SHAMEFUL … Sons of FDNY Firefighters Killed By 9/11 Illness Losing Chance to Serve … Government Bureaucrats Say Their Father’s Deaths Weren’t Heroic Enough to be Considered “In the Line of Duty”
And we wonder why people hate the government … What a disgrace, shameful, simply shameful!!!
Ever wonder why Government bureaucrats are hated so much? One needs to look no further than the NY Post exclusive story where the son’s of fallen New York City firefighters that were killed because of post 9/11 related illnesses. These government bureaucrats, who will never be confused with heroes, made the determination that the son’s of firefighters as a result of ‘Ground Zero” illnesses, that their deaths were not heroic enough to be considered killed “in the line of duty”. NYC has a convoluted point system that is provided to those that want to be firefighters and given the son’s of fallen heroes added bonus points, called “legacy points”. However, NYC bureaucrats denied these points to the son’s who’s fathers died as a result of illnesses that resulted from them being at Ground Zero on that fateful day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center killing nearly 3000 individuals.
They dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses.
But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.”
At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding FDNY policy granting children of firefighters who died on the job preferential status are devastated because their dreams have gone up in smoke.
“We’ve all been waiting at least five years just to get in the running to get the job. And now that we’re here, they’ve taken away the legacy of our fathers,” said Scott Barocas, whose father, Capt. Sheldon Barocas, died in 2011 from a 9/11-related cancer.
Barocas, 28, is among the unlucky group who received a letter in May from the FDNY notifying them of a mind-boggling interpretation of civil service law that their dads — who endured slow deaths from 9/11-related illnesses — died on administrative duty.
New York Gov. Cuomo has not signed the bill that would redefine death by 9/11 illnesses to as ‘killed in line of duty.’
What else would we expect these days from morons who deal with the 9-11 terror attack and the brave heroes who gave their lives and ran into buildings and helped other at Ground Zero not knowing what they were being exposed to? Is this the way we honor their memories? But when we have idiots at the 9-11 Memorial museum dissing the iconic picture of firefighters raising the America flag as being too ‘rah-rah” America … what would we expect from ignorant liberal government bureaucrats.
This needs to be changed and changed now!
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity Being Dropped by Cumulus Media
- But they aren’t disappearing from radio, they will likely move to WOR
18 Year Old Caroline Karimi Missing Since 7/29/13 in West Los Angeles, CA (Update: Found Safe in Wyoming)
18 year old Caroline Karimi has been missing since Monday, July 29, 2013 in West Los Angeles, California. Caroline Karimi was last seen at 7 am on Monday at her home in the 2900 block of Queensbury Street in the West Los Angeles area. Karimi a volunteer at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. Prior to her going to the hospital reports say that she used her credit card to buy gas and then she was spotted on surveillance video at a nearby Vons supermarket, where she used her credit card to buy a sandwich. The video then shows her getting back into her metallic light green Prius and leaving the parking lot alone. At 7:25 am she texted her mother that she was headed to the hospital; however, she never arrived. According to the girl’s father her credit cards have not been used since and her cell phone has been turned off.
She was then spotted on surveillance video at a nearby Vons supermarket, where she used her credit card to to buy a sandwich at the deli, Karimi said.
The video showed her leaving the parking lot alone.
A few minutes later, the teenager texted her mother to say she was on her way to the hospital, but she never arrived.
Karimi and her father were scheduled to board an American Airlines flight Wednesday morning from LAX to Boston to attend a family gathering.
The teenager has brown hair and green eyes.
She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds
She was driving a 1997 light green Toyota Prius with California license plate No. 5YVV475.
Caroline Karimi was last seen at her home in the 2900 block of Queensbury Street (map) in West Los Angeles, according to an LAPD statement. Her family told NBC4 she was last seen on Monday.
“We are looking for information — if somebody saw her, some kind of police report that her car was found,” said her father, Dr. Ardeshir Karimi. “It’s devastating.”
Karimi never arrived for work at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center — which is highly unusual, her family told police.
