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Damn Volcano!

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It's sabotaging the airline industry!

Airlines have lost at least $1.7 billion because of the travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash from Iceland!

The head of the International Air Transport Association is encouraging the European governments to come up with a way to compensate the airlines for the loss, similar to the US government after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The ash is clearing slowly but surely so hopefully everything will be back to normal soon!

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29 comments to “Damn Volcano!”



  1. 1

    I feel so bad for all the people stuck in the airports, but things will be back to normal soon enough, whereas Iceland are the ones in real trouble. There was an effing volcano in their country! D:



  2. 2

    What did they do at the end of "Dante's Peak"?

    They should totally do that and save Iceland.



  3. 3

    Airline companies have become too cocky ever since 2001! They are rude, they are arrogant and God forbid you complain- they'll have you arrested! Bogus!
    They deserve this loss and no government should "aid them", They should compensate the travelers!



  4. 4

    it's crazy. there's been busses packed with charter tourists on their way home from greace and back to scandinavia. crazy.



  5. 5

    Thank you Perez for talking about the Volcano! I'm stuck in England with Study Abroad and this ash SUCKS. It's messing up my sinus's, and it's really aggravating because things are changing hour by hour. One hour our flight might make it out, then its canceled again. *cross fingers*

    We love Perez!



  6. 6

    WTF? The government have no money to just give away like that. I hate the government, but its not their fucking fault that a volcano errupted and spread ash everywhere.



  7. 7

    Not only are civilians stranded, but there are also thousands of troops stranded that were supposed to be headed home. It's a horrible time not only for the people stranded, but also for those waiting for their husband's and wives to come back from being overseas fighting for us. I am one of those waiting. But thankfully things are looking up and airlines are starting to open again.

  8. buck says – reply to this


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    I feel bad for the Icelandic people that have literally been buried under the volcanic clould for over a week. Were is the outpouring cry of affection for them? Were is the relief fund? Were is the humanitarian aid? Where are the celebrity concerts? Oh, thats right, sorry…its not politically correct to help white people. My bad.



  9. 9

    Feel bad for the people but not at all for the airlines.
    Finally a little revenge from all the over charging and shitty airplane food :)



  10. 10

    "The ash is clearing slowly"…. that's not what is happening, idiot! There is still ash, but it's been determined it's not harming the planes.
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    Re: buck – You do realise that only around 10 people in Iceland live in areas directly affected by the volcano? I know people in Reykjavik and they say there's more damage in Europe due to flights than there is to people in Iceland. It's in a very remote area and the people directly affected are being taken care of. Your comments are always ridiculous.
    .
    Re: katty90 – Really? Your sinuses?



  11. 11

    please don't be ignorant, Iceland is not covered in ash, just a small part of it, and there is no one in danger, the ash is doing no damage in the capital,

  12. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: Serena Loves Mario – thanks for clarifying…die Icelandics!



  13. 13

    uh, unless the other bigger volcano within 12 miles also erupts! there's a nice article on yahoo! news right now about it..

    and i don't think it's fair that the gov'ts would have to compensate.. sheesh!



  14. 14

    This is all Bush's fault! Dumbocrats are already proclaiming such stupidity! The leftards are claiming global warming is causing earthquakes and volcanoes. It's no wonder the Democratic party is spiraling down out of control with idiots like that!



  15. 15

    Re: nomand83 – You're right. Flights haven't even been cancelled in Iceland, as the volcano is in eastern Iceland and the wind is blowing east. They evacuated all 10 people in the area. Not to say that it's not a horrible experience for them, but it's not affecting the entire country by any means.
    Buck - thousands of people died in Haiti and their government doesn't have the means to take care of their people. No one has died in Iceland and their government CAN take care of the people that have been affected. You're comment is completely ignorant.

  16. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: Hate Low Class People – The funny thing is that the volcano is sending 1000X more pollutants into the atmosphere than man can will put up there in 100 years. This has happened throughout history and yet somehow mother nature heels itself without the help of Al Gore. Liberals are very funny people.



  17. 17

    Yeah, poor airline industry! I mean, who cares about the population of Iceland being completely covered in ash, right? Not only did the economy hit them the hardest, but now, their air, water and crop/ livestock is COVERED with ash, threatening their very lives.. but yeah, you're right, all will be back to normal in the world of commerce soon enough and after all, THAT'S what's MOST important.

    Insensitive much?



  18. 18

    *sings* its the end of the world as well know it. I mean really, 2012 is only a couple years away and already we have had lots of natural disasters just as this year started. Damn volcano is currently very angry. But really, i can't imagine what its like to spend days in an airport (i would have had to knowing me i wouldn't have enough money for a hotel) i've only been stranded for half a day in an airport and that was a pain in the ass, a few days? Terrorist acts would have occurred because i would be that mad

  19. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: Serena Loves Mario – knucklehead…i'm using liberal logic from a conservative view point as sarcastic look into political correctness……ugh! I hate when I have to explain my own jokes : (



  20. 20

    Re: Serena Loves Mario
    Allright allright, we are talking about more than 10 people, but it's a small area affected an lifestock is fine, people are fine. The other volcano's name is Katla, and the most threat is from flooding if it erupts and melts the ice.

    The country's water supply is safe, the only thing to do when it stops erupting, is cleaning the field's and help farmer's with grass for next winter.



  21. 21

    Re: buck – Yeah, your jokes are about as funny as your constant bigotry.



  22. 22

    Re: buck – I did see that you failed at making a "joke".



  23. 23

    Re: tallchick – I would have also gone insane from some of the stories I've heard on the news. People in China that had been paying £200 per night for a hotel, were suddenly told their room rate had gone up to £800 when they told the hotel they were stranded! And a group in Denmark found it was cheaper to BUY a car, because rental companies had jacked up prices so much. It's horrible what people are going through. So glad I got back from holiday the week before this happened.

  24. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: Serena Loves Mario – i know…doesn't liberal bigotry just drive you up the wall. And its done so stealth that nobody knows it until its too late.



  25. 25

    Re: buck write: Re: Serena Loves Mario – i know…doesn't liberal bigotry just drive you up the wall. And its done so stealth that nobody knows it until its too late.

    ROTFLMAO! I love it when leftards go into the screaming fits of rage blaming everything on Bush and conservatives. Their little pea brains can't grasp concepts, sarcastic and mockery. Liberals are soooooooooooooo entertaining!



  26. 26

    Wow, I guess no matter what part of the world your in there is always some sort of natural disaster…



  27. 27

    Re: Hate Low Class People – Where have I blamed everything on Bush and the right wing?!?! I'm a liberal, so I must have done it at some point on this page!

  28. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: Serena Loves Mario – People should take in stranded tourists like average Canadians did for thousands of U.S. citizens when hundreds of planes were suddenly not allowed to land in the U.S. and instead were thankfully allowed to land in Canada. The hosts and their guests are still friends to this day, and even had a reunion.
    To hell with gouging hotels intent on capitalizing on other's misfortune.



  29. 29

    how about compensating the consumers, the thousands of poor stranded travelers!!!