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World Trade Center: (@GaryHershorn/Instagram) A curious seagull peers into the camera in Hoboken, N.J., with One World Trade Center on the horizon. (📷: @garyhershorn)
World Trade Center: (@GaryHershorn/Instagram)
A curious seagull peers into the camera in Hoboken, N.J., with One World Trade Center on the horizon. (📷: @garyhershorn)

A curious seagull peers into the camera in Hoboken, N.J., with One World Trade Center on the horizon. (📷: @garyhershorn)

World Trade Center: PREPARE FOR TROUBLE! AND MAKE IT DOUBLE!! September 11th, 2001. The memorable moments when two planes hijacked by terrorists collided with the World Trade Center in New York City.
World Trade Center: PREPARE FOR TROUBLE!
 AND MAKE IT DOUBLE!!
September 11th, 2001. The memorable moments when two planes hijacked by terrorists collided with the World Trade Center in New York City.

September 11th, 2001. The memorable moments when two planes hijacked by terrorists collided with the World Trade Center in New York City.

World Trade Center: Donald J. Trump and Michael Jackson, alongside Osama Bin Laden, plotting to destroy the World Trade Center (Late 1980s)
World Trade Center: Donald J. Trump and Michael Jackson, alongside Osama Bin Laden, plotting to destroy the World Trade Center (Late 1980s)

Donald J. Trump and Michael Jackson, alongside Osama Bin Laden, plotting to destroy the World Trade Center (Late 1980s)

World Trade Center: purple-ladys-stuff Question... An anguished question from a Trump supporter: "Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?" The serious answer: Heres what we really think about Trump supporters- the rich, the poor, the malignant and the innocently well-meaning, the ones who think and the ones who dont.. That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought Fine." That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, "Okay." That when you heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, you said, "No problem. That when he made up stories about seeing muslim- Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, you said, "Not an issue." That when you saw him brag that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn't care, you chirped, "He sure Knows me That when you heard him illustrate his own character by telling that cute story about the elderly guest bleeding on the floor at his country club, the story about how he turned his back and how it was all an imposition on him, you said, "That's cool!" That when you saw him mock the disabled, you thought it was the funniest thing you ever saw That when you heard him brag that he doesn't read books, you said, "Well, who has time? That when the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn't commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, you said, "That makes sense." That when you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you thought, "Yes!" That when you heard him tell one rally to confiscate a man's coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, you said, "What a great guy!" That you have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said, "Thumbs up" That you hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding that they praise his electoral win, you said, "That's the way want my President to be." That you have watched him remove expertise from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they're supposed to be regulating and you have said, "What a genius!" That you have heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and you have said, "That's smart!" That you have heard him say that it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was the middle of water and you have said, "That makes sense." That you have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, "falling in love" with the dictator of North Korea, and you have said, "That's statesmanship!" That Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1500 kids has opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas - he explains that they're just "animals"- and you say, "well, ok then. That you have witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for you, the working American voter, and you still show up grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise What you don't get, Trump supporters in 2018, is that succumbing to frustration and thinking of you as stupid may be wrong and unhelpful, but it's also...hear me.. charitable Because if you're NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are less* flattering Fuente: purple-ladys-stuff 25,271 notas A message to red caps
