Sign in with Twitter

Type the topic in any language to check out real time results of Who's Talking on Social Media Sites


Trending Topics: #No7ReadyTravelodge#FlipThe6thガヴリール#XuxaCirco e TeatroPukKodu ATATÜRK核兵器禁止条約交渉Genro de Trump#AnneAcısı#AvrupayaEVETmührüTürkiyeGenclik Ödülleri£5bn UKSolly MarchChairman NunesAG Sessions#ショクバの王子様LEGOムービー#ParamparçaFinal#ZindanlaraSesVerTrabzonspor'dan CASElektronöroFizyoloji 1000Atama#SickMonsterBurnsCash CabMAPA#kıvançmavisi#yagmuricinadaletTrtMülakatında TorpilKanıtı#geldimgördümbildim#Cerno60#WelcomeBabyPadalecki#TarihinSatırAraları#SandığaGitGücünüGöster#HaçlılaraKarşıÜmmetBirliği#flufighterMother of WestminsterClem Curtis#UAS2017Lewisburg#ランキングはじめましたPriscilla Alcântara#グレートコネクション#乃木坂2期生生誕祭ガヴドロ#NoPromisesOnFriday#UKUPR#7YearsOfVictorious2016Yedi KalanSağlıkçıGöreve#TBICRI17CCC4Türkiye - MoldovaSurvivor SerhatlaGüzel#1KadınOlarakSoruyorum#ECSRocks#LeadingOnOpportunity#歳納京子生誕祭2017#白坂小梅生誕祭2017KH15#GreenSchmoviesMaaşlardan 399Dunk Contest 2017Ivan KoloffChris SullivanOroville Dam updateHunter McGradyGeorge The Animal SteelePokemon Go Gen 2Robert HarwardLos Angeles WeatherWeather Los AngelesSteve Irwinlisa marie presleyMark CubanDonald GloverNba All Star Game 2017spacex launchAll Star Weekend 2017Congressional Black Caucussan diego weatherRush LimbaughMore

Most recent 20 results returned for keyword: World Trade Center (Search this on MAP)

https://plus.google.com/106852485362044958243 Jσнη Rєєѕє : Name John H. (last name unknown, ends with "s") Alias John Reese Detective Stills John Rooney John Riley...
Name
John H. (last name unknown, ends with "s")
Alias
John Reese
Detective Stills
John Rooney
John Riley
Nickname
The Man in the Suit
Wonderboy
Tall, Dark, and Deranged
Captain America
Our mutual friend
The bane of my existence
Intro ID
ID.008/2720.10 (opener in many episodes)
ID.411/0106.15 (“If-Then-Else”)
Status
Deceased
Alive only for roleplay
Date of birth
May 1
Social Security
#380-00-0050
Occupation
Freelance Private Investigator
Central Intelligence Agency
Operative (formerly)
U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (formerly)
Residence
Apartment 5A, 810 Baxter St., New York, NY, USA
Origin
Puyallup, Washington, USA
Family
Jessica Arndt - ex-girlfriend(deceased)
Conor - father (deceased)
Margaret - mother (deceased)
Sophie - sister (deceased)
Affiliation
CIA (formerly)
U.S. Army (formerly)
The Machine
Associates
Harold Finch
Joss Carter
Lionel Fusco
Sameen Shaw
Samantha Groves
Bear
Played by James Caviezel
Short Biography John Reese is the alias of a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces and CIA National Clandestine Service (NCS) Special Activities Division (SAD) officer who works with Harold Finch to stop future crimes using numbers generated by the Machine. His real last name is unknown, but military records indicate that John is his real first name. Reese operates under a series of aliases and cover identities, including John Rooney, John Warren, John Anderson, and two law-enforcement personas, an NYPD Detective called James Stills and a U.S. Marshal called Brad Jennings, used when he was able to acquire their badges. When Samaritan went online and actively started searching for Reese, the Machine created a new alias for him, John Riley, a homicide detective with the NYPD. Reese is also known as "the Man in the Suit" or "guy in the suit" by law enforcement and criminals pursuing him
by a woman named Joan. (“Risk”)
Early Life
John was an adopted child that has no contact with his birth family, although whether or not they were alive is unknown.(“Truth Be Told”) John was close with his adoptive father, Conor, and claims that when John was eight Conor tried to teach him how to drive and he damaged some neighbors' property. (“Point of Origin”) It is mentioned that Conor was an Army Soldier and died shortly after returning from his fourth combat tour in Vietnam when John was a child.(“Lethe”) He went back into a situation described as being "the gates of Hell" and gave his life to save four people. The death of his adoptive father in such a heroic way inspired John to save lives himself. (“return 0”) John's adoptive mother, Margaret, also died, and his claim that he had no siblings would suggest that he didn't have a chance to know his sister, Sophie, who may have died before he joined the family. (“Truth Be Told”)John claims to be the one who kept the school bullies in line during his academic career. (“Point of Origin”) At some point, he was forced to choose between jail or enlisting in the military because of a violent fight he was involved in as a young man. He opted for the military, and entered the Army shortly thereafter. (“Liberty”)
Military Career
John H. s, the name on his military records, rose to the rank of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, having served as an infantryman, Ranger, Special Forces Soldier ("Green Beret"), and Operator in the Combat Application Group (CAG: formerly known as "1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta" (1st SFOD-D), and popularly known as "Delta Force"). He is listed by the Army as M.I.A. and most of his military history is labeled as REDACTED in the Machine's databases. (“Title Sequence/Season 1”) His military personnel file confirms he is from Puyallup, Washington and enlisted at Fort Lewis, Washington. His Social Security number (SSN) is 380-00-0050. (“Many Happy Returns”)
Reese joined the Army on January 15, 1993. Over the next nine years, he served four short tours and one long tour of duty, including service in Afghanistan and Iraq. He appears to have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant on September 15, 1998. (“Title Sequence/Season 1”)
Reese left the Army in 2001, prior to a vacation in Mexico with his girlfriend of six months, Jessica Arndt. As the vacation is extended beyond the weekend, Reese surprises Jessica with the news. Moments later, the two witness a live television report about the attacks on the World Trade Center, and Reese knows his service is far from over, prompting him to re-enlist. (“Pilot”)
Jessica knew Reese as "John," yet it is not yet known what last name he went by during their relationship. (“Mission Creep”) However, photographs taken of him in uniform and the timeline of events leading him to adopt the alias John Reese suggest she knew his real name.
At some point while overseas, Reese was captured and tortured with electricity for sixteen hours for just his name. He never broke. (“Foe”)
With the CIA
At some point in 2005, Reese joins the CIA as a Paramilitary Operations Officer in the Special Activities Division (SAD) of CIA's National Clandestine Service (NCS). (“The Devil's Share”)
●2006
On February 12, 2006, Reese runs into his former girlfriend Jessica at the airport, and he tells her that he has found a new, secretive job. She tells him that she is engaged to a man named Peter Arndt, though she would wait for him if he told her to. After a silence, she turns and leaves. Moments later, Reese whispers, "wait for me. Please." (“Mission Creep”)
Some time later, Reese first meets with his partner Kara Stanton in Hungary to interrogate two men about the whereabouts of a killer named Alim Nazir. This is presumably his first CIA operation.
Stanton promptly murders them, knowing that they helped Nazir flee the country after a hefty bribe. Reese, visibly shocked, is told to dispose of the gun and bodies. Stanton reminds him that he doesn't have any old friends, including Jessica, whom Stanton has photos of from the airport. Afterward, she assigns him the cover name 'Reese'. (“Foe”)
●2007
In Prague, Reese and Stanton kill an American traitor selling drone blueprints to two Chinese nationals, and kill the nationals as well. When Kara cracks a joke, Reese ignores it and she tells him to lighten up. She warns him that he'll have to accept the fact that he's a killer and that he might as well learn to love his work. (“Prisoner's Dilemma”)
●2008
Reese, Stanton, and their boss Mark Snoware operating illegally in New York City, holding a government employee captive after he tries to sell some software to the Chinese. When Reese is given permission to get some R&R, Stanton follows him to a bar and finds him meeting with Jessica's husband Peter. She gives him a lecture, telling him that they're no longer like other people, and Reese reluctantly leaves with her before Jessica can spot them. (“Blue Code”)
●2009
Reese and Stanton go to a bar in Paris and target a couple. They have orders to kill the couple and Reese wonders why, but Kara isn't interested. As they watch the couple flirt, Kara suggests that Reese might play along with their own cover. Once the bar clears out, Kara shoots out the camera and Reese goes over to kill their targets. After killing the couple, the two go back to their apartment and clean out any traces of their presence. Kara tells Reese that they can take a break. However, when he says he's fine, Kara draws a gun on him and tells him to choose between being a boy scout or a killer. She reminds him that he chose that life. Reese then slams her into a wall and says that he loves his work, and they kiss. (“Prisoner's Dilemma”)
Working with Harold Finch
Deteriorating mentally and physically, a bearded, homeless Reese is attacked on a subway by a gang. Disarming and defeating them with no effort, Reese is taken into custody. Some men collect Reese from the precinct, but not before Reese's prints run through the database. He is taken to the Queensboro Bridge, where he meets a mysterious man going under the name Harold Finch, who offers to stop crimes from happening. Though he refuses at first, Reese soon changes his mind when Finch forces him into experiencing a scenario where he'd be helpless to prevent a murder from happening.
Finch tells Reese of the Machine- a device Finch built for the government after 9/11, which detects terrorist activity as well as other 'irrelevant' crimes by using thousands of cameras and an advanced database. It would give them a list comprised of Social Security numbers, each belonging to a person involved in a violent crime - either the victim or the perpetrator. Upon the completion of his first case, Reese manages to recruit Detective Lionel Fusco, a corrupt cop who would eventually become a useful asset. (“Pilot”)
One such case that Reese takes on is that of
Zoe Morgan, a resourceful fixer who Reese is able to protect while posing as her driver.(“The Fix”) Zoe has later returned to help Reese on numerous other cases and their relationship has been wavering between friendly and romantic.
As Reese takes on more cases regarding these persons of interest, he catches the attention of Detective Joss Carter, a homicide detective who Reese had met after the subway attack. (“Pilot”) 
He also gets the attention of the CIA, who believe him to be dead until they find the prints run on Reese by Carter. (“Number Crunch”)
Reese eventually convinces Carter to help him and Finch. (“Legacy”) The two begin helping each other on cases and even become good friends. Though Carter and Fusco didn't initially know they're working for the same people, they realize it after Carter suspects Fusco of working with the crime organization HR, and the two begin to assist Reese on many of his cases. (“Firewall”)
On his birthday, Reese eventually comes across the case of a person of interest which Finch has been keeping a secret from him, worrying that it will bring back painful memories of Jessica's death. The woman is on the run from her abusive husband, and Reese is eventually able to save her life, delivering the husband off to a Mexican prison after framing him for drug running. Finch's birthday present to Reese is a key toa large apartment, which becomes his home.(“Many Happy Returns”)
The FBI begin to pursue Reese after linking him to past crimes, dubbing him "the Man in the Suit". (“Identity Crisis”) Reese is eventually caught and arrested along with three other men by a team led by Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly while helping another person of interest. (“Shadow Box”)
With the help of Finch and Carter, Reese is eventually released from jail but kidnapped by his old partner Kara Stanton. (“Prisoner's Dilemma”) 
Reese and Mark Snow are forced to run errands for Stanton while wearing rigged bomb vests, but Reese is eventually rescued and saved by Finch. Snow, meanwhile, catches up to Stanton and they both die when Snow's vest explodes. (“Dead Reckoning”)
Reese and Finch eventually save the life of Sameen Shaw, a government assassin on the run after being betrayed by her employers, and Shaw eventually becomes part of their
team.  (“Relevance”)
The Machine finally gives out Reese's Social Security number after HR places a bounty on his head. He assists Carter in bringing HR leader Alonzo Quinn to FBI custody, and is arrested but eventually released from police custody by Carter. However, both Carter and Reese are shot by HR lieutenant Patrick Simmons, with Carter dying in the arms of a wounded Reese. (“The Crossing”)
Skills and Talents
●Marksmanship: Reese is skilled with any kind of firearm, including shotguns, rifles, submachine guns, sidearms, and even grenade launchers. He shows his skill regularly as he usually shoots hostiles in the shoulder or kneecap to incapacitate them without killing them. He's also skilled enough to use a sniper rifle to blow the front hood off of a car, forcing it to crash.
●Hand-to-hand combat: Reese is highly trained in close-quarters battle and hand-to-hand combat. He was able to defeat a gang of punks on a subway with little to no effort. He mostly uses these skills in certain emergency situations, such as when a person of interest is about to be taken hostage. His skills are advanced enough that only a few people have been able to fight him for significant periods of time, let alone defeat him. His fighting style appears to be mix of Krav Maga and Wing Chun.
●Indomitable will/High tolerance for pain: Reese has an unbreakable will and a remarkably high threshold for pain. He was once tortured with electricity in Kandahar for sixteen hours simply for refusing to give his captors his name. When former Stasi agent Ulrich Kohl was looking for hiswife, he tortured Reese by punching needles into specific nerves on his body, such as the humerus, and Reese never cracked. (“Foe”) In addition, after Carter's death, he went on a one-man search forher killer, even though critically wounded from gunshot wounds. (“The Devil's Share”)
●Strategist/Tactician: Reese is shown to be intelligent, and he can quickly come up with tactics and strategies to subdue his opponents with ease. He has also been shown to be able to identify former military personnel by their tactics. Not surprisingly, he can quote from Sun-Tzu's The Art of War. (“Wolf and Cub”)
●Pickpocketing: Reese has been shown to be able to pickpocket people to determine who they are or grab keys to information. He lifted the wallets from three other candidates for a bodyguard job, thus showing them to be incompetent.(“Masquerade”)
●Lock picking: Reese is skilled at lock picking and surreptitious entry as shown when he was able to get out of the restraints on a chair when Zoe Morgan discretely passed him a paperclip. (“The Fix”)
●Surveillance: As a part of his job, Reese regularly spies on persons of interest by cloning their phones, hacking their emails, and following them from afar.
●Espionage: Reese is good at blending in and "hiding in plain sight." He has been able to go undercover in more than one situation and play a convincing role, such as in when he went undercover as a new driver for the fixer he was following. (“The Fix”)
●Interrogation: Reese knows how to get people to talk. In order to get information about a kidnapping, he captured one member of a gang and threw him in the trunk of his car and drove around an open track recklessly. When he captured another member, he untied the first member's hands and offered him a burger if he could get their boss' name from the second member, which he did. (“Judgment”)
●Quotes: I don't have any friends. I don't have any family left either. Went around the world looking for bad guys, but there were plenty of you right here all along.
Sure it is. This is what I do, remember? When you came to me, you gave me a job. A purpose. At first... well... I'd been trying to save the world for so long... saving one life at a time seemed a bit anticlimactic. Then I realized... sometimes one life... if it's the right life... is enough.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PAcpIfs1fUI/WNkwgzfxsZI/AAAAAAAABUk/17mkh7TK-KI6sMcPnxs9OwFxr3JCv60vwCJoC/w506-h750/17%2B-%2B1
16 minutes ago - Via Community - View -
https://plus.google.com/106852485362044958243 Jσнη Rєєѕє : Pinned Roleplay Profile, 3/27/17 Name John H. (last name unknown, ends with "s") Alias John Reese Detective...
