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    Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds - USATODAY.com

    The Flight 93 memorial is projected to cost $72 million. The federal government provided $24 million, $18 million is to come from the state of Pennsylvania, and the remainder is to be raised.
    With all due respect to the 40 people on that plane that mustered the fortitude to try to save their own lives... and to all of the Americans whose hearts are in the right place...

    ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME?!

    $72 million? Seriously? Our airport didn't cost the much!

    How about half a million for the memorial and $71 million to the first responders that actually saved lives at the cost of their own on that day or have since died of or are suffering from various maladies related, but have no relief or assistance? Sure, let's piss away $72 million on an empty field in rural PA while more and more action heroes die. Un-freaking-real!

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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    The government should take the money right out of defense. We don't need 50,000 troops in Germany, 35,000 in Japan, and 28,500 in Korea. Sorry guys, but those wars are over.

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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    how much did the twin towers one cost? and who provided those funds?

    I'd much rather have a memorial to those who died defending themselves and others instead of just giving up.
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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    I'm sure the money can be obtained from private contributors who admire the sacrifice of those on the flight that fought back.

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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm sure the money can be obtained from private contributors who admire the sacrifice of those on the flight that fought back.
    If I had $10 MIL I'd give it to them right now
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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    The government should take the money right out of defense. We don't need 50,000 troops in Germany, 35,000 in Japan, and 28,500 in Korea. Sorry guys, but those wars are over.
    Maybe we shouldn't have given Solyndra $500 million?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm sure the money can be obtained from private contributors who admire the sacrifice of those on the flight that fought back.
    Yeah, because there's too much government money tied up in creating green jobs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, because there's too much government money tied up in creating green jobs.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Maybe we shouldn't have given Solyndra $500 million?
    You know your indignation would be alot more interesting to all of us if it wasn't quite so covered in crap.
    Last edited by Jetboogieman; 09-11-11 at 12:02 AM.

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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    The government should take the money right out of defense. We don't need 50,000 troops in Germany, 35,000 in Japan, and 28,500 in Korea. Sorry guys, but those wars are over.
    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    how much did the twin towers one cost? and who provided those funds?

    I'd much rather have a memorial to those who died defending themselves and others instead of just giving up.
    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm sure the money can be obtained from private contributors who admire the sacrifice of those on the flight that fought back.
    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    If I had $10 MIL I'd give it to them right now
    I'm floored. Truly. What a freakin snub at those that are still suffering... and dying, that may not have to so soon. I can't imagine what kind of memorial in a rural field for forty people could justify $72 million when there are still families in need and people are still dying. This is at best extreme martyrdom, at worst, a means of generating revenue for a small town off their deaths.

    We have victim and first responders, their families and loved ones still in need. We are a country in financial crisis... every cent must be wisely spent. To me it just seems like spitting on those who are still suffering. It's spitting on the people of Pennsylvania, also a very cash strapped state. And it hides behind their deaths and false patriotism to put down any questioning of this insane expenditure.

    Aside from buying the land, I would think a pretty damn nice memorial could be placed at the site for less than a million dollars. Does that lesson their loss or sacrifice? Hell no. We hold them all in our thoughts and hearts to some degree. Isn't that more important? I refuse to believe that anyone thinks this is an appropriate use of funds relating to 9-11. I understand the need to not risk looking less patriotic and how important it is for many to view these people as heroes in the first sense... But if these people were the heroes that so many believe... then I would like to think they would come back and kick the asses of everyone that supports a $72 million dollar memorial when there are still many suffering from that day.

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    Re: Flight 93 memorial still $10M short on funds

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Maybe we shouldn't have given Solyndra $500 million?
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, because there's too much government money tied up in creating green jobs.
    Maybe you're a troll who is WAY off topic. Stop spamming this thread with partisan talking points or be asked to leave. The issue is spending $72 million on dead heroes and stiffing many still suffering and dying.

    Solyndra has nothing to do with this topic and there are plenty of threads for you to spew your partisan rhetoric. There is nothing partisan here.

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