World Trade Center: purple-ladys-stuff
 Question...
 An anguished question from a Trump supporter: "Why
 do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?"
 The serious answer: Heres what we really think about
 Trump supporters- the rich, the poor, the malignant and
 the innocently well-meaning, the ones who think and the
 ones who dont..
 That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent
 University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought
 Fine."
 That when you saw a man who had made it his
 business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, "Okay."
 That when you heard him proudly brag about his own
 history of sexual abuse, you said, "No problem.
 That when he made up stories about seeing muslim-
 Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of
 the World Trade Center, you said, "Not an issue."
 That when you saw him brag that he could shoot a man
 on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn't care, you chirped, "He
 sure Knows me
 That when you heard him illustrate his own character by
 telling that cute story about the elderly guest bleeding
 on the floor at his country club, the story about how he
 turned his back and how it was all an imposition on him,
 you said, "That's cool!"
 That when you saw him mock the disabled, you thought
 it was the funniest thing you ever saw
 That when you heard him brag that he doesn't read
 books, you said, "Well, who has time?
 That when the Central Park Five were compensated as
 innocent men convicted of a crime they didn't commit,
 and he angrily said that they should still be in prison,
 you said, "That makes sense."
 That when you heard him tell his supporters to beat
 up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you
 thought, "Yes!"
 That when you heard him tell one rally to confiscate a
 man's coat before throwing him out into the freezing
 cold, you said, "What a great guy!"
 That you have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and
 white supremacists with whom he curries favor, while
 refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said,
 "Thumbs up"
 That you hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries
 without insulting their countries and demanding that
 they praise his electoral win, you said, "That's the way
 want my President to be."
 That you have watched him remove expertise from
 all layers of government in favor of people who make
 money off of eliminating protections in the industries
 they're supposed to be regulating and you have said,
 "What a genius!"
 That you have heard him continue to profit from his
 businesses, in part by leveraging his position as
 President, to the point of overcharging the Secret
 Service for space in the properties he owns, and you
 have said, "That's smart!"
 That you have heard him say that it was difficult to help
 Puerto Rico because it was the middle of water and you
 have said, "That makes sense."
 That you have seen him start fights with every country
 from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and
 quote, "falling in love" with the dictator of North Korea,
 and you have said, "That's statesmanship!"
 That Trump separated children from their families and
 put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1500 kids
 has opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert
 in Texas - he explains that they're just "animals"- and
 you say, "well, ok then.
 That you have witnessed all the thousand and one other
 manifestations of corruption and low moral character
 and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for
 you, the working American voter, and you still show up
 grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening
 to beat up anybody who says otherwise
 What you don't get, Trump supporters in 2018, is that
 succumbing to frustration and thinking of you as stupid
 may be wrong and unhelpful, but it's also...hear me..
 charitable
 Because if you're NOT stupid, we must turn to other
 explanations, and most of them are less* flattering
 Fuente: purple-ladys-stuff
 25,271 notas
A message to red caps

