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  • [46 minutes copied onto YouTube from]13 hours-full Interview of three Benghazi Survivors

    09/07/2014 8:23:14 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 33 replies
    13 Hours - Full Interview of the Three Benghazi Survivors - Fox News
  • About those anti-Israel Holocaust survivors

    09/02/2014 5:32:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/2/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    You've all seen them - the 'Holocaust survivors' who consider themselves great moral authorities and use their 'expertise' to bash Israel. Who are they? Alvin Rosenfield gives us some insight. What makes the IJSN statement noteworthy, therefore, is not the litany of emotionally-charged accusations against Israel but the identities of those making these accusations. They present themselves as “Survivors,” “Children of survivors,” “Grandchildren of survivors,” “Great-grandchildren of survivors,” and “Other relatives of survivors.” They total 327 people. Who are they, and what importance, if any, should attach to their proudly proclaimed pedigrees? If we take their self-descriptions at face...
  • 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

    08/21/2014 8:50:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | Katie Foody and Jeff Martin - AP
    ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. An official at Emory University Hospital stressed that their release poses no public health risk, and Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, called it a “miraculous day.” “I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family. As a medical missionary I never imagined myself in this position,” Brantly said. He spoke at a news conference after his release Thursday. Nancy Writebol,...
  • After the Collapse: Six Likely Events (shortened)

    01/21/2014 2:05:48 PM PST · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/21/14 | Mac Salvo
    Travel Restrictions. Confiscation of wealth. Food Shortages. Squatters Rebellions. Riots. Martial Law.
  • Plane crashes, woman dies, survivor films and takes selfie

    01/10/2014 1:52:43 PM PST · by The Sons of Liberty · 778 replies
    CNET ^ | 10 January 2014 | Chris Matyszczyk
    A month after a small plane crash in Hawaii, a surviving passenger shows GoPro footage and even a selfie taken during the ordeal. Would you have done the same? Ferdinand Puentes was one of nine passengers in a 2002 Cessna Grand Caravan which suddenly suffered engine failure off Kalaupapa, Molokai in Hawaii last month. As he heard the engine fail and saw the plane heading for the water, one of his first instincts was to turn on his GoPro camera and film what might have been his own demise. As KHON-TV reports, Puentes knew the danger he was in, yet...
  • NBC New Year’s Eve Mocks Pearl Harbor Survivors As Only Able to Chew SpaghettiOs

    01/01/2014 10:47:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/14 | Noel Sheppard
    On Pearl Harbor Day, Campbell’s got in a lot of trouble when it tweeted out a picture of its SpaghettiOs mascot holding an American flag and asking people to "take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." On NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” actress and comedienne Natasha Leggero disgustingly joked, “It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • The cost of healing -- Hospice draining billions from Medicare

    12/27/2013 3:01:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-26-13 | Peter Whoriskey and Dan Keating
    Hospice patients are expected to die: The treatment focuses on providing comfort to the terminally ill, not finding a cure. To enroll a patient, two doctors certify a life expectancy of six months or less. But over the past decade, the number of “hospice survivors” in the United States has risen dramatically, in part because hospice companies earn more by recruiting patients who aren’t actually dying, a Washington Post investigation has found. Healthier patients are more profitable because they require fewer visits and stay enrolled longer. The proportion of patients who were discharged alive from hospice care rose about 50...
  • A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer describes the crash scene as 'surreal'

    12/17/2013 8:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 44 replies
    KITV Channel 4 News ^ | Dec 12, 2013 5:32 PM HST | KITV Channel 4 News
    HONOLULU —A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer described the crash scene as "surreal." [....] Rescue swimmer Pj ornot first spotted State health director Loretta Fuddy...he touched and shook her but with no response.. protocol meant move on.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 2 survivors in Molokai plane crash speak out

    12/17/2013 8:00:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 40 replies
    KITV Channel 4 News ^ | Dec 12, 2013 3:26 PM HST | KITV Channel 4 News
    Two survivors of the plane crash off Molokai were sitting directly behind Hawaii Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy when the aircraft went down Wednesday afternoon. Fuddy died in the crash.
  • Hunter, 72, survives 19 days in snowy California wilderness

