Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Dolphins are still dying and the oil is still here... {sigh} from the land of the big easy

Huge tar balls and a dead dolphin - a stroll down the beach in Grand Isle

Laurie Wiegle
Examiner
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 19:17 CDT


Betty Doud, a painter who lives in one of the hardest-hit areas from the BP oil spill, spoke again to Examiner this week. She had posted a video on Facebook that showed some horrifically large tar "balls" that had washed up on the beach. These weren't balls - they were huge chunks, like dried petroleum bowling balls.

Examiner asked Betty if she'd respond to some questions. She ended up writing a thorough report of what she observed over just the past few days. Here's what she had to say (this has only been lightly edited for clarity):

read more: http://www.examiner.com/environmental-news-in-new-orleans/huge-tar-balls-and-a-dead-dolphin-a-stroll-down-the-beach-grand-isle

http://www.examiner.com/oil-spill-wildlife-in-national/it-s-not-just-dolphins-washing-up-on-the-shores-at-grand-isle

BP AMEricA. JUNE 2011~ Health Issue Cover UP! Reports from the BEACH
Caution! The sufferation in this vid is graphic and troubling
.http://youtu.be/VCWaRPAk7Nw


OneLove

Friday, June 17, 2011

Florida arrests folks for feeding the homeless...

Can you imagine that people could be arrested for feeding the homeless? Not in New Orleans... For all the negative press this city gets for the crime and dirt (oh yeah, I just saw you dump trash outta ya car!)... this is a GENEROUS city when it comes to individuals and groups who take care of those who are less fortunate then themselves.

I remember after Katrina when so many were homeless and hungry, especially those living under the overpass on Claiborne Avenue, and Tent City by City Hall... The individuals and groups that I saw daily to come and feed the homeless made me feel proud to be a New Orleanian. Proud to be a human.

When I would ask folks why they were there, this is what I remember being told:

"I want my children to understand how important it is to take care of others, and to see that others don't have a life as good as theirs."

"I drive a bus everyday and I pass by these people and I had to do something to help."

"My mother just made a bunch of food and told me to take it down here and feed people."

"Why can't we have enough food to feed everyone?" That was Mr. Curtis from the Praline Connection. He could often be found feeding the poor.

What's ironic, it is often the black New Orleanian families that I saw out feeding the poor, often out of the back of their vehicles, some with much less than those who have to give and choose not to. Ironic and blessed.

Church's, individuals, groups... I have witnessed incredible acts of charity in this city. Whether it is feeding the homeless, or the bunkerbusters and travelers, the beggars and broken - my  heart will never, ever, forget the acts of charity and kindness I have witnessed.

OneLOVE New Orleans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv-GsNPk5a0&feature=channel_video_title
http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/june/264320/Attorney:--Homeless-feeding-arrests-are-unlawful?cid=rss
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43338367/ns/local_news-orlando_fl/
http://yourjewishnews.com/7173.aspx

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rest in Peace" Sis. Mary Ethel White 103: Mother of Mount Carmel Baptist Church


"I shall wear a crown when the trumpet sounds..."

How many of us with a shorter life span than this Godly woman can say we have led a loving and righteous life? Mother 'Marie' Mary Ethel White's funeral and repast was held today. I never met Mother Mary, yet felt her spirit of love and kindness resonating throughout the services held today at Mount Carmel Baptist Church at 2024 N. Tonti Street in the 7th Ward of New Orleans.

I will share some of the lovely tributes shared from the heart in honour of Sis. Mary Ethel White, the 'Mother' of Mount Carmel Baptist Church:

Her favorite song/lyrics: "It's all right, Jesus has made it all right."
Hymn attributed to Mother Mary "On the Battlefield for the Lord"

"Mother Mary was a woman who gave her life in service to others and Christ."

Mother Mary... "A person you will never forget once you've known her."

"A beautiful person to know, loving to everybody, taking care of those in need."

Blessings Mother Mary,
 truly, you are "Bound for the Promised Land".

One Love

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A tribute to my animal bredren...


Buddy died today as a result of a hit and run. I will miss you Buddy.
Thank you for always running to me with such joy when I called out your name.
I love you baby, no human will ever hurt you again*.


