from the --- dept
For obvious reasons, we will not be publishing today. I doubt many people are visiting here. Many major news sites are down, as are sites about donating blood. Here’s the Red Cross blood donation page and a page about America’s blood donation centers. Both are very slow, as they’re being hit by plenty of traffic from well meaning people. You can also try calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to donate blood. The lines are also very busy, but Red Cross officials have said they will obviously continue to need blood for many weeks in the aftermath of this horror – so please keep trying. There are also numerous charities around the country that are accepting donations of food, clothing, and blankets which all will be needed. Update: Since so many news sources are down, there’s a great site at University of Rochester that has a lot of info. For right now I’m mirroring that site here in case it, too, gets overwhelmed. I will try to keep it updated, if possible. Update again: The Red Cross is now saying they have enough of most blood types… for now, but will probably need more later. They still need type “O”, I believe. Important: Here’s a site for people near the disasters today to report that they are okay, and for concerned friends and relatives to search for survivors. Update: Yet another non-major news source covering this tragedy. Has good links for those who are concerned about friends/relatives or who just want to help. Also has a number of personal stories from those in NY.
Comments on “The Tragedy”
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You can also donate money to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, via Amazon.com — as of this moment, they’ve already collected almost $150k.
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PayPal has set up a similar donation site for those interested.
I have created some banners
If you would like, visit my site. I have created some banners and buttons in remembrance of this tradgedy for use on anyone’s website.
Re: In Manhatten
This is just an absolutely terrible tragedy. I live just outside of downtown manhatten (about a mile or two). Yesterday I had to deal with alot of people crying at work about possibly dead relatives and friends (its shocking to see grown men cry). This is something which I truly thought I’d never see, it truly looks like Manhatten has been bombed and destroyed. Its totally surreal!
I hope they erradicate the people responsible for this attack and all of their supporters!
Out of Date Mirror
The techdirt mirror of the U of Rochester site is out of date. While the techdirt mirror still has a link suggesting Japaneese dissidents upset about hiroshima are responsible, the actual site no longer displays that link front and center.
Re: Out of Date Mirror
archive.org has a cache: