Thursday, September 4, 2014

9/11, A Reflection on September 11th, 2001, Justin Reamer


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'Twas a beautiful day,
One morning in the middle
Of September,
On 11 September 2001,
When nothing was
Going wrong,
And everything was
Fine in New York City.

All of the people,
In the city,
And across the nation,
Were all going about their business.
But, I remember what happened,
So vividly and so ominously,
That even though I was
Only a little child,
Of eight years old to say the least,
I could still remember the horror.

People were going about
Their own business in NYC,
And at 8: 00 am,
A plane
Was flying a little to low,
And crashed into the middle
Of one of the Twin Towers,
And caused a major gaping hole in the
Building, and the plane
Fell apart,
Crashing to the ground,
And killing all of the passengers within.

People everywhere in the nation,
Watched in horror as the TV screen
Portrayed the 'accident'
That had happened only moments ago.
The Left Tower was smoking,
And there was a plane head still stuck in it,
And no one realised that al Qaeda had made their plans.

A half-hour later, a second plane
Came into view,
And it crashed into the Left Tower,
And, this time, the Tower collapsed,
And the Towers fell down,
Spreading debris and rubble everywhere.

The towers collapsed,
And many people got caught
In the trap,
And they were crushed by the debris,
Or incinerated by the explosion,
And their lives were taken instantaneously.

Some of the victims tried to jump,
But their fall came to no avail,
And they eventually lost their lives,
Just because of the crash.

Emergency units were sent out,
By the city of New York,
And they were sent out to rescue the
Victims,
But some of their rescues came to no avail.

Some of the firemen were engulfed in flames,
And some fell beneath debris,
And others lost their lives because of the heat,
And yet they kept pushing onward.

Some of the victims were rescued,
But they kept going on into the night,
And they did not stop until they
Found everyone,
Whether they be alive,
Barely living,
Or dead altogether.

By this time, everyone knew
That something was wrong,
For it was no 'accident'
That happened,
For there was plotting behind it,
And there was terrorism involved.

They tried to figure out
Who the terrorists were and
Who they could possibly be,
And what they would possibly want.
They were not any Communist terrorists,
For they would want money,
So they figured out it was
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda,
Who did this dreaded thing.

At 9: 00 am, another plane
Was flying to Pennsylvania,
And was headed for DC,
But a man stopped the pilot,
And overtook him,
And took the plane,
And crashed it,
Taking his own life
And the passengers on board
Instead of killing more people.

At 10: 00 am, another plane
Was headed for DC,
And, when it arrived,
It crashed into the Pentagon,
Taking away some of the office buildings,
And killing some of the military within.

With this, the destruction ended,
For bin Laden did his damage,
And then President Bush
Delivered a speech,
In front of an angry American people.
He said he would start the War on Terror,
And would invade Afghanistan,
And he would find bin Laden
And the terrorists,
And would win the war.

The Bush Doctrine began,
And it was preemptive strike,
And the War on Terror began,
And we went to Iraq and Afghanistan.

We found bin Laden in Afghanistan,
But he fled the scene,
But we went to Iraq,
Searching for 'nuclear weapons, '
And overthrew Saddham Hussein,
And started to restructure Iraq.

France became mad at us
And thought that we were idiots,
And we started calling foods
'Freedom' fries (although they're chips) ,
'Freedom' toast,
And everything else.

Europe did not like us, either,
For they thought we were hotheads,
But Great Britain, our ally since WWI,
Fought alongside us for the longest time.

The 'war' lasted ten years,
Until we finally found bin Laden,
And we killed him on 2 May 2011,
When President Barack Obama was in office,
And nearing his last term.

Bin Laden met his fate,
And the Arab Spring has begun,
And the Middle East is in revolution,
And everything is won.

11/9 will always live in our hearts,
And we will not forget it,
For it is part of our history,
And we will always remember those
Who gave their lives to our country.

Peace be with us all,
And may we always remember 9/11.


