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Topic: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Jamesbuk
Posted 2006-09-11 22:19:27 and read 2674 times.

Hi guys and girls,

Im absoloutely disgusted, today as we know is 9/11 nearly 3000 innocent people died 5 years ago due to a very few people.
My school decided it was not "appropriate" to have a 2 minute silence simply because america wont have one for the 7/7 bombings, they were the only place not too in the town, the local hypermarkets stopped checkout, every other school had one and all meetings had one yet our twit of a head teacher thinks its wrong to have one!

Any one think i should go in and make a complaint tommorow?

Rgds --James--

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: AirPacific747
Posted 2006-09-11 22:21:41 and read 2666 times.

No silence at my school either.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Jamesbuk
Posted 2006-09-11 22:23:05 and read 2666 times.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 1):
No silence at my school either.

But did they come out with some crappy excuse like ours!

Rgds --James--

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: AirPacific747
Posted 2006-09-11 22:25:01 and read 2656 times.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 2):
But did they come out with some crappy excuse like ours!

No. That is indeed a lame excuse! Two wrongs doesn't make a right. But I didn't ask the administration for two minutes of silence though.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Toda
Username: Azza40
Posted 2006-09-11 22:25:28 and read 2656 times.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Thread starter):
My school decided it was not "appropriate" to have a 2 minute silence simply because america wont have one for the 7/7 bombings

Just what my head of year said. Complaining didn't work. I really wanted to pay tribute, especially because my freind lost his Dad on 9/11.

What is wrong with the world!

Aaron

[Edited 2006-09-11 22:26:07]

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: AirbusA346
Posted 2006-09-11 22:25:32 and read 2656 times.

I never heard of any 2 min silences today in my area.

Tom.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Newark777
Posted 2006-09-11 22:26:35 and read 2656 times.

My university supposedly had a moment of silence at 8:46. I don't know, I was still sleeping. Choosing not to have a moment of silence doesn't really bother me, but a lame excuse like that one does.

Harry

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Jamesbuk
Posted 2006-09-11 22:32:14 and read 2617 times.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 6):

Exactly i held my own 2 mins silence at lunch time, i dont mind them not exactly having it but coming out with crap like that really p's me off.

Rgds --James--

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: YYZflyer
Posted 2006-09-11 22:32:18 and read 2617 times.

We didn't have one at my school either. Though my class was outside running.....

Quote:
=Azza40 Reply 4):
What is wrong with the world!

I guess some teachers think that paying respect to those of 9/11 is a waste of time and teaching 2 minutes extra of their lesson is more important. ? What a stupid excuse

[Edited 2006-09-11 22:35:46]

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: ANITIX87
Posted 2006-09-11 22:34:44 and read 2611 times.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 6):
My university supposedly had a moment of silence at 8:46.

We did?!?!? I was ashamed of our school today, Harry. They had candles lit last night in honor of the victims and this morning, on my way to class at around 8:45, I pass by our University Center and there was trash bags with papers and the candles from last night in them, just lying on the ground waiting to be picked up. I was appalled.

As for not having a moment of silence, I'm fine with it, because everyone will remember the victims in their own way. We need to call for change, not keep silent and fidget uneasily, not knowing when the "moment" ends until someone has the guts to awkwardly say, "oooook, let's get back to work".

I didn't pray for the victims as I'm not a religious person, but I certainly looked back and reflected on the horror of the day and the terrible job our administration did. I definitely hope the people who lost loved ones have found some sort of closure (even though complete closure will probably never be possible) and I called my personal friends who lost loved ones to once again give them my support if they needed it, as I have done every September 11th (and on countless other occasions) over the last 5 years. I guess that was my way of paying my respects.

TIS

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Cadet57
Posted 2006-09-11 23:00:12 and read 2570 times.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Thread starter):
My school decided it was not "appropriate" to have a 2 minute silence simply because america wont have one for the 7/7 bombings,

Bullshit of the highest order.

My college had a ceremony starting at 9 and went until about 11:00, most students actually stopped and watched and I even know a couple who were late because they stayed...

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: SlamClick
Posted 2006-09-11 23:05:31 and read 2565 times.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Thread starter):
because america wont have one for the 7/7 bombings

America cannot have a moment of silence in schools for fear that some student somewhere might think of God or Heaven or some form of afterlife then the ACLU will be all over the schoolboard for the insult that does to some Atheist somewhere.

No, I am not joking.

Our sincere condolences for your losses on 7/7 and thanks for thinking about us on 9/11.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Diesel1
Posted 2006-09-11 23:13:14 and read 2541 times.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Thread starter):
My school decided it was not "appropriate" to have a 2 minute silence simply because america wont have one for the 7/7 bombings

Rubbish.

The government decided that there would be no 'official' silence in the UK today because the families of the British people lost in the attacks said they didn't want any kind of national rememberance.

I'm more than happy that that is an appropriate reason not to do anything on a nationwide basis.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2006-09-11 23:17:20 and read 2533 times.

9/11 is an American tragedy, we can sympathise of course but to have public displays of mourning is a little tacky. Are we going to have 2 minutes silence for the tsunami victims on Boxing day ? That was 200,000 people after all.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Azza40
Posted 2006-09-11 23:20:58 and read 2529 times.

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 12):
he government decided that there would be no 'official' silence in the UK today because the families of the British people lost in the attacks said they didn't want any kind of national rememberance.

My mates family wanted one, and he lost his Dad.

Aaron  swirl 

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Derico
Posted 2006-09-11 23:32:09 and read 2512 times.

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 10):
Bullshit of the highest order.

As heartless as this may sound, the fact of life is that life goes on.

It is completely understandable and warranted that moments of silence should be held in the United States.

