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[–] Hey_Sunshine 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

yep, kinda why I'd like nothing more than a good ol fashion Martian invasion. Maybe then we'd stop fighting each other so damn much.

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[–] clapper900 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Let's just use Dr. Manhattan as a scapegoat.

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[–] TheKobold 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Sitting in high school. It was so weird watching people cry like their mother had died, not a single one in my class had family even in the area but a good portion of them acted like they did. I was awestruck and horrified at the enormity and horror of it, but then the absurdity of peoples reactions took over and my smypathy for those in the twin towers took a back seat as I tried to figure out why people were sobbing on the ground.

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[–] twee 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Same here. I was walking down the hall to one of my classrooms (I had a free period for first of the day) when I noticed that the place was deserted. Then I see a teacher wheel in a tv into a classroom and start noticing that some classroom doors are open with a few students/teachers clustered just inside the threshold. I make my way to the closest one and looked at the TV just in time to see the second plane hit live. It was like a movie except the stunned silence and gaping jaws from everyone watching gave the whole thing a kind of "twilight zone" feel to it.

The crazy part is that this was in Canada. The even crazier part was that we weren't so much talking about whether or not we'd get drafted but about how we needed to "get those fuckers." All the guys wanted to go to war. Honestly, all I kept hearing was "We're going to war." Not even a question about it only a sense of obligation.

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[–] iusedtobeonreddit 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

i was in school in the west of Ireland it was lunch time. we didnt know any body in the attacks (not until later when report came back) so we just sat around laughing at ye. like you should have see it comming, you spent 200 years fucking everyone off, thats what you get, where are you secret missile bases, USA bright to its knees by 19 idiots with planes. sorry about that guys but i was a teenager, and sides we had no horse in that race. we didnt even get class off. and ill tell you something, as and outsider looking at it, that shit looked amazing, like fucking twin towers in NYC exploding? looked like the world best Hollywood movie. shit was crazy. i mean it sucked all those people died and all, but you got them back ten fold for that.

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[–] Hey_Sunshine 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

If we were brought to our knees, it didn't take us all that long to mobilize the war machine while we were down there, eh?

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[–] iusedtobeonreddit 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

yea no shit. you came back like a bat out of hell. you just started bombing everything. like so angry was the US that they are still fighting. you dont even know who your fighting, just keep shooting.

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[–] grubbypixie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As we got to the Queens side there were lots of people along the sidewalk with dixie cups full of water for us. As if we had run a marathon. I thought it was strange but I was appreciative and took a cup. I'm still touched at how thoughtful those people were.

That's the NYC I knew and loved when I lived there.

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[–] super_jackoff_style 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

My wife and I were both taking a small vacation to work on some projects. Our friend called us and told us to turn on the news. We watched both towers fall live. I remember we listened to all the radio traffic from my ham radios and being very frightened of what was to come next. They grounded all the planes and the next morning the silence really hit home. We lived in an area where there was lots of air traffic and when they grounded everything it was like the world came to a halt.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I picked that day to unplug everything. Phone turned off the night before and I didn't turn on the radio or TV. unusual, but I thought I wanted silence. I went out to get some food and couldn't figure out why the city seemed deserted. Hardly any cars and the restaurant I wanted was closed. I wandered into a little Chinese knicky knack store and their radio was on talking about bombing Afghanistan. Wasn't too sure WTF was going on.

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[–] grubbypixie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That must have been incredibly surreal.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes. Eerie.

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[–] Ben77 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I was working on the Paging desk for a well known telecommunications company. I took a call for Tony Blairs pager, from Alistair Campbell....then things went crazy (we had a lot of UK politicians pager accounts)

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[–] kn1820 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

When America drops to our knees it's just to take out our boot knives. We were shaken but by no means humbled. Keep in mind that we had prepared MAD systems for many years prior in case of a large scale attack.

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