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The 9/11 museum's absurd gift shop
Ny Post ^ | May 18, 2014 | By Susan Edelman

Posted on 05/18/2014 8:50:16 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

Inside the 9/11 museum’s offensive gift shop

By Susan Edelman

The museum at Ground Zero tells the dark story of the 9/11 terror attacks with spectacular artifacts and exhibits. It pays heart-wrenching tribute to the innocents and heroes killed that day. It also has a gift shop. The 9/11 museum’s cavernous boutique offers a vast array of souvenir goods. For example: FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority Police T-shirts ($22) and caps ($19.95); earrings molded from leaves and blossoms of downtown trees ($20 to $68); cop and firefighter charms by Pandora and other jewelers ($65); “United We Stand” blankets.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 911museum; liberals
Ah yes, liberals and their sensitivity. Do they sell Mohammed Atta action figures as well? How about collapse able WTC towers?
1 posted on 05/18/2014 8:50:16 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I Have many memorial T Shirts with names of FF who died
on 9/11....


2 posted on 05/18/2014 8:53:45 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
How about a bobblehead Osama?

An commemorative replica box-cutter?

3 posted on 05/18/2014 8:54:48 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Aaaah,capitalism.

I remember seeing a miniature gallows at the Salem,MA witch museum .

If no one buys that stuff,they’ll eliminate it.

.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 8:58:05 AM PDT by Mears
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To: mojito


5 posted on 05/18/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

My beef is that there’s an entrance fee. Sooooo wrong.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 9:02:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Chode

My parents went to New York, and all I got was this grinning Muslim lunatic for a president.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 9:02:30 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; All
what! ..no Qu'ran (on every shelf), how insensitive!

8 posted on 05/18/2014 9:13:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; All
did I forget the [/s] tag?

9 posted on 05/18/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Sacajaweau

I am with you, but they charge for the Arizona Memorial too and they sell tacky items in their gift shops as well. It is all Capitalism which I support.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 9:17:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Chode

11 posted on 05/18/2014 9:24:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mojito; All
"and all I got was this grinning Muslim
(jack@$) lunatic for a president"
just send it "Bathhouse" back; prepaid (by the Jihadists) to Kenya/Indonesia.

12 posted on 05/18/2014 9:25:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass
These would be hot sellers:

13 posted on 05/18/2014 9:27:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I'm not that worked up over this gift shop, I certainly understand the victims families having an issue...

I do think it could have been toned down a bit and a more sensitive approach to the merchandise...

After all, people want to have a memento when they visit such a place...

14 posted on 05/18/2014 9:32:23 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

How about designer Blue Dresses by Bill Clinton? After all, Bill was getting b******s under the desk instead of worrying about Islamic terrorism.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 9:36:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Yeah $24 bucks. It would be interesting to know just where exactly all that money is going. To support the museum or so Democrats can use it to bribe voters again?


16 posted on 05/18/2014 9:53:18 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: mojito
me tooo...
17 posted on 05/18/2014 9:53:25 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

After reading the article I understand the distaste that some people have over this. The gift shop is over the area where 8000 unidentified bodies rest. The mother of one of those unidentified bodies makes a point to say that the gift shop is just another way to bloat the already expensive staffing. She doesn’t appreciate this happening over a tomb of the unknown.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: BenLurkin
100%... 0bozo the Clown
19 posted on 05/18/2014 9:54:20 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL! Holy smoke, I use to have one of those in the 1960s. You punch him in the nose and it squeaks. Today it would be banned for inciting violence in children.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 9:54:35 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: goodwithagun

Exactly, bottom line is it’s a graveyard. All the graveyards I ever visited don’t charge $24 bucks and have a gift shop.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 9:56:28 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: mojito

22 posted on 05/18/2014 10:00:33 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hillary may have brain damage, but what difference does it make?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It only took 13 years to build. That must be some sort of record.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 10:04:42 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Do they have any of these?


24 posted on 05/18/2014 10:16:07 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: Organic Panic

LOL! And just think- The original WTC, both towers, took only 6 years. But it takes them 13 to throw pictures on a wall and make a gift shop.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 10:42:37 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
This is money made off the BODIES OF THE DEAD VICTIMS
while IGNORING THE TERRORISTS WHO DID IT.

There is one word for it ......... DISGUSTING.


26 posted on 05/18/2014 10:56:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Exactly, bottom line is it’s a graveyard. All the graveyards I ever visited don’t charge $24 bucks and have a gift shop.

That is like the Tomb of the Unknowns selling blank dogtags.

