14/11/2004

PROTOCOLE DE KYOTO ET HYPOCRISIE

 

Il est devenu de bon ton dans notre beau pays de taper sur les Etats-Unis, pour tout et pour rien. C’en est devenu un réflexe culturel. Le conflit israélo-palestinien traîne en longueur, c’est la faute aux ricains, Saddam Hussein ne peut plus massacrer à loisir opposants et récalcitrants, c’est la faute aux ricains (en plus ces salauds ils nous privent d’un bon client), la pollution devient inquiétante, c’est la faute aux ricains qui ont refusé de signer les accords de Kyoto.

 

Justement parlons en de ces fameux accords de Kyoto. Que les grandes consciences mondiales s’émeuvent de voir proliférer les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et autres joyeusetés du même ordre, cela ne me choque pas outre mesure. Que l’on veuille limiter les rejets polluants n’a rien pour me déplaire. Encore faut il que les buts fixés soient réalisables, n’entraînent pas une régression paralysante de l’économie mondiale et surtout qu’ils n’aient pas un caractère obligatoire sélectif. Car elle est là la grande hypocrisie, pourquoi les Etats-Unis devraient ils être montrés du doigt et livrés à la vindicte populaire alors que beaucoup d’autres nations ne les ont pas signés, ou si ils les ont ratifiés n’en respectent aucune prescription ? Ainsi si les dits accords portent outre les émissions industrielles telles que le CO2, le CH4, le N2O, etc. ils portent également sur l’activité agricole à travers la gestion de la fermentation entérique, la gestion du fumier, la riziculture, le brûlage dirigé de la savane. Or quelle n’est pas ma surprise lorsque je me reporte à la partie où figurent les nations signataires pas une nation africaine n’y figure, pas un pays du sud est asiatique.

 

D’ailleurs n’y a-t-il pas d’autres raisons tout aussi sérieuses de s’inquiéter pour l’avenir mais beaucoup moins politiquement correctes et que l’on tait disons pour des motifs de bien-pensance ? Lorsque l’on se penche sur l’explosion de la démographie humaine, on trouve pas mal de raisons d’avoir la trouille, pourquoi n’entend on pas José Bové™, Nick Mamère™, les fameux duettistes de l’ultra-gauche Arlette et Olivier®  s’exprimer sur ce sujet ? Quel est donc cet odieux tabou qui clôt leurs lèvres purpurines pourtant si promptes à pourfendre l’iniquité yankee ? Auraient ils peur de se voir taxer de fascisme ? De racisme ? Pire de vouloir instituer une politique eugéniste ? Car il ne faut se voiler la face entre une pollution sur laquelle la communauté scientifique a bien du mal à se prononcer de manière certaine quant à la nocivité de ses effets et une croissance démographique galopante car non maîtrisée, le réel danger n’est pas là où on veut bien le voir. Encore une fois la dictature du politiquement correct empêche d’aborder le problème.

 

Pourtant les chiffres sont éloquents. La population totale de l’humanité « homo sapiens sapiens » depuis son apparition est estimée alentour de 80 milliards d’individus. Notre planète comptait en 1987 cinq milliards d’individus, douze ans après, en 1999 elle était passée à six milliards. Un accroissement délirant parce que non maîtrisé. Pour s’en rendre compte il suffit de considérer que les scientifiques estiment qu’entre l’an 0 et l’an 1000 seulement 9 milliards d’êtres humains foulèrent le sol de notre bonne vieille Terre. Quelles sont donc les raisons qui poussent alors nos bons « intellectuels » et autres consciences engagées dans le combat pour les forces de progrès et contre l’obscurantisme impérialo-capitalisto-libéralo-yankee ?

 

Ne serait-ce pas parce que cette croissance anarchique de la population mondiale provient essentiellement des nations du tiers-monde en voie de développement et qui d’ailleurs n’ont pas pour la plupart ratifié les accords de Kyoto ? Il faudra quand même un jour que ces faisans expliquent en quoi ces nations sont moins criminelles que les USA ? La pauvreté absout elle de toute opprobre ? Pourtant lorsque l’on considère l’activité industrielle naissante de ces pays, il faut bien se rendre à l’évidence, la préservation de l’environnement est bien le cadet de leurs soucis. Point de filtres sur les cheminées d’usines, point de station de traitement des rejets liquides, etc. quant à leur activité agricole elle n’est pas plus raisonnée, on pesticide à tout va, on déboise pour gagner de la surface arable, on déboise pour vendre le bois sans plans de coupe, sans parcelles de reboisement. Pourtant si je ne m’abuse ces monstruosités écologiques sont perpétrées avec la bienveillance de certaines de leurs icônes comme le célèbre duo des Guevaras du XXIème siècle : Lula & Chavez. Ce qui me pousse à demander si il n’y aurait pas une bonne pollution que nous devons subir avec délices, celles des nations en voie de développement et une mauvaise pollution, celle des nations occidentales égoïstes, capitalistes et impérialistes.

