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List to help.

List to help. I'm on a number of mailing lists ranging from techy ones to skating and have decided to try to bring all those together so that we can have messages for volunteering and rebuilding go over more quickly. I think there would be a network effect in terms of providing news and info to people in New York.
posted by TNLNYC on Sep 13, 2001 - 2 comments



Sorry but it's a little too late to muzzle this beast. The Palestinian Authority tries to stop press coverage of post-bombing celebrations (sorry if this has already been posted).
posted by estopped on Sep 13, 2001 - 19 comments

Art Bell continues to sell crazy

Art Bell continues to sell crazy in a world that's all stocked up. Here's a link to a page of photograph submitted for last night's show. Scroll down a few, and you'll see one with a very insensitive implication about the WTC attack. Apparently, comical cartoon devils were involved.
posted by Hildago on Sep 13, 2001 - 3 comments

www.worldtradecenterbombing.com, .net, .org

www.worldtradecenterbombing.com, .net, .org have been registered. For what purposes, I don't know. I've been wondering if anti-arabic domains, other similar WTC-style domains and if register.com, namezero, etc. have the capability to deny or register for themselves such sites. Whether for hatred purposes or, as vile as it sounds, for $ purposes. I guessing no. And I hope the site above was registered to keep it out of the hands of someone with less than virtuous ideals.
posted by Tacodog on Sep 13, 2001 - 10 comments

What does Wille Brown's staff know that we don't?

What does Wille Brown's staff know that we don't? Apparently, Mayor Brown got a warning 8 hours before the attack, and is still in SF because he heeded their advice. What did they know and how did they know it?
posted by mathowie on Sep 13, 2001 - 19 comments

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." Ann Coulter, as always an island of calm reflection.
posted by rcade on Sep 13, 2001 - 96 comments

Another site with first-hand stories

Another site with first-hand stories Just FYI... Here's another site with a small OK list and first hand accounts of the tragic events of the past couple of days.
posted by TNLNYC on Sep 13, 2001 - 0 comments

NY Red Cross needs tech help -

NY Red Cross needs tech help - by donating computers, equipment, and services. They're looking for certified Citrix engineers and Microsoft-certified consultants, as well as a long list of computers, network parts, etc.
posted by bkdelong on Sep 13, 2001 - 4 comments

Plane crashes in Mexico, killing 19.

Plane crashes in Mexico, killing 19. Despite a few early misleading reports, foul play is NOT suspected.
posted by bargle on Sep 13, 2001 - 2 comments

The next person who quotes Nostradamus at me today is going to get yelled at.
posted by brownpau on Sep 13, 2001 - 14 comments

extremely good photographs

extremely good photographs non graphic, but so excellant in showing many facets of this disaster.
posted by JackthaStripper on Sep 13, 2001 - 12 comments

Guns selling briskly.

Guns selling briskly. (NYTimes link, registration required -- scroll down to last subheading.) "They sold me out of ammo by 10 in the morning," said the owner of one Colorado gun store. Apparently some people want personal protection, and others want to "vent" on the firing range. "I had people who said, yeah, they would like to put up a picture of Osama bin Laden and go to work."
posted by precipice on Sep 12, 2001 - 4 comments

Fear of flying?

Fear of flying? New security measures are being discussed. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says, "These terrorist acts are designed to steal the confidence of Americans. We will restore that confidence."
posted by prozaction on Sep 12, 2001 - 9 comments

MTV plays videos?

MTV plays videos? It took a national tragedy, but it looks like their normal programming has been replaced with non-stop music videos without veejays. That would be weird enough, but all the videos seem to be positively-themed and spanning genres. They're occasionally breaking for original news reports and commercials.
posted by waxpancake on Sep 12, 2001 - 18 comments

UEFA postpone all European Champions League ties.

UEFA postpone all European Champions League ties. The European soccer community postpones its soccer matches as a mark of respect to the US tragedy. Good move, I would think. After all, everything else seems so trivial now.
posted by arrowhead on Sep 12, 2001 - 4 comments


There is always a tension between civilization and barbarism, and the barbarians are now here. The task in front of us to somehow stay civilized while not shrinking from the face of extinguishing - by sheer force if necessary - the forces that would eclipse us.
posted by semmi on Sep 12, 2001 - 5 comments

Iraq may have financed attacks...

Iraq may have financed attacks... Title says it all. Go read.
posted by metrocake on Sep 12, 2001 - 10 comments

Iraq rejoices. No real surprise, but let me guess: starting tomorrow, we'll see itemized lists in newspapers of every single country's reaction and where they stood. Pundits will go on television and describe just which countries you should hate the most. Is it just me or is the media really getting out of control on this?
posted by ed on Sep 12, 2001 - 28 comments

Simply astonishing.

Simply astonishing. Within the past few months, the FBI had placed two men associated with an Islamic Jihad terror group on a border watch list, but through a screw-up, the pair got into the U.S. The two men appear to have been on the American Airlines Flight 77, the plane that crashed into the Pentagon, TIME has learned.
posted by HoldenCaulfield on Sep 12, 2001 - 3 comments

Nasdaq headquarters on verge of collapse.

