Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Do you feel safer yet?

posted by The Sailor @ 3:30 PM Permalink

Investigators find gaps in port security program

A Department of Homeland Security program to strengthen port security has gaps that terrorists could exploit to smuggle weapons of mass destruction in cargo containers, congressional investigators have found.
And in related news:
Gamblers' shuttle gets terrorism funds

Colorado Springs-based Ramblin Express, which shuttles gamblers to mountain-town casinos, including Cripple Creek, has received $382,000 in anti-terrorism grants.

The most recent grant, for $184,415, was announced this month as part of the Department of Homeland Security's $844 million Infrastructure Protection Activities program.

Cross posted at SteveAudio



At 4:43 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

I'm well aware of the container issue. I can see the damn things from my rooftop. We have a huge shipping facility in Red Hook, Brooklyn. I think about it often, when I'm not obsessing about other things.

And don't even get me started on the issue of the cargo that's carried in a passenger plane's hold.


At 5:48 PM, Anonymous bill arnett said...

But what if some enterprising entrepreneur purchased these containers cheap, placed them on foundations -stacking them if you needed a six to ten unit home, insulated them, cut windows into them, cut doors to connect side-by-side units with spiral staircases to lead to second/third floor sections, covered them in solar panels w/battery backup systems to provide all the electrical power needed, preferably with well water for self-sufficiency, and either hook up to a sewer system or put in a monster septic tank system, and then GIVE THEM AWAY TO NEEDY EX-MIL PERSONNEL? Wouldn't that be both a hoot and a way to put to use the chinese containers that currently sit and serve no purpose, and a way to guarantee veterans a home FREE or at COST?

Just a dream of mine, without the business acumen to write up a proposal for Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and/or others who would get the tax write offs while guaranteeing homes to vets.

I think it's a wonderful idea. And by buying these containers at, say, 10 per $1,000.00, it would be a great way to insure no vet would ever be homeless.

Know anybody that could help?


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