It is completely appropiate if in different countries around the world some sort of memorial is held to the victims (and after the attacks, there were such memorials in most countries in the world).

But it can't be expected that schools and places of work all over the world would hold a moment of silence. The blunt fact is that this attack happened in the US and not elsewhere. I doubt people in the US hold moments of silence for terrorist attacks in Spain, Britain, Bali, Buenos Aires, etc... not because they are heartless but because it's human nature. The same with the fact that today in other countries, life went on. It is just the reality of things and not done out of malice.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Newark777
Posted 2006-09-11 23:33:06 and read 2507 times.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 9):

We did?!?!? I was ashamed of our school today, Harry. They had candles lit last night in honor of the victims and this morning, on my way to class at around 8:45, I pass by our University Center and there was trash bags with papers and the candles from last night in them, just lying on the ground waiting to be picked up. I was appalled.

I really didn't mind, they were beautiful when they were up, but in the end they were just paper bags with candles.

As for the moment of silence, I saw various signs talking about a moment of silence, but I didn't think too much about it because I don't have class until 10.

Harry

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Diesel1
Posted 2006-09-11 23:36:56 and read 2500 times.

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 14):

There was nothing stopping locally organised rememberance.

Neither does it require an organised event to allow you to respect the dead.


Whilst your friends family may have wanted an a national rememberance, they are but one family amongst hundreds.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 13):

I'd say it was an international tragedy - other than that, your sentiments are accurate.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: DTManiac
Posted 2006-09-11 23:39:34 and read 2496 times.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 13):
9/11 is an American tragedy, we can sympathise of course but to have public displays of mourning is a little tacky. Are we going to have 2 minutes silence for the tsunami victims on Boxing day ? That was 200,000 people after all.



Quoting Derico (Reply 15):
As heartless as this may sound, the fact of life is that life goes on.

It is completely understandable and warranted that moments of silence should be held in the United States.

Enough said. There have been tragedies of similar extent in the worlds history and I cannot remember when we had the last mins of silence here in Germany. This is a strange day though and I have to admit that.

Frederik

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Planesarecool
Posted 2006-09-11 23:41:14 and read 2496 times.

As far as i can remember, we had no national rememberance for the Tsunamis in the Indian Ocean, where 100,000+ people died, so why should we have one for 9/11? While it was a sad event, and the recent programs on the BBC about what happened on that day are pretty moving, unfortunately, disrespectful as it may sound, life goes on.

And if you wanted 2 minutes of silence, why not just have your own 2 minutes of silence? There must have been a quiet place in your school, even if it was the bathroom.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: KPDX
Posted 2006-09-12 00:14:10 and read 2452 times.

Never even had anything in tribute to 9/11 no silence, nothing, about 9/11 at my high school, never even heard anything from anyone mentioned about 9/11.  Sad

KPDX  Smile

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Cadet57
Posted 2006-09-12 00:27:56 and read 2429 times.

Quoting Derico (Reply 15):
, the fact of life is that life goes on.

Indeed, I was still stuck in an art class for two and a half hours  yell 

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: GAIsweetGAI
Posted 2006-09-12 02:51:08 and read 2371 times.

Wow. You're complaining that you didn't have your minutes of silence.
And I was complaining that I had to observe one.
Then again, I sometimes come up with insane reasonings, and I hate the Bush administration.

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: MD-90
Posted 2006-09-12 10:48:48 and read 2291 times.

Big deal. 3000 innocent Iraqis (and plenty of not-innocent ones, too) die every month in Iraq due to the war that the Bushies started. Where's the memorial for them?

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Thom@s
Posted 2006-09-12 12:56:02 and read 2261 times.

My school arranged a 1 min silence a day or two after the attacks, but since then it has to my knowledge not been marked in any way since.

Thom@s

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Toda
Username: JAGflyer
Posted 2006-09-12 13:13:17 and read 2248 times.

We had our normal moment of silence (after Oh Canada) and it was shorter than normal. Like 5-6 seconds. The principal just annouced "let us reflect on the significance of today". Plus two dumbasses were like "uhhh why didn't they just put on their parachutes, open the door and jump out". I told them that planes don't have parachutes and it's impossible to just open the door while in the air. Nope, i'm wrong, they don't believe me. These kids probably wouldn't be able to tell the diff because a dash 8 and a 747.

You cannot compare the 7/7 to 9/11.

[Edited 2006-09-12 13:19:02]

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: Nosedive
Posted 2006-09-12 13:24:49 and read 2235 times.

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 11):
America cannot have a moment of silence in schools for fear that some student somewhere might think of God or Heaven or some form of afterlife then the ACLU will be all over the schoolboard for the insult that does to some Atheist somewhere.

Well MoS'es, with "voluntary prayer," were outlawed in schools under Wallace v. Jaffree (1985) on a 6-3 verdit. The grounds for the verdict was that the the MoS, with "voluntary prayer" would violate the Establishment Clause. You should still be able to have a MoS w/o adding a religious connotation.

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 22):
Wow. You're complaining that you didn't have your minutes of silence.
And I was complaining that I had to observe one.
Then again, I sometimes come up with insane reasonings, and I hate the Bush administration.

Because the hatrid of 1 man means the disrespect of 3,000  redflag 

Topic: RE: No Freakin 2 Mins Of Silence At My School Today!
Username: AerorobNZ
Posted 2006-09-12 13:47:58 and read 2218 times.

Having a public display means bugger all. The point is, even without a ceremony every year it won't be forgotten easily by anyone who was affected.

As long as we all have memories in our heads there is no need to cheapen the occasion by overshadowing the real motives for memorial with jingoistic ceremony.


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