September 11 was one of the saddest days in history. As everyone knows September 11, 2001 was the day that shook the world. It didn’t only affect the US but everyone around the world. The people in those buildings were not only Americans but people of every nationality. I don’t think that one person knew exactly how to react or think. This tragedy is something that should have never happened from the start. However, it did. Most of America can tell you that they remember exactly what they were doing & where they were on September 11th. Fortunately, for some children they were just too young to remember the devastating events that happened on this day. Even though it may seem as though many people lost their lives in these tragic events, we have to remember that hundreds and thousands were saved. However, weeks after thousands were estimated dead. What seems terrifying the most about this event is that a lot the workers or visitors who died had been at or above the point of impact. Not to mention the 200 people who jumped or ‘fell’ out to their deaths. It just makes me wonder, “How bad was it that jumping was the best option.” No one ever thought they would recover or heal from this. However, some people got there relief and revenge they may have wanted from the start when Osama bin Laden (the cruel terrorist that plotted 9/11) was shot and killed May 1, 2011. For some, this may not even be enough. However, I think some people are learning to cope with what has happened. Another way that is probably helping most cope with this tragedy is the memory pools and museum that was built on ground zero. The pools are the same width and length of the original towers. Around the pools are the names of all people that lost their lives from that tower. It’s an amazing and inspirational monument that last forever. A lot of remember September 11th, 2001 differently. Some remember it clear as day while others were too young to remember. It’s important that we don’t forget...
...The Truth Behind 9/11
September 11, 2001 is a time in U.S. history that everyone will remember, it holds a special place in almost every American’s heart, as well as the families in other countries who lost a loved one that day. Several groups of people within our own country and abroad believe that knowledge of this attack was held prior to the actual event. The U.S. government made the citizens believe that two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, and one airplane into the Pentagon. Different conspiracy theories have developed on the internet, and several websites claim to have legitimate cases regarding the validity of the “true” story. The true story, however, is one of pain and suffering that the citizens of America were put through.
Since the day of the attack, rumors have circulated through blogs, magazines, websites, and simple word of mouth claiming that 9/11 was assisted by the U.S. Government. There are many in-depth investigations of the conspiracy theories surrounding the attacks of 9/11. In my first example I will talk about what made the towers collapse. It is quite obvious that planes did not make the Twin Towers collapse, bombs did. Many architects and scientists have concluded that a planes fuel cannot produce enough heat to melt the steel frame of the two buildings that collapsed. No steel structure before has ever collapsed due to...
...5. In this course I have assigned a conspiracy debunking book on widespread conspiracy allegations concerning the events of 9/11/01. That book, compiled by the journal POPULAR MECHANICS: Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up, attempts to silence the avalanche of suspicion triggered by attacks that day. You can obtain the essence of those suspicions by consulting the many "Truther" sites on the Web. To a general reader, explain what we ought to think about 9/11 in the wake of this confrontation over what actually happened on that fateful day and why. Explain why you reached this conclusion. Address this question: How successful can the most thorough debunking be in the wake of allegations of the sort made by the Truther movement? I own several books and CD's making the case for conspiracy for your use if you wish to consult one or more of them. Of course, the internet is full of that material. You might want to entitle your essay, “Can conspiracy doubts ever be put to rest?”.
From the minute the first airplane hit the World Trade Center on that fateful morning September 11th, 2001 the entire nation was moved. Then when two more planes came crashing into the other tower and the Pentagon, the nation was crushed. It was the most fatal terrorist attack ever committed against the United Stated killing nearly 3,000 people. Thousands of children...
...Was 9/11 An Inside Job?
September 11, 2001 holds a special place in almost every American’s heart, as well as those of families in other countries who lost a loved one that day. Not only is Sept. 11th the bloodiest terrorist attack in the history of the nation, several groups of people within our own country and abroad believe that knowledge of this attack was held prior to the actual event. What has been reported and believed was that two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, and one airplane into the Pentagon. Different conspiracy theories have developed on the internet, and several websites claim to have legitimate cases regarding the validity of the “true” story. These claims are nothing less than a slap in the face of some thousands of Americans who risked their lives to remove others from harms way. The true story, however, is one of pain and suffering that my fellow citizens and I share.
Since the day of the attack, rumors have circulated through blogs, magazines, websites, and simple word of mouth claiming that 9/11 was assisted by the U.S. Government. There are two different categories of conspiracy theories that establish this belief. The most farfetched conspiracy theories that I have seen belong to those who believe that the attacks were planned and executed by our central government. Other groups hold the idea that the “powers in command knew about the attacks, but...
Ms. Erin Sullivan
The Day We Went To War!
This essay will tell stories of limitless loss and sadness. One of the darkest days in american history. A death toll just under 3000 US citizens and 19 islamic radicals. Some called it the biggest terrorist attack in history.This tragedy has since been dubbed the name 9-11. This paper will contain info taken from my sources. What conspiracy theorists say happened, what the government said happened, and straight facts about it.
