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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 09:47:25 AM
Oh come on, you stupid Commie Libs.  What kind of Americans would they be if they didn't charge money for something.

Capitalism.  It's the American Way.  Deal with it, Libbocreeps.
 
2013-05-04 09:48:18 AM

jbc: It worked for Toby Keith.


and Dick Cheney.
 
2013-05-04 09:48:46 AM

Hobodeluxe: Worst day in American History?

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Certainly higher on the list than 9/11, if only because, among the administration's other failures, 9/11 happened on Bush's watch, with plenty of warning to boot.

But no, it's still far from the worst day.
 
2013-05-04 09:48:51 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.


A story about Bloomberg and NYC politics and it's still the GOP's fault.
 
2013-05-04 09:51:45 AM

EkimProx: You have two options: the first is the tax payers pay for the museum - that's not good.


The taxpayers DID pay for it, as per TFA.

I would be very interested to see what the salaries are for the 9/11 Foundation executives.

Surprise, surprise - they're doing nicely for themselves.
 
2013-05-04 09:54:17 AM

EkimProx: I don't understand what the problem is here. You have two options: the first is the tax payers pay for the museum - that's not good. Or you charge a fee. Also, make of this what you will, but "exploiting a tragedy" is nothing new. What about the movie Pearl Harbour? World War 2 video games? Would you rather there was no museum?


Yes.
 
2013-05-04 09:58:13 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.


Came here to say that.

The worst day of the 21st century (to date) in American history, probably.

Worse days:

December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor (higher death toll, pulled the US into a larger war)
April 12, 1861, attack on Fort Sumter (start of the Civil War)
August 24, 1814, Battle of Washington D.C. (British invaders burned D.C. to the ground, the White House and Capitol occupied and burned)
 
2013-05-04 09:59:02 AM

Gulper Eel: EkimProx: You have two options: the first is the tax payers pay for the museum - that's not good.

The taxpayers DID pay for it, as per TFA.

I would be very interested to see what the salaries are for the 9/11 Foundation executives.

Surprise, surprise - they're doing nicely for themselves.


Its ok if they get paid well. Its another thing when CEO's get paid well

/Trololololol
 
2013-05-04 09:59:23 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: who the hell would want to go there anyway.  i guess it's a way to get the rubes from times square to go downtown


It will be visited by the Bible Belt who will pay their respects, then go back to not considering New York a part of REAL America.
 
2013-05-04 10:01:11 AM
How is this any different than the  holocaust or Pearl Harbor museums?  It they serve as a place to remember and to give respect to the fallen. Sorry, no outrage here.
 
2013-05-04 10:04:52 AM

scruffynerfherder: How is this any different than the  holocaust or Pearl Harbor museums?  It they serve as a place to remember and to give respect to the fallen. Sorry, no outrage here.


No entrance fee at the Holocaust Museum or Pearl Harbor. Arizona memorial is free, first come first served tickets.
 
2013-05-04 10:05:48 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I lost a friend in the 9/11 attacks. I find this extremely gauche and I won't be visiting the memorial if I have to pay to give my respects to my lost friend.



You know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
2013-05-04 10:07:08 AM
what the hell would they put in the museum? that landing gear? a replica plane ticket? box cutters? the memo bush got about bin laden?

cant wait for the 9/11 tshirts
 
2013-05-04 10:07:53 AM

moothemagiccow: what the hell would they put in the museum? that landing gear? a replica plane ticket? box cutters? the memo bush got about bin laden?

cant wait for the 9/11 tshirts


A copy of The Pet Goat.
 
2013-05-04 10:09:11 AM
It was kind of the worst day in modern history, because the US then spent what 4 trillion or something on wars in other countries, not to mention opening up a facility in Cuba that may never be closed until everyone there is dead.

I would hope at least the 9/11 victims' families would be able to get in for free.
 
2013-05-04 10:09:17 AM

jmr61: AverageAmericanGuy: I lost a friend in the 9/11 attacks. I find this extremely gauche and I won't be visiting the memorial if I have to pay to give my respects to my lost friend.


You know how I know you didn't RTFA?


