RACE RELATIONS BLOG: Friday, August 26, 2005

Friday, August 26, 2005


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This is today's audio blog for Friday August 26th 2005.

Here we go again, Gulf Coast Region braces for MAJOR HURRICANE (story)

Hurricane Katrina is a very powerful hurricane and continues to strengthen slowly with 100 mph winds with the pressure in the center continuing to fall via reports from the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters. This trend is forecast to continue with Katrina likely to reach major hurricane strength by Saturday into Sunday making it a very dangerous storm. This storm has already killed 7 and injured hundreds as it passed over the southern tip of Florida.

This story is of personal significance for me living on the Gulf Coast. So if the site isn't updated for a few days you know why LOL. Here are a few links that stay on my desktop during Hurricane Season. Check them out.


Brothers arrested again in Aruba case Two held on suspicion of acting with others in teen's rape, killing (STORY)

CNN) -- After being detained and then released last month in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, two brothers were arrested again Friday in Aruba on suspicion they acted "together with other people" in raping and killing the Alabama teen, the prosecutor's office said.

Without elaborating on the evidence, the office said in a statement that "new facts and circumstances" led them to re-arrest Satish Kalpoe, 18 and brother Deepak, 21.

17 Africans perish in Paris Fire (story)

PARIS — Seventeen people, including many children, died and about 30 were injured when a blaze ripped through a dilapidated apartment building in Paris occupied by African immigrant families, the fire service said Friday morning.

In a provisional toll released at 5 a.m., it said at least 17 died in the inferno which swept up the stairwell of the building in the 13th district of the French capital.

National ID at the Crossroads: The Future of Privacy in America

On May 10, 2005, President Bush signed into law the REAL ID Act, asweeping measure that will establish new identification requirementsacross the United States. The legislation mandates federalidentification standards and requires states DMVs, which have becomethe targets of identity thieves, to collect sensitive personalinformation. Lawmakers in both parties urged debate on REAL ID andmore than 600 organizations opposed the legislation. Moreover, thelegislation passed at a time of growing concern about identity theftand the reliability of new hi-tech identification.

National ID Cards and REAL ID Act: http://www.epic.org/privacy/id_cards/

Here is another great way to see how they have been able to get control over our Privacy:
They are not in any hurry time is on there side you could say......

You Might Find theis good reading too:The 9/11 Commission Report

This was interesting reading too just a little stuff on out right to travel:
Air Travel Privacy http://www.epic.org/privacy/airtravel/default.html

The right to travel is a part of the "liberty" of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment ... Freedom of movement across frontiers in either direction, and inside frontiers as well, was a part of our heritage. Travel abroad, like travel within the country, may be necessary for a livelihood. It may be as close to the heart of the individual as the choice of what he eats, or wears, or reads. Freedom of movement is basic in our scheme of values. "Our nation," wrote Chafee, "has thrived on the principle that, outside areas of plainly harmful conduct, every American is left to shape his own life as he thinks best, do what he pleases, go where he pleases."
-- Justice William O. Douglas, Kent v. Dulles (1958)

U.S. Visitors and Immigrants might find this interesting Status Indicator Technology Program (US-VISIT) http://www.epic.org/privacy/us-visit/crs_us-visit.pdf

Following the September 11, 2001 Terrorist attacks there was a shift in priority for implementing the system....scarry thought that all might have been allowed to happen or atleast things have been ignored so.....well that is all hear say or is it?

One More Good link this started me on my journey...http://www.privacy.org/

I just thought i would add this post to make people go HUMMMMMMM!!!!!!!
ok one more site for information on survival: http://www.survivalring.org/index.htm

PEACE! Grizz