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Jon Gold & Cosmos at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site

Jon Gold and I met up at the WTC when I was in New York City recently and we decided to pay a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Preview site. They sell a lot of stuff there, mostly hardcore propaganda. It's hard to describe the disgust I felt being in that place. The reason I find "United 93" so particularly repulsive is that 93 is the flight that Mickey was on. It makes me sick that they're selling that garbage there but really, selling anything at all at that site is offensive. After we got out of there Jon did a little interview with me:

9/11 kin launch ad to protest memorial

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070124/ap_on_re_us/attacks_memorial

By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - Family members who are upset that details such as their loved ones' ages will be left off the Sept. 11 memorial launched a television ad campaign Wednesday in protest and said they would not support private fundraising for the project.

The debate over how to list the names of the 2,979 people killed on Sept. 11 and in the 1993 trade center bombing is the latest and most divisive issue surrounding the memorial. Other disputes have centered on its cost, a design that once had the names of the dead listed underground and whether to build at the base of the towers where many victims' remains were found.

Construction on the memorial only began last spring. It is scheduled to open in 2009, while a museum is planned to open a year later.

Family members created a 60-second television advertisement that was to begin airing Thursday on the NY1 cable channel. They said more ads may be launched later in other markets.