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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
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Total posts: 10530
Posted:Just heard of the news... 33 confirmed dead frown

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Message to all those that have children in schools in london. Any child not picked up will be cared for as arrangements have been made to keep them in the schools until their parents/gardians are able to collect them.

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton

Total posts: 197
Posted:Also heard from raaraa, he went to London last night, but he's ok too.

"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire

Total posts: 1711
Posted:grouphug

I woke up this morning to be faced with this- home desecrated, my friends threatened, possibly killed.

I'm in the US right now just in case anyone was worried.

My thoughts are with you all. This makes me feel sick to my stomach.


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Royal london Hospital have treated over 200 people today

They only have 75 patients still in the hospital, 10 of which are in a serious condition and 6 in a critical condition. If you are worried that they are your loved ones do not phone the hospital. Phone everyone you know first to be sure that your loved one is still missing if you still do not find them phone this number 0870 1566 344. DO NOT PHONE THIS NUMBER UNLESS YOU HAVE TO!


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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Well, like about fifty billion other people I just watched a news conference with London Underground and Police spokespeople, who seemed very professional and impressive I must say. The overall picture seemed to be:
*Emergency plans went into place quickly and effectively
*minimal people hurt considering potential eg no fires or people trapped underground for long... they moved people to platforms and evacuated as soon as they could.. people weren't having to walk along tracks and all that.
*people 'stayed calm and followed orders' Very British! After all, there have been bombs etc in London for decades, with IRA and all.
*Transport won't really kick off much tonight...hope to get most 'business as usual' back by tomorrow... but they did say that of course they don;t know if it's over yet, if more things will happen etc.


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WryTerra


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Location: Cheltenham

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Posted:Glad to hear everyone seems ok (and prayers and crossed fingers for those we haven't heard for).

FYI I'm no where near london these days so safe and well.


"We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty" - Mal Reynolds

"I can't tell the difference between an electron and a cat" - Brother of a friend

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I'm signing off as updater now as I'm guessing most people are on their way home and can watch the news for themselves.

It's been a very sad day. To all those who have lost a love one my sympathies go out to you. To all those injured, I send healing vibes. To all those that are feeling shocked and stressed by the events I offer you an ear to listen.

My only request of everyone out there is don't let your anger and fear cloud your judgement. There is lots of talk about who commited this terrible act. Don't let all the rumours and speculation make you turn against your neighbours because of their beliefs. After 9/11 some terrible things happened. Innocent people were attact and or killed basically because of the fear that filled people after it terrible day.


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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:thank you skullly

i hope everyone on here isnt feeling too bad.......... try not to think about this whole mess.......itll help


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rowanlee


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Location: west coast

Total posts: 99
Posted:My thoughts are with you, love and hugs to all .
Will bring them in person soon
Andrea


wherever you go, there you are

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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:I've texted Tao Star, and she's safe at home biggrin

We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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_G_
SILVER Member since May 2005

_G_

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Location: Paris

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Posted:I heard something about a large majority of the 1500 metropolitan police who are in Edinborough with respect to the G8 sumit are being re-deployed to London.
Can we expect an attempt to attack the G8 Ministers?


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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK

Total posts: 725
Posted:That's false, they answered that at the press conference. London has 31,000 officers there, more then enough they claimed. G8 will be fine.

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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:woooh for tao star and woooh for londons preparedness

I like Languages.

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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:i've just got a list off Tao Star of people she knows to be ok:

Monkey
Weasel
Martin
Cole
Hels
Eva
BamBam
UCOF
Purple Anna
Kev
Magic Matt

and she says probably more but thats all she can think of at the moment


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

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Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:watching the news in auckland airport, my thoughts are with those in london, i'm so grateful my family are ok.... love and hugs and support to all xxx

Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering...

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:Hi guys

hug

So glad to hear the news of so many Hoppers safe & well.

I have family in the UK, but I suspect I won't find out until tomorrow any news with regards to their whereabouts.

