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2004-12-30 11:09:42 AM
LittleSmitty: I'm an Ogre. Thats OK, right?


I'd like a Big Friendly Giant.

/laundry
 
2004-12-30 11:11:45 AM
My estimate is that the death toll will get to about 250,000 or 300,000 eventually. Might take a few months to tally up all the 'disappeared' people and the whole villages that don't exist anymore.

I just saw the most chilling and disturbing picture on Ogrish. I've seen some ugly stuff but that picture was awful. It was just a harbor with tons and tons of debris covering the waterfront up to 60 feet out. The bottom of the picture is off-screen and when you scroll down and get a closer view you'll notice that half the 'debris' are floating bodies that have turned brown because of the decay.
 
2004-12-30 11:12:19 AM
I turned on the tv last night only to hear a end snippet of an interview with some dumbass on Entertainment Tonight (dumbass+E.T.=redundant). ANYway, the conversation was about this disaster and all I heard was him say, "this only would be second to 9/11."

I freaked out. SECOND to 9/11?? Why, because it happened in a country other than the U.S.? I was infuriated. This tsunami disaster OWNS 9/11. We are LUCKY we didn't lose more people or have to walk by dead bodies every day or worry about supplies getting to us in time. And anyone who thinks otherwise needs to get their head checked.
 
2004-12-30 11:12:25 AM
Allah 3,000
God 120,000 and counting

What's the over/under?
 
2004-12-30 11:12:29 AM
sheikah

you should see me do laundry. and by that I mean no one should ever witness that
 
2004-12-30 11:12:47 AM
Blade2567
It shouldn't take 250K to die for the idiots to see the need for a warning system...even if it's Leroy in araft with a whistle.

On NPR's all things considered they talked about how in the 1980's Thailand (and thier neighbors) did in fact consider installing and maintaing a system of buoys and seismic sensors which would monitor the region for earthquakes/sunamis.
In the end it was determined that the initial cost plus the millions it would take to maintain it wasn't cost effective.
In other words they would have spent billions of dollars to prepare for an event which only occurs once or twice ever 500 years.

btw....Yes, you were owned and you are owned again....just keep pounding your chest and procaliming your superiority...it will get you far in life.
 
2004-12-30 11:13:39 AM
If you live near a body of water, you gotta expect shiat like this.

People who live in California expect earthquakes.

People who lives near forests expect forest fires.

People who live in volcanoes, well, people don't live in volcanoes. I would.
 
2004-12-30 11:14:14 AM
i hope this disaster doesnt delay production of my sneakers.


at least the people left are good swimmers, so this wont happen again. NIKEs I NEED air force 1s
 
2004-12-30 11:14:37 AM
Along the lines of the alien vaporization project

Bye Bye Virgin Islands - pop 108,775 (July, 2004)
Guam, you're next - pop 166,090 (July, 2004)
 
2004-12-30 11:15:05 AM
"Do you think they will change the child sex tours to necrophiliac sex tours?"

Man, you are so going to hell for that, and I'm so going too for laughing at it
 
2004-12-30 11:15:27 AM
Phi Phi Beach pronounced Pee-pee beach.

//shut up Beavis
 
2004-12-30 11:16:34 AM
Do you think they will change the child sex tours to necrophiliac sex tours?
LOL.

And now I now how to correctly pronounce Phuket, Thailand.
 
2004-12-30 11:17:01 AM
LittleSmitty - - - NICE CITY OF HEROES REFERENCE
 
2004-12-30 11:17:38 AM
Noting the international outpouring of support after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Post reported that even some administration officials familiar with relief efforts said they were surprised that Bush had not appeared personally to comment on the tsunami tragedy. Its kind of freaky, a senior career official said.
 
2004-12-30 11:17:52 AM



We're prepared for the next one.

Are you?


/back to our grief...
 
2004-12-30 11:18:42 AM
On the positive note, not one animal dead!!



 
2004-12-30 11:19:04 AM
toddman2k:

I couldn't begin to imagine, so I did a little experiment:

What does 115,000 look like?
http://www.toddbinder.com/toll.aspx



That's just stunning beyond words.
 
2004-12-30 11:19:05 AM
Boddah_Buddah: NICE CITY OF HEROES REFERENCE


dude.. the caps lock hurts my eyes..
 
