Jindal accused of ethic cleansing ~The Levee
McCain Lies Again: Oil Rigs
‘Very Successfully’ Survived the Impact of Hurricanes
~It was all rigged~Jolene Robin-McCaskill
~Hurricane Katrina and Rita’s Path in Gulf of Mexico
The orange dots are denoting mobile rig locations. The grey dots are denoting all fixed manned platforms. The combination of the more westerly path of Hurricane Rita and the width of Hurricane Katrina insured that most of the 2900 platforms in the
Gulf of Mexico were affected.
The reports officially were that approximately 150 rigs were severely damaged. 36 rigs were sunk with several floating free, having broken moorings. Mars (photo) was heavily damaged. This was Shell’s flagship and biggest rig. Mars had internal flooding and severe damage to superstructures.
"Let's pretend to be enemies"
~Your Right Hand Thief
La. Governor Vetoes Aid to New Orleans Homeless
It is mind-boggling that Governor Jindal vetoed my appropriation request for $50,000 to Unity of Greater New Orleans. That was my only request in the entire $30 billion appropriations bill before the Governor. The request clearly met the Governor's self-imposed standards for appropriation requests, and the Governor did not even contact me prior to the veto to allow me to respond to any concerns he may have had.~Neil Abramson~State Representative,Louisiana Katrina victims still awaiting cottages~Chris Cheramie isn't a Katrina victim, but he was surprised to learn he is the first person to occupy a home of a kind specifically designed to shelter Louisiana residents displaced by the storm. "I thought they were building them in New Orleans, where they need them," said Cheramie, a first-time homeowner who found the $118,000 cottage more affordable than a condominium.
District 98 ~Related Story
Report finds problems with National Flood Insurance program
~The National Flood Insurance Program owes the federal Treasury more than $17 billion due to hurricane-related losses and has been unable to set aside enough money to meet future expected losses.
General's Time During Katrina Changes Life's Work
Flood victims' personal information was stolen from FEMA official
Data-Management Firm Saves the Day After a Flood
Meeting Disaster With More Than a Wing and a Prayer
Big Picture: Water Water
Department of Water and Power workers are emptying out bales of plastic balls in the Ivanhoe reservoir in Los Angeles on Monday, June 9, 2008. Department of Water and Power released about 400,000 black plastic 4-inch balls as the first installment of approximately 3 million to form a floating cover over 7 acres of the reservoir to protect the water from sunlight. When sunlight mixes with the bromide and chlorine in Ivanhoe's water, the carcinogen bromate can form. (Irfan Khan/AP)
Midwest's flood-prone areas consider buyouts
Former LSU star donates winnings to Iowa flood victims
NCSL 2008 Legislative Summit
~The Thicket in New Orleans July 22-26th
Wakefield student describes helping renovate ruined
New Orleans homes
~The Rappahonnock Voice
New Orleans cookbook ~Chowhound~Can someone recommend a good cookbook with recipes for traditional New Orleans dishes? I've been thinking about purchasing Ugelisch's cookbook. I never had an opportunity to eat there, but their recipes really appeal to me.
I'm most interested in seafood.
~Editilla gotta laugh & love'ems~
What are the three sacred Fs? Food, Funk'n F'aints? This krewe at da'NOLA Chowhound is, well...errrah,
to say the least...into cookbooks!
Catching the Light
Portraits of New Orleans
Valuing Our Local Talent
~Candace Power Graves
Pawprints of Katrina
Prospect.1 New Orleans Receives $150,000 Getty Foundation Grant
2nd New Orleans Middle East Film Festival
WHEN: August 1st-10th, 2008
WHERE: Zeitgeist Multi -disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
Map & Driving Directions
TICKET PRICE: $5
Orleans ~Waking and Dreaming
Music Of My Mind:
~Noah Bonaparte Pais
The 8th Annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival~all about Jazz
Lil Wayne ft. Robin Thick-
'Tie My Hands'…one of THE best songs on Tha Carter III ~Affrodite's Adventures in Nappy Hair
20th Annual New Orleans International Piano Competition