 

Bienvenue dans le monde de l’hypocrisie et de la contradiction assumée.     


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25/10/2004

LE FAUX PROBLEME DU LOUP


 

 

Je voudrai rebondir sur l’article que l’ami Brolsky a livré vendredi dernier au sujet de la présence des loups en France et sur le scandaleux abattage d’une louve par des gardes-chasse nationaux afin de satisfaire avec l’argent du contribuable les protestations poussées par les éleveurs du cru.

 

Or pour bien comprendre la situation et le ridicule de la chose il me semble intéressant de remettre les choses dans leur juste perspective. En premier lieu il est bon de rappeler quelques vérités au sujet de ce prédateur et de l’activité pastorale en haute montagne. Le dernier loup sauvage a été abattu au tout début du XXème siècle ce qui permit à l’activité pastorale ovine de s’emparer de territoires qu’elle n’occupait pas auparavant. Cette activité pastorale passa rapidement de petits cheptels familiaux à des élevages extensifs encouragés par les effets désastreux de la PAC et de ses subventions. Il est à noter que cette le pâturage de ces troupeaux n’est pas sans effets sur l’écosystème de la haute montagne et qu’elle contribue à son appauvrissement puisque la végétation y est devenue rare et que les sols sont lentement lessivés par les précipitations et que la désertification est en route.

 

Maintenant passons aux chiffres :

 

Le cheptel ovin français compte 10 millions de têtes, nos bergers irascibles quant à eux se plaignent annuellement de la perte de 1.000 têtes par an soit disant à cause du loup, soit 0,01% du cheptel national. De qui se moque t’on ?

 

Le budget consacré à l'indemnisation des dégâts causés par le loup, aux subventions pour que les éleveurs se munissent de moyens de protection et à la recherche sur le loup coûte à chaque citoyen français 0,06 € par an. Dans le même temps, les subventions à l'agriculture française s'élèvent chaque année à 11 milliards d'euros, soit 188 € par citoyen. De qui se moque t’on ?

 

200 000 moutons environ sont tués par des chiens chaque année, selon des chiffres de France Nature Environnement (FNE : observatoire du Ministère de l'environnement). Entendons nous les éleveurs réclamer l’abattage de ces chiens errants ? De qui se moque t’on ? 

 

A peu près 200.000 également (FNE) succombent de maladies. Le plus souvent la brucellose ovine, la fièvre aphteuse ou autres "incidents" sanitaires. Ces maladies ne seraient elles pas moins virulentes et en régression si les éleveurs privilégiaient la qualité en lieu et place de la quantité en choisissant d'avoir de plus petits cheptels ? De qui se moque t'on ?

 

Plusieurs centaines de milliers (FNE) périssent encore, chaque année, dans des dérochements (chute massive derrière une barre rocheuse d'un troupeau ou d'une partie laissée sans surveillance). A qui la faute ? Au loup encore une fois ? De qui se moque t’on ?

 

90% des attaques (selon un "rapport sur le loup en France en 2003" de la WWF, le "Groupe Loups France" et la "SPA") surviennent sur des troupeaux laissés sans aucune présence humaine ou de chiens. Les bergers seraient donc moins assidus qu’ils ne le prétendent en larmoyant devant les caméras. De qui se moque t’on ?

 

Penchons nous maintenant sur nos voisins européens :

 

France : 10 millions de moutons – environ 20 à 30 loups

Espagne : 24 millions de moutons – environ 2000 loups

Italie : 11 millions de moutons – environ 700 loups

 

Entendons nous les plaintes des bergers de nos voisins transalpins ou Ibères ? J’ai beau tendre l’oreille, je n’entends pas de cris d’orfraie, je ne vois pas de manifestations bruyantes à grands renforts d’élus locaux démagogues en mal de voix. Le problème serait donc franco-français, pour ne pas changer. Comment expliquer que des bergers australiens qui gèrent des troupeaux dont les dimensions n’ont rien à voir avec celles de notre beau pays n’aient à déplorer quasiment aucune perte ? Comment expliquer que nos cousins québécois ne souffrent pas du loup, sachant que les spécimens qui peuplent leurs contrées sont d’une autre taille que le loup européen et qu’ils sont au nombre de 8.000 ?

