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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default America, in September 11th remembrance:

    America, in September 11th remembrance:

    Flying the American flag at half mast.
    Said the pledge of allegiance in front of the Garrison flag at the park.
    Seen here:

    http://alturl.com/3f3p8

    I luckily lost no one in the terrorist attacks but I grieve for those who
    did.

    I was on the train to work in Philadelphia while the World Trade Center
    attacks took place. I walked into the office and was rushed by all of the
    staff, who broke the news to me and showed me CNN photos on the
    computers. Many with tears in their eyes asked me "what should we do?" I
    wondered, why me?! I was a lowly volunteer. I said, call your loved ones,
    gather them up and go home! They scrambled off in haste. Without another
    word, I did an about-face and left.

    At the train station, all trains were canceled. The platforms were packed
    with commuters. I wondered how was I going to get home? Amtrak shut down
    all their rails. Then my "Media - R3" train pulled into the station and I
    hopped on board. It skipped all Amtrak station stops and I was back home
    about 30 minutes later. I spent the rest of the day glued to the TV.

    OB Food: Breakfast: pancakes, sausage and coffee at the Court Diner. For
    lunch, feeling patriotic, I'll have a Philly American (no cheez whiz) and
    fried onions cheesesteak (the third of the year) and steak fries and
    continue watching the remembrance coverage on TV.

    Peace,

    Andy

  2. #2
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On 9/11/2011 10:32 AM, Andy wrote:
    > America, in September 11th remembrance:
    >
    > Flying the American flag at half mast.
    > Said the pledge of allegiance in front of the Garrison flag at the park.
    > Seen here:
    >
    > http://alturl.com/3f3p8
    >
    > I luckily lost no one in the terrorist attacks but I grieve for those who
    > did.


    Me too and my recollections are rather trivial. I know exactly where I
    was when I heard the news of the Towers attack on my car radio. I was on
    my way to a doctor's appointment and I can place the location to about
    50 yards. I was not told the full horror until I remarked to a nurse
    "Well, now they know what Allah thinks of them." Skyscrapers had been
    hit by planes before without total devastation.

    There was a later real inconvenience for me since I was unable to visit
    with a German acquaintance, whom I had not seen in decades, while he and
    his wife were spending a little time in Illinois. I was not up to
    driving there and they could not make a reservation to visit me when
    they returned to Germany. I also wanted to fly the flag outside my house
    but was unable to buy one for weeks.


    --


    James Silverton, Potomac

    I'm *not* [email protected]

  3. #3
    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On Sunday, September 11, 2011 3:42:23 PM UTC-5, James Silverton wrote:
    > On 9/11/2011 10:32 AM, Andy wrote:
    > > America, in September 11th remembrance:
    > >
    > > Flying the American flag at half mast.
    > > Said the pledge of allegiance in front of the Garrison flag at the park..
    > > Seen here:
    > >
    > > http://alturl.com/3f3p8
    > >
    > > I luckily lost no one in the terrorist attacks but I grieve for those who
    > > did.

    >
    > Me too and my recollections are rather trivial. I know exactly where I
    > was when I heard the news of the Towers attack on my car radio. I was on
    > my way to a doctor's appointment and I can place the location to about
    > 50 yards. I was not told the full horror until I remarked to a nurse
    > "Well, now they know what Allah thinks of them." Skyscrapers had been
    > hit by planes before without total devastation.
    >
    > There was a later real inconvenience for me since I was unable to visit
    > with a German acquaintance, whom I had not seen in decades, while he and
    > his wife were spending a little time in Illinois. I was not up to
    > driving there and they could not make a reservation to visit me when
    > they returned to Germany. I also wanted to fly the flag outside my house
    > but was unable to buy one for weeks.
    >

    The U.S.A. state sponsor of terror in Guatemala, Chile, Afghanistan, and supporter of Saddam Hussein in his murderous endeavors can dish it out without any apologies, but goes cry-babying when a mere 2700 of our nationals arekilled. Every single person who died or was hurt, or had a loved one who was, is a tragedy, but buy a flag?
    PUH-LEEESE. The bully got kicked in the shins. I'd never minimize the heroism of those first responders and the passengers who brought down Flight 97, but the organization that planned the attacks grew out of groups of terrorists that the USA trained and equipped to carry out terrorism against theSoviet allied government in Afghanistan. Islamic terrorists.
    The life of an American civilian non-combatant is neither qualitatively norquantitatively of more value than that of a Salvadoran peasant farmer. A suicide bomber who targeted innocent Americans was no more immoral than a member of a death squad who tortured innocent Hondurans.

