breakdown.(Michel du Cille - The Washington Post)
By Joby Warrick and Peter Whoriskey
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, March 25, 2006
An organization of civil engineers yesterday questioned the soundness of large portions of New Orleans's levee system, warning that the city's federally designed flood walls were not built to standards stringent enough to protect a large city.
The group faulted the agency responsible for the levees, the Army Corps of Engineers, for adopting safety standards that were "too close to the margin" to protect human life. It also called for an urgent reexamination of the entire levee system, saying there are no assurances that the miles of concrete "I-walls" in New Orleans will hold up against even a moderate hurricane.
"The ability of any I-wall in New Orleans to withstand ... is unknown," said the American Society of Civil Engineers' External Review Panel, which was appointed to oversee the Corps investigation of the levee system's collapse during Hurricane Katrina.
The civil engineers group also rejected the explanation given by the Corps that the system had failed because Katrina had unleashed "unforeseeable" physical forces that weakened the flood walls. In a letter to Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, the Corps' commander, the civil engineers cited three previous Corps studies that predicted precisely the chain of events that caused the city's 17th Street Canal flood wall to fail. The breach left much of central and downtown New Orleans underwater.
"It appears that this information never triggered an assessment ... neither at the time of the design of the 17th Street Canal flood wall, nor following its construction," the letter said.
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Corps officials said they had already taken steps to address problems identified in the letter, starting with an effort to replace miles of I-walls with sturdier structures. But agency officials insisted the Corps was not solely to blame for weaknesses in the system.
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Like I said, what was true over 100 years ago isn't true today
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has unfortunately become a lobbying group instead of a professional and technical society. They constantly downgrade the infrastructure to lobby for increased federal aid which provides jobs for their members.

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<quoted text>We don't execute citizens for being whistle-blowers.
Yes folks. 47percenters really are this stupid.

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Only a weak mind like yours would assume that Galt follows the philosophy of Ayn Rand...or not.
“If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a duck” Refute the logic if you can.:-D
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<quoted text>The only moochers you don't want to see lose are the Big Insurance providers.
Galt does not care about insurance companies one way or the other, except that it is possible to deal with insurance companies and impossible to deal with the federal government.
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<quoted text>The Port of New Orleans has a website too Galt__get your stupid azz informed.
You fn dummies watch two episodes of Swamp People and think you're expert on the Delta.
Water always wins, no matter what.

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<quoted text>More bs from Carol.
Who is Don Keko and what prompted him to write this mistake filled piece well after the fact?
Here's mr. Knowitall. Instead of saying there are mistakes, why don't you point them out and back up your words?

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<quoted text>What you're doing would be funny if it were not so pathetically sad Carol.
You're not even close to correct__and I'm over this troll game.
New Orleans District US Army Corps of Engineers can be googled and you can click on Regulatory among many other topics. www.mvn.usace.army.mil
But you're still wrong.

Over the five years of President Bush’s administration, Louisiana received far more money for Corps civil works projects than any other state, about $1.9 billion.

Louisiana not only leads the nation in overall Corps funding, it places second in new construction — just behind Florida.

To be fair, Louisiana’s politicians are no different from those of other states and want to get as many federal dollars as they can and spend them on projects that will have the biggest economic impact.

In this case, they judged the risk of a Category 4 or 5 hurricane taking a direct path over New Orleans sufficiently low as to permit the money to go to projects that were seemingly more urgent.

Obviously, they guessed wrong–with tragic consequences.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

Stop placing blame on everyone and everything besides those who are most to blame.

It's going to make you very mad, but that's childish.
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<quoted text>“If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a duck” Refute the logic if you can.:-D
You have described why one can only conclude that Obama is a Socialist...with Fascist tendencies.
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Once written off as a forgone casualty of sequestration, the U.S. Park Police just got some good news.

Due to “forensic accounting,” the 641 sworn officers tasked with patrolling the nation’s parks and monuments will be furlough-free for the rest of the year.

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced late last week that the furloughs of officers and staff that patrol national parkland and monuments will come to an end June 1.

“As a result of cost-cutting measures implemented earlier this year, and now armed with seven months of actual costs – versus projections – we are able to reduce the furlough to the three days already taken,” Jarvis said in a written statement dated May 24.

“This is good news for our employees, good news for our visitors as we start the summer season this Memorial Day weekend, and good news for the security of our nation’s icons – the places that the dedicated men and women of the U.S. Park Police protect every day,” Jarvis said.

The cost-cutting measures the department took include limitations on overtime and travel, canceling a new class of recruits and limiting the use of helicopters to emergencies only.

The national parks have also slashed seasonal and full-time hiring and pared many visitor services to absorb a $153 million cut.

Jarvis said his staff began scouring the Park Police budget before sequestration kicked in March 1 to find $5 million the police had to lose this fiscal year, a 5 percent cut.

Furloughs were the only choice, he told The Washington Post, because the bulk of the police budget is salaries.

But two weeks ago, Jarvis told the comptroller to dig deeper and find other places where they could save. It’s a process he called “forensic accounting.”
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<quoted text>Totally of topic__the Corps of Engineers are in charge of the Mississippi, the adjacent levees, Lake Ponchartrain and much muc more in Louisiana, there are Dutch Engineering groups and other subcontractors located in the area some for decades. All this bullsht has already been debunked pal.
BushCo came up way short on response to both Katrina the Storm and then again on the following levee collapses and flooding.
You know? I find it curious how right wing crazies try to make a political point on something the facts clearly say otherwise.

