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Quakes rocks Indonesia! Thousands killed!!

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posted on May, 27 2006 @ 12:07 PM
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3,000 people died.

Please show some respect.




posted on May, 27 2006 @ 12:36 PM
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Wow well im kinda annoyed that my thread has turned in to this,


From this point on PLEASE!!! only post Grown up content, Updates ect,

There are many other forums on the board where you can post about other things like preditions,ufos, religion and such,

This thread is to talk about the event and the updates from the area,

Please respect those who have lost their lives and their familys,

And also my thread,

Thank you

Asala .........



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 02:28 PM
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delete please mod, starting new thread for this topic.

[edit on 27-5-2006 by deadline527]



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:04 PM
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The death toll is above 3,000 now, and the U.S. is on standby to help quake victims.

I send my prayer to all the victims and their families.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by NoNik

Originally posted by dgtempe
This is their way to rattle our cages in the midst of a horrible catastrophe.
I dont know if any of this is related, but there certainly seems to be a lot going on.

Maybe this is something for another thread - praising ones own god for the death of anothers religions people?

Whenever this comes up, it makes me ponder something ............ if this is the way it is, one religions god killing people of another religion, then what about all the places in the world that simply do not have natural disasters? Maybe THEIR god is the true god, since other religious gods can not hurt them?

Did that come out right? lol

NN
Dude, when did i bring religion into this???? OMG, have some respect and do us a favor......stop the nonsense. NOW.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:25 PM
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not good to see many die from a 6.2 mag.a sad event may those survive another day.........



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:28 PM
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Talk about a crying shame. There are no political or religious differences, nor any humane philosophies understandable to me which could put a silver lining on such a loss of life.

I think what's up with some of the earlier posts is that people just can't accept that awful things can happen for no particular reason. Afterall, if the people who lost their lives in Indonesia didn't have it coming for one reason or another, that means it could happen to any one of us next. Some people have a psychological need to deny that possibility by any means possible.

Then of course there are the dyed in the wool bigots... the ones who will drink any koolaid their demagogue of choice hands them without asking about the secret ingredient. They'll eventually blame this on the anti-porn bill Indonesia is considering, which has shades of Sharia. In case that type shows up- I already know, so feel free to just not say anything now. Thanks.

BBC is also reporting that some 200,000 have were displaced, though it doesn't specify long-term, it only says they fled.
Apparently it's still shaking often enough that the Red Cross isn't keeping patients indoors.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:28 PM
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what is going on there??
ths quakes are a sign of rising presure under the ground
and marapi (???) should allready have blown, if presure is
going to rise the eruption would be greater than expacted.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:31 PM
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Sorry that this had to happen on this thread. The things that I did to help turn this thing in to a mess I apologize for. I just wanted more respect given for people dying.

My bad, it wasn't just denying ignorance, it was accepting everyones humanity. Didn't want anything else brought in but that. Sorry asala.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Dude, when did i bring religion into this???? OMG, have some respect and do us a favor......stop the nonsense. NOW.

Dude, take a Valium, I was deferring those sentiments, even so much as suggestion a seperate thread.

Without you having provided who you were replying to with


They will get their just deserts. This is their way to rattle our cages in the midst of a horrible catastrophe

The only they it seems you were speaking of were those that were saying nonsense such as :


Originally posted by smokenmirrors
i say the muslims in indonesia are suffering the wrath of the true almighty

If you are so adamant about keeping religion out of this, why did you include this? :


Originally posted by dgtempe
Dont worry, we will have our turn at death and destruction in biblical proportions- We are most deserving!


I guess you missed my post, of the same 'not a religius instance"?


Originally posted by NoNik
I was wondering when this would turn into a "my god killed your people" thread.
Will it ever be just a matter of "a large earthquake/tsunami/hurricane", minus the god bit?


Now, I am not here to argue about this. But when someone unjustly says to me "Dude, ......stop the nonsense", when I started none, then of course I am going to have something to say about it.

NN



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by smokenmirrors
ah, if such destruction fell upon the infidels, there would be dancing and rejoicing in the streets, i say the muslims in indonesia are suffering the wrath of the true almighty


W00t! Another fxxxing asshole.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:53 PM
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The USGS reports it as having a depth at the epicenter of 21.7 miles or 35Km. Fairly deep... That whole Pacific ring is pretty active if you look at the recent seismic events map... but not in the center. seems the surrounding periphery is trying fold in against it... lotsa pressure, and it has to go somewhere.

