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Summary: The recent events of Julian Assange and Wikileaks as well as the terrorist Internet actions by Anons is an indication that the world is on a path towards cyber-anarchy.

There's plenty to do in New Orleans during the Christmas holiday season. 

Here is a list from Lafete News, courtesy of Frank Stansbury

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the National Oil Spill Commission’s report regarding the berms:

The issue of the "berms" was a hot question during the BP oil spill.

The commission's draft released today blasted Jindal and Louisiana officials.   Governor JIndal has criticized the Obama administration and the federal government for its actions or "lack " of actions during the BP crises.

Summary: A draft from the "National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling" is sharply critical of Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana elected officials for its role in the debate over the sand berms.

Were the sand berms that got so much attention during the height of the BP oil spill necessary?
 

Not according to the the fdraft of the  "National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling".  In THE STORY OF THE LOUISIANA BERMS PROJECT, the draft is quite critical and claims the berms were a creation of Louisiana political pressure by Governor Jindal and other leaders.

The first paragraph of the draft states, "Former Louisiana governor Huey Long once described himself to an interviewer as follows: “Just say I’m sui generis, and let it go at that.”1 Indeed, Louisiana’s politicians and politics are unique. And it was this unique environment that served as the primary staging grounds for the response to the Deepwater Horizon spill. The leaders of the spill response could not divorce key decisions from their political context."

The document called Staff working draft No. 8, states, "Staff Working Papers are written by the staff of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling for the use of members of the Commission. They are preliminary and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission or any of its members. In addition, they may be based in part on confidential interviews with government and non-government personnel."

Over the past month, Governor Bobby Jindal has sharply criticized the Obama administration for its "failures" in the BP oil spill aftermath.

Jindal Responds



 

 

Louisiana students in grades K-12 now have the option to go virtual.

Starting in the 2011-2012 school year, Louisiana can receive a public school option at the Louisiana Connections Academy (LACA), a virtual charter school, which has recently  been approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Today the Obama administration, Justice Department sued BP and eight other companies over the Gulf oil disaster.

Attorney General Eric Holder Announced the civil lawsuit regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill today and describes the failures that caused the worse oil spill in  history.

The United States Senate passed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Authorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 but for now, it fails to include the needed extension for GO Zone Low-Income Housing Tax credit that Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu had requested.

Instead, the legislation passed the Senate with a one year extension and not a two year extension. However, Landrieu released a press release statement that outlines that she secured a bipartisan commitment for the additional year to extend the extension at the first available time.  Louisiana Senator David Vitter also spoke in favor of the extension.

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined The Lighthouse for the Blind President Bill Price, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden and Baton Rouge Area Chamber President Adam Knapp to announce that The Lighthouse for the Blind, a nonprofit organization that serves people who are blind or visually impaired, will locate a new paper cup manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the company had a cup manufacturing facility in New Orleans, but it was forced to move to Crystal Springs, Miss., after the storm.

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu introduced new Health leadership for the City of New Orleans.  Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo will serve as Health Commissioner and Senior Advisor to the Mayor for Health Policy, a position in which she will oversee health policy, public health initiatives and coordination of a citywide health and health care master plan.  Charlotte Parent, currently Acting Deputy Director, will serve as Deputy Director of the City’s Health Department in charge of day-to-day operations.

According to the AP, “The state Democratic Party's political action committee filed its most recent campaign fundraising report Monday with the state ethics administration office.

 

GNO Inc's Michael Hecht stokes New Orleans region rapid acceleration


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