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(CNN)   7 survivors pulled from tower rubble   ( divider line
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2682 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Sep 2001 at 10:14 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-09-12 10:23:30 AM  

2001-09-12 10:23:42 AM  
2001-09-12 10:26:00 AM  
It's a start...
2001-09-12 10:36:00 AM  
I don't know about over there, but certainly over here there has been a lot of footage of the people jumping from the windows before the towers collapsed. I thought this was in bad taste, and I'd like to think that one day I might be broad minded, too. Personally, I would far rather see footage of this sort of thing, and other stories of hope, than of the former, but I suppose that isn't as "newsworthy".
2001-09-12 11:05:38 AM  
Goatman agreed. Few things on tv ever bother me. Remember when that floor collapsed in that church? Didn't bother me that much. But to watch on tv, as people leapt from the top of the building, and watching them fall.......
2001-09-12 12:10:44 PM  
This may seem in bad taste, but it's not meant to be: I wouldn't be surprised to see a slight spike in recreational parachute sales. I think if I were working in a skyscraper today I'd keep a personal parachute under the desk. You never know.
2001-09-12 12:11:57 PM  
I hated how the networks continued to show that clip. Of course if I was going to burn to death I might be tempted to take my chances out the window. What a horrible decision to have to make.
2001-09-12 12:24:41 PM  
Yea, personal parachute sales might spike but group-parachute sales should remain stagnant.
2001-09-12 12:25:11 PM  
truth is... no one knows what they would do until faced with the situation. in a sky scraper... a parachute under the desk might not be such a bad idea. and i am thanking the lord... and all the rescue workers, and people are coming out of the rubble. please dont give up on all of them yet.
2001-09-12 12:30:11 PM  
i'm buying mace, a parachute, shovel, cell phone, water wings, shark suit, bullet proof vest, oxygen generator and 2,000 foot rope with harness.
2001-09-12 12:34:23 PM  
Still clinging to hope, but
the lack of people being received by
local hospitals isn't encouraging.
2001-09-12 12:40:49 PM  
everyone please keep praying that more survivors will be found
2001-09-12 12:56:37 PM  
I didn't know they showed that on American news....I saw one on the Canadian French channel..and you can make out the woman while she was dropping...i still feel sick
2001-09-12 01:14:18 PM  
Has anyone stopped to consider that the reason the towers crumbled, looking like a professional demolition job is because there WERE strategically placed exlposives throughout the building?
2001-09-12 01:24:31 PM  
My understanding is that the collision caused extensive damage to the supports. The pressure caused them to buckle, and, basically, the sections above the damage pushed a little too hard onto the damaged floors, collapsed, and brought the rest of the building with them.

There are various Fark links on the front taking you to the "science of why it collapsed"
2001-09-12 02:09:59 PM  
Watching it live, I actually saw a shot of what looked like two people joining hands and jumping from a fiery window. Heartbreaking... I felt like I was choking.

The camera pulled away at that point and I haven't seen it since (thankfully). Can it be that the media has developed a conscience at last?
2001-09-12 02:27:30 PM  
I work for a medical publishing company and I got a call an hour or two ago from someone at St. Vincent's hospital (in Manhattan on 11th St.) who's writing an article for us...real menial question too. That means that either they're not as busy there as we'd like to think or this guy is a FIRST CLASS ASSHOLE, neither of which are comforting and I really had to contain myself when he called.
2001-09-12 02:37:19 PM  
I received this from a business partner.....

11, 93, 175, and 77

11 = Yesterday's date
9+3 = 12 = Today
1+7+5 = 13 = Tomorrow
7+7 = 14 = Friday

Hopefully this is a coincidence and the terrorists can't add. but if this is correct there will either be acts of terrorism every day for the next few days or a grand event the last day.
2001-09-12 02:58:10 PM  
I'm glad we finally have some good stories to tell instead of bad. I dread the stories of people trying to cash in on this tragedy somehow.
2001-09-12 03:05:03 PM  
How long until the Franklin Mint makes World Trade Center commemorative plates? Anyone want to start a pool?
2001-09-12 03:19:25 PM  
Even worse, I'm waiting for the people in the neighborhood of the WTC to start suing the city because they failed to protect their working environment. Or the government for not detecting the terrorists in time. Or the architect of the towers for not designing a building that's 747-proof.
2001-09-12 03:27:46 PM  
:( very very sad thought watcher
2001-09-12 03:37:05 PM  
And all this time, I thought the "News" tag was supposed to be used sarcastically.
2001-09-12 03:57:09 PM  
hopefully, the towers will be up again in the next couple of years. What an awesome place to work. Extremely updated, and 767-proof (however, I don't think that is possible, but I'm no architect)
2001-09-12 07:30:50 PM  
Yeah, I'd have to agree, Zeusgod... I was kind of disgusted to see the sarcastic "News" tag. I propose that Fark uses a new banner for stories such as this, where even through something so horrible that people could hang on... Amazing or even Miracle come to mind.
2001-09-12 07:31:43 PM  
Yeah, I know that sounded a bit corny/sappy.
2001-09-12 09:58:38 PM  
The real tragic shots now are the sites set up to handle the survivers from the building, but they are all empty. All set to preform emergency medical actions, but nobody is showing up. Only nine survivers have been found so far... All the hospitals that they were afraid would be rushed are empty.
2001-09-12 10:26:32 PM  
This is Ken's roommate. He is currently stuck downtown in the midst of a bomb threat on the Empire State Building. The bomb has been found.

He will update you when he makes it back to the apartment.
2001-09-12 11:13:40 PM  
Ken's Roommate:

may the best happen.. may God be with him. Lousy lights in here blinked on and off. Gonna have to do something about that, when I get a electrician class.
2001-09-12 11:43:00 PM  
This just in: I spent the evening running from a bomb threat at the Empire State Building. All clear now, and I'm home safe. Thanks!
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