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  1. rootabaga

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    Yeah. Saw that. Unreal.
     
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    Freedom allows for the immeasurable depths of human stupidity.
     
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    yeah.. I saw it yesterday...
    I laughed at the stupidity...

    I guess they are Hispanic in race.. but the guys look semi Middle eastern.
    which made me laugh at them more! how can they be so blind to the pain of others?

    then they closed down the store for the 9/11 weekend.
    and will donate 30% of their sales from next weekend to 9/11 foundation.
    I wonder how much sales they think they are going to get???
     
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  6. LV426

    LV426 I say we take off and nuke this place from orbit
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    Tasteless, insensitive, stupid and offensive.
     
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    what can I add to what has been said here already?

    tasteless at best, totally disrespectful of those who lived through that tragedy, and I count all of us old enough to remember exactly where and what we were doing on that fateful day.

    Myself? I was working at Tempe, Arizona fire station #271 about to climb into a pumper truck to fix the broken laptop that is used for their dispatches..... the CAD system puts up a road map with "the yellow brick road" laid out so the engineer knows at a glance where he is going.

    as I walked by the community room, the TV was on and I just happened to see one of the towers going down..... I stopped right there thinking that this is some kind of tasteless joke that has been put up on TV.....

    but, it did not end with just that one tower going down of course............. I stood there immobilized for a long time.
     
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    You do have to wonder how anyone could have thought that would be ok (never mind increase sales, which you usually assume is the point of an ad).

    I visited the site a couple of months ago. The memorial they have built there is genuinely moving (I didn't know what it would be until I got there). Couldn't help but feel a bit of despair at the number of people taking selfies in front of it though.
     
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  9. LV426

    LV426 I say we take off and nuke this place from orbit
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    That's quite sad. Some people have a strange perspective on life, and don't know where the line is.

    I would treat a visit to the 9/11 memorial in the same way as a memorial to fallen soldiers - with reverence, and I certainly wouldn't be taking a selfie.
     
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    I was in NYC the spring of 2002; it was my first visit there. Obviously there was still cleanup/demo going on at the site with high fences around, and the skyline wasn't the same as it had been in all the pictures, shows and films I'd seen. The vast emptiness where those towers had stood reminded me of the emptiness that must be felt continually by those who'd lost someone, though it struck me then (and still does) that the personal loss had to be far bigger than those towers ever were.

    I'm glad you found the memorial to be genuinely moving, Hadron. I'd been thinking that when I get back to NYC I'd simply avoid the area, but perhaps I will re-visit given your comments. Though the selfie crap will cheapen the experience...so maybe I'll reconsider my reconsideration.

    I don't think I'll bother again standing in the lines to go up the Empire State Building, though. ;)
     
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    I live in NYC, been by the area recently a few times when I was working nearby. I find it somewhat disturbing seeing smiling tourists taking selfies by the memorial.
     
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    This sh*t made my jaw drop of how they can think this is advertising. From all the posts above me, this makes my stomach sick from how they find humor in this. I'm sure they're on some sort of wall of shame list...
     
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    ^^^Actually, I'm gratified to find that no one here is saying anything positive about the ad spot.

    I was afraid I'd become a cranky old man...

    [​IMG]
     
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    As a cranky old man myself I'd say you're not quite there yet. :) Keep working on it though. :cashdroid:
     
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    Oh gosh that's a really stupid and tasteless ad! Hard to believe they would even consider this kind of advertisement
     
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    Glad those bastards are suffering real economic consequences.
     
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    Shaw some hecitc stuff... I feel for the yanks... that was a heavy and sad day indeed... I remember everyone talking about it for days and months later... for example I would be very upset if someone started calling me a ****ing racist for example with all the unfair shit I have had to deal with in life... I would want to kill a mother ****er who calls me a racist for example... some things are just not acceptable no matter how you look at it...

    Sometimes I feel some people don't deserve to breathe the same air as me... I would seriously want to stab someone who calls me a racist and they don't even know what the **** they are talking about... like they think they know everything...

    I would be extremely insulted if a family member of mine had been involved in 9/11 with this pathetic add...

    Freedom is great... but integrity and intelligence is better...

    Shame man that's sad stuff... I feel for the 9/11 victims...

    God bless those poor souls may they rest in peace...
     

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