Ahem, Judy, that's a rather provocative statement to make. I don't believe anyone, politician or not, wants their families and neighbors to die and be happy about it. I believe the Philippines is a victim of fate and circumstance. The good politicians over there are busy in trying to clean the country from graft and corruption. On the other hand, the crooked ones are busy making money from the rest of the people.
So, when a disaster like this happens, the politicians as a whole are at a loss on what to do. The government doesn't have enough money to recover from this type of disaster. In the end, the government ends up waiting for international help and assistance to recover. Since most of the people there are Catholics, they will find a way to trust in Divine Providence to lead the way. ---In firstname.lastname@example.org, <authfriend@...> wrote: Right, Bhairitu, they're happy to see their people die. Bhairitu wrote: > What they really need to do is figure out cheap ways to help their people survive such storms. But their > mucky-mucks probably see these disasters as "cullings."