9/11 Attacks - anniversary thread

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by A380, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

  2. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    How time flies when you're having fun
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  4. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    I miss Dr. Jazzz.
    spikey_r, Wilf, Poi E and 5 others like this.
  5. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    I took a half day when it happened and sent my team home after someone said that someone in the pub said there were a squadron of bad 747's heading for London. I also had the couple of days off, just in case.
  6. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    don't forget allende
    spikey_r, Poi E, marty21 and 4 others like this.
  7. Sea Star

    Sea Star have you ever explored your dark side?

    Oddly, I had the day off work for some reason that I can no longer remember. Other half was away so I was at home by myself. I put on a New York radio station through the internet - watched the BBC pics, VHSed everything and posted like mad on some interweb board (might have been Urban, but might have been a bit too early for Urban).

    I never got round to watching the VHS.
  8. Sea Star

    Sea Star have you ever explored your dark side?

    they started building this fucker on 9-11 too! In 1941.

  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    This year, I'll be serving people (uni students) who are too young to remember it happening. Possibly been true for a year or two, actually.

    I got home from a morning college class to see the second plane hitting. Took a while to comprehend what was really going on.
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  10. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    9/11 is actually what sent me here originally. I'd been a lurker for a few months when it happened. I came here during the aftermath to see what the world thought of it and why. Learned a lot.
  11. TomUS

    TomUS non-resident

    I, like Trump recall seeing the Muslims cheering in New Jersey as the towers fell.
  12. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    I remember being glued to the tv watching it unfold. A friend of mine was supposed to be in one of the towers but for reasons he still doesn't know he changed his mind and took a day off.
  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 That day at the compound - that was YOU?!

    I was in a cafe in Belfast. Someone came in and announced that a plane had hit a skyscraper in New York. Then I dropped into Bookfinders and the girl at the counter said "that was a terrible thing that happened in New York, wasn't it".

    By the time I got into work the full reality was clear. I remember the death toll was initially estimated as being as high as 20,000.
  14. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    They're saying now that as many people have died from the health injuries as died in the initial aftermath. Its an ever changing number.

    9/11 death and injury total still rising
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    it's not for another couple of months!
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    ho ho
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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

  18. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Don't worry, only something that happened on 9 November
  20. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Hard to think there's kids growing up being taught 9/11 in school and to them it's just part of history that old farts will talk about.
    CNT36 likes this.
  21. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I was on honeymoon! We were in the Cotswolds, our attempt at a country walk was curtailed by foot and mouth ,after we came across another field closed we went back to the cottage , turned the telly on thinking there might be an old film on ,and caught the start of it all . Didn't go out the rest of the day .
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  22. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    I forgot :facepalm:
  23. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    I see the loons are all over the place once again.
  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    it's good to know history hasn't ended
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    that story's a year auld
  26. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated
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  27. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    i'm teaching them now.
    i remember when i had to explain to students who the beatles were. /old
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  28. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    If you and Mrs. Marty ever decide on a second honeymoon, I think it would be very nice if you were to warn us all first. You don't exactly seem to be followed by good luck. :)
  29. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    The toll is ever rising, New York, Iraq, Afganistan...
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  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    not at all. mr & mrs marty21 are followed by good luck. good luck always seems to be a mile or two behind them.
    Streathamite, marty21 and Celyn like this.

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