So… This is what it looks like to jump off the One World Trade Center

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Incredible POV Footage of BASE Jumpers Launching Off the One World Trade Center
Incredible POV Footage of BASE Jumpers Launching Off the One World Trade Center

Incredible POV Footage of BASE Jumpers Launching Off the One World Trade Center.. wow!

Getting to the top of the One World Trade Center is supposed to be impossible, or at the very least difficult, but it seems that’s not so. In a video released yesterday but shot back in September of 2013, three BASE jumpers show that they not only got up to the top… they managed to jump off with parachutes and get off scot-free until months later.

We won’t go into the security concerns this stunt raises. That was sufficiently covered when 16-year-old Justin Casquejo made headlines last week. Instead, we’re going to tell you to enjoy the fruits of James Brady, Andrew Rossig, and Marco Markovich’s labor: a POV video of the 3AM jump that captures the spectacular view and the trio’s fall from the top of the tallest building in the US. [Source

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  1. On the connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda:

    “That’s not something I made up or something I thought of. It’s something the Director of National Intelligence was telling us. We know for a fact that Saddam Hussein was a known sponsor of terror. That’s not my judgment, it was the judgment of our State Department.”

    As to whether Saddam Hussein was involved in the September 11th attacks:

    “I do not believe, and I have never seen any evidence to confirm, that he was involved in 9/11. We had that reporting for a while and it turned out not to be true. But the fact that he was a state sponsor of terror, provided sanctuary and safe harbor and resources to terrorists is, I think, without question, a fact.”

    On the case for war with Iraq:

    “I do believe that the president made the right call when he made this decision. If you look at it in the aftermath of 9/11, there was the possibility of another 9/11-style attack, only with much deadlier technology — 9/11with nukes or bio-agents of some kind. That concern drove a lot of our thinking in the months after 9/11. We felt we had to take action and act aggressively, which we did, to reduce the possibility that terrorists could ever get their hands on that kind of capability or that state sponsors might ever share that.

    “I think it saved lives and I think we’re far better off today because Saddam Hussein is no longer in Iraq.”

    On the downshift in a fear mentality since 9/11:

    “I looked at the world the morning after 9/11 and what I saw were 16 acres of ashes in downtown New York City on the island of Manhattan. I saw a Pentagon that had suffered a severe blow. If you looked closely enough on television, you could see footage of American citizens jumping out of windows on the upper stories of the World Trade Center because it was better than being burned to death… It was the worst attack on the homeland in the history of the republic.”

    “We would have been absolutely, totally irresponsible if we hadn’t taken the view that we had to do everything n our power to prevent that next attack and that’s exactly what we did.”

    On the American prison at Guantanamo Bay:

    “We need Guantanamo. If we didn’t have it we would have had to invent it.”

    “If you’re going to be engaged in a world conflict such as we are, in terms of the global war on terrorism, if you don’t have a place where you can hold these people as we do, your only other option is to kill them. And we don’t operate that way.”

    “The facility we have down there is a fine facility, the people are very well treated. Remember that they are unlawful combatants, they are terrorists, they are being treated in a manner in which you would expect America to treat prisoners from other conflicts.”

    On closing the prison at Guantanamo:

    “There is not a great demand out around the country to have these folks shipped to the nearest facility. I haven’t seen members of Congress stand up and say, “Oh yeah, I’ll take a dozen.” It’s not going to happen.

    “You’ve got countries overseas that holler at us to close Guantanamo, but, “Not in my back yard.” They don’t want any of those nasty terrorists arriving in their capital city to be housed and fed and whatever is going to happen to them.”

    “The New York Times, again one of my favorite publications, last week referred to these inmates at Guantanamo as “abductees.” It sounded like they were kidnapped on their way to the movies. These are bad actors. These are the worst of the worst . . . If given a chance, they would walk in here today and blow themselves up and take as many Americans as they could with them.”

    On whether waterboarding is torture:

    “We went to the Office of Legal Counsel and said, “What are the guidelines here?” They drew a red line, and that’s the guidance we took. I don’t believe we engaged in torture. There were three people who were waterboarded, not a large number. In fact, it was done under the overall guidance of the central elements of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Justice and I thought it was well done.”