 

C’est que nos bergers refusent de se remettre en question en bons français qu’ils sont. Ils refusent de changer leurs méthodes, de s’investir un peu plus dans leur travail de surveillance, de changer leurs chiens pour des races plus adaptées comme le Komondor par exemple. De nombreux pays ont aussi introduit en complément des chiens quelques ânes, aussi bête que cela puisse paraître ces animaux sont d’une efficacité redoutable et il semble que les loups les craignent.

Laissons également la parole à un élu local de terrain, le maire de Saint-Martin Vésubie, M. Franco, qui n'hésite pas à affirmer que "le pastoralisme n'est pas indispensable au Mercantour". Par ailleurs, il dénonce sans hésitation "des modes de commercialisation archaïques qui permettent la vente indirecte sous le manteau d'une grande part de la production." "Ces phénomènes sont bien connus", assure le maire. En revanche, M. Franco estime qu'elle concerne environ la moitié de la production : "ce qui arrive aux abattoirs est ridicule. Au moins la moitié de la filière est détournée." Dans ce contexte, il semble que le loup aille de pair avec une attention gênante portée au pastoralisme du Mercantour. La présence d'experts parmi les troupeaux est vue d'un très mauvais oeil par certains éleveurs.

En clair, le retour du loup en France n’est pas un problème. Ce qui en est un par contre c’est l’attitude des producteurs qui tentent le forcing sur le terrain politique afin de continuer à jouir du taux de subventions à l’élevage le plus important en prétextant les malheurs que leur cause le retour de ce prédateur. Ce qui est un problème c’est l’attitude démagogique de députés locaux qui flattent bassement les bas instincts de l’électorat local et qui usent et abusent de ce prétexte pour faire parler d’eux et assurer leur réélection. Ce qui est un problème c’est la position de nos ministres qui à force de vivre couchés, de craindre l’éventualité d’une mini jacquerie de canton préfèrent dépenser l’argent public à des traques et des tueries imbéciles au lieu de taper du poing sur la table et de réformer réellement en profondeur la PAC et d'assainir une filière qui semble minée par la magouille.

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11/09/2004

IN MEMORIAM WTC


Les colonnes d'Harald Tribune étant un peu limitées, je ne puis publier in extenso ou de manière morcelée la liste des 2630 victimes à ce jour répertoriées de l'attentat qui visait les Twin Towers, aussi je vous prie de bien vouloir vous reporter ici.
 
 

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IN MEMORIAM 5

Pentagon attack

The Department of Defense reports a total of 125 service members, employees and contract workers died in the September 11 attack on the Pentagon building. An additional 64 people died aboard the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the west side of the building.

Spc. Craig Amundson, 28, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
multimedia illustrator for deputy chief of staff of personnel,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Melissa Rose Barnes, 27, Redlands, California
yeoman second class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

(Retired) Master Sgt. Max Beilke, 69, Laurel, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Kris Romeo Bishundat, 23, Waldorf, Maryland
information systems technician second class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Carrie Blagburn, 48, Temple Hills, Maryland
civilian budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Col. Canfield D. Boone, 54, Clifton, Virginia
U.S.
Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Donna Bowen, 42
Pentagon communications representative, Verizon Communications
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Allen Boyle, 30, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Christopher Lee Burford, 23, Hubert, N.C.
electronics technician third class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Daniel Martin Caballero, 21, Houston, Texas
electronics technician third class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Sgt. First Class Jose Calderon, 44, Puerto Rico
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Angelene C. Carter, 51, Forrestville, Maryland
accountant,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Sharon Carver, 38, Waldorf, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

