And now for a little perspective

Yesterday, while news outlets around the world trumpeted reports of 10,000 deaths from the Myanmar cyclone, the most-read story of the day on both CNN and MSNBC was a piece about a team of scientists attempting to fit a bald eagle with a prosthetic beak.

Today, we are told, the death toll from the cyclone has jumped to more than 22,000, with another 41,000 people reported missing. Are those numbers big enough yet to make us care about Myanmar’s children?

To learn more about what we can do to help, click here, or phone the Humboldt chapter of the American Red Cross at 443-4521.


17 Responses

  1. Hey, make up you mind, sarcasm or santimony?
    The statistics you cite are meaningless and cannot be read to mean what you imply. You know full well that even many many people who don’t read your snarky little blog will be giving money to this and other causes. Isn’t all you are doing just an attempt to show how high minded you are? Lame. Stick to chicken.

  2. Oh, geez, anon. Give it a rest.

    The world is standing by to help – Myanmar’s military regime has signaled it will welcome aid supplies for victims of a devastating cyclone, the U.N. said Tuesday, clearing the way for a major relief operation from international organizations.
    But U.N. workers were still awaiting their visas to enter the country, said Elisabeth Byrs of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs….
    UN: Myanmar gives green light for aid; workers await visas

  3. 8:44 is another fucktard. Go back to Heraldo’s blog with you bitching 8:44. We don’t like you.

    Morning bug – how is the hangover?

  4. oops – hate typos – I meant to say “Go back to Heraldo’s blog with YOUR bitching.”

    ps – bug’ster, try a bit of “emergen-c” and an advil.

    PBR rules!

  5. A little high-mindedness beats the shit out of whatever Anon 8:44 was aiming for. What a waste of precious life he is.

  6. unliked works for me. And for you bug apologists-
    Scorn and defiance; slight regard, contempt,
    And any thing that may not misbecome
    The mighty sender, doth he prize you (and Heraldo) at

    or words to that effect.

  7. Huh?

  8. holy shit bugsy –

    9:55 is a flippin Henry V junkie –

    Yo – 9:55, whats up with your love affair with the DUKE OF EXETER – Trusted advisor to King Henry and one of the leaders of his military? Is it that he is Henry’s uncle or that he is entrusted with carrying important messages to the French king?

    Me thinkest that someone needs to loosen the bow tie.

  9. hurry!!!!! print some more money and send it to mynamar, the dollar value isnt low enough yet.

  10. Good point, Theo, but that’s probably our government’s solution. Print more money and maybe bomb them with it.

  11. knot likely

  12. Sorry bugs, but my money is staying right here at home. I volunteer locally and have no confidence that even a penny of what will be donated to those unfortunate souls in Myanmar will ever make it past the military junta.

  13. I don’t think anyone’s suggesting checks made payable to the military commanders. Respected aid organizations are working to gain entry. Seems like these orgs are called on more and more often lately.

  14. I don’t think anyone’s suggesting checks made payable to the military commanders. Respected aid organizations are working to gain entry. Seems like these orgs are called on more and more often lately.

    Maybe you should re-read what I wrote. I have no confidence that any monies donated will reach the people it is intended for because of the military junta. I can’t make it any plainer than that. I have no confidence that a brutal regime, bent on the horrific subjugation of its populace will ensure that they are fed clothed and housed because of a natural disaster, therefore, my money remains here.

  15. You want some perspective? I followed your recipe for chicken and was horribly ill for days. Cinco de vómito is more like it you irresponsible crap-beer drinking losers. I hope my call to the County Health Department will get you shut down.

    Nice pic of Bonnie though.

  16. I have to agree with HumboldtBlue on this one. But there’s plenty of help at the ready, if the Junta will let them in.

    I also have to agree with the Bug – our priorities are all screwed up. I woulda thought it would be more paris Hilton, but a prosthetic chicken beak,,, wow….

    How come you don’t have the new revealing avatars?

  17. Just found your website. Very nice.

    I have spent many months in Myanmar and have some good friends there. It is a beautiful place with fantastic people and one of the worst governments in the world.

    If we cared about Myanmar we would help them through trade and diplomacy not shut them out. The people think the USA dislikes them and that’s why we wont trade with them and help lift them out of poverty. They asked me when we would come “liberate” them like we did in Iraq (I kid you not).

    It broke my heart.

    I have not heard form our friends in some time and I fear for them.

    All the best,

    Thomas Bruner

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