    10/14/2013 10:29:27 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 10/14/13 | Karen Brooks
    A 72-year-old California deer hunter was recovering Monday after surviving on squirrels and packing leaves around him for warmth for nearly three weeks while he was lost and alone in the snowy wilderness, authorities said. Gene Penaflor was discovered by hunters on Saturday after 19 days in the Mendocino National Forest in the Coastal Mountain Range of northwestern California, according to a report by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.
  • State Dept. Suggests Benghazi Survivors Don't Want to Testify, - Issa's Committee Responds

    09/11/2013 7:56:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/11/13 | Meredith Dake
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki did not directly deny to reporters Wednesday that Benghazi survivors were being withheld from testifying before Congress, suggesting instead that House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is mistaken to assume any of the survivors do want to testify. Psaki went on the defensive Wednesday when Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asserted that she was giving contradictory statements concerning the Benghazi survivors. Psaki said these survivors were still involved in the criminal investigation surrounding the attacks which happened a year ago Wednesday, and it would endanger the lives of the survivors and their families to reveal...
  • Survivors of Communism Summit 9/10

    08/29/2013 3:43:13 PM PDT · by rongkirby · 7 replies
    Alexandria Tea Party ^ | 8/29/13 | rongkirby
    Please join September 10 for an emotional and uplifting evening as ATP host Survivors of Communism Summit as they bear witness and share their personal stories and ordeals under communist rule and comment on America's drift in this direction. Click on mail@alexandriateaparty.com for info and to register.
  • CIA Claims Benghazi Survivors Wanting to Talk Should Work Through Proper Channels

    08/06/2013 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In a May 30, 2013, letter to CIA officers on the ground last fall in Benghazi, Libya, CIA director John Brennan notifies survivors of those attacks that congressional oversight committees remain interested in hearing from them. HPSCI (House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) and SSCI (Senate Select Committee on Intelligence), Brennan wrote, “have asked that CIA leadership reach out to officers who were in Benghazi during the attacks to let them know of the committees’ interest in hearing first-hand account. While the committees have asked that we make those in Benghazi during the attacks aware of their interest in hearing...
  • The Mysteriously Long Lives of Male Holocaust Survivors

    08/06/2013 10:43:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/6/2013 | Jennifer Senior
    Last week, a study appeared in PLoS ONE, the peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science, that drew attention in Israel but made barely a ripple here: That men who’d survived the Holocaust lived longer — significantly longer — than their peers who'd never been under Nazi oppression. What made the study especially intriguing was its large scale and conscientious design: The authors looked at over 55,000 Polish immigrants, roughly three quarters of whom came to Israel between 1945 and 1950 (directly after the Holocaust, in other words), and about one quarter of whom had come to Israel...
  • Copy of CIA Director's Letter to Benghazi Survivors

    08/06/2013 9:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has obtained a copy of the letter CIA director John Brennan sent to survivors of the Benghazi terror attack:
  • Brennan Sent Letter to Benghazi 'Survivors'

    08/03/2013 6:16:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/03/13 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sent a letter to each of the CIA employees who were on the ground during the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012, inviting them to share information with Congress, according to three sources familiar with the missive. Brennan sent the letter in late May at the behest congressional intelligence committees, whose members remain interested in hearing from the survivors of those attacks. **SNIP** The CNN report has triggered renewed scrutiny of the purpose of the still-obscure CIA mission in Benghazi. A State Department official told CNN that the U.S. government was...
  • CIA Agents Who Were In Benghazi Warned By CIA: Keep Silent – “You Jeopardize Your Family”

    08/02/2013 8:14:41 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that the Central Intelligence Agency is now pressuring agents who were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya on the night of September 11, 2012 to keep silent and not talk to Congress or the media. The Hill reports: The CIA allegedly had “dozens” of agency operatives on the ground at the U.S. diplomatic annex in Benghazi, Libya, during last year’s deadly terrorist attack that ended with the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Langley is taking extreme measures to mask the agency’s operations in Benghazi and in northern Libya at the...
  • GOP Rep: Obama WH Is Hiding Benghazi Survivors AND CHANGING THEIR NAMES (Video)

