Posts Tagged ‘ambinder’

SECURITY

January 20, 2009

Awesome quote, courtesy of Ambinder:

25,000 law enforcement personnel. The Secret Service, the FBI and the Department of Energy are driving unmarked vans with sophisticated nuclear isotope detection gear capable of quickly determining whether radiation is bad or good. The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team is deployed in several spots, as are FBI sharpshooters and more than 50 Secret Service countersniper teams. There are more than 5,000 cameras, all linked to the multi-agency command center, which is set up outside of DC. For days, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopters have been watching for large trucks or tankers inside DC and have been tracking them, feeding information from the air to units on the grounds, who check them out. There are nuclear and chemical sensors set up on bridges surrounding the area.  Last night, the entire mall was swept for bombs by the Park Police.

Sometimes you do wanna curl up under the warmth of The Man.

(HatTip: Creedo)

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VICTORY

January 19, 2009

Ambinder discusses The Big Blue Wall.

Creedo get the hat tip.

Quote of the freakin’ weak:

(on the demographic profile of the Big Blue Wall)

affluent; well-educated; ethnically and racially diverse; culturally moderate to liberal; with below average rates of church attendance and fewer evangelical Protestants than the national mean.”