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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #200 on: October 20, 2011, 05:51:42 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15381227

It looks as though the Bangkok floods are getting worse. I'd fully expect a pre-show acknowledgement of the crisis on Sunday's airing of TAR.


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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #201 on: October 20, 2011, 06:35:46 AM »
Wow. In each seasons now, there's a disaster/conflict in a country visited almost at the same time by the Race.  :groan:
In TAR17, they visited South Korea when there was tension between them and North Korea.
In TAR 18, they were at the Japan pitstop when the earthquake/tsunami happenned.
Now, in TAR19, they are coming to Thailand & Bangkok, where theres one of the biggest flood in the countrys history, with it's capital being threatened by this too.

You forgot TAR 1 with September 11, TAR6 with the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and TAR 8 with Hurricane Katrina (and poor Schroeder family)...

But it is tragic...

and you forgot tar aus 1 indoninsia volcanoes
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TARCAN2: Pierre & Michel, Natalie & Meaghan
BBUS16: Christine, Donny, Nicole :(, Momma J :(

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #202 on: November 29, 2011, 12:05:02 PM »
This time the curse worked with extreme speed. TAR 20 flew on American Airlines to Argentina over the weekend and today American Airlines filed for Bankruptcy! Not even the outrageous day of the flight ticket prices that TAR pays could save the airline.

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« Reply #203 on: November 29, 2011, 12:19:57 PM »
Reading the business news stories on the filing, it appears the causes were the continuing high fuel prices and labor contracts; American is the last major U.S. carrier to file for bankruptcy reorganization to deal with both issues.
That may or may not qualify for the curse, but the extreme flooding in Bangkok certainly fit the traditional definition of the curse since the flooding began there before this season's episode aired that included Bangkpk.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #204 on: December 13, 2011, 11:48:39 AM »
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Belgium grenade attack: latest
At least four people have been killed and dozens wounded when three grenades exploded outside the main courthouse in the eastern Belgian city of Liege.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/8953711/Belgium-grenade-attack-live.html

TAR just went to Belgium :cmas18


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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #205 on: January 14, 2012, 07:49:19 AM »
"Our fans are pretty good. They don't give away too much. Sometimes people love dropping spoilers, but our fans are good. They tend to do it in such a way that doesn't ruin it for fans who don't want to know."--Phil Keoghan

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #206 on: January 14, 2012, 11:05:54 PM »
Jet and Cord have the curse :

TAR16 on Chile -- Earthquake
TAR18 on Japan - Tsunami and Earthquakes

Sad thing to remember...
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #207 on: January 22, 2012, 10:13:06 PM »
Because this event deals with a TAR 20 location spoiler, I've put it in spoiler tags:
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Just heard that there was a 5.0 earthquake followed by aftershocks about 5 miles below the Big Island of Hawaii this afternoon/evening (1/22). http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/magnitude-5-0-shakes-1312769.html?cxtype=rss_news_81963

Edited to add link to article from the Associated Press from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #208 on: January 22, 2012, 10:19:35 PM »
Because this event deals with TAR 20 location spoiler, I've put it in spoiler tags:
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Just heard that there was a 5.0 earthquake followed by aftershocks about 5 miles below the Hawaii island of Oahu (Honolulu) this afternoon/evening (1/22).

Prays. Hoping that nobody got hurt.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #209 on: January 26, 2012, 01:35:29 AM »
Earthquake 5.3 in Guam.

And in Rio de Janeiro two buildings and a house falled down today,close to the Municipal Theater,all the people there probably died.
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« Reply #210 on: February 22, 2012, 05:22:49 PM »

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #211 on: February 22, 2012, 07:59:15 PM »
I just saw this too -_-

49 dead, hundreds injured in Buenos Aires train crash
A packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminus in Buenos Aires during rush hour Wednesday, leaving at least 49 dead, 600 injured, and dozens trapped in the wreckage.

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49 dead, hundreds injured in Buenos Aires train crash
A packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminus in Buenos Aires during rush hour Wednesday, leaving at least 49 dead, 600 injured, and dozens trapped in the wreckage.

"The train was full and the impact was tremendous," a passenger identified only as Ezequiel told local television, adding that medics at the scene appeared overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster.

Witnesses said the train's brakes failed as it was arriving at the Once station on the western outskirts of Buenos Aires.

Passengers were hurled on top of each other and knocked to the floor of the train "in the blink of an eye," some losing consciousness and others seriously injured, they said.

"Unfortunately, we must report that there are 49 dead in the accident," including a child, police spokesman Nestor Rodriguez told a news conference.

Civil defense officials said at least 600 people were hurt in the crash, including 200 seriously, making it among the deadliest rail accidents worldwide.

Medevac helicopters landed in the street outside the station to ferry the most seriously wounded to hospitals, as ambulances raced in and out of the area with the injured.

"There were people who were crushed and shouting desperately. I saw bodies and blood all over the place," said Alejandro Velazquez.

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner suspended a news conference on the dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands following news of the crash.