    On Osama Bin Laden:

    “He is an important figure, obviously. We would have loved to have captured him on on our watch. I think that the link between Obama (sic.) and the people under him is pretty fragile. I don’t think he has the capacity to do as much damage as he did at one point, but we ought to still continue to chase him.”

    On the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor:

    “There will be a debate in the Senate and I look forward to the hearings just like I think a lot of other people do. But if it were my decision to make, I would have gone with somebody with a little more conservative bent.”

    On gay marriage:

    “I think freedom means freedom for everyone.”

    “As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, something that we’ve lived with for a long time in our family.

    “I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish. The
    Read it all before posting.

  2. Simple question and I can’t seem to find the answer. Thanks for the help.
    EDIT: I mean watching the tragedy happen. (Don’t worry, I’m not a conspiracy theorist or anything lmao.)
    Michael N: True, and by simple I thought may people would be easy question to get. By around, I meant in NYC right by it.

  3. Now before you all go off and blast me with “Oh I’m racist” or I’m being “biased”, I just wanted to clarify a few things:
    > This question wasn’t designed to spark controversy
    > This question is from an anecdotal experience as well as a few others’ observations.
    > I want serious answers and not some Politically correct mumbo jumbo.
    Do certain African-Americans (and certain Caribbean people too) consider themselves better than Africans? Why is it that the two respective groups of people I’m talking about tend to use the argument that Africa is in an impoverished continent, but seeing that Caribbeans/African-Americans are living in a nation where computers are mainstream, that suddenly makes them “superior”. It’s also humorous in a way because the scholars that argue about Egypt’s “Black history” are mainly African-Americans and not Africans themselves. If one is to exclude that they were ever from Africa, then why bring a nation which changed the world that is in Africa and claim it as yours? It’s even gone to the extent that many Caribbean people even state that they were never from Africa, but that a part of Africa’s landmass was ripped away to create the Caribbeans and the inhabitants essentially magically appeared.

    Like I said, this question isn’t to provoke or to cause controversy…I just want to know whether my personal experiences (I’ve met ALOT of Caribbean people and African-Americans) is correct?

    This is a summarized (yes it is, weirdly) of the “brief” details..I’ll edit it in case you need a clarification on something.
    B’s Girl: If you think this is controversial, you obviously haven’t read anything by Dr. James Watson, Richard Dawkings or Charles Darwin. Like I said, many people are too into this PC propaganda that they fear anything discussed is potentially harmful.
    Lurkain: I was going to put some of those perspectives in my details but I feared it would lengthen the question, put if out of context and then cause people to shy away because they were too tired to read. Barack Obama’s father is Kenyan. Kenya is in Africa. The revionist lie that every music genre originates in Black America is a lie too..Hip-Hop, Jazz and Blues originated from the limericks in Africa as well as a way of their depression off their chests because of Slavery and Opression.
    It’s a pretty sad situation; almost like a house divided in itself.
    B’s Girl: I clearly emphasized that this wasn’t a controversial question…it’s on the top of the additional details if you didn’t find it.

  4. On the connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda:

    “That’s not something I made up or something I thought of. It’s something the Director of National Intelligence was telling us. We know for a fact that Saddam Hussein was a known sponsor of terror. That’s not my judgment, it was the judgment of our State Department.”

    As to whether Saddam Hussein was involved in the September 11th attacks:

    “I do not believe, and I have never seen any evidence to confirm, that he was involved in 9/11. We had that reporting for a while and it turned out not to be true. But the fact that he was a state sponsor of terror, provided sanctuary and safe harbor and resources to terrorists is, I think, without question, a fact.”

    On the case for war with Iraq:

    “I do believe that the president made the right call when he made this decision. If you look at it in the aftermath of 9/11, there was the possibility of another 9/11-style attack, only with much deadlier technology — 9/11with nukes or bio-agents of some kind. That concern drove a lot of our thinking in the months after 9/11. We felt we had to take action and act aggressively, which we did, to reduce the possibility that terrorists could ever get their hands on that kind of capability or that state sponsors might ever share that.

