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(Al Jazeera)   Malaysia has its own "Candi Crush Saga". Unfortunately, it involves the the destruction of a 1200 year old temple   (stream.aljazeera.com) divider line 33
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2013-12-03 03:42:52 AM
Don't worry, soon there will be a WalMart there for people to worship!
 
2013-12-03 03:47:26 AM
sounds like palms got greased, and i am not talking trees.
 
2013-12-03 04:05:40 AM
When sociopathy and money combine for the perfect storm.
 
2013-12-03 04:07:10 AM
Too bad it wasn't a christian church, amirite?
 
2013-12-03 04:09:27 AM

robohobo: Too bad it wasn't a christian church, amirite?


I'll bet that you seldom are.
 
2013-12-03 04:27:14 AM
Not sweet.
 
2013-12-03 04:39:38 AM
the the?
 
2013-12-03 04:41:10 AM
Yes, it's a historical tragedy, but I don't think we're getting the full backstory here.

Why were the workers willing to tear the site down? What are the opinions of the people living near the temple?

It's fine that a bunch of people who are online and possibly far from the incident have strong feelings about this, but what about people who are on the ground?
 
2013-12-03 04:43:48 AM
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fark walmart, fark corporate america, and fark wall street.  actually, fark capitalism. capitalism = the concept that hoarding goods and services to deny access to the least able to afford said goods and services will increase the price and thus profitability.
 
2013-12-03 04:45:09 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Yes, it's a historical tragedy, but I don't think we're getting the full backstory here.

Why were the workers willing to tear the site down? What are the opinions of the people living near the temple?

It's fine that a bunch of people who are online and possibly far from the incident have strong feelings about this, but what about people who are on the ground?


The people on the ground thought they were getting a paycheck that would help them feed their families.  that's it.  Destroying culture to feed your family is an easy choice for those already near poverty.  Rich corporations looking to pad their profit margins know and exploit this every day.
 
2013-12-03 04:59:59 AM

SquiggsIN: AverageAmericanGuy: Yes, it's a historical tragedy, but I don't think we're getting the full backstory here.

Why were the workers willing to tear the site down? What are the opinions of the people living near the temple?

It's fine that a bunch of people who are online and possibly far from the incident have strong feelings about this, but what about people who are on the ground?

The people on the ground thought they were getting a paycheck that would help them feed their families.  that's it.  Destroying culture to feed your family is an easy choice for those already near poverty.  Rich corporations looking to pad their profit margins know and exploit this every day.


There are a lot of assumptions in your post. Do you have any evidence that the workers are "near poverty" or that the developers planning the construction are "rich corporations" or that it was all about the paycheck?

Because there wasn't anything like that in the article.
 
2013-12-03 05:00:38 AM
They must not have had any reporters available. All I saw were a bunch of screen shots of tweets. I'm sick of tweet 'news'.
 
2013-12-03 05:10:53 AM

Interceptor1: They must not have had any reporters available. All I saw were a bunch of screen shots of tweets. I'm sick of tweet 'news'.


#welcom2costkoiluvu
#buretocovrins
#yorshiatsalretardd
 
2013-12-03 05:21:58 AM

SquiggsIN: AverageAmericanGuy: Yes, it's a historical tragedy, but I don't think we're getting the full backstory here.

Why were the workers willing to tear the site down? What are the opinions of the people living near the temple?

It's fine that a bunch of people who are online and possibly far from the incident have strong feelings about this, but what about people who are on the ground?

The people on the ground thought they were getting a paycheck that would help them feed their families.  that's it.  Destroying culture to feed your family is an easy choice for those already near poverty.  Rich corporations looking to pad their profit margins know and exploit this every day.


Very few Buddhists in heavily-Muslim Malaysia. The property developer (most likely Malaysian Chinese Xtian) wouldn't have tried that with a place revered as an Islamic shrine, even if he had greased officials and gotten clearance.

Just don't try this sort of shenanigan in seriously-Buddhist Thailand.

And if there are any sudden sicknesses, accidents or deaths you can be sure this will be pointed to (pointlessly, but there you go).
 
2013-12-03 05:36:11 AM
And that's why it's always best to cover your temples in dirt and have it discovered thousands of years later and be preserved.


www.thelivingmoon.com

www.davidpbillington.net
 
2013-12-03 05:44:20 AM

robohobo: Too bad it wasn't a christian church, amirite?


robohobo: Interceptor1: They must not have had any reporters available. All I saw were a bunch of screen shots of tweets. I'm sick of tweet 'news'.

#welcom2costkoiluvu
#buretocovrins
#yorshiatsalretardd


fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-12-03 06:04:59 AM
May the deloper die of something painful (and take a long time at it ... maybe 1200 yrs.)
 
2013-12-03 06:25:58 AM
It's just been sitting there unused for 1000 years. shiat I throw stuff out if I haven't used it in 6 months
 
2013-12-03 06:50:12 AM
Next on Hoarders, UNESCO.
 
