Did you know?. . Eat; Just months before {hill the ‘world Trade Center' s lease was privatized and sold to Larry Silverstein. Silverstein took out an insurance
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Did you know?

Eat;
Just months before {hill the ‘world Trade
Center' s lease was privatized and sold
to Larry Silverstein.
Silverstein took out an insurance plan
that ‘fortuitously’ covered terrorism.
After 9/ 11, Silverstein took the insurance
company to court, claiming he should be
paid double because there were i? attacks.
Silverstein won, and was awarded
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#12 - robrambo (09/01/2013) [-]
Are we gunna ignore that the ******* place was almost blown up (I believe) twice before 9/11? **** , I would have done the same ******* thing.
User avatar #201 to #12 - paulvomvaswatwat (09/02/2013) [-]
call me a liar or read thumb me i don't care but this is the truth.

my mom used to work in a building near the world trade center and she used to eat lunch in the world trade center. The day that it was bombed (the failed attempt with a car bomb) she was in the tower that was bombed.

she was fine and luckily by 2001 i was born so she didn't work but it's spooky to think of what could've happened if she kept working where she worked.
#211 to #201 - robrambo (09/02/2013) [-]
Why would you be considered a liar? Very plausible my friend

I'm glad to hear that she and you are okay

Take care!

Robbie
User avatar #310 to #211 - paulvomvaswatwat (09/05/2013) [-]
soooooo..... does this mean we're friends now
User avatar #237 to #12 - redrepeater (09/02/2013) [-]
Not to sound untrustfull, but is there any evidence that this happened?
#258 to #237 - anon (09/02/2013) [-]
there were several terrorist attacks (orchestrated by al-queda i might add) on the WTC in 90s and 80s all of which failed to do any real damage (they were enough to put bin-laden on the map but weren't enough for the government to actually consider him a serious threat)

if you're referring to the content: the OP is very vague with its wording of "just months before" which could mean anything from 2 months to possibly even 2 years. however he did bid on the WTC in january 2001 (emphasise on bid instead of buy; the OP used misleading text as it wasnt directly sold to him but was put up for auction) for $3.2 billion (making it understandable why he'd want the insurance to pay $4..55 billion). incidentally, silverstein would've been in the WTC the morning of 9/11 (it was usual for him to spend his mornings in there) had it not been for his wife convincing him to go to dermatologist appointment.
#295 to #258 - anon (09/02/2013) [-]
Its well known that bin laden worked for the CIA in 80's/90's also Al Queda didn't exist till 98.
#241 to #237 - robrambo (09/02/2013) [-]
What I said or what the picture says?
User avatar #255 to #12 - wrocky (09/02/2013) [-]
i mean so what if it was almost blown up, i seriously did not get your comment except the last part. i wanna know why you're okay with it and would be doing the same thing as the guy in the post
#300 to #255 - robrambo (09/02/2013) [-]
Let me put this very simply for you.

Big booms bad for big things, money good when more big booms happen.

Also, lets say you're prone to falling on your head. You're going to eventually buy a ******* helmet, right?
User avatar #62 to #12 - aharris (09/01/2013) [-]
I was thinking the same think while reading it, good job
#19 to #12 - graknab (09/01/2013) [-]
THANK YOU. It's nice to know that some people on this website arent going to get mad at the picture that tells them to get mad
User avatar #203 to #19 - skypatrol (09/02/2013) [-]
What the actual ****
(picture, not comment)
User avatar #51 to #12 - warburg (09/01/2013) [-]
Wow, I actually totally forgot about that.
Thanks for being the voice of reason on the internet today.
#84 - allamericandude (09/01/2013) [-]
He could have gotten 15% more with Geico.
User avatar #107 to #84 - babbylicious (09/01/2013) [-]
And saved 15 minutes or more
#137 to #84 - xorpid (09/01/2013) [-]
What the hell is up with all these commercials in the comments today
User avatar #139 to #137 - allamericandude (09/01/2013) [-]
My uncle works for Geico, so I felt I should put in a good word.

