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The Bright Spot in Japan: The Dog, “Ban” and Her Human

Happy story time! A mutt dog (like my Diggy), “Ban” was rescued at sea after the devastating tsunami in Japan. They were reunited today and both are ecstatic. I love stories like these. Enjoy! 🙂

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ETA: Oops, Ban is female!

Hang in There, Hillary

Clinton: No Interest in Job if Obama Wins in 2012

And she has no interest in running for POTUS either. Who can blame her? She must be beyond exhausted. The Middle East is still exploding, and Japan is dealing with catastrophic ruin.

  • Libya
    Nothing is stopping Qathafi in his psychotic rage. Rebels are trying to hang on to Benghazi and Ajdabiya, and they’re losing their grip. Will there be a No-Fly Zone?
  • Bahrain
    The government called in for backup. The KSA, whose troops are well rested from their own Day of Slight Annoyance, get to fight protesters. Iran just had to weigh in. They don’t like it foreigners influencing Bahrain. Considering King Abdullah encouraged the US to bomb them, Iran is saying, “KSA beat it, or we’ll beat you back.” The US Navy’s Fifth Fleet is based in Bahrain, and diplomatic “sources” say they’re evacuating.
  • Japan
    9.0 earthquake, followed by a tsunami that washed away cities, and nuclear plants that are leaking radiation.

Any one of these international incidents can drive a Secretary of State to drink. But all together? The fact that she hasn’t completely cracked shows what an amazingly strong woman she is.

“There isn’t anything that I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or rewarding,” Clinton said.
Translation: I’m going to retire, and my only job will be bugging Chelsea and Marc to make me some grandbabies.

We understand, girl.

Healing Energy and Prayers for Japan 2011

I found this on YouTube. It’s more New Age. I loved it because the images are beautiful. We’ve all seen the devastation. You can turn on the news right now and see how bad it is. Instead, maybe visualizing Japan as whole and healed will help.

I pray that God protects and heals them. May the worst be over soon so they can start rebuilding.

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DavidSoComedy: UCLA Girl Antivenom

This was an absolutely hilarious response to the UCLA Girl’s YouTube rant on Asians in the Library. The language is kinda salty which makes this video SWEET! Haha enjoy. 🙂

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On Japan and R.E.M.

Special Report: Can Japan find “New Deal” after Triple Whammy?

I hope they can find something. The title is accurate. Triple whammy. And like most natural disasters, they never saw it coming. It’s really sad. The earthquake itself was devastating, but the tsunami that followed? I heard on the radio this morning, 1000 bodies have washed ashore. I really need to turn off the radio on my way to work. Gruesome and tragic. And the nuclear plant that may meltdown? How are they going to deal with that as well? I hope the sea water cools it down.

Those near the epicenter of the earthquake said it felt like the end of the world. Literally. Even though I’m one of those “I’m spiritual, not religious” people, I do believe we are in the End Times. It doesn’t depress me at all. I’ve been pretty fatalistic and negative for as long as I can remember. I’m not a glass half empty kind of person. I’m the empty with a crack kind.

I hope the Mayan prediction of 2012 comes true. My faith in humanity was lost long ago, and it continues to tank (even below zero). We’ve raped this planet (i.e., garbage gyres in the oceans, floating polar bears). We brutally torture and kill each other and not just during war time (i.e., Zaire/Congo, heinous crimes that are reported all the time). And then there are those who have no trouble torturing and killing animals, God’s innocent creatures.

I hope we are ushering in the apocalypse. It’s selfish to wish for it, but I don’t care. At all. It probably won’t happen anyway.

But I still want it to happen. 2012? Asteroid? Pole shift? Nuclear winter? Bring it on.

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

Can’t Catch a Break

I was thinking about President Obama this morning. I love the guy, even though there are things he’s done as POTUS that I don’t agree with. After pondering what’s been going on, especially the last few months, I feel bad for him. Dude can’t seem to catch a break. In reverse chronological order (more or less):

  • Japan
  • Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear power plant, devastation

  • Middle East
  • From Egypt to Yemen, the entire region has revolted. A country with an ally-dictator unseated and a country with an enemy-dictator who is hanging on to his until it’s taken from his cold, dead hands.

  • Labor
  • The working class is starting our own revolt

  • Gas Prices
  • See Middle East

  • Tuscon Shooting
  • Memorial and miraculous recovery (Thank God)

  • START Treaty
  • It just had to expire during his presidency

  • Bush Era Tax Cuts
  • They just had to expire during his presidency

  • Midterm Shellacking
  • Congressmen, Senators, and Governors whose sole purpose in office/life is to make sure he doesn’t win in 2012

  • Terrorism
  • Oregon teenager, Fort Hood psychiatrist, Yemeni toner cartridges, Detroit underwear

  • Iraq & Afghanistan
  • Insurgents and Insurgents

  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • BP, compensation, regulation, moratorium

  • Health Care
  • Repeal attempt, lawsuits

  • Haiti
  • Earthquake, homelessness, cholera, devastation

  • Economy
  • He inherited the US’ and the world’s tanked economies

It seems like a larger-than-normal presidential crapload has happened/is happening in his term. I would have been curled up in a ball, in a corner, inconsolably crying by now. No, actually, I would have probably killed myself long before. That’s why I could never be POTUS. And why I wonder why anyone would want to be POTUS.

I don’t see it getting better anytime soon. Good luck Mr. President.

Meltdown, Emergency, Nuclear

Three words I never want to see together.

Japan Nuclear Plant in State of Emergency, as Cooling Power Runs Low

Man, this can’t be good. Considering what they’re working with, aren’t they prepared for something like this happening? The article answered my question:

Constructing a nuclear power plant so that it can ride out a major earthquake without damage is possible, but such practice is not widespread, says Michael Constantinou, a civil engineering expert at University of Buffalo, State University of New York, who has studied the issue. Just three plants in the world – two in France and one in South America – use shock absorbers to physically isolate the reactors from surrounding ground movement.

That isn’t comforting at all. Why aren’t all nuclear plants, or at the very least ones in earthquake-prone areas, constructed this way? I’m sure it has to do with cost, but you can’t take chances with this stuff.

Anyway, I’d rather not see Three Mile Island or worse, Chernobyl, the sequel. I hope the Japanese have it under control soon.