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Elleshoe
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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Trump is the most tone deaf, ignorant,


Lol if you believe that


Chitown_Badger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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The failure to start evacuating the south tower immediately after the north tower was hit was incredibly sad.


I totally agree, but at that time, how could we have any idea what it was...or that what it was was even possible? I think it's kind of 20/20 hindsight situation.

And think about if the towers wouldn't have come down some time apart from each other. The first one falling gave the responders in the other the signal to get out. It also sealed the fate of the people still trapped, but I think that was done regardless of any potential NYFD response.
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TH03
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
Let's not make this thread a political shite show.


Chitown_Badger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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Let's not make this thread a political shite show.


I'll edit my post.


PJinAtl
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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Anyone else here know anyone in the towers or in the area?
Don't personally know anyone that was in the towers, but a good friend of the family worked for one of Cantor-Fitzgerald's offices in the Midwest. They were on a conference call with the home office in One WTC (Cantor's offices there were on floors 101 - 105) when the plane hit.


TH03
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
Your point still stands. It's not about the person. W came out and threw that strike down the middle for the entire country, not just those who voted for him.

Everyone looked at him in that moment or the moment earlier at ground zero with the megaphone saying "I can hear you," not just the people who voted for him.

He was great in those moments when the whole country needed him to be and partisanship was out the window for a while in favor of patriotism.


MrLarson
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
It was IonaTiger

His post from 2 years ago

Very good read.


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Chitown_Badger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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Cantor-Fitzgerald's offices in the Midwest


I was working at an ad agency downtown, and went into work (I was 22 at the time). I remember walking into a conference room where people had the tvs on and downplaying it saying "there's no way that building is going to fall". The entire loop was a ghost town. I still have the Chicago Tribune from the day after it happened.
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Chitown_Badger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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He was great in those moments when the whole country needed him to be and partisanship was out the window for a while in favor of patriotism.




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soccerfüt
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
I’m sitting in the San Diego Airport waiting to board and wondering why I voluntarily booked air travel today....

For me, the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11, and Katrina have been the large-scale events I reckon my life and history by.

Thanks for the thread.


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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That was before politics got ruined by the media & social media. Can you imagine if 911 happened again and Trump went to throw the first pitch in New York. Stadium would be filled with boos.

No it wouldn’t


vl100butch
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
I had a flashback yesterday in staff call...

The engineer who came up with the reinforced concrete used in Pentagon Renovation works here in Vicksburg for my organization...

His work saved a lot of lives in Wedge 1 (the newly renovated area) as opposed to the old area (Wedge 5)...

I thought back to the television interview with BG Dubik, who was the Director of Army Training, talking about how many lives were saved because of the renovated section construction and that people were still moving in....

90 minutes and I'd be a tombstone in Arlington...


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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The failure to start evacuating the south tower immediately after the north tower was hit was incredibly sad.



A few guys I work with worked for Cantor Fitzgerald after 9/11
They had worked with people who either weren’t in the tower that day, were late to work or just off/on vacation
In 93 the WTC bombed and some claim that they were told after this that helicopters would come to the roof to come pick them up

They think a lot of people were going up to get to the roof that day


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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Anyone else here know anyone in the towers or in the area?


I work with guys who worked in the towers but in the lower floors
The stories they have are really chilling

Some pretty graphic


Redbone
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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but that shite scarred the mess out of me at the time.
It should have.

I wish everyone around your age was "scarred".

I'm a retired fireman/EMT. I wish EVERYONE was "scarred".

I'm a veteran. I wish our people had many more "scars".


777Tiger
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
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I wish our people had many more "scars".


why???


dukke v
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What a horrible day for this country....
I still have nightmares about it.


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TigerRob20
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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.



I as well actually visited ground zero this summer for the first time.

I can completely identify with this. The number of people taking selfies of themselves at the memorial was ridiculous. I mean, show some effing respect for what happened there.



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Paluka
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DeafJam73
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re: Annual 9/11 Thread - 18 Years Later
“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”


9/11 and the years after has defined my generation. I will never forget this day, and I will never forgive.


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