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'Doomsday' terror attack simulation in Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: DOOMSDAY SCENARIO Crew manager Chris Archer and firefighter Paul Swarbrick from Hyndburn fire station rescue actor Louise Eva DOOMSDAY SCENARIO Crew manager Chris Archer and firefighter Paul Swarbrick from Hyndburn fire station rescue actor Louise Eva

A TERROR attack on an aeroplane was the "doomsday scenario" created in Lancashire this weekend in one of the biggest emergency simulations ever staged in the region.

More than 150 fire officers and dozens of personnel from other emergency services were involved in the 15-hour operation which also involved the scenario that nuclear radiation had been released.

To ensure realism, an 80ft aircraft fuselage had been embedded by crane into a two storey industrial unit at the scene of the operation, Washington Hall Fire Training Centre, near Chorley.

Fire crews from throughout East Lancashire were called to the scene, including a specialist decontamination team from Burnley, one of only two in the county.

Around 40 "casualties", in gory makeup were employed to simulate victims of the incident and played their part to the full as screams could be heard among the staged fires and from within the aircraft.

Other fire services involved in the exercise, codenamed Operation Dakota, were Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Sellafield.

The Air Ambulance was also in attendance and another element of the day were two "fatalities", including a crash-test dummy which had been wedged high up in a tree.

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One of the exercise directors on the day was Darryl Sturgess, who lives in Darwen and is a member of the urban search and rescue team.

He said: "This a massive challenge for all the services involved and our aim is for it to be as realistic as possible.

"All the teams involved had no prior knowledge that they would be doing this today.

"The circumstances we developed are as close as it could get to a worst case scenario and will help all the services train and prepare for major incidents."

The premise of the day was that terrorists attempted to hijack an aircraft carrying dignitaries and radioactive materials into Warton aerodrome.

Following resistance from passengers the plane crash-landed in Chorley.

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8:17pm Sun 13 Feb 11

ste.g says...

although the thought of this happening in reality is quite scary,its nice to know the authorities are taking things seriously.
although the thought of this happening in reality is quite scary,its nice to know the authorities are taking things seriously. ste.g
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8:35pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Lifeinthemix says...

Here we go ...the rise of the contingency drills to programme the people that real life is in fact Emmerdale and Corrie, that you all need to prepare for all sorts of plane and train crashes so the security services can play action man and barbie.
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mind control...doesn't exist.does it??????
Here we go ...the rise of the contingency drills to programme the people that real life is in fact Emmerdale and Corrie, that you all need to prepare for all sorts of plane and train crashes so the security services can play action man and barbie. . mind control...doesn't exist.does it?????? Lifeinthemix
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9:33pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Dickiepayshey says...

It would seem, sadly, that mind control is needed to help the wind up merchant
and/or mixed up poster from Accy. :-)
It would seem, sadly, that mind control is needed to help the wind up merchant and/or mixed up poster from Accy. :-) Dickiepayshey
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10:01pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Good call says...

How much of my and other taxpayers money has gone towards this.The reason there's a threat of an Islamic terrorist attack is because sucsessive governments,Labour and Tory have pandered to Islamists and allowed them to preach their hatred in mosques up and down the UK and before you quote call me daves speech he only said it because of the growing popularity of the EDL (who I mainly agree with).
How much of my and other taxpayers money has gone towards this.The reason there's a threat of an Islamic terrorist attack is because sucsessive governments,Labour and Tory have pandered to Islamists and allowed them to preach their hatred in mosques up and down the UK and before you quote call me daves speech he only said it because of the growing popularity of the EDL (who I mainly agree with). Good call
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10:05pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Graham Hartley says...

Nuclear radiation is released constantly, and has been since before our species emerged. Though public examination standards are commonly believed to be in decline, most children of secondary-school age will know this.
Nuclear radiation is released constantly, and has been since before our species emerged. Though public examination standards are commonly believed to be in decline, most children of secondary-school age will know this. Graham Hartley
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10:06pm Sun 13 Feb 11

happycyclist says...

I thought we'd had the Doomsday Scenario up on Darwen Moors the other night?

Land Rover crash-landed with 8 retards on board, releasing their toxic stupidity.
Two helicopters, 26 members of a mountain rescue team and a number of police units...

God help us if we ever had a real Doomsday scenario.
I thought we'd had the Doomsday Scenario up on Darwen Moors the other night? Land Rover crash-landed with 8 retards on board, releasing their toxic stupidity. Two helicopters, 26 members of a mountain rescue team and a number of police units... God help us if we ever had a real Doomsday scenario. happycyclist
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10:13pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Graham Hartley says...

