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What was the U.S.A. like before 9/11?

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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 04:44 PM
oh and i forgot to add that relationships were BETTER! in every sense

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 05:49 PM
Let's see America before 9/11 in a nutshell...

- The cold war ended when the Berlin wall fell and the Soviet Union collapsed. The fear from the "Reds" was over.

- The Internet, housing, and student loan markets boomed.

- Airports were nicer, you could go in and walk around, meet and greet loved ones. Flying was nice. One could get a sandwich on a commuter flight from Pittsburgh to NYC.

- The .com bubble burst.

- Operation Desert Storm planted a seed and made the laymen aware of the Middle East and the "dangers" there.

After 9/11

- The War on Terrorism began the fear from "Terrorists" has begun. Afghanistan then Iraq.

- The housing bubble collapsed.

- Going to the airport is a chore. You can barely get a cookie on a flight from La Guardia (NYC) to LAX (Los Angeles).

- The student loan bubble bursting will be next.

- Syria and Iran are next...
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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 10:02 PM
Let's not get too nostalgic...

Remember stuff like...? 02/02/297539/-GOP-Mythology-The-Waco-Seige-VS-the-1985-Philly-Move-Bombing


LA Riots:

Everybody's favourite boogieman...

Free from jail?

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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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Do you remember when Rodney king was arrested several times for drug charges and dui's including the use of pcp and other drug and alchohol related charges? Because of the color of his skin and the stigma of being politically correct?

What about the ongoing violence of OJ Simpson?

Do you remember when two men who were guilty of serious crimes walked away scott free because of the color of their skin?

How about during the LA riots when a white man nearly got pummeled to death because of the color of his skin?

You see where political correctness has gotten you?

Not very far.

posted on May, 28 2013 @ 12:09 AM
Terrorism, in the exact same form as 9//11, was well afoot since the 1970's

Dawson's Field Hijacking...

List of Hijackings

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posted on May, 28 2013 @ 12:42 AM

Originally posted by BeliefInReality
America was the same as it is today, with fewer people whining about long lines at the airport...

Actually, if memory serves me, long flight delays were a major story right before 9-//....ironically.

If someone wants to confirm that, tia.

posted on May, 28 2013 @ 01:04 AM
It was awesome... I had dreams instead of fears. Music was awesome, I couldnt wait for new albums to be released. Now I don't pay attention really. Even some bands I used to love, like The Deftones have released albums in the past few years and I've still never heard them. Music is still a huge part of my life, but I just don't eagerly await new stuff as much.

The biggest things in the news would be like shark attacks, or some vandals breaking windows in the area, and missing children of course...always the missing children. Columbine and OKC were in the 90s, but at the time, I wasn't into conspiracies as much. I've always been interested in mysterious subjects, but 9/11 is what propelled me deep into the world of nwo.

All you need to know... It was awesome. It was awesome being an American. I mean sure, I wasn't naive and I have never liked warfare, but back then, the problems I could see as a young man were fixable. It was like I could litterally SEE the world getting progressively better and better...

On the morning of 9/11 I felt fear... Now I realize that I was correct to be afraid, but I was afraid for all the wrong reasons... Yeah... Think about that one for a while...

Parents used to tell their kids, "you can be anything you want, even president of the united states, if you work hard enough!" I now know this is not true. I don't really hear anyone telling their kids that anymore, either... Let me tell you man... Talk about having the rug pulled out from under you just as you begin to enter the world...

I think I used to have a purpose.. then again, it might've been a dream...

posted on May, 28 2013 @ 01:45 AM

Originally posted by BeliefInReality
Seeing as the iPod wasn't released until November, 2001, your joke falls flatter than Angelina Jolie.

The iJokes have been around since the 90's and that's what was obviously the joke. I am deeply sorry that I missed an uninteresting event by a couple of months.
Will it inflate your Angelina if we change iPod to iMac? and the meaning of iRac to a neon-y plastic desk?
Probably not.
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posted on May, 28 2013 @ 11:26 AM

Originally posted by DistantThunder

Originally posted by BeliefInReality
America was the same as it is today, with fewer people whining about long lines at the airport...

Actually, if memory serves me, long flight delays were a major story right before 9-//....ironically.

If someone wants to confirm that, tia.

