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11 Mar 2011 - 09:4752065
Pray for Japan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598


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11 Mar 2011 - 10:0052066
Why should I pray. I'll just send money when I get the chance.

I'd rather do something that helps.

I can't say that I feel much for this, because if I did I'd have to feel for every other place of the earth suffering from a natural disaster. And if I did that, I'd be pretty overwhelmed, and broke from sending money/aid.

Lets hope they get through it, and show the rest of the world how to handle a natural disaster with logic and diligence.


11 Mar 2011 - 10:3552069
I'll be praying for them.


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11 Mar 2011 - 11:0052070
I'm just getting all the latest news and its terrible, its not just japan other places have been hit from the tsunami...

Mother nature certainly isn't happy, My thoughts are with them all. I will be giving aid, however this won't help the families that have lost loved ones over the past 24 hours

Limegreenjelly x


11 Mar 2011 - 11:5752071
This is just horrible to hear about. Mother nature truly is cruel sometimes...
My thoughts will be with those families who have lost someone within the last 24 hours and others who have been affected by this tragedy. xx


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11 Mar 2011 - 12:1352072
Quote JaeXD:
Why should I pray. I'll just send money when I get the chance.

I'd rather do something that helps.

I can't say that I feel much for this, because if I did I'd have to feel for every other place of the earth suffering from a natural disaster. And if I did that, I'd be pretty overwhelmed, and broke from sending money/aid.

Lets hope they get through it, and show the rest of the world how to handle a natural disaster with logic and diligence.


I agree, it's bad, hell it's a terrible thing to happen anywhere. It doesn't change the fact that disasters of every sort happen everywhere pretty often. It's just the ones that are reported on in the news who get massive amounts of press that are remembered or even known about.

I'm pretty sure no one even knows about a landslide that decimated an entire primary school in South Wales, of which there were only a handfull of survivors. Some people lost their only children. It wasn't reported on, It wasn't really even in the news at all. I only know of it through being Welsh myself and through word of mouth of the people it directly affected.

But yeah, I'm not saying it's not a big deal, it IS a big deal. But I agree with Jae, I ain't prayin, I'm not even religious so it'd be worthless. I'd rather send some money or do some sort of fundraising through my local charity shops.


11 Mar 2011 - 18:2652109
God, being hit by an Earthquake and then a Tsunami in under 24 hours.

My heart goes out to the people who have lost family members and friends. Really hope they don't suffer any more terribly bad luck like that.

I'll do what I can.

- I can't find any information about a recent landslide in South Wales that decimated a primary school. The only one I can find (though I already knew about it) was the devasting incident that happened in Aberfan in 1966.


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11 Mar 2011 - 18:3452110
Quote NixieThePixie:


- I can't find any information about a recent landslide in South Wales that decimated a primary school. The only one I can find (though I already knew about it) was the devasting incident that happened in Aberfan in 1966.


I diddn't say recent. Aberfan it is. I know it's really old news but I was just trying to illustrate a point. The point being that alot of this stuff goes by unknown, unreported and gets no attention and very little help.

Also my geography of Wales may be off.


11 Mar 2011 - 18:4052112
Quote Lulu Rose:
Quote NixieThePixie:


- I can't find any information about a recent landslide in South Wales that decimated a primary school. The only one I can find (though I already knew about it) was the devasting incident that happened in Aberfan in 1966.


I diddn't say recent. Aberfan it is. I know it's really old news but I was just trying to illustrate a point. The point being that alot of this stuff goes by unknown, unreported and gets no attention and very little help.

Also my geography of Wales may be off.


No, your geography is right. Aberfan is south wales (I googled it to see). I just thought you meant recent events... But where I am, I've not heard anyone talk about it. I only know about it cause of my granny. And it's stuck with me


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11 Mar 2011 - 18:4452113
I am honestly terrible with Welsh geography, and just in general with geography. But yeah, I heard about it through my dad and my old primary school used to hold a minute silence for it every year....then everone apparently forgot or something.

But yeah Lets hope Japan and everywhere else that was hit recover well!


