9/11

9/11

    | Sep 11, 2018
pipsqueak
17 years ago today, the world as we knew it changed forever and it will never be the same





Where were you when you heard ?



Your thoughts then



Your thoughts now
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OkeyDoke45   Man 48yrs

Uh oh...

I think I am just going to sit in the corner for this one.
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PassionFreaks   Couple Man 42yrs Woman 48yrs

Yep same.

😃
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SatyrandNymph  

Couple Man 40yrs Woman 39yrs

In the army

Overseas, serving in a conflict zone.
My thoughts then?

If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

They are also my thoughts now.


- Posted from rhpmobile
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Supernova  

Man 32yrs

Heavy topic for a RHP forum isn't it?

However I will still answer my dear, loveable pipsqueaky ;)

It was, without a doubt, the most insane and shocking thing I've ever witnessed in my lifetime...

I was in my bedroom as a teenager, staying up late and surfing the channels on good ole' optus' vision (was like foxtel back in the day for optus customers). I skipped over the CNN channel and Fox News America, it was about 11pm at night I think, and I could see the first tower with the smoke bellowing out of it, and it was being reported that a plane had "accidentally" crashed into the world trade center. Obviously at this stage there was still confusion as to whether it was deliberate or not, but it was an odd thing to see so I kept watching a bit as I drifted off to sleep, I had work experience that week at a video-editing business for movies and TV shows, but I stayed up late enough to actually witness the second plane crashing into the other tower. It took me ages to realize that this was NOT another replay, but actually a second crash!

That was the moment the world realized a terror attack was taking place. The rest of my family was fast asleep and I didnt want to wake them, and I tried to turn over and go to sleep myself, wondering what on earth was going on over there in NYC??

The next morning when I woke up I saw all the pictures and footage of the towers coming down, and realized that the single biggest terrorist attack in history had taken place.

I went to work experience and luckily enough the place was full of TV's so I could keep up with what was going on and the shocking aftermath of it all, needless to say, nobody at the place was doing any work....everyone was just glued to the TV screens all day watching the news, it's still so clear in my mind and I think everyone remembers exactly what they were doing when this all took place.

I went to NYC myself a few years ago, and of course I wanted to check out ground zero and the museum there - to pay tribute to the victims and also to remember what happened - at the very place that it happened. It's a very sombre, sad, and reflective experience, you simply cannot help but be swept up in the emotion of it all as you walk through that museum...

If anyone goes to NYC, it's definitely worth seeing and paying tribute to the people who lost their lives to the most tragic and shocking event of the 21st century.
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Dirty_Male_Melbo

WAITING FOR THE CALL

I was sitting in the lounge room watching the tv and seeing the planes hitting the towers and thinking when will be called back to base to start admin and the like.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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Santouche   Man 28yrs

Geopolitical discussion a boner killer? Nah 🤔

SatyrandNymph
Wut?

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pipsqueak

Thanks so far

It was one of the most significant days of the 21st century of which it’s impact is still being felt today



This forum came about as I had a day off work today and I spent it on Sydney Harbour on a ferry



I was chatting with two American tourists on there and eventually the subject came up. They told me they thought no one remembered or cared anymore outside of NYC



It got me thinking and now that Im at home I had no one to ask about or discuss it with, I thought I’d put it out there and I’ve been impressed with the postings so far



Just a reflecting sharing forum, doesn’t have to political, just an exchange of your memories etc of the day and if one doesn’t want to contribute, perfectly fine



Thanks for those who have shared so far





Great story Supanovay









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Santouche   Man 28yrs

Reflect. Share. Your personal story is activism...

Nothing more boring than, 'where were you on this day.'
And if it's not political whats the point really? If it is indeed the MOST SIGNIFICANT DAY EVER THIS CENTURY FOR ALL THE WORLD, maybe it is political? Maybe some perspective is needed. Importantly, perspectives other than our own navel gazing western ones?

"I was watching TV and I saw it happen on TV. The end." who gives a fuck?

Yes. A tragic and horrible event and no one questions that. But, do you think anyone on a sex site in Vietnam pipes up one day a year with: so, guys, the my lai massacre...! Thoughts?where were you?! THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAY OF THE 20TH.... blah blah..."?

But hey I'm a curmudgeon atm so that it in one's stride. We have plus sized models in the cover of Cosmo now so the world is doing good....

