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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 01:40 PM
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16. I think the events deserve to be diminished
less than 3,000 people died and a few buildings were destroyed.

Well let's just compare that to the bombing of London, Tokyo, Dresden, Hiroshime, and Nagasaki and others during WWII. It looks pretty damned small compared to them. Conventional bombing of Tokyo killed 90,000 one day in WWII, and destroyed more than 6 buildings. All of Dresden was destroyed by fire bombing and over 100,000 people died, almost including Kurt Vonnegut.

Oh, but in our current media, 911 is the hugest, most terrible, most evil and most earth-shattering event of all time.

Well, now more than twice as many Americans have died thanks to wars that were/are justified by 911. Many buildings in Iraq and Afghanistan have been destroyed, and more than 30,000 Iraqis have been killed.

But of course, those 3,000 Americans are far more important and significant and deserving of proper mourning than any number of other Americans, much less Iraqis or Japanese or Germans or Afghanis.

I might also note that about 400,000 Americans have died in car accidents since the most terrible day ever. We will bever forget the 3,000 but we will never notice or remember the 400,000.

Everybody's equal in this country. Some are just more equal than others.
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  -I figured this was the ONLY place I could say these things without getting flamed too bad bluevoter4life  Sep-11-11 11:46 AM   #0 
  - Amen - it's become another media event. (eom)  Loge23   Sep-11-11 11:48 AM   #1 
  - it has been turned into a circus.  mysuzuki2   Sep-11-11 11:50 AM   #2 
  - +1  JackintheGreen   Sep-11-11 11:58 AM   #3 
  - I understand your feelings and I sympathize.  Demoiselle   Sep-11-11 12:00 PM   #4 
  - Yes, every race color and creed . We all love our families in the  REACTIVATED IN CT   Sep-11-11 02:35 PM   #21 
  - Ummmm......  Coyote_Bandit   Sep-11-11 12:17 PM   #5 
  - I understand what you're saying and agree. I am aware of the group  roguevalley   Sep-11-11 12:20 PM   #6 
  - There is definitely manipulation going on there.  immoderate   Sep-11-11 12:22 PM   #7 
  - as much as i don't like sensationalism ....  shireen   Sep-11-11 12:30 PM   #8 
  - hopefully  lsewpershad   Sep-11-11 12:42 PM   #10 
     - yes, i'm acutely aware of it  shireen   Sep-11-11 12:52 PM   #12 
  - deleted duplicated post  shireen   Sep-11-11 12:30 PM   #9 
  - Go Dolphins!  edhopper   Sep-11-11 12:49 PM   #11 
  - Piss on the Dolphins  pipi_k   Sep-11-11 01:17 PM   #14 
     - No one, who ever was alive on that day, will ever be completely over it  bluevoter4life   Sep-11-11 01:25 PM   #15 
        - dupe  SusanaMontana41   Sep-12-11 12:22 AM   #32 
        - Very thoughtful thread and posts.  SusanaMontana41   Sep-12-11 12:22 AM   #33 
  - Today's NFL games, sponsored by....9/11. Buy some chinese made rememberences right away nt  msongs   Sep-11-11 01:06 PM   #13 
  - I think the events deserve to be diminished  hfojvt   Sep-11-11 01:40 PM   #16 
  - 9/11 had an external enemy. The OKC bombing was done by a Republican.  gulliver   Sep-11-11 01:50 PM   #17 
  - McVeigh was more a John Birch "Tea Party" Society kinda guy  vets74   Sep-11-11 08:32 PM   #30 
  - The word "all" is probably not appropriate.  LWolf   Sep-11-11 01:52 PM   #18 
  - Style over substance once again...  WCGreen   Sep-11-11 02:07 PM   #19 
  - I agree with you. I didn't attend the annual memorial sevice  REACTIVATED IN CT   Sep-11-11 02:32 PM   #20 
  - We never hear about OK because it was a home-grown right-wing whack job.  TBF   Sep-11-11 03:39 PM   #22 
  - Meanwhile, the First Responder HEROES...  bvar22   Sep-11-11 04:28 PM   #23 
  - Subsequent anniversaries of 9/11 will get more and more low key  bluestateguy   Sep-11-11 06:04 PM   #24 
  - America, I cried and mourned with you after 9/11  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Sep-11-11 06:33 PM   #25 
  - I haven't been inundated with "9-11" anniversary coverage  etherealtruth   Sep-11-11 06:41 PM   #26 
  - Well, every news station. local and national and talk, has been  RebelOne   Sep-11-11 07:03 PM   #28 
     - I'm not one that watches much television  etherealtruth   Sep-11-11 07:09 PM   #29 
  - but theyre entirely miss'n th most important part. that Bu$h43 let it happen, Kristol's Pearl Harbor  dogmoma56   Sep-11-11 06:58 PM   #27 
  - I agree.  luv_mykatz   Sep-12-11 12:14 AM   #31 
  - How sanitized do we need the world to be for us?  Waiting For Everyman   Sep-12-11 01:15 AM   #34 

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