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Tidbits and Pieces- The Year 2001

2001 is the 1st year of the 21st century, designated as International Year of Volunteers.

General Hodge-Podge

The year known simply as 9/11 due to a horrific act of terrorism in the US where 2,977 people died in attacks on the World Trade Towers in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington County, VA, and in rural Shanksville, PA. The World Trade Towers collapse as a result of the attacks. Details of the attacks can be found in the Wikipedia link at the bottom of my post.

9/11 is one of those times in history where you won’t forget where you were and what you were doing on that dreadful day.

Enron files for Chapter 11;  the Convention on Cybercrime is signed by 50 countries with the hope to cut the amount of crime committed on the Internet; 1/4 million websites attacked by the code red (Worm) virus; Microsoft releases Windows XP; Hewlett Packard and Compac merge; iPod is launched by Apple computer.

People

NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt, dies in a last-lap crash during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. He was a record holder of seven NASCAR championships; Tony Blair and the British labor party are elected for a second term; George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd President of the US; Tiger Woods wins the 65th Masters

Weather

2001 was almost mediocre compared to prior years – note I said almost. Tropical Storm Allison hits the Texas coastline as a tropical storm. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history; El Salvador shakes with a 6.6 quake killing at least 400.

Something Extra

Tuesday Oct. 17th, is wear something gaudy day. Now is our chance to wear something without any regard to taste in fashion. You can head to the thrift stores and sift through the fashions of yesteryear or check out your closet. Yes, I bet there are items in your closet that you can mix up so they clash, which you can use to create a great looking gaudy outfit. Be brave and go for the shock appeal!

Gaudy day would be welcome in 2001 since fashions were suffering due to the recession and the effects from 9/11. In the beginning of 2001, fashion in the US leaned toward dark and conservative green and brown tones. But, after 9/11, fashions changed from the militaristic look to cheery and soft colors to lift the spirits of consumers.

 

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Oh flippity flap go hang your hat

Obviously it’s this or that

End of story the world isn’t flat

Don’t panic your manic

Nor recast your sanity

 Common sense isn’t a fantasy

Or could it be cents

Since they raised the ante

Hey, don’t talk back

or they’ll tax your smack

Hey, is it show and tell

You’re trying to sell

Or the whos and the youse

And their authentic views

There’s no straight line

In a cobwebbed mind

It pays to read the memo

And try to be kind

-Eugenia

 

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14 replies

  1. ‘Wear something guady’ LOL

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  2. A sad year for sure. Thanks for another Tuesday chatter

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  3. I like the idea of wearing something gaudy. 🌼

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  4. Got your poetic memo, Eugenia – read it and loved it (the jack-o-lantern pic too).

    2001 is a year that will remain in the public consciousness for at least a generation. Did you know that there’s a group of architects and engineers who’ve banded together to call for a new investigation into 9/11?

    They are claiming that the official story simply does NOT square with what happened to those buildings – even though what happened on that day DOES square with the roll-back of civil liberties subsequently, in the name of supposed “anti-terrorist” activities. With even a cursory look at their supporting evidence I tend to agree with them. I’m sure their credibility will be attacked – but I hope their efforts are successful.

    As for cybercrime – as long as new software continues to be released without beta testing, we don’t stand a prayer of defending against it (unless, of course, we pay for endless updates to anti-virus software). hmmmmmmmmm …
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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    • Yes, there are several theories on 9/11. I tend to think all that happened or didn’t happen has not been made available to the public.

      Cybercrime is more than a growing concern. I read today that all Wi-fi is subject to hacking. It’s ludicrous. I found a site that offers a lot of good info on technology, etc. https://www.cnet.com/

      Thank you for commenting.

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      • Thanks for the link. I worked briefly with a man who is currently looking for funding for his ideas about how to change that hacking reality – which he attributes, essentially, to generations of “lazy” code. As you might imagine, he’s not big on shortcuts for that very reason.

        As for 9/11 – I wonder if we’ll EVER really know the truth – and what it would take to uncover it, a$$ covering being what it is.
        xx,
        mgh

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  5. Thanks for the “Chatter,” Eugenia. 🙂 Always love your poems. xo

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  6. A very historic year for all the wrong reasons Eugenia. I still watch programmes on 9/11 and have the same feeling of disbelief as the day it happened. Another excellent Tuesday chatter.

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