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Shell Oil Returns To New Orleans  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

This is a big shot in the arm for the downtown/CBD area businesses, etc.

750 white collar jobs will be returning by 2/20, all based at One Shell Square, the tallest office tower in the city.

It's nice to see a company like Shell..with such a large presence in the MSY area prior to Katrina...return in full.

http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/wwl013006khshell.53655c03.html

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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

How many of those employees will be black? I really don't care but give the mayor's recent comments, I would think that it's a big question on his mind.

User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6924 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2412 times:

Quoting Pope (Reply 1):
How many of those employees will be black? I really don't care but give the mayor's recent comments, I would think that it's a big question on his mind.

Shell.

Chocolate.

Mmmmmmm....



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
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Quoting Pope (Reply 1):
How many of those employees will be black? I really don't care but give the mayor's recent comments, I would think that it's a big question on his mind.

Considering that most of the blackpopulation may not return, that may not happen. Most of them have decided to settle in North Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas, where they fled to. Many feel they have nothing to come home to. Some will return, but most others may not. Houses will be cheap though, and real estate will be a hot market. All the land that's going to be in need of development, it's gonna get a lot of investment dollars. Forget chocolate or vanilla, New Orleans is going to be green, and the envy of other cities. I believe that.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Quoting Pope (Reply 1):
How many of those employees will be black? I really don't care but give the mayor's recent comments, I would think that it's a big question on his mind.

If you can't say anything nice, don't say it at all. MSYTristar, Tom in NO and I all think your comment was unneeded and unwanted in a thread that is supposed to be about something promising (as promising as anything regarding an oil company can be) and not have it pissed on by you.

That said, it is good to see things getting back to normal around here. This will keep MSY from being a ghost town by 5 PM.



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
If you can't say anything nice, don't say it at all. MSYTristar, Tom in NO and I all think your comment was unneeded and unwanted in a thread that is supposed to be about something promising (as promising as anything regarding an oil company can be) and not have it pissed on by you.

Who died and left you king? If the criteria of accepting a post was that nothing "unneed and unwanted" was posted on threads, this forum would be largely empty. At least Slider found it funny.

NOLA is a hole and now my dollars are going to go rebuild that hole just so this same mess (or worse) will happen again. It's absurd to rebuild a city under sea level when there's almost 100% certainty that it will eventually get hit by another storm that is at least as big as Katrina.

If you love NOLA, great. Live there, just don't ask me to pay for it.

As for the substance of my comment, you guys elected your Mayor, you guys need to deal with the fallout of his comments.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Quoting Pope (Reply 5):
just don't ask me to pay for it.

Guess what, it says The UNITED States of America and Louisiana is just as much a part of that as Florida or anywhere else. BTW, how many billions in federal money have gone to rebuilding your state over and over again?

Quoting Pope (Reply 5):
you guys elected your Mayor

Take a look at Ray Nagin's pre-storm record. Also, take a look at the limited amount of power that mayors have, particularly in situations like this which involved the cock ups of other people, including the vaunted Army Corps of Engineers.



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Guess what, it says The UNITED States of America and Louisiana is just as much a part of that as Florida or anywhere else. BTW, how many billions in federal money have gone to rebuilding your state over and over again?

Care to point out anyplace where I've advocated such spending. It's just as wrong when it's spent in Florida.

There is a viable insurance market available to all. If you choose to live in a high risk area, you yourself should bear the financial burden of that risk. I don't live on a beach in Florida for the simple reason that I probably couldn't afford the property insurance premium. So why should I, who acts responsibly be asked to bear the financial burden for those who don't?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Quoting Pope (Reply 7):
There is a viable insurance market available to all.

When insurance companies start living up to their contractual obligations, we can talk.

Quoting Pope (Reply 7):
If you choose to live in a high risk area

Anywhere can be deemed a high risk area, including rather inland areas. In fact, New Orleans in many ways is not particularly high risk at all given the rarity with which major storms hit the area. Additionally, if the city had a levee system that was even up to 1980s standards, the damage would have been minama



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
When insurance companies start living up to their contractual obligations, we can talk.

So you're saying that people didn't purchase insurance on the assumption that the policies won't be honored. I hope that as a lawyer you can formulate better arguments than that.

But in any case, I'll address the substance of your "position". I lived in SoFla during Andrew and State Farm paid amazingly well. In fact, much of the problems we face today over the cost of insurance are a direct result of insurance fraud after that storm. People living in two bedroom apartments were claiming 4 big screen TV's. Well sooner or later the insurance companies got smart.

In the summer of 2004 we got hit by 2 storms that caused significant damage to our home and 2 that only did minor damage. Again, State Farm performed magnificently. I didn't even have an adjuster come out, they just had me e-mail pictures of the damage to their claims center for processing.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
Additionally, if the city had a levee system that was even up to 1980s standards, the damage would have been minama

I guess that's an issue to take up with your locally elected levy board. You guys put them in office. Have you taken Con Law yet? Do you know what federalism means? Do you know that their is no federal power to regulate for the general welfare?


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