NSIAP Where were you on 9/11/01

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  1. Jack Parkman

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    It started to piss me off seeing the people from other countries taking pics with their selfie sticks and smiling and laughing etc at the memorial
     
  2. Tony Ray Bans

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    People in general are so weird. I had to go to a work conference in Vegas in February. On the way to the airport, I passed the vacant lot across from Mandalay Bay where that concert that got shot up had taken place only a couple months before. There were tons of people with phones, cameras, selfie sticks, etc. who were taking pictures of the site. Weirdest shit I have ever seen.
     
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  3. Cheshire Bridge

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    We went to the foundation room at Mandalay (we go every time were in vegas) and there was hardly anyone there. It was eerie looking at the venue. Ives spent hours looking directly at that spot. It'll take a long time for us to go back I think.
     
  4. Jack Parkman

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    “On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted”


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  5. ShuPoor

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  6. prerecordedlive

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    Fuck I honestly considered whether someone should post that or not.
     
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  7. Bruce Wayne

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    What a deal
     
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  10. Prospector

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    Was taking my oldest to preschool.

    Seems like that turned into a thing
    Also, may be in the bad tshirt thread
     
  11. dblplay1212

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  12. Can I Spliff it

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    lotta different ways people tried to cope with 9/11
     
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  13. Aaron Hernandez

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  14. WhiskeyDelta

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    Kids not even born on 9/11 are heading to Afghanistan this year.
     
  15. indeed

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    Lived a few miles from the Pentagon. Saw the column of smoke. Spent the day scrambling and trying to locate friends and neighbors.

    Also remember watching MNF the night prior and oddly recall that a player hurt his leg. Can never forget how blue the sky was that day, and the combat air patrol that followed that attacks, and not hearing commercial planes come into National.
     
  16. Wicket

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    over at a friends house seeing the 2nd plane, first one was when i was still cycling home (thats what you do in holland)
     
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  17. boone

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    At work listening to Stern, not seeing anything until 2pm when they let us finally leave. In my mind I pictured the Towers falling over more like trees.
     
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  18. boone

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    I have a few legit photos from that day. Friend of mine worked at a camera shop and was developing a roll of film for a customer who was physically in NYC at the time and he made tons of copies. Need to find them jawns.
     
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  19. teel

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    Middle school talked to the kids and basically lied about what happened and had the parents pick their kids up. At first thought probably a weird way to handle it but with a lot of parents working in the city it was probably best to let the parents break the news to their kids themselves in whichever way they wanted.
     
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  20. racer

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    My 6th grade language arts teacher’s husband called her room phone and told her after plane 1. We just started like 10 minutes before. All she said was like “oh my god”, etc. She tried to explain it to us but we thought it was just like another thing that happened and shrugged it off. Don’t remember the rest of the day, but I don’t think we got tv and stayed the day at school. Got home, saw it all. Called one of my friends that moved away to make sure they were ok (they were nowhere near the east coast, but I was 11 and probably hadn’t processed the details).
     
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  21. Bo Pelinis

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    People need to do what they need to do but anyone else tired of reliving this year after year?
     
  22. ShuPoor

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    Yeah it's dumb as hell at this point. We are now as far removed from 9/11 as we were from Return of the Jedi's theatrical release on 9/11. Kids born on 9/11 are headed out to make their first legal cigarette purchases today. It's tired.
     
  23. racer

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    It’s time to kick 9/11 out of the house or make it pay rent.
     
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  24. Bo Pelinis

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    It seems sort of trite because the people who are most likely to show that they are very patriotic and will never forget are also the most likely to be for sending kids to die in a war over a thing that happened before they were born.
     
  25. leroi

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    When I think of 9/11, it just reminds me of the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami

    Americans were traumatized by the death of 3,000 Americans but very few even remember the death of 225,000 people in asia.

    The legacy of 9/11 will be the patriot act stripping away constitutional rights, and war, and all the people we tortured at Guantanamo bay. 9/11 was bad mmkay, but our country's reaction to it -- racism, patriotism, nationalism, war, and Toby Keith songs --are all worse.
     
