31 December 2011

Greatest Band/Group of All Time

Honorable Mention
The Cathedrals
For over four decades, George Younce and Glen Payne anchored one of the most well known and loved groups Gospel music has ever known.


Rush
Garnering hard rock and pop fans alike, Rush is one of the most enduring groups in Rock ‘n Roll history.


The Rolling Stones
Steven Tyler is a HUGE KeithRichards fan. As long as Richards lives, Tyler’s not the ugliest man on Earth. Mick Jagger once said he’d rather be dead than still be singing “Satisfaction” at 45. Guess what, Mick...


Journey
Along with The Eagles, Journey bridged the gap from the 70s to the 80s.


Fourth Runner-up
Alabama
The boys from Fort Payne kept country music fans singing for forty years.


Third Runner-up
Lynryd Skynyrd
Even a plane crash that killed half the band couldn’t silence them.


Second Runner-up
The Grateful Dead
Even people who don’t like them know what a “deadhead” is.


First Runner-up
Led Zepplin
Another iconic band that everyone knows and most like.


Winner, and greatest band of all time:
The Beatles
Influenced virtually ever rock band from the early-sixties on. Even the saloon in Tull.


Nominations now open for the premier category: Lead Guitar. Comment here or at Spencersb on FaceBook.

24 December 2011

NO Rhythm Guitar Award


I have made an executive decision on my "Greatest" musicians list: We will NOT award a Greatest Rhythm Guitar award. Just too few eligible nominees, there's so much overlap with lead guitar and bass, and they both have their own category. Instead, now through New Year's Eve Eve, we will nominate Greatest Group/Band. Remember: any genre, any era, "superbands" ARE eligible. Nominate by comment here, or to Spencersb on FaceBook.

I'll start the list.

The Beatles
Led Zepplin
The Grateful Dead
Journey
AC/DC
Third Day
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Mettalica
Alabama
The Cathedrals
Styx
Lynyrd Skynyrd

18 December 2011

Greatest Bass of All Time

Third Honorable Mention
Tai Anderson


Second Honorable Mention
Joe Satriani


First Honorable Mention
Les Claypool


Third Runner-up
John Entwisle


Second Runner-up
Steve Harris


First Runner-up
Flea


Winner, and greatest Bassist of All-Time (and best with a man in a diaper playing in the background)
Bootsy Collins


Nominations now open for Rhythm Guitar.

15 December 2011

Christmas... Firsts and Lasts

Sometimes, Christmas is a Christmas of Firsts. I still recall my ex-wife waking me on our first Christmas morning after we were married with the news that a child who would soon be named Tim, and change our lives forever, was on the way.

Sometimes, Christmas is a Christmas of Lasts. Three years ago today, my Mother died in Memphis, just 10 days before Christmas and 14 days short of 10 years after my Dad. Although we try not to associate the deaths with a day that, by its very nature, is the ultimate non-death Holy-Day, it's still a little bittersweet at this time of year, having had to say goodbye to one so dear at a time when we expect to be renewing “hellos” with folks we may not have seen in months, sometimes years.

I didn’t know it at the time, but Christmas 2007 was my last with my Mom, all the more so by being so far away. At least in 2007, although we had moved out here in July, we visited home for a week or 10 days before Christmas. In 2008, it was only me, flying back to say goodbye just a few days before getting back home just in time to avoid another Christmas First; one without my kids, after my ex-wife and I separated in September.

But this year is that Christmas of Firsts: the first one in which I’ll keep an 18 year tradition alive only by phone. Every year since Tim was born, we have gathered as a family on Christmas Eve to read the Christmas Story from Luke’s Gospel, and have a glass of egg nog. my ex-wife will have the kids for Christmas, while I’ll be here in Salem.

Please don’t misunderstand. While my heart will ache just a little at not seeing my kiddos until the following Thursday, I’m not complaining. It’s only fair that my ex-wife have her Christmas with them. I’ve had them for the past two, and I’m publically grateful to her that our divorce has been relatively amicable, and that the inexcusable horror of ex-spouses using their kids as weapons against each other is totally absent in our case. We’ve always done our best to put our kids first. I’m overwhelmingly grateful that our Christmas Eve tradition will survive for another year. And that my Christmas will hardly be lonely. I’ve made dear, dear friends here that I never would have met any other way. God can truly “work all things together for good.”

So if I can give you one bit of hope, one small reason to celebrate when your heart just isn’t in it, however bright or dark your Christmas may be, whether a Christmas First, a Christmas Last, or a Christmas Both. Let it be this:


“And there were in the same country, shepherds, abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the Glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not, for behold I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be unto all people. For unto you is born this day, in the City of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you, you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest! And on Earth, peace, good will toward men.’”
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.
Steve Spencer
Salem, Oregon
15 December 2011

Three years... three years too long.

15 April 1923 - 15 December 2008
I miss you, Mom.

11 December 2011

Greatest Piano/Keyboards of All Time

This week was MUCH harder than last week's drummers. So many very talented fingers! Had to add more Honorable Mentions.

DIS-Honorable Mention
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (sort of)


Fourth Honorable Mention (and a heck of a singer)
Ronnie Milsap


Third Honorable Mention
Gordon Mote (not nominated, but it's my list :^P)


Second Honorable Mention (and a heck of a life story, right down to a tragic heart attack during a performance)
Anthony Berger


First Honorable Mention (and greatest showman)
Liberace


Fourth Runnerup (although dependent upon modern hands)
Johann Sebastian Bach


Third Runnerup (and greatest to marry a 13yo cousin)
Jerry Lee Louis


Second Runnerup
Billy Powell


First Runnerup
Roger Bennett


Greatest Piano/Keyboard of All Time
Ludwig Van Beethoven

04 December 2011

Greatest Drummer of All Time

In the coming weeks, I'll be playing a little game of "Best of All Time," in several different categories. This week, it's drummers. Honorable Mention goes to...

Rick Allen - Def Leppard (ANY one handed drummer gets HM)


DIShonorable Mention (but entertaining, nonetheless) goes to...

Unknown Dude in Shiny Gold Jacket


Second Runner-Up

Buddy Rich (Gene's not bad, either)


First Runner-up (and best died-too-young drummer)

John Bonham - Led Zepplin



The winner, and Best Drummer of All time is...

NEIL PEART - Rush



Nominations are now open for Best Piano/Keyboards. Comment here, or see my Facebook page here.

24 November 2011

Thanksgiving blessings



Many things have happened in the past four+ years since we moved as a family to Oregon. Safe to say things didn't go as planned. But I stand here today in the kitchen of a warm apartment, with more food on the stove than we can eat in two days, listening to William playing PS2, Tim watching "Mrs Doubtfire" (somehow fitting), and wondering if Elizabeth Spencer will sleep til the crack of noon. I have to go to work tomorrow, which means I have a good, stable job at a place I enjoy with people I like and respect. For all that's gone wrong, and with all due respects to Johnny Russell, there's no place on earth I'd rather be than right here.

Thank you, my heavenly Father, that all that I don't have pales in comparison to all that I do.

22 October 2011

Three little words...I forgive you


He stood there quiet, silently
Not knowing what to say
Although for many, many months
He’d dreamt of this very day.
A million thoughts ran through his head
But none would dare be spoken
Words all failed, no tongue release
More than “thanks,” a mere token
He’d been forgiven more, by far
Than aught he held begrudged
Yet to forgive so suddenly
He could not yet be budged
His mind did wander all afternoon
The dusty halls of the past
Sometimes wistful, often painful
Scars that yet did last.
He knew that he could only keep
Himself captive, bound in chains
Forgiveness looses not the sinner
But the self-righteous saint who remains
The vile cup of bitterness
Drunk to its very dregs
Will destroy only the bibber
Who, for pity, secretly begs
He hides behind his boastful strength
Not betraying what’s inside
Holding back the release of guilt
Like holding back the tide
Freedom comes not from keeping
Wounds open, without care
But from saying that he will not keep
These hurts held close, not bare
“I’m sorry,” two hard words to say
So hard to another give
But harder still, a bitter pill
To say that “I forgive.”



16 October 2011

Dan Wheldon (1978– 2011)

I'm not a real big Indy car fan, I haven't kept up with the sport since the days of Danny Sullivan and Arie Luyendyk. But the tragedy today has really got me down. Maybe it's the two young sons Dan Wheldon left behind, just 2 1/2yrs and 7 months. Or maybe the fact that Wheldon was universally liked and respected among the drivers, always smiling, always joking. Just 33 years old, winner of this year's Indy 500 but without a ride much of the season, he had just this morning signed a contract to replace Danica Patrick next season, and today was supposed to be a big opportunity for Wheldon and a lucky fan to split $5mil if he could win. Instead, the day saw one of the worst crashes in open wheel racing I can recall, and now two little kids will grow up without their Dad.

So many of the drivers said the track was too fast, the cars were too even, the racing too tight. In NASCAR, you can rub fenders, tap bumpers. But in an Indy car, that nudge launches the cars like an airplane. Into the catch fence. And in an instant a likeable, friendly, talented young man is taken away from his friends, his team, and his family.

