Below is a video showing a contractor who was hired by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. This contractor is attaching a 'No Trespassing' sign to a fence/barrier on property that the Corps has previously acknowledged was owned by the homeowners along the 17th Street Canal...land that the Corps claims to not be taking from the homeowners. (This video was recorded on February 8, 2011)
~This black fence to which the sign is attached was put up by the Corp's contractor. It crosses the rear private property of those homeowners, cutting their property in two. According to a public relations representative with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' in New Orleans, one of the purposes of this fence/barrier is to prevent these homeowners from accessing this portion of their own property. This is property for which zero compensation has been paid by the government to any homeowner ever, a fact that is not disputed by either side. Does the land in this video look like land that is available for the private property owner to use in any way at all? The 17th Street Canal Coalition continues to ask that the South East Louisiana Flood Protection Authority, the Orleans Levee District, and the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers to work with them to resolve this issue, but thus far their request have fallen on deaf ears.
~More Info: 17th Street Canal Coalition, 504 432 4404
The perfect example - of what could go drastically wrong with BioDistrict New Orleans ~SaveCharityHospital.com
Ghost schools haunt New Orleans neighborhoods~The Lens
The New Orleans Corner Store
~Defend New Orleans
Losing at least one district, New Orleans Senate redistricting poses stiffer challenges than House
Judge Berrigan orders River Birch to file a floor plan with the Court! (no s#!% – she really did!) UPDATED with photographs ~slabbed
Lockheed Martin Ships Out First Orion Spacecraft
Gap in levees prompts debate amongst Terrebonne Levee Board
~Nikki Buskey~The Levee District is moving ahead with work on the local Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane-protection system, about 72 miles of levees and floodgates that aims to protect most of Terrebonne and part of Lafourche from storm flooding. Hundreds of millions of dollars of work is in various stages of design and construction. But the agency lacks money to complete projects in the middle of the system, between bayous Little Caillou and Grand Caillou. That results in an eight-mile gap some Terrebonne residents worry could leave them vulnerable.
Obama administration might oppose independent offshore oil safety agency, according to draft memo
What do BP, the GCCF, Obama and Gulf Coast Residents Have in Common?~Disenfranchised Citizen
~Editilla wins Double Jeopardy~ Answer: What is a Tar Baby?
The great Gulf offshore drilling jobs hoax continues~Facing South
BP claims process enters new, uncertain phase~Kenneth Feinberg, the formerly freewheeling administrator of BP Plc's fund to compensate victims of last year's oil spill, could be forced to revamp dramatically how he handles claims now that the fund has come under the jurisdiction of a federal judge in New Orleans.
Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds~Susan Buchanan
~Hat Tweet~Florida Oil Spill Law
Aquaculture up for debate
~Also, this from the Advocate in Baton Rouge, where Governorcist Bobby Jindal exorcises the Daemon of Higher Education from the soles of Louisiana state government: "Other goals include making decisions based on science..." ---whoopsee, Saaatan???
Greg Doyle, Fuck You You Fucking Fuck. Katrina did not "victimize" New Orleans Whodats~Hat Tweet~@superdeformed
I knew when this butthole pulled from his ass "The Victim Card" on New Orleans, with Katrina as the Queen of Hearts no less, that he is incapable of understanding our feelings for the Saints and Coach Payton Post-Corps Flood. He still thinks of New Orleans as a "Victim of a Natural Disaster" rather than the Survivor of a Corps of Engineers Crime, to wit: the Federal Flood of 8/29/05.
So many of these pundit mfkrs use Katrina as just another excuse to tell the country how much they hate New Orleans. But, in sports writers like Greg Doyely I see it as even worse. It took most of them a year to even admit we won the Super Bowl --so fork'em with the pen they rode in on. Fork them all, I say.
Yeah, some whodats are out of control about Coach Payton's family plans --but not this whodat. He settled the issue for me, in public, with a straight-up answer --just as he usually does.
Whodats are going crazy rude. They are going to vent, it's why I love them so. But they are Our Whodats and we can say what we want about them --because we all know what it means-- but not this out-of-towner who would've just as soon seen our Saints move to San Antonio.
For the record, I'm not much of a "Sports Fan", due in no small measure to asshat attitudes of sports writers like Greg Doyle.
I'm a Saints fan, WHODAT?
All the rest we must pass over in silence....NOT!
Sean Payton Says Despite Move To Dallas, He's a New Orleans Saints Lifer~Bleacher Report
Packer fan from Rome wished upon a star, and his dreams came true
~Brett Michael Dykes
The Ricebowl Challenge - 2011
~Super Bowl 2010’s Most Valuable Player Drew Brees and Freerice are challenging students and sports fans, young and old, to team up for a different kind of bowl game this February, with the goal of beating global hunger.
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
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Mixed Media Memories: Artist keeps small town alive through photos, recordings~"I had a show in Shreveport in 1971, and I had a whole week to kill," Travis Whitfield said. "I came (to Keatchi) to paint, and you could say I've been here ever since." Whitfield received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Houston 1968. In the early 1970s he was an Artist in Residence at Tamarind Institute (a lithography workshop) in Albuquerque. After a brief stint teaching watercolor at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston in 1977, Travis moved to Keatchi, Louisiana.
French Quarter Festival reveals poster, additional stages for 2011
Da Fair Grounds~Blackened Out
~CanalStreetCar RT @2ndHarvestGNOA: Help buy groceries in our virtual food drive, http://bit.ly/hq29iC
Listen to this – Lissie and Grace Potter ~NOLAFemmes
WATER SEED: New Orleans' Future Funk Stars Host Album Release
~Shercole, Good Nola