Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I goofed - and the way I goofed is symptomatic of the problems of reading brief news items. Apparently it is predicted that the death too in Mnamar will be over 100,000, not that there are already that many dead. I read a headline and a few sentences and honestly misunderstood. Got to be more careful. I don't know how many are actually dead NOW - and how many are still uncounted (of course don't know if they are uncounted) and how many are likely to die of disease and starvation. I don't know how much death totals in the end will depend on people in power making good choices.