Nasdaq headquarters on verge of collapse. This is turning into a day in history that will be added to text books soon enough. Without a doubt next September 11th will be a national rememberance day, no work, no school etc.
posted by HoldenCaulfield on Sep 12, 2001 - 2 comments

"Lawmakers [have been] told in classified briefings that additional attacks are 'possible if not probable' and they should not assume a false sense of security. This message has been conveyed with a very deliberate and serious level of magnitude." I've been worried about this from the beginning. Who knows if there aren't more terrorists cooling their heels in some airport somewhere because the FAA grounded all the planes so fast? Or that they don't have some evil plan to freak us all out first, get us worked up into a "yeah, we're gonna get 'em!" frenzy, and then do something else just as bad to make us feel helpless?
posted by aaron on Sep 12, 2001 - 24 comments

One leader has risen to the awful occasion -- and, so far, it hasn't been President Bush.

One leader has risen to the awful occasion -- and, so far, it hasn't been President Bush. Well, at least I'm not the only to notice."Let's give Bush the benefit of the doubt and acknowledge he's extraordinarily busy." True, but it's hard not to notice these things.
posted by BarneyFifesBullet on Sep 12, 2001 - 65 comments

Arafat gives blood

Arafat gives blood This moved me. Did you see the look in Arafat's eyes yesterday when he offered his condolences to the Americans? Despite his vociferous and frequent criticism of the US, even he has been taken aback..
posted by Mossy on Sep 12, 2001 - 39 comments

Gasoline price gouging reported.

Gasoline price gouging reported. In the wake of yesterday's tragedies, I'm not surprised by the courage and resolve many have demonstrated. I'm also not surprised by the nauseating greed evidenced by others. What's the price of gasoline (or other goods and commodities) doing in your part of the country?
posted by Big Dave on Sep 12, 2001 - 8 comments

Fly the American flag today

Fly the American flag today - If you have an American flag, please make sure it's flying in front of your home or place of business today, at half-staff if possible.
posted by SpecialK on Sep 12, 2001 - 44 comments

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator From the Theory-Of-The-Moment Dept: Is it possible to use Microsoft Flight Simulator as a training tool for terrorists?
posted by BarneyFifesBullet on Sep 12, 2001 - 20 comments

"A plan to hijack US commercial planes and slam these into targets like the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia, was first uncovered in Manila in 1995 after police arrested four suspects in a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II." So perhaps what happened yesterday shouldn't have been an entirely unforeseeable event.
posted by lia on Sep 12, 2001 - 5 comments

Wondering why those in power are so earnestly characterizing an act of terrorism as an act of war? Because under New York Consolidated Law S3203.a.17.c.1.C, insurance companies don't have to pay for acts of war. (More inside.)
posted by Allen Varney on Sep 12, 2001 - 21 comments

Newspapers from around the world

Newspapers from around the world Global response seems united. Any other worldwide sources?
posted by mkn on Sep 12, 2001 - 9 comments

The problem with retaliation.

The problem with retaliation. "Don't get me wrong. If Bin Laden is indeed behind this, then he should be either killed or put on trial....still, how we go about bringing Bin Laden to justice (assuming, again, that this is his work) will massively influence how safe Americans are in the decades to come." The sanest analysis I've seen so far.
posted by lbergstr on Sep 12, 2001 - 49 comments

And so it begins

And so it begins - "Federal police are reportedly increasing Internet surveillance after Tuesday's deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Just hours after three airplanes smashed into the buildings in what some U.S. legislators have dubbed a second Pearl Harbor, FBI agents began to visit Web-based, e-mail firms and network providers, according to engineers " How do you think the attacks of the 11th will affect civil liberties?
posted by jed on Sep 12, 2001 - 11 comments

Repost from another thread (thanks, nix). Father of three helped crash Pa. plane.

Repost from another thread (thanks, nix). Father of three helped crash Pa. plane.


"The Miami Herald reported in Wednesday’s editions that a passenger on Flight 93, Tom Burnett, 38, the vice president of a Pleasanton, Calif., medical devices company and father of three children, called his wife and indicated that he and other passengers were about to try to overpower the hijackers. Burnett told his wife that somebody on the plane had been stabbed, said the Rev. Frank Colacicco, of St. Isidore’s Church in Danville, Fla. “We’re all gonna die, but three of us are going to do something,” Burnett told his wife, according to Colacicco. He added: “I love you, honey,” before the call ended."
posted by Sinner on Sep 12, 2001 - 17 comments


The National "I'm Okay" Bulletin Board allows you to post your name and location, informing friends and family that you are safe
posted by monkeyJuice on Sep 12, 2001 - 3 comments