Pinned Roleplay Profile, 3/27/17
Name
John H. (last name unknown, ends with "s")
Alias
John Reese
Detective Stills
John Rooney
John Riley
Nickname
The Man in the Suit
Wonderboy
Tall, Dark, and Deranged
Captain America
Our mutual friend
The bane of my existence
Intro ID
ID.008/2720.10 (opener in many episodes)
ID.411/0106.15 (“If-Then-Else”)
Status
Deceased
Alive only for roleplay
Date of birth
May 1
Social Security
#380-00-0050
Occupation
Freelance Private Investigator
Central Intelligence Agency
Operative (formerly)
U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (formerly)
Residence
Apartment 5A, 810 Baxter St., New York, NY, USA
Origin
Puyallup, Washington, USA
Family
Jessica Arndt - ex-girlfriend(deceased)
Conor - father (deceased)
Margaret - mother (deceased)
Sophie - sister (deceased)
Affiliation
CIA (formerly)
U.S. Army (formerly)
The Machine
Associates
Harold Finch
Joss Carter
Lionel Fusco
Sameen Shaw
Samantha Groves
Bear
Played by James Caviezel
Short Biography John Reese is the alias of a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces and CIA National Clandestine Service (NCS) Special Activities Division (SAD) officer who works with Harold Finch to stop future crimes using numbers generated by the Machine. His real last name is unknown, but military records indicate that John is his real first name. Reese operates under a series of aliases and cover identities, including John Rooney, John Warren, John Anderson, and two law-enforcement personas, an NYPD Detective called James Stills and a U.S. Marshal called Brad Jennings, used when he was able to acquire their badges. When Samaritan went online and actively started searching for Reese, the Machine created a new alias for him, John Riley, a homicide detective with the NYPD. Reese is also known as "the Man in the Suit" or "guy in the suit" by law enforcement and criminals pursuing him
by a woman named Joan. (“Risk”)
Early Life
John was an adopted child that has no contact with his birth family, although whether or not they were alive is unknown.(“Truth Be Told”) John was close with his adoptive father, Conor, and claims that when John was eight Conor tried to teach him how to drive and he damaged some neighbors' property. (“Point of Origin”) It is mentioned that Conor was an Army Soldier and died shortly after returning from his fourth combat tour in Vietnam when John was a child.(“Lethe”) He went back into a situation described as being "the gates of Hell" and gave his life to save four people. The death of his adoptive father in such a heroic way inspired John to save lives himself. (“return 0”) John's adoptive mother, Margaret, also died, and his claim that he had no siblings would suggest that he didn't have a chance to know his sister, Sophie, who may have died before he joined the family. (“Truth Be Told”)John claims to be the one who kept the school bullies in line during his academic career. (“Point of Origin”) At some point, he was forced to choose between jail or enlisting in the military because of a violent fight he was involved in as a young man. He opted for the military, and entered the Army shortly thereafter. (“Liberty”)
Military Career
John H. s, the name on his military records, rose to the rank of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, having served as an infantryman, Ranger, Special Forces Soldier ("Green Beret"), and Operator in the Combat Application Group (CAG: formerly known as "1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta" (1st SFOD-D), and popularly known as "Delta Force"). He is listed by the Army as M.I.A. and most of his military history is labeled as REDACTED in the Machine's databases. (“Title Sequence/Season 1”) His military personnel file confirms he is from Puyallup, Washington and enlisted at Fort Lewis, Washington. His Social Security number (SSN) is 380-00-0050. (“Many Happy Returns”)
Reese joined the Army on January 15, 1993. Over the next nine years, he served four short tours and one long tour of duty, including service in Afghanistan and Iraq. He appears to have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant on September 15, 1998. (“Title Sequence/Season 1”)
Reese left the Army in 2001, prior to a vacation in Mexico with his girlfriend of six months, Jessica Arndt. As the vacation is extended beyond the weekend, Reese surprises Jessica with the news. Moments later, the two witness a live television report about the attacks on the World Trade Center, and Reese knows his service is far from over, prompting him to re-enlist. (“Pilot”)
Jessica knew Reese as "John," yet it is not yet known what last name he went by during their relationship. (“Mission Creep”) However, photographs taken of him in uniform and the timeline of events leading him to adopt the alias John Reese suggest she knew his real name.
At some point while overseas, Reese was captured and tortured with electricity for sixteen hours for just his name. He never broke. (“Foe”)
With the CIA
At some point in 2005, Reese joins the CIA as a Paramilitary Operations Officer in the Special Activities Division (SAD) of CIA's National Clandestine Service (NCS). (“The Devil's Share”)
●2006
On February 12, 2006, Reese runs into his former girlfriend Jessica at the airport, and he tells her that he has found a new, secretive job. She tells him that she is engaged to a man named Peter Arndt, though she would wait for him if he told her to. After a silence, she turns and leaves. Moments later, Reese whispers, "wait for me. Please." (“Mission Creep”)
Some time later, Reese first meets with his partner Kara Stanton in Hungary to interrogate two men about the whereabouts of a killer named Alim Nazir. This is presumably his first CIA operation.
Stanton promptly murders them, knowing that they helped Nazir flee the country after a hefty bribe. Reese, visibly shocked, is told to dispose of the gun and bodies. Stanton reminds him that he doesn't have any old friends, including Jessica, whom Stanton has photos of from the airport. Afterward, she assigns him the cover name 'Reese'. (“Foe”)
●2007
In Prague, Reese and Stanton kill an American traitor selling drone blueprints to two Chinese nationals, and kill the nationals as well. When Kara cracks a joke, Reese ignores it and she tells him to lighten up. She warns him that he'll have to accept the fact that he's a killer and that he might as well learn to love his work. (“Prisoner's Dilemma”)
●2008
Reese, Stanton, and their boss Mark Snoware operating illegally in New York City, holding a government employee captive after he tries to sell some software to the Chinese. When Reese is given permission to get some R&R, Stanton follows him to a bar and finds him meeting with Jessica's husband Peter. She gives him a lecture, telling him that they're no longer like other people, and Reese reluctantly leaves with her before Jessica can spot them. (“Blue Code”)
●2009
Reese and Stanton go to a bar in Paris and target a couple. They have orders to kill the couple and Reese wonders why, but Kara isn't interested. As they watch the couple flirt, Kara suggests that Reese might play along with their own cover. Once the bar clears out, Kara shoots out the camera and Reese goes over to kill their targets. After killing the couple, the two go back to their apartment and clean out any traces of their presence. Kara tells Reese that they can take a break. However, when he says he's fine, Kara draws a gun on him and tells him to choose between being a boy scout or a killer. She reminds him that he chose that life. Reese then slams her into a wall and says that he loves his work, and they kiss. (“Prisoner's Dilemma”)
Working with Harold Finch
Deteriorating mentally and physically, a bearded, homeless Reese is attacked on a subway by a gang. Disarming and defeating them with no effort, Reese is taken into custody. Some men collect Reese from the precinct, but not before Reese's prints run through the database. He is taken to the Queensboro Bridge, where he meets a mysterious man going under the name Harold Finch, who offers to stop crimes from happening. Though he refuses at first, Reese soon changes his mind when Finch forces him into experiencing a scenario where he'd be helpless to prevent a murder from happening.
Finch tells Reese of the Machine a device Finch built for the government after 9/11, which detects terrorist activity as well as other 'irrelevant' crimes by using thousands of cameras and an advanced database. It would give them a list comprised of Social Security numbers, each belonging to a person involved in a violent crime - either the victim or the perpetrator. Upon the completion of his first case, Reese manages to recruit Detective Lionel Fusco, a corrupt cop who would eventually become a useful asset. (“Pilot”)
One such case that Reese takes on is that of
Zoe Morgan, a resourceful fixer who Reese is able to protect while posing as her driver.(“The Fix”) Zoe has later returned to help Reese on numerous other cases and their relationship has been wavering between friendly and romantic.
As Reese takes on more cases regarding these persons of interest, he catches the attention of Detective Joss Carter, a homicide detective who Reese had met after the subway attack. (“Pilot”) 
He also gets the attention of the CIA, who believe him to be dead until they find the prints run on Reese by Carter. (“Number Crunch”)
Reese eventually convinces Carter to help him and Finch. (“Legacy”) The two begin helping each other on cases and even become good friends. Though Carter and Fusco didn't initially know they're working for the same people, they realize it after Carter suspects Fusco of working with the crime organization HR, and the two begin to assist Reese on many of his cases. (“Firewall”)
On his birthday, Reese eventually comes across the case of a person of interest which Finch has been keeping a secret from him, worrying that it will bring back painful memories of Jessica's death. The woman is on the run from her abusive husband, and Reese is eventually able to save her life, delivering the husband off to a Mexican prison after framing him for drug running. Finch's birthday present to Reese is a key toa large apartment, which becomes his home.(“Many Happy Returns”)
The FBI begin to pursue Reese after linking him to past crimes, dubbing him "the Man in the Suit". (“Identity Crisis”) Reese is eventually caught and arrested along with three other men by a team led by Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly while helping another person of interest. (“Shadow Box”)
With the help of Finch and Carter, Reese is eventually released from jail but kidnapped by his old partner Kara Stanton. (“Prisoner's Dilemma”) 
Reese and Mark Snow are forced to run errands for Stanton while wearing rigged bomb vests, but Reese is eventually rescued and saved by Finch. Snow, meanwhile, catches up to Stanton and they both die when Snow's vest explodes. (“Dead Reckoning”)
Reese and Finch eventually save the life of Sameen Shaw, a government assassin on the run after being betrayed by her employers, and Shaw eventually becomes part of their
team.  (“Relevance”)
The Machine finally gives out Reese's Social Security number after HR places a bounty on his head. He assists Carter in bringing HR leader Alonzo Quinn to FBI custody, and is arrested but eventually released from police custody by Carter. However, both Carter and Reese are shot by HR lieutenant Patrick Simmons, with Carter dying in the arms of a wounded Reese. (“The Crossing”)
Skills and Talents
●Marksmanship: Reese is skilled with any kind of firearm, including shotguns, rifles, submachine guns, sidearms, and even grenade launchers. He shows his skill regularly as he usually shoots hostiles in the shoulder or kneecap to incapacitate them without killing them. He's also skilled enough to use a sniper rifle to blow the front hood off of a car, forcing it to crash.
●Hand-to-hand combat: Reese is highly trained in close-quarters battle and hand-to-hand combat. He was able to defeat a gang of punks on a subway with little to no effort. He mostly uses these skills in certain emergency situations, such as when a person of interest is about to be taken hostage. His skills are advanced enough that only a few people have been able to fight him for significant periods of time, let alone defeat him. His fighting style appears to be mix of Krav Maga and Wing Chun.
●Indomitable will/High tolerance for pain: Reese has an unbreakable will and a remarkably high threshold for pain. He was once tortured with electricity in Kandahar for sixteen hours simply for refusing to give his captors his name. When former Stasi agent Ulrich Kohl was looking for hiswife, he tortured Reese by punching needles into specific nerves on his body, such as the humerus, and Reese never cracked. (“Foe”) In addition, after Carter's death, he went on a one-man search forher killer, even though critically wounded from gunshot wounds. (“The Devil's Share”)
●Strategist/Tactician: Reese is shown to be intelligent, and he can quickly come up with tactics and strategies to subdue his opponents with ease. He has also been shown to be able to identify former military personnel by their tactics. Not surprisingly, he can quote from Sun-Tzu's The Art of War. (“Wolf and Cub”)
●Pickpocketing: Reese has been shown to be able to pickpocket people to determine who they are or grab keys to information. He lifted the wallets from three other candidates for a bodyguard job, thus showing them to be incompetent.(“Masquerade”)
●Lock picking: Reese is skilled at lock picking and surreptitious entry as shown when he was able to get out of the restraints on a chair when Zoe Morgan discretely passed him a paperclip. (“The Fix”)
●Surveillance: As a part of his job, Reese regularly spies on persons of interest by cloning their phones, hacking their emails, and following them from afar.
●Espionage: Reese is good at blending in and "hiding in plain sight." He has been able to go undercover in more than one situation and play a convincing role, such as in when he went undercover as a new driver for the fixer he was following. (“The Fix”)
●Interrogation: Reese knows how to get people to talk. In order to get information about a kidnapping, he captured one member of a gang and threw him in the trunk of his car and drove around an open track recklessly. When he captured another member, he untied the first member's hands and offered him a burger if he could get their boss' name from the second member, which he did. (“Judgment”)
●Quotes: I don't have any friends. I don't have any family left either. Went around the world looking for bad guys, but there were plenty of you right here all along.
Sure it is. This is what I do, remember? When you came to me, you gave me a job. A purpose. At first... well... I'd been trying to save the world for so long... saving one life at a time seemed a bit anticlimactic. Then I realized... sometimes one life... if it's the right life... is enough.
People you should follow
+Cømmaηdεя Peggy ℳcGεε™​​
+Serenity Colt​​
+Commander Maverick​​
+Sergeant Major Jordan Rogers​​
+Anna-Marie/Rogue Darkholme-Stark™​​
+Caitlin Snow​​
+Carмєη ღ​​
+Loĸι Lαυғeyѕoɴ​​
+Lorna Dane •Ƭнє Mιѕтяєѕѕ σƒ Mαgηєтιѕм​​
+Namor McKenzie​​
+Natalie Dugan​​
+Natasha Romanoff​​
+Captain America​​
+Diana Prince Goddess of war