11 Mar 2011 - 19:4052117
I'm just thankful that everyone I know in Japan is alright, I have a friend in Sendai It is a very unfortunate event, and I feel for all those who have lost lives and homes, but at least Japan is in a better posistion than most to ride this storm, though that may be a poor choice of words.

I think the term 'pray' was used in a more general sense, as in keep them in your thoughts and actions (which would include giving money and helping). Pray if your are religous, but if not then interupt the word to fit yourself. Anyway, to get caught up on this minor point detracts from the point of this thread.


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11 Mar 2011 - 19:4052118
I'll admit, things are getting quite scary. It's one disaster after another; feels somewhat apocalyptic.

Japan is no stranger to earthquakes, and a lot of the buildings are 'earthquake-proof' these days, but nothing could have protected them from the tsunami. I guess it just proves that no matter how prepared you are, you can never be prepared enough.

I know it's probably too much to ask for, but I hope that they find at least some of the missing people.
My friend is moving to Japan next week; I'm really glad that she missed this. Still, hundreds of people weren't that lucky.


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11 Mar 2011 - 19:5252119
Ah nice! A thread's already there. My thoughts are with them too, of course, but it's not gonna help much. Do you know if Any wabsite's available now to give money?

Damn! mother nature's cruel. (But can't help thinking humans have a part of responsability in there too)


Anyway, let's hope everything won't be as bad.


11 Mar 2011 - 19:5552120
I have only just heard and I do think it is horrible that it has happened. I hope that friends and families are doing okay.

I'll try and do what I can and donate a little bit.

(I did know about the South Wales tragedy from a friend).

I do feel sad that so much disaster has happened in such recent times. Both with Australia, NZ and Japan. We can only do our best at times like these.

My thoughts are on those who have lost loved ones through out these tragedies.


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11 Mar 2011 - 23:3952131
Quote Clows:
But can't help thinking humans have a part of responsability in there too

What? How could humans have possibly caused the tectonic plates to move. (Don't worry, the rest isn't about you.)

To be honest, i'm pretty tired of people not knowing the facts but acting like they do...I saw someone say it was the damn moon. REALLY? The moon? (Wasn't anyone here...Just someone i know)

Another thing: What's this about it affecting other places? Where's it said that? It's hardly affected any other countries. Hawaii, the one everyone was bricking it about, was basically unscathed and America managed to give out a few Darwin awards to stupid surfers or people who wanted to watch for the tsunami...On the beach.

The Japanese have lost 4 passenger trains (LOST being the key word...They have no idea where they are), several boats all laden with hundreds of passengers and countless other lives. 200-300 bodies washed up on the shore just outside of Sendai and there will be many more where that came from. Also, one of their nuclear powerplants coolant has "failed" and there is possible nuclear leakage.

It is terrible. A waste of human life but ultimately an unavoidable natural disaster.
I don't mean to sound like i'm ranting...Just trying to get the facts known.

Also, please note that yes there are other natural disasters occurring all around the world but hardly any of them are of this magnitude...Japan has been crippled and completely de-moralized. We should all show some respect by accepting this disaster and not comparing it to others. We should also think about how lucky we are to live in the UK: a place effectively devoid of natural disasters (bar a few freak ones).

/rant

My thoughts go out to Japan...Especially those who have lost their loved ones and homes.



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12 Mar 2011 - 00:2452135
Quote MasterJh117:
We should all show some respect by accepting this disaster and not comparing it to others. We should also think about how lucky we are to live in the UK: a place effectively devoid of natural disasters (bar a few freak ones).


If this was directed at me mentioning the Aberfan disaster in South Wales, I just wanted to say. I wasn't comparing it, nowhere did I say that I was. I just pointed out that some things get brushed under the carpet so to speak, that doesn't mean I'm comparing a primary school of a couple of hundred children to an 8.9 earthquake in Japan. It just does not compare.

I try to avoid explaining every little thing and backtracking myself and stating "I don't mean x,y and z" because it takes ages, and it's the internet, people are going to take things the wrong way no matter how hard you try to explain yourself.

Back on topic.

I'm not sitting here thinking that it's nothing, It's terrible, I know it is. And like you say, be thankfull it wasn't the UK, there is little we can do apart from donate some money or take part in fundraising across the nation. Saying that, my local charity shops havn't started collections yet, I'm sure they will. It might be a good suggestion to present to conventions for their charity auction events.


12 Mar 2011 - 00:3552136
Well, if anyone does pray here, or if you just want to have them in your thoughts, the family of one of my friends, Suki Takemori, will need them. I've just recieved the news that her body has been found.


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12 Mar 2011 - 01:4252140
Quote Lulu Rose:
It might be a good suggestion to present to conventions for their charity auction events.


That's actually a good idea. I don't think there's any cause more immediately in need than this one right now :/.

TheEmoEmu - Gosh, that's awful. It feels redundant to say I hope that her family are okay, because obviously they're not going to be, but I hope they pull through. I hope you're okay too. You never expect to lose a friend when you're still so young .


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12 Mar 2011 - 01:4352141
I thought some of you might like to take a look at this:

http://and-babel-fell.deviantart.com/journal/39034492/

She is a fantastic artist and she has alot of friends out there in Japan. She pretty much works full time as a comic artist but shes busting it just to offer free commissions to people who are willing to donate to the cause for the Japan disaster.

It's just one of the many examples of how people are trying to make a difference, and she has some very personal reasons.

Please take a look, re blog the link, get it more exposier!

EmoEmu: I'm sorry for your loss. Alot of people have suffered losses due to this, lets try and promote the cause the best we can.


12 Mar 2011 - 11:2452149
Well, if people aren't watching the news...The death toll is expected to reach 1,300, several more passenger trains have been lost and there are now 4 (i think it's 4) nuclear power stations in trouble, Fukushima being the worst of those due to an explosion/it's roof falling in. The area surrounding Fukushima has been evacuated for 10 miles but apaprently the Japanese government isn't allowing people in within an area MUCH larger than that.


12 Mar 2011 - 15:3852156
For those that are interested in finding a way to help:
http://www.shelterbox.org/
http://www.redcross.org.uk/japantsunami/?approachcode=68861_twitljapan


12 Mar 2011 - 17:5652162
I'm sure there are many other easier ways to donate but I've also found this:

http://ladygaga.shop.bravadousa.com/Product.aspx?cp=14781_42444&pc=BGAMLG88

You can add another sum of donation to it apart from the price of the wristband.

I'm really shocked at some of the footage I've seen. The worst thing that really got to me was the tsunami travelling across some fields and you could see a man running for his life and the narrator said "The footage doesn't show if he made it"

It's not effecting me personally (as in I don't know anyone out there) but I'm so close to crying just watching it all.


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12 Mar 2011 - 20:3152174
Mark Hoppus is also auctioning off a lot of his personal Blink 182 collection for the relief fund. Promotional stuff, handwritten lyrics, stuff from videos and live performances, etc.
Obviously, this is going for a lot but if any hardcore Blink fans have the money to spare, he's linking to all the auctions from his Twitter account (@markhoppus).
Blink also released a T-shirt for the Haiti relief fund, so chances are they'll have one out soon for this .


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12 Mar 2011 - 21:4152178
It truly is horrific and makes me realise the UK really isn't such a bad place...
My thoughts go out to them and I donated today.
A dear friend of mine lives in Fukushima and to be frank I've been quite worried, which makes me wonder how others are feeling.

But all I can say is there are some people who have seriously annoyed me on this matter... Comments like 'They deserved it after what they did at Pearl Habour' is disgusting! They had their own back in a truly horrific way... who would really wish that uopn the world?

=.= seriously fumming person. My only wish is I could do more to help than the money I sent over. My thoughts are with you!


12 Mar 2011 - 23:4052183
Quote Lulu Rose:

I'm pretty sure no one even knows about a landslide that decimated an entire primary school in South Wales, of which there were only a handfull of survivors. Some people lost their only children. It wasn't reported on, It wasn't really even in the news at all. I only know of it through being Welsh myself and through word of mouth of the people it directly affected.


My dad told me about that last night, he said the footage of the water filled with mud and debris reminded him of the landslide covering the school...

I'm just sickened that my dad was already receiving jokes about the disaster via text as early as last night (he didn't find them funny). I don't get how people can make jokes about this sort of thing and get them out so fast also.


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