John J. Chada, 55, Manassas, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Rosa Maria (Rosemary) Chapa, 64, Springfield, Virginia
civilian employee, Defense Intelligence Agency
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Julian Cooper, 39, Springdale, Maryland
Navy contractor
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Cmdr. Eric Allen Cranford, 32, Drexel, North Carolina
U.S.
Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Ada Davis, 57, Camp Springs, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Capt. Gerald Francis Deconto, 44, Sandwich, Massachusetts
director of current operations and plans,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Col. Jerry Don Dickerson, 41, Durant, Mississippi
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Johnnie Doctor, 32, Jacksonville, Florida
information systems technician first class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Capt. Robert Edward Dolan, 43, Florham Park, New Jersey
head of strategy and concepts branch,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Cmdr. William Howard Donovan, 37, Nunda, New York
U.S.
Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Cmdr. Patrick S. Dunn, 39, Fords, New Jersey
surface warfare officer,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Edward Thomas Earhart, 26, Salt Lick, Kentucky
aerographer's mate first class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Cmdr. Robert Randolph Elseth, 37, Vestal, New York
U.S.
Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Jamie Lynn Fallon, 23, Woodbridge, Virginia
storekeeper third class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Amelia V. Fields, 36, Dumfries, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Gerald P. Fisher, 57, Potomac, Maryland
Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc.
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Matthew Michael Flocco, 21, Newark, Delaware
aerographer's mate second class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Sandra N. Foster, 41, Clinton, Maryland
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, Elgin, Nebraska
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Cortz Ghee, 54, Reisterstown, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Brenda C. Gibson, 59, Falls Church, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Ron Golinski, 60, Columbia, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Diane M. Hale-McKinzy, 38, Alexandria, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Carolyn B. Halmon, 49, Washington, D.C.
budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Sheila Hein, 51, University Park, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Ronald John Hemenway, 37, Shawnee, Kansas
electronics technician first class,
U.S. Navy
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan, 40, Florida
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Jimmie Ira Holley, 54, Lanham, Maryland
accountant
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Angela Houtz, 27, La Plata, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Brady K. Howell, 26, Arlington, Virginia
management intern for chief of intelligence,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Peggie Hurt, 36, Crewe, Virginia
accountant,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Col. Stephen Neil Hyland, 45, Burke, Virginia
personnel issues,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Robert J. Hymel, Woodbridge, Virginia
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Sgt. Maj. Lacey B. Ivory, 43, Woodbridge, Virginia
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Col. Dennis M. Johnson, 48, Port Edwards, Wisconsin
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Judith Jones, 53, Woodbridge, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Brenda Kegler, 49, Washington, D.C.
budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Michael Scott Lamana, 31, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

David W. Laychak, 40, Manassas, Virginia
civilian budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Samantha Lightbourn-Allen, 36, Hillside, Maryland
budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Maj. Steve Long, 39, Georgia
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

James Lynch, 55, Manassas, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Navy
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Terrance M. Lynch, 49, Alexandria, Virginia
consultant, Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc.
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Nehamon Lyons, 30, Mobile, Alabama
operations specialist second class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Shelley A. Marshall, 37, Marbury, Maryland
budget analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Teresa Martin, 45, Stafford, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Ada L. Mason, 50, Springfield, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Col. Dean E. Mattson, 57, California
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, 53, Fort Myer, Virginia
deputy chief of staff for personnel,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Robert J. Maxwell, 53, Manassas, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Molly McKenzie, 38, Dale City, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Patricia E. (Patti) Mickley, 41, Springfield, Virginia
financial manager, Defense Department
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Maj. Ronald D. Milam, 33, Washington, D.C.
assistant to the Secretary,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Gerard (Jerry) P. Moran, 39, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
engineering contractor,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Odessa V. Morris, 54, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Brian Anthony Moss, 34, Sperry, Oklahoma
electronics technician second class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Ted Moy, 48, Silver Spring, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Jude Murphy, 38, Flossmoor, Illinois
U.S.
Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Khang Nguyen, 41, Fairfax, Virginia
Navy contractor
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Michael Allen Noeth, 30, New York, New York
illustrator/draftsman second class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Diana B. Padro, 55, Woodbridge, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Spc. Chin Sun Pak, 25, Oklahoma
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Jonas Martin Panik, 26, Mingoville, Pennsylvania
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Maj. Clifford L. Patterson, 33, Alexandria, Virginia
U.S.
Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. J.G. Darin Howard Pontell, 26, Columbia, Maryland
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Scott Powell, 35, Silver Spring, Maryland
BTG Inc.
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

(Retired) Capt. Jack Punches, 51, Clifton, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Joseph John Pycior, 39, Carlstadt, New Jersey
aviation warfare systems operator first class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Deborah Ramsaur, 45, Annandale, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Rhonda Rasmussen, 44, Woodbridge, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Marsha Dianah Ratchford, 34, Prichard, Alabama
information systems technician first class,
U.S. Navy
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Martha Reszke, 36, Stafford, Virginia
budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Cecelia E. Richard, 41, Fort Washington, Maryland
accounting technician,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Edward V. Rowenhorst, 32, Lake Ridge, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Judy Rowlett, 44, Woodbridge, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Robert E. Russell, 52, Oxon Hill, Maryland
civilian budgetary supervisor,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