    “I think it saved lives and I think we’re far better off today because Saddam Hussein is no longer in Iraq.”

    On the downshift in a fear mentality since 9/11:

    “I looked at the world the morning after 9/11 and what I saw were 16 acres of ashes in downtown New York City on the island of Manhattan. I saw a Pentagon that had suffered a severe blow. If you looked closely enough on television, you could see footage of American citizens jumping out of windows on the upper stories of the World Trade Center because it was better than being burned to death… It was the worst attack on the homeland in the history of the republic.”

    “We would have been absolutely, totally irresponsible if we hadn’t taken the view that we had to do everything n our power to prevent that next attack and that’s exactly what we did.”

    On the American prison at Guantanamo Bay:

    “We need Guantanamo. If we didn’t have it we would have had to invent it.”

    “If you’re going to be engaged in a world conflict such as we are, in terms of the global war on terrorism, if you don’t have a place where you can hold these people as we do, your only other option is to kill them. And we don’t operate that way.”

    “The facility we have down there is a fine facility, the people are very well treated. Remember that they are unlawful combatants, they are terrorists, they are being treated in a manner in which you would expect America to treat prisoners from other conflicts.”

    On closing the prison at Guantanamo:

    “There is not a great demand out around the country to have these folks shipped to the nearest facility. I haven’t seen members of Congress stand up and say, “Oh yeah, I’ll take a dozen.” It’s not going to happen.

    “You’ve got countries overseas that holler at us to close Guantanamo, but, “Not in my back yard.” They don’t want any of those nasty terrorists arriving in their capital city to be housed and fed and whatever is going to happen to them.”

    “The New York Times, again one of my favorite publications, last week referred to these inmates at Guantanamo as “abductees.” It sounded like they were kidnapped on their way to the movies. These are bad actors. These are the worst of the worst . . . If given a chance, they would walk in here today and blow themselves up and take as many Americans as they could with them.”

    On whether waterboarding is torture:

    “We went to the Office of Legal Counsel and said, “What are the guidelines here?” They drew a red line, and that’s the guidance we took. I don’t believe we engaged in torture. There were three people who were waterboarded, not a large number. In fact, it was done under the overall guidance of the central elements of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Justice and I thought it was well done.”

    On Osama Bin Laden:

    “He is an important figure, obviously. We would have loved to have captured him on on our watch. I think that the link between Obama (sic.) and the people under him is pretty fragile. I don’t think he has the capacity to do as much damage as he did at one point, but we ought to still continue to chase him.”

    On the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor:

    “There will be a debate in the Senate and I look forward to the hearings just like I think a lot of other people do. But if it were my decision to make, I would have gone with somebody with a little more conservative bent.”

    On gay marriage:

    “I think freedom means freedom for everyone.”

    “As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, something that we’ve lived with for a long time in our family.

    “I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish. The
    Read it all before posting.

  5. I think they should improve the model but save the original building. from my perspective it didn’t look that sturdy the old model. then again it would be amazing to recreate what NY had there. but they should also still keep the new memorial because that really is important for loved ones to go back there and grieve. I am very sorry if you had any loved ones that died in 9/11

    but what do you think?

  6. I didn’t even know it was until I found out yesterday. What happened? Did it have anything to do with the planes in 2001?
    Well, I was one when it happened, so I was really paying attention to current events at the time.

  7. The more I investigate the subject and research details, not to mention visiting ground zero, it has become evident that the World Trade Centers were demolitioned by the good ol’ U.S. government.