As someone living and working in NYC, I feel it is important to let people outside of the city know that while this tragedy is ongoing, most of the city is functioning. There is NOT chaos in the streets. Everyone is shocked, but New Yorkers are helping in any way they can. While many businesses are closed, most are open. Most public transportation is functioning (although i believe access from New Jersey is closed) The city is hurt, but far from defeated.
posted by gwint on Sep 12, 2001 - 3 comments

Fontomas shuts down temporarily

Fontomas shuts down temporarily in response to yesterday's ugliness. Have any other sites also done this? If you care, please send Dirk, and any of the others a note.
posted by Su on Sep 12, 2001 - 23 comments

World Trade Center tenants rosters: 1, 2
posted by dagny on Sep 12, 2001 - 14 comments

Report: Five Suspects Identified in NYC Attack

Report: Five Suspects Identified in NYC Attack Seems FBI, etc. is working double time (as expected). There are some more updates streaming.
posted by owillis on Sep 12, 2001 - 12 comments

How are we really any different from them if we can suggest "selective genocide" and "complete destruction and annihilation"?
posted by tranquileye on Sep 12, 2001 - 20 comments


madebynick has posted a photo that you can use on you site to show your support for those who died. thank you nick.
posted by bwg on Sep 12, 2001 - 1 comment

Be Quiet. this has not been a good day for anyone. Let us all have a moment of silence for the thousands that are not with us anymore. do it in whatever way you feel is appropriate.let us all remember that alot of people died today. alot of people who did not deserve to die. and please, no comments or discussion on this thread. just be quiet for a few seconds. this is a quiet thread. i miss my friends.
posted by tp3wen on Sep 12, 2001 - 51 comments

WAR: Hub Terror Suspects ID'd

WAR: Hub Terror Suspects ID'd - as found in the Boston Herald. Two brothers mentioned, as well as some more detailed information about calls from the airplanes.
posted by Bernreuther on Sep 11, 2001 - 23 comments

Not over yet.

Not over yet. Police find a truck packed with enough explosives to blow up the George Washington bridge. When will it stop?
posted by kaefer on Sep 11, 2001 - 30 comments

newsnow.com search. here is a link to a search run through News Now (UK) for "terrorist" - lots of information streaming in from all over the globe.
posted by ryanshepard on Sep 11, 2001 - 0 comments

One of Malaysia’s Petronas Towers Being Evacuated.

One of Malaysia’s Petronas Towers Being Evacuated. Great. Is this gonna happen everywhere?
posted by Davezilla on Sep 11, 2001 - 16 comments


Paratroopers? Or cruise missiles? What will America's military response be if the Taliban are determined to be liable? The Russians certainly didn't too well with a conventional military attack on Afghanistan.
posted by MattD on Sep 11, 2001 - 34 comments

Caution: This links might be inflamatory
A friend runs a site that is a portal dealing with middle-eastern news (for his safety, I will not link to it). He often receives hate-filled emails urging him to act out against various ethnic groups. This link was sent to him a couple of months ago; it is Islamic Resistance Support Association and is loaded with anti-american propaganda. [view at your own risk]
posted by hotdoughnutsnow on Sep 11, 2001 - 4 comments

There were more than 4 Crashes Today

There were more than 4 Crashes Today as the world markets were hammered. Percentage-wise, Germany is down 10, Paris down 7, London down almost 6, and similar catastrophic drops in the Americas forced nearly all of the world's markets to close for the day early. I'm worried about the Hang Seng and Nikkei which open very soon. Hopefully the NYSE and Nasdaq will not open for a week or so to let cooler heads prevail.
posted by Kevs on Sep 11, 2001 - 16 comments

Arab Americans, like all Americans, are shocked and angered by such brutality...

Arab Americans, like all Americans, are shocked and angered by such brutality... American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee posts press release about the attacks. Have you witnessed increased racism towards Arab appearing folks today? What have you done about it?
posted by daver on Sep 11, 2001 - 21 comments

"This is a human issue, not an American, democracy, or a freedom issue."

"This is a human issue, not an American, democracy, or a freedom issue." This site is intelligent & amusing, usually, but this critique is just plain wrong. It is uniquely an American issue, as the crime has been perpetrated upon our nation solely for our American values, beliefs, and principles. This is not an attack on Jason, but rather an attempt to demonstrate the true nature of this evil. The strike at the symbolic center of capitalism and the financial heart of the world, coupled with the attack on the headquarters of our nation's ability to defend itself, directly point to terrorists who want to hurt us BECAUSE of the very values & principles that make this America. BTW - I love that Jason & MeFi are performing the valuable services that they are, providing links to sites where NYC folks & friends can post "I'm OK" messages.
posted by davidmsc on Sep 11, 2001 - 36 comments

Plane crashes in to the word trade center.

Plane crashes in to the word trade center. Apologies for not linking to anything besides the main CNN page but there are no full stories on this yet. The plane crashed into the building about six minutes ago, from what the TV is saying. We are about sixty blocks north and we can see the smoke over the skyline.
posted by karen on Sep 11, 2001 - 491 comments

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