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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 07:55 AM
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30. I had no idea so many jumped! And they tried to cover it up
damn! They tried to cover up everything about Sept. 11. :(


For those who jumped, the fall lasted about ten seconds. The jumpers hit the ground at 240 kilometres a hour. It wasn't fast enough to cause unconsciousness while falling, but ensured instant death on impact.

Witnesses there that day say there was a constant stream of jumpers over the next hour and a half. They jumped alone, in pairs and in groups. Most of the jumpers came from the north tower where smoke was particularly dense and where there were more victims concentrated on fewer floors.

Well after 9/11, Tom Junod a writer from Esquire magazine contacted the coroner's office in New York and asked for a count of how many people jumped. He was told that nobody jumped. The official word was that victims were blown out or they were forced out, but nobody jumped. "There were just those things that day that you were supposed to see, you weren't supposed to say and you weren't supposed to talk about."

Now it's estimated that anywhere between 50 and 200 jumped out of the Trade Center that day, although experts believe that the higher number is more likely. If so, nearly 8% of those who died in New York on September 11th died by falling or jumping out of the buildings.
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  -9/11: THE FALLING MAN - new documentary - 10pm CBC Newsworld tonight Bozita  Sep-06-06 06:16 AM   #0 
  - OMG -- on edit, please answer this  magellan   Sep-06-06 06:17 AM   #1 
  - I was in Lower Manhattan that day, and far more people jumped  alcibiades_mystery   Sep-06-06 06:32 AM   #4 
  - I'm so sorry  magellan   Sep-06-06 06:44 AM   #5 
  - CBC Passionate Eye will not be exploitative...  SidDithers   Sep-06-06 09:04 AM   #37 
  - OMG, I never heard that  LizW   Sep-06-06 06:50 AM   #8 
     - I watched a documentary a couple of days ago on cable  Connie_Corleone   Sep-06-06 06:59 AM   #12 
     - On 9/11 when Father Bryan Judge died, the FDNY Chaplain,  Jersey Devil   Sep-06-06 07:34 AM   #25 
        - A woman. I remember that. Poor dears. n/t  sfexpat2000   Sep-06-06 03:10 PM   #41 
  - Over 100 people jumped  Pigwidgeon   Sep-06-06 06:49 AM   #7 
  - People like you and me?  magellan   Sep-06-06 06:53 AM   #10 
  - Not if they're going to show reality.  rman   Sep-06-06 07:07 AM   #13 
  - I'm REALLY not in the mood  magellan   Sep-06-06 07:11 AM   #14 
  - You really should go to the site linked in the OP and watch  Sydnie   Sep-06-06 07:16 AM   #18 
  - self deleted  Jersey Devil   Sep-06-06 07:42 AM   #27 
  - Actually, it was over 200 according to news reports  Jersey Devil   Sep-06-06 07:29 AM   #22 
     - "Not fast enough to cause unconsciousness while falling, but  smirkymonkey   Sep-06-06 07:56 PM   #45 
  - I did not see any images of  SheilaT   Sep-06-06 07:16 AM   #17 
  - The sounds are in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-06-06 07:59 AM   #32 
  - You can definitely hear them. That was the part that made me throw up.  AZBlue   Sep-07-06 02:06 AM   #52 
  - NO the AMerican networks quickly decided not to show it  underpants   Sep-06-06 07:28 AM   #21 
  - the print media did show some of them  Retrograde   Sep-06-06 11:22 AM   #39 
     - A person gets hot at 80 degrees C.  petgoat   Sep-07-06 02:14 AM   #56 
  - I saw this image years ago..........  Darth_Kitten   Sep-06-06 08:09 AM   #33 