Transportation Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi said the train entered the station at a speed of 20 kilometers (12 miles) an hour, and failed to stop, crashing into a retaining wall at the end of the track.

"It was a very serious accident," he said at a news conference. "Cars piled up on top of each other and one them went six meters (yards) inside another car."

At least 30 people were trapped in the twisted wreckage of the first and second carriages, said Alberto Crescenti, the head of the city's emergency services office.

"Inside the first car there was a human wall," said a firefighter who asked not to be identified, likening the scene to that at a 1994 disco fire in which 194 people died heaped inside.

Firefighters and rescue workers had to break through skylights in the train's roofs and cut a path through the wreckage to those trapped inside.

Bodies were hauled out of the wreckage of the first car using a system pulleys, winches and belts, a police spokesman said.

The train's driver was injured but rescue workers pried him loose from the wreckage of his cabin. Local television showed images of him and several people being carried away on stretchers.

"I felt the explosion of the crash. It was very loud," said passenger Pedro Fuentes.

Another passenger, who identified herself as Myriam, said she was with her two children, aged six and four.

"In a blink of an eye we were on the floor. I don't know how we got out. The door crashed in one me, and I covered the girl."

The Sarmiento rail line, owned by private company TBA, links the center of Buenos Aires to a densely populated suburb 70 kilometers (44 miles) to the west of the city and uses rolling stock made in Japan and acquired in the 1960s.

As an investigation opened into the crash, rail workers complained about a lack of investment following the privatization of the rail network in the 1990s.

An employee with the rail line's maintenance department, Monica Slotauer, said "the brakes failed and this is the result of a lack of investment."

Rail unionist Roberto Nunez also complained of "irregularities, deficiencies and a situation limited to the provision of services," speaking on Radio del Plata.

The toll from Wednesday's crash surpassed the city's last major rail disaster just five months ago when two trains and a bus collided during rush hour, killing 11 people and injuring more than 200.

The region's transit system has been plagued with serious accidents in recent years.

In March 2008, 18 people were killed and 47 injured when a bus was hit by a train in Dolores, 212 kilometers (132 miles) south of Buenos Aires.

Argentina's deadliest train tragedy was in 1970, an accident that killed 236 people in northern Buenos Aires.

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/top-stories/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5917244

My heart goes out to all the friends and families of the victims! :( :'(

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #212 on: March 15, 2012, 07:37:22 AM »
A year after the big earthquake hits Japan, another one was hit yesterday: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/tsunami-warning-strong-quake-hits-northern-japan-094031180.html :'(

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #213 on: March 23, 2012, 10:46:20 PM »
when tar goes to japan earthquake happend

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #214 on: March 24, 2012, 11:06:50 AM »
I just saw this too -_-

49 dead, hundreds injured in Buenos Aires train crash
A packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminus in Buenos Aires during rush hour Wednesday, leaving at least 49 dead, 600 injured, and dozens trapped in the wreckage.

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49 dead, hundreds injured in Buenos Aires train crash
A packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminus in Buenos Aires during rush hour Wednesday, leaving at least 49 dead, 600 injured, and dozens trapped in the wreckage.

"The train was full and the impact was tremendous," a passenger identified only as Ezequiel told local television, adding that medics at the scene appeared overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster.

Witnesses said the train's brakes failed as it was arriving at the Once station on the western outskirts of Buenos Aires.

Passengers were hurled on top of each other and knocked to the floor of the train "in the blink of an eye," some losing consciousness and others seriously injured, they said.

"Unfortunately, we must report that there are 49 dead in the accident," including a child, police spokesman Nestor Rodriguez told a news conference.

Civil defense officials said at least 600 people were hurt in the crash, including 200 seriously, making it among the deadliest rail accidents worldwide.

Medevac helicopters landed in the street outside the station to ferry the most seriously wounded to hospitals, as ambulances raced in and out of the area with the injured.

"There were people who were crushed and shouting desperately. I saw bodies and blood all over the place," said Alejandro Velazquez.

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner suspended a news conference on the dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands following news of the crash.

Transportation Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi said the train entered the station at a speed of 20 kilometers (12 miles) an hour, and failed to stop, crashing into a retaining wall at the end of the track.

"It was a very serious accident," he said at a news conference. "Cars piled up on top of each other and one them went six meters (yards) inside another car."

At least 30 people were trapped in the twisted wreckage of the first and second carriages, said Alberto Crescenti, the head of the city's emergency services office.

"Inside the first car there was a human wall," said a firefighter who asked not to be identified, likening the scene to that at a 1994 disco fire in which 194 people died heaped inside.

Firefighters and rescue workers had to break through skylights in the train's roofs and cut a path through the wreckage to those trapped inside.

Bodies were hauled out of the wreckage of the first car using a system pulleys, winches and belts, a police spokesman said.

The train's driver was injured but rescue workers pried him loose from the wreckage of his cabin. Local television showed images of him and several people being carried away on stretchers.

"I felt the explosion of the crash. It was very loud," said passenger Pedro Fuentes.

Another passenger, who identified herself as Myriam, said she was with her two children, aged six and four.