Cat... we still speak of you and miss you.
I love you and thank you for the time we had together.


*Buddy's body endured the last indignity. I heard after the fact, that his body was put into a trash can instead of buried by his owner. I am so sorry Buddy, and to all the animals who have suffered so greatly in the hands of humans. Blessings to all of God's creatures.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

An Open Letter to the Female African American Police Officers of the NOPD

Today I witnessed, intervened, stopped, and then called in, an incident of an African American woman being beaten by an African American man. I drove up to the scene witnessing the woman being repeatedly and brutally punched in the head and face. She was pinned in the back of the SUV, whilst the man, repeatedly beat her in the head. The back of the SUV was open and I witnessed the assault. The beating only ended by my beeping the horn and parking behind the vehicle, continuing to beep. The man stopped beating the woman and came after me, threatening me, then ran back to the vehicle preventing the woman from escaping when I asked her if she wanted to come with me in my vehicle. She said yes, but could not escape, he locked the door as I was talking to her and got in the vehicle and began driving away. He backed up to continue his threats to me and I asked through the window if she wanted me to call the police and she said yes. When the man heard this he began to drive away, I heard her cry out to me "please call the police".

The purpose of this letter is to address the difference between a "fight" and a "beating - assault." When I described the event to the first officer who took the call, an African American Officer and a woman, she remarked about it being a "fight". I corrected her that it was not a "fight". I received a call back from another African American Officer - also female, who also said to me when I described what happened, "it was a fight."

My sisters, a man beating a woman repeatedly and brutally in the head as she is penned into a vehicle and unable to escape is NOT a fight. A woman pleading to escape a violent incident is not a woman in a fight. Too many times in my brief time here in New Orleans living in the African American community have I seen my sisters beaten and abused. And I find the tolerance of abuse and assault far too high. I was shocked not only by the brutality of the beating I witnessed today, but again twice more when WOMEN officers both labelled the assault as a "fight".

Until the cycle of abuse/assault is identified and labelled for what it is first in the home, then in the neighborhood and communities, I fear that female officers such as the ones I engaged with today, will continue to have a high tolerance for what constitutes abuse and assault on African American women.

I pray the SUV was found and the man arrested. I pray that the woman is able to leave the situation she has found herself in with this man. I pray for a greater and more compassionate understanding between African American women when it comes to violence and abuse. I pray for the children who are continually exposed to abusive and violent situations from both their male and female parents. I pray for an end to the familial and generational tolerance of abuse and violence. And most of all, I pray that there might be more sensitivity then I experienced today on the part of those who are in positions of protecting the community. And lastly, I pray for a lower tolerance level when it come to abuse and violence in the African American family.

Friday, May 27, 2011

An Urgent Message from the "Ancient Ones " to the Native American People about Planet Earth

This video is mirrored from the YouTube website of

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeSDHrYfvOk&feature=channel_video_title

A Spectacle of Light is coming to the Earth for 3 days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2CXbKYKZuE&feature=relmfu

"An Important and Urgent Message for Help to assist Mother Earth from the Ascended Masters "
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One Love

LAST SONG OF THE EARTH

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 A time of planetary and solar changes

The weather, earth, and solar movements are happening faster and the animals, rivers, and oceans are dying out.

Collectively without being anchored in our hearts, we have been heading not towards a civilization change which is ready, spiritually anchored, balanced, and prepared, but a civilization where we can look back a shake our heads with horror for what we have done to the planet and our planetary brothers and sisters, human and all other species
 ...in spite of our spiritual and material accomplishments.

4-7-2011

Time accelerates. An opening of a planetary vortex.
Blessed be.

* * *

Time accelerates.
Be not afraid.
For I AM.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

So much trouble in the world...

Prayers for the suffering.
For those suffering from floods.
Tornadoes...
Earthquakes.
Volcanic eruptions.
Radiation poisoning.
The orphans who died in the mudslides in Malaysia.
The massive animal die-offs.
My prayers, my tears, my heart, my love - for all of my Planetary Brothers and Sisters in these times of tribulation and sufferation...

