9/11 - Thoughts

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  1. runformoney1110

    runformoney1110 Well-Known Member

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    I thought I might create a thread sharing thoughts and feelings about 9/11, as I was watching a documentary on it just now. Let us all pay our respects tomorrow for a moment or two.
     
  2. coconutbowling

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    I watched a documentary on it at school today. Very sad.
     
  3. doodlejumper

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    Bless all those who perished aswell as their families.
     
  4. SkyMuffin

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    still waiting for more people to stand up for the Muslim Americans in this country. 9/11 has been a convenient excuse for many people to forget about the diverse ideals and backgrounds that have formed our nation.


     
  5. CaptainAwesome

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    I gotta say, I have a lot of respect for those guys on the United flight who kept the hijackers from pulverizing the White House. It takes a lot of courage for normal, everyday people to go and crash a plane like that, and I think it made a statement. All those idiots you see on the news who make our country appear as one of stupidity and ignorance certainly do exist, but there's plenty of citizens who are willing to stand up and even give their lives for people they don't even know personally, for the symbol of democracy, for America as a whole.

    And all the firemen, policemen, and citizens who risked or gave their lives looking for survivors on Ground Zero or just attempting to keep the further casualty level as low as possible. I'm not sure if I have the guts to do what they did.

    I'm also a little frustrated that schools in my area aren't really acknowledging September 11th anymore. Not even a few minutes of silence or anything. Naturally, the History teacher usually does something on it, but it needs to be school-wide in my opinion. It hasn't even been a decade yet, and we're already glancing over the subject.

    It is on a Saturday this year, I suppose. But I still think the schools are forgetting it much to quickly by not even saying anything over the intercom this morning (still 9/10/10 where I am).
     
  6. randomdude

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    My school doesn't even talk about it officially but only through our teachers but it was unofficial so +1 to that. Let's have a moment of silence for the 9/11 victims and heroes on that tragic day that risked their lives so they can save another. And to those who gave their highest duty we salute you.
     
  7. d1

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    I just saw earlier today that my city extended a fire truck's ladder and put an American flag at the end, I'll try and get a pic tomorrow.
     
  8. super6ft7

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    9/11 is very serious, and there will always be people who make distasteful jokes about it. However it doesn't seem to excuse the assumptions that some americans seem to make about all Muslims, the discrimination they receive when it comes to going through security and and peoples irrational suspicions or "Middle Eastern looking people", which is really quite disgusting
     
  9. Scaramoosh

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    I think I can't wait for the Muse concert later tonight.
     
  10. super6ft7

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    I'm going aswell, but I could only get seated tickets :(
     
  11. sammysin

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    Sad times, I always get caught up watching all the shows about it, every year.
     
  12. runformoney1110

    runformoney1110 Well-Known Member

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    I constantly think about the falling man when I watch those shows...
     
  13. saintsalive

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    I never knew how really bad it was til I watched a documentary in 6th grade about it. Deepest respects to those who died and those families who suffered, and definitely a salute to the Americans that helped take the plane down, knowing they would die.

    And yeah, I will join those who say that Muslims are being treated unfairly. To say they're all responsible is like saying all Germans were responsible for the holocaust.
     
  14. sammysin

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    Horrible mate, it never stops being horrible.
     
  15. super6ft7

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    Muse were pretty good. And yeah the jumpers horrified me for a week, I can't watch it during the documentaries
     
  16. sammysin

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    I've got 2 pillows to hide behind, *throws you the other 1*
     
  17. CaptainAwesome

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    +1 to that. I mean, I can understand if there's a certain sense of animosity and uneasiness at first, but people should realize that it is individuals who do this, not entire races. I hate it when people are prejudiced in that kind of way; it's part of the reason why a lot of people in other countries see the U.S. in a bad light.
     

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