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post #41 of 171
Good to hear you're ok Harald.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have lost loved ones.
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post #42 of 171
I'm alive, but very weirded out. I was at home when it all went off. Been receiving many messages asking if I'm OK. Everyone walking on the streets, no busses. Everyone on the phone, difficult to make calls.

Really angry, really sad.
post #43 of 171
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Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah
I'm alive, but very weirded out. I was at home when it all went off. Been receiving many messages asking if I'm OK. Everyone walking on the streets, no busses. Everyone on the phone, difficult to make calls.

Really angry, really sad.

Good to hear you're OK.

I know we don't often agree, but I would not want anything bad to happen.

Stay safe.

Any other Londoners her in AI? Is everyone accounted for?
post #44 of 171
My heart goes out to everyone at AI affected by this.

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post #45 of 171
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Fuck them.

Have you heard from Hassan? And I believe midwinter is also in the mother country ATM. It would be nice to hear they are both OK.
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post #46 of 171
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Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah
Really angry, really sad.

Speak of one of the devils. Nice to hear from ya, deary.
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post #47 of 171
For me, in times of peril, I always find myself turning to the good book for peace of mind and understanding. In such times I often reflect on this passage;
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post #48 of 171
I'm glad to hear you London AI's are good. My heart goes out to you guys, your family and fellow countryman...

It was unfortunately, probably only a matter of time before something horrendous like this occured on English soil.

I thimk we here in the American west are going to be due a visit from these sons of bitches...
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post #49 of 171
My sincerest apologies, thoughts and prayers to anyone affected by this tragedy
post #50 of 171
on another note i'm kinda shocked this could even happen, it makes me wonder why smaller attacks haven't happened here in the US since we are so much larger, could this mean a big event is being planned for the US? i suspect so
post #51 of 171
This is truly sad.

I wonder the same about whether this is only the beginning (I suppose that is A goal of these guys).

Like the 9/11 attacks...I am left confused. I just don't get the point. The point simply seems to be to kill people, nothing more.
post #52 of 171
Weird coming from me, but can we chill on the blame-apportioning until, like, tomorrow? Everyone?

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post #53 of 171
I agree. Let us show some decency here.
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post #54 of 171
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hassan good to hear your around. is it just me or has marcUK posted

anyway, yeah. my brother is on a plane to heathrow in several hourse time. he's supposed to start work on monday after waiting 10 weeks in australia to get his UK work visa stuff sorted out

what a roller coaster for Brits, hang in there mateys

hassan btw. this moon cycle just over is the one in which the full moon coincided with the summer solstice. very rare according to lionel sims (once every few hundred years ? or was it thousand? can't find his email now \

2012 is the end of the mayan calendar thingy

i'm not getting all nostradamus on anyones ass, the thing is, i agree with most people. look, if we all blow ourselves up in a big World War 3 thing, or if aliens invade and wipe out all humans, whatever the fuck ever.

but....
this terrorism shit is just FUCKING ANNOYING AND FUCKS WITH YOUR MIND

stay calm, stay peaceful, say your mind, be yourself, condolences to all those harmed physically and psychologically.

...........
post #55 of 171
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i think if people need to vent, let it be so... but yeah, trying to assign blame right now is just a silly conundrum that makes my head (and heart) hurt
post #56 of 171
good to hear harald, hassan, alex and other AI'ers are all ok,

thanks to all who express love and companionship in this.

Hopefully we'll all remain calm, and whatever shred of Britishness is left in Britain, I hope to God, this is not a catalyst to start of the radicalisation of the British public into a doctrine of fear anger and revenge.

We must remember what it was like to be British, and not become equal to the evil that did this, in our attempt to come to terms with it.

MarcUK.
post #57 of 171
Best wishes.
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post #58 of 171
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good to hear harald, hassan, alex and other AI'ers are all ok,

thanks to all who express love and companionship in this.

Hopefully we'll all remain calm, and whatever shred of Britishness is left in Britain, I hope to God, this is not a catalyst to start of the radicalisation of the British public into a doctrine of fear anger and revenge.

We must remember what it was like to be British, and not become equal to the evil that did this, in our attempt to come to terms with it.

MarcUK.

Glad your fine.

Stay safe man.
post #59 of 171
Any news on Midwinter?
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Best wishes.

hey mac the fork
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hey im banned again!, but fuck it. and I just got home from work so couldn't post till now ^^^^^.

cool. note to selves... marcUK now is powermacG6
post #62 of 171
I really don't think this a catalyst like you fear Marc, I work in a very multi-cultural, multi faith Primary school. We are not going to go backwards into them and us, revenge,demonisation etc. I liked the copper at the press conference saying that Islamic terrorists was a contradiction.

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post #63 of 171
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I wouldn't bother, I was going to hang up on this forum, but I had to say something on this, but soon I'll be gone for good.
post #64 of 171
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I really don't think this a catalyst like you fear Marc, I work in a very multi-cultural, multi faith Primary school. We are not going to go backwards into them and us, revenge,demonisation etc. I liked the copper at the press conference saying that Islamic terrorists was a contradiction.

Alex I agree. He stood up for what was right. Islam does not = Terrorism. Terrorists are the seedy side of any sub-culture or religious schism. We must know this and eschew making gross generalizations
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post #65 of 171
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I really don't think this a catalyst like you fear Marc, I work in a very multi-cultural, multi faith Primary school. We are not going to go backwards into them and us, revenge,demonisation etc. I liked the copper at the press conference saying that Islamic terrorists was a contradiction.

