“Australian authorities say more than two dozen people are dead after a boat filled with suspected asylum seekers broke up on the rugged shores of a remote island Wednesday. Customs officials say 42 people have been rescued and another 27 bodies have been recovered following the tragedy at Christmas Island ...”
Saw the footage on Sky this morning around 4am... what a horror...
But folks being what they are.. will and always have taken risks on the sea in the hope of improving their lives on foriegn shores... in spite of possible death or deportation...
People die but Hope is Eternal...
It was a dark and stormy night and the captain of the ship said.. "Hey Jim, spin us a yarn." and the yarn began like this.. "It was a dark and stormy night.."
Yeah-you're right Gord.
I was keeping it simple, while trying to make the point that a large portion of this world are prepared to face the possibility of death to live in countries where we still complain when we are boarded to determine if our head valves are legal.
so many projects--so little time !!