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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    Thats terrible. Nature is a mean beast sometimes. 1 million homeless as well. Good grief.

    Why is Myanmar keeping our aid out?



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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    You know, things like this just remind you of how fragile life really is. The concept of 22,000 dead is hard to wrap your head around.


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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    Thats terrible. Nature is a mean beast sometimes. 1 million homeless as well. Good grief.
    Stay calm Charlie Brown.


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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Thats terrible. Nature is a mean beast sometimes. 1 million homeless as well. Good grief.

    Why is Myanmar keeping our aid out?
    Information Minister Kyaw Hsan said the military were "doing their best," but analysts said there could be political fallout for military rulers of the former Burma who pride themselves on their ability to cope with any challenge.


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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Information Minister Kyaw Hsan said the military were "doing their best," but analysts said there could be political fallout for military rulers of the former Burma who pride themselves on their ability to cope with any challenge.
    Ah so its a pride issue. Thats too bad. Help is help, doesnt make you weak.



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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    It'll always be Burma to me...


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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    I can't even fathom how a storm could kill that many people... they must live on top of each other.



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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    What is the difference beween a Cyclone and a tornado? a always thought they were pretty much the same storm, but the cyclone looks a lot more devistating.



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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    What is the difference beween a Cyclone and a tornado? a always thought they were pretty much the same storm, but the cyclone looks a lot more devistating.
    Cyclone=Hurricane on the other side of the planet.

    As far as that many people getting killed, well I'd imagine most didn't even know it was coming. High winds, heavy rain, poorly constructed buildings, etc all played a huge factor. Now throw in no power, no water, no food, and toss in the bodies of the dead and disease is going to start to be an issue. Things are probably going to get worse before they get better over there.



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    Re: Cyclone death toll hits 22,000

    Sounds like the gov't over there is doing more harm than good

    U.N. halts Myanmar flights after aid 'seized' - CNN.com


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