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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: 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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      • (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.