    Osama Bin Ladin was paid by the U.S. to carry out the airplanes flying into them, but the big business Rockefeller family empire has interviewed clearly on television and interviews with their friends that the “attack” was all preplanned over 11 months in advance which was to produce the war in Iraq. Because being in a war means big bucks for the profiteers that rule the worlds best interest in the name of maximum profits.
    (Just in case you hadn’t noticed, politics, the media, and big businesses run hand in hand and direct the “free world” regardless of who has to die)

    And before you Repub Lobbyist and Neo-Con Nuts start jumping all over this blog because that’s what you’re being paid to do, don’t worry. I’m not a Liberal. Because according to you, Liberals and Socialists, regardless of the fact that they are your fellow human Americans, deserve to rot in a radical, hippy hell.
    No, I’m not a liberal. I’m an alien from outer space and out here canines look like cars and hamburgers eat people.
    Oh one more thing — if any of you want conformation in regards to this, simply hop on YouTube and see a plethora of information that supports my argument:
    the archetectual soundness of the buildings along with the insurance policy alterations 2 weeks prior to attacks, testimonials, and proof you can see for yourself. I’d offer specific links but Yahoo Answers don’t allow posting of links.

    So if this is quickly becoming common knowledge, how can we apply justice to this situation? Starting with the following accusation —
    #1: Crimes on Humanity
    #2 Extreme Abuse of Power
    oh, and it’s truly amazing how those of you that reply with closed minded statements have blocked emails so i cannot give detailed answers.
    See, you know the truth but don’t want to deal with the truth. It’s easier for you to shake your “little lamb” tails and be on your way.
    We Americans have been asleep at the wheel far too long. I wish for us to take back what is right, do what is good, and WAKE UP!

  8. I’m from the United States and, Al-Queda being from the Middle East, crashed into the Pentagon and World Trade Center with planes and attempted to crash into the White House or Capitol Building. But I do not disrespect the people of any countries of the Middle East. It’s those certain groups of people in the Middle East I disrespect, although I did not know the reason for these attacks, I still don’t think this should of happened. I respect every country in the world, but each of them I’m sure have those certain people that disrespect every country in the world. Those are the ones I disrespect. It makes me angry when I look at a military tribute YouTube and see people saying bad things about the USA. Saying all we want to do is go to every country and kill innocent people and walk away. Lie to everyone about what really happens in war. Everybody says it’s only a matter of time before the US falls. I don’t think any of it’s true or at least I don’t want to believe it. Is this because of jealousy or are those from other countries just uneducated and don’t know what they are talking about. I’m only 13 years old, so maybe I’m the uneducated one, I’m not afraid to admit it, but either way I don’t like to hear these things.

  9. On the connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda:

    “That’s not something I made up or something I thought of. It’s something the Director of National Intelligence was telling us. We know for a fact that Saddam Hussein was a known sponsor of terror. That’s not my judgment, it was the judgment of our State Department.”

    As to whether Saddam Hussein was involved in the September 11th attacks:

    “I do not believe, and I have never seen any evidence to confirm, that he was involved in 9/11. We had that reporting for a while and it turned out not to be true. But the fact that he was a state sponsor of terror, provided sanctuary and safe harbor and resources to terrorists is, I think, without question, a fact.”

    On the case for war with Iraq:

    “I do believe that the president made the right call when he made this decision. If you look at it in the aftermath of 9/11, there was the possibility of another 9/11-style attack, only with much deadlier technology — 9/11with nukes or bio-agents of some kind. That concern drove a lot of our thinking in the months after 9/11. We felt we had to take action and act aggressively, which we did, to reduce the possibility that terrorists could ever get their hands on that kind of capability or that state sponsors might ever share that.

    “I think it saved lives and I think we’re far better off today because Saddam Hussein is no longer in Iraq.”

    On the downshift in a fear mentality since 9/11:

    “I looked at the world the morning after 9/11 and what I saw were 16 acres of ashes in downtown New York City on the island of Manhattan. I saw a Pentagon that had suffered a severe blow. If you looked closely enough on television, you could see footage of American citizens jumping out of windows on the upper stories of the World Trade Center because it was better than being burned to death… It was the worst attack on the homeland in the history of the republic.”

    “We would have been absolutely, totally irresponsible if we hadn’t taken the view that we had to do everything n our power to prevent that next attack and that’s exactly what we did.”

    On the American prison at Guantanamo Bay:

    “We need Guantanamo. If we didn’t have it we would have had to invent it.”