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RUro7iX4_oY/WNk9DilgzEI/AAAAAAAABVQ/BL-KciscEXc5YidSWcOUfw5xmeCRiUZeQCJoC/w506-h750/17%2B-%2B1
1 hour ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/108287055858085216775 Daniel Geter : Best Massage Dubai - http://www.dxbbestmassage.com/ - Heat up your hands. Freezing hands are not a lovely...
Best Massage Dubai - http://www.dxbbestmassage.com/ - Heat up your hands. Freezing hands are not a lovely tribulation. It is prearranged to wash your hands with warm water before the Oil rub down service Dubai and rub hands mutually to warm them.

+971 501463340 | Best Massage Service in Dubai | Best Escort Girls Services in Dubai | Best Massage Service in Dubai Deira | Sex and Massage service in Dubai | sex massage in dubai | Hot Massage in Dubai | Best Thai Massage in Dubai | Asian Massage in Dubai | Body to Body Massage Service Dubai | Dubai Massage Home Services | Massager Service Dubai | Full Body Massage Home Services | Massage Hotel Service in Dubai | Massage Hotel Service | Four Hand Massage service Dubai | Massage Hotel Service in Dubai Marina | Massage Hotel Service in Al Barsha | Massage Hotel Service in Palm Jumeirah | Massage Hotel Service in Sheikh Zayed Road | Massage Hotel Service in Down Town | Massage Hotel Service in World Trade Center
Best Massage Dubai, Best Escort Massage Dubai, Best Massage Bur Dubai, Massage Center Al Barsha, Escort Service Dubai, Body to Body Massage Dubai, Luxury Massage Service Dubai, Dubai Massage Outcall, Dubai Massage Incall, Hot Massage Dubai, Asian Massage Dubai, Full Body Massage Dubai, Thai Massage Dubai, Massage Hotel Service Dubai Marina, Massage Dubai Deira
1 hour ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/108156367402240908952 Jonathan Hudson : World Trade Center, 1975. 
World Trade Center, 1975. 
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f7MD_wCBDPo/WNAJ60jS9iI/AAAAAAACCxU/EQ8mAAMc6O0nhlor3ruE9yrNZgA5Sk6pgCJoC/w506-h750/17%2B-%2B1
4 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/114762655813077162395 Comic Master : ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Posters: Tom Holland Slings Through New York Spider-Man: Homecoming showed...
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Posters: Tom Holland Slings Through New York

