Monday, January 18, 2010

One of the biggest concerns regarding the 'integrity' of the Haitian populaitions is the evacuation out of the country of its children.

The thing is this, while previous to the earthquake it might have been best to give Haitian children up for adoption, that might not be the case now. There needs to be a thread of understanding that as this nation reclaims itself and it will, over time, there may be some people that return when conditions are better.

Red Cross rescuers help a man injured during scuffles among people taking goods from quake-damaged stores in Port-au-Prince, 18 Jan 2010

Aid Flow to Haitians Improving (click here)

But looting, gang activity, scuffles continue to plague Port-au-Prince

U.S. and U.N. officials say the flow of aid to destitute Haitian earthquake survivors is improving, despite continued looting, gang activity, and scuffles on the streets of Port-au-Prince.

U.S. helicopters are at work in Haiti, ferrying food and water to distribution points in and around the devastated capital, where three million people struggle to survive.

General Ken Keen, who is commanding U.S. military relief operations in Haiti, says logistical obstacles to aid delivery are being overcome.

"Every day, we increase our capabilities to reach out [to Haitians in need]," he said.

That assessment is shared by the U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes.

"What we are seeing is that the aid effort is beginning to scale up. We are all frustrated by the fact that there is not as much aid on the streets as anybody would like, but I think you will see that effort scaling up very rapidly," he said....

Can there actually be rebuilding soon in Haiti? There is still a lot of seismic activity in North America.

According to the USGS it is a 5.8 magnitude (click here)


2010 January 18 15:40:27 UTC

GUATEMALA CITY — A strong earthquake has rocked Guatemala and parts of El Salvador, but no there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in either country.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0.

The USGS says it hit Monday morning about 60 miles (97 kilometres) southwest of Guatemala City, where it was felt by many residents. There were reports of shaking in the Guatemalan countryside and in El Salvador as well.

Civil protection officials in the two countries says so far there are no reports of injuries or damage, but authorities are still checking.

Magnitude 2.5 - KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA (click here)

2010 January 18 05:43:38 UTC

Magnitude 4.1 - NEW MEXICO (click here)

2010 January 18 08:41:08 UTC

Magnitude 3.4 - NEVADA (click here)

2010 January 18 09:03:19 UTC

Magnitude 3.1 - KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA (click here)

2010 January 18 10:38:07 UTC

Magnitude 2.9 - BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO (click here)

2010 January 18 17:49:20 UTC

Magnitude 2.8 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING (click here)

2010 January 18 23:56:32 UTC

There is a lot of seismic activity with the North American Plate. Do I see a pattern that might predict any further seismic activity in Haiti?

The problem with the earthquakes of the North American Plate is the depth of the quakes. They are occurring in less than 10 kilometers of the surface and that is common of this plate.

I believe it would be imprudent to any rescue effort to think the worse is over. This might be just the beginning.

Rebuilding can probably proceed within a strong earthquake area, but, it has to be done prudently and with the thought it is a very unstable area people are working in.

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

"A riot is the language of the unheard."

"A right delayed is a right denied."

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

I don't know of any leader that sought JUSTICE in reform more than Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

He knew all to well the pain of being ostracized from a just world.

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

He lead civil injustice to his race under the only just being that existed. That was God. When man failed him through dedication of seeking change, he reconciled that there was justice in a spirituality. It gave him solice. It provided a platform of strength and he went forward.

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

Change in the USA is not about seeking people to come together to resolve their problems, it always manifests when 'the opportunity' presents itself.

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

Once change has occurred, the reality of the lie becomes to obvious to ignore.

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

The USA has no dignity except for what the party of inclusion has brought it.

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

The very fact the Democrats exist, is a proud point for the USA. It is unfortunate that morality does not exist in majority across the board in every American's heart.

The Democrats need to go into Reconcilation with 51 Votes in the Senate and pass the House Bill and/or a Bill they know will work for the people.

Pass a Reconciliation Bill with 51 votes that either has a Public Option or Single Payor.


Don't worry about paying for it. Implement it immediately.

Ax Medicare Advantage and do the right thing for the country.

Evidently when Democrats attempt to do the right thing for the country, including responsible legislation that doesn't add to the National Debt it isn't appreciated. I would never try to pay for anything else again. Just pass legislation the country needs, in the way it needs it and I wouldn't look back.

Don't be tax and spend Democrats anymore. Simply be spending Democrats no different then Republicans.

Event to spotlight Mass. reform (click title to entry - thank you)

By Jay Fitzgerald
Monday, January 18, 2010
t’s going to be an interesting week to hold a major health-care reform conference in Boston.

As the Massachusetts race for U.S. Senate comes down to the wire with health-care reform at center stage, hundreds of health-care experts are expected to converge on Boston later this week for a nationwide meeting on expanding medical-insurance coverage across the nation.

The conference, co-hosted by the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Coverage Initiative, is titled “How to Organize Exchanges and Other Lessons Learned” from Massachusetts’ experiment with universal health care....

The new Health Care Reform that this administration puts through will be the new entitlement we have needed for a long time and it will be paid for no different than any other entitlement. Put the Health Care Insurance Reform Bill together the way it will work best while cutting Medicare Advantage, a proven corrupt and expensive plan, and don't bother worrying about paying for it. I don't know any persons more than Barak Obama and Ted Kennedy that has worked harder at helping the Middle Class and evidently it isn't going to be a feather in anyone's cap. People don't appreciate change they only want to vote for it, especially, when it comes in the form of a candidate that hasn't changed anything in his life, including his Republican Voting Record.

Just do it ! We will have five years of sanity and we'll work on it over time.

Republicans never worry about paying for anything and give the public a faux sense of security even if they have to lie to facilitate war. It is time the Democrats realize, the imposition placed on them by political rhetoric is to DEFEAT them and not elect people that are honest and sincerely care.

The Republicans for over 30 years simply took advantage of the American electorate and never cared about them. They exploited them for personal gain and they get away with it because of the propagandists. It just is the way it is. We have an opportunity to sincerely change the face of this country in the next three years, I suggest we make the best of it and saddle the Republicans with the responsibility they love most, electing a candidate that will cut taxes and exploit the American people with lies of the American Dream.

If, through reconciliation we can put through sincere health care reform and environmental stewardship we will have done this country a great service. They'll have plenty of time to realize it, too.