My family were frequent flyers for years pre-9/11. Most of our flights were on schedule. There was a couple notable long delays in all of our flights. One was by a couple hours. The other was delayed by 12, lol. Flying today is a lot bigger of an ordeal by a long shot. Most of our flights in the 80's and 90's were intercontinental flights so that meant bigger hassles due to customs. I'd say flying today on a continental flight is the equivalent of flying pre-9/11 on an intercontinental flight and then some. A regular flight, check-in requirements can be 90 minutes to 2 hours in advance of one's scheduled flight. Then there is going through airport screening, which, if you're pulled into secondary, can take a lot longer than just standing in line as people take off their belts, watches, shoes and other objects to run those through machines. I was also never patted down even when I flew out of Moscow despite the fact that I was a pretty 17 year old girl at the time (though for the record, the Canadian guy was strip searched by Moscow customs on suspicion of smuggling rubles
). Yet, my 5 year old daughter was patted down and had her shoes puffed for explosives as the Phoenix airport for a flight to the Pac NW post 9/11. Flights are not the same in my opinion and based off of my experience.

posted on May, 30 2013 @ 01:22 AM
I was about ten years old too, since my b'day is in late December, it was about a a week before I started secondary school I remember.

Then my aunts, I was at their house came to tell me, 'Come and see this!" on the news, and I was appalled at seeing such a tragedy.

Before 9/11 I never knew about Afghanistan, and least of all about Al Quaida. I kept on following on the news because it interested me, and maybe when I finally heard he had been caught and shot the news took me by surprise. Needless to say it aroused my interest about the history of that place and questions like ; Who was Osama BIn Laden? What was his cause? Why did he do that? What about Afghanistan and it's history?

USA in my opinion fusses too much about 9/11. One would say they are hurt from it. Fine they have every right but if you look at it more deeply. What does Afghanistan have to respond, in the name of all the atrocities committed in the american military base supposedly used for questioning?

Truth be told, I recently watched Zero Dark Thirty, and it totally changed my views on how I thought about Afghanistan and Terrorism. There is more than one way to be a Terrorist and it does not have to be Al Quaida.

Added to the fact that seemingly when messups happen, ( Explosions, Bombings, Attempted attacks etc), Al Quaida is the first to get the blame, proves that USA never healed from the 9/11 attacks and probably never will.

I still say Al Quaida ( after the death of their prominent leader) will rise again,but maybe that is my theory, the hacktivists known as 'Anonymous' hint a lot to some sort of terrorist league like Al Quaida and like them there are many, and many who dislike USA and what they do due to the war crimes committed.

I still think that the way USA conducted their operation to kill BIn Laden was strange and in a way unjust. They should have caught him, and prosecuted him like any other man irrespective of what he had done and you would think that after all that Afghanistan/Pakistan/Iran and so on, do not hate USA?
I suppose they do and contradict me if they don't.


posted on May, 30 2013 @ 06:36 AM
I was in the 7th grade when 9/11 happened, but I remember Pre-9/11 America pretty well.

Gas was $1.00 or less in my area. Terrorist was a word that you didn't hear very often. Clinton didn't inhale, but he did get a blow job and had some confusion over the definition of "is".

Saturday Night Live was funny.

Star Wars Episode 1 was huge and lines stretched for blocks at the movie theaters, also people liked it, they seem to have changed their minds.

There was a lot more privacy, you actually had to do something before the government took an interest in you.

Sega Dreamcast was the coolest thing we'd seen so far.

Y2K was a big deal, bigger even than 12/21/12 was and people were genuinely scared of the computers shutting down. I can remember seeing Y2K safe stickers on the envelopes that contained my parent's bank statements.

Everybody received all of their bank statements, bills, ect via the mail.

Oh, and Youtube didn't exist. I don't even think Ebaumsworld existed yet.

posted on May, 30 2013 @ 10:50 AM
reply to post by txinfidel

Rodney King's beating was well-deserved, but the officers kept going unnecessarily. Still doesn't discount that the guy was an addict who resisted police and even after becoming a millionaire from the incident, still kept committing illegal acts. Eventually, he got so high he ended up drowning in his pool. Good riddance.

OJ didn't kill Nicole...but he did hire the guy who did (Glen Rogers). At the time, Simpson didn't know Rogers was actually a serial killer at large (and quite a prolific one). Simpson hired Rogers to steal some very valuable earrings from Nicole (Rogers was doing some work in the home) and told him he may even need to kill her. Rogers was surprised by Ron, killed him, then killed Nicole. Allegedly OJ was meeting up with Rogers right after, so arrived just after the murders, and knew he was screwed. He never fingered Glen, as of course, it would implicate him too, so he went a different route for defense. Rogers is still awaiting execution in FL (convicted for one of his other killings), due to an appeal.

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