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  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    I forgot also. On yesterday's date in 1995 innocent people were murdered by Timothy McVeigh. I feel like an ass because I totally forgot that happened on yesterday's date.

    Now I know people on this board like Shane/Sooner and Okie probably would have a really tough time forgetting about this considering their location. But for the rest of America, why isn't this attack on our country remembered like say 9/11? Was it because it happened in Oklahoma and not New York? Was it because the death toll was significantly lower? Was it because in New York we were attacked by Muslims?

    Regardless, Remember OKC and the people who lost their lives. I won't forget again.
     
  2. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I actually saw a lot of coverage on the TV networks.

    I think America got closure on the OKC bombing because McVeigh was executed without dragging it out ten or twelve years. I give the little bastard that much, he took his medicine.

    9/11 will stick in a lot of peoples craws until bin Ladin's head is on a pole somewhere.
     
  3. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    its because he was white and this country only pays attention when darkies kill others.
     
  4. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    yes, it was yesterday. i was at an appt waiting for someone and thinking about it at 9:02. i can remember the moment exactly. not when i saw it on tv, but the moment it happened as it shook my house pretty good, hard enough to scare the crap out of me and send the dogs scurrying. i can remember turning on the tv and seeing it as most did for the first time, including the news crews. they came around from the back of it, not realizing the destruction, and when the cameras first caught sight of the whole front of the building gone, they were at a complete loss for words. all day long i watched tv or listened to the radio and listened to sirens as emergency crews from all over the state raced here to help.

    it seems everyone knows someone who was in the building or had a close call. a friend's daughter had just gotten married and was on her way to the ssa office to get some paperwork straightened out. she had a 9:00 appt. my friend said that was the first time she thanked god for a daughter that was late for everything. she was still two blocks away. two of the little boys killed had been the foster children of a guy my father works with. it horrifies me to know mcveigh knew there were children in the building and didnt care. another friends husband was a federal judge in his office across the street. he was blown out of his chair, but unhurt. thank god.

    there are some memories burned into the brain. the memories i have of that morning i dont think will ever leave.

    this is the kind of destruction and death hate can cause. and i just do not understand it.
     
  5. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Yeah, if not for the news mentioning it, I would have totally forgotten. Interesting point though about the closure aspect. Never really thought of that before you mentioned it.
     
  6. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    but terry nichols lives and whines about every little thing and how he is mistreated in prison because he doesnt get whole grains and fresh fruits and veggies. the body is a temple and all that. yet he didnt mind having a hand in killing innocent people.

    the jury that didnt sentence him to death should be ashamed.
     
  7. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    and charles manson is now speaking again and is an expert on global warming.
     
  8. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    Yep, I'm embarrassed to say I missed this one as well. Red's analysis is dead on, IMO. The perps were caught, justice was done, and America moved on. We won't move on from 9/11 until OBL sleeps with the fishes.
     
  9. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    well 9/11 is also a bigger deal because it not just one loony isolated dude. 9/11 is a continuation of centuries of terrorism by islamic fellas. with mcveigh there is nothing you can do, no war to start, no enemy to defeat. and also 9/11 was much larger, with lots of killers sending multiple planes all over. much bigger operation and death toll.
     

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