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Posted in: What is the best way for civilians in areas not affected by the quake and tsunami to help with the relief effort? See in context

@Britt: then donate your blood, even if it's to be used in the US, it will definitely not be wasted. And surely, with the days to come there will be more and more ways to help Japan.

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Posted in: Polish president, 96 others killed in plane crash See in context

@saintyukio: I wouldn't say it was a plain stupidity. The plane and the officials were almost late for the celebrations of the Katyń massacre and probably they didn't want to be late and hence did land in Smolensk instead of a 400 km-away Minsk or Moscow. The pilot had a great experience – the Russians did warn him but they were not able to stop a government plane from landing.

Has Poland perished? Let me give you an answer, citing the first two verses of our national anthem Mazurek Dąbrowskiego — "Poland has not perished yet/So long as we still live."

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Posted in: Bare statistics mask human cost of Japan’s high suicide rate See in context

@doitsujing, @IvanCoughalot: The author has clearly stated "Imagine standing at your local train station from morning to night". If we assume that "from morning to night" means about 15 hours (e.g. 6:30 AM – 9:30 PM), then the statictics given are almost ideal: (32 753 / 365) / 6 = 14.9557078. In such an imaginary scene, 6 people would take their lives every hour.

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