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  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • New York gets world’s most expensive train station at 9/11 site

    03/04/2016 3:06:24 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    <p>The world’s most expensive train station opened on Thursday in New York. Nearly $2 billion over budget and years behind schedule, the station has been designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish-Swiss architect. It is, as the European architect put it, a gift of love to the city.</p>
  • Six debates in, Donald Trump shows more polish and control

    01/15/2016 12:41:43 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 29 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 15 at 12:35 PM | Jenna Johnson
    It was one of the most memorable moments of the night: Donald Trump defended his “New York values” with a calm, forceful, deeply personal reflection on what it was like to be a New Yorker after the 9/11 attacks. That moment showed just how far Trump has come as a candidate, revealing a style that was more purposeful statesman than bombastic showman. ...... Instead, Trump explained himself and his city. “When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on Earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York,” Trump said to warm applause,...
  • SAUDI ROYAL RIPS JEWS OVER $10M CHECK SNUB

    10/14/2001 4:25:40 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 88 replies · 6,574+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2001 | TODD VENEZIA
    <p>October 14, 2001 -- The millionaire Saudi prince whose gift of $10 million for World Trade Center relief was returned by Mayor Giuliani said yesterday that "Jewish pressures" prompted the rejection.</p> <p>Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal saw his donation to the Sept. 11 relief fund rejected Thursday, after Giuliani said he didn't want the money because of statements the prince made about U.S. foreign policy.</p>
  • Trump Touts His Competency Versus Bush 43: ‘World Trade Center Came Down During His Time’

    10/16/2015 12:44:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 241 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/16/15 | Pam Key
    (snip)Exchange as follows: STEPHANIE RUHLE, host: In order to be the president of the United States, you have to be a leader. We have not seen your soft hand. We have seen your offense, but George Bush had to stand in front of America after 9/11, Barack Obama did after Sandy Hook. Help us understand who Donald Trump is as a man. I need to know that you will make us feel a safe and you will make us feel proud.TRUMP: I think I have a bigger heart than all of them. I think I’m much more competent than all...
  • Dust Covered Woman from Iconic 9-11 Photograph Dies of Cancer

    08/26/2015 8:09:05 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 16 replies
    yahoo news AFP ^ | 8-26-15 | Olivia Hampton
    Washington (AFP) - A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. She was 42. The family of Marcy Borders first announced her death Monday on Facebook.
  • 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Marcy Borders, featured in haunting photo, dies of cancer

    08/26/2015 7:12:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | J. Freedom du Lac
    When the World Trade Center’s South Tower collapsed, just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was in lower Manhattan, taking pictures of the incomprehensible scene.
  • The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: (truncated)

    08/26/2015 5:07:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Joel Christie and Jeff Maysh
    The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: Iconic survivor Marcy Borders, 42, succumbs to stomach cancer which she blamed on ash from the Twin Towers attack Marcy Borders was a 28-year-old Bank of America worker when she fled the 81st floor of 1 World Trade Center after the first plane struckShe was on the ground when the second plane hit on September 11, 2001AFP photographer Stan Honda took a photo of her running for safetyBorders became known as 'dust lady' and her picture became iconicShe fell into a spiral of depression and addiction but became sober in 2011In August 2014 Borders was...
  • 9/11 'Dust Lady' Marcy Borders dies after battle with stomach cancer

    08/25/2015 3:20:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 25, 2015
    BAYONNE -- After a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, Marcy Borders -- the woman known as the "Dust Lady" from the iconic photo taken of her as she escaped from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11 -- has died, according to Facebook posts by multiple family members. Michael Borders, Marcy Borders' brother, said in a Facebook post at 11:22 a.m. yesterday that he needed everyone to pray for her, before posting about 12 hours later: "I can't believe my sister is gone."
  • Marcy Borders, survivor known as 'Dust Lady' in iconic 9/11 photo, dies at 42