William R. Ruth, 57, Maryland
Chief Warrant Officer 4th
Class, U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Charles E. Sabin, 54, Burke, Virginia
civilian employee, Defense Department
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Marjorie C. Salamone, 53, Springfield, Virginia
budget program analyst,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Col. David M. Scales, 45, Cleveland, Ohio
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Cmdr. Robert Allan Schlegel, 38, Gray, Maine
U.S.
Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Janice Scott, 46, Springfield, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Michael L. Selves, 53, Fairfax, Virginia
information management support center director,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Marian Serva, 47, Stafford, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Cmdr. Dan Frederic Shanower, 40, Naperville, Illinois
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Antoinette Sherman, 35, Forest Heights, Maryland
budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Don Simmons, 58, Dumfries, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Cheryle D. Sincock, 53, Dale City, Virginia
administrative assistant,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Gregg Harold Smallwood, 44, Overland Park, Kansas
chief information systems technician,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

(Retired) Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith, 55, Alexandria, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Patricia J. Statz, 41, Takoma Park, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Edna L. Stephens, 53, Washington, D.C.
budget analyst,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Sgt. Maj. Larry Strickland, 52, Woodbridge, Virginia
senior adviser on personnel issues to the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Maj. Kip P. Taylor, 38, McLean, Virginia
adjutant general's corps,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Sandra Taylor, 50, Alexandria, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Karl W. Teepe, Centreville, Virginia
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Sgt. Tamara Thurman, 25, Brewton, Alabama
classified employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert, 38, Lemoore, California
U.S.
Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Willie Q. Troy, 51, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Cmdr. Ronald James Vauk, 37, Nampa, Idaho
watch commander,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Col. Karen Wagner, 40, Texas
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Meta Waller, 60, Alexandria, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Staff Sgt. Maudlyn A. White, 38, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Sandra L. White, 44, Dumfries, Virginia
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Ernest M. Willcher, 62, North Potomac, Maryland
Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc.
Reported dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lt. Cmdr. David Lucian Williams, 32, Newport, Oregon
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Maj. Dwayne Williams, 40, Jacksonville, Alabama
U.S. Army
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Marvin Woods, 58, Great Mills, Maryland
Navy contractor,
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building

Kevin Wayne Yokum, 27, Lake Charles, Louisiana
information systems technician second class,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Donald McArthur Young, 41, Roanoke, Virginia
chief information systems technician,
U.S. Navy
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Edmond Young, 22, Owings, Maryland
BTG Inc.
Confirmed dead, Pentagon, at/in building

Lisa Young, 36, Germantown, Maryland
civilian employee,
U.S. Army
Reported missing, Pentagon, at/in building


 

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IN MEMORIAM 4

 

UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93

United Airlines Flight 93, from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California, crashed in rural southwest Pennsylvania, with 45 people on board.

 

CREW

Jason Dahl, 43, from Denver, nsboro, North Carolina, was a flight attendant.

Wanda Green was a flight attendant.

CeeCee Lyles of Fort Myers, Florida, was a flight attendant. She reached her husband, Lorne, by cell phone to tell him that she loved him and their children before the plane went down. The couple between them had four children.

Deborah Welsh was a flight attendant.

PASSENGERS

Christian Adams

Todd Beamer, 32, was from Cranbury, New Jersey.

Alan Beaven, 48, of Oakland, California, was an environmental lawyer.

Mark Bingham, 31, of San Francisco owned a public relations firm, the Bingham Group. He called his mother, Alice Hoglan, 15 minutes before the plane crashed and told her that the plane had been taken over by three men who claimed to have a bomb. Hoglan said her son told her that some passengers planned to try to regain control of the plane. "He said, 'I love you very, very much, ' " Hoglan said.

Deora Bodley, 20, of Santa Clara, California, was a university student.

Marion Britton

Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38, of San Ramon, California, was a senior vice president and chief operating officer of Thoratec Corp., a medical research and development company, and the father of three. He made four calls to his wife, Deena, from the plane. Deena Burnett said that her husband told her that one passenger had been stabbed and that "a group of us are going to do something." He also told her that the people on board knew about the attack on the World Trade Center, apparently through other phone calls.

William Cashman

Georgine Corrigan

Joseph Deluca

Patrick Driscoll

Edward Felt, 41, was from Matawan, New Jersey.

