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Old September 9th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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I lost 3 friends that day...It still hurts
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Old September 9th, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Very sorry to hear. A lot of people in this area were effected by that day. Lost a couple of friends and knew of a lot more from other friends and family. There are some sad stories - like you say - still hurts thinking of it.

Pretty spooky is that I interviewed at Cantor-Fitz back in '98. Looking for a career change at the time and was thinking finance. A friend of my father-in-law got me an interview there. I still remember being pretty freaked out at how tall that building was when going up to the interview. Was bummed at the time I didn't get that entry-level job I was going for but man, sure glad I went a different direction. My FIL's friend lost his daughter and his son-in-law that day.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 10:52 PM
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I lost 3 friends that day...It still hurts
you know I've lost a long time friend there and I will be a miserable bastard sunday ( as I am every year )

try as hard as you can , but hurts like crap
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Old September 9th, 2011, 11:26 PM
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I knew one guy who was in the Pentagon (The Navy global command center was ground zero there)... But I have known many more who have died in the 2 resulting wars.

It still bothers me. Listening today to NPR they are focusing on Sept 10th, what they are calling "The most ordinary day in history". Interviewing everyone from Laura Bush to Airline passengers who went standby the night before to get home a day early. They are doing a good job with it.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 12:03 AM
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you know I've lost a long time friend there and I will be a miserable bastard sunday ( as I am every year )

try as hard as you can , but hurts like crap
Yeah, fucking hurts...Was at ground zero on Wednesday with a couple friends (agents) and just lost it...haven't been back since 2005

remember those who lost everything that day...
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Old September 10th, 2011, 05:34 AM
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Navy buddy of mine was in the Pentagon when the plane his fiancée was on crashed into it. Very weird....
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Old September 10th, 2011, 12:31 PM
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Too many people in this country forgot what happened that day already.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 09:51 PM
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I had two friends that worked at Cantor. I lost one friend and the other was late for work waiting for the light to change so he could cross the street when the first plane hit. Still seems surreal.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Too many people in this country forgot what happened that day already.
I don't think that at all. I think everyone remembers.

I take solice in thinking that crabs are eating UBL's eyeballs and nuts right now.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 11:45 AM
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I was in graduate school, walking right in front of my apartment complex to my car when the planes hit.

I remember everyone talking about it on the street and I didn't know what to think until I got to school and the TV's were showing the footage.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 11:52 AM
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I don't think that at all. I think everyone remembers.

I take solice in thinking that crabs are eating UBL's eyeballs and nuts right now.
What I meant is I think a lot of average citizens forget how terrible this event was and are getting soft. One of the things I will never understand is why a lot of people put flags out only two times a year if that. The one thing September 11 did was bring out everyone's patriotism....and love for the country for months after the event( That was awesome to see how everyone came together). I wish everyone was still like that especially those idiots in congress.

I wish these kids in the military fighting for us were treated to better pay and medical cause they have done an amazing job.

As Howard Stern put it "Scarlett Johansson should be blowing team 6 not Sean Penn"
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Old September 12th, 2011, 06:12 PM
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I had two friends that worked at Cantor. I lost one friend and the other was late for work waiting for the light to change so he could cross the street when the first plane hit. Still seems surreal.
Cantor-Fitz was about wiped out in its entirety, wasn't it? Tragic.
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Yes....My friends entire department was completely wiped out. Think almost 700 people were Cantor employees. He was my college roommate and he was always late for everything. It used to drive me nuts. This time it saved his life.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:51 AM
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Yes....My friends entire department was completely wiped out. Think almost 700 people were Cantor employees. He was my college roommate and he was always late for everything. It used to drive me nuts. This time it saved his life.

Wow I couldn't even imagine that happening.
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I've avoided everything that resembled a memorial all week. I lost a relative on one of the flights and a friend in the towers. The subsequent "war on terror" has had an immeasurable impact on my friends in the contracting / military professions. We sure live in a very different world to 9/10/01, though I think much of that has to do with the political co-opting and exploitation of those events.
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I've avoided everything that resembled a memorial all week. I lost a relative on one of the flights and a friend in the towers. The subsequent "war on terror" has had an immeasurable impact on my friends in the contracting / military professions. We sure live in a very different world to 9/10/01, though I think much of that has to do with the political co-opting and exploitation of those events.
Well said!!
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Old September 11th, 2013, 08:12 AM
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I'm confident that all the al-qaeda 911 members are looking at Osama Bin Laden right now with their hands in the air and saying to him "you screwed us, there's no damn virgins, nothing to eat but bacon and spiral ham, and musak version of "star spangled banner" is playing all over hell.

Since Al Qaeda is on the web, I hope they read this: Kiss my American ass!

NEVER FORGET

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Fuck Al Qaeda! Team America! Fuck Yeah!
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Old September 11th, 2013, 08:30 AM
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Sent my kids to school today with 911 ribbons.
Showed my oldest some Utube videos of that terrible day.
Never Forget!
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9/11 changed my life and my industry forever. Fuck any religion or any group of people that celebrate that day.
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