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(illustration courtesy of Mad Magazine) In case you didn't yet know Cheney was recklessly incompetent. From firstlook.org : When presented with an actual terror threat – the one that ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 210 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 10:58 AM PDT with 355 Recommends
Like a lot of folks on the west coast, my family was awakened on the morning of September 11, 2001 to television images we never believed we would see on American soil. I remember telling my ...
by recoveringConservative
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 02:38 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Some years ago, during one of Secretary Tom Ridge's conveniently timed heightened security alerts, I was approached by a reporter in Madison Square Park in New York City. He asked me if I was ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 01:26 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
This story was originally written on the 10th anniversary of the attack on the WTC. Some stories bear repeating. This is one of them.
by 8ackgr0und N015e
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 08:37 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Originally published in my personal blog. For a moment, I want to step away from my typically snarky commentary about things I see in the pseudoscience world. I want to talk about my own ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 02:28 PM PDT with 75 Recommends
Originally posted to NIOSH Science Blog . The inhalation of chemicals, particulate matter (dusts and fibers), and the incomplete products of combustion during occupational and environmental ...
by charliehall2
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 10:27 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
I decided to examine a little slice of the Port Authority Timeline, today. The one involving David Samson quietly slinking off into the New Jersey sunset. Somehow that internal review "pivot" had ...
by jamess
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun May 11, 2014 at 09:25 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
As those who read my post from yesterday learned, at the height of the Bridgegate commuter obstruction exercise, when it was being abruptly halted, long before its 30-days+ planned time horizon -- ...
by jamess
Comment Count 97 comments on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 08:33 AM PDT with 184 Recommends
Tom Moran pens an editorial in the Star-Ledger this morning reminding us that Governor Christie's policies are just as repugnant as his political oppurtunism. In Chris Christie's willful neglect on ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM PDT with 125 Recommends
As if we are in a never ending game of political limbo, Governor Chris Christie keeps defying our expectations of "how low can he go?" Rachel Maddow ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 55 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 09:11 PM PDT with 71 Recommends
Hat-tip to Daily Kos user HoundDog for digging up the dirt first, about how planned rising Toll Rates were being pegged to provide for the NY-NJ Port Authority 'discretion bucket of money' -- which ...
by jamess
Comment Count 110 comments on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 07:50 PM PST with 235 Recommends
Mobsters tried , and failed; Leona Helmsley tried , and failed ; and more recently Larry ...
by jamess
Comment Count 55 comments on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 12:37 PM PST with 96 Recommends
The New York and New Jersey Port Authority seems to have some peculiar priorities. Item: The agency has been without a permanent Director of Operations for over two years. The Acting Director, ...
by hannah
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 03:11 AM PST with 6 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 60 comments on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM PST with 119 Recommends
...on 9/11? Sorry, but I have not had the time to read about the exact details and dates of this Christie/Fort-Lee Traffic Jam controversy, not until a few moments ago, when, upon reading EPNJ's ...
by ArthurPoet
Comment Count 209 comments on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 03:17 AM PST with 361 Recommends
The U.S. has committed at least 15,000 combat troops and billions of ...
by Ted Rall
Comment Count 72 comments on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 07:54 AM PST with 38 Recommends
As bizarre as it may seem, history is replete with examples of groups borrowing the tactics of an enemy, to impose its will on others. How do you think gun powder made its way from China to Europe ...
by Constance Hilliard
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 07:19 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I recently came across the original of this color slide I shot from the Staten Island Ferry in 1976, the Bicentennial year, of the World Trade Center ascending majestically above the New York ...
by Madison Guy
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 12:39 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
My son and I running around the World Trade Center, July 1999. ...was a place to play, listen to jazz outside, pass through on my way to work, shop, visit ...
by Greek Goddess
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 08:24 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Every Sept 11th I post these 'missing person' fliers. Danny Lewin’s brilliant but brief life is largely unknown because, until now, those closest to him have guarded their memories and quietly ...
by Eileen B
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 06:11 AM PDT with 103 Recommends