Re: Wikipedia informatives
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11)[nb 1] were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.[2]
Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C.,[3] but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, almost 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. It also was the deadliest incident for firefighters and for law enforcement officers[4][5] in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.
Suspicion quickly fell on al-Qaeda. Although the group's leader, Osama bin Laden, initially denied any involvement, in 2004, he claimed responsibility for the attacks.[1] Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives for the attacks. The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had harbored al-Qaeda. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers. Having evaded capture for years, bin Laden was located and killed by U.S. forces in May 2011.
The destruction of the Twin Towers and other properties caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, closing Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U.S. and Canada until September 13. Many closings, evacuations, and cancellations followed the attack, either out of fear of further attacks or respect for the tragedy. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, and the Pentagon was repaired within a year. Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, the Pentagon Memorial, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site.[6] As of September 2013, the new tower's concrete construction was largely complete, and will officially open when the installation of podium glass and interior construction is completed, estimated mid-2014.[7]


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Make Peace, Not War...Start Today, You, She, He, They, We, and I (Write, Think, and Leave A Comment, Thanks)



Fight of My Demons
by


I am in a constant state of war
The stuff that churns my wheels is burning in hells fire
even though beautiful people surround me i can’t be at peace
This rage is driving me wicked
It use to be about them and now its just I
I am not selfish but lately i haven’t even been Me
Fear is adding spirits to the fog
Ghosts of the pasts haven’t even left yet
Dark thoughts have stricken me and my actions are confused
I swear i am not a crusader
I can’t fight this off easy
I wish to be Me when it was we





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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Time © Ronald Doe

 
Christmas Time is finally here,
It only comes but once a year.
And it's a time to spread good cheer,
To those we love and hold so dear.

Christmas Time is a time of glee,
A time when peace and love run free.
A time for those like you and me,
To sit beneath the Christmas Tree.

Christmas Time is a time of joy,
A time to sit back and enjoy.
The smile on each girl and boy,
As they play with a Christmas Toy.

Christmas Time is a time to share,
The passing of another year.
Birth of Jesus, a joyful prayer,
To show loved ones how much we care.

Christmas Time is a time for song,
A time for us to get along.
To make us feel Lord Jesus strong,
Forgive all those who did us wrong.

Christmas Time is a time to pray,
Put love and kindness on display.
Show compassion along the way,
Christmas Time should be everyday.







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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent By MATTHEW DALY

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By MATTHEW DALY

Associated Press
— Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.


Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind power that provide thousands of jobs.
Obama announced the plan Thursday as part of a wide-ranging, second-term drive to combat climate change and prepare for its effects. A plan announced in June would put first-time limits on carbon pollution from new and existing power plants, boost renewable energy production on federal lands and prepare communities to deal with higher temperatures.


The directive on renewable energy applies to all federal agencies, civilian and military. The Defense Department had previously set a goal that 25 percent of its energy needs should be supplied by renewable energy by 2025.
Federal agencies have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by more than 15 percent since he took office in 2009, Obama said, but the government can do even better.
The federal government occupies nearly 500,000 buildings, operates 600,000 vehicles and purchases more than $500 billion per year in goods and services.
The government currently has a goal of using 7.5 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, but Obama said recent increases in renewable energy supplies make the new 20 percent goal achievable by 2020.
His order says the government should use renewable sources for 10 percent of its electricity in 2015 and gradually increase that amount to 20 percent by 2020.
The order also requires agencies to install energy meters and water maters where appropriate to monitor efficiency and to publicly disclose energy performance data through the Energy Department.
The White House did not provide an estimate for how much money, if any, the proposal would save over the next decade.
The order on renewable energy is one of several steps the administration is announcing this week on energy efficiency.
On Tuesday, officials announced a plan to cut energy waste at multifamily housing such as apartments and condominiums and released a 2014 fuel economy guide to help motorists choose fuel-efficient vehicles.
As part of the administration's push to expand renewable energy, the Pentagon last year committed to deploying 3 gigawatts of renewable energy on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025 — enough to power 750,000 homes.



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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Atlanta Tech Village (News From TechCrunch) Google images: Startup Earnings or Winnings by David Cummings

 

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ATV.pngThe Atlanta Tech Village, established in 2012, is a community of innovation powered by a 103,000 square foot building. The Village is designed to service technology and technology-related companies that have a unique set of needs in their quest to change the world. Physical space should provide much more than just a desk and a place to hang your hat -- it should bring the community together, promote serendipitous interactions, and be a powerful tool for recruiting the best talent. Atlanta Tech Village is designed as a campus for cool people doing cool things,  
  Our mission is to support and inspire entrepreneurs and founding teams to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital. Together, we will fuel Atlanta's rise to a top five tech startup center in the U.S. Interested in joining the VIllage? Click here