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    See if you can watch The Weather Channel

    June 7, 2010

    Anthony

    See if you can watch The Weather Channel tonight at 6:10 CST.

    I will be a guest of Stephanie Abrams and her on-air cohort, Jim Cantore broadcast live from the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.

    We will discuss 'where we are' as we enter Hurricane Season.

    The fact that Levees.org is a guest on a national TV show is evidence that your ongoing efforts are paying off.

    Thank you for your continued support.

    We're winning.

    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.org
    www.levees.org


    Click here for more on The Weather Channel's Hurricane Series.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2010/06/07/2010-06-07_on_hurricanes_abrams_sees_lots_of_hot_air.html



    NOTE: THIS EMAIL WAS SENT TO LEVEES.ORG'S 24,925 SUPPORTERS NATIONWIDE.



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    LEVEE.ORG

    FEMA has finally responded to a FOIA request Levees.org filed six months ago.

    It turns out that the majority of the nation's population, 54.83% lives in counties protected by levees. That figure represents 156,615,630 people.

    Manmade levees, like navigational channels, highways and dams are alterations to landscape, that if done irresponsibly can be devastating. This may be what happened in north Georgia.

    This new data reaffirms the importance of understanding that levee failure and flooding is not a strictly New Orleans nor a coastal problem.

    Here is how you can help!

    Click here and vote up this excellent piece of journalism that tells this story!

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/279923

    By "voting up" this story, you will help keep this issue on the homepage of the Digitial Journal where it will get maximum exposure.

    Want to do more? Add a comment! That helps, too!

    Thank you!

    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.org


    Click here for the levee information from FEMA.
    http://levees.org/2/wp-content/uploa...-9-18-2009.pdf


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    Launching soon: Chapter in Connecticut


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    Army Corps of Engineers spent a half billion dollars

    LEVEE.ORG September 23, 2009


    Dear Anthony

    The Army Corps of Engineers spent a half billion dollars on pump stations and related structures for the New Orleans outfall canals with 40 pumps that were supposed to last 50 years, but will have to be scrapped after just 5, according to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

    And the Corps has apparently been lying about it.

    Since 2007, Corps spokespersons have been telling the public that the MWI hydraulic pumps are temporary when records clearly show that the Corps went to Congress in 2006 and requested money for improvements, including pumps that would have a 50-year life, not 5. In addition, the Army Corps' contract with the pump vendor calls for a bearing life of 50,000 hours which represents a "very long life span, likely in excess of 50 years."

    Now the Corps is claiming they said from Day One that the pumps were temporary.

    But here is the truth. What was temporary from Day One was the housing structures that supported and surrounded the pumps, not the pumps themselves.

    If this were not bad enough, the OSC has warned the President in a June 2009 letter that the expensive $40 million dollar pumps likely will not function if needed in a hurricane.

    This is disturbing.

    And it is one more reason the citizens of Louisiana and the American people deserve the 8/29 Investigation, a truly independent analysis of the levee failures, and the decision making involved, of the flooding on August 29, 2005.

    Click here and demand the 8/29 Investigation.
    http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/16...paign_KEY=2949

    Other news:

    Because levee failure and flooding are not a strictly New Orleans problem, we have launched a satellite chapter in New York. The director is Brian Schaffer (New York City) with over 10 years of corporate communications experience. His leadership will help us increase our national presence and outreach. We also appointed Gabrielle Foss to the position of Assistant Director who will aide Schaffer in recruitment of new membership supporters.
    http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/s...k,952751.shtml

    More news:

    This month, Environmental Defense featured Levees.org's video we created while in Holland to see how the Dutch protect their people from flooding.
    http://deltadispatches.createsend2.c...8E73400EDACAB4

    Thank you for your support of Levees.org.

    We are winning!

