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Old November 16 2013, 04:22 PM   #16
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Re: The Disaster in The Philippines (Super Typhoon Haiyan)

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I can't speak for anyone else, but I find maligning massive numbers of dead people for their "stupidity" to be in exceptionally poor taste.
You misunderstood me, RM. I proipably didn't make myself 100% clear. By no means did I mean to criticise the dead people. After all many of them had no chance to reach a shelter.
What made me so angry were those grossly negligent 2 people they showed on TV who had in spite of all warnings not gone to shelters (though they had one in the immediate vicinity) and then complained that their houses got destroyed by the storm and their families got hurt.
It makes me furious that by not listening to the warnings they caused their children and elderly family members getting injured and risked that they could have gotten killed.
Mind, I only refer to those 2 people they showed on TV, not to all those others who lost family members and friends without being responsible, directly or indirectly.

Fortunately, my relatives live on Davao which didn't get hit that hard. They live far out in the country and couldn't go to a shelter as there was none within reach but the father of the family is a carpenter and built the house very well and so strong that it didn't get damaged at all. The children brought in a breeding chicken, complete with nest, and 14 chicks hatched during the storm It kept the kids so occupied that they didn't even find the time to get scared.
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Old November 18 2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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Re: The Disaster in The Philippines (Super Typhoon Haiyan)

The latest video from ShelterBox. The little girl being held by her father at the end of the video is named Jingle Heart - how sweet.

and, from a couple of days ago, comes this very sad story

"I don't feel as though I'm killing someone with a pen. I'm not putting lives at risk. When activists need a pretext to justify their violence, they always find it." - Stephane Charbonnier (editor-in-chief Charlie Hebdo)
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