    “If you’re going to be engaged in a world conflict such as we are, in terms of the global war on terrorism, if you don’t have a place where you can hold these people as we do, your only other option is to kill them. And we don’t operate that way.”

    “The facility we have down there is a fine facility, the people are very well treated. Remember that they are unlawful combatants, they are terrorists, they are being treated in a manner in which you would expect America to treat prisoners from other conflicts.”

    On closing the prison at Guantanamo:

    “There is not a great demand out around the country to have these folks shipped to the nearest facility. I haven’t seen members of Congress stand up and say, “Oh yeah, I’ll take a dozen.” It’s not going to happen.

    “You’ve got countries overseas that holler at us to close Guantanamo, but, “Not in my back yard.” They don’t want any of those nasty terrorists arriving in their capital city to be housed and fed and whatever is going to happen to them.”

    “The New York Times, again one of my favorite publications, last week referred to these inmates at Guantanamo as “abductees.” It sounded like they were kidnapped on their way to the movies. These are bad actors. These are the worst of the worst . . . If given a chance, they would walk in here today and blow themselves up and take as many Americans as they could with them.”

    On whether waterboarding is torture:

    “We went to the Office of Legal Counsel and said, “What are the guidelines here?” They drew a red line, and that’s the guidance we took. I don’t believe we engaged in torture. There were three people who were waterboarded, not a large number. In fact, it was done under the overall guidance of the central elements of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Justice and I thought it was well done.”

    On Osama Bin Laden:

    “He is an important figure, obviously. We would have loved to have captured him on on our watch. I think that the link between Obama (sic.) and the people under him is pretty fragile. I don’t think he has the capacity to do as much damage as he did at one point, but we ought to still continue to chase him.”

    On the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor:

    “There will be a debate in the Senate and I look forward to the hearings just like I think a lot of other people do. But if it were my decision to make, I would have gone with somebody with a little more conservative bent.”

    On gay marriage:

    “I think freedom means freedom for everyone.”

    “As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, something that we’ve lived with for a long time in our family.

    “I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish. The
    Read it all before posting.

  10. We are going on my first ever holiday i will remember in October 2010.

    I’ve been to Disneyland Florida when i was about 6 but i remember nothing 🙁

    I CANNOT WAIT to go!!

    Where are the best hotels to stay in, preferably ones which are cheap but high quality, and close to the main shopping areas, as we have chosen to go mainly for the shopping, but may look at a few sights if we have time…

    We are thinking of staying for 3 nights, and i know that is short, but my brother is going away with his school and we wanted to tie it in.

    So what is the best hotel, flight company, restaurant we should visit, and places to shop etc??

    Thanks so much

    X

  11. Do you think enough people will wake up in time to prevent it?

    The U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war was based on the “Gulf of Tonkin incident”, which thanks to recently declassified documents has been proven to be a lie! (no one seems to care)

    The U.S. involvement in WW1 was based off of the sinking of the Lusitania. Another false flag operation by the U.S. government. Its been proven the U.S. purposely planned this to get the U.S. population crying for war. The German embassy at the time even put an ad in a New York newspaper warning U.S. citizens that if they boarded the Lusitania it would be sunk for going into enemy waters.

    Pearl Harbor, the cause for U.S. military involvement in WW2. It has been proven that the U.S. government had received warning in advance from Australia and others that the Japanese were sending a massive fleet towards Hawaii. It was allowed to happen to turn public opinion (which was heavily against joining the war) and to create justified entry into the war.

    Need I even mention September 11th? If certain elements in the U.S. government weren’t complacent in regard to 9/11 then it would be the EXCEPTION not the RULE based on the last 3 major conflicts our country has been involved in. The world trade center towers fell at FREE FALL SPEED! About 10 seconds. THIS DEFIES THE LAWS OF PHYSICS. If there had in fact been resistance at each floor it would have taken about 45 seconds.