    08/26/2015 6:34:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed August 26, 2015 | David Shortell
    Many remember the haunting photograph: A woman wearing business attire and pearls is covered head-to-toe in white dust, her hands held out helplessly before her, as she makes her way out of the World Trade Center's damaged North Tower on September 11, 2001. She survived that day, getting out before both towers of the trade center crumbled and killed 2,753 people in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. But the woman in the photos, known to most as the "Dust Lady," died Tuesday, her family said. Marcy Borders was 42.
  • Fights Break Out Over $30 Hot Dog Price at Stand Near Ground Zero: Officials

    05/20/2015 11:58:05 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 56 replies
    .nbcnewyork.com ^ | May 20,2015 | Melissa Russo and Fred Mamoun
    Meet Ahmed Mohammed. .....He might be the most expensive hot dog vendor in New York, especially if he thinks you're a tourist. NBC 4 New York cameras recently captured him trying to charge a man named David $15 for a hot dog and a pretzel near the World Trade Center. Customer after customer recounted how the vendor tried to charge them $20 to $30 for a hot dog.
  • Why the Horrific September 11 Attacks Made One Comedian Change from a Liberal to a ’9/13 Republican’

    09/11/2014 12:22:05 PM PDT · by cob201 · 10 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 9/11/14 | Kyle Becker
    Comedian and author of The KinderGarden Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks, Evan Sayet, explains how the September 11th attacks rocked his worldview. Not only did the horrific plane bombings of the World Trade Centers shape his perception of America’s role in the world, it also informed his opinion of once-fellow liberals like himself.
  • 9/11 -- Many Would Die. One Would Be Saved

    09/10/2014 11:43:53 AM PDT · by cob201 · 7 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | 9/10/14 | Author
    http://evansayet.com/911-thousands-die-one-saved/
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    AP, UPI, CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC ^ | 11 SEP 01 (PEARL HARBOR PART 2) | DCBRYAN1
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • The World Trade Center Has A New, Very Confusing Logo

    The World Trade Center Has A New, Very Confusing Logo Cramming in a mind-melting series of visual allusions, the $3 million WTC logo is also an ad. The World Trade Center has a new logo. Part of a $3.57 million branding endeavor, it's a riff on space and negative space, presence, and absence. It’s like a Rubin vase test, playing tricks on the eye and asking viewers to see what they want to see. Which would almost be poetic if not for the fact that it could also be read as an ad for a luxury shopping mall. To be...
  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    07/29/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 27 replies
    Yahoo UK News ^ | 29th July 2014 | Megan Gannon
    'In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more,...
  • NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

    04/22/2014 12:18:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 8:41 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    An Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks in a broadcast interview, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy, according to a tape played for the jury at his terrorism trial on Monday. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa could be heard casually speaking of the attacks in the undated interview with a Canadian broadcaster, even equating what al-Qaida did to the hero in American movies. “Everybody was happy when the planes hit the World Trade Center,” Mustafa said in the interview. “Anybody who tell you he was not happy, they are hypocrites.” …
  • CNN producers busted trying to get into WTC site

    03/25/2014 6:57:03 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 25 2014 | Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick and Bruce Golding
    Two CNN producers were arrested Tuesday for trying to sneak into the World Trade Center site to test its security — after The Post reported that a teen made it all the way to the spire of the world’s top terror target. Connor Boals, 26, and Yon Pomrenze, 35, made multiple attempts to get onto Ground Zero before being arrested shortly after 2 p.m., law enforcement sources said.
  • Four arrested after turning selves in for World Trade Center BASE jump

    03/25/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by TheMom · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/25/2014 | Fox News
    Three people accused of parachuting off the top of 1 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan this past September turned themselves in Monday along with an earthbound accomplice to face charges, including felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, misdemeanor jumping from a structure The case is the second in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts from the structure. A teenage boy was arrested on March 16 after authorities said he slipped through a gap in a fence, eluded an inattentive security guard and spent about two hours atop the 1,776-foot-tall tower. The incidents have raised questions about security at the lower...
  • Misplaced Compassion For Blind Sheik Lawyer Lynne Stewart