Colleen Fraser

Andrew Garcia

Jeremy Glick, 31, from West Milford, New Jersey, called his wife, Liz, and in-laws in New York on a cell phone to tell them the plane had been hijacked, Joanne Makely, Glick's mother-in-law, told CNN. Glick said that one of the hijackers "had a red box he said was a bomb, and one had a knife of some nature," Makely said. Glick asked Makely if the reports about the attacks on the World Trade Center were true, and she told him they were. He left the phone for a while, returning to say, "The men voted to attack the terrorists," Makely said.

Lauren Grandcolas of San Rafael, California, was a sales worker at Good Housekeeping magazine.

Donald F. Green, 52, was from Greenwich, Connecticut.

Linda Gronlund

Richard Guadagno, 38, of Eureka, California, was the manager of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Toshiya Kuge

Waleska Martinez

Nicole Miller

Mark Rothenberg

Christine Snyder, 32, was from Kailua, Hawaii. She was an arborist for the Outdoor Circle and was returning from a conference in Washington. She had been married less than a year.

John Talignani

Honor Wainio


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IN MEMORIAM 3


UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 175

United Airlines Flight 175, from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, was the second hijacked plane to strike the World Trade Center, plowing into the south tower. Two pilots, seven flight attendants and 56 passengers were on board.

CREW

Capt. Victor Saracini, 51, of Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania, was a Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Michael Horrocks was first officer.

Robert J. Fangman was a flight attendant.

Amy N. Jarret, 28, of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, was a flight attendant.

Amy R. King was a flight attendant.

Kathryn L. Laborie was a flight attendant.

Alfred G. Marchand of Alamogordo, New Mexico, was a flight attendant.

Michael C. Tarrou was a flight attendant.

Alicia N. Titus was a flight atteandant.

 

PASSENGERS

Alona Avraham, 30, was from Ashdot, Israel.

Garnet "Ace" Bailey, 53, of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, was director of pro scouting for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. Bailey was entering his 33rd season as a player or scout in the National Hockey League and his eighth with the Kings. Before joining the Kings, he spent 13 years as a scout for the Edmonton Oilers, a team that won five Stanley Cups during that time. As a player, Bailey spent five years with the Boston Bruins and was a member of Stanley Cup championship teams in 1969-70 and 1971-72. Bailey also spent parts of two seasons each with the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues, and three years with the Washington Capitals. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and son, Todd.

Mark Bavis, 31, of West Newton, Massachusetts, was entering his second season as an amateur scout for the Los Angeles Kings. A Boston native, he played four years on Boston University's hockey team, where his twin brother, Michael, is an assistant coach. In addition to his twin brother, Bavis is survived by his mother, Mary; two other brothers, Pat and Johnny; and three sisters, Kelly, Mary Ellen and Kathy. The Bavis family lost a brother 15 years ago, and Bavis' father died 10 years ago.

Graham Berkeley, 37, of Xerox Corp. was from Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Touri Bolourchi, 69, was from Beverly Hills, California.

Klaus Bothe, 31, of Germany was on a business trip with BCT Technology AG's chief executive officer and another executive. Bothe joined the company in 1994 and was its director of development. He is survived by his wife and one child.

Daniel Brandhorst, of Los Angeles, California, was a lawyer for PriceWaterhouse.

David Brandhorst, 3, was from Los Angeles.

John Cahill was from Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Christoffer Carstanjen, 33, of Turner Falls, Massachusetts, was staff assistant in the office of information technology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

John Corcoran "Jay" Corcoran, 44, of Norwell, Massachusetts, was a merchant marine.

Dorothy Dearaujo, 82, was from Long Beach, California.

Gloria Debarrera

Lisa Frost, 22, of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, graduated from Boston University this year, with degrees in communications and business hospitality. She is survived by her father, mother and brother.

Ronald Gamboa, 33, of Los Angeles, California, was a Gap store manager.

Lynn Goodchild, 25, was from Attleboro, Massachusetts.

The Rev. Francis E. Grogan, 76, of Easton, Massachusetts, was a priest at Holy Cross Church in Easton. A veteran of World War II, Grogan served as a parish priest, a chaplain and teacher at Holy Cross schools.

Carl Hammond, 37, was from Boston, Massachusetts.

Peter Hanson, 32, of Groton, Massachusetts, was a software salesman.

Susan Hanson, 35, of Groton, Massachusetts, was a student.

Christine Hanson, 3, was from Groton, Massachusetts.

Gerald Hardacre

Eric Hartono

James E. Hayden, 47, of Westford, Massachusetts, was the chief financial officer of Netegrity Inc. Hayden is survived by his wife, Gail, and their two children.

Herbert Homer,48, of Milford, Massachusetts, worked for Raytheon Co.