Did you know that students switching to Geico can save up to $200 on auto insurance, as well as discounts for good grades and safe driving?
#141 to #139 - xorpid (09/01/2013) [-]
No, I- I had no idea
User avatar #267 to #84 - admiralen ONLINE (09/02/2013) [-]
and bankrupted them in the process
User avatar #283 to #84 - TittyCinnamon (09/02/2013) [-]
i dont think they cover skyscrapers.
#4 - leaderofthewest ONLINE (09/01/2013) [-]
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#7 to #4 - nerbdurger (09/01/2013) [-]
tried to thumb because lolz

couldnt because level 1

take this comment as thumb substitute
User avatar #8 to #7 - bitchplzzz (09/01/2013) [-]
u can go **** off
#10 to #8 - nerbdurger (09/01/2013) [-]
guess no content gets thumbs them.
User avatar #23 to #10 - bladebites (09/01/2013) [-]
Oh no.
User avatar #122 to #10 - icecreamonnips (09/01/2013) [-]
did you take lessons on how to suck dick? or are you just a natural?
#16 to #7 - sequel (09/01/2013) [-]
Oh **** , you didn't just say that just now..
#94 to #7 - anon (09/01/2013) [-]
you must suck pretty bad if your blue and aren't level 2
User avatar #168 to #94 - zorororonoa (09/02/2013) [-]
a lot of people used to be lurkers. They go, thumb **** , and never comment. They can be lurkers for years
User avatar #195 to #7 - memealert (09/02/2013) [-]
rip
User avatar #88 to #7 - createdjustnow (09/01/2013) [-]
pssssst... posting that you can't thumb gets you red thumbs... might just want to post something funny
#48 to #4 - anon (09/01/2013) [-]
well seeing that world trade center was attacked in the 90's too it would make sense for him to get insurance covering terrorism
#229 to #48 - anon (09/02/2013) [-]
Shush, there is no need for your logic here. It's quite obviously a conspiracy run by alien jew-nazis intent on reclaiming the pyramids after having built them.
#34 to #4 - beroty (09/01/2013) [-]
i bet this is black & white
because colorfull would be expensive
User avatar #132 - shamusogrady (09/01/2013) [-]
9/11 is on a calendar. WAKE UP AMERICA!
User avatar #205 to #132 - greenstrongworld (09/02/2013) [-]
"a" calendar

Where can I get one without it?
#3 - konradkurze (09/01/2013) [-]
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User avatar #147 - douevensax (09/02/2013) [-]
9/11
9+11=20
20/10=2
Everyone has 2 testicles.
Except Hitler.
WAKE UP AMERICA
User avatar #149 to #147 - machomustachio (09/02/2013) [-]
i was expecting a half life three ending ,good job sir.
#181 to #147 - anon (09/02/2013) [-]
I must be Hitler then.

Damn you Righty, you failed me at birth.
User avatar #164 to #147 - zorororonoa (09/02/2013) [-]
I had no idea women had 2 testicles also
User avatar #175 to #164 - bubbleisacat (09/02/2013) [-]
women have 2 ovaries so your point is invalid
User avatar #165 to #164 - douevensax (09/02/2013) [-]
Hitler had one testicle, making him rare. Stop ruining the thingy.
User avatar #166 to #165 - zorororonoa (09/02/2013) [-]
I was just referring to how you said everyone has two testicles. Not every man, everyone
User avatar #167 to #166 - douevensax (09/02/2013) [-]
I know. It's alright.
#41 - streetgoblin (09/01/2013) [-]
Silversteins face after 9/11
User avatar #158 to #41 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe (09/02/2013) [-]
Pretty sure that was his face before, during, and after 9/11
User avatar #28 - oddesy (09/01/2013) [-]
The world trade center was the victim of two attacks before hand. Makes perfect sense.
The Chrysler building, Empire State Building, and Seers tower all have so-called "terrorist insurance". **** , the hospital I worked at while working in NYC ALSO had it.

