Thursday, May 19, 2011

Corps of Engineers races against project delays and costs over-runs to finish New Orleans hurricane defense
~Despite these (the Corps well-marketed and branded) engineering achievements, still questions the overall quality of New Orleans' storm defenses. "There are issues in the system that are not as strong as we'd like to see," said H.J. Bosworth, civil engineer for the group. If the government were to build certain levees 3 to 5 feet higher, Bosworth said, the city would have much better protection from Lake Borne, "which is our vulnerable side." Two stretches of levee catch his attention-- the leg running from Irish Bayou to Lake Pontchartrain and another section in St. Bernard, running east to west from the MS River.

Harry Shearer on Tavis Smiley

Mississippi flooding raises questions about river management

Rising Mississippi River pushing debris downstream~John Pope

~Hat Tweet @fofalex~Awesome daily sat views at LSU Earth Scan Lab Sadly no Morganza view but check out birds foot delta

Atchafalaya swell is on the way as Butte La Rose residents told to evacuate by Sheriff’s Office~Also~The Governorcist inspects Bayou Black flood preparations
~Natchez: crest lowered, crews take off layer of Silver Street levees

opening Morganza~hungry termite

Could flooding restore coast?
~Nikki Buskey

He said it ~Disenfranchised Citizen
~“I sent an email to President Obama saying, ‘You are a fucking traitor,’ using those words… ‘You’re a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military — in this case the coastguard — what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do’.”
- Peter Fonda

Mark St. Pierre owned more of city vendor firm than he has claimed, records show

There is a common criminal masquerading as Sheriff in Plaquemines Parish ~Slabbed

Despite health fears, trailers are housing disaster victims
~Ariela Cohen, The Lens

~Also~The Lens Salon: You’re invited

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience offers something for everyone
~Todd A. Price

Geaux Plates ~Blackened Out



oyster said...

"Governorcist"-- nyuk, nyuk.

Editilla said...

Weeeell? Y'gotta figure The Devil is behind all this, what with all the Giant Snakes, Cloven Hooves and Escaped Lab Primates getting driven from the swamp to walk amongst us --to even possibly assimilate into our State Legislature!

Ima Wizer said...

Hurrah for Peter Fonda! We should ALL protest this way....but so many won't/don't, wouldn' we stay the same.

Word verification: drelin (is that short for drillin'?