Wednesday, September 26, 2001
September 2001 - 09/26/2001


Fan boys take a look at THIS!

I'm leaving it all in The Hulks hands tonight...<- meaning -> out

Tuesday, September 25, 2001
September 2001 - 09/25/2001

Look ma, I want that Barbie!

Not the most PC thing in the world, but damn funny. Thank you Jay-De-Car man for the pic.

Oh, nothing major, just wanted to voice my opinion on something related to that Lord of the Rings thing. Yea, ya know, that trilogy that'll start in December. Well, a trailer was released today and all the servers that had it were slammed so that I coudn't d/l it. Well, I just watched it. Couple things to say... 1) I WANT THAT SOUNDTRACK NOW! HOLY WOW! 2) the costumes look awesom 3) GANDALF! GANDALF! GANDALF! 4) Ringwraiths. This movie is going to ROCK. Excuse me, all three of the movies will ROCK!. I go slow my heart rate now. Maybe it's time to settle down. I mean it is all of 11:21. As good a time as any.

With all intensions to go to sleep I found myself reading this.

Taliban leader says attacks were to avenge US 'cruelty'
"The recent sad event in America was the result of these cruel policies and was meant to avenge this cruelty," he said, without claiming to know who was responsible.

And on a more intelligent note...

Putin, German Leaders Hold Talks
"We speak about partnership, but in reality we've never learned to live together," he said. "Today we must firmly declare: The Cold War is over."

OMG, I heard about this but didn't believe it. IT WAS TRUE!

Starbucks Apologizes for Charging NYC Rescue Workers for Water
``It was a misunderstanding with Starbucks,'' Rapisarda said after talking to Smith.

Um, can someone plead the 5th after treading the thin line of 'did it' & 'didn't do it'? I'm thinkin' that the leader of the Taliban made a biiiiiiig ol' faux paus...<- meaning -> out

Saturday, September 22, 2001
September 2001 - 09/22/2001

Again I say it, "RIF!"

Not the next book most people would think to read, but I picked it up.

The Art of War - by Sun Tzu, Samuel B. Griffith (introduction)

Why? Nantonaku (because I can)...<- meaning -> out

Friday, September 21, 2001
September 2001 - 09/21/2001

Yea me!

I finished it. I am totally amazed with myself. I finished the book already. DAMN! Now what do I do?! Heh heh. I feel this happiness inside me that I can only describe as 'fulfillment.' RIF man. R to the I to single F yo!

5 days! I'm so psyched! Ha ha! This feels so good.

OK, now I can get to my comics from this week. Marvel's new adult line has me very excited. Wonder what "Electra #3" looks like...<- meaning -> out

Thursday, September 20, 2001
September 2001 - 09/20/2001

A look ahead after Bush's speech!

Brain juices can only take so much before they're pushed over the edge. Yesterday, las night actually, I snapped at someone. After last week (WTC) and this week (Nimda) I needed some sleep. It seems that every night I get home, I grab my book Ender's Game and I plug away at it. My eyes get blurry and then I fall asleep. Not the best of things for the body and mind. I need tomorrow very badly. I need something light on the grey matter.

But what's happening instead? More and more things are happening and the tension is only going to grow. What does that mean? Time to suck it up - that's what. I slept well last night. I'm feeling better with a clear mind and know that I can get through all this madness and not piss off everyone I know. With that release. I throw in a big-ol "Ahhhh"


WTC Landlord Envisions 4 New Towers

Oh, remember that NCCI company I told you about?

Subject: NCCI Changes Position, Gives Employees American Flags
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 15:31:51 -0400
From: Web_Master@ncci.com
To: Gary Ploski <replytome@garyploski.com>

Thank you for your concern. Please read the updated information below.

NCCI Changes Position, Gives Employees American Flags

NCCI Changes Position, Gives Employees American Flags

(Boca Raton, FL) NCCI Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has changedits position on flags in its workplace and offered employees American flags and red-white-and-blue lapel ribbons as they entered the workplace this morning.

President & CEO Bill Schrempf said he was meeting with employees this morning to explain the company's change and apologize for not permitting them to display the American flag on Friday during the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.

In announcing the change, Schrempf indicated that NCCI's senior management team met over the weekend and decided to reverse the company's longstanding position, which had been intended to protect employees.

This morning, the company took the following actions concerning the display of the American flag by its employees:

1. Any interested employee can display an American flag on their desktop. Flags will be provided for this purpose, if employees would like to have one to display.

2.Red, white & blue lapel remembrance ribbons are being provided for those who want to wear them.

Gotta love the opportunity the Internet provides - USE IT!

