I'd just like to say a brief word to those among our readers who have ties to Western China or the Burmese Delta. I suspect in coming months these coterminous disasters will be cast as a "tale of two governments," one surprisingly humane and the other effectively insane, but for now we can only extend our deep condolences to those affected. The stories coming out of China especially (we are hearing so little from Burma) are so harrowing, and so heartbreaking. Such enormous tragedies that it is difficult to even comprehend their scope. Our thoughts are with those who are suffering, those who are waiting or searching, those who are working at rescue and relief (endangering their own lives to help others), and with all those who have suffered losses.