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  • Evan Koblentz
    CNN says Obama will make a huge national security announcement in five minutes. I m telling everyone in case you at not at TVs or radios right now. Sunday
    Message 1 of 14 , May 1 7:43 PM
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      CNN says Obama will make a "huge national security announcement" in five
      minutes. I'm telling everyone in case you at not at TVs or radios right
      now. Sunday night emergency announcement by prez? Could be a threat,
      or they caught Bin Laden, or a UFO ....

      I'm rooting for Bin Laden first, UFO close second. :)
    • Evan Koblentz
      UPDATE CNN SAYS BIN LADEN IS DEAD AND WE HAVE THE BODY
      Message 2 of 14 , May 1 7:44 PM
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        UPDATE CNN SAYS BIN LADEN IS DEAD AND WE HAVE THE BODY
        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

        > CNN says Obama will make a "huge national security announcement" in five
        > minutes. I'm telling everyone in case you at not at TVs or radios right
        > now. Sunday night emergency announcement by prez? Could be a threat,
        > or they caught Bin Laden, or a UFO ....
        >
        > I'm rooting for Bin Laden first, UFO close second. :)
        >
        >
      • Timothy Fagan
        Bin Laden s dead. Or so sayeth Fox News.
        Message 3 of 14 , May 1 7:45 PM
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          Bin Laden's dead.

          Or so sayeth Fox News.



          On May 1, 2011, at 10:43 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:

           

          CNN says Obama will make a "huge national security announcement" in five
          minutes. I'm telling everyone in case you at not at TVs or radios right
          now. Sunday night emergency announcement by prez? Could be a threat,
          or they caught Bin Laden, or a UFO ....

          I'm rooting for Bin Laden first, UFO close second. :)


        • Evan Koblentz
          Obviously we severely frown on political talk via this computer club, but equally obviously this affects everyone. Let s all remember that this is somber
          Message 4 of 14 , May 1 7:48 PM
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            Obviously we severely frown on political talk via this computer club, but equally obviously this affects everyone.  Let's all remember that this is somber news, not celebratory, and we should NOT politicize it.



            On 05/01/2011 10:45 PM, Timothy Fagan wrote: Bin Laden's dead.

            Or so sayeth Fox News.



            On May 1, 2011, at 10:43 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:

             

            CNN says Obama will make a "huge national security announcement" in five
            minutes. I'm telling everyone in case you at not at TVs or radios right
            now. Sunday night emergency announcement by prez? Could be a threat,
            or they caught Bin Laden, or a UFO ....

            I'm rooting for Bin Laden first, UFO close second. :)


          • Timothy Fagan
            I just wonder if this really means anything. We may have the body of the mastermind behind 9/11 and other atrocities, but how many are waiting to step up and
            Message 5 of 14 , May 1 7:51 PM
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              I just wonder if this really means anything. We may have the body of the mastermind behind 9/11 and other atrocities, but how many are waiting to step up and take his place. :-(



              On May 1, 2011, at 10:48 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:

               

              Obviously we severely frown on political talk via this computer club, but equally obviously this affects everyone.  Let's all remember that this is somber news, not celebratory, and we should NOT politicize it.



              On 05/01/2011 10:45 PM, Timothy Fagan wrote:

              Bin Laden's dead.

              Or so sayeth Fox News.



              On May 1, 2011, at 10:43 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:

               

              CNN says Obama will make a "huge national security announcement" in five
              minutes. I'm telling everyone in case you at not at TVs or radios right
              now. Sunday night emergency announcement by prez? Could be a threat,
              or they caught Bin Laden, or a UFO ....

              I'm rooting for Bin Laden first, UFO close second. :)




            • Evan Koblentz
              Agreed. They may step up attacks in response. They may also deny the news. I personally know some people who died on 9/11, or who were too close for comfort,
              Message 6 of 14 , May 1 7:55 PM
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                Agreed.  They may step up attacks in response.  They may also deny the news.

                I personally know some people who died on 9/11, or who were too close for comfort, and I'm sure many MARCHins do too.  BL may be only symbolic at this point, but still ....



                On 05/01/2011 10:51 PM, Timothy Fagan wrote: I just wonder if this really means anything. We may have the body of the mastermind behind 9/11 and other atrocities, but how many are waiting to step up and take his place. :-(



                On May 1, 2011, at 10:48 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:

                 

                Obviously we severely frown on political talk via this computer club, but equally obviously this affects everyone.  Let's all remember that this is somber news, not celebratory, and we should NOT politicize it.



                On 05/01/2011 10:45 PM, Timothy Fagan wrote:

                Bin Laden's dead.

                Or so sayeth Fox News.



                On May 1, 2011, at 10:43 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:

                 

                CNN says Obama will make a "huge national security announcement" in five
                minutes. I'm telling everyone in case you at not at TVs or radios right
                now. Sunday night emergency announcement by prez? Could be a threat,
                or they caught Bin Laden, or a UFO ....

                I'm rooting for Bin Laden first, UFO close second. :)




            • telmnstr@757.org
              ... It only took how long? After how much money wasted and dead Americans? After the whole Iraq fiasco, and lies? Now who is going to save us from the bankers?
              Message 7 of 14 , May 1 8:17 PM
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                > UPDATE CNN SAYS BIN LADEN IS DEAD AND WE HAVE THE BODY
                > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

                It only took how long?