    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.org
    www.levees.org

    Click here for more on the OSC report about the defective pumps.
    http://www.whistleblower.org/content...?press_id=1755

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    H.J. Bosworth Jr. and I were part of US Senator Mary La

    LEVEE.ORG

    This past May, H.J. Bosworth Jr. and I were part of US Senator Mary Landrieu's Second Congressional Delegation (CoDel) excursion to the Netherlands.
    Unlike the first CoDel which studied peripheral barriers (floodgates), the goal of this CoDel in May was to see how the Dutch live with, and manage water in urban settings.

    Levees.org has created a video documentary using footage captured by an Amsterdam-based filmmaker who we commissioned.

    Please click here to watch the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAtofX4vQNI

    Best if viewed by 3pm EST Tuesday Sept 1.

    If enough people view the video, it could rise to the top of the YouTube charts where it could potentially be viewed by millions.

    Want to do more? You could:

    1. Register at YouTube to rate and comment on the video.

    2. View and rate our other videos on YouTube.

    Remember, it's best if you watch the video by 3pm Tuesday Sept 1.

    Other news:

    The White House, in response to criticism, has elected to remove the Army Corps of Engineers from future coastal restoration in Louisiana and Mississippi.

    Thank you for your ongoing support of Levees.org

    We are winning!

    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.org

    More on new White House federal task force
    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aZ0haa8rKMYU


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    Levee.org

    LEVEE.ORG

    One month ago, a lot of you called and/or emailed Jim Amoss, Times Picayune Editor-in-Chief.

    You wanted to know the full extent to which some at the Corps of Engineers have been hiding their identities and using taxpayer funded computers to attack citizen critics.

    You wanted to know if this is a "few bad apples" or is it a coordinated campaign (which is alleged in a highly credible sworn affidavit by a former Times Picayune editor).

    Jim Amoss, has not responded to you.

    Nor has he responded to my email three weeks ago. So yesterday, I visited the Times Picayune and hand delivered a hard copy letter. And brought my son to video document it.

    Maybe now Mr. Amoss will respond.

    If you would like to take action, too, here are three ways.

    #1 Sign the petition! (Note: you must be a Twitter member.)
    http://levees.org/?page_id=825

    #2 Email Mr. Amoss at jamoss@timespicayune.com and say something like this:

    "I deserve to know the full details on how the Corps of Engineers has been using my tax payer money to protect its image. I deserve to see all the comments that came from the Corps' computers."

    #3 Leave a message on Mr. Amoss's voice mail by calling his direct line: 504-826-3475.

    Thank you for your support of Levees.org.

    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.org

    Click here for Stanford's video of my visit to the Times Picayune.
    http://levees.org/?page_id=825


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    What do Levees.org, Lil Wayne, and the LSU baseball tea

    LEEVE.ORG

    July 15, 2009

    Dear Anthony

    What do Levees.org, Lil Wayne, and the LSU baseball team have in common?

    They were all proclaimed "Celebrity Firecrackers" by the New Orleans Times Picayune.

    In honor of Fourth of July, the city's leading news source rounded up 10 "local firecrackers" in the news.

    Levees.org made the list for spearheading a campaign urging Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.to call for a federal investigation into allegations that the Army Corps of Engineers allowed employees to use company computers to attack its critics.

    This is good news for our cause, and gives evidence that your ongoing efforts are paying off.

    We are winning!

    Sandy

    Click here for the news story.
    http://delicious.com/leveesorg


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    Army Corps of Engineers to undercut its critics using

    LEVEE.ORG

    July 1, 2009

    Dear Anthony

    Last week, WWL TV Eyewitness News broke the story about an apparent campaign by the Army Corps of Engineers to undercut its critics using taxpayer money.
    You deserve to know the full extent of this highly questionable and unethical activity!

    Senator Mary Landrieu D-LA has reacted with concern to this news. Louisiana residents must encourage her to get quick action.

    If you are a Louisiana resident, please pick up the phone right now and dial 202-224-5824. When the aide answers, please say this:

    "Please tell Senator Landrieu thank you for calling on the Pentagon to investigate reports of a campaign by the Corp of Engineers' to attack its critics. However, I also believe this activity should be reviewed by the Justice Department."

    Not a Louisiana resident? Please forward to your family and friends who are!

