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posted by janrinok on Saturday September 11, @07:03AM   Printer-friendly

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. These were "a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks [...] against the United States of America on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001."

Of the 2,977 people who died, 2,605 were U.S. citizens and 372 non-U.S. citizens (excluding the 19 perpetrators). More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks, including the United Kingdom (67 deaths), the Dominican Republic (47 deaths), India (41 deaths), Greece (39 deaths), South Korea (28 deaths), Canada (24 deaths), Japan (24 deaths), Colombia (18 deaths), Jamaica (16 deaths), Philippines (16 deaths), Mexico (15 deaths), Trinidad and Tobago (14 deaths), Ecuador (13 deaths), Australia (11 deaths), Germany (11 deaths), Italy (10 deaths), Bangladesh (6 deaths), Ireland (6 deaths), Pakistan (6 deaths), and Poland (6 deaths).

It was a tragedy not only for America, but for the world.

 
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  • (Score: 5, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @07:52AM (24 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @07:52AM (#1176906)

    ... the 360k+ full US citizens who died of covid in 2020.

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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @07:54AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @07:54AM (#1176909)

    OK. And, when was the last time you commemorated the millions who died of the flu in 1918?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @07:58AM (11 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @07:58AM (#1176910)

    Nobody cares about the flu dead from 2001 to 2019 either.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:02AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:02AM (#1176911)

      But they do care for 2,605 U.S. citizens. And, by God, this is normal.

      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Saturday September 11, @10:48AM (2 children)

        by Gaaark (41) on Saturday September 11, @10:48AM (#1176945) Journal

        The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few....unless there are many more than that. Then, who cares. :/

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        --- Please remind me if I haven't been civil to you: I'm channeling MDC. ---Gaaark 2.0 ---
        • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @01:28PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @01:28PM (#1176985)

          Nobody cares what happens to POOR people! There were succesful businesses in that tower! The TRUE American People, the ones with money!

        • (Score: 3, Touché) by bzipitidoo on Saturday September 11, @07:38PM

          by bzipitidoo (4388) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 11, @07:38PM (#1177067) Journal

          That's sort of what Stalin said.

    • (Score: 5, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:06AM (6 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:06AM (#1176913)

      Starting Dec 2020, US had over 9/11 level of covid deaths every day until about Feb 2021.

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:12AM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:12AM (#1176915)

        This is a good thing. The Boomer Remover will accelerate social change in America and improve the lives of the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:34AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:34AM (#1176917)

          Even better a reason for a 20y commemoration. Or a memento of where they'll be after another 20.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @09:13PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @09:13PM (#1177093)

          Well, yes, if you're a boomer and believe that COVID is just a secret ligbutt plan to terk er guns, it makes sense that LGBTQIABIOPCOMGWTFBBQ demons will be unaffected by COVID.

          If you're worried, you should get vaccinated. Won't somebody think of the children who can't presently be vaccinated as the MOTU force them all into superspreading classrooms?

      • (Score: 5, Informative) by stretch611 on Saturday September 11, @09:15AM (1 child)

        by stretch611 (6199) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 11, @09:15AM (#1176924)

        It is still a tragedy now...

        After slipping to only 200 dead a day, we are back up to the equivalent of a 9/11 every other day with over 1500 dying a day in just the US.

        And nearly all of them are unnecessary now, due to having a safe and effective vaccine.

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        I think; therefore, I am vaccinated.
        • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @10:16AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @10:16AM (#1176936)

          Those who will commit suicide salute you.

      • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @01:35PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @01:35PM (#1176986)

        For perspective, ~8000 people die in the US every day in "normal" times. So 9/11 was about ~25% increase in a single day's mortality. We don't have the stats on covid, but it's probably not 25% overall due to other reductions from lockdown and voluntary withdrawal.

  • (Score: 2, Touché) by Opportunist on Saturday September 11, @11:57AM (5 children)

    by Opportunist (5545) on Saturday September 11, @11:57AM (#1176953)

    Yes, but Covid just kills people, who gives a shit about that? 9/11 destroyed values! Companies lost millions! Some companies even ceased to exist!

    Covid only kills people. Mostly old people who just cost insurances money anyway. 9/11 killed highly trained office workers that are hard to replace because you have to spend a lot of money training the replacement before they can be as efficient.

    • (Score: 0, Troll) by Acabatag on Saturday September 11, @01:06PM (2 children)

      by Acabatag (2885) on Saturday September 11, @01:06PM (#1176979)

      The 9/11 attack killed several whole office buildings full of important people in one of the world's financial hubs.

      • (Score: 4, Interesting) by mhajicek on Saturday September 11, @04:01PM

        by mhajicek (51) on Saturday September 11, @04:01PM (#1177012)

        And destroyed the financial records that were to be used to investigate GOP crimes. And made many tons of gold simply vanish.

      • (Score: 2) by Opportunist on Monday September 13, @11:08PM

        by Opportunist (5545) on Monday September 13, @11:08PM (#1177532)

        You really find a silver lining in everything, don't you?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @02:18PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @02:18PM (#1176996)

      This but unironically.

    • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Monday September 13, @06:47PM

      by krishnoid (1156) on Monday September 13, @06:47PM (#1177466)

      Don't forget the maiming [bbc.com]!

  • (Score: 1, Troll) by PiMuNu on Saturday September 11, @06:54PM (3 children)

    by PiMuNu (3823) on Saturday September 11, @06:54PM (#1177051)

    There is a moral difference - 11/9 was authored by people against other people. Covid was an act of nature.

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Common Joe on Saturday September 11, @07:31PM

      by Common Joe (33) <reversethis-{moc ... 1010.eoj.nommoc}> on Saturday September 11, @07:31PM (#1177062) Journal

      Covid is an act of nature. Our response to Covid is not. I think it is quite fitting to remember why 360+k people died. I think it's also appropriate to remember the various ways governments around the world responded to the crisis including the lack of transparency of information. And while we're at it, we should also remember the roll that the media and social media play in pouring gasoline onto burning flames instead of trying to make sense of the situation -- like explaining how science works, what we know, and why our knowledge and responses change over time.

    • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:24PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 11, @08:24PM (#1177081)
    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Saturday September 11, @09:21PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 11, @09:21PM (#1177097) Homepage Journal

      Covid was an act of nature.

      Sorry, it's not that easy to dismiss decades of research, dozens of papers published, and patents filed on SARS viruses, gain of function, and weaponizing SARS viruses. The only real question is, whether COVID was released intentionally.

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      Let's go Brandon!
  • (Score: 2) by DeVilla on Tuesday September 14, @07:11AM

    by DeVilla (5354) on Tuesday September 14, @07:11AM (#1177632)

    Well. the war's over. We gave the enemy the weapons we used against them. We finished our military retreat without evacuating all our people and allies. And we have no plan or intent to stop treating people like criminals when they travel by air. What do you consider a similar set of end conditions for the pandemic?