A message to red caps

World Trade Center: The final image of the World Trade Center towers before being struck and brought down by 2 jet airliners during the 9/11 attacks. 8:22 AM, September 11, 2001
World Trade Center: The final image of the World Trade Center towers before being struck and brought down by 2 jet airliners during the 9/11 attacks. 8:22 AM, September 11, 2001

The final image of the World Trade Center towers before being struck and brought down by 2 jet airliners during the 9/11 attacks. 8:22 AM...

World Trade Center: A 9/11 hijacker smiles moments before hitting the World Trade Center (September 11th, 2001)
World Trade Center: A 9/11 hijacker smiles moments before hitting the World Trade Center (September 11th, 2001)

A 9/11 hijacker smiles moments before hitting the World Trade Center (September 11th, 2001)

World Trade Center: The 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. (11th September, 2001)
World Trade Center: The 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. (11th September, 2001)

The 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. (11th September, 2001)

World Trade Center: HEARTWARMING LIFE STORIES Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face. ay, someone else's tragedy provided the miracle my family had prayed for. Thanks to this stranger, my dad will have a heart. It's so odd to think that an accidental death just saved his life. Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center." Today in downtown San Diego, I watched a blue collar Mexican man get harassed for being Mexican. It was a blatant act of discrimination. And the man actually began crying. As he left the office building, he took off s jacket. His t-shirt underneath read, "I love the USA!" Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 ys and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share it. Today, after telling my grandmother that I didn't want to risk making such a huge mistake, she looked at nd said, "Looking back on it all, there are so many stakes I wish I had had the courage to make when I was your age." Today, a 12 year old boy died in a house fire near my neighborhood. After he pulled his mom to safety, he ran back into the burning house for his 5-month-old baby sister Today, my blind friend explained to me in vivid detail how beautiful his new girlfriend is Today, I was stopped at a traffic light when a mid aged homeless woman asked me for change. I usually I don't give out dollars to the homeless because I assume they are going to buy booze. But I saw her 45 minutes later at 7/11 buying bread and peanut butter. She was so happy to see me Today at the Atlanta airport, as I walked off a plane dressed in my Army uniform, a little girl grabbed my hand and asked me if I would be going back overseas soon. I told her I would be in 6 weeks. he smiled and said, "Can you please tell my daddy that I love him. My mommy told me he's never coming home from over there Today, as soon as my 5-year-old baby brother came into my room, I yelled at him to get out without even looking up at him. When he didn't listen and I turned around to yell again, I noticed he had a bowl of cherries (my favorite) in his hands. He said, " ." Sorry, I just wanted to share these with you Today, I stopped to chat with the office janitor like I do every Monday morning on my way into work. And at the end of our conversation he grinned and said, "You know, you're the only one who ever stops to talk to me around here, and you're the President and CEO. you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com epicjohndoe: Heartwarming Stories
World Trade Center: HEARTWARMING LIFE STORIES
 Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on
 the side of the road holding him and crying. And just
 before he died, he licked the tears off my face.
 ay, someone else's tragedy provided the miracle my
 family had prayed for. Thanks to this stranger, my dad will
 have a heart. It's so odd to think that an accidental death
 just saved his life.
 Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman
 ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug.
 When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her.
 She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most
 sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me
 out of the World Trade Center."
 Today in downtown San Diego, I watched a blue collar
 Mexican man get harassed for being Mexican. It was a
 blatant act of discrimination. And the man actually
 began crying. As he left the office building, he took off
 s jacket. His t-shirt underneath read, "I love the
 USA!"
 Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from
 Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3
 ys and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then
 my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was
 eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share
 it.
 Today, after telling my grandmother that I didn't want
 to risk making such a huge mistake, she looked at
 nd said, "Looking back on it all, there are so many
 stakes I wish I had had the courage to make when I
 was your age."
 Today, a 12 year old boy died in a house fire near my
 neighborhood. After he pulled his mom to safety, he
 ran back into the burning house for his 5-month-old
 baby sister
 Today, my blind friend explained to me in vivid
 detail how beautiful his new girlfriend is
 Today, I was stopped at a traffic light when a mid
 aged homeless woman asked me for change. I
 usually I don't give out dollars to the homeless
 because I assume they are going to buy booze. But
 I saw her 45 minutes later at 7/11 buying bread
 and peanut butter. She was so happy to see me
 Today at the Atlanta airport, as I walked off a plane
 dressed in my Army uniform, a little girl grabbed
 my hand and asked me if I would be going back
 overseas soon. I told her I would be in 6 weeks.
 he smiled and said, "Can you please tell my daddy
 that I love him. My mommy told me he's never
 coming home from over there
 Today, as soon as my 5-year-old baby brother came
 into my room, I yelled at him to get out without
 even looking up at him. When he didn't listen and I
 turned around to yell again, I noticed he had a bowl
 of cherries (my favorite) in his hands. He said,
 " ."
 Sorry, I just wanted to share these with you
 Today, I stopped to chat with the office janitor like
 I do every Monday morning on my way into work.
 And at the end of our conversation he grinned and
 said, "You know, you're the only one who ever
 stops to talk to me around here, and you're the
 President and CEO.
 you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com
epicjohndoe:

