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  • 9/11 First Responder Dies Just Weeks After Congressional Testimony

    06/29/2019 11:46:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez gave a passionate testimony before Congress earlier this month urging lawmakers to restore the 9/11 Compensation Victims Fund, which is set to expire next year. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 53 on Saturday. Alvarez was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016. The illness was reportedly related to the three months he spent searching for survivors and remains at Ground Zero shortly after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center. “Please remember his words, ‘Please take care of yourselves and each other,’" Alvarez's family said in a statement. "We...
  • The Sad Lesson of Jon Stewart's Valiant Speech

    06/13/2019 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    Jon Stewart is best known as a comedian and former host of "The Daily Show." Virtually all talk show hosts draw from the well of politics. But Stewart's tenure took that to a new level, and he made no bones about his distinctly progressive leanings. Stewart is talented and intelligent, and his riffs on politics and political figures are funny (whether you share his political views or not). He is already a household name. But Stewart gave the monologue of his life yesterday in front of a congressional subcommittee charged with finding additional financial support for the Sept. 11 Victim...
  • House panel passes 9/11 victims fund bill a day after Jon Stewart's emotional testimony

    06/12/2019 5:18:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/12/2019 | GRACE SEGERS, EMILY TILLETT
    The House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill which would permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Wednesday, the day after comedian Jon Stewart gave impassioned testimony in support of the bill in video that quickly went viral. The bill will now go to the floor for a full vote in the House of Representatives, where it is likely to pass. It's unclear whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will take up the bill in the Senate, although Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Wednesday that he was "imploring, pleading, even begging" McConnell to bring the bill...
  • Jon Stewart Receives FDNY Legend's Coat ... Moment Before Blasting Lawmakers At 9/11 Hearing <tr>

    06/12/2019 4:30:25 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 30 replies
    NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — An emotional Jon Stewart, who was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a Congressional hearing on the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, was given the turnout coat of FDNY legend Ray Pfeifer, who died from 9/11-related cancer two years ago. Pfeifer, who served more than 27 years with the FDNY, was at the World Trade Center after the buildings collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 and worked for months on the toxic pile at ground zero. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and made the trip to Capitol Hill dozens of times to lobby for 9/11...
  • Off-duty FDNY firefighter attacked by teens after defending elderly couple, cops say

    05/21/2019 10:07:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    A New York City Firefighter sustained a concussion and several broken teeth Saturday after police say he was assaulted while trying to stop a group of teens from harassing an elderly couple. The 38-year-old off-duty firefighter was traveling on East 86th St. in Manhattan at around 9:25 a.m. Saturday when he noticed six teens “harassing” an elderly couple, a spokesperson with the New York City Police Department told Fox News. The man reportedly tried to intervene -- and police say that’s when one unidentified member of the group punched the firefighter “with a closed fist,” knocking him to the ground.
  • The forgotten victims: Why the death toll for September 11 continues to rise.

    03/10/2019 6:24:10 PM PDT · by robowombat · 39 replies
    Mamamia ^ | March 5, 2019 | Jesse Stephens
    The forgotten victims: Why the death toll for September 11 continues to rise. “It’s the longest day in the history of days,” first responder John Feal says about September 11, 2001. For him, and tens of thousands of others, it’s a day that never ended. It was a clear, still Tuesday morning in New York City, when civilians looked up and saw an American Airlines plane flying unusually low. At 8:46am, a terrible sound pierced one of the biggest cities in the world, as the domestic passenger plane flew through the North Tower of the World Trade Centre, instantly killing...
  • Trump warns Democrats will try to tarnish first responders amid Florence recovery efforts...

    09/18/2018 10:56:01 AM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/18/2018 | Gabby Morrongiello
    "Right now, everybody is saying what a great job we are doing with Hurricane Florence – and they are 100 percent correct," Trump tweeted.... they "will start ranting that FEMA, our Military, and our First Responders, who are all unbelievable, are a disaster and not doing a good job." "This will be a total lie, but that's what they do, and everybody knows it!" he said, urging Americans to not "be fooled."
  • Aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay

    02/04/2018 9:57:16 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb 03, 2018 | Jack Dolan, Gus Garcia-Roberts and Ryan Menezes
    When Capt. Tia Morris turned 50, after about three decades in the Los Angeles Police Department, she became eligible to retire with nearly 90% of her salary. But like many cops and firefighters in her position, the decision to keep working was a financial no-brainer, thanks to a program that allowed her to nearly double her pay by keeping her salary while also collecting her pension. A month after Morris entered the program, her husband, a detective, joined too. Their combined income for four years in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan was just shy of $2 million, city payroll records...
  • ...aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay

    02/03/2018 1:56:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 03, 2018 | 9:00 AM | Jack Dolan, Gus Garcia-Roberts and Ryan Menezes
    When Capt. Tia Morris turned 50, after about three decades in the Los Angeles Police Department, she became eligible to retire with nearly 90% of her salary. But like many cops and firefighters in her position, the decision to keep working was a financial no-brainer, thanks to a program that allowed her to nearly double her pay by keeping her salary while also collecting her pension. A month after Morris entered the program, her husband, a detective, joined too. Their combined income for four years in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan was just shy of $2 million, city payroll records...
  • Hero Cop From Pulse Nightclub Massacre Is Losing His Job

    12/06/2017 10:45:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2017
    One of the first police officers to respond to the Pulse nightclub massacre is losing his job with only months to go before he’s entitled to full pension benefits. He called on Florida lawmakers to do more to support first responders who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The Eatonville Town Council agreed unanimously Tuesday night to pay Cpl. Omar Delgado some $1,200 in accrued sick time when his job ends at year’s end, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Delgado was lauded as a hero for saving nightclub shooting victim Angel Colon during the June 2016 shooting, which killed 49 people. He...
  • The Power of Good

