Thursday, January 19, 2006

I have a bad case of levee envy.

My good friend Gerry sent me a link to Common Dreams which showed how sophisticated other countries levees are, and how they manage to keep their heads above water. The first two pictures are how the British and Dutch do it.
The third picture is a great example of our Yankee Ingenuity.





If you ask me, our crack Army Corp of Engineers have some 'splainin' to do...

11 Comments:

Blogger SFChick74 said...

I really hope that bottom picture is not from the Sacramento area.

10:31 PM, January 19, 2006  
Blogger boni said...

Yeah, I hear that our levee system in California is not doing too well. It's alarming how debillitated our country's infrastructure is.

11:19 PM, January 19, 2006  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

JESUS CHRIST.

11:23 PM, January 19, 2006  
Blogger boni said...

Phil,
I know. Our levee looks like something out of 3rd world country by comparison.

11:35 PM, January 19, 2006  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Big up the UK levee!!!

11:25 AM, January 20, 2006  
Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

It's because of statements like, "Why should my tax dollars be used so some idiot can live below sea level."

1:04 PM, January 20, 2006  
Blogger boni said...

If global warming continues, there's going to be a boatload of us living below sea level.

2:22 PM, January 20, 2006  
Blogger Jessica said...

Beautiful photos.

6:56 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger United We Lay said...

Dude, it's been 60 in PA almost all week. I think it's a pretty safe bet that Global Warming was not a joke.

7:28 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger United We Lay said...

Exmi,
Why should my tax dollars be used so that some idiot can live below sea level? If they want to flirt with mother nature, they can use their own fucking money!!!

1:41 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger jj mollo said...

We build such beautiful highways and bridges. Why can't we build a nice levee system? I can think of one reason why it's worth the investment. Practice! As sea levels start to rise, we should plan on getting good at it. There's no reason we can't be better than the Dutch.

It's true that the local government infrastructure is inadequate to the task. I.e. a lot of money will be siphoned off for corruption, but the real problem here is that the Republican Administration finds it hard to get serious about reconstructing a place that has so many Democrats.

2:49 PM, February 03, 2006  

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