Largest Earthquake in 40 years hit Asia

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    My lord, I most definitely will. What a horrific fierce act of nature. This thing was hitting all over Asia... jeez.
     
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    Unbeleivable! When I first heard the story,the news had not said anything about the tsunamis. When I turned it on later,I couldn't believe what they were saying. I didn't know such a thing could happen. My prayers to those people.
     
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    The count is now over 21,000 according to the radio this morning...
     
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    I hope they all remain in the Compassionate Embrace of Amida Buddha....

    A terrible reminder of impermenance.
     
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    According to Drudge, the number is now estimated to be as high as 45,000. Remember folks, Man's might is nothing compared to that of nature and of God.

    To add insult to injury, an official is now complaining that the US is being "stingy" in its relief efforts to the affected areas.... and to make it even more ironic, the official works for the UN! Kind of like the kettle calling the pot black don't you think? I have to say, those folks don't miss a trick, do they? The worst catastrophe of the century and yet they still find time to bash the US. Some people have no class, and no shame!

    http://www.washtimes.com/national/20041228-122330-7268r.htm
     
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    can we make this thread a sticky one, so we can make it the clearininghouse for information and updates on this disaster?
     
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    there is a whole lot more we could do for these people, i don't know what the fuck the bigwigs in Washington and at the Pentagon are thinking but this is heinous.

    we have medical teams that haven't even been put on standby, including ones here in yokosuka and at atsugi... these folks are experienced first responders who could help save lives and secure areas.

    we have seabee units that could help build ditches, drains, new roads, anything the hardest hit areas could use to get back on their knees at least.

    we're the best in the world at our jobs, and the best we've gotten in 48 hours is a fucking check to a few nations? we can do a lot better, i'm sitting here talking to people waiting to do something, wanting to do something, who have the training to do something... and haven't heard shit.

    heinous.
     
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    so far, its a check to a few nations.... somebody needs to get on the ball....

     
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    Over 40,000 dead now----staggering--damn they need a lot of help !!!!

    I've surfed and seen some big waves but these babies were going 500mph !!! I can't even imagine it !!
     

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