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9/11 parade tribute a bit much, say locals

This float at the 40th annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso, Indiana, will never be forgotten. The New York Post affects outrage at the "grotesque display" but writes that it is being "torched" by online critics, because it's hard to keep it up the act for even one whole sentence in the face of such an epic production. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, New York Post, News, Mistakes, 9/11, Never Forget, Valparaiso Indiana

An interview with The Onion editors about the pitch-perfect 9/11 edition

After the attacks of 9/11, comedy paused and The Onion questioned the place of comedy in such a somber moment. After much discussion, the editors put together an issue focused on the attacks which tapped the pulse of the nation and became a piece of comedy history. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Comedy, News, The Onion, Satire, 9/11

The Pentagon spent $14 trillion after 9/11. Up to half of it went to for-profit defense contractors.

Former Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby speaks at press conference at the Pentagon Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Image The US military has spent $14 trillion since the terrorist attacks on 9/11, with nearly $7 trillion of that total going to for-profit defense contractors, according to a new study from Brown University's Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs.The American government massively ramped up defense spending following the attacks on the World Trade Cen...
Tags: Politics, News, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pentagon, Biden, World Trade Center, Iraq War, George W Bush, United States of America, John Kirby

"At a time when religious bigotry might’ve flowed freely, I saw Americans reject prejudice and embrace people of Muslim faith. That is the nation I know."

"At a time when nativism could have stirred hatred and violence against people perceived as outsiders, I saw America’s reaffirm their welcome to immigrants and refugees. That is the nation I know. At a time when some viewed the rising generation as individualistic and decadent, I saw young people embrace an ethic of service and rise to selfless action. That is the nation I know. This is not mere nostalgia. It is the truest version of ourselves. It is what we have been and what we can be again." ...
Tags: Law, America, Islam, George W Bush, 9/11, Bush, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics

Video captures Rudy Giuliani's rambling speech at a 9/11 dinner in which he impersonated Queen Elizabeth II

Former mayor Rudy Giuliani. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Rudy Giuliani gave a rambling speech at his annual 9/11 dinner in a Manhattan restaurant. The former mayor impersonated Queen Elizabeth and said he has never socialized with disgraced Prince Andrew. Giuliani also described how he wanted to grab Gen. Mark Milley's awarded stars and "shove it down his throat." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani gave a rambling speech at his annual 9/11 ...
Tags: Politics, Drunk, China, New York City, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, New York Times, Manhattan, Prince Andrew, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Elizabeth Ii

The cat and the flag.

They caught a cat in an American flag on 9/11 and it’s incredible— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 12, 2021 Commentary and context: "Whomever [sic] is bringing a cat into this is a horrible human and should be arrested and charged with animal cruelty"/"Sad thing about this, no matter what, there will be some people out there that will say this was just all a setup for a photo-op. It was placed there so this 'miraculous' thing happened today and in what better ve...
Tags: Cats, Law, Football, 9/11, Flags, Ann Althouse, Caleb Hull

"During this time, I convinced myself that women were too damn difficult...."

20 years ago today I was an extremely obnoxious college freshman, a trait later immortalized in my Comp 101 professor’s memoir— Katie Herzog (@kittypurrzog) September 11, 2021 I had to wonder who that teacher was, going public with misogyny (even if it was misogyny in the past).  Looking for an answer, I found this 2018 article by Katie Herzog, "The Lesbian Who Taught Me What My Problem Was/I thought I hated my teacher. Turns out, I hated myself" (The Stranger). Ha...
Tags: Education, Writing, Law, Transgender, Homosexuality, Jesus, Leslie Feinberg, Seattle, 9/11, Virginia Woolf, Sandy, Katie, Dale Earnhardt, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Judith Butler

The FBI released a 16-page declassified 9/11 document

The Twin Towers up in smoke on September 11, 2001. Robert Giroux/Getty Images Last month, President Biden said the Justice Department would review declassifying 9/11 investigation documents. One of those documents was released Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the attacks. The investigation was on the Saudi Arabian government's involvement in the attacks. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released a partially redacted 16-page decl...
Tags: Politics, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Biden, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Saudi Embassy, Tom, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 9-11

Hollywood Remembers 9/11: Bruce Springsteen Performs at 20th Anniversary Memorial as Mariah Carey, Reese Witherspoon Post Twitter Tributes

On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Bruce Springsteen gave an emotional live performance of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” at the 9/11 memorial in New York City. Before the performance, Springsteen gave a speech remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died. “May God bless our fallen brothers and sisters, their families, […]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, News, Reese Witherspoon, New York City, George Bush, Mariah Carey, 9/11, Springsteen, Mariah Carey Reese Witherspoon

