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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 01:02:54 AM
Don't forget the $50 to park the car and another $50 for the cab ride to the museum.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-05-04 01:07:21 AM
It worked for Toby Keith.
 
2013-05-04 01:45:21 AM
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?
 
2013-05-04 01:46:59 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?


You're right

/that'll be $25.00, please
 
2013-05-04 01:53:37 AM
Fark the people who have a problem with this.  They can pay for their own grief therapy.
 
2013-05-04 02:47:55 AM
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?
 
2013-05-04 03:34:06 AM
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.
 
2013-05-04 05:07:19 AM
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.
 
2013-05-04 06:19:17 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?


That museum would be a buzz kill.
 
2013-05-04 06:51:33 AM
Are they putting that landing gear in this museum? Because I would totally pay $25 just to see that.

/eyeroll
 
2013-05-04 06:54:07 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.


I doubt it would even put a dent in construction recuperation.

I believe this is about the museum trying to be as self-sufficiant as possible. They may make money from trees, but trees arent gonna do a good job with the upkeep of this museum.
 
2013-05-04 06:56:10 AM
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.
 
2013-05-04 07:06:59 AM
What is there to see anyway? A lot of wrecked shiat and pictures of dead people? Meh.
 
2013-05-04 07:07:19 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 DC one does not.
 
2013-05-04 07:10:14 AM

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.
 
2013-05-04 07:20:13 AM

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.
 
2013-05-04 07:29:11 AM

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
 
2013-05-04 07:33:52 AM
It's NY.  They'd try to make a buck off curb-stomping you for walking against the light.  Oh, wait. they already do.
 
2013-05-04 07:35:46 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


That I would pay for.
 
2013-05-04 07:52:46 AM
We never shoulda let Giuliani trademark the term.
 
2013-05-04 08:16:31 AM
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.
 
2013-05-04 08:22:04 AM

EvilEgg: Sure, it was pretty bad, but I think a couple of days during the civil war could top it.


If it wasn't covered live on television, it apparently doesn't matter. History is for dweebs, y'know.
 
2013-05-04 08:23:29 AM
I go to New York once a year. I wouldn't even go to this place even if it had free admission. Tourists should go to a Broadway show, Yankees game, Mets game (if they are masochists), or Coney Island instead.
 
2013-05-04 08:28:47 AM
survivingsurvivalism.com
 
2013-05-04 08:31:45 AM
i thought they'd have a "recommended donation" of $9.11
 
2013-05-04 08:46:45 AM
Sports tab?.... ah, the all American game of fleecing/screwing the consumer/public.  Got it.
 
2013-05-04 09:06:39 AM
They're just being bad Sports.
 
2013-05-04 09:07:10 AM
Does the TSA grope-search everyone who enters?  Because that's the real cost of what happened.
 
2013-05-04 09:08:05 AM
Do they accept shekels?
 
2013-05-04 09:09:38 AM
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.
 
2013-05-04 09:09:57 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 x 3000

Computer eat my Boobies ?
 
2013-05-04 09:10:11 AM
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?
 
2013-05-04 09:10:19 AM
www.talkleft.com
 
2013-05-04 09:10:25 AM
Is this the memorial with the pool that was obscenely expensive to build and maintain?
 
2013-05-04 09:10:53 AM
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
 
2013-05-04 09:11:02 AM

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


And also the museum security checking you for explosives by molesting you like you were in the 1970's version of Times Square. I really want to visit the Ground Zero Memorial but it looks as if they have that place locked down like Fort Knox. No thanks, it would be more enjoyable to walk the Mall in DC instead. Seems like the NY politicians want to turn the city into the first US Police State.
 
2013-05-04 09:12:56 AM
One every minute.
OOh, there is another one.
Wait for it,,, and another.

USA, where pain and suffering are a franchise for Profit.
 
2013-05-04 09:14:26 AM

syrynxx: Does the TSA grope-search everyone who enters?  Because that's the real cost of what happened.


Seems like it would be a necessary part of the "experience".
 
2013-05-04 09:14:33 AM
And if it was free people would cry about taxes having to support it.

fark everyone
 
2013-05-04 09:14:37 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.


I went to the DC one a while back. I was a little apprehensive at first but I'm really glad I went.

That museum did a great job at capturing all the significant moments in the Holocaust.

Apparently the 9/11 museum is going to be run by the same person who ran the Holocaust museum in DC.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57580614/the-9-11-museum-curat in g-memories-of-terror-and-tragedy/
 
2013-05-04 09:15:05 AM
Very bad day, yes.  Worst day in American History, no. Antietem comes to mind, I'm sure there are many more.
 
2013-05-04 09:15:48 AM
And then the museum will double as a mosque for maximum trolling
 
2013-05-04 09:15:51 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.


It's the museum, not the memorial.
 
2013-05-04 09:15:52 AM
Is anyone being forced to visit the museum?   If you don't like the $25 fee, just don't go there.

/If it was free, you'd have the soup kitchen crowd use it as a hang out.
 
2013-05-04 09:16:29 AM
(/11 was a terrible thing - and I wish only the best for those who lost people in their lives on that dreadful day.
But - and i apologize for having to say this - it was NOT the worst day in American History. By a long shot.
Or at least, if it turns out to be - it will be OUR fault.
 
2013-05-04 09:17:23 AM
25 dollars just for the 9/11 Memorial? How about no? It's a nice monument, it's very touching, but how long does it even take to walk through it and see everything?
 
2013-05-04 09:17:23 AM
Let's check my records... I'm pretty sure I've sold a book called The Holocaust Industry... Oh wait, not what I was thinking.

It does seem to have been quite profitable. Imagine if the native americans had that sort of guilt tripping power, we'd be on the reservations.
 
2013-05-04 09:18:01 AM
Pretty sure it's the Battle of Antietam, but that doesn't negate their point.
 
2013-05-04 09:18:07 AM

jbc: It worked for Toby Keith.


Halliburton,Exxon Mobil,Blackwater and a ton of others too.
 
2013-05-04 09:18:44 AM
9/11, I meant. Caffeine before posting.
 
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