Archive | November, 2014

9/11 a day we will never forget

20 Nov

On September 11, 2001, 19 men hijacked four commercial airlines on their way to west coast destinations. The terrorist attack was organised by the al Qaeda. Their tactic was to choose large planes who were going to fly long distances as they would be heavily fueled.  A total of 2977 people were killed in New York City, Washington DC and in Pennsylvania.

This is refereed to as the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

Today I watched the documentary 9/11 made by two french brothers. They were filming a documentary about how it is to become a firefighter and were originally filming Tony Benetatos. Tony was still a probationary firefighter when the 9/11 attacks hit. He was assigned to the Ladder 1 firehouse on Duane Street in Lower Manhattan. The fighters from this department was the first at tower 1 after the first plane hit. The documentary is made with real life images and gives a great insight into how it was to be a firefighter during this dramatic day and the days after.

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One of the brothers follows chef Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer, they are among the first to arrive after the attack and the whole thing is captured on camera. They are in tower 1 as tower two collapses and they can hear the sounds as people are jumping from the towers and hitting the ground. We get to see how the chefs are handling the situation. The other brother is filming from the outside and gets the peoples reaction.

This is truly a documentary to watch if you are interested in the 9/11 terrorist attacks as it’s all real and not reconstructions. And I can guarantee that you are going to feel chills going trough your body as you watch it.

9/11 is a day the world is never going to forget

More information about the documentary here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_%28film%29

More about the attacks here: http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-timelinehttp://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/27/us/september-11-anniversary-fast-facts/

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Why I would support Bruce Braley

2 Nov

Bruce Braley is an American politician and attorney who has served as the U.S Representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic party and I would support him if I was to vote in this midterm election. According to pre-election forecasts, Iowa is an state where there is no certainty yet of who is going to win.

I have now read about Bruce Braley and I think I would support him. He wants to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. He is also very interested in economic fairness, creating jobs , and investing in education. He is also working to create better advantages for the middle class as he thinks they are being squeezed more than ever, while Wall Street bankers and big companies are making record profits.  Braley is also pro-choice when it comes to abortion, and has worked hard to make abortion an option to everyone.

Michelle Obama is also supporting Braley and held a speech early in September. She began her speech by saying “I am beyond thrilled to be here today to support your next senator from Iowa, our friend Bruce”

After finding out about Bruce Braley I hope he wins the midterm election in Iowa and gets to keep up the good work he does. So now all we can do is to wait and see if the Iowans will vote for Braley on November the 4th. I hope they do!