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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:51 AM
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A Brit writes...
Thank you for the many messages of support and solidarity we've read here today.

Very sad to see some here mocking others for the way they expressed their feelings but then that's free speech, right? Someone's bound to say something you don't particularly want to hear. The overwhelming response from DU has been just what I'd expect, and is much appreciated.

Your halfwit leader and our dimwit PM are the ones responsible by their actions for this atrocity.

I would imagine we're all in agreement about this. All on the same side wherever we're from.

The message from those claiming responsibility says, in part, "Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters."

Well it isn't, so fuck them.

And thank you
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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:52 AM
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1. Thank you! nt
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:53 AM
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2. Well Said
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:54 AM
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3. Thanks for the message
We're all with you and feel for you during this tragedy. :thumbsup:
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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:55 AM
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4. Glad you're OK
I'm still waiting to hear from a few of my friends over there, but I'm pretty sure they're OK.

The British, and particularly Londoners have been through much worse than this...

I'm sure our Dear Leaders will do everything they can to make things worse, not better. Good luck to you.
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impeachthescoundrel Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:56 AM
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5. Thank you for posting
"Your halfwit leader and our dimwit PM are the ones responsible by their actions for this atrocity."

That just says it all.

All our prayers to you all.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:56 AM
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6. I am so sorry that this has happened.
My heart is with you and yours. :hug:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:57 AM
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7. Glad to hear from you, mr blur
We are thinking of our UK brothers and sisters today. :grouphug:
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:00 PM
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8. Thanks for the sentiment
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:01 PM by melissinha
And like you said B&B are responsible and I guess we need to put and end to their reigns to make things right.

Its just too surreal. I really can't comprehend the implications of this day, but hope that you, your family and country know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. Vigilance.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:00 PM
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9. Bless you and I pray that you are right about this:
"Your halfwit leader and our dimwit PM are the ones responsible by their actions for this atrocity. I would imagine we're all in agreement about this."

All of us at DU are in agreement about this, but what do you think will be true for the British people? Will they react like the US and approve of an expanded war? Or will they react like the Spainards did and push for getting their troops out of Iraq and for the real justice that will end terrorism?

O8)
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:00 PM
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10. "Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic," blah blah blah
Who do these people think they're messing with? The Germans could dish it out on a scale these a-holes can only dream of. It always amazes me how tough talking the war mongers are while they bomb innocent civilians. 6 of Bush/Blair types = half a dozen al Queda.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:01 PM
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Thank you for writing. I feel like I should apologize on behalf of our
idiot population who voted for our imbecilic Chimp. But I still don't think we "elected the moran. Best wishes to you . I hope the Chimp and his puppy don't do anything to make this worse.So far our "new" super intel has worked wonderfully, :sarcasm: hasn't it?????
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:01 PM
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11. Fuck the lot of them.
I'm glad to hear you're okay and I'm heartbroken about what has happened.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:01 PM
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12. Well written.
Indeed.
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:06 PM
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13. I just went to the Trafalgar Square web cam and looked like business
as usual and thought your busses seem to run on time. See a double decker buss pass by every few minutes. There are two that seem to show up at the same spot. Glad you are doing well there in London! :grouphug:
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:06 PM
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14. I hope those responsible are quickly captured and punished.
I have faith in your law enforcement people.

Attacks on innocent people enrage me, no matter what the purported cause.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:07 PM
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15. Fuck them indeed
Mr. Blur, I was in midtown Manhattan on 9/11 and today is a total flashback for me. Your message contains all the same feelings that I felt on that day; anger at the policies that expose us to danger and disgust at those who slaughter innocent people.

If my experience is any guide at all, Londoners still have a world of emotions to deal with. Rage will give way to grief and deep sorrow for those who paid the dearest price, especially as their personal stories come to light. The whole city will wake up tomorrow wishing it was just a bad dream. Life gets back to normal but it's not quite the same...

In New York City, our hearts are truly with you on this day.
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:08 PM
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16. Fuck them all B&B and AQ!
Peas in a fuckin pod the lot of them!!
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:11 PM
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17. I agree with your assessments.
It is ALWAYS the innocents who pay the price for poor leadership.

Maybe, just maybe, this will wake up some more who have been asleep.

Contrary to what our imbecile claims, the world is clearly not a safer place today than it was on 9/11.

I'm so sorry for what Britain is experiencing today.

With you in spirit.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:11 PM
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18. *LOL* Damn straight!!! "Fuck them!!!!"
No one can hold fear over our heads. We've had quite enough of that crap.

:hi: Our "leaders" exploitative policies are wreaking havoc on good people while emboldening extremists.
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 PM
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19. Well said!
And thanks from me too.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 PM
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20. Amen. Peace and hugs.
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

And nominated.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:16 PM
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21. Hugs to you all and you must know
you're ALL in my thoughts and I am so, so sorry this has happened to you and the UK people. :(

:hug:
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:16 PM
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22. Thanks for posting. These bombings are horrible and tragic.
I am so very sorry that all of those people have been killed and injured. :cry:

I love London. I've visited there twice. It is a lovely city.

I was there when there were IRA bombings right before Christmas in the early 1990s. It was really scary. There was a bomb on a Underground carriage and there was a huge bomb on a train line into London which left a giant crater in the tracks. Victoria Station was closed for a day. There was massive security at Gatwick. I continued to ride the Underground. There would be announcements about unattended packages and bags being destroyed if not immediately claimed. The announcements were startling but I was glad that security was so tight.

