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UN: Pakistan flood misery may rival tsunami, Haiti

AP Aug 9
The number of people suffering from the massive floods in Pakistan could exceed the combined total in three recent megadisasters — the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake — the United Nations said Monday.

The death toll in each of those three disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed so far in the floods that first hit Pakistan two weeks ago. But the Pakistani government estimates that over 13 million people have been affected — 2 million more than the other disasters combined.

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Jane and the Buzz Saw

israel-more-aid-than-africaBy Claudia Woodward-Rice

Blogger Jane Stillwater  ran into the DailyKos’ “Israel-happytalk-all-the-time” buzz saw recently with her satiric posting New foreclosure remedy: Become Jewish & move to Israel!

Now Mondoweiss reports that Jane Stillwater got booted from DailyKos for making fun of settlements and Jewish Voice for Peace writer Cecilie Surasky writes This isn’t the first time they’ve banned bloggers for writing about Israel and Palestine, but this surely is the dumbest case.”  

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