Spider-Man: Homecoming showed some more Big Apple love today, tweeting a new poster image depicting the Marvel superhero on his New York City turf. The poster, depicting Spidey scaling a Brooklyn-Queens Expressway sign, comes a day after two others were tweeted.In yesterday’s posters, he’s spider-walking up the Avengers’ building with the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center in the background, and lounging in a park, with the Avengers’ and Chrysler buildings looming with the rest of Manhattan across the East River.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7. So why the poster today? And why the two-day tease? Maybe to draw a little attention from this and this.
7 hours ago - Via Community - View -
https://plus.google.com/116935080876857088471 Deepak Kushwaha : #WTCNoida considers that the Indian Market has a great potential to reach new heights which is why #...
#WTCNoida considers that the Indian Market has a great potential to reach new heights which is why #WTCNoidaPhase3 CEO Scott Ferguson praised the developments in Indian Economy
#RealEstate
WTC Noida Phase 3 - World’s Largest World Trade Center in Noida
WTC Noida Phase 3 - Proudly presents commercial space in Noida Phase 3. It’s going to be world's largest World Trade Center in Noida Phase 3. Call 9599384877 for booking and query.
11 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/102064078272952068635 Crenov8 : It's that time of the year again where all tech heads can live out their obsession at GITEX, biggest...
It's that time of the year again where all tech heads can live out their obsession at GITEX, biggest consumer computer & electronics trade show in MENA that takes place at the World Trade Center in Dubai. This year the event will be from the 29th march to 1st of April


#tech #technology #GITEX #computers #Electronics #Shopping #iPhone7 #app #smartdubai #macbookpro #apple ##tech #ideas #socialmedia #dubaiSmartCity #investments #socialmedia #crenov8 #innovation #usa #dubai #expo2020 #sme