    08/01/2013 8:30:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 123 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
    August 1, 2013 GOP Rep: Obama WH Is Hiding Benghazi Survivors AND CHANGING THEIR NAMES (Video) Jim Hoft Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was on with Greta Van Susteren tonight to discuss the Obama scandals. Gowdy told Greta the Obama Administration is hiding the survivors, dispersing them around the country, AND changing their names. “Including changing names, creating aliases. Stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance and perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk with people who have the most amount of...
  • State Official Waited 20 Hours on Benghazi Roof for Help

    07/30/2013 12:09:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    The night of the Benghazi attack last September 11, Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben waited for 20 hours on the roof of the CIA Annex until help finally arrived. He was up there with former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who were killed by mortar rounds. Ubben’s right leg was shredded.
  • Congressman: Benghazi Survivors Forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

    07/18/2013 7:58:22 AM PDT · by kimtom · 80 replies
    www.weeklystandard.com ^ | Jul 18, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Congressman Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, said today on the House floor that survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements: "On Tuesday I raised the question of why none of the Benghazi survivors, whether State Department, CIA, or private security contract employees have testified publicly before Congress," said Wolf. "According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks along with others at the Department of Defense, the CIA have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement in...
  • 5-Year-Old Boy Who Survived Moore Tornado Dies In Dog Attack

    06/11/2013 6:43:20 PM PDT · by plain talk · 30 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | June 22, 2013 | unknown
    A 5-year-old boy who survived last month’s deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., was killed in a dog attack at a family friend’s home in Jessieville, Ark. KTHV-TV reports that a Bull Mastiff dog attacked the boy Saturday afternoon after he began throwing a temper tantrum. “The dog possibly attacked because he felt threatened,” Garland County Deputy Scott Hinojosa told KTHV.
  • To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979

    05/31/2013 6:21:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 159 replies
    This morning's email | 5/31/2013 | Unknown
    To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979 At the end is a quote of the month attributed to Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, Please read what he Said. TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. We had...
  • State Dept Continues to Hide Identities of Benghazi Survivors from Congress

    05/07/2013 6:43:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/13 | Matthew Boyle
    As the congressional investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, continues to heat up, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters on Monday that the administration is allowing survivors of the attack and other Department employees to come forward and tell the truth about what happened. “We have always encouraged any State Department employee who wants to share their story and tell the truth,” Ventrell said on Monday, according to the Washington Post. But a letter the State Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Thomas Gibbons sent to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the...
  • ..Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress

    04/30/2013 11:34:41 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 55 replies
    Dailly Mail UK ^ | April 30, 2013 | David Martosko
    NOTE: Full title of article is, "In rare public Q-and-A with reporters, Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress" ---------------------------------------------------- At least four career officials have hired lawyers as they prepare to share sensitive information with CongressWould-be State Department whistle-blowers claim harassment, intimidationObama: I'm not familiar with this notion that anybody's been blocked from testifying' President Barack Obama said during a rare public session answering reporters' questions that he was unaware of any efforts to prevent survivors of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya terror attack from testifying before Congress about what they experienced. 'I'm not...
  • Man Miraculously Survives Boston AND Texas Explosions

    04/19/2013 7:11:26 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    kickin country ^ | 4/19 | kickin country
    Seconds after Joe Berti, 43, crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the first bomb exploded. Joe’s wife, Amy, was near the finish line to take a photograph of her husband finishing the 26.2 mile race. He was uninjured. Shortly after, the second bomb exploded. Amy was only 10 yards away from the bomb and was also miraculously unhurt, although, the woman next to her had her leg torn off from the knee down. I had just run to the finish line and… (moments) later I heard the first explosion, and then turned around and saw the smoke,” he...
  • Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital?

    03/25/2013 1:15:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-25-2013 | Richard Miniter - OP/ED
    March 25, 2013 Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital? Richard Miniter For more than six months since the September 11, 2012 attacks on America’s diplomatic outposts in Benghazi, the Obama administration has been unwilling to turn over the names or whereabouts of any survivors. They may be hiding plain sight. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has learned that “as many as seven Americans have been or are currently being treated,” at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.—less than 11 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Wolf cited two independent confidential sources for his information....
  • Carney: WH Not PreventingAccess To Benghazi Survivors

    03/18/2013 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/18/13 | WashingtonFreeBeaconWashingtonFreeBeacon
    WH Press Briefing
  • 3 Benghazi survivors in diplomatic security, sources say, as GOP demands access

