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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Ok lads,

I've just heard about this...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4125481.stm
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A huge earthquake occured in the Indian ocean yesterday, prompting a massive tidal wave which impacted Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Thailand.

I know there are many Hoppers in Thailand at the minute, though I hope most of them are on the other side of the island.

My thoughts and best wishes go out to those caught up in this today... if you are in Thailand, please post (when you can) to let us know you're ok.

Take care, all my love
Clare xx


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_Stix_

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Location: la-la land

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Posted:I'm in fear of my neighbour who works on an oil drilling platform off the coast of Sri Lanka..

I thought he was in Ireland for Christmas, but have found out that he's not.. I only know him as Partick from number 4..

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Glad to hear that Cass and Shibaki are safe.


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Kit


veteran
Location: middle of Troon

Total posts: 1269
Posted:amazing news about cass and shibaki! AWESOME!

stix i hope your neighbour is safe also... the copany withthe rig prob look after their own and i hope and pray they got them out of there...


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Raphael96
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

old hand
Location: New York City, USA

Total posts: 899
Posted:good to know cassandra and shibaki are safe and sound!

Raph


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OrangeBobo
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Total posts: 1389
Posted:Written by: Flynt


xoxo thanks to OrangeBobo for alerting me to this (even if it was at half past four in the morning wink )



redface Sorry Flyntums, I knew it was late in Oz, but wasn't sure if you'd seen this or not... hughughug

Very glad to hear they are both safe and well!!

~ Bobo


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Lads and girlies, I hope you aren't offended by my asking this...



It's just the scale of this disaster takes my breath away. They're talking about a death toll of upwards of 100,000. It's so hard to comprehend so many lives lost over the space of an hour or two - and that's not to mention the thousands who will die in coming days.



My god. I can't even think of how awful it must be in those countries.

I saw U2 playing at Slane once - there were 90,000 people at the gig. It was a sea of faces, people - as far as the eye could see. Maybe for some of you it will be easier to think of all those who attend Burning Man or Glastonbury. To imagine more than that dead is horrific.



So I'm going to ask... if anyone has any cash left after Christmas, or if your granny gave you a tenner, or you can spare anything... please donate to one of the aid agencies trying to help out (if you haven't already).



(I'm asking because I feel so helpless, and I'm rather desperately trying anything. Don't be offended I asked, I realise donating is personal preference)


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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
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Posted:Not offended at all, Firepoise hug



I was listening to someone from the Disasters Emergency Committee on the radio last night and he said when money is donated, it obviously doesn't get to the area straight away, but all the donations give them a figure they can use to work out how much they can spend on aid now, knowing that the monies will definitely appear. So it's worth remembering because I know a lot of people feel helpless and wish they could do more than donate, but donating as soon as possible is one of the best things we can do right now. smile


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you are nice woman.

yay,

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:When oh when will the Burmese government release accurate figures of their dead? They definitely were affected by the tsunami, but also by the second of the three 'quakes, yet so far no figures have been released, nor have they requested international aid.

Do they really care that little about their own people?

I guess they're just glad they can save money on bullets now.

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"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Thanks Spanner... hug

I saw some figures released on the BBC website Mags, but you're right, as usual Burma has closed down.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4132725.stm
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This is the most up-to-date story, and they say 90 are dead in Burma (but who can say?!)

Take care xx


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devkev
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

devkev

discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England

Total posts: 292
Posted:My thoughts go out to all the people who have been so affected by this disaster. Having traveled in many of these areas it makes it more real and doubles the concern i have.

The best thing we can do is donate some money, anything but the more you can afford the better. Talk to friends and relatives and get to geter to donate.

It can take a decade for the people out there to rebuild, we can afford it now so invest in this.. you and your children will want to visit this beautiful part of the world... beautiful because of the islands and the people and the experiences.

Send them some love and hugs... our thoughts are with them..

grouphug grouphug


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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs..., United Ki...

Total posts: 2722
Posted:She giveth, and she taketh away...

The death toll is now at 80,000 last I heard. They say more than 100,000 from the incident itself not even counting the many thousands that will die from contaminated water.

Tony Blair is immediately pledging 15m to the recovery. George Bush is saying he will stand by the countries affected.

1 good story so far, Scottish Water had something like 80 pallets of fresh water in a warehouse, so instead of moving it to their new warehouse, theyre sticking it on a plane.

All aid agencies are mobilised, and moving now to the scene.

I'd like to point out that even with this immense human tragedy underway, the Baghdad chaps still find time to blow each other up. Please don't lose sight of everything else thats going on.

Has anybody got anyone missing still?

My thoughts go out to Cass in Bangkok... Was the full moon party on the other side of the country?


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devkev
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

devkev

discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England

Total posts: 292
Posted:yes... the party was no where near... we have to thank that party for pulling many of the western people from all over asia to the safe haven of hadd rinn beach... well away from the problems...

I suppose we should apreciate the terroist actions for independence in bande ache as this has stopped heavy tourisum in this most devistated area reducing tourist deaths... however it has also stopped development and progress for locals, which has led to such vast deaths of the local people.... its all screwed...

I just gave money to a charity on line... will / can you....if you can... give... it will make a difference the more people that help...


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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

Lambretta Fanatic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 4993
Posted:i feel sick... i just watched a clip on the bbc site and right at the end.... a mass of dead bodies laid out in the streets.

this [censored] is awful.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Posted:Has anyone heard from Stebbins? frown

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Patrick, no he hasn't posted - but he said he was going to the full moon party on Koh Phan Ngan/Koh Samui. So he should be ok. I hope he thinks to post on here and let us know though.