    You (and your contacts) can also use this form and send an email directly to the Senator.

    http://landrieu.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

    BEST IF YOU ACT BY 4PM EST THURSDAY JULY 2.

    Thank you for your ongoing efforts and support of Levees.org.

    We are winning!

    Sincerely,
    Sandy Rosenthal
    Levees.org
    www.levees.org

    Click here for the WWL TV story.
    http://www.wwltv.com/topstories/stor....1b71a413.html

    Click here for my response to a Corps senior project manager on the internet scandal. Click on "few bad apples."
    http://delicious.com/leveesorg

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    watch our new short video about how the Corps of Engin

    Levee.Org

    I need your help.

    Please go to YouTube and watch our new short video about how the Corps of Engineers used taxpayer funds to attack its critics.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZXFK8z9WXo

    The more people who visit this video and comment on it, the higher it goes in the YouTube rating!

    Click here!

    Time is of the essence.

    Best if done by Friday June 19th by 3pm EST.

    Help launch Levees.Org to the top of the YouTube charts where it can potentially be viewed by millions!!

    Help spread the word. Send to your family and friends!

    Help show America that levee failure and flooding is a national issue!

    Thank you!
    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder and national spokesperson levees.org
    www.levees.org

    P.S. Each time you watch the video, it counts as a visit.


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    LEVEE.ORG
    Levees.org has discovered, on a government watchdog website, that the New Orleans District of the Corps of Engineers pays a PR company $1,000,000 annually to help its image and fight bad press.

    That's your hard-earned tax payer dollars at work!

    The PR company (OPP) assited the Corps during the "paper in the floodwalls" crisis and the 17th Street canal seepage.

    OPP provides support for media including the Times-Picayune, WWL-TV CBS New Orleans, Associated Press, USA Today, The Weather Channel and the The Today Show.

    On your dollar, OPP is being paid to foster "strategic relationships with media outlets that result in more accurate and balanced stories."



    Levees.org also learned, from a request under the Freedom of Information Act, that fancy PR flash ads on nola.com are costing taxpayers $2,995 every month. These ads say "building strong by reducing risk."

    This is especially galling in light of how the Corps of Engineers in New Orleans continues to push ahead with a less effective, potentially dangerous plan for three New Orleans outfall canals because it's the cheaper approach.

    Shouldn't the Corps focus on repairing levees instead of their reputation?

    And this is yet another reason to refuse to accept the Corps of Engineers' self-study of the levee failures and demand the 8/29 Investigation Act.

    Click here and demand a truly independent analysis of the flood protection failures in metro New Orleans.
    http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/16...paign_KEY=2497

    Link directly to Corps' PR company is below.

    Thank you,
    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.org


    Click here for more details on the Corps' expensive PR company (OPP).
    http://opp-inc.com/content/index.php...ch-portfolio-1

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    Levee.org

    Please check out and VOTE on this eye popping article.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/269441

    Fifty-year journalism veteran, Carol Forsloff is telling the real story about why the crown jewel of Louisiana, the city of New Orleans and its community was nearly wiped out.

    Ms. Forsloff is uniquely qualified because she has also worked in disasters as a counselor, including Natchitoches at the Red Cross serving victims of Hurricane Katrina. "So that sense of things comes in handy," she says.


    If you care about New Orleans residents, please "vote" on this important article.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/269441


    Part 3 of this important series, posted today, deals with levees and details of the flood. It's the meat and potatoes of the series.


    You can help everyone you know who suffered from flooding in New Orleans by "voting up" the article and also by leaving a comment.

    Please click on this article entitled: Poorly Armored New Orleans Takes the Bullet

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/269441

    This third article of a 5-part series continues to punch a hole in the damaging myths about New Orleans and her area residents.


    By voting, you will help keep the article on the homepage of Digital Journal where it can get maximum exposure.

    Please take a moment to read it and "vote it up" by clicking on the orange box at the end of the article.

    You could also register with the Digital Journal and leave a comment. Note: you must register with DJ to comment.