UPDATE II: Caroline Karimi found safe in Wyoming. She had taken a road trip with friend, UNREAL! Talk about a lapse in judgement.
An 18-year-old woman who was reported missing this week has been found in Wyoming with friends after taking an unannounced road trip, her father told NBC4.
Caroline Karimi of West Los Angeles sent her mother a text late Wednesday saying she was in Wyoming with friends, according to her father, Dr. Ardeshir Karimi.
“She told her mom she just wanted to spend some time with her friends before college started,” Ardeshir Karimi said.
If anyone has any information regarding missing Caroline Karimi, please contact Detective Alma Mercado of the LAPD Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800.
Wikileaks Leaker Bradley Manning Convicted of 5 Charges of Espionage & Theft, Computer Fraud … But Not Guilty of Aiding Enemy (Update: WikiLeaks Blasts Obama)
A military judge has Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was convicted five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions, but found Manning not guilty on the greater charge of aiding the enemy. Even though, convicted of several lesser charges could carry a maximum of a 136 year prison sentence. Obviously the information that Manning released through WikiLeaks aided the enemy as some of it was found in Bin Laden’s complex when he was killed. This issue was where Manning’s intent was to aid the enemy, not whether it actually did. It is hard to believe that it some one would not think that the release of such classified information would not aid the enemy, but it all comes back to intent.
A military judge acquitted Army Pfc. Bradley Manning on Tuesday of aiding the enemy, but convicted him of violations of the Espionage Act for turning over a trove of classified data to the website WikiLeaks, in a case where the soldier has been portrayed variously as a traitor and as a whistle-blower.
The verdict by the judge, Col. Denise Lind, dismissed the prosecution’s argument that Manning released documents — in the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history — that he knew would end up in the hands of al Qaeda. The verdict also found Manning not guilty of unauthorized possession of information relating to national defense.
The U.S. Army soldier charged with providing troves of government documents to WikiLeaks was found not guilty Tuesday of aiding the enemy, the top charge in his 21-count indictment that could have carried a life sentence, however, he was convicted of several lesser charges that can carry a 128-year prison sentence.
Prosecutors had to prove Army Pfc. Bradley Manning had “a general evil intent” and knew the classified material would be seen by the terrorist group Al Qaeda. Legal experts said an aiding-the- enemy conviction could set a precedent because Manning did not directly give the classified material to Al Qaeda.
The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, deliberated for about 16 hours over three days before reaching her decision in the case.
Manning was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions. The sentencing phase of his trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., and will likely go on for several weeks.
Legal Insurrection has a list of all counts and whether manning was guilty or not guilty.
Sentencing for Manning on his convictions of espionage will begin tomorrow at 9:30 AM.
UPDATE I: WikiLeaks blasts Barack Obama and the “Dangerous national security extremism from the Obama administration.”
Operation Cross Country: FBI Raid in 76 Cities Rescues 105 Missing Teens Forced into Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
Operation Cross Country … FBI raid in 76 cities across the United States rescues 105 missing teens as young as 13 forced into prostitution and sex trafficking.
Win one for the good guys. A massive nationwide law enforcement sweep targeting child sex-trafficking and the exploitation of teens has rescued 105 sexually exploited children and the arrest of more than 150 pimps and others. It is about time these vermin who pray of minors get what is coming to them. It is bad enough that adult prostitution exists, but the exploitation and child prostitution of underage boys and girls is beyond reprehensible. We cannot do enough to help these kids and stop sex trafficking in the United States. These parasites that were arrested should never see the light of day.
The coordinated action between multiple federal, state and local agencies was the largest such enforcement action to date, according to the FBI. Seventy-six cities took part, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative.
Authorities rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pimps and others in a three-day law enforcement sweep in 76 American cities, the FBI said Monday. The victims, almost all girls, range in age from 13 to 17.
The largest numbers of children rescued were in San Francisco, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver and New Orleans. The campaign, known as Operation Cross Country, was conducted under the FBI’s Innocence Lost initiative.
“Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across the country,” Ron Hosko, assistant director of the bureau’s criminal investigative division, told a press conference.