Robert Jalbert, 61, of Swampscott, Massachusetts, was a salesman.

Ralph Kershaw, 52, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, was a marine surveyor.

Heinrich Kimmig, 43, chairman and chief executive officer of BCT Technology Ag, of Germany was on a business trip involving contract negotiations with U.S. partners along with two other BCT execs, the company said in a statement. Kimmig studied mechanical engineering in college. After an internship, he became the design manager at Badische Stahl Engineering, and shortly after, he founded BSE Computer-Technologie GmbH, originally a locally operating software company. In 1999, this company became BCT Technology AG. Kimmig is survived by his wife and two children.

Brian Kinney, 29, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Cooper.

Robert LeBlanc, 70, of Lee, New Hampshire, was a professor emeritus of geography at the University of New Hampshire. After earning his doctorate at the University of Minnesota, LeBlanc joined the University of New Hampshire's faculty in 1963 as a cultural geographer. With a specialty in Canadian studies, he looked at the Franco-American communities in New England's mill towns. He was acting chair and chair of the geography department for nearly 10 years, retiring in 1999.

Maclovio "Joe" Lopez Jr., 41, was from Norwalk, California.

Marianne MacFarlane

Louis Neil Mariani, 59, was from Derry, New Hampshire.

Juliana Valentine McCourt, 4, was from New London, Connecticut.

Ruth McCourt, 24, was from Westford, Massachusetts.

Wolfgang Menzel, 60, of Germany joined BCT Technology AG in 2000 as director of human resources. He is survived by his wife and one child. Menzel had planned to retire in six months.

Shawn Nassaney, 25, was from Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Patrick Quigley, 40, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was a partner at PriceWaterhouse Cooper.

Frederick Rimmele was a physician from Marblehead, Massachusetts.

James M. Roux, 42, was from Portland, Maine.

Jesus Sanchez, 45, was an off-duty flight attendant from Hudson, Massachusetts.

Kathleen Shearer was from Dover, New Hampshire.

Robert Shearer was from Dover, New Hampshire.

Jane Simpkin, 35, was from Wayland, Massachusetts.

Brian D. Sweeney, 38, was from Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Timothy Ward, 38, of San Diego, California, worked at the Carlsbad, California-based Rubio's Restaurants Inc. A 14-year veteran of the company, he opened its second restaurant in San Diego and most recently worked in the information technology department.

William Weems of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was a commercial producer.



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IN MEMORIAM 2

 

AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 77

American Airlines Flight 77, from Washington to Los Angeles, crashed into the Pentagon with 64 people aboard.

CREW

Charles Burlingame of Herndon, Virginia, was the plane's captain. He is survived by a wife, a daughter and a grandson. He had more than 20 years of experience flying with American Airlines and was a former U.S. Navy pilot.

David Charlebois, who lived in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood, was the first officer on the flight. "He was handsome and happy and very centered," his neighbor Travis White, told The Washington Post. "His life was the kind of life I wanted to have some day."

Michele Heidenberger of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was a flight attendant for 30 years. She left behind a husband, a pilot, and a daughter and son.

Flight attendant Jennifer Lewis, 38, of Culpeper, Virginia, was the wife of flight attendant Kenneth Lewis.

Flight attendant Kenneth Lewis, 49, of Culpeper, Virginia, was the husband of flight attendant Jennifer Lewis.

Renee May, 39, of Baltimore, Maryland, was a flight attendant.

 

PASSENGERS

Paul Ambrose, 32, of Washington, was a physician who worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the surgeon general to address racial and ethnic disparities in health. A 1995 graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine, Ambrose last year was named the Luther Terry Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Preventative Medicine.

Yeneneh Betru, 35, was from Burbank, California.

M.J. Booth

Bernard Brown, 11, was a student at Leckie Elementary School in Washington. He was embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.

Suzanne Calley, 42, of San Martin, California, was an employee of Cisco Systems Inc.

William Caswell

Sarah Clark, 65, of Columbia, Maryland, was a sixth-grade teacher at Backus Middle School in Washington. She was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.

Asia Cottom, 11, was a student at Backus Middle School in Washington. Asia was embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.

James Debeuneure, 58, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was a fifth-grade teacher at Ketcham Elementary School in Washington. He was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.

Rodney Dickens, 11, was a student at Leckie Elementary School in Washington. He was embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.

Eddie Dillard

Charles Droz

Barbara Edwards, 58, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was a teacher at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas.

