Welcome!

Mobile IoT Authors: Liz McMillan, Dana Gardner, Zakia Bouachraoui, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: Containers Expo Blog, Java IoT, ColdFusion, Linux Containers

Containers Expo Blog: Article

Bloggers Call For Immediate Resignation Of FEMA Director Michael Brown

"It's unacceptable not to drop food and water to the superdome or the convention center for the past five days," says blogger

- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C.
- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview.

"FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours. This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one single piece of food package to the superdome or the convention center in the past five days! The only agency who was able to perform so far was the coast guard. And people are sick and tired of hearing President Bush was forced to cut his five week vacation two days early! This is unbeliavable!," writes Yeshim Deniz in her blog this evening.

Deniz questioned and criticized our national priorities in her earlier blog entry after this week's hurricane disaster. She wrote, "We have higher priorities at home. I'm a registered Republican. I have attended your private fund raising dinner in Washington D.C. I have your and Laura Bush's autographed photos on my wall, Dick Cheney's framed dinner invitation letter (which I attended) on my office wall. I'm proudly carrying my Republican National Committee Membership card in my wallet. My entire extended family voted for you. Twice.

As I watch the historical devastation from the recent storm and watch the helpless victims in the hurricane effected areas, I realize that the help will be arriving very slowly to reach these people, partially because we screwed up our national priorities few years ago by getting involved with this Iraq mess!

What a hell are we doing in Iraq? Why are our sons, daughters, fathers and mothers getting killed every day in an Arab desert for no reason? Think about the amount of money we spent and we will continue to spend in Iraq to accomplish what? Why is it our business to teach democracy to a nation who has never heard what democracy is since Adam and Eve? Why is it our business to pick and choose a country and give democracy lesson to another nation by occupying them? What happened to our real priorities in finding the chief terrorist towel head in Afghanistan? What are we doing?

We are the most powerful country in the world and we intend to stay that way. Look at the images in the news channels tonight. It's a sin not to be able to give our best shot in helping our own people at a time like this. How will we convince the rest of the world to follow the leader? We hear and watch reports on television, we can't help our own people because most of the reserves are actually in Iraq.. Giving Iraqis democracy lessons.. What are our priorities?.. New Orleans, Mississippi, Alabama.. or democracy dream in Bagdat and the Iraqi constitution? Who the hell cares about the constitution of Iraq? We care about what is going on in New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama tonight. Let's get our priorities straight. Please?"

More Stories By Security News Desk

SYS-CON's Security News desk trawls the world of security for news of software, hardware, products, and services that seems likely to be of interest to infosec professionals and summarizes them for easy assimilation by busy IT managers and staff.

Comments (68)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...