What do you remember from September 11?

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09 Oct 2006, 11:04 pm

I was at my house as it was a school day. School had just started a few days earliar and I had just started at a new school. my mom had woken me up like any other day, and the TV was on and she was crying (because she's from new York) and such. It was about 7:00 in the morning. when we got to school everyone was in a panic.



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10 Oct 2006, 9:40 am

I was sitting in the principal's office because I had said "isn't it awesome?" in response to a teacher's question about it. In my defense, I wasn't thinking about the PEOPLE involved, just the explosion and the fire and the complete disentegration of the buildings. I was absolutely mortified that someone would think that I thought the destruction of human life was awesome. But what can I say--there seems to be a translation problem.


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12 Oct 2006, 1:54 pm

dexkaden wrote:
I was sitting in the principal's office because I had said "isn't it awesome?" in response to a teacher's question about it. In my defense, I wasn't thinking about the PEOPLE involved, just the explosion and the fire and the complete disentegration of the buildings. I was absolutely mortified that someone would think that I thought the destruction of human life was awesome. But what can I say--there seems to be a translation problem.


Thats outrageous - punished!? - you shouldve been commended a gold star for rejecting popular american slang and employing the english language in the way it was rightfully intended. I hope it wasnt an English teacher that sent you to the principals office.



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12 Oct 2006, 1:57 pm

Ha! It WAS an English teacher, but not just any English teacher--an AP English teacher! I explained myself, and all they said was to "be more sensitive." :roll: Whatever.


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12 Oct 2006, 2:54 pm

I remember when the newsbreak came on TV. I immediately called my mother to tell her. We felt really bad for the people in the towers. It was overwhelming, and still is when I think about those poor people caught in the tower. We were afraid of what the US was going to do in retaliation, we assumed there would be a world war.



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14 Oct 2006, 12:04 pm

no offence but it wasn't much different or spectacular to any other day of my life, I'm always hearing about horrible things people are doing to each other..

What shocked me more than anything I've ever seen or heard, was a video I saw of a man decapitating someone while screaming the name of allah, the guy was tied up, helpless, it made me sick and I was quite upset for a day or two.

I'm not prejudice against any particular race or anything, I just can't believe whats happening in the world in the name of revenge.


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30 Oct 2006, 4:43 pm

I was in the waiting room of my doctor's office for a check up to see if they were going to induce my labor that day. I had listened to a tape in my car that morning and had no idea what had happened. As terrible as it sounds all I could think of was "Please, God, don't let my daughter be born today". My son was born on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and I didn't want my daughter's birthday to be a remembrance of a horrible event. She was born September 15, 2001.



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30 Oct 2006, 9:46 pm

It reminded me of another terrorist attack, equally as bad...10 years before- the al Amiryah air raid shelter in Baghdad wherein American jets smart bombed 800 women and children, melting them to the walls and killing all. Hours before Valentines day..

Interestingly, the start of sanctions which killed 2 million was begun on the anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima.



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31 Oct 2006, 2:06 am

Yes it gets to me, but I still don't know if the issue is really whether we "allow" them to be a certain system of government or not..

Shouldn't the real issue be why are we even taking part in problems that aren't ours?

Yes safeguarding the future, that involves better education, especially because a lot of younger people now think the middle east is full of anti-peace terrorists, everywhere you go...

I understand sending troops to aid a government, I understanding accepting people in, or helping people escape their country. What I don't understand is the war was jusftified first as a retaliation, then as a hunt for weapons, then as a removal of a dictator..

If we follow the same guidelines, america has made unjust attacks, america has way too many WPD's.... But would I suggest to attack them?

No because forcing people to change, or telling them our system of government is better, or telling them its for their own good, does not help them!! !


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