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The Greatest “Thing” in America

The once-in-a-lifetime event of visiting America’s premier building, The White House can’t be compared to much of anything. I haven’t been everywhere, but I have been to the Empire States Building, the original WTC and the Statue of Liberty. I’ve also seen Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon and Devil’s Tower. There are many beautiful places, both natural and man-made that are “more” historical and maybe untethered to society while being greatly symbolic. Yet, The White House is arguably the greatest “Thing” in America. In the late 80′s, the big news of crack cocaine was purchased where? Shockingly, it was across the street from The White House. It was allegedly set up, but the effect, thanks to the bust location made headlines....

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Sec of Transportation – Norman Mineta

9/11 is a day to remember a horrible event, but it’s also a day that he called in all airplanes. “Mineta shouted into the phone to Monte Belger at the FAA: “Monte, bring all the planes down.” It was an unprecedented order-there were 4,546 airplanes in the air at the time.” GR friend Konrad Ng interviews him and it’s on ustream. It’s a little jittery at least on our computers, but the audio is clear. Listen to it like a podcast. (apanews.si.edu – Norman Mineta) Inouye also lends some words to remember 9/11 (Inouye.Senate.gov –  Inouye 9/11)   Video streaming by Ustream That’s Konrad Ng on right conducting the interview.

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