This is Fark?..
 
2013-05-04 10:10:06 AM

Mrtraveler01: 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.


Nah, it's pretty weird since only people on the east coast usually visit and everyone else pays for it too
 
2013-05-04 10:10:52 AM
Well considering the current fiscal situation and cuts in funding to the U.S. National Parks Service and austerity measures implemented on state and local levels nationwide, this is probably where we are headed with many such endeavors in the future.
 
2013-05-04 10:11:50 AM

moothemagiccow: what the hell would they put in the museum? that landing gear? a replica plane ticket? box cutters? the memo bush got about bin laden?

cant wait for the 9/11 tshirts


A TSA badge and a copy of the Patriot Act.
 
2013-05-04 10:13:00 AM
60 million annually to run. 2.5 million anticipated visitors. 25 dollars a head barely covers it.

Unless you'd like to have your taxes go up 50 cents to support a cultural institution?

Didn't think so.
 
2013-05-04 10:14:05 AM

eggrolls: Unless you'd like to have your taxes go up 50 cents to support a cultural institution?


I would have zero problem with that.
 
2013-05-04 10:14:40 AM
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America, get the fark over yourselves.  As awful as it was, the families knew who was responsible; they were given a sense of closure.  How many people are killed every year where the assailant is unknown and never caught?  How many innocent Iraqis were killed as a result of this?
 
2013-05-04 10:16:53 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Oh come on, you stupid Commie Libs.  What kind of Ferengi would they be if they didn't charge money for something.

Capitalism.  It's the Ferengi Way.  Deal with it, Libbocreeps.


FTFY
 
2013-05-04 10:17:07 AM

WhyteRaven74: eggrolls: Unless you'd like to have your taxes go up 50 cents to support a cultural institution?

I would have zero problem with that.


Me either, but we both know we're in the minority. How many people voted against Big Bird in the last election?
 
2013-05-04 10:17:51 AM
"These people are trying to make money off the worst day in American history"

Oh, I think a lot of people have already made much more money from it (government contractors, foreign bribe-receivers).
 
2013-05-04 10:22:27 AM
Worst day in American history?  I would imagine there are a few days during the Civil War that would disagree.
 
2013-05-04 10:23:18 AM

EkimProx: I don't understand what the problem is here. You have two options: the first is the tax payers pay for the museum - that's not good. Or you charge a fee. Also, make of this what you will, but "exploiting a tragedy" is nothing new. What about the movie Pearl Harbour? World War 2 video games? Would you rather there was no museum?


So no tax dollars were spent building it? Could be true, but i doubt it.

It's pretty clear the museum wasn't built for Americans to come pay their respects. Is was built for tourists to come and gawk.
 
2013-05-04 10:25:32 AM
"These people are trying to make money off the worst day in American history"
Still not sure how people are trying to make money off the day I got married.
 
2013-05-04 10:25:50 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.


How about the day USA invaded Iraq. That's the worst in my book.

9/11 was meh, countries are attacked by terrorists all the time, get over it.
 
2013-05-04 10:26:18 AM

NeverDrunk23: Dead for Tax Reasons: who the hell would want to go there anyway.  i guess it's a way to get the rubes from times square to go downtown

It will be visited by the Bible Belt who will pay their respects, then go back to not considering New York a part of REAL America.


As a rube from the Bible Belt, I will be visiting for the food, not some hokey museum.
 
2013-05-04 10:26:31 AM
I thought 9/11 was about making money to begin with.
 
2013-05-04 10:27:54 AM

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imageshack.us
 
2013-05-04 10:27:55 AM

WorldCitizen: Worst day in American history?  I would imagine there are a few days during the Civil War that would disagree.


Appomattox, 9 April 1865?
 
2013-05-04 10:28:01 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.


hah, that's very fitting. Have the TSA pat every one down, so people really understand the consequences of 9/11.
 
2013-05-04 10:28:36 AM
i think $25 is fair.
 
2013-05-04 10:29:29 AM

b0rg9: Just so long as they give proper recognition to the Hulkster...

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Truly history's greatest monster
 
2013-05-04 10:29:40 AM

b0rg9: Just so long as they give proper recognition to the Hulkster...

