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  • Flight 93 Memorial Fire Destroys Flag Flown Above Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001

    10/05/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Rollcall ^ | October 4, 2014
    The soot-smudged flag that flew atop the Capitol on 9/​11 was destroyed Friday in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Penn., less than a month after it arrived in Somerset County.
  • 93-Year-Old Knock Out Game Victim/Defender a Myth

    12/12/2013 9:44:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A story going around the net is of Gladis Bennett, 93 yr old grandmother, who supposedly shot and killed one of a group of attackers who were "playing" the knockout game. The story caught my interest for obvious reasons, and because the blog referenced in the link above showed a picture of an older woman holding a large handgun, which I recognized as a large hand air gun, a   Webley Tempest or  Mark II air pistol.    This prodded me to investigate further, to determine if the story were real or just another Internet hoax/satire. It is not as if...
  • Vandals spray-paint 93-year-old World War II veteran's home

    01/22/2013 8:31:29 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 20 replies ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | Phillip Mena
    Jan. 21, 2013: Two teenagers are accused of spray-painting walls and furniture inside a 93-year-old World War II veteran's home, and police say that paint helped them identify their suspects. Phillip Mena reports.
  • Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst – Ground Broken For Terrorist Memorial Mosque

    11/11/2009 11:40:09 AM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 1,028+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-11-09 | Alec Rawls
    The desecration has begun. A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the Shanksville crash site on Saturday. Bulldozers will start reshaping the land this week. Never mind that the only rule for the Flight 93 memorial's design competition was that the landscape had to be left as it was. In order to complete the full arc of the Crescent of Embrace (now called a broken circle, but still a giant Islamic-shaped crescent), an earthen causeway will have to be built across the wetlands that lie about 50 vertical feet below the crash site. A contractor posted recently about his decision...
  • Construction Drawings Released, Flight 93 Crescent Now Points Less Than 3° from Mecca

    10/23/2009 8:39:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 1,235+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-23-09 | Alec Rawls
    The original Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93 faced less than 2° from Mecca. That made it a mihrab, the Mecca-direction indicator around which every mosque is built. (Some mihrabs are pointed-arch shaped, but the classic mihrab is crescent shaped.) The Park Service dismissed concern about the Mecca-oriented crescent on grounds that the construction drawings had not yet been finalized. “Those trees could move fifty feet, or three hundred feet,” said Project Manager Jeff Reinbold in the Spring of 2006, as if this kind of "tweaking" would make any difference (Crescent of Betrayal Ch.8 p.145-6). The construction drawings...
  • Everyone involved with the Flight 93 Memorial knows that the Crescent of Embrace points to Mecca

    07/10/2009 6:17:32 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 2,144+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-10-09 | Alec Rawls
    In 2007, Flight 93 Advisory Commission member Tim Baird told me that everyone at the meetings he attended is fully aware that the giant crescent, originally named the Crescent of Embrace, really does point almost exactly at Mecca. Professor Baird says they all just assume (himself included) that the Mecca orientation must be an innocent coincidence. Pretty crazy, when they have also been told the meaning of a crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca. Every mosque is built around a Mecca-direction indicator called a mihrab, and the classic mihrab is crescent shaped. Geometrically, the Crescent of Embrace...
  • Flight 93 Memorial: Two Memorial Project Commission Members Quit Over The Project’s Bad Behavior

    05/22/2009 12:29:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 1,001+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-22-09 | Alec Rawls
    Two Pennsylvanian’s quit the Flight 93 Memorial Commission last week, protesting Park Service plans to condemn five crash-site properties that it never negotiated for in good faith. Consider the case of the Lambert family, who have been on their land for three generations: "It's absolutely a surprise. I'm shocked by it. I'm disappointed by it," said Tim Lambert, who owns nearly 164 acres that his grandfather bought in the 1930s. The park service plans to condemn two parcels totaling about five acres — land, he said, he had always intended to donate for the memorial. "To the best of my...
  • Man, 93, shoots alleged intruder

    01/07/2009 7:03:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 728+ views
    Springfield News Sun ^ | 6 January, 2009 | Kelly Mori
    Springfield, Ohio — Police are investigating a weekend shooting of an alleged intruder by a 93-year-old homeowner. Mark Leon Applin, 32, address unknown, was taken by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries from the shooting that occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, according to police reports. The hospital was unable to release information on Applin's condition Monday. According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of West Southern Avenue following a report of a man trying to gain entry into a home. When police arrived, a woman was standing outside her home pointing to...
  • Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst: Congressman Ramstad Comes Out In Opposition To The Flight 93 Memorial

