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Old 2004-12-31, 22:26   Link #121
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wow. Looks like a Nuke went threw.
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Old 2004-12-31, 22:50   Link #122
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7th Methuselah: You're right. Words are not needed to see those pics which are just... , WTF and multiplied by 5 thousand billion.

I feel waaaay too lucky... and DwarD is right, it's bee nraining loads today, yesterday and the day before. Look up in the sky and there is simply no dash of yellow anywhere. CLouds everywhere, and it's so cold (well, relatively - I don't think it's gone over 30C the past few days!)... Just cos bits of Sumatra are blocking us we are completely spared. We are actually closer to the epicentre than Sri Lanka iirc. Definitely closer than Somalia!
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Old 2004-12-31, 23:23   Link #123
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I feel waaaay too lucky... and DwarD is right, it's bee nraining loads today, yesterday and the day before. Look up in the sky and there is simply no dash of yellow anywhere. CLouds everywhere, and it's so cold (well, relatively - I don't think it's gone over 30C the past few days!)... Just cos bits of Sumatra are blocking us we are completely spared. We are actually closer to the epicentre than Sri Lanka iirc. Definitely closer than Somalia!
If I remember correctly you're from Singapore right? Well if that tsunami had hit shingapore your country would be gone by now, not to mention a very high amount of victims

Some other really bad news I've been hearing : On Sri Lanka the Tamil controlled area's are not or hardly recieving any help at all, same goes for certain seccesionist area's in Indonesia. I can't believe those governments would use this to strengthen their position ...
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Old 2005-01-01, 03:21   Link #124
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And now for your viewing displeasure I present before and after of the Tsunami :

Banda Aceh Shore

Before (June 23, 2004)


Source: DigitalGlobe

After (December 28, 2004)


Source: DigitalGlobe

Banda Aceh Northern Shore

Before (June 23, 2004)


Source: DigitalGlobe

After (December 28, 2004)


Source: DigitalGlobe

Banda Aceh City View

Before Debris (June 23, 2004)


Source: DigitalGlobe

After Tsunami (December 28, 2004)


Source: DigitalGlobe

Banda Aceh City Zoom View

Before Debris (June 23, 2004)


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After Tsunami (December 28, 2004)


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Old 2005-01-01, 03:31   Link #125
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Oh My God! I am speechless.... I can't even imagine how terrible those waves were.

My sympathies to those who lost everything during that horrible tragedy.



PS. Please God don't let a Tsunami like that hit Japan too! I want to keep watching anime forever!

(Yeah bad joke...)
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Old 2005-01-01, 07:30   Link #126
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Japan has increased its aid to $ 500 million total including aid, other nations (including the US) are thinking to raise their aids as well. France already pledge to give $ 57 million despite the doubt of their more "stingy" country despite the humanitarian attitude.

and the US Marines has arrived in Aceh for giving direct aid for its people, mainly for transportation from their military helicopters and other aid from the US. More to come are to be expected from the US though. $ 350 million was only a start.

Despite the generousity, I feel like this is also kinda a race for public image.

May God bless the victims souls.
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Old 2005-01-01, 09:54   Link #127
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Im am pleased to see that powerful nations such as Japan and the US have increased their contribution. Nothing but respect, US started out sketchy but they made up.

Im not fond on making estimates about this but I have a feeling we will near half a million casualties when everything is truly accounted for. Truly making it one of the more terrible disasters in human history.
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Old 2005-01-01, 10:26   Link #128
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Updated :

- Asian Development Bank has contributed about $325 million.

- Sweden, being the country that has the largest casualities from Thailand, pledges $ 75 Million.

Spain also contributed but I dont know the exact numbers, just saw them at CNN.

The UN Humanatarian Leader said that Global Relief Pledge are near $ 2 Billion.

The good thing is the numbers are still increasing in the near future.
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Old 2005-01-01, 12:19   Link #129
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Those pictures are scary man, everything just wiped off the map. Unbelievable.

British public raised more money than the £50million ($96million) pledge of the British government, now that is something.

