"It was a hard year, but I'm glad I tried all of it."
[Michael Thomas Retweet] Weak leaders avoid difficult conversations. Great leaders have difficult conversations. The longer you delay, the harder the conversation gets and the more the bitterness and disconnect grows. Show up, believe the best, speak the truth in love, get better, move forward. https://www.rawchili.com/3190019/
#VesselAlert #Ship #Vessel #AIS
Name: #LOUISIANA #MMSI: #366958650
Callsign: #WDB8437 Type: #Tug
#Flag: #USA Msgs recvd: 84
Seen on: 30-Nov-2023 16:49:49 CST
Wonderful talk from Wild Ones this afternoon on Resilient Landscaping with Native Plants; particularly relevant after this year’s crazy heat and drought.
Reports from all over the area are clear: native plants, especially local ecotypes, not only survived but even thrived. They’re working on much longer timescales than we are and this wasn’t their first rodeo. Planting these local ecotypes from local seeds is incredibly important!
#Louisiana #agriculture and forestry suffered $1.69 billion in damage due to this summer’s #drought and excessive heat, according to preliminary estimates by LSU AgCenter experts.
Long stretches of record heat and drought led to yield and quality losses and increased production costs for farmers of row crops as well as fruits, nuts and vegetables. Livestock producers dealt with animal health issues and struggled to grow adequate forage. Wildfires charred valuable timber.
Guardian: ‘You’re only as sick as your secrets’: New Orleans clergy abuse bankruptcy is uniquely acrimonious
The church is using legal tactics to prevent testimony from survivors and spur expensive inquiries into its critics
Underhill on Carr’s pick six: “He threw the same pick in practice during the week and then he acted like he was surprised it happened.” https://www.rawchili.com/3188443/
#VesselAlert #Ship #Vessel #AIS
Name: #LOUISIANA #MMSI: #366958650
Callsign: #WDB8437 Type: #Tug
#Flag: #USA Msgs recvd: 253
Seen on: 29-Nov-2023 16:47:02 CST
Speed: 0.1 kts Destination: LOWER_MISSISSIPPI
[Christian Clark] CJ McCollum will not fly with the Pelicans to Chicago this weekend but said he will be able to meet the team in Sacramento for the In-Season Tournament game. McCollum was not able to fly during recovery process from collapsed lung. https://www.rawchili.com/3187935/
Bloody Bogalusa, 1919:
When Four White Unionists Died
Defending Their Black Comrades.
Bogalusa Burning: The War Against Biracial Unionism in the Deep South, 1919
Idiot Senator John Kennedy puts his big fat foot into his mouth. What a reprehensible soul, an embarrassment to Louisiana. He lacks the intelligence to understand even basic scientific research, or is just a bigoted, opinionated ass that ignores factual information. Not sure which is worse!
Louisiana Sheriff’s Department Settles Two Use-of-Force Cases, Including One in Which an Autistic Teen Died
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office will pay part of a $1.25M settlement in the case of Eric Parsa, a teen who died after deputies sat on his back for more than 9 minutes, and an undisclosed sum to the family of a second teen, Tre’mall McGee, who deputies shot in the shoulder.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that an estimated 1.1 million gallons of crude oil has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico near a #pipeline off the coast of #Louisiana. Officials are concerned about the oil's potential impact on endangered and threatened species.
(edited to add photo from article because preview embedded video from a different story. get a grip CBS)
Eddie Alfred Jr. is the mayor of Fenton, #Louisiana.
He also presides over its #court, which handles traffic tickets that make up a large part of Fenton’s revenue.
The village attorney said Alfred runs court fairly.
Listen to the mayor below: "Our main income is traffic tickets, and they ain't getting written."
A federal judge has ordered Blue Cross and Blue Shield of #Louisiana to pay the full medical bill plus interest & legal fees.
The insurer argued it should only have to pay a fraction of the $96K he'd paid for the treatment.
Union Pacific Fired Him Rather Than Heed His Warnings of Dangerous Rail Conditions
Time and again, Johnny Taylor’s duty to keep the #rails safe from disaster conflicted with his employer’s desire to keep its #trains running as fast and as frequently as possible, putting his career and #family in peril.
Just a reminder to anyone from #Louisiana, we have a really weird election schedule and tomorrow is election day. There are several high stakes races on the ballot and also 4 constitutional amendments to consider. Please get out there and vote.
The agency has a history of diving into big #construction projects that exceed projected costs, fall short on projected benefits and, in some cases, create new problems that #engineers hadn’t bargained for.
This #Louisiana Town Runs Largely on Traffic Fines.
If You Fight Your Ticket, the Mayor Is Your Judge.
Fenton, population 226, brings in over $1 million per year through its mayor’s #court, an unusual justice system in which the mayor can serve as judge even though he’s responsible for town finances.
Lots of #events this weekend!
November 18, 2023:
Okla Achukma Powwow at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Navigate via GPS to the Medicine Wheel Garden to find it!
Saturday, Houma artists and culture bearers Monique Verdin and Ida Aronson will be teaching at the Louisiana Children's Museum!
