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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 10:37:49 AM  
www.silvercoinstoday.com

You can get a 2-for-1 ticket if you pay with these coins.
 
2013-05-04 10:39:06 AM  
They will be having an Aviary filled with glitter covered, weeping Bald Eagles, correct?
 
2013-05-04 10:39:10 AM  
September 17, 1862. The battle of Antietam. 22,717 Americans dead, wounded, or captured. The unity of the United States is in jeopardy. America is in the middle of its bloodiest war, the effects of which we still feel today.

THAT is the worst day in American history.
 
2013-05-04 10:39:19 AM  

GungFu: [www.silvercoinstoday.com image 600x432]

You can get a 2-for-1 ticket if you pay with these coins.


You can flick the towers down with your finger over and over again.
 
2013-05-04 10:40:36 AM  
I have just been to the atomic bomb museum in Hiroshima. Entrance fee was $0.50

Socialism I guess
 
2013-05-04 10:40:38 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.


It makes sense. Bernie and Sylvia wouldn't want to cough up the admission after all.
 
2013-05-04 10:40:43 AM  

Godscrack: GungFu: [www.silvercoinstoday.com image 600x432]

You can get a 2-for-1 ticket if you pay with these coins.

You can flick the towers down with your finger over and over again.


I like to hit them with my North Carolina quarter...

www.netstate.com
 
2013-05-04 10:41:41 AM  
Is it wrong that I'm picturing a gift shop full of fridge magnets and little replica statues of towers with planes going into them?
 
2013-05-04 10:43:00 AM  

MBZ321: Is it wrong that I'm picturing a gift shop full of fridge magnets and little replica statues of towers with planes going into them?


Don't forget the T-Shirts...

www.tshirthell.com
 
2013-05-04 10:44:05 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: And they charge only $12.50 at the Gettysburg Visitor Center. Plus you get Morgan Freeman narrating an intro film.


$5 Alamo.
Pee Wee Herman personal tour of the basement.
 
2013-05-04 10:45:00 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?


As a matter of fact, yes I would rather there was no museum
 
2013-05-04 10:46:16 AM  

GungFu: [www.silvercoinstoday.com image 600x432]

You can get a 2-for-1 ticket if you pay with these coins.


What do I get if I buy this baby?

farm5.staticflickr.com

/Jesus liked the Towers so much, he carried them off to Heaven, along with everyone in them
 
2013-05-04 10:46:56 AM  

George_Spelvin: [i6.photobucket.com image 600x312]
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?


No all Americans think the same way. That said, charging for a tragedy is pretty slimy, no matter how you look at it. I will also add that your military and political officials famously licked the Pentagon's taint throughout the whole thing like the obedient little suck-ups they are. You should be proud.
 
2013-05-04 10:47:19 AM  
That's where the Ground Zero Mosque people made their mistake. Free admission.
 
2013-05-04 10:47:31 AM  
For $25 a pop, there had better be a virtual reality exhibit where you run around trying to dodge all the falling bodies from landing on you. Or if one manages to land on a target painted on the ground, you get a free Taco Bell taco.
 
2013-05-04 10:48:14 AM  
farm5.staticflickr.com

Jesus Christ. This better be photoshopped.
 
2013-05-04 10:48:19 AM  

Mega Steve: GungFu: [www.silvercoinstoday.com image 600x432]

You can get a 2-for-1 ticket if you pay with these coins.

What do I get if I buy this baby?


The joy of cutting and welding that sucker so it looks like Jesus has a massive double wang?
 
2013-05-04 10:50:27 AM  
I think people are twisting things around looking for things to get upset about.

People think it's disgusting to have to pay $25 to pay their respects to the dead - why do you have to go to a museum to pay your respects? As I understand it, the entire memorial site will still be free or have a nominal reservation fee for practical purposes.

We need a reality check. If the museum was free, you'd never be able to get inside. It would be packed constantly. If they set up a ticket reservation system, you'd be on a waiting list for years before you could get in. Charging money is one of the best methods of crowd control there is, and it lessens the burden on taxpayers.

Go see the fountains. Look at the names. Walk around the park. Have whatever quiet time you need for free. If you'd like to more, then pay for it. I think that's very reasonable.
 
2013-05-04 10:51:29 AM  

Point02GPA: Do you get any souvenirs?


Re-packaged strawberry astronaut ice cream packets, labelled as "human remains pouches."
 
2013-05-04 10:52:41 AM  

TheOtherMisterP: . If the museum was free, you'd never be able to get inside. It would be packed constantly. If they set up a ticket reservation system, you'd be on a waiting list for years before you could get in


like the white house?
 
