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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:00 AM
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Anybody watching the coverage of the situation in London right now?
I am seeing what is going down at the London Underground on CNN International. I am also checking out other news outlets out there. I keep hearing about power surges. I also keep hearing about wounded people. What else is anybody hearing?

John
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:16 AM
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1. 5 explosions
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D-Notice Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:26 AM
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2. Here come
ID cards...
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:15 AM
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14. You are thinking what I am thinking
they will of course solve nothing, but there you go.

Chirst I am worried at the moment, can't get through to any of my friends in London cos the phones are down. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck you Blair, you asshole, this is on your fucking hands as well.
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D-Notice Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:57 AM
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15. Including mobiles?
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:58 AM by english guy
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:59 AM
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16. especially mobiles n/t
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:27 AM
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3. uh-oh, sounds fishy

"A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: 'We've been called to reports of an explosion, we're down there at the scene at the moment. From this end we've had no definite information.'

Meanwhile, a London Underground spokesman said a second 'incident' has taken place on another underground line, without giving further details. "

http://www.forbes.com/finance/feeds/afx/2005/07/07/afx2...
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:32 AM
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4. BBC saying it was a power surge!
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:39 AM
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5. Don't get CNN,
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 04:53 AM by necso
but google news is getting hits.

The board is going to be flooded with this as it comes back to life in the (US) morning.

My sympathies to the Brits. We really do appreciate your friendship, it's just that we have madmen and idiots running our country.
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:41 AM
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6. I am listening to BBC 5 Live.
They seem to have better coverage. Pity I cannot get BBC or ITN on TV at the moment.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive


John
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:47 AM
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7. Charles Clarke just been on BBC News 24
Playing cards close to chest but it sounds bad. Two explosions

The Skin
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:50 AM
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9. What about the buses Skin?
can't stream of BBC website right now, too clogged up.

Christ I picked a good time to leave the country... hope everyone's ok!
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:55 AM
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10. Three buses at least.
The Skin
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:56 AM
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11. Another bomb at Houndsditch
Unclear whether it's a controlled explosion by BDS or not ...

The Skin
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:57 AM
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12. Bloody bloody hell
shit man, what can I say. Shit. Thanks for the info...
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:00 AM
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Sadly, looks like a bad one. I'd stay on line for more info
nt
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:00 AM
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13. Sadly, looks like a bad one. I'd stay on line for more info
nt
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:49 AM
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8. I have security so tight on
my computer that it's a hassle to use any streams. (And this has saved my butt more than once.)

Anyway, it will probably take some time to get the "story" (real or made-up -- or something in between, whatever we will end up getting).
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:00 AM
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17. Useful link.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:19 AM
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18. Another useful link
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