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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:16 PM
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First Bombing at our 3:51am EDT -- DHS Announces Alert at 11 am EDT
So much for protecting our US morning computers !!!!!

http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=29

Threat Level Change Targeted to Mass Transit Sector
July 7, 2005 (11:45 a.m. EDT) -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced a targeted raise in the threat level. "The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the victims of this tragedy and our friends in Britain.
In light of todays attacks in London, the United States Government is raising the threat level from Code Yellow or Elevated to Code Orange or High targeted only to the mass transit portion of the transportation sector. This only includes regional and inter-city passenger rail, subways and metropolitan bus systems. We are also asking for increased vigilance in other transportation systems.
Currently, the United States has no specific, credible information suggesting an imminent attack in the United States. However, we know the tactics and methods of terrorists, as demonstrated by the horrific rail bombings in Madrid last year. The intent of al Qaeda and affiliated organizations to attack in Europe and the United States has been well documented and continues to be reflected in intelligence reporting. "

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/07/07/london.tube/...
London bombs kill at least 33
<snip>
Paddick said the first explosion had come at 8:51 a.m. BST (O351 ET) near Liverpool Street, Aldgate and Aldgate East Underground stations, where seven were confirmed dead.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:18 PM
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1. It was 5am EDT. I heard it live on WETA playing the BBC.
London is four hours ahead of us these days.
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:22 PM
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2. So cnn f'd up? p.s. I used to love mookie
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:24 PM
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5. BBC said 8:49 a.m., we're 5 hours behind. Isn't that near 4? nt
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:35 PM
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10. If you're in Chicago you're five hours behind London.
Here in Our Nation's Capital, it's four hours.

I think it's five other times of year.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:22 PM
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3. Does this mean we should be walking?
Or maybe I should be doing searches of all brif cases and bags. Or maybe I should be carrying a consealed weapon. Or maybe........ Hey, wait a minute. What the hell does Code Orange on subways mean to anyone, anyway.
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:34 PM
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9. Well, in DC code orange means drive to work !
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:23 PM
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4. Hummer, 8 hours later and well after all mass transit comuter...
...traffic in the eastern U.S. had pretty much completed their peak travel times (5:00am to 9:00am). Was Secretary Chertoff having early morning sex or something? I have a new name for him, Secretary Jerkoff.
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:32 PM
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8. Well, you know he doesn't call the shots. Supposedly, Chimp
said he called over here to warn our "folks"

But you can keep on calling him Jerkoff !


Just read on WashingtonPost.com -- 29 million people here use mass transit.

But no, we didn't hear anything bad would happen here, just tell the folks to look out !
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:30 PM
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6. Waking up early is hard work
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:32 PM
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7. These people don't even try to hide....
their incompetence anymore, as if no one will notice, or at very least the sheeple won't notice
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