30 May 2006

What I would like investigated from United flight 93:

1.) Thousands of put stock options that were purchased on United and American airlines immediately prior to 9/11/01

2.) Financial transactions totaling more than 100 million dollars that electronically passed through the World Trade Center immediately prior to its destruction on 9/11

3.) Black-box recordings from the four planes which crashed on 9/11

4.) Cell phone calls made by passengers on hijacked flights on 9/11 which never emerged on their cell-phone bills

5.) Interviews of any air-traffic controllers on duty on 9/11

6.) Eyewitness accounts detailing Flight 93's explosion prior to its crashing

7.) Aircraft debris strewn approximately seven miles from the crash site of Flight 93

8.) Unocal's role in its quest to build an oil pipeline across Afghanistan, plans implemented prior to 2001

9.) Carlyle Corporation's role in overseeing Unocal's quest to have an oil pipeline built across Afghanistan, plans implemented prior to 2001

10.) Role of remote-control software technology implemented in 9/11 hijackings and crashes

11.) George W. Bush's possible foreknowledge of the terrorist attacks on 9/11

12.) Role of the Northern Alliance in explosive growth of opium production in Afghanistan after U.S. military intervention

29 May 2006

U.S.C.G. "Courier"

My dad was stationed on the U.S.C.G. "Courier" when he met my mom & married her. He was aboard ship at sea when he got the radio call that my mom had given birth to a baby girl (I was born on a U.S.A.F. base in Libya, Tripoli).

The 'Voice of America' vessel U.S.C.G. "Courier" is seen in Pedro Miguel locks, on April 6th 1952, during a southbound transit. Her role would be to act as a mobile radio relay station for broadcasting the Voice of America. The winch line seen exiting skyward, led to the Couriers Helium filled barrage balloon, used to carry her broadcast band antenna aloft. Her maiden transit on the way to Korea was short lived as, she would be rerouted in a matter of weeks to spend the next 12 years stationed off Rhodes in Greece. Eventually replaced by a shore based station, the Courier then rejoined the Coast guard as a reserve training ship.

My mom was raised on Rhodes, Greece. I was conceived there; and my parents were married on that island of Colossus.

There is a reunion site for the "Courier" at http://www.fredsplace.org/reunion/cutter/0820.shtml which gives me a lot of insight of what it must have been like. And here are some more pictures of the Courier at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/WEBCUTTERS/Courier_WAGR410_Photos.html

28 May 2006

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

What a beautiful day!  This morning at 7, John went fishing.  Then at 10, I went for a walk stopping and checking out 3 yard sales (or moving sales).  I was only out for a couple hours wearing white overall shorts, a white and pink striped short sleeved light knit, hiking sandals and my hair up in a pony tail.  Yet, I am sweltering.  

For breakfast, I had a Diet Lipton Green tea with citrus, and now for lunch, I just downed a Diet Lipton Green tea with citrus.  One of the advantages of hot weather is it kills the appetite.  Even with the cats, at noon I cleaned out their bowls and gave them fresh food and water, and none of them ate.

I hear John getting home from his fishing trip.  Five and a half hours of fishing, he has done longer.  

It is time now to enjoy the sun.  Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

17 May 2006

Keep Your Fork

I have read this story several times, and it has always touched me. I remember when I was a kid spending Thanksgiving with my dad's siblings and parents, my dad would look forward to the pies...and there were always lots of homemade pies. I remember watching my paternal grandmother and my aunt Dorothy making crust from scratch, and making the fillings from scratch. The pies were definitely worth waiting for. Now, my maternal grandfather, my paternal step-great-grandmother, my paternal great-grandfather, my paternal step-grandfather, my paternal grandmother, my paternal half-aunt Nellie, and my paternal uncle Bill have all passed over. Even though they were different religions, I am sure they are all in a good place with a fork in their hand eating homemade pie.

Here is the story I received via email from a friend:

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed
with a terminal illness and had been given three months to
live. So as she was getting her things "in order," she contacted
her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain
aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs
she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would
like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the pastor was preparing to
leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something
very I important to her.

"There's one more thing," she said excitedly.

"What's that?" came the pastor's reply.

