These were the issues prior to the attack that were in the news on that historic morning. The number that is similar or how our priorities have shifted may or may not surprise you.
Click on "read ,more" below for a list of topics being discussed on 9-10-2001...
Subprime mortgages and predatory lending
Usury through high interests rates
Afghanistan and the Taliban holding 8 foreign aid worker, including 2 Americans, 4 Germans, and 2 Australians
Taliban destroying Buddhist and Hindu historic monuments, holy sites and art
Increased tensions between Israel and Palestine as terrorist go over a wall targeting college students, strong Israeli response seen as not proportionate
Plans for the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and other ongoing World War II 70th anniversary remembrances.
The first nine months of the Bush administration.
The change of names from the Las Vegas Stars to Las Vegas 51’s
A referee strike in the NFL, Bush Administration intervention
Racial Profiling, considered a major problem that needed to be addressed and stopped entirely.
Immigration control along the Mexican boarder due to drugs, illegal’s and low cost smuggled products.
NAFTA and allowing Mexican truckers to drive on US highways without inspections
Vicente Fox and the deterioration of Mexico
El Paso / Juarez mass murders including women disappearing from both sides of the boarder
Foreign drug wars and how they would enter the US and eventually become a national security threat
A proposed blanket amnesty for illegal immigrant living in the US
Racism in movies
Increase and nature of gangs in Las Vegas
Video Games: do they cause violence or reflect society
Movies: are they undermining our morality?
Catholic School Girls pelted with rocks in Northern Ireland
Janet Reno announces a run for Governor of Florida
The Internet Generation and how they will change the world.
Errors and unfair results from computer based testing replacing SAT, GED, and other college entry or placement exams (technology errors causing opposite results then pen and paper test with the same students).
Decrease in full time faculty at colleges and universities
Only 8% of Illinois full time teachers passed all basic skill test given to their students.
Nevada moves to the bottom two states on education, social services, government spending per capita.
Microsoft and the Great God Gates: the monopoly cases against Microsoft in the US, Asia, Europe and South America.
Sound Walls on Highways cutting off views and built to appease developers who knew they were building by a highway (high cost of sound walls)
Helicopter and plane noise along the Tropicana corridor, Green Valley and Summerlain.
Medical use of Pot
Fallen Leukemia Cluster
Yucca Mountain: Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham skips Yucca Mountain Public hearings, cancels hearings at Orleans and Suncoast after stacked DOE meeting with pro-Yucca speakers.
Plans to end the use of the Space Shuttle
The intelligence animals and what is intelligence
The issue of betting on UNLV and Nevada teams and possible actions by the NCAA, NFL and baseball.
Homosexual rights including marriage, civil union and freedom from discrimination
The Human gnome project.
The need for health care reform due to high cost of insurance (including doctors leaving profession due to insurance inflation)
The nursing shortage and other medical issues
Efforts by MGM and Palace Station to keep unions out
Is education a right or a privilege? Who should pay?
The closure of the Huntridge, and its historic value to Las Vegas
Decrease in funds for charity, including how low Nevada ranks nationally in its support of charities
The right to bear arms
Limiting use of the military within the US, including baring US military from doing the job of National Guard or police.
Posted first 9-1-2008 from notebook used September 11, 2001