9/11 18 years on

Discussion in 'Time Out' started by MBE2017, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. MBE2017

    MBE2017 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Hard to believe the awful attack on the twin towers was 18 years ago, when just under 3000 people died in the Islamic terrorist attacks, I remember watching it unfold on live tv after hearing about the initial attack on the radio. I had three customers in my shop when I turned the tv on, all were still there an hour later.

    This was the same type of momentous occasion as Kennedy being assassinated for my age group.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2019 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    New York's Finest and New York's Bravest were well named. Many first responders went into the buildings and died.

    From what I heard a few days later there were multiple ladders (and other first responders) from places dozens and even hundreds of miles away loaded up the vans, loaded the trucks and drove to the city after the 2nd plane hit the tower. Helping cover the rest of the city while so many crews were dealing with the buildings - and the days afterwards.
    Ladders are fire stations there.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. Alyson Dyer

    Alyson Dyer UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I was in the Departures Lounge in Belfast Airport as I watched the second plane hit the towers.
    I was waiting for a flight back to Cardiff in a plane with a propeller, I was shocked but not concerned for my own safety.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2019 By: Alyson Dyer Member since: Oct 27, 2011
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  4. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Fire stations has the same meaning as it does here - in the US the are made up as companies such as ladder/pumper.
     
    Posted: Sep 11, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  5. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Given we are still living with the consequences of 9/11 today, I'd say many thousand times more momentus?
     
    Posted: Sep 12, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  6. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    From a lasting effect point of view, then yes. Although think he meany momentous as something everyone would remember where they were like day Elvis died or the moon landings.
     
    Posted: Sep 12, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  7. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You are living with consequences of all the yesterdays today.
    Some had major impacts some minor. Not everyone is impacted by a particular event the same way, with the exception perhaps of a space lizard swallowing the sun or other stuff of that nature....
     
    Posted: Sep 12, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  8. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I would only have been very young when Elvis died but I can vaguely remember it being a big event. 9/11 I can remember in detail like it was yesterday.
     
    Posted: Sep 12, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  9. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I must have been on holiday when that happened? :)
     
    Posted: Sep 12, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  10. FrankSee

    FrankSee UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    One heard it was an inside job, something about oil rigs in the Middle East.
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2019 By: FrankSee Member since: Sep 13, 2019
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  11. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    You heard wrong then.
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  12. OMGVape

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    On 9/11 I was working with a crowd of US military. I walked into the tea room and saw it on TV, I shouted for everyone to come see it. They all stood in silence and some cried.

    When Elvis died I saw it on TV whilst lying on the sofa, I rolled off to shout for my mum and broke my toe.

    I was mid coitus when John Lennon was shot. Concentration was lost for a few minutes.

    When the queen mother died I sold 100s of British news papers to Americans on EBay, that was my first step into self employment.

    The Dodo died, Dodi died and Di died. Dido must have been very worried.
     
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    Posted: Sep 13, 2019 By: OMGVape Member since: Jan 21, 2018
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  13. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Oh you missed it?
    Then it can't have affected you equally with everyone else the same way. :)
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  14. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    The revenge attack was due to a typo.
    Somewhat embarrassing for us as we only recently (several decades ago) gave Iraq back after the previous but one invasion.
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  15. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    I was in France and somebody explained to me in broken English what was going on. on the TV in the coffee shop !

    I think it has changed the world and we are still feeling the effects of it we just don't notice it
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2019 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  16. Chris Ashdown

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    It did lead to the most intrusive government department with unlimited funds and a totally free hand to do whatever it wanted
    The office of Homeland security in the USA
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2019 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  17. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Except it doesn't have unlimited funds and can't do whatever it wants.
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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