U.S 'not open for debate' on bin Laden

I'm glad to know I'm a part of all this, but WOW-o-WOW is it having an effect on us as a world. Just a thought, but imagine us living in the "Star Trek' world where this type of thing just doesn't happen. Ahhh, wouldn't that be just so neat...<- meaning -> out

Sunday, September 16, 2001
September 2001 - 09/16/2001

Looks like someone has changed their mind!

Taliban concedes bin Laden may be involved

I don't know the answers, but there seem to be a few people that think they do. After a LONG day of a new worm on the Internet...

'Nimda' Computer Worm Hits Worldwide

Norton's latest

I find myself in a HUGE need of a book. So, after I ingest this fine looking grinder with some more of that chocolate milk. YUM...<- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/16/2001

Thank you thank you thank you!

Gooooooo Internet!!!! After I'm guessing hundreds, possibly thousands of people let loose it looks like a certain company has reneged on an earlier statement. "Damn it feels good to be a gangster" Quote... anyone? anyone?

Gotta love the Internet community and all that it provides. If I smoked, I would already have it lit and burnin away my innards. Luckily, I don't. Instead, I treat myself to some yummy chocolate milk. MMM MMM good. Whatcha think about that?! HUH.

Oh, the quote, it's from the ultimate end all be all office movie - Office Space.

Peter Gibbons: It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care

Now go buy it...<- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/16/2001


On a ligher note, I picket up Ender's Game last night. I'm about 60 pages in and it's cruisin. I can only imagine what Ender is going to have to deal with NEXT! He's already had to deal with about 10 fights and numerous other obsticles. And I'm only 60 pages into the 351 pages! Hmm, wonder what happens next...<- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/16/2001

Does anyone else have a problem with this?

"Divisive statements or actions, political or religious discussions and anything else that could be divisive or mean different things to different people are not appropriate in our work environment," Chief Executive Officer Bill Schrempf said Friday in a memo to employees.

NCCI CEO - Bill_Schrempf@ncci.com
PBP Post contact - phil_galewitz@pbpost.com

If you'd care to, please do express yourself...<-meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/16/2001

George Harrison sang it but now as a country we can sing it...

As a nation we are one and as one we stand behind what we do. Guess what happens when technology and drive come together... we find people and we get to them if we need or want to. Guess what ---t'hehe --- we want to now.

Satellites tracking Bin Laden, now hiding in Kandahar

Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison

I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you

But it's gonna take money
A whole lotta spending money
It's gonne take plenty of money
To do it right child

It's gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
It's gonna take patience and time, ummm
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it,
To do it right child

I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you

And this time I know it's for real
The feelings that I feel
I know if I put my mind to it
I know that I really can do it

I got my mind set on you
Set on you
I got my mind set on you
Set on you

But it's gonna take money
A whole lotta spending money
It's gonna take plenty of money
To do it right child

It's gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
It's gonna take patience and time, ummm
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it,
To do it right child

I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you

And this time I know it's for real
The feelings that I feel
I know if I put my mind to it
I know that I really can do it

But it's gonna take money
A whole lotta spending money
It's gonna take plenty of money
To do it right child

It's gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
It's gonna take patience and time, ummm
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it,
To do it right

Set on you
Set on you

I feel giddy knowing this information...<- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/16/2001

A MAD Barage of news described with one word each...

Gordon Sinclair Sr.

Pathetic! - God Gave U.S. 'What We Deserve,' Falwell Says

Outstanding! - WTC rebuilding planned

WRONG - Gunmen shoot boy as warning to India not to help US against Taliban

Loner - Congresswoman Barbara Lee - 9th District of California Representative

Theorist - Madonna calls for peace at Los Angeles concert

Hope - WTC Search Sniffs Out Wireless Signals

Untracked - Ramzi Yusef, architect of first World Trade Center bombing, carried plans for airliner suicide crashes

Back-off - Superweapons USA will unleash

Selfcentered - Store owners 'double price of US flags'

Surprising - Sources: Pakistan to demand bin Laden handover

Contradiction? - India gives US dossier on Afghan mercenaries

The Americans - script

MP3 Format - audio

NO! - Did Nostradamus Really Predict New York Attack?

Proud - Old Radio Script Praising U.S. Is a Web Hit

I have so much to say but it feels like there isn't much I can say presently. I need to let this simmer...<- meaning -> out

Friday, September 14, 2001
September 2001 - 09/14/2001

Once again, Nostradamus did NOT know about these events...

If not a link, a century / quatrain number?

Googling around with this, it seems that the individual lines
come from Nostradamus, some changed a little, but they have been
extracted from different places and put together in a new sequence.

