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No Google logo for 9/11
September 11, 2008, 8:03 pm
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Never really noticed this before.  I checked through their “logo archives” and I couldn’t seem to find any special Google logo commemorating 9/11.   And yet… they had one to mark the 125th Birthday of Walter Gropius.  An important figure to millions across the world.


Cassy Fiano: Google remembers 9-11, too… by doing nothing; Dogpile remembers

While I can’t say I’m going to boycott Google for this (there’s so many other things one could choose in addition this instance) but Dogpile seems like an interesting meta-search engine.  I was about to say it’s sleeker looking than the “classic” bare-bones MetaCrawler…until I realized Infospace owned by Dogpile and MetaCrawler too. heh. Foiled Terror Attempts since 9/11/01
September 11, 2008, 7:44 pm
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The following is a list of known terror plots thwarted by the U.S. government since Sept. 11, 2001.

• December 2001, Richard Reid: British citizen attempted to ignite shoe bomb on flight from Paris to Miami.

• May 2002, Jose Padilla: American citizen accused of seeking radioactive-laced “dirty bomb” to use in an attack against Amrica. Padilla was convicted of conspiracy in August, 2007.

• September 2002, Lackawanna Six: American citizens of Yemeni origin convicted of supporting Al Qaeda after attending jihadist camp in Pakistan. Five of six were from Lackawanna, N.Y.

• May 2003, Iyman Faris: American citizen charged with plotting to use blowtorches to collapse the Brooklyn Bridge.

• June 2003, Virginia Jihad Network: Eleven men from Alexandria, Va., trained for jihad against American soldiers, convicted of violating the Neutrality Act, conspiracy.

• August 2004, Dhiren Barot: Indian-born leader of terror cell plotted bombings on financial centers (see additional images).

• August 2004, James Elshafay and Shahawar Matin Siraj: Sought to plant bomb at New York’s Penn Station during the Republican National Convention.

• August 2004, Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain: Plotted to assassinate a Pakistani diplomat on American soil.

Find the rest of them at FNC.

September 11, 2008, 9:43 am
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