I know the military government of Myanmar is allowing some aid through, but why has it taken so long? Why deny your own people the help they need?
I understand there’s a whole lotta bureaucracy and pride at play here, but is all that really so important when lives are at stake? Suck it up and accept the help; don’t subject your people to further tragedy. The people of Myanmar need basic help right now, and it’s available. What government - or better yet, what person – in their right mind would deny their own people what they so clearly need? The situation is getting worse and it seems the junta is only exacerbating the problem.
If the junta continues to stall the waiting aid, the US is considering food drops…though not everyone is behind the idea.
While you may feel helpless – especially as we hear about aid ready to go, waiting on the junta’s OK – you’re not. You can help the people of Burma / Myanmar – log on here for more information.
This is comforting. A commercial plane – passengers on board - made the 9 ½ hour trip from Dallas to Paris last month after losing a “large panel” off the underside of the aircraft as the flight took off. There were no warning lights, no system abnormalities, no noises, no vibrations… but as someone who flies a lot, this still doesn’t sit well with me. The fact that this could even happen concerns me. Maybe it was a couple of loose bolts…but imagine if those bolts were loosened somewhere else?
The FAA is investigating.
This is fascinating. Tricked-out buoys off the coast of Massachusetts can not only “hear” whales, they may help save a species. Installed in a shipping lane that serves Boston, these buoys can detect a whale within a five-mile radius. Why does anyone need to know where the whales are? Because slow-moving right whales are oblivious to their surroundings, which could result in death from passing ships and fishing gear… and their numbers are already very low.
I love these quirky yet super helpful tales of technology at its best.
Filed under: Erica Hill
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