So much trouble in the world... Bob Marley



Blessings.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's Not Safe for a Black Man to Drive through Jefferson Parrish...

 Is  it  ?

Google: Man tasered, dies in Jefferson Parish Louisiana after pullover for traffic violation by State Troopers.

Even this WWLTV.com headline is framed to blame the man who died:

"Hours after struggle with police, man dies while in custody"

Oh yeah, I know about the guns, and the subsequent portrayal of this man through the media by the police, who were responsible for his death. AND he was a human being. I also heard that he was a father of 5. One of his children was in the car at the time of the pullover and watched as his father was electrocuted. Enough to kill him. His child witnessed torture. Nuff said.

I waited over 24 hours to make this post, as I was greatly distressed by Mr.Woolridge's death by taser and his child's trauma, as a result of witnessing the event. I did not want to write from my anger. I needed my God to steady my heart and cool my mind before I took the pen.


Blessings.
your planetary sister in New Orleans


One other planetary note: The title of this post is what my heart said to my mind the moment I heard and witnessed this story. Even after the 24 hours had passed, it was still strong in my heart.

Gulf Gumbo: Oil, Corexit, Sewage, Pesticides, Flood Water Toxins and now the 'possibility' of Nuclear Spent Fuel...


Stop eating the fish you are catching! As of a few weeks ago many I know who fish in the river and lake stopped because as fishermen, they knew intuitively something was wrong with the fish. I am now hearing that people may be getting sick from eating the fish. If you are feeling sick and you have been fishin in the Mississippi or the Lake and the Gulf, stop for a few weeks and see if your symptoms disappear.
OneLove



GULF UPDATE 8/20/11 - OIL RISING AGAIN FROM MACONDO WELL: BP HIRES FLEET OF 40 SHRIMP BOATS TO LAY BOOM AROUND OLD DEEPWATER HORIZON SITE

http://www.stuarthsmith.com/oil-rising-again-from-macondo-well-bp-hires-fleet-of-40-shrimp-boats-to-lay-boom-around-old-deepwater-horizon-site



You learn the darnedest things on the internets. For example, I just found out that the Gulf of Mexico is the primary disposal site for unexploded military munitions - over 30 million pounds of bombs, projectiles and chemical ordnance.

And because records are spotty and incomplete, we don't know exactly where these dumps are.

http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/bp-was-drilling-mine-field-gulf-mexic


Gulf Update: August 18, 2011: The area being investigated is South of Louisiana

BP Investigates New Oil Sheen Near Green Canyon Block In Gulf Of Mexico

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/bp-sheen-gulf-mexico_n_930156.html

Gulf Update: June 8, 2011: Gulf Oil Spill Reported Near Venice, Louisiana; Coast Guard Investigating

"A dead zone -- already the size of the state of New Jersey -- is growing in the Gulf of Mexico, fueled by nutrient runoff from the swollen Mississippi River."
 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/05/the-gulf-of-mexico-has.html

This year, with floodwaters from the Birds Point levee breach and the Morganza and Bonnet Carret spillways spreading over farmland and other residential areas, the river is collecting tremendous amounts of fertilizer and pesticides. This is contributing to what scientists say may become the largest dead zone ever, and posing a serious threat to already taxed marine life.   (read more)

http://ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/20-years-worth-of-spent-fuel-stored-at-nebraska-nuclear-plant/
http://www.dealsomaha.com/article/20110618/NEWS01/110619695
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/14/gulf-dead-zone-predicted-largest-in-history_n_877188.html
http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20110614/articles/110619749
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/floods/2011-06-09-silt-mississippi-river-shipping_n.htm
Gulf of Mexico: An Officially Sanctioned Bio-Terrorism War Zone
http://worldvisionportal.org/wordpress/index.php/2011/05/gulf-of-mexico-is-a-war-zone/
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/706/051/Oil_Slick_Reported_Near_Venice,_Louisiana.html
Sick Fish in Gulf alarming Scientists
BP Oil Diaster in Gulf: One Year Later
Sea Turtles and Dolphins Washing Ashore in Gulf
Wildlife Die-off's in Gulf and on Planet

