21,000 dead in Asia.

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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by andrew embassy » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:29 am

The EU has already donated something like 45 million...
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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by bad_dude_69 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:30 am

we give the most foreign aid of anyone on the planet in terms of net $, but we give the least in terms of % of GNI. it's all a charade. take afghanistan for example. we booted the aid workers out so we could bomb the shit out of the place, then we dropped pop tarts all over the place -- thus once they were allowed back in the workers had to gather up the meager supplies we dropped and redistribute them (air-dropping supplies is apparently more bombastic/photogenic than efficiently shipping them by truck). it's fucked, reallly.
medicate? oh, i thought you said "meditate."

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Post by bad_dude_69 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:50 pm

the count is reportedly up to 52,000. how incredibly awful.
medicate? oh, i thought you said "meditate."

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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by ottokbre » Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:27 pm

the videos of the waves impact and some photos linked here:
http://jlgolson.blogspot.com/2004/12/tsunami-video.html
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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by hearnoevil » Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:35 pm

I've had a hell of a time trying to find detailed info on Thailand! I know Phuket got it pretty badly, but the earthquake alone must have damaged other areas. I visited there a few years ago & was planning on going back next year- I still want to go back, but I don't know how much of what I saw before is still there!
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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by jdsowa » Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:29 am

I don't recall anyone really giving a shit when 20,000 people died last year in the Iran earthquake. And the US only gave $100,000 in aid. It's too bad there's no oil in the south pacific or we could move in on these islands while they're in crisis and start drillin'! yee-haw!

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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by bad_dude_69 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:41 am

our bad. the seismic instability in the region was directly correlated with our use of the "bunker busting" "earth penetrator" armnaments over the mountains of afghanistan. i mean think about it -- 4,000 lb. explosives detonating 100+ feet into a mountain has got to have its side effects.
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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by andyg666 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:46 am

MichaelAlan wrote:Shoulda been L.A... there I said it.

Ever hear that tool song Aenima?
One big festering neon distraction...

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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by TrumpsHair » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:16 am

Ahhh...I finally figured out where I'm gonna go, when I finally give up on life.
The place is called Phuket.

Yeah, I'm just gonna say... 'phuket' and go fade out into the sunset, in Phuket, Thailand.

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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by hearnoevil » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:27 am

TrumpsHair wrote:Ahhh...I finally figured out where I'm gonna go, when I finally give up on life.
The place is called Phuket.
Yeah, I'm just gonna say... 'phuket' and go fade out into the sunset, in Phuket, Thailand.
Not a bad place to do that (other than the occasional natural disaster)- it's insanely cheap to live there, Thai people rock & a lot of the women are hot, and there are always bars open. Hell, who wouldn't want to end their days on a beach with a drink in one hand & a cute Thai girl on their lap!
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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by trodden » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:48 am

hearnoevil wrote:
TrumpsHair wrote:Ahhh...I finally figured out where I'm gonna go, when I finally give up on life.
The place is called Phuket.
Yeah, I'm just gonna say... 'phuket' and go fade out into the sunset, in Phuket, Thailand.
Not a bad place to do that (other than the occasional natural disaster)- it's insanely cheap to live there, Thai people rock & a lot of the women are hot, and there are always bars open. Hell, who wouldn't want to end their days on a beach with a drink in one hand & a cute Thai girl on their lap!
And the Thai whiskey is KILLER! take the paint off killer but cheap!

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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by hearnoevil » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:55 am

trodden wrote:
hearnoevil wrote:
TrumpsHair wrote:Ahhh...I finally figured out where I'm gonna go, when I finally give up on life.
The place is called Phuket.
Yeah, I'm just gonna say... 'phuket' and go fade out into the sunset, in Phuket, Thailand.
Not a bad place to do that (other than the occasional natural disaster)- it's insanely cheap to live there, Thai people rock & a lot of the women are hot, and there are always bars open. Hell, who wouldn't want to end their days on a beach with a drink in one hand & a cute Thai girl on their lap!
And the Thai whiskey is KILLER! take the paint off killer but cheap!
SERIOUSLY! A bottle of that stuff came with my hotel room in Sukhothai & didn't even have a real label- it was like a glued paper thing on the bottle with one Thai word. Holy CRAP is that stuff strong. The last thing I remember from that night was singing "Puff The Magic Dragon" with a bunch of Japanese businessmen in a small karaoke bar next to the hotel.
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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by Mr. Dipity » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:14 pm

jdsowa wrote:I don't recall anyone really giving a shit when 20,000 people died last year in the Iran earthquake. And the US only gave $100,000 in aid. It's too bad there's no oil in the south pacific or we could move in on these islands while they're in crisis and start drillin'! yee-haw!
And the majority of the Iranians from that crisis are still homeless...

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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by bdp » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:36 pm

Here's a little link in case anyone wants to:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/showthre ... adid=25367

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Re: 21,000 dead in Asia.

Post by bdp » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:40 pm

Of course, I could have just posted a link to this:

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... highlight=

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