Monthly Archives: August 2011

1938 New England Hurricane

Again extracted from Wikipedia: 1938 New England hurricane From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia New England Hurricane Category 5 hurricane (SSHS) Weather map from September 21, 1938 featuring the storm Formed September 10, 1938 Dissipated September 22, 1938 Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 160 mph … Continue reading

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Storm [Hurricane] of the 20th Century!

Extract from Wikipedia! 1935 Labor Day hurricane From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from Labor Day Hurricane of 1935) “Labor Day storm” redirects here. For the storm that hit Syracuse, New York in 1998, see New York State Labor Day … Continue reading

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The MidAtlantic [Mineral VA] Earthquake

I live near the mouth of the Potomac River where it enters Chesapeake Bay. I live in a concrete block cottage built in stages from 1962-1973!   It shuddered and shook for 30 seconds but withstood any damage. Yet I clearly … Continue reading

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Japanese Meltdown Continuing!

I have not posted on this subject for a while but worthwhile to do so given constantly new information leaking out of Japan about the March 11th event. Japan’s Premier Plans to Resign By REUTERS Published: August 23, 2011 TOKYO … Continue reading

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The BOOMERs Go Bust!

Probably the coincidence of the President sharing my birthday just 19 years younger than me. The last three Presidents have been Baby Boomers. Go to wikipedia for discussion of that phenomenon! William Jefferson Clinton–b. August 19, 1946; So 65 today! … Continue reading

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Again extracted from Wikipedia! Membership Main article: Members of NATO Map of NATO affiliations in Europe   Members of NATO   Membership Action Plan   Intensified Dialogue Individual Partnership Action Plan Partnership for Peace NATO has added new members seven times since first … Continue reading

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US Army in Europe

Extract from Wikipedia! 21st century Main article: Transformation of the United States Army The 11 September 2001 attacks did not directly affect the Seventh Army. However, the campaign in Iraq in 2003 did. The headquarters of V Corps was deployed … Continue reading

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Federalism and PREPAREDNESS–Issues of Trust

NOTE THIS DISCUSSION PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED under the heading “THE FEDS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DON’T TRUST THE STATES ON WMD PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE”   Reports in major newspapers and elsewhere have detailed the debate going on in Washington, D.C. over whether … Continue reading

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RAND Summary of Post 9/11/01 Efforts

The Long Shadow of 9/11: America’s Response to Terrorism Edited by Brian Michael Jenkins, John Godges   Contributors: Brian Michael Jenkins, John Godges, James Dobbins, Arturo Munoz, Seth G. Jones, Frederic Wehrey, Angel Rabasa, Eric V. Larson, Christopher Paul, Kim … Continue reading

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Was 9/11/01 a domestic catastrophic event? Yes by some standards!

It looks like deceased UBL was closer to the truth on damage assessment direct and indirect from the events of 9/11/01. Many experts use the figure of $80B in direct damages. UBL used the figure of $500b. Of course the … Continue reading

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