  - Did you watch the beheading videos?  magellan   Sep-07-06 01:19 AM   #50 
  - It was on the front page of the NYT on 9/12.  AZBlue   Sep-07-06 02:04 AM   #51 
  - Broken hearts...  annabanana   Sep-06-06 06:20 AM   #2 
  - How many people have died under Bush's watch?  B Calm   Sep-06-06 06:21 AM   #3 
  - That image will disturb me for the rest of my life ...  meegbear   Sep-06-06 06:45 AM   #6 
  - Like you I'm disturbed too, but at people not blaming Bush for  B Calm   Sep-07-06 05:54 AM   #60 
  - I was horrified seeing this planned coming documentary as well...  hlthe2b   Sep-06-06 06:52 AM   #9 
  - I agree.  Benhurst   Sep-06-06 07:13 AM   #15 
  - I wish I never saw this. Before work each day I check DU,  yy4me   Sep-06-06 06:53 AM   #11 
  - Want to hear some Compassionate Conservatism? My fundie Step-mom  FLDem5   Sep-06-06 07:15 AM   #16 
  - I have this fantasy . . .  Ex Lion Tamer   Sep-06-06 07:26 AM   #19 
  - I guess she wanted them to slowly burn to death instead. Jeez.  Connie_Corleone   Sep-06-06 07:31 AM   #24 
  - They're critical, judgemental assholes. nt  raccoon   Sep-06-06 08:56 AM   #36 
  - So she thinks people  SheilaT   Sep-06-06 10:23 AM   #38 
  - Another documentary worth checking out (IMHO)  underpants   Sep-06-06 07:26 AM   #20 
  - That photo next to this  warrior1   Sep-06-06 07:30 AM   #23 
  - "Reading Makes A Country Great" on chalkboard behind him  Wiley50   Sep-06-06 08:49 AM   #35 
  - A link to the most comprehensive photo archive of 9/11  Jersey Devil   Sep-06-06 07:36 AM   #26 
  - the videos of people jumping are  QuettaKid   Sep-06-06 07:46 AM   #28 
  - Is that the collection that was in NYC for a while and then traveled some?  AZBlue   Sep-07-06 02:08 AM   #53 
     - yes, it's been exhibited all over the world (nt)  Jersey Devil   Sep-07-06 01:24 PM   #64 
  - A Co-Worker Was in London on 9/11...  Rockholm   Sep-06-06 07:53 AM   #29 
  - Fucking W is supposed to be in NYC on 9/11 for some kind of  smirkymonkey   Sep-06-06 08:10 PM   #46 
  - I was in London that day too, and scared witless  48percenter   Sep-07-06 02:36 AM   #58 
  - I had no idea so many jumped! And they tried to cover it up  leftchick   Sep-06-06 07:55 AM   #30 
  - I feel  MiaCulpa   Sep-06-06 07:58 AM   #31 
  - Yes, it does. it took the whole country months to get over that trauma  sfexpat2000   Sep-06-06 03:14 PM   #42 
  - Review from Aussie paper (SMH)  Bozita   Sep-06-06 08:42 AM   #34 
  - kick for the afternoon shift  Bozita   Sep-06-06 03:01 PM   #40 
  - 73 minutes to airtime  Bozita   Sep-06-06 06:47 PM   #43 
  - kick nt  Wonk   Sep-06-06 07:50 PM   #44 
  - Three minutes  Bozita   Sep-06-06 08:56 PM   #47 
  - Damn, I wish I got this channel!  Sydnie   Sep-06-06 09:06 PM   #48 
     - Nobody's come back.  Bozita   Sep-06-06 11:16 PM   #49 
     - I saw it. It was as advertised.  Wonk   Sep-07-06 02:52 AM   #59 
     - Me too!  AZBlue   Sep-07-06 02:13 AM   #55 
        - I recorded it  elare   Sep-07-06 06:07 AM   #61 
           - Perhaps you could contact this site and see if they will host it?  Sydnie   Sep-07-06 07:53 AM   #63 
           - Excellent question. MODS - any ideas? (you're more web-savvy)  AZBlue   Sep-07-06 02:19 PM   #66 
  - I'd like to see it.  AZBlue   Sep-07-06 02:12 AM   #54 
  - I remember a documentary  blonndee   Sep-07-06 02:19 AM   #57 
  - We were watching one of the many TVs while in Salem, MA & saw jumpers.....  WePurrsevere   Sep-07-06 07:03 AM   #62 
  - I have it TiVo'ed but haven't watched it yet...  Rosco T.   Sep-07-06 01:29 PM   #65 

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