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    First responders decry exclusion from 9/11 ceremony

    The first responders are not invited to this year's September 11 memorial ceremony at ground zero, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office confirmed Monday.
    It's a painful insult for many of the approximately 3,000 men and women who risked their lives, limbs and lungs on that monumental day, puncturing another hole in a still searing wound.
    In a statement, Bloomberg spokesman Andrew Brent said the commemoration ceremony is for the victims' families.
    "While we are again focused on accommodating victims' family members, given the space constraints, we're working to find ways to recognize and honor first responders, and other groups, at different places and times," Brent said.
    But first responder John Feal, founder of an advocacy group for the police officers, firefighters, civilian volunteers and others who worked at ground zero, assailed Brent's response, saying Bloomberg "lives in his own world."
    More here: First responders decry exclusion from 9/11 ceremony - CNN.com

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    They certainly weren't excluded from the site on 11 September 2011 and the days , weeks and months afterwards.
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    If it weren't for the first responders, there would be a lot more victim's families he'd have to invite. And if I was a family member of a victim, I'd sure as hell want to thank the first responders in person.
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    C'mon guys, this is about showcasing politicians. Quit confusing something you did, sometime back there in the ancient past as being important or memorable or something. Whatever.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

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    What about the families of the first responders that died there? They too are victims of terrorism. And other first responders are their family.

    Fuck that. I'd show up anyway. They can try dealing with the PR nightmare they'd get trying to turn me away at the gates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    What about the families of the first responders that died there? They too are victims of terrorism. And other first responders are their family.

    Fuck that. I'd show up anyway. They can try dealing with the PR nightmare they'd get trying to turn me away at the gates.

    This! +∞

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    This! +∞

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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    What about the families of the first responders that died there? They too are victims of terrorism. And other first responders are their family.

    Fuck that. I'd show up anyway. They can try dealing with the PR nightmare they'd get trying to turn me away at the gates.
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