The country of Indonesia has always proved a difficult place to live throughout human history. This is cause of its location on the belt of fire, the portion of the world that wraps around the Pacific ocean that is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Its thousands of islands are littered with active volcanoes. The people of this nation are no stranger to natural bred chaos. Although on the 28th of September mother nature would concoct one of those abnormal events that would cost the lives of thousands. The event ignited when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake ruptured the earths surface near Lende; a small town on the northern part of one of the nations islands. The massive quake would ripple on to form a titan 20 foot wave that would roll right into the bay leading toward the city of Palu. The town of Donggala, city of Palu, Petobo and Balaroa were all severely impacted by the tsunami. Palu got the short end of stick taking the brunt of the wave, this cost thousands of homes to be damaged and the cities biggest bridge to collapse. After several days the death toll has racked up to well over 1,500 people, with a few thousand people still believed to be unaccounted for. 2.4 million in total are believed to have been effected in some way by the fall out of this catastrophe, 600,000 of those are said to be children. The large scale body count is highly due to a warnings system failure, reports from on the ground news agencies said people had little time to prepare for what was to come. Although the Indonesian government may not be to blame. Scientist are speculating over the fact that earthquakes that take place on land usually do not go on to form tsunamis, in retrospect claiming the secondary natural disaster to be no doubt a rare event.
You feel alone... The worst part of being dumped is always the intense feeling of loneliness that goes alongside of it. Heartbreak has always been a feeling powerful enough to drive people to do ridiculous things, from the battle of troy in Greek mythology to the horrifying stabbing at Coral Gables Senior High in 2009. The reality of how powerful a broken heart can be, has made echos throughout the entire history of mankind. We find ourselves, under these circumstances, behaving differently then we normally would. Doing things we would not normally ever do, usually quick with little or no thinking involved. Love can indeed make you crazy...
We, the American people, have been most certainly blessed with a nation that defends our personal safety constantly. We lead relatively safer lives on a day to day basis, In comparison to many of the other countries we share this planet with. Its not to say that we do not have a great deal of our own issues here at home. Yet the fact remains that due to the strong efforts of our elected leaders and military power worldwide, most Americans have the privilege of going to sleep at night feeling safe. We often have used this hard-earned freedom to create some of the biggest artistic and scientific accomplishments known to man. One industry that benefits from this the most is the movie industry. Over the last 50 years Hollywood has produced some of the most epic films the world has ever seen. Star Wars, Avatar, The Fast & The Furious, Titanic, Harry Potter, Terminator, and most recently Avengers: Infinity War being by far the most profitable movie of all time.
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