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I'd rather drown then burn. [May. 25th, 2005|09:39 pm]
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The Johnstown Flood of 1889 in Johnstown Pennsylvania was considered one of the worst disasters in U.S. history. After an unusually heavy rainstorm, a dam 74 miles upriver from Johnstown broke. One out of every 10 people in the path of the flood died, a total of 2,000 people in less than an hour.


-- Doesn't seem like that money after what happened December 26th, does it?
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[User Picture]From: neotatsu
2005-05-25 07:44 pm (UTC)
I think you meant "Many"...

But, aye... There dosn't seem to have been too many really serious disasters in this country, does there?

Particularly, not on that kind of scale..
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[User Picture]From: benneh_boy3
2005-05-25 07:54 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you forgot about Sept. 11!

That was a pretty big disaster; albeit not a natural one - but its effects are definately circling the globe.
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[User Picture]From: neotatsu
2005-05-25 07:55 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-25 10:44 pm (UTC)
I think they were talking about natural disasters.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-05-25 11:37 pm (UTC)
The real disaster of the World Trade Center Attacks (I won't call it September 11th because naming disasters after the day the happened on means that we can have, at maximum, 366 disasters) was the aftermath. The subsequent bombing of Afghanistan and invasion of Iraq have killed far more people than died on that day. Additionally, these actions have made recruiting more terrorists easy, guaranteeing further attacks.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-26 12:07 am (UTC)
Agreed. :( It would have been one thing if we had focused on a goal in Afghanistan.. but we did not. We shifted to a country that was no threat to us whatsover in the name of "Freedom".
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[User Picture]From: neotatsu
2005-05-26 12:30 am (UTC)
Now that, I agree with.

And, a note... While I think what happened Sept. 11th was horrible, and, has had some pretty horrible consequences... I still don't see it as being on the same level as the sort of disasters that destroy entire towns like the one in Johnstown, let alone the more recent tsunami..
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-26 03:46 am (UTC)
Well other then their being obviously a great deal of loss of life, I don't think it's possible to correctly compare natural disasters and terrorist acts.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-25 10:16 pm (UTC)
*Eats cookies*
Yes, I did mean to type many there. Preoccupied and operating on like 2 hours of sleep. Bear/bare with me. :)

I think there's lots of room still for more and worse disasters in the future that way..
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[User Picture]From: neotatsu
2005-05-26 12:27 am (UTC)
Ah, I can understand that... Being preoccupied while operating on 2-4 hours of sleep is my natural state of being, heh...

Dagnabbit, now I gotta bake more cookies... Bet ya never knew people on the dark side were such hungry people, eh? ::grumbles and stalks off::
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-26 03:41 am (UTC)
Mmm. I ate the cookies to keep myself awake so I could attend to all of my evening darksideness... why am I still awake?
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From: nyguen9
2005-05-25 07:55 pm (UTC)
God somebody needs to hit me for taking so long to figure out what happened on Dec. 26th.

i have such a fear of dark waater that I would probly do myself in by freaking out. I can swim well, but I would hyperventalate or something.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-25 10:48 pm (UTC)
*hits ya!*

I would much rather die like from carbon monoxide/lack of oxygen then drowning, becase it's supposedly just like going to sleep..
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From: nyguen9
2005-05-25 10:53 pm (UTC)
Carbon Monoxide is like that, and you can't smell it or anything. I remember my mom freaking out about garages and stuff after she saw the client movie. Afraid my brother or me would do something.

I just know that drowning (*water*) would be a panic attack for me.

Man, this is morbid...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-26 12:03 am (UTC)
Yeah. It would happen quicker with drowning but it would be a terror filled couple of minutes. Fire would be awful. carbon monoxide you just slip off to sleep. Your body isn't destroyed as far as effecting an open casket or anything like that. -- And yes, quite morbid.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-25 11:18 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of drowned people. Did you make it up? *tils head*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-26 02:17 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a fascinating trip.

You hear that Randomposting gang?

ROAD TRIP!
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[User Picture]From: huh_uh_bob
2005-05-26 08:44 am (UTC)
lol i'm dumb... what happened December 26th?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-26 02:12 pm (UTC)
The tsunami.
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[User Picture]From: huh_uh_bob
2005-05-26 03:45 pm (UTC)
ooo... I didn't realize that it happened December 26th =/
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-27 07:53 am (UTC)
*ties you to the whipping post*
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[User Picture]From: huh_uh_bob
2005-05-27 08:05 am (UTC)
lol sorry... i just have a lousy sense of time
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-26 02:21 pm (UTC)
*blinkblink*

No!

I really didn't, or it wouldn't have been Random, would it?
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-05-26 08:08 pm (UTC)

I'm lost.

Ok...........:\
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-27 08:22 am (UTC)

Re: I'm lost.

Well, do you have a map?
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-05-28 07:43 am (UTC)

Re: I'm lost.

No. Why?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-28 12:00 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm lost.

Then I don't know how to help you find your way!
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