Real News. Real Funny.

Comments

  • Because the water was higher than any time in recorded history?
  • Flood protection is for flyover states.
  • Because America needs more aircraft carriers!
  • Sure you create a fire department after the first fire, but my plans for an inexpensive $3 Trillion laser shield against alien monster attacks before they happen was laughed at everywhere but the New York Times.
  • Because everyone in Manhattan is too busy lining their ownn pockets to pay for public improvements for the common good.

    Remember folks: greed is good.
  • Because f*ck you, they're New York, they don't need no f*ckin' flood protection. If them f*ckin' waves even THINK about flooding New York, BADA BING! Sleepin' with the fishes.
  • 4.bp.blogspot.comView Full Size


    Might have the answer.

    /is that whistling I hear in the background?
  • Dick Gozinya: Because everyone

    politician in Manhattan is too busy lining their ownn pockets to pay for public improvements for the common good.

    Remember folks: greed is good.

    FTFY
  • You know you're doing it wrong when Alabama laughs at you.

    www.southalabama.eduView Full Size
  • Maybe mayor Billionberg could pry open his wallet and install some diesel powered flood pumps in the tunnels. Instead, you wait until after they're flooded then haul in the portable pumps to empty them. I gotta believe it's gonna be cheaper in the long run to keep the tunnels from flooding in the first place (especially considering it's saltwater that's gonna fark up pretty much anything it touches).
  • Because it's more important to monitor and control the size of the citizens SuperGulps....
  • The Times does have a point. If you've every passed a paperboy on his bicycle in the Tunnel you'd see their only concern is for the welfare of their own. Now they have to swim the cold waters, dodging boats, with the papers on their back to deliver your news to you.
  • The US has 3rd world infrastructure which is held together by luck, magical thinking and unicorn farts. Nothing new here.
  • Article says it bled off 100 million gallons of flood water from Brooklyn and Battery Park. I wonder how much that helped above ground.

    My office building on Water Street will be closed for months and likely condemned.
  • Turns out no one knows? Did subby read the article?

    "They just didn't want to spend the money."
  • foo monkey: Article says it bled off 100 million gallons of flood water from Brooklyn and Battery Park. I wonder how much that helped above ground.

    My office building on Water Street will be closed for months and likely condemned.


    If only there had been some sort of sign...
  • foo monkey: Article says it bled off 100 million gallons of flood water from Brooklyn and Battery Park. I wonder how much that helped above ground.

    My office building on Water Street will be closed for months and likely condemned.


    At least the street is honestly named now.

    /I'm sure you've heard that way too many times in the past week
  • ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Because America needs more aircraft carriers!


    Yes, because everybody knows New York lacks the ability to raise its own revenue (which it would never waste) to protect its own tunnels. The Feds must fund and therefore control everything.
  • hasty ambush: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Because America needs more aircraft carriers!

    Yes, because everybody knows New York lacks the ability to raise its own revenue (which it would never waste) to protect its own tunnels. The Feds must fund and therefore control everything.


    It's not just a New York problem. Infrastructure in this nation has been neglected for decades. The levees in Louisiana, the I-35W bridge, we like to let these problems bite us in the ass. The only thing America actually seems to get proactive on is scaring off other country's far-lesser might. If only Northrop-Grumman would get into the domestic peacetime needs biz.
  • ThatGuyFromTheInternet: It's not just a New York problem. Infrastructure in this nation has been neglected for decades. The levees in Louisiana, the I-35W bridge, we like to let these problems bite us in the ass. The only thing America actually seems to get proactive on is scaring off other country's far-lesser might. If only Northrop-Grumman would get into the domestic peacetime needs biz.


    If your local infrastructure is getting run down, nothing is stopping you from pulling up your boot straps and fixing it yourself. Big government bad.
  • H31N0US: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: It's not just a New York problem. Infrastructure in this nation has been neglected for decades. The levees in Louisiana, the I-35W bridge, we like to let these problems bite us in the ass. The only thing America actually seems to get proactive on is scaring off other country's far-lesser might. If only Northrop-Grumman would get into the domestic peacetime needs biz.

    If your local infrastructure is getting run down, nothing is stopping you from pulling up your boot straps and fixing it yourself. Big government bad.


    upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size
    x11
    Big enough government for ya?
  • foo monkey: Article says it bled off 100 million gallons of flood water from Brooklyn and Battery Park. I wonder how much that helped above ground.

    My office building on Water Street will be closed for months and likely condemned.


    Only one architect in the universe has imagined what a structure elevated above the ground might look like. As you can see, all the utility wires are still on sticks above ground so they can blow over.

    www.woohome.comView Full Size
     

    Oh, wait. Here's a fancy Queenslander from Australia, so common it's named after the state.   The ground floor is just storage for all the alpine mountain climbing gear and yodeling trophies.

    i563.photobucket.comView Full Size
  • Because politicians and union employees can make more money fixing a flooded tunnel than preventing it from getting flooded in the first place.
  • PC LOAD LETTER: Because the water was higher than any time in recorded history?


    Over in one. Probably the same reason they don't shield the subway from volcano damage. It took nearly a century for this to become an issue. The water pumps they had installed worked fine, but were installed before anybody on Fark was born.
  • ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Because America needs more aircraft carriers!


    It's not America's job to stop flooding in New York's tunnels, it's New York's job.
  • Load 25 of 42 newer comments
  •  

This thread is closed to new comments.