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(ABC)   No matter, how traumatized, scared, or alone you felt watching the events on 9/11, Astronaut Frank Culberson has you beat: He saw the twin towers get attacked from the window of the International Space Station   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 141
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2012-09-12 12:47:53 PM  
HEY!! This is not a grief porn dick waving contest!!

*slaps subby*
 
2012-09-12 01:14:37 PM  

Kittypie070: HEY!! This is not a grief porn dick waving contest!!


You may be interested in knowing that an unmoderated Google search for "grief porn" turns up, among other things, an "eyes of grief" blowjob. a white woman with a black strapon, and Justice Scalia.
 
2012-09-12 01:25:35 PM  
Wait!

How could he have seen it from Apollo 13? THAT WAS 20 YEARS AGO.

They didn't have Google earth back then either, so don't start.
 
2012-09-12 01:28:01 PM  
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHHHHHHHHH
 
2012-09-12 01:50:57 PM  
And by looking slightly to his right, he also had a view of Logan airport. talk about being unlucky!
 
2012-09-12 01:57:58 PM  
I know how he feels. I had a view of Kennedy Space Center outside the window of an Orlando airport passenger van when Mitt Romney killed bin Laden.
 
2012-09-12 02:48:33 PM  
Its been 11 years.

Get over it.
 
2012-09-12 02:48:46 PM  
But did he have a view of Logan airport from his office?
 
2012-09-12 02:49:57 PM  
And now thanks to the wars we're fighting because of it, we can't even keep a program running to get astronauts up into space on our own.

Anyone who thinks we're winning the war on terror is wrong.
 
2012-09-12 02:50:03 PM  

Flab: And by looking slightly to his right, he also had a view of Logan airport. talk about being unlucky!


Thought for sure this was going to be the Boobies.
 
2012-09-12 02:51:00 PM  
[runs around frantically screaming while Domo-Kuns chase me]
 
2012-09-12 02:51:02 PM  

Kittypie070: HEY!! This is not a grief porn dick waving contest!!

*slaps subby*


Ummm... yes it is?
 
2012-09-12 02:51:20 PM  
Oh he was off the planet at the time?? HOW CONVENIENT.
 
2012-09-12 02:51:57 PM  

lilplatinum: Its been 11 years.

Get over it.


I'll get over it when other countries and our enemies get over it. From the attacks on the Embassies, it is obvious that that hatred and contempt still exists. We shouldn't "get over" something that is still occurring.
 
2012-09-12 02:53:05 PM  
So the international space station just happened to be directly above it when the planes hit?

I know some people who are going to have a field day with that.
 
2012-09-12 02:53:16 PM  
"Culbertson was the only American aboard the International Space Station"

So...the other astronauts on board could've cared less?
 
2012-09-12 02:53:27 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: lilplatinum: Its been 11 years.

Get over it.

I'll get over it when other countries and our enemies get over it. From the attacks on the Embassies, it is obvious that that hatred and contempt still exists. We shouldn't "get over" something that is still occurring.


Almost as if decades of failed nation building and propping up petty dictators has come back to bite us in the ass.

fark 9/11, its bad enough wading through the throngs of gawking farking tourists on a normal day in the FiDi without the added idiots.
 
2012-09-12 02:54:02 PM  
9/11 in Spaaaaaaace!
 
2012-09-12 02:54:45 PM  

ABQGOD: "Culbertson was the only American aboard the International Space Station"

So...the other astronauts on board could've cared less?


Perhaps. But how much less is the question.
 
2012-09-12 02:54:56 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: From the attacks on the Embassies, it is obvious that that hatred and contempt still exists.


I wonder why. The US is perfectly cordial with people in that region and just wants to be their friend.
 
2012-09-12 02:55:00 PM  

lilplatinum: propping up petty dictators has come back to bite us in the ass.


Helping get rid of them is too, it seems.
 
