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Postby Chrisbert on Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:51 am

Al, give us a sign, man.
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Postby Chief_Petty_Officer_Klerk on Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:30 am

I don't think Al lives in London. I thought he lived out in the scrub somewhere in the UK.
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Postby Alan Foreman on Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:50 am

Of course I live London! EVERYBODY in the UK live in London. We're not smart enough to use the rest of the country!

Sheesh.
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Postby Charion on Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:16 am

I wonder if this was really planned to happen in time of the G8 summit or if that wasn't even a consideration.
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Postby Alan Foreman on Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:21 am

Charion wrote:I wonder if this was really planned to happen in time of the G8 summit or if that wasn't even a consideration.


Oh come on, the world's powerful leaders all in one place... but they can't get near to that so they bomb the underground (and one bus which looks like a mistake)
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Postby Lothar Hex on Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:28 pm

I don;t get why the hell the American news networks are comparing it to 9/11. It's nowhere near the scale of those attacks.

4 explosions, 37 people killed, could have been a LOT worse. A lot of my American friends are surprised that people aren;t panicking like headless chickens. The way I see it is that the UK is viewing this more of a minior annoyance than something to start soiling your trousers over.
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Postby Charion on Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:43 pm

It's just that one would think a terrorist would hit in somewhere in Scotland since that's where the G8 summit is... Not in London which is far away from the G8 summit.
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Postby Tom Radigan on Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:01 pm

Lothar Hex wrote:I don;t get why the hell the American news networks are comparing it to 9/11. It's nowhere near the scale of those attacks.


Actually, they aren't. The attacks aren't even being continuously talked about on the radio, which I was listening to all day; the baseball game I was following went on as scheduled.

4 explosions, 37 people killed, could have been a LOT worse. A lot of my American friends are surprised that people aren;t panicking like headless chickens. The way I see it is that the UK is viewing this more of a minior annoyance than something to start soiling your trousers over.


Other British posters on other forums I visit have pretty much displayed the same feelings about this.
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Postby absoluthoyt on Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:14 pm

Brits have been bombed by the IRA for years. So while in the modern age of terrorism this gets more attention i would imagine its nothing new
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Postby caffeinejunkie on Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:06 pm

Lothar Hex wrote:4 explosions, 37 people killed, could have been a LOT worse. A lot of my American friends are surprised that people aren;t panicking like headless chickens. The way I see it is that the UK is viewing this more of a minior annoyance than something to start soiling your trousers over.


When you've been on the Tube at rush hour, you know it could have been a hell of a lot worse.

Think playing "sardines" with an entire station and you might come close to the picture.

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Postby Chrisbert on Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:01 am

Alan Foreman wrote:Of course I live London! EVERYBODY in the UK live in London. We're not smart enough to use the rest of the country!

Sheesh.


I honestly didn't know when the con was, or when you were leaving. I figured that since it was in the US, you'd have to fly out from Heathrow.
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Postby Alan Foreman on Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:14 pm

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I honestly didn't know when the con was, or when you were leaving. I figured that since it was in the US, you'd have to fly out from Heathrow.


Nope, Gatwick. Bollocks to using Heathrow! Too hard to get too (with the tube down make that near impossible) and too busy.
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Postby Illusionist on Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:37 am

Plus, Gatwick is much nicer. Heathrow is really dirty, and there's litter everywhere.
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Postby Secoh on Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:53 am

Illusionist wrote:Plus, Gatwick is much nicer. Heathrow is really dirty, and there's litter everywhere.


It took you 6 months to get around to adding this?
From my tour all of the cities were full of litter, with the exception maybe of Oxford, unless you count all those untidy university students.

Re Al's comment about not using the rest of the country, I had to laugh at the row of 10 or so tiny townhouses - in the middle of fucking empty paddocks with nothing for miles. (Mind you, that was in Wales. And Cornwall). Who the hell would move to the country in order to live right next door to 9 other families.
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