Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The others left in February and March, when, after spending more than $500 million, FEMA stopped paying for hotel rooms housing some 40,000 evacuees across the country. That left many scrambling for places to live. But thanks to the city's squatters-rights law, evacuees here were safe. Their rooms weren't paid for, but since they'd been in them for more than 30 days, the hotels couldn't just kick them out. Only a judge's order could evict them."
Full Article: New York Metro
Monday, June 19, 2006
A prototype of the blimp is already being developed at a cost of $40 million. The spy ship, called the High Altitude Airship, will be seventeen times larger than the Goodyear Blimp and hover 12 miles above the ground. Although it is very large it will be invisible to both the naked eye and ground radar because of its distance from the earth. Fuel economic and self sufficient, it will be powered by solar energy and will be able to fly for years at a time.
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command has already conducted a study to determine some of the uses of the spy ship. It has the capability of monitoring an area 600 miles in diameter at a time with surveillance equipment, such as high-resolution cameras. The government has ordered 11 of them - enough to monitor every parcel of land in the U.S."
Source Article: Free Market News
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
"We are in trouble in Iraq," says retired army general Barry McCaffrey. "Our forces can't sustain this pace, and I'm afraid the American people are walking away from this war."
They also reported that the murder of Iraqi civilians at Haditha is "just the tip of the iceberg" with battle fatigue and stress building amongst the ranks of the U.S. soldiers.
As the resistance mounts and daily violence escalates, the overstressed U.S. units are unable to control the mounting violence and conclusions escalate that the war is lost.
Article: Capitol Hill Blue
Studies released this week and last year suggest that the roots of AIDS immunity extend back for centuries, long before the disease even existed. Our ethnic backgrounds and the illnesses suffered by our distant ancestors appear to play a crucial role in determining whether our genes will allow HIV to take hold in our bodies."
Article: Wired News
Long story short, a small population of northern Europeans seem to be immune or at least resistant to HIV.
The Red Cross immediately evacuated staff, volunteers and donors while police searched the premises. About an hour later, after the search turned up nothing of concern, everyone was allowed back in.
"It's surprising," said the group's Dean Smith. "I mean we try as hard as we can to provide the level of service that everybody expects. It's surprised me."
If you know who's responsible for making the bomb threat, you can call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 234.2020."
Article: "WTOC 11
Sunday, June 04, 2006
The exercise is the latest manifestation of an obsession with government survival that has been a hallmark of the Bush administration since 9/11, a focus of enormous and often absurd time, money and effort that has come to echo the worst follies of the Cold War. The vast secret operation has updated the duck-and-cover scenarios of the 1950s with state-of-the-art technology -- alerts and updates delivered by pager and PDA, wireless priority service, video teleconferencing, remote backups -- to ensure that "essential" government functions continue undisrupted should a terrorist's nuclear bomb go off in downtown Washington."
Article: Washington Post
Duck and Cover!
Thursday, June 01, 2006
immigrants in what he called a desert dragnet based on racial profiling.
In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, attorney Luis Carrillo claimed U.S. Border Patrol agents only pulled over people with brown skin in the five-day operation known as "Operation Desert Denial.""
Article: Fox 11 News
Duh! If we are guarding the Mexican border, we won't be looking for illegal dutch and Russians, we will be looking for Mexicans!