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Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Well we're at war by the looks of things and apparently some people are going out and buying gas masks to travel on the London Underground with. Ironically there was supposed to be a "mock major catastrophe" at Bank Station this Sunday to see what would happen and how the underground would cope if there was a terrorist attack......this has now been cancelled. It's almost funny, you can hear the announcement "the mock terrorist attack has been cancelled due to the fact that there may be a real terrorist attack". Anyway for more on this sad situation check out
The Evening Standard.

Some lunatic (I had thought) had been posting stuff on my forum about rushing out to buy your gas masks. However Rueters have reported that 1,000 people have bought gas masks. This seems a tad premature to me. Yes, be vigilant, yes, watch out for unattended packages and bags, but gas masks, sounds like hysteria. Anyone who doesn't normally travel on the tube think about this. Over three million people commute on the London Underground everyday and only 1,000 people (reportedly) have bought gas masks.

commuter gas masks


(By the way gasmaskshop.com from which I borrowed the picture above has had only 1,342 visitors) Don't act like victims, just be vigilant at the moment.


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