Yes, we may hope that a god of a sort would help in the real Doomsday - or all accounts of that occasion are wrong.
Yes, we may hope that a god of a sort would help in the real Doomsday - or all accounts of that occasion are wrong. Graham Hartley
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10:13pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Graham Hartley says...

Yes, we may hope that a god of a sort would help in the real Doomsday - or all accounts of that occasion are wrong.
Yes, we may hope that a god of a sort would help in the real Doomsday - or all accounts of that occasion are wrong. Graham Hartley
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10:30pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Dickiepayshey says...

If there is an Almighty God surely, if It is a Good One, the Doomsday scenario will not be allowed occur.
If there is an Almighty God surely, if It is a Good One, the Doomsday scenario will not be allowed occur. Dickiepayshey
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10:35pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Lifeinthemix says...

nowt to do with god, the world is as it is because of all of us, man creates, if we listen to the deceiver then we build its temple here on Earth, god finishes at free will unless of course one lives by the moral code handed down for thousands of years, then you know the message you build the message....
nowt to do with god, the world is as it is because of all of us, man creates, if we listen to the deceiver then we build its temple here on Earth, god finishes at free will unless of course one lives by the moral code handed down for thousands of years, then you know the message you build the message.... Lifeinthemix
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10:39pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Graham Hartley says...

The Old Testament God wasn't as good as the New Testament God, I recall. An account in support of this view is the description of bears sent from the wood to tear apart some boys who called a prophet 'baldy' - and I can find more if I open the Book and look.
The Old Testament God wasn't as good as the New Testament God, I recall. An account in support of this view is the description of bears sent from the wood to tear apart some boys who called a prophet 'baldy' - and I can find more if I open the Book and look. Graham Hartley
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11:01pm Sun 13 Feb 11

Lifeinthemix says...

The Old Testament god was scripted in Babylon in a direct mimic of the idea formed by Akhenaton,as such it took on some of the traits of the Hyksos, an eye for an eye for example.
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Whoever formed the Christian god, not the Jesus tale, advanced on the Torah by bringing fourth Akhenaton's direct communion tradition cancelling out the Temple of the priesthood and its eye for an eye, they resurrected the idea of love for all with forgiveness as the path to ascension.
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Seneca and Pliny have been presented as the authors of the New Testament, they say Nero killed them for it, one thing that is true at least according to official history, the killing of the two spawned a lot of reprisals and revenge between two camps of Roman elites, those of love and the psychopaths who love to kill and as such where pretty upset with a doctrine which cancelled out their blood ****.
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Today we have two paths, one of civil violence against Islam, or the old one of common sense and peace within our borders....Only the faces change, man still faces the same old conundrum, we just have a lot more weaponry today, or make that the psychos have all the weapons.....
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Here is a thesis to ponder :
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http://lifeinthemix2
.co.uk/EGYPT.html
The Old Testament god was scripted in Babylon in a direct mimic of the idea formed by Akhenaton,as such it took on some of the traits of the Hyksos, an eye for an eye for example. . Whoever formed the Christian god, not the Jesus tale, advanced on the Torah by bringing fourth Akhenaton's direct communion tradition cancelling out the Temple of the priesthood and its eye for an eye, they resurrected the idea of love for all with forgiveness as the path to ascension. . Seneca and Pliny have been presented as the authors of the New Testament, they say Nero killed them for it, one thing that is true at least according to official history, the killing of the two spawned a lot of reprisals and revenge between two camps of Roman elites, those of love and the psychopaths who love to kill and as such where pretty upset with a doctrine which cancelled out their blood ****. . Today we have two paths, one of civil violence against Islam, or the old one of common sense and peace within our borders....Only the faces change, man still faces the same old conundrum, we just have a lot more weaponry today, or make that the psychos have all the weapons..... . Here is a thesis to ponder : . http://lifeinthemix2 .co.uk/EGYPT.html Lifeinthemix
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11:12pm Sun 13 Feb 11

useyourhead says...

Upon reading the headline I had a small wager with myself, upon reading the comments, I win lol!!
Upon reading the headline I had a small wager with myself, upon reading the comments, I win lol!! useyourhead
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7:51am Mon 14 Feb 11

Chris P Bacon says...

