Tube Chaos In London

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That was the email she sent me. The nature of her profession means she's not prone to fabrication. No doubt there will be another media blanket to avoid panic because he's certainly not operating alone.
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The G8 summit requires a huge security effort. As the summit is in in Scotland, the UK's security forces are dragged away from London, making the events supposedly difficult to deal with. This is exhibited by the fact that Tony Blair has had to travel a long way back to London and then back to G8 tonight. Apparently, however, the contingency plans in place have gone smoothly.
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johnny, your friend may not be "prone to fabrication" but i fail to see how her profession makes her passing on an unsubstantiated report any more credible than if she worked at the checkout in the local supermarket? if she has a genuine, direct source then fair enough but it sounds to me like she's just repeating a rumour which i've seen all t'internet today.
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:eek: :eek: :eek:

Just heard it on the radio after a posting on Dominion.

Glad to hear all HLers seem to be ok, and I hope the same for those (relatives, friends, who ever) around you.

Eva.
Celebrations done, more to come, hopefully.

Meanwhile: I'm still confused but on a higher level... :-)
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Dad has just phoned Mum - he's fine and managed to get out of London. He's in Sidcup now so well on his way home.

Hope everyone else gets good news too.
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Motz wrote:The G8 summit requires a huge security effort. As the summit is in in Scotland, the UK's security forces are dragged away from London, making the events supposedly difficult to deal with. This is exhibited by the fact that Tony Blair has had to travel a long way back to London and then back to G8 tonight. Apparently, however, the contingency plans in place have gone smoothly.

--- Motz, thanks for the info. Good points! :notworthy:
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RicheyJames wrote:johnny, your friend may not be "prone to fabrication" but i fail to see how her profession makes her passing on an unsubstantiated report any more credible than if she worked at the checkout in the local supermarket? if she has a genuine, direct source then fair enough but it sounds to me like she's just repeating a rumour which i've seen all t'internet today.

--- If her report is true and accurate, it will be good when we get the full story. I hope everyone in London, or with family/friends in the capital, gets good news. :?
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I guess the timing re: G8 is partly connected to the diversion of security expertise, and partly intended to deliver one huge slap in the face to Blair, Bush et al. I wouldn't think it has anything to do with Africa, aid or global warming. None of those are issues Osama and his cronies have blathered on about. He's not exactly an ecologist. The problem with Blair, Bush etc, if you're on that particular frequency, is principally that they're zionist infidels polluting the muslim holy land.
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MrChris wrote:I guess the timing re: G8 is.... partly intended to deliver one huge slap in the face to Blair, Bush et al. I wouldn't think it has anything to do with Africa, aid or global warming. None of those are issues Osama and his cronies have blathered on about. He's not exactly an ecologist.
--- LOL! "Aladdin Bin Osama" is not exactly a humanitarian, is he ?!?
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it will serve as a better warning to the other G8 leaders because the attack is on the same hunk of rock as they are.
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There are still people I haven't heard from and it's giving me massive anxiety.
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Is anyone else having phone issues? I'm having trouble getting through to anyone.
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CorpPunk wrote:There are still people I haven't heard from and it's giving me massive anxiety.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that they'll all be ok. :|
Celebrations done, more to come, hopefully.

Meanwhile: I'm still confused but on a higher level... :-)
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are the telephone land lines up?

i gather they took the mobile networks down so that the emergency services could use them (standard practice with stuff like this).

presumably if people are surfing t'interweb then the phone land lines are unaffected... :?
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CorpPunk - Yes, most of the mobile networks are down. Those that are still functioning have either been intentionally disabled to prevent mobile phones activating further bombs, or have been appropriated by emergency services and the like.

Try landlines, it's your best bet. Sympathies to you, I just spent an agonising thirty minutes trying to track down a mate.
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Some people in my office managed to get a text through on a mobile, but no calls. The land lines seem to be working though.

@CorpPunk - I know how you feel - best of luck tracking down your loved ones. I had to wait an awful 4 hours before we heard from Dad.

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I was lucky and got through to my brother on his mobile on only the second attempt, but he says the whole system was f*cked by sheer weight of calls of people trying to check if their loved ones are OK.
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Eva wrote:
CorpPunk wrote:There are still people I haven't heard from and it's giving me massive anxiety.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that they'll all be ok. :|
Absolutely. It isn't easy getting calls to or from the city at the moment.

My mate is thankfully on the train out of town to Southampton.

My thoughts are with you Corpy.
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Quit stressin' honey drop dew.

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Phew. Okay, I've got hold of everyone. FYI--I don't know if this is just because I'm calling internationally, but I couldn't get through on a few landlines either.
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Johnny: A Police spokesperson has apparently "received no reports of a police sniper shooting anyone dead". That was in response to a journalist's question at the joint emergency services news conference just now. However, he also had no knowledge of the controlled explosion which the BBC has shown footage of, so it may still be true.
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Our international lines a bit iffy.

Thermals are currents of rising hot air which keep the glider aloft. If there is enough humidity in the air, they will top out with the creation of those nice little fluffy summer fair weather clouds that Andy Pandy likesto play with his cats under. If not humid enough, you have to try and find them by looking at ground features (eg car park gets hot, heats air above faster than a grass field or lake). And if there are no thermals glider lands in field. Hopefully safely.

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Hmmm, interesting. So you're saying the only thing between you and the pavement is a lot of hot air. Scary.

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Same s**t as in Spain...
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