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Straight from Battery Park -- can still see the -- like -- tough -- it's so cold it is it it it's the kind of but like my.
Are still so numb you know it's it this is such a miracle.
Like to see that airplay in the parks department cops let me walk up to -- -- really look at it.
And to see it wedged underneath the the promenade there in Battery Park.
And in lower Manhattan right where the Hudson River meets the the harbor and the East River and a place were very close to the statue of liberty and all the other iconic.
You know Ellis Island all the other iconic.
Things from America's history.
To see this aircraft still -- still floating tied to the dock is that that was -- sunken ship.
Is one of the most extraordinary things I've ever seen and this pilot.
This was the greatest act of flying.
Since chuck -- Yeager broke the sound area since Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic solo demand put this aircraft.
Fully -- every seat taken.
Full of fuel.
-- a the kerosene fuel they use.
Heavily -- he puts it down in the middle of the Hudson River missing it fifteen million people.
Within you know 25 miles of where he put that plane down right now -- -- feet from the fox building.
There were it to the plate and break in front of my house I wish I was home I ransom I -- home actually to see if my boats and -- to try to get my neighbor's boat.
Because you know I wasn't I personally wanted to get a better look -- that there were any chance to help -- the rescues.
But by the he wasn't a neighbor wasn't home I couldn't find anybody by that time.
They were so many circle line boats so many New York waterways vessels they had that things around it was a magnificent.
-- -- -- -- you you know how to -- the story try to find out what the problem is in you know what what needs to be fix what needs to be done.
Have you ever seen a crash -- a situation like this where their -- -- peeved there's really nobody to blame he'll play in the airline.
-- don't play in the pilot you don't win the passengers she don't play in the airport which you do is blame.
Birds and then -- maybe find out in the long term -- -- -- that instead you can get over pointed the finger pointing and focus on.
What happened I predict because you're absolutely right.
That this event.
We'll have a cathartic effect on our nation I think that this news coming with the Obama.
Starting in you know fresh -- a new beginning 44 president.
I think that this will have a psychological.
Affect that will be wonderful for our country because exactly as you say everybody.
Did their job.
The pilot magnificent the flight crew unbelievably -- -- the passenger is common enough.
Under these circumstances.
That even the nine month old baby gets out without our without a cold here it is unbelievable.
Here's a couple of legal issues one.
You know that there are clauses and insurance policies that it exempt the insurance company from having to cover a disaster.
If it's caused by an act of god.
So are the -- in the air an act of god much like lightening and thunder and two.
Where did the -- come from the state of New Jersey ten years ago introduced about 101000 -- to the state I know this.
As Ireland and New Jersey you know because you live -- -- -- western majors rankings are serious problems the introduce themselves hunters could shoot them.
The 101000 -- are now well over two million.
-- and it's still illegal to shoot them may be the law will change because these these.
Almost killed -- 150 people.
He's brought by the government.
Let me start the second part of that first when I got home frantically searching for a vessel to get involved.
A Arab peace who are everywhere in the river because a lot of it is a function ironically of the fact that the river so much cleaner than it ever was with all of the -- -- place after they can't eat it throughout the -- and vowed they they don't get killed by the -- more importantly so and -- migratory birds in the winters have been some miles of the argument Boller leading anymore.
They were right in front of my house and he used his voting right in front of my -- But I think the answer on the liability is more interesting it -- I as I understand -- there is more nearly an absolute liability.
Up to a very carefully circumscribed statutory limit.
Then I think comes into play causation.
So I think that everyone's gonna get something.
Ever who is on the plane's gonna get some much because the injuries thanks -- to god and thanks be to god I but I but I also believe that.
You know having been in combat so often and just having just now spent three hours down there at -- with this with this ball and bird the aircraft.
And and feeling -- did the cold and its effect on my you know my my -- -- -- it's gonna have aftereffects are going to be posttraumatic stress.
Is going to be you know my neck my back my head mighty my nose is going to be a lot of that kind of stuff but when you added up.
This is less then.
A serious offended that -- that involved this is really.
The most amazing miracle.
I acting is that word you know I don't care how you feel about religion.
But if you have an ounce of spirituality.
In your body you have to see this as almost out of line.
What happened here was almost that line back that he cleared the tower of the George -- bridge which I live right under -- 600 odd feet in the air he -- that by a 150 feet or so in a dead airplane.
In other words no power at all so he's already come and it.
So he's already committed now he's got no place to go he you know he's got is on and a very sharp glide path.
He's got its flaps down -- go -- as -- possibly can without stalling the aircraft that is making it goes so slow that it no longer has slipped so we've got to keep that thing going down he clears the bridge by a 150 feet.
He then lines the plane up.
More toward the Manhattan side purses on the -- side -- he sees the way the river's going down it turns to the left a bit.
He heads that thing right that and puts it to a stop at fiftieth street where -- There is the most heavy concentration.
Available rescue boats and -- probably anywhere on earth.
You've got New York waterway at New York taxi at the circle line you've got and he's skippers who every day.
Brave those complicated quarters and he'd avoid hitting each other and every of them -- -- in one of the busiest waterways on earth.
The best skilled and you also have the highest concentration of Homeland Security assets.
Following 9/11 so the coast guards there they'll stay NYPD there.
But you're that you have a vote yourself your -- -- keep from hitting each other.
And from -- bodies in the water the guys is rightly guys who drive the Warner taxis are not anything like the guys that drive the yellow cabs in Manhattan.
-- Jeff thanks to god these are these are very skilled a lot of them went to my Al Moammar reports -- maritime college a lot of them are are you know the overall license -- and they are used to park in these votes on the -- Let's change gears drew -- and then we'll talk more about in the break Timothy Geithner just settle this dispute between secretary treasury.
If he doesn't pay his taxes from 2001.
To 2006 and -- writes the check in 2000.
Eight after he gets nominated should he be the Treasury Secretary.
RD IR IU I anticipate that'll surprise our audience by agreeing with -- I -- I expect them disagree with the judge because I I believe it is a fatal error.
I believe that.
You know first of all I'd lament the fact that there is uncertainty.
In the most important cabinet appointment Barack Obama can possibly make at these times of financial chaos.
Turmoil and disaster and lost a third of my wealth in the last six months and I reflect just like every other S&P investor.
What Dow investors in the country it is the worst of times.
Geithner president of the New York fed.
Definitely credentialed but you cannot.
Head the IRS which treasury supervises.
If you avoid a tax that is obvious or should be obvious it's not like.
It is an exotic taxable a lot of people don't -- it you know you get paid from a foreign company they don't automatically deduct payroll tax Social Security tax.
But he is the -- financial wizard out there.
And the cloud I think is crippling.
I think that Geithner should step aside Larry Summers who was designated as the chief White House.
Should and -- who isn't -- a previous.
Treasury Secretary wanted to Nagin should -- -- job.
And and -- -- are you saying this.
And and I am getting creamed in the emails -- -- said earlier are are you saying this because there there is no room.
In the americans' psyche.
For forgiveness or because you think Tim Geithner attempted to pull a fast one.
On the grass is -- judge.
I believe that it is almost strict liability in this case in the sense that.
He is the person who is going to be demanding of hardworking Americans.
The talents of flesh that everybody has to pay in terms of income tax in the other taxes.
And if your client.
Is dragged before the court on a tax rap.
And the defense attorney in the -- says.
Your -- my client did nothing more or less than that secretary of the treasury of the United States government.
I think that that is that it is it -- -- on the office.
If it was just a nanny.
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