Some of the originals:

C10/Q72: <<In the year 1999 and seven months
The Great King of Terror will come from the sky,
He will bring back to life the great king of the Mongols.
Before and after Mars [the God of war] reigns happily.>>

C6/Q97:<<The sky will burn at forty-five degrees latitude,
Fire approaches the great new city
Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up
When they want to have verification from the Normans>>

C?/Q?: <<In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures,
the great leader will succumb>>


What would we do without Google?

Leave it be people! Pleasssse...<- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/14/2001

Looks like someone is scared...

Yea, lets look at this constructively. The um, let's see, WORLD! is pretty much behind us. We're still investigating. We don't want to look like animals. What's that mean? We're not going to attack without -- now this is odd I know -- PROOF!!

Taliban anticipating massive US attack, vows revenge

I was told last night by a friend (a co-worker) that he's expecting something to happen. He was in the forces and is on standy/reserve after completeing his time in the Army. He's an honest man and had a somwhat somber expression when he told me this last night. I'm scared for him and his family. I'm scared for what is going to happen, but there is little I can do to stop it.



Somewhat good news...

Reuters - 'Black Boxes' Found in Pentagon Rubble-Official
AFP.com - Bush designates Friday as national day of prayer

Ok, let's get real please. I know we want answers but come on, look at this article if you want to know why I just changed tone.

Philadelphia Daily News - BEDEVILING You really need to see this! -->

Let's leave the religious tones behind PLEASE! If, and I repeat IF, Osam bin Laden is found to have ties to these events please remember he and his people did this mostly for their religion views and because of bin Laden's hate for the 'stain of the world' - America. We've got to prove that we're above this type of mentality everyone. We're more intelligent than article makes us appear. Please don't fall for this type of thing. PLEASE. I need some chocolate milk to get my day running.

Oh wait, one last thing,

AP - FBI Investigates Possible Fla. Links

Unreal. Some people say "Hi I'm a terrorist would you like to arrest me now?" and don't think that people will remember it. Again, un-real...<- meaning -> out

Wednesday, September 12, 2001
September 2001 - 09/12/2001

False Prophecy...

Claim: A 1654 Nostradamus prediction said World War III would begin with the fall of "two brothers," a reference to the destroyed World Trade Center towers.

Status: False.

Come on people? Please...<- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001

More reactions...

We have had innumerable people at TPU impacted by this. Many students are from NYC with relatives working in the World trade center as well as Alumns.So far there is one confirmed death, the aunt of a student while other continue to wait.
Ed L

One of the things that astounded me was surfing through various TV channels to see how much the perspectives changed... CNN vs. ESPN vs. BBC vs. MTV.

Thanks for your thoughts this morning. Actually, I knew Michael Judge, the fire dept. chaplain who was killed. He had given a retreat here in Hartford several years ago and I would occasionally get a Christmas card from him. It's weird... I sat and watched TV and heard his name mentioned several times before it actually registered who they were talking about. Sometimes the brain just doesn't process logically.

I hope you are OK in this dreadful time. Will talk to you soon.

Thanks, Gary - It's so important to share and connect at a time like this - although, let's face it there's never really been a time like this has there? It's so true about all the levels of impact - just so sad. I guess we just need to try and be the good that outways the bad in the world.
Take care, God Bless
Steve P

A reaction Many of us have probably thought, but have yet to voice...

It's probably a commentary on how this situation has affected me, but I don't even have the stomach to turn on the TV right now. I want to fight or kill something, but I can do neither right now.

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing better... coping, dealing.

Thank you again everyone... <- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001

Where does your loyalty lay?

Ah yes, I worked today just like most Americans. I worked with strange feelings within me deisring resolution. Answers, I wanted answers. Hell, I still want answers! My day was extremely odd. Tensions were high at work which was to be expected. The ultimate was near the end of the day when someone from Los Angeles had the audacity to complain that we were closed yesterday! YESTERDAY!? Not like we were under seige or anything. Not like the country was under attack.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Of couuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrse not.


She then complained that it was important that we should have been open yesterday. "Other businesses were open." Yes that's a direct quote. She then continued and told me why it was important that why we should have been open... get this, because she couldn't get to the Internet.

((insert pause for effect))

Yes, I was ready to jump through the phone and strangle her. HELLO?! WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT!!!?!!! GET A CLUE PLEASE! Thousands of people died and being close to the city WE KNOW PEOPLE THERE AND WANT TO BE WITH our familes and friends. There are those near and far of course that have relatives, friends, etc. in the city. COME ON MAN! Throw down your cards and tell me, where does your loyaty lay... <- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001

Life is stranger then fiction...