    03/14/2013 7:08:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 14 2013 | foxnews.com
    Three diplomatic security agents were among the Americans injured during the terrorist attack last September on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, sources tell Fox News, though it remains unclear how many total were injured in the assault. Four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed in the attack, and the Obama administration faced intense criticism from Republicans in the aftermath over security problems and apparent inconsistencies in officials explanation of what happens. Lately, however, the focus has turned to the attack's survivors, who still have not been named. Republican lawmakers this week stepped up their campaign to gain access...
  • Kerry Stammers: 'Can't Answer' Why No One Allowed To Interview Benghazi Survivors

    03/05/2013 7:15:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/5/13 | Fox
    ROSEN: Two quick questions on Benghazi, sir, if you would. First: Why have we not heard from any of the Benghazi survivors? KERRY: [Pause] Well, I – I mean, I can’t tell you the answer to that. I can tell you that I have visited with one of the survivors at Bethesda hospital, who is a remarkably courageous person, who is doing very, very well. And I’ve called his wife and talked to her.
  • Congressman Wolf to Sec. Kerry: Turn over Benghazi Survivors

    Although Congressional hearings regarding the deadly attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi brought both Hillary Clinton to Capitol Hill as well as CIA Director Leon Panetta to answer questions, Republicans still want more questions answered about the assault that took the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Congressman Frank Wolf (R - VA), Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Jim Gerlach (R - PA), a House Ways and Means Committee member, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday and indicated that he was contacted by a "reliable source who provided information...
  • Top Defense Chiefs to Testify on U.S. Consulate Attack in Libya

    02/07/2013 8:11:04 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 115 replies
    Panetta being questioned by Congress regarding Benghzi.
  • Clinton: Benghazi was my greatest regret as secretary of state

    01/29/2013 12:18:52 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    the cable ^ | 1/29/13 | j rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when asked Tuesday to name her most lasting regret from her time as secretary of state, referred to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. "My biggest question to you was, firstly, are you planning on writing your memoirs already? And if you are, following in the footsteps of Madeleine Albright in hers -- where she says that her lasting regret was in Rwanda -- what would you say was your lasting regret?," Clinton was asked by a British Pakistani student during her Tuesday morning "Townterview," one of a number of farewell...
  • Clinton Has Talked to Only 1 American Benghazi Survivor in 4 Months

    01/24/2013 9:58:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1-24-13 | Terrence Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, five State Department Diplomatic Security agents who were in Benghazi that day and survived the attack were evacuated from the country and taken to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. All five had suffered from smoke inhalation, and one was seriously wounded. Under questioning from Sen. Ron Johnson (R.-Wis.) in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed that she has spoken to only one of the American survivors who was evacuated from Libya after the...
  • Preppers, Patriots and Pirates

    12/31/2012 8:06:08 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    BATR ^ | 12-31-2012 | BATR
    Preppers, Patriots and Pirates Politics / US PoliticsDec 31, 2012 - 08:21 AM By: BATR Now that the prospects of a second Obama administration are hitting home, the pace of a rapid deterioration are confronting all thinking Americans. The radical transformation that is centrally planned for the economy and authoritarianism administrated by the statists that are part of the most tyrannical regime in memory, is taking place before our eyes. Falling off the cliff is more like descending into the abyss of martial law contrived to eliminate the last remnants of independent citizens. Advocating for civil liberties is treated as...
  • Chaffetz: State Dept Hiding Benghazi Survivors

    12/12/2012 5:54:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/12 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering. “My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how...
  • Study Sinks 'Women and Children First' Tradition

    07/30/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 23 replies
    ABC Science ^ | 31 July 2012 | Stephen Pincock, sourced from Mikael Elinder and Oscar Erixson
    In shipwrecks, children turn out to have the lowest survival rate, followed by women at 30% and men at around 40%, according to s Swedish study. In the Titanic shipwreck in contrast, more than 70% of female passengers survived, compared to less than 20% of men, with children in between.
  • Northeastern University Attacks Holocaust Survivors

