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New Orleans compared to South Africa (Super Bowl article)
Posted by MrLSU on 2/4 at 2:14 pm
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"The Super Dome is supposed to stand, in post-hurricane, post-levees New Orleans as a symbol of the city’s resurgence. It’s also supposed to stand as a symbol of the city’s reborn tourism industry and status as an “event town” ready to be the Mecca for Fortune 500 companies and the hottest happenings in sports. But this economic comeback, with an emphasis on low-paying, zero-benefits service-industry jobs, has had another effect as well: widening inequality. The poverty rate is up to 29 percent, 8 percent higher than in 2007 when the city was still rebuilding after the Hurricane. Child poverty is up to 42 percent and the Lower Ninth Ward has seen its population drop by 80 percent in the last decade."

"When South Africa hosted the World Cup, the European Press was filled with denunciations of this choice, because surely “a developing nation” wouldn’t have the wherewithal to host an event of such status and magnitude. What does the thirty-four-minute blackout—caused by too much electricity—say about this country?"



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Posted by Golfer on 2/4 at 2:15 pm to MrLSU
Consider your source before posting...brosef.


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Posted by graychef on 2/4 at 2:16 pm to MrLSU
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What does the thirty-four-minute blackout—caused by too much electricity—say about this country?


Nothing. shite happens.



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Posted by craigbiggio on 2/4 at 2:16 pm to MrLSU
Poli board.


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Posted by KosmoCramer on 2/4 at 2:17 pm to Golfer
You guys are mad


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Posted by LSULEFTY on 2/4 at 2:39 pm to MrLSU
There are ways out of poverty. It's called WORK!


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Posted by H-Town Tiger on 2/4 at 2:39 pm to MrLSU
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What does the thirty-four-minute blackout—caused by too much electricity—say about this country


nothing, this article says a lot about the author



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Posted by Jefferson Davis on 2/4 at 2:57 pm to MrLSU
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What does the thirty-four-minute blackout—caused by too much electricity—say about this country?


It says this author is making an embarrassingly desperate reach.



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Posted by 12 on 2/4 at 2:59 pm to MrLSU
Our electrical grids are in bad need of updating. Especially in the Northeast.


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Posted by TN Bhoy on 2/4 at 2:59 pm to MrLSU
These blackouts are much more common than most people think. In the last few years, I've seen blackouts in Germany, Australia, France, Scotland, and Spain. Even L.A. has had numerous blackouts at stadiums during sporting events.


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Posted by J Murdah on 2/4 at 3:04 pm to MrLSU
I fricking hate journalists.


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Posted by Towelie on 2/4 at 3:06 pm to MrLSU
Lower 9 has seen 80% population drop in the last decade?

I wonder why that is?



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Posted by St Augustine on 2/4 at 3:11 pm to MrLSU
So the lower 9th has less people and the author equates that to RISING poverty???

The damn system had an issue because they ran a halftime show with enough juice to power South Africa for a month.

I completely understand that NOLA is not for everyone. But outside of the low socioeconomic violent crime, it's pretty obvious that the city is trending in a very positive direction in many different ways.


This post was edited on 2/4 at 3:15 pm

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Posted by Towelie on 2/4 at 3:17 pm to MrLSU
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This post was edited on 2/4 at 3:42 pm

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Posted by SlowFlowPro on 2/4 at 3:17 pm to MrLSU
he actually didn't really compare the situations as much as contrast them




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Posted by brewhan davey on 2/4 at 3:36 pm to Towelie
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Lower 9 has seen 80% population drop in the last decade?

I wonder why that is?


Because they all moved to BR



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Posted by Big Sway on 2/4 at 3:41 pm to brewhan davey
Plenty truth but those dead end jobs are typically stop gap not career choices!


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Posted by TigerBait1127 on 2/4 at 3:42 pm to MrLSU
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But this economic comeback, with an emphasis on low-paying, zero-benefits service-industry jobs,


the recent forbes articles disagree with this



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Posted by chalmetteowl on 2/4 at 3:52 pm to brewhan davey


go to the Chalmette Wal-Mart one day



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Posted by Sid in Lakeshore on 2/4 at 4:31 pm to chalmetteowl
Dude bitches about the poverty in NOLA then laments the fact that the SB "Only" creates low-level temporary jobs........Are we to believe that if the SB created CEO type jobs, the people who are now (regrettably?) missing from the lower 9 would successfully fill those jobs?


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