    >
    > James Silverton


    --Bryan


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    Michael OConnor Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    I remember I was unemployed on 9/11/01, and had woken up shortly after
    9AM and logged onto AOL to check on some resumes I had posted to
    online recruiting firms when the AOL welcome page showed the WTC on
    fire. I spent the day in front of the TV watching it. The thing I
    most remember from the TV coverage is that most of the cable channels
    had switched to coverage on news channels. For example, if you turned
    on ESPN, you got the ABC feed with Peter Jennines, and if you turned
    on the Food Network, they had a feed for Fox News or CNN or one of the
    big three Networks. I remember there were five or six channels, ABC,
    NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, and virtually all of the cable
    channels (premiums like HBO excepted) were running a feed from one of
    those channels. QVC was closed down for several days after 9/11.

  5. #5
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 9/11/2011 10:32 AM, Andy wrote:
    >> America, in September 11th remembrance:
    >>
    >> Flying the American flag at half mast.
    >> Said the pledge of allegiance in front of the Garrison flag at the
    >> park. Seen here:
    >>
    >> http://alturl.com/3f3p8
    >>
    >> I luckily lost no one in the terrorist attacks but I grieve for those
    >> who did.

    >
    > Me too and my recollections are rather trivial. I know exactly where I
    > was when I heard the news of the Towers attack on my car radio. I was
    > on my way to a doctor's appointment and I can place the location to
    > about 50 yards. I was not told the full horror until I remarked to a
    > nurse "Well, now they know what Allah thinks of them." Skyscrapers had
    > been hit by planes before without total devastation.
    >
    > There was a later real inconvenience for me since I was unable to
    > visit with a German acquaintance, whom I had not seen in decades,
    > while he and his wife were spending a little time in Illinois. I was
    > not up to driving there and they could not make a reservation to visit
    > me when they returned to Germany. I also wanted to fly the flag
    > outside my house but was unable to buy one for weeks.



    James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 9/11/2011 10:32 AM, Andy wrote:
    >> America, in September 11th remembrance:
    >>
    >> Flying the American flag at half mast.
    >> Said the pledge of allegiance in front of the Garrison flag at the
    >> park. Seen here:
    >>
    >> http://alturl.com/3f3p8
    >>
    >> I luckily lost no one in the terrorist attacks but I grieve for those
    >> who did.

    >
    > Me too and my recollections are rather trivial. I know exactly where I
    > was when I heard the news of the Towers attack on my car radio. I was
    > on my way to a doctor's appointment and I can place the location to
    > about 50 yards. I was not told the full horror until I remarked to a
    > nurse "Well, now they know what Allah thinks of them." Skyscrapers had
    > been hit by planes before without total devastation.
    >
    > There was a later real inconvenience for me since I was unable to
    > visit with a German acquaintance, whom I had not seen in decades,
    > while he and his wife were spending a little time in Illinois. I was
    > not up to driving there and they could not make a reservation to visit
    > me when they returned to Germany. I also wanted to fly the flag
    > outside my house but was unable to buy one for weeks.



    James,

    In 2005, a friend came to Philly for a vacation, so I planned a day trip
    to NYC.

    Aside from many sights to see, I was somehow drawn to see Ground Zero. It
    was a deep square pit. We walked around the block then walked over to St.
    Paul's Chapel and wrote thoughts and prayers on a large hanging scrolling
    roll of paper

    One thing which I didn't appreciate was foreigners from some Asian
    country who set up souvenir stands. Not even stands but blankets on the
    sidewalks. There were signs prominently posted discouraging the pubic
    from buying anything from them. Not wanting them to profit from the
    tragedy.

    Just being at Ground Zero was a sad enough "souvenir." I didn't even take
    pictures.