Heartwarming Stories

epicjohndoe: Heartwarming Stories

World Trade Center: e ka rdes s oon dhsapeaned Age9, Ce hemar le her and he beipedmould hosupesa The awkwardness soon disappeared. Aged 19, Carey was discovered by Tommy Mottola, boss of the multi-national Columbia label. her he married her and he helped mould her into a superstar covered by "Alot of young women relate to these e signed her. introspective, really honest moments about childhood and overcomind After the rise came the inevitable fall: divorce, a (sort of) nervous breakdown, relative failure and ridicule. Finally, there is redemption via a musical renaissance culminating in her 10th album, The Emancipation Of Mimi. The only constant in the morality tale that is her life has been the constant sneering: she's dull, she's dim, she's a diva. "I don't understand that," she admits. "It's a sexist thing, honestly. If a man, say Mick Jagger, is regarded as a sex symbol- not that I'm calling myself a sex symbol, perish the thought - do people doubt that he writes and sings his songs as they do me? I bring the melody, I bring the concept and I bring the lyrics to my songs. I've always been fully involved in my music. Always." That may not be in doubt. Less clear is why she should be so staggeringly popular. After all, others have the looks and the songs and who wouldn't relish being greeted by a platoon of three-foot candles? "I don't know," she confesses. I've worked very hard, but because of my songwriting my fans relate to me on another level. They hear the personal songs such as Looking In from Daydream, Close My Eyes and Outside fronm Butterfly or Petals from Rainbow where I talk about things that have happened to me. A lot of young women relate to these introspective, really honest moments about childhood and overcoming difficulties. That's whyI have such a connection with my fans. "When people say 'your song got me through a moment of my life', that the validation, the real moment of glory, because you've actually touc somebody's life. I always said that if I became famous, it would validate my existence. It didn't. Instead, the fans compel me to keep going Those fans were desperately needed in her darkest hour. After a lavish ceremony in 1993, her marriage to the domineering Mottola soon turned sour "When you're married to someone who's also the head of your label; when his best friend is your lawyer and his lawyer; when your manager used to work for him and when everybody around you is on s payroll feat. What I'm really proud of is that I paid for half of everything in our mansion, down to the lighting bills and the water in the refrigerator. I knoww that I was never kept by anybody. Overall though, I really do look at what happened as a blessing because I had to go through everything so I could write about it and other people could find inspiration. I had to stop with all the worrying and rise above all the negativity that person had brought to my life and to the people around me. icult situation. For a young woman to get out of it is a By the time they divorced five years later, Carey was emotionally spent and had what is routinely referred to as a breakdown: "I was physically and emotionally depleted from having to fight constantly She fled Columbia and signed to Virgin for $80 million, the biggest reco September 11, 2001 and promptly disappeared. Having followed her wallet rather than her instinct, Carey was soon paid off and moved on. "Anybody would have taken that deal, but now I realise that Virgin weren't equipped to deal with the type of music I make." ract in istory. Her Virgin album, Glitter, was released on When she re-surfaced with 2002's Charmbracelet, "that whole moment was about this supposed breakdown. People wanted me to talk about it and to cry on television with Oprah. People were whispering 'be vulnerable in my ear. People cloud your perceptions sometimes especially when youu don't want them to think you're a difficult diva. Ultimately, you have to trust your gut The joyous experience that was recording The Emancipation Of Mimi (Mimi is her pet name) has completed her recovery. "I'm in the best state I've ever been in. I'm in a great moment. I'm very excited and it's a really great time for me." Not bad going for a woman who, when she isn't demanding red carpets, three-foot candles and breaking fingernails, legendarily refuses to use stairs. "Yeah right," she giggles. "I'm the complete opposite. Actually I've been stuck in elevators in Germany, in Japan and in my own apartment close to where the World Trade Center used to be, so I really, really hate elevators. "But I go in them when I have to. Here in Britain, the elevators seem to be much smaller than in America, so it gets me feeling even more uneasy. All the time I'm saying can't we just take the stairs?' I'm always about stairs unless it's 20 flights, l even use stairs when I'm in my heels. Sometimes, I just don't know what people are talking about." T he Emancipation Of Mimi is out now on Def Jam festivemomentspow:Mariah Carey, 2005
