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    Nation prepares to remember 7/7

    "A two-minute silence is among public and private events to mark the first anniversary of the London bombings. "

    'The UK is preparing to mark the first anniversary of the London bombings that claimed 52 lives and injured hundreds.

    At 0850 BST - when bombs on three Underground trains went off - flowers will be laid at King's Cross station, near the scene of one of the attacks.

    At midday, a two-minute silence will be observed across the country, including Wimbledon and other events.

    A public ceremony will be held later in Regent's Park, with readings and a recital of the names of the dead.

    The commemoration comes as Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair gives a firm warning that London must expect another attack.

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    There was phenomenal amount of police at all underground stations this morning when I used the underground to get to work.

    I'm not sure how many people will actually observe the two minute silence though.
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    people die every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toki
    people die every day.
    Nice contribution arsehole
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    allow me to bring the big picture in to this...

    150,000+ people die every day.

    at the going rate of 2 minutes per 52 people...we need 5769.9 minutes of silence every day to remember our fallen.

    really, im not an *******...just over the whole random memorial thing, it's kind of insulting to the really horribly tragic things that go on every day around the word but get not even a mention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toki
    allow me to bring the big picture in to this...

    150,000+ people die every day.

    at the going rate of 2 minutes per 52 people...we need 5769.9 minutes of silence every day to remember our fallen.

    really, im not an *******...just over the whole random memorial thing, it's kind of insulting to the really horribly tragic things that go on every day around the word but get not even a mention.
    That is not the point and you know it. You're out to cause offence. If i came on here and said the same blunt original comment on the Twin towers, i'd be kicked off in a shot.
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    not by me you wouldn't. if the mods are sensative to fact thats their own deal.

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    It's a remembrance thread, not a chance for you too cause offence with your badly-timed, blunt opinions.
    Last edited by J450n; 07-07-2006 at 01:55 AM.
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    DAMN! I missed the two minute silence......it's later than I thought. o well, I am on my own in the house so I wasn't making sound anyway.

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    toki your totally out of line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toki
    allow me to bring the big picture in to this...

    150,000+ people die every day.

    at the going rate of 2 minutes per 52 people...we need 5769.9 minutes of silence every day to remember our fallen.

    really, im not an *******...just over the whole random memorial thing, it's kind of insulting to the really horribly tragic things that go on every day around the word but get not even a mention.
    52 people were murdered for the crime of existing. I think 2 minutes of silence is in order.

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    I watched some coverage of the preparations in Britain this morning. My condolences to Londoners. I was in NYC on 9/11.
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