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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

Pentagon to Deploy 20,000 Troops by 2011

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The pentagon plans to deploy 20,000 troops by 2011 to help local authorities respond to a nuclear terror attack or other catastrophes. One, are they expecting something they are not telling us? Two, I grew sick of the color of the day when I lived in NY. Is the alert red, orange, yellow or green? Three, is this a pretext for something else? While on some level, I felt “comfort” with the troops deployed in Manhattan and around the city, I also felt that it would have been more effective for those that were legal to carry somewhere in NY to be able to carry in the 5 Boroughs. Unfortunately, the sfacimes that run NYC do not recognize pistol licenses from anywhere but NYC, but getting a license in NYC is impossible unless you are a friend of the mayor or pay exorbitant amounts of money. If you are Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Michael Bloomberg, or Joan Rivers, but I digress. I have to wonder how Obama will do this when there is Posse Comitatas. Bush tried to modify it and was beaten back. Hopefully this will not come to pass. 
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Written by James Lagnese

December 1, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Pentagon to Deploy 20,000 Troops by 2011

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The pentagon plans to deploy 20,000 troops by 2011 to help local authorities respond to a nuclear terror attack or other catastrophes. One, are they expecting something they are not telling us? Two, I grew sick of the color of the day when I lived in NY. Is the alert red, orange, yellow or green? Three, is this a pretext for something else? While on some level, I felt “comfort” with the troops deployed in Manhattan and around the city, I also felt that it would have been more effective for those that were legal to carry somewhere in NY to be able to carry in the 5 Boroughs. Unfortunately, the sfacimes that run NYC do not recognize pistol licenses from anywhere but NYC, but getting a license in NYC is impossible unless you are a friend of the mayor or pay exorbitant amounts of money. If you are Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Michael Bloomberg, or Joan Rivers, but I digress. I have to wonder how Obama will do this when there is Posse Comitatas. Bush tried to modify it and was beaten back. Hopefully this will not come to pass. 
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Written by James Lagnese

December 1, 2008 at 8:31 pm