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Old 12-29-2004, 02:55 AM   #121
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i'm very upset. i feel helpless and far away from home.

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Where are you, mate? Arent you in Malaysia now? Wheres your family?



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Old 12-29-2004, 03:35 AM   #122
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horrible tragedy

but the death toll could have been so much more significantly reduced had their been a warning system for this natural disaster

the prediction is 100000, but tiny islands, like atolls of islands in indonesia would have been wiped out, those islands have very little access to telecommunications and contact with the rest of the world, some of those islands might have 10000 people on them, the death toll could be pushed upwards
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:01 AM   #123
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I just hope epidemics won't hit them too soon, but I know this could happen, especially because of the dirty water

Let's keep on praying...
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:31 AM   #125
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Excellent idea about sticky posting nbc's list doctorwho.

When it is done, please don't forget this link too:


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FYI Oxfam now has a more direct link set up for donating if anyone needs it. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_you_can...aquake1204.htm
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Karl Nilsson of Lulo, Sweden, poses with a sign saying his parents and brothers are missing Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Phuket, Thailand. The young boys parents were swept out to sea Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, when a tidal wave struck their beach hotel just north of Phuket, Thailand

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Old 12-29-2004, 05:57 AM   #127
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It still continues to stun me at how far reaching this is. So many countries directly involved, then so many others with massive lists of missing people;

5000 Australians
1500 Swedes
800 Norwegians
720 New Zealanders
214 Danes
200 Finns
200 Czechs
188 Israelis
100 Germans
100 Italians

Of course these are not 'missing' as in 'swept away and not seen since' but are unaccounted for people. For example, Australian Foreign Affairs have said that Australia had 8000 citizens in the areas the tsunami hit. 3000 have checked in safe. 9 are confirmed dead. Approx 20 are listed as officially missing. The whereabouts of some 5000 are unknown. There are many reasons why this may be the case, but it's awful to see such another huge, tragic unknown. We have been warned here in Australia to expect our death toll to rise "quite substantially".
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:00 AM   #128
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Please do PM or e-mail Elvis with this suggestion.
Per your request, I e-mailed Elvis. As you are a forum supermod, I was kind of hoping you'd help on this aspect too (HINT!).

So far, no word back from Elvis, but it is still quite early in CA.
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Old 12-29-2004, 06:32 AM   #129
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i'm from indonesia n i live in jakarta. this is a really big tragedy for us here in Indonesia. there are approx 33.000 ppl died in Aceh. i can't even imagine it...
a lot of ppl had lost their families there
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One of my flatmates last year was from Sri Lanka and one from India....I didn't know them very well, but hope they and their families are okay. My inlaws were planning on going to the west coast of India in January, but may not now because of the damage.
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For Amazon.Com shoppers, they also have a one-click payment link to make a direct contribution to the American Red Cross through your Amazon account. That's how I sent mine.

God Bless.
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For Amazon.Com shoppers, they also have a one-click payment link to make a direct contribution to the American Red Cross through your Amazon account. That's how I sent mine.

God Bless.
And after you're done donating, you can keep refreshing the page and watch the total grow.
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:06 AM   #133
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Hello Friends...

My heart goes to everyone and I am really sad about this. I am too affected. The tsunami did not just took the South East Asians but people from around the world.

What saddened me the most is the number of children who have died. Watching countless of bodies if little children really broke me. The event happened on Sunday and there were so many parents took their kids for picnics by the beach and we Malaysian have never thought such things would happen to our country! We have never experience something like this.

The witnesses told that before the incident happened, fishes, and other marine lifes were so close to the beach and they could even catch it with their hands and then they saw white foams in the horizon with a frigtful sound. And since this thing has never happened to us, so many stayed to watch what would happened and this has cost some of their lives. Parents tried to drag their children out from the sea but they cant stand the waves.....

Thank God that on the time it happened I was in the southtern part of Malaysia which was not affected, and I did planned to go to Penang but I have cancelled it. It was really sad to see the places where I have lived destroyed just like that.....

But the damage and death in the other Country such as Indonesia, India , Sri Langka and Thailand is much more worse, where the dead more than the living and they have not enough food, shelter, staffs and medicine....

I still cant find my friend who lived in the affected area and I hope she will be fine...
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Well, before I post a sticky in every forum (which, granted, I can do), I'd just want to bring it to Elvis's attention in case he'd rather put up a banner or something.

I'm not passing the buck, don't worry. Of course, this is incredibly important.
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This is unbelievable.
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