I have been rather disturbed the last few days with the news of another massive earthquake in Indonesia.
The Guardian has the death toll right now at 430 and some 20,ooo displaced. It seems that some people miraculously survived the tsunami only to die in this earthquake. This area has seen so much tragedy it just breaks my heart. I hope that more money and help will be coming to this area in the following days/weeks. I am going to give a little money to the International Red Cross or a similar agency. If I wasn't poor as a church mouse I would give a lot more. Part of me wants to fly out there today with a one-way ticket and just roll up my sleeves and go to work helping these people dig out and rebuild. I think that the best thing I can do right now is keep them in my thoughts and prayers as I meditate.
I glad that this time Bush commented quickly on this and committed American aid as soon as possible. See, I can say good things about the man from time to time too.
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