Charles S. Falkenberg, 45, of University Park, Maryland, was the director of research at ECOlogic Corp., a software engineering firm. He worked on data systems for NASA and also developed data systems for the study of global and regional environmental issues. Falkenburg was traveling with his wife, Leslie Whittingham, and their two daughters, Zoe, 8, and Dana, 3.

Zoe Falkenberg, 8, of University Park, Maryland, was the daughter of Charles Falkenberg and Leslie Whittingham.

Dana Falkenberg, 3, of University Park, Maryland, was the daughter of Charles Falkenberg and Leslie Whittingham.

Joe Ferguson was the director of the National Geographic Society's geography education outreach program in Washington. He was accompanying a group of students and teachers on an educational trip to the Channel Islands in California. A Mississippi native, he joined the society in 1987. "Joe Feguson's final hours at the Geographic reveal the depth of his commitment to one of the things he really loved," said John Fahey Jr., the society's president. "Joe was here at the office until late Monday evening preparing for this trip. It was his goal to make this trip perfect in every way."

Wilson "Bud" Flagg of Millwood, Virginia, was a retired Navy admiral and retired American Airlines pilot.

Dee Flagg

Richard Gabriel

Ian Gray, 55, of Washington was the president of a health-care consulting firm.

Stanley Hall, 68, was from Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Bryan Jack, 48, of Alexandria, Virginia, was a senior executive at the Defense Department.

Steven D. "Jake" Jacoby, 43, of Alexandria, Virginia, was the chief operating officer of Metrocall Inc., a wireless data and messaging company.

Ann Judge, 49, of Virginia was the travel office manager for the National Geographic Society. She was accompanying a group of students and teachers on an educational trip to the Channel Islands in California. Society President John Fahey Jr. said one of his fondest memories of Judge is a voice mail she and a colleague once left him while they were rafting the Monkey River in Belize. "This was quintessential Ann -- living life to the fullest and wanting to share it with others," he said.

Chandler Keller, 29, was a Boeing propulsion engineer from El Segundo, California.

Yvonne Kennedy

Norma Khan, 45, from Reston, Virginia was a nonprofit organization manager.

Karen A. Kincaid, 40, was a lawyer with the Washington firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding. She joined the firm in 1993 and was part of the its telecommunications practice. She was married to Peter Batacan.

Norma Langsteuerle

Dong Lee

Dora Menchaca, 45, of Santa Monica, California, was the associate director of clinical research for a biotech firm.

Christopher Newton, 38, of Anaheim, California, was president and chief executive officer of Work-Life Benefits, a consultation and referral service. He was married and had two children. Newton was on his way back to Orange County to retrieve his family's yellow Labrador, who had been left behind until they could settle into their new home in Arlington, Virginia.

Barbara Olson, 45, was a conservative commentator who often appeared on CNN and was married to U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson. She twice called her husband as the plane was being hijacked and described some details, including that the attackers were armed with knives. She had planned to take a different flight, but she changed it at the last minute so that she could be with her husband on his birthday. She worked as an investigator for the House Government Reform Committee in the mid-1990s and later worked on the staff of Senate Minority Whip Don Nickles.

Ruben Ornedo, 39, of Los Angeles, California, was a Boeing propulsion engineer.

Robert Penniger, 63, of Poway, California, was an electrical engineer with BAE Systems.

Lisa Raines, 42, was senior vice president for government relations at the Washington office of Genzyme, a biotechnology firm. She was from Great Falls, Virginia, and was married to Stephen Push. She worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on developing a new policy governing cellular therapies, announced in 1997. She also worked on other major health-care legislation.

Todd Reuben, 40, of Potomac, Maryland, was a tax and business lawyer.

John Sammartino

Diane Simmons

George Simmons

Mari-Rae Sopper of Santa Barbara, California, was a women's gymnastics coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She had just gotten the post August 31 and was making the trip to California to start work.

Bob Speisman, 47, was from Irvington, New York.

Hilda Taylor was a sixth-grade teacher at Leckie Elementary School in Washington. She was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.

Leonard Taylor was from Reston, Virginia.

Leslie A. Whittington, 45, was from University Park, Maryland. The professor of public policy at Georgetown University in Washington was traveling with her husband, Charles Falkenberg, 45, and their two daughters, Zoe, 8, and Dana, 3. They were traveling to Los Angeles to catch a connection to Australia. Whittington had been named a visiting fellow at Australian National University in Canberra.

John Yamnicky, 71, was from Waldorf, Maryland.

Vicki Yancey

Shuyin Yang

Yuguag Zheng


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