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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by freepatriot, Dec 27, 2004.
That is some crazy footage on the TV folks
I thought of you folks right away. man o man o man.
The Subic Bay area has not been affected. All is fine in my part of the country. I think the entire Philippines has been spared.
Thanks for the update. The destruction is tremendous. Glad you folks made it. Have a nice new year.
My ausie boss has cancelled his vacation to ****et Thailand.
The devastation is unbelievable ,thousands and thousands of life and property gone in minutes..
i hope one of BOG's who is suppose to be working in Sri Lanka is OK
(if im not mistaken its gun fool)
Hey Man are you OK or are you still in PI?
Thank God the Philippines was spared
cebu is ok. no problems here.
The Philippines was shielded by at least two major islands. Had the epicenter happenned northeast of Indonesia, Palawan and Manila Bay would've been the worst places to be on the planet. Just to give you an idea how strong the tsunami is, strong waves are felt on the African coastlines. That 8.9 magnitude's power is way beyond comprehension.
Thank you for your concern, Scottauld.
My first glimpse of the news was from a porno tabloid which I dismissed as just another eye-catching headline. The words/figures '9000' and 'tsunami' were all I could remember from that.
Then I started hearing people talk about it.
Then finally I got hold of a newspaper this morning and wow! 23,000 dead!
I try not to think about it but I somehow find it hard to imagine how we were enjoying the holidays while at the same time, 23,000 people were dying simultaneously.
We appreciate your concern Scott, thanks!
I just heard the count is up to 52,000 dead. The local newspaper had a picture of a mother and father crying while holding on to their dead son whose body washed up on shore. Very sad.
I'm glad to hear the Philippines was spared and all my relatives are O.K.
55T and still counting...Philippines is shielded by sumatra and Malaysia. Even Singapore was not affected. The bigger waves were directed westwards that's why Sri Lanka and southern India which were farther from the epicenter were devastated. Had it been directed eastwards where the epicenter is nearer Malaysia, Thailand, etc., the body count would have been far worst.
We had planned to spend Christmas in ****et but all the flights were fully booked...I'd say our blessing came-in early, thank GOD! Here in Singapore donation collections are in full swing.
Let's pray for those less fortunate people and be very thankful that we are not the ones who need praying for.
Do you have any links to reputable sites that accept donations online for the earthquake/tsunami survivors?
Latest count as of date is 67,000 dead. Many tourists in Thailand were asleep on the beach after partying the night before. That should give an idea how packed the beach was.
I'm watching CNN as I type this and they report that there's at least a thousand more tourists unaccounted for.
I've spent about 18 months of my life in Indonesia. Have been getting emails from some friends there - they say CNN hasn't been to some of the areas in western Sumatra yet (the part of Sumatra that directly faced the offshore quake) . They say the internal forecast of dead in Indonesia is 60,000 - 80,000. That would put the total for all countries over 100,000 dead. Not tomention the survivors who will die in the coming days and weeks of cholera or all those other diseases.
Makes our the problems we have in our lives/jobs seem so small in comparison.
We have just witnessed what is most likely the deadliest natural disaster in recorded human history.
Here's something to think about...the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima killed about 200000 people instantly. Despite the power of mother nature, death at the hands of fellow humans still leads...
You need to review your history lessons. Hiroshima's population prior to the raid was 255,000. 66,000 died and 69,000 were injured.
Your source is inaccurate. Hiroshima, located on the main island, just across the Inland Sea from Kyushu-- had a population of 350,000 and contained a number of war industries, hence making it a vital military target.
100,000 to 140,000 died instantly in the blast. 100,000 died within the five succeeding years, bringing the total to around 200,000.
I'm presently totally immersed in World War II story these days so pardon my contribution.
Mikey, I'm sorry I don't. Donations here are usually started by schools which use their students to spend a day collecting on the streets from passers-by and by some NGO's who usually do the same or, you can personally give your donations to such organizations like the red cross. Companies and corporations also start their own drives within by collecting from employees. If you walk the streets of singapore, every saturday students are strategically positioned all over the city to collect donations from passers-by for different fund-raising organizations like home for the aged, etc. Now their focus is on the tsunami victims.
It don't matter how advanced technology ever gets, it won't ever be able to really compare to the awsome power of Mother Nature.
I was wondering about you guys too. I am glad you all seem to be ok.
I will keep praying for those that aren't...
Thank you for your concern misskitty5077.
We, too, are praying for those who are still in harm's way. Events like this sure does remind everyone how small and puny we are compared to Mother Nature.
check out yahoo's website. you'd find the links of oxfam and unicef where you can donate online