I hope not, I don't know how much you've experienced life outside London, but in the country, where I live in small towns and ruralness, where there is only a handful of muslims, a handful of blacks, a couple of sikhs, and a huge swathe of bigotted narrow minded white right winger nationalist types, life and attitude is very different.
post #66 of 171
Perhaps the discussion of causes, responsibility, religion, social factors, etc. could be taken to the thread in PoliticalOutsider to leave this thread for news, well-wishing and other directly-related discussion. Might be better organised that way.
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post #67 of 171
MacTheFork:

That's exactly why I'm going through this thread with a giant scythe.

Keep all discussion in this thread to positivity and condolensces. If that's not what is in your post, expect it to be edited or deleted.

Take all critical insight into the causes and effects of this tragedy to PO where they belong.

(And people actually in London/thereabouts have a much longer leash than everyone else to say what they feel.)

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post #68 of 171
Midwinter is okay:
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Posted by scott on July 7th, 2005 Posted in Around Here
So I got to the tube this morning at a little past 9:00 am and an announcement came over saying that there were severe delays and that the Piccadilly Line is, um, non-existant. So I popped over to the Circle/District lines to go over to Vitoria to take it up to Kings Cross. After standing there for a few minutes, packed in like sardines, the driver told us to get off the train, that all underground service had ben suspended.

So I popped out of the tube station with everyone else and stared at the bus map, which no one knew how to read.

I hopped the 49 bus to get up around Hyde Park, then got off to get on the 9 or 10 to go to Euston or Kings Cross, on the north end of town.

On the bus, everyone was talking about explosions in the tubes and, apparently, on a bus in Russell Square, which is near the British Library.

Then I learned I was on the rigth bus but going the wrong way. So I rode it to the junction, then grabbed the 9 going the right way. Then more sirens. Then people started talking about how you couldnt get into central London, and that the only way I would be able to get up near Kings Cross would be to go kind of around the center of town, by bus, and then walk in.

So I got off around Hyde Park, which is where that bus was making its premature termination.

More sirens. More police. Tons of people in the streets.

I walked down to a bus stop for 49, which goes almost to our front door, and walked home, where I found a note from her saying she was at the internet cafe. I figured she mustve seen something about the chaos on the news, and so I hoofed it down to the cafe, where I was greeted with a big hug.

And here I am. Blogging. Amidst what seems to be a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks.
post #69 of 171
Good news.

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post #70 of 171
That is fantastic news. I am very happy that our London contingent here seems to be ok. Sadly, there are dozens of families out there who cannot say the same.

Sad and angry about sums it up.
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post #71 of 171
wow i just woke up and saw this on drudge, (i slept through 911 as well) much love and support from us yanks over here to our english brothers over there. dont let them get what they want. peace...
post #72 of 171
Terrorists are assholes. Bastards are clearly trying to keep me from working in the British Library.

I was in transit while it was all going down, so all we heard were rumors and whatnot. I ended my attempt to find a bus route from Gloucester to Euston when I was told for the umteenth time that central London was closed.

And that Piccadilly line between Russel Sq. and King's Cross? That's the one I've been taking every day. Around that time.

Decided to sleep in a bit this morning.
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post #73 of 171
I was in London last month. Condolences to all.
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post #74 of 171
My wife gets that tube to Russell Square three mornings a week, to work in part of the nearby Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is extremely freaked out.

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post #75 of 171
Could we show when things have been edited or deleted, it's getting wierd replying to stuff that disappears just to have measured responses vanish as well.

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post #76 of 171
My brother was on a train out of Liverpool Street Station, my flatmate on a train going to Liverpool Street that was stopped at Hackney Downs, three stops away.

They're totally cool, it's odd.
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Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah
My brother was on a train out of Liverpool Street Station, my flatmate on a train going to Liverpool Street that was stopped at Hackney Downs, three stops away.

They're totally cool, it's odd.

terrorism doesn't work if you dont allow it to terrorize you.
post #78 of 171
I'm happy to hear that the London AIers are OK. I'm still checking on friends in the area and so far everyone is safe. I hope the same is true for everyone here.
post #79 of 171
OK, check it.

Everyone is sad, everyone is a bit freaked. Everyone is angry. Hospitals we know full of people we know with injuries, friends and relatives either on the network or even on the trains that were hit. I feel lucky, so lucky, that no-one I know has been killed.

The vibe here is melancholy. Honestly. From the weatherman to the pizza guy to the cops. Not even fear. Not even fear, can you check that? Shock and confusion. Sadness. But not fear.

And I have spoken to no-one that is bitterly angry -- we are not calling for blood, not looking for someone to hit. No-one, *no-one* is saying, "Let's find these people and make them hurt." So wonderfully British -- just walking home, every last Muslim, Christian, Jew or whatever, walking home together. I believe this is why there is no hatred or fury or jabbing the air. We were all Londoners before and we're all Londoners now.

Poles, Americans, English, Bengalis, Iranians, Scandis, whatever. Try and get me to be blame any one group for this right now and don't be surprised if you see what fury looks like.
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post #80 of 171
Harald, you and Hassan have spoken wisely and movingly today. Thankyou for your eloquence.

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