Not that some lives are worth more than others or anything, but at a guess, which story do you think you're more likely to hear?
Nepal Tourist Plane Crash Kills All 18 on Board
A plane carrying foreign tourists slammed into a mountain in bad weather in Nepal on Thursday, killing all 18 people on board.
The Shangri-la Air Twin Otter carrying 13 Germans, three Nepalese crew, a Briton and an American crashed mid-morning just minutes before it was due to land in the city of Pokhara, Nepalese officials said.
The tourists had been booked on the same flight from Jomsom to Pokhara on Wednesday when it was aborted because of bad weather, a German embassy spokeswoman told Reuters in Pokhara, about 85 miles northwest of the capital.
IOL: Landslides, floods kill 65 people in Nepal
A landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains swept through a mountainous village in eastern Nepal, killing up to 65 people on Wednesday and pushing the death toll from seasonal floods in south Asia to over 1 000.
Most of the residents of the Nepalese village of Thapra, 200km from Kathmandu, were asleep when the landslide struck early on Wednesday, said Lekhnath Pokhrel of the Natural Calamity Management Centre.
He said helicopters loaded with relief material and rescuers were waiting at a Kathmandu airport for the weather to clear.
More than 25 million people have been displaced or stranded in Nepal, India and Bangladesh since June.
25 million (mostly) brown people, versus 13 Germans, a Briton(?) and an American. Go on, take a wild guess.
The Nome King claims that when the flit hits the shan, stories that would normally not pass the ideological gatekeepers manage to get into the major media. The man is clearly deranged.Giles (by way of Ghost in the Machine -- you will never escape this cycle) links a story in the Boston Globe about how
Targeting minorities is an FBI tradition
''Concluding that second-class citizens would have second-class loyalty, the FBI dismissed every black dissident as subversive, every criticism of American policy as un-American,'' [Kenneth] O'Reilly [author of Racial Matters: The Fbi's Secret File on Black America, 1960-1972] continued. ''While Woodrow Wilson defended national self-determination at the Versailles peace conference, his State Department solicited intelligence reports from the FBI on any black American who complained about riots and lynchings.
''While the president promised to bring democracy to the world, black activists reminded him that he had not yet brought democracy to blacks in his own country or to the not-very-white peoples who lived in America's overseas possessions.'' When Monroe Trotter, editor of the Boston Guardian and head of the all-black National Equal Rights League, pressed Republican Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts to read the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments of the US Constitution into the Treaty of Versailles, ''Hoover, already adept at making himself useful to the incumbent administration, called upon the bureau to monitor `Negro leaders' and their `political stand ... toward the peace treaty and the League of Nations.'
''By the fall of 1919 the FBI had institutionalized surveillance programs aimed at blacks. Bureau field offices across the country covered `the Negro Question' systematically, recruiting `reliable Negroes' as informants in the `various Negro lodges and associations' and having them report on `Negro ministers' and anyone else who preached `social equality' and `equal rights.'
''The informants infiltrated every racial advancement and black nationalist group, from the moderate National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to the immoderate African Blood Brotherhood, hoping to detect `ultra radical activities' or even `liberal activities' ... Hoover concluded that `the Reds have done a vast amount of evil damage by carrying doctrines of race revolt and the poison of Bolshevism to the Negroes.'''
We're abolitionists. We're Communists. We're supporters of Islamic terrorism. And we commit more crimes and get preferential treatment due to quotas. Wow. No wonder we're feared and hated.
Why do we have to commit crimes if we're getting jobs we're not qualified fo-- never mind. There I go using logic again.