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SMF Forum tips & tricks / Images On Board 3.0
« on: Jul 05, 2021, 9:47 PM »
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The Westwego council will vote on the cat feeding ordinance that was introduced last month. The vote will take place at their next monthly council meeting on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

Those opposing the ordinance which may penalize those for being kind to stray/feral cats should email the council and let them know you oppose this ordinance.

TAKE ACTION: Let council members know you oppose the feeding ban proposal. Tell them you want to keep TNVR.

Trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) is a common-sense, cost-effective alternative for controlling cat populations by preventing births instead of trying to house, feed and kill more cats.

Call the mayor and the councilman associated with their district.

Joe Peoples - Mayor of Westwego

P: 504-347-5745

C: 504-256-2811

Rev. Dr. Glenn Green, ThD. - District 1


P: 504-347-5745

Johnny S. Nobles Jr. - District 2

P: 504-347-5745

C: 504-442-6775

Lisa Valence - District 3


P: 504-347-5745

C: 504-606-4297

Matthew J. Rivere - District 4


P: 504-347-5745

C: 504-285-3352

Johnnie Lynn Thibodeaux - District 5


P: 504-347-5745

C: 504-239-3358


At this months Westwego city meeting on TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019, they will introduce an ordinance that reads the following;

An ordinance prohibiting feeding of stray/feral cats, causing a nuisance to the community.

Well, just what part about it would be considered a nuisance? Is this coming up because the battle was lost against the elderly lady feeding the cats? Do they want to starve the cats?

 I like how it says “Offered by All Council Members.’ We all know who the real cat hater is here.

So much for a certain leader being a so called animal lover. If he loved animals, he wouldn’t be going after the cats every chance he got.

This letter was dropped in my mailbox today.

First off, under federal law, you broke the law by placing this in our mailbox.

Title 18, section 1725 states;

Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or other like matter, on which no postage has been paid, in any letter box established, approved, or accepted by the Postal Service for the receipt or delivery of mail matter on any mail route with intent to avoid payment of lawful postage thereon, shall for each such offense be fined under this title.

Secondly, if you’re such a concerned neighbor, identify who you are. I don’t know anyone with the name of “Concerned Neighbor.” If you’re going to complain, grow a set! I don’t put on a mask when I go complain to the city council.

Thirdly, I doubt that moving our mailbox to the street has decreased the value of our home. I also doubt that the founders of Westwego were anywhere close to having the locations of mailboxes on their minds.

And lastly, proof read next time you type something up.

This is the craziest thing I’ve seen in a while. We chose to do this at the request of the USPS. If you choose to leave yours where it currently is, that’s your choice and right.

Rant over.

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Just like in Windows 8, when you click delete on a file or folder in Windows 10, it doesn’t give you a prompt asking if you are sure you want to move to the recycle bin? Well, if you would like that feature back, you are in luck. With a few very simple steps, you can have it.

Right-click on your Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop and select Properties. Tick the box next to “Display delete confirmation dialog” to apply the changes.

Windows 10 / Schedule restarts
« on: Dec 27, 2015, 8:36 PM »
Windows 10 will install updates without asking (on the Home edition of the OS). After installing these updates, Windows 10 will automatically reboot when you are not using it. You don’t necessarily want your PC rebooting unexpectedly.

To fix this, search for “advanced update” from the taskbar, choose Advanced Windows Update options and then change the top setting to Notify to schedule restart.

Windows 8 / De-stupify Windows 8
« on: Dec 27, 2015, 8:32 PM »

General Discussion / Erin Brockovich is pissed
« on: Jul 26, 2015, 10:12 AM »
From her post on Facebook...

Alrighty then...now they have done gone and pissed me off.

If it is not bad enough that politicians, health officials and water treatment regulators down play what is happening... they are lying to us as well. The water WILL NOT be safe to drink or bathe in for at least the next 60-days.

