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Old 01-01-2005, 06:23 AM   #196
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Yeah, if a country's economy depends on tourism, which quite a few do, it's horrible for them to stop getting tourists. Many livelihoods depend on tourists showing up. It's hard to think of everything when you're turning on the news and you see piles of bodies, etc, etc. I don't want a whole bunch of people to lose their jobs. That's the last damn thing they need.
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Old 01-01-2005, 07:25 AM   #197
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And don't say you didn't mean any disrespect, because you did. You twisted my words around and made insults at me.

You don't know anything about me, so don't attack me to make your point.
I'm sorry Pearl. I don't want to fight over this, it's just too sad.
Your are right, I don't know you anymore than you know me.
With that said however, when I say I don't mean any disrespect, I truly mean it. It wasn't my intention to twist your words or seem as if I was attacking you. I sometimes come across that way when I type in an emotional state. I'm working on that. Again, I am sorry and do understand what you were trying to say.
Peace and Happy New Year.
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:11 AM   #198
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You as well, Sue. I understand what you mean by getting emotional about some issues.
Take care!
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Well, according to NASA scientists, the quake has caused the Earth to speed up its rotation. Granted, 3 microseconds isn't that much, but it is a permanent change.
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...toryID=7195443



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I was reading that the earth turned an inch on its axis and that some of the affected islands shifted up to 20m. Nature can be very brutal.
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I don't know about y'all but since this whole ordeal the world, to me, has seemed like a much smaller place. Countries all over are coming together because they ALL have victims in this, rich and poor. Language barriers are not a problem, because there are no words to describe this. Unfortunately it took such a tragedy with so many lives lost to bring people of all nations together. But at least we are together.
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My dad told me something the other day that was rather scary. He was checking out the science section of Yahoo, and there was a news story in there saying that the earthquake was so strong that it actually knocked our earth off orbit for a very brief second. Thankfully, it's back to normal, but geez...I'd hate to see what an even stronger earthquake could potentially do. I had no clue that that could happen...that's frightening.
You don't need to worry about that. No planet can spontaneously shift orbits on its own like that, earthquake or not. And if it actually did get knocked off orbit, it's impossible for it to just return to normal, so we're okay.

The thing about the rotation speeding up is true though.
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For as far as I know, it hasn't been knocked into a different orbit but the Earth's axis has tilted an extra 2.5 cm.
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For as far as I know, it hasn't been knocked into a different orbit but the Earth's axis has tilted an extra 2.5 cm.
Wow. It's amazing, the difference a split second can make.
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Old 01-02-2005, 04:48 AM   #204
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A girl born 2 days ago is named Tsunami in Andamans ( India). Her mother just about managed to survive the Tsunami.

Believe it or not -

The name "literally" in local language means a good-named person.

Tsu or Su - means Good
Nam - means Name
Nami - means the one having the name.
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that's really interesting.
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:24 PM   #206
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That's so strange, to name a baby Tsunami, after all of this. I'm not familiar with nomenclature traditions in India, it just seems strange to me.
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That's so strange, to name a baby Tsunami, after all of this. I'm not familiar with nomenclature traditions in India, it just seems strange to me.
Im not familiar with Indian traditions but Indonesians sometimes name their children after where they were born. I have meet a few people called "kitchen".
I wouldnt be at all suprised if theres a few bubs called Tsunami.
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I'm almost sorry to post this: http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle...storyID=647448
It's about a man who has been arrested for contacting families of the missing and telling them that their loved ones have died. A new low.

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Old 01-02-2005, 04:34 PM   #209
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Just one more...

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle...storyID=647471

Why does it have to be so difficult to distribute food?? I would've thought that aircrafts would make it infinitely simpler. I am frustrated and I feel for those there trying to help but can't due to logistics.

Why is access being restricted? Can someone explain this?
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"Tempers flared in India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands, where outside access was still being restricted while hundreds of bodies lay decomposing in the open."

"But the administration is refusing to allow us access to some regions and this is extremely frustrating."
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Im not familiar with Indian traditions but Indonesians sometimes name their children after where they were born. I have meet a few people called "kitchen".
I wouldnt be at all suprised if theres a few bubs called Tsunami.
I have an Indonesian friend who's entire and only name is Sri Wadaningsih. She receieved the name of 'the holy person who [did something or other]' at her birth.
Class name though.

Fors, I cant explain that at all, but does it have something to do with disease or something? If the area is a health or safety risk, could that be the cause? Still doesn't make much sense though when that is the whole point of emergency aid, getting through in difficult and adverse situations.
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