World Trade Center: e ka rdes s oon dhsapeaned Age9, Ce
 hemar le her and he beipedmould hosupesa
 The awkwardness soon disappeared. Aged 19, Carey was discovered by
 Tommy Mottola, boss of the multi-national Columbia label. her
 he married her and he helped mould her into a superstar
 covered by "Alot of young women relate to these
 e signed her. introspective, really honest moments
 about childhood and overcomind
 After the rise came the inevitable fall: divorce, a (sort of) nervous
 breakdown, relative failure and ridicule. Finally, there is redemption via a
 musical renaissance culminating in her 10th album, The Emancipation Of
 Mimi. The only constant in the morality tale that is her life has been the
 constant sneering: she's dull, she's dim, she's a diva.
 "I don't understand that," she admits. "It's a sexist thing, honestly. If a
 man, say Mick Jagger, is regarded as a sex symbol- not that I'm calling myself
 a sex symbol, perish the thought - do people doubt that he writes and sings
 his songs as they do me? I bring the melody, I bring the concept and I bring
 the lyrics to my songs. I've always been fully involved in my music. Always."
 That may not be in doubt. Less clear is why she should be so staggeringly
 popular. After all, others have the looks and the songs and who wouldn't
 relish being greeted by a platoon of three-foot candles?
 "I don't know," she confesses. I've worked very hard, but because of my
 songwriting my fans relate to me on another level. They hear the personal
 songs such as Looking In from Daydream, Close My Eyes and Outside fronm
 Butterfly or Petals from Rainbow where I talk about things that have
 happened to me. A lot of young women relate to these introspective, really
 honest moments about childhood and overcoming difficulties. That's whyI
 have such a connection with my fans.
 "When people say 'your song got me through a moment of my life', that
 the validation, the real moment of glory, because you've actually touc
 somebody's life. I always said that if I became famous, it would validate
 my existence. It didn't. Instead, the fans compel me to keep going
 Those fans were desperately needed in her darkest hour. After a
 lavish ceremony in 1993, her marriage to the domineering Mottola
 soon turned sour
 "When you're married to someone who's also the head of your
 label; when his best friend is your lawyer and his lawyer; when your
 manager used to work for him and when everybody around you is on
 s payroll
 feat. What I'm really proud of is that I paid for half of everything in our
 mansion, down to the lighting bills and the water in the refrigerator. I knoww
 that I was never kept by anybody. Overall though, I really do look at what
 happened as a blessing because I had to go through everything so I could
 write about it and other people could find inspiration. I had to stop with all
 the worrying and rise above all the negativity that person had brought to my
 life and to the people around me.
 icult situation. For a young woman to get out of it is a
 By the time they divorced five years later, Carey was emotionally spent
 and had what is routinely referred to as a breakdown: "I was physically and
 emotionally depleted from having to fight constantly
 She fled Columbia and signed to Virgin for $80 million, the biggest
 reco
 September 11, 2001 and promptly disappeared. Having followed her wallet
 rather than her instinct, Carey was soon paid off and moved on. "Anybody
 would have taken that deal, but now I realise that Virgin weren't equipped to
 deal with the type of music I make."
 ract in
 istory. Her Virgin album, Glitter, was released on
 When she re-surfaced with 2002's Charmbracelet, "that whole moment
 was about this supposed breakdown. People wanted me to talk about it
 and to cry on television with Oprah. People were whispering 'be vulnerable
 in my ear. People cloud your perceptions sometimes especially when youu
 don't want them to think you're a difficult diva. Ultimately, you have to trust
 your gut
 The joyous experience that was recording The Emancipation Of Mimi
 (Mimi is her pet name) has completed her recovery.
 "I'm in the best state I've ever been in. I'm in a great moment. I'm very
 excited and it's a really great time for me."
 Not bad going for a woman who, when she isn't demanding red
 carpets, three-foot candles and breaking fingernails, legendarily
 refuses to use stairs.
 "Yeah right," she giggles. "I'm the complete opposite. Actually
 I've been stuck in elevators in Germany, in Japan and in my own
 apartment close to where the World Trade Center used to be, so I
 really, really hate elevators.
 "But I go in them when I have to. Here in Britain, the elevators
 seem to be much smaller than in America, so it gets me feeling
 even more uneasy. All the time I'm saying can't we just take the
 stairs?' I'm always about stairs unless it's 20 flights, l even use
 stairs when I'm in my heels. Sometimes, I just don't know what
 people are talking about."
 T he Emancipation Of Mimi is out now on Def Jam
festivemomentspow:Mariah Carey, 2005

