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First Responders Excluded From 10 Year 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. WTF?!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Neon, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Neon

    Neon ネオン
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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/1...o-be-excluded-from-10th-anniversary-ceremony/

    Who is the fucking genius who thought of this gem?


    EDIT: Oh, and before the fauxrage brigade chimes in, Here is the same story from CBS News and CNN.
     
  2. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Well yeah. The longer time goes by a disaster, the less people give a shit. Even 9/11. Eventually, it'll be a non-thought. Crushed beneath the wheel of time. Another reason humanity is like a virus.
     
  3. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    KIDDING, of course! That is kinda bullshitty though...especially when the excuse is, "Uhh..we can't fit you into the ceremony, sorry."
     
  4. CousinDave

    CousinDave Registered User

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    But of course there will be some muslims tolerance diversity group heavily involved in this
     
  5. justifyyourgarb

    justifyyourgarb You drab South Bend cocksuckers are all the same.

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    In defense of the people who set the event up, if they invited the fire fighters, they wouldn't have space for the big celebrity guests.












    I don't know if that's the case, only assuming.
     
  6. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    This fucking fills me with rage. How about you exclude all the cunts who don't need to fucking be there. Not the people who deserve to be there. Fuck these dumb cunts.
     
  7. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    Seriously, why the fuck do they think this is okay? It's fucking wrong.
     
  8. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Michael Bloomberg should really try a different sunscreen. That Jew skin browns up pretty badly.
     
  9. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    They won't have room for the families or responders but plenty of room for some political blow job and suckass politicians.
     
  10. kidconnor

    kidconnor 55gallon hog

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    Let the families gather there for the ceremony. If thats all the room they have, and they can find some comfort in being with each other, then fine. They deserve it. Any first responder, whatever job they hold, should know that they do thankless work. Cop, fireman, EMS.. if you do those lines of work, those careers, you gotta be doing it for more than just a paycheck. It's gotta be in you somewhat. Even if the daily grind has made you forget why you still do it, deep down its hidden somewhere. That thing that made you want to be in that profession in the first place. And if you were on during 9/11, if you spent any time down there, then I doubt you need an official ceremony to help you remember. Let the pols have their photo op..
     
  11. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    How would they decide which first responders got invites? There has to be tens of thousands of them in NYC and the surrounding boroughs, and all of them were effected. It's pretty fucked up they completely dismissed them, but even if they didn't people who should have been invited would have been left out.
     
  12. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    I'm going to drop a brutal truth bomb here and feel free to pound a stake through my black heart for it...

    The plain truth of the matter is... most of the first responders didn't actually do shit.

    There. I said it.

    I mean... big ups to them for selflessly rushing to the scene of the disaster... a gold star and a smiley face on their permanent records. BUT... the vast majority of them didn't really accomplish shit once they got there. It's not like they were pulling survivors out of the rubble after the first few hours.

    After the first day or two, it would have been better if they locked down the scene, and left it for professional salvage crews with proper hazmat personal protection gear... but the "hero" first responders wouldn't leave.

    The throngs of "volunteers" who were crawling all over the rubble like ants for weeks and months after were basically accomplishing nothing but exposing themselves to toxic shit.

    What was the rush? 10 years later and there's still no building on the site.
     
  13. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    Which is why I can't give a shit about this story. Let's build something instead of pretending we are still sad.
     
  14. Neon

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    Uh.... what do you call this then?

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    See that building there? That's The Freedom Tower. Not complete yet, but a building nonetheless.
     
  15. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    Sorry... I can't bring myself to squeeze out much sympathy for the firefighters who spent MONTHS at ground zero(and refused to leave), and developed health issues later.

    They voluntarily stayed down there for months... climbing on the rubble, making their I-beam cross shrines, mugging for the cameras, wrapping themselves in American flags, NOT wearing respirators, and basically accomplishing nothing.
     
  16. Creasy Bear

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    Okay, Nit-picky Nicky... no completed building on the site. Happy? Does that invalidate my point in any way?
     
  17. Neon

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    You need to change your nickname to Three Hole Coulter with that attitude. :action-sm
     
  18. Neon

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    Also, THP, you are being a bit trolly with that first responder stuff. Even if you are right, nobody who got invited to that thing did MORE than the first responders, so even if they did fairly little, they still deserve an invite more than whoever it is did get invited.
     
  19. Creasy Bear

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    True, true.

    I think they should invite Alex Jones to the ceremony. He could bring his bullhorn and do his comedy routine. Have them all in stitches.
     
  20. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    Didn't know they started building that already. Good stuff.
     
  21. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    That's not true. They made America feel warm and fuzzy. That counts for something in the real world, right?
     
  22. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    Actually the put out the fire that was raging after the two towers collapsed.
     

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