Hip-Hop Group Yanks Album Cover Depicting WTC Blast

The album cover for hip hop group The Coup manages to even out-weird the quotes from Nostradamus doing the email rounds today. Designed more than three months ago, the original cover for 'Party Music' shows group member ‘Boots’ Riley holding a detonator while the World Trade Centre explodes behind them. If you examine the actual explosions you’ll notice that they are around the same relative height on each of the towers as the real explosions. There’s been no word from 75 Ark Records, The Coup’s label, on the subject, but on their website the artwork has already been changed.

Original information from http://www.ammocity.com/twintowers

It's at times like this that I wonder how good it is that we can express ourselves in anyway we'd like. Granted it's freedom of expression and it's all done it various tastes of art. This is just another thing that those that attacked us just do not understand. Freedom. Say it to yourself people - FREEDOM. We have it, don't forget it... <- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001

Live footage ----- Audio

September 2001 - 09/12/2001

You're on it. And it's appears that it's close to becoming THE source.

Internet News Traffic Soars Following U.S. Attacks

News from those in Asia

Asia Hits Phone Lines, Internet After U.S. Attack... <- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001


As with all things that happen to us, we do need to move on. We're a strong people. In my opinion (as biased as it is) we are probably some of the strongest people this world has ever known throughout history. ....

Well I for one am looking forward to seeing the Spiderman movie! =) You better call me when the group goes opening night! I guess enough has been said on all the other grim stuff...

Nina S.

I am a SpiderMan fan as well Gary....thanks for the note. Yesterday was unbelievable. Do you have any more info on the movie..?

George M.

It's at times like this that we sometimes need to find something to shift our mind set. If you can find a group of friends, family, strangers and talk. Just talk. Last night I was lucky enough to have friends with me online and at home. Thank you to you all. Thank you... <- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001


Talking to a friend online...

GPloski: yo!
GPloski: you got my email?
Sungazer1979: reading it now
Sungazer1979: my uncle was in the trade center when it was hit
GPloski: omg
GPloski: did he get ouT?
Sungazer1979: yeah....he was on the 23rd floor at a conference....he managed to evacuate before the building collapsed
Sungazer1979: he was covered in soot
GPloski: i can only imagine
Sungazer1979: watched his friends jump out to their deaths
GPloski: ......... = (
Sungazer1979: he is in shock right now....just keeps repeating "we are all gonna die"
GPloski: Where is he now?
Sungazer1979: people comong into the hospital with fiber glass embedded in their face
Sungazer1979: he's in the hospital
GPloski: in NY?
Sungazer1979: nope hartford hospital is taking as many people as possible
GPloski: I'm sorry
Sungazer1979: praise God he's alive
GPloski: I'm glad he was able to get out
Sungazer1979: yeah
Sungazer1979: did u hear the quote from Nostradomis?
GPloski: huh?
Sungazer1979: the 16th century philosopher
GPloski: d'oh
GPloski: I know who he is/was
Sungazer1979: he predicted this....i dont remember exactly what he said.....it was fancier than this....but he said that when the two brothers are attacked, this will be the beginning of the third world war
Sungazer1979: the two brothers in the big city
GPloski: never heard of it
GPloski: there won't be a 3rd world war
GPloski: the WORLD is backing us
Sungazer1979: fucking sick twisted Arabs
GPloski: I'm waiting to focus my anger on them
GPloski: I want proof so I don't feel like as ass
GPloski: I believe it to be them
GPloski: But I want evidence
GPloski: THEN
GPloski: I want retaliation
Sungazer1979: they have a really sick view on life
GPloski: An all out assault
GPloski: very
Sungazer1979: hey i gotta go......ttyl
GPloski: ciao yo
btw......thanks for the e-mail...means a lot
Sungazer1979 signed off at 9:17:07 AM.
... <- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001

Reactions from Two friends from the area...

me too... gary, me too.(Shane B.)

I can't even imagine the NY skyline with out the towers. It is really sad. So much history and lives lost in a matter of hours. Kaz (he lives in Japan) called me yesterday around midnight his time and said when he turned on the tv he thought he was watching a movie. Maki was supposed to fly into the city yesterday from the Bahams but got stuck in Miami, thankfully she's ok. New York is very special to me. I have loved the city since I was a little girl and learned about it system in my geography class. I am always very touched when tragedy happens there. Take care,

... <- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001

A day the world will never forget. A day I am still coping with being reality. I am reeling with reactions to this despicable turn of events. America and all that it stands for was attacked yesterday. It is now time for America to stand together and pick ourselves up off the ground. We will overcome this and we will find out who did this.

To all those that are able, a moment of silence for those directly impacted from the terrible cowardly attacks. Below are various links related to the events...

