Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Two dolphins

This is a really sad story about two rare dolphins that were swept inland during the tsunami and trapped in a little lake. They are unable to get back out to the ocean and will probably die without rescue. But, in light of all the people who are in need right now, where are the people crying about the efforts of 50 rescuers spending time to save these two dolphins instead of helping the gigantic number of people in need?

Four fishermen were just rescued yesterday by the region's coast guard. They were stranded at sea before the tsunami hit and were left floating out there all this time. While I'm a supporter of conservation of animals and I hope they are successful in rescuing these creatures, it just seems that priorities are a little jacked up.

And for those of you who think I have no soul, I wept joyously for this mother's blessing of finding her 20-day-old baby alive after the tsunami. What a miracle! Another instance of great luck came with this British school girl recognized what was going on after a school lesson on tsunamis just a few weeks earlier. She warned her mom, who warned the resort staff and they saved everyone at that hotel. This little guy was born soon after the tsunami and his parents even named him Tsunami. His family luckily made it out of the village and into the mountains.


  • At 12:11 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I'm HONESTLY pretty interested in the dolphin recovery, but it just seems like a lot of people devoted to two ANIMALS when there MAY be people buried and still alive, although it is highly unlikely at this point.

    Life is amazing to me - how some survive and some don't. Baffling.

  • At 1:03 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Yeah. They say that one reason the death toll is so high is that tsunamis don't happen that often around there, so people weren't informed about the warning signs. People were looking at the ocean going away and just blinking their eyes in amazement. People in Hawaii know that when that happens -- the ocean will be back soon.

  • At 3:54 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, I read about some guy that was there and he had grown up in Hawaii. He saw it and instantly took off running because he knew what was coming.


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