First... the St. Bernard Parish water system is a chloraminated system. This is part of the problem... it is the use of chlorine that is sequestered by adding ammonia. This is done so the chlorine does not react with the dirt in the water which forms regulated disinfection byproducts. IT MAKES CHLORINE WEAK AND LESS REACTIVE WITH BACTERIA... as it breaks down it causes distribution system nitrification which supports biofilm growth!!!

Clean the damn water up, remove the organics...and stop making excuses...

Now... they are going to do a chlorine burn out...in your drinking water. That means turn off the ammonia and turn up the chlorine. Let me tell you what this will do... it will cause skin irritation and asthma attacks. It WILL form cancer causing compound above the health standards... ugh!!!

It will not be safe to drink or bathe in for at least the next 60-days.

This is their politically correct crap:

Louisiana health officials confirmed Wednesday the presence of the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the St. Bernard Parish Water System at the site of a leaking sampling station. The water system, which serves 44,000 residents in St. Bernard Parish, was tested by the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals (DHH) as part of the State’s new public drinking water surveillance program. DHH notified the water system and local officials Wednesday evening.

The Department asked the water system to conduct a 60-day chlorine burn to ensure that any remaining ameba in the system are eliminated. Parish President Dave Peralta confirmed that the system would conduct the burn out of an abundance of caution.

Based on current monthly chloramine residual compliance reports, the water system has met the requirements with Louisiana rules for chloramine disinfectant levels set forth by the 2013 by emergency rule and additional requirements in 2014 by the Louisiana Legislature. Five other sites on the system tested negative for the amoeba and one site did not meet the required level of disinfectant.

Tap water in St. Bernard Parish is safe for residents to drink, but the Department urges residents to avoid getting water in their noses. Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba that occurs naturally in freshwater.

As Naegleria fowleri infections are extremely rare, testing for this amoeba in public drinking water is still relatively new and evolving. Fewer than 10 deaths in the United States have been traced back to the amoeba, with three occurring in Louisiana over the last several years. The amoeba was identified in St. Bernard Parish Water System in the summer of 2013; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that the system no longer tested positive for the presence of the amoeba in February 2014.

DHH conducts sampling of public drinking water systems for Naegleria fowleri each summer when temperatures rise. So far, DHH has tested 12 other systems for the amoeba and still awaiting lab results for each.

Naegleria fowleri causes a disease called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), which is a brain infection that leads to the destruction of brain tissue. In its early stages, symptoms of PAM may be similar to bacterial meningitis.

DHH Safe Drinking Water Program staff sampled seven sites along the St. Bernard Parish Water System. Two of the seven sites tested positive for the amoeba. One positive test was at a site at the water treatment plant before the water was treated. The second positive test occurred at 948 Angela Street, which may have been contaminated by ground water due to a leak at the sampling station. Chlorine levels at the site of the positive sample did meet the 0.5 mg/l requirement. The Department will continue to consult with the water system and the CDC.

The Department requested that the water system conduct a 60-day free chlorine burn in the water system. The chlorine burn will help reduce biofilm, or organic buildup, throughout the water system and will kill the amoeba. The parish has agreed to conduct this precautionary measure.

Precautionary Measures for Families

According to the CDC, every resident can take simple steps to help reduce their risk of Naegleria fowleri infection. Individuals should focus on limiting the amount of water going up their nose. Preventative measures recommended by the CDC include the following:

DO NOT allow water to go up your nose or sniff water into your nose when bathing, showering, washing your face, or swimming in small hard plastic/blow-up pools.

DO NOT jump into or put your head under bathing water (bathtubs, small hard plastic/blow-up pools); walk or lower yourself in.

DO NOT allow children to play unsupervised with hoses or sprinklers, as they may accidentally squirt water up their nose. Avoid slip-n-slides or other activities where it is difficult to prevent water going up the nose.

DO run bath and shower taps and hoses for five minutes before use to flush out the pipes. This is most important the first time you use the tap after the water utility raises the disinfectant level.

DO keep small hard plastic/blow-up pools clean by emptying, scrubbing and allowing them to dry after each use.