2004-12-30 11:21:20 AM
Dingo19:

toddman2k:

I couldn't begin to imagine, so I did a little experiment:

What does 115,000 look like?
http://www.toddbinder.com/toll.aspx

That's just stunning beyond words.



I agree. I hadn;t looked till now.

I wish I had money to donate. Perhaps I could get BunnyMan_Bob to do it for me?
 
2004-12-30 11:21:25 AM
Perspective - Al Quada, PLO, Tamil Tigers, Indonesia, the worlds most populous Muslim county, a weak government, separatist movements, corrupt officials and Haven to terrorists.

What have any done to raise the spirits and human condition. Nada, Epis, Zilch.

Indonesia hardest hit.

Europe and North American to the rescue once again - freely and willingly, and yes Japan and Australia too. $10 from Saudia Arabia - duh?

Mostly non-Muslims helping Muslims.

In the meantime the asswipe OBL and his ilk continue their activities.

It is time for the 1st World to let the 3rd World know full well who is their brother's keeper. And it ain't OBL and his goon squad.

/shakes head
/retires this user ID forever
 
2004-12-30 11:21:40 AM
farkvergnugen: I'm donating to doctors w/o borders...

And excellent idea. Docs and medical supplies will be what they need most at this point in the recovery (and food). I think I'll do the same.
 
2004-12-30 11:22:23 AM
Granted this isn't the largest natural disaster in history, if you count the dead.

However, barring epidemics, has there ever previously been a natural calamity that has affected such a widespread area before? 11 countries across over 4,000 miles have been affected, and this is one of the factors that will make the relief effort so much more difficult....
 
2004-12-30 11:22:28 AM
Priapulid
Sad about all the dead people, but I wonder if they would have given a flying fark if this was Americans?

You don't recall the vigils held worldwide after 9/11?
 
2004-12-30 11:22:30 AM
........Wow that sucks...OK TREE HUGGERS thanks for slackn on the tree hugging cause mother earth is pissed!
 
2004-12-30 11:22:38 AM
If anyone would like to donate to the cause...

(no html)

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/home.asp
 
2004-12-30 11:23:03 AM
Dashredda:
How the fark can you say shiat like that?
 
2004-12-30 11:24:12 AM
Digital_Meltdown

*snort* Ahhh, Izzard.
 
2004-12-30 11:26:09 AM
Blade2567

Kiss it you phony ass-wipe

thats your idea of a constructive reply.....hmmm

I made a valid point .

Valid? how? i think underdog underscored the fundamental flaw in your twisted line of thinking, which i had explained even further. I dont seem to see any actual reply disproving it.

I have no pity for the stupid

Likewise, Einstein would have a field day with you... hell half of the people on Fark would do so, given your feeble retarted attempts at contributing in the said forum.....

It shouldn't take 250K to die for the idiots to see the need for a warning system...even if it's Leroy in araft with a whistle

lets try this again. It should'nt have taken 3K in the NY WTC's to die for the idiots to see the need for a warning system...

//NO ONE has ever owned me you flaming retard. NOBODY!

in denial. hmm...i hear if you keep repeating it enough, it helps remove you from reality

and you would rather wallow in pity for a group of people you've probably never had asecond thought about

as far as faux concern goes...i have good reason to feel genuine concern you turd, i come from one of the affected countries....

/feel free to flame on though...seems to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside
 
2004-12-30 11:26:29 AM
Jesus, there's time when you want to meet some of these FARK posters and kick their f*cking heads in.

Peace to the survivors and good luck in piecing their lives back together.

(UK farkers - if you can't get the DEC site to work, go to one of the individual charity sites, like the British Red Cross)
 
2004-12-30 11:26:54 AM
I don't put much thought into that area of the world (sorry, but they prolly don't think about us much either). However, I can't fathom what it would be like to have that kind of human loss. Amazing.
 
2004-12-30 11:26:57 AM
Can I suggest that anyone that's in control of a website with any kind of traffic include some form of front-page link to relief effort charities?

I've already done so, as best I can.

- R
 
2004-12-30 11:27:25 AM
Sad about all the dead people, but I wonder if they would have given a flying fark if this was Americans?

