If the World Could Vote

I recommend visiting http://www.iftheworldcouldvote.com if you haven’t heard about it. The website, created by a few guys in Iceland, gives anyone with internet access to vote for who they wish to be the next US President, no matter where in the world they are. Of course, only American votes in the November 4th elections count, but it is great to see what people outside the US think.

Barack Obama 86.8% (544,439 votes)
John McCain 13.2% (82,485 votes)
Total number of votes: 626,927
Countries voted from: 207

Votes received the last…

Hour: 1,473
24 hours: 43,499
7 days: 204,133

A disaster resilient city?

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Dear Editor,

Flooding in Phnom Penh city  and the surrounding areas has been featured in the news almost every day. This is alarming for the city and its uncertain future.

That some officials in the Phnom Penh authority have laid the blame for such flooding on rainy season is ridiculous. However, this is, to an extent, true because there is a great loss of natural reservoirs that were used to retain rain and storm water. Before they used this excuse, they should have asked how often such occurrence had happened in the past.

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