2013-05-04 10:54:22 AM  

Godscrack: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 480x640]

Jesus Christ. This better be photoshopped.


Why does Jesus shun the Pentagon?
 
2013-05-04 10:54:55 AM  
Seriously?  Shut the fark up!  It's a damn museum in the middle of farking Manhattan, that includes real estate that would go for tens of millions of dollars.  Who the fark do these people think are going to pay for the museum, operations, upkeep, etc.

I had a family member die on 9/11, and it was horrible.  No more horrible than having family members criminally killed in any other manner, however.  Yeah, it was a terrible day, a tragic act of terror.  It was also 12 farking years ago, and the country has to move on.

Build the damn museum, honor the victims, but expecting all of it to be free simply because it's about 9/11 is damned ridiculous.  How much does it cost to get into the various museums about the holocaust?!  Imagine if all the families of the 6 million jews were all up in arms about that.

Good god people, this isn't even a minor outrage.
 
2013-05-04 10:59:17 AM  

LordJiro: Hobodeluxe: Worst day in American History?

[msnbcmedia3.msn.com image 298x277]

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.


According to Wikipedia, it's the 4th worst day in American history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_disasters_in_the_United_States_ by _death_toll
 
2013-05-04 11:00:20 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.


FTFA:  Entrance to the memorial itself - which includes the picturesque reflection pools marking the footprints of the twin towers - will continue to be free, though a $2 service fee for online reservations was recently put in place.
 
2013-05-04 11:00:36 AM  
This is America. Land costs rent, electricity costs money, staff costs payroll, upkeep costs income.

Unless you want to visit a crumbling cave with no power and every tourists' chewed disposed bubblegum on the bottom of your feet, pay the farking $25.

If you can afford to visit or live in NY, you can afford the $25.
 
2013-05-04 11:02:03 AM  

Nuclear Monk: Godscrack: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 480x640]

Jesus Christ. This better be photoshopped.

Why does Jesus shun the Pentagon?


He doesn't shun it, he's sitting on it to keep the pressure off his hemorrhoids.
 
2013-05-04 11:02:25 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: How much does it cost to get into the various museums about the holocaust?!


The one in DC is free. But I think it's also funded by the taxpayers.

But I still see your main point. Most museums in New York charge between $15-$30 for admission so I guess this is roughly near the average.
 
2013-05-04 11:04:25 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.


Spy Museum and Crime Museum are 15 or so. NatGeo Museum charged 8 for the Titanic exhibition. But most of the museums around and near the Mall are free.
 
2013-05-04 11:04:47 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?


Battle of Gettysburg - 51,000 (National Military Park, 12.50)
Battle of Chickamauga - 34,624 (National Park, no fee)

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - 30,000 (National Park, 2.00 fee, free for students)

Battle of the Wilderness - 25,416 (same as Spotsylvania)

Battle of Chancellorsville - 24,000 (same as Spotsylvania)

Battle of Shiloh - 23,746 (National Military Park, no fee)

Battle of Stones River - 23,515 (National Battlefield, no fee)

Battle of Antietam - 23,100 (National Battlefield, 4.00 person, 6.00 family)

Second Battle of Bull Run - 22,180 (Manassas National Park, 3.00 person)

Battle of Fort Donelson - 17,398 (National Battlefield, no fee)

All were more horrific and deadly in America's history, all are cheaper and even free to see, none of them cost hundreds of millions of dollars to create or maintain.
 
2013-05-04 11:04:57 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.


And the gift shop is a major downer too.
 
2013-05-04 11:05:58 AM  

Godscrack: Jesus Christ. This better be photoshopped.


farm5.staticflickr.com

Nope. The Twin Towers now rest firmly on Jesus' gigantic schlong.
 
2013-05-04 11:06:07 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: 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.

Spy Museum and Crime Museum are 15 or so. NatGeo Museum charged 8 for the Titanic exhibition. But most of the museums around and near the Mall are free.


What about the Newseum? How is that one?

It looked interesting but we never had time to make it over there.
 
2013-05-04 11:06:32 AM  

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


That picture cracks me up every god damn time.
 
2013-05-04 11:07:51 AM  
Poor Jesus. Set your twin towers playset down for just a minute, and that asshole Mohammad comes and knocks it over.
 
2013-05-04 11:08:19 AM  
Welcome to America, where if it can't be profited from privately or used for political gain, it doesn't exist.
 
