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 When those planes hit? 

 Jen and I were woken up by the phone ringing, on the other line was my father-in-law telling us to get up and turn on the TV we are under attack.  

 I turned on the TV  and watched some brief coverage before I went off to work. As I was working I was listening to talk radio, it was surreal. Right in the middle of listening to the Dennis Prager show, I told my boss that I was going to leave. I needed to drink a beer and try to adjust to what I was hearing. I went to Hooters, all the TVs were tuned in to news stations, every TV in the place.  There were quite a few people in there, everybody glued to the TVs.    I cried, was sad, got angry, not believing what I was watching. The sad thing is, right before I left, I said to myself, somehow America will be blamed for this, and from within.  Sad to say but that was my thought when i walked out the door.  

I will never forget this day 18 years ago when those planes hit.   God bless America,  and God bless those who lost their lives 18 years ago today. 

Today has been a strange day.   

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My daughter posted this on Facebook last year.  She was 9 years old when this happened.  This her memory of it.

 

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I was working in Sacramento hanging iron on the new copshop, God Bless America 

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Sophomore in high school. Asleep for the first tower, saw the second. Went to school and watched the news in every class.

Andrew

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very well I remember.  this planet hasn't been the same since. 

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Walnut Creek Ford dealership dropping off my Saleen for service.  Everyone stood still as if the world was ending.  Scariest moment in my life.

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I was on the 91 freeway on my way to work, was listening to Howard Stern when Robin said I think a plane just hit the Tower at the WTC. It was surreal

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Distributing the days workload and one of my Tech's started to freak out, his daughter called him, she was near ground zero....blocks away.

We all went to the lunch room and stood watching in disbelief and shock.

:usa:

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At home getting ready for work. Had the news on and missed the first airplane crash. Heard the news casters taking about it so I went to watch the news. Then saw the second one. 

Very sad!!!!!!!!

That whole day at work which is in Downtown LA was very surreal.

 

Trying to watch the news the news during work for more information and looking at the sky for planes since all planes were grounded I was sure one was gonna hit a building in Downtown. 

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store manager for Albertsons, people went nuts, our gas station was on a major road here in Oklahoma City. People were literally driving over the curbs, thru the landscaping to get gas. 

We had blocked off the entrance with my truck to the station, people were in panic, craziest shit i've ever seen. People fist fighting over gas, absolute chaos. Finally got to the point I shut off the pumps and told everyone we just ran out.  

Like nothing I've ever seen here in Oklahoma of all places. Watched them both hit the towers on a tv upstairs in the main store, that we used for watching company satellite meetings, and the video was horrible because we couldn't get normal channels where it was located. 

 

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On a job site, they were playing Howard Stern who I a man not a fan of. Heard them talking about it and was pissed I thought it was pretty low even for him. We changed the station and the other station a classic rock station was switching over to ABC Wes or something.

 

here is something that stuck in my head today about it. 

The NYFD trainees who were quickly put into service after the department had lost so many are now the leaders in that department.  The people who signed up to serve in the military on 9/12 if they are still in are getting close to retirement.

The children who grew up without a parent because of that day, are probably parents now.

 

 

and were still over there

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if you like podcasts listen to the one today from team never quit,  marcus and mojo luttrell, great story by tony torrillo who was on the FD when it happened, absolute insane story.

give them a listen

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Yes I do...will never forget! I hope our nation in the future won't forget either. 

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I just woke up and turned the tv on, couldn't believe what I saw. President Bush was right we went after them, took awhile but we got the main guy, buried at sea. DON~~~

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4 hours ago, Orange_R said:

was on the 91 freeway on my way to work, was listening to Howard Stern when Robin said I think a plane just hit the Tower at the WTC. It was surreal

I was on my way to work as well listening to stern,  had to suit up and stay on duty till don't remember when.  I called my wife to wake her up and watch the news.

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laying in bed....call from a buddy woke me up....couldn't believe it....Still pisses me off.....

 

Pisses me off even more that we have people in Government that HATE this country and everything we stand for...…...

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I can't even watch the 9/11 shows on now without my gut wrenching full of hate. It's very enraging.

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I remember it vividly. I had just arrived at work and someone already had a TV on, the first plane had just struck. We were mostly ex-Navy guys, but we were all in disbelief. I was filled with an all consuming rage as I watched each tower collapse.

It took every ounce of my self control to remind myself that during the 2 deployments in the Persian Gulf, I had met some of the nicest, most giving people I had ever met. One family had done a ton of research on what Thanksgiving dinner was all about and they did their best to recreate it for about a dozen hungry sailors. They couldn't find a turkey or most of the other ingredients, but they did an amazing job of substituting and we really felt thankful for their kindness and humanity.

I still have to remind myself that the average Muslim is a peace loving person, just like we are. John Q. Public is not the US gov't, just like the average Muslim is not a terrorist. I only wish that the gov'ts over there in the middle east could do a better job of eradicating the terrorists before they do their evil deeds.

My first reaction was to nuke the entire region until it was a glowing bowl of radioactive glass. Thank God I don't have access to any special weapons. If I had my way, we'd capture the terrorists alive, bring them back here and let the families of the deceased torture them on a live internet stream for 2 weeks before dumping their dead carcasses on a pig farm, also streamed. The only way to deal with animals like that is to stoop to their level and show them what real savagery is. Death by a million little cuts. Savages like that only understand simple things: brute force and greater savagery.

 

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1 hour ago, socaldmax said:

I remember it vividly. I had just arrived at work and someone already had a TV on, the first plane had just struck. We were mostly ex-Navy guys, but we were all in disbelief. I was filled with an all consuming rage as I watched each tower collapse.