2013-12-03 07:04:13 AM

Langdon_777: May the deloper die of something painful (and take a long time at it ... maybe 1200 yrs.)


Too bad sarlac aren't native to our planet...

AverageAmericanGuy: There are a lot of assumptions in your post.  ...   Because there wasn't anything like that in the article.


Agreed but, that's an educated guess.  I've read quite a bit on the decades-long issues of deforestation and loss of habitat for now endangered animals around the world.  The trend is pretty consistent with large corporations promising the world to the locals in order to get approval to destroy whatever happens to be there in order for them to plant/build whatever moneymaker they have planned for the site.  This just happens to be a cultural site being destroyed as opposed to an ecological site.  The parallels are there though.
 
2013-12-03 07:06:41 AM

wildcardjack: Next on Hoarders, UNESCO.


Mt Rushmore is so blasé  nowadays.  Can't we just recarve it with a Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and a couple of Kardashians since it's getting so dated now?
 
2013-12-03 08:08:24 AM
Get used to it, Libs.  This is what awaits you when Fartbama's Muslim Caliphate takes over America in 2016.
 
2013-12-03 08:25:52 AM
Do we get frothingly angry about this like we did over the destroyed 2300 year old Mayan pyramids for grade fill  and call for mass executions, or do we let it slide because these are inscrutable Asians doing their own thing far away instead of distantly related Spanish speaking subjugants we feel paternalistic about?

help me out.
 
2013-12-03 10:36:15 AM
stream.aljazeera.com

Is this one of those pictures were you have to cross your eyes to see a temple?
 
2013-12-03 11:50:54 AM

SquiggsIN: capitalism = the concept that hoarding goods and services to deny access to the least able to afford said goods and services will increase the price and thus profitability.


Ok...somehow I got the idea you were trying to make this sound bad.
 
2013-12-03 12:40:13 PM

SquiggsIN: AverageAmericanGuy: Yes, it's a historical tragedy, but I don't think we're getting the full backstory here.

Why were the workers willing to tear the site down? What are the opinions of the people living near the temple?

It's fine that a bunch of people who are online and possibly far from the incident have strong feelings about this, but what about people who are on the ground?

The people on the ground thought they were getting a paycheck that would help them feed their families.  that's it.  Destroying culture to feed your family is an easy choice for those already near poverty.  Rich corporations looking to pad their profit margins know and exploit this every day.


Or they're Muslims and they're tearing down for the lulz, like those Buddha statues in Afghanistan.
 
2013-12-03 01:16:39 PM
The British built roads out of a lot of ancient ruins during their empire-building days. But we know better now, don't we?
 
2013-12-03 02:08:27 PM
Job  creation FTW!
 
2013-12-03 02:28:21 PM
Betting on future HOA site.
 
2013-12-03 05:42:17 PM

willfullyobscure: Do we get frothingly angry about this like we did over the destroyed 2300 year old Mayan pyramids for grade fill  and call for mass executions, or do we let it slide because these are inscrutable Asians doing their own thing far away instead of distantly related Spanish speaking subjugants we feel paternalistic about?

help me out.


Depends on whether the developers turn out to be Christian or non-Christian.

/no, really, if the developers aren't Christian, then they're officially a Victim Demographic instead of an Oppressor Demographic
//everyone and everything is either Victim or Oppressor, that's how open-mindedness works
///not like that closed-minded Good and Evil garbage, this is totally different for some reason
 
2013-12-03 06:32:36 PM
A little research finds that the permission to clear the land was granted to developer Bandar Saujana Sdn. Bhd. by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in 2011, and work began last August. The Kedah state government, however, declares that the permission to develop was granted by the Barisan Nasional (BN) party back in 1993, even though the Bandar Saujana corporation didn't exist until it was founded in 1994, according to their company website.

/so it was Muslim extremists, but they might bomb us if we don't accept their version of events
//but we can't blame the Muslim moderates either, because that's not politically correct
///guess we'll just blame capitalism
 
2013-12-03 11:05:54 PM
Someone finally beat temple run?
 
2013-12-04 07:04:01 AM

Tatterdemalian: A little research finds that the permission to clear the land was granted to developer Bandar Saujana Sdn. Bhd. by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in 2011, and work began last August. The Kedah state government, however, declares that the permission to develop was granted by the Barisan Nasional (BN) party back in 1993, even though the Bandar Saujana corporation didn't exist until it was founded in 1994, according to their company website.

/so it was Muslim extremists, but they might bomb us if we don't accept their version of events
//but we can't blame the Muslim moderates either, because that's not politically correct
///guess we'll just blame capitalism


Oh I am sure you are right, considering where this occurred and as mentioned above re the Afghan Budda.  The developer on the other hand was motivated by pure greed and profit, ie. capitalism.
 
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