Be honest. Were you aware that over 200 people had died under mudslides in Java in the last 48 hours? Well, being the kind of weirdos that read blogs like mine you probably were. But can someone please explain to me the contrast - outside the US where it is after all a local story - between the coverage of the Java tragedy and the Virginia mine disaster which everyone's heard about?
Are 12 American miners really that much more important to non-Americans than 200 Indonesians? Why?
Sorry. Like this sodding cough I picked up in Morocco, just another irritant I had to get off my chest.