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09-10-2006, 12:45 AM
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OT: 9/11, 5 years ago...

Ok well tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, now its time to reflect on what happen and bring back those memories...so I'm asking you guys where were you that day when you heard the news. What happened the rest of the day? and the days to follow?

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I was working downtown.

The crazyest **** I have ever seen in my life


I still can't believe it

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Ok well tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, now its time to reflect on what happen and bring back those memories...so I'm asking you guys where were you that day when you heard the news. What happened the rest of the day? and the days to follow?
i was in the army, posted at valcartier and working in a stupid place where we were destroying hard drive discs when the news arrived. i saw it on television in the break place.

than, the days after, we all had to sleep in a parking on stand by as if we really had to go somewhere for a war lol.

it was the day i started to hate bush and cie.

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I was on a road trip that day and listened to it live on the radio in the car, and then talked to other people in the Doctors office later in the day. One guy said "don't worry it will be in the news tonight" and I said "it will be in the news for weeks", that perked the person who had not heard of it interest. How little did I know how wrong I was.

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I remember watching the news that night and the only thing I remember is them interviewing this black guy he really made me laugh," they come here and do this ****" sign me up im going to war!!

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at school, my teacher was *****ing the whole day about how the blame should be put square on bush, he went on to say that there would be a massive WWIII and that the whole world would die from a nuclear war. He didnt really care about the death toll

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I was checking out a message board for the TV show Big Brother, when someone posted that a plane had just hit the WTC. Thinking that it was probably a tiny two seater, I flipped on CNN to check it out. After the words Holy ****, I yelled to my wife to turn on the TV in the bedroom. We're were hypothesizing as to what could have happened. I had decided that it was an attack and then I saw the moving dot and the other explosion. The reporter didn't catch on right away, but my wife and I looked at each other, jaws to the ground. I plopped in a tape and started recording. Before I had to go to work, I had heard about the Pentagon and the fourth plane. Before classes started I saw the towers collapse and thought there were possible tens of thousands dead. We were told to keep the TV's off so as not to overload the kids. Regardless, it was a pretty quiet day. My wife told me that a coworker's son said that every channel on Directv (it could be hacked at that time) was showing the news- even the porno channels. When I got home there was so much on TV, I have yet to see what is on the tape. I suppose it's the same as what's going to be on CNN's webcast on Monday.

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The death toll of the war of the coalition of the lying has FAR surpassed that of the 9/11 events. And the death toll of the Tsunami too. And in terms of livelihoods scrapped, isn't there a city in Louisiana in ruins?

All I'll say is that it made for interesting TV back then, but I won't watch a 4th re-run of it monday.

I was in my old house in my work/computer room and I was doing data for a wrestling game (Maybe the first TEW in 2001...) when a special bulletin came on CKAC. So I left my work, ran down, told my dad and tuned in on CNN. Pretty historical moment. It gave me shivers. I only get shivers watching TV if I see something special. Any of you remember when the pope died? Every channel had the same feed from Reuters, and the scrolling bar at the bottom of the screen went "The Pope Has Died. The Pope Has Died. The Pope Has Died." over and over and that gave me, seriously, the creeps. I remember the bells of my local church going off like 5 minutes after the announcement.

9/11 was unreal. The Pope's Dead was creepy.

Today, I feel no particular feeling toward 9/11. Of course it sucks and it's sad for those who died, they did nothing to die, and those workers who are now sick from working in the toxic fumes of the fire, but for me, it means nothing at all. We don't even know for sure who crashed those planes and for what reason. I won't put all my stock in the American governement's version of things, which could have been fabricated on MANY levels, seeing how they have not really been exemples of stellar intelligence in the last few years, but did manipulate many people into war.

You all heard all the stories heh? There's the official one. Then there's the one that the CIA and the Mossad had it done, and that the Mossad then framed the US into invading the Arab World. There's the one that the CIA did it alone, to help the friends of the American establishment make some war money. Or that Mossad did it alone and then planted evidence that the Arabs did it. Or that Saudi Arabia did it.

No matter what happened, innocents did die. But the victims of 9/11 do not have the monopoly on suffering on this Earth, and I for one believe that the US is not telling the whole truth.


