Now it's 14 years ago...but 5 years ago I shared this...first here.

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    Sep 12, 2015 2:44 AM GMT
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    Sep 12, 2015 3:03 AM GMT
    WHERE I WAS ON 9/11…

    I saw the first tower burning outside my train's windows while commuting to work and there was no question in any passenger’s mind that it was a terrorist attack; the unspoken question on that solemn ride was whether, trapped on that train, we'd make it to Penn Station before it too was targeted. Leaving the station I walked straight to my office in a new skyscraper in Times Square that may as well have had a bullseye painted on its roof where, unfortunately, I had a spectacular unobstructed view of both towers disintegrating. After booking a hotel room because I knew the city's bridges and tunnels would be closed if not targeted I started making phone calls but lost it when Tower 1 crumbled; the friend I was speaking to at the time told me I sounded like the radio announcer when the Hindenburg went down. Then to commiserate in the company of others I went into the south-facing conference room known as "the fishbowl;" you couldn't quite make out the bodies plunging from the windows but you could see it played out live in closeups on the huge videoconference screen where in most shots the Towers onscreen were identical in scale to those out the windows. Surreal. You've never seen so many lawyers cry at the loss of humanity. I'm not a bar person but I walked a few younger colleagues out of the building to a pub to calm them down. Afterwards when it was clear that the trains were running I went back home, trying to offer my hotel room to anyone else who might be stranded, but the hotel, which booked rooms based on occupancy, by then was charging four times the price it had that morning for any names not listed on the original reservation - a comforting jolt of normalcy in an otherwise bleak day. Friends who lived in the World Trade Center vicinity that didn't suffer loss of life still had to deal with months of asbestos cleanup and downed services, but were recompensed somewhat when rather than losing value, their property values increased astronomically once their neighborhood became, in their words, "hallowed ground."
  • LostSailor

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    Sep 12, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
    I was watching from outside my apt on Sullivan street between Bleecker and West 3rd.
    What a horror.
  • Relajado

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    Sep 12, 2015 10:09 PM GMT
    An absolutely tragedy.

    Those poor people and thw familias and friends who had to witness it.

    I still rememberin the radicales on tv cheering ... Awful people. New york showed who the real héroes were that Day - every Day Americans, the firefighters and police and volunteers going in and risking, and some losing, their lives.

    I'm not American but it makes me veery sad that this tragedy ever happened. I rememberin watchig it on tv as a child, shocked, angry and fearful - I won't forget that Day.
  • tj85016

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    Sep 12, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
    I will never forget that fake reaction Bush had on his face in that classroom when he was alerted to something he knew was going to occur

    those buildings came down in a controlled explosive demolition
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    Sep 13, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidI will never forget that fake reaction Bush had on his face in that classroom when he was alerted to something he knew was going to occur

    those buildings came down in a controlled explosive demolition
    +1
    I have experience working with explosives back in my early 20's. That's exactly what brought the buildings down.
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    Sep 13, 2015 3:21 AM GMT
    I remember that day...it was a GORGEOUS sunny summer day.....I was at work in the 4th floor of the state office towers in Columbus.... a co-worker was running all over the place yelling about the "towers were knocked down!"....and he took my computer mouse from me and put me on a news link with a live feed...of the first tower being hit.....the jet ramming the other tower---LIVE!...It was surreal, shocking.....I called my friends to find out what they knew...an hour and a half later....after both towers had collapsed, I heard that 2 of my best friends, college fraternity brothers, were in the buildings at work, and never got out.... It was wild and numbing.....then at 1230 the sirens in our building went off....normally only for fire or weather emergencies....and our State Governor was closing all state buildings and evacuating all state property. His words were effective.... "NOW!....GET OUT! GO HOME!...Prepare for possible outages and shortages! Secure your families and property for potential danger! Leave NOW in an orderly fashion, we will contact you when it is time to return."...Yeah! guess how that went! Absolute mayhem! The buildings emptied like in seconds....no elevators allowed... People in cars left in every direction....and not all over streets....streetlights and stop signs were ignored...if there was a line at a light or a intersection...people were over curbs, through grass, through yards....and then on the interstate belt around Columbus (270)...a total free-for-all....no lanes, no speed limits..... gas stations were price gouging for like $5+/gal, Groceries were packed....it was remarkable for all that was happening....nobody was talking....I got home, wasn't sure what to do....filled water jugs, grabbed all the canned foods and can oppeners, made an emergency survival box.......It was a very strange and intense day...
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    Sep 13, 2015 3:28 AM GMT
    A new world order all predicted with chaos.
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    Sep 13, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    I watched it all happen from my college in NY at the time. My mother worked in Manhattan as a nanny and walked from Manhattan, through Brooklyn Bridge and take a shuttle bus back to Queens. She still had to walk from Broadway Junction back to our house. It was a living nightmare.
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    Sep 13, 2015 6:20 PM GMT
    Relajado said... New york showed who the real héroes were that Day - every Day Americans, the firefighters and police and volunteers going in and risking, and some losing, their lives.

