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    haha looks like bethany's beach replenishment projects were a complete waste judging from these pics... just as 90% of those projects seem to be.

    they are planning to get the boat off the beach thursday at the 6pm high-tide, im planning to check it out @ or before then.

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    actually the projects and the dune replenishment did exactly what it was supposed to do, saved alot of beach and alot of ocean front property.

    duh... you sound just like another neocon extra right wing wack job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by epidemicepic View Post
    haha looks like bethany's beach replenishment projects were a complete waste judging from these pics... just as 90% of those projects seem to be.
    Its a constant fight of man against nature. If there were no beach replenishments and no coastal engineering efforts, bethany would surely go underwater. It is economically beneficial for them to spend millions of dollars doing these projects. The biggest question though, is who should be paying the bills? The city tax payers? the business owners who benefit from tourism? the state tax payers?

    Strong storms and coastal erosion will happen every year - that is a given. Generally speaking, the beaches in delaware will erode during the winter, and build up during the summer time from the long shore south currents.

    New Orleans on the other hand - they should just let sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    New Orleans on the other hand - they should just let sink.

    Have you ever been there?

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    I have not been to New Orleans

    Its a man vs nature struggle. Nature tells us that it is a very undesirable place to develop and probability tells us that New Orleans will get hit by another big storm again - its just a matter of time.

    It wasn't a humanitarian statement, just one of logic.

    Leaving New Orleans all together will never happen tho. People have too much pride to abandon their homeland - they would rather just continue to watch it sink.

    We are short minded individuals, thinking of our generations (50-100 years), rather than long term reality.

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    Does summer ever have any good days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPR View Post
    Does summer ever have any good days?


    what kind of question is that????

    im no expert but you definatly cant compare the summer months to fall and winter. so i guess occasionally the waves can get decent at best during the summer

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    I know that a lot of Nj's old surf spots are being ruined. Last year 7 prez. beach was always going off.. This year its ruined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chong View Post
    actually the projects and the dune replenishment did exactly what it was supposed to do, saved alot of beach and alot of ocean front property.

    duh... you sound just like another neocon extra right wing wack job...
    i say let the ocean take it, were all gonna be underwater in what like 50-100 years with global warming ? its a losing battle
    Last edited by epidemicepic; May 16, 2008 at 05:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chong View Post
    actually the projects and the dune replenishment did exactly what it was supposed to do, saved alot of beach and alot of ocean front property.

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    exactly - it seems pretty obvious...you put the sand out in front of the town so the town is protected. The dunes take the hit so the boardwalk and businesses don't.