"This is very important," the young woman continued.
"I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand."

The pastor stood looking at the young woman, not
knowing quite what to say.

"That surprises you, doesn't it?" the young
woman asked.

"Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the
request," said the pastor.

The young woman explained. "My grandmother once
told me this story, and from there on out, I have always
done so. I have also, always tried to pass along its message
to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement.

'In all my years of attending church socials and
potluck dinners, always remember that when the dishes of
the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably
lean over and say, 'Keep your fork'. It was my favorite part
because I knew that something better was coming .
like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful,
and with substance!' So, I just want people to see me there in that casket
with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder "What's with the fork?".
Then I want you to tell them: "Keep your fork , the best is yet to come."

The pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young
woman good-bye.

He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her
before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better
grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven
would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience
and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's
casket and they saw the pretty dress she was wearing and the fork
placed in her right hand.

Over and over, the pastor heard the question "What's with
the fork?" And over and over he smiled. During his message, the pastor
told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman
shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and
about what it symbolized to her.

The pastor told the people how he could not stop thinking
about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able
to stop thinking about it either.

He was right.

So the next time you reach down for your fork,
let it remind you ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They
make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
They lend an ear, they share a word of praise,
and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Show your friends how much you care. Remember to always be
there for them, even when you need them more.

For you never know when it may be their time to "Keep your

Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share.

Being friends with someone is not an opportunity but a sweet

And keep your fork

14 May 2006

Perryopolis, Pennsylvania

I live in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania. Today I am blogging about this town.

Here are some facts:

Perryopolis is a borough in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. The community is in the Eastern Standard time zone.The latitude of Perryopolis is 40.086N. The longitude is -79.75W.The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,737.

Please click here to see the population census of 2000

Please click here to see about housing in Perryopolis in 2000 census


Median rent ($) is $278 .

Median rent asked for vacant units ($) is $322.

And this is with 40/188 including utilities. That is more than 1 out of every 5 rentals that include rent at $278 a month.

We did not know any of this when we moved here a couple years ago.

We rent the upstairs apartment of a duplex for $550 a month, plus, we have to pay all utilities, plus share in lawn care, plus pay for filters and such. The only thing we do not pay for is property tax.

Plus, our apartment did not come with any appliances either. We had to go out and buy an electric range & oven so we could cook Thanksgiving dinner since our apartment was not set up to accept a gas range an oven which my mom offered us.

We just learned last week that we have also been paying for some of the utilities of out downstairs neighbor. I noticed a spike in electricity and water in September when we had a drought, and the downstairs neighbor was working on his garden. And I have noticed when taking a shower, if the downstairs is using the water, my pressure will drop. So I asked my landlord whose meter (which by the way, we can not see. We found out after we moved in that both water meters are under our downstairs neighbor's sink according to our landlord. We have never seen our water meter. I did call the water company to make sure that there were 2 meters, and found out from the water company that there was an inquiry about the water from the former upstairs tenant who lived her before we moved in.) the outside faucets were hooked up to. Our landlord told me that the front faucet belonged to our downstairs neighbor, and the back faucet belonged to us. So I went looking for the back faucet and could not find it. When my husband came home from work, he went to make sure our neighbor's hoses were no longer hooked to our faucet to find that our downstairs neighbor, with our landlord's permission (the downstairs neighbor provided the labor while our landlord paid for the materials) had build an enclosed porch which enclosed our faucet, so only he can get to it. So my husband went to talk to the landlord who told my husband to just ask the downstairs neighbor not to use that faucet. So my husband did just that to learn that the downstairs neighbor already knew that the faucet was hooked to our meter, and was still using the water anyways, like he did not care.

To me, this is very infuriating. I am extremely stressed out and so furious that I have a huge stress headache.

It is bad enough we have to deal with the cigarette smoke coming from downstairs that makes us sick. Now to deal with the downstairs stealing utilities from us really puts it over the top. I am so fed up.

When we moved here, we did not have a mailbox. I had to call Washington D.C. to get that taken care of so we could get our mail delivered. And now this.

consider this a warning for anyone else looking for a place to rent so you do not go through what we are going through.