Dickiepayshey wrote:
It would seem, sadly, that mind control is needed to help the wind up merchant
and/or mixed up poster from Accy. :-)
My thoughts exactly. His mind seems to have been effectively controlled and doesn't he want us all to know about it!
[quote][p][bold]Dickiepayshey[/bold] wrote: It would seem, sadly, that mind control is needed to help the wind up merchant and/or mixed up poster from Accy. :-)[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. His mind seems to have been effectively controlled and doesn't he want us all to know about it! Chris P Bacon
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8:14am Mon 14 Feb 11

frank says...

they could have saved money useing a nimrod fuselage, one of those that shouldn't have been scrapped.
why do these things always reek of cheap publicity stunt.
they could have saved money useing a nimrod fuselage, one of those that shouldn't have been scrapped. why do these things always reek of cheap publicity stunt. frank
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9:43am Mon 14 Feb 11

jack daniels says...

Well, i wasn't expecting people waffling on about god and mind control when i looked at the headline, but there's no accounting for some people.

It's nice to see that the emergency services are continuing to develop their skills and experience so that they don't just stand around going 'Duhh' when something big and bad happens. Train hard - fight easy springs to mind.
Well, i wasn't expecting people waffling on about god and mind control when i looked at the headline, but there's no accounting for some people. It's nice to see that the emergency services are continuing to develop their skills and experience so that they don't just stand around going 'Duhh' when something big and bad happens. Train hard - fight easy springs to mind. jack daniels
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10:30am Mon 14 Feb 11

Jerzei Balowski says...

useyourhead wrote:
Upon reading the headline I had a small wager with myself, upon reading the comments, I win lol!!
I had a similar bet, but lost, because somehow someone got in with the first comment ahead of Lifeonacid.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: Upon reading the headline I had a small wager with myself, upon reading the comments, I win lol!![/p][/quote]I had a similar bet, but lost, because somehow someone got in with the first comment ahead of Lifeonacid. Jerzei Balowski
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11:14am Mon 14 Feb 11

midas says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
The Old Testament god was scripted in Babylon in a direct mimic of the idea formed by Akhenaton,as such it took on some of the traits of the Hyksos, an eye for an eye for example. . Whoever formed the Christian god, not the Jesus tale, advanced on the Torah by bringing fourth Akhenaton's direct communion tradition cancelling out the Temple of the priesthood and its eye for an eye, they resurrected the idea of love for all with forgiveness as the path to ascension. . Seneca and Pliny have been presented as the authors of the New Testament, they say Nero killed them for it, one thing that is true at least according to official history, the killing of the two spawned a lot of reprisals and revenge between two camps of Roman elites, those of love and the psychopaths who love to kill and as such where pretty upset with a doctrine which cancelled out their blood ****. . Today we have two paths, one of civil violence against Islam, or the old one of common sense and peace within our borders....Only the faces change, man still faces the same old conundrum, we just have a lot more weaponry today, or make that the psychos have all the weapons..... . Here is a thesis to ponder : . http://lifeinthemix2 .co.uk/EGYPT.html
Theres a good deal on tin foil at the Poundstore!
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: The Old Testament god was scripted in Babylon in a direct mimic of the idea formed by Akhenaton,as such it took on some of the traits of the Hyksos, an eye for an eye for example. . Whoever formed the Christian god, not the Jesus tale, advanced on the Torah by bringing fourth Akhenaton's direct communion tradition cancelling out the Temple of the priesthood and its eye for an eye, they resurrected the idea of love for all with forgiveness as the path to ascension. . Seneca and Pliny have been presented as the authors of the New Testament, they say Nero killed them for it, one thing that is true at least according to official history, the killing of the two spawned a lot of reprisals and revenge between two camps of Roman elites, those of love and the psychopaths who love to kill and as such where pretty upset with a doctrine which cancelled out their blood ****. . Today we have two paths, one of civil violence against Islam, or the old one of common sense and peace within our borders....Only the faces change, man still faces the same old conundrum, we just have a lot more weaponry today, or make that the psychos have all the weapons..... . Here is a thesis to ponder : . http://lifeinthemix2 .co.uk/EGYPT.html[/p][/quote]Theres a good deal on tin foil at the Poundstore! midas
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11:38am Mon 14 Feb 11

time.team says...

