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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:52 AM
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Things appear to be returning to something like normal in London.
Mainline rail is running again, the phone network is returning to normal. Flights are still running. The blanket coverage has given way to usual programming on many TV and radio channels.

There'll be horrible Tube disruption tomorrow, but it seems the Tube will be running.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:53 AM
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1. My regards to you and yours
And please be alert, vigilant and observant in your day to day tasks for the time being. That's your best defense.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:54 AM
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2. isn't that interesting..
I kind of admire that kind of spirit... you know, terrorism isn't going to stop my life!

Sue
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:56 AM
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3. As I wrote, business as usual
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:57 AM
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4. My thoughts and prayers are with victims and their families
and with all of those who are now living in fear as a result of the attack.

What do you guess will be the impact of this attack on the British public's opinion of having their troops or having US troops in Iraq?

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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:59 AM
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5. The main sentiment I heard from a couple
of Londoner friends: Their main concern, after finding their loved ones were allright was how effed up the transit system was going to be. I hope they're better at fixing damaged rails over there. Something like that here in NYC would have us riding bikes to work for months.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:23 AM
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6. They're bloody awful at fixing the Underground
I know someone who used to work for a company that did repairs, and his tales of chaos were depressing.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:25 AM
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7. That's the best way to deal with terrorism.
Refuse to be terrified.

You guys rock.
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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:27 AM
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8. Thanks for keeping us abreast, Taxloss.
My thoughts are with you all.
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:28 AM
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9. DLR and buses are apprently running close to normal.
Crowded, but running.

The Tube won't be back until tomorrow, if then.
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:29 AM
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10. What's the conversation like?
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:48 AM
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12. Stoic. The first jokes have appeared.
As have the first racist jokes, sadly.

People are really being bold about this - it really seems to be business as usual. The builders next door haven't stopped. Radio is returning to normal.
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:29 AM
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11. What's the conversation like?
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