Photo: Library of Congress. Leon Czolgosz shoots President McKinley with a concealed revolver at Pan-American Exposition reception, Sept. 6, 1901.
Shot By A Lunatic
President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist on September 6, 1901. McKinley was in good spirits after the assassination attempt, but he died from gangrene a week later. The people attending to the President—and even McKinley himself—made mistakes that made his death more likely.
Leon Czolgosz stood in line and counted the people between him and the President of the United States. Nondescript, dressed in a dark suit, and wearing an innocent expression, Czolgosz (pronounced chlgsh) looked younger than his 28 years. He had waited for more than two hours in 82-degree heat on September 6, 1901, for his turn to shake hands with President William McKinley, who was visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
It was the first year of the new century, a perfect time to reflect on the nation’s rise in world prominence and to speculate on the future. The exposition, a world’s fair that celebrated the Americas’ industrial progress and achievement, had attracted visitors from around the world. The event was more than halfway through its six-month run when President McKinley, the most popular chief executive since Abraham Lincoln, arrived.
McKinley’s final public appearance in Buffalo was an afternoon reception in the Temple of Music, an ornate red-brick hall on the exposition grounds. Since being elected president in 1896, McKinley had been notorious for discounting his own personal safety at public appearances, and he had repeatedly resisted attempts by his personal secretary, George Cortelyou, to cancel this event. Cortelyou had argued that it wasn’t worth the risk to greet such a small number of people, but the 58-year-old president refused to change his mind. ‘Why should I?’ he asked. ‘Who would want to hurt me?’
Photo: David Handschuh/NY Daily News via Getty Images. Ground Zero Tour. Lee Ielpi and Tania Head take former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Gov. George Pataki and Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the first guided tour of Ground Zero. The tours, were organized out of the planned Tribute Centre starting in October, and led by survivors and family members of those who died on 9/11.
A Crazy Need To Be A Star!
No-one did any Fact Checking on Her Story for About Six years..
Why didn’t anyone sense something was amiss?
Tania Head was full of lies.
Tania Head, was a wonderful 9/11 impostor—She was The President and Spokesperson for the World Trade Centre Survivors Network, despite Not being a World Trade Centre survivor… and also a prominent advocate for 9/11 widows who had Not, in fact, lost a husband. Or a fiancé, as she referred to a man named Dave, who had actually died in the attacks.
Dave’s family had never heard of Tania, which is no surprise, since she was a Spanish business-school student who had spent September 11, in Barcelona.
Alicia Esteve Head, a.k.a. Tania, Head claimed she lost consciousness while still in the North Tower and awoke five days later, in a hospital, to learn her fiancé had died there.
Her story had more holes in it than a pair of fishnet stockings, and it’s not like she invented concocting fake 9/11 stories to get attention. Still, when a victim crawls from the rubble of a countries worst disaster with a dead fiancé, it’s a very risky move calling bull. So, nobody did.
America took Head into their hearts both as a victim and as the woman who publicly fought for the cause of the 9/11 survivors, she became infamous as the woman who made it all up.
Head had never worked for Merrill Lynch, which she claimed as her employer at the time of the attacks, and had never visited the offices of the Fiduciary Trust Company, on the 96th floor of the South Tower, where she claimed she was when Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. (She had reached the 78th floor and was waiting for an express elevator down, she said, when the second plane made impact above her.) On her way out of the building, she often told trauma groups, reporters, and 9/11 victims, she encountered a badly injured man who passed her his wedding ring and asked that she return it to his wife.
MFaT has blown more than $11 million on an apartment for our ambassador to the UN.
Hells teeth even at New York prices that is a whole lot of hootenanny gone a begging when it would have been cheaper to rent.
The Government has shelled out almost $11 million on a luxury New York apartment for our man at the United Nations.
Gerard van Bohemen, who was previously deputy secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and responsible for multilateral and legal affairs, was appointed New Zealand’s new permanent representative at the United Nations in February.
The US$7.9 million pied-a-terre in Manhattan’s Zeckendorf Development’s 50 United Nations Plaza lists the buyer as “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of New Zealand”.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the apartment in New York had been bought as the residence for the Head of Mission.
