Monthly Archives: May 2011

For FEMA The Future is NOW!

I often go to NOAA Weather Radar over the course of any 24 hour period. We definitely are not out of the woods for this years tornado attacks by MOTHER NATURE !  Over 600 in April and May totals still … Continue reading

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Has Rule by the Nation-STATE Ended?

Another time recently on another blog the Treaty of Westphalia [actually the Peace of Westphalia] iwas mentioned by me or someone else. From Wikipedia: Peace of Westphalia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Peace of Westphalia Treaties of Osnabrück and Münster … Continue reading

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The Growing Food Crisis and FEAR!

Extract from an article by Foster Kamer in the NY Observer: “The rising cost of food can be seen even in New York’s yuppiest enclaves, where prices are high to begin with. Bloomberg food critic Ryan Sutton has been running … Continue reading

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Mississipi River Data in flood!

From USGS Measures Flooding at Morganza Spillway and Across Louisiana Posted: 17 May 2011 06:20 PM PDT “U.S. Geological Survey crews are measuring flooding along the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers, including the Morganza and Bonnet Carre Spillways. Several USGS … Continue reading

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Mary Parker Follett

On another blog this AM–specifically I posted an extract from Wikipedia on the above personage and hope readers of this blog understand why I am doing it again here!  Suggest you read the entirety of the entry on Wikipedia. … Continue reading

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National Economic Impacts from Disasters?

Hurricane Katrina’s major impact on the nation came from the impact on the oil and gas industry where Louisiana is a key production and logistics state. The fate of the citizens of NOLA had almost no economic impacts on the … Continue reading

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Now that the Morganza Spillway will be opened up over the next few days (intention is diversion of a portion of the raging Mississippi River from the Main STEM channel) eyes will be turning from that structure about 140 river … Continue reading

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