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I won't wait until 9/11 to post this

Posted on 08/19/2006 1:22:41 AM PDT by Number57

The horror that was 9/11 will be forever etched into our collective minds.

I want to, again, share the simple memorial site I made, currently hosted by several friends... The Black Day

Yeah I get hatemail.


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1 posted on 08/19/2006 1:22:42 AM PDT by Number57
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To: Number57

Heartbreaking,

Who would send hatemail?

Bookmarked for my children.

Thank you,


2 posted on 08/19/2006 1:27:46 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: Number57
Thanks for the site!

You should post it in USENET so the the liberals can see what they call a "nuissance".

3 posted on 08/19/2006 1:31:32 AM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: vimto
Who would send hatemail?

You would be suprised.....or maybe not.

I remember there was some anger on the left at the time, saying Gore should have been the CIC handling this. Thank God he wasn't, but to be sour about the election at a time like that? Please.

4 posted on 08/19/2006 1:32:03 AM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: Number57

Well done.


5 posted on 08/19/2006 1:33:09 AM PDT by Marak
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To: Number57

Sad. Just nutcases contacting you. Turn them over to the HS.


6 posted on 08/19/2006 1:37:15 AM PDT by Dallas59 (I HAVE A TRACFONE!!!)
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To: Number57
Really powerful presentation. My heart's racing just seeing those photos again. Thanks for the hard work and for sharing.

LBT
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7 posted on 08/19/2006 1:50:54 AM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (There's nothing more pitiful than a retarded philosopher.)
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To: vimto

The hatemail comes and goes. In the months following 9/11, I had not only hatemail, but threats of lawsuits.


8 posted on 08/19/2006 1:54:16 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: MaineVoter2002

I gathered the first 20 or so pics from Usenet, on 9/12.

Some pics were sent to me for use exclusively on the site.

One guy wrote to me... he was in the pic where it's a dusty NY street... and he appears to be dressed in scrubs. It was the only contact I had other than the people that sent me pictures to host.


9 posted on 08/19/2006 2:05:36 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: Number57

What an outstanding collection of pictures and words.

Thanks.


10 posted on 08/19/2006 2:07:57 AM PDT by Global2010 (Show me da paw Ya'll)
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To: Number57
Ya know...sitting here on a Friday night after a few libations and ran across your thread. YOU GET HATE MAIL????

You are kidding right?? What scum...

Alright, flame away on me but f**k anyone who DARE flame you on your site. I am sick and tired of the rest of the country after five years who DON'T GET IT alright????

Keep your website alive and in EVERYONE'S FACES

God Bless You and God Bless America!

11 posted on 08/19/2006 2:14:59 AM PDT by RightWingRadio
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To: RightWingRadio

The first hatemail I got concerned the name 'THEBLACKDAY'.. I was racsist for portraying the day as black. I'm a horrible person.


12 posted on 08/19/2006 2:18:17 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: Number57

Thank you for posting this--thank you for remembering. God bless.


13 posted on 08/19/2006 2:20:03 AM PDT by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron--the story of America through an ordinary family. ISBN: 1-4137-5397-3)
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To: Number57
God help us...if any idiot construed "black day"as racist well we are in DEEP trouble as a nation. Keep up the faith and pictures please. Never forget!
14 posted on 08/19/2006 2:26:00 AM PDT by RightWingRadio
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To: All
I want to share the photo that most breaks my heart


15 posted on 08/19/2006 2:29:33 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: Number57
Thank You
We must NEVER FORGET

What great collection of photos.

16 posted on 08/19/2006 2:31:59 AM PDT by DeaconRed (We have a war going on within America and we must put a stop to the liberal idiots! !)
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To: Number57

LoL Unreal


17 posted on 08/19/2006 2:42:40 AM PDT by Global2010 (Show me da paw Ya'll)
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To: Number57

You did something for humanity.....thank you.


18 posted on 08/19/2006 2:47:59 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Number57

Powerful presentation and a poignant reminder. Thank you for posting and hosting this.


Perhaps you could add navigation and home buttons so that one could backstep.


19 posted on 08/19/2006 2:49:58 AM PDT by Covenantor
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To: Number57
Thanks indeed for your perseverance and resilience, It was well worth it.
20 posted on 08/19/2006 2:53:45 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: Covenantor

"Perhaps you could add navigation and home buttons so that one could backstep"

My intention was a simple site, free of buttons/ads/etc.

Going on five years now.. ad-free, as simple as can be. Click the pic, click the pic, etc.


21 posted on 08/19/2006 2:54:26 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: Number57

you know it makes me sick so freaking sick


22 posted on 08/19/2006 2:57:02 AM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (America Love it or Leave it!)
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To: StoneWall Brigade

I've never been comfortable with it. Won't ever be.


23 posted on 08/19/2006 2:58:32 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: Number57

We Will Never Forget! Thanks for making your site.

