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The Tsunami, Satellite Images, BEFORE AND AFTER. AMAZING!! (Warning: Graphic images downthread)
crushelits | Dec. 30, 2004 | crushelits

Posted on 12/30/2004 11:21:35 PM PST by crushelits

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To: DSBull

I tried the Drudge link, but couldn't get the vids to download. I have DSL so bandwith shouldn't be a problem. Could you recommend a specific link on the site?


101 posted on 12/31/2004 8:32:51 AM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: TomGuy

My little mistake.


102 posted on 12/31/2004 8:41:59 AM PST by crushelits
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To: Paul C. Jesup
They look like before and after images of "The Day After Tomorrow" Tropical Style.

From the information I got from NOAA's web pages, it appears when the tsunami hit northwestern Sumatra the wave was least four meters tall! I think the wave may have been as high as ten meters tall, which explains why the DigitalGlobe pictures taken by the QuickBird imaging satellite show the town of Banda Aceh nearly scoured clean by the tsunami waves.

103 posted on 12/31/2004 8:47:50 AM PST by RayChuang88
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To: crushelits

Man oh man. Beyond the shock of the tragedy, this is a testament to the power of nature, which IMO sillifies our exaggerated notions of how we think we can control and preserve this force. It's far more likely to control us.

MM


104 posted on 12/31/2004 8:56:25 AM PST by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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To: All

It was a big God - an awesome God.


105 posted on 12/31/2004 9:19:46 AM PST by onward (It makes Revelation come alive!)
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To: crushelits

bump...best comparative illustration via a "wide-angle" view of what's been lost...


106 posted on 12/31/2004 9:45:21 AM PST by VOA
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To: Bryan

I have never seen anything so dreadful, horrifying, and sad :(


107 posted on 12/31/2004 9:46:25 AM PST by Libertina (God bless and protect our troops - strengthen their families , bring them home to us!)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45
I have been having a hard time finding pics like these in the regular news media.

Go easy on the mainstream media...there's hardly any room left in their newspapers
and websites once they've posted their criticisms of Dubya and the stingy Americans
that planned this environmental holocaust.

(don't get me zotted! I'm just marveling at the obscene agenda-driven media...
and how they DON'T cover the true horrors of this event)
108 posted on 12/31/2004 9:48:45 AM PST by VOA
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To: BOBWADE
Why not show the 9/11 plane attacks? I gusess they don't want us to remember it.

As Darryl Worely (sp?) noted in his "Have You Forgotten" song.

But I've got to tip my hat (a bit) to USA Today.
I think it was at the second anniversary of 9-11, they ran a good article on this topic.
They admitted that they AND virtually all the media had self-censored by not
showing the "jumper" pics very often (if at all).

The article included one photo of a string of five or six jumpers in a line
falling from one of the towers. And the article documented how the jumpers
from one tower were the prod that got people out of the neighboring tower
and to safety (despite instructions to stay in the building).

The media/entertainment industry is ready to show us all sorts of objectionable things...
as long as the images aren't the real world.
109 posted on 12/31/2004 9:54:27 AM PST by VOA
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To: jellybean

unreal - this whole disaster just blows me away.

I had no idea what I was looking at in the picture...I just thought it was showing debris and such until I started to scroll...unreal.


110 posted on 12/31/2004 9:59:20 AM PST by Jn316
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To: crushelits

Ping


111 posted on 12/31/2004 10:00:02 AM PST by VNam68 (All those poor children, they need our prayers.)
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To: Bryan

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You'll never know dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping,
I dreamt I held you in my arms.
When I awoke dear, I was mistaken,
So I hung my head down and cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You'll never know dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.


Words and Music by Jimmy Davis and Charles Mitchell (1940)

IN SYMPATHY AND WITH KIND AND LOVING THOUGHTS FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE LOST SOMEONE...
--Rambler


112 posted on 12/31/2004 10:12:14 AM PST by Rambler7
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To: crushelits

Yes .. it should be here! People should know the truth.

This is an horrendous event and it shouldn't be powdered over.


113 posted on 12/31/2004 10:12:33 AM PST by CyberAnt (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
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To: crushelits

What you are seeing here is one, very small part of the scope of damage and carnage. There is a 3000 mile coastline, for which most is relatively inaccessable now. Roads have been cut, buried with debris or flooded. It will take months to reach some of these places, a herculean effort I am not sure we can muster. Many more villages have all but been erased.

