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Relief goods for Nepal quake victims held up at customs: U.N.

Relief goods for Nepal quake victims held up at customs: U.N. | Upsetment | Scoop.it
By Frank Jack Daniel and Andrew R.C. Marshall KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Bureaucracy at Kathmandu airport was holding up vital relief supplies for survivors of the earthquake in Nepal on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster passed 6,600. U.N. Resident Representative Jamie McGoldrick said the government must loosen customs restrictions to deal with the increasing flow of relief material and avoid bottlenecks. Material was piling up at the Kathmandu airport instead of being ferried out to victi
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Meanwhile, some of what is being sent to Nepal is irrational. Why would you send the makings of tuna salad to a country where eating fish, especially ocean fish, is relatively unknown and in which there is no refrigeration? How about a little common sense on both sides. It seems so sad that bureaucratic incompetence makes the suffering of these poor people even worse.

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Nepal kicks off religious festival by slaughtering 5,000 buffalo

Nepal kicks off religious festival by slaughtering 5,000 buffalo | Upsetment | Scoop.it
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice ...
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With all the hunger in the world, this seems horribly wasteful. With all the violence in the world this seems truly barbaric. Why would gods who created and protect the world want us to sacrifice any life in their names? Sometimes religion just makes no sense to me.

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Climbers Leaving Everest Shit-Covered Biohazard, Sherpas Warn

Climbers Leaving Everest Shit-Covered Biohazard, Sherpas Warn | Upsetment | Scoop.it
According to the Associated Press, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says that human sewage has become a critical problem on Mount Everest, urging his country's government to make visitors properly dispose of their shit and piss.
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Man, despoiler of his own world. This has to be the ultimate high in selfishness, taking a crap on the top of the world and leaving it there to trickle down in years to come into the lives of others.

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Fears Grow of a Himalayan Tsunami as Glaciers Melt | TIME.com

Fears Grow of a Himalayan Tsunami as Glaciers Melt | TIME.com | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Melting glaciers and rising temperatures are forming a potentially destructive combination in the deep ravines of Nepal’s Himalayan foothills, and the Phulping Bridge — on the Araniko Highway linking Kathmandu with the Chinese border — is a good...
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And when the glaciers are gone, the great rivers of India will be reduced to streams. What then for the millions of people who need that water to live? We live in a scary time if we bother to think about the environment.

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