Newsweek: On Hurricane Katrina's 10th Anniversary, Half of New Orleans Remains in Ruins

My hometown Nawlins is slowly making its way back.  Please see more here, here and here

Americans Rescue Europeans - AGAIN!

The crew on a Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door as a gun-wielding terrorist went on the rampage – leaving these three young American passengers to take him down!
 

NerdWallet's Carlton Robinson

 

 

 

NerdWallet Head of Finance and IT, Carlton Robinson, shares how Oracle ERP Cloud is helping the fast-growing financial services company scale and grow, and attract new finance talent.

On a personal note, Carlton is a good friend of one of my brothers.  He is on a roll in Silicon Valley - having already sold one company to Intuit for hundreds of millions of dollars!

Story Musgrave: Mathematician, Surgeon, Astronaut & Future President(?)

 

Franklin Story MusgraveM.D. is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to achieve the record of six spaceflights, and he's the most formally educated astronaut with seven academic degrees.

I nominate Dr. Musgrave for PRESIDENT!  He appears to be cooler and smarter than all the other knuckleheads running for office. Plus, he is not a career politician.

Donald Trump's Biggest Fans: Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richards

 

 

This video has gone viral and has made the headlines on the Drudge Report.  Please learn more about Ms. Hardaway and Ms. Richards here.

Bloodbath in the Energy Markets!

 

Due to crashing oil prices, thousands of folks are losing their jobs.  Today a colleague of mine got laid off from an energy firm.  This energy engineer told me that the day before he got his pink slip his boss told him that he'd done an "outstanding" job during his tenure with the firm.  I thought, hmm..., is this a new HR strategy? Prop the employee up before the big letdown!  So, to try to cheer the poor guy up, I emailed him the song "Outstanding" by The Gap Band!

50,000+ Energy Job Losses in Past 3 Months

 

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A prolonged period of weak oil prices is expected to result in additional energy sector job losses, as the industry fails to overcome profitability concerns due to oversupply.

That’s the takeaway from a Wall Street Journal story that points to nearly 50,000 energy job losses in the past three months, according to Graves & Co., a Houston energy consultancy. 

Please read more here.