Monday, August 30, 2010

The Big Uneasy Tonight in New Orleans --and across the Nation!
~Please also see this from Mother Jones
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Editilla NPR saying this morning Obama called the Flood a Man-made disaster. He did NOT #TheBigUneasy #ItsTheLeveesStupid #nola
~Today I remember the smell of rain, the sound of silenced bells, the sight of a clear blue birdless sky, the feeling of OZ evacuated to Hell.
It was the quietude one might find stepping off the edge of an abyss, in the weightlessness before irrevocable descent begins.
.. and struck me as the first of many scenes to come, which I'd never before imagined possible and would have nothing to compare with then or now. Our city of living and dying metaphor had awakened from the Storm, in the shadow of the jaws of Gravity's Rainbow.
---We did not know yet that the levees had failed.

~Now it's started... flowers at the base of the new 17th Street Canal Breach Marker
in front of the flood wall at the intersection of Bellaire and Stafford.
Feel Free...

Shirley Laska on NPR's Marketplace
And so these students that you have and the young people that are coming to New Orleans, they eventually acquire this academic expertise, they go out and do recovery things in New Orleans and they have this marketable skill that then they can take elsewhere.
They can, of course we hope they stay for a while.
Fair enough.
But they also will go back. They'll go back home, they'll go to other major cities and other areas where their skills will be desired. And I truly hope that the businesses and government agencies will recognize them as having, I would call it "human infrastructure for risk reduction."

Be Revolutionary~b.rox

~ skooks It's August 30. Happy New Year, New Orleans.
~ Editilla @skooks Thanks Youz! Happy New Year To You Too! Who'dat say they gonna beat dem Saints? #whodat #nola #saints #PostFlood #TheBigUneasy

~Hat Tweet~humidbeings

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Flood Anniversary Remarks

Quick update (with pretty new trees!)
~Fix the Pumps

Obama New Orleans Flood Anniversary Winkle-stop Tour Pictures
~Editilla Potellas~Actually, they start at the 3rd photo: other shots of the day of New Orleanians taking the grief in their hearts around NOLA...
...from Monsters & Critics thank you very much.

Reinventing Paradise 2.0
~Robert Corsini, Truthout

Many FEMA claims from Hurricane Katrina remain open~Michelle Krupa
~Editilla gotta Axe'ya~But if the President would only Admit that New Orleans' flooding was due to Federal Negligence --and not "the Storm"-- then we wouldn't have this problem with True Recompense, right? Right?

Katrina’s 3 R’s – Repetitive loss, Repetitive fraud and Repetitive fk-ups! ~slabbed

And now, a word from our sponsors… Vol. 10 – vacation version
~Disenfranchised Citizen

For 90 years, the Roman Candy cart had plied the streets of New Orleans, selling taffy. When it reappeared after Katrina, people wept.
~Story by Allan Turner, Houston Chronicle

Hurricane Earl is now at Cat 4

Despite "All Clear," Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil

At least 197 coastal Alabama residents have been treated for oil-related health issues~Mobile Press Register

BP Using Gulf Oil Spill Victims As Pawns To Pressure Alabama To Drop Charges~Alexander Higgins

BP reverses, admits there's oil in local waters~Despite persistent denials from BP last week, thousands of pounds of weathered oil is being pulled from under the surface of Pensacola Bay daily.

EXCLUSIVE: Tests find sickened family has 50.3 ppm of Corexit’s 2-butoxyethanol in swimming pool — JUST ONE HOUR NORTH OF TAMPA (lab report included)
~Florida Oils Spill Law

BP's Bad Breakup: How Toxic Is Corexit? ~Kate Sheppard

Risk-Taking Rises as Oil Rigs in Gulf Drill Deeper~NYT
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Ima Wizer said...

Whoa, beast THAT'S scary!!!

Excellent post....
and how sad that time makes memory shouldn't. We should ALWAYS remember!

Editilla said...

7666 Trombones in the Beast Parade...

We won't forget Miz Wiz.
What's in a Name?
Perhaps that depends on who's calling the Game.
I get into this on Tuesday's post.
What's in a name?

Was it a Holocaust? Or just a Final Solution to which some may agree or disagree on the efficacy.

Was it Crucifixion of Man's Sins or Martyrdom to a Cause.... or just a lousy way to hang out for Easter Weekend?

Was Timothy McViegh a Militia Patriot who killed 167 American Citizens --and a Day Care Center packed with children-- or was he more like a Muslim Extremist who killed thousands on 9/11?

Is Sarah Palin a goddamned fucking idiot, or is she simply a finely crafted branding piece of Handmaiden's Tale?

Do you like your bread butter-side Up or butter-side Down?