~Last Saturday I spent the day at Dr. Michael Robichaux's farm in Raceland talking with well over 60 offshore workers, fisherman, and family members who are experiencing extreme health effects from the BP oil spill. Many of the workers who came into direct contact with the oil and the dispersant, Corexit, are experiencing similar health problems ranging from mild sypmptoms to life threatening conditions. It's not only the men who were out on the Gulf during the spill that are sick, family members are experiencing health problems as well. Even people who swam in the ocean are stricken.
Corexit Poisoning is Killing Dolphins and People in the Gulf~Bayou Girl
Who needs Rush Limbaugh when you've got ProPublica?
~Kevin Allman, Gambit
And the Attorneys General continue the attack on Feinberg and the GCCF… ~Disenfranchised Citizen
Dispute heats up over BP's $20B oil spill fund~Holbrook Mohr
The Long Voyage to Including Sociocultural Analysis in NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service
Recovery in Japan: Will it be heavy- handed or hands-off?
~Robert R.M. Verchick~Japan's leaders have two contrasting models for disaster recovery from recent history: post-Katrina New Orleans or post-earthquake Kobe, Japan. But Japan needs an approach that strikes a balance between authoritarian takeover and laissez-faire makeover.
Corps of Engineers subcontractor employee killed in levee rebuilding accident at pump station
Lakefront pump repairs
~Fix the Pumps
~Hat Tweet @ johnmcquaid John McQuaid~Why there's no accountability with the Army Corps of Engineers, part LXVIII http://bit.ly/i3K0Ea
~Special thanks to da'Masqued E'vinga! for the killa illustration.
Corps of Engineers evicts Coconut Beach volleyball from West End
Irish Bayou residents fear speeding Corps-contracted truckers
2 NOPD officers convicted on all counts in 2005 beating death of Treme man
BioDistrict Issue Heats Up
Redistricting inspires meddling from Gov. Bobby Jindal~James Gill
Congressional remap may wait until next year~Jeremy Alford
Hump Day on the Slab
On the Internet, feral chickens are tweeting instead of clucking
~ Alison Fensterstock
~Editilla Crowtellas~ Sounds like a clucksterfuck to me.
~Hat Tweet @ Dave_Chappelle RT @superdeformed
"Most quotes I've seen on Twitter have been completely unreliable." - Thomas Jefferson
Avant Garden~Humid Beings
Only In New Orleans ~NOLAFemmes
Nola "Alts" in Hipister Runoff
wordifcation~the hungry termite
Artist Mel Chin defends his 'Safehouse' at KKProjects~Doug MacCash
~Hat Tip~ DEFEND NEW ORLEANS
Gulf Alive! at the French Market
~Colleen Rush, NewOrleans.com
~Seafood, goat, alligator, crawfish and more Louisiana specialty foods are the guests of honor at Gulf Alive!, a series of seminars and food demonstrations at the French Market from April 18 – April 20.
~Hat Tweet @Fleur_dLovely RT @SpringBreakJake
A wondrous bird is the pelican. His beak can hold more than his belican, and I don't know how in the helican
Like Mom always said, don’t forget to eat your sushi
~He Said/She Said NOLA
J’anita’s~Judy B, NOLAFemmes
Kermit Ruffins + COOT today for Wednesday at the Square
Show to benefit Krewe of Eris arrestees
~Polly Jackson~"Curve in the Road", acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20"