April 28th, 2014: The Day Chaos Struck....

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  1. 49ersFootball Well-Known Member

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    Teresa Heinz Kerry
    5:08 PM CST, Saturday, June 21st, 2014

    Aboard Air Force Two over Houston, TX.

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    February 1st, 2013: The Kerry's during happier times.
    Once again, Teresa Heinz Kerry had suffered tragedy in her life: losing her 2nd husband in tragic circumstances. With the flag-draped casket of her husband aboard with her & the rest of the Kerry family as Air Force Two was expected to land at Andrews AFB later in the evening, Teresa never left John's side inside the backroom (where the casket was placed), she didn't know what to think or even say.

    Fighter escort pilots accompanied Air Force Two all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil to it's landing destination at Andrews AFB in Prince Georges County, MD.

    7:37 PM EST: Andrews AFB

    Air Force Two landed at Andrews AFB, where the US Armed Forces Honor Guard walked up to the plane as the XST scissor truck (which had the flag-draped casket of the 68th US Secretary of State) was lowered so that the Honor Guard pallbearers can grab it, then walking slowly towards an awaiting hearse as members of the Kerry family exited off from Air Force Two, being escorted to watch the casket being placed into the hearse. It was an emotional scene to witness coming off of the heels of the late President Obama's assassination a month earlier.

    Over in Boston, MA., MA Governor Deval Patrick (D) ordered all flags across the Bay State to be lowered at half-staff until the evening of June 28th, the evening after Kerry's funeral. Patrick in a live statement from the Corner Office at the MA Statehouse said "The Commonwealth of MA & the United States of America lost a true patriot. Our condolences go out to Secretary Kerry's wife, Teresa, his 2 daughters, 3 stepsons, grandchildren & many family members including multiple friends. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Kerry family."

    From Phoenix, AZ: United States Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said "I'll always cherish our friendship despite strong disagreements during our long time in the United States Senate together. On behalf of Cindy & myself, prayers going out to the Kerry family during this tough time."

     
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    Rousseff
    6:00 AM, Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

    Palacio da Alvorada, Brasilia, Brazil

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    Facing a tough reelection campaign in the fall, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had been grappling in coming to terms of what had happened over the past 2 months: President Obama's assassination in Manila on April 28th & now the plane crash in Sao Paulo that resulted in the eventual death of US Secretary of State John Kerry. "The US Armed Forces is wreaking havoc in the Mindanao Region of the Philippines by using airstrikes & other bombing techniques, now I'm worried there's going to be anti-Brazilian sentiment over in the States with ambitious politicos eager to exploit this chaos by using fear as a way to enforce a ban on Filipinos & Brazilians in terms of border security, immigration, etc.,"

    Rousseff personally called members of the Kerry family to deliver her condolences as well as phoning President Biden (who was at the White House watching the Landrieu VP confirmation hearings on C-SPAN), the conversation between the two was cordial considering the anti-Brazilian & anti-Filipino sentiments going on.
     
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    The conversation between Presidents Biden & Rouseff:



    Biden (who was annoyed at United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)'s pestering attacks on Landrieu's voting record in the US Senate) grabbed the phone & yelled "NOW WHAT THE F**** DO YOU WANT ?"

    Rousseff: "Mr. President ?" (clearing her throat)

    Biden: "Uh-oh, Dilma. I'm sorry for blowing up at you like that, I was distracted watching C-SPAN, how can I help you ?"

    Rousseff: "On behalf of the Brazilian people & myself, I want to give my condolences to you & the American people on the death of US Secretary of State John Kerry."

    Biden: "Thank you Dilma. Teresa & the Kerry family will greatly appreciate it. I'll be flying down to Boston sometime this week."
     
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    Well, this is awkward. Diplomacy at its finest.
     
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    It's going to be a long Summer for the Roberts Commission, whose workload is going to be full. I'll be discussing the 2014 NBA Playoffs (which were impacted by the April 28th Incident in Manila) in this TL.
     