    Best,

    Andy

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    Michael OConnor Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On Sep 11, 7:34*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > James Silverton <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > > On 9/11/2011 10:32 AM, Andy wrote:
    > >> America, in September 11th remembrance:

    >
    > >> Flying the American flag at half mast.
    > >> Said the pledge of allegiance in front of the Garrison flag at the
    > >> park. Seen here:

    >
    > >>http://alturl.com/3f3p8

    >
    > >> I luckily lost no one in the terrorist attacks but I grieve for those
    > >> who did.

    >
    > > Me too and my recollections are rather trivial. I know exactly where I
    > > was when I heard the news of the Towers attack on my car radio. I was
    > > on my way to a doctor's appointment and I can place the location to
    > > about 50 yards. I was not told the full horror until I remarked to a
    > > nurse "Well, now they know what Allah thinks of them." Skyscrapers had
    > > been hit by planes before without total devastation.

    >
    > > There was a later real inconvenience for me since I was unable to
    > > visit with a German acquaintance, whom I had not seen in decades,
    > > while he and his wife were spending a little time in Illinois. I was
    > > not up to driving there and they could not make a reservation to visit
    > > me when they returned to Germany. I also wanted to fly the flag
    > > outside my house but was unable to buy one for weeks.

    > James Silverton <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > > On 9/11/2011 10:32 AM, Andy wrote:
    > >> America, in September 11th remembrance:

    >
    > >> Flying the American flag at half mast.
    > >> Said the pledge of allegiance in front of the Garrison flag at the
    > >> park. Seen here:

    >
    > >>http://alturl.com/3f3p8

    >
    > >> I luckily lost no one in the terrorist attacks but I grieve for those
    > >> who did.

    >
    > > Me too and my recollections are rather trivial. I know exactly where I
    > > was when I heard the news of the Towers attack on my car radio. I was
    > > on my way to a doctor's appointment and I can place the location to
    > > about 50 yards. I was not told the full horror until I remarked to a
    > > nurse "Well, now they know what Allah thinks of them." Skyscrapers had
    > > been hit by planes before without total devastation.

    >
    > > There was a later real inconvenience for me since I was unable to
    > > visit with a German acquaintance, whom I had not seen in decades,
    > > while he and his wife were spending a little time in Illinois. I was
    > > not up to driving there and they could not make a reservation to visit
    > > me when they returned to Germany. I also wanted to fly the flag
    > > outside my house but was unable to buy one for weeks.

    >
    > James,
    >
    > In 2005, a friend came to Philly for a vacation, so I planned a day trip
    > to NYC.
    >
    > Aside from many sights to see, I was somehow drawn to see Ground Zero. It
    > was a deep square pit. We walked around the block then walked over to St.
    > Paul's Chapel and wrote thoughts and prayers on a large hanging scrolling
    > roll of paper
    >


    I went to NYC in the summer of 2006, and the thing that disappointed
    me the most about Ground Zero is that it was still a giant hole in the
    ground. We built the Empire State Building in just over one year, and
    in five years all they did at Ground Zero was dig a 60 feet hole in
    the ground.

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On 9/11/2011 8:02 PM, Michael OConnor wrote:

    > I went to NYC in the summer of 2006, and the thing that disappointed
    > me the most about Ground Zero is that it was still a giant hole in the
    > ground. We built the Empire State Building in just over one year, and
    > in five years all they did at Ground Zero was dig a 60 feet hole in
    > the ground.


    At that point the families of the people who died had finally
    agreed to a design. Right or wrong, it wasn't just a matter
    of putting up a tall building.

    nancy

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On 9/11/2011 2:02 PM, Michael OConnor wrote:
    > I went to NYC in the summer of 2006, and the thing that disappointed
    > me the most about Ground Zero is that it was still a giant hole in the
    > ground. We built the Empire State Building in just over one year, and
    > in five years all they did at Ground Zero was dig a 60 feet hole in
    > the ground.


    Quite a radical concept - digging pits in some of the most expensive
    real estate in the universe. The event was so traumatic that it overcame
    even American greed and propensity towards excess. It's pretty much a
    miracle of sorts.

