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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Ry
Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2005
Total posts: 4496
Posted:Written by: Ry

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.



Just talked to my stepdad, things are fine.. mum's just gone out so didn't get to speak to her. Did hear though, that his nephew was actually on the train just behind the one that got bombed. Talk about close call..


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:To me, as a New Yorker, although I wasn't here in 2001, it reinforces to me the importance of living life, moving on, and standing tall. We have to show these bastards that WE ARE NOT AFRAID!

We will not strike out blindly in revenge, but we will also not pull into our shells and live in fear. We will be alert, we will be prepared, and we will move on.

I have no need to ride the subway in the next couple of days, but on Saturday you bet I'll be riding those trains, head high and eyes out for anything amiss.

I'm going to work now. My heart and mind is with you all, Londoners. grouphug


-Mike )'(
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Josie-Posie
Josie-Posie

member
Location: Clapham, London
Member Since: 14th Mar 2005
Total posts: 82
Posted:Hi Guys,

Another sometime london HoPer checking in - kinda hecktic today as I work for TfL, our department has been swamped trying to keep traffic moving all day...

... Finally managed to get home after finding a train...amazed by people winging about how packed it was - felt like shouting at least you're alive you selfish bas*ard! but didn't just got off a stop early and walked the rest of the way.

How can people be like that?


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=Flashpoint=
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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:clap for Skully's updates and for her comments above

clap for all the Londoners getting on with it

clap for the G8 Politicians reaction

Terrorists? Why? Look at the IRA, never got them anywhere...

hug for all

From your pal and cheesemonger,
Pete ubbrollsmile


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:this infurirates me!



angry angry Browsing through a web comic I like, and I check out the forums...



I am so glad HoP isn't full of assholes like that forum is...



I'm going to go lie down... this has pissed me off terribly

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Helz Bellz
lovin' it...
Location: Bristol!
Member Since: 21st Aug 2002
Total posts: 2444
Posted:hug

Jonny Ucof and I are back at the princess palace safe and well with tea and spliff. I might even cook for him later wink

It's been a really wierd day to be in central London. The first I knew anything about it was at about 9.30 when one of the girls phoned to say they were having problems on the tube. Then Bam's phoned me and told me about the explosion at Liv street and was I ok?

All day we were finding out about all the different blasts from the internet (and Skully hug I found out more from you than I did from the crappy BBC wink ). But it kinda was "business as usual". Because of the terrorist link we were told we could leave at about 3ish and that the office will be closed tomorrow "so don't come in" (which is good!). As Orangebobo said everythign in the west end just closed down.

And then we started our mission home. We walked from Tottenham Court Road to Liverpool Street - which was surprisingly quick and we now know where the Old Bailey is and loads of other interesting facts wink. Luckily Liverpool Street had re-opened, and we got a train, and then a bus and we were home by 6pm biggrin

As Gabe said we didn't see any "carnage" or "destruction" walking through the city - not even at Liverpool Street. Roads were cordoned off but all you could see was people, LOTS of people just walking to get home.

The attacks seemed fairly contained. Seeing it all on the news tonight has made me think. As skully just said this could have been a HELL of a lot worse.

Maybe I would feel differently if I worked in an area that had been attacked... shrug I dunno. ...I don't think it's all sunk in yet. Like I say it's been a spooky day.

Blimey! Long post redface

I hope and pray tonight that everyone you know is also safe and well.

love to everyone ubblove

hug hug hug

** goes off to watch the news **


Live well, love much, laugh often...

Official O.B.E.S.E. cheerleader

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:OMG FRD i can understand why that angered you, i just read the first page and i'm fuming. Not reading anymore, its not worth it.

Let just be thankful that not everyone thinks like that.

hug to everyone grouphug


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Ry
Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2005
Total posts: 4496
Posted:I was about to go to bed, but just got an unofficial update. Current toll on BBC online is 37. Friend of mine who's a tv cameraman in the uk said that the toll was at least 45, then revised it to 150-200. I do hope he's wrong.

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upsidedown
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Location: Bucks
Member Since: 24th May 2005
Total posts: 32
Posted:im alrite



im still hearing 37 dead. all the bus services in area 1 are back up aparently and they are going to open the jubily, picadilly and northen line late tonight tho they are only very limited service.



i think that it is about 150-200 critical or server injuries so the 37 number might go up



also if anyone is still worried bout someone and cant get hold of them try phoning 08701566344 tho bear with the people running the service thy are getting something like 50,000 call per hour

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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:hug from Chicago

To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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flid
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:Hels, I'm totally with you on that wierdness thing. I arrived in Euston just as they closed the tube, was about to get on a bus to go past Russell Sq but decided I needed a pee before I went - it was when I was on the loo they evacuated Euston and by the time I came out, they were RUNNING people out of the station - feck, that was wierd.

Then i got in the office, went in a meeting and knew nothing til 12.30 at lunch break - 8 txtx n 3 voicemails saying 'are you alright - call me' and 'please tell me you're not in London today'

I really started to think 'oh sh**', I might not get home , this is serious.

As it happened, I ended up walking from Cov Gdn to Euston, picked up a couple of new buddies along the way, went for a beer - London was so so quiet, just pedestrians, everyone knew it was bad but no-onepaniced, no-one goet stressed out, the police were fantastic (never thouht I'd say that!!), so helpful, again so calm.

And I got to Euston, and I got back home and now I'm watching it on the TV and thinking - I was so very close to all of this - and now I feel quite, well, odd, like I shouldn't be here

sorry, babbling


'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:We can thank the emergency services for keeping the death toll so low.