    The week leading up to 9/11 all security cameras were turned off and crews of men were “upgrading wiring” throughout the buildings. WTC7 is a clear and obvious demolition, the 9/11 commission reported that it collapsed due to fire. Go on youtube and watch WTC building 7 “collapse”. There is now proof the U.S. government was warned by France, Germany, UK, Israel and many others that there was an impending terrorist attack, no warnings were given. Look at the stocks of American Airlines and United, along with the major companies within the WTC. There is clear insider trading the week before 9/11 the put options for their stocks jumped from an average of 20 a day to over 2,000 for the airlines. This was brought to our governments attention. It was completely dismissed because “These stock options were purchased by American citizens and therefore are NOT suspicious”

    Did anyone read the first draft of the patriot act that George W tried to ram through congress? We would have been living in a complete police state. While it was being taken through congress the “Anthrax mailing terrorist” struck. Read a copy of the letters that were enclosed in the envelope here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/Amerithrax-letter-a.jpg

    It is so completely ridiculous it’s funny. What terrorist would warn the bearer of the letter to go take penicillin? Wouldn’t they want as many deaths as possible? The U.S. government did a glossing over investigation that concluded it was Al Qaeda, it wasn’t until much later when forced with evidence from true investigating Americans that the anthrax was proven to be of such a high grade that it could only have been manufactured in a U.S. military laboratory that it forced the U.S. government to “investigate” again, they ended up pinning the whole thing on an American scientist who was already dead. How convenient.

    The Bilderberg group, I doubt any of you have heard of it. It is not reported on mainstream media because leaders of media are in attendance. Once a year for the last 56 years about 120 of the most powerful people in the world, including the leaders of industry, banking, media, and politicians meet in secret for a weekend. This is in violation of the Logan act that forbids U.S. politicians to meet in secret with foreign leaders” Yet they do it anyway.

    “We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” — David Rockefeller

    Will enough people wake up in time to oppose this? In 2012 when the next false flag operation occurs and we shred our constitution even more and turn into a complete police state will there be enough people who awake to the truth to make a difference?
    The type of person who cannot read all of this is the type of person I do not want responding.

    Final Thoughts: The military industrial complex is the major drive for insane amount of war profiteering that happens whenever the U.S. gets involved in another country.
    *It took me 7 minutes to type this, you should be able to read it in 4 minutes
    The cost to the U.S. government or tax paying citizens was, and is, of no concern to the bankers and leaders of the resulting military industrial complex. The War industry is one of the most consistent and profitable industry.. given that there is conflict which there is no shortage of.

  12. We are going on my first ever holiday i will remember in October 2010.

    I’ve been to Disneyland Florida when i was about 6 but i remember nothing 🙁

    I CANNOT WAIT to go!!

    Where are the best hotels to stay in, preferably ones which are cheap but high quality, and close to the main shopping areas, as we have chosen to go mainly for the shopping, but may look at a few sights if we have time…

    We are thinking of staying for 3 nights, and i know that is short, but my brother is going away with his school and we wanted to tie it in.

    So what is the best hotel, flight company, restaurant we should visit, and places to shop etc??

    Thanks so much

    X

  13. Ok so i was like 7 when 9/11 happened i was also at home from school because i was going to the Doctor that day haha. Anyway i was young so i didn’t really pay close attention to everything that was going on around me (typical kid:P) But now since its been 10 years since 9/11 im actually looking deep into it. I have been learning things i didn’t know. Like the people jumping from the building etc. But im also reading stuff about there was a cover up. Now i have heard rumors alot that the government have hidden things from us before etc. But what are they hiding that happend on 9/11. I know alot of people who were there stated that they heard and felt a “bomb” go off before the plane hit etc. Idk but if you think the government is hiding things that happend on 9/11 please tell and explain! Oh and also im gonna squeeze this question in alsoXD Is there actual proof that Osama Bin Laden is dead? Haha thanks!
    I doubt i will get in trouble:P Besides even if i would get in trouble and knew it i dont care. I will question anything. I think as an American i have a right to.
    I dont at all believe everything i read. Do i question it? Yes of course i do.

  14. Tell me about them.
    BQ- Are the new Towers gonna be taller than the original 2?

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