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Footage Shows Extent Of Pakistan Flooding

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posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:00 AM
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Footage Shows Extent Of Pakistan Flooding





CNN photojournalist Gabe Ramirez flew with U.S. Marines delivering desperately needed aid to flood victims in Pakistan.


Source Video: www.liveleak.com...

I know people in Pakistan, great job by the marines here, (
) and all the others, that are helping. It looks like its just an ocean, sad indeed. Some sources say the death toll is around 1700 at the moment, but right now that is not the danger, if people can't grow crops or feed themselves the whole thing will get worse imo.

Original CNN Video: edition.cnn.com...#/video/international/2010/09/19/nat.usmc.pakistan.aid.cnn?iref=allsearch



edit on 20-9-2010 by GoodLuckCharm because: Adding CNN Link




posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Like most major events, out of sight, out of mind. The sad reality of modern society.

Thanks for posting this, it is shocking to say the least.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by lasertaglover
Like most major events, out of sight, out of mind. The sad reality of modern society.

Thanks for posting this, it is shocking to say the least.


Yeah, because it has not been getting massive coverage like other events have, people don't assume it is that serious. I read that some terrorist groups have been trying to fill some of the aid gap to get supporters, I do see the victims point, if there in that situation they will look for any type of help. Hope there is a longer term plan in place though, to get things back on track.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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Any disaster can create situations where any group can easily influence another group through aid and promises. I am sure this happening here, probably on a greater scale than we can possibly imagine.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 12:03 PM
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That zone has at least 5000 years of "civilization" behind. That's what all the world will look like after we finish with it. Kill, eat, grow, more and more. Until everything is a desert and nothing can keep the water.
Earth = Mars2.


One of the great benefits of forests is to moderate hard rains so that the water soaks into the soil and subsoil. Rain soaks into the forest floor and feeds the streams and aquifers. Because a native old growth forest recycles nutrients so efficiently, the water running from it is very pure, with little mineral content and few suspended solids.



In the Lebanon Mountains...the scene had to be witnessed to be believed for there one can see the most incredible scenes of wanton destruction of the last remnants of these beautiful trees. Not only are the last trees being sought out and hacked down for timber and fuel, but one sees mature trees being lopped and actually felled in order to provide goat fodder. So heavy is goat grazing...that the flocks have already consumed nearly all forms of vegetation within their reach. The shepherds, unperturbed, have therefore resorted to felling the last remnants of high forest in order to satisfy the empty bellies of their ravenous flocks. It is an astonishing sight to see a fine cedar or silver fir tree felled for this purpose and then to see hundreds of hungry goats literally pounce upon it the moment it falls to earth and devour every vestige of foliage from the branches. It does not take many minutes for such a flock to strip a tree of its foliage. The felled tree has then served the shepherd's purpose and is left to rot where it fell; he then turns his attention to the next tree and so on. (FAO, 1961)"7


paimei01.blogspot.com...



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 01:23 PM
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It's pretty unreal to look at. Apparently somewhere between 20-30% of the ENTIRE country was underwater. And yet as you guys already pointed out hardly anyone's been covering it. Out of sight, out of mind. Apparently in the U.S. this was a very deliberate ploy:



Juan Cole: The media’s failure to cover “the great Pakistani deluge” is “itself a security threat” to America



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:48 AM
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Thanks for the links.


There are also some unreal pictures of the event here:
www.boston.com...
edition.cnn.com...
news.nationalgeographic.com...

Also, the bigger emerging problem I was talking about:

UNICEF: 100,000 Pakistan kids face starvation


www.msnbc.msn.com...




posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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I am not going to bother to post links to verify this, but I just looked through all of the major MSM web sites, and...surpise surpise, no mention of anything in Pakistan.

The US media seems much more interested in how bad the Hoff man sucked last night (surpise surprise) on Dancing with the Stars, then the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people in serious danger from starvation and disease.

Thanks for keeping this on some people's brains at least.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 08:34 AM
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I don't really pay that much attention to the more mainstream news sources anymore, when I do, its just like every so often to see what the issues they are pushing are, unless I am researching then I check whatever I can.

I really am not surprised with much that certain news sources do now, and the focus on celebrity's on some of these channels/sites is ... well I don't really care about celebrity's and what they had for breakfast, the focus on them is an issue but not as big an issue as them not reporting certain news, or being biased.

Anyway, lets not waste time talking about them. Here are some more recent videos:

"I Am Lucky! I Was Able To Save My Children"




Angelina Jolie In Pakistan - Raw Video


Some celebrity news that maybe should get some attention.


Conny Lenneburg in Sharbarhq, Pakistan. World Vision




This is just one of the many disasters that require coverage, although it is the worst at the moment.



posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 02:28 AM
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I found an article related to this...you guys might find it interesting...

here it is



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