[FoRK] New Orleans is Sinking

Eugen Leitl eugen
Fri Sep 2 00:10:52 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 05:17:56PM -0500, Lorin Rivers wrote:

> Where do they go? Which direction do they go in?

What, you have no compass at home? You have no map? You don't
know where the sun rises? Don't have a watch? You're not a NO 
native, who knows how his city is like, without having a map? 
> Step outside and check what the farthest distance you can see
> unobstructed without a device or tower or something?

What kind of retarded question is that?
> Ever hiked in soaking-wet clothes?

Yes. It was pretty fucking cold, too.
> What's the longest time you've carried a small child?

I explicitly excluded disabled and those with relatives.
(If I had a small child or disabled person, and knew my house
is below sea level I would live elsewhere in the first place,
and sure as hell evacuate at the drop of a hat).
> Jeez.

Jeez indeed. If the shit ever truly hits it, you people are doomed.
> On 9/1/05, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > What's with picking up some water and supplies in a backpack (all looted)
> > walking 60 miles today, and (owch, owch, owch) maybe 40 miles tomorrow, and
> > the day after tomorrow? Or cycling, if nobody's driving you could hitch a
> > ride with?
> > 
> > The biggest problem would be crossing the flooded area, and not getting
> > sick nor drowning by currents.
> > 
> > > better than where you started.  Here are a few photos posted by the
> > 
> > If you're outside of flooding, and no longer in a partly flooded
> > piece of land enclosed from three sides, sharing with some Lord of the
> > Flies denizens, you're probably way better off.
> > 
> > Maybe any of you survival types could explain why this wouldn't work
> > for a single reasonably able bodied male.
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