Sunday, May 18, 2008

Olympics Update

Burma continues to lead the 2008 disaster Olympics with an estimated 100,000 dead from the cyclone that hit two weeks ago. That total may continue to grow as disease and starvation spread among the survivors.

China remains a distant second, with only 50,000 feared dead from last week's massive earthquake. That total may grow if disease begins to spread among survivors, but experts don't see anyway it can overtake Burma's early lead.

The United States remains a dark horse in the competition. No serious entries yet, but with the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season starting on June 1 and President Bush still in office, the nation may yet manage to field an formidable late entry.

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