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Topic: Thoughts (13 msgs / 297 lines)
1) From: Wendy Austin & Thomas Oswin
Hello Everyone
I know most of you on this list are resident in the USA so I wanted to
tell you how shocked and sorry we all are.  The U.S. Embassy is closed
here today and some other businesses as well as a mark of respect.
Our thoughts are with you.
Wendy & Thomas
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2) From: Tom & Maria
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Thanks Wendy and Thomas ... i guess coffee is the least concern right now,
but I would like to say that there were many traders in the financial end
of the industry located in and around the WTC, and we have customers who
worked in and around the area. Our hearts go out to them. Its still hard to
believe all this has happened...
Tom
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3) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
Wendy and Thomas,
thank you for your thoughts.  Isn't it strange and nice how people become
friends through this list, through the Internet?
We, living physically far from places where those madmen struck,  are also
in our thoughts and prayers with those who were touched in a more direct
way.
Those terrorists chose a country that is the symbol of freedom and
democratic civility, and as time is showing, democratic resilience.  It is
in the American spirit that the life goes on.
As a sign that construction workers at the Broadway site for new Toys 'R Us
store put up says: "Pray for families and victims."
Lubos
P.S.
I think I was the last one who submitted an item to this list before that
terrible terrorist act happened. I wrote it early morning after our first
morning cups of coffee; although the computer sent it while we were watching
the TV.
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4) From: John Roche
Myself and my family are fine. Thankfully I had no work yesterday and was
not in the city. Like everyone else we watched CNN all day and are still in
a state of shock. Having lived in New York for 15 years it's hard not to
imagine that at least some of our extend circle of friends or their family
members were lost or injured in this tragedy. But, we continue to hope for
the best. Many of us New Yorkers knew at least a few people who worked in or
near the towers. Our thoughts go out to all the familys effected by this
attack. Words just fail under these circumstances...
John Roche
Brooklyn, NY
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5) From: Andrew Thomas
I'm glad to hear you are all right, John.
I am far from the devastation, but i'm stunned by the awful tragedy. 
Are there any other New Yorkers on this list? Angelo, are you there?
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From: John Roche 
"Myself and my family are fine. Thankfully I had no work yesterday and was
not in the city. Like everyone else we watched CNN all day and are still 
in
a state of shock. Having lived in New York for 15 years it's hard not to
imagine that at least some of our extend circle of friends or their family
members were lost or injured in this tragedy. But, we continue to hope for
the best. Many of us New Yorkers knew at least a few people who worked in 
or
near the towers. Our thoughts go out to all the familys effected by this
attack. Words just fail under these circumstances...
"John Roche
Brooklyn, NY"
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6) From: Scott Rothstein
Today, my mother spoke with my brother, who lives in NY City. When I spoke
to her this evening, she told me that several weeks ago, she and my father
visited my brother and his family in the city. When they left to return home
on Long Island, they walked down the block with my brother, his wife, and
their 2 year old son, who was crying. They passed by a firehouse and stopped
to say hi (mainly for my nephew's benefit... distraction and all that). The
guys there were really nice to my nephew, showing him the firetrucks,
letting him push buttons to his heart's content.
I just heard today that they were one of the first fire companies on the
scene Tuesday. 
They were all killed.
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7) From: Angelo
 
Folks, I'm still here..But, I'll tell you it's not pretty. My friend thinks 
he lost a niece. Another niece called him to ask whether she should stay 
after the second plane hit.(They were told to remain at their desks.) He 
screamed at her to get out..She lived to thank him..
Two things I found interesting: While thousands of people were treking up 
from uptown from all over Manhattan, the proud owners of huge SUV's and 
Mini vans, were merrily cruising past them,empty,  chatting away on their 
cell phones..
Remember this the next time you here reports of how everyone pitched in to 
help...Things have changed a lot in NYC, and not all for the better..
The other thing I found interesting were the amount of people who were 
crowding into the restaurants. Places that are usually empty on a Tuesday 
night had lines outside. I guess people wanted to be near others..There was 
a "Super Bowl Sunday" type of feeling, overlaying the concern...
Anyway, thank you for your concerns..
Ciao,
Angelo
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8) From: Steve Cat
 
Now I want to get this straight so I know who to hate.  Is it owners of 
SUV's or larger SUV's or only the ones talking on cell phones.  So if say a 
guy was talking on a CB radio and driving an Echo but still didn't stop to 
pick up anybody, he'd be OK.  So let's say I had an SUV and talked on the 
telephone but wasn't a proud owner, would I be OK?   What if I leased the 
SUV and it was very large but not huge?  What about a huge 12 passenger van? 
  What if my SUV was full of evil people that had no right to live so I had 
no room to pick people up would I be OK?  I used to have a Ford Expedition, 
pretty huge! but sold it and bought a BMW 3 series, small, but more 
expensive.  Now I'm proud of my BMW but I really liked the Expedition more.
Am I nuts, I guess.  A little depressed, yep! worried about class envy as a 
justification for hatred, not really.......just depressed>
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9) From: Gloria Hoover
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I agree - very sad, very depressed. So am roasting coffee, drinking coffee and
knowing better days are just around the corner.
Liking some new coffee just in but not sure about one of the other coffees.
Guess my tastes buds are getting too accustomed to a little better coffee than
is "normal". This is Honduran and just tooooo weak for me.
Anyone have comments about how dark roasted coffee can be so weak and thin
flavored?
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10) From: Don Staricka
 
Gloria,
Some coffees take a dark roast better than others. I recommend Tom's French 
Roast blend as a good candidate for dark roasts.
As coffee roasts it picks up body until around the Full City stage. At that 
point it starts to lose body. For a dark roast you want to use a bean that 
has a lot of body to start with.
Don
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11) From: Steve
Gloria,
What did you brew it in? How fine was the grind? Have you tried using more
coffee?
I haven't tried this bean. I always thought any bean could be roasted dark
but maybe they can't.
I'm surprised to see this coming from a 'regular'. I have found it hard to
concentrate or stay focused. It's been a different kind of week, indeed.
steve

12) From: Steve Cat
 
Sorry about the rant.  I AM on edge. Gotta get passed it.  Anyway, Tom's 
French Roast is good and Harrar Horse roasts up nice and dark too (actually 
roasts up in general very good.  I'm partial to African coffees in general 
and Ethiopians in particular.)
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13) From: Gloria Hoover
Hi Steve,
Am in the process of "playing" with the grind, etc. Oh - used a vac-pot Utopia.
Can only drink so much coffee at one time lol. Shoot the nerves are already a
little on edge and this stuff isn't decaf  lol. We like the Africian, Sumantra,
Costra Rican so it could just be the bean or ???? Will keep brewing, drinking,
sipping and enjoying coffee.
Gloria
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