While looking for the pic, I found this article, written just two short years ago. To all the drivers we love to watch; hug your family tonight.

Godspeed, Dan Wheldon (22 June 1978 – 16 October 2011).

10 October 2011

Prejudice

It’s been a painful road to where I am today. But it’s time I admit it. To myself, if to no one else, because most people that know me already learned this about me years ago. But there’s one thing right about what all those “hope & change” people (is this really what y’all had in mind?!?) borrowed from Ghandi: “You must be the change you hope to see.”

So today, in front of God and all my friends…

I admit it…

I’m prejudiced.

That’s right, I willfully and joyfully, with a great determination, actively discriminate.

I’m a Stupidist. I’m prejudiced against stupid people.

Most can’t help it, but I don’t care.

I don’t want them working on my truck. I don’t want them fixin my food. I don’t want them handling my money at the bank, sewing my clothes, or running my apartment complex. I don’t want them paving my roads, writing my newspapers or posting on my news sites.

I wish they’d all go back where they came from… but they’re not smart enough to find it.

And I don’t want them running my government. At any level.

But really, aren’t we ALL a little stupidist? Deep down inside, don’t we think they DESERVE whatever they get? We ALL discriminate against stupid people (except the ones that are too stupid to).

We just have different ideas about what stupid is.

You don’t listen to FoxNews. I don’t listen to MSNBC.

You think Glenn Beck is a moron. I think Bill Maher is a moron.

I don’t listen to either one of them. I’ll decide for myself who is stupid and who isn’t, thank you very much.

“Hi, my name is Steve, and I’m a Stupidist.”

“AND I’M PROUD OF IT!!!!”

27 September 2011

A courage that few men will ever know.


My regular readers, all four of you, will recall that I have been a fan of the NFL New Orleans Saints since I was old enough to understand the game. I've been through lean times, and more recently good times, culminating in Super Bowl XLIV. But few times in Saints history, even watching Tracy Porter sprint for a pick-6 with The Mighty Manning sittin on his butt in the background, could match the magic of the moment on 25 September 2006, the Saints first home game in the newly repaired Superdome, the night that the horror of a battered lifeboat riding out Katrina, became the focus of a renewed determination not to be defined by failure, but by hope. Give this youtube video time to run, I know it's a little long, but hang in there, the pregame speech is pretty good, and Gleason is interviewed (off camera) towards the end.


I been in the 'dome. I've heard it loud. I've never heard anything (outside of Porter's pick) to compare to the roar that arose from that blocked punt. I never dreamed, nor indeed at that time did Steve Gleason dream that we would be here today, me writing one of the most emotional posts I've ever written (a pathetic comparison), and him facing the awful prognosis that anyone with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) or their loved ones have had to face.

I could never do better than New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter Jeff Duncan did in this emotional, gut-wrenching, inspiring piece, found here.


Nor indeed better than the words of Gleason himself:
"In the end for me, it doesn't matter. What does matter is that we learn from this. We learn about ourselves. We learn to live the life that we love, no matter what your circumstances are, no matter what hand that you've been dealt. It's important that we learn to share our love with one another. And it's important to learn how to cure this disease."

On 25 September 2011, the 5th anniversary of Gleason's blocked punt, the Saints hosted Gleason as honorary captain, and he led the pre-game ritual: "Whodat? Whodat? Whodat say they goan beat dem Saints?"

12 September 2011

20,000 Hits

Sometime yesterday, my little blog got its 20,000th hit, and like I said at 15,000, danged if I know why. While my 20,000th hit came some time yesterday, I felt yesterday was not an appropriate time to post any more than I did; a simple tally of the names of the victims.

Most of my hits come from searches for keywords or pictures I have used, or the “next blog” link at the top of most Blogger pages. It appears to me that the more hits I get, the more often I show up as the “next blog.” I felt this might be the time for a little recap of some of the topics that have marked the 4 ½ years since I started this puppy. Follow along if you’re so inclined.

This blog was born 25 March 2007, while we lived in Arlington, Tennessee, in the only home my family has ever owned. It was born out of a desire to post my thoughts on some controversial issues. While I trust that I am not a disagreeable person, I’ve never been one to tip toe around what I believe, simply because others might disagree. One of my favorite sayings is: “There is no better time to take a stand than when you must stand alone.”
Kicking and screaming.

28 March 2007 I weighed in on a troubling issue involving my church, Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN.
Agreeing disagreeably.

29 March 2007 I commented on my son, Timothy’s, care at Shriner’s hospital in St. Louis.
Greetings from St. Louis.

30 March 2007 Tim’s stay in St. Louis was longer than we had planned.
Tim's surgeries.

One of my favorite subjects is quotes.
Quotables

Goofy headlines is a close second.
Goofy headlines.

Good Friday recalls a favorite cartoon with a deeper message.
So easy a caveman can do it.

“Justice versus Fairness” One of my most popular posts.
Justice versus Fairness.

RESPECT, how it’s earned, lost, & mishandled in our world.
Respect.

Geocaching: a favorite hobby that has since lost its luster.
Geocaching.

Our move to Oregon, a six part series
Moving to Oregon.

Two or three parts about our settling into our new home in Salem, Oregon.
Settlers in Salem

A story ostensibly by legendary Alabama football coach, Bear Bryant.
Don't cost nothin.

One of our first Geocaching events in Oregon: a CITO in Salem.
Wallace Marine Park CITO.

Our first annual Willamette River float event, hosted by my friend Kensquach.
Rollin on the river.

My knee, injured in a softball game, September 2007.
Just call me gimpy.

A few blessed praises to my savior.
Praises.

Giving thanks for peaceful life.
Thankfulness.

Our first (and so far only) trip back home to Memphis, Christmas 2007.
A Memphis Christmas.

My knee Surgery and experiences with what passes for ‘Q out here.
Mind your knees and 'Qs

Upon earning my degree at Univ. of Memphis.
Twenty-four years in the making.

Keeping an old geocache alive in the Columbia River gorge.
Old caches.

Finally logging the last Ape Cache in America, sadly now gone.
Goin APE.

Dreams that don’t come true.
Dreams die hard.

My Mom dies.
Nola Spencer Campbell 1923 - 2008.

Encouraged, even in death.
Gonna wake up dancin.

Time to breathe again.
Time marches on.

Contrasting the deaths of Michael Jackson and a REAL hero.
Ed Freeman.

Pontificating on Class Action Lawsuits.
Thanks a lot.

Mourned a loss.
Why?

A Thanksgiving project
Days of thankfulness.

Review of “The Blind Side,” still one of my most visited posts.
The Blind Side.

Speculated on the demise of civilization. Can the unthinkable really happen?
America in its twilight?

Christmas firsts and Christmas Lasts.
Christmas first and lasts.

The ghosts that we gather as we pass.
Our trailing Ghosts.

My beloved New Orleans Saints first Super Bowl.
SuperBowl XLIV.

My first 15,000 hits.
15,000.

Another batch of quotes.
Witticisms.

A fun project: My Top Ten songs of the 80s.
Top 10 songs of the 80's.

Bush? Obama? The Worst President Ever? Nonsense!
Worst? Not even close.

The death of civility.
Effin around.

I closed 2010 with my first visit to the 13th century Scottish Highlands.
Wargaming.

Moving on in The Wilderness of Ziph.
The Wilderness.

My first full length poem.
The Mountain.

An embarrassment to The Name of Christ.
"Don't look at me, I didn't tell him to say that." - God.

Rednecks.
I love me some rednecks!

Leadership.
On Leadership

My bout with a Pulmonary Embolism.
Clogging up the pipes.

Defining who I am, and who I’m not.
Southern hospitality.

A tribute to the victims of 11 September 2001.
Names of the victims of 9/11.

What will the next 5,000 hits hold? Follow along and see.

11 September 2011

To the victims of September 11th, the day Innocence died.


Fathers.
Mothers.
Grandparents.
Sons.
Daughters.
Brothers.
Sisters.
Friends.
Victims.
Heroes.

AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 11

Anna Williams Allison • David Lawrence Angell • Lynn Edwards Angell • Seima Aoyama • Barbara Jean Ares Tegui • Myra Joy Aronson • Christine Barbuto • Carolyn Mayer Beug • Kelly Ann Booms • Carol Marie Bouchard • Neilie Anne Heffernan Casey • Jeffrey Dwayne Collman • Jeffrey W. Coombs • Tara Kathleen Creamer • Thelma Cuccinello • Patrick Currivan • Brian P. Dale • David DiMeglio • Donald Americo DiTullio • Alberto Dominguez • Paige Farley-Hackel • Alexander Milan Filipov • Carol Flyzik • Paul Friedman • Karleton D.B. Fyfe • Peter Alan Gay • Linda M. George • Edmund Glazer • Lisa Reinhart Fenn Gordenstein • Andrew Peter Charles Curry Green • Peter Paul Hashem • Robert Jay Hayes • Edward (Ted) R. Hennessy • John A. Hofer • Cora Hidalgo Holland • John Nicholas Humber • Waleed Iskandar • John Charles Jenkins • Charles Edward Jones • Robin Kaplan • Barbara Keating • David Kovalcin • Judy Larocque • Natalie Janis Lasden • Daniel John Lee • Daniel C. Lewin • Sara Elizabeth Low • Susan A. MacKay • Karen A. Martin • Thomas F. McGuinness • Christopher D. Mello • Jeffrey Peter Mladenik • Antonio Jesus Montoya Valdes • Carlos Alberto Montoya • Laura Lee Morabito • Mildred Naiman • Laurie Ann Neira • Renee Lucille Newell • Kathleen Ann Nicosia • Jacqueline J. Norton • Robert Grant Norton • John Ogonowski • Betty Ann Ong • Jane M. Orth • Thomas Nicholas Pecorelli • Berinthia Berenson Perkins • Sonia Morales Puopolo • David E. Retik • Jean Destrehan Roger • Philip M. Rosenzweig • Richard Barry Ross • Jessica Leigh Sachs • Rahma Salie • Heather Lee Smith • Dianne Bullis Snyder • Douglas J. Stone • Xavier Suarez • Madeline Amy Sweeney • Michael Theodoridis • James Anthony Trentini • Mary Barbara Trentini • Pendyala Vamsikrishna • Mary Alice Wahlstrom • Kenneth E. Waldie • John Wenckus • Candace Lee Williams • Christopher Rudolph Zarba

UNITED FLIGHT 175

Alona Avraham • Garnet Edward (Ace) Bailey • Mark Lawrence Bavis • Graham Andrew Berkeley • Touri Bolourchi • Klaus Bothe • Daniel R. Brandhorst • David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst • John Brett Cahill • Christoffer Mikael Carstanjen • John (Jay) J. Corcoran • Ana Gloria Pocasangre de Barrera • Dorothy Alma DeAraujo • Robert John Fangman • Lisa Frost • Ronald Gamboa • Lynn Catherine Goodchild • Peter Morgan Goodrich • Douglas A. Gowell • Francis E. Grogan • Carl Max Hammond • Christine Lee Hanson • Peter Hanson • Gerald F. Hardacre • Eric Samadikan Hartono • James E. Hayden • Herbert W. Homer • Michael R. Horrocks • Robert Adrien Jalbert • Amy N. Jarret • Ralph Francis Kershaw • Sue Jue Kim-Hanson • Heinrich Kimmig • Amy R. King • Brian Kinney • Kathryn L. LaBorie • Robert George LeBlanc • Maclovio Lopez • Marianne MacFarlane • Alfred Gilles Padre Joseph Marchand • Louis Neil Mariani • Juliana Valentine McCourt • Ruth Magdaline McCourt • Wolfgang Peter Menzel • Shawn M. Nassaney • Marie Pappalardo • Patrick J. Quigley • Frederick Charles Rimmele • James M. Roux • Jesus Sanchez • Victor J. Saracini • Mary Kathleen Shearer • Robert Michael Shearer • Jane Louise Simpkin • Brian D. Sweeney • Michael C. Tarrou • Alicia Nicole Titus • Timothy Ray Ward • William M. Weems

THE TOWERS

A
Gordon McCannel Aamoth • Edelmiro (Ed) Abad • Maria Rose Abad • Andrew Anthony Abate • Vincent Abate • Laurence Christopher Abel • William F. Abrahamson • Richard Anthony Aceto • Alicia Acevedo Carranza • Heinrich B. Ackermann • Paul Andrew Acquaviva • Donald L. Adams • Patrick Adams • Shannon Lewis Adams • Stephen Adams • Ignatius Adanga • Christy A. Addamo • Terence E. Adderley • Sophia B. Addo • Lee Adler • Daniel Thomas Afflitto • Emmanuel Afuakwah • Alok Agarwal • Mukul Agarwala • Joseph Agnello • David Scott Agnes • Joao A.D. Aguiar • Brian G. Ahearn • Jeremiah J. Ahern • Joanne Ahladiotis • Shabbir Ahmed • Terrance Andre Aiken • Godwin Ajala • Gertrude M. Alagero • Andrew Alameno • Margaret Ann (Peggy) Jezycki Alario • Gary Albero • Jon L. Albert • Peter Craig Alderman • Jacquelyn Delaine Aldridge • Grace Alegre-Cua • David D. Alger • Boutros al-Hashim • Ernest Alikakos • Edward L. Allegretto • Eric Allen • Joseph Ryan Allen • Richard Dennis Allen • Richard Lanard Allen • Christopher Edward Allingham • Janet M. Alonso • Anthony Alvarado • Antonio Javier Alvarez • Telmo Alvear • Cesar A. Alviar • Tariq Amanullah • Angelo Amaranto • James Amato • Joseph Amatuccio • Christopher Charles Amoroso • Kazuhiro Anai • Calixto Anaya • Joseph Peter Anchundia • Kermit Charles Anderson • Yvette Anderson • John Andreacchio • Michael Rourke Andrews • Jean A. Andrucki • Siew-Nya Ang • Joseph Angelini • Joseph Angelini • Laura Angilletta • Doreen J. Angrisani • Lorraine D. Antigua • Peter Paul Apollo • Faustino Apostol • Frank Thomas Aquilino • Patrick Michael Aranyos • David Gregory Arce • Michael G. Arczynski • Louis Arena • Adam Arias • Michael J. Armstrong • Jack Charles Aron • Joshua Aron • Richard Avery Aronow • Japhet J. Aryee • Carl Asaro • Michael A. Asciak • Michael Edward Asher • Janice Ashley • Thomas J. Ashton • Manuel O. Asitimbay • Gregg Arthur Atlas • Gerald Atwood • James Audiffred • Louis Frank Aversano • Ezra Aviles • Samuel (Sandy) Ayala

B
Arlene T. Babakitis • Eustace (Rudy) Bacchus • John James Badagliacca • Jane Ellen Baeszler • Robert J. Baierwalter • Andrew J. Bailey • Brett T. Bailey • Tatyana Bakalinskaya • Michael S. Baksh • Sharon Balkcom • Michael Andrew Bane • Kathy Bantis • Gerard Jean Baptiste • Walter Baran • Gerard A. Barbara • Paul V. Barbaro • James W. Barbella • Ivan Kyrillos Fairbanks Barbosa • Victor Daniel Barbosa • Colleen Ann Barkow • David Michael Barkway • Matthew Barnes • Sheila Patricia Barnes • Evan J. Baron • Renee Barrett-Arjune • Arthur T. Barry • Diane G. Barry • Maurice Vincent Barry • Scott D. Bart • Carlton W. Bartels • Guy Barzvi • Inna Basina • Alysia Basmajian • Kenneth William Basnicki • Steven J. Bates • Paul James Battaglia • W. David Bauer • Ivhan Luis Carpio Bautista • Marlyn C. Bautista • Jasper Baxter • Michele (Du Berry) Beale • Paul F. Beatini • Jane S. Beatty • Larry I. Beck • Manette Marie Beckles • Carl John Bedigian • Michael Beekman • Maria Behr • Yelena Belilovsky • Nina Patrice Bell • Andrea Della Bella • Debbie S. Bellows • Stephen Elliot Belson • Paul Michael Benedetti • Denise Lenore Benedetto • Bryan Craig Bennett • Eric L. Bennett • Oliver Duncan Bennett • Margaret L. Benson • Dominick J. Berardi • James Patrick Berger • Steven Howard Berger • John P. Bergin • Alvin Bergsohn • Daniel D. Bergstein • Michael J. Berkeley • Donna Bernaerts-Kearns • Dave Bernard • William Bernstein • David M. Berray • David S. Berry • Joseph J. Berry • William Reed Bethke • Timothy D. Betterly • Edward F. Beyea • Paul Michael Beyer • Anil T. Bharvaney • Bella Bhukhan • Shimmy D. Biegeleisen • Peter Alexander Bielfeld • William Biggart • Brian Bilcher • Carl Vincent Bini • Gary Bird • Joshua David Birnbaum • George Bishop • Jeffrey D. Bittner • Balewa Albert Blackman • Christopher Joseph Blackwell • Susan L. Blair • Harry Blanding • Janice L. Blaney • Craig Michael Blass • Rita Blau • Richard M. Blood • Michael A. Boccardi • John Paul Bocchi • Michael L. Bocchino • Susan Mary Bochino • Bruce Douglas (Chappy) Boehm • Mary Katherine Boffa • Nicholas A. Bogdan • Darren C. Bohan • Lawrence Francis Boisseau • Vincent M. Boland • Alan Bondarenko • Andre Bonheur • Colin Arthur Bonnett • Frank Bonomo • Yvonne L. Bonomo • Sean Booker • Juan Jose Borda Leyva • Sherry Ann Bordeaux • Krystine C. Bordenabe • Martin Boryczewski • Richard E. Bosco • John Howard Boulton • Francisco Bourdier • Thomas H. Bowden • Kimberly S. Bowers • Veronique (Bonnie) Nicole Bowers • Larry Bowman • Shawn Edward Bowman • Kevin L. Bowser • Gary R. Box • Gennady Boyarsky • Pamela Boyce • Michael Boyle • Alfred Braca • Sandra Conaty Brace • Kevin H. Bracken • David Brian Brady • Alexander Braginsky • Nicholas W. Brandemarti • Michelle Renee Bratton • Patrice Braut • Lydia Estelle Bravo • Ronald Michael Breitweiser • Edward A. Brennan • Frank H. Brennan • Michael Emmett Brennan • Peter Brennan • Thomas M. Brennan • Daniel Brethel • Gary L. Bright • Jonathan Eric Briley • Mark A. Brisman • Paul Gary Bristow • Victoria Alvarez Brito • Mark Francis Broderick • Herman C. Broghammer • Keith Broomfield • Janice J. Brown • Lloyd Brown • Patrick J. Brown • Bettina Browne • Mark Bruce • Richard Bruehert • Andrew Brunn • Vincent Brunton • Ronald Paul Bucca • Brandon J. Buchanan • Greg Joseph Buck • Dennis Buckley • Nancy Bueche • Patrick Joseph Buhse • John E. Bulaga • Stephen Bunin • Matthew J. Burke • Thomas Daniel Burke • William F. Burke • Donald James Burns • Kathleen A. Burns • Keith James Burns • John Patrick Burnside • Irina Buslo • Milton Bustillo • Thomas M. Butler • Patrick Byrne • Timothy G. Byrne