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lja6KIzhvR8/WNiwKi0tirI/AAAAAAAACzc/nqckC0OfCRo3cvCJbZSiwNbimGcXcZ6yQCJoC/w506-h750/IMG_0241-27-03-17-08-42.png
12 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/100406908755974441893 Fernando Gurgel : Two homeless men squat in shadow of the newly built World Trade Center in New York City, 1975. +Alyne...
Two homeless men squat in shadow of the newly built World Trade Center in New York City, 1975.
+Alyne Érika Américo
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u99ghrKl0fY/WNiQKtFNR7I/AAAAAAAAA04/ZV-MzwxaRGs6Ih2l5MXdLLNmZvTyJvWzwCJoC/w506-h750/homeless%2Btrade%2Bcenter.jpg
14 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/111871931717181602270 Elin Lin : It is our honor to invite you to our booth. We are waiting for you in our booth NO. 4-D154, 4 hall, ...
It is our honor to invite you to our booth. We are waiting for you in our booth NO. 4-D154, 4 hall, Dubai World Trade Center, UAE! #ylinflatables #Dubai #games #leisure #show #DEAL2017 #waterball #bumperball #football #footdart #fun #bouncer #slide #waterroller
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F4jSTvTxUOo/WNh3hLLAvfI/AAAAAAAABPo/Oc00DJPnPB8Q71s-G6Vlu4EFAnAYd3kRgCJoC/w506-h750/17499411_1325124080908407_4473866961618064662_n.jpg
16 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/100737770988421301766 Discount Sales : AED 100 Toward Tasleeh Shooting or Two Novo Cinema Tickets, Food and Drinks at The Mall at World Trade...
AED 100 Toward Tasleeh Shooting or Two Novo Cinema Tickets, Food and Drinks at The Mall at World Trade Center (50% Off)
Relax at a comfortable movie theatre or unwind during a Tasleeh airsoft shooting experience; includes up to AED 100 toward food and drinks
Choose from Four Options

AED 65 for two 2D Prime Novo tickets plus AED 50 to spend at Papa Murphy’s (50% off)
AED 65 for two 2D Prime Novo tickets plus AED 50 to spend at Doner & Gyros (50% off)
AED 65 for two 2D Prime Novo tickets plus AED 50 to spend at Nata Lisboa (50% off)
AED 100 toward Tasleeh shooting plus AED 100 to spend at Macaroni Grill (50% off)

Tasleeh Shooting
Tasleeh Shooting in WTC mall features eight target shooting ranges and three shooting courses, using only the best airsoft weapons with the most advanced shooting software. It brings excitement, fun and educational training to all ages, while maintaining the right mechanism of both sports and recreational practice. It delivers educational demonstration of proper gun handling and firing techniques in a very safety-secured way.

See more details here: Prime Novo movie times | Papa Murphy’s menu | Doner & Gyros menu | Nata Lisboa | Macaroni Grill



GRAB THIS DEAL
AED65.00



 
Deal Location: Abu Dhabi (24.467,54.365)


The Fine Print:

Expires 26 May 2017. Limit 1 per person. No booking required. Movie tickets and restaurant vouchers to be collected at customer service desks located on ground and lower ground levels of The Mall at WTCAD; printed voucher must be presented. Valid Sat-Wed. Valid only for option purchased. Movie tickets and restaurant vouchers must be used on same day. Movie tickets are only valid for 2D movies. Eat-in only. Any amount exceeding voucher value to be paid directly at the restaurant. For more information, contact 02-5082400. See the rules that apply to all deals.
Merchant: The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

http://www.wtcad.ae
Redemption Location(s):

World Trade center mall

1st Street, Khalifa Bin Zayed, , Abu Dhabi


Buy/Book Novo Tickets and Food Voucher Now


BUY NOW
AED65.00





#AbuDhabi #Brunches #BuffetRestaurant #Buffets #Cuisines #DailyDeals #Dining #Eatouts #ExperientialDining #FastFoods #Groupon #Restaurants #TheMallAtWorldTradeCenterAbuDhabi #UAEdeals #DubaiOffers #OffersUAE #DiscountSalesUAE #DubaiDeals #Dubai #UAE #MegaDeals #MegaDealsUAE #UAEMegaDeals
More Details: https://discountsales.ae/dining/the-mall-at-world-trade-center-abu-dhabi-1/
https://DiscountSales.ae
AED 100 Toward Tasleeh Shooting or Two Novo Cinema Tickets, Food and Drinks at The Mall at World Trade Center (50% Off)
Novo Tickets and Food Voucher
19 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/106248356092123376520 Larry Taylor : Please rebuild the Twin Towers and build them in every city here in America.
Please rebuild the Twin Towers and build them in every city here in America.
Image: World Trade Center Construction - Page 6 - SkyscraperCity
Found on Google from skyscrapercity.com
20 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/102759937261946657521 Richard McManus : Do you believe nanothermite was found in New York City in dust after the World Trade Center buildings...

Do you believe nanothermite was found in New York City in dust after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed on September 11, 2001?

You may ask: What is nanothermite?

Scientists alleged they found this chemical compound in the dust people that had been collected as mementos on this sad day.

Do you believe that these scientists are sure what they found really was nanothermate and not just some other chemical compound naturally occurring on Earth?

Now you have a problem. How does this explosive chemical compound invented and produced by Lawrence Livermore Labs for the Department of Defense a year or so before 9/11 get into the dust?

The basic physics proves that we need a new Congressional investigation of 9/11 because direct observations and measurements proves that the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) lied. It was NIST’s job as a federal agency to find out why on 9/11 three steel high rise buildings collapsed when never before or after have any steel buildings collapsed due to fire. Therefore NIST is guilty of criminal negligence due to lying. Yes the Twin Towers was hit by two large commercial sized airplanes, but still NIST lied about aspects of their collapse. World Trade Center building seven was not hit by an airplane and NIST lied about aspects of its collapse.
For detail lectured about the basic physic that prove NIST lied see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-KosTYUs4I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nX8xt5YOjg



Irrefutable Scientific Evidence - The 9/11 Official Story is Total BS


The World Trade Center complex owned by Larry Silverstein required at least $200 million to remove the asbestos fire proofing. He had tried to get the New York City government to allow the demolition of them, but the city refused due to the health risk from asbestos and risk the people and the neighborhood surrounding the building. Also the win Towers needed $5.6 billion in repairs to prevent galvanic ally corroded bolts from shedding aluminum cladding onto pedestrians below and killing pedestrians walking nearby.

Silverstein was paid $4.577 billion from insurance companies for buildings 1, 2, 4, and 5. Silverstein made $1.33 billion profit from his insurance on this ownership of WTC buildings as a result of the incident. for these buildings. Given that when Silverstein bought the WTC every other real estate agent in New York City knew these buildings were not a financially good business decision, was this just good luck?

Or the fact that devote extremist Muslims, who drank alcohol and used prostitutes and could not fly a small private airplane, but they did the mass murder on 9/11.


Or The whole 9/11 official story is full of ship that just happening and defies our common sense (what are the odds?). For example, three of the transcontinental flights departed for the West Coast with at least two thirds of the seats empty. Flight 77 …never at any time in the last decade have we flown a trans-continental flight that was 3/4 empty as what allegedly occurred on 9/11.

Or the fact by order of a White House directive, a FEMA bio-warfare training exercise called Tripod II, was scheduled and in progress on September 11th in Manhattan. The set up for that exercise conveniently placed a fully staffed FEMA and Department of Justice command post on Manhattan's Pier 29.


