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1WTC this morning.

  1. May 11, 2013 #1

    OmCheeto

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    I heard about this, this morning.

    usa-worldtradeccenter.jpg

    Odd.

    I've been on vacation all week.

    I was on a week long vacation on 9/11.

    I would mention what song just cued up, but that would just freak everyone out.

    Good night.
     
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  3. May 11, 2013 #2

    Danger

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    Not me. I can't think of any song that would have any significance in this regard.
    That's a beautiful photo. I just saw the item about the construction completion on the news about half an hour ago. I didn't even know that it was being done.
     
  4. May 11, 2013 #3

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3uaXCJcRrE

    Being on the left coast, an void of TV, I didn't even know they'd started a new building. :blushing:
     
  5. May 11, 2013 #4

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    I don't get it. What's odd? That the lights are on?
     
  7. May 11, 2013 #6
    Looks awesome! Feels good to have that skyline fixed again!
     
  8. May 11, 2013 #7
    Who gets news from a T.V. anymore? Clearly you have a computer and access to the internet...
     
  9. May 11, 2013 #8

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    It was just a coincidence. I rarely take week long vacations except in July.
    My sisters both flew in from out of state the week of 9/11, so I took the week off.
    A friend called me on the phone and got me out of bed after the first plane crash. So I turned on the TV and watched the 2nd plane crash. Then I watched both buildings collapse. Then my sisters called and invited me over, and the three of us painted my brothers living room.

    I took this week off, because I'm tired of losing vacation time. If I don't use it, I lose it.

    Take a week off, the buildings come down.
    Take a week off, the building's back up.

    :smile:

    I get dizzy just watching the video.

    Hey! Someone in the area needs to take a picture of the new building from the following spot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoP4cZM-lyM ​

    I never noticed the twin towers in the background, until after they were gone. And then I was like; "Holy Moses! Those suckers were tall!"

    I'd never seen them in real life.

    Oh, and this past Monday was my birthday. I'd like to thank New York for giving me a great present to top off the week.

    [Broken]​

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    Yes, the universe does revolve around me.
     
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  10. May 11, 2013 #9

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    I was thinking "WTF" until just now when I looked up the lyrics. There's a glitch in my speech processing system (not my hearing), so I don't usually know what a singer is saying. Now I get it; very appropriate indeed. (I hadn't clicked on your link because I didn't want to listen to it.)
     
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  11. May 11, 2013 #10

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    I'm honored to be part of the 99,060. :tongue2:
     
  12. May 11, 2013 #11

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    I pass the towers flying in and out of the NY area. It's been nice to watch the progress. I had flown passed them a week before 9/11 and then two weeks after. It was pretty wrenching to see the aftermath.
     
  13. May 11, 2013 #12

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    I have to admit, that we were somewhat ambivalent over here. Having never been to New York, and without a single friend living there, it was more like stuff going on in another part of the world. Yah, it was the USA, but it was outside of our realm of experience. Something to watch on TV. (I still had cable back then.)

    Though, within days of the event, I had one of those weird, "the physics aren't quite right here" nightmares, where with shear mental dream power, I stopped a 747 that was headed for our local, mini-me version.

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    Though only 40 stories high, it was at the time, our tallest building. (We have that stupid Cascadia Subduction Zone event to worry about.)

    It may have been the similar exterior architecture that told my subconscious; "Ya know, this could happen here....."

    [Broken]​

    But now, with this stupid internet, I have friends all over the country, and all over the world. So now, no matter what happens nearly anywhere, it's a lot more personal.

    This is why I was so ahead of the curve on the Arab Spring. I'd just made a FB friend in Tunisia. I was like; "Mohammed! Stay away from the riots!" I was glued to Al Jazeera for a month. Of course, Mohammed never posts on Facebook. I think he befriended me, because I was saying what he couldn't. I can cuss, and swear, and point out painful facts all day, and only have to worry about my sister complaining about my swearing. I understood that he didn't have that freedom, and would likely be hauled away and executed for speaking his mind.

    Nearly everything he posted, were ambiguous, but powerful, and in my feeble mind, ultimately, hopeful images:

    [Broken]
    13 January 2011

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    17 January 2011

    To which I could only post; "We hope that you are well."
    13 February 2011

    To which he shared his one and only correspondence with me; "thanks omcheeto:)"
    22 February 2011

    That's not right.... He said; "thanks omcheeto :)"

    ..........

    Good god. I appear to be on a rant.
    I must be drunk again..... :grumpy:

    Anyways.... Thank you Astro.

    And yes Greg, it is good to have that skyline fixed again!

    .....

    Wait! Do know how to tell when Om is really drunk? He starts playing Sinatra.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0_S62E2ylY ​

    hic!
     
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  14. May 11, 2013 #13

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    Your member profile is a tad vague as to what dimension you live in, let alone what country.
    Regardless, I am most definitely going to have to teach you how to hold your booze; you're starting to embarrass me. It takes pride and true dedication to be a proper alcoholic, and you're slacking off.
     
  15. May 11, 2013 #14

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    Hey, though—I like those images that your friend sent.
    (New post because I didn't want to ruin the last one with something serious.)
     
  16. May 13, 2013 #15

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    Fixed!
    He only posted one other image subsequent to those. I assume it is him, standing in front of a white board in what appears to be a classroom. My guess is that he is an instructor.

    I just checked his profile. There's scant little about him, except for his birthday, and the following:

    Favourite Quotations
    "Art is whereby the forms become human" , Jean-Luc Godard
    "The greatness of a business is first and foremost to unite people", Antoine de Saint Exupéry

    Political Views
    anti far right (not just political ... cultural, religious, etc.)

    All posted in French. The above are google translations.
     
  17. May 13, 2013 #16

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    The only miscommunication that I have with Mohammed is the bit about his Political Views—anti far right. In the context of your country I don't know what that means. Here it means that we'd be punting Stephen Harper off of the dock at Peggy's Cove. I suspect that something different applies in this case.
     
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