Sunday, March 11, 2012

The End of Japanese Illusions~NYT
~Photograph: Yuriko Nakao, Reuters

"Real existence"~Library Chronicles
~Brees had no knowledge about the "real existence" of the bounty program. From this we can reasonably surmise that he must have had some knowledge of it, though. It sounds like Brees is telling us he knew the bounties were being discussed but decided not to ask any questions. Perhaps he was content to pretend it was a make believe rather than a "real" bounty program. It wouldn't be the first time that Brees intentionally turned a blind eye toward atrocity in the interest of keeping up appearances. Recall his naive defense of U.S. treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, for example.

Crime fight crippled by distrust of New Orleans Police Department: Jarvis DeBerry

Brad Pitt stages ''mini-Grammys'' show to help post-Federal Flood New Orleans

BP oil spill health settlement details are still a mystery ~Rebecca Mowbray

Local seafood industry still wary of BP claims process ~Carla Bayles

Vaughn Perret & Charles Leary, owners of "Trout Point Lodge" in Nova Scotia have much to learn about "Customer Service"
~Hat Tweet @Slabbed
~Trout Point won't let you stay unless you sign a registration card that says Trout Point owns anything you write about your experience at or about the place.
It further says that they must approve anything before it is published. They state that failure to do so is actionable in a Nova Scotia Court with a minimum judgement of $3,000 CD. So, in exchange for a room which you pay for, they own your intellectual property or you can be sued for $3,000 CD. We didn't sign and had to find alternate accommodations at 7PM in rural Nova Scotia.

Meet Zack Kopplin, out to save science class

New Orleans Barbecue: Ian McNulty on the Crescent City's burgeoning barbecue scene

Drum circle welcomes the full moon in New Orleans' City Park

This year, Mardi Gras Indians' Super Sunday falls on March 18

TODAY: Keep-N-It-Real second line parade! ~Big Red Cotton, Gambit

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