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    Quote Originally Posted by resStealth
    its sad that all these tragedies have to happen over one groups lacking ability to accept someone different. when you look back to all of the crusades and other HOLY wars, they were all over different groups religious conflict. what is it going to take to get people to accept each other? face it people, everyone is different, noone is better then anyone else. we were born equal on this earth and we will die equal. hating someone else because they are different or have a different religion is really foolish. this exact frame of mind will be what brings the end of the earth. good luck to all in london and my condolences to the ones that died and the 700+ in the hospitals with serious injuries.
    I agree.
    These attacks don't achive anything except killing innocent people.
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    Well I'm not fond of religious discussion, for the very reason stated earlier, it usually erupts into nastiness, but the statement that most of the world's wars were religiously based really isn't arguable. It's a fact.

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    Btw, I finally got hold of my friend in Ealing. He does work right near 1 explosion site and in fact came out of the tube station on that line earlier that day. But he's fine. Helluva time getting home that night, but at least he got there eventually.

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    good to hear. and careful there again- those who beleive dont seem to like facts

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    I really wanted to visit london after these bombings. I live in manhattan and 4 yrs ago when we got hit, I ran into 15 or 20 brits in a 2 bl. radius around my street. They had come expressly to be supportive, knowing that tourism would disappear after the attacks. Like to be able to return the favor but the prices are still too high. Probably due in part to the exchange rate at present. Even though the dropped a bit against the $ after the bombings, it's still about 1.75 to 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    Well I'm not fond of religious discussion, for the very reason stated earlier, it usually erupts into nastiness, but the statement that most of the world's wars were religiously based really isn't arguable. It's a fact.

    Yes how true that is.

    I agree 100%.

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    I was watching Euronews today, a satellite news channel, and it was showing an interview that a Spanish news channel did with a young British muslim women in London three days after the bombings. I'm not surprised why it wasn't shown on British television news as I think the reaction would have been very nasty indeed. This young woman was asked how she felt about the bombings, she said she was sad it had happened however she then said her younger brother 'jumped for joy' when he heard that bombs had gone off and people had been killed. This is what we, the British people, are up against, this idea that some of these people believe that it is good to kill and maime other people. As for my personal feelings about that particular 'brother', those I will keep to myself as they are not suitable for this forum!

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    We had that here too after 9/11. Were I running things, those people would be living elsewhere now.

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    were i running things, more severe, painful things would have happened to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    Btw, I finally got hold of my friend in Ealing. He does work right near 1 explosion site and in fact came out of the tube station on that line earlier that day. But he's fine. Helluva time getting home that night, but at least he got there eventually.
    Good to know you managed to contact him mate. My Dad also works very close to where the bus bomb exploded. Took me ages to get through to him as the phone networks were down.

    I was working at a client site in London last week and found that the mood seems to be pretty good - certainly more friendly than normal, and with a noticable difference in security. It did however take me close to 2 hours to get from the South to North of london on the bus one evening
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    Yeah he's fine. NIghtmare getting home that night but otherwise, fine. Security is way beefed up here too. We had tactical squad cops with automatic weapons riding on subway trains.

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    Lightbulb

    While watching the events unfold on the news, the day of the bombings, and listening to survivor accounts of how they escaped from the scene of the explosions an idea came to mind. How about equiping all tube trains, wherever they are, with 'emergency boxes' containing dust masks, safety goggles, flashlights and special hammers to break door and window glass should an event like this, and I truly hope it doesn't, occur again or an accident which could produce the same problems of dust, smoke etc. At least this might help to reduce the injuries caused by inhilation of dust and smoke and allow the emergency services more time to deal with those seriously injured ?

    *I did send an email to those who run the London Underground but it will probably be ignored, mainly due to cost however, to my mind, a human life is priceless!*

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