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RIP Maaarvin Zindler, and other news from around the U.S.
July 30, 2007, 5:57 am
Filed under: dictatorship, Election Fraud, katrina, news, police brutality, politics

 

R.I.P. Marvin Zindler, Houston institution for three decades and pioneer of consumer reporting (Houston Chronicle)

 

Martial Law Threat is Real (MParent blog)

 

SBA cooked the books and screws Katrina victims (MParent blog)

EXCERPT: “On April 25, 2006 — nearly eight months after the storm — embattled SBA Director Hector Barretto resigned. At the time of his announcement, 90 percent of the money that had been approved for disaster loans to victims had yet to be disbursed.

As the scandal dragged on and public outrage grew, the Bush administration was desperate to break the logjam and get relief to the region. So, in the fall of 2006, the SBA launched a campaign to contact every borrower (some 90,000 in all) within 45 days “to properly and rapidly disburse funds” to the victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Hence, the program was called “Operation 90 in 45.” “We were being forced by management to cancel, decline, and withdraw applications to make the numbers look good to the public.” -SBA loan officer

 

Report details US refusals of international aid post-Katrina (Raw Story)

 

Suburbs see growing number of homeless (Houston Chronicle)

 

Fiancee of man shot more than 50 times on his wedding day sues NYPD (CNN)

 

Pump leaks radioactive water in Oregon (Oregon Live)

EXCERPT: “A clogged pump caused an undetermined amount of highly radioactive waste to spill on the ground Thursday night and Friday morning during a transfer operation at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation…..Steve Wiegman, a senior technical adviser with the Department of Energy at Hanford, said no one knows how much of the radioactive liquid spilled because it rapidly sank into the ground. “The area is very permeable, so there’s no pool of liquid,” he said.”

Military buyer : Pentagon junks millions in hardware (USA Today)

Two of Alaska’s 3 Congress members are under investigation for dealings with Veco Corp., an Alaskan oil company. (TPmuckraker)

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