No harm in a practice run I suppose but where do you stop and how can anyone guess what the loony brigade are going to do next?
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But isn’t it ironic to have had a plane crash practice event here in Blackburn. Then again if anything did happen like the case at Locherbie where 270 people were killed just remember what the end result of that was. Ask Jack Straw who seems at the moment to be clearing up all of the things that he could have done something about when he had the power to do so. Another blunder hidden under mountains of legal technical ramblings that only he seems so able to deliver. But like the Iran issue to go to war, despite all of the technical details we’re all able to see the wood for the trees!
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But did the murderer Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi remember to send Jack a Valentines card. Hope so?
No harm in a practice run I suppose but where do you stop and how can anyone guess what the loony brigade are going to do next? - But isn’t it ironic to have had a plane crash practice event here in Blackburn. Then again if anything did happen like the case at Locherbie where 270 people were killed just remember what the end result of that was. Ask Jack Straw who seems at the moment to be clearing up all of the things that he could have done something about when he had the power to do so. Another blunder hidden under mountains of legal technical ramblings that only he seems so able to deliver. But like the Iran issue to go to war, despite all of the technical details we’re all able to see the wood for the trees! - But did the murderer Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi remember to send Jack a Valentines card. Hope so? time.team
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3:13pm Mon 14 Feb 11

useyourhead says...

Jerzei Balowski wrote:
useyourhead wrote: Upon reading the headline I had a small wager with myself, upon reading the comments, I win lol!!
I had a similar bet, but lost, because somehow someone got in with the first comment ahead of Lifeonacid.
lol, spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Jerzei Balowski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: Upon reading the headline I had a small wager with myself, upon reading the comments, I win lol!![/p][/quote]I had a similar bet, but lost, because somehow someone got in with the first comment ahead of Lifeonacid.[/p][/quote]lol, spot on. useyourhead
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4:40pm Mon 14 Feb 11

Lifeinthemix says...

I see you are all in naughty mood today......
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I know i shouldn't present real technical wisdom for you monkeys....just thought I would test you, think of it like mastermind with the prize being a kick in the eye for the Nazi Barstuards as they fail to activate fascism in mi country....
I see you are all in naughty mood today...... . I know i shouldn't present real technical wisdom for you monkeys....just thought I would test you, think of it like mastermind with the prize being a kick in the eye for the Nazi Barstuards as they fail to activate fascism in mi country.... Lifeinthemix
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5:30pm Mon 14 Feb 11

Graham Hartley says...

Lifey, there can be few who don't agree with your tenet that officials tell us lies, and mix lies with the truth to deceive: further, that a compliant populace is more attractive to authority than any other. But few can follow you to your conclusions.
Lifey, there can be few who don't agree with your tenet that officials tell us lies, and mix lies with the truth to deceive: further, that a compliant populace is more attractive to authority than any other. But few can follow you to your conclusions. Graham Hartley
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7:17pm Mon 14 Feb 11

jack daniels says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
I see you are all in naughty mood today...... . I know i shouldn't present real technical wisdom for you monkeys....just thought I would test you, think of it like mastermind with the prize being a kick in the eye for the Nazi Barstuards as they fail to activate fascism in mi country....
I've just been on your website. While it is an interesting slant on history, i do have to ask if you actually lie awake at night worrying about all this stuff or do you live a happy and fullfilling life?

Can I also point out that times new roman is difficult to read at the best of times, and when create sentence structures like you do, it becomes very difficult to read what you have written.

If there's a prize, can i have a banana?
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: I see you are all in naughty mood today...... . I know i shouldn't present real technical wisdom for you monkeys....just thought I would test you, think of it like mastermind with the prize being a kick in the eye for the Nazi Barstuards as they fail to activate fascism in mi country....[/p][/quote]I've just been on your website. While it is an interesting slant on history, i do have to ask if you actually lie awake at night worrying about all this stuff or do you live a happy and fullfilling life? Can I also point out that times new roman is difficult to read at the best of times, and when create sentence structures like you do, it becomes very difficult to read what you have written. If there's a prize, can i have a banana? jack daniels
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10:04pm Mon 14 Feb 11

Lifeinthemix says...

jack daniels
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they are old sites my good man, the main site has been assassinated. As for my sentence structure it has to have appeared in the shift from musician to journalist, and of course hitting shells with skins on is my usual MO, so I am having to learn as I go.
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jack daniels . they are old sites my good man, the main site has been assassinated. As for my sentence structure it has to have appeared in the shift from musician to journalist, and of course hitting shells with skins on is my usual MO, so I am having to learn as I go. . Lifeinthemix
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10:07pm Mon 14 Feb 11

Lifeinthemix says...

that said I feel right at home on the LT as some of my fellow plugged in journos talk the same code on occasion....
that said I feel right at home on the LT as some of my fellow plugged in journos talk the same code on occasion.... Lifeinthemix
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8:48am Tue 15 Feb 11

jack daniels says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
jack daniels . they are old sites my good man, the main site has been assassinated. As for my sentence structure it has to have appeared in the shift from musician to journalist, and of course hitting shells with skins on is my usual MO, so I am having to learn as I go. .
"hitting shells with skins on",

so you hang around with a band then?

