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I heard it has to do with Home Solutions.
nothing new in the wwl french market report. one thing i keep coming back to is the las vegas portion of the mayor's 06 chi/las private jet trip. ray paid $1800 in city money for the flight. i could make a case that the chicago portion was a mayoral duty. but las vegas, no way. i think frank fradella is singing. why would nagin have wanted fradella redacted from the schedule unless something bad was going down?
I have tried to tell you before, This is a national security breach. That is why they went to Washington, D.C. to discuss the implications, before publicizing the charges.Hold on, Holy Hell is about to be unleashed!!!!
Basically what you have is a bunch of would be, scamming the general public as well as shurking their duties while in positions of authority, (Greg, Mark, C-Ray...), Then quitting to go make the big bucks, in the private sector. So If we examine this in depth you will see that New Orleans was essentially left exposed, and vulnerable which has resulted in the continued loss of LIFE.http://www.it.ojp.gov/default.aspx?area=nationalInitiatives&page=1181http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/programs/editorial_0827.shtm http://cip.gmu.edu/cip/Mr. Gaspard, I have found some information on fusion centers that I think you find interesting. (1) This is a recent article about problems that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is having in implementing the Fusion Center Program, as mandated by Congress in the “Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007” (P.L. 110-53). http://www.hstoday.us/content/view/6604/149/(2) Here is a link to a report by the House Homeland Security Committee on Homeland Security published in 2008 regarding the implementation of P.L. 110-53. I think you will be interested in the section starting on page 23. http://homeland.house.gov/SiteDocuments/20080909151532-76784.pdf
Jan, admittedly I have not read your links but I want to see these guys get what's coming to them, but seriously doubt this is a breach of national security.A breakdown of local govt - absolutely, that's a slam dunk. Nagin and the idiots in tow are greedy not traitors.I think everyone needs to remember that this was how business was being done Pre-Katrina. To expect something different was naive. It has unfortunately taken the cops, general inspector, and Letten this long to take action that is visible to the public.Perhaps Ashe can shed some light on how long these investigations have been going on, I don't know - would love to, but I don't. They have been prosecuting politicians on a regular basis and this will take probably a generation of consistent and effective diligence on the part of the DOJ to get most of the absurd greed out of the local govt. There will always be graft and corruption, I just want a lot more transparency to make it that much more difficult.
It became a Natinal Breach of Security "THREAT" as the WORLD saw how ill prepared a "LOCAL GOVERNMENT" could be infiltrated, and the breeding grounds for greed as well as Opportunities lay bare.When I say a breach I am talking of the complete FAILURE of this Nation to respond efficiently, Proficiently, and sufficiently.What Katrina was for America was what Chernobyl was to the Soviet Republic.we were left exposed to the world as a Nation governed by mass Chaos, after all lets face the facts, Katrina was at the least made of 3 components:1: The Hurricane2: The FAILURE of the LEVEES3: The mass Chaos that ensued.It is Then with depth of knowledge, we are faced with the cruel hard facts that we are Vulnerable.we produce 34% of the Nations fuel here in lower La. we also have some of the most neglected CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.we also represent as a state a very large portion of the gulf coast.AND MY DEAR FRIENDS WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT THIS WAS AN ENTIRE BREACH OF NATIONAL SECURITY, WHO MAY I ASK WAS WATCHING ALL THE SHIPSAS THEY RAN UP AND DOWN OUR VITAL LIFELINE, THE VERY REASON THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR (FACTUALLY SPEAKING)THE MIGHTY MISSISIPPI.LOOK AT HOW MANY UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS WERE OPENLY WELCOMED FOR THEIR HARD WORK ETHICS AS WELL AS THEIR CHEAP LABOR, ANYBODY... ANYBODY CHECK OUT THESE POSSIBLE MS13, POSSIBLE HEZBOLLAH, POSSIBLE WHO KNOWS WHAT!IF AN ATTACK WOULD HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED BY SEA LETS SAY, TO GALVESTON, (WHO NOW LAY BARE BONED AGAIN)AND SHUT OFF ALL FUEL FROM THERE 42%, ADD THAT WITH OUR LOSS OF FUEL MAKING CAPACITIES AND WE WOULD NOT HAVE THE FUEL TO MOUNT A SURVIVABLE FRONT.AND YOU SAY "YOU DON'T SEE"I SAY LOOK AGAIN.WE FAILED NOT ONLY AS A LOCAL GOVERNMENT, BUT ALSO AS A STATE, AND AS A NATION TOO, AT LEAST LONG ENOUGH FOR IT TO BE SEEN AROUND THE WORLD.bUT IT IS WHAT WAS DONE AND HOW IT WAS DONE IN NEW ORLEANS THAT WAS DIFFERENT.IT IS ACCEPTABLE TO FAIL,AFTER ALL THAT IS HOW WE LEARN, BUT MY FRIENDS, IT IS NOT OK TO RAPE PILLAGE AND ROB, OR TO TURN YOUR BACK WHEN IT IS BEING DONE.THAT IS THE BREACH, WHEN WE KNEW BETTER AND DID NOTHING ABOUT IT.