10 May 2006

My reply to a comment by Kevin Chavis over my blog "We are heading for a war on our own soil

Kevin Chavis has left a new comment on your post "We are heading for a war on our own soil":

I do not think we are heading for a civil war just yet. Wait for oil prices to skyrocket and the economy to falter before that occurs ( wars happen frequently during economic downturns). But your one-sided view is rather disturbing. Maybe you should take a more comprehensive look at the problem?

There are usually multiple related issues in regards to one large one. Ask yourself, why do people come to our country outside of the legal process? Because our government does not have a system in place to document and identify everyone coming into our border to work. A solution to that would be a migrant worker identification program, and would add to our safety ensuring none are terrorists.

We could continue having migrant workers illegal, thereby ensuring they come over here illegally. The reason their work has not been legalized is due to Americans resistant to the idea of a migrant worker program and hoping ( in vain ) that illegal immigrants disappear.

The next question to ask is, WHY are all these illegal immigrants coming here? Simple: jobs. In Mexico alone, 1 million men come of working age each year - yet only 500,000 jobs are created. This gap of 500,000 jobs creates a giant unemployment pool, who have no choice but find work elsewhere. Also, wages in Mexico have remained stagnant since NAFTA was enacted.

What are some solutions to Mexico's unemployment woes? Well, family planning couldn't hurt. Mexico is a Catholic nation believing as Monty Python eloquently put it "every sperm is sacred." This creates millions more children than if families had access to contraception. Overpopulation in Mexico is not only hurting their unemployment rate, it is literally spilling into the U.S.

Is America the only nation fighting illegal immigration in North America? Nope. In fact, Costa Rica's government just passed some harsh laws against employers of illegal immigrants. Nicaraguans have been moving into this economically vibrant nation for decades, but the vast droves of the past few years have made Ticos upset. (There are no career politicians in Costa Rica, so the government is more responsive to the citizenry)

Before you call for a civil war and blame Hispanics for leaving nations they would rather stay in - try finding a solution. The blame game garners no solution, and empowers ignorance.

First of all, I would like to say, I am not, and I repeat not, calling for a civil war. I do not want a civil war. As a matter of fact, I do not want any war. Yet, I know history, I live in the U.S., and I can see what is going on. So I am just putting down my feelings and what I see.

I was around when Bush Sr. gave mass citizenship to illegal aliens. All this managed to do was make illegal immigration worse as word spread that if illegals stayed in our country long enough, they would be granted citizenship.

But not all illegals.

I do not see this as fair. Haitians are sent back after navigating treacherous waters in small boats.

And we have a lot of citizens in the U.S. on welfare who are more than capable of working. I think, in exchange for welfare, these people who are able to work should either be going to school or working. Yet many employers prefer to hire illegal immigrants for several reasons:
  • Employers to can pay illegal immigrants below minimum wage and get away with it.
  • Employers do not have to worry about an illegal immigrant reporting any illegal activity the employer may be involved in.
  • Employers can pay an illegal immigrant "under the table" so the employer does not have to pay social security, Medicare, federal taxes, state taxes, city taxes, health benefits (separate from Medicare), or any other taxes or benefits.
  • Employers do not have to pay illegal immigrants overtime pay.

And the fact is, thousands of illegal immigrants come into our country every day. It is no secret that the Mexican military also comes into our country on a regular basis. Why?

We also get a lot of drugs from South America brought into our country. Since this drug money brings in a lot of money for the countries that produce them, why should they stop? These drugs are killing Americans. The people who are growing them and bringing them to the U.S. are not using these drugs. The Coast Guard can only do so much. They have stopped a lot of drugs from coming in, but this huge open door policy we have with Mexico is making the Coast Guard's job much more difficult.

I remember when I lived in Michigan, one of my best friend's entire family used to go and pick berries before school started every year to have money for school clothes. This was a family that was not only legally here, they were born and raised in the United States.

I had friends and co-workers in Texas who told me about how during harvest season, the students would be allowed out of school to harvest the fields. And these were also people who were born and raised in the United States.

We have people in our country more than happy to go out and pick crops, and these people are already here legally.

