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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:02 PM
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PBS' NOW With David Broncoccio On NOW (CST)
heads up! It is GOOD TONIGHT! FEMA, etc.
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:06 PM
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1. Segment now focused on failure of FEMA
"nobody pulled the trigger"

FEMA insider Leo Bosner says "somebody didn't do their job...got calls from Homeland Security constantly...had to stop what we were doing to answer to Chertoff's questions..."
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:08 PM
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2. FEMA lost experienced people
once FEMA was placed under Homeland Security...lost people, dollars...500 VACANT positions in FEMA...understaffed...as people left no budget to hire new people...who ever is hired seem to be friends of friends (conversation goes to Mike Brown)...Jane Bullock says Brownie did not have experience for job, and people around him were inexperienced...
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:09 PM
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3. Bullock:
"This administration has not made FEMA a priority...warned FEMA...their response was "we think it was smoke and mirrors, we think you did a good PR job...intent of their comment was PUBLIC RELATIONS..."
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:10 PM
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4. Bosner:
"We assumed Bush would find experienced well qualified managers...not that difficult...we were taken aback when job of FEMA director went to Joe Allbaugh who was on Bush political campaign..."
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:12 PM
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5. Bob Fritach:
"Soon as this administration came in, the reports were gone. I can't understand why."
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:15 PM
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6. FEMA's resources diverted to war on terror.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:28 PM by rbajai
one of many threats, but also hurricanes & earthquakes...primary interest was terrorism...Eric Holdemen says new emphasis on terrorism has tied the hands of local authorities...no flexibility whatsoever...money cannot be used for anything BUT terrorism, not natural disasters...never practiced together or coordinated together...
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:18 PM
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7. FEMA spent money last year in Florida
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:29 PM by rbajai
because it was an ELECTION YEAR. Said FEMA spent thousands of dollars buying people tons of new furniture, etc. Leo Bosner says "Hurts me to see money wasted...it's wrong...I will make a fuss when this happens..."

FEMA now back to where it was in 1980s...
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:20 PM
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8. Now onto Tom Delay Story!!
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:31 PM by rbajai
Craig McDonald from Texans for Public Justice. Says: "Crime against democracy & elections. porate money funneled into the state on behalf of candidates Tom Delay had been supporting...we witnessed a CRIME...documented it...called cops (Ronnie Earle)..."
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:22 PM
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9. McDonald:
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:32 PM by rbajai
talking about Texas redistricting..."already had a jury figure some of that out...civil jury 4 months ago ruled against TRMPAC...cheating by TRMPAC...grand jury saw enough evidence to indict, **but that has not yet been made public...**"
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:24 PM
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10. McDonald:
"we're not satisfied with the indictment of Tom Delay...true justice would demand that we UNDO the 2000 election...we only hope those who broke the law will be held accountable..."

<end of segment>
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:26 PM
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11. **end of show**
Wow, that was AWESOME. Hope alot of people saw this!!
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rusty charly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:32 PM
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12. "now" now on on
the east coast
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:34 PM
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13. Enjoy!!
:headbang: :headbang:
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