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September 11th, 7 Years Later

Seven years ago 9/11 occurred.  Where were you when the twin towers got struck?  I am still in disbelief that I have lived history, and I’m sure that many of you have lived history as well.

When the towers struck, I was a senior in HS in my calculus class and a voice over the intercom was the principle, saying something about the attack.  Everyone in my class was in utter belief.  I think we had a TV and we turned it on, and just watched in horror.

The rest of the day was moot, as it was tough to get any work done.  Heck, no one wanted to do anything except talk about the attack.  For the next day or two, I remember in calculus class we just didn’t do anything but reminiscent about life and how there were more important thigns in life than math.  Luckily, that pushed back the test. ;p

Seven years later (wow, it’s been that long already?) we have not found weapons of mass destruction.  There has been no further attacks on the US.  Do we still need to live in fear?  In today’s society with high gas prices, poor economy, and lackluster real estate market, people start worrying about things closer to home.

Please set aside a few minutes today and reflect on 9/11.

Thanks to Voltaire, please see the link below. It is the daily show, where Jon Stewart films right after the 9/11 tragedy.  Just breathtaking.

http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/cc_insider/2008/09/the-daily-sho-1.html

What’s The Number For 911 Again?

 

“One of 2000’s biggest book successes was the sleeper best-seller What’s the Number for 911′, which went back to press three times in less than a month last fall. Now, faster than you can dial 9-1-1, author Leland Gregory delivers his follow-up of more real-life calls to the country’s emergency operators.What’s the Number for 911 Again’ answers the urgent call for more of these wacky conversations. “Can you unplug my coffeepot I left on at my house'” “Where can I get rid of my Christmas tree'” Amazing and hilarious!”

This is a really funny book about people and their inactions with the police. Unfortunately, I can’t paste it here, so you might want to check it out at the original source:

http://books.google.com/books?id=_lwIOcpBB_oC&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=ron+vanname&source=web&ots=PZnMWEoHuw&sig=bBrfIm_SwHj6dz4D61Ok-TWv7DM#PPA36,M1

If you liked the excerpts, by all means, buy that book.