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03 May 06:  As money can buy

 

     Another item to add to the list of things that should be intelligently discussed in the near future, or are destined to be philosophized over after this experiment called democracy has run it's course.  SecuritySecond on Maslow's hierarchy of human needs, and the bait required for the politics of fear. 

 

Homeland Security grants, courtesy of The Associated Press

 

The Homeland Security Department divided $740 million among 46 cities Wednesday as part of a $1.7 billion counterterrorism grant fund for 2006. While each state will get some money, the grants for cities make up the largest chunk of the funding, which has always been the subject of fierce lobbying by local leaders and members of Congress.

 

ARIZONA. Phoenix: $3.9 million in 2006, $9.9 million in 2005.

 

CALIFORNIA. Anaheim/Santa Ana: $11.9 million, down from $19.8 million; San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose-Bay Area: $28.3 million, $33 million; Los Angeles/Long Beach: $80.6 million, $69 million; Sacramento: $7.3 million from $6 million; San Diego: $7.9 million from $14.7 million.

 

COLORADO. Denver: $4.3 million, down from $8.7 million.

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (encompasses the National Capital Region, including Washington and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs). $46.4 million from $77.5 million.

 

FLORIDA. Ft. Lauderdale: $9.9 million, from zero; Jacksonville: $9.2 million, from $6.8 million; Miami: $15.9 million, from $15.8 million; Orlando: $9.4 million, from zero; Tampa: $8.8 million, from $7.7 million.

 

GEORGIA. Atlanta: $18.6 million, down from $13.1 million.

 

HAWAII. Honolulu: $4.7 million, from $6.4 million.

 

ILLINOIS. Chicago: $52.2 million, from $45 million.

 

INDIANA. Indianapolis: $4.3 million, from $5.6 million.

 

KENTUCKY. Louisville: $8.5 million, from $5 million.

 

LOUISIANA. Baton Rouge: $3.7 million, from $5.2 million; New Orleans: $4.6 million, from $9.3 million.

 

MASSACHUSETTS. Boston: $18.2 million, from $26 million.

 

MARYLAND. Baltimore: $9.6 million, from $11.3 million.

 

MICHIGAN. Detroit: $18.6 million, from $17 million.

 

MINNESOTA. Minneapolis/St. Paul: $4.3 million, from $5.7 million.

 

MISSOURI. Kansas City: $9.2 million, from $8.2 million; St. Louis: $9.2 million, from $7 million.

 

NORTH CAROLINA. Charlotte: $8.9 million, from $5.4 million.

 

NEBRASKA. Omaha: $8.3, from $5.1 million.

 

NEW JERSEY. Jersey City/Newark: $34.3 million, from $19 million.

 

NEVADA. Las Vegas: $7.7 million, from $8.4 million.


NEW YORK. Buffalo: $3.7 million, from $7.2 million; New York City: $124 million, from $207 million.

 

OHIO. Cincinnati: $4.6 million, from $5.8 million; Cleveland: $4.7 million, from $7.3 million; Columbus: $4.3 million, from $7.5 million; Toledo: $3.8 million, from $5.3 million.

 

OKLAHOMA. Oklahoma City: $4.1 million, from $5.5 million.

 

OREGON. Portland: $9.3 million, from $10.3 million.

 

PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia: $19.5 million, from $22.8 million; Pittsburgh: $4.8 million, from $9.6 million.

 

TENNESSEE. Memphis: $4.2 million, from zero.

 

TEXAS. Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington: $13.8 million, from $24 million; Houston: $16.6 million, from $18.5 million; San Antonio: $4.4 million, from $5.9 million.

 

WASHINGTON. Seattle: $9.1 million, from $11.8 million.

 

WISCONSIN. Milwaukee: $8.5 million, from $6.3 million

   

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Past deficits...

 

  24 May 06: Asleep at the wheel

 

  17 May 06: Dead man

 

  11 May 06: More smart people

 

  03 May 06: Colbert

 

  01 May 06: John Kenneth Galbraith

 

  28 Apr 06: Mixed Messages

 

  24 Apr 06: Teaching myself civics

 

  22 Apr 06: Language - no such thing

 

  16 Apr 06: The Lamb

 

  11 Apr 06: Homecoming (dead dog)

 

  25 Mar 06: Good night and Good luck

 

  22 Mar 06: Exit: Mine

 

  12 Mar 06: Solicitation

 

  04 Mar 06: Beautiful things

 

  26 Feb 06: expectations

 

  25 Feb 06: relativist thought 1

 

  08 Feb 06: federal deficit/$ policy

   

         

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