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How do you commemorate 9/11?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penelope Sep 15, 2016. 12 Replies

Considering we are now at the 15th anniversary of 9/11, I was wondering what you all normally do, if anything, to commemorate the day. My girlfriend reminded me of the date this morning and I'm a…Continue

Getting paid for "volunteer" work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gentleman Engineer Apr 11, 2016. 6 Replies

I've started volunteering some time to help a local organization build up a science/engineering education program for teens. I always looked at it as purely volunteer work. However, they recently…Continue

I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rory Bagley Feb 8, 2016. 9 Replies

I have a cautionary tale for my fellow outdoorsmen out there. I went hiking solo today through some less traveled canyons near where I live. I unknowingly ended up off trail and was aggressively…Continue

Article: Is there anything good about men?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew R Jan 4, 2016. 13 Replies

http://denisdutton.com/baumeister.htmI'm curious what other people around here think of this somewhat lengthy article on differences between men…Continue

 

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Penelope replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"I didn't bother with WestLaw, and (erroneously) trusted Wikipedia, but 9/11 was made Patriot's Day, a perpetual holiday, by Congressional act or executive order."
Sep 15, 2016
Jack Bauer replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"Unless you're referencing Ted Kennedy's 'Serve Anerica Act' (which is apparently Public Law 111-13), I'm not catching the reference. If you are referring to that bill, I'm not catching your meaning. There is no Psalm…"
Sep 14, 2016
Penelope replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"I re-read what I read on 9/10 - Plato's Meno or "Learning in War Time" by CS Lewis"
Sep 13, 2016
Penelope replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"PL 111-13"
Sep 13, 2016
Pale Horse replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"Same here, except we didn't sing anything patriotic. Pastor preached out of James, about how after it happened the Church in America forgot what it saw in the mirror. Darn good sermon."
Sep 13, 2016
Daniel replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"I usually text my brother a bad 9/11 joke/meme, or he sends one to me. No one else ever sees them."
Sep 12, 2016
Johnzerd1 replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"I have a drink in memory of Rick Rescorla,  and the passangers of of United flight 93...... I met Rick in Collge and he was a influence on me."
Sep 12, 2016
David F. replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"About how I commemorate the Bombing of Perl Harbor, The End of WWI, The end of WWII, The various genocides since and before. The end of East Germany's Wall, The battle of Hastings, The Battle of Agincourt, and such. I think about the various…"
Sep 12, 2016
Carl Monster replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"I agree with you on this. It seems to be many either pretend it never happened, or watch the media showing people giving each other comfort hugs. I don't see any focus on why the day became infamous, those responsible, and those out still out…"
Sep 12, 2016
JamieD replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"Had my flag out for the weekend to commemorate.  JP"
Sep 11, 2016
Sir replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"I may read a blog post or newspaper article commemorating it.  And feel a little impatient if it's brought up in church, because, IDK, it's not a holiday and if we need to think about it, there's nothing about it being September…"
Sep 11, 2016
Jack Bauer replied to N Fan's discussion How do you commemorate 9/11?
"I don't normally commemorate 9/11, beyond recalling that it happened.  It's not a holiday ... and, I find limited benefit to annual re-mourning.  It's turned into kind of a national day of wallowing, wherein we re-visit the…"
Sep 11, 2016
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How do you commemorate 9/11?

Considering we are now at the 15th anniversary of 9/11, I was wondering what you all normally do, if anything, to commemorate the day. My girlfriend reminded me of the date this morning and I'm a little ashamed to say that I had completely forgotten about it. See More
Sep 11, 2016
N Fan replied to Mongoose's discussion Am I Normal Male Brain?
"I have an engineering solution for you, at least for the morning routine. Make a checklist and tape it to your mirror. Then when you get distracted, you just go back to the last item in the list. Your wife might roll her eyes at you when you hang it…"
Jul 30, 2016
N Fan replied to Braeden 2.0's discussion Interested in Engineering-Any Knowledgeable Guys?
"An electrical engineering degree is very versatile and your undergraduate curriculum should't pigeonhole you into a specific field. However, it is common for students to pick a few tech electives in a specialty they're interested it.…"
May 7, 2016
Gentleman Engineer replied to N Fan's discussion Getting paid for "volunteer" work
"Would such exist as honouraria?"
Apr 11, 2016

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How politics destroys it

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