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Thread: Not talking about it.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Inside the Beltway

    Not talking about it.

    No. I'm not talking about it.

    All I'll say is that a little under ten years ago, I stood with my best friend at the edge of campus, watching black smoke rise above the city that's become my home.

    So tonight, I'll admit it. Yes, I'm happy about today's events, even though it's not actually an ethical source of joy.

    But I'm still not talking about it.

    Yours, in peace,


  2. #2
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I'm with ya Bill.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    For the past half hour or so I've been trying to think of something to say that wouldn't step on the CoC. I think your approach is a prudent one.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
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    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    A little less than 10 years ago, I sat with a very good buddy as he was glued to the tv watching the twin towers fall. His daughter had called her mother, his wife, as she exited the subway and was running and talking on her cell when it went dead. It was almost 24 hours later before they found out she had in fact made it out alive. Very scary for us, more tragic for a lot of other families indeed.
    I agree whole heartedly Bill, very well stated to describe my feelings and stay within CoC.
    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.

    I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.

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  5. #5
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I was a mile away on my way to the Brooklyn Navy yard. The attack affected me and my family in many personal ways.

    Today I will rest a bit easier.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  6. #6
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    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    I know of one person who didn't make it from the buildings. I feel better about it now.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you don’t know what tool to buy next, then you probably don’t need it yet.

  7. #7
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    lets hope this isnt a ploy for popularity scores..if it isnt then perhaps those affected the worse can rest easier.
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
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    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    My family lost a good friend on 9-11-2001. He was a good man, a good father, and a good friend, and Glenn Travers didnt deserve to die at the hands of a bunch of coward murderers. That is not political. Just a fact.
    I hope we get every last one of them responsible for their cowardly acts of murder and total disregard for human life(and a tiny bit of justice for all the firemen and police officers,and the parents of so many children in our school district and surrounding districts, that didnt make it home that night)

  9. #9
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    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX
    And lets rest assured that this event we first heard about yesterday is not only vindication for our country, but for many others who have also been affected by the decision this man and his cohorts have made. And it is against people of many religions, including people of his own faith that have been touched in the worse way from his decisions. We must not let down our guard as there very well may be more attacks coming in the days and years to come. The battle on terrorism certainly has not ended. I am encouraged though that this may have already solidified, at least somewhat, a few of the alliances we have in some of the countries that will be key to the continuing battle against terror. Jim.
    Coolmeadow Setters...
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    Home of Irish Setter Rescue of North Texas
    When Irish Eyes are smiling, they're usually up to something!!
    At a minimum, I'm Pentatoxic...but most likely, I'm a Pentaholic. There seems to be no known cure. Pentatonix, winners of The Sing Off, season 3

  10. #10
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    to me, the news was a mix of we finally got him, and the utter stupidity of making the announcement. some things, like the moon landings, should be shouted from the roof tops, and others should be kept under one's hat. if you're going to pull a tiger's tail, it's best not to be on the same side of the bars as the tiger.
    benedictione omnes bene

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