Over the years, Bill and Hillary Clinton have knocked off dozens of people who have stood in their way. The trail of mayhem was uncovered in 1993, when a right-wing group called the American Justice Federation compiled "Coincidence or the Kiss of Death?" It listed 21 Clinton colleagues and acquaintances who had died "mysteriously" in what appeared to be run-of-the-mill heart attacks, suicides, and plane crashes. The "Clinton Body Count" became an Internet phenomenon, but died off after they left the White House. When Hillary announced her presidential bid last January, an expanded version of the body count started making the rounds. Could this be why Barack Obama requested protection from the Secret Service months before candidates usually
On November 14, 1970 a Southern Airlines Flight 932 left Kinston, North Carolina, at 6:38 p.m., carrying the Marshall University football team, coaching staff and fans. After an everyday flight, the crew communicated Huntington Airport post
The blizzard on January 12, 1888 will forever be known as one of the most disastrous storms in history. The storm earned the name “the children’s blizzard” because so many children lives were taken in this malicious storm. Could something have been done to prevent such a large death toll? Yes. If the proper steps had been taken to warn the people of the approaching bad weather, then many could have taken the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their family and livestock.
“The Man in the Water”’ by journalist Roger Rosenblatt was an article written for Time Magazine about a man who was never really named who, in an act of selflessness in a time of tragedy concerning an airplane crash in a freezing Potomac River, lost his life while ensuring the lives of other plane passengers. Rosenblatt wrote a compelling article about the unidentified man, pointing out how his act not only affected the outcome of his own life, but the lives of the strangers he then rescued. The article consists of not just what happened the day of the plane wreck concerning the plane passengers, including the unidentified man, but how it affected the other passengers’ lives for years to come probably and how the man’s actions affected others. The overall theme of Roger Rosenblatt’s article, the overall inherent message, is that selflessness is perhaps the most valuable gift to be given, even when the cost itself may be great.
The tragedy at sea that was the USS Indianapolis has greatly changed how the US Navy
Roberto Clemente once said, “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth,” (Big Think Editors). The grand majority of people on Earth would not devote themselves to impacting the world forever. In fact, many people today shun the needs of those who need their help most. However, Clemente based his entire existence upon this single quote, and consequently left an ever-lasting impact on the world. Society as a whole has benefitted from Roberto Clemente due to his baseball accolades, his charitable acts, and his role in ending segregation.
Every Once and awhile, tragedy strikes, and the whole country sits still. On January 13th, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 crashed. An event such as this one, though tragic, is sadly fairly common. Although, on January 13th, every soul in the united states had their eyes glued on the news channels, following the crash. There are many speculations about why this crash, in particular influenced the public so dramatically. On this day, a multitude of innocent people fell victim to the catastrophe, while some became heroes in the process. One man, known as the man in the water, had a particular pull on the hearts of the country. The man in the water showed a great deal of courage, strength, and selflessness in a time of disparity. The article, The Man in The Water, by Roger Rosenblatt, follows a central theme of heroism.
When you think of a blizzard, you usually don’t think of tragic 40 below zero temperatures. You don’t always imagine extremely high winds blowing the snow every which way, making it very difficult to see what’s in front of you. You certainly don’t think of a blizzard to kill 235 people, including 213 children just trying to make it home from school. The Children’s Blizzard of 1888 included many details common to blizzards, had incredible devastation due to the welcoming conditions beforehand, and involved some very surprising circumstances.
The Titanic's maiden voyage was one that killed thousands, one that it didn't kill was Jack Thayer. Jack and all of the other passengers were caught by surprise when the Titanic hit an iceberg and they were told that the unsinkable Titanic was going down. Jack jumped off the boat and found a overturned lifeboat. He was eventually reunited with his mother, but his father was one of the many that died with the Titanic. Jack was lucky to have survived, for only about 705 did.
For those Buffalonians who are old enough to remember it, the Blizzard of 1977 is a memory that has been seared into their consciousness. January 28th 1977, began as a normal day for the city of Buffalo, but by twelve noon the wind picked up, snow began to fall, and visibility became dangerously limited. As the wind began to intensify out of the west and sweep across the frozen wasteland of Lake Erie, it carried with it the lightly packed snow that had blanketed the frozen lake. An event of historical proportions was beginning to unfold in rapid time right in front of people’s eyes. Accumulating more and more snow as the wind moved eastward, the wind was carrying so much snow that it created white out conditions in the city and surrounding area. Meteorologist David Zaff observed the scene, “the heavy sustained winds ‘took all the snow off the lake and dumped it onto the Greater Buffalo area, from St. Catharines all the way to Buffalo.’” Hurricane force winds that created subarctic wind chills, and large amounts of snowfall coupled with unusually cold temperatures, culminated to create the proverbial perfect storm. The statistics speak to how horrible the storm really was. In the end it resulted in 300
On January 18, 1978, the Hartford Civic Center experienced the largest snowstorm in it’s 5 years of existence
“The aircraft crashed after it overran the end of the runway 4R during landing (National Transportation Safety Board, 2001).” The probable cause of the accident was aircrew fatigue and situational awareness. Out of 145 people aboard the aircraft, 10 were killed in the accident including the captain. During the crash the airplane “passed through a chain link security fence and over a rock embankment to a flood plain (National Transportation Safety Board, 2001).” The aircraft was demolished due to impact as well as fire. The National Transportation Safety Board believes the probable cause of the accident was due to the crew being fatigued as well due to the inability of situational awareness while landing under unfavorable weather
This is a story called “Lost in the Waves” by Justin Heckert. This story is about a man named Walt Marino and his son who are in the biggest pickle of their lives. The two men are swept out to sea by a riptide. The two men are stranded in the middle of the ocean with nobody. They are cold and hungry. They are miles from shore. They continue to scream for help despite the fact that no one can hear them. The rescue helicopters looking for them can’t see them or find them. People come cruising by on their Jet Skis like the men aren’t even there.
I was never a fan of flying. It’s not that I’m afraid of heights or anything, it’s just the idea of flying. Launching up into the sky, by an airplane specifically, is quite scary, if you think about it. Just imagine every possible way something could go wrong. The plane could get stuck in a storm and crash. It could also run out of fuel and no one knows it, that would also make the plane crash. Maybe the plane won’t fly high enough, and it could even hit a building! All of these result in you falling to your death. Occasionally, people just can’t seem to figure out why a plane crashes. Scarily enough, I died in a plane crash! Can you even believe it? Why me? The girl that is TERRIFIED by the thought of being up in the sky, dies in the sky. Again, I died that day! Honestly, I am still having a hard time believing it. Unexpected things happen, they just do. I mean, come on, no one just expects to die in a plane crash. Now I am going to just show you how unexpected it was, the day I died, starting from the moment I opened my eyes on July 29th, 2013.
Aircraft are increasingly become the most important means of transport for passengers and freight. Globalization has been made possible in principle only by the flight technique, can melt the large distances. However, there is in many people, at least subliminally, the fear of plane crashes. This fear finds its justification mainly in the often sensationalist manner in which the media treat airplane crashes. Plane crashes are always a catastrophic event, since according to their nature, often many deaths are recorded. If you look at but considering how many traffic accidents occur daily on the streets of German cities, which also call for fatalities in part, the risk of plane crashes appear but in a very other dimension. While