    04/22/2012 1:41:49 PM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2012 | Stella Paul
    "Why would anyone want to give money to Northeastern University?" asks Holocaust survivor Helga Lustig. That's a question that many donors and parents may be asking, after watching a chilling new video that documents Northeastern's institutional anti-Semitism and its vicious attacks on survivors of Nazi genocide. Located in Boston, Northeastern is one of the country's largest private universities, and was recently ranked by Forbes as America's fourth-most entrepreneurial academy. Well, it's certainly entrepreneurial at taking money from well-meaning Jewish donors and then smugly using their funds to defame the Jewish people. In December 2010, Steven Stotsky wrote an article in...
  • Holocaust Memorial Dispute Turns Bizarre With Donald Duck Comment

    04/05/2012 11:45:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Thursday April 5, 2012 | Alan Johnson
    The turf battle over a Holocaust memorial at the Ohio Statehouse now involves Donald Duck. And members of Ohio’s Jewish community are not happy about it. Gov. John Kasich’s proposal for a memorial to Ohio survivors of the World War II Holocaust and their liberators ran afoul of Richard H. Finan of Cincinnati, former Ohio Senate president and current president of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board. Finan questions the appropriateness of the memorial for the Statehouse. In response to a Dispatch story, Finan complained that Kasich bypassed his agency that oversees the Statehouse and grounds . He told...
  • Pro-life leaders praise ‘October Baby’: Movie opens in US theatres Friday

    03/21/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    NASHVILLE, March 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The widely praised, life-affirming movie ‘October Baby’ premiers in select theatres across the U.S. on Friday, March 23. The producers explain that October Baby shines a light on a real but little-known topic: survivors of attempted abortions. Survivors themselves say that there are thousands of individuals who have survived attempted abortions, although their fate is a seldom-tracked statistic. Many of these survivors have grown up to speak out on life-related issues. “There are more of us than what most people realize,” said Gianna Jessen, an abortion survivor who speaks nationally on the subject. “I...
  • Final survivor of south tower collapse struggles with scars of 9/11

    08/28/2011 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 26, 2011 | Torrey AndersonSchoepe
    Ron DiFrancesco's voice softens and trails off. He barely finishes his sentences as he recalls his experience on Sept. 11, 2001. He speaks as if it happened yesterday. "It was a living hell," he says. "I was mere seconds from death. ... I didn't know I was going to get out." DiFrancesco is believed to be the last person out of the South Tower of the World Trade Center before it collapsed. According to some reports, he was one of only four people to escape from above the 81st floor.
  • Joplin MO Tornado in Fastrip Store/Gas Station with NEW follow-up video.

    05/25/2011 1:19:04 AM PDT · by stlnative · 45 replies
    Joplin MO Tornado Survivor ^ | 5/22/11 - 5/24/11 | izelsg
    Many of you have probably seen the first video by now of the 20 people who sought shelter in a Fastrip Store/Gas Station during the Joplin MO Tornado on 5/22/11. As many of you know one person that was there was recording the whole thing while the EF-5 tornado was bearing down on them. All of them survived. The first video is here... First Person video of Joplin MO tornado 5/22/11http://youtu.be/cQnvxJZucds It is mostly audio as it was too dark inside the building. I must warn those who have not heard it yet, that it is very terrifying and it...
  • Burlingame After Meeting With Obama: He Turned His Back On Me

    05/05/2011 1:18:03 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 64 replies
    Burlingame describes the encounter with Obama: "As a former attorney I know you can't tell the Attorney General what to do, he said, 'No, I can't.' But I said 'we -- that shouldn't stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn't be here today if they hadn't done their jobs. Can't you at least give them your opinion.' And he said 'no I won't,' and he turned around and walked away."
  • Just Touching Base With Alabama FReepers! (vanity)

    05/01/2011 10:36:00 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/1/2011 | me
    Prayers for my fellow FReepers who may have been touched by the storms.
  • Temporary housing units opened for Iwate survivors [Japan]

    04/09/2011 12:20:52 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies
    Japan Times ^ | April 10, 2011 | Staff
    RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Pref. (Kyodo) Survivors of last month's tsunami began moving into temporary housing Saturday in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, becoming the first Tohoku disaster evacuees to do so. The new residents of 36 prefabricated units built on the grounds of a junior high school brought their belongings from the shelters after winning a highly competitive lottery involving 1,160 groups of applicants last week. Eiki Kumagai, 43, expressed delight at moving into a unit together with his wife and their two children. "I'm happy. . . . My next step will be to look for a job," he said. He used...
  • Virginia Tech Survivor Is 'Living for 32' in War to Tighten Gun Laws

