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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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Also want to make sure we remember W absolutely painting the fricking corner with the first pitch when the country began to heal and get back living our lives.


In a bullet proof vest as well

I do not like the Yankees
But i was pulling for them big time in that WS
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Chitown_Badger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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In a bullet proof vest as well


Good point...as if the whole "eyes of the world", his age, expectations, and symbolism of the moment weren't enough. But W was all, frick that, I'm bringing that smoke.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
My favorite was the quote from Jeter

Something like “you better not screw up”


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777Tiger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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I do not like the Yankees


didn't care for Bush's presidency, always thought he'd be a fun guy to have a few beers with, but he fricking stepped up during that time


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
W nailed it, and stood there like a brick wall. Props to him for that.


ZappBrannigan
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
I mean, 18 years, we've bombed the shite out of Afghanistan, gutted Al Quaida several times over. Started a new nightmare in the middle east by toppling Saddam and letting them eat each other in tribalism as it spread like a virus.

We got a good pound of flesh and then some back.

We continue living good lives. While every day, everywhere we touched over there just gets worse and worse. And we don't even have to do anything about it. Other than keeping tabs on if they get a big idea to try again.

It's always a good day to be an American, even on our worst days.

What the frick these a-holes in the Middle East got to show for it?


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SportTiger1
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
If you haven't listened to the full 9/11 FAA/Norad tapes, do it now.

It's a surreal experience.


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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
Requested Sticky.


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RedPop4
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
Damn, son,
THANK YOU for all the links. I watch these all day and night on 9/11, I appreciate you aggregating them all in one place.

Not having read the thread, I am a librarian, and was employed at an independent school in Metairie, we were watching live in the audio-visual room from the moment the first plane struck. My Nigerian co-worker said, IMMEDIATELY, "it is Muslims. Only muslims would fly planes into building."

He was chided by a social studies teacher as soon as he said it..."let's not be hasty Mr. ___"

He said it again as soon as the second plane struck. One of our faculty colleagues lost a son-in-law in the World Trade Center. That was hard to watch as everyone started to look for her, trying to console her and what-have-you.


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SportTiger1
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
WTC Modern Marvels

This Modern Marvels was scheduled to be aired around 9/11. To hear the builders talking about the buildings being able to withstand a shot from a 737 is creepy as hell.


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TH03
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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It was troubling to see the ease and carelessness of the people that were there. It was just another "stop." Another meaningless historical landmark like the countless others they give little to no notice to as they travel down a highway or through a national park.


The only "troubling" part I saw when I was there in February was from kids too young to remember it or born after it. But they sounded like someone from my generation talking about JFK or something so I can't judge too much. The adults walking through, myself included, barely spoke a word on the ground or in the memorial downstairs.

What really got me is walking through all of these building in lower Manhattan and entering just a giant empty space. It was very powerful along with the waterfalls that drown out the city noise.


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MBclass83
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
So my boss picked this day about a month ago to have an office party. It kinda made me sick to my stomach. He said he wasn't gonna change the date due to some rag heads. I think he missed the point about respect due to the victims. Dumbass.


Chitown_Badger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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So my boss picked this day about a month ago to have an office party. It kinda made me sick to my stomach. He said he wasn't gonna change the date due to some rag heads. I think he missed the point about respect due to the victims. Dumbass.


I get the whole historical significance of this day, but I don't think an office creating a moment to celebrate their successes is disrespectful in any way. Just some Americans living their lives.


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Roll Tide Ravens
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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Imagine if everybody had iPhones back then. The amount of footage we would have.

Yep. It’s wild that there is only a single piece of footage known to exist of Flight 11 hitting the North Tower. If people had iPhones back then, there would probably be more.
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777Tiger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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It’s wild that there is only a single piece of footage known to exist of Flight 11 hitting the North Tower.

was pretty wild seeing CAPs over our big cities almost immediately after


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
It’s pretty wild really
Some of the MDs and Directors here were working that day and they were telling us that it really wasn’t common then to have cellphones like people do today as well
Some guys left them in their cars if they drove to work if they did have them

So on top of that, there was no cell service if they did have a phone, complete shite show trying to get in contact with loved ones

One guy who’s in about his mid 50s now went out and bought one a week later just because of it
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TH03
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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It’s wild that there is only a single piece of footage known to exist of Flight 11 hitting the North Tower


And it was pure dumb luck. Guy was filming a documentary on the NYFD and just happened to be right there.


tketaco
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
I don't need to see all that shite all over again.

Muslims came to frick with us and we put a bunch of them in the ground and ran their shite. That's all.


Tigeralum2008
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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W nailed it, and stood there like a brick wall. Props to him for that.



Gotta admit I wasn't a fan of his before 9/11 but became one afterwards.


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Roll Tide Ravens
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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And it was pure dumb luck. Guy was filming a documentary on the NYFD and just happened to be right there.

Yep, and if they don’t get a call about a gas leak (I think that’s what it was), he’s not standing in the exact spot where he can get the footage.

It’s amazing how little things people did that day impacted exactly what their experience would be, and even whether they lived or died. For example, there was a guy overslept after staying up late watching Monday Night Football. He was running late and that most likely resulted in him living.
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