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09/10/2010 11:25:30 PM · #1
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09/11/2010 04:37:27 AM · #2
I think your country would be better off forgetting. Let go of the past, and all that. Some of the things that are going on because of the ridiculous refusal to let go are more insane than the attacks themselves.

Message edited by author 2010-09-11 04:39:05.
09/11/2010 07:51:39 AM · #3
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I think your country would be better off forgetting. Let go of the past, and all that. Some of the things that are going on because of the ridiculous refusal to let go are more insane than the attacks themselves.


Don't confuse what our politicians are doing with how the majority of us feel.
09/11/2010 07:54:31 AM · #4
Well said, Dave.
09/11/2010 08:22:07 AM · #5
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I think your country would be better off forgetting. Let go of the past, and all that. Some of the things that are going on because of the ridiculous refusal to let go are more insane than the attacks themselves.


I also still have one of those badges to gain access to the WTC from when I was working there. But for the grace of god, I had to go to Newark that day instead of NYC. I saw the buildings go down from a rooftop in Newark. I saw convoys of ambulances heading into the city. Hundreds of them. They were not needed because there were so few survivors.

If someone steals from you today, are you going to put it behind you and let the same thing happen tomorrow? If someone breaks into your home, will you shrug it off and not do anything to protect yourself from this happening again? If someone kills one of your family members are you going to just let go of the past?

You have obviously let go of the past and are willing to go on believing that these things will not happen again. Not just America, but people from all around the world should never forget. Some three thousand innocent people were murdered that day. If you chose to forget about the past, history will repeat itself.

09/11/2010 09:16:25 AM · #6
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I think your country would be better off forgetting. Let go of the past, and all that. Some of the things that are going on because of the ridiculous refusal to let go are more insane than the attacks themselves.


K10DGuy, why not keep your tongue in your mouth just for today. Please. Your comment could be construed as anti American and has no damn place here so please, do something else today instead of pissing off 330 million people.
09/11/2010 10:17:11 AM · #7
Although it happened in America, this problem is not limited to America. People visiting from all over the world were killed at the WTC that day. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that they blew up a bunch of commuter trains in Spain in an attempt to influence an election there. Heaven knows, Israel has to live with the threat every day.
Also, 9/11 was not an isolated incidence. There was a previous attempt to knock down the WTC. The USS Cole in 2000. Embassy bombings. The list goes on. We can’t afford to “let go”.
09/11/2010 10:28:51 AM · #8
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I think your country would be better off forgetting. Let go of the past, and all that. Some of the things that are going on because of the ridiculous refusal to let go are more insane than the attacks themselves.


You should be ashamed of yourself for saying this. We will never forget this horrific tradgedy. If we don't remember the past, we doom the future.
09/11/2010 10:39:53 AM · #9
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

America... Don't ever forget....

Don't think it's possible to forget that....although I agree with Marty. While 9/11 was an American tragedy, the spectre of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism is a global concern.
09/11/2010 10:43:23 AM · #10
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09/11/2010 11:00:11 AM · #11
I like that picture, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' PennyStreet. I have one around here someplace that I took in the '70s of my wife (we were just dating at the time) on top of one of the towers with the city as a backdrop. It was a 110 film point and shoot. Not exactly DPC quality, but one of my favorites. If I can find it, I will scan it in.
09/11/2010 11:20:57 AM · #12
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Never will I forget.
09/11/2010 11:25:09 AM · #13
I lived in upstate New York for 2 years, and we never made it into the city. (big cities make me a little nervous, so we went everywhere else instead.)

I really regret not going.

Note to self and others: Overcome your fears and do things now. Live for the day.
09/11/2010 11:41:58 AM · #14
I'm not american, but i find the words that has started this thread really stupid words (i do not want to offend the person, i mean the words)...
How can people forget a tragedy like this? and why?

I think that we all have to work to avoid these tragedies, but we can not do this forgetting those which have occurred!

my two cents

09/11/2010 11:46:23 AM · #15
I grew up on the outskirts of the city, White Plains among other places. I have many photographs with those towers, but they're on paper, in a box somewhere in Seattle. I won't bore anyone with how personal this event is, partly because each person has formed their own perspective from this event and if you're old enough to read this you certainly remember that day and what it means to you.

Live for the day is right, Wendy.
09/11/2010 12:31:45 PM · #16
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09/11/2010 12:37:14 PM · #17
We should never forget 9/11. Like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Marty pointed out, the 9/11 WTC bombing was the result of "letting go" many other previous incidents. Not only Americans, but the world should heed the lesson on the results of what can happen by "letting go" this type of behavior.
09/11/2010 12:37:40 PM · #18
It came close to everyone. My mom used to work with a the firechief whose badge the president held up in a speech. I was in a training class one time with a copier tech who was almost in the Trade center at that time. Just by dumb luck, he decided to go do a service call elsewhere first thing in the morning. I'll always remember exactly where I was when I heard the news on the radio. Everyone went around that day doing their jobs in a stupor.

A sad way to start off the new century.
09/11/2010 12:37:52 PM · #19
Originally posted by Jdroullard:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I think your country would be better off forgetting. Let go of the past, and all that. Some of the things that are going on because of the ridiculous refusal to let go are more insane than the attacks themselves.


You should be ashamed of yourself for saying this. We will never forget this horrific tradgedy. If we don't remember the past, we doom the future.


