All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘911’

Hostage Asks for Help via Pizza Hut App: ‘Get 911 to me’

In Florida (where else), a quick-thinking woman and her children are safe after she placed the most important pizza order of her life. According to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, Cheryl Treadway used the ‘additional comments’ section inside the Pizza Hut app to order up some assistance. “Please help. Get 911 to me,” she typed. “911hostage help!” When the strange …

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Dumb People Keep Calling 911 When Facebook Goes Down

Apparently, people didn’t get the memo the last time this happened. As you may know, Facebook and Instagram suffered a major outage on Monday. It lasted about an hour. It was devastating. During this time, instead of doing literally anything other than calling 911 to report the Facebook outage, people actually called 911 to report the Facebook outage. Again. CBS …

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Andrea Tantaros On CIA Torture: ‘America is Awesome’

Responding to a declassified CIA torture report concerning post-9/11 detainees, which included mentions of extreme waterboarding and “rectal feeding,” conservative political analyst and commentator Andrea Tantaros declared that “America is awesome.” The Senate Intelligence Committee poured $50 million into an investigation of the CIA’s torture tactics of the 119 captured militants after 9/11, and the 499 page report was released …

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Freedom Tower: One World Trade Center Officially Open

One World Trade Center is officially open for business. According to a New York Times report publishing company Condé Nast moved employees into the building on Monday, becoming its first tenant. Planning for the building, referred to as the Freedom Tower until 2009, began shortly after the terrorist attacks on the twin towers in 2001. By 2005 planners revealed the …

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911 Butt-Dial Features Robbery Details, Bon Jovi

A couple of cowboys will likely be riding their steel horses all the way to the clink after accidentally butt-dialing 911 shortly after they allegedly stole a man’s TV. Aaron Burrell, 37, and Yvonne Thyberg, 35, of Roswell, New Mexico detailed their crime to no doubt incredibly amused dispatchers after accidentally dialing 911 during their getaway. Here are some of …

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Annasophia Robb Talks Charity, Mother

Annasophia Robb was at the annual Cantor Fitzgerald and BG&C Charity Day event on Thursday. It also happened to be 9/11, which is the purpose of the event. Charity Day was founded in order to remember the 658 Cantor and 61 Eurobroker employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. However, it has grown exponentially since the beginning. The …

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AnnaSophia Robb Helps Raise Millions

AnnaSophia Robb was one of the celebrities that were on hand to help raise money for charity at the Cantor Fitzgerald and BG&C Charity Day event on 9/11. She joined other celebs including Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller, and Michelle Williams. The event was started to remember the 658 Cantor and 61 Eurobroker employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Canter …

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Westboro Baptist Claims Plans to Picket 9/11 Memorial on 9/11

In one of the more despicable moves they have tried, the Patriot Wing of the Westboro Baptist Church famously used the occasion of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., which leveled the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, to increase their public profile. While the rest of America banded together in support of one another, mourning the …

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Mom Calls Police on Porn-Watching Son

In you-might-be-struggling-with-self-validation-but-you’re-definitely-a-better-parent-than-this-lunatic news, a Spartansburg, South Carolina woman called 911 when she came home to discover that her 15-year-old son had been watching porn. The Smoking Gun obtained the police report, which states that Chavonda Gallman, a real estate agent, came home with her two-year-old daughter and one of her clients. Apparently, when her daughter turned on the TV, people …

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Idiots Reportedly Called 911 When Facebook Was Down

What the hell is wrong with people? About four hours ago, Facebook went down. Like really down. Many users worldwide were unable to access the social network at all, and those who did saw a service operating at a well-below optimal level. The outage lasted for as much as an hour for some – it was pretty bad. Productivity soared. …

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The Market For Tragedy: 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

Right now you can buy a $110 talking Osama Bin Laden action figure on eBay if your heart so desires. If you don’t want to waste your money, you have the option to download for free the Super Columbine Massacre RPG video game; the game “delves into the morning of April 20th, 1999 and asks players to relive that day …

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Ground Zero Victims Moved To 9/11 Museum

The remains of 1,100 unidentified 9/11 victims were moved from the New York Medical Examiner’s office to a repository at Ground Zero on Saturday. Forensic experts had been working on identifying victims from the almost 8,000 bags of remains, however only 41% of the 2,753 victims have been identified and only 4 were positively identified from the remains in the …

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USS Somerset Commissioned In Honor Of Flight 93

On March 1, the USS Somerset was commissioned to become a Navy warship to honor Flight 93, which was hijacked and headed for Washington D.C., but crashed in Pennsylvania killing 40 passengers and crew. The plane was one of the four that was hijacked in September 11, 2001. The Navy ship was sponsored to be built on December 2007 by …

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9/11 ‘Truther’ Disrupts Super Bowl Press Conference (VIDEO)

“Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.” Those were the words said by 30-year-old Matthew Mills, an independent journalist who decided to take matters into his own hands during the Super Bowl press conference on Sunday. As MVP Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks was about to speak, Mills stole the microphone and interjected with one of the …

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911 Operator Laughs at a Woman on Fire [AUDIO]

Imagine that an accident left your car and girlfriend on fire–pretty horrifying, right? Well, apparently it’s more of a laughing matter than anything to a 911 operator who got such a call. After Arizona resident Lalo Delgado called 911 to get help because his car and girlfriend were on fire, the operator who took the call can be heard chuckling: …

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Mali Explosion: Will Terror Spread to Europe and America?