DO use only boiled and cooled, distilled or sterile water for making sinus rinse solutions for neti pots or performing ritual ablutions.

DO keep your swimming pool adequately disinfected before and during use. Adequate disinfection means: Pools: free chlorine at 1 to 3 parts per million (ppm) and pH 7.2 to 7.8, and Hot tubs/spas: free chlorine 2 to 4 parts per million (ppm) or free bromine 4 to 6 ppm and pH 7.2 to 7.8.

If you need to top off the water in your swimming pool with tap water, place the hose directly into the skimmer box and ensure that the filter is running. Do not top off the pool by placing the hose in the body of the pool.

Residents should continue these precautions until testing no longer confirms the presence of the amoeba in the water system. Residents will be made aware when that occurs.

SMF Forum tips & tricks / Highlight text
« on: May 15, 2015, 11:21 PM »
This will enable you to highlight text in a post.

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Recipes / Sweet Potato Casserole
« on: Feb 09, 2015, 12:47 AM »
Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups sweet potatoes (1 large and 1 small can)
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
½ cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans

Boil and mash potatoes. Mix in sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk. Put in 13x9 in. baking dish.

Melt butter and mix remaining ingredients. Sprinkle on top of potato mixture. Bake 25 minutes at 350°.

Recipes / Mr. C’s Homemade Chili
« on: Feb 09, 2015, 12:42 AM »
Mr. C’s Homemade Chili

3 Onions
2 Packs of chili mix
2 Tsp. Chili Powder
2  15 oz. Cans of Hunts Tomato (Chili) Sauce*
1 Can Rotel Tomatoes
2 Bell Peppers
1 16 Oz. Can of Blue Runner Red Beans. (It’s a Louisiana thing)
1tsp Cayenne pepper (optional) Just depends on how ya’ tongue feels about it.
1 tbs Tony’s seasoning
2 Lbs. Lean ground meat
1 Qt. Of water.


Finely chop bell peppers and onions.
Brown ground meat and drain. Add all other ingredients and cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Add water as needed for consistency.

Recipes / Mr. C’s Beans
« on: Feb 09, 2015, 12:40 AM »
I have used this same recipe on white beans and butter beans. I have had success getting people to eat beans who never would eat them before.

Mr. C's Beans

1 Lb Pickled Pork
1 ½ Lbs of sausage
1 Lb Dry Beans
2 Lg. Onions (chopped)
2 Lg. Bell Peppers
¼ tsp black pepper
1 Tsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Vinegar
1/8 tsp powdered cloves
½ tsp Thyme
1/8 tsp. Powdered allspice
3 ribs of celery
4 cloves of garlic (minced)
½ Tsp Tony’s seasoning
Salt to taste

Sauté onions, celery, and bell peppers in a large pot. Slice sausage into ¼ inch pieces. With 2 ½ quarts of water, add sausage, pork and other ingredients except for Tony’s and salt (add these after beans have been cooking for about 3 hours). Cover and set on low heat until water starts to simmer. Do not let boil. Let simmer gently stirring every 15 minutes. When beans are tender, serve over rice.

Recipes / Artichoke Casserole
« on: Feb 09, 2015, 12:33 AM »
Great around the holidays. If you like stuffed artichokes, you'll love this.

Artichoke Casserole

2 med. Onions
1 cup olive oil
2 – 16oz. cans French string beans
4 cans artichoke hearts
1 ½ cups dehydrated parsley
2 cups Italian style bread crumbs
2 cups Romano cheese or Italian
Salt & pepper

Cut onions in quarters, chop in food processor. Do not puree. Pour cup of olive oil into large pot and add onions, cook until onions are clear.

Clean artichoke hearts and cut into quarters and chop in food processor. Add hearts to pot and cook another 5 minutes.

Add French string beans to pot and cook 5 minutes.

Add parsley flakes, cook 5 minutes.

Add bread crumbs, cheese, salt and pepper.

Bake in covered casserole dish at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes to brown top.

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