The FBI said the campaign has resulted in rescuing 2,700 children since 2003.
The investigations and convictions of 1,350 have led to life imprisonment for 10 pimps and the seizure of more than $3.1 million in assets.
‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Stars Teresa and Joe Giudice Facing Possible 30 Years in Prison for Fraud
Talk about adding some “REALITY” to reality TV …
Making it Real … Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were charged in a 39-count indictment Monday with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. The two reality TV actors of ’Real Housewives of New Jersey’ face a possible 30 years in prison.
Two stars of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” are scheduled to make initial court appearances on federal fraud charges.
Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were due in federal court Tuesday morning. They were charged in a 39-count indictment Monday with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
The couple is accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
Authorities allege the couple submitted fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 to 2008, a year before their show debuted on Bravo. Prosecutors said the couple submitted fake W-2s, tax returns and bank account information to lenders.
Next up reality show … ’Real Convicts of New Jersey’
Bill O’Reilly Blasts ‘Race Hustler’ Al Sharpton: You Have Failed. FAILED! Your Day Is Done! … Make a Lot of Money by Promoting Racial Division
I give Bill O’Reilly a lot of credit for discussing the situation for fear of being branded a racists …
Fox News Bill O’Reilly blasted Al Sharpton, the race hustler for his failure to help the black community and only promote racial division while making money in the process. Previously, O’Reilly did a talking points memo as to what the real problems were in the black community and was spot on. However, the race hustlers like Sharpton could never accept such comments because it did not promote racial divide and Sharpton could not turn a profit off it. It is a sad state of affairs when today’s Civil Rights activists are nothing more than agitators and the MSM gives them credibility. In the end, O’Reilly stated that Sharpton’s days are over, done! I could only hope so for the sake of the black community and racial peace in the United States.
“Sharpton and others are attacking me because I am a threat to them. They have failed. FAILED. to deal with problems in the black community and they make a lot of money promoting racial division… Talking Points believes the day of the race hustler has come to an end. This we and them business gets the country nowhere. There are severe problems in the black community that have to be solved… You bet, Al. Your day is done.”
Check out the talking points memo from O’Reilly that started it all as to the real problems in the black community. To not have a real conversation on the black community, not just racism … is the real racism. How can whites, blacks, anyone just sit by and watch it continue to happen without lifting a finger? O’Reilly called out the black race baiting merchants to address the real problems, not pray on the continued racial division and jump on the anti-George Zimmerman band wagon.
You want a conversation, You got it. The only problem is it has to be an honest conversation and stop the nonsense and for leaders to actually lead the way to a better America and stop the victimization. Those were basically the sentiments of Bill O’Reilly. Of course he will be branded a racist for actually caring and wanting to make a real difference.
Every one should view this honest, hard, tough love video
More Sacrifice from Obama & the First Family … Obama Vineyard Vacation at $7.6 Million Private Resort …More than 75 Rooms Booked for Staff
Barack Obama, the phony working class President …
America, it’s time to admit you have a phony for the middle class president and come to the realization that Barack Obama is a 1%er. As most Americans stay home for their vacation, worry whether they can pay the bills, keep their home, their job and their insurance … Obama leads by example and shows his shared sacrifice by heading off to Marha’s Vineyard once again for vacation at a $7.6 million private resort. Nothing says for the middle and working class like life styles of the rich and famous of Martha’s Vineyard. I guess he will be focused like a laser on the economy and jobs for Americans while he is vacationing on the Vineyard at tax payers expense. When is America ever going to wake up and realize that this president could care less? As record number of Americans are on food stamps, the unemployment rate continues to be about 7%, more part time jobs than full time ones are created and this elitist, phony president jets off for vacation.
Democrat Mayors were complain in 2011 about Obama’s vacations in Martha’s Vineyard and he has never stopped … as previously stated, Obama could care less, let then eat snow cones.
The Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, the exclusive playground for presidents and their families, is about to get its annual summer infusion of cash and attention as President Obama and his family prepare to arrive August 10 for an eight-day vacation.
