Skip to main content

View Diary: Please Help Pakistan... Please ... Update: New Flood Warnings (155 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I wish the Kossack (13+ / 0-)

    who is on the ground in Pakistan would write more often...and get more rec's.  I forget his name, but there's nothing better than getting an eyewitness account.

    The last diary I saw from him, he was saying that the rain continued.  I.e., the flooding was ongoing.  This was at least a week ago.

    All my sympathy to those suffering from the floods.  Relief supplies will have to be flown in: there is no other way to reach the worst-flooded areas.

    Clusterfuck, much?  Yes.  Again: all sympathy to the people of Pakistan.

    Over the last 30 years, the Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved into a mental hospital. -- Bill Maher

    by Youffraita on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:17:21 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  sourmash (11+ / 0-)

      I linked his piece in yesterday's diary that had a rec list stay over 2 hours. Better than nothing, but yes, I hope we see more interest in this tragedy.

      The best way to save the planet is to keep laughing!

      by LaughingPlanet on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:41:55 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  part of the problem, (11+ / 0-)

        according to an NPR report I heard this afternoon, is that it's not like an earthquake or even tsunami, where there's one cataclysmic event that catches everyone's attention and leaves behind photogenic mounds of rubble.

        This is a developing and ongoing catastrophe, spread over a wide area of inaccessible villages that had precious little infrastructure before all this.

        I've heard a fair amount of coverage recently, but given how thinly reporting staffs are spread, I'm thinking the people on site are doing the best they can.

        And while I'm muttering about it--this is what happens when news staffs are cut back so that the suits can get 20% ROI. Foreign bureaus have been closing for the last 10 years or so, and I don't think there's still any US paper with a fully staffed bureau in that region. The result is scanty coverage when it's needed to report on a disaster, and the consequent ignorance of the American public.

        If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.--A Boston cabbie, to Gloria Steinem, in the 1970s

        by Mnemosyne on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 10:07:58 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site