18 years to the day since 9/11

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  1. Ifwecouldjust.......

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    Slightly off topic but relevant i suppose..... Its been mooted that it's the same reason that we couldn't crack the enigma machine in WW2 until the right team was established by Denniston. The CIA and intelligence services are predominantly white / male / well educated . (all tending to see things through the same filters).... The brits originally tried to crack the Enigma machine using mathematicians (code breakers) but didn't get anywhere. Only by opening up the group to other different ways of thinking was the solution found (Deniston even placed a crossword in the newspapers and ran a competition to identify those that could crack it)
     
  2. worsleyweb

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    Never ever forget that day. Found out I was going be a dad for the first time in the morning. Watch the towers fall down sat in a caravan in Devon.

    Then went to Plymouth Swansea at night.
     
  3. Just to add, I was a manager of a chauffeur Co working just off the airport at Atlas house at the end of the runway, 90% of our business was airport transfers and the boss called me in to see the TV screens. I honestly thought it was a film until the second one hit, then reality hit home. Apart from the shock of it my first thought was it was going to be a very long day, it certainly was in a very strange way.
     
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  4. FCBarca

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    I can never forget Arundhati Roy's speech in 2002 called Come September - should be required viewing for all, particularly Americans

     
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  5. TheRemainsOfTheDave

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    I said similar after my US visit in '96. Got on one plane and there's people sat in our seats who couldn't produce paperwork to prove they were even on the right plane, they just wanted to sit near friends. We'd booked seats to sit as a group with 2 others but the other Americans on the plane just bellowed at us to sit anywhere despite us showing our paperwork proving we were right.
     
  6. smevchenko

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    Well he might have predicted it, but that is still a far way away from actually knowing when and how it would be attacked again.
     
  7. aguerrrroooooooooooo

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    He's definitely not the only one who predicted it:
     
  8. blue b4 the moon

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    I was in a meeting most of the day where 'know-nowt' HR tossers were presenting how my job was changing.

    Came out ready to hit somebody, put the radio on in the car and Parry was talking about what had happened. The meeting didn't seem to matter much as the reality dawned.
     
  9. Nightmare Walking

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    I was watching Brisbane Broncos cheerleader trials at a bar called City Rowers in Brisbane.
     
  10. ChicagoBlue

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    I flew into NYC last night, with the Twin Tower lights lit up. Eerie, but an excellent homage.

    Lost a friend, First Officer LeRoy Homer, in the Shanksville crash (Flt 93). Heard the CVR of their attack. Not pretty listening to someone you know die and then listening to the person who murdered him on the aircraft radio.

    There is currently a Flt 93 memorial (pictures of each crew member with a biography, flowers, flags, etc.) in Terminal C at Newark, which is where the flight left from.

    To this day, there are Stars and Stripes flown (every day) at the gates from which each flight left.

    It certainly changed my life!!!
     

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