Blackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 809 times:
The final say in much of the decision making about ground zero, and other matters, seems to be hampered by the families of the victims of 911. America and much of the rest of the world suffered that day. Should we have a say?
Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 31 Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 804 times:
They should have some say, but many make themselves out to be entitled to everything. That widows group is just a bunch of angry soccer moms out to get people because of their (justifiable) frustration. The relatives of those who die "spectacularly" are no more important than the families of others that have died.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 31 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 783 times:
Would it seriously bother you that much if they had a say and you didn't?
No it wouldn't, read the first five words of my first post.
I am talking about the groups such as the one led by Kristen Breitweiser. They have already received so much aid, and now keep acting as though they are entitled to more. Relatives of those lost in the Oklahoma bombings and others got squat compared to them, and we don't see them complaining.
I personally know many of the widows who lost husbands, and I can think of at least 4 of my friends off the top of my head that lost parents. This is not a blanket statement against all of them, although I made it seem that way in my original post, for which I apologize.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16549 posts, RR: 52 Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 758 times:
Quoting Matt D (Reply 5): The issue is how does losing a loved one in 9/11 grant the next of kin proprietary right to the World Trade Pit and the plans going forward?
What does one have to do with the other?
Because it's NY politicians who have to answer the angry family members, the politicians are the ones controlling the development of the World Trade Center.
They are not going to end up like Bush having angry Mothers and Wives dragging their father (or mother) less children around at every public event decrying how they are disgracing the memory of their loved ones.
Delta717 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 455 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 740 times:
9/11 was an unspeakable tragedy, and the victims' families are entitled to their opinion, but, like Newark777 has said, there have been other tragedies in which families have lost their loved ones.
Take a look at the London bombings...you don't see anyone complaining about them re-building the tube stations and not "preserving the memory" of their loved one. Tragedies happen everyday, people are taken away at young ages. Although this was a huge national catastrophe, it doesn't make it any different from a house fire on Long Island.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16549 posts, RR: 52 Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 736 times:
Quoting Delta717 (Reply 7): Take a look at the London bombings...you don't see anyone complaining about them re-building the tube stations and not "preserving the memory" of their loved one.
To be fair the loved one's of the London Tube bombings got their loved one's remains back and had a funeral etc.. Many (most) of the families who lost loved one's on 9/11 got nothing back, there was one family of a fire fighter that buried his vial of blood which was in storage before he died. That little vial of blood was the only physical part of their loved one left to bury.