And I am not afraid of the price of food going up if we crack down on illegal immigration, simply because the majority of the cost of food is from "the middle man". Stores and manufacturers usually jack up the price to make more of a profit.

What I propose? I think there should be a safe place people should be able to have their children and elderly parents cared for while they are at work, that can come from tax money (this money could be the money that is now going to them for welfare)...and these people who are on welfare &/or who are able to work should be forced to either attend school or work. And if they can do nothing else, they can tend these farms that some people are saying we need migrant illegal immigrants to tend. We would be solving an unemployment problem, a welfare problem, and a child care problem all at the same time if we did this. And we would be installing pride in people who are not working right now.

06 May 2006

9/11 Pentagon Strike

I have very vivid memories of 11 September 2001. I remember I was very much in love and planning my wedding set for 6 October 2001. It was going to be a Greek Orthodox wedding in Huntington, West Virginia.

I got up early in the morning on September 11th and got ready for work. My husband (then fiance) drove me to Hardee's Restaurant where I worked. I was being trained in the kitchen that day. I was there the entire day. I remember one of the trainers from Pennsylvania coming in saying something about a plane crash in Pennsylvania, and she was concerned about her boyfriend and her son. No one told me anything else. I was kept in the kitchen, and I just worked making breakfasts, and then switching over to lunches. Finally, at about 5:30 p.m. E.S.T., my husband (then fiance) was there to pick me up waiting for me at one of the tables that customers eat at. When I went over to him, he told me the towers in New York were attacked. I thought he was kidding. He told me he was serious. When I got home, I saw the news, and I had a lot of questions then. It did not feel or seem right.

Why was the president on vacation then?

Why didn't the president come immediately off vacation?

Why did they attack the towers on the morning of an election when many people stop to vote before going into work?

Why did the plane(supposedly) that hit the Pentagon hit the part of the Pentagon that was the most sparcely populated, and that was under construction?

Why did the FBI let Bin Laden's family fly out of Texas during closed air space?

How did the FBI get to all the crash sites so quickly, like they knew where each strike would be?

Right after 9/11, the president compared what happened to Pearl Harbor. During Pearl Harbor, our government knew the strike would happen and allowed it to happen to rile citizens into joining WWII. Was this the president's way of getting the American public to go to war with Iraq?

During the 9/11 investigation, why did the president and vice-president both give their statements to the commission in the White House together without being under oath?

There are many more questions I have...

This is the report that came out on 9/11/04:

Evidence That A Boeing 757 Really Did Impact the Pentagon on 9/11

by "CatHerder", Member,

September 11th, 2004

Did a 757 hit the Pentagon on 9-11

First let's start with the factual information available on hand.

The 757-200
As we can see from the freely available information for the Boeing 757 (from the Boeing website). The 757 is a midsized commercial airliner designed for short haul and medium haul routes (Medium Range Transport (MR-TR)), although since its release, and the subsequent discovery of the Wake Vortex it leaves behind the FAA has classified the 757 as a "Heavy" aircraft; the FAA places the 757 in the Geometric Design Classification IV, and an ATC Operation Class C. (source)

The 757-200 dimensions:
Tail Height: 44 ft 6 in (13.6m)
Length: 155 ft 3 in (47.32m)
Wingspan: 124 ft 10 in (38.05m)
Body Exterior Width: 12 ft 4 in (3.7m)
Fuel Capacity: 11,489 us gal (43,490l / 43,490kg)
Maximum Takeoff weight: 255,000lb (115,680kg)
Typical Cruise Speed: 0.80 Mach (573.6mph / 956kmh)
Engines used on a 757: Two 166.4kN (37,400lb) Rolls-Royce RB211-535C turbofans, or 178.8kN (40,200lb) RB211-535E4s, or 193.5kN (43,500lb) RB211-535E4-Bs, or 162.8kN (36,600lb) Pratt & Whitney PW2037s, or two 178.4kN (40,100lb) PW2040s, or 189.5kN (42,600lb) PW2043s. (source1) (source2)
Auxiliary Power Unit: Honeywell GTCP331-200
left portion: source1 right portion: source2 (height and width notation to graphic added by me)

Next, let's look at the Pentagon.

