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Bush didn't know about port sale
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - 2-23-06
 President Bush was unaware of the pending sale of shipping operations at six major US seaports to a ...


White House to Issue Own Katrina Report
Washington Post - 2-23-06
The government needs to consider giving the military a bolstered role _ including possibly leading federal response efforts _ during catastrophic disasters like Hurricane Katrina, a White House review concludes.

Documents Show Secret Deal on Ports Sale
Hartford Courant, United States - 2-23-06
.Under a secretive agreement with the Bush administration, a company in the United Arab Emirates promised to cooperate with U.S. investigations as a condition of its takeover of operations at six major American ports, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The U.S. government chose not to impose other, routine restrictions.

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"Today was the big White House President's Day clearance sale -- all our ports must go, no offer refused, no enemy turned down, Crazy George is insane, come on down!" --Jay Leno





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"An Arab country in charge of ports. That’s like FEMA in charge of disaster relief. That's like Wayne Gretzky's wife in charge of your bank account. It's like Michael Jackson as your nanny." --David Letterman



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We Know Bush Didn't Read His Own State Dept. Website


SAFETY AND SECURITY: Americans in the United Arab Emirates should exercise a high level of security awareness. The Department of State remains concerned about the possibility of terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Americans should maintain a low profile, vary routes and times for all required travel, and treat mail and packages from unfamiliar sources with caution. In addition, U.S. citizens are urged to avoid contact with any suspicious, unfamiliar objects, and to report the presence of the objects to local authorities. Vehicles should not be left unattended, if at all possible, and should be kept locked at all times. U.S. Government personnel overseas have been advised to take the same precautions. In addition, U.S. Government facilities may temporarily close or suspend public services from time to time as necessary to review their security posture and ensure its adequacy.

Taking photographs of potentially-sensitive military or civilian sites, and/or engaging in mapping activities, especially mapping which includes the use of GPS equipment, without coordination with UAE authorities, may result in arrest, detention and/or prosecution by local authorities.


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Scooter Libby's "Law & Order"


Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, best known now as the district attorney on NBC's popular "Law & Order" drama series, is working with the legal defense fund trying to raise $5 million or more to aid the indicted former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.



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"Bush concluded his tour today with a visit to the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado. Funny story, actually, two weeks ago, 32 workers were laid off from the lab due to a budget shortfall. This weekend, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman transferred $5 million to the lab restoring the workers' jobs just in time for the president's visit. Wow, if only the president would visit Ford." --Jon Stewart





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"I can't possibly recall all of the stuff that I think is important, let alone other stuff that I don't think is as important," [Scooter Libby] said.

Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald argued in court filings last week that Libby's attorneys were attempting to derail the prosecution with a "breathtaking" request for nearly a year's worth of Presidential Daily Briefs, the closely guarded document that summarizes threats to the United States and is almost never released.

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The following article is about an Iraqi veteran who stabbed is wife some 71 times.

Just yesterday, I spoke to a friend in the VA's Vet Center program. He said that as the war in Iraq continues, especially with multiple tours for individual soldiers, there will be an ever-increasing occurrence of this type of incident. Unless they have experienced it firsthand, most people can neither understand nor fully appreciate the residual stress that comes from having experienced the trauma of combat. Even more said is that those who do suffer from such problems fail to seek adequate help in time to prevent tragic events like this murder of a young wife by her husband.

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Upgraded Tasers


Taser's stun guns largely are used by law enforcement agencies but also have been used by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, Tuttle said. The new product is designed to hit targets from a distance of up to 300 feet, compared to 25 feet for a Taser.


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Subject: Port Sale


I love your site. We need humor more than ever now.
I wanted to emphasize an important point about todays page. In your answer to Wyn you asked if foreign companies ran the ports in Finland. The question should have been ;do foreign GOVERNMENTS run your ports?
I think this is the issue. This is a gov't. that supported the Taliban and Al Qaida. That shipped nookular components from A.Q.Khan in Pakistan to Libya, N. Korea and Iran. That is a haven for drug smugglers and money-laundering. I don't want this gov't near our ports but I don't want ANY foreign government running ports in America no matter what their nationality. I think the emphasis should be on that point.
Keep up the great work,


I agree thoroughly. America is outsourcing US, our jobs, our companies and our ports.


The UAE or the British shouldn't be operating any of our transportation infrastructure, but they are. 


The question should be --  are Americans too dumb to run our own transport services?


Wyn from Finland answered my question yesterday about who runs the ports in Finland. See below


Hey !
Actually NO , most of the Finnish ports are run by the local Kapunkai ( region or city depending) and the rest are mostly Finnish company's though they may be run by Swedish or in one case a Japanese CO.

Its not really just who owns your ports, with very strict guidelines and checks you should be able to secure them, but handing them over to a country you claim harbours and supports terrorists and whose own ports are no where near secure is just a bit insane.
Its like meeting your daughters boyfriend and after checking him out and finding that yes , he does smoke crack, he is a rapist and possibly a murderer then saying its OK to date my daughter as long as you promise to be a nice guy.....

Peaceful journeys.





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All The President's Men - The Sequel


The greatest threat to America's democracy is not terrorism but governmental secrecy, said Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, whose reporting 35 years ago pierced the veil of secrecy behind Richard Nixon's presidency.

Although a massive, coordinated attack on the country, making 9-11 look like a "footnote," is still possible, the nation faces a greater threat from the federal government's current secrecy drive, Woodward told an audience in San Antonio on Tuesday.

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In this image provided by NASA Wednesday Feb. 22, 2006 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of two new moons around the distant planet Pluto. The moons were first discovered by Hubble in May 2005, but the Pluto Companion Search team probed even deeper into the Pluto system with Hubble on Feb. 15 to look for additional satellites and to characterize the orbits of the moons. In the image, Pluto is in the center and Charon is just below it. The moons, provisionally designated S/2005 P 1 and S/2005 P 2, are located to the right of Pluto and Charon. (NASA)