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Sunday, 26 December 2004


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This reminds me of the News for Goats sketch that Python did years ago taking the piss out of the news industry's overuse of the words "No Britons were involved" for any given foreign news story.

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Right with you. I felt very uncomfortable that the newsreader should comment on the traumatic near-misses suffered by western tourists, in the face of such a disaster.

We sponsor a little boy in Indonesia. He is on Java, rather than Sumatra, which has been the worst hit, but as Java is just next to Sumatra, and the area affected is so large, there must be deaths there too. I've spent the evening studying the information we were sent about him and where he lives. It seems to be about 7 to 10 miles inland and he mentioned in his letter that he lives "on a mountain", so we are assuming that he is OK, but we don't know for sure. Even if he is, there will probably be issues with infrastructure, and food if the fishing industry is ruined and the ports not operational. I've been desperately surfing to see if Java is badly affected, but can't find anything specific. It's just awful.

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