March 25, 2008

The Tibet death toll's at 140. So are the Olympics already ruined?

Death toll in Tibet now 140? The numbers are difficult to verify because China controls the flow of information so religiously. Germany (a country in love with Buddhism) wants answers from China on the violence.

Have the Olympics already been tainted beyond redemption by China's actions? How will China handle international (i.e. Western) protesters at the games this summer? They can't go bludgeoning teenagers from Seattle as easily as they can Tibetan monks. If the torch-lighting ceremony protests were any indication, we should expect this.

The U.S. sent missile parts to Taiwan. Accidentally. If the Chinese weren't so busy they'd be howling with rage over this.

Also, more to feel guilty about; your carbon footprint!

Share with a Friend

Email to a Friend

Already a member? Log in to share this content.

You must be a Tricycle Community member to use this feature.

1. Join as a Basic Member

Signing up to Tricycle newsletters will enroll you as a free Tricycle Basic Member.You can opt out of our emails at any time from your account screen.

2. Enter Your Message Details

Enter multiple email addresses on separate lines or separate them with commas.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Konchog's picture

I think our asses are responsible for our methane footprint. I'll have to do some research to assess this, though.

scott's picture

For an alternate perspective on how to really asses one's carbon footprint, this is an interesting article from the New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/02/25/080225fa_fact_specter