Local reports indicate that the first family will likely be staying at a $7.6 million resort home on southern edge of the island in the town of Chilmark where homes feature water access to Chilmark Pond, tennis courts and swimming pools.
Staying at the home of Chicago corporate finance manager David Schulte is a break from past Obama vacations because the $21 million home they’ve rented, Blue Heron Farm, isn’t available. Schulte’s summer home sits on nine and a half acres, has ocean views and a basketball court.
While the president typically keeps to himself and carries with him only a handful of staffers to Martha’s Vineyard, security will be tight. As in the past, the Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs will house security and communications officials. The owner told the Vineyard Gazette that the Secret Service has booked 70 rooms and another five have been reserved for the Transportation Security Agency. Rates at the hotel run from $225-$345.
As the Gateway Pundit opines regarding Obama, “skin in the game for thee, not for me and Michelle”. It must be nice taking a vacation on someone else’s dime.
More Shared Sacrifice and ‘skin in the game’ from your ‘Vacationer’ in Chief
- Written in the NY Post regarding the latest in the Anthony Weiner campaign
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Weiner Shrinks to 4th in Polls … Disgraced Prostitute Scandal Gov. Spitzer Says He Will Not Vote for Fellow Democrat Sexting Scandal Plagued Anthony Weiner
Could the Democrat Party get any more bizarre? Just curious, does purchasing the services of a prostitute trump sexting?
Weiners poll numbers in free-fall. As more and more sordid sexting details come out regarding NYC mayoral candidate and former disgraced US Representative Anthony Weiner, his poll numbers shrink. Following the stories that Weiner continued sexting young girls after he was caught in his first scandal,
Carlos Danger Weiner has now slipped to fourth place in the polls in the Democrat primary for NYC mayor. According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, Weiner has dropped to just 16%, down 10% from just five days. According to RCP, Weiner is pretty much done, put a fork in him. However, at this point Weiner is going no where as he is pot committed and his ego is going to make him stay in the race and lose as opposed to have yet another embarrassing presser explaining his withdrawal from the race.
New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has dropped to fourth place in a poll released on Monday, but Weiner has vowed to forge ahead nevertheless.
A new poll of likely Democratic voters taken by Quinnipiac University shows the disgraced former congressman trailing City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former city comptroller Bill Thompson.
In addition, the poll shows that a majority of likely voters — 53 percent — think Weiner should step aside in light of recent revelations of another sexting scandal.
Quinn leads the Democratic pack with 27 percent, with 21 percent for de Blasio, 20 percent for Thompson, 6 percent for Comptroller John Liu and 2 percent for former Council member Sal Albanese, the poll finds. Seven percent of likely Democratic primary voters remain undecided.
Ha, Eliot Spitzer, the voice of the moral majority and ethics speak out against Weiner
But it gets even more bizarre, if possible. Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who was forced to resign from office because of his prostitute scandal. Wow, talk about the pot calling the kettle immoral. So Spitzer says he will not support or vote for Weiner. Really? Does Spitzer even have the right to weigh in on anything that has to do with a sex scandal? Dude, last time I checked buying prostitutes as a governor (Client #9) trumps sexting. This might be one of the most hypocritical double standards ever. Spitzer is currently running for comptroller of NYC. What makes him think that he has the moral or ethical background for that position?
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer doesn’t think Anthony Weiner should be mayor of New York City.
Asked by host Chris Matthews Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” who he would vote for in the mayoral election, Spitzer was hesitant to answer. Matthews pressed Spitzer, saying “You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that now? You don’t think he should be mayor of New York.”
“I think the answer is yes,” Spitzer said. “We have had a number of instances over the years where inevitably, of course, municipal employees, state employees have used computers and the like for improper purposes and there is an appropriate sanction for that and there should be.”
From CNN, comes the following comments from Spitzer’s opponent in the Democratic race for city comptroller, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer:
“It’s clear that Eliot Spitzer thinks there are two standards – one for him, and one for everybody else. His comments are the height of hypocrisy,” Stringer’s campaign said in a statement.