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  •  One more to the list (4.00)
    I should mention that I wrote a diary a few days ago (here) about the Fed's unexplained decision to stop printing the M3.  This is a story which has not been reported much but may have a significant impact on 2006.  I didn't include it in the list because it's really a story about next year, but some readers wanted me to include it here.

    Happy New Year and let's hope 2006 is much, much better!

    Pax

    Night and day you can find me Flogging the Simian

    by Soj on Fri Dec 30, 2005 at 02:53:24 AM PST

    •  this one was good, too (3.50)
      Wow, very impressive work!

      I keep thinking of the guy who worked at NOAA, who we heard from in early 2005.  He was the man who noticed "something terrible" right before the tsunami hit, and phoned several offices the night before, all to no avail, as the phones were unmanned.
      People were away for the holidays.

       

    •  Also on New Orleans (4.00)
      Bush took the $250 million to raise the levees and shifted it to Iraq (Army Corps of Engineers excuse).  Who knows if the levees might have held if Bush had not taken away that $250 million.
      •  Huge story, but got no play in MSM (none)
        A friend who is a project manager with the corps (I won't say which district), told me all the money from all he projects was stripped for Iraq.  
        New Orleans is just the tip of the iceberg.  The Corps dredges shipping channels, fixes bridges, all sorts of infrastructure projects are on hold because of Bush's War.  Just wait for the first tanker to run aground in an un-dredged channel.

        Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else. --Will Rogers

        by groggy on Sat Dec 31, 2005 at 01:07:10 PM PST

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    •  Also on New Orleans (none)
      Bush took the $250 million to raise the levees and shifted it to Iraq (Army Corps of Engineers excuse).  Who knows if the levees might have held if Bush had not taken away that $250 million.
    •  Yeah, the M3 story was huge in my book (none)
      Thanks. That is a revelation.

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