    10/04/2017 5:03:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, an evil human being murdered nearly 60 Americans and wounded more than 500 others in Las Vegas. His attack was well-planned: The shooter had some 23 guns in his hotel room, including a semi-automatic rifle affixed with a "bump stock" allowing the shooter to operate the rifle like an automatic weapon; he had another 19 guns in his home. Video of the incident is chilling: the rat-a-tat of the gun raining bullets down on unsuspecting innocents from the hulking profile of the Mandalay Bay on the horizon, the wounded concertgoers screaming in the darkness. But there was heroism,...
  • 'How do we survive?': fearful Californians prepare for nuclear attack

    09/15/2017 9:04:18 AM PDT · by familyop · 125 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 15 September 2017 | Andrew Gumbel in Long Beach, California
    Hal Kempfer, a noted international security expert, is getting a roomful of California public health officials and emergency responders to think about the unthinkable – a nuclear bomb exploding at the port of Long Beach, about four miles away...News out of North Korea has created a mini-bonanza for local manufacturers of nuclear fallout shelters. But more important to the vast bulk of the population, Kempfer says, is having some rudimentary knowledge of what it means to “shelter in place"...Sandy Wedgeworth, the public health emergency management coordinator, said she and her staff felt energized, not depressed, by what they learned from...
  • Mystery person pays restaurant tab for 20 South Bay firefighters

    08/22/2017 12:10:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 22, 2017 | By Alyssa Pereira
    Around 20 firefighters were treated to breakfast after fighting a Morgan Hill-area grassfire through the night, according to ABC 7 News. The fighters, who reportedly came from different South Bay Area firehouses, visited Scrambl'z in Morgan Hill for breakfast on Aug. 12 after their long night, racking up around $400 in charges on their meals. A standing arrangement with Scrambl'z says that firefighters may eat there for free and, at a later time, a financial services employee will stop by to pay the bill. In this case, however, the employee who came to settle the tab found that the firefighters...
  • Firefighters pick up, move parked car blocking their path

    07/27/2017 9:07:07 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 22 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.27.17
    A number of news outlets have shared a recently uploaded YouTube video that reportedly a group of Brooklyn firefighters manually lifting a moving a small vehicle en route to an emergency.
  • Breaking: Dallas Firefighter Shot, Officers Pinned Down by Gunfire

    05/01/2017 10:29:04 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Live video from Texas Sky Ranger will appear in the player above. From time to time the signal may go black -- this is normal and the video should return soon. A Dallas firefighter has been shot and police officers are pinned down by gunfire from an active shooter, police and firefighters say. The shooting took place near the 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue in East Dallas, not far from Dolphin Road and Interstate 30, east of downtown
  • Md. man sentenced to 4 years after fatal shooting of firefighter, wounding another

    04/15/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    fox 5 ^ | APR 14 2017 | Paul Wagner
    A Temple Hills man who shot two Prince George's County firefighters when they entered his home last year has been sentenced to four years in prison. Darrell Lumpkin apologized in court Friday telling the judge he was very sorry. He claimed he was having a diabetic episode and thought someone was breaking into his home when he opened fire.
  • 4 Year Old Uses Mom's Thumb To Unlock Her Phone And Call For Help

    03/22/2017 10:55:01 AM PDT · by bogusname · 14 replies
    A 4 year old boy, Roman, in Croydon, south London used his mom's thumb to call for help. He can be heard saying: 'Hello I'm Roman.' The call handler asks for his address - which he provides - and then asks him to go to his mother. He says: 'She's not waking up.' The woman on the phone then says to shake 'mummy' to wake her up, but Roman replies 'it's not working.' Paramedics were able to give life-saving first aid to the woman and she was taken to hospital after regaining consciousness at the home. She has since been...
  • MAGA March March 25th 2017(Nationwide!)USA! USA!

    03/06/2017 7:28:39 PM PST · by chicagolady · 7 replies
    MAGAMarch.org ^ | 03/06/2017 | Chicagolady
    We love our country and owe the men and women who put their own lives on the line to ensure our freedom. We owe those who put their life on the line to ensure we are safe and protected every day! Dedicated to VETERANS and FIRST RESPONDERS!!!! ​"We have wanted change for many years. Every morning we wake up and go to work, take the kids to school, struggle with finances and rising healthcare costs. Five of us women along with millions more fellow patriots around this country were crying tears of joy on 1/20/17. We have hope for the...
  • 'We're Gonna Have a Great 8 Years Together': Trump Invites Overlooked Heroes Into His New Home

    01/23/2017 4:39:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | January 23, 2017 | Bradley Cortright
    On his second full day in office, President Trump hosted an event at the White House to thank law enforcement officials and first responders and emphasized his support for them.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) During the event, Trump thanked the law enforcement for the “safety success” at his Inauguration and said, “We're going to have a great eight years together.” Trump's presidential campaigned focused largely on security and law enforcement, and he branded himself the “law and order candidate,” bringing attention to the individuals who put their lives on the line, often without thanks, to protect lives. During a rally in July, Trump spoke...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’

    01/18/2017 5:54:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’ By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump says he wants “the people” — not the celebrities — at this week’s inaugural events and that there will be crowds “rarely seen before.” “Many of the celebrities that are saying they’re not going — they were never invited,” Mr. Trump said in an interview that aired Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people.” “And we have the biggest celebrities in the world there —...