The power of nature is absolutely humbling. I wish no one was injured or killed. I can't help but think of the social upheaval this will entail for that very special nation. Unmitigated tragedy. Indonesia is quite unique as a collective of geographies and peoples. With the Pacific rim being geo-hot who knows what's next?

Are we becoming "numbed" or "conditioned" as beings to take such events "in stride" as time passes? I'd like to think not. But with the 24/7/365 non-stop incoming media stream of little but "bad" news what can one do but disengage after super-saturation.

Me, I'm gonna thank my God, and say a prayer for all those folks,

Victor K.









[edit on 27-5-2006 by V Kaminski]



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 04:57 PM
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The death toll is 3,500 now. I really hope it stops rising very soon...


Yahoo
BANTUL, Indonesia - Desperate relatives searched rubble for survivors Saturday after a powerful earthquake flattened nearly all the buildings in this rice-farming town while residents slept, killing more than 3,500 people on Indonesia's densely populated Java island.


[edit on 5/27/2006 by Legend]



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 05:27 PM
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OMG why are we having such trouble talking about NORMAL NEWS here?
How can you die in an earthquake?
Okay dude, things FALL.
Things EXPLODE.
Things CATCH FIRE.
Things FLOOR.
Things BREAK and CRUSH.
I don't see where you're having trouble. That's annoying.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 05:32 PM
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There is good news, if I can term it such. And that is, because of Merapi's expectation of a serious eruption, the Red Cross and other aid functionaries were already in place, with lots of food, tents, and first aid medical stuff. That, to me, was a great, fortuitous happening, because that means there already is a lot of help there for those in dire need.

I too add my prayers that God shine blessings on those in need...and all their loved ones. Earthquakes are scary - scarier than most natural disasters because of their sudden, violent nature, and continuing aftershocks tend to put a person into trauma. I've seen that happen in my own neighborhood...

As Kaminski said, this was a relatively deep quake, and I wonder what it's done to displace stress. I'd suspect if Merapi doesn't blow her top soon, there will be some new doming coming on her sides...which will not be good. That would indicate several spouts should an eruption happen, and one seems imminent.

Sad day for a glorious country. As stated above, all are in my prayers.

Regards-
Aimless



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by Hawaii_boy


All im saying is how can anyone die from an earthquake.


Basically it all boils down to how the people of the area build their houses and other buildings.

Unfortunately, in poorer countries, houses are trypically built with rocks and mortar. When the ground starts shaking there is no flex in the walls and the buildings collapse onto the occupants.

Thats why even with minor quakes in places like Iran, Afghanistan and many other places around the world, death tolls are much higher than they would be here or other places that have building codes and practices that minimize the amount of damage a quake can do.


[edit on 27/5/06 by Skibum]



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 05:39 PM
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I have a very good friend in Indonesia, I hope he is unharmed and I hope the deathtoll will not rise.

Shame on the people to disrespect our Indonesian BRETHREN, they are part of the human race too you know!

I think Indonesia had enough natural disasters of this magnitude for this century! jeez...



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 09:25 PM
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CNN currently estimates 150,000 people displaced from their homes. Due to the earthquake the city of Bantul was 80 percent destroyed and the casualties in this area alone account for 70 percent of the total casualties. One of the most problematic things is that unfortunately Indonesia is running low on surgeons..



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by llfrequencyll
CNN currently estimates 150,000 people displaced from their homes. Due to the earthquake the city of Bantul was 80 percent destroyed and the casualties in this area alone account for 70 percent of the total casualties. One of the most problematic things is that unfortunately Indonesia is running low on surgeons..



How terrible. I cannot imagine what these people must feel like. As someone else has said, I believe they are up to their quote for disasters of the century. I tried to visualize what life would be like for me if another Katrina struck my area again this summer. Made me sick to my stomach to think of. I wish these people every glimmer of hope I can, and I hope they can find peace with their losses.



posted on May, 27 2006 @ 09:58 PM
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My heart goes out to the families and friends involved in this diaster. This is a terrible loss. So many lives, loves, ambitions, all gone. My prayers are with them. May they know that NO ONES god did this to them! This is not a punishment!




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