The Pentagon

The Pentagon was designed in the early 40's and was completed in only 16 months on Jan 14, 1943. The shortages of materials required for war production raised many design and construction problems. The use of reinforced concrete in lieu of formed steel for the building made possible a saving of 43,000 tons of steel, more than enough to build a battleship. The use of concrete ramps rather than elevators further reduced steel requirements. Drainage pipes were concrete; ducts were fiber, interior doors were wood. An unusual wall design - concrete spandrels carried to window sill level - eliminated many miles of through-wall copper flashing.(Source1) (Source2)

Recent renovations and upgrades to the building were nearing completion on the side hit on 9-11 and performed reasonably well considering they were not designed to withstand aircraft impact. On September 11, when an American Airlines Boeing 757 crashed into the Pentagon, home of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), about 20,000 people were at work in this, the largest office building in the world. Yet according to the DoD casualty update on October 1, only 125 Pentagon employees were killed along with the 64 from the fated airliner. (source - Architecture Week)

The exterior walls had been reinforced with steel beams and columns, bolted where they met at each floor. Some of these reinforced walls very near the point of impact remained in place for a half hour before collapsing, allowing uncounted hundreds to escape. "Had we not undertaken this effort," said Evey at a press briefing on September 15, "this could have been much, much worse."

Now, I'm sure everyone can agree that the above information is a matter of public record, and none of it is incorrect, altered, or misquoted in any way to support either side of the case. It is all merely factual information that we will refer to in the following sections.

[Note: I was unintentionally misleading in a previous post when I said the Pentagon didn't use a steel beam construction - while that is still true for the original design, it was reinforced in various areas during the upgrades to include steel beams and columns in some areas of the renovations.]

Quoted from ArchitectureWeek.com :
In addition to major overhauls of the mechanical and electrical systems, the Wedge One renovation included the fire sprinklers, automatic fire doors, and the steel which saved many lives on the day of the attack.

The blast-resistant windows were nearly two inches (5 centimeters) thick. Some of them remain remarkably intact and in place adjacent the point of impact. Some were popped out of their frames by the force of the exploding jet fuel, but they fell without breaking or splintering.

Also on the exterior walls, between the steel columns, the renovation crew had placed Kevlar cloth, similar to the material used for bullet-proof vests. This had the effect of holding together building materials so they wouldn't become deadly projectiles in an explosion.

Looking At the Big Picture

From facts contained above, we can all agree that:

· The length of the outside wall on any side of the pentagon is 921 feet.

· The wingspan of a 757 is 124 feet 10 inches.

· Now, everyone can agree that 921/125= roughly 7.4 right?

Given the size of the 757, and the size of the Pentagon, the damaged area fits in perfectly with the dimensions of both the aircraft and the building.

That was the official report. And I cannot dispute that, except for the last statement. As Joe Quin states:
The above "opening gambit" is very telling since it delivers hard facts, one after the other, all of which are accurate. It is in this last statement that the twisting begins. The fact that the length of the Pentagon is equivalent to 7.4 757's wing to wing, or that the width of one 757 equals 13.5% of the facade of the Pentagon has no bearing on the actual damage done. Indeed, given the weight and speed of the 757 that is alleged to have impacted the building, the actual damage done to the Pentagon is entirely inconsistent with an aircraft of the size, weight, and speed of a 757. In other words, the argument actually supports the "no-Boeing" theory better than it supports "Flight 77 hit the Pentagon."

Here is the official report to support the 757 hitting the pentagon:

Here is the hole in the building - it's been reported by at least a dozen different sources (including conspiracy theory sites) to be a 16 to 20 foot hole. That is really interesting when you take into account the fact that the 757 body is 12 ft 4in wide and 13 ft 6in high. (Here is where I was mistaken in the past, like so very many others I was led astray by the HEIGHT of the aircraft, which is actually the measurement from the wheels-down to the tip of the tail. That measurement is for aircraft hangar clearance, not the SIZE of the aircraft.) The 757 is basically a cylinder that is 13 feet across. It then should not be surprising that it would create something around a thirteen foot hole in the side of the building.

