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azspeedbullet    24

i too was in class during that time. When it happen, the teacher went a bit crazy about it

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Nefarious Trigger    6,988

When it happen, the teacher went a bit crazy about it

People in my office were all "Well, this is the end of the world. America will retaliate in ways we've never seen. I guarantee you nuclear war within months". Hmmmmm. Quite frankly I was astounded by the immediate level of restraint shown.

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Eternal Tempest    534

I heard on the radio just as I was pulling in to parking for work, was lab assistant at a Community College.

It was very surreal. The college was closed early, I got lost trying to get home (several roads I go home were closed as precaution).

I remember how the cell phone system was jammed, and trying to pull up news sites from the internet were nearly impossible due to heavy load.

Also learned how many stations are owned by clear channel, all clear channel stations went to one audio feed.

The full impact didn't hit me until a few days latter.

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Farstrider    297

Funny being so far away, when it happened, but it shocked me to the core! I was at a client, was quite early our time, we were busy and then the phone rang and a friend of my client just told us to turn the TV on and said goodbye. About 30 secs after we found the CNN channel the second aircraft hit and we just stood watching in horror and could not really grasp that what we were seeing was real. I went home after that and just followed what was happening on the telly. I will always remember that day as clearly as any.

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bjoswald    210

I don't remember. Probably asleep. I'm not from New York and I don't have any relatives there either, so it really didn't affect me much.

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mps69    237

I just walked out from a meeting at the back of 3 in the afternoon, and noticed it was on all the TV's in our call center.

It was amazing how quite the phones went for the couple of hours. Anyone complaining on the phone were told what was happening, it put a few things into perspective for them.

When I went home we had to explain to our daughter what was happening.

We were transfixed to the TV for hours.

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deactivated_    81

I just had arrived at work. The boss had already had his wife bring a TV to watch. About 10 minutes after I got there the first building collapsed.

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Rudy    457

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t_r_nelson    96

Heard about it when I got into my car to go to work. Ran inside in time to see the second plane hit. Then went to work and watched them fall on the television.

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tsupersonic    1,356

that day i woke up heard the news and wasnt surprized at all

###### is wrong with you?

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articuno1au    1,264

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Stop being a dick.

You are adding nothing of value to this topic and are being glib with relation to the death of thousands of people.

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macmax    14

I was playing out with friends when a neighbor asked me check the news. My initial reaction was, USA got back what they deserved. But I was just a kid & I value life more today. That was a tragic incident.

Something changed after Bombay blasts in 2006 & I look at every Muslim with an eye of suspicion.

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+Bryan R.    1,073

Child.

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Nefarious Trigger    6,988

You do realise, Ottawa Gamerz, that you are just coming across as a dick. Nobody is thinking "Wow, he's making a valid political point" or "Hmmm, maybe he's right", it's more "This isn't the place but he's too much of an jerk to know that" and "Hmmm, we've seen lot's of childish idiots get attention this way before". Go to New York, stand in Times Square and say what you are saying here - show the courage of your convictions if you genuinely believe the bull**** you are shilling!

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giantsnyy    57

I was in class when it happened... biology if I remember correctly. My high school reacted by telling every teacher to shut off televisions, confiscate every students cell phone (who had them out at the time), not allow students on computers, and not talk about the subject until school let out. The kids with parents who died in the trade center were silently pulled from classes.

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tsupersonic    1,356

Something changed after Mumbai blast in 2006 & I look at every Muslim with an eye of suspicion.

That's stupid. Not everyone is a terrorist. The media only shows you the extreme end of the spectrum.

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Haggis    983

I was sitting in the house watching it all unfold on the tv

not sure why the news channel was on at the time but saw it right from the start

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Chris123NT    361

What the hell is wrong with you? Thankfully not all canadians are as much of a dick as you are. Have some respect and stop acting like a child.

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Nefarious Trigger    6,988

That's stupid

It's a valid reaction to the crap we were fed afterwards!

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macmax    14

That's stupid. Not everyone is a terrorist. The media only shows you the extreme end of the spectrum.

I agree but I have become a cynic. I have a few muslims in my neighborhood & their attitude towards the general society is not helping their case either.

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tsupersonic    1,356

It's a valid reaction to the crap we were fed afterwards!

I would hope that one doesn't believe everything the media tells them. It just tells me your mind is weak and you are extremely gullible - you have to be better than that...

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Nick H.    7,989
O Canada!

Canada should be proud of your accomplishment. You've managed to make me think of all Canadians as insensitive, pretentious jackasses. And you did it all by yourself!

Out of interest, do you think that the 24 Canadians who died brought it on themselves as well?

Back on topic: I had just got back home and was told to flip on the TV to the news. Sure enough, we spent the rest of the time watching the events unravel. It was weird, knowing that there were friends of mine who knew people in that location as it was happening.

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Mystic Mungis    678

I was only 9 and on holiday with my parents but I remember being in the shower and hearing a loud explosion coming from the TV and asking my dad what he was watching but he didn't answer. When I got out of the bathroom my dad turned the TV off and I asked him a couple of times what it was but he kept brushing me off then later on when we headed down to the lounge it was on TV. Wasn't until a couple of years later that I put 2 and 2 together and that he was trying to stop me from having to see it.

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Nefarious Trigger    6,988

I would hope that one doesn't believe everything the media tells them. It just tells me your mind is weak and you are extremely gullible - you have to be better than that...

I wholeheartedly agree. But I can epathise with those who got sucked into the nonsense!

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+devHead    1,741

I was in my office in Brooklyn right across from downtown Manhattan and watched it happen from my window. I tell you, watching those buildings come down was one of the most surreal things I've ever experienced. It's hard to believe it's been 11 years!

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