2013-05-04 11:08:47 AM  
Oklahoma City charges $12 for their museum.  Little bit of competition there, amiright?
 
2013-05-04 11:08:58 AM  

andyofne: LordJiro: Hobodeluxe: Worst day in American History?

[msnbcmedia3.msn.com image 298x277]

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.

According to Wikipedia, it's the 4th worst day in American history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_disasters_in_the_United_States_ by _death_toll



Nice find. Weather takes it's toll.
 
2013-05-04 11:09:35 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: have to pay to give my respects to my lost friend.


WTF does that even mean?
 
2013-05-04 11:10:17 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Seriously?  Shut the fark up!  It's a damn museum in the middle of farking Manhattan, that includes real estate that would go for tens of millions of dollars.  Who the fark do these people think are going to pay for the museum, operations, upkeep, etc.

I had a family member die on 9/11, and it was horrible.  No more horrible than having family members criminally killed in any other manner, however.  Yeah, it was a terrible day, a tragic act of terror.  It was also 12 farking years ago, and the country has to move on.

Build the damn museum, honor the victims, but expecting all of it to be free simply because it's about 9/11 is damned ridiculous.  How much does it cost to get into the various museums about the holocaust?!  Imagine if all the families of the 6 million jews were all up in arms about that.

Good god people, this isn't even a minor outrage.


They're free, or at least make an effort to make it free. The DC museum is free, the memorial in Boston is open to the public, the New York museum charges 12 bucks but also has one day a week for a couple hours where admission is free. Buchenwald charges for tours but is free of charge to holocaust survivors and families.

That being said, I don't care that they charge 25 dollars. I just won't go. They should probably have a free for families of those who died or open for certain times for free. Even then, what is there to see at the memorial that we have not already seen the hundreds of times on TV after it happened or currently on youtube and picture gallery sites?
 
2013-05-04 11:11:45 AM  

Millennium: 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.


I remember saying something to the effect on the tenth anniversary of the event. His response was somewhere along the lines of "so you want us to forget then?" and I sh*t you not, "should we forget about the holocaust too? Hey this guy thinks we should forget the holocaust!". This was an accomplished heart surgeon, the guy who operated in Bob Uecker, actually. Imagine the derp level when it's your average american.
 
2013-05-04 11:12:08 AM  
Well if they are going to charge $25 the least they could do is have all the footage from that day looping on an IMAX screen
 
2013-05-04 11:15:37 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?


http://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm

Why is that a problem?  It's now a major historical landmark.

Why is it not being run national historic site?

Non profits can range from super shady enterprises that act as family and friend employment generators, to benevolent endeavors.  Not idea what this one is, but it probably shouldn't be run as one.
 
2013-05-04 11:16:40 AM  

Nabb1: 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?

That museum would be a buzz kill.


May I recommend a more depressing and more fitting museum?

http://denisbinder.blogspot.com/2010/01/george-orwell-is-getting-mus eu m.html
 
2013-05-04 11:16:48 AM  

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

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - 30,000 (National Park, 2.00 fee, free for students)



Speaking of, it's re-enactment weekend at Spotsylvania Court House.

And yes, they do charge to watch the LARPers.
 
2013-05-04 11:19:21 AM  
People have already made brazillians of dollars off of 9/11. Why are they complaining now?
 
2013-05-04 11:21:30 AM  
You think they're mad now, wait til they see the gift shop prices.

$19.99 for a FDNY #1 foam finger?
 
2013-05-04 11:21:41 AM  

MmmmBacon: The construction costs have to be recouped somehow. It isn't like magical faeries came down and built a shrine for 9/11 out of pixie dust and smiles, there were significant costs involved in this project.

And every visitor will help pay back those costs.


when will the jersey turnpike be paid for?
 
2013-05-04 11:24:27 AM  

jshine: '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.


Yeah, how about the day that war started?
Or the day they passed the Tonkin Gulf resolution?
Or pearl Harbor? (to be fair, that die was probably already cast)
Or the stock market crash of 1929?
All of them were far worse days for America.
 
2013-05-04 11:26:12 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.


Why would you go to a museum to pay your respects anyway?
 
2013-05-04 11:26:18 AM  

Mrtraveler01: OtherLittleGuy: 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.

Spy Museum and Crime Museum are 15 or so. NatGeo Museum charged 8 for the Titanic exhibition. But most of the museums around and near the Mall are free.

What about the Newseum? How is that one?

It looked interesting but we never had time to make it over there.


21.95 plus tax, good for two consecutive days.
 
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