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    Could someone tell me when this 9/11 slush-fest is over?

    For flip's sake, why can't the Yanks get over it? Sentimentality is one of their least endearing traits.
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    Katrina deaths were about 4000 and the twin towers under 3000 and no comparable celebration is likely for the former, is it because I is black? Would it be a different story had the twin towers been swamped (which admittedly would be a bit unlikely given their height)?

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    I wonder; what would the people who died in the towers think of the loss of 1760 marines in the campaigns that followed. Not to mentioned the sacrifices made of the other forces from around the world.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Or the 1600 in the Bolton Massacre of 1644....

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    Said this on here before, the UK news channels pick up easy feeds from the states to the point the presidential elections get just as much news coverage as our elections. The amount of coverage Obama got was abnormal, every night for easily 2 months we got Obama this, Obama that at the head of the UK news programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    Said this on here before, the UK news channels pick up easy feeds from the states to the point the presidential elections get just as much news coverage as our elections. The amount of coverage Obama got was abnormal, every night for easily 2 months we got Obama this, Obama that at the head of the UK news programs.
    English speaking and no extra effort needed.

    They would swamp us with Oz, Australian and Canadian news if their populations were bigger.

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    Katrina is natural disaster and 9/11 is the first major attack on US soil. It's the Pearl Harbor of 21st century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Katrina is natural disaster and 9/11 is the first major attack on US soil. It's the Pearl Harbor of 21st century.
    You mean foreign.

    You forget their home grown terrorism like the Oklahoma Bomber and the Washington Sniper.

    UK terrorists tend to be home grown even if they do get foreign help with their "training."

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    Couldn't agree more.

    Why do they have to keep showing that footage of those poor sods jumping to their deaths?

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    When are we getting sentimental about the 1million people killed in Iraq and Afghanistan???

    Oh sorry I forgot. 1 Western Life is worth 1000x more than the rest of the world.
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