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(New York Daily News)   9/11 museum at Ground Zero will charge $25 for admission. Family members of victims: "These people are trying to make money off the worst day in American history"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 342
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2013-05-04 09:18:59 AM

Nabb1: Does the Holocaust museum charge for admission? I went when it first opened,  but I can't remember if there as any charge to get in.


The memorial in Farmington Hills MI does.
 
2013-05-04 09:19:03 AM
Do you get any souvenirs?
 
2013-05-04 09:19:56 AM
Build it and they won't come.
 
2013-05-04 09:20:16 AM

Nabb1: Gwendolyn: Nabb1: Does the Holocaust museum charge for admission? I went when it first opened,  but I can't remember if there as any charge to get in.

The DC one does not.

I didn't think so.


Most museums in DC are free (All the Smithsonian ones are at least). Which is pretty nice since there are quite a few world-class museums in DC.
 
2013-05-04 09:20:34 AM

Point02GPA: Do you get any souvenirs?


Heh. I'll take the seat right next to yours. :D
 
2013-05-04 09:22:37 AM
'Worst day in American history' might be a bit much - recent history maybe... Some of the civil war battles far-eclipse 9/11 in the number of Americans killed & injured.
 
2013-05-04 09:22:44 AM
It's worth the money as long as the coverup is finally exposed.
 
2013-05-04 09:23:35 AM

Nabb1: Does the Holocaust museum charge for admission? I went when it first opened,  but I can't remember if there as any charge to get in.


Most of the museums in DC are free to the public. But, again, that's DC. This is NYC where there's a crazy high price for everything.

/Would pay for a ticket to go to the Smithsonian because it's that awesome
//But I don't have to because it's D.C., suckers!
 
2013-05-04 09:24:09 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?



But but but....NYC!!! 1!! 11!!!
 
2013-05-04 09:24:19 AM
"The worst day in American history."  Makes me think of things like "The top 100 movies of all time," and 94 of them are from the past six years.

It was a very bad day, but the worst?  The truth is, I'm tired of Rudy Giuliani-style "9/11! 9/11! 9/11!" incantations.  If you lost loved ones on that day, it was a tragedy, but no more of a tragedy than anyone else who lost a loved one.  You shouldn't invoke it like a magic spell.  Try telling someone whose child was killed by a drunk driver that you rank over them because your loved one died at the same time as others.

The whole WTC area, everything in and around it, has been co-opted for political, propaganda and financial reasons.  A $25 fee to get into some memorial sounds like par for the course in NYC.
 
2013-05-04 09:24:59 AM

ko_kyi: Very bad day, yes.  Worst day in American History, no. Antietem comes to mind, I'm sure there are many more.


I agree.
But this generation of idiots if they hear civil war, all they can think; wasn't that a guns and roses song?
 
2013-05-04 09:25:15 AM

fatalvenom: FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?


But but but....NYC!!! 1!! 11!!!


No, it's 9!! 11!!!

See, you forgot already.
 
2013-05-04 09:25:19 AM
A SECOND FEE HAS BEEN CHARGED AT THE COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM STAND NEAR THE GIFT SHOP!
 
2013-05-04 09:25:37 AM
Freedom doesn't pay for itself.
 
2013-05-04 09:25:41 AM
Bloomberg didn't become a billionaire by giving away things for free.
 
2013-05-04 09:25:56 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: To be fair, the Twin Towers were one of this country's greatest monuments to capitalism and hubris, so it's fitting that the memorial have the big brass balls to demand a $25 fee.


The holocaust memorial museum should charge admission of 30 pieces of silver - for the lulz.
 
2013-05-04 09:27:10 AM
Worst day in American History?

msnbcmedia3.msn.com
 
2013-05-04 09:27:30 AM
Having worked in museums in NYC, I wonder if they'll have a reciprocal admission agreement. I suspect not, the assholes.
 
2013-05-04 09:27:52 AM

EvilEgg: The worst day in American history? I'm not sure about that. Sure, it was pretty bad, but I think a couple of days during the civil war could top it.


THIS!

Maybe I'm getting old but, it seems to me that if something happens  more than twenty years ago people act like it never happened.
 
