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Storm
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USA
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Posted - 01/03/2005 :  09:45:41  Show Profile  Visit Storm's Homepage Send Storm a Private Message
I cannot help but feel sick by the devastation of the Tsnuami.. Yet I cannot stop myself from watching..
Today the man from Salt lake city found his Daughter but unfortunetly it was only by a picture of her dead body ona buddhist temple morgue
For three days my husband and I watched his very tragic story of his search for his missing Daughter...
How sad..
I being a Mother of Four Children the loss of any one of them would be devastating.. Unthinkable... Unreal....
I deal with grief everyday in counseling my clients Sometimes I come home completley wiped out...
Imagine 20, 30, members of your family lost in moments...
Generations of people lost but not forgotten...
Although I do not have family over there I do in New York and when The Twin Towers came down... I was devastated...
Could not reach my family, friends, My mother, two of my children,
I could only watch as the towers fell Not knowing...
But thankfully they survived the crisis
So I can emphasize with these people who have lost or are missing family.. Although I can never truly know each ones personal pain because no two people grieve alike , I can surely empasize...
Maybe the devastation reminds me of my own grief and feelings of loss when the towers came down...

Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 01/03/2005 :  12:34:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Mmm, I'll sound insensitive, but the towers coming down didn't provoke (in me) half of what the tsunami did... not even a third. Maybe 'cause, being foreigner and living in a rather peaceful country that has virtually no enemies to terrorist-attack us, I don't relate. Of course, it made me sad, but not as much as this tragedy. Here, there are floods yearly (tropical rain + bad administration, heh), so, in a lesser scale, I can relate. Plus my friend's family being wiped...

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Storm
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Posted - 01/03/2005 :  12:39:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Storm's Homepage Send Storm a Private Message
Yes well siberia that is understandable but you have familiarity to people affected by the tsnuami your {friends family being wiped]as I had family directed by the fall of th towers. I personally had friends that died. So that is why I have such great empathy for the people affected by the Tsunami.
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 01/03/2005 :  12:46:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Of course The towers were a big tragedy. I was at school, during a geography class (how ironic, we were discussing north-american politics) when it happened.

Anyway, it's sad, really, that such things happen. But well, that's nature. It's even more frightening because there's always that feel it could happen here - and I was born and raised in a sea-side city.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 01/03/2005 :  14:27:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
Tsunami and Towers... what I find tragic is the lack of coverage of the genocides taking place in Africa, now that all media attention is directed to south east Asia.

In Africa there are massive losses of life, and unlike the Tsunami, the devastation is man-made. What the F*** is the UN doing about that?

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Storm
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USA
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Posted - 01/03/2005 :  14:38:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Storm's Homepage Send Storm a Private Message
Yes Dr.this is true but that does not mean that what happened in New York or Thailand is any less tragic. I can understand through my own experience what these people might be feeling..
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Storm
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USA
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Posted - 01/03/2005 :  15:08:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Storm's Homepage Send Storm a Private Message
So the Tsunami effects even here in Florida. A good friend and neighbor of ours, uncle and couisin are missing and feared dead from the tsunami.
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 01/03/2005 :  16:13:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Yeah, but the media only covers if it's in a popular place or if it's spectacurlarly big. Besides, Africa happens to be in war all the time, so it's not 'news' anymore... [snort]

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"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
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Starman
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Sweden
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Posted - 01/04/2005 :  02:33:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
At least 1000 Swedes are believed to be among the dead.
This tsunami hit our country hard. There is only 9 millions of us, 3 thousand missing Swedes is like 100 000 missing Americans.

I don't know yet if anybody I know is gone or have lost someone.
A cousin of mine and her family survived, so did a friend of my parents.
A (not so close) friend of my wife lost her pregnant sister and brother in law (confirmed dead).

The country is in shock and our foreign minister got yet another chance to show her incompetence.



A friend of my mother in law has a lot of relatives in Asuncion, Paraguay
(They all fled from Pinochet, this friend came to Sweden.)
The mall fire last August (more than 400 dead, 477 injured) wiped out their whole neighbourhood.
All of his family survived however. They all attended a 50 year birthday party so none where at the mall.

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Storm
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2005 :  14:16:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Storm's Homepage Send Storm a Private Message
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your countrymen, Starman.
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 01/04/2005 :  14:54:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
I keep thinking of my swedish friend... it's funny, y'know, because we're roleplaying buddies and we've never really met, but I still feel for her.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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Storm
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2005 :  15:06:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Storm's Homepage Send Storm a Private Message
My deepest thoughts and prayers to you siberia. Your feelings are not only felt over here, but they are familiar
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 01/05/2005 :  05:25:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
She's much better now, though. I guess that lovin' we (cyber)gave her was of some use, after all.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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