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Cuomo Bows to Mother Nature
New York Times, by Eleanor Randolph

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/24/2013 5:35:13 PM

New York has yet to receive an estimated $30 billion from Washington for Hurricane Sandy relief, but Governor Andrew Cuomo already knows one way he plans to spend it. (Snip) “There are some parcels that Mother Nature owns,“ he said earlier this month in his official State of the State speech. “She may only visit once every few years, but she owns the parcel and when she comes to visit, she visits.” To deal with such intrusions, the governor wants to give homeowners in these areas a choice. New York will help them rebuild a better house — on stilts, for example, higher than future floodwaters.

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Stilts? Your Hurricane Sandy relief [$B´s] to be spent on this waterlogged idea. Why not claim it destroyed by Mother Nature [Climate Change] and give them the carbon credits to move on? A win-win for the LIV.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Delilah, 1/24/2013 6:54:57 PM     (No. 9137461)

Just more taxpayer money spent on buying votes for the dims.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: on fire, 1/24/2013 6:56:46 PM     (No. 9137463)

Scam #547.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/24/2013 6:59:10 PM     (No. 9137469)

This guy doesn´t understand squat. I guess his girlfriend thought this up. Does he think we will buy this? High waters are usually accompanied with high winds which will knock those little stilts down. My guess it is another money laundering operation to steal instead of real reform.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pc504, 1/24/2013 7:34:37 PM     (No. 9137515)

Actually in Louisiana a lot of houses are built on piers "stilts" high off the ground and they do stand up to hurricane force winds. The only problem I see with a raised hous is how do you keep the floors warm and the water pipes from freezing?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/24/2013 7:36:59 PM     (No. 9137522)

Funny.... I worked on a new school in the Rockaways say eight years ago.

It had ocean front property and all of the land on either side was vacant for many 100´s of yards.

But a brand new school was being built where I was.

The school had many design problems.
The first of which was that ocean ground water was finding it´s way into the basement.

Many pumps, many design changes, many delays and much extra money spent.

I asked why this school was being built here, in this particular spot, and the answer surprised me. (silly me)

The property belonged the CUOMO FAMILY was the answer.

Yeah... right down there where Andy-Boy Cuomo wants nobody else to build anymore.

Funny ain´t it?

BARF!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/24/2013 7:46:30 PM     (No. 9137539)

How many of the dispossessed are people living in housing projects built by the city or state? My understanding was that when the World Trade Center was built, some people got creative and used the fill to build up land that had previously flooded. Part of that land then went to housing projects. What say the locals? Did I get any of this right?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/24/2013 8:01:43 PM     (No. 9137571)

#6- You did get this right Battery Park City was built upon the dirt from the Trade Center holes.

40 acres worth if I remember right.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Distorted, 1/24/2013 11:38:40 PM     (No. 9137848)

I am shocked to hear a hack like Cuomo, the prime engineer of sub-prime loans circa the 2008 collapse, make any sense at all, much less recognize nature´s predominance over political whim.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/25/2013 12:03:34 AM     (No. 9137863)

Stilts? No, just require the first floor to be a boat hull with 3 feet in the ground and 3 feet above ground. 4 anchor points at the lot corners. They are being built on a sand bar anyway. This way they could relocate the 3 feet or 30 feet after the storm.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/25/2013 12:07:50 AM     (No. 9137867)

I don´t know about the rest of you, but I´m very impressed that Cuomo knows the height of future floodwaters!

/s off/

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