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Re: OT: sponge burning!

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On 02/27/07 18:01, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 02/26/07 18:27, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 01:39:40PM -0800, Steve Lamb wrote:
>>>>> Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> Opening another can of worms, it seems like everyone would be a lot
>>> better
>>> off if New Orleans was rebuilt further inland.  "But it has all this
>>> history!"  So what!  So did most Alaskan villages and towns prior to the
>> They are.  It's called Baton Rouge.
>> But then, the area where N.O. stands is a much better port that
>> Baton Rouge, which is 90 mile upriver, and having a *large* port at
>> the mouth of the continent's largest river is advantageous to everyone.
> So put the port there and the city elsewhere.  Kind of like how they do it
> in Alaska.  Nobody lives in Prudhoe Bay, everybody lives four miles south
> on higher ground in Deadhorse...

You really need to look at a map before spouting off.


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