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As New Orleans goes, so goes the nation

Posted on December 13, 2006

Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center: A new study of the mass of ice capping Greenland reveals that the giant ice sheet burying the island has rapidly lost mass in recent years due to melting and iceberg calving. Between 2003 and 2005, the island’s low coastal areas shed 155 gigatons (41 cubic […]

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As New Orleans goes …

Posted on October 17, 2006

270,000 people without power after almost two feet of snow fell in New York? Why would anyone want to live there? Maybe they should abandon that place. Living with the threat of volcanoes and earthquakes around the clock in Hawaii? Why would anyone want to live there? Maybe they should abandon that place. When the […]

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As New Orleans goes …

Posted on October 17, 2006

270,000 people without power after almost two feet of snow fell in New York? Why would anyone want to live there? Maybe they should abandon that place. Living with the threat of volcanoes and earthquakes around the clock in Hawaii? Why would anyone want to live there? Maybe they should abandon that place. When the […]

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New Orleans architecture goes on most-endangered list

Posted on May 11, 2006

National Trust for Historic Preservation placed 20 New Orleans neighborhoods on its endangered list: The list of endangered sites in New Orleans comprises both 19th and early 20th century neighborhoods, both working-class and middle-class, including Mid-City, Holy Cross, South Lakeview, Treme, Broadmoor, Gentilly Terrace, Central City, Parkview and Bywater. Together, they contain more than 30,000 […]

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WSMB 1350 AM New Orleans goes progressive

Posted on July 16, 2005

Watch for the change July 25th. This is a radical and historic change for New Orleans, as much as it is a radical change for WSMB. There’s sure to be a significant protest. Be sure to let WSMB know you support the change. This is the anticipated lineup: 5-8am Morning Sedition Mark Riley and Marc […]

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What is the narrative of New Orleans?

Posted on October 15, 2006

What is the narrative of New Orleans? That’s what was on my mind as I left the Community Support Organization advisory board meeting in the City Council chamber last Thursday. I was thinking about how much the narrative of my life has changed since Katrina. As I drove past block after block, mile after mile, […]

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What goes around, comes around

Posted on July 27, 2006

Local bloggers are wetting their pants and spitting all over their keyboards laughing at a graphic on the Toulouse Street blog, by wetbankguy, which illustrates how the New Orleans recovery process is supposed to work. If you haven’t seen it yet, swallow your drink, and make sure your bladder’s empty. Tags: Hurricane Katrina | New Orleans | Louisiana | We Are […]

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On the front lines of World War III in New Orleans

Posted on July 20, 2006

World War III? No, I’m not talking about the current Israeli-Hezbollah war (yes, war) — although the absolute failure of the Bush administration to have any diplomatic backchannels open, whatsoever, so that it might get those Israeli soldiers released and put an end to what could look like an Armageddon conflict in very short order […]

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Uh oh … there goes the bank!

Posted on April 9, 2006

I’m none too happy about this. I bank(ed) at Hibernia because it was locally-owned, had much better service than other big banks, and it had a reputation for investing in the New Orleans community. Knowing how Capital One made it’s money screwing people on credit cards (including me), I’m not very optimistic that it’ll keep […]

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Uh oh … there goes the bank!

Posted on April 9, 2006

I’m none too happy about this. I bank(ed) at Hibernia because it was locally-owned, had much better service than other big banks, and it had a reputation for investing in the New Orleans community. Knowing how Capital One made it’s money screwing people on credit cards (including me), I’m not very optimistic that it’ll keep […]

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