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i was at school , i remember that day very well , i left school to go check cnn and saw everything on it , it was very horrible i thought we were gonna get attacked , rip all the people who didnt make it that day

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I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in class and another teacher entered in the class and whispered a few words to my teacher around 9:00am. The class still goes on like nothing happen. Then at the break, I notice that there were tons and tons of people in the café watching the TV. I was like: "OMFG, *** is this when I saw the plane crashing into the tower". Back in class, everybody was talkin about it and nobody could really follow the class and we finished early. Then later that day, in the french class, my teacher broke into tears while talking about it. At the time, we thought that 50 000+ people were killed. We dedicated a minute of silence. Some jerks were happy for what happens to the Americans. When I was on my way home, in the subway, there were already a lot of newspaper about that news. Anyways, that's a day I will never ever forget in my life.

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I was in my first year in Cegep and I had not class until 3 pm that day, My mom wake me and told me that WTC was in fire. I turn on ABC and I saw the second plane hit the Tower live.

The lady on the news was saying thing like: '' we are waiting confirmation that its a terrorist attack''

They had set tv everywhere inside the cegep and nobody was in class.

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i was going home from school and saw the news on the metro. and then stayed in front of the tv all days long to watch the news. I still cant believe the WTC has dissapeared.

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I was a my parent's house and I didn't even owned a computer back then. I was sleeping in the empty bedroom upstairs because I could hear a mouse scratch the wall of my own room downstairs. I was still sleeping when the planes hit. My mom got home at 9:30ish and woke me up saying that planes were crashing into buildings in the US. Like a good 21 years old I told her that she was crazy and went back to sleep.

Ten or fifteen minutes later the phone rang and my mom threw it on me since it was one of my friend calling telling me that terrorists had attack the US with commercial planes. Now this was a reliable source! More gore than just simple accidents! That woke me up for real!

I turned on the tv and was flabbergasted. I kept talking to my friend on the phone and we were both saying that we always talked about how easy it would be to do something like this. Of course our conversations were pot induced fantasy, this was live people dying on tv.

I had the images of people jumping from the WTC high floors to their death while I took a shower and prepared for class. I drove to Montréal (was living close to the border between the US and Ontario at the time) and entered the classroom late. I hated that teacher. Always asking us if he was boring, always questionning himself, too sensible. On that day he wasn't. My entrance did nothing to interrupt his rant. He talked for the entire class about the atrocities commited earlier that day. Almost crying, but of pure rage and sadness. He was great.

I remember walking in the basements at UQAM where there's tv screens on the ceiling. Douzens of students were holding a constant vigile, watching RDI and learning more about the day's events. On any other day, mockery of some aspects of american life were common and praises about our neighbors were less common. Not on that day, on that day, we were all Americans. As cheesy as it sounds it was the truth.

I went outside later and walked down Ste-Catherine street. Everybody was looking up. Everybody was quiet and nervous. Special editions of La Presse and The Gazette were distributed for free already showing pictures of the falling towers and talking about Bin Laden's group as a possible assailant. I still have those.

My class later that day was cancelled. We learned the week after that our teacher's wife's friend was a crew member for American Airlines and was killed. Small world.

As I said, on that day we were all Americans. Our freindly neighbors had the sympathy of the world. China was forgetting all about that little US spy plane who fell into their hands. We were united. But Dubya had to go and fukc it all up.

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A very good movie on the 9/11

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...q=9%2F11&hl=en

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was at home and my sister wook me up around 9ham... I was so shocked all day I didn't do anything... Except I went to see shrek for the first time

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was in class at Queen's when one of the students out of nowhere rushed out of the classroom with cell phone in hand.

less than 30 seconds after she stepped out, we heard loud screaming and sobbing outside the door. class came to a halt and the prof went out to see what had happened.

later we found out the girl's dad was in the AA flight that went down in the second tower..

it's ironic how we were in an institute of higher learning, studying the socio-economic impact of desert storm on the middle-east when the repercussions of that war were happening live less than 2000 miles away, and we were completely ignorant until some poor soul got news of her deceased father...

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I remmember when it happened I was in class in secondary 3 and then the student teacher came in late but she heard the news on radio and she told us about the attacks... for the rest of the day we did nothing much more than talk about it and listen to the radio... the same guy stayed on air all days long until the 3pm guy came in...

then i dreamt of crashing planes for a few nights


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Bush : "muslim fascist"

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I was at my desk hard at work, I had the Team990 on the radio. At the time, they used a Toronto feed on the morning show. A guy named Gene something or other announced that something had happened. I remember he didn't understand quite what was going on and was careful how he worded anything. I put CNN on and pretty well watched for the rest of the day.