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  26. ShuPoor

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    Well great, they get what they want then. Their kids get to die out on the frontier for no reason other than war profiteering, and they get incredible bonafides on proving how much they love America.
     
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  27. KJROD20

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    Personally I'm so fucking tired of the Never Forget FB posts.

    Sure, because we'll actually forget. Morons.
     
  28. Bo Pelinis

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    Except most of them don't actually have kids that go to war because of how small our (mostly familial at this point) warrior class is.
     
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  29. boone

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    LOL @ 9/11 haters good LORT.

    I don't know why this is not a National Holiday TBH...
     
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  30. Lyrtch

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    it became cliche to make "do x or the terrorists win" statements and jokes

    but they really did succeed probably beyond their own dreams

    makes the never forget ritual even more hollow
     
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  31. electronic

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    I think the most striking thing that sticks with me about the aftermath of 9/11 is that we did absolutely nothing to Saudi Arabia. You can harbor/finance an overwhelming majority of terrorists who murder thousands of innocent civilian Americans with zero consequence if you invest enough money with the right people.

    And this was true over multiple administrations.
     
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  32. Tobias

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    remember when the official saudi tourism twitter account tweeted out a joke about them doing 9/11 last year and like absolutely nothing happened
     
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  33. electronic

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    I had forgotten *gasp*, but holy shit now I remember that. Good lord.
     
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  34. TimJimothy

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    It was Christian's dad that broke his leg.
     
  35. electronic

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    For those like me who had forgotten, here’s the context - Canada diplomats put out some pretty tame statements about Saudi Arabia jailing politics dissidents with ties to Canada.

    This was the Saudi tourism twitter response:

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  36. Tobias

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    our close, personal friends: the saudis

     
  37. Tobias

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    i honestly respect the brazen lack of giving a fuck here
     
  38. Bo Pelinis

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    I'm just curious when the collective conscience sort of moves on. December 7, 1941 isn't a holiday and, while some people (mostly history nerds tbh) bring it up, it's mostly a forgotten or discarded date at this point. Hell, you can say the same thing about VE Day or VJ Day.

    And remembering it vigorously doesn't really help if you don't learn and change your behavior as a country.
     
  39. Redav

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    That Saudi tweet is what I think about when I think about 9/11 now.
     
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  40. racer

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    I’m mostly in it for the conspiracy theories nowadays.
     
  41. Tobias

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    maybe my brain is friend from being online too much (as if such a thing is possible) but at this point the main thing i think about re: 9/11 (outside of the amazing subway deal and the batshit saudi tweet) is how differently something like this would play out if it happened today with twitter/social media/mentally stable donnie.
     
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  42. Bo Pelinis

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    It was chaos with the internet being young and cell phones being early/primitive. Couldn't imagine with social media today.

    And that the easily the height of the Bush presidency. He can generally take any sort of criticism but he handled it really well in the immediate aftermath. Wouldn't want to see how it would be handled now.
     
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  43. Tobias

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    yeah i would like to go on record that i am not hoping the saudis to do a 9/11 again. its just interesting to consider how much worse it would be today with all the things that are different now. guess its kind of a morbid thought idk
     
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  44. racer

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    The radio coverage is interesting. It makes sense that plane 1 was viewed as an accident. Nobody had context. Listening to people realize it’s probably intentional once #2 hits is interesting.

    It reminds me in a way of football officials making calls on the fly and fans seeing it differently with the benefit of cameras and replays.
     
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  45. Tobias

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    also just remembered that donnie called into an nyc radio station to brag about his building now being the tallest in manhattan like 2 hours after the towers fell which really hasnt aged very well
     
  46. Lyrtch

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    also when one of the main feel good moments post 9/11 with SNL and Rudy being everywhere in the aftermath gets completely stripped of good feelings when this is where it went, giving up the game that there was no unification for good reasons it was just politically and personally beneficial for those involved

     
  47. leroi

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    i am skeptical that boone has the basic language skills needed to engage you on this subject
     
  48. racer

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    It’s got to be Grunt Style, right?
     
  49. Bo Pelinis

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    That is, uh, gross. And the comments are hilarious because it's 95+% what the fuck Rudy ya fascist and less than 5% old white man boomer saying god bless America.
     
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