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From: Filledwithhelium (it is not hot air!), Floating in the Atmosphere
Registered: Jul 99

posted 10-02-2001 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received this in an email today. Thought I'd share it with all of you. It definately shines a different light!


By now everyone has been hearing the death toll rise and reports of
the destruction from the terrorist attacks on the US. These were
deplorable acts that we will never forget. But now is a time to look at the
other side of the numbers coming out of New York, Washington and
The sad but somewhat uplifting side that the mainstream media has not
reported yet - the SURVIVAL rates and some positive news about the

*** The Buildings ***

* The World Trade Center -

The twin towers of the World Trade Center were places of
employment for some 50,000 people. With the missing list of just over 5,000
people, that means 90% of the people targeted survived the attack. A 90% on a
test is an 'A'.

* The Pentagon -

Some 23,000 people were the target of a third plane aimed at the
Pentagon. The latest count shows that only 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 that would help
protect the Pentagon from terrorist attacks. It had recently completed
straightening and blastproofing, saving untold lives. This attack
was sad, but a statistical failure.

*** The Planes ***

* American Airlines Flight 77

This Boeing 757 that was flown into the outside of 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 unfilled.

* United Airlines Flight 175

Another Boeing 767 that could have sat 351 people only had 65
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.

*** In Summary ***

Out of potentially 74,280 Americans directly targeted by these
inept cowards, 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 llnesses.

The Hijacked planes were mostly empty, the Pentagon was hit at
it's 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.

Pass this information on to those in fear and the media.
Don't fear these terrorists. The odds are against them.

The MOST Conservative Grrl

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Posts: 704
From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-02-2001 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
but ked, the media will never report this because it is good news! later, mike

mike r
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From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 10-02-2001 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So true Mike, you only hear the bad news. Unfortunatly they will never tell us the good news like this, especially when we need it the most right at this time. .

Mike & Robin
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From: Fort Wayne, IN. USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 10-02-2001 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65Modifiedhoney   Click Here to Email 65Modifiedhoney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1 life lost is not acceptable

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From: Filledwithhelium (it is not hot air!), Floating in the Atmosphere
Registered: Jul 99

posted 10-02-2001 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're absolute right, Kerry. I agree 100 % with that. We've just heard so much negative lately......

You just don't know how nervous I was getting on that plane in RDU last Friday. It was almost surreal.........but, it's something we gotta do! We can't let these cowards scare us. I think that's the main point of this message.....

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From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-03-2001 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike R,Mike65, you are correct, being a long time newspaper employee, I see first hand that good news does not get printed, sadly only bad news sells papers. On Sept. 12, our normal press order for the last edition of the paper went from 38,000 papers to 166,000 papers and they sold out as soon as they hit the street. I wish sometimes that we would print good news but, it doesn't happen very often.

Stuart MCA #48902
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From: Garner, NC
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 10-03-2001 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's good to hear the positive.

I have a story...

My son's best friend's Mother told me her sister was suppose to travel on flight 93 on that day. She had a "bad feeling" about the trip and reschedule it.

Talk about Woman's intuition!!! It's a good thing she listened to herself.

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