Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lest we forget

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  • MsDanyaL
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    I don’t mean to be disrespectful.. but today’s posting of 9/11 Jumpers is not only wildly inappropriate…. It’s downright sad. That day will NEVER EVER be forgotten. Trust me I see that day and the following days.. over and over in my mind. Images that will never go away. Remembering is not a problem.. forgetting some of it is. So that is why I am so shocked when a video of people jumping to their deaths is used in such a way. Why on earth would you need to see a person’s final act of desperation to realize the horror of such an event? Those are human beings, with families and loved ones. Human beings that probably thought the world was ending – because I know most of us did that day. It’s a personal moment of anguish that I think should never be use as such propaganda . Propaganda that fuels blind hate, rage, and for some folks a sick warped death fetish. Blind hatred, and prejudiced is what caused an event like 9/11 to happen in the first place. We do not need spread more of it in the f’ed up world we live in. People need to start accepting others, despite differences. 9/11 should be remembered with acts of love, kindness, and generosity. HUG and kiss your loved ones, do a good deed for those in need, sacrifice your time in honor of the men and women in all uniforms that sacrifice EVERY SINGLE DAY for us. Do not watch the death of others… because in that moment you are no better than the enemy who caused that day – Sorry for this long lecture but 9/11 has profoundly effected me …. and like I said I mean no disrespect.

  • Dave Hodges
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    Danya, I like what you have to say, but here’s the flip side:
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/second-birthday-in-a-row-ruined-by-terrorism,60/

  • Andy L
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    I agree with Danya. It’s not the way I think they would want to be remembered. It’s certainly not the way I would want to be remembered.

  • MsDanyaL
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    thank you Andy- I think that folks who weren’t there to see and feel what happened in that moment often have a different perspective from those of us who lived and breathed it .. And then lived with it EVERY SINGLE MOMENT of every day afterwards. So while I understand that folks like Dave may think this is a patriotic way to salute those lost — I completely and totally disagree with it.

  • Leah P
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    CONGRATS to Ryan Tyler on his first, second and then some muscle ups today!!! He’s been converted into a believer in the false grip 🙂

  • Ryan Tyler
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    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avy75FyYj3o
    false grip is the key.

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    Something positive that came out of the unfortunate plight of those individuals: http://www.newsweek.com/2010/09/04/my-turn-9-11-the-jumpers-and-a-rescue-reel.html

  • MsDanyaL
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    thanks Jonathan ..a very positive take on this. I hope his idea works and I’m glad he took such a tragic event and turned it into motivation to do something good. That’s what I believe 9/11 should be about.

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