Our capability to conceptualize the enormity of this tragedy is just not there. We have no way to compare. Our combined experiences cannot relate to 3000 miles of coastline let alone the wrath of a tidal action such as this on hundreds of villages. God be with the survivors along that coastline. For many, aid will come too late, if at all.

If there is one thing we could take to heart...we live a delicate existance, treasure it and be as well prepared as we can to endure......


114 posted on 12/31/2004 10:12:46 AM PST by hybrid007 (our hearts weep with grief)
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To: crushelits

Unbelievable...if the Thia Government when alerted to this earthquake....making a decision NOT to issue a TSUNAMI ALERT....talk 'bout poor decision making....that's not the word for it.


115 posted on 12/31/2004 10:14:47 AM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: crushelits

Just when you think you've reached the saturation point, new information and pictures brings the tragedy home and breaks your heart all over again. With tears in my eyes, thank you.
Fing a good, reliable charity that does not feather its own nest.


116 posted on 12/31/2004 10:18:34 AM PST by ArmyTeach (Non nobis, Domine, sed nomine tuo da gratia.)
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To: Bryan

That picture is gruesome... was is really necessary to post it?


117 posted on 12/31/2004 10:30:50 AM PST by Kurt_D
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To: Chevy34; Shooter1430

Ping!


118 posted on 12/31/2004 10:35:39 AM PST by bkwells (GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!)
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To: Scothia
You should've posted some kind of disclaimer along with that graphic of a picture. Those are human beings, not beach toys.

I thought about it. It was one of those decisions that could have gone either way.

119 posted on 12/31/2004 10:56:19 AM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan
lots of dead folks in that picture - WOW

what a tragedy
120 posted on 12/31/2004 11:00:02 AM PST by 12.7mm
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To: The Raven
It seems the bodies are all face down....

When a human being loses consciousness, the natural position of the floating body is face down.

121 posted on 12/31/2004 11:00:42 AM PST by Bryan
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To: GeronL
yikes. that pic needs a warning...

I agree. There is a child in there rumble with his arms up. I can't even imagine what his last few minutes were like:(

122 posted on 12/31/2004 11:12:57 AM PST by RepubMommy
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Here is a link of the Tsunami at one location:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/tsunami


123 posted on 12/31/2004 11:37:12 AM PST by Prost1 (I get my news at Free Republic!)
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To: crushelits

bump fer later


124 posted on 12/31/2004 11:55:19 AM PST by herewego (based on a true story)
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To: crushelits

Is photo number 3(right side) the epicenter of the EQ ?


125 posted on 12/31/2004 12:28:24 PM PST by Orlando (www.mensnewsdaily.com, www.mensactivism.org (Support Fathers/Veteran Rights)
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To: Bryan
(Re that photo), that is how I would picture Hell, all presided over by Satan, laughing. Really.
126 posted on 12/31/2004 1:55:30 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Anyone else see irony in invading Iraq [w/no nukes] while N. Korea kept on making nukes [9 now] ?)
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To: Orlando

In pic #3 it looks like a crater to the left ???
Maybe impact ???


127 posted on 12/31/2004 2:25:46 PM PST by Orlando (www.mensnewsdaily.com, www.mensactivism.org (Support Fathers/Veteran Rights)
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To: Kurt_D
That picture is gruesome... was it really necessary to post it?

Yes, as long as the MSM won't and continues with its feeding frenzy on "who's not giving enough," i.e. the evilUS and evil Bush.
128 posted on 12/31/2004 5:38:34 PM PST by Bars4Bill
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To: GVgirl

When you go to the drudge site and click on Video, it should take you to a mirror site. if it does, don't hit on the videos but hit on the guys who supplied them. It will take you to there direct sites and they play. I couldn't get the first site to play at all but the other way works pretty good.

God bless,
Scott


129 posted on 12/31/2004 6:31:56 PM PST by DSBull (Liberal logic: the most mutually exclusive words in the universe!)
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To: crushelits

Bangladesh suffers periodic, deadly high tides, storm tides, whatever...and thousands die. We read about it in the press, but it happens repeatedly. Maybe at this point they're building some kind of barriers to the sea, but I don't really know.


130 posted on 12/31/2004 6:45:41 PM PST by hershey
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To: crushelits
To the squeamish to objected to the photo in post #21:

That's reality. That's nature. Get used to it. I think people living comfortably in modern industrial societies have become too insulated from the facts of Life and Death.

