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9/11
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Arkadiusz Klimek
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09-11-2017, 09:08 AM -
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16 years Joseek Still feels utterly surreal. The day that changed the world.

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09-11-2017, 09:17 AM -
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Certainly if I was killed in a terrorist atrocity, I'd like to be remembered by free filter coffee and shite muffins. Crowe
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09-11-2017, 09:20 AM -
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It was my college day during my apprenticeship so we'd done our usual and skipped off early and it just came on the radio about the first plane on our way back and got to my mates house just in time for the second plane. Spent the rest of the day watching news channels
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09-11-2017, 09:22 AM -
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I was at school, teacher came in greeting, we were all just like Wiggo

Like everyone, went home and watched the news on repeat for hours. Had a game that night and on the way to it we were all shiting it for any planes in the sky Laugh

This is an amazing documentary about it



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09-11-2017, 09:22 AM -
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Can mind watching it at work like  Monty Ha.  Grew up watching the likes of the IRA blowing buildings and people up all the time but seeing planes being flown in to buildings was mental. Issued in a new dawn of terrorism.
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09-11-2017, 09:23 AM -
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Inside job
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09-11-2017, 09:37 AM -
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Nice story about Steve Buscemi

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09-11-2017, 10:32 AM -
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I can still remember when al qaeda attacked the US ship off sudan, so I'd heard of them, but they were just a nebulous 'other'. I was at Uni in France, had been back over for an oral exam (Acey's mum teaching the french penal code Pinilla), and went in to say cheerio to the reception staff, they were crying and saying there had been bombs going off in NY, and the rumours were it was the Palestinians. Was weird as fuck as my brother was over there on holiday, so had my mum panicking on the phone (in a remarkable turn of luck, he had been at the towers earlier in the week and had headed out to the Hamptons already*). Jumped on our bikes and went into Grenoble, sat at a café drinking beers as the footage played over and over on the screens. It's weird, as from memory we saw the planes hitting the towers live, but the you never hear about explosions in the city beforehand, unless it was the second plane we saw live, which might make sense.

Was a fucking mental few days.


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09-11-2017, 10:43 AM -
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Yeah I remember seeing the second plane live too Walter
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09-11-2017, 11:06 AM -
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I've been a wee bit obsessed with watching documentaries on it over the years, I definitely think it was an inside job.

I remember watching it on the news, I was too young to give it too much thought at the time like.
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09-11-2017, 11:33 AM -
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(09-11-2017, 09:22 AM)Alan Partridge Wrote: I was at school, teacher came in greeting, we were all just like Wiggo

Like everyone, went home and watched the news on repeat for hours. Had a game that night and on the way to it we were all shiting it for any planes in the sky Laugh

This is an amazing documentary about it




No doubt had been randomly greetin' off and on since Di's death.
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09-11-2017, 11:40 AM -
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(09-11-2017, 10:32 AM)Walter Snowchak Wrote: I can still remember when al qaeda attacked the US ship off sudan, so I'd heard of them, but they were just a nebulous 'other'. I was at Uni in France, had been back over for an oral exam (Acey's mum teaching the french penal code Pinilla), and went in to say cheerio to the reception staff, they were crying and saying there had been bombs going off in NY, and the rumours were it was the Palestinians. Was weird as fuck as my brother was over there on holiday, so had my mum panicking on the phone (in a remarkable turn of luck, he had been at the towers earlier in the week and had headed out to the Hamptons already*). Jumped on our bikes and went into Grenoble, sat at a café drinking beers as the footage played over and over on the screens. It's weird, as from memory we saw the planes hitting the towers live, but the you never hear about explosions in the city beforehand, unless it was the second plane we saw live, which might make sense.

Was a fucking mental few days.


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Laugh Sounds a tad more sophisticated than a morning at Blackness castle followed by a BK (Princes St) where we heard of the first impact followed by the rest of the day spent glued to the telly in a dive, dank flat in Lochend.

Rode our bikes in to Grenoble and then took pastis at the cafe. Monty Chuckle
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09-11-2017, 12:06 PM -
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44 years today since Pinochet's US-backed coup in Chile: the original 9/11. Tens of thousands tortured and killed in/by that military dictatorship.

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09-11-2017, 12:10 PM -
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There are some real compelling documentaries about the events.  The one AP mentioned "102 Minutes That changed America" is one, there's another one called "The Falling Man" which is about a still image of someone falling from the top of one of the towers and trying to identify him and track down his family (has a very sad ending for an already grim subject).

I can't recall the name of the other great one I watched but it's a French TV crew who were doing a documentary on the FDNY which just so happened to be on the day the planes hit, so they follow them around.
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09-11-2017, 12:29 PM -
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The number of people on my facebook commenting on articles recycling debunked "inside job" arguments. Crowe


I was 10 when it happened, only found out when I got home. Didn't really understand it at the time, couldn't understand why they'd cancel Digimon for it either.

9/11 probably did more to impact the way I see the world than any other event. From not understanding what had really happened to discovering things I had never heard of before like Afghanistan and terrorism in the weeks and months after, then in the years following it finding out through conspiracy videos that everything I'd been told about the world was a lie and that the world was run by secret cabals of billionaires etc. Then debunking myself when I attempted to argue this new world view and doing some actual research on the subjects I was discussing.
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09-11-2017, 12:32 PM -
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I don't think they ever identified the falling man did they? I was only 6 at the time and remember coming home and watching it on the news. Fucking brutal when they're filming the firemen watching the folk jump out the building.
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09-11-2017, 12:36 PM -
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Mate at school goes "the twin towers of Wembley have been attacked"

True story Monty Ha
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09-11-2017, 12:42 PM -
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(09-11-2017, 12:36 PM)Gregory Wrote: Mate at school goes "the twin towers of Wembley have been attacked"

True story  Monty Ha

Surely you would've been at primary school?

I had no idea what they were either until they had been attacked.
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09-11-2017, 12:47 PM -
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(09-11-2017, 12:42 PM)Morph Wrote: Surely you would've been at primary school?

I had no idea what they were either until they had been attacked.

High school. Monty Umm

I didn't know about the WTC either.
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09-11-2017, 12:48 PM -
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I think we got sent home from school but maybe I'm just imaging that.



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