Saturday, October 14, 2006

10/14/2006 Community Gumbo

Update in progress ...

audio Democracy Now (10/10/06)
  • Twilight of the Assassins: Why the U.S. Refuses to Prosecute the Cuban Exiles Luis Posada Carriles & Orlando Bosch For the 1976 Bombing of Cubana Airlines Flight 455
  • Sarah Chayes on Life in Afghanistan After the Taliban and Why She Left NPR

Vietnamese in Biloxi -- Christian Roselund reports (seeking permission to post audio online)

audio Community Support Organization advisory board meeting
Fewer than 50 residents attended an advisory board meeting of the citywide rebuilding plan on Thursday. Members of the Concordia planning firm presented an update to the Community Support Organization advisory board comprised of neighborhood representatives.

Concordia, led by Steven Bingler, was awarded a non-competitive contract by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, was given the lead role in coordinating the Unified New Orleans Plan process, with $5.5 million in grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund.

Five out of the nine members of the Community Support Organization advisory team listened to Concordia presentations on the planning process, and then quizzed the Concordia team to flesh out the details of the complicated planning process.

Citywide planning district meetings today

City Business -- Unfinished plans slow developers

Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

NorthWest Carrollton -- UNOP process

Times-Picayune -- N.O. planning sessions set for Saturday


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democracy Now; Twilight of the Assassin and Sarah Chayes.

Chayes gave some interviews in which she complained that Karzai could not appoint a Governor without the Taliban two days ago and Pakistan is responsible for the problems in Afghanistan. An Afghani Governor was assassintated the next day and Mushariff missed an attempt today. Iraq is having similar problems with the Iraqi police and military assassins being arrested or assisinated. Alot of operations officers were after 'Vanity Fair' article and these appear to be the assassins.

So, the assassins who thought they were working for someone else other than their country are now going to jail or being assassinated themselves. There is no problem with who did what becasue they are not longer alive.

It is the twilight of the assassins and Iraq and Afghanistan seem to becoming the same. It's too bad that as their twilight happens, we appear to be losing Afghaistan like Iraq, but, then again, maybe, that's what the operations officers had in mind to begin with; losing and getting rid of what was used in the process of forcing a withdraw.

10:36 AM  

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