    01/07/2014 2:11:49 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 7, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: At the administration's request, a New York federal judge granted a "compassionate release" from prison for the radical lawyer convicted of helping a terrorist communicate with his followers in Egypt. Lynne Stewart's release last week by U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl came after a request from the director of the Bureau of Prisons through the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, no doubt with the consent of higher-ups at the Department of Justice. The 74-year-old Stewart was not scheduled for release until August 2018, but prosecutors say she suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer and has...
  • Terrorist abetting attorney released from prison thanks to Obama administration

    01/03/2014 4:59:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1-3-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of smuggling messages from Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (“the Blind Sheikh” who masterminded the bombing of the World Trade Center) to his terrorist followers in Egypt, has been released early from prison thanks to the Obama administration. She was released on grounds of “compassion” because she is terminally ill. District Judge John Koeltl ordered the release based on a request from the director of the Bureau of Prisons through the office of U.S. Attorney. Judge Koeltl previously had denied Stewart’s request for release because it was not supported by the Bureau of Prisons. In other...
  • One World Trade Center declared the tallest building in the US at 1,776 feet ....

    11/13/2013 10:08:16 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 13, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    One World Trade Center has officially been declared the tallest building in the U.S. at 1,776 feet today. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat made the decision on Tuesday after debates over whether One WTC's 408-foot spire could be considered part of the total height. One World Trade Center had faced some stiff competition from the Willis Tower in Chicago - coincidentally the city where the committee is based. Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and...
  • One World Trade Center is America's tallest building, council rules

    11/12/2013 12:05:10 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 12, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    What is the tallest building in America? It's One World Trade Center, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's Height Committee announced Tuesday, settling a debate between New York and Chicago over the tallest-building mantle. Critics had said the 408-foot spire atop the 1,776-foot One World Trade is an antennae and should not be counted. Without it, the building would measure 1,368 feet, or 83 feet shorter than Chicago's 1,451-foot Willis Tower. But architects for the yet-to-be-opened One World Trade Center say the spire is part of the building’s overall aesthetic appeal. The council agreed. "That crowning structure is...
  • An Unthinkable 9/11: War in Support of al Qaeda

    09/14/2013 9:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Diana West
    Back in 2004, when a NYFD chief reminded the 9/11 Commission that it was never in "anyone's consciousness" that the Twin Towers would fall, he underscored a terrible truth. After 9/11, we entered the Age of the Unthinkable. Seared into our collective consciousness is that the Twin Towers could and did fall. So could the U.S. Capitol, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Superdome. Our children know that which we as children never before imagined -- passenger planes may become guided missiles, and skyscrapers may turn into smoking, twisted rubble. This age of Islamic jihad against the West has indeed...
  • Rick Rescorla: A Hero on 9/11

    09/10/2013 9:24:20 PM PDT · by mgiorgino · 26 replies
    The San Diego Daily Transcript ^ | September 10, 2013 | Michael Giorgino
    Twelve years ago on 9/11, Rick Rescorla was on duty on the 44th floor of the World Trade Center, tower two. He was vice president for corporate security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., and a jumbo jet had just plowed into the other tower.
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center.. Remembering 9/11/2001

    09/10/2013 8:17:14 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 39 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | Sept. 11, 2013 | Carlo3b
    REMEMBER, and NEVER FORGET! Hit Remember 9/11, on my home page..
  • Fewer Visas or More Surveillance?