    05/01/2008 11:28:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies · 228+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-08 | Curt
    Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-MN) gave a House speech this month, supporting Mr. Burnett's opposition to the crescent design. The speech is entered in the Congressional Record here, along with supporting statements from Tom Burnett Sr. (father of murdered Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett Jr.). That makes two Congressmen now who have come out publicly against the crescent memorial. (Tom Tancredo took the lead last November, asking the Park Service to choose a completely new design.) News coverage revs up confrontation at this Saturday’s public meetingRamstad's speech, and our ongoing petition drive, netted a full width banner headline on the...
  • **"Path to 9-11" Star Harvey Keitel States Controversial Show Is Truthful (WASH POST)**

    09/09/2006 7:11:11 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 122 replies · 4,416+ views
    Washinton Post (TV Week/Cover Story) p. 5 ^ | 10 September 2006 | Washington Post (TV Week): Kathy Blumenstock
    By Kathy Blumenstock, Washington Post Staff Writer, TV Week, Page 5(Exerpt) Actor Harvey Keitel, star of ABC's "The Path to 9/11", said he believes movies and TV programs detailing what happened that day are important.......Filming the story behind the attacks "evoked in all of us...a sense of responsibility to the heroes of that day, to be as truthful as is humanly possible to honor them," (Harvey) Keitel said. "There isn't anyone from the top on down to the caterer and prop master who didn't have it in their bones to get it right."Keitel, who lives in New York's TriBeCa...
  • IMDB users heated debate over United 93

    04/26/2006 9:47:48 PM PDT · by Number57 · 12 replies · 372+ views ^ | 4/26/06 | IMDB
    The Flight 93 discussion board at IMDB is (surprise) overrun by conspiracy theorists and nutjobs. by - ExplodingSh33p 48 minutes ago (Wed Apr 26 2006 20:59:43 ) Ignore this User | Report Abuse Reply im so sick of hearing ppl go on and on about how every single victim on 9/11 is a *beep* hero, no they are not, i bet u half of them cheat on their wifes or husbands, and hit thier kids, and cheated on taxs and stole sh*t, and were just down right pieces of sh*t ppl, (i mean come on this was a bunch of...
  • Rumsfeld Pays Respects to Flight 93 Heroes at Pennsylvania Crash Site (LET's ROLL! Tissues needed)

    03/27/2006 4:19:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 594+ views
    SHANKSVILLE, Pa., March 27, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today paid respects to the 40 passengers and crewmembers killed here when they struggled against terrorist hijackers and crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. He declared their heroic effort a turning point in the war on terror. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld lays a wreath at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., March 27. A memorial is being built to commemorate the victims who lost their lives overtaking a terrorist hijacked airplane and saving the plane from continuing its mission on Sept. 11, 2001. Photo...
  • Flight 93 - A&E - Monday, January 30th - 9pm EST

    01/21/2006 4:47:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies · 12,444+ views
    AETV ^ | 1/21/06
  • The Flight That Fought Back

    11/26/2005 7:58:56 PM PST · by Monitor · 36 replies · 3,170+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 11/26/2005 | Unattributed
    SHOW TITLE: The Flight That Fought Back CATEGORY: Special SYNOPSIS: A minute-by-minute account reveals heroic acts that took place aboard Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. CHANNEL: 41 [DSC] DATE / TIME: November 26: 8:00PM, 10:00PM (Central) LENGTH: 120 Minutes NOTES: English
  • At 93, Ronald Reagan Is the Longest-Lived American President Ever!!!!

    02/09/2004 1:16:54 PM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 23 replies · 1,087+ views
    Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, at the age of 83. John Adams died the same day, and he was just a few months short of his 91st birthday. Other long-lived Presidents are James Madison, who lived to be 85, Harry Truman who lived to be 88, and Herbert Hoover who died at the age of 90. President Gerald Ford is still going on strong, and will turn 91 this year. But Ronald Reagan holds the record of longest-lived President, as he is now 93. It is amazing how Reagan managed to remain in great physical shape throughout his...
  • Victims' families hear tape of Flight 93 crash

    04/19/2002 5:30:23 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 2 replies · 355+ views
    indpls/star ^ | 041902
    Ready to listen: Brothers Christ (left) and John Beaven, both of California, enter a Princeton, N.J., hotel Thursday to listen to a tape of the flight recorder from Flight 93. Their dad was killed on the plane that crashed Sept. 11 in Pennsylvania. -- DANIEL HULSHIZER / Associated Press Victims' families hear tape of Flight 93 crash Those who listened report hearing struggle, voices of loved ones who died in Pennsylvania. By Sheila Hotchkin The Associated Press April 19, 2002 PLAINSBORO, N.J. -- With grief counselors on hand, relatives of those who died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 heard a...