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(   Kenyan tribe donates 14 cattle to U.S. in sympathy of 9/11.   ( divider line
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5795 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Jun 2002 at 5:16 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-06-03 11:28:19 AM  
That's actually a great honor, coming from people that don't have much to begin with.
2002-06-03 11:37:49 AM  
Oh great! Now this is going to be tied up in courts forever on what victim's families get the cattle. Welcome to America kindly goobers.
2002-06-03 11:40:11 AM  
Kind of makes you teary eyed... :'( What a nice gesture.
2002-06-03 12:35:57 PM  
That was excellent. Now, when do we eat?
2002-06-03 12:56:10 PM  
Kudos to them
2002-06-03 12:56:54 PM  
Very [image from too old to be available].

Someone needs to set up a donation fund to go to that particular tribe. Sending us 14 cows was a sacrifice for them, and it would be great to repay them 1,000 times over for their generosity.
2002-06-03 01:03:40 PM  
Very cool of them. What I find interesting is how people can't even grasp big buildings.

They couldn't believe that people could jump from a building so high that they would die when they reached the ground," Naiyomah said.
2002-06-03 01:26:23 PM  
[image from too old to be available] Very nice.
2002-06-03 01:49:44 PM  
Very moving. I think we should make a trade. We "take" the cows, and build them a hospital in exchange.
2002-06-03 02:10:13 PM  
What a wonderful story. There are the types of links that make Fark kick ass. You're not going to hear about this on CNN,MSNBC, etc. and I sure never would have found this on my own. To the poster, thanks for the link, you get a cow :)
2002-06-03 02:46:30 PM  
[image from too old to be available] shows there are decent people everywhere.

I return I think we should send someone to introduce them to beer.
2002-06-03 03:13:22 PM  
Only 14 cows? Introduce them to crack, we'll have the rest of the herd by next week.

Seriuosly though that was a really selfless thing to do... gotta pay them back somehow.
2002-06-03 04:46:11 PM  
Flakeloaf you're one sick puppy, LOL
2002-06-03 05:20:40 PM  
They better not fart!!
2002-06-03 05:21:19 PM  
That's great, 10 points for humanity at large.

I just hope we don't repay them by introducing them to any sort of capitolism.
2002-06-03 05:21:46 PM  
Introduce them to crack, we'll have the rest of the herd by next week.

Yeah, or maybe

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2002-06-03 05:21:55 PM  
Big farking deal. It was a tax write-off. They gave us the ones taht fart all day.
2002-06-03 05:22:58 PM  
kinda puts those dickwads squawking about foreign aid in perspective. these people gave in a way that every member of the tribe felt, vs. some cash that would otherwise go for $600 toilet seats.
2002-06-03 05:23:00 PM  
What a great story. Wow.
2002-06-03 05:23:33 PM  
"I don't know if you have any sacred food in America, something that has a supernatural feel as you eat it."

Hm. Deep-fried twinkies?
2002-06-03 05:23:56 PM  
"That guy - surely we would have to kill him," Oltetia, the village's chief warrior, said of Osama bin Laden. "We as the Masai have ways to kill, just using a spear and bows and arrows."

I'd high five that guy. cool.
2002-06-03 05:25:35 PM  
<snif> Very selfless of them!

Kinda reminds me of the Southpark episode where the Afghan kids send a goat to the Southpark kids. The US Army kept thinking the goat was Stevie Nicks...
2002-06-03 05:26:00 PM  
That is actually one of the neatest things I've heard in ages.

Doon-gawah-ahm-(tongue click- tongue click)-moo-moo-bwahna-heeky-heeky-kahflunk. For the uninitiated, that's 'Thank you' in Masai. I think.
2002-06-03 05:26:09 PM  
Yep, we really ought to do something very nice for them.
2002-06-03 05:26:28 PM  


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2002-06-03 05:27:17 PM  
that was a seriously nice gesture. I think we should repay them somehow.
2002-06-03 05:28:41 PM  
big tuna --

i'm in, anyone got any ideas how/who to set it up?
2002-06-03 05:31:25 PM  
That they gave up cows as a gesture of sympathy is way cool of them that don't have much to begin with.
2002-06-03 05:31:59 PM  
That is nice o fthem, they don't have mush yet they give anyways *feels touched (seriously)*. It's the thought that counts :).
2002-06-03 05:32:22 PM  
Ok, so howabout somebody track down this student who went back to his people and told them the story?

Maybe they could sell the jewelery they make, heck even open up on online store for the stuff.
2002-06-03 05:33:15 PM  
Convince mcdonalds to open up a kenyan location.
2002-06-03 05:35:29 PM  
This is not a phrase I use often, but that's just about the sweetest thing I've ever read.
2002-06-03 05:35:53 PM  
ya i'm in too- if anyone does anytihng to repay them that is.
thats really thoughtful of them.
Drew should start a maillist or open another thread titled like "for those who want to donate to the tribe"
i dunno i'm dumb
2002-06-03 05:36:46 PM  
Wow, that rocks. It really does put all the squabbling over billions of dollars and other crap in perspective.

Even more surprising is the lack of sarcastic venomous comments by Farkers. :)

Jeez, I think I woke up in an entirely different world than I'm used to. How truly pleasant.
2002-06-03 05:36:57 PM  
Good, we don't have enough of those.

Didya ever notice that the best way to save a species in this country is to eat it? That's why there's no shortage of cows and chickens.
2002-06-03 05:39:22 PM  
Damn, that's how people are supposed to treat others, regardless of your beliefs or color.

That brought tears to my eyes.
2002-06-03 05:39:25 PM  
OK, a google search has coughed up an e-mail addy for Kimeli Naiyomah of Kenya (how many can there be?) at

2002-06-03 05:39:37 PM  
Thanks for this link. Great story. Best Hopes and Karma to the Masai people!
2002-06-03 05:39:47 PM  
This is actually a great honor, since cows are sacred in the Masai religion.
2002-06-03 05:39:52 PM  
Trade them the 14 cows for the Bush brats.
2002-06-03 05:40:13 PM  
"That guy - surely we would have to kill him," Oltetia, the village's chief warrior, said of Osama bin Laden. "We as the Masai have ways to kill, just using a spear and bows and arrows."

When pressed about his tactics, Oltetia said: "He's a strong man, so we couldn't do it directly. We would surround him in the bush.'

How cute.
2002-06-03 05:41:38 PM  
Damn good folks, the Masai!!
2002-06-03 05:42:11 PM  

Not that they'll ever rad this but... thanks. It means more than you could ever know.
2002-06-03 05:42:33 PM  
Thats a really nice story.. brought a tear to me eye too!
2002-06-03 05:42:34 PM  
Didn't finish the story, but I heard we are selling the cows and using the money to buy beaded murals from the same tribe to place at a WTC memorial.
2002-06-03 05:47:28 PM  
They guys rock. Lets send them a FARK mug. Or a ton of wheat which ever is easier.
2002-06-03 05:47:40 PM  
When my dad was in Africa, he spent some time with the Masai, and said that they were some of the nicest people he had been around. Knowing what I do from the research he did about them when he got back, this is a BIG DEAL. You can see that from the article too. Their major gifts are A CHILD!!! a cow or a plot of land. Wow. Thanks guys.
2002-06-03 05:47:45 PM  
Wow. Holy Freaking wow. I wonder what the equivalent of 14 cows from us would be...
2002-06-03 05:48:03 PM  
Um, those guys rock..... Damn keyborad..
2002-06-03 05:49:16 PM  
We ought to do them a favor. You know, overthrow the government or something. Maybe a dam.
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