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They only have to be good once

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It has been reported that there are a high number of people on no fly lists trying to get into the US and it also has been reported that OBL has indicated that there is a coming attack. 


On it’s face value, one might say that we get these warning all the time. It’s posturing to keep us off balance, a feint in an effort to make us too comfortable in hearing these warnings. 


On the other hand, coupled with the revelation that lots of people on no fly lists makes it more serious. Looking back at the days of the IRA, they threatened Queen Elizabeth with the taunt, “you have to be good every day, we have to be good only once.”


We ate not dealing with a high tech enemy here. In many ways it’s simplicity makes it virtually impossible to deal with, like a virus. Flooding the TSA screeners with people that are on the no fly list is much like a denial of service attack that some viruses use to bring down a server. In this case, the TSA will become so overwhelmed that someone could get through. Will get through. 


Obviously the enemy here has been good four times with us: The Twin Towers, The Pentagon, Fight 93 and Hasan. They were almost good with Abdulmutallab and Reid. This is not a problem that can be solved with increasing force (against what) or taking away rights of Americans. We must, and I declare this emphatically, we must use the same processes and principles that El Al uses to protect it’s passengers. On either side, nothing succeeds like success, and the Israelis have been successful in keeping the bad guys out. I would also propose on any domestic flight, that people that are legally licensed to carry concealed weapons be allowed to carry on domestic flights. The Second Amendment is the original homeland security. Let it work.


Instead, Obama will throw more McDonald’s rejects at the problem in the guise of TSA, and pay lip service to increased security. Of course it could be worse. In england they police are using military drones to spy on their own people (and they have the highest per capita camera surveillance). Of course the farm animals their will feel much safer. How safe are we? We better be good. Real good. 


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Written by James Lagnese

January 25, 2010 at 9:13 am

9/11: A Day That Lives In Infamy

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September 11 is more than a day that will live in infamy. It is a somber day for me. You see, I am from NY, and I lived there when 9/11 occurred. At the time I was working on Long Island, for a confections manufacturing company and my wife worked in Manhattan for a small private investing company. The CFO of the company I worked for was married to Pat Lyons. Pat was a fireman with the NYFD, working at the 252 squad in Bushwick Brooklyn. I remember Irene saying it was his day off and he didn’t have to go in…Irene was eight months pregnant with their first child.

Prokopios Paul Zois worked at Marsh and McLennan. He took the Long Island Rail Road to work every day. My wife used to sit in the same group on the way to work, and Paul was part of that group. Before that day was out, these men would be taken from their loved ones, but they were going home. Irene had the baby, a boy whose name is Patrick Mate Lyons, who is almost 8 years old. The sad thing is that they never found Pat Lyons remains. From what I understand he was with his crew ascending the north tower in the stairway when it collapsed. At the time, I have to admit now, I was pissed beyond measure. I would have advocated ridding the world of Islam. While I do not feel that way now, I still believe it is an incorrect religion that preaches death, and it is not a religion of peace. We are still at war with these 8th century throwbacks, and we haven’t brought the piece of shit that planned this genocide to justice. So much for the war on terror, but what do you expect when politicians run the military, but I am really digressing here. All I ask of those out there is to pray for the souls of those that passed this day in 2001 and pray for the peace and grace that only god can give for their families. I would also ask that if you could give to the Pat Lyons Foundation. They do a lot of good in the memory of Pat.

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Written by James Lagnese

September 10, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Memorial Day 2009

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Today is a day of remembrance of those who lost their lives while in service to our country, particularly while in the military. As much as December 7 and September 11 have their own special place as historical dates, I think we need to remember those lost on those days as well, both civilian and military. Both were pusillanimous attacks on our country, but somehow in time have lost some of their importance in our history, particulary Pearl Harbor, but even only after 8 years, 9/11 is starting to fade. Today I honor Navy Coxswain Joe Hydrusko, who I knew personally. Joe was officially credited with rescuing approximately 300 sailors from the burning waters during the attack and the leading the efforts to cut 36 sailors from the burning hulk of the Oklahoma. Every December 7 he would fly his Stinson around the Statue of Liberty and drop roses (Many tried to get Joe the CMH, but it never happened). We miss you Joe.

For 9/11, I remember Pat Lyons, who as New York City Fireman courageously lost his life while trying to save others. Pat left a wife pregnant with their first child. Such stories abound of the people of the NYFD, NYPD and the PAPD. Also remember those on Flight 93, those on Flight 77 and those that worked in the Pentagon.
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Written by James Lagnese

May 25, 2009 at 10:18 am

Obama Would Never Watch This

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I don’t drink Budweiser (Sam Adams), but then again neither does BHO (he strikes as a Chardonnay drinker), but this is one commercial that either you get or you don’t get. He wouldn’t get it. I do, do you? Cool commercial.
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Written by James Lagnese

April 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Now back to our regularly scheduled program

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September 11 is more than a day that will live in infamy. It is a somber day for me. You see, I am from NY, and I lived there when 9/11 occurred. At the time I was working on Long Island, for a confections manufacturing company and my wife worked in Manhattan for a small private investing company. The CFO of the company I worked for was married to Pat Lyons. Pat was a fireman with the NYFD, working at the 252 squad in Bushwick Brooklyn. I remember Irene saying it was his day off and he didn’t have to go in…Irene was eight months pregnant with their first child. Prokopios Paul Zois worked at Marsh and McLennan. He took the Long Island Rail Road to work every day. My wife used to sit in the same group on the way to work, and Paul was part of that group. Before that day was out, these men would be taken from their loved ones, but they were going home. Irene had the baby, a boy whose name is Patrick Mate Lyons, who is almost 7 years old. The sad thing is that they never found Pat Lyons remains. From what I understand he was with his crew ascending the north tower in the stairway when it collapsed. At the time, I have to admit now, I was pissed beyond measure. I would have advocated ridding the world of Islam. While I do not feel that way now, I still believe it is an incorrect religion that preaches death, and it is not a religion of peace. We are still at war with these 8th century throwbacks, and we haven’t brought the piece of shit that planned this genocide to justice. So much for the war on terror, but what do you expect when politicians run the military, but I am really digressing here. All I ask of those out there is to pray for the souls of those that passed this day in 2001 and pray for the peace and grace that only god can give for their families. I would also ask that if you could give to the Pat Lyons Foundation. They do a lot of good in the memory of Pat.

Thank you for reading this blog.

Written by James Lagnese

September 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm