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Mast3rofPuppets Advanced Member

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#1 14 years ago

Today it's exactly one year since an earthquake in the Indian Ocean generated a tsunami that killed almost 300.000 people. I guess you all know the story. I think we all should take a few seconds to honor the victims and thier families.

My Swedish teacher (she's one of the best teachers I've had) was on an island in the area at the time with her mother. She was on the beach when all the water began to disappear. They understood that something was wrong and started to move away from the beach but soon panic brook out and she got seperated from her mother. She survived by climbing up in a tree, but her mother didn't make it :(.




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#2 14 years ago

:( I know quite a few people who happened to be over there. Not personally but some of my parents friends I didn't know to well. Very sad but these disasters are bound to happen and will occur again.




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#3 14 years ago

I'm not trying to make people unhappy or annoy them, but I think the world needs such natural disasters to occur every so often to avoid overpopulation. For me, I really can't feel sorry: 1 death is a tregedy, but 300,000 deaths is a statistic.




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#4 14 years ago

To my shame, I forgot about this.




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#5 14 years ago
RevenI'm not trying to make people unhappy or annoy them, but I think the world needs such natural disasters to occur every so often to avoid overpopulation. For me, I really can't feel sorry: 1 death is a tregedy, but 300,000 deaths is a statistic.

Is 3,093 from 9/11 also just a statistic? What about the 270 who died as a result of the Lockerbie bombing? Hmm?




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#6 14 years ago

300, 000 people without family members... How would you feel if all of your friends, family, co-workers and almost everyone around died as you watched. If that happened it wouldn't be "just another statistic" would it?




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#7 14 years ago
The tragic truth of humanity's age old bizarreness sneaked in on the sleepy small town of Dunblane, Scotland, on wednesday 13 March 1996, when a lone gunman made his way into Dunblane Primary School and in stacatto bursts of gun fire murdered 16 five year old kids and their teacher. 12 other kids and 2 teachers were wounded.

Reven, also a statistic?




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#8 14 years ago
AzHReven, also a statistic?

According to Reven it would be. When Reven dies lets just stick his name on some paper with a few numbers around it, call it a statistic, file it away and never think the name Reven again.




Griffin_NL

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#9 14 years ago
Mast3r of PuppetsToday it's exactly one year since an earthquake in the Indian Ocean generated a tsunami that killed almost 300.000 people. I guess you all know the story. I think we all should take a few seconds to honor the victims and thier families.

Yeah, it was a tragic disaster :( . But we couldn't have done much to stop it, as we can't control Nature. Things like this won't stop; there will possibly always be natural disasters. The only thing we can do is either try to warn people in time, and help the victims.




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#10 14 years ago
Griffin_NLYeah, it was a tragic disaster :( . But we couldn't have done much to stop it, as we can't control Nature. Things like this won't stop; there will possibly always be natural disasters. The only thing we can do is either try to warn people in time, and help the victims.

Or you can call them a statistic...

True theres nothing with can do about it. Nothing could of prevent it. (Though I did watch a documentry on it saying the picked up siesmic (spelling?) activity and warned people but no one listened... If they did, they could of saved thousands)