To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks Kathy, well done again, thank you!
This photo is called The Falling Man. It's considered controversial now , to publish pictures that are hard to see. The photographer who captured it saw the humans who were driven to a disastrous choice, and validated their lives by documenting it. We owe it to them to be strong enough not to look away. We owe it to them, to see that those who come after remember, too .
posted on 09/11/2019 6:36:25 PM PDT
('Progressive' is a Euphemism for <strike>Totalitarian</strike> COMMUNIST)
These pictures are the only thing that make some people remember the horror...they must be preserved and posted, again and again.
It happened, and it happened on American soil!!!
AND WE MUST NEVER FORGET!!!!
posted on 09/11/2019 7:00:08 PM PDT
by Kathy in Alaska
((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
To: PROCON; Kathy in Alaska; dp0622
I was in Midtown on 9/11 - 4 miles north of Ground Zero. It was a truly heartbreaking and awful day. We were worried about the other show dropping; we were getting (false) reports of a van loaded with explosives being stopped on the George Washington Bridge, and a guy with an explosives vest walking through the Lincoln Tunnell. I hugged Mrs DoodleBob and the little DoodleBobs when I finally made it home; while I wasn't near the Twin Towers or in imminent danger, I considered myself lucky.
Months later, I walked down to Ground Zero...this was when it was still a pit and debris was being removed, but there wasn't as much work remaining. What struck me was two things:
1. The immense feeling of void, of emptiness. What had been an immense and bustling complex of buildings punctuated by the Twin Towers was just...nothing. I called my wife and simply said - "they're gone." It sounds stupid, but that was all I could muster.
2. As I walked toward Ground Zero from Greenwich St, the faces of people walking back from Ground Zero had one of three looks: 1-profound sorrow - not just tears but an aching, 2-stunned nothingness, like the joy in their life had been washed away, and 3-anger and resolve...people were not just pissed, but PISSED.
I don't want to get all Liberal, but it is worth noting that the aforementioned people who looked pissed on my walk to Ground Zero were from all walks of life - old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian. That may have been the last time America was united...but I'll take the infighting we have today vs an attack that reunites us all. Never forget 9/11.
posted on 09/11/2019 8:04:33 PM PDT
(Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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