He said it cost $10,975,228.
“This follows a decision to sell the old residence, which is now on the market.”
A journalist decided to test how safe the streets of Paris are for Jews – by wearing a religious skullcap and filming the public’s reaction using a hidden camera.
Zvika Klein, a reporter for Jewish news outlet NRG, silently walked in the city for ten hours wearing a kippah – also known as a yarmulke – on his head and a tzitzit (knotted ritual tassels).
And the shocking hidden camera footage shows antisemitism is rife in the French capital as he is seen harassed and intimidated.
As he wanders around neighbourhoods wearing the garments associated with his faith, he is spat at, threatened and even called a ‘dog’.
Klein was inspired by a YouTube video in which a New York woman filmed the sexist remarks she endured in 10 hours of walking the streets of the Big Apple
After the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last month, where four Jews were murdered for their faith, he decided to record what life was really was like for a Jew living in Paris.
Posting the video on YouTube, he wrote: ‘Welcome to Paris 2015, where soldiers are walking every street that houses a Jewish institution, and where keffiyeh-wearing men and veiled women speak Arabic on every street corner.’
He spent a day in Paris with a bodyguard while photographer Dov Belhassen documented the day using a GoPro camera hidden in his backpack.
He wandered through Jewish neighborhoods, around the Eiffel Tower, and then through mostly Muslim neighborhoods.
In an article accompanying the video, he said tourist attractions were ‘relatively calm’ – ‘but the further from them we walked, the more anxious I became over the hateful stares, the belligerent remarks, and the hostile body language,’ he wrote.
Boys shouted ‘Viva Palestine’ and as he passes a group of youths, one remarks: ‘I’m joking, the dog will not eat you’.
Fingers were pointed at him in a cafe – and moments later, thugs awaited him on a street corner, he adds.
A little boy was shocked at his appearance in his neighbourhood, he reports. ‘What is he doing here Mommy?‘ he asked. ‘Doesn’t he know he will be killed?’
It comes as Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the mass emigration of Jews from Europe to escape the rising tide of antisemitic terror attacks.
Netanyahu said Europe was no longer a safe haven for Jews following attacks in Paris and Copenhagen – adding that Israel is now the only country in the world where Jews can feel safe.
His comments sparked fury from Jewish groups and were promptly refuted by the leaders of France, Germany and Denmark.
But Mr Klein’s video shows, in Paris, Jews ‘are barred from entering certain areas’.
‘Is this what life is like for Paris’ Jews?’ he reports. ‘Is this what a Jew goes through, day in and day out, while walking to work or using public transportation?’
He adds the majority of French Jews ‘do not flaunt their religion’ and Jewish community leaders have urged them to wear hats as they walk to and from work.
But at night?
‘Jews prefers to stay inside in the evening,’ he says. ‘It is safer at home.‘
Earlier this morning at the funeral for Rafael Ramos, the slain NYPD Officer executed in retaliation for the death of Eric Garner, tensions between the NYPD and Mayor Bill De Blasio took center stage when thousands of NYPD officers turned their backs on the Mayor during his “condolences” speech.
Mayor de Blasio, for his part, got up and talked about extending his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the 8.4 million New Yorkers out there. I can tell you outside here in an episode of just how tough a job the mayor has in the weeks ahead, hundreds of police officers turned their backs on the screens, on the church as he spoke. Some in ones and twos right behind us.
A very large number, perhaps in the thousands number of police officers, turning their backs on the mayor. Just in front of us is a sign that says ‘God bless the NYPD.’ And just below it another sign attached that says ‘Dump De Blasio.’
This does not mark the first time NYPD officers have turned their backs on De Blasio and has become a recurring theme of protest after the Mayor spoke disparagingly of the department when a grand jury eschewed indictment in the Eric Garner case. On Friday, tensions between the two offices reached literal new heights when an airplane flew a banner over the Hudson River proclaiming “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You.”
According to Breitbart, De Blasio arrived to the funeral two hours late.
“De Blasio arrived only a short time before the service ended,” reported Breitbart. “He arrived around 9 PM to the wake, which started at 7 PM—so late that many assumed he had decided to skip the service, and some earlynews reports had said he did not attend.”