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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:31 PM
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Pet Peeve: Calling Sept. 11..... "nine-one-one"
nine-one-one refers to the emergency phone number.
September Eleventh refers to the day the NYC twin towers were collapsed.

How come I hear educated people referring to Sept 11, as nine-one-one...and not even realizing what it is they just said.
It would be like calling someone by a different name..to their face..repeatedly..and not apologizing nor making any attempt at correcting what you just said.

Gets me riled at their ignorance and lack of "hearing" what they are really saying.


ok. Thanks for the rant space.
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:37 PM
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1. Right from the start I always figured they chose that day on purpose,





...because of the 9-1-1 connection and the fact that the number is drilled into everyone's mind and posted at every phone. Kind of a psychological warfare thing. And even though I always say "nine-eleven," I always think 9-1-1.



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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:41 PM
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3. Great referenceing as to the MIHOP..It could only be
such a coincidence because they are known for cutsie little references like this, for instance, aren't they?

Like the naming of all the horrid bombing maneuvers those childish names....That's probably what they al do on their Air Force One flights.

Like "Operation Swarmer"!!! (too much x-box.)
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:08 PM
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7. I don't object to those
as much as to those named by PR fucks who quite obviously want Blowing Shit Up and Killing People to translate into Look How Wonderful We Are like "Operation Just Cause, "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and "Operation Enduring Freedom."

:puke: :puke: :puke:
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:37 PM
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2. My pet peeve...
the fact that we continue to refer to it as 9/11 at all. We need to call it what it is: the 2001 terror attacks. Not some non-emotive number.
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TheFriendlyAnarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:42 PM
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4. I still think 'terrorist' is a misnomer. The majority of what we call
terrorists aren't trying to inspire fear; they're trying to blow shit up.
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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:46 PM
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5. But the Bushbots rely on non-emotive verbage...
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 10:48 PM by Blaze Diem
Can't let Amerikans see those flag draped coffins either...
That's exactly how they figure things in Rove, Rummy, Condi and Cheney's think tank sessions.
What about George? He's just there for the after meet up sandwiches and milk.


I like that: 2001 Terror Attacks....lends it the truth of what it was.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:48 PM
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6. i agree...and 7/4 should be Independence Day, just to remind the idjits
why we celebrate it...and it's NOT because "it's a long time between Christmases" ferpetessake...
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IsIt1984Yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:17 PM
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8. Or September THEE 11th.
* does that.
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