Tsunami help – a political desaster?

My cousin is an aid-man in the german „Bundeswehr“ – his job is now to serve on the aid-ship „Berlin“ of the Bundeswehr which is on it´s way to Sumatra. But hey, what does the Indonesien government say? We don´t need you here. As my cousin told me via Email, they are doing nothing there than trying out their brand new aid-ship – which is one of the newest in the world. I´m asking myself, why is the Bundeswehr there? Didn´t´they know the Indonesien government doesn´t want them to be there? Couldn´t they ask before they send the soldiers there? What they are doing at the moment (they are NOT ALLOWED to go on land an help) is shipping down the cost, and when they see injured people they take a small boat and go to the beach, trying to help. But that can´t be the meaning of such an operation. The germans are there 2 weeks too late, and why they are there is just of political purposes – they´s rather ship to india an trying to help there when they could (or safe taxes).

Power of Blogs

So here we are: maybe you all have heard of the german ringtone company "jamba" and it´s dubios business modell: mostly kids are buying a monthly abo of ringtones which costs about 4,99€. The problem is, that this information (monthly abo) ist nearly not readable on the TV-Screens where "jamba" sets most of it´s advertising. About a month ago this german blog wrote about this dubios business modell, and the whole german blogosphere was linking and discussing about it. And finally today, this story is on spiegel.de which is one of germany´s biggest news-company and one of the biggest news-site. It looks as if the blogosphere in germany is really growing, and that PR-disasters like this of "jamba" do really matter even in "offline life".

Google images lags again

When you are searching on "google images" for  "tsunami" you´ll find nothing more than pictures of recent tsunamis, illustrations, warning signs, etc. Why aren´there actual photos of the katastrophy, or better: all the missed people? Is it because of the long time google needs to re-index the web? I Think google could really help by indexing all these different "missing-lists" which exits in the web out there.
UPDATE: So, google.COM brings different results than google.DE : on *.COM youßll find Tsunami/Asia relevant links to google news.