Or the fact that the New York City’s, Emergency Management Operation Center at the time was located in World Trade Center seven (WTC7), but on 9/11, they also moved it to Pear 29 with FEMA.


Or the fact that US Air Force left what a yawning gap its air defenses on the East Coast without enough F-16s to handle four hijackings—a gap with New York City at the center.

Or that fact that militarized anthrax, only produced in DoD bio-weapon labs or Bechtel labs would be sent to two of the Congressmen who were against the Patriot Act and could have stopped its passage.


Or the fact that never before 9/11 had a steel high rise building ever totally collapsed due to fire or since then due to fire, yet three did so.

Or the fact that steel melted for the first time in world history, without first baking in a furnace.



Or the fact that someone made $2.5 million profit with insider information investing in put options in United Airlines stock as the stock price crashed after 9/11, yet they did not bother to claim the money (as far as we know and the SEC says the records have been destroyed).


How lucky for was all that?

For scientific facts see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0yujvp0ugY

If you want to read my 100 page research paper “Irrefutable Evidence - The 9/11 Official Story is Total BS”

For sale at Amazon Kindle books

or send me an email at dick.mcmanus@yahoo.com and I will reply with it attached for free.

9/11 Truth Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/134985036652870/

2,829 architects and engineers, some 600 PhD scientists and some 350 skilled commercial airplane pilots want a new Congressional investigation.


Science Teachers for a New 9/11 Investigation
https://www.facebook.com/groups/938538662896379/

Security Check Required
Hit reload on your browser to refresh this page if this image doesn't load. Can't read the text above? Try another text or an audio captcha. Text in the box: What's this? Security Check. This is a standard security test that we use to prevent spammers from creating fake accounts and spamming users.
20 hours ago - Via Community - View -
https://plus.google.com/110950362913367874821 Iza Gabriel : [...] What about Fatah, the party of the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)? Fatah was...
[...]
What about Fatah, the party of the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)? Fatah was formed in 1964, before Israel captured the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 Six Day War. Moreover, many of the founding generation of Fatah spent time within the Muslim Brotherhood. Khalil al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) joined the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the Gaza Strip. Yasser Arafat fought with the Muslim Brotherhood forces in 1948 instead of joining one of the Palestinian units at the time. Similarly Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) joined the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo.

Even the name “Fatah” invokes a commitment to a wider Islamic cause and not just a narrow nationalist movement. Fatah is a reverse acronym in Arabic for “Palestinian National Liberation Movement.” Yet, the word Fatah alone refers to the victory won during the early Islamic conquests of the 7th century. It is also the name of a chapter in the Quran. In deliberately choosing this name, its founders invoked terminology that implied that the liberation of Palestine from Israel will lead to a new period of expansion for Islam.

Throughout its history, Fatah was able to coordinate with movements that were far more Islamist in orientation. Prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini’s forces underwent training in Lebanon in Fatah military camps. It was not unusual for Lebanese Shiites to become active in Fatah. The most famous case was Imad Mughniyah, who joined Yasser Arafat’s Force 17 and then went on to form Hizbullah, the pro-Iranian global terror organization.

Fatah outreach to the Islamist world expressed itself in other ways. In the aftermath of the first Gulf War in 1991, the Sudanese leader, Hassan Turabi, hosted a series of international gatherings in Khartoum of major militant Islamist groups. Those attending the meetings included Hamas, Yasser Arafat, the Algerian organizations, and even Osama bin Laden, before he established his headquarters in Afghanistan. Fatah and Hamas went through periods of rivalry and full military coordination, like when they formed a joint command during the Second Intifada, known as the National and Islamic Forces under Marwan Barghouti.

There is one area in which many European diplomats connect the terror against Israel and the activities of the jihadist movements like ISIS. For decades it has been broadly assumed that if Israel would only solve the Palestinian problem, then one of the grievances driving the jihadi movements would be removed and the West would be more secure. This thesis has been proven to be false time and time again.

Looking back at the 1990’s, the first major breakthrough between Israel and the Palestinians was reached with the signing of the 1993 Declaration of Principles, also known as the Oslo Accords. In the years that followed, a series of implementation agreements were signed like the 1994 Gaza-Jericho Agreement, the 1995 Interim Agreement, the 1997 Hebron Agreement, and the 1998 Wye River Memorandum.

But looking in the same parallel period, there was no correlation between Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy and the reduction of the hostility from the jihadist threat. For in those very years, al-Qaeda’s threats on the West seemed to only worsen: in 1993,was the first World Trade Center attack; in 1995 was the first al-Qaeda attack in Saudi Arabia; followed in 1998 with the attacks against the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania; in 2000, the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen; and finally in 2001, the United States was struck in the 9/11 attacks.

Arab-Israeli diplomacy did not ameliorate this growing problem. There simply is no correlation between Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the attacks by al-Qaeda against the West. The negotiations that Israel undertook had their own value, but its concessions were not in any way a panacea for the strikes of the jihadi movements against the U.S. or its European allies. To neutralize this challenge a cohesive military strategy is needed for the West, the Arab states that are threatened, and Israel. It thus stands to reason that, just as all three face similar threats, the models developed in Israel for dealing with terror merit attention in Europe and beyond.



Is the Terror Against Europe Different from the Terror Against Israel? | Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs http://jcpa.org/lessons-israels-response-terrorism/terror-europe-different-terror-israel/ (Share from CM Browser)
Is the Terror Against Europe Different from the Terror Against Israel? | Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs
The war of the West against the rising tide of jihadist terrorism cannot be won without full coordination between the members of the coalition of threatene
22 hours ago - Via Community - View -
https://plus.google.com/113693759207225060778 Tim Evanson : March 26, 1982 – Ground is broken for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington...
March 26, 1982 – Ground is broken for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The memorial was dedicated on November 13, 1982.

Vietnam veteran Jan Scruggs began the push for a memorial in 1979 when he formed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Democrats, then in control of both houses of Congress, swiftly approved a site on the National Mall just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. Republicans opposed the site for "destroying" the Mall... But Reagan Secretary of the Navy James Webb, a Vietnam veteran, and billionaire Ross Perot strongly pushed for the memorial.

A memorial commission established by Congress held an open competition to choose a memorial design, with a prize of $20,000. By the time the competition closed on March 30, 1981, more than 1,400 designs had been submitted. The public was invited to view and score the designs, which were displayed at an airport hangar at Andrews Air Force Base. Each entry was identified by number only, to preserve the anonymity of the authors.

