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Offline Rick Hall

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18 years ago today
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:37:56 pm »
3,000 people will be spending their last day on this earth with their families and friends.
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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 09:33:27 pm »
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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 10:11:23 pm »
Gloom...………   :'(

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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 11:35:34 pm »
Found this on FB...
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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 12:41:29 am »
I remember exactly where I was, what I was doing and how I found out. Because the information was relayed by a local (non- news) person with no details (two planes have crashed into the World Trade Center), I immediately thought it was a hoax. Thinking it was 1) a small, private plane and 2) an accident, I thought the odds of it happening twice in one day were astronomical. Of course this being a deliberate, planned attack, with full size airliners never occurred to me as even a remote possibility.

A couple of hours later I found out differently.....

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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 06:15:56 am »
I'm the same. Remember exactly where I was and what Iwas doing.
  At work working in the Dyno Lab.
We heard of 1 aircraft, and remembered we had a TV at work, where we could see what was happening.
Many of us went to look at.
We thought {hoped} it was a huge accident, and then the second Aircraft struck the Tower.
Then we knew, and will never forget.

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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 06:24:23 am »
Me too, I remember it all. I was at work without a clue as to what was going on. I got a call from a friend on the east coast telling me to turn on the TV in my office. I sat in front of that TV for the rest of the day...

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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 07:27:01 am »
Me too.  Was at a wrecking yard in Fredericksburg pulling my radio out of my car that my daughter wrecked.  Walked over to the office and they were all focused on the tv, as was I when I saw what was going on.  Horrible.
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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 08:22:30 am »
I was with my brother diving in Bonaire.  We went into a dive shop right after the first plane hit the WTC.  The shop owner knowing we were from the U.S. brought us in the back room where we watched the news and watched live, the second plane fly into the second tower.

It was a very strange feeling that day, being in a foreign country and seeing our country get attacked.  All the people we spoke to that day were very sympathetic, and shocked.

We did a couple dives that afternoon and then spent the night watching the news with a friend of a friend who lived on the island.

The whole world changed that day.  When we went to Bonaire, all we needed to fly was a license for identification.  When we went to leave, they wanted to see our passports.  We didn't have any and it took a little while for them to allow us to get on the plane.
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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2019, 03:25:41 pm »
The whole world changed that day.  When we went to Bonaire, all we needed to fly was a license for identification.  When we went to leave, they wanted to see our passports.  We didn't have any and it took a little while for them to allow us to get on the plane.

Indeed.  That is the further tragedy.  The trampling of the Constitution and the rise of "security theater."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_theater
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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 06:14:58 pm »
I guess when you have assholes trying to kill you all the time, things have to change.  Or we have to kill them first.  I'm good with the latter.
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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 07:45:49 pm »
  Or we have to kill them first.  I'm good with the latter.

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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2019, 09:14:58 pm »
I was working nights and 3/4 of the way home I had to pull off the highway and take a nap, when I woke up the first thing I heard on the radio was that a airplane has hit the WTC, my first thought was in these days with the systems in a airplane hard to believe it was an accident ,
Stopped at my moms and turned on the tv,brother was there and I told them that building will fall, about that time we saw the second plane ! Never forget!

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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2019, 11:23:31 pm »
I was scheduled to help turn 200 lbs of elk trimmings into sausage on the 11th. No TV here for quite some time, fired up the confuzer and got online (dial-up) just after first plane hit.

Disconnected internet (dial-up, remember?) called neighbor, said I wasn't coming up, turn on your TV (they had one), news says a plane hit WTC.
Dramatic pause, then they asked for the punch line.
I said there was none, a plane hit the WTC! TURN. ON. YOUR. TV!

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Re: 18 years ago today
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 07:14:07 am »
. . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_theater

Intuitively, I knew that taking off my belt and shoes was not increasing the safety of my fellow air travelers or myself. Thanks for the 'Security Theater' reference, it seems that there are lots of unintended consequences to the pretense of being more secure. This is the kind of absurdity I can really appreciate.
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