C
Jesus Cabezas • Lillian Caceres • Brian Joseph Cachia • Steven Cafiero • Richard M. Caggiano • Cecile M. Caguicla • Michael John Cahill • Scott W. Cahill • Thomas J. Cahill • George Cain • Salvatore B. Calabro • Joseph Calandrillo • Philip V. Calcagno • Edward Calderon • Kenneth Marcus Caldwell • Dominick E. Calia • Felix (Bobby) Calixte • Frank Callahan • Liam Callahan • Luigi Calvi • Roko Camaj • Michael Cammarata • David Otey Campbell • Geoffrey Thomas Campbell • Jill Marie Campbell • Robert Arthur Campbell • Sandra Patricia Campbell • Juan Ortega Campos • Sean Canavan • John A. Candela • Vincent Cangelosi • Stephen J. Cangialosi • Lisa B. Cannava • Brian Cannizzaro • Michael R. Canty • Louis A. Caporicci • Jonathan N. Cappello • James Christopher Cappers • Richard M. Caproni • Jose Cardona • Dennis M Carey • Edward Carlino • Michael Scott Carlo • David G. Carlone • Rosemarie C. Carlson • Mark Stephen Carney • Joyce Ann Carpeneto • Jeremy M. Carrington • Michael T. Carroll • Peter Carroll • James J. Carson • Christopher Newton Carter • James Marcel Cartier • Vivian Casalduc • John F. Casazza • Paul Cascio • Margarito Casillas • Thomas Anthony Casoria • William Otto Caspar • Alejandro Castano • German Castillo Galicia • Arcelia Castillo • Leonard M. Castrianno • Jose Ramon Castro • Richard G. Catarelli • Christopher Sean Caton • Robert J. Caufield • Mary Teresa Caulfield • Judson Cavalier • Michael Joseph Cawley • Jason D. Cayne • Juan Armando Ceballos • Marcia G. Cecil-Carter • Jason Cefalu • Thomas J. Celic • Ana M. Centeno • Joni Cesta • Jeffrey M. Chairnoff • Swarna Chalasini • William Chalcoff • Eli Chalouh • Charles Lawrence (Chip) Chan • Mandy Chang • Mark L. Charette • Gregorio Manuel Chavez • Pedro Francisco Checo • Douglas MacMillan Cherry • Stephen Patrick Cherry • Vernon Paul Cherry • Nestor Chevalier • Swede Joseph Chevalier • Alexander H. Chiang • Dorothy J. Chiarchiaro • Luis Alfonso Chimbo • Robert Chin • Wing Wai (Eddie) Ching • Nicholas P. Chiofalo • John Chipura • Peter A. Chirchirillo • Catherine E. Chirls • Kyung (Kaccy) Cho • Abdul K. Chowdhury • Mohammed Salahuddin Chowdhury • Kirsten L. Christophe • Pamela Chu • Steven Paul Chucknick • Wai-ching Chung • Christopher Ciafardini • Alex F. Ciccone • Frances Ann Cilente • Elaine Cillo • Edna Cintron • Nestor Andre Cintron • Robert Dominick Cirri • Juan Pablo Alvarez Cisneros • Benjamin Keefe Clark • Eugene Clark • Gregory A. Clark • Mannie Leroy Clark • Thomas R. Clark • Christopher Robert Clarke • Donna Clarke • Michael Clarke • Suria R.E. Clarke • Kevin Francis Cleary • James D. Cleere • Geoffrey W. Cloud • Susan M. Clyne • Steven Coakley • Jeffrey Coale • Patricia A. Cody • Daniel Michael Coffey • Jason Matthew Coffey • Florence Cohen • Kevin Sanford Cohen • Anthony Joseph Coladonato • Mark J. Colaio • Stephen J. Colaio • Christopher M. Colasanti • Kevin Nathaniel Colbert • Michel Paris Colbert • Keith Eugene Coleman • Scott Thomas Coleman • Tarel Coleman • Liam Joseph Colhoun • Robert D. Colin • Robert J. Coll • Jean Marie Collin • John Michael Collins • Michael L. Collins • Thomas J. Collins • Joseph Collison • Patricia Malia Colodner • Linda M. Colon • Soledi Colon • Ronald Comer • Jaime Concepcion • Albert Conde • Denease Conley • Susan Clancy Conlon • Margaret Mary Conner • Cynthia L. Connolly • John E. Connolly • James Lee Connor • Jonathan (J.C.) Connors • Kevin P. Connors • Kevin Francis Conroy • Brenda E. Conway • Dennis Michael Cook • Helen D. Cook • John A. Cooper • Joseph J. Coppo • Gerard J. Coppola • Joseph Albert Corbett • Alejandro Cordero • Robert Cordice • Danny A. Correa-Gutierrez • Ruben D. Correa • James Corrigan • Carlos Cortes • Kevin M. Cosgrove • Dolores Marie Costa • Digna Alexandra Rivera Costanza • Charles Gregory Costello • Michael S. Costello • Conrod K.H. Cottoy • Martin Coughlan • John Gerard Coughlin • Timothy John Coughlin • James E. Cove • Andre Cox • Frederick John Cox • Michelle Coyle-Eulau • James Raymond Coyle • Anne M. Cramer • Christopher Seton Cramer • Denise Crant • James L. Crawford • Robert James Crawford • Joanne Mary Cregan • Lucia Crifasi • John Crisci • Daniel Hal Crisman • Dennis A. Cross • Helen Crossin-Kittle • Kevin Raymond Crotty • Thomas G. Crotty • John Crowe • Welles Remy Crowther • Robert L. Cruikshank • Francisco Cruz • John Robert Cruz • Kenneth John Cubas • Francisco C. Cubero • Richard Joseph Cudina • Neil James Cudmore • Thomas Patrick Cullen • Joan McConnell Cullinan • Joyce Cummings • Brian Thomas Cummins • Nilton Albuquerque Fernao Cunha • Michael Joseph Cunningham • Robert Curatolo • Laurence Curia • Paul Dario Curioli • Beverly Curry • Michael Curtin • Gavin Cushny

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John D'Allara • Vincent D'Amadeo • Jack L. D'Ambrosi • Mary D'Antonio • Edward Alexander D'Atri • Michael D. D'Auria • Michael Jude D'Esposito • Manuel Da Mota • Carlos S. DaCosta • Caleb Arron Dack • Thomas A. Damaskinos • Jeannine Marie Damiani-Jones • Patrick W. Danahy • Nana Kwuku Danso • Vincent G. Danz • Dwight Donald Darcy • Elizabeth Ann Darling • Annette Andrea Dataram • Lawrence Davidson • Michael Allen Davidson • Scott Matthew Davidson • Titus Davidson • Niurka Davila • Clinton Davis • Wayne Terrial Davis • Anthony Richard Dawson • Calvin Dawson • Edward James Day • Jayceryll M. de Chavez • Emerita (Emy) De La Pena • Azucena de la Torre • Cristina de Laura • Oscar de Laura • Francis (Frank) Albert De Martini • Robert J. DeAngelis • James V. DeBlase • Paul DeCola • Jason Christopher DeFazio • Jennifer DeJesus • Monique E. DeJesus • Nereida DeJesus • Martin DeMeo • Jean C. DePalma • Michael DeRienzo • David Paul DeRubbio • Jemal Legesse DeSantis • Christian D. DeSimone • Edward DeSimone • Melanie Louise DeVere • Jerry DeVito • William T. Dean • Thomas P. Deangelis • Tara Debek • Anna Debin • Simon Dedvukaj • David A. Defeo • Manuel Del Valle • Donald A. Delapenha • Vito Joseph Deleo • Danielle Delie • Joseph A. Della Pietra • Palmina Delli Gatti • Colleen Ann Deloughery • Anthony Demas • Francis X. Deming • Carol K. Demitz • Kevin Dennis • Thomas F. Dennis • Jose Nicholas Depena • Robert J. Deraney • Andrew Desperito • Cindy Ann Deuel • Robert P. Devitt • Dennis Lawrence Devlin • Gerard Dewan • Simon Suleman Ali Kassamali Dhanani • Michael L. DiAgostino • Patricia F. DiChiaro • John DiFato • Vincent F. DiFazio • Carl DiFranco • Donald J. DiFranco • Debra Ann DiMartino • Anthony DiOnisio • George DiPasquale • Joseph DiPilato • Douglas Frank DiStefano • Michael Diaz-Piedra • Judith Belguese Diaz-Sierra • Lourdes Galletti Diaz • Matthew Diaz • Nancy Diaz • Obdulio Ruiz Diaz • Joseph Dermot Dickey • Lawrence Patrick Dickinson • Michael David Diehl • Stephen P. Dimino • William J. Dimmling • Christopher Dincuff • Jeffrey M. Dingle • Ramzi A. Doany • John J. Doherty • Melissa C. Doi • Brendan Dolan • Neil Dollard • James Joseph Domanico • Benilda Pascua Domingo • Charles (Carlos) Dominguez • Geronimo (Jerome) Mark Patrick Dominguez • Kevin W. Donnelly • Jacqueline Donovan • Stephen Dorf • Thomas Dowd • Kevin Christopher Dowdell • Mary Yolanda Dowling • Raymond M. Downey • Frank Joseph Doyle • Joseph M. Doyle • Randy Drake • Stephen Patrick Driscoll • Mirna A. Duarte • Luke A. Dudek • Christopher Michael Duffy • Gerard Duffy • Michael Joseph Duffy • Thomas W. Duffy • Antoinette Duger • Sareve Dukat • Christopher Joseph Dunne • Richard A. Dunstan • Patrick Thomas Dwyer

