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The clock ticked down and the lights lowered.
The second "Collision Conference" ever, and the first one held in New Orleans, was almost history.
So, what did Mike Harvey think about the “summit focused upon startups, technology, venture capital, entrepreneurship?    Did it meet his expectations?  Would the Collision Conference be pleased to return to New Orleans?

by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net   

The so-called “religious freedom” bill being  pushed by Republican state Rep. Mike Johnson of Bossier City has passed the House of Representatives.
    Considering the controversy surrounding the bill and similar other legislation that has created a firestorm of opposition in other states, the vote in the Louisiana House was rather surprising.

It now appears that Louisiana’s 2016-17 budget shortfall is slightly better than once projected, or at least by roughly 1/5th. 
According to Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne the gap that was thought to be about $750 million will be less, courtesy of the Medicaid Expansion of the Affordable Care Act.  

If you think Deflategate is all aired out, you might think again.
Today, a federal court reinstated the suspension of New England Patriot all-time great quarterback, Tom Brady.

New Orleans quality of life worsening and Jefferson Parish so boring?

Well, not exactly.  It is accurate to say, based upon latest survey results, New Orleans quality of life has gone down statistically and Jefferson Parish, the city's suburb, favorables so high and static, that it is "boring", numbers-wise.

The top two candidates, based upon recent polls,  released details regarding their campaign contributions and cash-on-hand.

Based upon those recent polls, Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell lead the field of democrats and republicans.

by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

In North Korea, to the best of our knowledge about that closed society, political dissidents quietly disappear, rumored to receive a bullet to the back of the head.

In the old Soviet Union, dissidents were disposed of in similar fashion—with a bullet behind an ear. Today, Vladimir Putin apparently prefers the quieter—and cleaner—method of ricin-tipped umbrellas.


This week has been a sad week for the New Orleans Saints.  First, the sudden, horrific and tragic killing of Will Smith from gunfire on Sunday.  Second, the death of long-time New Orleans Saint favorite, Hokie Gajan.  Here are two columns by former New Orleans Saints Executive VP, Jim W. Miller:

Term limits for Congress
    It is a never-ending topic of discussion.  Should term limits be set on members of Congress?  To be sure, there has been a lot of talk about it, but no action.
    Now comes a poll of Louisiana voters which reveals that 83% are in favor of limiting congressional terms with 66% strongly supporting such limits.

It's Monday and our mailbox is swollen.

Here are some of the latest we have received, that we would like to share with you--TOPS and the legislature, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni speech regarding West Jefferson Hospital, blogger Lamar White offers consulting and attorney Fred Herman criticizes blogger Jeffrey Sadow's The Advocate column:

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