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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 AM
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Please, DU friends, lets show some sensitivity.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:08 AM by Maddy McCall
Right now, we have one DUer in London who's reporting what's happening to us, and one DUer who's husband is supposed to be boarding a plane in the region. And other DUers in London will be online later.

We only know that it appears to be a coordinated attack. We don't know who's responsible. We don't know how Bush will handle it. We don't know the extent of the damage, casualties, or deaths.

I'm not saying that I think we shouldn't discuss all of this. I'm just begging that we all demonstrate a degree of sensitivity, to the people who are experiencing this tragedy first hand, when we discuss it.

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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:10 AM
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1. Amen to that Maddy.
The Skin
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:10 AM
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2. Exactly, let's just pray for them and pray that the blasts stop.
London DUers we are with you, be safe.

We love you. :grouphug:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:11 AM
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3. We love you UK friends. Stay safe, we are thinking about you.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:11 AM
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4. Well said and timely
:grouphug: My heart is with our UK brothers and sisters.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:12 AM
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5. prayers to all
:grouphug:
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 AM
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6. I have friends in London as well.
And if anyone says "We're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here" to my face today, I'll knock them out. Period.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:16 AM
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7. Much metta and many hugs to all in London
:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
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BlakeB Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:17 AM
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8. I too have a friend in London,
and I'm praying for his, and the rest of London's safety. This is a tragic day but the people of Britain are strong, resiliant, and proud people and they will rebound. Terrorism makes me sick...
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:19 AM
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9. Me too, Mhari is a good friend and a protest organizer.
I'll be calling her American ex to make sure she is ok.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:47 AM
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17. Twelve of my colleagues are in London for two weeks.
I won't know anything until the department office opens at eight oclock. I hope they are all safe.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:51 AM
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19. sending my prayers, Maddy
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:52 AM
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20. Thanks, and I've said some for your husband and you.
Peace of mind, heart, and health for you and your husband. :hug:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:20 AM
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10. Thank you, Maddy
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:24 AM
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11. This needs to stay kicked at the top
kicked and nominated.
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:29 AM
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12. Kick again
Let's keep good thoughts for all our DU friends in London. :grouphug:
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:31 AM
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13. My husband was supposed to be
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 06:20 AM by tenshi816
on a train to King's Cross (where one of the bombs went off) this morning, but his meeting was postponed last night so he didn't have to go. Now I can't stop thinking about all the people who didn't get to stay away.

One thing that has always struck me about the British since I've lived over here is how strong they are. They lived through constant bombing in WWII, and with years of terrorism from the IRA. During all of that, they just got on with their lives - as my mother-in-law says, "Well, we had to, didn't we dear?". What has happened today is a great tragedy, but the British will not run and hide. They haven't cowered from terrorists before and they won't do it now. People will be more vigilant, but they won't become slaves to fear. Bet on it.

But, oh, what a sad, sad day this is.

Edited for grammar.

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Oggy Donating Member (652 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:15 AM
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23. You are right
I personally was in the vecinity of 2 IRA bombs in the early 90s and everyone carried on as normal even during the incidents!

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CrazyForKucinich Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:37 AM
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14. My favorite singer lives in London
Hope he's safe.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:43 AM
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15. kick n/t
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:46 AM
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16. I hope we are all praying for strength for our friends in this calamity
How very true that we need to show sensitivity in all respects.

:kick:
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:50 AM
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18. Kick....
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Moosepoop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:04 AM
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21. kick n/t
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:05 AM
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22. My prayers to the people in London right now
may no more people be hurt
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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:22 AM
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24. Thank you for your sensitivity, but
you'll perhaps forgive me for saying that over here right now we don't give a fuck how Bush will handle things. No offence intended towards you. The best thing for him to do would be to fuck off home, where he can perhaps get some more support for his war out of it. I only hope that Blair doesn't try to use it in the same way.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:30 AM
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26. We stand with you mr blur
But please don't rush Bush home. Let's hope this opens more eyes all around.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:29 AM
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25. kicking again n/t
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:08 AM
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27. Wasn't Blair talking about pulling out of Iraq??
Why would they blast them if they were going to leave?
PEACE,LOVE,AND WHITE LIGHT, TO YOU LONDON
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:43 AM
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30. A new thought......
maybe its because they decided to leave Iraq and take position back up in Afghanistan.
OBL don't want his herion trade bombed again.
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:16 AM
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28. Just woke up, this is my first thread...
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 07:16 AM by frictionlessO
I get the feeling that this is going to be a bad day.
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WLKjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:18 AM
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29. you too huh?
My G/F is getting on a plane in about 4 hours to go to D.C. for a week :(, and then I read this stuff about attacks in London.......not starting off good at all today.
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:43 AM
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31. I hate days like this..... besides the obvious reasons...
my wife flies to NYC on Sunday, no worries there but yeah I wouldn't want to fly today.

Though honestly hijackings are sure to fail these days... everyone thinks they are going to die anyways so they revolt against their captors. Trains and seaports is what worries me most...

I hope London heals itself quickly and with respect to the tragedy.... and not use it as a warmongering battle cry.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:42 AM
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32. kick
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:45 AM
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33. And another
:kick:
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alarcojon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:50 AM
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34. Our well wishes go out to the people of London
and to the British people.

Let us never forget the outpouring of sympathy for America from the rest of the world after 9/11.

which Bush pissed away....
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:56 PM
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35. Yes. Thanks. (nt)
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