- Posted from rhpmobile
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Meander   Woman 45yrs

I was at home,

At the start of what would become a 6-month period off work with severe burnout (now called vicarious trauma) and the depression that came with it.

I watched the second crash live from my living room.

My thoughts then: This world is fucked, people are fucked. There is so much tragedy, what is the point of it all?

My thoughts now: This world is mostly fucked, so many people are fucked. There is so much tragedy, but there is still so much good. Evil won't win as long as there is good in the world. I'm part of the good.

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Meander   Woman 45yrs

Supernova

Really touching, thank you for sharing that.
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Supernova  

Man 32yrs

Meander and Pipsqueak




Peace and love to you both.

9/11 was a travesty, kinda makes us all realize how petty our grievances can be sometimes hey.

Let's talk about some of the finer RHP related things again, like the latest movie: "Dildos in the mist" Whose going to go see it?
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pipsqueak

Thanks Santouche

Feel Free not to comment again on my boring forum, all good



Or Alternatively, feel free



Your posting gives us a excellent insight into your personality and forum posts are attached to your profile so people can see your views and determine more of who and what you are than what your profile states, you know, potential hookups etc



As OP of this forum I can have your post removed however I think it’s imperative it stays and I’m sure your post has nothing to do with our correspondence of yesterday., I’m sure this is how you really view the world at 28 years of age meaning you were child when this happened, lacking empathy and compassion, then and now



Meander I’m sorry to hear that was a difficult time of your life, Thankyou for sharing :-)



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pipsqueak

I Kinda of Missed it




I slept through it


I was living at home in the country of my birth so therefore it was afternoon when it happened.


I was in hospital and was having surgery and missed the whole thing


Next day I was pretty out of it and that night as well


I didn't hear about it till about day 3 and that was courtesy of my elder sister who delighted in telling me that the world was at war and our country was under threat. I started crying (post anaesthetic blues) cause I did believe her. Biatch


Where I lived we weren't subjected to the mass media saturation that I believe many countries had and I didn't learn a lot about 9/11 till I started watching docos on Foxtel when I moved to Australia, and I'm interested in what people were doing and their thoughts on that unbelievable day, cause I did miss it


Years later I did go to NYC like Supernova but at the time they had only just started building the Freedom tower and there was no memorial or museum, waterfall etc


I hope to see it one day like I saw Dachau


I believe its important to remember, reflect and not forget



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MrMojoRisin   Man 64yrs

It was a bad day for the IRA too.

The New York Irish stopped donating to the cause.
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73bandit  

Man 45yrs

911 ?

Less than %10 of ppl died on 9/11 compared to boxing day tsunami but we dont hear anything about that do we !

- Posted from rhpmobile
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S3ductr3ss  

Woman 42yrs

9/11

My mum heard it via the radio in the morning. As I was ready to get out of the house, she then told me about it. At that time I did not understand it, until I went to work. Someone at my work looked it up on the internet and that is when I learnt about it.



My thoughts at that time? I did not understand things like that but felt very sad of the whole thing.



Supernova - I went to NYC few years ago and visit where the planes crashed the towers. As I stood there, I can imagine and felt how it happened. It was surreal and super sad.



I believe 9/11 incident is something we would not ever forget...



s3d
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FatFunFiesty   Woman 38yrs

Great Topic Pipsqueak

I was prepping for a Pathophysiology final at Uni the next morning. Initial reaction was that it was a gee up actually and I muted the TV for a few hours. Sadly, it wasn't.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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FatFunFiesty   Woman 38yrs

Santouche

Just FYI dude, an Ibis is a Bin chicken not a Bin children..... the "joke" on your profile would make more sense then.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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pipsqueak

True73bandit

However 9/11 was a deliberate act of terrorism, evil incarnate, premeditated, an event that changed our lives and the way we live forever



The tsunami was a act of Mother Nature , who constantly reminds of who really is boss and she will continue to do so



Not sure you can draw a correlation between the two events except that simply too many innocent people died in both incidents, all just going about their daily lives unaware of what was about to hit them



Tragically sad in both cases
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FatFunFiesty   Woman 38yrs

Bandit

Hows about on Boxing Day YOU can make a post about the Boxing Day Tsunami.... and I recall a thread about that in previous years anyway

- Posted from rhpmobile

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