Monthly Archives: August 2008

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United States (Country threat level – 3):

The Republican National Convention will take place in Saint Paul, Minnesota, from 1 to 4 September 2008. The convention will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. The Department of Homeland Security has designated the convention … Continue reading

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Cayman Islands / Cuba / United States (Country threat levels – 2 / 2 / 3):

 As of 1200 UTC on 29 August 2008 Tropical Storm Gustav was located approximately 100 mi/160 km west-northwest of Kingston, Jamaica, and 200 mi/320 km east-southeast of Grand Cayman. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph/56 kt and … Continue reading

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Statement By Homeland Security Spokesman Russ Knocke

Release Date: August 28, 2008 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will travel today to Baton Rouge where he will visit the Joint Field Office and meet with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal … Continue reading

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Watch This Immigration Video

As we prepare for the expected Congressional battles over immigration numbers this fall, it’s a good time to take stock of the urgency of our cause and the tools we have available to help fight for lower immigration numbers. This … Continue reading

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Firm Pleads Guilty to Sending Tech to China

(ABC News, 8/20/08) A Tennessee company has pleaded guilty to sending defense materials for unmanned aerial vehicles to China. The firm, Atmospheric Glow Technologies (AGT), pleaded guilty to 10 counts of illegally exporting plasma and aerodynamic technology to an individual … Continue reading

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Solid-state drives

are fast becoming popular replacements for hard drives, especially in laptops, but experts caution that SSDs aren’t as secure as commonly thought. SSDs may offer better data security than traditional hard drives, but they do not completely erase data and … Continue reading

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FEMA spends almost $3B on emergency housing.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has paid nearly $3 billion in hotel bills and rental assistance for the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita — by far the costliest emergency housing effort in the nation’s history, according to government … Continue reading

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(Kentucky) ‘White powder’ shuts down consular center.

The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg shut down its loading dock Tuesday and called the regional hazmat team after a package was found containing an unknown white powder. The box containing the powder came from the U.S. Consulate General in … Continue reading

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(Colorado) Harmless powder shuts down train.

 A white powder spilled on a light rail car in Douglas County, Colorado, posed no risk to the commuters onboard, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) said. RTD shut down train service at the Lincoln Light Rail Station in Lone tree … Continue reading

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