Cynthia's Interests

The world as it unfolds - told from an African American woman's perspective...

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Their Levees vs. Our Levees

Here's how the British hold back the waters from flooding London:

And the Dutch solution to protecting an entire nation
that mostly rests below sea level:

The Italians are defending their city on the sea, Venice:
Giant platforms on hinges raise up to break the waves
when they get too high

And the richest, most powerful and technologically
advanced nation on earth...USA!!!!!!

After looking at these pictures of levees in other developed countries, you know something is seriously wrong in America. There’s no excuse for what happened in New Orleans. And now that it has happened, there's no excuse for not rebuilding the city exactly the way it was. If these countries can protect their cities that are below sea level, so can the U.S.

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