    01/01/2011 3:19:29 PM PST · by Baladas · 84 replies
    AOL News ^ | 12/31/10 | Andrea Stone
    WASHINGTON -- Surviving the deadliest shooting massacre in U.S. history wasn't enough to make Colin Goddard an advocate for stricter gun laws. Only when he watched another rampage play out on TV two years later did the Virginia Tech graduate realize he had to speak out. "That took me back to the day like none other," Goddard said of another troubled gunman who killed 14 at an immigration center in Binghamton, N.Y. "I was watching the body count rise and I was like, this is just the same stuff that is happening to another family now. ... I was like,...
  • Bataan Death March Survivors Honored

    04/18/2004 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 27 replies · 1,698+ views
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 4/18/2004 | BILL WAGNER
    "Recognition Day is a time to remember those veterans who gave up their freedom to protect ours."Roland E. Moore Director, VA Medical Center Sixty-two years ago, America watched as Japanese forces squeezed U.S. Army and Filipino troops onto a narrow Philippine peninsula on Manila Bay. The American commander, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, was ordered to leave for Australia and Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright was left the task of surrendering his 37,000 exhausted troops on April 9, 1942. Those men and 10,000 defenders of Corregidor, an island fortress in Manila Bay that surrendered May 6, were rounded up by the Japanese and...
  • Oil rig survivors recall a hiss before the blast

    05/05/2010 5:40:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies · 1,945+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2010 | ERIC NALDER and LINDSAY WISE
    Minutes before the Deepwater Horizon exploded in fire, workers on the deck heard a thump, then a hissing sound. Gas alarms sounded and the rig shook. Seawater and mud containing gas from the well spewed up through the crown of the derrick and rained down on the drilling floor; fumes reportedly moved into the “safe zones” where the electric generators are located. The generators raced out of control as they sucked gas into the air intakes. When the electric power surged, light bulbs exploded, computers and other electric systems were destroyed, leaving the rig in darkness except for the light...
  • Gianna Jessen Abortion Survivor, Defender of Life

    04/26/2010 1:36:57 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 12 replies · 789+ views
    CDS ^ | 4/25/2010 | Gianna Jessen
    Gianna Jessen is a devout Christian. Her life was given to her by the grace of God. She shouldn’t be walking, but more miraculous still; she should not even be alive. Gianna’s biological mother was 17 when she had a saline abortion in her third trimester. Many Americans don’t realize it is legal to have an abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. After being burned alive for approximately 18 hours in the womb from the saline solution, Gianna was delivered alive in a Los Angeles County abortion clinic. Her medical records state, “born during saline abortion”…this is what caused...
  • Cat survives for 4 weeks in a freezer by eating frozen peas

    03/05/2010 11:55:00 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies · 2,005+ views
    timesofindia ^ | Mar 5, 2010
    LONDON: In a bizarre incident, a cat survived in sub-zero temperatures of a warehouse for four weeks by eating frozen peas and licking frost. The black-and-white feline, which lost both ears and his tail to frostbite before being rescued, is believed to have entered the frozen food distribution centre in Northamptonshire in a lorry. The cat - named Frosty by rescuers - was seen by staff early last month but beat several attempts to catch him. It was finally captured with a humane trap and is set to find a new home with one of the workers, the Sun reported....
  • All Survive Navy Helicopter Crash in West Virginia

    02/20/2010 8:17:21 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies · 616+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 2/19/2010 2:50:00 PM | Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs
    NORFOLK (NNS) -- The commodore of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic held a press conference with local media to announce all 17 personnel on board the Navy MH-60S Nighthawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 based at Naval Station Norfolk, were successfully rescued from the aircraft. The helicopter crashed yesterday shortly after 1 p.m. on the side of a mountain in West Virginia in more than four feet of snow. "Our primary focus has been the safe evacuation of all the aircrew and passengers," said Capt. Steve Schreiber, commodore, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic. "As of this morning all personnel...