festivemomentspow:Mariah Carey, 2005

World Trade Center: <p><a href="https://takingbackmyfirstamendmentrights.tumblr.com/post/165238535809/congenitaldisease-omar-eduardo-rivera-is" class="tumblr_blog">takingbackmyfirstamendmentrights</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://congenitaldisease.tumblr.com/post/128858570335/omar-eduardo-rivera-is-visually-impaired-and" class="tumblr_blog">congenitaldisease</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><b>Omar Eduardo Rivera</b> is visually impaired, and, until <b>September 11, 2001,</b> he worked as a computer programmer on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center with his guide dog, <b>Dorado</b>. The two were at work when the plane hit. Rivera thought that there was no way he would be able to make it down the stairs fast enough so he put his dog, Dorardo, first. He unleashed Dorado, gave him a hug, and ordered him to go - <i>“I thought I was lost forever—the noise and the heat were terrifying—but I had to give Dorado the chance of escape.”</i> </p> <p>In the rush of what was going on, Dorado was swept away but within minutes, Dorado had found his way back to Rivera and stood right by his side. He refused to leave his owner behind. The two slowly made their way down the stairs - Dorado guiding his owner with the help of one co-worker who saw them struggling. It took them an hour to get down to the first floor and within moments, the tower collapsed. Rivera declares that he owes his life to his loyal best friend, Dorado.</p> </blockquote> <p>That’s actually Michael Hingson and his service dog Roselle. They were in the tower, and he actually wrote a book about their experiences that day and how life had led them their. The book is called “Thunder Dog” and it isn’t half bad. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="297" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d34f0c5e8ae6fede6f451592d46ccce9/tumblr_inline_ow5042Y3x61r99xgo_500.jpg" data-orig-height="297" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote> <p>GOOD BOY</p>
World Trade Center: <p><a href="https://takingbackmyfirstamendmentrights.tumblr.com/post/165238535809/congenitaldisease-omar-eduardo-rivera-is" class="tumblr_blog">takingbackmyfirstamendmentrights</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://congenitaldisease.tumblr.com/post/128858570335/omar-eduardo-rivera-is-visually-impaired-and" class="tumblr_blog">congenitaldisease</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><b>Omar Eduardo Rivera</b> is visually impaired, and, until <b>September 11, 2001,</b> he worked as a computer programmer on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center with his guide dog, <b>Dorado</b>. The two were at work when the plane hit. Rivera thought that there was no way he would be able to make it down the stairs fast enough so he put his dog, Dorardo, first. He unleashed Dorado, gave him a hug, and ordered him to go - 

<i>“I thought I was lost forever—the noise and the heat were terrifying—but I had to give Dorado the chance of escape.”</i> 

</p>
<p>In the rush of what was going on, Dorado was swept away but within minutes, Dorado had found his way back to Rivera and stood right by his side. He refused to leave his owner behind. The two slowly made their way down the stairs - Dorado guiding his owner with the help of one co-worker who saw them struggling. It took them an hour to get down to the first floor and within moments, the tower collapsed. Rivera declares that he owes his life to his loyal best friend, Dorado.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>That’s actually Michael Hingson and his service dog Roselle. They were in the tower, and he actually wrote a book about their experiences that day and how life had led them their. The book is called “Thunder Dog” and it isn’t half bad. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="297" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d34f0c5e8ae6fede6f451592d46ccce9/tumblr_inline_ow5042Y3x61r99xgo_500.jpg" data-orig-height="297" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote>

<p>GOOD BOY</p>

<p><a href="https://takingbackmyfirstamendmentrights.tumblr.com/post/165238535809/congenitaldisease-omar-eduardo-rivera-is" class="tumblr...

World Trade Center: themaninthegreenshirt: World Trade Center, September 10, 2001
World Trade Center: themaninthegreenshirt:

World Trade Center, September 10, 2001

themaninthegreenshirt: World Trade Center, September 10, 2001

World Trade Center: LOOK: A bolt of lightning strikes One World Trade Center in New York City during a thunderstorm late Tuesday evening. (📸: @garyhershorn)
World Trade Center: LOOK: A bolt of lightning strikes One World Trade Center in New York City during a thunderstorm late Tuesday evening. (📸: @garyhershorn)

LOOK: A bolt of lightning strikes One World Trade Center in New York City during a thunderstorm late Tuesday evening. (📸: @garyhershorn)

World Trade Center: The moon glows beside One World Trade Center as it rises into the night. (Photo: @garyhershorn)
World Trade Center: The moon glows beside One World Trade Center as it rises into the night. (Photo: @garyhershorn)

The moon glows beside One World Trade Center as it rises into the night. (Photo: @garyhershorn)