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    Default UK/US Differences: Live! Rude! Girl! on the London Bombings

    I just read this column in the SF Chronicle. Neva Chonin's observations on the US's perplexity over the UK's response to the bombings is great!
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...KGJNCEUEU1.DTL

    I haven't had sufficient words to say how dismayed I am that London had to endure another attack. Please know that my thoughts are with you.
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    Default UK/US Differences: Live! Rude! Girl! on the London Bombings

    I'm not sure I should be smiling, but it's all true. An amusing comparison. I think it's the best possible response we've given as the british public. It's been.....well british!! Good O! Still rather be in NZ tho.

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    Default UK/US Differences: Live! Rude! Girl! on the London Bombings

    Just leave it to we Americans to make it all about us. OK, so its a big chunk of the government and media, but they sure make it look like all of us are behaving badly.

    I admire the British attitude, though I wish y'all didn't have to be so accustomed to that sort of violence.
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