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Old 02-21-11, 10:49 PM   #1
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Paging gnome...

... those wacky New Zealanders did it again.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/multiple...222-1b356.html

Do let us know you're OK after you wiggle out of the rubble and dust yourself off.
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Old 02-21-11, 11:00 PM   #2
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He's ok... he checked in a little while ago.

Thank goodness.
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Old 02-21-11, 11:15 PM   #3
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He's ok... he checked in a little while ago.

Thank goodness.
Good deal.
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Australia's foreign minister just said, "these are our mates, we will pull out all the stops (to help) and throwing everything we have at it".

Looks like they are deploying 100% of their available emergency services.
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Old 02-21-11, 11:45 PM   #5
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This is not like the last earthquake, 65 confirmed dead as of now.
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Old 02-21-11, 11:54 PM   #6
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I'm fine, my fiance is fine and her family fine. our house is ok. but it is a bad one here. 65 confirmed dead.
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Old 02-22-11, 12:46 AM   #7
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Oh my. Glad you are still here with us, Gnome. Prayers are sent.
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Old 02-22-11, 06:23 AM   #8
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This is not like the last earthquake, 65 confirmed dead as of now.
it hit at 1pm on a work day - I'm looking at some of those flattened buildings and cars and I suspect that 65 is only the beginning.
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Old 02-22-11, 06:34 AM   #9
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I'm fine, my fiance is fine and her family fine. our house is ok. but it is a bad one here. 65 confirmed dead.
Damn, that's a bad one. Glad to hear you and the family are ok, though.
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Old 02-22-11, 07:20 AM   #10
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Glad everyone is safe. Sending good wishes and mojo.
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Old 02-22-11, 07:23 AM   #11
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I'm fine, my fiance is fine and her family fine. our house is ok. but it is a bad one here. 65 confirmed dead.
Glad you are ok.
Sad to hear of those who died.
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