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Baw ha ha ha ha. Good one!!!
Yes I still feel bad for the families of the people from 9/11. However I`m sick of hearing about it. Just like I`d be really tired if someone kept reminding me my loved ones were dead.
What the drat?!
The truth is that no tragedy is `great.` All tragedies are tragedies. The way we tend to deal with things here is different. I doubt anyone in this country would say "9/11 was worse than Pinatubo" by pure comparison, just like it would be offensive to say the Rape of Nanking was worse than the Holocaust to a jew. They`re all bad, just people deal with it different. That`s all. No belittling here. There`s a lot of tragic events that happen all over- the real tragedy is that we like to rate the scale of suffering on a 1-10 level and have a piss fight about who`s is worse.
Well, yes, but you always feel more sympathy for the victim of a disease than you do for the carrier.
It always does dude. And that`s a good thing.
Also, too soon.
As someone who didn`t lose someone in 9/11, but has lost people in multiple tragedies occurring in non-English-speaking countries, I will always take offence when you ask for pity, respect, reverence, apologies, and reconstitution for yours, without giving a thought to any of ours (which don`t have a catchy title and a motto).
Easiest example:Googlefight: Mt St Helens with Pinatubo.
Seriously, which one have you heard of?
Mt St, killed 8 people, it was an average scale eruption. Pinatubo killed hundreds and sent a shockwave around the earth 3 times.
Who wins? The one in America. Tenfold. Merchandise. Marketed tours around the mountain. T-shirts. Hats. 3 or 4 "Official Mt. St. Helens Websites" Etc.
You belittle your own tragedies for profit, and others by association.
haha, generic innapropriate packaging comment!
its not that hard.
becaise those tragedies did not start wars.
Columbine AND Oklahoma.
What happened. Tragedies of course. Lots of people died. Probably tons of other families left without husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, exes, fiancees, and best friends.
Why am I not hearing annual weeping for them?
Probably because neither of the tragedies on those days weren`t drilled into our heads here in America as much as this one was.
In any case:
The event happened, people died, people paid respects, people grew from tragedy, and people moved on.
Reliving and rehashing it won`t make it any better for yourself or others. So learn from it as much as you can, and go forward. The dead have already moved on.
Actually, I did today. I was out from 6am until 3:30pm, and never did it once cross my mind until I saw something on the news. The first part of the day ruled.
But don`t anyone think that we`ll EVER forget, and for the rest of your lives, expect a negative response from Americans if you make light of it, or make a comment that could be construed as insensitive.
Having grown up with someone who died in the North Tower, I will always take offense if someone says "it was no big deal".
...yes. Yes you can.
Its not the fact that they died thats funny... its the response these fireworks are getting from the general public.
@Iroj. You live in the US and find this funny? What the hell is funny about thousands of innocent people dying tragically? Dippoo
I did: My response is: Bwhahahahashshaahahahahaha sakjhfaewkjhhdakjsah!!!!!!!!!!
I completely missed the fact that today was the 8th anniversary of 9/11.
Over here in ToyTown, England, it wasn`t even marked in the papers...
But yeah, stupid name - or at least at first glance. Then you realise that without the exclamation marks, it wouldn`t really be that stupid; it`d be a pack of fireworks marked out specially to show respect and rememberance for an equally beautiful and solemn event.
Moral of the story?
RE Caliber Fireworks: Get someone with a decent grasp of punctuation to manage the packaging, you dipsh*ts.
People just need to embrace the fact that something bad happened and move on with their lives.
I see how this is gonna go...
Certain Euros and Canadians will be insensitive saying the Americans should "get over it"...
Certain Americans will respond with righteous indignation...
Everyone will miss the fact that it`s rather inappropriate packaging for fireworks...
Happy September 11.
Maybe we could just remember that some really bad sh*t went down eight years ago today, and as a result thousands have needlessly died across the world?
Overly patriotic and nationalistic, considering that there were citizens from at least 90 other countries, other than just Americans, in those towers when they came down. Yes it was tragic and all, but it happened in 2001. The pity party has been over for years now. You can thank the last president for that. As inappropriate as the packaging may be, it can`t be as offense of as some other stuff the americans have/are doing.
That`s exactly what I was thinking...I mean, every day, more people die of ebola in africa than people died that day. Why shouldn`t we mourn for THEM? Better yet, why SHOULD we? It`s impossible.
Well hey, either this person is an idiot, or a GREAT businessman.
Get. Over. It.