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On 9/11/2011 9:20 PM, dsi1 wrote:
    > On 9/11/2011 2:02 PM, Michael OConnor wrote:
    >> I went to NYC in the summer of 2006, and the thing that disappointed
    >> me the most about Ground Zero is that it was still a giant hole in the
    >> ground. We built the Empire State Building in just over one year, and
    >> in five years all they did at Ground Zero was dig a 60 feet hole in
    >> the ground.

    >
    > Quite a radical concept - digging pits in some of the most expensive
    > real estate in the universe. The event was so traumatic that it overcame
    > even American greed and propensity towards excess. It's pretty much a
    > miracle of sorts.


    Not to mention that they weren't just digging a hole. They
    were sifting through it, not to be too graphic.

    nancy


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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    I watched the World Trade Center buildings as they went up. I grew up on
    the west bank of the Hudson River.

    I was in New York City on September 6 showing the city to some
    Californian friends. I insisted we take the Staten Island Ferry, one of
    my favorite rides, back from The Battery instead of one of the tunnels.
    We had been on the Lower East Side and had purchased canoli at
    Ferrara's. We got coffee on the ferry and indulged in out treats. I took
    several photos of the buildings on Manhattan Island from the ferry.
    Several were published.

    On September 11 we were in Hershey, PA when the planes hit the towers.
    We had satellite TV and were watching the Fox network in NYC when it
    happened.

    Our daughter who was killed in an auto accident in 1996 was dating a
    young man whom we knew had graduated college and taken a job with a
    financial firm located at the World Trade Center. For three years, we
    tuned to the 9/11 memorial ceremonies hoping to *not* hear his name.
    Thankfully, we never did. My son-in-law lost several friends. The
    tragedy was that there could be no funerals until the remains were
    located. Can you imagine losing a loved one and not having the closure
    of a funeral? It is too horrible to even think about.

    I have been to the Battery several times since the tragedy and I can't
    help but burst into tears at the sight of the space where the buildings
    should be.

    I can't watch TV today. It makes me cry.

    Some people will think of this event as "history". I can't stop taking
    it personally.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On 9/11/2011 9:32 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    > I watched the World Trade Center buildings as they went up. I grew up
    > on the west bank of the Hudson River.


    snip...
    > I can't watch TV today. It makes me cry.
    >
    > Some people will think of this event as "history". I can't stop
    > taking it personally.
    >


    People have been talking about 9/11 for over a week. I could not watch
    television yesterday, because it is too painful, and I stayed home from
    church, because the sermon was about 9/11.

    Becca

    ObFood: This afternoon, we will roll tamales, then I will make refried
    beans and Spanish rice. My son, who is visiting, will make chile con
    queso. That is what's for dinner tonight.

  12. #12
    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    James Silverton wrote:
    >
    > Me too and my recollections are rather trivial. I know exactly where I
    > was when I heard the news of the Towers attack on my car radio. I was on
    > my way to a doctor's appointment and I can place the location to about
    > 50 yards. I was not told the full horror until I remarked to a nurse
    > "Well, now they know what Allah thinks of them." Skyscrapers had been
    > hit by planes before without total devastation.


    We had moved to Seattle only a few months before and my wife had only
    been working downtown a few days. We turned on the TV to see the
    traffic reports and saw the first tower in flames instead. I pointed
    out to my wife that the towers were designed to stay standing after
    being hit by a 707 but planes today were bigger. I hoped and expected
    the tower would stand but I was not certain. Then the second plane
    hit Tower Two on live national TV.

    The first thing I thought was at the Oklahoma bombing people thought it
    would be Jihadist terrorists and they had been wrong. One year before
    there had been riots with domestic bombings over the World Trade
    Organization meeting in Seattle. World Trade Organization, World Trade
    Center. Oh no, Seattle is also in the cross hairs. No *way* is my wife
    going down town to work in one of the Seattle high rises.

    Then I thought. Hey, that did not look like a cargo plane. For many
    years I had worried about a cargo plane being hijacked and crashed into
    a stadium. This is and is not that scenario, both at the same time.

    One of my wife's friends was on the floor hit by the first plane. He
    always came to the office early. Gone in a flash never to be heard from
    again.

    A couple of acquaintences from my prior employer worked in the lower
    floors of the towers. Both had slept in and seen the fire from home.
    One went to the alternate data center across the river and started
    working. His email came in quickly. The other was an EMT who donated
    blood and got in line at one of the triage centers. There were not
    enough injured to need all of the emergency medical centers that
    appeared out of the blue as every EMT in the city got together to set
    them up. Colleagues were very worried until his first email came
    through.