NASA: Mississippi Flooding 2011




Mississippi Flooding 2011
Heavy spring rains and snow-melt led to devastating floods along the Mississippi River in May 2011. Landsat 5 flew down the Mississippi River on May 10, 2011, giving a breathtaking view of the water's spread. To prevent flooding in Cairo, Illinois, the US Army Corps of Engineers blew a two-mile hole in the levee to let the waters flow into the New Madrid Floodway. Near Memphis Tennessee, flood waters crested at 48 feet, only inches below the record high level of the 1937 floods.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=89318101

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mississippi River Flood Warnings/Updates - Hydrologic Outlooks via Weather.gov



ATCHAFALAYA  BASIN






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An Awakening Earth...


 AN AWAKENING EARTH  

A new energy is covering the Earth.
It is transforming the molecules of physical matter and uplifting
the consciousness of all.

It is infiltrating the structure of the material world and
bringing about changes that will create greater life
and light within time and space.

This new energy is the Divine Breath of God,
held in the embrace of physical matter in a unity of wholeness
and integration.

It is not felt independently of the human
experience. It is felt THROUGH the human
experience - both physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Its purpose is to set mankind free.

Its goal, to return to each and every child of God the full range
of Divine motion that is inherently a part of being human,
and the full depth of knowledge of identity and selfhood
that holds life to be sacred

and oneself to be part of a greater sacred Whole.
Moving silently as a mist that is only visible
when looked at from a certain angle of perception,
the new energy is infusing consciousness - the consciousness
that IS, and the consciousness that HAS BEEN,
with new perspectives and new options
for the future.

It is subtly and surely conveying to the hearts of all that
a new way of life is coming into being, bringing the expansive
freedom of more life into the landscape of current life.
This sacred and unheralded mist penetrates to the heart's core .
It will transform all of life, relationships, expectations,
hopes, and possibilities for mankind.

It will create a new picture of the possible.
It will broaden and deepen the way in which 'ordinary relationships'
are conceived.

It will give new meaning and depth to the understanding of love.
Each soul that bends to become one with this emerging reality
is being lifted into a new state of awareness
within themselves, one in which old limitations and distortions
are revealed and healed, and in which new vistas open out.

One in which old identities, based on personal and biological
history are gathered together into a new unity,
housed within the sacred wholeness of one's inner Divine being.

Each one who seeks to feel the incoming tide of the Breath of God
is finding themselves breathed through
by the new beginnings of this time of unfoldment.

For the new energy of Divine Breath comes on the soft feet of
the mist itself.

It is carried on the wings of angels and the Divine
intention of other beings of light that enhance the flow of what
is taking place. It is breathed in by the hearts and souls of all.
Arriving soundlessly, it moves without force and without the need
for coercion or even attention,
for its power is the power of love and of comfort, and its place within
the heart is therefore assured.

Its action will move the inhabitants of the Earth
to a new consciousness - an awareness of Divine being living in
and through all of physical life,
as the world is made whole and the new life of a sacred planet
comes into existence.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

5-13-11 Mississippi River - New Orleans




 One Love



Stop eating the fish you are catching! As of a few weeks ago many I know who fish in the river and lake stopped because as fishermen, they knew intuitively something was wrong with the fish. I am now hearing that people may be getting sick from eating the fish. If you are feeling sick and you have been fishin in the Mississippi or the Lake and the Gulf, stop for a few weeks and see if your symptoms disappear.

OneLove


Planetary Note:

Photo taken night before the opening of the Morgaza Spillway WIKI

Army Corps Explains Morganza Spillway Opening



Blessings and gratitude to the peoples affected by the openings of the spillways and prayers for your tribulations. Blessings and thanks to the Corps of Engineers for their tireless work and difficult decisions which they are being asked to make daily.

OneLove

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lake Charles, Louisiana: Thousands of fish dead along I-210 beach

6/20/11: Stop eating the fish you are catching! As of a few weeks ago many I know who fish in the river and lake stopped because as fishermen, they knew intuitively something was wrong with the fish. I am now hearing that people may be getting sick from eating the fish. If you are feeling sick and you have been fishin in the Mississippi or the Lake and the Gulf, stop for a few weeks and see if your symptoms disappear.

