"When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear."
- Mark Twain
Dawn, today, is a virtual treasure chest of awful news. The death toll a'la floods has reached 1100 (and counting). Internal displacement is in millions. News aside, everyday I hear stories of families stranded on tree-tops and makeshift rescue operations. And if natural disasters were not bad enough, a co-worker was just told that the local taliban, in an effort to antagonize security forces, have blown up a dam in Kohat. The city (and adjoining regions) are surrounded by water on all sides, and people have no way to escape rising water levels (short of camping out on rooftops which is what they are now doing).