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Old 12-27-2004, 03:52 PM   #61
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Originally posted by beli
The goss is Adam was in east Malaysia and the waves hit west Malaysia, people swimming at 8:00am.

There are no reported Irish dead. I wouldnt fret.
Beli, thank you for this information! I was worried, even though it seems so wrong to worry about one person when so many people have lost their lives.

I do care very much about everyone affected by this horrible event, too. And I will check out the Oxfam website as a possible place to donate money. Thank you.

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Old 12-27-2004, 05:41 PM   #62
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When something like this happens, it just puts everything else into perspective.

23,000 dead. At times like this it's hard to believe in God.

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Old 12-27-2004, 05:59 PM   #63
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Thoughts and prayers for all affected Mother nature sucks.
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Old 12-27-2004, 06:40 PM   #64
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Mother nature sucks.
No kidding. She's a tempermental one sometimes, isn't she? These people so did not deserve this.

Good to hear that it seems as if Adam and his girlfriend are okay, too, by the way.

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Old 12-27-2004, 07:59 PM   #65
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CBC Newsworld says the toll of dead and missing is currently over 40,000.

The President of Indonesia also says over 25,000 may be or will end up dead from his country alone. Add to that at least 20,000 already dead and missing from Sri Lanka, plus probably close to 5,000 from Thailand and about the same for India, and when it's all said and done and this will be close to 75,000 dead from the quake and tsunami alone.

Add in the fact that millions are going to be getting typhoid and cholera from dirty water, as well as infections from wounds and death from exposure due to loss of shelter, and the final toll from this could be close to 1,000,000 people.
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:26 PM   #66
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Larry King is talking to survivors on his show now.
I know someone who just returned to Sri Lanka earlier this year.
He was to be married to a most beautiful young woman. I hope they are ok.
Chamath, I know you are a U2 fan. Email me and let me know if you and your family are OK!!!
Oh Jesus, help them..
Just heard a 1/4 of a million people are homeless in Sri Lanka, alone.
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:41 AM   #67
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Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel
When something like this happens, it just puts everything else into perspective.

23,000 dead. At times like this it's hard to believe in God.
no, you don't have to doubt Him.
Certain people consider things like that as "test", but I don't.
I'm sure it's not God's will to kill His sons and daughters in such a horrible way.
I'm still in the group that thinks that, when something like this happen, God's crying for his children and gets ready to take them all in his arms.

The thing that makes me angry is that there is a way to prevent such catastrophes: you can minitorate the area, so that you can know that a heartquake is approaching and react and take people to safer places. But, as you can imagine, it's a very expensive techology and the Countries that were hit by this tragedy couldn't afford it...
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Old 12-28-2004, 02:20 AM   #68
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Thank goodness for FYMers who care. I have family and friends in north Malaysia, where it's affected. Yes, the numbers are terrifying.

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Thank you for the links nbc & beli.
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:23 AM   #71
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This is such a sad thing! I really feel for all the people affected by this... I feel really helpless. All I can do is donate money...
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An Indian man cries as he holds the hand of his eight-year-old son who was killed when a tsunami hit on Sunday in Cuddalore, 180 km (112 miles) south of the southern Indian city of Madras December 27, 2004.

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Old 12-28-2004, 04:38 AM   #73
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indian toll is more than 9400 as per local news channels, media, this time.

more than half of indians who were killed are from andamans and nicobar...

andamans and nicobar has a population of 0.35 million....5000 are feared dead, and many more missing.

a conservative estimate is 1 in 70 people there is dead

they should have been better facilities of warning of arrival of tidal waves

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Old 12-28-2004, 04:57 AM   #74
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Do we know if Adam went to malaysia or not, it isnt clear when the interview took place.

My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered in this tradgedy,
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U2 log is reporting he is fine and was not near the disaster.....

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