131 posted on 12/31/2004 7:15:40 PM PST by thedavetx (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!)
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To: DSBull

Thanks. I did manage to get a couple to play. Just mind boggling. Overwhelming.


132 posted on 12/31/2004 7:32:33 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: Ginifer

It certainly is, and the survivors will face starvation; all those checkerboard patterns are probably farms/rice paddies, and they are all gone. Hopefully they will get food in time; they need our help!!!


133 posted on 12/31/2004 8:26:31 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: thedavetx
That's reality. That's nature. Get used to it. I think people living comfortably in modern industrial societies have become too insulated from the facts of Life and Death.

I agree. As I said, the decision to post it could have gone either way. In the end, I decided to go ahead. Those satellite photographs provided only one dimension of this terrible natural disaster. I provided another.

We lost 3,000 Americans on 9/11. The people of Southeast Asia and Somalia lost more then 30 times that number -- and their disaster relief networks are pathetic compared with ours.

134 posted on 12/31/2004 9:37:22 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Jn316
I had no idea what I was looking at in the picture...I just thought it was showing debris and such until I started to scroll...unreal.

I had the same experience the first time I saw it. At first it looked like a couple of acres of flotsam and driftwood. Then I began scrolling down and saw those rounded, smooth objects and I thought, "What are those?" Then I kept scrolling down and ... oh, my God.

135 posted on 12/31/2004 9:41:18 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan

God be with the people that lived through this...

Here is a good site for current information. It shows the toll at 160l :(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake#Casualty_summary


136 posted on 12/31/2004 9:42:57 PM PST by GodOfmercy
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To: sarasota
CNN has been getting an avalanche of emails indicating they should not be showing the horrors. They are standing by their theory that, if not shown, this would soon be forgotten.

They should be reminded of the discrepency of their policy here versus showing graphic images of WTC 9/11, another event that should not be forgotten

137 posted on 12/31/2004 9:49:08 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (We are going to fight until hell freezes over and then we are going to fight on the ice)
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To: SauronOfMordor

I think they should show pictures. Because the media job is to keep us informed...9-11 also should of been shown/remembered more over the media. I do not understand that to this day.


138 posted on 12/31/2004 9:52:06 PM PST by GodOfmercy
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To: crushelits

ping


139 posted on 12/31/2004 10:30:49 PM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: Trout-Mouth

Ping for Amazing satellite photo's!!!


140 posted on 12/31/2004 10:56:10 PM PST by GodOfmercy
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To: Bryan
I'm glad Bryan that you erred by posting it! Thank you. I needed to see it to put some of the media coverage in perspective and jar home for me what a tragedy it is that really took place! I believe "WE" need to see it!
141 posted on 12/31/2004 11:12:50 PM PST by CaptainM (CaptM)
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To: Bryan

As graphic as that picture is, it is necessary to see it to give some sort of sense to the large loss of life. While satelite photos maybe impressive, they just convey the loss of prime real estate, not the loss of human beings. The focal point of the dead bodies photo reinforces the fact that the bodies are all individuals, not numbers. They all had lives and loved ones less than a week ago. The daily updated body count lost all meaning a few days back. As was said a long time ago, "one death is a tragedy; Six million deaths is a statistic".


142 posted on 12/31/2004 11:17:03 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit)
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To: Bryan

PLEASE REMOVE THE TOTAL HORROR OF THIS PICTURE..PLEASE. MY IMAGINATION OF HOW TERRIBLE THIS ACT OF NATURE MUST OF BEEN IS ENOUGH..THANK YOU FROM MYSELF AND ALL THE OTHER VIEWERS WHO COULD BE SPARED THE INCREDABLE IMPACT OF THIS PHOTO...


143 posted on 01/01/2005 2:19:05 AM PST by KEEPEROFTHEGATE
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To: LadyPilgrim

YOU KNOW IM GLAD YOU HAVE FAITH IN "SOMETHING" BUT DO YA HAVE TO ALWAYS DO THAT HELL AND DAMNATION CRAP?? JUST ONCE IT WOULD BE A PLEASANT CHANGE (IN A WAY) JUST TO SAY WOW WE HAD A ..NATURAL..DISASTER!!!!!!!