They're so intent on making it a democrats fault, they forget to look up whose supposed to be responsible.

They're so intend on pushing their political agenda. they resort to lying and hope no one picks up on the facts.

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<quoted text>Guess who made no secret of pushing drastic sequester cuts to embassy security funding that our own Secretary of State warned could jeopardize our best efforts to keep those embassies safe?
Can one of you libturds tell us where the fck the embassy is located in benghazi!? Man you libturds are stupid.
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Carol posts as a republican and sees things through republican glasses.
Think President George W Bush is now too liberal for the present day Republican party.
President Ford seems to agree in recent comments.
Happy Memorial Day
Recent comments? Really? Ford died seven years ago.

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<quoted text>More bs from Carol.
Who is Don Keko and what prompted him to write this mistake filled piece well after the fact?
We'll give it to you in real time. Carol's post was on target. The goofs in Louseyana had to request it a certain way and didn't. Get your facts straight reel---time....

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<quoted text>republicans chose a worse response to deny that we need background checks that could have kept those illegal guns off the streets and out of the hands of criminals. Go figure.
Wtf? You are one stupid fck. Background checks will keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals?

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<quoted text>Ever get the feeling your brain trotted off without you Jean?
It's the culture...
Jean was a nasty old bat but she wasn't that stupid.
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<quoted text>We'll give it to you in real time. Carol's post was on target. The goofs in Louseyana had to request it a certain way and didn't. Get your facts straight reel---time....
lol! This coming from an idiot who provides no facts.

amazing....
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But you're still wrong.
Over the five years of President Bush’s administration, Louisiana received far more money for Corps civil works projects than any other state, about $1.9 billion.
Louisiana not only leads the nation in overall Corps funding, it places second in new construction — just behind Florida.
To be fair, Louisiana’s politicians are no different from those of other states and want to get as many federal dollars as they can and spend them on projects that will have the biggest economic impact.
In this case, they judged the risk of a Category 4 or 5 hurricane taking a direct path over New Orleans sufficiently low as to permit the money to go to projects that were seemingly more urgent.
Obviously, they guessed wrong–with tragic consequences.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Stop placing blame on everyone and everything besides those who are most to blame.
It's going to make you very mad, but that's childish.
You're once again far from the original topic babe. BushCo mishandled the federal response to Katrina. Very badly.

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okay maybe this will help
Army Corps Is Faulted on New Orleans Levees
The American Society of Civil Engineers said the levees' collapse was predictable and that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to anticipate their breakdown.
The American Society of Civil Engineers said the levees' collapse was predictable and that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to anticipate their breakdown.(Michel du Cille - The Washington Post)
By Joby Warrick and Peter Whoriskey
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, March 25, 2006
An organization of civil engineers yesterday questioned the soundness of large portions of New Orleans's levee system, warning that the city's federally designed flood walls were not built to standards stringent enough to protect a large city.
The group faulted the agency responsible for the levees, the Army Corps of Engineers, for adopting safety standards that were "too close to the margin" to protect human life. It also called for an urgent reexamination of the entire levee system, saying there are no assurances that the miles of concrete "I-walls" in New Orleans will hold up against even a moderate hurricane.
"The ability of any I-wall in New Orleans to withstand ... is unknown," said the American Society of Civil Engineers' External Review Panel, which was appointed to oversee the Corps investigation of the levee system's collapse during Hurricane Katrina.
The civil engineers group also rejected the explanation given by the Corps that the system had failed because Katrina had unleashed "unforeseeable" physical forces that weakened the flood walls. In a letter to Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, the Corps' commander, the civil engineers cited three previous Corps studies that predicted precisely the chain of events that caused the city's 17th Street Canal flood wall to fail. The breach left much of central and downtown New Orleans underwater.
"It appears that this information never triggered an assessment ... neither at the time of the design of the 17th Street Canal flood wall, nor following its construction," the letter said.
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Corps officials said they had already taken steps to address problems identified in the letter, starting with an effort to replace miles of I-walls with sturdier structures. But agency officials insisted the Corps was not solely to blame for weaknesses in the system.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Like I said, what was true over 100 years ago isn't true today
Okay, I did keep reading. This was the very next paragraph.

"We have done the best things we could have done. We live here," spokeswoman Susan J. Jackson said. During four decades of levee-building in New Orleans, Jackson said, the agency frequently found its hands tied because of restrictions imposed by budgets, by Congress or by local governments that often failed to meet financial responsibilities to help build and maintain the levees. Jackson added: "It was a question of who was going to pay and how much."

Louisiana received more federal monies for this kind of upkeep and maintenance second only to Florida.

It would seem - as is usually the case - both sides share some of the blame.

So stop blaming one side and excusing the other side - as is also usually the case.

Later.
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<quoted text>We'll give it to you in real time. Carol's post was on target. The goofs in Louseyana had to request it a certain way and didn't. Get your facts straight reel---time....
You're a fn moron without a clue like Carol, GFY.

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John Galt wrote:
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You have described why one can only conclude that Obama is a Socialist...with Fascist tendencies.
That would place Obama on the Right then which I wouldn't place Obama on the Right.

Fascism opposed socialist and communist ideology but was also critical of some aspects of capitalism, arguing for what is sometimes called a Third Position between capitalism and Marxist socialism.

Fascism is usually placed on the far right on the traditional left-right spectrum, fascists themselves and some commentators have argued that the description is inadequate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

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