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Catherine K. Fagan • Patricia M. Fagan • Keith G. Fairben • William F. Fallon • William Fallon • Anthony J. Fallone • Dolores B. Fanelli • John Joseph Fanning • Kathleen (Kit) Faragher • Thomas Farino • Nancy Carole Farley • Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Farmer • Douglas Farnum • John G. Farrell • John W. Farrell • Terrence Patrick Farrell • Joseph Farrelly • Thomas P. Farrelly • Syed Abdul Fatha • Christopher Faughnan • Wendy R. Faulkner • Shannon M. Fava • Bernard D. Favuzza • Robert Fazio • Ronald C. Fazio • William Feehan • Francis J. (Frank) Feely • Garth E. Feeney • Sean B. Fegan • Lee S. Fehling • Peter Feidelberg • Alan D. Feinberg • Rosa Maria Feliciano • Edward T. Fergus • George Ferguson • Henry Fernandez • Jose Manuel Contreras Fernandez • Judy H. Fernandez • Elisa Giselle Ferraina • Anne Marie Sallerin Ferreira • Robert John Ferris • David Francis Ferrugio • Louis V. Fersini • Michael David Ferugio • Bradley James Fetchet • Jennifer Louise Fialko • Kristen Fiedel • Samuel Fields • Michael Bradley Finnegan • Timothy J. Finnerty • Michael Curtis Fiore • Stephen J. Fiorelli • Paul M. Fiori • John Fiorito • John R. Fischer • Andrew Fisher • Bennett Lawson Fisher • John Roger Fisher • Thomas J. Fisher • Lucy Fishman • Ryan D. Fitzgerald • Thomas Fitzpatrick • Richard P. Fitzsimons • Salvatore A. Fiumefreddo • Christina Donovan Flannery • Eileen Flecha • Andre G. Fletcher • Carl Flickinger • John Joseph Florio • Joseph W. Flounders • David Fodor • Michael N. Fodor • Steven Mark Fogel • Thomas Foley • David Fontana • Chih Min (Dennis) Foo • Del Rose Forbes-Cheatham • Godwin Forde • Donald A. Foreman • Christopher Hugh Forsythe • Claudia Alicia Martinez Foster • Noel J. Foster • Ana Fosteris • Robert J. Foti • Jeffrey L. Fox • Virginia Fox • Joan Francis • Pauline Francis • Virgin (Lucy) Francis • Gary J. Frank • Morton Frank • Peter Christopher Frank • Richard K. Fraser • Kevin Joseph Frawley • Clyde Frazier • Lillian I. Frederick • Andrew Fredericks • Jamitha Freemen • Brett O. Freiman • Peter L. Freund • Arlene E. Fried • Alan Wayne Friedlander • Andrew K. Friedman • Gregg J. Froehner • Peter Christian Fry • Clement Fumando • Steven Elliot Furman • Paul James Furmato

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Fredric Gabler • Richard S. Gabrielle • James Andrew Gadiel • Pamela Gaff • Ervin Vincent Gailliard • Deanna L. Galante • Grace Galante • Anthony Edward Gallagher • Daniel James Gallagher • John Patrick Gallagher • Tomas Gallegos Linares • Cono E. Gallo • Vincenzo Gallucci • Thomas Edward Galvin • Giovanna (Genni) Gambale • Thomas Gambino • Giann F. Gamboa • Peter J. Ganci • Claude Michael Gann • Charles William Garbarini • Cesar Garcia • David Garcia • Jorge Luis Morron Garcia • Juan Garcia • Marlyn C. Garcia • Christopher Gardner • Douglas B. Gardner • Harvey J. Gardner • Jeffrey B. Gardner • Thomas A. Gardner • William Arthur Gardner • Francesco Garfi • Rocco Gargano • James M. Gartenberg • Matthew David Garvey • Bruce Gary • Boyd A. Gatton • Donald Richard Gavagan • Terence D. Gazzani • Gary Geidel • Paul Hamilton Geier • Julie M. Geis • Peter Gelinas • Steven Paul Geller • Howard G. Gelling • Peter Victor Genco • Steven Gregory Genovese • Alayne F. Gentul • Edward F. Geraghty • Suzanne Geraty • Ralph Gerhardt • Robert J. Gerlich • Denis P. Germain • Marina R. Gertsberg • Susan M. Getzendanner • James Gerard Geyer • Joseph M. Giaccone • Vincent Francis Giammona • Debra L. Gibbon • James A. Giberson • Craig Neil Gibson • Ronnie Gies • Laura A. Giglio • Andrew Clive Gilbert • Timothy Paul Gilbert • Paul Stuart Gilbey • Paul John Gill • Mark Y. Gilles • Evan H. Gillette • Ronald Gilligan • Rodney C. Gillis • Laura Gilly • John F. Ginley • Donna Marie Giordano • Jeffrey Giordano • John Giordano • Steven A. Giorgetti • Martin Giovinazzo • Jinny Lady Giraldo • Kum-Kum Girolamo • Salvatore Gitto • Cynthia Giugliano • Mon Gjonbalaj • Dianne Gladstone • Keith Alexander Glascoe • Thomas I. Glasser • Harry Glenn • Barry H. Glick • Steven Lawrence Glick • John T. Gnazzo • William (Bill) Robert Godshalk • Michael Gogliormella • Brian Fredric Goldberg • Jeffrey Grant Goldflam • Michelle Herman Goldstein • Monica Goldstein • Steven Goldstein • Andrew H. Golkin • Dennis James Gomes • Enrique Antonio Gomez • Jose Bienvenido Gomez • Manuel Gomez • Wilder Gomez • Jenine Gonzalez • Joel Guevara Gonzalez • Mauricio Gonzalez • Rosa J. Gonzalez • Calvin J. Gooding • Harry Goody • Kiran Reddy Gopu • Catherine Carmen Gorayeb • Kerene Gordon • Sebastian Gorki • Kieran Gorman • Thomas E. Gorman • Michael Edward Gould • Yugi Goya • Jon Richard Grabowski • Christopher Michael Grady • Edwin John Graf • David M. Graifman • Gilbert Granados • Elvira Granitto • Winston Arthur Grant • Christopher Stewart Gray • James Michael Gray • Linda Mair Grayling • John Michael Grazioso • Timothy Grazioso • Derrick Arthur Green • Wade Brian Green • Elaine Myra Greenberg • Gayle R. Greene • James Arthur Greenleaf • Eileen Marsha Greenstein • Elizabeth (Lisa) Martin Gregg • Denise Gregory • Donald H. Gregory • Florence M. Gregory • Pedro (David) Grehan • John M. Griffin • Tawanna Griffin • Joan D. Griffith • Warren Grifka • Ramon Grijalvo • Joseph F. Grillo • David Grimner • Kenneth Grouzalis • Joseph Grzelak • Matthew J. Grzymalski • Robert Joseph Gschaar • Liming (Michael) Gu • Jose A. Guadalupe • Yan Zhu (Cindy) Guan • Geoffrey E. Guja • Joseph Gullickson • Babita Guman • Douglas B. Gurian • Janet H. Gustafson • Philip T. Guza • Barbara Guzzardo • Peter Gyulavary

