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13 Mar 2011 - 01:1052187
^^^
Sadly those texts always make the rounds when stuff like this happens. I live in Gateshead and when the whole Raoul Moat thing started, the texts were out pretty much as it hit the news, and they got worse when he killed himself. I really don't want to know what kind of people can find humour in situations like this.

The Pearl Harbour comment is disgusting too. Something like this is never deserved, no matter what the victim did.



Anyway... It seems like Tokyo is somewhat getting back to normal. My friend heard that not only will her flight is still on, but her employers have contacted her to let her know that everything is still going ahead, so schools are obviously going to be open next week and travel is coming back. At the very least, they expect things to be running as normal by the weekend.
If only the rest of the affected areas could bounce back so quickly :/
I'm thankful that everyone I know who has friends/relatives in Japan have received good news.


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13 Mar 2011 - 01:3752193
Quote Leonie Heartilly:

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.


Yeah I've seen a lot of sick ass jokes and stuff, but one that did make me laugh was while playing online on a game last night. The guy was like "poor japs" "hope some weeaboos died though" and that did make me chuckle. It's wrong but yeah. xD


13 Mar 2011 - 01:4252194
Quote Leonie Heartilly:

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.

Some of the 'jokes' I've heard about it today have really turned my stomach. How can people make such horrid remarks about such tragedies....


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13 Mar 2011 - 03:5352199
Quote Sisceal:
Quote Leonie Heartilly:

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.

Some of the 'jokes' I've heard about it today have really turned my stomach. How can people make such horrid remarks about such tragedies....


I do find this horrible. Considering the loss of life.

My condolences to anyone who has lost friend/family/loved ones over there.

Thankfully, anyone I know is safe and sound. I do hope that others are fortunate.


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13 Mar 2011 - 04:1352201
The pearl harbour thing is going way out of control.
http://i.imgur.com/eFYYe.jpg


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13 Mar 2011 - 05:0052202
It seems somewhat convenient that all these people crying that it's 'karma' for Pearl Harbour are forgetting Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Maybe these people should 'Google the death toll' for that -_-. Nobody is guiltless in this world. If karma is going to 'punish' those perceived to be at fault, the entire planet may as well collapse in on itself.

The fact that anyone can watch the footage that is being shown on the news and think 'they deserved it' just seriously disturbs me. Tragedies like this are supposed to bring out the best in people, not the worst :/.


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Last edited by Quinzel (13 Mar 2011 - 05:02)
13 Mar 2011 - 05:4152203
Two types of Tasteless jokes I dont do are ones about natural disasters and ones about Christopher Reeves its not big and its not clever. The pearl harbour shtick is completely stupid as well but im far to tired to rage about that....frankly any inteligent person can see its stupidity speaks for itself, an example of people trying to show off or shock factor people XD

Condolences to everyone involved! and im very proud of the world in general for sorrounding japan and helping them out! its the closest thing to thunderbirds I can think of XD


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13 Mar 2011 - 10:0652205
You should see DA. There's s much stuff on there right now.


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13 Mar 2011 - 12:2952208
Whenever I "like" something on facebook I tend to look at the server it's come from for more funny ones.

But all I saw yesterday was just bad jokes and stuff like "Japan has a one child policy because they're overpopulated, so really this disaster is a good thing"

Isn't that china?? Either way it's awful to consider a disaster a "good thing" just because it'll bring population down

I bet if we had a disaster and someone said "Oh well that's okay, the job market was so bad in England, now there'll be more jobs coz of less people, the disaster was a good thing" they wouldn't find it as amusing


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13 Mar 2011 - 12:4452212
I've read someone put on facebook something a long the lines of

1. Japan doesn't like the US anyway, so why should we care

2. They're overpopulated anyway, so they needed it.

WTF

As to Japan 'deserving' it due to the shit in World WAR 2... It was a war environment, and the Japanese President apologized for Pearl Harbour. And they had an atom bomb dropped on them for their troubles, which killed loads more than Pearl Harbour. Seriously, anyone who says that Japan deserved it should go die in a ditch somewhere.


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13 Mar 2011 - 12:5652217
Quote NixieThePixie:
And they had an atom bomb dropped on them for their troubles.

Correction: TWO atom bombs. Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Anyone saying they deserve it is obviously an idiot. Or American.



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13 Mar 2011 - 13:0352219
Quote MasterJh117:
Quote NixieThePixie:
And they had an atom bomb dropped on them for their troubles.

Correction: TWO atom bombs. Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Anyone saying they deserve it is obviously an idiot. Or American.


Same thing really.


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13 Mar 2011 - 13:1252221
Quote Ice-climber:
Quote MasterJh117:
Quote NixieThePixie:
And they had an atom bomb dropped on them for their troubles.