"In a blink of an eye we were on the floor. I don't know how we got out. The door crashed in one me, and I covered the girl."

The Sarmiento rail line, owned by private company TBA, links the center of Buenos Aires to a densely populated suburb 70 kilometers (44 miles) to the west of the city and uses rolling stock made in Japan and acquired in the 1960s.

As an investigation opened into the crash, rail workers complained about a lack of investment following the privatization of the rail network in the 1990s.

An employee with the rail line's maintenance department, Monica Slotauer, said "the brakes failed and this is the result of a lack of investment."

Rail unionist Roberto Nunez also complained of "irregularities, deficiencies and a situation limited to the provision of services," speaking on Radio del Plata.

The toll from Wednesday's crash surpassed the city's last major rail disaster just five months ago when two trains and a bus collided during rush hour, killing 11 people and injuring more than 200.

The region's transit system has been plagued with serious accidents in recent years.

In March 2008, 18 people were killed and 47 injured when a bus was hit by a train in Dolores, 212 kilometers (132 miles) south of Buenos Aires.

Argentina's deadliest train tragedy was in 1970, an accident that killed 236 people in northern Buenos Aires.

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/top-stories/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5917244

My heart goes out to all the friends and families of the victims! :( :'(

First, thanks guys for the condolences  :hrt:.
Second, the article has a data error:  the disco fire who claimed the lives of 194 persons wasn't in 1994.  It happened in 2004, the last time TAR had a leg near Buenos Aires (By the way, the disco was three hundreed meters of Once Station, where was the train crash).
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #215 on: April 07, 2012, 01:07:25 PM »
Malawi's president Bingu wa Mutharika died in office a few days ago.

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The government of Malawi has officially confirmed the death of the country’s president, Bingu wa Mutharika. Addressing a news conference in the capital, Lilongwe, Banda said she is shocked and saddened by President Mutharika’s death.

Government officials said Mutharika suffered a heart attack on April 5 at his state house and was rushed to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe.

Banda has said that the funeral arrangements will be announced later upon consultation among the government and members of the family.

“In the meantime I call upon Malawians to remain calm and keep peace in this time of bereavement and further direct that all national flags should be flown at half mast and that Malawi broadcasting corporation should play somber music," she said. "I also ask Malawians that we should mourn the father of this nation with dignity.”

Banda has declared 10 days of mourning. She said she is calling a Cabinet meeting to discuss funeral arrangements. The body of president Mutharika is still in South Africa.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #216 on: May 02, 2012, 08:58:51 AM »
A ferry was capsized in Assam, India: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Assam_ferry_disaster

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #217 on: May 03, 2012, 08:59:00 AM »
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Just heard that there was a 5.0 earthquake followed by aftershocks about 5 miles below the Big Island of Hawaii this afternoon/evening (1/22). http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/magnitude-5-0-shakes-1312769.html?cxtype=rss_news_81963

Edited to add link to article from the Associated Press from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

FYI, a 5.0 earthquake is almost not worth mentioning, and as a 'disaster' it's a bit laughable.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkaWv-iJDw4 gives a good indication of a 5.0 and as you can see, other than noise, it barely rippled the curtains.  The '94 quake that hit LA causing $20 billion in damages was a 6.7, which would have been 50x as powerful as a 5.0.  Imagine the camera jumping almost a foot in the air instead of a little rattle.

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #218 on: May 06, 2012, 10:03:08 PM »
On airing the final episode of TAR 20, a Japanese city was hit by a tornado (warning: mature content website): http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2012/05/07/japanese-city-devastated-by-tornado/

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« Reply #219 on: May 06, 2012, 10:31:33 PM »
One month ago a tornado hit the southwest of the city of Buenos Aires and the state of Buenos Aires, killing 17 peoples.  One of the neirghboorhoods affected by the tornado was Mataderos, where the Liniers cattle market of the RB of Leg 2 is.
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« Reply #220 on: May 08, 2012, 02:37:13 AM »
due to my country, The Philippines will be feature on TAR Australia 2 this month, there was a TAR disaster curse that happened within the NAIA terminal 3 in Manila, and this one is now a hot topic on the social media.  Last Sunday, there was a brawl between a journalist by the name of Mon Tulfo and to the local showbiz couple of Raymart Santiago and Caudine Barretto inside of that said airport terminal: http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/raymart-santiago-and-mon-tulfo--fight--at-naia-3.html

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« Reply #221 on: May 08, 2012, 02:41:56 AM »
^^ That is REALLY stretching the term "disaster curse". :lol3:
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« Reply #222 on: May 08, 2012, 03:13:51 AM »
^^ That is REALLY stretching the term "disaster curse". :lol3:
are you talking about the showbiz couple?  I wonder if they could join TAR Philippines, this year and that will be nice! :lol3: :tup:

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« Reply #223 on: October 30, 2012, 12:22:38 PM »
Well, we can add Superstorm Sandy and the final city of TAR 21 to the list of places hit by the "Curse." (Remember the strict definition of a natural disaster taking place in a location used that happens between the date of filming and the date of broadcast.
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