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118,000

I have nothing of worth to say on the subject of our species losing so many all at once- no profound quotes or unique insights. Frankly I can't visualize that many people, let alone that many people dying horribly all at once. I just couldn't let such a catastrophe go unrecognized.

I only hope that the death toll doesn't continue to rise, and that measures are put into place (warning systems or whatnot) to mitigate such things in the future.

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khepra
Dec. 31st, 2004 05:25 am (UTC)
Arthur C. Clarke (I think is the author's name) is alive, but he was living in Sri Lanke.

He's fine and says most of his staff is fine though some are pretty shaken up. All of the Foundation's boats and dive gear were washed away though.
bonedaddybruce
Jan. 2nd, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Disney kinda did the same thing... On out company web-portal, they stated the headlines and counts followed by "fortunately, none of our Disney Family was harmed..."

It seemed to be the only thing they cared about (Disney is safe, on with our day.)

A couple of days later, both Eisner and Iger have agreed to help the Red Cross with donations from the company. Most of the money will come from cast member donations and a supplement from the Company (yet another tax write-off for them!) They also said they would donate 25k each (about 15k more than they donated to Hurricane efforts for their own employees!)
moonshadowdance
Dec. 31st, 2004 04:35 am (UTC)
they think total number may end up at about 180,000 dead and missing.It is staggering!! Gaia shrugs. I'm still trying to grasp it all.
nesteddoll
Dec. 31st, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
It's weird that something can be so devistating as to be incomprehensible. I feel like I should mourn, but I just don't know how to mourn for something so monsterous in scale.
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