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  1. #1 These forgotten souls... 
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    It's like the media wants to forget these people existed. Or rather, how they ceased to exist. That these people were the first blood. The first acts of defiance. They refused to lie down, instead leapt forward to take inevitability on their own terms. I'm not sure WHAT to call them. . . some say they shouldn't be called "jumpers" since that implies suicide, and that's not what was done here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b8_M__ZZkM

    This is the only place they can be found, it seems. . .

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    I haven't forgotten and I never will.

    And I will make sure my children never do either.
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    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    How awful to be placed in a situation where you are forced to make a choice between certain incineration or becoming a stain on the pavement.
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    For those forgotten souls indeed.

    Like these ones.

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    Sept 11 was an event that involved the entire world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    I haven't forgotten and I never will.

    And I will make sure my children never do either.
    ..Never forget,Never forgive..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CueSi View Post
    It's like the media wants to forget these people existed. Or rather, how they ceased to exist. That these people were the first blood. The first acts of defiance. They refused to lie down, instead leapt forward to take inevitability on their own terms. I'm not sure WHAT to call them. . . some say they shouldn't be called "jumpers" since that implies suicide, and that's not what was done here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b8_M__ZZkM

    This is the only place they can be found, it seems. . .

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    Call them martyrs. Martyrs for liberty.
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    This column pretty much summed it up:

    ...On that fatal Tuesday, as the World Trade Center and Pentagon lay in ruins, President George Bush spoke to the American people, with simple words that pierced the heart of our new situation: "Freedom itself was attacked this morning... And freedom will be defended."

    But as it turned out, millions of Americans were not ready to defend freedom. Despite the "United We Stand" posters plastered everywhere, Americans almost immediately divided into two irreconcilable camps: those willing to understand the nature of our enemy and those who wanted to deny it, at all cost.

    Within days of the attacks, a friend coolly informed me, "the people in the Twin Towers deserved it." Still reeling from that shock, I almost lost it when another friend admiringly compared bin Laden to George Washington. Soon thereafter, a well-known academic in my circle complained that the sudden outpouring of patriotism made her sick.

    This utter madness, which I thought would be confined to the fringe, rapidly spread to every corner of elite society. The more we learned about the savagery of the Islamist world, the more our moral and cultural superiors turned their wrath on us, instead of the enemy.

    As headlines blared the almost surrealistic brutality of Al Qaeda, Senator Patty Murray told a group of high school honor students that Osama bin Laden was popular in poor countries because he paid for day care centers. "We haven't done that," Murray said. "How would they look at us today if we had been there helping them with some of that rather than just being the people who are going to bomb in Iraq and go to Afghanistan?"

    While patriotic Americans were learning that Saddam Hussein used poison gas on his own people and gave his psychotic sons "rape rooms," American college students were learning enemy propaganda. On the eve of the Iraq war, Professor Nicholas de Genova of Columbia University convened an anti-war teach-in and proclaimed to the students, "The only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military. I personally would like to see a million Mogadishus." Despite his public yearning for the mutilation of the American soldiers who'd volunteered to defend his worthless derriere, de Genova went on to a distinguished career at Columbia and the University of Chicago.

    And so it went: The more evil the enemy committed, the more hysterical grew the attacks on us by our own elites. Wall Street reporter Daniel Pearl was beheaded by Al Qaeda operatives, who filmed the procedure and proudly put it online. Al Qaeda agent Richard Reid tried to blow up a plane headed to Miami with explosives hidden in his shoe. Jihadis in Spain blew up the morning commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people.

    Meanwhile, Majority Leader Tom Daschle brought every Democratic Senator to the premiere of Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore's viciously dishonest smear job of America and its president, and led the standing ovation. The Democrats then honored Moore with a seat next to Jimmy Carter at the Democratic National Convention, serenely untroubled by Moore's gushing comparison of Saddam's armies to America's Minutemen.

    The yellow brick road to Obama was paved with febrile insanity, a self-induced blindness that staunchly refused to see the massacres unfolding before our eyes. In 2005, the same year that homegrown Islamic terrorists blew up London's busses and subways, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry went on Sunday morning television and said, "And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women."

    A little-known incident in New York crystallized for me the obnoxious lunacy of our times. To the world, New York symbolizes the Ground Zero of pain, sacrifice and loss. Yet, New York almost immediately succumbed to self-hating delirium, desperate for vengeance against its greatest enemy: America's Commander-in-Chief. In 2006, New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi spoke at the graduation ceremony of Queens College, a public university. Here's how he introduced New York's Senator Charles Schumer to the fresh-faced graduates: "The man who, how do I phrase this diplomatically, who will put a bullet between the president's eyes if he could get away with it." ...


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    I will never forget as well and will make sure those I know will not as well
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    I can't forget watching the people jump. If it's not the most horrific part of the attacks, it's got to be close to the top of the list.


    What I do remember is that the american media mostly censored that out of their coverage. I saw it on the CBC and BBC.
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