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Post by Jessica on Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:21 am

I was most amused (when channel surfing last night) to see 'ABC World News'. For a start I'm not sure what 'world' had to do with anything all the news was about the USA Laughing

Then they showed the huge storm icon going over where Shane lives, and had 5 reporters dotted around covering the weather. OK, their snow inland is horrible, and we don't get snow that bad here any more; but come on guys, reporting how terrible getting 1 inch of rain in a day is Question Exclamation

Perhaps they should visit the UK now and again, we get 1 inch of rain at least once a week through December, January and February most years Rolling Eyes

Latest for UK is: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4714344/No-let-up-in-the-flood-with-now-six-weeks-rain-due-in-five-days-and-up-to-seven-inches-by-Saturday.html

Shame Jack Klugman and Gerry Anderson passed away at Chrismas Sad



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Post by Shane on Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:20 am

They do tend to sensationise things in the news here, especially when there isn't much going on with real news. FOX is even worse.

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Post by Земляне on Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:36 pm

Yesterday was pretty shit for news, people non stop shopping and the maker of Thunderbirds, Captin Scarlet and Stingray dying.
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Post by Jessica on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:41 pm

Bombing the Boston Marathon, whatever next Shocked

I hope there aren't too many dead or seriously injured, what a dreadful shame.

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Post by madd_rocker on Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:07 pm

The shit that people do!! Just mind boggling!

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Post by Shane on Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:11 pm

As of right now there are 2 dead and 22 injured. They have shut down the entire center of Boston right now.

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Post by DazzaFett on Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:12 pm

Blimey. Just after reading the sad news about Terry I then see this!
Just put he TV on & I can't quite believe what I am seeing.
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Post by Shane on Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:42 pm

Yup and it just keeps getting worse. Now they say 2 dead 51 injured. More devices have been found and cell service in Boston has been shut down, along with public transport and sporting events being cancelled.

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Post by Jessica on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:08 am

In the end it seems 3 dead and 100 injured. Sad

With the London Marathon next week I'm sure security will be a nightmare for all. Such a shame sporting events are targeted. If terrorists stick to political gatherings I could understand why.

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:41 am

all they want to do is kill people. they dont care who jess.

shane you heard from any friends in the area? hope everyone ok

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Post by Shane on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:13 am

We had 3 people from my town who were running and they are fine. I heard from another friend who was up watching the race but he was about 3 blocks away and didn't know anything had happened from where he was. My buddies wife was supposed to be running but hurt herself. He and their kids would have been right there waiting for her. A bad knee can be a good thing sometimes.

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Post by Jessica on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:34 pm

Not to worry Shane, I'm sure 6 hours in she'd have finished long before the bombs.

Seems an odd choice of target, and even stranger choice of timing for any terrorist group. I'd have though Margaret Thatcher's funeral would have been more of a target really.

Shame the count is 3 dead, 176 injured now. I have a feeling the death count will rise within a week too from the seriously injured not making it Sad

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Post by Jessica on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:06 am

When I said 'Whatever next' after the Boston bombs I wasn't expecting it to be 70 dead in Waco just a few days later Sad

Good to see Maggies funeral was a civilised event yesterday Very Happy

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Post by Shane on Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:58 am

The FBI released pictures of the suspects in the bombing last night. I just woke up to find that one of them has been killed and the other one is on the run after killing a local police officer. It's not going to be long before we have the who's and whys on this one.

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Post by madd_rocker on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:51 am

The one that was killed, was riddled.

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Post by Shane on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:59 am

That will happen when you charge a line of armed police officers with a bomb strapped to your chest.

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:24 am

hope the started from the ankles up the bastard

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:11 pm

the 'whys' might actually be known because bastard no. 2 is in custody

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Post by Shane on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:30 am

What a bizarre day here. Watching the news all day long the streets of Boston were empty. Everyone, and I mean everyone, stayed out of the way of law enforcement but once the word got out that the last suspect the streets were packed and there was singing, cheering, and crowds everywhere. They were some pretty dramatic times there.

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Post by Shane on Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:19 pm

2 weeks later and here's the follow up. The surviving bomber is in a top security prison hospital ward and talking to investigators. 29 people are still in the hospital recovering. Now for the really amazing thing, the fund set up to help those victims with their recoveries is now up to $26.5 million which just shows me that there really are good people out there who will step up to help their fellow man.

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Post by Земляне on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:42 pm

It hasn't been wide spread but today Queen Beatrix (Orange-Nassau) of the Netherlands is abdicating in favour of her son Willem-Alexander(Orange-Nassau) who is the First prince let alone King of the Netherlands since William III 1849-1890.
The Orange-Nassau dynasty has pretty much got connections to all current European monarchies and even holds claim to the English throne but Willem lost his claim when he married a Catholic.

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Post by Jessica on Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:45 am

That's cool, she's been queen for quite a while. About time ours did the same I think. I'm sure Elizabeth is trying to outdo Victoria Laughing

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Post by Shane on Tue May 21, 2013 9:56 am

I'm not sure if it made the news over there but a huge tornado touched down yesterday about 70 miles South of Ryan. The pictures of the devistation actually brought tears to my eyes. Whole streets turned to kindling, cars stacked up like matchbox toys. When I left for work there were 51 confirmed dead and as 2 schools were hit, there are still at least 2 dozen children missing. All this in a town that got hit in 1999 by almost the exact same thing.

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Post by Shane on Tue May 21, 2013 10:35 am

Here's an aerial shot of how it looks. I'm pretty sure that's one of the schools at the bottom of the picture.

https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/336830017348702208/photo/1

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Post by Jessica on Tue May 21, 2013 10:35 am

It has made the news over here, it looks dreadful Crying or Very sad

Fortunatly the death toll is confirmed as 24 now, not as high as originally thought in the chaos (as of 30 mins ago).

It seems a lot of the presumed dead have turned up with minor injuries, thankfully. Still, 24 dead is awful, and I'm sure a lot will be children. Sad

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