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Let’s Offer a Moment of Silence…

1:22 am PHT

…to offer sympathy, prayers, and support to the victims of the recent explosion at Glorietta 2. But first:

  • Another F.U. to the bloggers and “pundits” who are invoking callous accusations of Wag the Dog against the administration. (I don’t like GMA and have never voted for her, but conspiracy theories do no good at all.)

  • A big frown to all those blowing this thing out of proportion. It is a tragic incident, but don’t pander to the fear that this will deal a blow to the economy or erase the gains the Filipinos have achieved (despite the bungling of the administration and the opposition). Filipinos (in spite of our failings) are a great people and are survivors. We go through typhoons, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, bombings, coup d’états, and presidential scandals almost as if it’s a fact of life. We’ll weather this. Just live your life as before and strive for the best!

And now let’s go back to that silence.  :|

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On 2:14 a.m., 20 Oct 2007, AhmedF wrote:

I read your blog for geo-related stuff, but I would like to comment on this.

About the conspiracy theory—you only do a disservice my immediately dismissing something that may seem far-fetched simply because it is too ’evil’.

It has been done before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_apartmen…

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On 2:36 a.m., 20 Oct 2007, seav wrote:

@AhmedF, just because it has been done before and that the administration is capable of doing it (the explosive could be C-4, which only the military should possess) does not mean that this administration in fact did this crime.

But armchair speculation does nothing productive. Notice that I never said that it’s too “evil” to have been done by the administration as a reason for my dismissing the conspiracy theorists.

But to change the topic, thanks for reading my blog, especially for my geo-posts. I appreciate that.  :-)

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On 2:38 a.m., 20 Oct 2007, Mike wrote:

Those Valentine’s Day bombings really pissed me off when it happened. Geez, what kind of assholes would intentionally schedule such misery to ruin Valentine’s Day. Ugh. It boggles the mind.

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On 3:24 a.m., 20 Oct 2007, AhmedF wrote:

Aye I don’t mean to pass judgement. I just think if it is done before (which it has), then it could be done again.

I’ve been to the Philippines a few time, so I am not a local—just I have seen enough government corruption and manipulation in too many countries to not listen to the theorists. Except of course without proof it is just another theory.

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On 11:44 a.m., 21 Oct 2007, seav wrote:

@AhmedF, point taken. I’m just being too defensive. Hehehe.  :)

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On 2:17 p.m., 22 Oct 2007, Mae wrote:

ouch! haha you’re right though, as I said, how could any government put the citizens they are ought to protect in the line of harm just for them to stay in power? It’s just not right.

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On 9:45 a.m., 30 Oct 2007, bryan wrote:

DITTO!

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On 5:42 p.m., 30 Oct 2007, seav wrote:

@Mae, belated happy birthday!  :) Well, it’s not right, but there are some governments that do this. I just think it’s sad that quite a lot of people assume that Arroyo or her military supporters did this.

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