It took every ounce of my self control to remind myself that during the 2 deployments in the Persian Gulf, I had met some of the nicest, most giving people I had ever met. One family had done a ton of research on what Thanksgiving dinner was all about and they did their best to recreate it for about a dozen hungry sailors. They couldn't find a turkey or most of the other ingredients, but they did an amazing job of substituting and we really felt thankful for their kindness and humanity.

I still have to remind myself that the average Muslim is a peace loving person, just like we are. John Q. Public is not the US gov't, just like the average Muslim is not a terrorist. I only wish that the gov'ts over there in the middle east could do a better job of eradicating the terrorists before they do their evil deeds.

My first reaction was to nuke the entire region until it was a glowing bowl of radioactive glass. Thank God I don't have access to any special weapons. If I had my way, we'd capture the terrorists alive, bring them back here and let the families of the deceased torture them on a live internet stream for 2 weeks before dumping their dead carcasses on a pig farm, also streamed. The only way to deal with animals like that is to stoop to their level and show them what real savagery is. Death by a million little cuts. Savages like that only understand simple things: brute force and greater savagery.

 

I hear you Steve 

I was in the shower that morning and my wife came running in to tell me that what was going on.  Our kids were attending a private Christian school at that time and not having any details I said " I guarantee this was a  Muslim attack, we are not sending the kids to school today" 

Regarding your comment about the average muslim, I had talks later that night with some neighbors who are very devout muslims and they were outraged and saying that " someone must pay for this "  believe me they felt the same way we did. They are Muslims but they also come over to our house at Easter and with cards and gifts and they  wish us Happy Easter and Merry Christmas. They are also pro life and pro family vote with conservative values, a lot of people don't see this.  Anyway with all that being said, it was a horrible day and still believe that there was major Gov. knowledge. There is WAY too much info out there from financial insider market knowledge to massive insurance plays to just plain odd events that only happened only on that day to make me see it any other way. 

 

So sad for all the human life lost. 

 

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Yes, just like every work morning back then. Driving in listening to Kevin and Bean on KROQ.  They start in with the first tower and I'm just listening in as its another joke or skit. Really didn't believe it as it was the norm for that radio show to joke about something that wasn't real. 

Got to the shop and turned on the little TV and went right KTLA news. There I saw the first tower on fire. By the time the whole staff arrived we were all glued to the TV. Then tower 2 was hit.

Some went home. Some stayed. No work was done. I remember how still and quiet it was. No planes, no helicopters no one really driving around. It was surreal.

We were blindsided by an enemy that we were not ready for. Not prepared for. 

I'm afraid even with what we've lost, what we've learned and what we've done to protect from this, it won't matter. An enemy of this nature will find a way to hurt us again. 

I will never forget. 

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It was surreal. I was going through a divorce and living at my Dad's in Newport Beach, Lido Island.. right on the water. So erie to watch it unfold in such a beautiful place. My sister was in college in Ohio and woke us up 'turn on the news.' Watching the first tower burning and the coverage as the second tower is hit, planes they couldn't reach. 

You know if it wasn't for those hero's on 93, they would have rammed that last plane into the White House? I told my Dad straight up that it had to be terrorists with knives (so they were box cutters, same difference). 

My Step-Mom was in Hawaii and cause of the grounding was stuck there for a week if I remember correctly. 

May God bless all those lost and their loved ones. 

NEVER FORGET!

abc

PS. I have a theory on what they'll do next, but I hate to post it... Gas tanker trucks.. they could 'box cutter' or by other means get the truck at the gas station before it unloads.. Now they're driving a bomb. Once THAT happens. All flammable trucks will have armed escorts.

Edited by ANGRYBUTTCRACK

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1 hour ago, Grease Monkey said:

Yes, just like every work morning back then. Driving in listening to Kevin and Bean on KROQ.  They start in with the first tower and I'm just listening in as its another joke or skit. Really didn't believe it as it was the norm for that radio show to joke about something that wasn't real. 

Got to the shop and turned on the little TV and went right KTLA news. There I saw the first tower on fire. By the time the whole staff arrived we were all glued to the TV. Then tower 2 was hit.

Some went home. Some stayed. No work was done. I remember how still and quiet it was. No planes, no helicopters no one really driving around. It was surreal.

We were blindsided by an enemy that we were not ready for. Not prepared for. 

I'm afraid even with what we've lost, what we've learned and what we've done to protect from this, it won't matter. An enemy of this nature will find a way to hurt us again. 

I will never forget. 

They don't have to do anything at this point, we're doing it to ourselves. Saw some posts on the FB about how 9/12 was so different and people wished we could all be good Americans like on that day. Have to agree with that one!

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I was at work. I work on airplanes, we dont have tv at the shop, but we were listening on the radio. The following weeks/months were real tough. There was a blanket moratorium on all flying across the country for the first week. We had  nothing to do, and no certainty for the future. It was then we found out that these pricks learned to fly right here in el cajon from one of my to this day very good customers. These people planners and handlers were here on student visas, many taking govt welfare and living like local kings on our dime before they did what they did. Its eerie to think they were so close, i probably at some point looked one right in the eye. They trained in planes i worked on

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Two weeks prior the wife and I were on vacation in Cape Cod attending a family reunion.  Our return was on the same American Airlines Boston to L.A. morning flight.

I kept thinking about that as I watched the horrible events unfold on TV all day long.  She is from NY and her family had connections to a few that were lost in the towers.

We will never forget!

 

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