I skipped by this content but I came back just to thumb it down.
User avatar #76 to #28 - Mahazama (09/01/2013) [-]
And if you try to tell these people that they're imaginations are getting ahead of them, they call you JIDF disinformation agents...
#309 to #76 - jidf (09/03/2013) [-]
would you like to join? 10 shekels.
User avatar #153 to #28 - uncalledforgiraffe (09/02/2013) [-]
Like the anon said there was no implication, so calm down
User avatar #253 to #153 - oddesy (09/02/2013) [-]
Its implicit by the "fortuitously", in addition to the whole "awaken the mind" thing in the picture.
#145 to #28 - anon (09/01/2013) [-]
why thumb it down? it was a did you know.. he never in it replied that silverstein had anything to do with the terrorist attack
User avatar #154 to #145 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/02/2013) [-]
I think it did imply that he was involved, actually. The insurance was said to include terrorism as a potential claim, but whoever wrote it put in "fortuitously", including quotes, drawing attention to the word as if it's a lie. As if Silverstein was suspiciously trying to avert attention from that particular item in the claim.

(In case you, like me, didn't know what fortuitous means, spare yourself the google; it means casually, by accident, or of a passing matter.)

I think this is more OP's fault; whoever made this probably saw the word 'fortuitously' in the same context and decided that it looked suspicious just because the guy actually got money out of it. Personally I don't think he was involved or even expected it to happen, if only for the fact that he needed the insurance money to rebuild the WTC and sought to claim the money 'just months' after the disaster, but not immediately.
#146 to #145 - anon (09/01/2013) [-]
implied not replied
#89 - shmooo (09/01/2013) [-]
"This is America, where a lying, cheating degenerate like myself can prosper."
User avatar #92 to #89 - niggernazi (09/01/2013) [-]
i was not pleased by the ending of that game
User avatar #93 to #92 - jittersfj (09/01/2013) [-]
I don't think anybody was. Too much feel. **** Jack, John is where it's at.
User avatar #98 to #89 - usernamecannotload (09/01/2013) [-]
Such a great game, they need to make another Red Dead game next generation. For now though, we have Revolver and Redemption.
User avatar #99 to #98 - bjerrn (09/01/2013) [-]
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been confirmed if i remember correctly, don't remember where i saw it though
User avatar #103 to #99 - senorfrog (09/01/2013) [-]
Rockstar has stated that they are staying with their IPs instead of making new ones so new GTA and new Red Deads will be made throughout the years.
User avatar #272 - pinstre (09/02/2013) [-]
9 11 is terrorist
9 11 is police
WAKE UP AMERICA
User avatar #277 to #272 - wofflemaster (09/02/2013) [-]
**** da police!
#216 - seymourtets (09/02/2013) [-]
All these people are calling OP a nutcase or a conspiracy theorist, when OP said nothing about conspiracies.  He just gave us an interesting fact. Thank you for the interesting information, mymiddleleg.
All these people are calling OP a nutcase or a conspiracy theorist, when OP said nothing about conspiracies. He just gave us an interesting fact. Thank you for the interesting information, mymiddleleg.
#219 to #216 - anon (09/02/2013) [-]
More the retarded bit 'fortuitously' that makes him seem like one.
User avatar #271 to #219 - npfortytwo (09/02/2013) [-]
Or the poorly concealed text saying "Awaken the mind".
#212 - certifiedidiot (09/02/2013) [-]
Oh yeah, because getting insurance to cover **** like that when some people already tried to blow the **** up once is such a conspiracy indicator.
User avatar #225 to #212 - thatoneiranianguy ONLINE (09/02/2013) [-]
He never called it a conspiracy, now did he?
User avatar #227 to #225 - certifiedidiot (09/02/2013) [-]
The way the message was conveyed it leaned in that direction.
User avatar #1 - bloodyshart (09/01/2013) [-]
Obvious jew is obvious.
User avatar #269 to #251 - godhatesusall (09/02/2013) [-]
And you thought you got away with it you dirty butthole.
#129 - Hawke (09/01/2013) [-]
WAKE UP SHEEPLE
User avatar #68 - drewbridge (09/01/2013) [-]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_World_Trade_Center_bombing

