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Corruption in the time of cholera

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The Federal Kleptocratic Republic of Nepal should put in a new bid for Transparency International to reconsider our nation's rankings in the World Corruption Index. We are actually much more corrupt than we give ourselves credit for. Where else in the world do taxi drivers clog the city streets to strike for the right to tamper with their meters? We need to act quickly, however, because India is sure to surge ahead with the $40 billion telecom scandal involving a minister who gave 3G contracts to favourites.

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But we are off to a good start. When Lukla airport was shut down last month for 10 days due to bad weather, airline check-in staff charged $500 or more to sneak passengers ahead of the queue. The army's helicopters ended up ferrying thousands of tourists, but even here passes were sold in black. Given our skills in making hay while the sun shines, our earnings from tourism in 2011 should surpass all past records.

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The Nepal Army seems ready to declare war on France, given its vehement reaction to the report by Renaud Piarroux, the French public health specialist who linked the Haiti cholera epidemic to the septic tanks of the Nepali peacekeeping base there. We have nothing to hide: Nepal has frequent cholera epidemics and the 'El Tor' strain of the bacillus Vibrio cholerae found in Haiti is endemic to South Asia. Why not just admit that cholera was an import from Nepal, and get on with treating the sick not just in Haiti, but also take preventive measures to have safe drinking water in Nepal as well? Cash in on the publicity.

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Still licking his wounds from the Gorkha Plenum, The Awesome is now trying to woo The Physician in order to sideline The Doctor. Even though PKD got his party to declare India The #1 Enemy, he is behaving as if his real enemy is BRB. He has met MBK repeatedly to forge an alliance. After all, there is no substantial diff between the papers presented by PKD and MBK to the Plenum, whereas there is a deep ideological and personal rift with BRB. The only trouble for Chairman Fearsomeness is that he has lost the trust of other political leaders and even within his party, he is known as someone who says one thing and does another. We have it on good authority that now Com Kiran wants PKD to give all his commitments in writing.

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With the CentCom meeting postponed again, Com Baburam is in campaign mode, trying to build up support within the party. The Palungtar Conf underlined his weaker support base within the party because PKD's clout is bolstered by his control over the extortion apparatus. BRB is trying to counter this with the force of his pragmatic ideas, but he doesn't stand a chance when it is money that talks.

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The PKD camp, however, is elated by rumours in the Indian press of the recall of the Indian ambassador. They are preparing to celebrate this as a major victory for not just the party but for the Chairman's anti-Indian 'Prachanda Path'. Hacks in Delhi sympathetic to the Yechury-Karat line seem to be feeding leaks in the Indian media about a major rift within a fractious South Block on India's current Nepal policy of keeping the Baddies out of power by hook or crook.

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PKD's offer to let RCP become PM has the NC leader salivating. And like the Pavlov Effect, just dangling a post has made kangresi factionalism erupt all over again. Awesome understands the NC better than the NC understands itself.

Kingji came back much more enthused from his India trip this time. The meeting with Queen Sonia and the BJP seems to have gone well. But the message was the same everywhere: no flirting with the Baddies, and no rocking the boat.

What boat?

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1. jange
DNA analysis found that cholera bacteria recovered in Haiti were nearly identical to strains predominant in South Asia, and different from those found in Latin America, researchers said.

The above from an AP report.

So, one strain is "different" and the other strain is "nearly identical".

No wonder the Nepal army is furious. How is a poor soldier to tell the difference between "different" and "nearly identical"?




2. who cares
congratulations to ass; now ass got new topic to discuss "dead prince's tihar has not ended yet".

when i first saw the news, i could not believe, but so glad that i had to thank dead prince's tapa/addict no brain".

this is simply perfect, now want to see him behind bars for attempted murder.

by the way, who gave him gun license, and does any one can get permit to carry gun. i cant believe his gun and driving license have not been revoked.


i wish i could freely comment.

can anyone recommend me nepali news site where i can comment freely, based on UK or Australia.. ........... since i no longer believe that US supports freedom of speech.

i cant believe what hollywood has been telling us is true. but hollywood made one mistake that US public are not hero/supporter either.




what i am meant to say is, if dead prince is not behind bars, pm, homeminister should retire from politics, since they have already resined from their post.



dont let the dead prince flee to singapore, if he does then arrest the dead king for interrogation.  

I CANT TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM NOW. 



p/s: hope this comment will not be deleted by NT.




3. Victor Brazensky
In science there is a hugh difference between "nearly identical" and "exactly identical". Nepal Army  does not need to worry. Sometimes we get to read that the chimps have nearly identical genetical makeup to humans. So are we more of an ape than a human?


4. jange
# 2 who cares

can anyone recommend me nepali news site where i can comment freely, based on UK or Australia.. ........... since i no longer believe that US supports freedom of speech.

You can always start your own website and say whatever you want to your heart's content.


5. who cares
4. jange

or i can write on my toilet wall. 


seriously.


6. jange
5. who cares
4. jange

or i can write on my toilet wall. 


seriously.

Or start your own newspaper. Double Seriously!


7. ass
2g licence, not 3g

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