Disclaimer: Please don't attack me for what I am about to say. I am American, remember this day, and sorrow over this day. Taking issue with what you just said does not make me anti-American, I just simply think it was said a bit harshly, and would like everyone to look at a differing opinion a little more open-mindedly

I don't think people from other countries should have to "be ashamed of themselves" for forgetting a tragedy that didn't happen to them, a long time ago.
Each country experiences their own tragedies all the time, and other countries move on.
As an American....
-How often do you think about what happened in Rwanda? Where millions of people died, and where international communities including America refused to come to aid.
We should be ashamed of our selves, for they will never forget the horrific tragedy.
-How often do you think about the tsunami that killed 123,000 people in Indonesia?
-How often do you think about plane crashes of other countries, where hundreds of people die for no reason?
-How often do you think about the earthquake in New Zealand, in Haiti, in Chile?

The answer of course is that the average American does not think about these things. Should we be ashamed of ourselves for forgetting?
I don't think so. It wasn't our tragedy. There is a lot of evil things that happen in the world both caused by other people and caused by nature, if we all focused on every bodies tragedy instead of just our own, we would surely live miserable sad lives.

What happened today in history, is a terrible sad thing. But please don't attack people from other countries for thinking you should move on. They have moved on, just as you have moved on over their tragedies.

((As said, please please don't attack me for writing this. I wrote it as an eye opener, not as an attack. Please read it as such))
09/11/2010 12:41:12 PM · #20
Fiora, I take no offense at what you've written. But, what you've written isn't exactly what K10DGuy was meaning.

We are not asking him to remember it -- he is telling us to forget it.

Big difference.
09/11/2010 12:46:24 PM · #21
Originally posted by Fiora:

Originally posted by Jdroullard:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I think your country would be better off forgetting. Let go of the past, and all that. Some of the things that are going on because of the ridiculous refusal to let go are more insane than the attacks themselves.


You should be ashamed of yourself for saying this. We will never forget this horrific tradgedy. If we don't remember the past, we doom the future.


Disclaimer: Please don't attack me for what I am about to say. I am American, remember this day, and sorrow over this day. Taking issue with what you just said does not make me anti-American, I just simply think it was said a bit harshly, and would like everyone to look at a differing opinion a little more open-mindedly

I don't think people from other countries should have to "be ashamed of themselves" for forgetting a tragedy that didn't happen to them, a long time ago.
Each country experiences their own tragedies all the time, and other countries move on.
As an American....
-How often do you think about what happened in Rwanda? Where millions of people died, and where international communities including America refused to come to aid.
We should be ashamed of our selves, for they will never forget the horrific tragedy.
-How often do you think about the tsunami that killed 123,000 people in Indonesia?
-How often do you think about plane crashes of other countries, where hundreds of people die for no reason?
-How often do you think about the earthquake in New Zealand, in Haiti, in Chile?

The answer of course is that the average American does not think about these things. Should we be ashamed of ourselves for forgetting?
I don't think so. It wasn't our tragedy. There is a lot of evil things that happen in the world both caused by other people and caused by nature, if we all focused on every bodies tragedy instead of just our own, we would surely live miserable sad lives.

What happened today in history, is a terrible sad thing. But please don't attack people from other countries for thinking you should move on. They have moved on, just as you have moved on over their tragedies.

((As said, please please don't attack me for writing this. I wrote it as an eye opener, not as an attack. Please read it as such))


Read it again. He said "I think your country would be better off forgetting"
09/11/2010 12:55:29 PM · #22
Originally posted by Fiora:

.........
Disclaimer: Please don't attack me for what I am about to say. I am American, remember this day, and sorrow over this day. Taking issue with what you just said does not make me anti-American, I just simply think it was said a bit harshly, and would like everyone to look at a differing opinion a little more open-mindedly

I don't think people from other countries should have to "be ashamed of themselves" for forgetting a tragedy that didn't happen to them, a long time ago.
Each country experiences their own tragedies all the time, and other countries move on.
As an American....
-How often do you think about what happened in Rwanda? Where millions of people died, and where international communities including America refused to come to aid.
We should be ashamed of our selves, for they will never forget the horrific tragedy.
-How often do you think about the tsunami that killed 123,000 people in Indonesia?
-How often do you think about plane crashes of other countries, where hundreds of people die for no reason?
-How often do you think about the earthquake in New Zealand, in Haiti, in Chile?

The answer of course is that the average American does not think about these things. Should we be ashamed of ourselves for forgetting?
I don't think so. It wasn't our tragedy. There is a lot of evil things that happen in the world both caused by other people and caused by nature, if we all focused on every bodies tragedy instead of just our own, we would surely live miserable sad lives.

What happened today in history, is a terrible sad thing. But please don't attack people from other countries for thinking you should move on. They have moved on, just as you have moved on over their tragedies.

((As said, please please don't attack me for writing this. I wrote it as an eye opener, not as an attack. Please read it as such))


Here is an example of somebody that, after 9 years, still completely fails to grasp the meaning and implications of the event. You go ahead and forget it, Fiora, most of the rest of us never will, or should.
09/11/2010 12:59:51 PM · #23
this guy sure won't forget. God bless him.
09/11/2010 01:00:46 PM · #24
Originally posted by senor_kasper:



Here is an example of somebody that, after 9 years, still completely fails to grasp the meaning and implications of the event. You go ahead and forget it, Fiora, most of the rest of us never will, or should.


I plainly made it clear that I have not forgotten, nor ever will. I was merely explaining why other countries might have.
That being said, I was 11 when September 11th happened. Forgive me for not grasping all meanings and implications as a child (even though I truly think I grasp most of them)

Message edited by author 2010-09-11 13:01:07.
09/11/2010 01:08:12 PM · #25
It wasn't just the towers going down that I'll remember. The days to follow when there were no Plains in the air. I live and drive by the Portland airport to go to work every day. I can't explain how it felt not see or hearing the jets land and take off. The sky was empty. We were having a softball practice when the first plain went back up. Lots of emotions.
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