Thursday, July 07, 2005

We Interrupt Our Usual Broadcast (4)...

Seems that its not just the human cost people are counting. Apparently the FOOTSIE has lost 2.32% of its value (down 200+ points) since the start of the day and the beginning of the explosions. Given that the explosions were seemingly targeted at the financial district of Liverpool Station, thats hardly surprising really...

DFAT have now put out two numbers for concerned family and friends here in Australia: 1300 555 135 and now also 1800 00 22 14.

George Bush spoke on TV/Radio just minutes ago from the G8.

Tony Blair had an opportunity to express our hearfelt condolences to the people of London. I applaud Prime Minister Blair's steadfast determination and faith...This morning I made contact with our Homeland Security folks, and I instructed them to be in contact with local and state officials about the facts with what took place here in london, and be extra vigilant as our folks are heading to work. The contrast between what we see here on the TV, and what you see first hand is quite vivid to me. On the one hand we have people here working to bring an end to world poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of aids, and of ways to have a clean environement. And on the other hand we have people killing innocent people. ...those who have such evil in their heart, that they will take the lives of innocent folks. The war on terror goes on. I was most impressed with the resolve in the room. It is like my resolve. And I yield to these people. But we will not yield to these terrorists...And we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion, that will overcome their ideology of hate.

The London Ambulance Service now puts the the figure of serious injuries at 150.

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