    One of my nephews has a framed ticket from Flight 93. His business trip
    had been cancelled last minute so he was not on the plane.

  13. #13
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    In article <4e6d6f23$0$25621$c3e8da3$[email protected] om>,
    Janet Wilder <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Some people will think of this event as "history". I can't stop taking
    > it personally.
    >
    > --
    > Janet Wilder


    Join the club... Every time I watch a movie that shows the skyline with
    the two towers still there gets to me and makes me want to cry. I cried
    a lot that morning.

    We were not even watching TV that morning. One of the cats stepped on
    the remote control on the coffee table in the livingroom. I was messing
    around on usenet when I heard mom yelling about something so went out
    and saw what was going on.

    I had the unfortunate experience of watching both towers come down on
    live feed.

    <sighs>

    I did not have a flag pole at the time. We erected one the next day
    with the date carved into the concrete base.
    --
    Peace, Om
    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>

    "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have
    come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
    -- Mark Twain

  14. #14
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:47:41 -0500, Ema Nymton <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 9/11/2011 9:32 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >> I watched the World Trade Center buildings as they went up. I grew up
    >> on the west bank of the Hudson River.

    >
    >snip...
    >> I can't watch TV today. It makes me cry.
    >>
    >> Some people will think of this event as "history". I can't stop
    >> taking it personally.
    >>

    >
    >People have been talking about 9/11 for over a week. I could not watch
    >television yesterday, because it is too painful, and I stayed home from
    >church, because the sermon was about 9/11.
    >
    >Becca


    I finally had to turn off the 9/11 event... didn't make me one bit sad
    but made me so angry I could spit... Bush was much too nice, I would
    have annialated those muslims, all of them. And what was the point of
    taking out OBL without taking out all the pakistanis, they hosted him
    and were supportive for ten years and lots longer. I see absolutely
    no difference between what the muslims did and what the japs did, I'd
    have nuked them into oblivion. Bush is a dove in wolf's clothing...
    and obomination only took out OBL for political cover up, a red
    herring while he disembowels America.

    >ObFood: This afternoon, we will roll tamales, then I will make refried
    >beans and Spanish rice. My son, who is visiting, will make chile con
    >queso. That is what's for dinner tonight.


    Sounds very good, don't forget my rum n' coke and hammock.

  15. #15
    marco Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    right,
    let's kill all muslims

    talk about a really stupid comment
    [emotional yes, but not rational]

    marc

  16. #16
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Ema Nymton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 9/11/2011 9:32 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    > > I watched the World Trade Center buildings as they went up. I grew up
    > > on the west bank of the Hudson River.

    >
    > snip...
    > > I can't watch TV today. It makes me cry.
    > >
    > > Some people will think of this event as "history". I can't stop
    > > taking it personally.
    > >

    >
    > People have been talking about 9/11 for over a week. I could not watch
    > television yesterday, because it is too painful, and I stayed home from
    > church, because the sermon was about 9/11.


    My daughter is in New York visiting a friend. She swore that she would
    be nowhere near Manhattan yesterday, due to the crowds. This morning
    she called and said that they had gone to the memorial service in
    Manhattan yesterday, and that it was very moving.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  17. #17
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On 9/12/2011 3:32 PM, Dan Abel wrote:
    > In article<[email protected]>,
    > Ema Nymton<[email protected]> wrote:


    >>>

    >>
    >> People have been talking about 9/11 for over a week. I could not watch
    >> television yesterday, because it is too painful, and I stayed home from
    >> church, because the sermon was about 9/11.

    >
    > My daughter is in New York visiting a friend. She swore that she would
    > be nowhere near Manhattan yesterday, due to the crowds. This morning
    > she called and said that they had gone to the memorial service in
    > Manhattan yesterday, and that it was very moving.
    >


    I'm not the kind of person who is prone to displays of patriotism, but
    for the anniversary of 9/11, I went and bought a flag and hung it in
    front of the house. When I was a kid, I watched those towers being
    built... and a few months before the attack, I took Becca to the top of
    the World Trade Center.

