Since we like to say what others won’t, this in from our newly appointed humour correspondent, who should of course be paying us, and admittedly has singularly resisted a posting to Libya, for the better jokes. It’s from friends in the US, sent from Virginia, with the tag that with the recent quake, the American Media went nuts, predicted thousands of deaths, and nuclear meltdowns alla Japan. See what sells a story – hysteria! With real respect for the world, and for the looming anniversary too, many of our good cousins do have a sense of humor, just like when they posted apologies about Bush’s election – ‘sorry, world’. Maybe we will be one planet, one day, united in courage, awareness and connected consciousness, and realise neither markets, nor quakes, quite respect borders, or plastic chairs.