12-26-2005, 04:19 AM #1
One Year Anniversary of the Tsunami
One year ago today (Monday) at least 216,000 people were killed:
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12-26-2005, 10:04 AM #2
It's too sad to even imagine; we can only see the pictures on TV or read about it. I can't imagine such a thing happening and the devastation to the people and families.
Of course the earthquake in Pakistan was devastating also, as well as Katrina for us. We have our own problems with New Orleans for years to come; rebuilding.
We have a large number of natural disasters - forces of nature - that have happened; it makes you wonder what's going on. Some of them, like bad storms, they definitely think are being increased by global warming.
I never even had even heard of a Tsunami till last year.
12-26-2005, 12:09 PM #3Originally Posted by Marthatex
12-26-2005, 04:49 PM #4Former Member
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"Tsunami of Tears"
The young boy looks at the puddle so small
Reflecting, warmest memories of all
His cozy little home, sisters all laugh
Baby brother father's giving a bath.
Seaside village waking, friends fill the streets
Mending nets, smells of yummy breakfast treats
Fishermen returned a bountiful catch
Soothing sunshine, soft summer breeze to match
Wave like a mountain races to their shore
Screaming, life splintered, floating piece of floor
Tumbling and spinning fury of the sea
Coming to rest in the branch of a tree
Small boy looking, no one left to cuddle
Tears rolling down, drip in the lil puddle
Crushing despair, will he ever feel joy?
Shimmering wings surround the little boy. . .
Copyright ©2005 Rocky Shorz
DK don't forget, for us American's this tragedy hit on Christmas Day, not the 26th...
It was a shocking ending to a beautiful Christmas Day
12-26-2005, 05:27 PM #5Former Member
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Queen delivers message
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Queen Elizabeth II delivered a somber annual Christmas message, focusing on the suffering wrought by the "dreadful events" of the past 12 months -- the Asian tsunami, the Pakistan-Indian earthquake, the hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, and the suicide bombings in London.
But the silver lining amid the series of "natural and human tragedies" was "a quite remarkable humanitarian response" -- a reminder of how faith can motivate people to "work together."
"This series of dreadful events has brought loss and suffering to so many people and their families and friends -- not only in the countries directly affected, but here in Britain and throughout the commonwealth," she said.
She said that during this Christmas her "thoughts are especially with those everywhere who are grieving the loss of loved ones during what for so many has been such a terrible year."
The queen said that in Britain itself "many people's lives were totally changed by the London bombings in July" and she said "I have sometimes thought that humanity seemed to have turned on itself -- with wars, civil disturbances and acts of brutal terrorism."
She called the humanitarian response after the tragedies from "people of compassion" as "quite remarkable," noting that religious faith was the inspiration "in many cases" for such a reaction.
"Christianity is not the only religion to teach its followers to help others and to treat your neighbor as you would want to be treated yourself. It has been clear that in the course of this year relief workers and financial support have come from members of every faith and from every corner of the world."
12-26-2005, 07:57 PM #6Originally Posted by Buzzm1
Rocky, I absolutely love that poem about the boy. Wow, we have some talented people here at Websleuths.
04-28-2006, 01:12 PM #7
I watched a two hour presentation on the Tsunami last night on the Discovery channel. They have combined all available film--even some from cameras found much later after the tsumani, as I recognised a few of the segments that had later been reported as such. It was wonderfully done and included so much footage, ten times more than I had ever seen before, I got more of a feel as to the extent of the damage, and the complete anguish of individuals from large families, where they were the only one who survived.
I also saw one segment, where a PHD, who had spent 20 years studying a very primitive tribe that existed on a few very small islands very close to the origin of the Tsunami. He was anxious to return to these islands as he expected the people to be devastated, much as on the mainland. Much to his surprise, not one member of the tribe died during the Tsunami waves that swept their islands. They had learned spiritual lessons from their ancestors, that when the water goes out, as it did first, their people are to flee inland, which they did, and which saved them all. That's being in touch with the nature around you.
The elephants, on the mainland, fled inland too--something that they too learned from their ancestors.
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04-28-2006, 10:58 PM #9Originally Posted by Maybe So
04-29-2006, 02:26 PM #10Originally Posted by michelle
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Have you seen the special on either Discovery or National Geographic about America's tsunami? It is very well done and will scare the crap out of you. It is talking about what would happen if one were to hit the east coast as many scientist predict will happen some day. Here is a link to some info on it.
A wave higher than Nelson's Column and travelling faster than a jet aircraft will devastate the eastern seaboard of America and inundate much of southern Britain, say scientists who have analysed the effects of a future volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands.
A massive slab of rock twice the volume of the Isle of Man would break away from the island of La Palma and smash into the Atlantic Ocean to cause a tsunami - a monster wave - bigger than any recorded, the scientists warned yesterday.
more at the link...Retired 08/03/03