2012-09-12 02:55:13 PM  
what if your wife was in one of those planes? pretty sure i'd be more traumatized than he.
 
2012-09-12 02:55:32 PM  
A superhero would have leapt out of the Space Station and with a jet pack on his back streaked down to the plane's windshield before it hit anything, blocked the terrorist/pilot's view and forced him to land in the ocean, but safely.
 
2012-09-12 02:55:34 PM  

lilplatinum: the money is in the banana stand: lilplatinum: Its been 11 years.

Get over it.

I'll get over it when other countries and our enemies get over it. From the attacks on the Embassies, it is obvious that that hatred and contempt still exists. We shouldn't "get over" something that is still occurring.

Almost as if decades of failed nation building and propping up petty dictators has come back to bite us in the ass.

fark 9/11, its bad enough wading through the throngs of gawking farking tourists on a normal day in the FiDi without the added idiots.


So your response to the attack of 9/11 would have to been what, shrug it off?
 
2012-09-12 02:56:04 PM  
IDK.. Looks kind of peaceful up there.
 
2012-09-12 02:57:11 PM  

jigger: the money is in the banana stand: From the attacks on the Embassies, it is obvious that that hatred and contempt still exists.

I wonder why. The US is perfectly cordial with people in that region and just wants to be their friend.


We should be a lot more "cordial" than we are. Why don't you embark on a peace keeping mission over there. Wear an American flag shirt and try to befriend them. Unless you are a troll, you are a terrible person also.
 
2012-09-12 02:57:58 PM  
A few minutes later, a plane hit the ISS
i61.photobucket.com
/His last picture
 
2012-09-12 02:58:00 PM  
Knowing what I know now, were I in his shoes, I would have opted to just stay up there.
 
2012-09-12 02:58:37 PM  

the money is in the banana stand:
So your response to the attack of 9/11 would have to been what, shrug it off?


Find those responsible without starting several trillion dollars of useless wars, various constitutional violations, cowering while rent-a-cops at the airport do full body cavity searches, and 11 years of self flagellation and political lip service..
 
2012-09-12 02:58:52 PM  
I'm gonna guess his first thought was "What the fark? Holy shiat, this is bad, this is really bad", but of course you can't print that.
 
2012-09-12 02:59:20 PM  
I was being vandalized by a GI doctor that morning for the first "adult" exam of my life. I died a little inside as the second tower fell, just as the second finger was inserted. Moon River, indeed...

/csb (or not)
 
2012-09-12 03:00:18 PM  
I saw this guy on the news telling his story about how he was in the tower and fell a few dozen stories when the building went down yet still survived (or something like that I wasn't paying that close of attention). But he finished by saying essentially a big fark you to everyone who was saying it's time to get over it. It's like dude, you were there, you can be traumatized for as long as you want, I support you. But for all the douchebags who weren't actually there on that day yeah, it's time to get over it.
 
2012-09-12 03:00:18 PM  
s18.postimage.org
 
2012-09-12 03:01:04 PM  
themetapicture.com

"Well, fark."
 
2012-09-12 03:02:52 PM  

Elroydb: Oh he was off the planet at the time?? HOW CONVENIENT.


This made me giggle. Thanks.
 
2012-09-12 03:03:07 PM  
Imagine being on the ISS and a zombie apocalypse breaks out on Earth.
 
2012-09-12 03:03:09 PM  

lilplatinum: Its been 11 years.

Get over it.


The Iranians haven't gotten over our kicking out their duly elected president and replacing him with the Shah
The Russians still haven't gotten over our military intervention to stop their communist revolution back in the late 1900s

Hell it took Britain a good 150 years to get over our revolution against them
 
2012-09-12 03:05:48 PM  

jigger: the money is in the banana stand: From the attacks on the Embassies, it is obvious that that hatred and contempt still exists.

I wonder why. The US is perfectly cordial with people in that region and just wants to be their friend.