OneLove



Lake Charles, Louisiana - Thousands of dead fish were discovered Wednesday, lining the shore of the I-210 beach.

Most of the fish washed ashore on the southwest corner of the beach.

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries identified the fish as Shad, which are known to travel in huge schools and are more common in creeks.

Biologists collected samples of the fish to send off for testing. Though no official results are back, biologists said the fish kill was most likely caused by low oxygen levels. Low oxygen levels are usually caused by low tides and high temperatures and usually affect one species.

Fish kills are common along the Gulf Coast, especially during the summer months.

Since officials don't believe the fish pose any threat to humans or animals, the I-210 beach remains open.

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THE PACIFIC OCEAN -- A RADIOACTIVE GARBAGE DUMP

"Dead sea bird with plastic bin and bits in its belly"

The Power of Free Speech - Who decides who has the right to express it and who does not?

Since April 29, 2011, I began writing about the Mississippi River and documenting what I was finding. I also created posts, which would be helpful to people like myself looking for answers and most of all when it comes to the Mississippi flooding, facts, maps, and links as I come by them. This little blog became a portal for those seeking more information.

Since that time, my computer has been attacked with a virus. As a result, I needed to clean my computer and re-upload my video software. Then on Wednesday, Blogger did "some work" which left data off of my site from Wednesday night until today. I was unable to access my blog until this afternoon, thus I was unable to take care of my daily updates and I have lost data.

Fishin on the Mississippi River by the Levee - Black Pearl, New Orleans: water height 17'

6/20/11: Stop eating the fish you are catching! As of a few weeks ago many I know who fish in the river and lake stopped because as fishermen, they knew intuitively something was wrong with the fish. I am now hearing that people may be getting sick from eating the fish. If you are feeling sick and you have been fishin in the Mississippi or the Lake and the Gulf, stop for a few weeks and see if your symptoms disappear.

OneLove




More Photos: Mississippi River New Orleans:





The levee Black Pearl New Orleans. River height 17'. Velocity 1.5 million cubic feet per second.

Who dat! Catchin plenty big fish!

OneLove.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Prayers for the suffering...


ORIGINATION SOURCE: johnkingusa.blogs.cnn.com
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Mississippi River Flood Warnings/Updates - Hydrologic Outlooks via Weather.gov




Flood Warning

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS BATON ROUGE LA
101 PM CDT MON MAY 16 2011

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
LOUISIANA...

THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER ABOVE BUTTE LA ROSE AFFECTING ST. MARTIN AND ST.MARY PARISHES

THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MYETTE POINT AFFECTING ST. MARY PARISH

THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AT BAYOU SORREL LOCK AFFECTING IBERVILLE PARISH

THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MORGAN CITY AFFECTING ST. MARY PARISH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED ALONG WITH ANTICIPATED RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FORECASTS WILL BE MADE IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS.

DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER...TWO FEET OF RUSHING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES INCLUDING PICKUPS. TURN AROUND AND DON`T DROWN.

A FOLLOWUP PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED LATER. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV AND RADIO STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE PROVIDER...FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. THE LATEST GRAPHICAL HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV.






HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
530 PM CDT TUE MAY 10 2011

...CONTINGENCY FORECASTS FOR MISSISSIPPI AND ATCHAFALAYA RIVERS...
...UPDATED CONTINGENCY FORECAST STAGE FOR BUTTE LA ROSE...

SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ACROSS THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO RIVERVALLEYS OVER THE PAST MONTH HAS LED TO HISTORIC...AND IN SOME CASES RECORD BREAKING...RISES ON BOTH RIVERS. AS THIS WATER MOVESDOWNRIVER...SIGNIFICANT RISES WILL OCCUR ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI AND ATCHAFALAYA RIVERS THROUGH SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER. OFFICIALS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BAYS OPEN ON THE SPILLWAY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE OFFICIAL FORECASTS FOR THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN NOW REFLECT THE PROJECTED OPENING OF MORGANZA AT 20 PERCENT CAPACITY.

