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Thursday August 30, 2012
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THE BLOG IN EXILE CONTINUES: or "Og on the Run"
WELCOME NEW MEMBER "WALTER", WE DON'T USUALLY ACKNOWLEDGE NEW MEMBERS WITH A BANNER ON OUR STATION ID BUT THANKS TO YOU WE DISCOVERED THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH OUR E-MAIL FROM THE DASH BOARD. EVEN THE MOST ROUTINE COMMUNICATIONS FROM OUR VISITORS ARE IMPORTANT. RIGHT NOW WITH CELL TOWERS DOWN, LACK OF ACCESS TO OUR MAIN EQUIPMENT, WE ARE CONSTANTLY WONDERING HOW WE ARE DOING. THANKS FOR JOINING US,WALTER, AND THANKS FOR "LIKING" US ON FACE BOOK. ITS GOOD TO KNOW THAT WE ARE GETTING OUR SIGNAL OUT.
GIBRALTAR: RGP in manhunt after night of Strait smuggling incidents
Five suspected drug smugglers eluded a major police manhunt late Tuesday night after landing their speedboat on Eastern Beach following a chase at sea.
The Royal Gibraltar Police drafted in assistance from HM Customs, the Gibraltar Defence Police and the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, but the night-long search proved fruitless.-More in the News Section about a night of clandestine maritime activity in the vicinity of Gibraltar.
RUSSIA REDUCING RECENT INCREASED NAVAL PRESENCE IN THE MED.?
Part of Northern Fleet Has departed the MED. for home waters. More details in NEWS SECTION
Isaac made it to New Orleans today but seems in no hurry to get out of town.
The billions the Feds spent on the new ring levee system seemed money well spent. In town there were some sustained winds in the 60 to 80 mph grouping, and a few gusts to 100 mph. Some downtown high rises lost windows. Elsewhere there was roof damage, but the flooding was localized and generated by the excessive rain water, more than the pumps could keep up with. So far the tidal surge that engulfed New Orleans during Katrina has been held back by the new levee system. The system is 132 miles in circular length and encloses New Orleans proper, the more inhabited parts of St.Bernard and Jefferson Parishes. So far, so good but this big ugly sucker is taking its own sweet time squatting over the city. It will be some time tonight before it moves past on its way inland.
Outside the ring levee system the devastation is Katrina style, but the numbers ruined and rendered homeless far fewer. Of course I'm writing like I was actually there. Actuall,y I just had lunch at the Maxwell Club at Maxwell Air Force Base here in Montgomery , Alabama about 400 mile from the storm center. But you knew that. I'm going to have to stay here about three days longer than anticipated because of the slow speed of advance of the storm. For me its a minor expense and a major inconvenience. For all those young families with children and budgets who evacuated it is probably an expense that is more than minor, and they aren't sharing a motel room as a couple, they have a family packed in there. Since the public officials felt confident in the levees, evacuation was mandated only for certain areas outside of the ring levee system. What that means to all those families who decided to evacuate from inside the ring levee system is that there will be no FEMA funds for evacuation expenses, and there were no shelters. When we count the costs of a storm like this the loss to young families on a budget is never counted in the economic loss attributed to the storm.
So I'm here in Montgomery for at least another day and night. Since the storm, now down graded to a tropical storm, is still in town I still have no idea what shape my house is in. I have no idea what I'm going back to. In terms of the business of the AAB and its parent AAIS I hope I'm going back to an intact work station. Other wise I'll be limited to what I can do with a lap top and I-phone for a while and I'll be distracted by massive clean up chores. But that's for another day. Meanwhile I was able to pretty well keep up today. The News Service is functional, all special pages are up and running , and we have another NamazuSchool orientated posting or two for you. So to begin.......
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