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bennywhale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:52 AM
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Will everyone please calm down. Christ this is exactly what
Bush/Blair and the Terrorists want. They want a population in fear. I'm hear in England and i think its awful. My thoughts are with all families that have been affected. But i'm going out now to carry on with my day and will not be affected by fear

I will also not be duped into fear by Blair so he can take any more of my liberty. I'm going to carry on with my life as normal.

Fuck the Terrorists and fuck Bush/Blair. The reactiopn i may however have once this settles is real fucking anger.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:54 AM
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1. I agree we should all channel it so we are not used
hope things are well for you and your family
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:55 AM
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2. Well said benny, although for those
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:55 AM by Vladimir
of us with friends/family in London right now its not easy to stay calm because all the mobile phones are still down.

PS christ, I suppose that is probably you as well mate. Everyone OK?
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:55 AM
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3. Well said, sir!
I agree and admire your calm under fire. I'd like to believe that I would react the same way, but I hope I never have to find out.

Good luck to you and my thoughts, too, go out to the victims and their families.
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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:55 AM
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4. I agree.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:56 AM
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5. Calm - just sick at my tummy
No fear - just concerned.
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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:04 AM
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6. Absolutely!
We must resist this being used to whip us into a frenzy of support for this fucking war - the reason why these explosions have happened this morning in our capital. Already "Al Quaeda" is being thrown around on the television. I want Blair to come on the tv and explain the reasons why they should want attack our country but I fear he will do the opposite. Fuck him and Bush too. I'm not in London today but I could have been and if any of my family were hurt I would hold Blair responsible, as he is responsible for the deaths of those who have suffered today.
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:06 AM
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7. Have you seen Blair's address just now? n/t
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:06 AM
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8. Good for you!!!!
We're with ya. Don't let the hysteria rule.
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:13 AM
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9. I've posted similar sentiments on another thread.
I'm American, but I've lived in the UK for most of my adult life, 19 years. I've applied for citizenship so I can have dual British-American nationality. This country is my home now, and I'm not going to let anyone make me afraid to live my life.

It's not in the British mindset to let something like this defeat them. Years of bombing by the Nazis and the IRA, and yet these bastards behind today think this attack will make the British people fall to pieces? It will have just the opposite effect. Like you, I expect real, widespread anger once the immediate shock wears off. What won't happen here is people hiding in their houses.
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Oggy Donating Member (652 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:19 AM
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10. Agreed
But I don't think the general public will be afraid, more stoical than anything else. I've seen London during a bombing campaign before, and I suspect the attitude of the general public will be to carry on as normal. I'm not sure the media and politicians will be like that though.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:26 AM
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11. I'm not in fear, I'm pissed off.
If these assholes (Bush/Blair) had done their fucking jobs and gone after terrorists (not to mention the root causes of terrorism) instead of a nation that posed no threat, events such as this could most likely have been avoided.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:28 AM
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12. well said!
i commend you for your spirit.
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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:36 AM
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13. Are you in London?
I'm not "having a go", but it's different than just "being in England" if you're thinking about your friends, desperately racking your brains to remember what train they would've taken to work this morning.

However, now that I've found out my friends are safe, the fear I had for them has turned into fear for what Tony's govt. will do in reaction to this event. You're right - while this is an emotional time, it's also a time to pay really close attention to what's actually going on.

The tabloids tomorrow will be unbearable.
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geekgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:38 AM
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14. BUT- I am fearful & I am pissed that BushCo's actions put people in danger
And am I a little fearful? Yeah. For the people of London-- most of whom didn't support the war. I was in ny during 9/11 so I remember all too well what that fear was like.

And for my good friends who live in nyc...

b/c they have made us LESS SAFE.

they will try to make this about fearmongering again-- but I think more and more people are getting wise to this...
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Kota Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:59 AM
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15. I felt a lot safer before Bush got into office. This administration
talks about peace and freedom, then drops bombs and uses force to try to get it. They just don't get it.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:09 AM
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16. I'm with you.
101% of the way on that.

The timing of this attack makes me skeptical. Odd now that with what little spin there was on Rove in trouble and bush's ratings failing ratings these items will be once again replaced with massive coverage of a medium level terrorist attack.

Not to belittle the victims, but it looks like it was not as serious as it could have been.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:10 AM
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17. I'm calm as can be
I'm at work. I just had a doughnut, because I had a physical yesterday and I need a day to indulge.

I'm just speculatin' on the web.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:22 AM
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18. Who is fearful?
I'm not. I'm incredibly sad for Londoners right now and I'm just hoping the death toll doesn't get worse (please please don't let it get worse).

I'm incredibly angry that because of bush's "war on terror," terror has actually INCREASED worldwide by a large amount.

And I'm angry that Iraqis are killed EVERY day and most of the world just yawns.

But fearful? No, not really.
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