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Gary Robert Haag • Andrea Lyn Haberman • Barbara M. Habib • Philip Haentzler • Nizam A. Hafiz • Karen Hagerty • Steven Hagis • Mary Lou Hague • David Halderman • Maile Rachel Hale • Richard Hall • Vaswald George Hall • Robert John Halligan • Vincent Gerard Halloran • James D. Halvorson • Mohammed Salman Hamdani • Felicia Hamilton • Robert Hamilton • Frederic Kim Han • Christopher James Hanley • Sean Hanley • Valerie Joan Hanna • Thomas Hannafin • Kevin James Hannaford • Michael L. Hannan • Dana Hannon • Vassilios G. Haramis • James A. Haran • Jeffrey P. Hardy • Timothy John Hargrave • Daniel Harlin • Frances Haros • Harvey L. Harrell • Stephen Gary Harrell • Aisha Harris • Stewart D. Harris • John Patrick Hart • John Clinton Hartz • Emeric J. Harvey • Thomas Theodore Haskell • Timothy Haskell • Joseph John Hasson • Leonard William Hatton • Terence S. Hatton • Michael Helmut Haub • Timothy Aaron Haviland • Donald G. Havlish • Anthony Hawkins • Nobuhiro Hayatsu • Philip Hayes • William Ward Haynes • Scott Hazelcorn • Michael K. Healey • Roberta Bernstein Heber • Charles Francis Xavier Heeran • John Heffernan • Howard Joseph Heller • JoAnn L. Heltibridle • Mark F. Hemschoot • Ronnie Lee Henderson • Janet Hendricks • Brian Hennessey • Michelle Marie Henrique • Joseph P. Henry • William Henry • John Henwood • Robert Allan Hepburn • Mary (Molly) Herencia • Lindsay Coates Herkness • Harvey Robert Hermer • Claribel Hernandez • Norberto Hernandez • Raul Hernandez • Gary Herold • Jeffrey A. Hersch • Thomas Hetzel • Brian Hickey • Ysidro Hidalgo-Tejada • Timothy Higgins • Robert D. Higley • Todd Russell Hill • Clara Victorine Hinds • Neal Hinds • Mark D. Hindy • Katsuyuki Hirai • Heather Malia Ho • Tara Yvette Hobbs • Thomas A. Hobbs • James L. Hobin • Robert Wayne Hobson • DaJuan Hodges • Ronald George Hoerner • Patrick Aloysius Hoey • Frederick J. Hoffman • Joseph Hoffman • Marcia Hoffman • Michele L. Hoffman • Stephen G. Hoffman • Judith Florence Hofmiller • Thomas Warren Hohlweck • Jonathan R. Hohmann • John Holland • Joseph Francis Holland • Elizabeth Holmes • Thomas P. Holohan • Bradley Hoorn • James P. Hopper • Montgomery McCullough Hord • Michael Horn • Matthew D. Horning • Robert L. Horohoe • Aaron Horwitz • Charles J. Houston • Uhuru G. Houston • George Howard • Michael C. Howell • Steven L. Howell • Jennifer L. Howley • Milagros Hromada • Marian Hrycak • Stephen Huczko • Kris R. Hughes • Melissa Harrington Hughes • Paul R. Hughes • Robert T. "Bobby" Hughes • Thomas F. Hughes • Timothy Robert Hughes • Susan Huie • Mychal Lamar Hulse • Kathleen (Casey) Hunt • William C. Hunt • Joseph G. Hunter • Robert Hussa • Thomas E. Hynes • Walter Hynes

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Joseph Anthony Ianelli • Zuhtu Ibis • Jonathan Lee Ielpi • Michael Patrick Iken • Daniel Ilkanayev • Frederick Ill • Abraham Nethanel Ilowitz • Anthony P. Infante • Louis S. Inghilterra • Christopher N. Ingrassia • Paul Innella • Stephanie V. Irby • Douglas Irgang • Kristin A. Irvine-Ryan • Todd A. Isaac • Erik Hans Isbrandtsen • Taizo Ishikawa • Aram Iskenderian • John Iskyan • Kazushige Ito • Aleksandr Valeryerich Ivantsov

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Virginia Jablonski • Brooke Alexandra Jackman • Aaron Jacobs • Ariel Louis Jacobs • Jason Kyle Jacobs • Michael Grady Jacobs • Steven A. Jacobson • Ricknauth Jaggernauth • Jake Denis Jagoda • Yudh V.S. Jain • Maria Jakubiak • Ernest James • Gricelda E. James • Mark Jardim • Mohammed Jawara • Francois Jean-Pierre • Maxima Jean-Pierre • Paul E. Jeffers • Joseph Jenkins • Alan K. Jensen • Prem N. Jerath • Farah Jeudy • Hweidar Jian • Fernando Jimenez Molina • Eliezer Jimenez • Luis Jimenez • Charles Gregory John • Nicholas John • LaShawana Johnson • Scott M. Johnson • William Johnston • Allison Horstmann Jones • Arthur Joseph Jones • Brian L. Jones • Christopher D. Jones • Donald T. Jones • Donald W. Jones • Linda Jones • Mary S. Jones • Andrew Jordan • Robert Thomas Jordan • Albert Joseph • Ingeborg Joseph • Karl Henri Joseph • Stephen Joseph • Jane Eileen Josiah • Anthony Jovic • Angel Luis Juarbe • Karen Susan Juday • Mychal Judge • Paul W. Jurgens • Thomas Edward Jurgens

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Shashi Kiran Lakshmikantha Kadaba • Gavkharoy Mukhometovna Kamardinova • Shari Kandell • Howard Lee Kane • Jennifer Lynn Kane • Vincent D. Kane • Joon Koo Kang • Sheldon R. Kanter • Deborah H. Kaplan • Alvin Peter Kappelmann • Charles Karczewski • William A. Karnes • Douglas G. Karpiloff • Charles L. Kasper • Andrew Kates • John Katsimatides • Robert Kaulfers • Don Jerome Kauth • Hideya Kawauchi • Edward T. Keane • Richard M. Keane • Lisa Kearney-Griffin • Karol Ann Keasler • Paul Hanlon Keating • Leo Russell Keene • Joseph J. Keller • Peter Rodney Kellerman • Joseph P. Kellett • Frederick H. Kelley • James Joseph Kelly • Joseph A. Kelly • Maurice Patrick Kelly • Richard John Kelly • Thomas Michael Kelly • Thomas Richard Kelly • Thomas W. Kelly • Timothy C. Kelly • William Hill Kelly • Robert C. Kennedy • Thomas J. Kennedy • John Keohane • Ronald T. Kerwin • Howard L. Kestenbaum • Douglas D. Ketcham • Ruth E. Ketler • Boris Khalif • Sarah Khan • Taimour Firaz Khan • Rajesh Khandelwal • Bhowanie Devi Khemraj • SeiLai Khoo • Michael Kiefer • Satoshi Kikuchihara • Andrew Jay-Hoon Kim • Lawrence Don Kim • Mary Jo Kimelman • Lisa M. King-Johnson • Andrew Marshall King • Lucille T. King • Robert King • Takashi Kinoshita • Chris Michael Kirby • Howard (Barry) Kirschbaum • Glenn Davis Kirwin • Richard J. Klares • Peter A. Klein • Alan D. Kleinberg • Karen J. Klitzman • Ronald Philip Kloepfer • Andrew Knox • Thomas Patrick Knox • Yevgeny Knyazev • Rebecca Lee Koborie • Deborah Kobus • Gary Edward Koecheler • Frank J. Koestner • Ryan Kohart • Vanessa Lynn Kolpak • Irina Kolpakova • Suzanne Kondratenko • Abdoulaye Kone • Bon-seok Koo • Dorota Kopiczko • Scott Kopytko • Bojan Kostic • Danielle Kousoulis • John J. Kren • William Krukowski • Lyudmila Ksido • Shekhar Kumar • Kenneth Kumpel • Frederick Kuo • Patricia Kuras • Nauka Kushitani • Thomas Joseph Kuveikis • Victor Kwarkye • Kui Fai Kwok • Angela R. Kyte