And DevKev, the violence in Bande Aceh only served to make the situation worse for those people... it has been very difficult to get aid to them. And despite the fact tourist deaths are a small percentage of the overall total, the media is focusing on them - frustrating, but understandable.


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devkev
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

devkev

discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England

Total posts: 292
Posted:i agree.. lets hope that our goverments see fit to make a difference... the uk is pledging 96 million... about time they did something right..

i have given to charity now... the quicker we give, the more relief they can plan to give and the longer we can help for...

Make a difference.. make a donation.

our hearts go to those missing people...


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Well said.

Apparently there's been a phenomenal response from the public towards the aid agencies... and that's fantastic - but it's certainly not over yet - jesus, they haven't even made it out to the outlying towns yet.

Love and best wishes to the survivors
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filthy 23
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

filthy 23

member
Location: USA

Total posts: 136
Posted:Written by: devkev
My thoughts go out to all the people who have been so affected by this disaster. Having traveled in many of these areas it makes it more real and doubles the concern i have.


Written by: Sym_
Is there anyone here who knows about help over there? ... I want to go there and help as it is, but I don't know anything about how one goes about it. the red cross etc always have people on the scene - they must come from somewhere


I wonder about going to help out. My spouse speaks Indonesian, majored in Southeast Asian studies, lived in Indonesia for 6 months before, knows construction among lots of other useful skills and is talking about going there. Could we? Should we? Maybe... ? ? ? Is it a calling? Or would we just be in the way? Big questions. Who else has thought them and what did you do about it?

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:To those in the UK. When donating make damn sure that you specify that you agree with Gift Aid. That way the charity can claim the tax back and get an extra 20% or something.

Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Ok right now I think the last thing these countries need are well meaning people rushing over there to help out. It will just mean more mouths to feed and find clean water for. If you have building/medical/search and rescue skills then maybe you will be of use, but go through organisations such as the red cross. They will be able to tell you how and where you can help if at all.

What I think they need most is donations of clothes, blankets, tents and money. In the UK you can donate clothes and blankets etc at Red Cross charity shops and donate money by creditcard on 0870 60 60 900. If you don't have a creditcard go into your bank and ask them how to do a direct transfer.

I'm not sure for other countries how to go about donating.

All I can say is with each passing day and every news report I get more and more shocked at the stories of loved ones lost and amazed at how people managed to survive.

To all those who have lost loved one to this disaster my heart goes out to you. For all that have survived I rejoice in the news of your safety. For all those missing I long for good news of your escape and survival. For all those waiting for news I wish you strength.
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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:filthy assistant #1 - I am 100% commited to what i said. If you find anything out about it i would be interested in going.

I couldn't go back to my 9-5 job if i knew i could be helping over there.


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:death toll i last heard as 60,000!!!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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Same as Dostoevskiy

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Location: vodka-country... and it's VERY...

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Posted:ubbcrying

when it gets colder that -25, you don't really care

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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx, USA

Total posts: 1173
Posted:the death toll is now at 117,000 ubbcrying

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

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Kit


veteran
Location: middle of Troon

Total posts: 1269
Posted:it goes up and up as they manage to make it out to outlying islands.
they just find more and more dead.

its truly awful.

Cass has posted here so we knowe they are now safe.

keep hoping for the others tho.

Kitx


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ASTRO FAERIE
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

ASTRO FAERIE

ummmmmmm.............
Location: Rotherham, UK

Total posts: 724
Posted:I just heard my cousin is ok, hes been living in thailand, but luckily he was in an unhit area at the time, so hes ok thank god.

Glad to hear that some of the Hoppers are safe and well, i think the same thought were going thru peoples mind on here about travelling Hoppers, just glad everyone is safe.

I dont think ive seen such a wide scale tragedy in my lifetime, very sad. frown


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and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

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Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

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Posted:huge hug 's out to all who need them... i've felt so helpless just watching the story unfold in the news... frown

grouphug


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Amanita
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

member
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

Total posts: 157
Posted:I read somewhere that this disaster literally caused the earth to wobble on it's axis! And that this has caused our days to shorten by a fraction of a second, every day. Permenantly.
Freaky [censored], I tell you. Makes you stop and think for a moment.

After 9/11, I didn't have alot of money- I was pretty poor at the time. But I still gave some money to help out. I want to do the same now- Perhaps next paycheck, I will give something to the Red Cross or another recognized relief agency..To all of you reading about this tragedy and feeling helpless right now, perhaps it's something you could do. Even a few dollars is enough to give somebody much needed food or medicine, or to help put a roof over somebody's head again.

No, I don't work for the red cross or anyone like them, it's just a thought- for those of us who can't be there physically to help rebuild a home, or to feed or clothe somebody, or to try and comfort somebody who's suffered an unimaginable loss, perhaps giving of something that will be used to help these people is something we CAN do. It's far preferable to feeling helpless.


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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Austral...

Total posts: 1107
Posted:There was a site called Disaster Relief which Oxfam, Red Cross etc used to advertise humanitarian vacancies, but in all cases they're after people with specific skills.

It's admirable that so many want to be there in person, but if you don't have any meaningful way of contributing then you're taking up resources that the locals desperately need. The leader of one of the comunities in Thailand (I think) went on air to say "don't send us any more relief teams" because of this.

Money is far more helpful to them right now. Make sure it gets collected by volunteers and not those guys on commission who stop you in the streets.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

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Posted:I have been away for a while now mourning.

I have lost my host family in Indonesia (except for my host father and youngest brother who are still missing).

I lived with this family in Indonesia in 1997-1998 and we became quite close.

I found out the bad news on New Years Day.

I hope that they didn't suffer.

So many lives....
So many people touched by tragedy.

Rest in peace my wonderful family.

May Allah take you into his arms.


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