sorry, i know its a bad joke, couldn't help myself!
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: jack daniels . they are old sites my good man, the main site has been assassinated. As for my sentence structure it has to have appeared in the shift from musician to journalist, and of course hitting shells with skins on is my usual MO, so I am having to learn as I go. .[/p][/quote]"hitting shells with skins on", so you hang around with a band then? sorry, i know its a bad joke, couldn't help myself! jack daniels
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10:10am Tue 15 Feb 11

now in the north says...

I agree lifeinthemix, even I found my self nervous after rescuing an asian taxi driver with a can full of petrol stranded on a moor road in the snow.
Ive never been afraid of any race of people before and grew up in a mainly muslim area and went to a school where only 9 of us were white but due to the media, I felt afraid that this guy might want to blow us up as we drove along.
Goodness knows how those who are not aware of the "Media Control" manage to get by with out it dominating every aspect of their lives.
They seem to think that all beings who do not think like them are brainwashed, I wonder who made them think that?
They are so protective of a world that will take all their freedom in exchange for promised, but not actual, protection. Sadly, when the protection fails, which it always will, the excuses flow and the blame comes thick and fast.
I feel they need to protect their world as they see it though, its all they know. It would be a scary place without it.
I sleep well at night but for the baby. Neither money worries nor fear of the unknown will keep me from my slumber! What we need is provided, if we know the difference between want and need.
There is no path to peace. Peace is the path - Mahatma Gandhi
I agree lifeinthemix, even I found my self nervous after rescuing an asian taxi driver with a can full of petrol stranded on a moor road in the snow. Ive never been afraid of any race of people before and grew up in a mainly muslim area and went to a school where only 9 of us were white but due to the media, I felt afraid that this guy might want to blow us up as we drove along. Goodness knows how those who are not aware of the "Media Control" manage to get by with out it dominating every aspect of their lives. They seem to think that all beings who do not think like them are brainwashed, I wonder who made them think that? They are so protective of a world that will take all their freedom in exchange for promised, but not actual, protection. Sadly, when the protection fails, which it always will, the excuses flow and the blame comes thick and fast. I feel they need to protect their world as they see it though, its all they know. It would be a scary place without it. I sleep well at night but for the baby. Neither money worries nor fear of the unknown will keep me from my slumber! What we need is provided, if we know the difference between want and need. There is no path to peace. Peace is the path - Mahatma Gandhi now in the north
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5:26pm Tue 15 Feb 11

Lifeinthemix says...

Graham Hartley
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what I see is very difficult to translate into words, the reason I chose music.....
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now in the north
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There is no path to peace. Peace is the path - Mahatma Gandhi
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that would be my experience of life exactly....there is studying the message and understanding the message, when you understand the message you become the message
Graham Hartley . what I see is very difficult to translate into words, the reason I chose music..... . now in the north . There is no path to peace. Peace is the path - Mahatma Gandhi . that would be my experience of life exactly....there is studying the message and understanding the message, when you understand the message you become the message Lifeinthemix
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5:32pm Tue 15 Feb 11

Lifeinthemix says...

"hitting shells with skins on",

so you hang around with a band then?
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I was in bands for many years, the final act ending in 1993. From there I moved to the club scene promoting managing etc, the last venture was as a studio producer - writer, but the journo thingy has taken over.....
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A couple of tasters :
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http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=66hhEzArc
-A&feature=player_em
bedded
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http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=HWe7nYMsT
lA&feature=player_em
bedded
"hitting shells with skins on", so you hang around with a band then? . I was in bands for many years, the final act ending in 1993. From there I moved to the club scene promoting managing etc, the last venture was as a studio producer - writer, but the journo thingy has taken over..... . A couple of tasters : . http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=66hhEzArc -A&feature=player_em bedded . http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=HWe7nYMsT lA&feature=player_em bedded Lifeinthemix
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12:00am Thu 17 Feb 11

Graham Hartley says...

So much effort to propound, Lifey: yet like most you draw back from using your given name here. I gain so much enjoyment from using mine: when insults pass, they're so biting! And praise, so sweet.
So much effort to propound, Lifey: yet like most you draw back from using your given name here. I gain so much enjoyment from using mine: when insults pass, they're so biting! And praise, so sweet. Graham Hartley
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