They were on hand extremely quickly (especially as the bus was blown up just outside the British Medical Association and there were trained doctors inside!) - all emergency services carried out their jobs calmly and efficiently.



Well done and huge cheers for them clap bounce clap



As for the internet sites... well, surely there would be more of an outcry if govenments started to really police the internet?



It's being monitored for terrorist-related activity and paedophilia already (hence the large number of recent arrests)... but you can't get everyone.



The group that claimed responsibility is a fringe organisation who apparently spelled their Qur'an quote incorrectly - leading to doubt over its authenticity. Also, from what I heard on the news, it's an open forum, so any random person can post on it anonymously. Wait and see.



Flashpoint, there are those that would argue that terrorism and violence does succeed. It succeeds in drawing attention to a cause...


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flid
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:And that's why the message they're sending out is to unite with UK muslims to fight them, not fight the UK muslims or there really will be a war but fought internally - they'll have won.

But I don't hold out much hope of it lasting, hope I'm wrong


'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:poor timg - my post was in response to Claire's

'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:wink

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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:Why is everything so normal at home in Cheshire when it's been so godamn unnormal all day!

I'm off to bed - survivor guilt getting to me


'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:rolleyes



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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:ok, i've deleted my above posts before I go to bed, as they're beyond the topic of the thread. I did some digging around and found some worrying things, but I'm sure that conspiracy stories will circle for years and this isn't the time nor the place.

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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:No less important for that tho - it's just nice to find out people are Ok and share a bit of it.

Thanx to HoP for giving me you guys to talk to when something like this happens hug hug


'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:hug to everyone

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Nate
Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:dont feel guilty you survived, in death everyone on hop would have been very upset, very very very upset like we are not allready when stupid things like this happen

i am sooo glad that everyone is accounted for here on this lovely website.............. am i correct in thinking this?


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DeepSoulSheep
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Glad everyone is ok. HOP is one of the first places I thought of when I heard this last night...



Is Kat still in London? I haven't spoken to her in ages.



I hoping for statistical safety for my friends and family at the moment!

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flash fire
flash fire

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:peace

What the world needs now, is love, sweet love....

hugs to all. All our UK HoPpers were in my thoughts as I watched this unfold on the TV last night.


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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:I'm glad I heard about it here first and got to see everyone check in.

Deepest condolences from all your friends in the U.S. hug peace


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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drakematrix
drakematrix

Maker of the Cheesecake
Location: Akron, OH
Member Since: 14th Oct 2004
Total posts: 174
Posted:ditto

I heard about all of this this afternoon, on my way to school. Glad to hear that most of the UK HOP'ers are accounted for.

grouphug

As for that Uranium twit on the comic site... all i can say is: and people wonder why I wanna expat... mad2


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Puk
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Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2002
Total posts: 2615
Posted:hug hug hug hug hug hug sweet puk hugs for uk hoppers.
I sore late on t.v last night and made me think of the lovely hopper's poeple over there .


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I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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~Leah~
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Location: Sunshine Coast
Member Since: 26th Sep 2004
Total posts: 584
Posted:I was horrified when I saw this on telly last night. What's happening to this world. Thanks to everyone who checked in.

Never hold your farts in! They travel up your spine, go into your brain and that's where shitty idea's come from.

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:back in work - the city almost seems normal today.

i don't want to comment any more than that right now.

our mayor said this yesterday, and i don't think anyone could have said it better:


This was a cowardly attack, which has resulted in injury and loss of life. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been injured, or lost loved ones. I want to thank the emergency services for the way they have responded.

Following the al-Qaeda attacks on September 11 in America we conducted a series of exercises in London in order to be prepared for just such an attack. One of the exercises undertaken by the government, my office and the emergency and security services was based on the possibility of multiple explosions on the transport system during the Friday rush hour. The plan that came out of that exercise is being executed today, with remarkable efficiency and courage, and I praise those staff who are involved.

Id like to thank Londoners for the calm way in which they have responded to this cowardly attack and echo the advice of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair - do everything possible to assist the police and take the advice of the police about getting home today.

I have no doubt whatsoever that this is a terrorist attack. We did hope in the first few minutes after hearing about the events on the Underground that it might simply be a maintenance tragedy. That was not the case. I have been able to stay in touch through the very excellent communications that were established for the eventuality that I might be out of the city at the time of a terrorist attack and they have worked with remarkable effectiveness. I will be in continual contact until I am back in London.

I want to say one thing specifically to the world today. This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful. It was not aimed at Presidents or Prime Ministers. It was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindu and Jew, young and old. It was an indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any considerations for age, for class, for religion, or whatever.

That isnt an ideology, it isnt even a perverted faith - it is just an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder and we know what the objective is. They seek to divide Londoners. They seek to turn Londoners against each other. I said yesterday to the International Olympic Committee, that the city of London is the greatest in the world, because everybody lives side by side in harmony. Londoners will not be divided by this cowardly attack. They will stand together in solidarity alongside those who have been injured and those who have been bereaved and that is why Im proud to be the mayor of that city.

Finally, I wish to speak directly to those who came to London today to take life.

I know that you personally do not fear giving up your own life in order to take others - that is why you are so dangerous. But I know you fear that you may fail in your long-term objective to destroy our free society and I can show you why you will fail.

In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential.

They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They dont want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.

- Ken Livingstone (Mayor of London), 7 JUly 2005


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