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Terror in Manchester 

God, people, did you see what happened in Manchester? 

It seems to be a suicide bomber with a bomb filled with shrapnel and nails to hurt as many people as possible, like those subway bombers in Moscow. I’m obviously not saying there’s a connection beyond the cruelty of these fuckers.


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5 thoughts on “Terror in Manchester 

  1. Fie upon this quiet life on said:

    I saw that. My research assistant is from Manchester. We are meeting tomorrow, and he texted me to see what time would work. He’s notorious about not seeing the news and/or knowing about what’s going on. I told him about the bombing, and then he disappeared from the text — I’m sure to find out if his friends and family are okay. I am worried for him. That singer is big for his age group. 😦


    • God, this is horrible.


      • Fie upon this quiet life on said:

        Fortunately I heard from my student today that his family and friends are all okay. Friends of his friends were there but no one was injured thankfully. He seemed a bit shaken but glad it wasn’t worse for him.

        Meanwhile my dean’s spouse died unexpectedly yesterday from a brain hemorrhage. Yesterday can fuck right off.


  2. el on said:

    I read a report on Israeli news site and was interested in the following statistic: “British counter-terrorism police have said they are making on average an arrest every day in connection with suspected terrorism.”

    I suppose, the bombings in Europe are still rare enough to not provide police security for large public events the way it’s done in Israel. For instance, for Israeli Independence Day celebrations at the local park, police secure the perimeter and do security control checks. Some kind of stick passes near your body, and the device would alert if it sensed weapons (iron).


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