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Air Force Veteran Looking For Girl He Rescued After Hurricane Katrina





” A veteran is asking for help finding a young girl he rescued nearly 10 years ago after Hurricane Katrina.

  An embrace between the two was preserved in a photo. The picture of Staff Sgt. Michael Maroney hugging the girl became a prominent symbol after Katrina devastated New Orleans. 

  Maroney was with an elite Air Force pararescue unit, The Air Force Times reports. He had arrived in New Orleans seven days before the picture was taken. He moved from rooftop to rooftop looking for people to help, the Air Force Times reports. Maroney often felt helpless in the flood-ravaged city.

  The veteran told the Air Force Times he remembers descending between treetops and power lines to save the pictured girl’s family. Maroney found a mom, dad and five children, including the little girl in a pink shirt and pigtails.”



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Tom Brokaw Wants Brian Williams Fired






” You know you’re in trouble when Tom Brokaw is out for your blood.

  NBC’s most revered journalist is furious that Brian Williams is still in the anchor chair after he sheepishly admitted he hadn’t traveled on a helicopter hit by enemy fire.

“ Brokaw wants Williams’ head on a platter,” an NBC source said. “He is making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report.” 

  On Wednesday, Williams, 55, acknowledged that he had repeatedly said he was aboard a chopper that had been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade during a 2003 reporting trip to Iraq, when he was actually safely traveling in a different aircraft.”



NBC is just as much to blame for perpetuating the Brian Williams myth …



” “NBC bosses don’t understand how serious this is. Nobody in a leadership position is talking to the troops. Nobody has addressed it,” the source said.

  One longtime NBC employee who has worked with Williams on several occasions had a few dirty words to describe the celebrated anchor, calling him a “real pompous piece of s–t.”

He’s an a–hole,” he fumed. “He’s not a journalist. He’s a reader.

“ Oh, the fireworks that are going off inside,” he said. “It’s embarrassing. He’s the face on NBC. He’s a liar.

Everyone knew it.” “



    Read more and note that Williams told a similar tale about his experiences in New Orleans covering Hurricane Katrina that has also been called into question .











The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World




” Murder is more common in Latin America than in any other part of the world.

  That’s the most striking takeaway from a ranking of the most violent cities compiled earlier this year by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking doesn’t count deaths in war zones or cities with unavailable data.

  Thirty-four of the 50 worst cities were located in the region, including repeat murder capital of the world — San Pedro Sula, Honduras — which saw 187 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013 and is getting steadily worse. A full one-third of global homicides occur in Latin America even though the region has just 8% of the world’s population, according to United Nations data.

  Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty combine to cause the region’s elevated violence.

  US cities also made the list, led by Detroit at No. 24 and New Orleans at No. 26. “



     If readers are looking for a common thread in the violence of the US cities look no further than the local governance of each one . Baltimore hasn’t seen a republican mayor since 1967  and Detroit since 1962  . The last time New Orleans elected a republican leader was in 1872 and St Louis has been led by the Democrats since 1943 . Surprised ? I didn’t think so .

   Elections have consequences …


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Three Giants 




10 Dangerous Cities In The World 2013


” Making a top of the most dangerous cities in the world is not an easy task, the lists change year after year. Some time ago, Chicago was, and still is considered the world’s crime capital. But let’s face it, just because Chicago has an interesting crime history and something that looks like a proneness to violence, there are other cities in this world that are basically imbued in constant acts of crime. There are cities out there which can scare even the most spectacular team of super heroes and if you think the Expendables can take a quiet walk in the park in some of these towns, think again! Today we will see (from the distance, as nobody dares to travel in those virtually war zones) the top ten most dangerous cities in the world.”


HT/Michael Yon







19 Wounded At New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade





” Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19 people, police said.

The FBI said the shooting appeared to be “street violence” and wasn’t linked to terrorism.

Many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren’t life-threatening, according to authorities, though at least three people had serious wounds. No deaths were reported.

The victims included 10 men, seven women, a boy and a girl. The children, both 10 years old, were grazed and in good condition.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged witnesses to come forward with information during a news conference Sunday night at a hospital where gunshot victims were taken.”













[Video] Would be Victim Takes Street Robbers Shotgun and Chases Him Down (Raw Footage)











Video Shows Inmates With Beer, Drugs, Guns In New Orleans Prison

” This video was shown in a federal courtroom this morning in the ongoing trial over whether conditions at the Orleans Parish jail are unconstitutional. In it, inmates in the now-closed House of Detention drink beer, play dice for money, snort drugs and even show off a loaded handgun. “









NRA The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina

The Five Creepiest Towns in America



” For those curious about where the creepiest of the creepy places are in this relatively young country of ours, fear not! This great land has its fair share of spine-tingling destinations. While ghostly activities may not be a guarantee, the mystique of these destinations alone can enchant naysayers and enrapture the true believers. Here are our top five creepiest towns in America.”




