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Author: Beejayw1 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 58666  
Subject: Some Good News on the WTC Disaster Date: 10/2/2001 2:34 PM
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Hi, all -

This was sent to me, and after reviewing it I decided to pass it on. sometimes we get so busy counting the hurts, we overlook blessings.

Beej


Mainstream media has not reported the SURVIVAL rates and all the positive news about the attacks. So those of us on the net are holding the banner of Good News up high.

Here is a fresh look at the numbers coming out of New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

The Buildings

The World Trade Center
The twin towers of the World Trade Center were places of employment for 50,000 people. With the current missing list of 6,500 people, that means 87% of them survived the massacre. 87% is a miraculous amount!

The Pentagon
*23,000 people were the target of a third plane aimed at the Pentagon. The latest count shows 123 lost their lives. That is an amazing 99.5% survival rate. In addition, the plane seems to have come in too low, too early to affect a large portion of the building.

On top of that, the section that was hit was the first of five sections to undergo renovations to help protect the Pentagon from terrorist attacks. It had recently completed straightening and blast proofing, saving untold lives.

The Planes

American Airlines Flight 77
This Boeing 757 flown into the Pentagon could have carried up to 289 people, yet only 64 were aboard. Luckily 78% of the seats were empty.

American Airlines Flight 11
This Boeing 767 could have had up to 351 people aboard, but only carried 92. Thankfully 74% of the seats were empty.

United Airlines Flight 175
Another Boeing 767 that could have sat 351 people only had 65 people on board. Fortunately it was 81% empty.

United Airlines Flight 93
This Boeing 757 was one of the most uplifting stories yet. The smallest flight to be hijacked with only 45 people aboard out of a possible 289 had 84% of its capacity unused. Yet these people stood up to the attackers and thwarted a fourth attempted destruction of a national landmark, saving untold numbers of lives in the process. This was a Heroic Flight!

In Summary
Out of potentially 74,280 Americans directly targeted, 93% survived or avoided the attacks. That's a higher survival rate than heart attacks, breast cancer, kidney transplants and liver transplants - all common, survivable illnesses.

The Hijacked planes were mostly empty, the Pentagon was hit at its strongest point, the overwhelming majority of people in the World Trade Center buildings escaped, and a handful of passengers gave the ultimate sacrifice to save even more lives.

Religions of different faiths are holding services together. People are praying and speaking of world peace in proportions never seen before. We are asking to learn and understand about our neighbors in the world.

Many people were delayed from reaching their flights and work the day of the attack. Listen to your intuition. God works in quiet and mysterious ways.

We have all changed and grown. Bless your loved ones and family.
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Author: tori26 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 25246 of 58666
Subject: Re: Some Good News on the WTC Disaster Date: 10/2/2001 2:56 PM
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Beej,

I linked your post regarding the good news to another board.

Thank you for posting it!

hugs
Linda

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Author: Windowseat Big funky green star, 20000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 25248 of 58666
Subject: Re: Some Good News on the WTC Disaster Date: 10/2/2001 6:22 PM
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The Hijacked planes were mostly empty

They think this was deliberate. Apparently there were a lot of no-shows for those four planes. There is some evidence that the hijackers bought extra seats in order to keep the numbers down.

Not out of compassion, but to leave them a smaller number of people to control. They were afraid that what happened on Flight 93 might happen on other planes - if the passengers sensed that they might be killed anyway, there would be more resistance. Two people (with a third flying the plane) might be able to control fifty or sixty people, but two hundred would be a different matter.

Nancy



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Author: Beejayw1 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 25250 of 58666
Subject: Re: Some Good News on the WTC Disaster Date: 10/2/2001 10:41 PM
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They think this was deliberate. Apparently there were a lot of no-shows for those four planes. There is some evidence that the hijackers bought extra seats in order to keep the numbers down....Not out of compassion, but to leave them a smaller number of people to control.

Standard tactics, military and otherwise. The less enemies you have to control, the less your chance of being overpowered.

But that doesn't lessen the fact that far less people were killed than might have been.

Beej
And how are things going, my dear? No, wait. I'll check your board.

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Author: Daniel58 Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 25253 of 58666
Subject: Re: Some Good News on the WTC Disaster Date: 10/3/2001 10:02 AM
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Thanks Beej!

That was very uplifting.

Daniel

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