Sunday, July 08, 2018

Younguns dead

How many children died in the world today. Hundreds? Thousands? How did they die? By starvation or disease? So awful. Yet we are all so concerned for just a few privileged children in their country who have their lives at risk. The world is focused on these few children and not the many who died today. I doubt the parents of any child who died can discern a difference.

Well, I am like you, I hope for a positive outcome from the Thailand cave rescue that is underway. As I rise for work in the morning, I will listen to the 5.30 news and hope that I hear they are have all made it out of the cave alive and well. The death of the experienced former Thai diver really brought home to me how difficult it will be to get the children out. Fingers crossed.

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  1. Yes, I have been watching it here too. Having lost a child myself, My heart is in pieces for the families involved.
    I am so very careful with my grandchildren. Sometimes too overprotective. But I just don't want my daughter (or anyone else) to feel the pain I felt back then and continue to live with today 33 years later.

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    1. Maribeth, it's unimaginable for others to fully understand your loss, your pain, your sorrow. The sadness, and also the love you feel, lives with you forever in your heart and in your mind.

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    2. Maribeth, that must have been traumatic and if you may be overprotective, it is quite understandable.

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    3. Sorry Lee, I did something with your later comment and it disappeared. I did hear that they were, but Thais standards, not poor, but I can't vouch for the that. I believe the soccer playing standard is quite high.

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  2. I'm watching 7 now, hoping and praying they all get out safely..

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    1. Me, too, Margaret.

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    2. Margaret, no further rescues yet, but we are hoping.

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  3. I cannot even tolerate the idea of killing a sheep or cow for eating :( The notion of giving birth to a beautiful human baby and later seeing it die is unthinkable.

    11 PM Eastern Time and 4 boys have been saved. Thankfully!

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    1. Hels, indeed seeing any children die must be awful and so much worse when it is your own.

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  4. Four are out safely, they say this morning.

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    1. No more yet Strayer. I heard there were six now but at 7.40pm your time, I haven't heard that confirmed.

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  5. I pray that everyone escapes this with no tragedies. I hate to hear of anyone suffering. You are so right, there are literally hundreds of children who lose their lives to murder, hunger, abuse and poverty that we may never hear about, and the number continues to grow.

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    1. RO, and you will be saddened to hear in Melbourne over the weekend there were two women in their own homes who may have been killed by the partners, along with a father shooting his two teen children in Sydney.

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  6. My fingers are crossed

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  7. Yes. On both counts.
    I am glad that four at least have been rescued, and know that parents of the 'invisible many' feel the same fear and pain. I heard recently that 180000 children die each day from preventable diseases. Which is mind boggling.

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    1. EC, that is a disturbing figure and I expect most are on the African continent. I won't comment further on that.

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  8. I watched Ch9 news and heard that four had been rescued so far and the next four will be rescued by the same process that worked for the first four. and there is a child sized "submarine" being sent in by that Elon musk fellow. Probably another couple of "four" groups will be rescued before the sub gets there.

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    1. River, the sub idea seems to have died now. Maybe as I type, the final four and the coach are on their way out.

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  9. 10.30 pm Monday and eight boys have been saved!! Now the divers only have 5 lives left to save (God willing) and the doctors only have years of physical and psychiatric therapy yet to provide. I hope they have universal health care services there.

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    1. Hels, it would be terribly awful if the whole operation wasn't a success. There is health care up to a point. I expect they will receive very good care.

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  10. So true Andrew, in this day and age when so much money is spent on warring and weapons, it is unbelievable that there are still children starving.. the balance is all wrong!

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    1. It is Grace, and no wonder people in underdeveloped countries want lots of children, to cover themselves when one or more die.

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