The Stunning 9/11 Tribute That Maybe Wasn’t

On September 27th, 2001, Filippo Simeoni soloed clear of a breakaway on Stage 18 of the Vuelta a España. Barely a meter from the finish, he took the unusual step of dismounting his bike, holding it aloft, and kissing the top-tube, before walking across for the stage win. He was fined for this—and here we enter the apocrypha so endemic to pretty much everything in professional cycling. Wikipedia, uncited, claims the UCI was involved, and fined him despite the fact that the gesture ...
Tags: New York, Media, Wikipedia, US, Sport, Bbc, Cycling, 9/11, Lance Armstrong, PAUL, Phil, UCI, Armstrong, Eurosport, Lance, Vuelta

Kristoffer Polaha Auditioned for ‘Angel’ on 9/11; It Kickstarted His L.A. Acting Career

My career started exactly 20 years ago when I was cast in a pilot for Fox called “The 3rd Degree” with Jensen Ackles and Maggie Lawson. I was almost two years out of college and living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where I had a unique view of the Twin Towers from my rooftop. In that pilot, […]
Tags: News, Fox, Angel, Columns, 9/11, Maggie Lawson, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Jensen Ackles, Kristoffer Polaha

How do we know there won't be some dramatically effective 9/11 memorializing at the big fight?

Question: Where is Trump during the 9/11 anniversary ceremony?Answer: Preparing to do commentary for a boxing match in Florida.— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 11, 2021 Also, is it racist to accuse Trump of bad taste? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Florida, Law, Boxing, 9/11, Trump, Ann Althouse, Keith Boykin, Trump the ex-President


Springsteen's:    Ono's: Imagine all the people living life in peace.— Yoko Ono ☁️ (@yokoono) September 11, 2021 I don't know what you think of "celebrity 9/11".... It's a matter of taste, but they are trying, with decent enough sincerity. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Law, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, 9/11, Springsteen, Ono, Ann Althouse

‘Batwoman’ Boss Caroline Dries on How 9/11 Opened Her Mind to ‘People’s Ability to Empathize’

On Sept. 11, 2001, my roommate and I had just started our senior year at NYU; we were about five days into classes. [When American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower] it sounded like a giant truck running over a construction site — we called them the metal Band-Aids they put on the street […]
Tags: News, Columns, 9/11, American Airlines, Nyu, Caroline, Caroline Dries, North Tower

Documentarian Jeff Orlowski Reflects on 9/11 Student Journalism Experience

Jeff Orlowski is an Emmy-winner documentarian who was a senior at Stuyvesant High School on Sept. 11, 2001. He was also the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Spectator. As the World Trade Center stood burning, Orlowski’s instinct was not to run from the scene but rather to figure out how to cover the news […]
Tags: News, Columns, 9/11, Stuyvesant High School, Orlowski, Jeff Orlowski

Several of Donald Trump's vivid memories of 9/11 lack evidence and don't hold up to scrutiny

Donald Trump waits to speak during a memorial service at the Pentagon for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images Over the years, Donald Trump has made many claims about his memories of 9/11. Many others have made false or exaggerated claims about the attack, such as pretending to be survivors. A psychiatrist coined the term "9/11 sign" to refer to those who lied about the event to garner sympathy. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Washington Post, Washington, New York City, Trends, Barcelona, UK News, Dave, New York Times, New Jersey, Merrill Lynch, Manhattan, Pentagon, Associated Press, Kim, Donald Trump, Head

NEVER FORGET – 9/11/2001 Twenty Years Later

It hardly seems possible – 20 years have passed since September 11, 2001. The imagery, the anger, the sadness, the loss, the feeling that everything would be different, still lingers to this day. As painful as it is, those memories are an important part of American history. Never forget how we lived before, during, and […] Read More … The post NEVER FORGET – 9/11/2001 Twenty Years Later appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Never Forget, Daily News, 9-11

2000-01 FDNY Hockey Team Ray Downey Jersey

Ray Downey was the Fire Department of New York's Chief of Special Operations and a passionate New York Rangers fan and founding member of the FDNY Hockey Team. He served with the United States Marine Corps and then became a member of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) on April 7, 1962, beginning a 39-year career. In August of 2001, Chief Downey was put in charge of Special Operations Command, a team of specialists who aid regular firefighters with unique or highly critical...
Tags: Chuck, New York, Sweden, Washington, Atlanta, Sport, Canada, Alaska, Fema, Rangers, Hockey, World Trade Center, Fdny, 9/11, New York Police Department, New York Rangers

COVID-19 conspiracy theorists 'shamelessly' using 9/11 anniversary to spread misinformation, experts say

The Twin Towers up in smoke on September 11, 2001. Robert Giroux/Getty Images 20 years on from the terror attack of the World Trade Center, conspiracy theorists continue to peddle misinformation. Now, some are using the anniversary to spread falsehoods about COVID-19. One message in a Telegram channel says the two events show "the elites waging a biological and genetic war." See more stories on Insider's business page. The anniversary of 9/11 is being appropriated by COVID-19 conspir...
Tags: News, Trends, Conspiracy, Bill Gates, World Trade Center, American University, Forbes, Reuters, Adam Taylor, 9-11, Aram Sinnreich, Imran Ahmed, COVID-19, COVID, Center for Countering Digital Hate, UK Weekend

Her mom died of breast cancer. Her dad was a 9/11 responder. Her mission: Keep the family businesses alive.

