Skip to comments.What Happened To The Rare Tribes (Tsunami)
Posted on 12/28/2004 6:34:30 PM PST by blam
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What is it like to have such an incredibly small perception of historic world events?
The topography of the earth changed. It isn't always about you.
No doubt. You probably read about the absence of ANY effect at Diego Garcia; highest point 22' above sea level. Turns out Diego Garcia apparently has a very small or non-existent shelf. Hence, nothing for the tsunami to rise and break on, so it just went around the island. Interesting.
Yup you are mistaken. When they say ALL what they mean is their (the anthropologinst's) efforts were rebuffed.They don't sit there 24/7 watching these people you know, they have grant applications to write, and impressionable college students to indoctrinate.
These islands were periodically occupied by various other powers, from the Dutch, to the Japanese during WWII. Quite likely that's where they learned to be warry of outsiders - something about having your wives and sisters taken for "Comfort Women" tends to do that to you.
Those are amazing pictures!!! WOW.
I wanted to bash him over his head for that statment, but you did a good job explaining to him his place in the world.
Ummm...... The "unless I'm mistaken" refers to whether there are any other completely isolated tribes. I know for a fact that the Sentinelese are (were) completely isolated....
I don't know what gave you your concept of the region, but North Sentinel Island was never occupied by the Dutch, the Japanese, or anyone else except the Sentinelese. If anyone was there before them, we'll never know. The island is too small and out-of-the-way for anyone else to have bothered with it. The contact efforts have resulted in them either vanishing into the forest or shooting arrows from the treetops. The one vaguely friendly interaction was in 1991 when a few ventured to the beach unarmed to accept some gifts left by an expedition.
No one has ever spoken with them, or even knows what kind of language they speak. I don't know why you make something up and post it if you don't know anything about it...
I am truly curious to know what it's like to be so completely self-absorbed.
The USGS team in Pasadena, California, also was studying more detailed satellite images on Tuesday to determine if the scraping of one plate over another plowed up enough debris on the ocean floor to block the port of Banda Aceh in Sumatra where international aid was headed.
Large earthquakes in the last decade in Kobe, Japan, and Golcuk, Turkey, deformed the coastlines and rendered their ports inoperable after the crises, Hudnut said.
Within the Adaman and Nicobar group of islands there are about 500 individual islands. I agree with you, it is not unimaginable that some could have just disappeared.
I'm not too sure I care to have ANY big Indonesian volcanos going off anytime.
And then there's Iceland!
"LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- The massive earthquake that devastated parts of Asia permanently moved the tectonic plates beneath the Indian Ocean as much as 98 feet (30 meters), slightly shifting islands near Sumatra an unknown distance, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday."
Gosh, I'm only 49 so I can't help you. I should've used the term "extinct in the wild" on the monitor lizard. At any rate, I'm sure there are eco-nuts out there who are much more worried about what might have happened to the lizards than what has happened to the people in that region, so I'll happily drop the subject. Happy New Year.
Don't be silly. Eurotrash are atheists. They haven't been to a church in years. They won't even mention God in their constitution. You and I must be talking about two different beasts.
Theocons are a different matter, but they aren't eurotrash, they're real Europeans. I doubt many of them show up as degraded package tourists on southeast Asian beaches.
I know what I saw on the beaches of Thailand, some of those people are unbelievably rude slobs.
The Nicobar & Andaman islands to the north of Sumatra may have shielded Bangladesh as well, though they were hit hard.
The tsunami waves moved east and west from the earthquake, and Bangladesh was almost directly to the north so it was spared.
True enough. Not that there's anything we can do about it, but it seems this very large earthquake could trigger volcanic activity in the area. Someone on another thread implied there was no connection between earthquakes and volcanoes, but I'm not so sure. If one of the big ones blow it'll all be sortof academic anyway.
Probably not. Everytime modern humans come in contact with these people we bring germs and kill them off.
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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