Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Naval Tribute And Commemoration Of 9/11

The US Navy christened it’s newest amphibious transport dock ship; the USS New York. This vessel was forged with 24 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center (WTC). The ship’s motto is “Never Forget.” Those words should be important to New Yorkers and to those around the world who cherish democracy. Let’s all say a prayer for the captain and crew’s safety … and wish them, “good hunting!”

Illegal Guns Are Going, Going … But Not Gone

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reported that 16% fewer guns were recovered in New York City in 2007 than 2006. Almost 6,000 pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, derringers, machine guns, destructive devices and others in total were collected. Their belief is that the reduced number means that there are fewer guns in the "bad guys" hands. I hope they're right but their conjecture is improvable. less guns on the streets? Maybe we could check with the city’s street cleaners for the real scoop.

Buck Bagels

With less wheat on the market and the cost of wheat on the rise, bagels in New York City have now hit the dollar mark ... and more. A dollar for a bagel! Many in this city are becoming irate. Can’t blame the bagel store owners if their costs rise just like business costs everywhere. Look for the brightest of the “bagel boys” to install an ATM machine in their establishments real soon; just in case someone wants to buy a bagel with a schmear of cream cheese and lox!