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Andaman Islands Update

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 11, 2012.


  1. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    Unfortunately, all some people see here is an opportunity for exploitation.
     
  2. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Wow. That's sad. We're all so f'd.
     
  3. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    I would say that we've squandered an opportunity to learn more about universal human behaviors, but perhaps we have learned something about people; it's just not very flattering.
     
  4. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

    Sep 6, 2010
    Modern civilized? culture, like a f'n plague.
     
  5. :scowl:
     
  6. sandmangeck

    sandmangeck

    Jul 2, 2007
    Colorado
    Reminds me of the Island by Aldous Huxley. Sad.
     
  7. People abusing others for personal gain/amusement.

    Sadly nothing new, just further evidence of how ****ed we are . . .
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    As someone who teaches world history, the Andaman Islanders have interested me for a while. They are clearly some of the earliest human populations to have inhabited Asia. It is interesting that although they look like African Pygmies, genetic testing has shown them to be more closely related to their neighbors in Asia. Some genetic testing has also shown ties to Egyptian populations.


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  9. Jonyak

    Jonyak

    Oct 2, 2007
    Ottawa, Ont
    Thats capitalism for you.
     
  10. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    Fixed
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  12. Randall

    Randall

    Aug 6, 2009
    Canada.
    Who are these tourist?:mad: :bawl:
     
  13. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

    Sep 6, 2010
    Well, I can understand genuine curiosity, in this day and age that is a rare situation. But where there is money to be made through exploitation unfortunately someone is going to pick up on it.

    Anyway, I hope the arrest will restore the balance the Islanders know.
     
  14. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I guess I should cancel my vacation?
    :bag:
     
  15. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

    Sep 6, 2010
    I should have known :p
     

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