    Best if you act by Fri Mar 20 by 6pm EST.

    Carol Forsloff, a retired mental health counselor and forensics expert, has worked freelance for newspapers in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Hawaii. Her focus is social concerns, Middle East, Louisiana culture, Oregon (where she was born and has family), New Zealand (where she has traveled and has family) and Hawaii, where she lived for 28 years. "Love people. Older than dirt," she says.

    Please read and vote!

    Thank you for all you do to help New Orleans and the south LA region!


    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.org
    www.levees.org



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    You can help everyone you know who suffered from floodi

    March 17, 2009



    You can help everyone you know who suffered from flooding in New Orleans.

    Just "vote on" a short article.

    Please click on this article entitled: Failures Lead to Preventable New Orleans Hurricane Tragedy

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/269301


    This second article by Louisiana journalist Carol Forsloff continues to punch a hole in a damaging myth about New Orleans' residents.

    The myth that New Orleanians knew the levees could break and so they were stupid for living there. This myth is harmful to New Orleans' recovery because it is used as an excuse to blame the victims, and therefore withhold assistance.

    By voting, you will help launch the article to the homepage of Digital Journal.

    The more Americans understand what happened in New Orleans, the better and brighter the future of New Orleans looks.


    Please take 1 minute to read Ms. Forsloff's piece.


    Please "vote it up" by clicking on the orange box at the end of the article.

    And please register with the Digital Journal and leave a comment. [Note: you must register with DJ to comment.]

    You could thank the author for writing this piece and Digital Journal for printing it.


    Best if you act by Wed Mar 18 by 6pm EST.

    Thank you for all you do to help New Orleans and the south Louisiana region!



    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.org
    www.levees.org


    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/269301




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    The US Army Corps of Engineers Shifting Blame

    LEVEE.ORG
    November 17, 2008



    The US Army Corps of Engineers and the engineering community are ramping up their campaigns to shift blame for the metro New Orleans flooding away from themselves and onto the citizens/victims.
    Actual blame for the catastrophic flooding during Katrina lies at the feet of the Corps of Engineers because the agency, by federal law, is solely responsible for the design and construction of the levees.

    But ever since the August 29, 2005 flood, the Corps of Engineers and its consultancy communities have been more concerned with protecting their own reputations than with finding out the truth.

    After the horrific public failure of the Corps of Engineers' system in New Orleans, the Corps has consistently blamed the citizens of Louisiana for the catastrophic flooding using a combination of disingenous spin and half-truths.

    For the past three years, Levees.org has responded promptly and massively to these misrepresentations and falsehoods.

    The result? Our work has had a direct impact on changing the way major news sources report on the metro New Orleans flooding.

    But upcoming lawsuits in the New Orleans area have energized the Corps of Engineers and the engineering community.

    We invite you to join a new Team of people to respond to this PR campaign that has already begun. Because prompt response is critical to stopping the "blame the victim" mantra.

    If you join this important new Team, you will have a critical role in preserving and protecting New Orleans.

    Your help, though extremely important, is also very simple and takes just minutes to do!

    Want to know more?

    Just respond to this email. If you would like to know more about this incredibly important Team, just click on "reply." I cannot overstate the importance of what this new Team will soon accomplish.

    And if you live and work away from metro New Orleans, this is a truly powerful way you can help your family and friends in the City and the land you love.

    Again, if you want to know more about this Team, just click reply and say, "I want to know more."

    I hope to hear from you.

    Sincerely,
    Sandy Rosenthal




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    Citing breach of ethics, Levees.org has challenged 16 p

    LEVEE.ORG



    October 6, 2008

    Citing breach of ethics, Levees.org has challenged 16 people who received medals from the Army Corps of Engineers to do the right thing and give the medals back.


    Professor Michael Davis, an expert in the Study of Ethics at the University of Illinois, agrees with us.

    We're challenging the members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) who received medals while investigating the deadly levee failures in New Orleans to return them.


    Sixteen ASCE members received the "Outstanding Civilian Service Medal" from the Army Corps of Engineers for their peer review of the corps' Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force.