HOWEVER...IF THE OPENING OF MORE GATES IS REQUIRED...FORECASTS
CRESTS WILL BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE OFFICIAL FORECAST FOR THE
ATCHAFALAYA RIVER. DUE TO SOME ADJUSTMENTS IN THE STREAMFLOWS ON THE RED RIVER...THE FORECAST CRESTS FOR UPPER PORTIONS OF THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER (ABOVE BUTTE LA ROSE) HAVE BEEN LOWERED SLIGHTLY.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT WHILE THE OFFICIAL FLOOD STAGES ARE
LISTED BELOW...MOST POPULATION CENTERS ARE PROTECTED BY FLOOD CONTROL LEVEES TO MUCH HIGHER LEVELS.

IN ADDITION IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT SOME LOCATIONS MAY
EXPERIENCE FLOODING BEFORE FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED. IF YOU ARE A PROPERTY OWNER ON THE UNPROTECTED SIDE OF THE LEVEE...PLEASE LOOK AT THE FORECAST AND DETERMINE IF YOUR PROPERTY IS AT RISK OF FLOODING.

FORECAST POINT FLOOD OFFICIAL
STAGE FORECAST

SIMMESPORT 47.0 45.5
MELVILLE 41.0 36.0
KROTZ SPRINGS 37.0 32.0
BUTTE LA ROSE 25.0 27.0
BAYOU SORREL LOCK 12.0 18.0
MYETTE POINT 15.0 17.0
MORGAN CITY 4.0 11.0

All Warnings and Hydrologic Updates: Water.weather.gov

PHOTOS: Mississippi River: New Orleans - Industrial Canal Lock St. Claude Ave, Sister Street Levee - May 10, 2011 16.96"


6/20/11: Stop eating the fish you are catching! As of a few weeks ago many I know who fish in the river and lake stopped because as fishermen, they knew intuitively something was wrong with the fish. I am now hearing that people may be getting sick from eating the fish. If you are feeling sick and you have been fishin in the Mississippi or the Lake and the Gulf, stop for a few weeks and see if your symptoms disappear.

OneLove



Water levels seems to be holding around the 16.9' range since the opening of the Bonne Carre Spillway bays. More debris showing up in the river, mostly tree debris. Shipping seems to be more active as upstream shipping lanes are closed or closing. Trains are running more frequently with goods.


Industrial Canal Lock at St. Claude Avenue Bridge

Thanks to my neighbor Alvin for your help getting to the levee.


View from Stister Street Levee of New Orleans and Mississippi River shipping lanes.



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sick fish in Gulf are alarming scientists


6/20/11: Stop eating the fish you are catching! As of a few weeks ago many I know who fish in the river and lake stopped because as fishermen, they knew intuitively something was wrong with the fish. I am now hearing that people may be getting sick from eating the fish. If you are feeling sick and you have been fishin in the Mississippi or the Lake and the Gulf, stop for a few weeks and see if your symptoms disappear.

OneLove


BP Was Drilling In A Mine Field! Gulf of Mexico Is Major Dumping Ground For Unexploded Bombs.

You learn the darnedest things on the internets. For example, I just found out that the Gulf of Mexico is the primary disposal site for unexploded military munitions - over 30 million pounds of bombs, projectiles and chemical ordnance. And because records are spotty and incomplete, we don't know exactly where these dumps are.

http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/bp-was-drilling-mine-field-gulf-mexic

 GULF UPDATE 8/20/11 - OIL RISING AGAIN FROM MACONDO WELL: BP HIRES FLEET OF 40 SHRIMP BOATS TO LAY BOOM AROUND OLD DEEPWATER HORIZON SITE

http://www.stuarthsmith.com/oil-rising-again-from-macondo-well-bp-hires-fleet-of-40-shrimp-boats-to-lay-boom-around-old-deepwater-horizon-site


Gulf Update: August 18, 2011: The area being investigated is South of Louisiana

BP Investigates New Oil Sheen Near Green Canyon Block In Gulf Of Mexico

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/bp-sheen-gulf-mexico_n_930156.html

FDA Press Release Warning: Consumers warned to avoid eating oysters from area 1642 in Apalachicola Bay, Florida (Gulf)
Warning follows bacterial illness outbreak

Sick fish in Gulf are alarming scientists
Written by
Kimberly Blair
Full story: pnj.com

Scientists are alarmed by the discovery of unusual numbers of fish in the Gulf of Mexico and inland waterways with skin lesions, fin rot, spots, liver blood clots and other health problems.

