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Date: 06/24/08 06:32 PM

51 Responses to The Not-So-Lost Amazon Tribe

  1. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Link: The Not-So-Lost Amazon Tribe - Remember that ``lost`` tribe? Well, we`ve been had again!
  2. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    Oh no. My life has been turned upside-down.

    ...

  3. Profile photo of iAMzach
    iAMzach Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    haha...so funny....i remember there being a huge ass debate on whether we should make contact with them or not.
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    Jaruzel Female 13-17
    54 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    oh come on
    thats lame
    i thought it was real lol
    rick-rolled.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    I`m actually a little hesitant to believe this source... just because nobody I saw called it "lost", they just said that it had never had contact with civilization. It had contacted other tribes.
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    joofro Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    well thats a shame i was kind excited about that whole deal lol o well
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    NeiltheSheep Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    yeah...well..I guess as soon as they found it, it wasn`t lost anymore...whether it`s new or old..leave them alone...they`re probably happy the way they are.
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    Were we even discussing it?
  9. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

    Yes, we were discussing it.

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    I don`t even believe what I just typed. This is crazy. Or is it. poo.
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    TacoChel Female 18-29
    342 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    I`m heartbroken. Really.
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    SwissNipsUK Male 18-29
    763 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    Goddamn it , that was genuienly interesting ! LAME!
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    akijade Female 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    Lame. I thought it was real, and I was all excited. God damn what is with all of the hoaxes? I hate you, internets.
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
    513 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    Didn`t the video on this state that they KNEW about this tribe before but hadn`t been able to get photographs of them until now?

    Either way - the fact remains, there are still uncontacted tribes on the Earth that need to be protected. Whether this was truly a `never before seen` group or not matters little to me. The fact that there are still people like them, living the way they have for thousands of years, is amazing and we have a duty to keep them that way.

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    iAMzach Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    lol aeladil u sound like a damned animal rights activist. just because they live in the jungle dosnt mean there animals. there humans...and they have a right to know about showers and washing machines and cars basic sh*t like that and know that helicopters arn`t evil spirits trying to kill them...u damn hippie bitch
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    Thanks Kay62442.
  17. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 24, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    It`s not a hoax. Or it`s a counter-hoax. Or somthing like that.

    http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080624-amazon-tribe.html

  18. Profile photo of mizzou
    mizzou Male 18-29
    103 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    This story really doesn`t change anything. They are still an "uncivilized" tribe in the middle of the rain forest who put on full body paint and shot at an airplane with bows and arrows.

    Screw whether or not they overstepped their bounds by calling the tribe "lost." This is still an amazing story and truly amazing photographs.

    When I read the title of this post I thought the photos were staged or something. If anything was overstated, it was the title of this article.

  19. Profile photo of Aeladil
    Aeladil Female 18-29
    513 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    iAMzach,
    No, they`re not animals. But they -CLEARLY- do not want anything to do with us; not just THIS particular tribe, but the 40-some-odd others scattered across the Earth. None of them want anything to do with us. Who are WE to force them into learning about our civilization?

    Not to mention that there has never been a time in history where encroaching on undisturbed tribes DIDN`T lead to disease outbreak, war, death, etc. It is -not- a good idea to try and integrate people like this into our society. It never - ever - works.

    They know we`re here. We know they`re there. If they want anything to do with us - let them come to us. We`ve no right forcing them otherwise.

    If that makes me a hippy bitch, so be it. I`d rather be a hippy bitch than a flunkie like yourself.

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    Igmo Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    Damn.
  21. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    And people think big business always comes up with tricky ways to get away with off-handed maneuvers.

    Just goes to show you that even environmentalists do this. And even though it was for a good cause, it by no means makes it any less wrong.

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    silverwing23 Female 13-17
    114 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    And I liked that story... well when you least expect it you find out it`s a hoax
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    SlippySanta Male 13-17
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    June 24, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    Don`t care
  24. Profile photo of mrwnt
    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    The story, at least on msn where i read it, wasn`t that it was a "lost" tribe undiscovered before, but that it was a tribe that chooses to remain reclusive and shuns the outside world. We knew about them, but we hadn`t had photos
  25. Profile photo of Osprey39
    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    iAMzach, that was one of the stupidest comments I`ve read around here, which is saying a lot. Integration of tribes that are in such extreme isolation never goes over well, considering their immune systems have adapted to a very tiny geographic area.
  26. Profile photo of mizzou
    mizzou Male 18-29
    103 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    First, here is a much better article about this "hoax" that really wasn`t a hoax.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/21/amazon

    Zach, you`re right when you say they have the right to know about modern technology, but they also have the right to reject it. When anthropologists first "discover" and uncontacted tribe they attempt to make contact. If the tribe rejects the contact, they may try a few more times, but ultimately respect the wishes of the tribe by leaving them alone.