Correction: TWO atom bombs. Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Anyone saying they deserve it is obviously an idiot. Or American.


Same thing really.

Good point


13 Mar 2011 - 15:5452239
What? How could humans have possibly caused the tectonic plates to move. (Don't worry, the rest isn't about you.)

I wasn't pointing the statement to Japan especially. Everyone knows, the climate 's getting hotter, ice melting, atmosphere fucked, forest burned so they can't restrain the water anymore blabla....

Anyway...Just a general statement.

I think we are all upset about this, please don't be so mad -_-".


I also have a lot of friends in Japan, and some family. I havn't got news from all of them yet...So i'm a bit over upset. Pardon me.


Thanks for the links people.


13 Mar 2011 - 17:1252242
Quote BabemRoze:


But all I saw yesterday was just bad jokes and stuff like "Japan has a one child policy because they're overpopulated, so really this disaster is a good thing"

Isn't that china??


You're right, China has the one child policy, not Japan.

I'm trying not to think about the idiotic comments made by people, because all it does it make me ANGERY, and I really can't be bothered to think about such ignornat people at this point.

Though for those who haven't seen this, it might take away those anti-Japanese comments blues a little:
http://www.deviantart.com/#/d3bhlb6


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Last edited by j_mercuryuk (13 Mar 2011 - 17:19)
13 Mar 2011 - 17:3352244
The whole pearl harbour thing is sickening.....

This probably is old hat to most people but, most if not all of the people who are holding forth on those things and who are screaming about "karma" and it's "justice" and such.....are the people who have NO IDEA what they are actually talking about.

Unfortunatly....there are far FAR too many people like that out there.

There are also alot of people who only give a crap because "it's where the anime comes from"
That's something that is really upsetting. They should think about the people, families and children this has impacted, not the fact that your anime may be delayed.

Theres a cool dude on ebay selling his stuff with 100% of it going to the relief fund!:

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/gaijin_corp/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562


13 Mar 2011 - 18:1352249
I've seen a lot of stupid comments like that too, but remember that it's the MINORITY of people doing things like that.

I've also come across comments about how people in America are horrid due to these comments. Which is people here being just as stupid really, taking a few comments and assuming an entire country agrees.

Also seen a few comments of people retaliating to the comments about "karma" by making comments about how 9/11 must have been karma for America...which is really doing NOTHING to help.

What's happening in Japan is a tragedy. It's horrendous for anyone who is affected and my thoughts go out to anyone involved (heard back from the few friends I had in Japan which made me happy at least).

Here's hoping that nothing else happens to make the suffering even worse. It was horrid to watch...entire houses being washed away...like fully built, full-sized houses just floating down streets...


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14 Mar 2011 - 01:0552278
I just wanted to mention this because I am very happy to confirm it:

Kitacon 2011 has chosen the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal as our charity!

If you would like to read the announcement you can do so here:

http://www.kitacon.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=2201


14 Mar 2011 - 20:4852326
My thoughts are with everyone affected my this tragic series of events.


14 Mar 2011 - 22:3552332
The Japanese are being awfully stoic in coping with the disaster. After New Orleans there were riots and widespread crime/rape/looting. It shows how very different cultures can be.


14 Mar 2011 - 23:3352334
Well, the Japanese have a culture based on order. So if they stay organized then the disaster will not escalate.

Plus, the riots etc in New Orleans was because nothing was being done about it. They were kinda blanked.


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15 Mar 2011 - 04:4352353
Just in case any of you haven't seen it yet, a friend of mine has posted a link to a blog that listed a few links of where to donate.

http://supporttohoku.blogspot.com/


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15 Mar 2011 - 12:1652367
Quote Leadmill:
The Japanese are being awfully stoic in coping with the disaster. After New Orleans there were riots and widespread crime/rape/looting. It shows how very different cultures can be.


Quote NixieThePixie:
Well, the Japanese have a culture based on order. So if they stay organized then the disaster will not escalate.

Plus, the riots etc in New Orleans was because nothing was being done about it. They were kinda blanked.


This^

I really wish the Japanese well, and part of me knows that they'll go about this with massive efficiency.

I also tend to think; "do they really want us to feel sorry for them?"


15 Mar 2011 - 13:2952371
Quote Lulu Rose:
I just wanted to mention this because I am very happy to confirm it:

Kitacon 2011 has chosen the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal as our charity!

If you would like to read the announcement you can do so here:

http://www.kitacon.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=2201


Just been poking at that link - how do I donate items? Do I just bring them to the con?


15 Mar 2011 - 20:4052406
Well someone has been shown that "jokes" about disasters aren't funny

http://mashable.com/2011/03/15/gilbert-gottfried-japan-twitter/

I read some that he apparently said that were worse too... *shakes head*


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