September 2005

In May, I blogged “Georgia DMV, employee Asif Siddiqui, “hundreds of thousands.”” An anonymous tipster sent me a link to “Unemployment Appeal Decision:” The following is the decision of Appeals Tribunal of Georgia Department of Labor ruling that Asif Siddiqui is entitled to unemployment benefits as employer Georgia Technology Authority failed to prove their allegations.…

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There’s a very long post on the public health implications of Katrina at Dave Farber’s IP list, “Hurricane Katrina Analysis – CFR Global Health Program.” I hope that we respond better to these threats than we have to the hurricane. Thomas Barnett takes a look at the long term effects of “Katrina’s System Pertubation.” (I…

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There’s a lot of amazing things being written out there. One of the more fascinating would be Interdictor’s LiveJournal. He’s keeping a New Orleans ISP running, and blogging as he and his co-workers do. He asks that we link with mgno.com, but that’s been intermittent. Use Livejournal as a backup. Michael Froomkin has a roundup,…

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The head of a radical Islamic prison gang and three others were “on the verge” of carrying out attacks against U.S. military sites, synagogues or other Los Angeles-area targets when police foiled the alleged plot, prosecutors said. From “Four indicted in alleged terrorist plot against LA-area targets.” The Counterterror blog has some analysis and links…

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Researchers from the non-profit Rand Corp. looked at the ability of local agencies to meet federal standards for responding to urgent-case reports of infectious diseases like bubonic plague, anthrax or botulism. Of 19 local public health agencies called in 18 states, only two met the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s standards, which include…

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