Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Once Again, Into The Fray

At 2:45 pm today in New York City, an airplane was doing stunts and flew into the 20th floor of an apartment building at 524 72nd Street on the East Side of NYC. A fire started in three apartments, and something very predictable happened. Seemingly normal men and women donned the super hero uniforms and ran into the burning building to save people's lives.

A few minutes later, the adjacent buildings were evacuated. Meanwhile, investors were selling off the stocks on the stock exchange, they had been there before. After about 25 minues, announcement came out saying that there was no evidence that the 'heliocopter' accident was terrorist related. Ten minutes later, the firemen had the fire under control. The FAA announced that the accident had involved a fixed wing airplane, meaning, not a heliocopter. It was now around 3:15 pm and the market was about where it was when the accident happened.

Please note, the firepeople, firemen, the real heros, did not stop and put in a sell order hoping to buy back at a lower price. they did not wait to see if there were terrorist involved. They didn't seem to care of the object was a fixed wing, rotary dial, four on the floor, rag top.....wait for it, they simply RAN INTO the burning building to SAVE LIVES.

I can't imagine what tops that. Time to bake a cake and take it to the fire house. I never thank them enough.

8 comments:

The CEO said...

I was just overcome by the fact that this is 10/11 and they were running into another burning building

cmhl said...

I just had someone call me to tell me to check the news sights-- I didn't realize this had happened..

The CEO said...

Cory Liddell, a pitcher for the NY yankees was on the plane and the owner of the plane, as of 5:01 pm

The CEO said...

That's Cory Lidle

desiree said...

Well, I hate HATE HATE the fact that the news was all over it like a big dry hump fest the second it happened. Terrorists! Or not. Or Maybe! Listen, I am all for reporting the news but the big time anchors were all salivating over the incident. I am sorry for the lives lost and proud for the people who risked theirs but disgusted by how excited the major news outlets were.

Also? I got my first hate mail finally, and it was about the Amish. Now to trace it...

WanderingGirl said...

Sometimes a cake just doesn't seem like enough, does it? Maybe you should take a pie too.

The CEO said...

Desiree, I'm really sorry you got hate mail. It's pretty ugly to think people do that.

WG, you got it right again.

desiree said...

yeah, ugly, but I have a wee thing called statcounter and if it ever got real ugly I would use it. But doesn't hate mail make you feel more alive? No? Is is just me? Damn