The one picture of the ABC news succession of clips (the 9 or more blue squares) of the second plane hitting the second tower showed me exactly what my husband saw with his own eyes on that day. He was working in a building, 20 floors up, in Jersey City on the waterfront (he's a tilesetter).

My husband described to me what he saw, the plane disappearing into the building, and those clips now show me what he saw. He could not get it out of his head for a long time, he cried when he told me about it when he came home that day at noon. I will show him your site. I am sure those clips will be upsetting to him but he will want to see them nonetheless. He is also a volunteer firefighter in our town.

Thank you again for making the site.


24 posted on 08/19/2006 3:05:02 AM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: Number57
The quotes and pictures combine for a very powerful presentation. Thank you.

NEVER FORGET!

25 posted on 08/19/2006 3:08:06 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Number57
My old statement, back when I had lawyers calling me. Thanks, everyone. But I don't need any sort of kudos. I just want people to remember.
26 posted on 08/19/2006 3:12:39 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: Number57
The links go dead after 46.html. I tried inputting 47.html manually, but that didn't work.

Incidentally, how many photos are there?

27 posted on 08/19/2006 3:25:13 AM PDT by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: Number57

Haven't clicked on the pictures yet, just scrolled down the comments and saw # 15, and burst into tears.


28 posted on 08/19/2006 3:27:42 AM PDT by hershey
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To: prion

Ends at 46.

The page had a few more pics, but some were removed per request.


29 posted on 08/19/2006 3:27:56 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: hershey

You should click the link.


30 posted on 08/19/2006 3:29:21 AM PDT by Number57 ("Don't quote Dickens in my apartment!"~ Joe Young)
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To: Number57
The first hatemail I got concerned the name 'THEBLACKDAY'.. I was racsist for portraying the day as black. I'm a horrible person.

Those kinds of folks wallow in their own hatred and just look for opportunities to lash out for any reason.

Thank you for your post and site.

31 posted on 08/19/2006 3:31:59 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Number57
Moving. Sad that so many have forgotten the horror of that day.
Great job!
JSteff
32 posted on 08/19/2006 3:40:18 AM PDT by JSteff
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To: Number57

bttt


33 posted on 08/19/2006 3:45:14 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Covenantor

Use you browser's backstep button...that works fine!


34 posted on 08/19/2006 3:55:06 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Proof against evolution:"Man is the only creature that blushes, or needs to" M.Twain)
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To: Number57

Thanks for posting this!! I am so glad I had a tissue box near by too.


35 posted on 08/19/2006 4:02:47 AM PDT by navygal (Numbers 6:24-26)
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To: Number57

I'll never forget that day. This past week they've been showing documentaries and stuff on the history channel. The images are all sanitized.

The single screaming radio broadcaster I heard in my office that day...of a second plane...and walking into the training room turning on the TV and soon the whole office gathered round that TV set...no one cried, but no one blinked and a single voice cut the silence...

We are at war.


36 posted on 08/19/2006 4:07:10 AM PDT by EBH (All great truths begin as blasphemies. GB Shaw)
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To: Number57

thank you for taking the time to do this. may I ask where you got the images? I'd like to produce my own memorial


37 posted on 08/19/2006 4:30:51 AM PDT by graced (mutation does not produce complexity)
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To: Number57

HATE MAIL? I can't express what I'm feeling here, for fear of banishment. Don't let the b@st@rds wear you down.


38 posted on 08/19/2006 4:33:13 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Why isn't there an "NRA" for the rest of my rights?)
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To: Number57

thanks


39 posted on 08/19/2006 4:45:40 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Number57

Gut wrenching!
When I think of the Michigan judge that ruled to shut down surveillance programs that could potentially prevent or limit this from happening again... and again I am angry. We are ALL in danger. Black, white, rich, poor, Republican, Democrat. The enemy that pulled the trigger on the events of 911 hates freedom and will dig as deeply as they are allowed into their bag of evil tricks. We must continue to fight the fight!
Thanks for sharing!


40 posted on 08/19/2006 5:11:59 AM PDT by Knute (W- Yep, He's STILL the President!)
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You should show all hate mail.


41 posted on 08/19/2006 5:12:43 AM PDT by tkathy (Einstein: Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.)
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To: Number57

Everyone should have to watch or see the events on 9/11 on a weekly basis to remind us all of why we are fighting "the religion of peace".


42 posted on 08/19/2006 5:25:05 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: Number57

43 posted on 08/19/2006 5:25:11 AM PDT by petercooper (Is this where I get me a huntin' license?)
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To: Number57

Thank you. We must show this 24/7. We must never forget.


44 posted on 08/19/2006 5:47:45 AM PDT by RocketJsqurl
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To: Number57

Thank you.


45 posted on 08/19/2006 5:59:19 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-pray for Israel))
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To: Number57
Thank you for building the site.....

I hope you don't mind if I post what you did on the last page. I've never read it until this morning ...... I'm going to print it, frame it and hang it in my office.

