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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 19
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2012-09-12 03:00:18 PM
3 votes:
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 03:29:02 PM
2 votes:

The Muthaship: 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?


Yeah, that's what you're seeing. It's not that some people are getting tired of the "I'M GRIEVING! EVERYONE LOOK AT ME, SEE HOW MUCH I'M GRIEVING! STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND WATCH ME GRIEVE!" other folks keep doing, it's that they're too cool for the room.

/Just because I don't make as much noise as you while honoring the victims doesn't mean I'm not honoring them
//And just because you make a bunch of noise, doesn't mean you are honoring them.
2012-09-12 03:24:00 PM
2 votes:

The Muthaship: lilplatinum: Do you still participate in rending of garmets and gnashing of teeth for Pearl Harbor too?

Not really, although it is definitely a tragedy worthy of it. What I don't do, is f*ck with people who do.

/Having just remembered seeing some of your posts before,
//I do feel pretty foolish for paying any attention at all, though.


Mourn want you want, but at the point when society basically enforces it as a test of patriotism it becomes lamentable. Not to mention the continued use of the dead as political props (and here in NYC often as props to sell shiat)

If you want to mourn anything and weren't related or friends with one of the dead, perhaps it would be better to mourn the state of our constitution, economy, foreign reputation, and political atmosphere - all of which were harmed to various extents because of our pathetic showing of a response to this attack over the past 11 years.  At least there is a slight chance to resuscitate them.
2012-09-12 03:09:01 PM
2 votes:
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 02:53:16 PM
2 votes:
"Culbertson was the only American aboard the International Space Station"

So...the other astronauts on board could've cared less?
2012-09-12 02:49:57 PM
2 votes:
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 07:20:35 PM
1 votes:

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, 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..


This.

While the events of 9/11 were tragic and terrible, the knee-jerk political reaction has been absolutely sickening.

Pretty much everyone could figure out by the time the second plane hit that we were under attack. As much as that sucks, you need to pull things together, find out the people responsible and *stop* them (usually permanently.) Then you see if there was any reasonable way of preventing the attack (keyword: reasonable) make any necessary changes and go on with your lives.

This constant stream of wallowing in fear and PTSD all year....and * celebrating * the process every year on 9//11. What the fark?

Yes, if you were in the middle of it, or lost loved ones, that totally makes sense, and you have my sincere sympathies.

For the vast majority of the nation who merely saw it on tv though, you're just being bizarre.
2012-09-12 04:52:28 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: We could get out of countries that feel such hate and contempt for us, after all.


Those assholes are the best reason on earth to get away from oil. Can you imagine what the Middle East would be like if they hadn't accidentally wandered onto their huge oil reserves?

Me either, because no one would give a sh*t.
2012-09-12 03:16:22 PM
1 votes:

lilplatinum: Do you still participate in rending of garmets and gnashing of teeth for Pearl Harbor too?


Not really, although it is definitely a tragedy worthy of it. What I don't do, is f*ck with people who do.

/Having just remembered seeing some of your posts before,
//I do feel pretty foolish for paying any attention at all, though.
2012-09-12 03:13:37 PM
1 votes:

BigNumber12: 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?


It would be hard since our senior most government officials are usually busy kow-towing to Israel, but no - we probably should have done surgical strikes and small scale assaults to find the people responsible - like we ended up doing rather than spending shiat-tons of money removing a group of people we were responsible for being in power in the first place and then parlaying that into a completely separate war that wasn't even tangentially related to the issue.
2012-09-12 03:12:13 PM
1 votes:

lilplatinum: 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.


No, they just do everything possible to passively-aggressively increase their sphere of influence and/or curb anything the US wants to do regardless what it is. I'd rather they'd have an emotional catharsis over the issue than say storming our embassies to erect politically-significant flags or use rockets to kill American ambassadors
2012-09-12 03:10:38 PM
1 votes:

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 03:06:25 PM
1 votes:

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 03:03:09 PM
1 votes:

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 02:58:52 PM
1 votes:
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 02:58:00 PM
1 votes:
Knowing what I know now, were I in his shoes, I would have opted to just stay up there.
2012-09-12 02:55:13 PM
1 votes:
what if your wife was in one of those planes? pretty sure i'd be more traumatized than he.
2012-09-12 02:51:57 PM
1 votes:

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 02:51:20 PM
1 votes:
Oh he was off the planet at the time?? HOW CONVENIENT.
 
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