Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hurricane Katrina flood ruling upheld by federal appeals court ~Mark Schleifstein
~The ruling also clears the way for a September trial by other Lower 9th Ward residents over whether the corps and the Washington Group, a contractor who dug holes in the Industrial Canal as part of a lock replacement project, contributed to the failure of floodwalls along the canal during Katrina.Those actions also would not be subject to Flood Control Act immunity, as they also were not part of a flood control project, the appeals court found.
~Also~New tack on Army Corps of Engineers projects: An editorial
~Editilla Crowtellas~Let me be the first to thank Big Schleif, for a much better article (than the AP) on this landmark court decision against the Corps of Engineers for their failures to protect New Orleans 8/29/05. I pick on him a lot because I expect at least this level of reporting on the Nola Destroyers from our local news media.
And to the Corps Astroturf Spin'filtraitors on their way to the comments section to denigrate this rare and profound Federal Appeals Court ruling and further smear the New Orleanians victimized by the Corps Lying Engineers I say: Bring It On, Ya Putzes.
This is a great day for the citizens of New Orleans and every other tax-paying, patriotic American from coast to coast.

Katrina Lawyers: U.S. Should Resolve Damages in Wake of Appeals Court Ruling in Favor of New Orleans Flood Victims
~"This is the worst man-made catastrophe in U.S. history,'' lead attorney Pierce O'Donnell said. "Two respected federal courts have now ruled unanimously that the Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the drowning of New Orleans and the government should be held accountable. It is time for the Justice Department to stop litigating and start long overdue discussions about economic justice for the residents of New Orleans.''

New Details Emerge in Lawsuit Against Army Corps for Katrina Flooding
~Sandy Rosenthal

BP Settlement Leaves Most Complex Claims Unresolved

Violent storms kill 29, death toll could rise
~Update~The latest death toll figures from local authorities indicate 14 people were killed in Indiana, 13 in Kentucky, 3 in Ohio and 1 in Alabama.

FEMA gives Plaquemines $2.2 million

Bounties part of game across the NFL
~Matt Bowen

Commonplace in the NFL
~Library Chronicles

Bollinger, Coast Guard celebrate fleet

Runners will move to a lively beat in New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

A Bywater double shotgun exudes personality, with a new hue in every room

March is Equity Drive Month at the New Orleans Food Co-op
~New Orleans Food Coop

New Orleans~John Biguenet, Poets & Writers Magazine

The New Movement theater's grand opening is tonight~Alex Woodward, Gambit

GoNOLA TV Presents: Louisiana Music Factory

Listen to the first track from Dr. John's upcoming album 'Locked Down'!
~Alison Fensterstock

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