Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tag: Dies

Luis Alvarez, NYPD Detective, Fighter for Victims of 9-11, dies

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by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:

NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, 53, died on Saturday, a fighter to the end. Just a few days before, he testified before Congress, bringing an impassioned plea for them to replenish the 9-11 Victims’ Fund. He testified with celebrity Jon Stewart at his side. Detective Alvarez was part of the NYPD Bomb Squad, and one of the first to begin climbing through the rubble of the Twin Towers on that fateful day in search of survivors. He was there for three months. That act of heroism ultimately cost him his life. He will be laid to rest on Wednesday.

The American Blob: Government Will Grow Until It Consumes Itself, Explodes, Dies, and Then We Shall Be Free Again

by Stucky, The Burning Platform:

We had such a small government when George Washington was President. There were just three Cabinet positions:  the honestly named Secretary of War, who was responsible for both canons on the Hudson being aimed at England; the Secretary of Treasury, who carried the entire budget in his wallet; and the Secretary of Holding the President’s Horse. The Supreme Court only had one wig.  And the Washington Monument was exactly the same height as George, and people said it looked exactly like him.