--------------------------------

By Leonard Pitts Jr. of the Miami Herald

We'll go forward from this moment

It's my job to have something to say. They pay me to provide words that help make sense of that which troubles the American soul. But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes, the only thing I can find to say, the only words that seem to fit, must be addressed to the unknown author of this suffering.

You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard.

What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward's attack on our World Trade Center, our Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn? Whatever it was, please know that you failed.

Did you want us to respect your cause? You just damned your cause.

Did you want to make us fear? You just steeled our resolve. Did you want to tear us apart? You just brought us together.

Let me tell you about my people. We are a vast and quarrelsome family, a family rent by racial, social, political and class division, but a family nonetheless. We're frivolous, yes, capable of expending tremendous emotional energy on pop cultural minutiae - a singer's revealing dress, a ball team's misfortune, a cartoon mouse. We're wealthy, too, spoiled by the ready availability of trinkets and material goods, and maybe because of that, we walk through life with a certain sense of blithe entitlement. We are fundamentally decent, though - peaceful, loving, and compassionate. We struggle to know the right thing and to do it. And we are, the overwhelming majority of us, people of faith, believers in a just and loving God.

Some people -- you, perhaps -- think that any or all of this makes us weak. You're mistaken. We are not weak. Indeed, we are strong in ways that cannot be measured by arsenals.

IN PAIN

Yes, we're in pain now. We are in mourning and we are in shock. We're still grappling with the unreality of the awful thing you did, still working to make ourselves understand that this isn't a special effect from some Hollywood blockbuster, isn't the plot development from a Tom Clancy novel. Both in terms of the awful scope of their ambition and the probable final death toll, your attacks are likely to go down as the worst acts of terrorism in the history of the United States and, probably, the history of the world. You've bloodied us as we have never been bloodied before.

But there's a gulf of difference between making us bloody and making us fall. This is the lesson Japan was taught to its bitter sorrow the last time anyone hit us this hard, the last time anyone brought us such abrupt and monumental pain. When roused, we are righteous in our outrage, terrible in our force. When provoked by this level of barbarism, we will bear any suffering, pay any cost, go to any length, in the pursuit of justice.

I tell you this without fear of contradiction. I know my people, as you, I think, do not. What I know reassures me. It also causes me to tremble with dread of the future.

In the days to come, there will be recrimination and accusation, fingers pointing to determine whose failure allowed this to happen and what can be done to prevent it from happening again. There will be heightened security, misguided talk of revoking basic freedoms. We'll go forward from this moment sobered, chastened, sad. But determined, too. Unimaginably determined.

THE STEEL IN US

You see, the steel in us is not always readily apparent. That aspect of our character is seldom understood by people who don't know us well. On this day, the family's bickering is put on hold. As Americans we will weep, as Americans we will mourn, and as Americans, we will rise in defense of all that we cherish.

So I ask again: What was it you hoped to teach us? It occurs to me that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred. If that's the case, consider the message received.

And take this message in exchange:

-You don't know my people.

-You don't know what we're capable of.

-You don't know what you just started.

But you're about to learn.

46 posted on 08/19/2006 6:01:17 AM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: Number57

Bump it again.


47 posted on 08/19/2006 7:13:23 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Number57

Thanks, it's still upsetting, but we can never forget.

God Bless America


48 posted on 08/19/2006 7:19:03 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Number57
Very good job.
Thanks for the link.

Here is another good site.
Tribute is a site that was posted here in 2001.
Pleased to see the mirror site is still up- 5 years later.
49 posted on 08/20/2006 8:23:01 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Number57
57,

Meet the 167th,

GET you photos--MOUNT THEM on Foam Poster Boards and BE OUT THERE the weekend andDAY of SAept.11th.

Not ONLY you Photos--but the Collectionyou PICKED are stirring, and hit home the --BUT...

Not ONLY the "Darkness" of that Day..

But the LIGHT! and STRENGTH of Americans and the American Way.

The " Battle " may be being WAGED out "THERE; in the field--in 102 degree and cold- sun and down pours-- By Soldiers, Medics, Field Corps.

But WE HAVE "OUR" Job over here too!!

You're a Great American- I am sue you are already out there too spreading the word like you are here too-

You are MORE Than welecome too to come join us in the Streets of NYC too--Or in your home town --this Anniversary--to LET PHOTOS LIKE THESE BE SEEN!

God Bless you & Thank You for your work.

I am sure those Innocents looking down from above who, cowardly had their lives taken away that day- are looking at the Great Work you & many others like you , are continuing to do to NEVER Let their Memory Die! ( No matter HOW HARD the Anti-American liberals would LIKE the memory of America's Strength & Greatness and SACRIFICES just go away and fade!)

See you in the Field, where maybe I can meet up with you and all the others out there that day doing OUT " Patriotic Duty " Too!

Darth Airborne


50 posted on 08/20/2006 9:45:02 AM PDT by AirBorn
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