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2 MINUTES SILENCE...........11.58 this morning......

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swiperfox Thu 14-Jul-05 10:59:06

For London.

WideWebWitch Thu 14-Jul-05 11:00:30

Thanks for reminding me.

expatinscotland Thu 14-Jul-05 11:00:51

Is it for the entire UK as well?

swiperfox Thu 14-Jul-05 11:01:55

Yes, sorry, i meant it's for the London bombings.....

gothicmama Thu 14-Jul-05 11:07:41

they want peopel not just to be silent as a mark of respect but to do it publicly as an act of defiance (towards people who want to use terror to promote their cause)

expatinscotland Thu 14-Jul-05 11:08:52

We are planning to step outside for the 2 minutes.

KBear Thu 14-Jul-05 11:09:51

The whole of Europe is joining us.

QueenOfQuotes Thu 14-Jul-05 11:09:54

I'll try to do it - going to be tricky though - it's lunchtime for the boys and I've got one of DS1's friends over for lunch too [frown]

kid Thu 14-Jul-05 11:16:51

The last time we had a silence, DS chose that exact moment to sing something, I can't remember the song now but it was a really funny one!

lockets Thu 14-Jul-05 11:23:15

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Angeliz Thu 14-Jul-05 11:26:26

i like that gothicmama!

I wonder how they'll cope with that in nurseries. I suppose they don't even try??

dinosaur Thu 14-Jul-05 11:27:15

Last time there was two minutes silence was for victims of tsunami, I was in airport with all the DSs and managed to keep them all quiet for the duration - not quite sure how I did it but it was a hell of an achievement.

lemonice Thu 14-Jul-05 11:32:18

It's a pity it's not also for victims of terror everywhere..

beetroot Thu 14-Jul-05 11:33:42

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dinosaur Thu 14-Jul-05 11:34:20

What, like the 100,000 killed in "collateral damage" in Iraq, and the Afghani schoolchildren killed by US forces personnel in Afghanistan, those victims? I will be thinking of them too.

snafu Thu 14-Jul-05 11:34:20

That would be an achievement beety.

beetroot Thu 14-Jul-05 11:35:20

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KBear Thu 14-Jul-05 11:38:36

I think most people will think of everyone caught up in terror and war all over the world as well as thinking of those in London.

swiperfox Thu 14-Jul-05 11:40:38

it would be lovely if there were no posts at all for the entire two minutes wouldn't it? wonder if it'll happen??

Hausfrau Thu 14-Jul-05 11:51:38

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swiperfox Thu 14-Jul-05 11:54:40

exactly beety. They don't know/understand why they have to be quiet and tbh i don't expect them do.

I've got 2 young lads in the front room servicing trhe boiler and making noise so if they aren't out in 3 minutes i'm just going to go stand in the garden

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