                After how much money wasted and dead Americans?

                After the whole Iraq fiasco, and lies?


                Now who is going to save us from the bankers?
              • Evan Koblentz
                ... Hey now .... PLEASE let s not editorialize / politicize ..... we re just a computer club. I only posted to alert everyone to turn on the news.
                Message 8 of 14 , May 1 8:19 PM
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                  >> UPDATE CNN SAYS BIN LADEN IS DEAD AND WE HAVE THE BODY
                  >> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
                  > It only took how long?
                  >
                  > After how much money wasted and dead Americans?
                  >
                  > After the whole Iraq fiasco, and lies?
                  >
                  > Now who is going to save us from the bankers?


                  Hey now .... PLEASE let's not editorialize / politicize ..... we're just
                  a computer club. I only posted to alert everyone to turn on the news.
                • telmnstr@757.org
                  ... Gotcha. And that, I think you for. I beat all my friends in IRC to the news. My reddit addict friends LOST THIS ONE, thanks to midatlanticretro.
                  Message 9 of 14 , May 1 8:23 PM
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                    > Hey now .... PLEASE let's not editorialize / politicize ..... we're just
                    > a computer club. I only posted to alert everyone to turn on the news.

                    Gotcha. And that, I think you for.

                    I beat all my friends in IRC to the news. My reddit addict friends LOST
                    THIS ONE, thanks to midatlanticretro.
                  • Evan Koblentz
                    ... LOL now that comment I like!!!
                    Message 10 of 14 , May 1 8:25 PM
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                      >> Hey now .... PLEASE let's not editorialize / politicize ..... we're just
                      >> a computer club. I only posted to alert everyone to turn on the news.
                      > Gotcha. And that, I think you for.
                      >
                      > I beat all my friends in IRC to the news. My reddit addict friends LOST
                      > THIS ONE, thanks to midatlanticretro.


                      LOL now that comment I like!!!
                    • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
                      ... I don t normally watch TV. I did start scanning the channels though. Geraldo on Fox was the first to announce that OBL was killed. I had to scan the
                      Message 11 of 14 , May 2 3:48 AM
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                        Timothy Fagan <timstergm@...> writes:

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                        >Bin Laden's dead.
                        >
                        >Or so sayeth Fox News.

                        I don't normally watch TV. I did start scanning the channels though.
                        Geraldo on Fox was the first to announce that OBL was killed. I had
                        to scan the other news channels for another couple of minutes before
                        they were making the same claims. Finally, later than first reported,
                        Obama made the official proclamation that OBL is dead! It couldn't
                        have happened to a more deserving scumbad.
                      • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
                        ... I was doing a gig at the WTC at that time but I was in Southern California (Anaheim) for a DECUS symposium that week. Spared by fate, I suppose.
                        Message 12 of 14 , May 2 3:54 AM
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                          Evan Koblentz <evan@...> writes:

                          >Agreed. They may step up attacks in response. They may also deny the
                          >news.
                          >
                          >I personally know some people who died on 9/11, or who were too close
                          >for comfort, and I'm sure many MARCHins do too. BL may be only symbolic
                          >at this point, but still ....

                          I was doing a gig at the WTC at that time but I was in Southern California
                          (Anaheim) for a DECUS symposium that week. Spared by fate, I suppose.
                        • Christian Liendo
                          I was @ work near the court houses.. We came outside and saw the second plane hit.. I ran to the first pct to assist (I am a NYPD Aux Police Officer). Most of
                          Message 13 of 14 , May 2 6:26 AM
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                            I was @ work near the court houses.. We came outside and saw the second plane hit.. I ran to the first pct to assist (I am a NYPD Aux Police Officer). Most of that day I was with the 1st PCT doing security. The next day I was on the Brooklyn Bridge securing that area and the next two days I was down on Ground Zero. I still have my red OEM badge..

                            I will never forget those days..

                            Either way.. I feel better right now.. Between the good auction for the lady MARCH helped and this.. I feel good... Now all we need is for VCFE to do well and all will be good..


                            --- On Mon, 5/2/11, system@... <system@...> wrote:

                            I was doing a gig at the WTC at that time but I was in Southern California
                            (Anaheim) for a DECUS symposium that week. Spared by fate, I suppose.
                          • Dan Roganti
                            On May 2, 2011 9:26 AM, Christian Liendo ... plane hit.. I ran to the first pct to assist (I am a NYPD Aux Police Officer). Most
                            Message 14 of 14 , May 2 6:42 AM
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                              On May 2, 2011 9:26 AM, "Christian Liendo" <christian_liendo@...> wrote:

                              >
                              > I was @ work near the court houses.. We came outside and saw the second plane hit.. I ran to the first pct to assist (I am a NYPD Aux Police Officer). Most of that day I was with the 1st PCT doing security. The next day I was on the Brooklyn Bridge securing that area and the next two days I was down on Ground Zero. I still have my red OEM badge..
                              >
                              > I will never forget those days..

                              I have old friends from high school on NYPD then. One of them didn't come home. We have a street named for him back home.

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