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  •  yes. My husband felt very uncomfortable (3+ / 0-)
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    conlakappa, liz dexic, princss6

    with the new "security" measures.  I also remember how frightened my children were when Cheney made his statements about taping plastic to the windows and hoarding food and money.  We thought that was BS but we did keep some cash at home (in a secure location ;/) just in case.  

    All of this played well with the Republican base and Fox News but it was not much fun for those of us who had to live and work in the area.  I can't imagine what it was like for the people in NYC.  

    •  I am sending calming thoughts to the one person (3+ / 0-)
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      I was acquainted with who was directly affected.  He lost his twin brother, a contractor at the Pentagon.  I'd read in the NY Times lives column about the number of twins lost in the attacks.  There were a higher number of twins than one expected to occur in the population at that time.

      Any way, I used to see these brothers on the Metro.  They commuted together, with the surviving one driving in to take the train with his brother.  Like anyone you see on the train on the semi-regular, there was a nod of recognition and hello.  I saw the surviving twin a few weeks then a few months after.  I talked to him and he said he was coping.  His brother left a wife and two very young children.  

      I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear--Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by conlakappa on Mon May 02, 2011 at 12:22:59 PM PDT

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      •  so sad, conlakappa. My oldest sons are twins (2+ / 0-)
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        and though they they have their difficulties, they are incredibly close.  I can't imagine how hard that would be for them.  My thoughts are with your acquaintance also.  

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