> World trade center has been attacked by terrorists before
> Decide to cover the building incase of terrorism
> HURR DURRR MUH CONSPIRACIES IDS HABBENING
#73 to #68 - xxxgnipsxxx (09/01/2013) [-]
But in that short of time before the attack is beginning to cross the line of coincidence.
User avatar #75 to #73 - drewbridge (09/01/2013) [-]
exactly how long was it?
#77 to #75 - xxxgnipsxxx (09/01/2013) [-]
The post said just a matter of months
User avatar #81 to #77 - drewbridge (09/01/2013) [-]
How about we do this.
How about we actually figure out how long it was instead of believing the first thing we read. Conspiracy theorists say that we shouldn't believe things at face value.
How about we don't act like hypocrites and question the theories as much as the situations?
"Months" could mean 2 months, or 1 year and 11 months.
User avatar #71 - srskate (09/01/2013) [-]
Did you know that the world trade center attacks resulted in a $31.7 billion loss?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_insurance

Did you know that the 9/11 attacks weren't the first instance of a terrorist attack on the WTC

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_trade_center#February_26.2C_1993_bombing

Did you know that this Silverstein ran a real estate business and as such bought a lot of large buildings in NYC?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Silverstein
User avatar #87 to #71 - parttimezombie (09/01/2013) [-]
do you guys know that more than 2 buildings collapsed? look up WTC 7. i believe it was 5 in total that were destroyed?
User avatar #106 to #87 - theluppijackal ONLINE (09/01/2013) [-]
Yeah
It had a huge hole in it because of falling debris from WTC 2/1
User avatar #144 to #106 - parttimezombie (09/01/2013) [-]
and thats why there is a video of it falling in the exact same manor as the tall 2? straight down floor by floor?
#156 to #144 - theluppijackal ONLINE (09/02/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afb7eUHr64U
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLqGRv7CQlc
You're one of those tin foil hat wearers that think there was molten metal under the wtc right? Even though you don't even know the difference between molten [liquid] and red hot?
WTC collapsed because of poor structural design, heavy damage on the south side from falling debris from the twin towers, and a raging fire.
User avatar #170 to #156 - parttimezombie (09/02/2013) [-]
lol no, deff not. just realistically having multiple buildings all fall like they are being demoed is just plain weird. buildings dont naturally fall like that.
User avatar #172 to #170 - theluppijackal ONLINE (09/02/2013) [-]
Building also don't naturally have planes smashed into them...
User avatar #173 to #172 - parttimezombie (09/02/2013) [-]
what i am saying is. how the hell does a building (maybe not the twins) fall perfectly even, when one side has more damage. from the videos you linked, it looks like it should have collapsed on the corner and broke/fall over. not fall straight down on all sides equally.
User avatar #176 to #173 - theluppijackal ONLINE (09/02/2013) [-]
Because the outer collumns feel first
the dust/debry blocks the collumns that stood some time after
with out the outer suppoirt the collappsed there after
[alt theory, more likely]:
With the outer collumns destroyed, all upper levels of buildings weight fell onto the lower columns
with such strain and weight, the towers quickly fell. Not only that, but they only appeared to fall striahgt down debris scattered for blocks.
User avatar #177 to #176 - theluppijackal ONLINE (09/02/2013) [-]
wow I garfunkled that quite a bit
User avatar #157 to #156 - theluppijackal ONLINE (09/02/2013) [-]
wtc 7*
User avatar #91 to #87 - srskate (09/01/2013) [-]
Ahh, so thats what WTC 7 is. Yeah Larry apparently helped develop the whole thing, and then gained the full lease shortly before 9/11
User avatar #95 to #71 - willindor (09/01/2013) [-]
srskate = 9001
conspiracy nutcases = -1337
#179 - manhattenproject (09/02/2013) [-]
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#70 - pwnfrnzy ONLINE (09/01/2013) [-]
Well, the Twin Towers were bombed on February 26, 1993 too, that could be why he had Terrorism Insurance.
User avatar #104 to #70 - senorfrog (09/01/2013) [-]
Actually all insurance covers terrorism, yet somethings do not cover floods.
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