    But they received the medals 18 months before their work was finished!

    In New Orleans, we saw a massive sobering failure of the Army Corps to do its job; then organize their own investigation of that failure, and then - during the investigation - give medals to the participants.


    The Medals Challenge is Levees.org's latest weapon in the ongoing battle to show why America needs the 8/29 Investigation Act.


    When passed, the 8/29 Investigation will likely be uncomfortable for some. It will ask hard questions.

    But the Wall Street Bailout shows what terrible things can happen when hard questions are not answered.

    Click here and demand the 8/29 Investigation!


    http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/16...m_medium=email



    Forward this note to your friends and family!


    Last November, Levees.org created a satirical video spoofing the ASCE and the Corps of Engineers over the awards issue. ASCE threatened us with lawsuit, but withdrew when the prominent law firm Cooley Godward, representing Levees.org pro bono, informed ASCE that the video was a fully protected exercise of free speech. The video, Levee Spin 101, can be viewed here:
    http://www.levees.tv



    Thank you for your ongoing support of the goals of Levees.org!


    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder and Executive Director
    www.levees.org



    Click here for more details on the story.
    http://www.bestofneworleans.com/disp...news_feat2.php


    Click here for the Channel 4 TV news show.
    http://www.wwltv.com/video/news-index.html?nvid=289766

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    Tropical Storm Gustav is heading straight for New Orlea

    LEVEE.ORG

    12:00p August 27, 2008 Tropical Storm Gustav is heading straight for New Orleans and predicted to strike as a Cat 3 Hurricane.

    This might seem like a New Orleans problem, but did you know that 43 percent of the U.S. population lives in counties with levees?

    You and the folks in New Orleans deserve levees you can trust.

    Right now, please click here and Demand the 8/29 Investigation!

    After that, please call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-4965. Tell the aide that answers the phone you want to leave a message for Madame Speaker. You will be transferred to her voice mail. Say this,

    "I live in (say your state) and I don't want what happened to New Orleans to happen to me! Please do what you can to get the 8/29 Investigation passed!"

    Deadline for both actions: 1pm CST Friday August 29.

    Thank you!
    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, and national spokesperson, Levees.Org
    www.levees.org

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    As a public service, Levees.Org is introducing a brand

    July 29, 2008


    As a public service, Levees.Org is introducing a brand new website AreWeAtRisk.org.
    A whopping forty-three percent (43%) of the American population lives in areas protected by levees, and 122 of those levees have been identified and declared unsafe by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Levees.Org has converted the Corps' list of 122 levees into a searchable data base so you can see if you're safe.


    Find out if you're safe! Click here!


    Then forward the website to all your family and friends!


    Now citizens anywhere can just go to AreWeAtRisk.org, enter their zip code, and with one click, find out if they're safe.


    Please go to AreWeAtRisk.org. It's free!


    As reported last week in the AP, three levees in our nation's capital protecting world-famous museums and the National Archives are in danger of failure.


    What happened in New Orleans could happen anywhere. Find out if you are safe!


    Click here!


    Please share this website with your family and friends everywhere in the United States!


    Thank you,
    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder and national spokesperson, levees.org
    www.levees.org










    Click here for the Associated Press story.

    Click here for source data from the Congressional Hazards Caucus.







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    Levee.org

    Please go to YouTube and watch our latest Public Service Announcement!


    Click here for the 60-second video!


    If enough people watch the video, it will earn a place on the homepage of YouTube where it may be viewed by millions!



    The video shows why we all need the 8/29 Investigation - a truly independent and complete analysis of the Katrina levee failures on August 29, 2005.

    Click here!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=pqjIryjz1Ws



    Best if done by NOON THURSDAY JUNE 5.

    Help launch Levees.Org to the top of the YouTube charts!

    Want to do more? You can also:

    1. Register at YouTube and rate the video.

    2. View and rate our other videos on YouTube.


    Help spread the word. Help show why New Orleans and people nationwide deserve the 8/29 Investigation. We have shown that the levee study done by the government is flawed and controversial. We also know that the review done by the ASCE was shoddy and biased.