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Andrew LaCorte • Jeanette LaFond-Menichino • David LaForge • Michael Patrick LaForte • Stephen LaMantia • Carol Ann LaPlante • Jeannine M. LaVerde • Amarnauth Lachhman • Ganesh Ladkat • James P. Ladley • Joseph A. Lafalce • Alan Lafranco • Juan Lafuente • Neil K. Lai • Vincent A. Laieta • William David Lake • Franco Lalama • Chow Kwan Lam • Amy Hope Lamonsoff • Robert T. Lane • Brendan M. Lang • Rosanne P. Lang • Vanessa Langer • Mary Lou Langley • Peter J. Langone • Thomas Langone • Michele B. Lanza • Ruth Sheila Lapin • Ingeborg Astrid Desiree Lariby • Robin Larkey • Christopher Randall Larrabee • Hamidou S. Larry • Scott Larsen • John Adam Larson • Gary E. Lasko • Nicholas C. Lassman • Paul Laszczynski • Jeffrey Latouche • Charles Laurencin • Stephen James Lauria • Maria Lavache • Denis F. Lavelle • Anna A. Laverty • Steven Lawn • Robert A. Lawrence • Nathaniel Lawson • Eugen Lazar • David Prudencio LeMagne • Jeffrey Earle LeVeen • James Patrick Leahy • Joseph Gerard Leavey • Neil Leavy • Leon Lebor • Kenneth Charles Ledee • Alan J. Lederman • Elena Ledesma • Alexis Leduc • David S. Lee • Gary H. Lee • Hyun-joon (Paul) Lee • Jong-min Lee • Juanita Lee • Kathryn Blair Lee • Linda C. Lee • Lorraine Lee • Myung-woo Lee • Richard Y.C. Lee • Stuart (Soo-Jin) Lee • Yang Der Lee • Stephen Lefkowitz • Adriana Legro • Edward J. Lehman • Eric Andrew Lehrfeld • David Ralph Leistman • Joseph A. Lenihan • John J. Lennon • John Robinson Lenoir • Jorge Luis Leon • Matthew Gerard Leonard • Michael Lepore • Charles Antoine Lesperance • John D. Levi • Alisha Caren Levin • Neil D. Levin • Robert M. Levine • Robert Levine • Shai Levinhar • Adam J. Lewis • Margaret Susan Lewis • Ye Wei Liang • Orasri Liangthanasarn • Daniel F. Libretti • Ralph M. Licciardi • Edward Lichtschein • Steven B. Lillianthal • Carlos R. Lillo • Craig Damian Lilore • Arnold A. Lim • Darya Lin • Wei Rong Lin • Nickie L. Lindo • Thomas V. Linehan • Robert Thomas Linnane • Alan Linton • Diane Theresa Lipari • Kenneth P. Lira • Francisco Alberto Liriano • Lorraine Lisi • Paul Lisson • Vincent Litto • Ming-Hao Liu • Joseph Livera • Nancy Liz • Harold Lizcano • Martin Lizzul • George A. Llanes • Elizabeth Claire Logler • Catherine Lisa Loguidice • Jerome Robert Lohez • Michael W. Lomax • Laura M. Longing • Salvatore P. Lopes • Daniel Lopez • George Lopez • Luis Lopez • Manuel L. Lopez • Joseph Lostrangio • Chet Louie • Stuart Seid Louis • Joseph Lovero • Michael W. Lowe • Garry Lozier • John Peter Lozowsky • Charles Peter Lucania • Edward (Ted) H. Luckett • Mark G. Ludvigsen • Lee Charles Ludwig • Sean Thomas Lugano • Daniel Lugo • Marie Lukas • William Lum • Michael P. Lunden • Christopher Lunder • Anthony Luparello • Gary Lutnick • Linda Luzzicone • Alexander Lygin • Farrell Peter Lynch • James Francis Lynch • Louise A. Lynch • Michael F. Lynch • Michael Francis Lynch • Michael Lynch • Richard Dennis Lynch • Robert H. Lynch • Sean Patrick Lynch • Sean Lynch • Michael J. Lyons • Monica Lyons • Patrick Lyons

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Christopher Quackenbush • Lars Peter Qualben • Lincoln Quappe • Beth Ann Quigley • Michael Quilty • James Francis Quinn • Ricardo Quinn

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Thierry Saada • Jason E. Sabbag • Thomas E. Sabella • Scott Saber • Joseph Sacerdote • Francis J. Sadocha • Jude Elias Safi • Brock Joel Safronoff • Edward Saiya • John Patrick Salamone • Hernando R. Salas • Juan Salas • Esmerlin Salcedo • John Salvatore Salerno • Richard L. Salinardi • Wayne John Saloman • Nolbert Salomon • Catherine Patricia Salter • Frank Salvaterra • Paul R. Salvio • Samuel R. Salvo • Rena Sam-Dinnoo • Carlos Samaniego • James Kenneth Samuel • Michael V. San Phillip • Sylvia San Pio Resta • Hugo Sanay-Perafiel • Alva Jeffries Sanchez • Erick Sanchez • Jacquelyn P. Sanchez • Eric Sand • Stacey Leigh Sanders • Herman Sandler • James Sands • Ayleen J. Santiago • Kirsten Santiago • Maria Theresa Santillan • Susan G. Santo • Christopher Santora • John Santore • Mario L. Santoro • Jorge Octavio Santos Anaya • Rafael Humberto Santos • Rufino Conrado F. (Roy) Santos • Kalyan K. Sarkar • Chapelle Sarker • Paul F. 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Harry Taback • Joann Tabeek • Norma C. Taddei • Michael Taddonio • Keiichiro Takahashi • Keiji Takahashi • Phyllis Gail Talbot • Robert R. Talhami • Sean Patrick Tallon • Paul Talty • Maurita Tam • Rachel Tamares • Hector Tamayo • Michael Andrew Tamuccio • Kenichiro Tanaka • Rhondelle Cherie Tankard • Michael Anthony Tanner • Dennis Gerard Taormina • Kenneth Joseph Tarantino • Allan Tarasiewicz • Ronald Tartaro • Darryl Taylor • Donnie Brooks Taylor • Lorisa Ceylon Taylor • Michael M. Taylor • Paul A. Tegtmeier • Yeshavant Moreshwar Tembe • Anthony Tempesta • Dorothy Temple • Stanley L. Temple • David Tengelin • Brian J. Terrenzi • Lisa Marie Terry • Goumatie T. Thackurdeen • Harshad Sham Thatte • Thomas F. Theurkauf • Lesley Thomas-O'Keefe • Brian T. Thompson • Clive Thompson • Glenn Thompson • Nigel Bruce Thompson • Perry Anthony Thompson • Vanavah Alexi Thompson • William Harry Thompson • Eric Raymond Thorpe • Nichola A. Thorpe • Sal Tieri • John Patrick Tierney • Mary Ellen Tiesi • William R. Tieste • Kenneth F. Tietjen • Stephen Edward Tighe • Scott C. Timmes • Michael E. Tinley • Jennifer M. Tino • Robert Frank Tipaldi • John J. Tipping • David Tirado • Hector Luis Tirado • Michelle Titolo • John J. Tobin • Richard J. Todisco • Vladimir Tomasevic • Stephen K. Tompsett • Thomas Tong • Doris Torres • Luis Eduardo Torres • Amy E. Toyen • Christopher M. Traina • Daniel Patrick Trant • Abdoul Karim Traore • Glenn J. Travers • Walter (Wally) P. Travers • Felicia Traylor-Bass • Lisa L. Trerotola • Karamo Trerra • Michael Trinidad • Francis Joseph Trombino • Gregory J. Trost • William Tselepis • Zhanetta Tsoy • Michael Patrick Tucker • Lance Richard Tumulty • Ching Ping Tung • Simon James Turner • Donald Joseph Tuzio • Robert T. Twomey • Jennifer Tzemis

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John G. Ueltzhoeffer • Tyler V. Ugolyn • Michael A. Uliano • Jonathan J. Uman • Anil Shivhari Umarkar • Allen V. Upton • Diane Maria Urban

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John Damien Vaccacio • Bradley H. Vadas • William Valcarcel • Mayra Valdes-Rodriguez • Felix Antonio Vale • Ivan Vale • Benito Valentin • Santos Valentin • Carlton Francis Valvo • Erica Van Acker • Kenneth W. Van Auken • Richard Bruce Van Hine • Daniel M. Van Laere • Edward Raymond Vanacore • Jon C. Vandevander • Frederick T. Varacchi • Gopalakrishnan Varadhan • David Vargas • Scott C. Vasel • Azael Ismael Vasquez • Santos Vasquez • Arcangel Vazquez • Peter Anthony Vega • Sankara S. Velamuri • Jorge Velazquez • Lawrence Veling • Anthony M. Ventura • David Vera • Loretta A Vero • Christopher Vialonga • Matthew Gilbert Vianna • Robert A. Vicario • Celeste Torres Victoria • Joanna Vidal • John T. Vigiano • Joseph Vincent Vigiano • Frank J. Vignola • Joseph B. Vilardo • Sergio Villanueva • Chantal Vincelli • Melissa Vincent • Francine A. Virgilio • Lawrence Virgilio • Joseph G. Visciano • Joshua S. Vitale • Maria Percoco Vola • Lynette D. Vosges • Garo H. Voskerijian • Alfred Vukosa

