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smith
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11408 posts since 5/5/04

1 Sep 2021 19:01
I watched that last night. Excellent account of events from a different angle. Very hard to believe it could have been an inside job just by seeing the President's face in the stills of the photographs taken. Or if it was he didn't know anything about it.
Hanto
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3159 posts since 30/11/09

1 Sep 2021 19:37
It was a great watch. As you say, brought a new perspective to a topic that's been covered a lot already.

I know that Michael Moore and others criticise him for staying in the classroom but I think he did the right think. His sentiment also about making a statement from the white house was interesting too. I agree that doing it from a random bunker or airbase instead of the oval office would have by a psychological victory for Al Qaeda.
MoB
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37198 posts since 31/8/04

3 Sep 2021 07:42
The untold stuff on Netflix is really good, 4 EPs in so far and no filler.
padawan
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4476 posts since 27/6/03

3 Sep 2021 11:39
Also thought Presidents War room was excellent.
Amazing recollections from George W.
didn’t sound as stoopid as once made out… prob to do with the knackers they’ve had in since.
Remember 9/11 very vividly - watching on at work when the second plane hit… still jaw dropping!
swiftus
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1511 posts since 1/7/09

3 Sep 2021 11:59
padawan wrote: Remember 9/11 very vividly - watching on at work when the second plane hit… still jaw dropping!

I wonder how many defining moments there will be in our lifetime (I'm born in 1987) and what they'd be. Definition - you can remember exactly where you were when it happened.

For me, I think:

- 9/11 (on my way home from school)
- Diana dying (on holiday in Switzerland with the family)
- Michael Jackson dying (in a club in London, DJ turned it into an MJ tribute night)
- Covid lockdown
- Probably the Queen dying

7/7 was terrible, but I can't actually remember where I was when the news first broke out (I live in London as well).
joeyjojo
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4630 posts since 24/8/06

3 Sep 2021 18:15
I was off school on 9/11 having my braces tightened Laughing out loud
quest
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3698 posts since 11/7/11

posted 3 Sep 2021 19:43, edited 3 Sep 2021 19:43
I remember I was having a sulk from a telling off on 9/11
little did I know the world would never be the same again.

csb there's a picture of me aged 9 on the roof one of the tower feb 2001 mad to think about
snaye
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10953 posts since 24/10/02

3 Sep 2021 20:26
Will never forget July 2005 London bombings as was working in Liverpool St and in the office when it all kicked off. Very surreal day in the City.
Hanto
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3159 posts since 30/11/09

posted 3 Sep 2021 21:28, edited 3 Sep 2021 21:28
Vividly remember Diana and 9/11. Was 5 or so at the time of thw former and just remember Moira Stewart being on the telly non stop.

9/11 I was home from school and even aged 9 I knew it was something serious. This is still sobering to listen to. https://youtu.be/ppAeMWFCqC8

At school during 7/7 and remember sitting with mates whose parents worked 8n the city when everyone was trying to ring relatives and not getting through.
Seventyfour
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9388 posts since 6/10/05

5 Sep 2021 14:03
Was shagging a bird on my (well parants) living room floor after a night out, when the Diana announcement came on TV, when we'd done I told the bird and she started crying Laughing out loud
JustinCredible
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2694 posts since 11/6/08

5 Sep 2021 14:27
Last of the old romantics
TROYBOY
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918 posts since 28/2/12

5 Sep 2021 15:19
Theres a doc on the painter bob ross, not watched yet but looks very interesting…
bertoni
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1485 posts since 29/9/11

posted 5 Sep 2021 16:23, edited 5 Sep 2021 16:23
9/11 I was working for a surveyors as a chainy in the Bank of England. Merv King kept looking at us suspiciously from his office. Everyone was keeping an eye on the planes flying over London to Heathrow that day. Saw the images when I got home. Fucking surreal.

Lady Di: was sleeping over at the bird's gaff, turned the telly on early and saw the announcement. Shocking news but got over it pretty quick unlike the bird and her housemates. Much crying….got bored so went to the pub….pub full of similarly blase geezers.
bertoni
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1485 posts since 29/9/11

5 Sep 2021 16:25
Seventyfour wrote: Was shagging a bird on my (well parants) living room floor after a night out, when the Diana announcement came on TV, when we'd done I told the bird and she started crying Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud
NigelBenn
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4418 posts since 6/2/08

5 Sep 2021 17:58
Laughing out loud
TROYBOY
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918 posts since 28/2/12

5 Sep 2021 18:03
swiftus wrote:
padawan wrote: Remember 9/11 very vividly - watching on at work when the second plane hit… still jaw dropping!

I wonder how many defining moments there will be in our lifetime (I'm born in 1987) and what they'd be. Definition - you can remember exactly where you were when it happened.

For me, I think:

- 9/11 (on my way home from school)
- Diana dying (on holiday in Switzerland with the family)
- Michael Jackson dying (in a club in London, DJ turned it into an MJ tribute night)
- Covid lockdown
- Probably the Queen dying

7/7 was terrible, but I can't actually remember where I was when the news first broke out (I live in London as well).

that 7/7 didnt feel as dramatic as the 9/11 events for some reason.
During 9/11 i was working by goodge street and every one was allowed to go home cos they thought the bt tower was next
Kadafi39
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2008 posts since 30/10/09

6 Sep 2021 14:50
9/11 - I was in English lit in year 8 and the teacher kept banging on about how some huge news would be leaked that would change the world and affect us all.

MJ - We were drinking at my mates student halls before a night out when we all found out.

Diana - I remember it vaguely but I was about 10 so not exactly a clear memory.
Seventyfour
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9388 posts since 6/10/05

6 Sep 2021 19:18
JustinCredible wrote: Last of the old romantics

Took her upstairs and bummed her later, it's funny, if it wasn't for thebDiana thing I would probably never have remembered it, just another Saturday night Laughing out loud
Ocin
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1392 posts since 4/6/04

7 Sep 2021 07:50
bummed her Laughing out loud
ismvil
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1870 posts since 16/9/11

7 Sep 2021 09:35
Seventyfour wrote:
JustinCredible wrote: Last of the old romantics

Took her upstairs and bummed her later, it's funny, if it wasn't for thebDiana thing I would probably never have remembered it, just another Saturday night Laughing out loud

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