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    sad, isn't it?

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    Quoting a para.....

    "Close to 10yrs after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, not much infrastructure rebuilding is evident in Aceh, and it is not clear what the donations have been used for. "

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    can't help pondering why our world is in such a state.

    Sad, isn't it?

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    Fully agree with what Peter Loon SC says!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    Quoting a para.....

    "Close to 10yrs after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, not much infrastructure rebuilding is evident in Aceh, and it is not clear what the donations have been used for. "
    Well.. infrastructure is expensive. The new expressway cost $800k per meter. And honestly, enthusiasm died down quickly.
    What those people need is long term commitment to help. People think throwing money can get instant result...

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    it was reported that gov is siphoning $ that has been budgeted to build better accommodation for these people, for some "other" uses.

    And with better [and stronger houses] the casualty number might not hv been so high.

    And in the end, $ seems to be come from outside the country, rather than from within, as a form of donation, to help these people.

    Does this sound a bit weird?

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    Firstly, you are muddling a few separate issues altogether. In Indonesia, the houses are not provided and built by government.
    A typical property is a landed house built by their own money by hiring other people/neighbours/etc, so if they scrimp, its their own doing.
    No contractor, professional builder, etc involved.
    Yes there will be some amount that will be corrupted, there's no way to avoid it. But the total sum are too little to rebuild everything as they were anyway.
    Have you seen New Orleans today? Not much can be said either.. and this is in the US, the richest (or most indebted, take your pick) country in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    Firstly, you are muddling a few separate issues altogether. In Indonesia, the houses are not provided and built by government.
    A typical property is a landed house built by their own money by hiring other people/neighbours/etc, so if they scrimp, its their own doing.
    No contractor, professional builder, etc involved.
    Yes there will be some amount that will be corrupted, there's no way to avoid it. But the total sum are too little to rebuild everything as they were anyway.
    Have you seen New Orleans today? Not much can be said either.. and this is in the US, the richest (or most indebted, take your pick) country in the world.
    There is no muddling...
    I was just quoting LSC's letter, and the important part is highlighted in red. As to which country is not so important.

    Well, even in the richest of countries, there would be certain ignored or neglected groups. No?

    You should know the demographics of New Orleans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    can't help pondering why our world is in such a state.

    Sad, isn't it?
    I know why.

    Because it is a cursed world. That is why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    I know why.

    Because it is a cursed world. That is why.
    why are you answering your own post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    I know why.

    Because it is a cursed world. That is why.
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    You can't expect their government to build public housing that can protect the people from all kind of disasters like typhoon, earth quake and tsunami.

    Even if they did manage to build such public housing, it will be so expensive that ordinary people need to sell their kidney to buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    I know why.
    Because it is a cursed world. That is why.
    Really, stop smoking that stuff ..
    EOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Really, stop smoking that stuff ..
    Expired film?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    You can't expect their government to build public housing that can protect the people from all kind of disasters like typhoon, earth quake and tsunami.

    Even if they did manage to build such public housing, it will be so expensive that ordinary people need to sell their kidney to buy one.
    I am saying that at least won't die so many.

    And i read that they actually siphon away the $ that is meant to improve the housing. This is the most annoying part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    why are you answering your own post?
    It is called a soliloquy. Quite shakespearean, "it is a cursed world."

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    "Blackwood" Gwenda Bond
    Last edited by d2xpeter; 15th November 2013 at 09:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    I am saying that at least won't die so many.

    And i read that they actually siphon away the $ that is meant to improve the housing. This is the most annoying part.
    Housing that can protect you from earth quake will not protect you from typhoon and tsunami.

    The only way to reduce the number of dead is to get out of the way of the typhoon and tsunami.

    They are warned about the typhoon and have enough time to run but they didn't make use of the opportunity.
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