” The beautiful image is also available online in interactive high-resolution that allows users to pan across the panorama and to zoom in onto landmarks such as the George Washington Bridge 11 miles away and across the five boroughs of New York City and across to New Jersey.
The 360-degree view was constructed digitally with computer software developed by GigaPan Systems of Portland, Oregon using the same technology as NASA’s Mars rovers.”
” The image marks something of a resolution too. Twelve-years on from the destruction by terrorists of the Twin Towers this is a view that some thought would never be seen again in New York City.”
Photo: James Leynse
” Over the past 12-years, nine governors of New Jersey and New York, two mayors and thousands of victims’ families all battled over real estate that also needed to be a shrine.
It took three years of clearing and cleaning for the cornerstone to be laid and another two years after that for construction to actually start.”
Photo: Getty Images
Regular readers may remember our post on the final assembly of the spire or the 9 year time lapse construction video . This is the final product . It’s no Twin Towers , but better than a hole in the ground . I guess . Here are the building by the numbers …
“ Building, with observation deck, height: 1,368 feet, the height of the original WTC North Tower
Building, with observation deck and antenna, height: 1,776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed
Base: 200 feet square, the same as the original twin towers
Total number of steelworkers involved: 10,000
Total amount of steel used in the construction: 48,000 tons
Total number of external glass panels: 13,000
Total square foot of One World Trade Center: 3.5 million square feet
Amount of steel used in construction is enough to build FIVE Empire State Buildings
Depth of foundations: 200 feet below the streets of Lower Manhattan
Number of 18th Century British revolutionary warships found during construction: 1
Final price tag of construction: $3.9 billion
Number of steelworkers killed during building: 0
Height of antannae: 408-feet “
Lot’s more info and pictures at the Daily Mail
Here is a more in-depth post on the “rocket cats” of our previous post .
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In May 1988, President Ronald Reagan travelled to Moscow for his 4th summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. The Soviets prepared a grand welcome; buildings across from the Kremlin were repainted, streets repaved and trees and flowers planted along the boulevards. The president’s schedule included attending the Bolshoi Ballet, speaking to students at Moscow’s State University and visiting Danilov Monastery, while First Lady would tour Leningrad.
The visit was not without its own share of diplomatic incidents. The First Couple took an unscheduled walk through the Arbat, a Moscow shopping pedestrian street, when security police rushed in and roughed up a throng of onlookers, including children. “It’s still a police state,” Reagan was heard to say. When the president’s advance team asked the Russian Orthodox Church to pave the way to the Danilov Monastery so that the president could arrive in the limousine, a clergyman retorted that “One does not ride to see God. One walks either upon his feet or upon his knees.” Because he wore no ID badge, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater was pursued by security personnel on his way to a Kremlin dinner. The president dozed off during the performance at the Bolshoi and Secretary Gorbachev had to wake him with a tap on the shoulder as the curtains were coming down.
” Stephen Colbert Tuesday on Colbert Report gave a rundown of just how President Barack Obama has handled the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Colbert, whose entire shtick is to make fun of talk-show pundits, looked downright gleeful as he poked fun at Obama’s chill attitude.
After playing a series of clips from the talk-show circuit, showing prominent Republicans ripping the president, Colbert put a light touch on how President Obama is allegedly appearing to the rest of the world. While showing a photo of the president on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Colbert teased the president for the lack of haste in his wardrobe.”
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The parent’s and student’s pro-charter schools rally in Albany
” It was a tale of two rallies — with Mayor de Blasio getting schooled by Gov. Cuomo.
An overflow crowd of 11,000 charter-school supporters braved Albany’s subfreezing weather Tuesday to cheer Cuomo as he blasted the state’s 200-plus failing public schools and declared that “parents deserve a choice” in charter schools.
“ We are here today to tell you that we stand with you,” the governor told the huge crowd. “You are not alone. We will save charter schools.”
” Cuomo pledged to ensure that “charter schools have the financial capacity, the physical space and the government support to thrive and to grow.”
His public promise followed an exclusive report in Tuesday’s Post that he privately told a meeting of business leaders last month he would support legislation to provide funds for charters to lease facilities if de Blasio boots them from public-school buildings.”
Compare the two rallies , the sparsely attended one indoors right in the city where around a thousand , mostly union , professional protestors sat in the comfort of a heated auditorium versus 11,000 parents , students and teachers that travelled a hundred miles on short notice to attend their rally outdoors in the frigid temperatures of upstate Albany .
The Di Blasio/Union anti-charter schools rally.
” The massive demonstration outside the state Capitol was the largest there in years, despite being scheduled just last week in response to de Blasio’s eviction of three “co-located” charter schools.
Meanwhile, de Blasio drew fewer than 1,500 people — mainly unionized service workers — to a long-planned, nearby rally in support of his tax-the-rich plan to finance pre-kindergarten for all city kids.”
We seldom find anything to agree with as far as Andy Cuomo is concerned but the fact that he felt the need to speak on behalf of charter schools should give the reader a good indication of where the public stands on this issue , after all there is no greater panderer in the state than Gov Cuomo .
The “Pre-school President” … ROFLMAO !
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Friday, June 27th, 2014, 0-dark-thiry: The politicians have made their decision. By a twist of fate–your file simply happened to be on the top of the stack for no particular reason–you’ll be the first example. A state police SWAT team pull to the curb in front of your home, leap from their van and rush to your front door. Two black-clad men pull back a ram and swing it toward your front door, aiming just above the knob, while the rest of the team waits anxiously, their automatic weapons charged and off safe. Two hope they’ll get the opportunity to shoot. At least one wants to manufacture the opportunity.
