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Media Curbs Cyclone for Celebrities

22,000 people dead and counting...

That is the bottom line after a vicious cyclone whipped through Myanmar. In what seems to be one of the greatest natural disasters in world history, has also seen a change in people - a change in heart. In a country often ruled by a repressive military regime, citizens of Myanmar, soldiers, Buddhist monks, and Catholic nuns all have come together to clear away trees and damage from Cyclone Nargis.

However, even though the cyclone's unmeasurable damage seems to be completed, the struggle has just begun as survivors face greater challenges than finding the bodies of those who remain missing. Such struggles include loss of electricity, spreading disease in the world's worst health systems, and a lack of food, water, and shelter for over 6 million people.

In all of this, Myanmar's regime still has not, and is not expected to allow U.S. Navy ships into Myanmar's waters to help aid the relief effort.

However, through all of this, it seems that the United States media does not seem to find this as important as Lindsay Lohan's next role, who is stalking Uma Thurman or who Roger Clemens has played boy toy for in the past. Without going into a varying rant or bordering an all out assault on the declining morality of American culture, one has to wonder what exactly is important in our society?

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