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I'm not sure a touring photoshop exhibit will go over well there.
 
M-G
2013-05-04 10:30:42 AM
The families of WTC victims have got to be the whiniest self-entitled people in the country.  Yes, it sucks your loved one was killed.  People get killed every day in terrible ways.  But for some reason, we all have to bend over backwards for you.
 
2013-05-04 10:30:54 AM

spawn73: 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.

hah, that's very fitting. Have the TSA pat every one down, so people really understand the consequences of 9/11.


Just go into any building in DC. It's the same thing.
 
2013-05-04 10:31:08 AM

EkimProx: I don't understand what the problem is here. You have two options: the first is the tax payers pay for the museum - that's not good. Or you charge a fee. Also, make of this what you will, but "exploiting a tragedy" is nothing new. What about the movie Pearl Harbour? World War 2 video games? Would you rather there was no museum?


We routinely in this country use tax dollars to build sports arenas for billionaires to replace earlier taxpayer funded arenas that the billionaires have grown tired of. But tax money can't be used for a museum related to one of the worst attacks in the nation's modern history? Talk about odd priorities.
 
2013-05-04 10:31:19 AM
As long as the unionized construction companies get overpaid, that's all that matters.

Their excessive compensation has to come from somewhere, and the TV news companies aren't sharing their 9/11 profits.
 
2013-05-04 10:32:34 AM
"43 years ago today, May 4, 1970 is one of the worst days in American History.

Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on protesting students at Kent State University. When the shooting was over, four students were dead, one student was permanently paralyzed, and eight others were injured. In the wake of the shootings, the attention of the nation was focused on the Ohio campus. The shootings prompted the largest student strike in United States history and a change in public opinion about the Vietnam War. The photo below depicts the four students who were killed at Kent State - Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder. "
the day
the music
died
 
2013-05-04 10:32:39 AM

Point02GPA: WorldCitizen: Worst day in American history?  I would imagine there are a few days during the Civil War that would disagree.

Appomattox, 9 April 1865?


...because they let the South surrender instead of letting Sherman continue to ruin wild?
 
2013-05-04 10:32:56 AM
That place has to have massive utility bills.

So... no.
 
2013-05-04 10:33:00 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.


And they charge only $12.50 at the Gettysburg Visitor Center. Plus you get Morgan Freeman narrating an intro film.
 
2013-05-04 10:33:04 AM
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2013-05-04 10:33:07 AM
What better way than the American way to make money off of other people's misery.
 
2013-05-04 10:33:42 AM

EngineerAU: EkimProx: I don't understand what the problem is here. You have two options: the first is the tax payers pay for the museum - that's not good. Or you charge a fee. Also, make of this what you will, but "exploiting a tragedy" is nothing new. What about the movie Pearl Harbour? World War 2 video games? Would you rather there was no museum?

We routinely in this country use tax dollars to build sports arenas for billionaires to replace earlier taxpayer funded arenas that the billionaires have grown tired of. But tax money can't be used for a museum related to one of the worst attacks in the nation's modern history? Talk about odd priorities.


One place is decidedly more happy than the other.
 
2013-05-04 10:33:53 AM

cman: FirstNationalBastard: Mugato: What is there to see anyway? A lot of wrecked shiat and pictures of dead people? Meh.

They could at least have a 9/11 simulator ride complete with bungee jumping off the roof.

Or they could have a flight simulator and give the visitor the options of two either being Islamists or United Airline's pilot


---- Don't forget the participation exercise led by a docent.....
"OK everyone take out your cell phones and pretend you're near the top floor. When you see and hear the building crumble in the video, everyone yell OH GOD!"

/actual recorded 911 call, very chilling.
//this whole $25 museum idea makes me mad.
 
2013-05-04 10:36:00 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. I'm sorry for their loss, and I cannot imagine the pain of New Yorkers and the family members of those who died, but  this is not the greatest American tragedy ever. It was a sad, predictable attack created almost entirely by a few lunatics and our foreign policy. You want to change something? Address our foreign policy.  That will do more than this museum ever could.
 
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