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Posted:Don't worry, it was all the way in New York City.

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2 Grenades Explode at UK Consulate in NYC

By BETH GARDINER
Associated Press Writer
LONDON (AP) -- Two small makeshift grenades exploded outside the British Consulate in New York early Thursday, causing slight damage to the building but injuring no one, officials said.

The blasts occurred at 3:50 a.m. as voters were going to the polls in Britain. In London, Britain's Foreign Office said there were no provisions for Britons to vote at overseas consulates.

Police spokesman Noel Waters said the grenades had been placed inside a cement flower box outside the front door of the midtown Manhattan building that houses the consulate.

After piecing together the shrapnel, police determined the devices were toy grenades that had been filled with gunpowder. Officers estimated that one was the size of a pineapple; the other the size of a lemon.

The blasts shattered a panel of glass in the building's front door and ripped a one-foot chunk from the planter. The department's bomb squad was at the scene and streets were closed in the area.




Um... somebody wanna explain this one to me? confused


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Posted:quick!

we should bomb india or somewhere else with muslims in retaliation!


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mcp
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Posted:wow, is that like, the opposite of voter apathy?

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

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Posted:Hmmm. Perhaps/hopefully the bombs went off early...

Or maybe it was kids or some crazy person...

Or maybe it was some kindof secret CIA/MI5 conspiracy (or I've just been watching too many bad movies smile )

But I reckon it was probably the first one.


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Posted:don't make no sense to me
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NYC


NYC

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Posted:It's just strange how many American landmarks they'd have had to drive by/over/under to get to the UK consolate.

If people start hating the UK more than America I'm going to start getting offended. wink


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coleman
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Posted:cbc news said:

"There's no proof that the consulate was the target of the attack, since several businesses are housed in the same office building."

seems to be quite a coincidence with the timing though.

i don't understand most of these kind of attacks so this one is no different.

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i8beefy2
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Posted:Written by: mcp

wow, is that like, the opposite of voter apathy?



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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

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Posted:"i don't understand most of these kind of attacks so this one is no different."

Yep. That's cos there is no justifiable reason for anyone to deliberately attack, maim or kill innocent people. Ever.

They may think they have a 'cause', but that's not reason.


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NYC


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Posted:All depends on how you define 'innocent'.

I don't think the 9/11 terrorists believed that they were attacking 'innocent' people.


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_Clare_
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Posted:No, but they believed in a cause and that cause told them that these innocent people were guilty of crimes against their religion...

There are many 'causes' around the world which have inspired people to a violent struggle.

But none of them are worth human life.


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Posted:There will always be causes that are worth a human life. We each just differ as to what we think they are.

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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Posted:Hmmm. I'm not sure about that.

I don't think anyone has the right to take another life. Everyone being equal, n'all smile


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Posted:ditto

i don't think it is right to take another life for any reason. theres always another way


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NYC

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Posted:Written by:

I don't think anyone has the right to take another life. Everyone being equal, n'all




Everything isn't equal though. That's the point. Democracy has arisen from bloodshed against tyrany.

Written by: starpoi

ditto

i don't think it is right to take another life for any reason. theres always another way



Remind me not to put you on my anti-terroist sniper squad. wink

I'll bet World War Two could have been prevented had we all just hugged. rolleyes


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

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Posted:Yeah, ok, I know it's outrageously idealistic and tree-hugging.

Doesn't stop it being true though.

There are millions of families around the world wishing their loved one hadn't died for a 'cause'.

You are right in the respect that some causes deem themselves more important than life... I'm not arguing with you. I'm just making the point that they shouldn't.
Nothing philosophical or deep... just the obvious point that human life should always be held in higher regard than a cause.


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Posted:I can think of several causes that are more important than my life.

But I, too, understand where you're coming from.


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_Clare_
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Posted:But can you think of several causes that are more important than someone elses life (for example, your lovely girlfriend)?

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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Posted:Incidentally, hope you don't get offended by that last post (am just reading over it again).

My point is... that everyone is loved by someone... whether it's a family member or friends or through a relationship... and while it is easy to say you would give up your life for a cause - you have to think of those around you who wouldn't think that cause so worthy.

I suppose it's social responsibility.


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