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This reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on it.
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They knew exactly what they were doing, and I'm sure they thought it was hilarious at the time.

What a bunch of gutless twerps. If your going to pull something like that, then stand up and OWN it. Don't insult half the world trying to pretend it was some sort of coincidence.
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It certainly wouldn't have occurred to me without the accompanying text.
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On 2011-12-09 14:49, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
It certainly wouldn't have occurred to me without the accompanying text.


I agree. Smile
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I hope they checked with some of our regular posters to make sure it's an accurate depiction of where Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld planted the nanothermite..
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2011-12-09 15:03, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
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On 2011-12-09 14:49, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
It certainly wouldn't have occurred to me without the accompanying text.


I agree. Smile

Disagree with your agrees. Smile

Pretty blatant to me.
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If you looked at the picture without the advance text I think you might have had a different opinion.
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It is quite obvious what it resembles and if built as such is a slap in the face to the USA.
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... yeah you know those South Koreans always conspiring against America! Onyo Sung'sang'ni!
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On 2011-12-09 14:34, jazzy snazzy wrote:
This reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on it.
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http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/prop......802.html

It actually reminded me of Canadian architect Moshe Safdie's 'Habitat 67', from the 1967 World Expo in Montreal. Is that what you meant?

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No no no... that is Al Quida attacking a embassy.
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I'm surprised they didn't have the tail end of a plane sticking out.
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Once they heard the drones warming-up, they issued an apology. Smile
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I dunno, my first thought was just a building in the clouds. Guess it depends on a point of view.


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On 2011-12-09 20:39, Salguod Nairb wrote:
... yeah you know those South Koreans always conspiring against America!


With the Dutch no less.
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Curious that the "Gosh, I don't notice anything" group has no comment on the double-talk coming from the design team:

"it was not our intention to create a an image resembling the attacks, nor did we See the resemblance during the design process."

And

"I nave to admit that we also thought of the 9/11 attacks."
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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You're right... I have no idea why this pretty young lady is looking away... oh hold on a second....

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I don't read Dutch, so I take the comment in the Weekly Standard with a grain of salt.

Notice also that most (maybe all) of the "I didn't notice it" do not live in the US. It is quite possible not front and centre of our minds the way it may be for Americans (and especially New Yorkers).

One wonders what the point of doing it deliberately would be. What could a Dutch archtect have to gain by making a "cloud" that resembled the NY Twin Towers in Korea?

Anyone able to read the Dutch article?

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On 2011-12-12 16:32, Salguod Nairb wrote:
You're right... I have no idea why this pretty young lady is looking away... oh hold on a second....

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And I have no idea how members of the design team perceived a resemblance to 9/11 without having any "advance text" or captioning available to them.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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