I had the feeling that we were going to be in a whole new ballgame and we were going to see the worst of everybody globally, the old rules were gone. We were going to be torn between beliefs, ideologies,allegiances and loyalties. Any opinion would be taken to the extreme, and the whole world would become , you're either with us or against us. It sure ain't pretty.

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I was only in grade 6th lol

I heard this first during the '' break '' (or récrecation).. i were with my friends outside and just hanging around, talking...

Then a teacher come see me and said me that Terrorists attack NY ( she thought it was with like, you know, jet and missiles at first )

and i was like. Oh yeah ? Ok.

She keep telling me how crazy it was.

And I was like. « omg. I hope mike ritcher is ok » (or pavel buré, or brian leetch dont remember)

then i come dinner at house... and I saw it, and I was like ! I thought 3rd World War was starting...

And the same night I had my '' first communion '' .. strange day

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I was at school. I was in a course called "initiation à la technologie" (my teacher was Charles Marier, general manager of the Sagueneens de Chicoutimi at that time) and we were listening to the radio while working on a project. I wasn't paying much attention to what it was saying. Then, I took the bus (I was dining at home) and the bus driver was listening to the radio. Again, I wasn't paying much attention to the radio. I just understood that there was an accident at the world trade center but nothing more. But when I arrived at home, I saw what happened...

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I was in bed sleeping (in Vancouver) when my alarm started on the local radio station. Still half a sleep I ear the weirdest thing the guy on radio seems to be saying that a plane as crashed in the World trade center. So I wake up and turn CNN on just minutes after, I see the second plane crash...

Still boggals my mind.

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yeah sure, every country wants its people to die and landmarks destroyed... je/rk


I remmember when it happened I was in class in secondary 3 and then the student teacher came in late but she heard the news on radio and she told us about the attacks... for the rest of the day we did nothing much more than talk about it and listen to the radio... the same guy stayed on air all days long until the 3pm guy came in...

then i dreamt of crashing planes for a few nights
Going into Iraq and leveling some area's, then not even helping with the relief missions....that shows that the americans(bush) are asking for it. I believe the muslims extremist are enjoying the fact that we always live in fear this day and age, like travelling in planes, or even the subway. It's been 5 years since the americans made the stupid threat level meter and i believe that meter is the most worthless piece of **** ever. At the time of the planned plane bombings last month, the meter was at 'medium'. But the thing id say that pisses me off the most is how bush has been using the deaths as propaganda for the war on terror, in every speech addressing the war he always mentions 9/11.

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I entered the student coffee at UQAM for my "morning before the course" cigarette and I say this TV opened with CNN coverage that a passenger plane crashed into the WTC. They though there was a piloting mistake and I went to class thinking that I'd get the coverage later.

I saw a large number of students glued to the TVs at my pause and I first heard about terrorist attacks. I wanted to get more info but duty called and I went back to class (thinking we would be talking about it). I remember being frustrated that the subject wasn't even breached and that it was, for all intent and purposes, business as usual.

After the class I went back to the student coffee and everybody were talking about it. The TV was front and center and the sound was on. With the Pentagon hit there were really a feeling that anything could happen and there were a lot of discussion on what could be hit next.

I really felt alive adrenaline pumping, thinking that anything could happen (would montreal be struck?). I always feel this way when disaster strikes (even when its near me). Everybody (even strangers) were talking to each other and sharing opinions. There were really a feeling of "OMG what's Bush is going to do next". The whole setting made me think of a Tom Clancy novel (where the US government is decapitated by a plane striking the Congress in session). I wondered if the attack could be considered as a weapon of mass destruction and if the USA would threaten to respond in kind on the backing countries.

I went back home and stayed glued to CNN until dark. I remember the leader of a palestinian "resistance" group (Hammas? Hezbollah?) stating very nervously that they had nothing to do with it and Arafat stunned by the events. It all made me think of kids being very afraid after breaking a window and waking up dad. It also made me think of what Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said after the Pearl Harbor attacks:

"I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant, and filled him with a terrible resolve."

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was in class at Queen's when one of the students out of nowhere rushed out of the classroom with cell phone in hand.

less than 30 seconds after she stepped out, we heard loud screaming and sobbing outside the door. class came to a halt and the prof went out to see what had happened.

later we found out the girl's dad was in the AA flight that went down in the second tower..

it's ironic how we were in an institute of higher learning, studying the socio-economic impact of desert storm on the middle-east when the repercussions of that war were happening live less than 2000 miles away, and we were completely ignorant until some poor soul got news of her deceased father...
AA 11 went into the 1st tower, UA 175 was the 2nd...

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