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Farmland Or French Quarter?

I know that this isn't my usual genre but I feel the need to speak up on this one. I will probably do this from time to time just to vent, so please bear with me.

I am a native of New Orleans so maybe that is why this is bothering me so much. It's not that I care more or less about one group over the other, in fact I think they are all suffering. In case you are not following where I'm going yet, I'm talking about the Mississippi flood gates being opened.

For those of you not following the news, The Army Corps of Engineers this weekend opened the floodgates in northern Louisiana flooding the Morganza Spillway to try and save Baton Rouge and New Orleans. They later opened two other flood gates which, when combined with the Morganza Spillway, will flood roughly 3000 square miles to a depth of 6 – 25 feet under water.

Don't get me wrong, I understand the whole greater good, and sacrifice the few to save the many. I understand it, that doesn't mean I like it. I am…