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Vito Fossella, the Staten Island congressman who lost his seat in 2008 after a drunk driving arrest sparked revelations that he had a second family (including a girlfriend and a child) in Virginia, is now jumping on the anti-mosque bandwagon.
Fossella floated some trial balloons about running for his old seat this year before ultimately deciding against it. So it’s clear he’s interested in getting back into the game. The mosque presents a zero-risk issue.
This e-mail that was just sent out to the list of conservative outlet Newsmax:
Urgent Message from Vito Fossella
Dear Fellow Staten Islanders,
Please join us for a peaceful gathering near Rescue 5’s Memorial Garden, which is located on Clove Road between Targee Street and Richmond Road, at 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, September 5, 2010 to speak out on the proposed mosque to be built near Ground Zero.
Recently there have been efforts made to construct a mosque near Ground Zero. This proposal has met with tremendous opposition, not only throughout New York City, but across the country as well. We believe that this is not the right location. Just because something may be permitted, does not mean that it’s the right thing to do.
So let’s gather this Sunday and speak, which is our right and the right thing to do to continue to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Vito J. Fossella
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.