GAO Hands FEMA Another Katrina Blow
FEMA officials must be wondering if Hurricane Katrina will ever blow over. Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that FEMA lost another $30 million taxpayer dollars through “ineffective oversight” of contracts to maintain and deactivate those mobile homes and travel trailers […]
(CBS) There are still 50,000 families along the Gulf Coast living in travel trailers given to them by FEMA. Six months ago we began investigating reports of toxic formaldehyde fumes making some of those people sick. And as Chief Investigative Reporter Armen Keteyian reports, FEMA has done more to cover their own backs […]
The Quakers have a wonderful website, AFSC.ORG , that keeps tally of the dollars being flushed down the war toilet. They have posted alternative directions this enormous amount of money could be better spent. This country contains well over 300 Million souls. The quality of life is rapidly being thrown in two directions; […]
Feds plan IDs to restrict volunteers at disasters Some say program would shield first first responders from needed criticism
Ambitious ID program In an effort to provide better control and coordination, the federal government is launching an ambitious ID program for rescue workers to keep everyday people from swarming to […]
China’s US$1.3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves are the largest in the world and are believed to be comprised largely of dollar assets, potentially giving Beijing enormous sway over the dollar’s value and currency markets worldwide.
…. Chinese government economists as saying China would dump its dollar holdings in the event of a […]
Pakistani Official Says Musharraf Rejects State of Emergency Chosun Ilbo, South Korea – 28 minutes ago Pakistani officials say President Pervez Musharraf does not intend to declare a state of emergency. Ruling party head Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain made the …
No emergency rule’ for Pakistan CNN International – 38 minutes ago LAHORE, Pakistan […]
States Feel Left Out Of Disaster Planning
By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Wednesday, August 8, 2007
A decision by the Bush administration to rewrite in secret the nation’s emergency response blueprint has angered state and local emergency officials, who worry that Washington is repeating a series of mistakes that contributed […]
Maliki: timetable for US withdrawal not possible
Iraqi PM says neither Baghdad nor Washington can set timetable for withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
Collapsing Bridges vs. War in Iraq
The Bush administration’s spending priorities – including an estimated $1 trillion for an unnecessary war – will cost the lives not only of […]
CRAWFORD, TX: A tragic flood this morning destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush.
The flood began in the presidential bathroom where both of the books were kept. Both books have been completely destroyed.
A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated as he had almost finished
Bush’s Push on Immigration Tests His Base
By JIM RUTENBERG and CARL HULSE, New York Times , June 3, 2007
Postings on conservative Web sites this week have gone so far as to call for Mr. Bush’s impeachment, and usually friendly radio hosts, commentators and Congressional allies are warning that […]