Burma / Myanmar - Over 20 000 dead

  • NickoftheNort...

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    May 06, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    Dear fuck...

    Burma has within the last couple of days lost over 20 000 humans to the cyclone Nargis.

    AP - Myanmar cyclone death toll soars past 22,000: state radio
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 06, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    The thing that burns my ass is that many guys on this site bitch and complain about our country. Those poor people in Myanmar are going through pure hell due to the aftermath of that violent cyclone that tore through that impoverished nation. Add the brutal, totalitarian regime that governs Myanmar with a fierce iron fist and the oppression of human rights in that southeast Asian country, I am very thankful to be living in the greatest country on earth- the United States of America. Yes we have serious problems here in the USA, but they are very minor when compared to problems like Myanmar and the Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea(North Korea).
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    May 07, 2008 9:06 AM GMT
    Yes I've heard of it. Thank god it didn't hit here. We're pretty close to them.
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    May 07, 2008 2:06 PM GMT
    This is so tragic !!! I just read that there are 41,000 still missing, It sounds as if the leaders there will be accepting aid from around the world, including the US. Apparently they didn't want to accept it from us here in the US at first. This is horrendous what's happening to those people.
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    May 07, 2008 2:25 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThe thing that burns my ass is that many guys on this site bitch and complain about our country. Those poor people in Myanmar are going through pure hell due to the aftermath of that violent cyclone that tore through that impoverished nation. Add the brutal, totalitarian regime that governs Myanmar with a fierce iron fist and the oppression of human rights in that southeast Asian country, I am very thankful to be living in the greatest country on earth- the United States of America. Yes we have serious problems here in the USA, but they are very minor when compared to problems like Myanmar and the Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea(North Korea).


    Actually Finland is probably the best country to live right now taking into account all factors, but I understand your point. Best city? Vancouver, Canada!

    North America is lucky, and Canada especially in that our weather is pretty tame compared to many parts of the world. The dictatorship's response has been reprehensible but not surprising. They are now estimating over 60,000 dead when all is said and done.

  • ShawnTX

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    May 08, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    I just saw on CNN that the death toll is closer to 100 000 now. So sad.
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    May 08, 2008 5:33 AM GMT
    Wysiwyg60 said[quote][cite]roadbikeRob said[/cite]The thing that burns my ass is that many guys on this site bitch and complain about our country. Those poor people in Myanmar are going through pure hell due to the aftermath of that violent cyclone that tore through that impoverished nation. Add the brutal, totalitarian regime that governs Myanmar with a fierce iron fist and the oppression of human rights in that southeast Asian country, I am very thankful to be living in the greatest country on earth- the United States of America. Yes we have serious problems here in the USA, but they are very minor when compared to problems like Myanmar and the Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea(North Korea).


    Actually Finland is probably the best country to live right now taking into account all factors, but I understand your point. Best city? Vancouver, Canada!

    North America is lucky, and Canada especially in that our weather is pretty tame compared to many parts of the world. The dictatorship's response has been reprehensible but not surprising. They are now estimating over 60,000 dead when all is said and done.

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    Finland is nice but man the people are distant and cold, not mean just shy. North America acutally has harsh weather compaired to W.europe, but that may well change with global warming.

    Wonder if this hurricane is made worst by our carbon addiction, e.g. global warming
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    May 08, 2008 1:09 PM GMT
    ShawnTO saidI just saw on CNN that the death toll is closer to 100 000 now. So sad.


    And the government is still refusing aid from other countries including the US Navy who wants to send ships offshore so that supplies can be delivered.

    Makes me realize that some leaders only care about their own power and don't care a flying f**k about the people they are supposedly governing.
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    Jun 05, 2008 10:57 AM GMT
    Last month, a cyclone hit Burma and surroundings - very graphic.. not for the faint-hearted...

    THIS IS VERY GRAPHIC.... BUT PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS TO TRULY UNDERSTAND THE FORCE OF NATURE.

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    Now take this moment to:

    Firstly, reflect on the unfortunate loss of these lives.
    Secondly, count your blessings that you have not experienced such a tragedy.
    Lastly, continue to pray that you and your loved ones never experience such an event.



    Peace to all.