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Tekk9

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#1 13 years ago
Ghouls rush in On Phuket, disaster's just an inconvenience to rich who gripe about views, bubbly BY RAFAEL D. FRANKEL SPECIAL TO THE NEWS 231-sunbathers.JPG[size=-1]Family sunbathes on Kata beach in Phuket. [/size]953-umbrella.JPG[size=-1]At same beach yesterday, resort patrons turned backs on others’ misery. Foreign couple, she topless, feel they have it made in the shade. [/size] PHUKET, Thailand - While volunteers struggled to collect bodies washing up on the once-pristine beaches of this upscale resort isle, ghoulish tourists rolled out their towels yesterday, doffed their bikini tops and vacationed like nothing had happened. On Patong Beach and Kata Beach - where hundreds died or disappeared four days ago - the smell of suntan lotion wafted from the shore as a new influx of tourists determinedly ignored the carnage around them, frolicking in the surf or reading under umbrellas. An indignant Russian who arrived at the Novotel Phuket Resort on the day after the tsunami loudly complained that there was no champagne reception. Other guests have pestered the hotel's grieving staff with complaints that their rooms lack good views. Belgian tourist Desmet Romain, 42, questioned whether he should have stayed on despite all the death and misery. But the prospect of missing the New Year's beach holiday he had been looking forward to all year was too much to bear. "I didn't want to go back to Belgium where it is so cold," Romain said. "And in this hotel, it's like everything is totally normal." Some Thais are amazed that the foreigners can be so insensitive to be sipping cocktails poolside while surrounded by death and grief. "I think the people are good, but I don't know why they stay here now when we are so sad," a waiter at the Novotel said, asking that his name not be reported out of fear of losing his job. The beaches of Patong and Kata were filling up with tourists and Thais when the tsunami hit Sunday. Nearly 300 are confirmed dead, including more than 100 tourists. Another 1,600 people are still missing from Phuket beaches, and there is an army of grieving family members searching for them. As bodies continue to wash up on Phuket's shores and are stacked in makeshift morgues, the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket is erecting big tents, installing cotton candy machines and bringing in caged animals in preparation for the gala New Year's Eve circus party it promised. "We do want to keep it a happy theme," Sheraton marketing communications manager Zahid Ali said. "Our guests came here during the holidays and they do want to enjoy it." But in a nod to the tragedy surrounding them, the Sheraton canceled its $2,500 fireworks display and will observe a moment of silence, Ali said. The hotel is also donating all the proceeds from its circus party to the disaster relief fund it set up for staff members who lost family and homes to the tidal wave. The Thai survivors on Phuket are preparing to mark the new year in a much more somber manner. "I will go to the temple to make merit for all the dead people," said Supone Sengsahus, 43, who drives a converted pickup truck as a taxi. His friend, Moone Penmit, 35, who owns a restaurant, also was not in the mood for a party after a friend of his was killed in the disaster. "Many people are not enjoying New Year's this time," he said. Originally published on December 30, 2004

http://nydailynews.com/front/story/266958p-228627c.html




Yannick

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#2 13 years ago

:lol: thats pretty stupid alright.




Hellknight1993

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#3 13 years ago

This is already been talked over...Ill just find the link.

HERE: http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=169333




Crimmond

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#4 13 years ago

Uh, to the above guy... I got this: "Crimmond, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation."

Anyway, I can believe they are so damn arrogant and insensitive. The ednecks aren't the reason aliens don't come here, it's these rich snobs that would say that the uniforms the Greys wear are out of style and that the saucer is blocking their sun. So to them, I would do thus: :moon: Oh and the evil dude in my sig would wish a plauge of locusts upon their armpits.




-Aqualung-

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#5 13 years ago

CrimmondUh, to the above guy... I got this: "Crimmond, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation."
Anyway, I can believe they are so damn arrogant and insensitive. The ednecks aren't the reason aliens don't come here, it's these rich snobs that would say that the uniforms the Greys wear are out of style and that the saucer is blocking their sun. So to them, I would do thus: :moon: Oh and the evil dude in my sig would wish a plauge of locusts upon their armpits.

The thread is in the melee. Due to you having less than 50 posts, you cannot access the melee. But hopefully you will soon.




NiteStryker

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#6 13 years ago

It was more than just those people...there was awhole buncha people that went to the beaches in the past days.

I hope they get eaten by sharks.




Hellknight1993

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#7 13 years ago
CrimmondUh, to the above guy... I got this:.........

Im [email="B@se"]B@se[/email]. Hi! ... and not everyone in here is a guy! Be careful, some get offened. ;)




NiteStryker

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#8 13 years ago

ok lets stay on topic please...




Hellknight1993

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#9 13 years ago
NiteStrykerok lets stay on topic please...

Yes! :nodding: I have read there are now three times more sharks trolling the seas there now! Experts say it because of all the 'meat' thats been washed out to see! Totally not nice.




yod@

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#10 13 years ago

maybe they paid for it in advance and didnt want to waste their money