Sunday, May 21, 2006



The 16th Street Forum is an informal gathering to enjoy ideas, politics, and food. This blog is intended to provide focus to some of our discussions, preserve some of our opinions, and share some of our ideas and suggestions with the greater world. We welcome comments from all readers.

Sorry about my user name. I've been using it for a while, but I may have to create a more dignified one. Anyway, this is an excellent way to share information and bounce around ideas. Thanks, Lee.
Thanks so much Lee - this will work very well! Joan
You all heard of Whitewater? Now there is the Blackwater scandal. See the June 5 issue of "The Nation" for a great article on the FEMA contracts to the Blackwater USA security firm. They were paid $950 a day for guards at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center. The guards were paid $350 a day - the rest went to the Blackwater. This is on top of the $409,000 paid to provide 14 guards and vehicles at a "temporary morgue" in New Orleans.

Perhaps a couple of letters to the editor can keep this alive with a sleepy press?

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?