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Gregory Wachtler • Gabriela Waisman • Courtney Wainsworth Walcott • Victor Wald • Benjamin Walker • Glen J. Wall • Mitchel Scott Wallace • Peter G. Wallace • Robert F. Wallace • Roy Michael Wallace • Jean Marie Wallendorf • Matthew Blake Wallens • John Wallice • Barbara P. Walsh • James Walsh • Jeffrey Patrick Walz • Ching H. Wang • Weibin Wang • Michael Warchola • Stephen Gordon Ward • James A. Waring • Brian G. Warner • Derrick Washington • Charles Waters • James Thomas (Muddy) Waters • Patrick J. Waters • Kenneth Watson • Michael H. Waye • Todd C. Weaver • Walter E. Weaver • Nathaniel Webb • Dinah Webster • Joanne Flora Weil • Michael Weinberg • Steven Weinberg • Scott Jeffrey Weingard • Steven Weinstein • Simon Weiser • David M. Weiss • David T. Weiss • Vincent Michael Wells • Timothy Matthew Welty • Christian Hans Rudolf Wemmers • Ssu-Hui (Vanessa) Wen • Oleh D. Wengerchuk • Peter M. West • Whitfield West • Meredith Lynn Whalen • Eugene Whelan • Adam S. White • Edward James White • James Patrick White • John S. White • Kenneth W. White • Leonard Anthony White • Malissa White • Wayne White • Leanne Marie Whiteside • Mark Whitford • Michael T. Wholey • Mary Lenz Wieman • Jeffrey David Wiener • William J. Wik • Allison M. Wildman • Glenn Wilkinson • John C. Willett • Brian Patrick Williams • Crossley Williams • David Williams • Deborah Lynn Williams • Kevin Michael Williams • Louie Anthony Williams • Louis Calvin Williams • John Williamson • Cynthia Wilson • Donna Wilson • William E. Wilson • David H. Winton • Glenn J. Winuk • Thomas Francis Wise • Alan L. Wisniewski • Frank T. Wisniewski • David Wiswall • Sigrid Charlotte Wiswe • Michael R. Wittenstein • Christopher W. Wodenshek • Martin P. Wohlforth • Katherine S. Wolf • Jennifer Y. Wong • Jenny Seu Kueng Low Wong • Siu Cheung Wong • Yin Ping (Steven) Wong • Yuk Ping Wong • Brent James Woodall • James J. Woods • Patrick Woods • Richard Herron Woodwell • David Terence Wooley • John Bentley Works • Martin Michael Wortley • Rodney James Wotton • William Wren • John Wright • Neil R. Wright • Sandra Wright

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Jupiter Yambem • Suresh Yanamadala • Matthew David Yarnell • Myrna Yaskulka • Shakila Yasmin • Olabisi L. Yee • Edward P. York • Kevin Patrick York • Raymond York • Suzanne Youmans • Barrington L. Young • Jacqueline (Jakki) Young • Elkin Yuen

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Joseph Zaccoli • Adel Agayby Zakhary • Arkady Zaltsman • Edwin J. Zambrana • Robert Alan Zampieri • Mark Zangrilli • Ira Zaslow • Kenneth Albert Zelman • Abraham J. Zelmanowitz • Martin Morales Zempoaltecatl • Zhe (Zack) Zeng • Marc Scott Zeplin • Jie Yao Justin Zhao • Ivelin Ziminski • Michael Joseph Zinzi • Charles A. Zion • Julie Lynne Zipper • Salvatore J. Zisa • Prokopios Paul Zois • Joseph J. Zuccala • Andrew Steven Zucker • Igor Zukelman

UNITED FLIGHT 93

Christian Adams • Lorraine G. Bay • Todd Beamer • Alan Beaven • Mark K. Bingham • Deora Frances Bodley • Sandra W. Bradshaw • Marion Britton • Thomas E. Burnett • William Joseph Cashman • Georgine Rose Corrigan • Patricia Cushing • Jason Dahl • Joseph Deluca • Patrick Joseph Driscoll • Edward P. Felt • Jane C. Folger • Colleen Laura Fraser • Andrew Garcia • Jeremy Glick • Lauren Grandcolas • Wanda Anita Green • Donald F. Greene • Linda Gronlund • Richard Jerry Guadagno • LeRoy Wilton Homer • Toshiya Kuge • CeeCee Lyles • Hilda Marcin • Waleska Martinez Rivera • Nicole Miller • Louis J. Nacke • Donald Arthur Peterson • Jean Hoadley Peterson • Mark Rothenberg • Christine Anne Snyder • John Talignani • Honor Elizabeth Wainio • Deborah Welsh • Olga Kristin Gould White

AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 77

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27 August 2011

Very Well, Alone.

I’m not racist, I’m Southern.  There’s a big difference.  I don’t defend slavery.  I don’t wish the South had won, though I admire the military genius of Robert E. Lee, “Stonewall” Jackson, and Nathan Bedford Forrest, which is the only reason the South lasted as long as it did. The landed plantation gentry (a class almost all of our Founding Fathers were part of, by the way) sent hundreds of thousands to good, honest, poor, working class men on both sides to needless deaths trying to save their leisurely, genteel, land-wasting, entitlement lifestyle that exploited defenseless human beings from across an ocean and  well, pretty much everybody else, too, except themselves.  Starting the war by firing on Ft. Sumter was the dumbest thing the South could have done.  They started a war they couldn’t win.   The majority of Confederate soldiers neither owned slaves nor knew anyone who did.  These men were the poor, hard-scrabble farmers that my grandparents still were at the turn of the 20th century, on par with the black family up the road.  My Mama told me stories of being given food by a black family when Mama’s family had nothing and the black folks didn’t have much more.   All you revisionists, hear this: the Civil War was NOT caused by slavery.  It was caused by secession.  Lincoln sent the troops in to stop secession.  Read the man’s own words.  Now, to be sure, slavery caused secession, but it came to blows because Lincoln’s hand was forced by secession and the South's attack on Sumter.  The killing of Lincoln was also a terrible thing for the South.  Lincoln would have been a strong moderating hand that would have made Reconstruction far easier and less destructive for the South.  But there’s no defense for slavery.  It was wrong for thousands of years before the war, it was wrong in 1861, and it’s still wrong today in far too many countries where it's still going on right now. 

What I DO defend is Southern manners, charm and hospitality.  You say “yes sir” and “no ma’am” to anyone older than you, and many who are younger.  It’s a sign of respect, a recognition that our God told us to “consider others more than yourself,” and we took Him serious.  If you have something that will help your neighbor, you help him.  You don’t wait to be called in by FEMA, you don’t make your neighbor sign a waiver, if something needs pickin up, you pick it up, whether anyone is watchin or not.  You don’t need someone to praise you to motivate you to do what needs doing.  You pull yer own weight and earn the respect of the team.  Meanwhile, you respect others; NOT once they earn it, but until they prove their NOT worthy of it.

 
I’m not rich or uncaring, I’m conservative.  I believe the government can’t give you anything it didn’t take away from someone else, and keep a cut for their trouble.  I’m TEA, but I’m reasonable and understand that not everyone agrees with me about what needs to happen right NOW.  We need to get our runaway government back under control, but we also need more revenue, and that means higher taxes on somebody, or at least, better collection of the taxes we already have, and throw out the lifers in Congress who believe they “work hard” for their $175,000 a year salary (plus premium insurance, PLUS lifetime retirement income I’ll never achieve in a lifelong career in the REAL world).  I’m reminded of a saying Abraham Lincoln made when he took office and found that an awful lot of his “supporters” expected cushy government jobs in return: “Too many pigs for the teats.”

I’m not stupid, ignorant or uneducated, I’m country.  Even though I grew up in the “big city” of Memphis, my Mama and Daddy raised me to be the kind of people they were: simple, as in uncomplicated.  I can’t say I’ve learned every lesson they taught me, even now, at 46, I’m still reminded of things they did and said when I was growing up, even though Mom’s been gone almost 3 years, and Dad nearly 13.  They didn’t have Facebook friends, they had face-to-face friends who had forged a real relationship with them over a period of years.  My Dad would have thought video games were a pointless waste of time, but he played things with me like “fishing” and “camping,” using actual lures and tents, not Xs, Os, triangles, and squares, sittin on our butts.  The only reset button we had was to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and go again.  We didn’t get “gamer’s thumb,” we got skinned knees and sore bottoms and tetanus shots.

I was not abused as a child, though I knew the dual purpose of my Dad’s belt or a nice, thin hickory switch.  Truth be told, I didn’t get it as often as I deserved it.  I ate what my Mama cooked for ALL of us, and was grateful to have it cooked for me.  The universal cure for ADHD was to sit down and shut up, and act like you had some raising, and buddy, I did it when I was told to!  The universal curfew was the street lights, and somebody’s front yard was our playground.  I remember a friend’s Dad cutting the grass shorter by one mower’s width in a diamond shape for “base lines.”  My parents knew the parents of my friends from standing around talking to them while we played.  Everyone on the street knew who the “bad kid” was and what his parents’ drug of choice was.  You didn’t admire the punks, you pitied them, and if you tried to pull the same kinda stuff they did, you got a booster shot of the aforementioned belt/switch.

 There’s never a better time to take a stand than when you must stand alone.

I try to be a nice guy, honorable, dependable, and quicker to serve than to be served.  I don’t always succeed, and I may have opinions that will make you shake your head and laugh, but they’re MY opinions, usually born out of experience, thought, and investigation.  We may disagree, but you have a right to be wrong if you choose.  I’m not the handsomest feller you’ll run across, but I’m real.  I may look like crap, but it’s MY crap!
                                                    
All of this is to say, whether you like it, love it, or consider me a mindless, Foxnews-reading, heartless Republican tea-bagger zealot, I don’t care.  I didn’t form my opinions to please you.  I don’t check the polls to decide what’s right and wrong.  Wrong is wrong even if no one stands up for it.  There’s never a better time to take a stand than when you must stand alone. To coin a phrase by that great theologian, Popeye; “I yam what I yam.”  If you don’t like it, there’s a big wide world out there without me in it.  Enjoy yourself.  I’ll see you when you come to your senses.