Sparky... at least this longhttp://juangaspard.blogspot.com/I have been involved with the design and application of Fusion Center Technology since: 6/06I believe what is going to come out of this will shock quite a few people.you say this has been going on for years, I say not THIS."THIS" is so much broader and deeper than any of us realize. Do you remember everything that has occured since Katrina... remember this:http://www.google.com/search?q=new+orleans+spy+case&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8&rlz=1I7GGLL_enNow take what you know and start connecting the dots, and what you have is the New Orleans equivelent of the Mafia on a Local Government level.all these lines cross, dig DEEP.
Oh and BTW ALL National Security Breaches happen on a local level, They are handled through the federal tier for prosecution.Ever heard of the Oath of Office?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security#National_security"Security is the degree of protection against danger, loss, and criminals. Individuals or actions that encroach upon the condition of protection are responsible for a "breach of security."A condition that results from the establishment and maintenance of protective measures that ensure a state of inviolability from hostile acts or influences.Security has to be compared and contrasted with other related concepts: Safety, continuity, reliability. The key difference between security and reliability is that security must take into account the actions of people attempting to cause destruction."https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=30412896&postID=9022350911360715157National security is an undertaking lower in complexity only to the International security. It directly or indirectly encompass much of the national public administration. At its basic, national security can be divided into internal national security and external national security.National security is concerned with ensuring state legal codes are not transgressed, and prevention of attacks on public infrastructures and their personnel by implementing civil defense and emergency preparedness measures (including anti-terrorism legislation), and ensuring the resilience and redundancy of critical infrastructure. This also includes using counterintelligence services or secret services to protect the nation from internal threats sponsored from the outside.The executive authority for internal national security is the expression of political power, preferably through democratic process of selecting national leaders. Internal national security is also the management of national finances free from economic problems that can lead to large scale public dissatisfaction with the government, and public disorder through protests.External national security is generally the scope often associated with national security in democratic states. It encompasses national border security as a means of immigration control, national environment security where the environmental threat originates from sources external to national territory, territorial waters and airspace, and assurance of international trade safety through the state borders.Further removed from the national borders are the external security concerns derived from measures taken by other states or non-state groups to directly or indirectly, through use of economic instruments, interrupt, damage or attack economic systems that would adversely influence national quality of life, resulting in an Economic warfare. If an economic conflict can not be resolved through diplomacy to rally allies and isolate threats, it generally escalates into a larger and more acute military conflict that necessitates maintaining effective national armed forces.It is usual that armed conflicts threaten territorial integrity of states, and require development of a military doctrine as part of the national defence policy that guides armed forces posture, and the concepts, methods and technologies that are to be use in securing the preventing loss of this integrity.External national security generally requires using intelligence services to detect and defeat or avoid threats and espionage, and to protect classified information.Just thought I would add that.
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