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|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] WTC Update
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From: Vagn Scott
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> I don't have a problem with using
> the WTC site for something other
> than an exact replica of the original.
Some people are of a different opinion.
> What's wrong with accepting reality
> and living in the present?
Rather than consider arguments
you choose to disable the judgment of those
in favor of restoration.
Do you have a substantial answer to any of
the following? We should rebuild because:
1. We need the office space.
2. The fundamental problem is political,
not one of engineering.
3. If the political problems are not resolved
then nothing is safe. It is only a matter
of time before ALL the bridges, dams, hospitals,
schools, monuments, and other national treasures
and resources are attacked.
4. If (when, we have no choice in this) the political
problems ARE resolved there is no reason remaining
to not build them high and proud.
5. Our response to terrorism should be as
"in your face" as possible.
- kill the terrorists
- destroy the governments that shield them
- punish the people that support them
- render all their actions without consequence
whenever possible (we can't bring the dead to
life, but we can certainly restore the buildings)
6. We need something upon which to hang the plaque that honors the
7. I believe in "accepting reality and living in the present."
``Our Arab and Muslim nation was severely damaged because of
the reckless acts of murderers who raised the banners of
... and claimed to fight for the Arab and Muslim nation, which
was the first victim of their crimes,'' Prince Abdullah said.
The present reality is that the muslim world will no longer
tolerate Bin Laden and his kind. They know what is at stake.
8. Putting the towers back up is the concrete way to say "never
9. I don't want the Star Spangled Banner to be sung with
"...land that once was free, and home of the afraid" as the last line.
10. In fact, we are free of this terror only when we happily build
want, where we want. The WTC site is the perfect candidate for
something really really big. It is the acid test of our recovery.
>-at- (vagn( /
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