CNN.com - Attacks draw mixed response in Mideast - September 12, 2001
CNN.com - World expresses horror at U.S. attacks
CNN.com - Chronology of terror
CNN.com - Text of Bush's address

CNN.com - Survivors pulled from Manhattan rubble Wednesday
CNN.com - Gasoline prices skyrocket in some parts of the country

We will have our day... <- meaning -> out

September 2001 - 09/12/2001

Reaction A friend from Japan had this to say after reading my E-mail...

Hello. Gary.
Long time no see. Thanks for your e-mail.

WOW. HOLY COW! I still cannot believe what happened in NY and Washington DC. It seems like a movie, but it is not. It is REAL!!

Last night, I turned on TV at 11:00pm at night to watch a news program. I saw the weird picture which one big aircraft was approaching the one of the skyscrapers and hit to burst into the fire. My head was blank at one
moment, not recognizing what it was. WOW...I was speechless.

Anyway, thank God that you are ok. So, are my friends in NY. But I have one friend who lives in Washington DC and he actually works for the government. I hope he is all right. I couldn't get hold of him because of the telephone line confusion over there.

Now, I am afraid of what measure would be taken by US government to reiterate.HMMMM....this is a big issue. Who ever imagined this kind of tragedy would everhappen in the real life in the main land of USA....although so many similar scenes were created by CG in the Hollywood movie such as "Independence Day" or "Fifth Element" or "Spider men" right? One thing different from movies is that there is always a good guy who help us at the last moment, so that we are not hurt in any ways in the movie, but in the real life, what happened was that the airplane beautifully flew straight into the building and everybody died. It caused unblievablly great number of casualities.

Today, on my way to work, I was walking on the street among some skycrapers in mid-Shinjuku. I looked it up andimagined the tragedy again ...what if it happened here....I sensed the chill on my back. GOD GRACE....

I really feel sympathy for the victims in that tragedy and all I can do here across the Pacific ocean is to pray for that things get better and nothing worse wouldn't happen again.

Please good take care of yourself.
Keep in touch.
Isako Shibata

... <- meaning -> out

Tuesday, September 11, 2001
September 2001 - 09/11/2001

An email I sent out to all those I have an E-mail for...

As many of you know I am a Spider-Man Fan. On a typical day I look into news bits related to the Spider-Man movie. I also look into daily news events as often as possible. Today's events were too monumental to overlook. Unbelievable only begins to describe the events.

You may be wondering why I started this email the way I did and why there are two images attached. The reason is this: In the upcoming feature (Spider-Man the movie) there will be a scene reminding us what the sky looks like with the World Trade Center.

The scene already filmed and released is abbreviated for you with the images I've attached. A helicopter webbed up between some buildings.Pulling away to reveal the World Trade Center. It still feels like a nightmare to me. A nightmare I'd like to wake up from. Though, I know that my wish is for naught.

More information is available at the following link:

I know many of you couldn't care less about the movie, and I'm not saying that it is important in any way. It just hit me, again (I lost count how many times this has affected me today), how this is impacting all of us on levels we have yet to imagine. The skyline will not look the same when the sun rises in about 7 hours.

To everyone I want to express my deepest empathy and hope for those directly affected by the tragic events that unfolded today. I'm not sure what words I can say that could possibly express my thoughts and feelings regarding this incident. Please be safe and be there for those who might need you. I do hope that this finds you all in good physical health. Thank you all again for being in my life. You do not know how lucky I feel knowing your on the other end of this cyber-line.
Gary Ploski
*dis emale has'nt ben prufe*
*red their May b air-or's*
gyunyu o nomimasho

Sunday, September 09, 2001
September 2001 - 09/29/2001

IQ for sale. "Gotz me sum IQ fr sail."

As if they'd really know!

Taliban says no foreign special forces in Afghanistan
"It is totally wrong, we deny this news that they have come to our areas," Mullah Obaidullah Akhund, the Taliban defence minister, told Reuters in Kabul.


And on the other side of the mental coin

Spiritual Manual Guided Hijackers
Handwritten Letter Instructed Hijackers

Hey Crackers! Heads up. Oh, to the laymen that's 'hacker'

Hackers 'branded as terrorists'

This is without a doubt going to be interesting in the History Books boys and girls. Any thoughts as to how it's going to read. How about, "WWIII - Nuh unh didn't happen you slimy lyin Americans!" I can keep my sarcasm in all the time. Now? Hell, I'm just tired of their silliness. I need a Kit Kat. Yes, pathetic pun ahead - "Give me a brea"...<- meaning -> out

Saturday, September 01, 2001
September 2001

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