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Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Dave!I woke up sick this morning for no particular reason. I don't get sick very often, so it was a bit disorienting to be feeling all queasy (especially after only four hours of sleep). Not knowing what to do about it, I decided to make sure I wasn't going to puke then take some Pepto Bismol. Good old Pepto Bismol! During my younger days, I was convinced that it could cure most anything.

It was my intention to go back to bed and see if I could get some more sleep... thus allowing the Pepto Bismol to do its thing. But that wasn't happening, so I grabbed my laptop off the night-stand and thought I would see what's happening in the world.

Finding out that the London Underground was suffering terrorist attacks made me go from "queasy" to "totally nauseated" within a heartbeat.

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My mind flashing back to Madrid, I struggled to understand exactly how such an act could possibly benefit a terrorist organization. It certainly isn't going to make anybody sympathetic to their cause. If anything, it only galvanizes the world's resolve to strike out against terrorism. I guess that's the "senseless" part of "senseless violence."

What truly mystifies me is the target of the attacks. I mean, LONDON? These are the people who would not buckle under the horrors of never-ending bombing raids during The Blitz! If history tells us anything, it's that Londoners will not cave. Ever. So, while this is certainly a sad day for London, for England, for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and for the world... there should be no doubt in anybody's mind that London will endure. Always.

My thoughts are with my friends in the city and their countrymen today. Remember your history. Remember your resolve in the face of adversity. Remember you are not alone. God save the Queen.


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  1. Neil T. says:

    Exactly :) . From what I have heard from Transport for London the buses and rail services are already getting back to normal and the tube should be running in less affected areas tomorrow. It’s a sad day but we’ll be back on our feet in no time.

  2. Kevin says:

    Neil, I’m pulling for you and all your countrymen. Stay strong.

  3. Venusupnorth says:

    Oh this is so sad, I found out as it was happening this morning. It just puts a gray sky over everything around us, it makes us feel invaded and paranoid. Iceland is one of the countries that supported the Iraqi war and has sent men over there, so I guess we’re on the terrorists sh*t list as of now? I believe in a higher power and I think the goodness in this World can eventually waste this evil away. Like you said Dave, they messed with the wrong country this time; England has endured alot of abuse from WWII, I don’t think they’re going to let some loser terrorists that blow themselves up in buses take away their freedom and security.

  4. Carl says:

    It was only a matter of time really. My night wasn’t so good either.

  5. Dave Hunt says:

    “it makes us feel invaded and paranoid”

    Speaking as a Londoner, it does not make me feel invaded or paranoid. To quote the Cheif Police Commisioner, “London can take it”.

    We will not be an easy target for terrorism. We will not feel terror.

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