I bet it would be like anywhere else...the majority would be sympathetic yet humble, and a handful (who would get the most attention) would be yelling about how great Allah is for killing the infidels.
 
2004-12-30 11:27:32 AM
I thought I saw on the CNN ticker this morning that 'Linkin Park' apparently donated about $100,000 to the relief cause. Can anyone confirm this? If so that's awesome and I hope other entertainers, companies do so in a similar manner...
 
2004-12-30 11:27:34 AM
stebain:

Priapulid
Sad about all the dead people, but I wonder if they would have given a flying fark if this was Americans?

You don't recall the vigils held worldwide after 9/11?


No matter how hard people try to close their eyes and forget, or sabotage the efforts of others, there are good people out there and if you refuse to recognize them they might get pissed and not help you anymore.. or at least think about you in their thoughts and prayers. Then you can biatch about how nobody is on your side.
 
2004-12-30 11:28:14 AM
Yes, we need a warning system for something that happens once every 300 years or so.

You people are morans.
 
2004-12-30 11:28:34 AM
RedfordRenegade

Well put.
 
2004-12-30 11:29:28 AM
I hope this means there will be less Sally Field commercials!
 
2004-12-30 11:29:48 AM
DaShredda:

These people are our enemy.

For every post I see about donating, I'm buying a pair of Nikes.



Yeah I'm sure that all those little kids who died surely wanted to kill you. All those orphans who now have nobody in the world left. All those people who lost their whole families, their whole livlihoods. Wherever you live, whatever you do, you cannot have any idea what kind of tragedy this is for them. So shut the hell up.
 
2004-12-30 11:29:59 AM
Step One - Detonate Atomic Bombs Near Underwater Faults

Step Two -

Step Three - Profit
 
2004-12-30 11:30:17 AM
 
2004-12-30 11:30:43 AM
bludstone:

es, we need a warning system for something that happens once every 300 years or so.

You people are morans.



Doesn't mean we can't try to help our other human beings right?
 
2004-12-30 11:30:51 AM
I don't really think it matters who got hit. Tsunamis don't discriminate. Some of the victims may not have liked us, but just as many might have been on our side, and the majority probably didn't care either way. Who cares what their religion is? It's 115,000 human beings.
 
2004-12-30 11:31:36 AM
Yes, we need a warning system for something that happens once every 300 years or so.

You people are morans.


right. money is all important. life is 2nd to that.

/explain to all the people who died that it was just a cost/benefit analysis, in the end
 
2004-12-30 11:31:49 AM
at80eighty

Quite clever of you to liken this natural disaster to the WTC disaster. However, early warning systems do exist to detect earthquakes. They just aren't used in that part of the world. Early warning systems do not exist for detecting planes crashing into buildings in any part of the world. You're metaphor is therefore invalid.
 
2004-12-30 11:32:37 AM
Wow. I've added about 20 farkers to my ignore list after this thread.
 
2004-12-30 11:32:43 AM
I think its sad that some supposedly developed nations regularly participate in campaigns that kill atleast as many people as this tsunami and yet in our culture we don't consider it a tragedy. The loss of human life is not something that should ever be ignored or taken lightly least of all when it is taken by other humans.

Some people say that the deaths in iraq caused by the war have reached 100,000. I think that's a bit of a dubious claim. But even the independantly verified count of 15-20,000 are still far too high. I think the war is the real tragedy. most of you jokers need to get with the program.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3962969.stm
 
2004-12-30 11:32:56 AM
stebain, I wish half the arrogant assholes on this thread who speak of how people should have expected to die, should have done this that and the other, would give the money that this woman is doing. I don't know who she is, but I'm sure she's been through tragedies, and knows that every cent counts.
:/
 
2004-12-30 11:33:27 AM
cutstep Why is god angry?

Might have something to do with all that bulls*** everyone keeps doing in his name...
=Smidge=
 
2004-12-30 11:34:54 AM
THIS JUST IN

What is the global daily death rate?

146,000 people per day.

Please donate to every other family who was unlucky enough for their relative not to have died in a tsunami.
 
2004-12-30 11:35:30 AM
MikeRaphon

*ahem*

i mentioned earlier that this has not happened in living memory in the region....thus not justifying the inevitable massive expenditure...

/but please... do try again....
 
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