In the aftermath of suicide bombings in the vicinity of a military camp in Mali’s northern city of Timbuktu on Saturday, Malian armed forces and Islamic separatists exchanged heavy gunfire in the center of the northern town of Kidal on Sunday. Mali, a former French colonial subject, was cobbled together by combining real estate from Arab-Berber dominated North-Africa and Black …

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Declassified NSA Documents Reveal Privacy Violations

Following pressure from lawsuits by both the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the federal government has released 14 documents concerning privacy violations committed by the NSA in their collection of private data from US citizens. Both lawsuits were based on what the ACLU and EFF believe is a misinterpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act. According to the …

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Firefighters Honored; Officials Climb 110 Stories

In honor of the World Trade Center towers collapse on 9/11, a ceremony will take place this Sunday. Many law enforcement officials will climb the stairwells of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel to remember all of those who lost lives on the day of the tragedy. Those loosing lives included 343 firefighters. According to the CBS 8 news-station, “The …

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AT&T’s 9/11 Tweet Doesn’t Go Over Well

While the mobile industry is being owned by Apple’s iPhone Event, one of the primary distributors of Apple’s flagship device is making news as well. The problem is, it’s not the for the same reasons as the upcoming iPhone 5S/C. Instead, AT&T tried to leverage the significance behind the day’s date (9/11) for commercial reasons, and issued a truly misguided …

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AT&T’s 9/11 ‘Tribute’ Becomes Social Media Faux Pas

AT&T has been forced to apologize for a series of social media posts regarding 9/11 that many called tasteless, tacky, and altogether repulsive. One must wade cautiously into the waters of anything 9/11-related, even 12 years after the terrorist attacks that shocked the world. For many, the wounds are still fresh and any attempt to capitalize on the significance of …

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September 11: Watch Jon Stewart Address The Nation

After September 11, several television shows went on a brief hiatus as the nation tried to recover from and cope with the worst disaster most people of a certain age had ever seen. “The Daily Show” was one of those, and left the air for nine days during constant coverage of ground zero by news channels and fundraisers for the …

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Tour The 9/11 Memorial On Google Street View

Back in late May, Google announced that it had published some new imagery for New York, including imagery of Hurricane Sandy, Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial. With today’s date in mind, the memorial imagery is worth revisiting. “The 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site is a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks …

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2 Million Bikers to D.C.: We Are Still Coming

A group of reportedly 2 million bikers who requested a permit to pass red lights in a peaceful demonstration to remember 9/11 and urge that the Obama administration be held accountable for the Benghazi attacks, and were subsequently denied, will push ahead anyway. The riders will abide by all laws, including stop lights, signs, and yielding to right-of-way. “We find …

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2 Million Bikers to D.C. for 9/11 Anniversary

Thousands of motorcyclists plan to ride to Washington D.C. for the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, despite the city’s refusal to grant the bikers permits allowing them to coast through the city without stopping at red lights. Co-creator of the event Belinda Bee claims the group is being “discriminated against because we’re Americans” after being denied the permit. …

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Million Muslim March Planned For 9/11 Given New Name

The announcement of a “Million Muslim March” on the national mall on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks drew the high level of criticism that you would expect of such an event. In an attempt to draw less fire for the decision to hold it on 9/11 the event’s organizers have renamed the event and more clearly defined its …

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World Trade Center Owner Suing For Billions Over 9/11

Larry Silverstein, the owner of the World Trade Center, is seeking billions of dollars in compensation from the airlines whose planes flew into the towers on 9/11. Though Silverstein was paid out $5 billion in insurance money, his attorneys say that doesn’t mean he can’t sue the airlines for his loss as well. He’s asking for $3.5 billion from United …

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Designs Vacuum in Prison

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks that leveled the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, has been in a CIA prison, tortured, and now held at Guantanamo Bay. But according to an AP report, he has kept himself busy on the inside. Some people polish rocks, work on the tunnel behind their Raquel Welch poster, or …

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Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added new New York imagery to Google Maps Street View, including imagery of neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and 360-degree imagery of Central Park. “To create a space where the New York community can share memories from before, during, and after the storm, we partnered with Historypin …

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Billy Joel: Depression, Drinking Caused by 9/11

Just over one decade ago, singer Billy Joel entered rehab for a drinking problem. He followed that up with trip to the Betty Ford Center in 2005. Now, Joel is opening up about his depression, his drinking, and why he was using alcohol to self-medicate. In a new interview with the New York Times, the New York native told the …

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Here’s Amanda Berry’s 911 Call [Video]

Three women – Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight – disappeared over a decade ago in Cleveland, and were found today after being kidnapped and held captive. Cleveland police chief Ed Tomba reportedly said today, “The real hero is Amanda. She got this rolling.” Here’s her 911 call: Charles Ramsey, a guy who lives next door to the house …

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