    The attack could have brought us together, but instead we let
    politicians use it as an excuse for war... and instead of standing
    strong and defying all terrorists, we let our fears overcome us... and
    gave away some of our freedoms for a false sense of security.

    George L




  18. #18
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On 12/09/2011 5:45 PM, George Leppla wrote:

    >
    > I'm not the kind of person who is prone to displays of patriotism, but
    > for the anniversary of 9/11, I went and bought a flag and hung it in
    > front of the house. When I was a kid, I watched those towers being
    > built... and a few months before the attack, I took Becca to the top of
    > the World Trade Center.
    >
    > The attack could have brought us together, but instead we let
    > politicians use it as an excuse for war... and instead of standing
    > strong and defying all terrorists, we let our fears overcome us... and
    > gave away some of our freedoms for a false sense of security.


    How did you enjoy that warning about a terrorist plot from a credible
    source? There was no attack, but they managed to keep the fear factor
    going to help justify the enormous cost of security programs and the
    loss of freedom and liberty. All they have to do is mention the
    possibility of an attack and then when it doesn't happen they can point
    out the great job they are doing. Don't forget that they found
    credible sources to tell them about Saddam's WMD programs and vast
    arsenal of WMDs to justify invading Iraq.

  19. #19
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:

    On 9/12/2011 5:00 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
    > On 12/09/2011 5:45 PM, George Leppla wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I'm not the kind of person who is prone to displays of patriotism, but
    >> for the anniversary of 9/11, I went and bought a flag and hung it in
    >> front of the house. When I was a kid, I watched those towers being
    >> built... and a few months before the attack, I took Becca to the top of
    >> the World Trade Center.
    >>
    >> The attack could have brought us together, but instead we let
    >> politicians use it as an excuse for war... and instead of standing
    >> strong and defying all terrorists, we let our fears overcome us... and
    >> gave away some of our freedoms for a false sense of security.

    >
    > How did you enjoy that warning about a terrorist plot from a credible
    > source? There was no attack, but they managed to keep the fear factor
    > going to help justify the enormous cost of security programs and the
    > loss of freedom and liberty. All they have to do is mention the
    > possibility of an attack and then when it doesn't happen they can point
    > out the great job they are doing. Don't forget that they found credible
    > sources to tell them about Saddam's WMD programs and vast arsenal of
    > WMDs to justify invading Iraq.



    Exactly. It seems like our country has become one of fear and hate....
    and that makes it easy for the politicians to run amok.

    George L

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    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: America, in September 11th remembrance:


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > America, in September 11th remembrance:
    >
    > Flying the American flag at half mast.
    > Said the pledge of allegiance in front of the Garrison flag at the park.
    > Seen here:
    >
    > http://alturl.com/3f3p8
    >
    > I luckily lost no one in the terrorist attacks but I grieve for those who
    > did.
    >
    > I was on the train to work in Philadelphia while the World Trade Center
    > attacks took place. I walked into the office and was rushed by all of the
    > staff, who broke the news to me and showed me CNN photos on the
    > computers. Many with tears in their eyes asked me "what should we do?" I
    > wondered, why me?! I was a lowly volunteer. I said, call your loved ones,
    > gather them up and go home! They scrambled off in haste. Without another
    > word, I did an about-face and left.
    >
    > At the train station, all trains were canceled. The platforms were packed
    > with commuters. I wondered how was I going to get home? Amtrak shut down
    > all their rails. Then my "Media - R3" train pulled into the station and I
    > hopped on board. It skipped all Amtrak station stops and I was back home
    > about 30 minutes later. I spent the rest of the day glued to the TV.
    >
    > OB Food: Breakfast: pancakes, sausage and coffee at the Court Diner. For
    > lunch, feeling patriotic, I'll have a Philly American (no cheez whiz) and
    > fried onions cheesesteak (the third of the year) and steak fries and
    > continue watching the remembrance coverage on TV.
    >
    > Peace,
    >
    > Andy


    Oh, enough already. I didn't lose anyone, but I was 3 blocks from there.
    How many times are the names going to get read? How many times are the
    networks-all of them-going to do coverage 24/7 each 9/11?
    Time to let the folks heal-stop bringing it up every year.




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