F all of you.

I predict...

housing close to the ocean is slowly going to become less popular over the next few years.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
August 31st, 2005
I predict coastal land values will drop, rich people will buy it up, then when people forget the danger, newly rich idiots will buy the land at wildly inflated rates, and the people who bought it up will get richer.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 31st, 2005
I'm with Aaron.
Permalink Jim Rankin 
August 31st, 2005
You (as a taxpayer) subsidizes flood insurance for these homes.

The rich people that buy shore front property get paid to rebuild their destroyed homes (thanks to you).

New Orleans is a bit "special" in that it reflects the peril of building a city below sea level (in a hurricane zone).
Permalink somebody else 
August 31st, 2005
"it reflects the peril of building a city below sea level (in a hurricane zone)"

funny how clearly stupid that decision was when you say it like that.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
August 31st, 2005
"funny how clearly stupid that decision was when you say it like that."

I suppose the city was founded back when stuff like that was considred witchcraft.
Permalink Eric Debois 
August 31st, 2005
The city was *above* sea level when it was established some 300+ years ago. But it is on a delta, which subsides. So unless you lift your buildings and roads up each year, to toss some dirt under them, it will continue to sink.
Permalink Peter 
August 31st, 2005
Oops, you found an error!