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Sandy Hook massacre, first two children will be buried today, December 17, 2012. Six year-old Noah Pozner, who was killed in the shooting massacre in Newtown, CT, at Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Jack Pinto age six, is being held in Newtown at the Honan Funeral Home on Main Street.

Sandy Hook to remain closed indefinitely as funerals planned.

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Jack Hanlon, actor in Our Gang films, and Buster Keaton silent classic “The General” dead at 96 yrs, Las Vegas, Nevada.

I guess I am that old. Watched the Little Rascals regularly.

I tapped danced too.

Take some time out of your busy day and view the episode. You just might remember it.  🙂

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Exit Hillary Clinton enter John Kerry Secretary of State? I forgot to mention Hillary fell, sustained a concussion and will not testify at an upcoming congressional hearing on the terrorist attack on U.S. embassy in Benghazi.

Secretary Clinton Faints, Falls, News of Kerry Nomination Leaked

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SNL’s, Saturday Night Live opening tribute to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It was Live from New York its Saturday Night from the New York City Children’s Choir singing “Silent Night.”

To view the opening, click this Link.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Wikipedia page

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Pray to God for Comfort, In the Arms Of the Angel

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

Isaiah 54:10

10 Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Psalm 9:9

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

Revelation 21:4

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, at least 26 people dead #PrayForTheChildrenThe principal and school psychologist were among the dead, CNN said. #PrayForTheChildren

https://twitter.com/Kirst007_/status/279649240744079360

https://twitter.com/NJC_Breezy/status/279659560472571905

Live Updates of Tragedy

Sandy Hook Elementary demographics.

Gun Homicides and Gun Ownership Listed by State, Country

Conn. Massacre Second-Deadliest School Shooting in US History

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The 121212 Concert for Sandy victims, Robin Hood relief effort, Madison Square Garden in New York City was awesome.  Viewed it on Bloomberg HD Channel. It was brilliant. Ticket prices range from $150 to $25,000; the top end sold out immediately. But I went to sleep late since the concert ran over 1am east coast time. McCartney closed it down. But first review I read this AM is that it was Racist. WHAT?  GMAB.

It did not reflect the diversity of New York City and of the people affected by the storm. Really? There is a whole lotta white people on Staten Island still without power. This Hurricane was not racist.  The concert had breaks of video and showed the pubic housing affected, fly overs of the entire Jersey coast line while it gave time for the musicians to set up their instruments. Do you think they played each others band pieces? How the stage people  prepared before every band was brilliant.  McCartney had a new set of strings/guitar every song. Then he went to keyboards. Back down to stage level. Wow.  Endless energy was present from all who participated. The finale had the first responders all up on stage also. Excellent.  They will be the people who will aid the in rebuilding in the years to come.

Getting back to the racist issue.  Why because there was a group of white men?  But  Ms. Keys did perform.  I know she sung that New York song, they debut it during the Empire State Building light show, LED effects.  Did not see the K. West fiasco either. It was a rock concert. London was invited. Not R&B,  pop or rap. I missed the middle of the concert. Will view it at a later date, the file is 8 GB, downloading it as I type. But, there is racism in a benefit concert?

I attended Live Aid in Philly at the demolished JFK, that held over a 100,000 outdoors. Amnesty International. But this was special.  This hit home.  It was at the Garden. I never was at the Garden.  I lived at the Spectrum from 1972 forward.

Bruce and Jon are Jersey boys.  I worked from Keyport down to Atlantic City. Vacationed in Long Beach Island, Beach Haven Crest to Ocean City. It is in ruins.

I saw Bruce singing with Bon Jovi.  Jon was holding himself back at times during Born to Run.  Then Bruce interjected the lyrics of into Jon’s tune. Priceless moments. Nirvana playing instrumentals with McCartney.. My son corrected me, the musicians from The Foo Fighters. Kurt Cobane has passed. Can’t wait to view  Roger Waters with Eddie Vedder. Eddie Vedder does that cover Comfortably Numb. He got a chance to perform it with its originator. That is what made the night so special.

Bruce played at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Yeap, right on the boardwalk. I worked on that boardwalk in the winter of 94′. It is a Jersey thing. It is in ruins totally destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Rock is so Alive.  Rock isn’t racist either.

PS. I wonder how the dressing rooms were prepared, what rocker was next to whom? These men have 5 decades of Star Power. Maybe they will do a video of the interactions behind stage.

It was viewed in approximately 22 countries.  Broadcast to nearly 2 billion people around the world.  It was awesome. Lighting, set design. So totally awesome.

This concert will never happen again. It will take many years to rebuild the Jersey Shore and New York’s coast to the Atlantic Ocean.

Donate to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Click Here for International Donations.

Great Video Below Minus Hussein in the photo-op right before his reelection.  He did not allocate extra money to New Jersey relief. Christie was  foolish in thinking other wise. Hussein just used him.

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In New Jersey, temporary housing in the form of mobile homes ready for families Sandy victims. A parking lot at Six Flags in Jackson is serving as a staging area for mobile homes  Currently, the 40 units are composed of one and two-bedroom homes, with 10 additional, three-bedroom units being delivered shortly. They would be available up to 18 months to commercial parks with vacant pads, it is being reported.

FEMA Housing Supervisor Donna Weise said,

Most the houses here are for home owners who are currently rebuilding their primary residences.  The homes will be deployed depending on where the need is, and right now the greatest need is in Monmouth and Ocean. (counties). Most of the people who will be identified for these will be homeowners that are rebuilding their damaged dwelling.”

Steve Minnick, FEMA’s federal staging unit lead, said,

What these offer are basic needs. It’s everything you need to get going after a disaster.”

Feds may put up FEMA trailers in New York for Sandy victims.

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Fralinger String Band waits to enter the warehouse that was engulfed in a four alarm fire at 2nd and Wharton, Philadelphia, PA. People are extending their help as the Mummers Parade is on New Years Day, 2013.

Thomas D’Amore, 24, the captain said,

Fralinger will never back down from a challenge. Unfortunately, this is the first year we’ve rented this spot. The thing that hurts the most was that this is a hobby for the guys who are 9-to-5 blue-collar, so what was lost was all their free time they put in.”

Steve Coper, chairman and business manager of Fralinger replied,

It’s all of our props for New Year’s Day, most of which have been completed. So, if it’s a total loss, it’s very devastating,”

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New Jessey Governor Chris Christie nominated 2 to state Supreme Court. New Jersey Supreme Court could see the first Asian-American on the state’s highest court if confirmed by the state Senate.  Both men have already been confirmed once by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

David Bauman 56, of Holmdel, who was born in Japan and immigrated to the United States at age 3, is the presiding judge for the civil division of the Superior Court in Monmouth County. He is the son of a Japanese mother and an American father of German and Irish heritage who was serving in the U.S. Navy.

Robert Hanna, 54, of Madison. Now, the president of the Board of Public Utilities that oversees the state’s regulated utilities, were nominated to fill two vacancies on the seven-member court that could be called on to decide such weighty cases as public school funding and gay marriage.

Christie said,

I’ve got lots of Democrats in my administration as well, and they don’t automatically because Republicans just because I nominate them to something. And I worked with a lot of people in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who were both Republicans, Democrats and independents. If you talk to anybody in the United States Attorney’s Office who served at the same time Bob and I did — in fact, I spoke to one of them this morning who told me there was no one in his experience that relished disagreeing with me more than Bob Hanna. He has kept that personality streak through the last three years. You are what you say you are, not what other people say you are.”

 

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