NEVER FORGET: THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS
This week marked the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as the nation remembers the day that changed the course of the world forever.
A ceremony was held in Lower Manhattan where people came to pay their respects for the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and United Airways Flight 93. They had six different moments of silence for the victims of the worst attack in American history.
Dignitaries from New York, including America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani, were in attendance for the display. Those close to the victims gave their heartfelt testimony.
“We’re expecting our first grand. So many milestones that he’s missed. Please excuse me if I stumble over any of the names. All respect to our loved ones. This one is kind of hard,” said Lashawn Clarke, who lost her beloved husband Benjamin, a corporate chef who worked in the south tower.
“This year, I did a lot crying. I did. Even though it’s 18 years… can’t stop crying. He was 28. Just went to work,” said Marcia Cohen, whose son Kevin worked for Cantor Fitzgerald and perished in the attacks.
“My brother-in-law, firefighter John Chipura, who exemplified bravery and a strong sense of duty,” said Elizabeth Ronan. “He would be overjoyed that his sister Nancy escaped the north tower. And proud that his brother Gerard, the captain standing behind me, has dedicated his life and career to helping FDNY families in their grief.
Sadly, the first responders are still suffering, as two-thirds of them now suffer from serious health problems. The Victims Compensation Fund is now paid for through 2092 because of recent Congressional action, but they still have to deal with the trauma from that day for the rest of their lives.
“We’re at 204 in just the FDNY alone, and the NYPD’s at 241. So, I mean, the number of first responders that have died post-9/11 is greater,” said Bobby Eustace, who represents the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
The people of America have vowed to never forget, but that doesn’t necessarily apply to the fake news. The New York Times posted an incomprehensible tweet blaming “airplanes” for what happened on that horrible day over 18 years ago.
“18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center. Today, families will once again gather and grieve at the site where more than 2000 people died,” the Times’ verified Twitter account wrote on the social media site, attempting to re-write history to absolve the Islamic terrorists responsible.
They were eventually forced to delete that tweet following widespread outrage. Real New Yorkers will always remember the need to stay vigilant about the Islamic threat, which is represented in Congress by extremist lawmakers like Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), to make sure another day like this never takes place.
CARL ICAHN ABANDONS NEW YORK, MOVES TO MIAMI
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is abandoning New York, avoiding the climate of regulatory assault from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and bolting to Miami, effective next year. He says his employees can join him, or be let go without receiving any severance.
However, Ichan isn’t completely heartless. He is rewarding employees who follow him by assuring them their pay will remain the same and even sweetening the pot with a “relocation benefit” of $50,000 after they move their permanent residence to Florida. They will also be given an “immediate payment” of their annual salary if they are terminated following the big move.
“My employees have always been very important to the company, so I’d like to invite you all to join me in Miami,” Ichan wrote in a letter from May, which was obtained by the New York Post.
If one of his employees opposes the move and stays in New York, Icahn welcomes them to enjoy unemployment benefits because they won’t be getting a dime from him.
“The Company will not contest your unemployment claim,” Icahn’s memo states. “The current maximum weekly Unemployment benefit rate is $450, which you can receive for a total of 26 weeks.”
Icahn says he will miss New York, but had to make the move.
“After spending my entire career in New York, while I certainly do not wish to retire, I’ve decided that at this point in my life I’d like to enjoy a warmer climate and a more casual pace year-round,” he wrote.
Since President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect, rich New Yorkers have been bolting to Florida in record numbers. With the Republican governor in office down there, wealth can be adequately protected. That is not so much the case under Gov. Cuomo, who dooms the future of New York with his socialist central planning scheme.
THE SUICIDE EPIDEMIC OF NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICERS MUST BE ADDRESSED
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has allowed a culture of hatred and distrust toward law enforcement to fester. Many believe that the suicide epidemic among law enforcement personnel is another unintended consequence of de Blasio’s failed leadership.
Former Mayor Rudy Guiliani, who once cleaned up the town during his incredibly successful years in power, says he is watching it go “full circle” because of de Blasio, and it is heartbreaking watching his beloved city regress back to what it used to be in the 1970s and 80s.
“People take this job to help people and if it’s not appreciated it can have a long-term effect on people,” Guiliani said, adding that the “total disrespect for law and order we have today” is unprecedented.
“Now we don’t have the backing of the politicians. Right this second I have a funny feeling we’re repeating history,” Guiliani added.
“If someone throws water on a cop, that’s an attack on society. If he can do that to a cop, what will he do to you?” he asked.
Police Benevolent Association boss Patrick J. Lynch also blames de Blasio for a “cop-hating” environment that has sprung up as shootings rise, degeneracy spreads like a plague, and “non-violent crimes” such as vandalism, harassment, turnstile-hopping, and drug-dealing are unprosecuted.
New York City cops are now committing suicide at two to three times the rate of normal citizenry. There have already been eight suicides amongst law enforcement this year, as this year may end up defeating the all-time record of 12 suicides in 1994.
“How many people are going to end up dead before something changes?” asked Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins.
Unfortunately for New York City, de Blasio is stuck in his ways. This far-left true believer will never turn his back on liberalism while he serves as Mayor, no matter what the human cost may be.
– Intrapac Plastics to close Plattsburgh location
– UNREAL: Eighth Illegal Alien Charged with Rape in Same Maryland Sanctuary County
– Emu briefly on run in Guilderland
– StemExpress CEO Describes Ghastly Fetal Trafficking Practices Enabled by Abortion Industry in Court
– NY’s campaign ‘reform’ commission is stonewalling a watchdog
– Feds Attempt Massive Data Grab From Apple, Google as Apart of Gun Control Push
– Al-Qaeda Leader Issues Call For Attacks Against Israel, US, Europe And Russia
– Pompeo: Trump Could Meet Rouhani With ‘No Preconditions’
– Cuomo’s war on pipelines means pain for little people
– Goodwin: Trump the real winner as Biden again proves he’s not cut out to be nominee