    06/12/2013 5:44:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 people hijacked four U.S. commercial airliners after those airliners took off from airports inside the United States. They then flew those airliners into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field outside Shanksville, Pa. The hijackers had certain characteristics in common. All were young males from regions of the world that in recent decades had produced radicalized Muslims -- and the U.S. government had given all of them visas to enter the United States. The oldest of the hijackers was 33; the youngest was 20; their average age was about 24. One came...
  • Man Connected to both WTC Attacks founded Organization Obama's Brother works for

    06/07/2013 7:01:00 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 16 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/7/13 | Walid Shoebat
    The half-brother of the President of the United States is the Executive Secretary of an organization that was founded by an Sudanese Islamic terrorist – Hassan al-Turabi – who was extremely close with the masterminds behind each World Trade Center attack (2/26/93 and 9/11/01). As the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), Malik Obama is connected to Sudan’s genocidal President Omar al-Bashir, through the IDO. Consider that Turabi was proven to be connected to the “blind Sheikh”, who was the mastermind of the first World Trade Center attack (bombing) in 1993. In 1994, the Clinton administration’s Secretary of...
  • Breathtaking video shows installation of final section of the World Trade Center spire

    05/14/2013 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    Full title: Breathtaking video shows installation of final section of the World Trade Center spire as it's fastened to America's tallest building A camera attached to the bottom of One World Trade Center's highest component has provided dizzying footage from the top of New York City's tallest building.The final section of the spire, adorned with an American flag, was lifted by crane to the top of the skyscraper on Friday.A GoPro camera mounted near its base documented the careful rise of the iron piece, as dozens of construction workers watched in awe.    (edit)
  • New York judge tosses lawsuit to stop display of Sept. 11 steel cross

    03/29/2013 4:34:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 29, 2013 | NA
    NEW YORK – A New York judge has tossed out a lawsuit seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage. Federal judge Deborah Batts on Friday rejected the arguments of a national atheists' group. American Atheists had sued the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's operators in 2011 on constitutional grounds...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Freedom sings: Out of the 9/11 tragedy and chaos has risen one of New York’s great buildings

    01/28/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | Steve Cuozzo
    Behold, the new One World Trade Center — the unfinished, imperfect end-product of maybe the most anguished public soap opera ever to bring forth a single building. Still in a raw state, it’s already cause to celebrate. The nearly $4 billion, largest, most fought-over piece of the puzzle in downtown’s epic skyline restoration turns out to be a gentle giant, graceful and humane as the Twin Towers were not. Architectural eggheads will sneer at it, but the masses will just as surely love it. Include me in the common rabble. What scant pleasure the old towers afforded lay in their...
  • Rise of the World Trade Center (1969-1973)

    08/09/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 8 replies
    various | 9 August 2012
    Photos are from: The World Trade Center: A Tribute by Bill Harris Requiem World Trade Center: Once Upon a Time in New York City by Hideaki Sato
  • One World Trade Center (high res)

    08/08/2012 2:19:49 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 22 replies
    New CGIs released by the Port Authority
  • ‘Obama beam’ installed at One World Trade Center

    08/02/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2 August 2012 | BENJAMIN LESSER
    The 104th floor of the tallest building in the western world features steel signed by the president The steel beam signed by President Obama during a visit to One World Trade Center was installed on the 104th floor Thursday. Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, and Mayor Bloomberg signed the beam during a visit to the construction site on June 14. The beam was installed on the 104th floor as the tower continues to inch closer an expected completion date of late 2013 or early 2014.
  • Banning Crosses, Erasing History

    05/16/2012 4:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Michael Medved
    A simmering controversy surrounding the "Ground Zero Cross" exposes the intolerance and absolutism behind ongoing battles over religious symbols on public property. Contrary to popular belief, it's not Christian conservatives who normally start these bitter disputes. It's more often atheist activists who seek to alter the long-standing status quo by scrubbing the landscape of the most visible signs of the nation's religious heritage. American Atheists, an organization representing the civil liberties of agnostics, filed suit in 2011 to block display of the Ground Zero Cross anywhere on the grounds of the new memorial museum planned for the World Trade...
  • World Trade Center tower to surpass Empire State