Joe Quinn shows us the flaw in the official argument:

Here is the next twist. The Boeing 757 is not simply a 13ft wide cylinder; if it were, then the damage to the Pentagon might be more plausible. The reality, however, is that a Boeing 757 is a 13ft wide, 155 ft long cylinder with a tail fin that extends 45 ft into the air. Add to that the fact that there are two 6 ton steel engines slung under each wing about 6 feet to each side of the cylinder body. The wings extend out on each side for 50ft + making for a total aircraft width of 125 feet, a total length of 155 ft and a maximum height of 45 ft. It comes as no surprise then that this large commercial aircraft weighs in at over 90 tons fully loaded. On take off from Washington Dulles airport, Flight 77 weighed approximately 82 tons.

The above nonsensical argument would have you believe that the only thing to consider is a "13 ft wide cylinder" that just magically lost everything else, or that everything else just "folded up" and flew inside the building plastered to the side of that 13 ft cylinder. Even if the wings could do that, we are still left with the two 6 ton engines that were NOT dropped off on the lawn, and which, together, are as wide as the cylinder body!

There is more evidence. The more I read on this, and the more evidence I see from both sides, the more I am convinced that the U.S. administration set this up to get Americans to go to war with Iraq. After all, it is not the first time America has done this. And it has always worked in the past. This time, we need to let the administration be accountable for their crimes.

05 May 2006

I have a lot of questions about 9/11 and the Pentagon

Please click here and watch video

Airlines Flight 77a Boeing 757 weighing 80 tons
flew into the Pentagon
In reality, a Boeing 757 was never found
Shortly after impact
Minutes later... One hole in the Pentagon and no Boeing 757.
Undamaged Cable Windows
Intact Windows
The very first descriptions - before the mind control
machine had time to go into action - described something
"like a missile" or a craft much smaller than a 757.
- "Comments on the Pentagon Strike", Cassiopae
commuter jet
Steve Patterson, 43, said he was watching television
reports of the Trade Center being hit when he saw a silver fly past the window of his 14th-floor
apartment in Pentagon City...commuter jet
apartment in Pentagon City...The plane which sounded like the
of a fighter jet, flew over Arlington cemetery so low
that he thought it was going to land on I-395...high-pitched squeal
The plane,headed straight for the Pentagon but was flying
as if coming in for a landing on a nonexistant runway,Patterson said.
- Washington Post
which appeared to hold 8 to 12 people,The plane,headed straight for the Pentagon but was flying
as if coming in for a landing on a nonexistant runway,Patterson said.- Washington Post
which appeared to hold 8 to 12 people,
I watched this ...it looked like a commuter plane, two engined...come down from the south real low- Don Wright
It just went "pfff". It wasn't what I would have
expected for a plane that was not much more
than a football field away from me.- John O'Keefe
My brain could not resolve the fact it was a
plane because it only seemed like a small hole
in the building. No tail. No wings. No nothing.
- Steve DeChiaro
- Lon Rains, Editor, 'Space News'
I heard a very loud, quick whooshing sound...I was convinced it was a missile. It came in so fast it sounded nothing like an airplane.
It was like a WHOOOSH whoosh,then there was fire and smoke,then I heard a second explosion
- Kirk Milburn
We heard what sounded like a missile
-Tom Seibert
- Michael DiPaula
A bomb had gone off. I could smell the cordite.
I knew explosives had been set off somewhere
- Don Perkal
Buildings don't eat planes. That plane, it just vanished. There should have been parts on the ground... Where are the parts?
- Skarlet
My mind could not comprehend what happened.
Where did the plane go?...But there was no plane visible
- Christine Peterson
One thing that's confusing
- if it came in the way you described, at an angle, why then are not the wings outside?