I was amazed at how the residents of the city refused to let the IRA terror disrupt their lives. People continued to ride the Underground, the buses and the commuter trains. The British survived WWII, IRA terror and you will soldier through this awful event. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:17 PM
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23. They underestimate the Brits, they do.
Pain? Yes. Panic? Hell no.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:18 PM
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24. Thanks for your post. Hope all is okay with you and yours.
B & B. the halfwit and dimwit, should have their own B & B.

Yes, a bed and breakfast. To be specific: 3 hots and a cot to enjoy in their orange jumpsuits every day for the rest of their God forsaken lives.
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DisassemblingHisLies Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:19 PM
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25. The Brits have a special place in my heart.
I'm terribly sorry for what has happened to our friends.

I love the Brits' frank, direct, & open personalities. I hear what you're saying & I agree about the halfwit & the dimwit.

Until we have acquired alternative fuel sources & keep our noses out of other countries, we'll be at risk.

My heartfelt condolence to all you wonderful Brits.
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Oggy Donating Member (652 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:19 PM
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26. "Another Brit writes.."
Well put mr blur, we all said prior to the Iraq war that it would cause terrorism not prevent it. "Your halfwit leader and our dimwit PM are the ones responsible by their actions for this atrocity." puts the blame at the right place.

Thank you all at DU who have shown your support.

What fear, terror and panic? Anger, disgust and stoicism more like.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:36 PM
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32. our thoughts are with you, Oggy & Mr Blur and all other Brits
I hope they soon catch the persons who planted the bombs and are responsible for this horror.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:20 PM
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27. classy and well put
The bush and Blair axis of evil is the problem, and until we
get rid of those tossers, more innocent people will die.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:29 PM
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28. Damn straight
The message from those claiming responsibility says, in part, "Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters."

Well it isn't, so fuck them.


You guys aren't cowards, and they're not going to fucking win.
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BooScout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:30 PM
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29. A Brit's wife writes....
Thank you Mr Blur....for saying it straight out.

I hope Tony's gone soon and Gordon is in.(I wish to god we could get rid of our own halfwit as well).

Anyone saying that "Britain is burning with fear" does not know Britain at all, never has and never will.
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:32 PM
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30. "Well it isn't, so fuck them."
I'm not burning with fear. I'm thinking of going to the pub. Who could they mean?

Mr blur, you're a trooper.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:36 PM
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31. man you are impressive, and thank you
for your post. excellent
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:39 PM
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33. My love and support to you and yours; pass it on. n/t
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:51 PM
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34. Well said
If it is all right with you, I would like to use some of that in an essay I have to write about this.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:52 PM
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35. Exactly! Well said fellow Brit - With you here!
All over our news, words like Londoneers in "terror," "running for lives," etc., as McCain (a Republican supporter of the Prez) saying more people "here" could support their troops now.

At least half of us aren't buying it, but I'm glad to hear you're ok. I'm saddened that innocent people died in this. Saddened.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:55 PM
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36. Another Brit writes
Directly comparing oneself to the survivors of The Blitz is the height of arrogance.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:05 PM
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37. My thoughts are with you and your fellow Brits...
My hubby has been there a few times and loves London and the people there.

Thanks for your note to us here on DU.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:11 PM
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41. How rude!
:hi:
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BooScout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:17 PM
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43. Where the hell do you get that?
What is your problem? Other than the fact you are obnoxious as hell?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:19 PM
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45. Right here
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:29 PM
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47. I did
:crazy:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:06 PM
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38. I do appreciate your post!
Thank you so much - take care and know that we do care and you are in my prayers! :grouphug:

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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:09 PM
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40. Yes, fuck them, and peace to you and yours.
:grouphug:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:12 PM
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42. We americans shoudl follow the example of the Brits
Dignified strength, bravado and extremely difficult to bullshit.

We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Britain.
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:18 PM
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44. If only the leaders from both of our countries would open their
eyes and see that they created the atmosphere for these attacks. We cannot and should not try to "kill them all". We are only festering more hatred by trying to do so. I certainly don't know what the answer is, but I do know it's not what we are doing now. Right now I just wish the US had an intelligent man in charge; a man who could think on his feet and try to solve this problem without attacking yet another country. I'm truly sorry that Tony Blair entangled England in this mess as deep as he has, and I am sorry for England's loss today; it breaks my heart.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:09 PM
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49. This attack directly affected London, but the fear and horror from it
spread much wider - which was the idea of the monsters who planned it. It could just as easily have been in New York, or Chicago, or Rome.

I feel grief and compassion for those who now will have to live with greater fear for themselves and their families every day, and especially for those whose families and friends were victims of this monstrous plot.

Blair is not stupid as Bush is; his motivations are different. But together, these two men and their enablers and the global network that profits in some way from their crimes, must be held accountable for what they have done to us all. We must work together to accomplish this. Already we have relied on the UK press to break through the blockade on truth that stifles dissent in the US.
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:17 PM
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50. Thank you for your post ...
I woke up to the news and frankly feel numb ... dumbfounded. Yesterday, I was thrilled that London got the Olympic bid though I normally don't care about such things. I have an inexplicable almost innate affection for England and its people. I've lived in Austria and Italy, and while fascinated and admiring of their respective cultures ... I felt like a casual observer. I feel more tied to the English, if that makes any sense at all. Days ago I solidified plans to make my first trip to London - in August. Oddly, I have no apprehension or reservation about this trip. In my eyes, absolutely nothing has changed (in my desire to visit). My heart goes out to you today.
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