YouTube video brings attention to state’s coastal conservation
~In three minutes, Spring Gaines is hoping to save Louisiana's coast. The 24-year-old Nicholls State University graduate recently posted a video on YouTube.
In the video, Gaines calls upon her audience to take an active role to protect Louisiana's rapidly disappearing wetland. Gaines entered the recording as part of Project For Awesome, an annual contest that aims to bring attention to charitable causes. Held this year on Dec. 17, hundreds of videos were posted on YouTube as submissions for the project.
Katrina, levees and Katrina 'shorthand' ~Dallas Digest forum
~Interesting facts here... particularly the fact that more people in S California are endagered by faulty levees than those combined hurricane areas of the SE, dispels a lot of pre-concieved notions.
A Call to Attention
~Editilla tinks'n'tanks~ Given that we don't believe in a Big Man in Da'Sky wit'a Big Penis and a Big Book wit'our Name in It --and Big Red Check-marks trailing off to Infinity... we still all up and about Wishing Y'all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It is not lost on yer'ho'ho'humble Editilla that those weirdo'ponk celibate men in the early Church would co-opt this time of year for their Birthday God, as we all know the strength of our Mother Goddess upon these days and nights, twixt the zenith of dark and light, our movements now toward renewal, Spring Delights.
Thus within Da'Spirit of Rock'nRoll we thank Ashe Dambala.
Is Chaney the Grinch who stole insurance industry’s Christmas? ~slabbed
Is There an Irony in the House?
~A suspect in a wheel chair surrenders next to a police robot after an day-long hostage taking at a post office in Wytheville, Va.
FEMA-IPET Mississippi Coastal Flood Hazard Project (pdf)
The $500 million question:
Why repairing our levees keeps costing more~Ken West
Water Woes~Alex Woodward
Biloxi finds plenty of debris during inspection of water, sewer lines~Trang Pham-Bui
~Crews are going underground this week to see what kind of junk Hurricane Katrina left behind. The work is starting in east Biloxi, an area known for its aging drainage system.
Vietnamese Americans Battle Landfill in New Orleans
~Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.
is engaged in the exploration of deep-ocean shipwrecks and uses innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology to conduct extensive search and archaeological recovery operations around the world. Odyssey discovered the Civil War-era shipwreck of the SS Republic® in 2003 and recovered over 50,000 coins and 14,000 artifacts from the site nearly 1,700 feet deep. In May 2007, the Company announced the historic deep-ocean treasure recovery of over 500,000 silver and gold coins, weighing 17 tons, from a Colonial era site code-named "Black Swan." In February 2009, Odyssey announced the discovery of Balchin's HMS Victory.
Lawsuit centers on La. carbon plant~Ted Griggs
Disney’s Lump of Coal
~Anthea Butler~Unlike other critics of Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" who will complain that the princess was a frog for the entire movie, and that Disney stinted on the black princess, I’m going to go all out and say that the entire movie is a wholesale desecration of New Orleans, Creole culture, Cajun Culture, religion, zydeco music, the Evangeline story, and Louis Armstrong (I’ll get to that in a minute.)
Rolled up, Disney hates the South, period.
Photography by Leonard Lopp
~Rex Parade, Mardis Gras '06
Merry Majolica Christmas And How To Make New Orleans Cafe Brulot~*visual*vamp*
Music For Landscapes
Q&A with Leo Nocentelli
offBeat: Still Stirring Da'Pot
~Jan V. Ramsey