    Thank you!
    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder and Executive Director
    www.levees.org

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    Levee.org

    This Saturday, the citizens of New Orleans, St. Bernard and south Louisiana will unite for a Day of Action!


    Fed up with levees they cannot trust, the metro city's residents will rally at three Hot Spots.


    Click here for a map.


    On the eve of Hurricane Season, Levees.Org will call for volunteers to be "visible" and to demand the 8/29 Investigation.


    Levees.Org's planned Day of Action was a featured top story on Yahoo's homepage! You can watch the feature here.


    If you haven't yet, please click here and demand the 8/29 Investigation!


    Thank you for your support of the mission and goals of Levees.Org

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    Please go to YouTube right now

    April 17, 2008

    Levees.Org
    Please go to YouTube right now and watch our latest video!

    Click here!


    Just by watching the video, you can help launch Levees.Org to the top of the YouTube charts!

    Our latest video shows how a prestigious engineering group has worked for more than a year to downplay the role of the Army Corps of Engineers in the New Orleans flooding and tried to shift blame for the levee failures onto the locals. And this was all ostensibly paid for by the Corps and YOU as a taxpayer.


    It's best if you watch the video by NOON FRIDAY APRIL 18.


    If enough people watch the video by noon Friday April 18, it will earn a place on the homepage of YouTube where it may be viewed by millions!


    Click here to watch the short video!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiFquKZh-3I

    Want to do more? You can also:

    1. Register at YouTube and rate the video.

    2. View and rate our other videos on YouTube.

    Help New Orleans and people nationwide. Bring to light that the official levee investigation in New Orleans and the outside peer review were controled by the same people who are responsible for the levee design and construction.

    Thank you!

    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder and Executive Director, Levees.Org


    Our special thanks to the nonprofit Citizens' City Hall Project of New Orleans which documents community events and makes them available on the internet at no charge.

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    We're in the Hall of Fame!

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    We're in the Hall of Fame!

    This is a true testament to the success we've achieved as a group.

    For focusing national and local attention on safe flood protection, the Louisiana Center for Women and Government has inducted me into their Hall of Fame.

    I'll be accepting this honor on behalf of all the members and supporters of Levees.Org.

    Many thanks to everyone who has not only stood up for metro New Orleans, but also for communities around the country who are at risk because of sub-standard levee design and construction.

    We still have some distance to go, but recognition of our efforts, as signified by this award, show our voices are being heard.

    Congratulations to all of you!

    Very sincerely,
    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.Org


    Details about the Hall of Fame:
    http://www.nicholls.edu/news/2008/02...-hall-of-fame/

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    federal judge has determined that the US Army Corps of

    Levee.org

    February 20, 2008

    A federal judge has determined that the US Army Corps of Engineers "squandered millions of dollars in building a levee system ... which was known to be inadequate by the Corps' own calculations."

    But an 80-year old law tied Federal District Judge Stanwood Duval's hands and compelled him to release the Corps of Engineers from all financial liability for their shoddy workmanship. Says Duval, the law created an environment where "gross incompetence receives the same treatment as a simple mistake."

    This is insane.

    Click this link and demand the 8/29 Investigation Act today!
    http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/16...paign_KEY=2075


    Judge Duval in the final page of his statement says "…It is not within this Court's power to address the wrongs committed. It is hopefully within the citizens of the United States' power to address the failures of our laws and agencies. If not, it is certain that another tragedy such as this will occur again…"

    The 8/29 Investigation Act is the way for the citizens to exercise their power!

    Demand the 8/29 Investigation Act!

    Demand an unbiased thorough analysis of the flood protection failures that nearly obliterated a great American city and its suburbs.

    Hold the Corps Accountable! Demand the 8/29 Investigation Act!

    Even if you have already sent a letter, send another! It takes one minute!

    Thank you,
    Sandy Rosenthal
    Founder, Levees.Org
    www.levees.org


    Click here for New York Times story on Judge Duval's ruling.








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