2013-05-04 09:28:48 AM
You can get half off any entree in our museum cafe on Tuesdays when you buy any entree at double the normal price*

*Exclusions apply, taxes, fees and gratuity will be added to your bill, hey, I'm walkin' here
 
2013-05-04 09:29:20 AM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-05-04 09:29:26 AM
They can charge, or not charge and run it with tax dollars, either way you're paying so take you farking pick. I'd rather they charge since it's not something I'll ever go too. Running a museum or any business costs money. Prayers and good intentions don't pay for shiat.
 
2013-05-04 09:30:02 AM
I didn't even go to the area it happened the last time I went to NYC a few years ago, and I sure as hell don't want to go to it now.  It was bad enough to live through it, I've seen these people's face, stories and family members in various news programs, documentaries and movies.  What is a name on a wall going to do?  In my mind, the best way to honor people and remember them is to use their memory to help others, which some of these people have done (while our politicians have done the exact opposite).  An obscenely expensive memorial that charges and obscene amount for admission because people have to go through an obscene amount of security isn't my idea of "remembering" these people.  If I have any money when I die, I want to be cremated and have my kids and grandkids take my ashes and spread them in places around the world that I never got to go to.  I don't need a memorial or headstone, I just want someone to do something new that they have never done before, because that's what I liked in my life.
 
2013-05-04 09:30:08 AM

MagSeven: A SECOND FEE HAS BEEN CHARGED AT THE COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM STAND NEAR THE GIFT SHOP!


i.huffpost.com

I can't believe it took that long. Well done.
 
2013-05-04 09:30:38 AM

jshine: ecmoRandomNumbers: To be fair, the Twin Towers were one of this country's greatest monuments to capitalism and hubris, so it's fitting that the memorial have the big brass balls to demand a $25 fee.

The holocaust memorial museum should charge admission of 30 pieces of silver - for the lulz.


Only a few select people know this, but if you show 'em your bag of gold from around your neck, you get in free.
 
2013-05-04 09:30:41 AM

snocone: One every minute.
OOh, there is another one.
Wait for it,,, and another.

USA, where pain and suffering are a franchise for Profit.


You waited two entire minutes to post such a short comment just to prove a point? That's dedication.
 
2013-05-04 09:31:19 AM

Triumph: Average payout from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund was $2.08 million, tax free. All they had to do to get the money was agree not to sue anyone. Congress funded it 11 days after the attack. Will the Boston bombing victims get money from Congress too?


Congress? No. They'll receive a payout from the One Fund which is all donations from the public and businesses. I read an article on the Boston Globe saying the families of the victims that died and those that lost limbs will receive ~one million each with other injuries getting a lower amount
 
2013-05-04 09:31:42 AM
I wonder how they're going to spin its effect on the air travel industry.
 
2013-05-04 09:32:03 AM
It cost $700m to build and they say it will cost over a $1m a week to run. Of course they have to charge for it. It never should have cost that much in the first place of course. They say it's going to cost $12m a year in  private security and to get into the plaza you will be checked airport style. The whole thing is disgusting, What happened was terrible, But from the beginning it's been overtaken by opportunistic snake oil salesmen.
 
2013-05-04 09:32:15 AM
Just another ripoff that does not exist for me.
 
2013-05-04 09:32:20 AM

Evil Mackerel: EvilEgg: The worst day in American history? I'm not sure about that. Sure, it was pretty bad, but I think a couple of days during the civil war could top it.

THIS!

Maybe I'm getting old but, it seems to me that if something happens  more than twenty years ago people act like it never happened.


And don't forget about when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. 2400 Americans killed.
But again, if it didn't happen in NY, it didn't happen because they're the center of the universe,
 
2013-05-04 09:33:35 AM

Kevin Martin: It cost $700m to build and they say it will cost over a $1m a week to run. Of course they have to charge for it. It never should have cost that much in the first place of course. They say it's going to cost $12m a year in  private security and to get into the plaza you will be checked airport style. The whole thing is disgusting, What happened was terrible, But from the beginning it's been overtaken by opportunistic snake oil salesmen.


Ya know, in the big picture, it is a perfect and fitting finish to a Memorial of our times.
 
2013-05-04 09:34:28 AM

EvilEgg: The worst day in American history? I'm not sure about that. Sure, it was pretty bad, but I think a couple of days during the civil war could top it.