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    Dictators Retreat: Quito, Ecuador

    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was hosting a Summer retreat for aligned dictators such as Bolivian President Evo Morales (where Morales' chickens coming to roost comment resulted in the US launching economic sanctions against the Bolivian government including an economic blockade of Bolivia), Venezulean President Nicolas Maduro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Cuban President Raul Castro, Belarusian President Alexaner Lukashenko & many others, who were attending this so-called "Retreat of Independent Foreign Policy Conference". Some of Correa's advisers tried unsuccessfully to get him to cancel this controversial summit in light of the Obama & Kerry assassinations, Correa bluntly went full-steam ahead regardless of the consequences on what the Biden White House would do in response in terms of economic sanctions, which some senior Ecuadorian government officials were worried, the sanctions were killing the Ecuadorian economy: couldn't get any exports or imports coming in.
     
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    Over in Burgos

    Aliyah had flown back to the Philippines on her private jet & arrived several days earlier after the Secret Task Force's successful mission in Brazil. Inside her secret beach resort, she walked to the underground room & checked to see Jessica, who was slowly waking up with tubes down her throat to keep her breathing. "Hello Jessica. Did you miss me ?" Tears were falling down on Jessica's face, who was obviously terrified at what Aliyah & her group of colleagues were doing. She wanted to escape & flee, but was kept prisoner.
     
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    2014 NBA Playoffs:

    Eastern Conference: First Round

    1.) Indiana Pacers vs. 8.) Atlanta Hawks: This was a hard-fought Opening Round Best-of-7 series between the Pacers & Hawks, who battled from the opening tip. By Game 7, the Pacers were able to hold off the upset-minded Hawks with a 92-80 victory & avoided becoming the 6th 1st-seeded team to losing a series to an 8th-seeded team in NBA history, they moved onto the Eastern Conference Semifinals to face the winner of 4.) Chicago vs. 5.) Washington.
    Indiana wins Series 4-3.

    2.) Miami Heat vs. 7.) Charlotte Bobcats: The 2-time defending NBA Champions (whom people were already getting tired of seeing in the NBA Finals the past 4 years now) easily vanquished the Charlotte Bobcats with a sweep, 4-0 & awaiting the winner of 3.) Toronto vs. 6.) Brooklyn in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
    Miami wins Series 4-0.


    3.) Toronto vs. 6.) Brooklyn Nets: This was a battle of a series between these teams. Back & forth, nobody who would go fight for the right to get spanked by Miami in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. We start with Game 1, where the Nets stole homecourt advantage from the Raptors by pulling off an upset victory in Game 1 by a score of 103-87. The fans were booing at Toronto Raptors Basketball Coach Dwayne Casey, whom many fans didn't like from the get-go including the team's performance on the basketball court. In Game 2, the Raptors were leading by double digits before letting the lead slip away as the Nets used an aggressive comeback, but Toronto held on barely: 108-104, the series was tied up 1-1. Going to Brooklyn for Games 3 & 4, this was very entertaining as the Nets held on to win 102-98 because Raptors F Patrick Patterson missed critical free throws with a chance to forcing OT. In Game 4, the Raptors were leading by 17 points before the Nets rallied to even things up, heading back into the final quarter. However, Toronto finished on a 16-0 run to win 119-103 & tying the series up 2-2. Toronto would win Game 5 at home, after surviving a furious rally by the Nets before the Nets would win Games 6 & 7.
    Nets win Series 4-3.

    4.) Chicago vs. 5.) Washington: The Bulls tried to make it through the playoffs for the 3rd consecutive year without their main superstar, Derrick Rose, who suffered an early season ending injury. Meanwhile, the Wizards made the playoffs for only the first time since 2008. However, this wasn't an intriguing series as the Wizards won in 5 games, 4-1.
    Wizards win Series 4-1.
     
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    I'm working on the 2014 NBA Playoffs angle in this TL, with some twists & turns in some of the playoff matchups.
     