"It's a huge red flag," said Richard Snyder, director of the University of West Florida Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation. "It seems abnormal, and anything we see out of the ordinary we'll try to investigate."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

PHOTOS: New Orleans: Mississippi River, Industrial Canal at St. Claude Bridge, Sister Street Levee: 16.38' - May 8, 2011

Photos of the Mississippi River New Orleans - Levee and St. Claude Street Bridge Lock, 5-8-11. Update 5-19-11 16.51' 5-16-11 17.06' 5-19-11 17.21'

Thank you Sis. Cassandra from Mount Carmel Baptist Church for your help with these photos.

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UPDATES: ARMY CORPS ENGINEERS:

Monday, May 9, 2011
The Bonnet Carré Spillway will be open on Monday, May 9, 2011 in order to keep the volume of Mississippi River flows at New Orleans from exceeding 1.25 million cubic feet per second (cfs). Opening procedures will begin at approximately 8 a.m. Media and the general public are allowed to view the spillway opening at the Bonnet Carré Spillway Project Office, located at 16302 River Roadin Norco, Louisiana. The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway can be watched from your computer by going to the following link http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bonnet-carre. We anticipate the channel will be live at approximately 0755 on Monday, May 9, 2011.

Photo: Mississippi River 16.38' - by Sister Street Levee: New Orleans May 8, 2011




STATION  Flood Stage  7PM 12HR ....F O R E C A S T.....        CREST DATE

BATON ROUGE           
5-4-11   35 35.4 +0.5 35.6 36.4 37.0 37.7 38.4 47.5       05/23P A.05/03
5-5-11   35 36.3 +0.4 36.9  37.9 39.0 40.1 41.1 47.5      05/23P
5-6-11  *37.76
5-7-11  *38.39 24hr + 0.78
5-8-11  *39.52 24hr + 1.13
5-9-11  *40.2   24hr + 1.20
5-10-11 *41.89 24hr+ 1.00
5-11-11 *42.69 24hr +0.64
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11 *43.68 24hr +0.29
5-14-11 *43.92 24hr +0.50
5-15-11 *44.35 24hr +0.53
5-16-11 *44.44 24hr +0.04
5-17-11 *44.73 24hr +0.31
5-18-11 *44.72 24 hr+0.12
5-19-11 *44.71 24HR-0.03


DONALDSONVILLE   
5-4-11   27 25.1 +0.5 25.3 25.9 26.5 27.0 27.6 36.0       05/23P A.05/06P
5-5-11   27 26.1 +0.6 26.6 27.6 28.7 29.7 30.7 36.0       05/23P
5-6-11  *27.33
5-7-11 *27.83 24hr + 0.68
5-8-11 *28.80 24hr +0.99
5-9-11 *29.88 24hr +1.08
5-10-11*30.73 24hr+0.76
5-11-11*31.10 24hr+0.45
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11 *31.84 24hr +0.34
5-14-11 *31.97 24hr +0.40
5-15-11 *32.14 24hr +033
5-16-11 *32.38 24hr +0.24
5-17-11 *32.30  24hr -0.04
5-18-11*32.43  24hr +0.13
5-19-11 *32.39  24hr  0.00