 The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina

… out during Madonna concert after pro-Obama remarks


” Some fans booed and walked out of Madonna’s concert Saturday night in New Orleans after she made pro-Obama remarks onstage, the Associated Pressreports. “Who’s registered to vote? I don’t care who you vote for, as long as you vote for Obama,” she said. “

John Nolte

  “Even before the Daily Caller released the video last night of President Obama’s 2007 speech before a majority black audience in Virginia, our corrupt media was already declaring it “old news.”
Time ‘s Mark Halperin had a full-blown meltdown and BuzzFeed Politics’ Ben Smith declared the story over and dead hours before anyone had read it. What’s especially pathetic about Smith is
that one of his site’s signatures is
scouring the Internet for old videos and.publishing them as … news! “

Bryan Preston 

  “The Wright controversy built for another month in the spring of 2008. In April, after Wright let free another series of incendiary racial statements, Obama was forced to denounce not just Wright’s statements as he had done in March, but the man himself. Obama said: “What became clear to me is that he was presenting a world view that contradicts who I am and what I stand for. And what I think particularly angered me was his suggestion somehow that my previous denunciation of his remarks were somehow political posturing. Anybody who knows me and anybody who knows what I’m about knows that I am about trying to bridge gaps and I see the commonality in all people.”

As president, Obama would betray the last part of that statement in October 2010, when he exhorted Hispanic voters to “punish their enemies” by voting for Democrats.

As we now know thanks to a 2007 video unearthed by the Daily Caller, then Sen. Obama said quite a bit more about his relationship with Rev. Wright. In that speech, Obama called Wright “my pastor, the guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He’s a friend and a great leader. Not just in Chicago, but all across the country.”

Obama delivered that address before an audience that knew both men. Those words do not describe someone whom Barack Obama barely knew.”

  “In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.

“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.”

The racially charged and at times angry speech undermines Obama’s carefully-crafted image as a leader eager to build bridges between ethnic groups. For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he almost never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America. The mostly black audience shouts in agreement. The effect is closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.

Louis Armstrong  August 04, 1901- July 06, 1971



Louis Armstrong was the greatest of all Jazz musicians. Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz. His amazing technical abilities, the joy and spontaneity, and amazingly quick, inventive musical mind still dominate Jazz to this day. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on the history of Jazz as Louis Armstrong did. Like almost all early Jazz musicians, Louis was from New Orleans. He was from a very poor family and was sent to reform school when he was twelve after firing a gun in the air on New Year’s Eve. At the school he learned to play cornet. After being released at age fourteen, he worked selling papers, unloading boats, and selling coal from a cart. He didn’t own an instrument at this time, but continued to listen to bands at clubs like the Funky Butt Hall.




If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.

                                                                                                 – Louis Armstrong



Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. He is considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history.”



Louis Armstrong › Albums, Discography

Louis Armstrong on PBS

From Armstrong 101, an educational publication produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center: www.jazzatlincolncenter.org.




Louis Armstrong House Museum

34-56 107th Street

Corona, NY 11368 



Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th Street
Corona, NY 11368 





  • Ex-Flame (1930)
  • A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (1932) (short subject)
  • I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You (1932) (short subject)
  • Pennies from Heaven (1936)
  • Artists & Models (1937)
  • Every Day’s a Holiday (1937)
  • Dr. Rhythm (1938)
  • Going Places (1938)
  • Cabin in the Sky (1943)
  • Show Business at War (1943) (short subject)
  • Jam Session (1944)
  • Atlantic City (1944)
  • Pillow to Post (1945)
  • New Orleans (1947)
  • A Song Is Born (1948)
  • Young Man with a Horn (film) (1950)
  • I’m in the Revue (1950)
  • The Strip (1951)
  • Glory Alley (1952)
  • The Road to Happiness (1953)
  • The Glenn Miller Story (1953)
  • High Society (1956)
  • Satchmo the Great (1958) (documentary)
  • The Night Before the Premiere (1959)
  • The Five Pennies (1959)
  • The Beat Generation (1959)
  • La Paloma (1959)
  • Kærlighedens melodi (1959)
  • Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1960)
  • Paris Blues (1961)
  • Auf Wiedersehen (1961)
  • When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965)
  • Hello Dolly! (1969)


God Rest Your Soul and Thank You For the Legacy