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    2014 NBA Playoffs [Continued]

    Western Conference: First Round

    1.) San Antonio Spurs vs. 8.) Dallas Mavericks: Despite the fact the Spurs swept the Regular Season series, this playoff series was expected to be very close according to NBA experts & analysts because of the deep-seated rivalry between the teams (who won NBA Championships respectively: San Antonio in 1999, 2003, 2005 & 2007; Dallas in 2011).

    In Game 1, the Spurs suffered a big blow as Tim Duncan limped off the floor in the 3rd QTR. Watching from the Spurs sidelines, Dallas took a 10 point lead in the 4th QTR, he returned in the game to lead the Spurs to a 90-85 victory. In Game 2, the Mavericks proceeded to build another big lead, but unlike the first game, they never looked back & won in a blowout 113-92 victory, tying the series 1-1. Game 3 was an extreme nail-biter as Vince Carter hit the game-winning 3-pointer with no time left on the game clock, giving the Mavericks a 2-1 lead in the series. Game 4 saw the Spurs holding a 20 point lead... right before the furious comeback by the Mavericks, but Monta Ellis missed a potential game-tying layup as the Spurs held on for a 93-89 victory, tying the series 2-2, therefore regaining home-court advantage.

    The Spurs won Game 5 109-103, which resulted in the Mavericks losing DeJuan Blair being suspended for Game 5 after he kicked Tiago Splitter in the head. San Antonio held a 3-2 series lead with a chance to close out the Mavericks for Game 6..... However, Dirk Nowitzki & Ellis led the Mavericks to a 113-111 victory, forcing a decisive Game 7, where Tony Parker led the Spurs with 32 points as San Antonio won in a blowout victory 127-96, winning the series 4-3.
    San Antonio wins series 4-3.

    2.) OKC Thunder vs. 7.) Memphis Grizzlies: In Game 1, the Thunder held the Grizzlies to 36% field goal shooting & were leading by as many as 25 points before holding on to win 100-86. What would happen next in this series would result in Games 2, 3, 4 & 5 would go into OT, breaking an NBA record for most number of OT games in a playoff series. In Game 2, the Grizzlies were up by 5 points with 18 seconds remaining before Kevin Durant hit a miraculous 4-point play & after a made FT by Mike Conley, Kendrick Perkins made a putback at the buzzer to forcing OT. However, the Grizzlies held on in OT & tied the series up 1-1. In Game 3, the Grizzlies were leading by 17 points in the 4th QTR before OKC came roaring back. The Thunder trailed by 4 points in the final minute when Russell Westbrook hit a 4-point play that eventually forced OT. However, Memphis held off OKC for a 2-1 series lead.

    In Game 4, with Durant & Westbook struggling offensively, Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 32 points that helped the Thunder taking a 14-point lead before the Grizzlies stormed back. With the Grizzlies leading by 5 in the final minute, Jackson hit a 3-pointer & a layup forcing OT. The Grizzlies still had a chance in forcing a 2nd OT but Conley's 3 FT's as the Thunder tied the series 2-2. Game 5 saw the Grizzlies erecting a 20-point lead in the 3rd QTR, but the Thunder made a fast & furious rally. With the Thunder trailing by 2 points, Westbrook came up with a steal & a dunk forcing another OT. The Thunder had a chance to win the game, but Durant's 3-pointer missed. Luckily, Serge Ibaka made a putback but replays showed that the ball left Ibaka's hands after the buzzer sounded, giving the Grizzlies a 3-2 series lead. Knowing that their season could once again end in Memphis' hands if they lost another game, the Thunder blew out the Grizzlies in Game 6, forcing a decisive Game 7.

    Prior to Game 7, Zach Randolph was suspended for punching Steven Adams while jogging back in transition in Game 6. Though putting up a valiant effort without their leading scorer, the Grizzlies ultimately succumbed to the Thunder who managed to avenge their playoff exit from the previous year.
    OKC wins series 4-3.