RESERVE     
 5-4-11  22 19.3E MSG 19.4 19.9 20.4 20.9 21.3 25.0    05/24A A.05/13A
 5-5-11  22 20.2 +0.7     20.1 20.7 21.3 21.9 22.5 25.0    05/24A
 5-6-11  *21.04
 5-7-11  *21.45 24hr +0.53  
5-8-11   *22.20 24hr +0.75 
5-9-11   *23.12 24hr +0.92 
5-10-11 *23.46 24hr +0.66
5-11-11 *23.76 24hr +0.20
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11  *23.46 24hr -0.08
5-14-11 *23.60 24hr +0.03
5-15-11 *23.59 24hr +0.04
5-16-11 *23.81 24hr - 0.05
5-17-11 *23.85 24hr +0.07
5-18-11 *23.90 24hr +0.07
5-19-11*23.94 24hr  +0.04

BONNE CARRE - NORTH OF SPILLWAY
5-7-11  19.40  24hr +0.47
5-8-11  20.05 24hr +0.60
5-9-11  20.90 24hr +0.85
5-10-11 21.30 24hr +0.37
5-11-11 21.33 24hr +0.09
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11 20.80 24hr -0.13
5-14-11 20.88 24hr +0.07
5-15-11 20.87 24hr -0.01
5-16-11 21.08 24hr -0.10
5-17-11 21.02 24hr -0.02
5-18-11 21.13 24hr +0.07
5-19-11 21.26 24hr +0.04

BONNE CARRE (01280)
5-7-11 19.39 24hr +0.47
5-8-11 20.05 24hr +0.70
5-9-11 20.05 24hr +0.60
5-10-11 21.38 24hr +0.36
5-11-11 21.47 24hr +0.08 After 2nd opeing Bonne Carre Spillway
5-12-11 missing data
5-13-11 21.40 24hr -0.15
5-14-11 21.26
24hr +0.03

5-15-11 21.26 24hr +0.05
5-16-11 21.47 24hr +0.11
5-17-11 21.46 24hr +0.08
5-18-11 21.48 24hr +0.04
5-19-11 21.56 24hr -0.05

NEW ORLEANS (CARROLLTON 01300)  
5-4-11  17 14.0E MSG 14.0 14.4 14.7 15.1 15.4 17.0    05/24A
5-5-11  17 14.7  +0.6   14.5  15.0 15.3 15.7 16.1 17.0   05/24A
5-6-11  17 *15.16 +0.5 15.4 15.9 16.3 16.6 17.1 19.5    05/24A A.5/11A
5-7-11  17 *15.51 24hr +0.40
5-8-11  17 *15.85 24hr +0.57
5-9-11  17 *16.51 24hr +0.66 After opening of Bonne Carre: 16.65 24hr +0.51 1400 hrs
                                                                                                         16.71 24hr +0.33 1700 hrs
5-10-11 17  *16.96 24hr +0.33
5-11-11 17  *17.04 24hr +0.13
5-12-11 17 missing data
5-13-11 17  *16.70 24hr -0.08
5-14-11 17 *16.80 24hr +0.02 w/24hr precip +0.42 
5-15-11 17 *16.88 24hr +0.12 After opening of Morganza Spillway 5-14-11
5-16-11 17 *17.05 24hr +0.03
5-17-11 17 *17.15 24hr +0.17
5-18-11 17 *17.19 24hr  -0.03
5-19-11 17 *`7.21 24hr +0.01
As of 5/20/11 alll updates can be found at this blog posting: http://postkatrina2008.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-3-2011-photos-new-orleans-levee-137.html
or go to the source:
NEW ORLEANS FORECAST ASSUMES UPSTREAM STRUCTURES WILL BE OPERATED TO MAINTAIN STAGE OF 17.0 FEET


FLOOD FIGHT 2011
US ARMY CORPS ENGINEERS


Louisiana:
New Orleans:



UPDATES: ARMY CORPS ENGINEERS:

Monday, May 9, 2011
The Bonnet Carré Spillway will be open on Monday, May 9, 2011 in order to keep the volume of Mississippi River flows at New Orleans from exceeding 1.25 million cubic feet per second (cfs). Opening procedures will begin at approximately 8 a.m. Media and the general public are allowed to view the spillway opening at the Bonnet Carré Spillway Project Office, located at 16302 River Roadin Norco, Louisiana. The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway can be watched from your computer by going to the following link http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bonnet-carre. We anticipate the channel will be live at approximately 0755 on Monday, May 9, 2011.