    I'm not American but it makes me veery sad that this tragedy ever happened. I rememberin watchig it on tv as a child, shocked, angry and fearful - I won't forget that Day.



    Two of the biggest heroes of that day, Todd Morgan Beamer, ex-student at CSUFresno, where a new city park has been named in his honor, would be 46 today; and Cal graduate and rugby player Mark Kendall Bingham would be 45, after whom the Bingham Rugby Cup has been named. Those two along with Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick re-took Flight 93 from the terrorists, among the first among equals of that horrific day. Most probably, the White House or the Capitol are still standing today because of their actions.

    "Let's roll!"
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    Sep 13, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    Good call, Sulla. They were two true heroes, not the "everyone's a hero" kind we get today, because they took action when it was imperative to do so and went down fighting. All honor to their names!
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    Sep 13, 2015 9:57 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    tj85016 saidI will never forget that fake reaction Bush had on his face in that classroom when he was alerted to something he knew was going to occur

    those buildings came down in a controlled explosive demolition
    +1
    I have experience working with explosives back in my early 20's. That's exactly what brought the buildings down.


    Paul, you seem pretty bright usually, but.......

    Osama Bin Laden may have been a civil engineer.... discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.

    Also his family's business was in building buildings. So he may have known a bit about demolition himself. No, he didn't expect it. But he understood it when it happened.

    Here is an interesting take on why Bin Laden picked WTC. Jealousy of the imported architect? The World Trade Center's architect, Minoru Yamasaki, was a favorite designer of the Binladin family's patrons—the Saudi royal family—and a leading practitioner of an architectural style that merged modernism with Islamic influences.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2001/12/the_mosque_to_commerce.html


    Here's one that says it was drones from the CIA.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsmc_rS2jOo


    Another says it was a UFO.

    Another had a problem with Mark Bingham introducing himself as "Mark Bingham" to his mother on the air phone.

    But she said it was normal for him!
    http://www.911myths.com/html/mom__this_is_mark_bingham.html

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    Sep 13, 2015 10:01 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidGood call, Sulla. They were two true heroes, not the "everyone's a hero" kind we get today, because they took action when it was imperative to do so and went down fighting. All honor to their names!


    Absolutely. Mark Bingham is a hero to me. All the conspiracy BS is a terrible affront to his honor and the others who risked their lives to save others.

    It's all for money and notoriety, just like the JFK conspiracy books, it's become a cottage industry.

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    Sep 13, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    Bin Laden crane collapses, kills 107 in Mecca on 9/11 anniversary



    http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/bin-laden-crane-collapses-kills-107-on-911-anniversary/#CL4Pcg56dVP5SwBM.99
  • conservativej...

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    Sep 15, 2015 1:40 AM GMT
    I was on an airfield with friends about to practice aerobatics in the box and recall being told all flight had been stopped. A very strange time. Two weeks with no flying.
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    Sep 15, 2015 3:37 PM GMT
    I was home sleeping late when my ex-boyfriend phoned me. He was staying at his Manhattan co-op off Central Park West, I was an hour earlier on Central Time. He was hysterical, screaming that the Twin Towers had been hit, for me to turn on the TV.

    The Towers hit? I had seen them being built when I used to drive just across the Hudson River in New Jersey, had been inside them a number of times. But the TV didn't lie. I had barely turned the set on when the first Tower collapsed. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. How could anything that huge just disintegrate like that?

    (Later engineering studies would show it was a consequence of their "innovative" construction technique, and probably also due to WTC promoter David Rockefeller insisting on increasing their height 1/3 more than their original design)

    I phoned my best friend in Seattle, because speculation by TV commentators mentioned other large US cities with financial targets being potentially at risk. His partner worked at Microsoft in their Redmond HQ. I likewise woke him up, he being on earlier Pacific West Coast Time.

    I must have sounded as hysterical as my ex, and he almost hung up on me a few times, thinking I must be temporarily out of my mind for some reason. But I kept pleading with him to turn on his TV and see for himself. He did, and got to witness the second Tower go down. I didn't keep him on the phone longer.

    Throughout the day I sat glued to the TV, sometimes talking to my ex in Manhattan (his landline never went dead). His anxious concern was for his oldest friend there of over 20 years, who had an office in the Towers.

    Later in the day he told me his friend had finally contacted him, perhaps in a state of shock. His train from Long Island and the subway connection had been late that day, or he would have been inside one of the Towers. He emerged from the subway station to street level a few blocks away, and found his building gone amid total chaos.