You’ve made two major mistakes; they will cost your life and destroy your family: you live in a blue state where the governor and legislature have no respect for the Constitution and the lives and liberty of citizens, and you were foolish enough to obey the law.
FNC Shows Flashback To Obama Ridiculing Romney: ‘1980s Are Calling To Ask for Their Foreign Policy Back’
” Bret Baier opened a panel segment on his show Friday night with a flashback to President Barack Obama’s snide ridiculing, of Mitt Romney’s now seeming prescient concern about Russia’s “geo-political” threat, during the October 22, 2012 presidential debate. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the cold war has been over for 20 years,” Obama lectured.”
Newsbusters has the story on Obama’s Delphian foreign policy and does Obama really want to talk about economic policies ? The “twenties” are here again in economics and to a large degree the social divides of the “fifties” have been re-instated by Barack as well . Who knew progressives were so set on bringing back the past ? I thought the conservatives were supposed to be the dinosaurs .
Some choice words from the Giants of the “equality” movement … cases of the pols calling the chattel black .
” They say taxes are a certainty of life, although that isn’t true for most 6 year-olds. However, there’s one little boy who must file an individual tax return for a variety of reasons. So when he received a letter from the IRS questioning several items on his most recent return, his mother naturally responded for him. She received this in return (regarding her 6 year-old son):
“ Dear Mr. Smith: we don’t recognize Susan F. Smith as someone authorized to discuss your tax file. If you want Susan F. Smith to be authorized to discuss your return we suggest you go online and submit form 8892 and form, etc.” Since the government already had the little boy’s Social Security Number and knew he was a minor, his parents were perplexed. So, they naturally decided that he should write the IRS himself. This is his letter.”
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After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.
Seriously, how stupid could she be? More from Hounshell:
Outrageous , the man gets paid $99.95 per student while the head of the LA school district , with nearly 100 times as many students makes $1.68 per student . For shame . It’s no wonder these parents are up in arms . We all should be .
” Stand-up comedian and country singer Tim Wilson, who infused original songs into his comedy, died in Columbus, Ga., on Wednesday night of a massive heart attack, his manager Chris Dipetta told TODAY.
Wilson, 52, drove to Columbus from a gig in Michigan to visit his brother en route to a weekend show in Birmingham, Ala. when he started feeling ill, said Dipetta, who worked with Wilson for 30 years.
” I talked to him yesterday afternoon and said he felt bad, was short of breath, and I said, ‘get to the hospital now,” said Dipetta, fighting tears. “His brother took him to the hospital and he had a massive heart attack and passed away at 9:15 p.m.” “
” Although Wilson was not a household name, he had a strong and expansive following that admired his humorous country songs such as “Garth Brooks Ruined My Life” and “First Baptist Bar & Grill.” He also co-wrote Jeff Foxworthy’s hit “The Redneck 12 Days of Christmas.” “
He was a funny , funny man and in tribute to him we are going to highlight some of his work with very little commentary on our part . We’ll let Mr Wilson’s words speak for themselves .
He was a most highly respected comedian that his contemporaries thought the world of .
Listen his take on banks and tellers
This is an NSFW , uncensored version of one of his classics … “I Could Be Wrong”
Service Stations …
The Second Amendment …
Family gatherings …
Michelle Obama … LOL
Rosie O’Donnell …
“21 And Don’t Know Nothin’ “
Bill Clinton …
Al Gore …
What women want …
Kevin McPeek interviews Tim …
Here is the Wiki bio on Tim …
” Timothy Collins “Tim” Wilson (August 5, 1961 – February 26, 2014) was an American stand-up comedian and country music artist, whose act combined stand-up comedy and original songs.He released more than a dozen comedy albums, including several forCapitol Records Nashville, and made frequent appearances on the John Boy and Billy, Big D and Bubba and Bob and Tom Show.Wilson also appeared on numerous television programs, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and American Revolution Country Comedy on CMT. In 2011, Wilson appeared on CMT’s Ron White‘s Comedy Salute to the Troops along with White, Lewis Black,Kathleen Madigan, Vic Henley, Alex Reymundo and Robert Hawkins. In 2012, Wilson appeared on the Showtime Comedy Special Billy Gardell‘s: Road Dogs, with Gardell hosting along with comedians Ben Creed and Kenny Rogerson. Wilson also produced the show’s musical theme, “Back Home To You” by guitarist Scotty Bratcher. “
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|US Country||US Comedy||US Heat|
|Waking Up the Neighborhood||
|Low-Class Love Affair||
|It’s a Sorry World||
|Road Comedy 101||
|Gettin’ My Mind Right||
|I Should’ve Married My Father-In-Law||
|Super Bad Sounds of the 70′s||
|The Real Twang Thang||
|Church League Softball Fistfight||
|But I Could Be Wrong||
|Mr. Wilson Explains America||
|Caffeine Wired, Nervous & Pale||
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart|
Last but not least here is Tim’s webpage Tim Wilson America
Published on Feb 27, 2014
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February 3, 1913: Sixteenth Amendment Adopted
The Sixteenth Amendment (Amendment XVI) to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census. This amendment exempted income taxes from the constitutional requirements regarding direct taxes, after income taxes on rents, dividends, and interest were ruled to be direct taxes in the court case of Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co. (1895).