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    How sad is this ?

    A little Chinese girl who had just come around after an operation to remove both of her hands crushed in the Earthquake asked " How will I hold my pen at school now?"

    Made me cry........

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    very touching, very sad

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    poor little thing.

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    Nothing you can say to that.

    Really sad.

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    Brought tears to my eyes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckydog View Post
    A little Chinese girl who had just come around after an operation to remove both of her hands crushed in the Earthquake asked " How will I hold my pen at school now?"

    Made me cry........
    This is a terrible tragedy.

    I hope lots can be done to help those that have lived..

    Terrible.

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    Very very sad indeed and even sadder is how many more there could be afflicted in some way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    Very very sad indeed and even sadder is how many more there could be afflicted in some way!
    Permanently disabled, maimed, children growing up without parents, the bread winner of the family dead or disabled. The effects of this will last for years.

    Same with the cyclone in Burma. Tsunami in Indonesia, and Thailand.

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    Poor wee soul. Let's hope some pioneering prosthetics doctor hears of this & her government allows her to be helped. Unlike Burma's.

    Very sad that there are so many stories that will never be heard and people that won't/can't be helped...

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    Makes your own problems seem miniscule in comparison.Poor kid.Hope she gets back to school somehow.

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    Well, however sad it is, she survived. Quite a few of them won't be able "to hold a pen" anymore although they did not lose their hands.
    In China and Myanmar recently but what about millions of childrens enslaved in Pakistan, India, China...?
    But I guess people need individual stories to connect to the misery of this world.
    From time to time.
    Kind of morbid entertainement, I guess...
    Discussion is an exchange of knowledge, argument is an exchange of ignorance

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    ^^ are you ignorant Rain?

    This is NOT Australia or some other western nation.

    These children are from a one child policy family.
    What can Thailand do to help these poor souls when they have enough problems of their own?

    The Chinese government will do nothing about it,NOTHING to help the disabled after this not even put them in a foster home.This is the hot story on the Chinese websites at the moment.

    Somewhere down the track this will hopefully change at least after the Olympics.

    The only hope these poor children have is to be sponsored through the HOPE foundation or directly by contacting the Disaster Foundation in China.

    I am very upset because of this too,not only that litle girl but babies who are being cared for by neighbours but not indefinitely.No idea what will happen to these poor people it's a massive tragedy.

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    ^^ not very nice bluecat

    the story is poignant because her concern after losing her hands was about how she could hold a pen at school rather than how she could hold a PS3 controller or a lolly which shows that even at her tender age she had ambition. lets hope she overcomes her handicap

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    Spot on Looper! Your bang on the money there.

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    Someone post a linky because I can't find it.

    All primary aged kids in Chinese schools have pencils NOT pens,don't know if this is a sympathy mission to garner more donations but if it's true,it's just a one off sad story.

    Thousands out there as a result of this disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo8
    All primary aged kids in Chinese schools have pencils NOT pens
    Your pollution knows no bounds.

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    I guess she was speaking chinese not english. maybe she said pencil

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by momo8
    All primary aged kids in Chinese schools have pencils NOT pens
    Your pollution knows no bounds.
    It's just one of the tragic stories Noodles amongst thousands.

    Actually children are not allowed to have pens in school that's why I asked for a link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by momo8
    All primary aged kids in Chinese schools have pencils NOT pens
    Your pollution knows no bounds.
    It's just one of the tragic stories Noodles amongst thousands.

    Actually children are not allowed to have pens in school that's why I asked for a link.
    You can be realy realy annoying at times.

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    ^ True but I'm just very skeptical about the Chinese media.They post a lot of propaganda as a means to an end.

    The internet Chinese forums are rife with the undertones that the media is publishing all these stories,some true some makebelieve as damage control tactics to build up support for the Olympics!In the short term it fends off the spotlight on Tibet issues and other things going on too.

    Clever marketing and media manipulation BUT of course many,many true stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo8
    Actually children are not allowed to have pens in school that's why I asked for a link.
    M8: this is this first time I've seen you posting on the normal part of the forum...most of your posts are restricted to the idiots part of TD which I seldom read...

    however, from what I have gleaned you purport to be a Thai female with limited English language skills...amazing how your English has improved with these posts...

    twat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    M8: this is this first time I've seen you posting on the normal part of the forum...most of your posts are restricted to the idiots part of TD which I seldom read...
    You've got to be kidding or you've got me mixed up with someone else.

    The mods move threads to MKP and hey ALL of them have hit 100+ and that's not my fault if people want to post there.

    I started a good thread about 'Who Said That' moved from Games to Lounge than to MKP based on the idiotic responses from others.

    People just love to hate others.Check that thread out,it's about accountability.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo8
    I started a good thread about 'Who Said That'
    Quote Originally Posted by momo8
    People just love to hate others.Check that thread out,it's about accountability.
    You have to be kidding, you could'nt even get the correct poster to the quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo8
    True but I'm just very skeptical about the Chinese media.They post a lot of propaganda as a means to an end.
    What illness do you suffer from ??? Not to many days ago you defended China and said how great a place it is, and now this ??? Make up your mind ...

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    I did but the thread was moved around several times and things were lost in the translation.

    Maybe if people stuck to the topic in hand rather than posting 5 pages of shite it would have amounted to a decent thread.WELL I was warned by a mod what would happen and he tried his best and even DD had a go,'such is life' as Ned Kelly said.

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