Also on Saturday, there's also a dedication to the fierce Houma ancestor, Rosalie Courteaux at the Montegut Dugas cemetery at her plaque (or if raining it'll be at the Montegut Fire Station) if you're in the lower bayou region. 2pm.
#Louisiana legislators have until Jan. 15 to enact new congressional map, court says
The appeals court said that if the Legislature does not pass a new map by mid-January, then the lower district court should conduct a trial and "decide on a plan for the 2024 elections." #legal
New Orleans Aerial Sunset Panorama Skyline Cityscape purchase here:
#neworleans #louisiana #mississippirive r #neworleanssunset #sunset #neworleanscityscape #neworleansskyline #mississippiriver #architecture #fedigiftshop #MastoArt #wallart #gifts #giftideas #interiordecor #interiordesign #homedecor #homedecoration #interiordesigner #creativetoots #artbooster #nature #AYearForArt #BuyIntoArt #elegantfinephotography #normabrandsberg
"Guidry asked him to estimate how many turtles weighing more than one hundred pounds he had caught in Toledo Bend. Without hesitation, Colo answered 'five hundred.'"
Sonia Smith weaves an engrossing true-crime story about a family that hunted alligator snapping turtles for decades: https://www.texasmonthly.com/true-crime/alligator-snapping-turtle-poaching/
Blue Cross and Blue Shield denied payment for the proton therapy Robert “Skeeter” Salim’s doctor ordered to fight his throat cancer.
But he was no ordinary #patient. He was a celebrated litigator.
And he was ready to fight.
They Tried to Expose #Louisiana Judges Who Had Systematically Ignored #Prisoners' Petitions.
No One Listened.
The all-white judges of Louisiana’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeal systematically ignored thousands of claims from prisoners, most of them Black, who said they had been wrongly convicted.
Efforts to expose the injustice went unheard.
The establishment of the #Judge #PaulPressler #SchoolofLaw was supposed to be a capstone achievement for #Louisiana #College, which #administrators #boasted would “#unashamedly #embrace” a “#biblical #worldview”
New Orleans Panorama Sunrise 1 buy here:
#neworleans #louisiana #sunrise #panorama #neworleansaerial #neworleanssunset #AYearForArt #BuyIntoArt #artforsale #Mastodonart #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #giftideas #shopearly #photography #travelphotography #landscapephotography #travelphotography #nature #art4mom #followfriday #followbackfriday #elegantfinephotography #normabrandsberg
72) Next up in the #HouseSpeaker derby is Mike Johnson from #Louisiana’s 4th. Johnson, a lawyer, ticks the box from a #DonaldTrump fealty POV, having defended the former president during the impeachment trials
Seven people were killed and dozens were injured in 158 vehicle crashes on a Louisiana interstate yesterday. Officials are blaming “superfog” for the pile-ups, a weather condition where moisture in the air mixes with smoke in a low-terrain area with light wind. In this case the source of the smoke was a nearby wildfire, reducing visibility to less than 10 feet. Officials are urging drivers to stay away from the area.
The Mississippi Is Losing Its Fight With The Ocean [saltwater intrusion]
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2023/10/mississippi-river-saltwater-intrusion-new-orleans/675606/ <-- shared media article
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/23/us/saltwater-mississippi-new-orleans.html <-- shared media article
“A combination of drought and sea-level rise has sent a wedge of salt water moving up the river..."
#GIS #spatial #mapping #mitigation #Mississippi #waterquality #saltwater #saltwaterintrusion #Louisiana #drinkingwater #watersecurity #publichealth #drought #climatechange #SLR #sealevelrise #MississippiRiver #freshwater
"#CameronParish is at the epicenter of #Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis, ... due not only to #SeaLevelRise and #CimateChange, but also because the area is extremely low-lying; is naturally sinking; and is not close to a source of sediments, like a river, that could help the coastline hang on.
The #CompressorStation would be within the top 20 highest-powered compressor stations in the U.S."
What could possibly go wrong?
"Throughout his career, he has pushed Louisiana to restrict LGBTQ+ rights and block teaching of such issues in education, including at the collegiate level. Last year, Landry created a new tool for people to file complaints against teachers and libraries. He has also worked for the state to obtain information about Louisiana residents who travel out of state to obtain gender-affirming care or abortions."
"Landry’s victory hands Republicans full control of the state government for the first time since 2015, since his party also defended its large majorities in the state House and Senate.
The result will free conservative policy ambitions, which were held back over the last eight years by Edwards’ veto power."
~ Daniel Nichanian
🤬Republicans will reclaim the #Louisiana governor’s office, CNN projects, with state Attorney General Jeff Landry winning a majority of the vote Saturday in the state’s “jungle primary” and avoiding the need for a November runoff. 1/…
#SamCast for 10/15/23
1. #Gaza Supplies low, ground assault expected
2. #Louisiana Trump-backed Republican wins governor’s race
3. #Ukraine New Russian attacks
4. #DeSantis says all Gaza residents are anti-Semitic