If only we had forced the Saudis to accept Osama's help instead of our own back in 1991! We'd be so much more popular among jihadis today!
 
2012-09-12 03:05:56 PM  

Elroydb: lilplatinum: Its been 11 years.

Get over it.

The Iranians haven't gotten over our kicking out their duly elected president and replacing him with the Shah
The Russians still haven't gotten over our military intervention to stop their communist revolution back in the late 1900s

Hell it took Britain a good 150 years to get over our revolution against them


Do they shame each other into moments of silence and self flaggelation to this day?

If so, then perhaps we should not emulate them.
 
2012-09-12 03:05:59 PM  

Kittypie070: HEY!! This is not a grief porn dick waving contest!!

*slaps subby*


Its been 11 years and 1 day of exactly that.
 
2012-09-12 03:06:25 PM  

lennavan: I saw this guy on the news telling his story about how he was in the tower and fell a few dozen stories when the building went down yet still survived (or something like that I wasn't paying that close of attention). But he finished by saying essentially a big fark you to everyone who was saying it's time to get over it. It's like dude, you were there, you can be traumatized for as long as you want, I support you. But for all the douchebags who weren't actually there on that day yeah, it's time to get over it.


My uncle was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. He said we can ask about the war, but never ask about that day at PH. I assuming he saw a lot of his friends burn and die. So pretty much what you said.
 
2012-09-12 03:07:54 PM  
In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream.
 
2012-09-12 03:08:02 PM  
NASA
Top Secret
11 Sept 2001

Results of Mock Up Space Plane Reentry Program
This morning, astronauts aboard the ISS released three small test reentry planes from the IIS just as planned. We all observed them entering the atmosphere. It was at this point, the results deviated from the expected.

As soon as the test planes, entered the high altitude envelope, they began to expand. We're guessing that this is from the excessive heat, radiation and water content in upper atmosphere. The change in the weight size caused the vehicles to deviate from their course. Two of the vehicles headed towards New York. The third went towards the Washington DC area.

We all know what happened next. We need someone to blame this on or they'll cut our funding. I suggest aliens, but Brad (the Brad in Landing Gear Design, not the Birthday Party Coordinator Brad) wants to blame Islamofacists whatever that is. And Landing Gear Design Brad seems to be pretty smart. Those 'wheels' seem to work a lot better than High Speed Rotating Series of Fake Legs Wearing Nike Running Shoes idea the Landing Gear Design Frank keeps pitching.

We're going with the Islamofascist. Mr. Bananas, the Space Chimp is calling the President. We know the President will take his call and play along if it comes from Mr. B.
 
2012-09-12 03:08:06 PM  

MythDragon: A few minutes later, a plane hit the ISS
[i61.photobucket.com image 799x398]
/His last picture


A second plane has hit the South ISS?
 
2012-09-12 03:08:24 PM  
no it's not
 
2012-09-12 03:09:01 PM  
Is this a thing now? People are too cool to honor the victims of the only real attack on American soil of its kind? Or at least STFU while people who want to do so? Looking down on the ones who do take a moment to remember is just a bonus I presume....
 
2012-09-12 03:09:02 PM  
Apparently PTSD causes improper use of commas too.
 
2012-09-12 03:09:02 PM  
Terry Knox would have stayed on the ISS for the whole conflict and even lead the raiding party to the Chinese station
 
2012-09-12 03:10:38 PM  

lilplatinum: the money is in the banana stand:
So your response to the attack of 9/11 would have to been what, shrug it off?

Find those responsible without starting several trillion dollars of useless wars



Those responsible were being sheltered by a national government, who told us to pound sand when we asked them for assistance. Should we have sent our senior-most government officials to go kowtow before those stone-age zealots and beg their favors?
 
2012-09-12 03:11:10 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: So the international space station just happened to be directly above it when the planes hit?

I know some people who are going to have a field day with that.


Someone had to operate the remote controlled planes
 
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