The actual design was selected by a jury, however. The jury included:

* Pietro Belluschi, a West Coast Modernist architect most famous for designing Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.
* Harry Weese, a Midwestern Modernist architec who'd designed the Washington Metro.
* Hideo Sasaki, a Californian landscape architect and Japanese-American who'd previously served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
* Garrett Eckbo, a Californian professor of landscape architecture who believed in Beaux-Arts design and open spaces.
* Costantino Nivola, Italian abstract sculptor (living in California).
* Richard Hunt, Midwestern abstract sculptor who had been a governor of the National Endowment for the Arts.
* James Rosati, a Pennsylvanian abstract sculptor who massive steel work stood between the World Trade Center towers in New York City.
* Grady Clay, editor of "Landscape Architecture" magazine.

The jury applied four design criteria to their selection: (1) That the memorial be contemplative; (2) that the memorial make no comment about the war; (3) that the memorial be harmonious with its landscape and context, and (4) that the memorial contain the names of all veterans who died in the Vietnam War.

The jury narrowed the selection to 232 designs, then winnowed this down to a final-round 39. The jury met and debated the final-round entrees, and selected entry number 1026.

Maya Lin had submitted entry number 1026. She was a 21-year-old architectural student at Yale University. Lin had conceived of her design as a "wound in the earth", symbolizing loss. The highly polished, reflective surface of her memorial was designed to merge the past with the present in order to promote contemplation about the war and those who died in it.

Lin's name was made public after her design was chosen. Her design was immediately condemned by art conservatives and members of Congress for being ugly, unconventional, grotesquely depressing, "a black gash of shame", and lacking in ornamentation. Lin was personally attacked for being Asian, a woman, and inexperienced. Perot called Lin an "egg roll". Webb said he never would have supported the design had he known what a "nihilistic slab of stone" the competition would produce. (Today, it is widely acknowledge that if the competition had not been "blind", Lin never would have won due to the racism exhibited toward her.)

More importantly, Secretary of the Interior James Watt refused to issue a building permit for the memorial.

But the design committee swung into action, defending the jury process and artistic integrity. The jury pushed hard against the criticisms, noting that most of the design submissions glorified war and combat and were nothing more than rehashes of existing memorials. In order to achieve a compromise, Democrats in Congress held hearings to allow critics and supporters alike to voice their opinions. Lin herself was forced to testify at length about what her memorial design "meant" in order to alleviate criticisms that her design was intended to indicate "national shame" over the Vietnam War.

Eventually, a compromise was reached: Frederic Hart, a widely known traditionalist sculptor who had worked extensively at the Washington National Cathedral, was hand-picked by Watt and other harsh critics to design a traditionalist sculpture of three Vietnam War-era soldiers. Initially, the Hart sculpture was to be placed directly in front of Lin's work. Lin and the design jury strongly criticized this compromise, arguing that Lin's wall would become "just a backdrop" to Hart's work. So another compromise was reached: The Hart work was placed off to one side, slightly screened from the Lin memorial by shrubs and trees.

Lin was paid an additional $30,000 for refining her work.

On March 11, 1982, the revised design was formally approved. Ground-breaking was rushed, to prevent further meddling, and occurred on March 26.

Stone for the wall came from Bangalore, India. The stone is gabbro -- a coarse-grained, igneous rock similar to basalt. It was chosen because of its reflective quality. Blocks of the stone were brought to Barre, Vermont, where they were cut and polished. The slabs were shipped to Memphis, Tennessee, where the names were etched onto them using a photoemulsion and sandblasting process.

The memorial was dedicated on November 13, 1982.

The Three Soldiers statue was dedicated on November 11, 1984. Lin refused to attend the ceremony. Frederick Hart was paid $200,000 for his work, four times the amount paid to Maya Lin.

By the time Hart's "Three Soldiers" was erected, veterans and the public had come to enthusiastically embrace Lin's design. It became the second-most popular memorial on the National Mall, next to the Lincoln Memorial.

Federal law at the time did not require that all funds raised for a memorial be turned over to the federal government. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation kept raising more and more money, seeking to add things to the memorial. First kiosks, then guides and interpreters, then souvenir salesmen, then... In 1990, women veterans won their battle to have a traditionalist sculpture group added to the memorial. Theoretically, this is a distinct memorial, the Vietnam Women's Memorial. But in practice, it's Glenna Goodacre's statue of three Army nurses comforting a severely wounded soldier (officially titled "Waiting for the Helicopters") is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Placed even further away from Lin's work, but only a short distance from Hart's, this memorial was dedicated on November 11, 1993.

Congress can't stop dicking around with the memorial. Nor can the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission.

In 2003, Congress authorized a short granite column and bronze memorial plaque to be placed by the "Three Soldies", containing the names of veterans who died after the war but as a direct result of injuries suffered in Vietnam. It was dedicated on November 11, 2004.

In 2003, after extensive lobbying and PAC donations by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission (which is STILL raising money!!), Congress approved a MUSEUM at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Undergoing construction belowground just west of the existing memorial, this 37,000-square-foot museum will highlight the history of the Vietnam War and the design process for the memorials, and will provide background bios on and photographs of the 58,000 names listed on the memorial. As if that's not enough, it will also serve as a NEW MEMORIAL for the more than 6,600 servicemembers who've died fighting the War on Terror. Scruggs complained that people were "forgetting the war" and needed a MUSEUM to remind them about it. Oh, don't call it a museum. Call it an "Education Center". Or a "Visitors Center". Definitely not a MUSEUM.... It will cost over $115 million, and will be run by -- who else? -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission. Which, daily, is raising money to operate it, expand it, change it....

FYI, in 2003, Congress amended the Commemorative Works Act to force memorial commissions to close once their initial fundraising was complete. There would be no more Vietnams (Veterans War Memorial Commissions).


https://flic.kr/p/ddw6Ky
Vietnam Veterans Memorial - ranger - 2012-09-13
A National Park Service ranger discusses the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with tourists. It is very rare to not see the memorial thronged with people.
1 day ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/115481788673704650251 Andrei Ștefănucă : /+Mark Zuckerberg, at +Larry Page: the plot thickens. so get this, the recent neural readings say that...
/+Mark Zuckerberg, at +Larry Page: the plot thickens. so get this, the recent neural readings say that after he mailed to the +Central Intelligence Agency his benchmate at the time, punched him in the face, on the street, as they were walking home, without any reason whatsoever. so he switched seats, with someone that didn't know english, who was recently transferred from another class, and told him about the whole concept and script for +The Matrix, including about osama bin laden. and that same person asked for his help, with an assignment, about writing a text in english, describing himself, in english. he didn't know english at all. and Andrei wrote on a piece of paper "I'm a cretin", and told him it meant that he's really really cool. that guy read the sentence in class. everybody laughed at him, for a couple of years after. (/he then stops for a second) could that have been motive enough for the +World Trade Center attack? and get this, a couple of years later he did the same gag, to another colleague, after switching classes after he passed to the 9th grade, but with another sentence, trying to see if anyone that was monitoring, knew about incident 1.

#the911anomaly #iinventedosamabinladen #icreatedthematrix
1 day ago - Via Google+ - View -