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The mainstay theory seems perilously possible now, but the mainstream media is strangely silent about it. After airing the mega-tsunami scenario when it was an abstraction, why do they avoid it now that it's becoming an actuality? While it's bad for journalists to be an alarmist, it's far worse for them to not report an alarming possibility.
"... Whatever, praying to the goddess Morphine and adult diapers are your destiny now. "“Newsflash: The radioactive crisis near Fukushima isn’t getting any better.
HOUSTON, 4/4/11 -- With the Japan, New Zealand and Haiti earthquakes shaking the world's confidence, more and more people think that we are in the End Times foretold in the Bible. Hollywood encourages them with movies like Numbers and 2012. It's a programmed part of our post-Millenium, post-9/11 world view, and my first essay on the subject seems even more valid now than when I wrote it in 2006. Accordingly, I resubmit it to my readers below, with a few syntactical improvements and updated references.
HOUSTON, 3/27/11 -- For the second time in the last four years, the training scenario of an in-progress, high-level U.S. disaster drill has actually occurred in Myanmar, the Indochina rice bowl that has irked international investors with its anti-globalist economic policies.
... The deadly 9.0 earthquake was the energy equivalent of 31,250 combined Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bombs.
Japan is a sophisticated modern county. Its natural disaster plans have been well prepared and are state of the art* The recent earthquake and tidal wave disasters in Japan are at the catastrophic level. Japanese First Responders are responding to the people. Rescue and recovery efforts are underway. Japan needs help, now!
According to religious prognosticators, sinners will suffer the wrath of god in the form of earthquakes as biblical punishment for their errant ways. The declarations and explanations of such divine calamities always come after the fact, but let us not have such annoying details get in our way. Nobody is more out front in decoding god's will than Robertson; he declared that the devastating earthquake in Haiti was a consequence of Haitians making a pact with the devil.
Juan Cole at Informed Comment offers some excellent advice for climate scientists under attack from corrupt corporate and media sources. Al Gore writes that ignoring climate change won't make it go away nor will continuing to dump 90 million tons of pollutants into the atmosphere daily at the New York Times. A 110-year-old Chicago woman reflects on Jim Crow and the civil rights movemnt in the Chicago Sun Times. Those stories and more in today's picks.
Michael Lind reaches back into Anglo Saxon mythology for a political history lesson and some perspective on the "Tea Party" at Salon. Tom Engelhardt assures us that the Christmas bomber incident was not a national emergency but other reasons why we might want to hang on to our skivvies. The damage done to our country by the criminal behavior at our largest banks and financial institutions is probably far more profound than anything plotted in the caves of Tora Bora and Jim Hightower wants to know: "What happened to reforming Wall Street?" Those stories and more in today's picks
The disturbing story of a US soldier waterboarding his baby girl, A Jim Hightower tribute to Howard Zinn, "Innovation" lives on in the GOP...cut taxes on the rich, and privatize everything, casualty reports from the AfPak drone war come under fire and Bob Herbert reports on the unfair distribution of income and pain in today's picks.
Yes Magazine's Brooke Jarvis brings tells an entertaining and timely story of Murray Hill Inc, the first corporation to run for political office; proving, I suppose, that some Corps retain a sense of the absurd. Haiti's thoroughly inept government is taking increasing fire from her beleaguered citizens and Jim Hightower is back firing away at Corporate personhood in today's picks.
Sherwood Ross writes about Howard Zinn's view of the "war on terror," Joan Walsh is pleased to see Obama come off the ropes and step into the center of the ring, bin Laden claims that the US did in JD Salinger?, Texas' Jim Hightower says Hang Tax 'em High and Global warming truths in today's picks.
Shades of Watergate in Louisiana, from Informed Comment, Whats this Pelican stuff? at TPM, America's fictional Democracy, from Chris Hedges, Big Surprise, another lie from the CIA, and Garrison Keillor says "let the uninsured die?" These and other stories in today's picks.
Jim Hightower takes on the Supremes' prostitution to corporate plutocracy, Glen Greenwald wants to know whats so sacred about the defense budget, Blackwater (Xe) mercenaries still in the news, Terrible numbers from Haiti, and questions about Afghanistan and Pakistan in todays picks.
The Real News' take on Pat Robertson's Hait1 and the Devil BS, A NYT Editorial on Reforming the criminals in the financial industry, and an "Informed Comment" from Juan Cole on the latest bin Laden tape: "First, I do not think it is genuine. Second, I think it demonstrates that Bin Laden, whether he is dead or alive, is now irrelevant" are among the stories in today's picks.
We saw this type of Iraq-style disaster profiteering in New Orleans, and you can expect to see a lot more of this in Haiti over the coming days, weeks and months. Private security companies are seeing big dollar signs in Haiti thanks in no small part to the media hype about "looters." After Katrina, the number of private security companies registered (and unregistered) multiplied overnight. Banks, wealthy individuals, the US government all hired private security.
A Doctors Without Borders plane carrying medical equipment, surgical supplies and two dialysis machines, was turned away from Port-au-Prince Hait airport since Sunday night despite repeated assurances of its ability to land there. Bigfoot,Flying saucer,Michael Savage,Zombie, and Jessica Alba were not onboard
The Orwellian-named mercenary trade group, the International Peace Operations Association, didn’t waste much time in offering the “services” of its member companies like Blackwater/Xe, and Triple Canopy to swoop down on Haiti and it's eartquake stricke populace for some old fashioned humanitarian assistance disaster profiteering.
In keeping with party advisories, every effort must be used to keep our media assets, not only at Fox and CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and the print media but our hundreds of bloggers “on message.” In keeping with Pat Robertson’s decision to blame the deaths of tens of thousands and the millions homeless on the victims themselves, we will be issuing continual updates on Satan worship, Voodoo while killing any and all stories comparing the Haiti disaster to our failure to quash press stories on our failures during Katrina. Limbaugh himself has suggested that we put him on live TV issuing “Zombie Alerts” and damning the Obama administration for its failure to implement a “Zombification Prevention Program” though the Heritage Foundation had warned of this possibility during their “End of Days, What You Can Do To Be Safe” conference held at George Washington University, Chaired by Dr. Nidal Hasan.