I mean, the wings would have shorn off.
The tail would have shorn off. And yet there's apparently no evidence of the aircraft.
"- Reporter, DoD Pentagon News Briefing
they mess up the ground
Not at the Pentagon...
- CBS News
It was a Boeing 757, American Airlines, no question...It hit the ground
- Tim Timmerman
The Amazing Pentalawn
The Pentagon is comprised of five concentric rings
These are divided into five wedges
The impact occured in Wedge 1 which had been undergoing rennovation since 1999. Work was within days of completion....before coming to rest in an open-air service passageway
- American Forces Press Service
The hijacked aircraft slammed through the E, D, and C rings...E Ring
D Ring
C Ring
Can a Boeing 757 punch neat holes through steel reinforced concrete walls?
I didn't see any evidence of the aircraft down there
- Terry Mitchell, Audiovisual Division, ASD PA
The E ring collapsed
20 minutes after the impact
The subsequent devastation from fire is also evident
What happened to 60 tons of plane and 5,300 gallons of fuel?
What do these small pieces belong to?
A Pentagon security camera filmed the impact
Five photographs taken approximately one second apart show the approaching aircraft
The first photograph captured an image of the aircraftThe top of the fuselage of the aircraft was no more than approximately 20 ft above the ground
The Boeing was flying at
Immediately after clearing I-395
With no reports of jet blast or wake turbulence
Flight 77 disappeared from radar 45 minutes before the Pentagon attack
Flight 77 disappeared from radar 45 minutes before the Pentagon strike
So what was heading for the Pentagon?
The speed, the maneuverability, the way that he turned, we all thought in the radar room, all of us experienced air traffic controllers, that it was a military plane
- Danielle O'Brien, Dulles ATC
The FBI says Hani Hanjour flew Flight 77 into the Pentagon
He could not fly at all.
- Former employee, Arizon Flight School
They were clueless.
It was clear to me they weren't going to make it as pilots.
- Rick Garza,Flight Instructor
Other cameras filmed the Pentagon strike
The Sheraton National Hotel has a rooftop camera
Hotel employees sat watching the film in shock and horror several times before the FBI confiscated the video as part of its investigation.
- Bill Gertz, Washington Times
The film has never been released
Jose Velasquez heard the rumble of imminent death overhead...His gas station, open only to Department of Defense personnel, is the last structure between the Pentagon and the hillside...Velasquez says the gas station's security cameras are close enough to the Pentagon to have recorded the moment of impact..."I've never seen what the pictures looked like," he said. "The FBI was here within minutes and took the film."
The Virginia Department of Transportion has cameras that would have filmed the aircraft as it flew over I-The films have never been released.

01 May 2006

I will be watching which companies support illegal immigration

I got this poster from Diverity Inc which states it is for diversity and "anti-racism". I still object to the word "racism" because we are all the same "race". It is called "Homo sapien". I know this is arguable to some as there are women who are convinced that "Homo Neanderthalis" are not extinct, and insist they have dated some. Personally, I think these "dates" have evolved, but they just choose to listen to their Id instead of their Super-ego.

This morning as I was getting dressed, I had the TV on the ABC channel. Good Morning America came on and talked about the boycott planned for today. Goya announced it would be one of the companies closing down to support illegal immigration. So I am now boycotting all Goya products.

The news report also spoke to some truckers who will be parking with goods in their trucks. It would not bother me if the truckers just chose not to work, but that they will be essentially hijacking goods that could go bad does bother me, and I think that if they work for a company, they should be fired. And if they are independent truckers, I think that business should avoid hiring them for any more jobs. That simple.

The news also spoke of a chicken company that was closing in support of the boycott. I am not sure of which company is shutting down, so until I know for sure, I will be boycotting all chicken that may be involved in supporting illegal immigration. It probably means I will be looking for Amish chicken since I know the Amish are not involved in this support of illegal immigration.

To many Americans, this May 1st protest is not about rights for immigrant workers. It is an invasion and overtaking of our country, which has convinced many Americans, who would not have thought twice about it before, to join The Minutemen.

I know the reason our government allows this is because we get a lot of our oil from Venezuela. The oil we drill in Alaska, we sell to Japan because the oil companies make more of a profit that way. We buy it for less than we sell ours for, so therefore, it is about profit for big business. After all, isn't capitalism the American way? So the oil companies are neither punished nor faulted by the government for employing this despicable practice.

Now, today is my sister's birthday. I am sending her a birthday wish and hope she can celebrate despite some places shutting down to support illegal immigration.