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adam riff™ flashback:
Three planes commandeered by unknown hijackers slammed into the Pentagon and New York's landmark World Trade Center, demolishing the twin 110-story towers that were once the tallest buildings in the world and possibly burying thousands of people in now geographically-incorrect New York City tourist merchandise.

Now is the time to give it all up. To give up hatred, give up grudges, give up differences, because it's not worth it. To spend our lives disliking someone or something, or have grudges … [when] our own world is so small? If everyone doesn't come to their senses and realize we've got to let all that go, then they're blind. They're as blind as the people who are killing us. I've had my problems with whoever I've had them with, and whoever had their problem with me or Limp Bizkit. [But] I'm a human being, and I'm prepared to step up to that. All of my differences are gone now.
— Fred Durst 09.28.01

How many people out there have had one of those fucked-up days? I can remember quite a few fucked-up days just recently, and I think I spent those days with that fucking bitch Britney Spears.
— Fred Durst 09.08.03

We're feeling the love, Fred.

A federal judge recently ruled that September 11 victims can sue for negligence. Here are some of the many claims:

American Airlines, United Airlines: Should have screened passengers to keep terrorists from boarding.

Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J., Larry Silverstein's WTC Properties: Didn't design building safely or provide adequate evacuation plans.

Boeing: Should have built cockpit doors that could prevent terrorists from breaking in.

This is absurd. How can people sue airlines for not screening passengers when the hijackers that day boarded airplanes with only box cutters and flight training? The hijackers did not have anything that would identify themselves as terrorists. Back then, remember, sharp household objects were allowed on board. Also, I don't think the designers and landlord of the World Trade Center ever considered commercial airplanes flying into the towers — who would?

In academia, new ideas are built off old ones. We have tighter security at airports and on airplanes nowadays because of what happened on September 11. To sue because past security wasn't as tight as current security is absurd. As the saying goes: "Hindsight is 20/20."