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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 09:52AM

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Posted by: CrispingPin ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 10:15AM


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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 10:53AM

You might be getting a little too close to our neighborhood statue. Are you sure those towers aren't the 10 commandments?

Kidding. I love it. Great tribute and underlying message.

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 11:03AM

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 12:26PM

Ironic that a capitol punishment device would be used in a statue of liberty.

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Posted by: sbg ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 11:13AM

Well done

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Posted by: cl2notloggedin ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 12:27PM

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Posted by: cricket ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 12:32PM

the square but straight-up holding the torch. You go girl of liberty!

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Posted by: Heidi GWOTR ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 12:35PM

Thank you.

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 04:55PM

Regarding the Islamist/jihadist/Wahhabi/Saudi connection, here's a short but insightful article on how the Islamist-fundamentalist element took root in the Saudi Kingdom, and the how & why it became internationalist. It goes back to 1979 and the radicals' attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca and Khomenei's Shiite take-over of Iran.

Especially notable is the sentence, "(T)he Saudi government strove to expunge the siege from public memory and to channel the energies of its more hostile citizens to crises afflicting the Islamic world beyond its borders, such as the war in Afghanistan" (and the West).

The Saudi government has funded hundreds of Wahhabi mosques and madrassas all over the world, including the US. It's early to prognosticate, but I'm encouraged by Crown Prince Salaam's efforts to tilt the Kingdom away from Wahhabi fundamentalist and towards a more secular culture. We shall see.

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Posted by: rhgc ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 07:02PM

We almost lost a daughter there on 9/11. She was about to begin a job in the Twin Towers that day a feeling and decided not to. When she was four she had a rare auto-immune disease, was failing fast, but recovered more completely than all others. On Columbus Day that year she was sick, I was invited, as a state senator, to speak and she was there holding her baby brother, and a cameraman from the local paper asked to take her picture. The paper put it on the front page and used it twice more but never gave her name.

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Posted by: BYU Boner ( )
Date: September 11, 2018 07:07PM

Very powerful, Steve. Thanks again for the music with the Burt Reynolds tribute!

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Posted by: Richard Foxe ( )
Date: September 12, 2018 05:10AM

Let me see.. So Lady Liberty welcomed to the U.S. the wretched refuse that destroyed the Twin Towers, and now she's taking responsibility for that? The symbolic meaning? :)

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Posted by: catnip ( )
Date: September 12, 2018 01:36PM

Breathtaking, Steve! I love the look of steely-eyed and tightened-jaw determination on Lady Liberty's face. Your ability to capture such visual nuances is very, very powerful!!

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: September 12, 2018 03:57PM

Beautiful image, Steve. Thanks for sharing it.

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Posted by: Evergreennotloggedin ( )
Date: September 12, 2018 10:01PM

your cartoons still rock after 40 years when I first saw them at byu

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Posted by: olderelder ( )
Date: September 12, 2018 10:03PM

I have mixed opinions about taking note of 9/11. Too often it hits me as National Pick the Scab Off Day.

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