Kaley Young, left her sister Keira, and brother Christian. (Courtesy of Kaley Young) Many family businesses are passed down. They aren't typically inherited through tragedy. At 19, Kaley Young ran her mother's pilates studio after she died. At 24, she took over her father's business. In channeling her own grief into passion projects, Young has exemplified an entrepreneurial spirit. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many family businesses are passed down from gen...
Tags: New York, Small Business, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, Harvard University, Mark Cuban, Firefighters, Christian, John, Pilates, Long Island, Young, Rudy Giuliani, Shark Tank, Daymond John

Film clip for 9/11.

  Don't be put off by the larger context here. I've clipped a section that is entirely the reaction of human beings on the street in New York City on that day.  You can scroll out of my start and stop points and watch the entire movie. Moore has made it available free on YouTube. I have never watched the movie, but, with 20 years distance, I am considering watching it today. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Movies, Law, New York City, 9/11, Michael Moore, Moore, Ann Althouse

20 Years Later: 9/11 Attacks Spark NorCal Brothers’ Determination To Fight War On Terror

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Tags: News, Iraq, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, NIC, Afghanistan, United States, Al Qaeda, Afghanistan War, War On Terror, 9/11, Northern California, Getz, Kristofer

A 9/11 Prayer of Hope and Healing

In 2001, I was an American Airlines flight attendant, serving passengers from New York to Los Angeles, Boston to Orlando, and every major city in between. A Kansas girl living in New York City, I was fascinated by the energy there, the colorful personalities, the subway camaraderie, and the constant buzz of life. That summer I moved back to the Midwest and left the excitement of the city behind, but my heart still held a vibrant picture of God’s precious creation — taxi horns, street vendors, an...
Tags: New York, Hope, New York City, Comfort, Inspiration, Healing, Kansas, 9/11, Christ, Orlando, American Airlines, Midwest, Los Angeles Boston, Encouragement, Paige DeRuyscher

'Unity is our greatest strength': Biden reflects on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House complex on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Biden said the US was united in the days following the September 11 attacks. "To me, that's the central lesson of September 11th: Unity is our greatest strength," he said on Friday. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wi...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Manhattan, Pentagon, Biden, United Airlines, American Airlines, Jill Biden, Shanksville Pa, 9-11, Shanksville Pennsylvania

GOP Sen. Joni Ernst said Biden's plan to get Americans vaccinated is a 'diversion' from the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican of Iowa, speaks during a hearing to examine United States Special Operations Command and United States Cyber Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2022 and the Future Years Defense Program, on Capitol Hill on March 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden announced a new COVID-19 action plan on Wednesday. Sen. Joni Ernst accused Biden of using the plan to distract from the 9/11 anniversary...
Tags: Politics, Mississippi, Washington, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Iowa, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Vaccine, Republican

20 Years Later: Wide Open Walls Hosts 9/11 Art Exhibit

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What difference did 9/11 make to the United States?

When the next terrorist attacks come, will US presidents be able to channel public demand for revenge by precise targeting, explaining the trap that terrorists set, and focusing on creating resilience in US responses? The post What difference did 9/11 make to the United States? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: New York, Opinion, Osama Bin Laden, US, Joe Biden, United States, Taliban, Al-qaeda, George W Bush, War On Terror, Saddam Hussein, 9/11, Franklin D Roosevelt, Pearl Harbour

Mike Pence falsely claims the US has gone ‘20 years without another major terrorist event on American soil,’ ignoring a string of white supremacist attacks

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd during an event on April 29, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Pence launched a new podcast Friday, with the first episode commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks. He claimed four times there have been no major terrorist attacks in the US in the last 20 years. His claim ignores white supremacist attacks in El Paso, Charleston, Pittsburgh, and elsewhere. See more stories on Insider's business page. On the first e...
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War at home: 20 years after 9/11, jihadists are no longer the biggest threat facing the US

Rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, disrupting the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden's electoral victory. AP Photo In the two decades since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the US faces a new and complex threat. Current and former officials say that white supremacists and far-right militants pose the biggest danger to the US. Experts also say the post-9/11 war on terror directly fueled the resurgence of far-right extremism. See...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, West Point, Washington Post, Washington, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Fbi, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, House

A little girl I knew was on the plane that hit the Pentagon on 9/11. Her death changed the course of my life as America changed forever.

An airplane flies near the Pentagon. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post An 8-year-old girl I knew on 9/11 was in the plane that hit the Pentagon. Her death and the deaths of nearly 3,000 people changed me, America, and the world forever. Two decades later, the US is still locked in a seemingly never-ending war. See more stories on Insider's business page. I was 13 on 9/11, living in a Maryland suburb just outside of Washington, DC. When the first plane hit the World Trade Center at 8:...
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