27 posted on 05/18/2014 11:03:29 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

My parents visited Auschwitz and all I got was this lousy Tee-shirt…

Yea, see that doesn’t work.

There should not even be a “Museum”. The artifacts should be an extended part of the memorial.

But then there shouldn’t be a fee to visit, the memorial shouldn’t be a giant black hole in the ground, and the replacement building shouldn’t be the worlds tallest Minaret, but we all have opinions.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The museum has a $63 million operating budget???


29 posted on 05/18/2014 11:04:10 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Turning a memorial into a tourist trap complete with gift shop is pretty offensive. But we’re a tacky country.


30 posted on 05/18/2014 11:16:39 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Gotta find some way to pay back the hundreds of thousands we paid each family estate after 911 from the taxpayers. Why did they get paid? I didn’t bomb them?


31 posted on 05/18/2014 11:23:18 AM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: discostu

I have a very SICK feeling about the missing airliner and the opening of the NEW FREEDOM TOWER, AND MEMORIAL!!!!! I sure wish they
would FIND that damned plane!!!!


32 posted on 05/18/2014 11:31:19 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: DanielRedfoot
LOL! Wow you think like me. I grew up in NYC and moved a few years ago because I couldn't take the liberals anymore. I think either purposely or subconsciously they are doing everything they can to disparage the victims of 911 while propping up the terrorists. When they first announced this "Freedom tower" I said it's going to be nothing but a giant trophy to Al-Qaeda, and that's exactly what it is.

Then this crap where they make the building locations look like two toilet bowls flushing, or some kind of sump where water is going down the drain. Why not fountains spraying up in the air??...

Man, just thinking about this again is really getting me ticked off, I absolutely cannot stand the liberals in that city, they are just among the worst in the country. I just KNOW they did this stuff on purpose, just to give their own kind of middle finger to the country, and now this stuff with the gift shop and huge entrance fees. But that's how liberals work in that city.

33 posted on 05/18/2014 11:33:41 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: N. Theknow

Are you kidding? They sell blank dogtags there? What??


34 posted on 05/18/2014 11:35:07 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Kit cat

It’s at the bottom of the ocean, it will probably never be found. If the bad guys want a plane to use for some future date thing all they need to do it buy one, they aren’t that hard to get.


35 posted on 05/18/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

museums have gift shops....get over it.


36 posted on 05/18/2014 11:52:51 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: goodwithagun

I agree with you. And that mother is probably onto something regarding the salaries. Like to see a breakdown on that.

Capitalism is, indeed, a good thing, but this sounds tacky and crass.


37 posted on 05/18/2014 11:53:33 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I was in NYC two years ago. There were moslems everywhere! The only place there were NO MOSLEMS was the World Trade Center memorial.


38 posted on 05/18/2014 11:54:52 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Hi guy.

I was in NYC two years ago. There were moslems everywhere! The only place there were NO MOSLEMS was the World Trade Center memorial.

Even though that observation maybe anecdotal, it is probably true for all muslims.

5.56mm

39 posted on 05/18/2014 11:56:44 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The whining never stops.


40 posted on 05/18/2014 11:59:47 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Don’t worry, they don’t sell them. There are some institutions that honor the dead rather try to make abuck off the dead.


41 posted on 05/18/2014 1:55:54 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Got a pair of these for Mrs. Slim at the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque.


42 posted on 05/18/2014 2:02:58 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sacajaweau

My beef is more than the entrance fee. I get creeped out by building new towers and having any kind of buildins at all. It could’ve been like a Veteran’s cemetery remembering the people and maybe having the story of the event etched in stone. A place to reflect. This whole thing seems like the real estate was just too valuable to not reuse.


43 posted on 05/18/2014 2:11:54 PM PDT by grania
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Conversation starters for sure but I wouldn’t wear them in Japan.


44 posted on 05/18/2014 2:19:00 PM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

The whiny libs made them “stop” selling them, but they just moved them under the counter (although they may not have restocked). They said they never had a complaint from a Japanese tourist.


45 posted on 05/18/2014 2:25:44 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

ok....on the bright side you have a future collectors item although given that you say it was whiny libs they will probably be banned for sale on ebay.


46 posted on 05/18/2014 2:28:43 PM PDT by xp38
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The worst part is most likely that the majority (all?) of the items are probably cheap Crap made in China. *That* would be the most offensive part to me...


47 posted on 05/18/2014 2:45:11 PM PDT by Reagan80 ("In this current crisis, government is not the solution to our problems, government IS the problem")
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To: Reagan80

More like cheap crap made in the Middle East by cheap slave Christian labor.


48 posted on 05/18/2014 4:39:20 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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