Pearl Harbor comes to mind too, as do a couple of points during the War of 1812. I can think of a few days that didn't even involve acts of war that were nevertheless worse than this one.

It is, of course, difficult to say this to someone who lost a loved one. Trauma is a cruel thing, and one of the worst things about it is the way it takes away a person's sense of perspective, and can do so for years, decades, or even full lifetimes, and there isn't much that anyone else can do about it.

For everyone else, though, enough is farking enough. Enough was farking enough in 2002.
 
2013-05-04 09:34:54 AM
This fee won't get me riled up until I hear that the president of this non-profit foundation makes $2.5 mil a year.
 
2013-05-04 09:35:12 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?


THIS
 
2013-05-04 09:35:44 AM

abhorrent1: They can charge, or not charge and run it with tax dollars, either way you're paying so take you farking pick. I'd rather they charge since it's not something I'll ever go too. Running a museum or any business costs money. Prayers and good intentions don't pay for shiat.


No, but corporate grant money can. I'd think that there would be scads of companies looking for a good way to wrap themselves in the flag and rend their garments out of recreational grief.
 
2013-05-04 09:36:32 AM

wildcardjack: Imagine if the native americans had that sort of guilt tripping power, we'd be on the reservations.


Well I lost my ass at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino last week if that helps.
 
2013-05-04 09:36:43 AM
I woulda swore January 20th 2001 was the worst day in American history.
 
2013-05-04 09:37:47 AM

vudukungfu: FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?

THIS


I always said you need to be dead for the GOP to recognize you.
 
2013-05-04 09:40:24 AM

abhorrent1: They can charge, or not charge and run it with tax dollars, either way you're paying so take you farking pick. I'd rather they charge since it's not something I'll ever go too. Running a museum or any business costs money. Prayers and good intentions don't pay for shiat.


Do you really think this won't be subsidized with tax money if they charge an entrance fee? That's pretty naive. The entrance fee is for lining pockets, not for rent and upkeep.
 
2013-05-04 09:41:56 AM

snocone: vudukungfu: FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?

THIS

I always said you need to be dead for the GOP to recognize you.


Talk about recognition, a lot of dead Democrats get to vote...numerious times.
 
2013-05-04 09:42:10 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?


All it takes is 15 or 20 if they're in a school.
 
2013-05-04 09:42:22 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?


Wow, thanks for the heads up.  I've been walking around doing whatever I want this whole time.
 
2013-05-04 09:42:38 AM

snocone: vudukungfu: FirstNationalBastard: Shouldn't they be more disgusted over how the lives of those 3,000 people have been made to be more important than the 300 million other people in this country, and have been used by politicians for the past 12 years to systematically strip us all of our rights?

THIS

I always said you need to be dead for the GOP to recognize you.


Nah, you'd have to die traumatically at the hands of terrorists.  Madmen with guns and everyday murders don't count because then they might have to do something about it.
 
2013-05-04 09:43:03 AM

Kevin Martin: It cost $700m to build and they say it will cost over a $1m a week to run. Of course they have to charge for it. It never should have cost that much in the first place of course. They say it's going to cost $12m a year in  private security and to get into the plaza you will be checked airport style. The whole thing is disgusting, What happened was terrible, But from the beginning it's been overtaken by opportunistic snake oil salesmen.


I've been to the memorial and there was no airport style frisky frisky security.  It was more in line with your typical metal detector courthouse style security and fairly quick to navigate.  It's a beautiful place and well worth the minimal hassle.
 
2013-05-04 09:43:37 AM
"These people are trying to make money off the worst day in American history"

Sorry, Bub, but the worst day in American history is when ABC cancelled Soap in 1981 without resolving any of the cliffhangers.
 
2013-05-04 09:44:54 AM
Profiting from death? It's as American as apple pie.
www.moviegoods.com
 
2013-05-04 09:45:13 AM

Principal Clarinet: Don't forget the $50 to park the car and another $50 for the cab ride to the museum.


dude what? you can get a parking garage spot for less than $10 bucks probably within walking distance, if not it's a $2.50 subway ride. take the brooklyn or queensboro bridges to avoid bridge/tunnel fares if coming from long island.
 
2013-05-04 09:46:50 AM
Just so long as they give proper recognition to the Hulkster...

i185.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-04 09:46:53 AM
Are they putting a false flag on top of the museum?
 
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