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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

11 March 2015. From the Russian Web… THIS is How Cold It Was In New York…

00 New York. Statue of Liberty. 08.03.15

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It so cold in New York City that parts of New York harbour froze over… a very rare occurrence. Oddly enough, this cold snap is part of Global Warming. As the Arctic ice melts, it gets taken up into the air and falls as snow in the winter. When you couple it with Arctic air inversions, an illusion of ice age conditions comes about. We had a very cold bitter snap for about four weeks here, but it’s up a little over 5 (41 Fahrenheit) today, and the snow is rapidly receding. It was NOT an Old School Northeast winter, as that’d mean significant snowfall in December. We didn’t have major snowfall until February, so, the bitter winter only lasted about a month.

BMD

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

12 September 2012. VOR Presents… USA Remembers 9/11 Victims

On 11 September 2001, terrorists hijacked four passenger planes, two of which they rammed into the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan in New York City, whilst the third struck the Pentagon. The fourth jet crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after its passengers and the crew fought back.

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2,974 people died because of these attacks; 24 went missing. Most of the dead were civilians; amongst them were 246 passengers and crewmembers of the hijacked planes, 2,606 people in and around the collapsed Twin Towers, and 125 people in the Pentagon building. The victims were not only Americans; they came from as many as 91 countries around the world, including 96 people born in the USSR.

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Death also claimed first responders, including 341 fire fighters and two medics from the New York City Fire Department, 60 police officers, and eight ambulance paramedics.

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Authorities blamed the 9/11 disaster on the al-Qaeda terrorist organisation and its leader Osama bin Laden, who was eliminated on 2 May 2011, although they’ve been largely criticised by both media and scientists, leaving the question open for discussion.

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The collapse of the Twin Towers left behind thousands of tons of toxic waste. Hazardous substances from the burning fires mixed with the air, poisoning the atmosphere and people who were helping the survivors and clearing the debris. Local residents, students, and office workers in Lower Manhattan and adjacent Chinatown complained of health problems.

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A memorial for the victims of the 9/11 attack opened in New York in 2011.

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In 2002, 11 September was officially designating as Patriot Day. In 2009, it was renamed National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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11 September 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/photoalbum/87895131/87895134/

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

11 September 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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Eleven years ago, in the USA, the largest terrorist act in the history of mankind occurred… terrorists crashed airliners into the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City NY and the Pentagon in Washington DC. The attacks killed all those who were in the hijacked aircraft, along with many of those in the affected buildings. The total number of victims was 2,977, including 343 firemen and 60 police officers. 2,606 died at the WTC whilst 125 died at the Pentagon (70 civilians and 55 soldiers).

11 September 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20120911/175892685.html

11 September 2012. What Gives, Port Authority? Where’s the New St Nick’s?

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It’s been eleven years since the destruction of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the 9/11 event. It’s still not rebuilt… and the stonewalling pols at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are pointing fingers at the Greek Archdiocese. I don’t think so… I think that the pols are trying to buffalo us… as always. St Nick’s was destroyed when the Twin Towers fell on it. That is, the failure of Port Authority property destroyed it, so, the Port Authority has the obligation to rebuild it… full stop. Accept no bullshit from politicians…

BMD

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