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Spain also contributed but I dont know the exact numbers, just saw them at CNN.
Spain contributed $68million or $75million, cant remember which
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Old 2005-01-01, 17:50   Link #130
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Just thought I would help those that need to gain some perspective on this disaster via some statistics in past disasters (source: wikipedia.com)


2001 WTC attacks: 2,726 dead
1900 Galveston Hurricane (deadliest US nat'l disaster): ~10,000 dead
Hiroshima Nuclear Attack: ~140,000 in 1945
Death Toll in Tsunami Disaster to date: 138,631 confirmed, thousands missing

So just to let those hard-headed, heartless bastards who attempt to say this is just nature righting it's self know: Each one of those people that died in this disaster had a life, just like yours. They lived it, and they died doing whatever they were doing due to no consequence of their own, except for perhaps not making enough money. The fact you can even write in this forum is a gift you should be THANKFUL for. You have internet. That's something that I'm sure most of those people that died in the Tsunami could only dream of. Get off your high horse and be thankful of where you are today.
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Old 2005-01-01, 19:29   Link #131
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Natural disaster Happen and people die and we have no control over them its a fact of life.
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Old 2005-01-01, 19:41   Link #132
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Despite the generousity, I feel like this is also kinda a race for public image.
If this is so, I think this is the best type of competition.

I think animesuki would do a great service too if they can put up links to donation sites.
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Old 2005-01-01, 20:29   Link #133
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Just thought I would help those that need to gain some perspective on this disaster via some statistics in past disasters (source: wikipedia.com)


2001 WTC attacks: 2,726 dead
1900 Galveston Hurricane (deadliest US nat'l disaster): ~10,000 dead
Hiroshima Nuclear Attack: ~140,000 in 1945
Death Toll in Tsunami Disaster to date: 138,631 confirmed, thousands missing

So just to let those hard-headed, heartless bastards who attempt to say this is just nature righting it's self know: Each one of those people that died in this disaster had a life, just like yours. They lived it, and they died doing whatever they were doing due to no consequence of their own, except for perhaps not making enough money. The fact you can even write in this forum is a gift you should be THANKFUL for. You have internet. That's something that I'm sure most of those people that died in the Tsunami could only dream of. Get off your high horse and be thankful of where you are today.

You say this, but I bet you lock your car doors and accelerate whenever you see someone who looks homeless.

Its easy to be righteous and holy in text
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Old 2005-01-01, 20:57   Link #134
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You say this, but I bet you lock your car doors and accelerate whenever you see someone who looks homeless.

Its easy to be righteous and holy in text

I just dont make eye contact, and pretend to change the radio station.

Also your rep us prity bad.
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Old 2005-01-02, 16:09   Link #135
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Canada has pledged $80 Million dollars soo far, and Canadians have donated over $35 Million dollars. Soo far though, there is very little actual Canadian presence.

http://sympaticomsn.ctv.ca/servlet/A...hub=topstories
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Old 2005-01-02, 16:15   Link #136
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Every little bit helps!

I donted to World Vison through their website. Every little bit helps!
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Old 2005-01-02, 18:08   Link #137
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I donted to World Vison through their website. Every little bit helps!
Yep, i donated £20 myself and my dad gave £100 that i know of
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Old 2005-01-02, 19:03   Link #138
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This may sound "GAY" or whatever you wanna call it but to me it is just so beautiful to see that the world is so united at the moment, so much, that even all the wars and chaos seem to have vanished for just an instand from to world, so that we all children, adults, truck drivers, nurses, students, fishermen, in laws, politicians and terrorist are working together to help those in need.

It makes my heart beat very fast!

Damn! Something just got in my eyes! if you excuse me I am going to see check whats up...
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Old 2005-01-03, 07:04   Link #139
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No that doesnt make you sound gay, it is good to see people come together, but i doubt terrorists really care because well they're inhuman
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Old 2005-01-03, 07:26   Link #140
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No that doesnt make you sound gay, it is good to see people come together, but i doubt terrorists really care because well they're inhuman
Terrorists don't just wake up in the morning and think "hey, letís terrorize someone" they immensely believe in what ever it is they are fighting for.

In some cases there is a fine line between a terrorist and a freedom fighter.

Don't get me wrong Iím not supporting terrorism it's just that there is always two sides of the story.

So in short to just brand all terrorists inhuman without knowing all the facts is a bit rash in my opinion, but hey I guess that's just your opinion.

Anyway Iím straying way off topic here so that's enough from me.....

Edit: To Inuzuka: I have come to the conclusion that more people tend to stop and actually read spaced out posts than they do with cramped long paragraphed posts.
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