144 posted on 01/01/2005 2:30:17 AM PST by KEEPEROFTHEGATE
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To: brigette

A reliable, as yet unconfirmed report has emerged that in October 2001, Christians in Aceh were forced to sign a 'Mutual Agreement' to destroy a number of their own churches. They were also not to engage in religious activity in the homes of residents nor missionary activity. The purpose of this agreement, signed by representatives of the Islamic and Christian communities, was to 'create an atmosphere of living in harmony between the religious communities'. Failure to co-operate would result in 'unwanted consequences which could instigate the destruction of unity and oneness between the religious communities'. There were no restrictions placed on the Islamic community.


Islamic Sharia Law was introduced into the Aceh Province at the beginning of 2002. Governor Abdullah Puteh said this was part of a special autonomy package extended to the province last year which would usher in a 'new era' for Aceh. From 15 March, police will start enforcing Islamic dress code. The sanctions on violators are as yet unspecified except that they will be 'firm'. Government and private offices must have business signs installed in Arabic-style script. This apparently growing push for hardline Islam in Aceh will cause suffering for its small Christian minority.


145 posted on 01/01/2005 5:05:08 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: crushelits

bttt


146 posted on 01/01/2005 6:02:01 AM PST by Phyto Chems (Convert or DIE is there call --- but I will remember Nick Berg & now Paul Johnson and .....)
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To: KEEPEROFTHEGATE

Yes!
Because hell and damnation, is something I was delivered from 31 years ago. The Savior in the Scriptures is my life.

I read your profile page.
You like all caps I see. ;-)

Happy New Year to you and yours!
And God Bless you!


147 posted on 01/01/2005 6:27:04 AM PST by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my pardon with His blood, Hallelujah!!! What a Savior!!!)
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To: GodOfmercy
9-11 also should of been shown/remembered more over the media. I do not understand that to this day.

If the media had show the people trapped in the building with smoke and flame to their backs, the people diving from the windows as a preferred alternative to burning to death, the gore and body parts on the ground -- if they had shown this, then the American people would have supported turning the Arab Middle East into a parking lot, and strung up any "anti-war activist" that said boo about it.

It only makes sense when you assume the main stream media works for the other side

148 posted on 01/01/2005 7:52:51 AM PST by SauronOfMordor (We are going to fight until hell freezes over and then we are going to fight on the ice)
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To: KEEPEROFTHEGATE
PLEASE REMOVE THE TOTAL HORROR OF THIS PICTURE..PLEASE. MY IMAGINATION OF HOW TERRIBLE THIS ACT OF NATURE MUST OF BEEN IS ENOUGH..THANK YOU FROM MYSELF AND ALL THE OTHER VIEWERS WHO COULD BE SPARED THE INCREDABLE IMPACT OF THIS PHOTO...

I've taken some heat for posting this photo, and I've also received some support. You've seen what's on the thread, but I've also received some freepmail. I've explained that the satellite photos told only part of the story, and that this photo told another part. But I'll review some of the other factors that I considered.

None of the remains were significantly decomposed, burned, dismembered or significantly disfigured. Almost all of the bodies were face down. Almost all of them appeared to be adults. It could have been a lot worse.

Armed with 20/20 hindsight, I probably should have posted a warning in big, red letters and then, about 10 posts later on the same page of 50 posts, I should have posted the photo. A moderator edited the headline of the thread to provide that warning.

A photo like this is always going to be controversial. This is a horrific human tragedy. In particular, the nations of Indonesia and Sri Lanka have been devastated -- but as far away as Sweden, there are 2,500 people missing because it was a popular resort area for Europeans to take their vacations.

Now consider the relief efforts. There are literally millions of survivors in these areas, but many of them are now homeless. Stocks of food and medicine were destroyed. Water purification systems and sewage systems were damaged or otherwise compromised. The disaster relief agencies of these impoverished nations are pathetic compared with ours.

These are island nations. Even when a relief effort has successfully reached an island, the road network was never very good to begin with; and many roads and bridges were destroyed, submerged or covered with debris. Starvation and disease, particularly cholera -- which can dehydrate and kill a victim in a matter of hours -- are very real dangers.

We may be looking at just the beginning of a disaster that will rival the European plagues of the Middle Ages.

149 posted on 01/01/2005 8:04:43 AM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan
We may be looking at just the beginning of a disaster that will rival the European plagues of the Middle Ages.

We are also looking at something the U.N. should be good at. Where exactly are they?

150 posted on 01/01/2005 8:11:09 AM PST by js1138 (D*mn, I Missed!)
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