    04/30/2012 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 30, 2012 11:08 AM
    (CBS/AP) On Monday, the new One World Trade Center is due to reach and surpass the height of the Empire State Building, to become New York City's tallest building. Workers will be putting steel columns in place that will make the unfinished frame of the building a little more than 1,250 feet high—the level of the Empire State Building's highest observation deck. The tower still isn't as high as the antenna that sits on the Empire State Building. (Experts usually don't count antennas or flagpoles when measuring building height.) The "Freedom Tower" isn't expected to reach its full height for...
  • New York Times: Little Syria (Now Tiny Syria) Finds New Advocates [Arab History in Lower Manhattan]

    01/01/2012 9:59:36 AM PST · by TFine80 · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 1, 2012 | David W. Dunlap
    In 1891, Yusuf Sadallah arrived in Lower Manhattan from the town of Baskinta, in the part of the Ottoman Empire that is now Lebanon. Going by the name of Joseph Sadallah, he set up a trading shop on Washington Street, where other immigrants from the Levant — Syrians, Lebanese and Palestinians — had created a vibrant Arab quarter known as Little Syria. Most residents were Christian, their loyalties divided only between St. George’s Syrian Catholic Church at 103 Washington Street and St. Joseph’s Maronite Church at 57 Washington Street, later at 157 Cedar Street.
  • BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

    09/22/2011 2:48:51 PM PDT · by Robe · 10 replies
    Eyepopproductions ^ | 9/8/11 | Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke
    Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc. BOATLIFT was executive produced by Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke and premiered on September 8th at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit:
  • World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial (cascading pools in destroyed towers' footprints)

    09/11/2011 5:10:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 33 replies · 1+ views
    gothamist.com ^ | Sept 11, 2011
    Nearly six years ago, in November 2003, a design called 'Reflecting Absence,' conceived by NYC Housing Authority architect, Michael Arad, was selected as one of the finalists for the World Trade Center Memorial. Arad's poignant design featured two pools in the footprints of the destroyed WTC's towers, each an acre in size, with waterfalls cascading down their sides, representing endless tears shed for the victims. In January 2004, the design, now-revised with landscape designer Peter Walker's eastern white pine trees, was chosen as the winning design slated to open on September 11, 2011, for the tenth anniversary. WIKI Michael...
  • Still Falling [9/11]

    09/11/2011 2:57:54 AM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 12 replies
    brucelewis.com ^ | September 11, 2011 | Bruce Lewis
    I'm going to tell you my 9/11 story at the end of this post. It's not exciting, nor is it poignant. It is, I suspect, a lot like your own 9/11 story. I'm also not going to pontificate on the significance of 9/11. We all know what happened, who caused it, and why. We know about the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, the heroes that took down UAL Flight 93. We know about the three thousand -- the fallen. What I will say is this: to me, those airplanes are still falling, those buildings are still falling, those people...
  • What Took So Long? Why the World Trade Center Still Isn't Finished (10 Years and Counting)

    09/10/2011 7:19:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/10/2011 | Claire Suddath
    EXCERPT: Even given its size and complexity, the World Trade Center has taken an unusually long time to rebuild. If everything goes according to plan, the site won't be finished until 2016. That's nearly 8 years longer than the initial projections offered by New York's then governor George Pataki in 2003. To give you an idea of how long that is, the original towers were completed in just five and a half years. "It's easy to ask, 'What's taking so long?'" says Chris Ward, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, "but it's harder...
  • Remembering Rick Rescorla: a hero on 9/11

    09/10/2011 11:52:29 AM PDT · by mgiorgino · 28 replies
    San Diego Daily Transcript ^ | September 8, 2011 | Michael Giorgino
    Ten years ago on 9/11, Rick Rescorla was on duty on the 44th floor of the World Trade Center, tower two. He was vice president for corporate security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., and a jumbo jet had just plowed into the other tower.
  • Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero

    09/06/2011 4:11:38 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 5 replies · 4+ views
    From executive producer Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television, Discovery Channel and Science Channel comes the story of hope from darkness, life from ashes, a dream born from a nightmare. RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO, premiering Thursday, August 25 at 8PM E/P on Discovery Channel, showcases the men and women determined to rebuild and restore a sacred site, constructing the new, 104-story One World Trade Center. "Discovery Channel is proud to be sharing this important story and transitional moment in the history of our country. With incredible access and deft storytelling, RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO captures a city and a country moving forward...
  • 9/11’s White Elephant

    08/30/2011 6:44:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 19, 2011 | August 19, 2011
    There is nothing wrong — and much that is right — with building a national monument to memorialize the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks a decade ago. The awful events of that day traumatized the country — and changed it. The dead deserve to be remembered. Far be it from me to suggest otherwise. What I do want to suggest, though, is that what’s being built in the name of 9/11 — a staggering $11 billion worth of government-sponsored construction on the 16 acres we now call ground zero — is an example of just about everything...
  • Who funds Muslim-baiting in the US? (BARF ALERT!)

    08/28/2011 9:16:32 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 51 replies
    ALJAZERRA ^ | 8-27-2011 | MJ Rosenberg
    It has been just about a decade since Islamophobia exploded in this country. That was of moment that the World Trade Center and Pentagon were hit by al Qaeda terrorists. It existed prior to 9/11, but the losses that day and the general terror it inflicted upon this country made many, many Americans much more wary of Arabs and, fairly quickly, fearful of the religion the terrorists professed. The first sign that 9/11 would be exploited to advance various agendas came from Binyamin Netanyahu, who was quoted in the New York Times as saying the attacks would be good for...
  • A 9/11 Victim Is Identified by the Medical Examiner

    08/23/2011 3:45:25 PM PDT · by Palter · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Aug 2011 | Al Baker
    The New York City medical examiner’s office said on Tuesday that it had identified the remains of Ernest James, 40, a victim of the World Trade Center attack. The remains were identified “within the last few days” through DNA testing, said Ellen S. Borakove, a spokeswoman for the office. She declined to disclose more specifics about what type of remains were tested. Mr. James, who worked for the professional services company Marsh & McLennan, was one of nearly 300 members of the firm who died on Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, more than 60 consultants working with the firm that...
  • Canine hero retires after 9/11 rescues

    08/19/2011 6:22:06 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Eleven days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Debra Tosch arrived at Ground Zero with her partner Abby to search for survivors. “We turned this one corner and there it was: the collapsed towers. It was overwhelming, like, where do you even start?” Tosch recalls. Abby, a black Labrador trained to lead rescue teams to trapped victims in disaster areas, was more assured. “She knew it was time to search,” says Tosch, the executive director of the Search Dog Foundation. As one of 13 SDF teams deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the Trade Center...
  • NYC mosque represents '2nd wave of attacks'

    08/19/2011 3:43:49 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 8/19/11 | Staff
    The horrifying images of Islamic terror victims tumbling through the air to their deaths and the massive collapse of steel and concrete that followed are seared into the memories of anyone who saw them, but it's been nearly 10 years, and what should America do? Follow the advice of famed Democratic pundit, Bob Beckel? "I know it's still sensitive here in New York and New Jersey, but we are gonna have to get OVER 9/11," he said. Absolutely the last thing Americans should consider, unless they wish to ignore the second round of 9/11 attacks, according to those who are...
  • World Trade Center construction workers drinking on the job

    08/14/2011 9:49:07 AM PDT · by thefactor · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug 14, 2011 | Heather Haddon
    Ground Zero hardhats are hitting the hard stuff at lunch -- guzzling beers and shots at nearby bars before stumbling back to their dangerous jobs on the hallowed site, The Post has learned.With cost overruns crossing the $2 billion mark and the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, some reckless workers were seen on midday breaks last week filling their bellies with enough booze to become legally drunk. The men then stumbled back to the site, where workers have reached the 78th floor of 1 World Trade Center as they attempt to build a virtually indestructible skyscraper.