    And Aeladil, to say that those tribes know we`re he is a half truth at best. They know something is here, but since uncontacted tribes have not, by definition, been contacted, they really don`t know what is out here. As a civilized world, we have the duty to offer the wonders of our technology to these people, and we have to duty to leave them alone if they wish.

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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
    661 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    They never really said that no one knew about them, just that no one had talked to them.
  28. Profile photo of Aeladil
    Aeladil Female 18-29
    513 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    mizzou - what I meant was that tribes like this, of which there are quite a handful, have been at some point or another, been given opportunities to make contact with us. One of two things happen: They reject or they accept and nothing good comes of it.

    They have a right to know about us, we do not have the right to push ourselves on them. They have lived this way for 10,000 years or so (not THIS specific tribe maybe) and while not set to overpopulate the Earth, are thriving. It is our duty then to protect them until such a time comes when a) they wish to know us and b) we can safely interact with them without harming them and their way of life.

    Anything else is absurd and frankly - in my opinion - wrong.

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    feiku Female 18-29
    525 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    I feel like this discussion is being repeated once again.
    We were already debating this on the other link.
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    kimberly163 Female 18-29
    432 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    males me think of that time they said they found a man who was living with lions but it was only a commercial...
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    DaPalooka Female 13-17
    360 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    I agree with Aeladil and mizzou. I guess I am on both of your sides, while you may both have dissagreements. While I would put down my opinion here, you two have already said everything...
  32. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
    849 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 9:20 pm
    The photographer tried to pull an Indiana Jones: Trying to discover something nobody has.
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    d0wnward Female 18-29
    60 posts
    June 24, 2008 at 11:44 pm
    iAMzach is obviously from the lost tribe of "the douchebags"
    ...wait, that tribe isnt all that lost
  34. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 12:03 am
    Awww.
    Shoulda just kept it to himself
  35. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 12:21 am
    I wonder if I could live with them? I would rather their simple way of life than our back-stabbing, greedy way
  36. Profile photo of Tikitac
    Tikitac Male 18-29
    115 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 1:02 am
    I wonder if they were called the Shellmikedmu?
    I do think is nice that they found the tribe. They know its there now they can leave a nice BIG area of land for them and let them come out of the forest when they want to. I hope they do realize that past forcing people to join a culture results in way more than a bloodynose.
  37. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:32 am
    They should do the next series of Survivor there just to piss people off
  38. Profile photo of mushie_mush
    mushie_mush Female 18-29
    2249 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:14 am
    ^^^ LMAO!
  39. Profile photo of readytofall
    readytofall Male 13-17
    422 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 4:23 am
    Was anyone else bothered by the sudden "ain`t"?
  40. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1065 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 5:08 am
    I agree with primetimekin.

    Survivor would be a great way to bring these people into our realm. They can see how similar we are to them and feel less threatened by our soul snatching devices with tiny colorful stars and shiny silver things.

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    SpamSpeaking Female 18-29
    67 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 9:29 am
    wow. its cool that i submitted this story a few days ago and it got rejected. Thanks alot.
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    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
    592 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 9:36 am
    ahhh ahhh, I`ve been tricked!!!

    REVOLT REVOLT
    DESTROY THE RAIN FOREST

    burn it to the ground

    fire fire cleanse this hellish place!!!!!!!!

  43. Profile photo of Triskele
    Triskele Female 18-29
    215 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 9:46 am
    iAMzach, you`re pretty stupid.
  44. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
    1892 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    lets tear down their home and turn it into a tropical resort for rich people...

    i callz manager!!!

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    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
    1892 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    aeladil


    what if when they come to us they give us a disease outbreak?

  46. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
    1892 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    triskele did you really eat that dog on ur pic?


    O-o

  47. Profile photo of matchstick
    matchstick Female 30-39
    62 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:40 pm
    WHAT???!?! Enviro`s lying to support their effed-up worldview that humanity is somehow separate from all other lifeforms in the world because we`re the only ones who have the ability to feel guilt? Who would believe it! Next thing you`ll say is the sun isn`t god!
  48. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    908 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    Do we actually need to give a damn about the tribe?
  49. Profile photo of hooray4hazel
    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
    254 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 5:18 pm
    aw.
  50. Profile photo of Mr_Hym
    Mr_Hym Male 18-29
    208 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 8:04 pm
    Is nothing real anymore?
  51. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2008 at 9:18 am
    =\
    that sucks =[
    stupid publicity stunts...

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