When I was a skinny young boy, I used to think that people died in earthquakes by a chasm opening up and it swallowing them. Now I know differently. Things just fall down and crush. Boy, if there was a St Kilda Road earthquake, I would be well and truly crushed. How many have died in China? A terrible figure. The People's Liberation Army has been mobilised and are doing a fantastic job, that is the People's Liberation Army who shot willy nilly in Tianman Square when people who just a wee bit unhappy with their government, and staged a sit in protest. Thank god that they are not seeing this disaster as political.
Not like the Burma Generals who see things ever so politically. As I type, someone there is gasping their last breath because of the cyclone and the ineptitude and need to control by the Burmese leaders. That is BURMA in capital letters for search engines. You general type dudes are a disgrace. You really need to employ a Chinese educated propagandist.
But with disaster and misery comes humour. The US of A is prepared and ready to offer relief to Burmese citizens. The US of A seems to be able to a great job from afar, just not when it is on their home turf, ala New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. Ah, but they were mostly black, the white folk got out early.