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    Default 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
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    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



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


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    Thumbs down 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!

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

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


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    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
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    Click here for Stanford's video of my visit to the Times Picayune.
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    Default What do Levees.org, Lil Wayne, and the LSU baseball tea

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    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.
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    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
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    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."
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    Exclamation watch our new short video about how the Corps of Engin

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


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    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,
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    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
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