Take care all

hug


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Those of us in New York are with you guys. hug

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Written by: Flaming Deity

I heard something about a large majority of the 1500 metropolitan police who are in Edinborough with respect to the G8 sumit are being re-deployed to London.
Can we expect an attempt to attack the G8 Ministers?



The press conference police spokesmen said that they felt that the officers they had on duty, as well as Transport police, were adequate to deal with what happened. Overall, they evacuated people quickly and not really so many people were injured/ affected directly. There isn't big piles of twisted wreckage all over London or anything. They also said that they needed to maintain their organisational 'resilience' in case anything further should happen.
Remember that London is in a way 'used to' bombs and so on. Eg just in the last year I was there (1992) there was a lot of IRA activity. This has been going on for years and 'they' know this sort of thing is likely to happen sooner or later.

I'm not minimsing how awful it is for people, just saying that these very professional officials don't seem to over-react....


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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:And good luck everyone getting home!!

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

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Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:I was in total shock when I woke up and heard about this. My mind kept on flashing with the film clips of 911, I woke up one morning to hear that on the news too.

I'm glad to hear that so many London HoPpers are accounted for. My prayers for everyone effected by this tragedy, directly or indirectly.


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I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:TFL just E-mailed me (confused) to let me know that National Rail, Bus, and DLR are all returning to normal, but that the Tubes are still down.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

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Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:just got to work a little while ago and found out what happened & my heart just sank. glad to hear of the HoPpers that are safe & sound. my thoughts are with you. ubbcrying grouphug

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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:I don't know what on earth I've been up to, but I only just heard the news. Getting up to date via video streaming, photos and reports on bbc online, and it looks horrific.



My heart goes our UK counterparts, and those in London especially. One of my best mates recently left London for the states, but I can't help thinking how close to home it's hit.



Going back to the news now, hoping that things settle. Please take care and be safe, all of you.


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firebyrd
SILVER Member since May 2005

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Location: belfast

Total posts: 154
Posted:hey guys, my thoughts are with you I'm stuck in the States at the minute and still trying to contact family in London, My heart is with you all.
Much love to all concerned
Diana


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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:My mum flew back to the UK yesterday. I can't seem to contact her- logic tells me she should have arrived before the chaos, but I'm still a bit worried. She was going back to Devon- I didn't ask but I'm hoping she went via Bristol and not Heathrow.

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

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Location: in the works... somewhere...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

I'm signing off as updater now as I'm guessing most people are on their way home and can watch the news for themselves.



You've done a sterling job. Thank you clap

Written by: Havokist

I've texted Tao Star, and she's safe at home biggrin



Glad to hear it cool


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you are nice woman.

yay,

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

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slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

Total posts: 2216
Posted:latest figure = 37 dead with around 700 casualties frown ubbcrying

i just got sent home from work this eve at epsom downs as the racing got called off out of consideration for those in and around london.

more hug 's to everyone who needs them...


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I've been following this News all day and I suppose for the most part I was really just relaying the news without thinking so hard about it.

I've just been sitting down and thinking about what this all means. The main thought that has struck me is that now they are saying over 700 people were injured but the fatality numbers that are reported so far at 37. I'm kind of amazed that it was such a low percentage of the whole number injured. I know that one death is one too many but I just think that it could have all been so much worse. If fires had caught hold in the tube tunnels so many more could have died. I know for the families of those that have died that is no comfort, but for someone on the outside looking in I can see how much worse it all could have been. Tube trains at that time of day are packed full.

It has also reinforced in me the sense that my life is precious to me and that I can never know when or where my life will end. It's reinforced in me the feeling that I MUST make the most of everyday I get. Whether I choose to spend my life being happy and spreading that happiness to others or spend it being sad and grumpy about everything and bringing everyone around me down isn't going to make an iotas worth of difference to the grand scheme of the world for in truth I am just small organisms passing through, but it will make a difference to how much I enjoy the time I have.


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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

Total posts: 2216
Posted:i agree totally with that skully. i think it's also worth bearing in mind that the citzens of bagdad are living with barbaric atrocities such as this on a daily basis.... frown

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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