September 11, 2001

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Re: September 11, 2001

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I had a milestone birthday that day and sat glued to a TV all day.

Probably the eeriest thing, for some reason, was taking the dog out that night and seeing a plane fly over. Keep in mind, all flights were cancelled. It was a larger plane, not a fighter jet or anything like that, and it wasn't nearly as high in the air as most commercial flights. I guess since it was like 1 a.m., no flights, and lower than usual, it just seemed eerie.
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One of the eerie sights I remember was a time elaspe shot of a radar screen covered in blips representing all of the planes in range, and seeing them disappearing from the screen one after another until it was blank.

It was hard to grasp the idea of no commercial or private airplanes in the sky, which probably hadn't happened since the early days of flight.
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Re: September 11, 2001

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Spider John wrote:
Simbagal23 wrote:
heyzeus wrote:I can't watch footage from that day. I never want to see the planes hitting those towers again. It's too painful.


Me either. Or the footage from inside the towers that Benx mentions. I watched that the first time it aired.....and I can't watch it again. Makes me too sad......I do send my good friend in NYC an email every year on this day, just to let her know I remember and I'm thinking about her. She told me that she can just now start taking long showers without fear and recently stopped sleeping fully dressed (in preparation of another attack and having to flee the city). :(


There is a tendency to think of only the dead sometimes, but it's easy to forget that some will be affected by this for the rest of their lives.


I was talking with one of the clerks at the courthouse today. She told me that her daughter was working for United at the time and her job was to make sure flights were staffed with flight attendants. Apparently, one of the crews that day were "subs". She personally called each one the day before to tell them to be on that flight to work. Can you imagine?
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Re: September 11, 2001

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Socnorb11 wrote:I was sitting in my office at work, listening to Bob & Tom on the radio when it all went down, and ultimately followed the whole thing online. It was incredibly somber. Bob & Tom did a terrific job of breaking their typical format to follow the happenings in NY.


I was listening to the same show in my car...at first I thought it was a joke...then I realized it wasn't when I saw all the cars pulled over on the shoulder on the highway.
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cardsfansince82 wrote:It's all Hulk Hogan's fault.


I guess I'm the only one that knows the TRUTH ABOUT 9/11!!1

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cardsfansince82 wrote:
cardsfansince82 wrote:It's all Hulk Hogan's fault.


I guess I'm the only one that knows the TRUTH ABOUT 9/11!!1

nsfanyonenotgoingtohell,unlikeme

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Re: September 11, 2001

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A new book came out today, containing quite a few interviews. This article provides some insight into the book and the event:
On 9/11, Luck Meant Everything

When the terrorist attacks happened, trivial decisions spared people’s lives—or sealed their fate.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... ed/597688/
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Re: September 11, 2001

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September 11, 2001 can now vote. I can't believe it's been that long.
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