9/11/01

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MECH-lift, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Was at my second stop where they told me a plane had hit a tower. Like @oldngray , I figured it was a small plane too.
    Next stop everyone was in a big conference room watching TV. Hung there for a while watching.

    We all met for lunch every day in the town I delivered in, and I remember sitting there for the next several days with ZERO planes in the air. We were right outside of Boston, so there's plenty of air traffic. Only thing we saw were fighter jets once.
     
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  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Funny thing was I was sitting in that same Lazyboy in my underwear when I watched the Branch Davidian complex burned to the ground near Waco by the Feds. I'm beginning to see a pattern
     
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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    What was freaky was the absence of jet contrails. You don't normally notice them but so different without them.
     
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  4. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I put my daughter on the bus and headed to work at an automotive shop where I worked at the time. I was listening to the radio on the way in when the reports started coming in. When I got to the shop one of the guys ran home and brought a tv back. We sat in the office almost all day watching the coverage.
     
  5. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    Woke up around 12pm that day skipping school and turned on the tv and saw the breaking news and thought what kind of crazy :censored2: going on here today.
     
  6. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    i was still in High school back in my country. on the teachers room kissing ass when i heard about it then MTV and all other cable channels were showing it.
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I was home 50 miles east of Manhattan that morning. My cousin worked and died on the 106th floor of the North Tower.
     
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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yep.....F him indeed.
     
  9. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Recovering from being in NY 2 days before that went down. My buddy took a tour of the WTC and I slept in. Surreal.
     
  10. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I also remember that was the first and only time in my life I gave serious consideration to enlisting in the service. I didn't, chose to stay with the Brown Army instead. I often wonder how life might be different today if I had enlisted.
     
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  11. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    9-11 was clearly and inside job
     
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  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    After the second plane struck and the government grounded all commercial and private air traffic, I drove out to my cities airport in time to see a UPS air freighter do a jet fighter type turn and land. Never saw a plane that large do that kind of maneuver.
     
  13. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    I was on a cruise ship in Alaska.
    Spent a couple of EXTRA unplanned days in Anchorage.
    There were people renting cars and driving back to the lower 48...
     
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  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You been on that same lazyboy wearing that same underwear ever since then.
     
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  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Now you know why I am still working after 40 years. Need to put on clean underwear and leave the house everyday.
     
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    English class had just started. The teacher said she didn't have details but they were saying a plan had hit one of the towers.

    A few of us got up and left to see what was going on. My apartment was right by the school. I walked in and the second plane hit maybe 10 seconds later. It was pretty surreal.

    We played a baseball game that day despite our objections.
     
  17. silverbullet2893

    silverbullet2893 KILL KILL!!


    WTF
     
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  18. silverbullet2893

    silverbullet2893 KILL KILL!!

    In the library of the primary center with my mom. Remember her and coworkers watching it on TV. I was young, but remember it. Remember not really comprehending the magnitude of what was happening.
     
  19. silverbullet2893

    silverbullet2893 KILL KILL!!


    Sorry for your loss.
     
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  20. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I had gone to Atlantic City the night before and was on my way home at about 2am. The Giants played at Denver on MNF. September 11th weather wise was one of the nicest days you could ever ask for in the tri state area. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. My buddy was in Manhattan and saw the planes over the Hudson. Said it was the craziest thing you’d ever see. The speed they were traveling combined with being so low. Commercial airliners don’t fly that fast at that altitude.

    People say you’ll never forget where you were and now I understand why people say everyone knew where they were when JFK was assassinated.