Some conspiracy theorists suggest the government had something to do with 9-11. An “extraordinary” amount of put options were placed on United Airlines and American Airlines stocks, the same airlines that were hijacked during the attacks. They think traders were tipped off to the attack. Others say that the “attack” was actually a planned demolition. Some witnesses say they heard explosions; additionally scientists say plane fuel doesn't burn hot enough to melt the steel frame of either of the towers. After 9-11 a documentary named “loose change” stated that the terrorists were alive in other countries.however it was dismissed on account of two people can have the same name. However it raised a good point. How did the hijackers passports survive the explosion? how can paper survive an explosion that brought down buildings?...
...September 11, 2001: Conspiracy or Not?
What if everything one was supposed to believe was wrong? What if the people who are supposed to protect citizens from danger, do not? What if 9/11, the most tragic day in American history, was caused by the people we are supposed to respect and we are supposed and to believe, our government? Could our government have masterminded this horrific crime? Actually, I believe they did. In August 1997, on the front cover of FEMA’s, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Response to Terrorism Manual it shows the World Trade Center towers in the cross hairs, sights used for aiming a gun or missile for accuracy, and then again in June 2000, the Department of Justice released a world terrorism handbook featuring the twin towers also in the cross hairs on the front cover (Loose Change 2nd Edition). I believe that the government has had this planned or contemplated this action since August of 1997.
The book, The 911 Commission Report, which was released by the United States Government, raises more questions than it answers. “The book is a 571 page lie,” says Dr. David Ray Griffin, distinguished theologian, who has written two books exposing the official story of 9/11 as a blatant lie (Griffin). In The 911 Commission Report states the alleged hijackers were of Arab decent, but none of the flight lists that were released to CNN, Cable News Network, by the...
...Enough Conspiracy Theories, Already The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 By David Ray Griffin. Second edition. Olive Branch Press. 254 pages. $15.
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions By David Ray Griffin Olive Branch Press. 339 pages. $18.
Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action By David Ray Griffin Westminster John Knox Press. 246 pages. $17.95.
Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts By the editors of Popular Mechanics Hearst Books. 170pages. $14.95.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."
At almost every progressive gathering where there's a question and answer period, someone or other vehemently raises 9/11 and espouses a grand conspiracy theory.
If you haven't had the pleasure of enduring these rants, please let me share.
Here's what the conspiracists believe:
9/11 was an inside job.
Members of the Bush Administration ordered it, not Osama bin Laden.
The Twin Towers fell because the Bush Administration got agents to plant explosives at the base of those buildings.
Building 7, another high-rise at the World Trade Center that fell on...
The Art & Craft of Writing
September 24, 2012
“Bowling for Columbine” Review
Sometimes the best tool for questioning a social problem is humor - which is exactly what Michael Moore does in "Bowling for Columbine." This is not a movie about guns or violence or television, but about culture. Using the Columbine school shooting as his hook, Moore attempts to find answers as to why American culture is saturated in violence and fear.
Moore is a director who isn’t afraid to ask the big questions, and who is perfectly comfortable telling the cold, hard truth. You have to be this way in order to direct a film such as this one, and to direct and produce “Fahrenheit 9/11”, a movie about the very controversial attacks on the Twin Towers, which is the highest-grossing documentary of all time. “Bowling for Columbine,” the film we’ll be focusing on, and his film “Sicko,” also placed in the top ten highest-grossing documentaries.
Clearly a director who knows what he’s doing, Moore decided to make this film, one in which he dissects the most famous school shooting of all time, one which coined the term “columbine.” This film is about the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colorado, where teens Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, armed to the max, slaughtered 13 of their schoolmates and injured dozens more. While Moore doesn’t poke fun at this tragedy or at any of the victims in any way, the film's ability to quickly shift...
...Negative effects of technology
Technology is taking over the city, books are illegal and if they are found they will be burned. In Ray Bradbury’s FAHRENHEIT 451 technology has its upsides but it also poses many problems, if technology is going to continue being a main recourse in this country then it will seem more like a jail more than a city. Technology is restricting people from acting a certain way or preforming different tasks and if someone acts against the law or does something a different way they will be arrested. Technology is used to control people in so many ways. Citizens have become addicted to the technology that they have at their disposal, take the parlor wall for instance. The main character of Bradbury’s novel, Montag, is scared of the mechanical dog so in order to stay on the mechanical dogs good side he does not do anything rash or out of order. Some citizens do not let technology control them but then they are punished for what they do.
In the narrative FAHRENHEIT 451 Bradbury gives technology a big role to play and the people focus on the better effects of technology like the snake but the people are overlooking the disadvantages of technology like the parlor wall. The parlor wall is used to brainwash people, once they are addicted to the parlor wall they want to copy the actions they see on the parlor wall. Mildred is one of the many people who are addicted to the parlor wall. Mildred is somewhat brainwashed by the virtual reality people that she...