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First a short quote from a news piece I just read on the Huffpost: "Twenty-seven bodies, all unidentified, were among the latest to be recovered under debris in typhoon-stricken coastal areas ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM PST with 18 Recommends
I finished my three weeks of working with All Hands Volunteers' Project Bohol in the area around Antequera on Bohol Island yesterday. It was an unforgettable experience for me and all of the other ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 04:11 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Official death tolls for Supertyphoon Yoland are hard to find, but the one I got the other day was five thousand eight hundred something (with "Official Missing" at 1,800, and I have no idea how ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 09:20 PM PST with 15 Recommends
China shoots down two B52's flying through it's extended air zone. What now? The initial reaction would be to retaliate.  Strike something of theirs!  Expect some nut of the Tea Party to do a ...
by kavips
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 02:59 PM PST with 0 Recommends
After arriving on earthquake stricken Bohol Island my first task was to reach Project Bohol's base near the town of Antequera, and to do that I had to cross the river next to the collapsed Arbatan ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 08:26 PM PST with 51 Recommends
All of the kids who could make it there went to the house of our family on Northern Cebu Island, and all of those kids left with candy. That was never the intent back in October when we launched ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 06:46 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Sitting around the family table with a sturdy roof over my head and food aplenty on this Thanksgiving Day (as many of you undoubtedly also have done), I started thinking about our fellow human ...
by Doctor Who
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 01:15 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Like a number of Daily Kos members, I am a teacher. I have been a member of the DKos community since 2008. I never found the time or courage to write, but three weeks ago, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ...
by iambic pentameter
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 07:08 AM PST with 13 Recommends
The numbers, truly comprehended, are more soul searing than merely tragic. Also, there are no official numbers released because no one oficially does or can keep track. Information that the First ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 06:51 PM PST with 42 Recommends
I'm taking some time away from packing and making preparations to depart for the Central Philippines this weekend to write an update on where I'm heading. We've all seen the horrific scenes coming ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 09:58 PM PST with 38 Recommends
There's still a lot we don't know about Typhoon Haiyan and its aftermath, but we know enough: thousands dead and many more still in danger. A staggering 9.5 million people were affected by the storm.
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 03:21 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Snapshot from Northern Cebu My heart sinks to read of the chaos + desperation in Leyte, with lack of security bottlenecking aid efforts to the hungry and trapped. But I'm sharing a couple bright ...
by brooklynliberal
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM PST with 18 Recommends
Philippines is the third world. It has little in common with life as we know it except for human suffering. In the best of times all third worlders know more about human suffering than most of us in ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM PST with 18 Recommends
As all of you well know by now, the Philippines has been hit with a one-two punch of a massive earthquake and now a typhoon that is already considered the greatest natural disaster in the history of ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 70 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 04:08 PM PST with 101 Recommends
I found an interesting article on The Telegraph (UK) that states that because of the sounds of gun fire "aid agency convoys need to wait for the army to restore a semblance of order before leaving ...
by varii
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Direct donation to the Philippines disaster. https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/...
by TexMex
Comment Count 39 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM PST with 65 Recommends
There are many ways kossacks have been supporting the Philippines, post Haiyan. I'm asking for one more:
by brooklynliberal
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 09:42 PM PST with 9 Recommends
In the aftermath of the devastation from Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a project of National Nurses United (NNU), has put out a call for volunteers and ...
by National Nurses Movement
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 07:26 PM PST with 18 Recommends
On the heels of Haiyan comes word that, while the possibility is remote, another tropical cyclone could form and impact the Philippines within the next couple of days. The central part of the ...
by weatherdude
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 07:07 PM PST with 24 Recommends
Cross-posted from usclimateplan.org The 19th Conference of the Parties ( COP19 ) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (
by evanlweber
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 08:33 AM PST with 8 Recommends