    3.) Los Angeles Clippers vs. 6.) Golden St Warriors: This series was seen as one of the most dramatic opening round series in the NBA, especially after the controversy surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments arose.

    4.) Houston Rockets vs. 5.) Portland Trailblazers: The two teams faced off in the NBA Playoffs for the fourth time & the Blazers tried to defeat the Rockets after losing their previous three encounters.
     
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    I can see Burns being confirmed quickly & fast. Plus, Veterans Affairs is vacant with Shinseki's resignation.
     
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    Cant be worse than the Australian phone convo with Trump IRL?
     
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    Funeral Arrangements announced for the late US Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry:

    Public Viewing:
    Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
    11:30 AM to 7:00 PM
    Boston City Hall
    1 City Square #500
    Boston, MA 02201

    Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
    8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
    MA Statehouse Rotunda
    24 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02133

    Interfaith Service:
    Thursday, June 26th, 2014
    11:00 AM
    Basilica & Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    1545 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02120

    Lying in Repose:
    Friday, June 27th, 2014
    10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    US State Department HQ
    Harry S. Truman BLDG
    2201 C Street NW
    Washington, DC 20520

    Funeral Service:
    Saturday, June 28th, 2014
    11:00 AM
    Washington National Cathedral
    3101 WI Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20016

    Graveside Service:
    Arlington National Cemetery
    1 Memorial Drive
    Arlington, VA 22211
     
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    Biden was ranting & raving at Cruz upping the ante against Landrieu during her VP confirmation hearing.
     
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    I understand; there's a reason Lindsey Graham once joked that, if Ted Cruz were murdered and the trial was in the Senate, the killer wouldn't be convicted. I'm not making that up...
     
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    Over in Burgos

    Aliyah was sipping a hot cup of coffee overlooking the beach on a Monday morning, eating pancakes, eggs & bacon while reading another intelligence report on the Secret Task Force's successful missions, with plans underway to cause further chaos in Japan against the Monarchy. "That old hag Emperor cannot hold onto the throne forever. Time to take care of that old hag one way or another" Aliyah said while heading towards the underground room, where Jessica was held captive, who woke up to the horror of seeing herself when Aliyah handed her the mirror...

    "NOOOO! Why did you do this to me ?" Jessica asked. Aliyah smirking "Because you need to SHUT the Hell up & never know my dirty little secrets.... EVER!"

     
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    Boston bids farewell to Secretary Kerry
    Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

    MA Statehouse, Boston, MA.

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    Over in the Bay State, hundreds of Bay Staters waited as they watched the flag-draped casket of US Secretary of State John Kerry was carried up the steps of the MA Statehouse by MA State Troopers. It was an emotional scene as the Kerry family followed behind the casket. In attendance were MA Governor Deval Patrick (D), former MA Governor Mitt Romney (R), former MA Governor Michael Dukakis (D), former United States Senators Mo Cowan (D-MA), Scott Brown (R-MA) & several other prominent political figures.
     
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    What the actual fuck?

    You need to be grateful to the deity of your choice that this wasn't reported a month ago.

    NEVER, in this life or any other, post this short of horseshit on this Board again.

    Do so, and if it reported in a timely manner, you are gone.

    SMH
     
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    Eyewitness Accounts: Roberts Commission

    Graciela Forteza: I was working in the office on the morning of April 28th, where I was putting together major documents on the upcoming presentation on the City of Manila's transportation plan when I noticed a group of 20 people dressed as PNP officers were lurking around Malacanang Palace, analyzing the spot where the Honor Guard Inspection was to be taking place. I also saw mysterious people hiding on the outer buildings of the Palace, dressed as security officials. At first, I didn't think anything of it.
     
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    2014 FIFA World Cup
    June 12th-July 13th, 2014
    Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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    Performers surrounding the "living ball" as it opened with native singer Claudia Leitte on stage.


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    Claudia Leitte, Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull singing at the Opening Ceremony