These are the days of the open hand They will not be the last Look around now These are the days of the beggars and the choosers
This is the year of the hungry man Whose place is in the past Hand in hand with ignorance And legitimate excuses
The rich declare themselves poor And most of us are not sure If we have too much But we'll take our chances Because god's stopped keeping score I guess somewhere along the way He must have let us alt out to play Turned his back and all god's children Crept out the back door
And it's hard to love, there's so much to hate Hanging on to hope When there is no hope to speak of And the wounded skies above say it's much too late Well maybe we should all be praying for time
These are the days of the empty hand Oh you hold on to what you can And charity is a coat you wear twice a year
This is the year of the guilty man Your television takes a stand And you find that what was over there is over here
So you scream from behind your door Say "what's mine is mine and not yours" I may have too much but i'll take my chances Because god's stopped keeping score And you cling to the things they sold you Did you cover your eyes when they told you
That he can't come back Beacuse he has no children to come back for
It's hard to love there's so much to hate Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of And the wounded skies above say it's much too late So maybe we should all be praying for time
By CHRISTINE DEMPSEY The Hartford Courant 2:38 PM EST, December 31, 2009 WATERBURY — CT
Flags Lowered In Honor Of Waterbury Native
Killed In Afghanistan
As a paratrooper and nurse, Staff Sgt. Ronald Jay Spino's job was to help the wounded.
But no one could save the Waterbury native Tuesday when he was fatally shot while serving with the U.S. Army in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan.
Spino, 45, was shot in the back while unloading medical supplies, said his cousin, Judi Van Alstyne of Berlin. He was assigned to the 274th Foward Surgical Team, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., according to the Department of Defense.
The circumstances of his death are under investigation, stated the DOD in its Thursday announcement of the casualty.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell ordered U.S. and state flags lowered at half-staff in honor of Spino. The flags are to remain at half-staff until sundown on the date of his interment, which had not yet been determined.
"This brave and dedicated medic dedicated his military career to treating the fallen on the battlefield," Rell said in a written statement. "Not only did Staff Sergeant Spino care for their wounds, he was trained to take extraordinary risks — including combat parachute jumps — to place himself as close to them as possible to provide the very best care."
Spino leaves his wife, Betty — whom he met in the military — and a stepdaughter, Kandice, 24. His parents, Rita and James Spino, raised him in Waterbury with his brothers, Glen and James Jr., and his sister, Maryanne. His home with Betty is in Fayetteville, N.C., near Fort Bragg.
Spino graduated from Holy Cross High School and Teikyo Post University, now known simply as Post University. He worked in the records room of Waterbury Hospital, where his mother also worked.
There, Spino was known as a conscientious but quiet worker, said Kathy Mancini, a fellow records employee, through hospital spokesman Matt Burgard. If someone needed information, Burgard said, "he'd go out of his way to help."
His mother said, "I was outgoing, but my son was quite shy. He blossomed when he joined the service. It was his true love."
Spino joined the Army in 1993 at age 29. At first, he was a medic, his mother said. Then he became a nurse, then a paratrooper and, finally, a paratrooper/nurse, trained to parachute into war-torn areas and help injured soldiers.
This was his fifth assignment, she said; he was transferred from Iraq to Afghanistan two weeks ago.
His body is scheduled to be flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Friday, his mother said.
"He'll be coming home on New Year's Day."
•Staff writers David Owens and Hilda Munoz and senior information specialist Tina Bachetti contributed to this story.
This movie is a stretch, but it's a cross of ALIENS, THE MATRIX, and any number of zombie movies, with an industrial flair. Also incredibly erotic, but in a very sick manner. Originally a 1999 Japanese film, I don't know how this found its way into the "we really gotta remake this film" concept meeting, but remade it is.
I really don't know what you need to watch this. A sense of humor, perhaps? A strong stomach? Perhaps both?
I'm just still trying to figure out the drag queen in the porno theatre scene. How the fuck did that get in this flick?
This has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with Italian cuisine!