Injuries in London tube blasts!

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  1. Mort_Cinder

    Mort_Cinder I want some ATI lovin'

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    i heard this at school this morning, so when i got home at lunchtime i turned on the tv to see watch the news and couldnt believe it.

    apparently not many people died, but still this is shocking. my dad usually works in london but today he had to go somewhere else, so im relieved.

    i am really sorry for the people who lost their lives or got injured, and hope nothing else happens.
     
  2. bananaman

    bananaman banana muncher

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    45+ killed

    1000+ wounded

    sh9ocking - have been told to leave office and nto come in tomorrow

    nana
     
  3. Ubergrendle

    Ubergrendle Semper ubi sub ubi

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    The terrorists probably know they can't win through terrorism. Not directly anyways.

    But when they're recruiting weak-minded muslim citizens in western countries, these events are like marketing. "Look what we can do with our limited resources!" Everyone knows about 9/11, its more important as a symbol than as an attack against infrastructure or industry though.

    Personally I think the best counter to this is what France has been doing ... aggressive secularisation of all government and public life, and aggressive education in liberalism and political ideaology. Conservative, liberal, socialist, libertarian...doesn't matter what you pick as a personal philosophy, so long as its a RATIONAL choice.

    Personally I'm looking forward to the "Opening a can of SAS whoop-ass" option about the be exercised...
     
  4. blade5545

    blade5545 Shoots first ask's questions later

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    I agree, that is the main reason so many countries have so many issues like US, our seperation of church and state is bullshit I sometimes feel like our country is being run by the Southern Baptist Conventition. The countries which usually have the most issues with this crap are the ones which cant seperate religious idelogy from actually running the goverment, and when it comes to Middle East I am so sick of hearing about it all these people all they want to do is kill each other and they scream for our help but as soon as we help them they want to declare jihad on us and all of sudden we become infidels, these people are dead set on the path for self desctrution and you know what lets help them finish the job quicker so we can get rid of the problem lets drop a nuke on the middle east that is what they really want in their hearts any way to join Allah on the chariot of fire in all this glory so they can hook up with 50 virgins.
     
  5. Louie6666

    Louie6666 Just One Sick-Lizard

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    33 confirmed dead so far...

    awaiting confirmation on bus death's

    seems very simlar to spanish bombings...

    been with heart in mouth for most of day couldn't get hold of my ex who is a teacher in central london...luckliy she managed to get thorugh to me at 3pm..

    Mobile networks have been jammed solid in London

    could have been so much worse 700 - 900 people on ech of those trains!
     
  6. tastyweat

    tastyweat Lurking

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    Let's hope they misinterpreted it and it's actually 50 Viriginians (42 isn't it... nvm)
     
  7. Ubergrendle

    Ubergrendle Semper ubi sub ubi

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    what about londoner DHers?

    Has Zardon made any posts today? Mig? :confused:
     
  8. craig5320

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    Allan is from Ireland, I'm sure he is ok.
     
  9. HardwareHeaven

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    Im ok thanks im over the ocean, but what a terrible day for londoners :( My cousin works in london, he is ok though.
     
  10. HardwareHeaven

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    What a really stupid statement man, and you wonder why you arent a gold member. Im really pissed off with a comment like this :mad: , we have loads of people living in that area on these forums, ive family near there myself.

    Ive lived in Ireland most of my life and been surrounded by bombings, deaths - body parts laying in streets, you name it, and you never "get used to it". In future if you have nothing worthwhile saying then log out.
     
  11. Ubergrendle

    Ubergrendle Semper ubi sub ubi

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    inside DriverHeaven

    Good to know, unfortunately I couldn't find "Inside DriverHeaven" on google maps so I assumed it was London... :) You mentioned riding around Ireland on your bikes, but it thought that was more like a roadtrip.

    No chunnel between Ireland and England, but there is one between France and England. Good thing Napoleon is long since dead!
     
  12. HardwareHeaven

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    Thanks for the concern, its appreciated man. I was watching the news on sky, its bloody awful. always the innocent who die or get hurt. Saw this picture of a mother and her child badly injured and man it just gets to me. People need to realise that for every "statistic", thats a real living person - with a family, someones mother, father, son, daughter. Lives are destroyed because of this, people who werent even "involved" directly. Ive witnessed it over in Ireland across the 70's and 80's, I know a part of the pain.

    My thoughts really are with those people in London. Its such a wonderful city and the people there are great.

    A sad day :(
     
  13. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Very sad day for them :( feeling bad for them.
     
  14. The_Neon_Cowboy

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    People don't relise this stuff affects us all in one way or another. If your directly involved
    or not it makes no difference. Oil prices spiked, stocks fell, its felt asround the globe. It
    effects the way we think, the people we ellects etc.. etc.. etc.. Fills our radios, tv's talk
    shows,fuels discussions and legislation... Changes the world

    Yep pretty nasty day, good to hear your relatives are ok though.

    Politically I think this will change some people views especally
    if it turns to to really be al quida as claimed but unconfirmed

    Wonder if all the DHers are all right...
     
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    london is chaos - has taken me 3 hours to get home, police are everywhere

    i am goign to lie down and contemplate today
     
  16. HardwareHeaven

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    Im glad to see you are ok man, I was actually thinking about you and a few other DH londoners today. go lay down get a beer try to relax.
     
  17. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    I see Mig on the forum I think he ok
     
  18. Ubergrendle

    Ubergrendle Semper ubi sub ubi

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    the real crappy thing is that here in toronto, i'm at ground zero for any possible terrorist activity. King & Bay is the heart of canada's financial district, 4 corners = 4 50+ story skyscrappers holding our biggest banks. they evacuated us on 9/11...

    canada is in afghanistan but not in iraq... but i always keep thinking that if al quaeda's modus operandi is maximum terror, canada is a nice soft target. the shock value would be huge... realistically we're the ultimate pacifists, certainly out of the G8 we have the 'cleanest' record (note: part of that is due to our weak-willed political leadership).

    personally i think 'we' (western nations) need to get over Iraq and focus on hunting down Basayev and Bin Laden. Too many distractions, lets focus on the hard work. A message that "we will catch you no matter how hard you try to hide" if probably the best terrorist deterent right now.
     
  19. tastyweat

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    Yeah... he lives in Notts anyway
     
  20. mike2h

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    my prayers & best wishes go out to all you londoners specifically & to all who call england their home.
     

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