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    Hello, ZBrushers from US,
    I've just heard about this terroristic act against your country. It's a pity that some people can't forget their hate and do things like that. Think that persons like Arafat and Mandella don't deserve "rewards for peace". USA can live without some of its politicians ,but it can't let innocent people die. Please accept my condolence.

    Martin

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    Thank you Martin,

    As for myself, I'm a little bit in shock and intensely angry. I'm also very worried. I'm not asking for a role check, but if anyone hears about any of this forum's members located near any of this destruction, please let us know if they're all right.

    thank you,

    Adman

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    I'm about 25 minutes fro MacDill Airforce Base. They are in lock down.

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    Simply incredible, I am still in shock

    My wife works for LA County and is right next to City Hall, which they have evacuated but not her. I sincerily hope that threat is over and everyone we know and love are safe

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    I thought I'd give a little insight from Canada...Our airport in Vancouver is shut down, and is awaiting the arrival of 4000 to 6500 passengers who will stay over here. There are already a dozen American airline planes parked here.

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    I was wondering how this insanity would impact your country. Considering we shoved all our intl flights your way....

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    I just heard Patch Adams, the guy Robin Williams played in the movie. It turns out he's at the airport, and was on one of the planes...His comment was that the actual cause was the rush to globalization at the expense of the third world, and that that was what should be adressed...

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    Terrible! This just seems so unreal, like a movie.

    I wonder how this will change our country and the world.
    I wonder what will happen to the already beaten down stock market.
    I wonder what type of retaliation would be effective... or if any action could make a difference.

    Avatarian

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    You raise some very important questions, Avatarian, which unfortunately can't be predicted very well.

    I, for one, am concerned for my job security and the stability of my company. We sell tickets to shows, concerts and sporting events across the nation. The heart of our business depends upon Las Vegas tourism. With these events, it's very possible that there will be a major drop in travel.

    In addition, the U.S. economy really is in sad shape, and the stock market is just a part of that. Consider things as fundamental as mail and FedEx -- how will their slowdown impact companies that depend upon their timely service? That's just for starters. A slowdown in tourism, alone would affect not just Las Vegas but a significant percentage of other cities throughout the country. If the tourist industry has to start scaling back due to decreased demand, on top of all of the other industries that are doing so, then how many more people out there will be without jobs or tightening their belts because of job worries? The single most powerful factor that has kept the economy afloat for as long as it has, was the fact that the average American spent over 100% of their income. A reversal of this trend is necessary, obviously. But an overnight reversal would be devastating, and trigger a downward spiral of layoffs-lower spending-lower demand-less production-more layoffs.

    As for retaliation, that is an even worse mess. Obviously, something must be done to send a very clear message. But when we are dealing with fanatics such as these, will the message even be comprehended or heeded? And where does the retaliation go too far? The rest of the world is aghast with what has happened, but how understanding will they be of the inevitable strike? Especially if it turns out that Middle Eastern parties were indeed responsible? With that whole region such a hot bed right now, I'm very concerned that even a spark could ignite a wildfire -- and what happened today could lead to a whole torch being thrown into the mix!

    Just a bunch of thoughts/ramblings on my part. It's going to take a while to really get my mind around the sheer scope of this tragedy. But no matter what, today is truly a day that history will look back upon as having changed the world.

    To all of my friends out there in this community, please be careful. The pattern of major, well-calculated terrorist actions is to make an attack, diverting the target's attention and resources, then follow it up with an equal or worse attack elsewhere a few days later. Let's pray that this proves not to be the case here! But again, please be careful.

    In sadness,
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    I agree Avatarian, it does seem unreal.
    I find it hard to comprehend the scale of the distruction, both of buildings and (especialy) human life.
    It's so sad.
    I hope veryone on the forums is all right...

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    I still can't believe what has happened today
    It's a very dark day for the USA and the whole
    world.
    I will pray for the victims and their families

    Juergen Kilp from Germany

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    I have familiy grounded in Vancouver tonight. But at least I know they are safe and well which is more than we can say for some poor souls tonight. I`m 3000 miles away and I just want to cry.

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    Oh, me and Dom are quite safe. Yep. We have safety next to the largest army base in the United States (Fort Benning)! We are actually on high alert. I think this terrorist thing will blow over. Our family has some friends that were next door neighbors to my grandfather and their son worked a while at the pentagon, then he retired, and I think he went back to the pentagon, but as a civilian.

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    I'm fine. I think I will work on a happy, cheerful picture now, cause I think I need it.
    The direction of companion mind should cooperate with rescue at lighting of a red lamp,or a buzzer. Please give me connection from a nearly extraordinary telephone.

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    I echo everything previously stated in this thread. And Aurick, you nailed it on every point you made. This is the most UNFORGIVABLE atrocity any of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes. All the poor innocent lives that have been stolen and families that have been devastated could NEVER have true justice done. I have been on the verge of tears all damn day, even though I don't know anyone invloved with this tragedy personally.

    I hate to say it, but life in this country will NEVER be the same. This will impact the already unstable and crappy economy FAR more than most people realize. How about FedEx, UPS, and the USPS? How many businesses and families' livelyhoods are going to be imapacted as a result of today? The cost of EVERYTHING is going to escalate as a result of preventative measures that will HAVE to be taken to ward off similar attacks. This will mean even more cutbacks by businesses wanting to stay afloat, more people out of work, more competition for even crappy jobs.

    This could very well set off a depression worse than what our parents and grandparents went through early in the last century. The entire impact of today's events will not be able to be determined for a long, long time.

    As far as retribution goes, no punishment could ever be enough for the guilty individuals responsible.

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