Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bad Corps data blamed for failure to predict Nashville flood
~Also by the way~Healtheon, Inc., New Orleans, La., was awarded on Jan. 10 a $6,994,305 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for a pumping station, temporary retaining structures, levee embankment, discharge piping, back fill and access roads. Work will be performed in Waggaman, La., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 21, 2011. Eleven bids were solicited with four bids received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-09-D-0043).
~Editilla jus'axin~ Who is Jasmeet S Walia?
Please read~ "West Bank facing pumping shortfalls in 2011" at Fix the Pumps

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival January 26-30

Q and A on Gulf Narratives ...the skeptic’s lament.
~Disenfranchised Citizen

The Search for BP's Oil~Naomi Klein

GNO Inc. study says economic impact of drilling moratorium was not as dreadful as had been feared

It’s Official, Anderson Cooper joins Bobby Bermdoggle Jindal as an oil spill idiot. Snookered again: How the National Media let us down after the Oil Spill ~slabbed

Berms and boom were largely ineffective responses to oil spill

Fishermen Say BP Owes Them Money

The “devastation” continues says Oil ‘Spill’ Commissioner
~Florida Oil Spill Law

Gulf Residents to Oil Industry and Government: Our Health is Not a Tradeoff --BWAHAHAHA

EPL gains Gulf of Mexico assets

New oil industry rules face obstacles
~Gerard Shields

Breaking news: EPA vetoes Spruce Mine permit~Ken Ward Jr.
~Word is just coming down that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has vetoed the largest single mountaintop removal permit in West Virginia history.

Comparing Detroit to NOLA after Katrina not so far off
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

Pilates studio on Magazine Street seems to be stretching the rules
~James Gill

$100 million in bonds to fund MO levee improvements

Ice Ice Baby~Traveling Mermaid

Turkey Meatloaf~Blackened Out

Mini King Cake Wars, Part Deux...
--A Butcher AND a Baker?~Nola Notes

~~I'm Loving this @ Mardi Gras Bock. Yes, smooth to da'Fine.

Etta James gravely ill, Husband seeks control of her money

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