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Well, it's hubby's hometown and going through another (it's 3rd) atrocity.  Thankfully, human spirit prevails and the people pull together and unite and help those that need help.  Such a disgraceful act of violence in the name of what?  Don't get me going!  I've been watching reports and updates all day and have to admit that having grown up in London during the IRA terror of constant bombing and threat alerts, you kind of get desensitised.  Not that it's something that just goes over the head, but,  well I don't know how to describe it.  I was talking to lil sis just last week about a similar thing that when we were in London and at work and were notified of an explosion somewhere in London all that went through our heads was 'that's our transport f***ed and god knows when we're going to get home tonight'.  Desensitised and anger for the wrong reason.  I now have anger for a different reason as I live in a place where we seem to not be targeted so see it as the horror that it is looking in from my sofa instead of struggling to get back to my sofa.  Scotland was hit, once, and they dare no return.  Is that a good thing (do people remember when we took the girl to Orlando and the airport we were flying into in Glasgow was attacked so our flight was diverted to where my car was not so my transport home was f***ed?).  That was 10 years ago almost to the day!  And still it goes on.

Didn't mean to turn that around to 'me me me' but having lived and grown up with it, it's like going back to childhood.  But, it's not like I'm suffering.  Others suffer I was lucky to just be inconvenienced by it.  How do people cope when they are living with the aftereffects of the horrors endured?

Well, lets hope that those damned gods up there get their heads together and tell their idiots down here to give it a rest.  Mankind should be renamed manunkind.

Haggie rant over.



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I cried so hard when I listened to the BBC World Service News this morning. I can't believe anyone could do that to people who they've been hanging out with for a couple of hours. To see children around you and then kill them... unimaginable. Also, what kind of conviction does it take to kill yourself..?! 

I, too, grew up in London during the IRA campaign. I remember being totally annoyed by all the trash cans (rubbish bins) being removed from public places in case of bombs. I think my age contributed a lot to my lack of fear in those days - feeling invulnerable, like most teenagers. I remember my dad checking for car bombs under our car whenever we parked somewhere busy. He was in the RAF and felt it was a real possibility to be targeted. 

I heard that the threat of another act of terrorism in the UK is now as high as it can be. I really hope nothing else happens! I don't completely get the point of it, either. It doesn't make anyone sympathetic to their cause. 

Life in the world seems crazy these days.
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With the security thing I know where you're coming from. My dad is a retired prison officer based in Brixton Prison for 30 years. As far as security issues go it was part of our daily life also especially as we lived right on the other side of the prison wall and IRA 'suspects' were held in the secure unit there. Prison dogs and mirrors on sticks were commonplace.
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