Friday, February 25, 2011

"I will rule you or I will kill you !"

He is removing the bodies of dead unarmed demonstrators in Tripoli from the streets so they cannot be found.

How many will die before he is stopped?

Feb 25 (Reuters) - The United States (click title to entry - thank you) is not taking any options off the table with regard to its response to the violence in Libya, including potential U.S. military action, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Friday.

A Libyan gunman flashes a V sign as he stands on a military truck loaded with launcher rockets at Al-Katiba military base after it fell to anti-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi protesters few days ago. (AP)

...Qaddafi, (click here) who just two days ago vowed in a televised address to crush the revolt and fight to the last, showed none of the fist-thumping rage of that speech. This time, he spoke to state television by telephone without appearing in person, and his tone seemed more conciliatory.
"Their ages are 17. They give them pills at night, they put hallucinatory pills in their drinks, their milk, their coffee, their Nescafe," Qaddafi said.
A Tripoli resident said: "It seems like he realized that his speech yesterday with the strong language had no effect on the people. He's realizing it's going to be a matter of time before the final chapter: the battle of Tripoli."...

Mourners in Libya carry coffins containing the bodies of protesters killed in Benghazi on Friday.
Image Credit: Reuters

...A defiant Gaddafi (click here) Friday challenged the rebels, saying those who do not like him do not deserve to live. Addressing his supporters in Tripoli’s Green Square amid tight security, Gaddafi said he would not give up the leadership of the country under any circumstances.
Earlier, militias loyal to Gaddafi opened fire on protesters streaming out of mosques and marching across Tripoli, killing several people, reports said. In rebellious cities in the east, tens of thousands held rallies in support of the first Tripoli protests in days.
With the regime offering no prospect for an acceptable solution to the crisis, Libyans have opted to go ahead with their revolution no matter its toll in lives, Salim Al Okali, member of the revolutionary committee in Derna, told Gulf News....

We have been here before in New Zealand and what did I say then? I know I am nobody, but, what did I say then?

What I stated was that Christchurch was a coastal area with a lot of stress being applied to it from the mountains.  Isn't that what I stated?  Did anyone take is seriously?  It would not seem to be the case.

Does everyone understand why the city of Christchurch survived the first time, but, not the second time?  It would seem as though New Zealand needs some input from some decent seismologists that can actually understand the stresses and dynamics of their land.  New Zealand can be a very delicate place with glaciers, water dynamics, beautiful mountains and gorgeous coastal areas, but, when one puts all that together there are 'stress points' within the land that need to be identified. 

Liquefaction to the soil is a dynamic when earthquakes occur.  The high dynamics of high magnitude quakes 'shakes everything' loose.  You know how earthworms are good for gardens as they aerate the soil?  That is what earthquakes do only in huge dynamics.  Are people paying attention or considering themselves lucky that the luck will translate into immunity from it happening again?  Because the words 'christ' and 'church' are in the name therefore everyone is immune from Earth's physics.  Yes?  "W"rong.

Christchurch earthquake: Levels of liquefaction 300 - 500 pc worse (click title to entry - thank you)

By Hayden Donnell and Paul Harper
6:13 PM Friday Feb 25, 2011
The level of liquefaction after Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude aftershock dwarfs the amount caused by the original earthquake that hit Christchurch in September, Mayor Bob Parker says.
He says the amount of damage is particularly high in the city's eastern suburbs.
"The scale of this is huge.
"Possibly 300 to 500 per cent the level of liquefaction we had in September."

Liquefaction happens when soil is subjected to severe shaking, causing it to lose strength or stiffness.

It is most likely to occur in soils with poor drainage....

Poor drainage in this instance is not because of drought ridden land, it is because it has a high level of water in the soil because it is a coastal area.  The ground is saturated at some 'depth' and is unstable in its components, especially after the first earthquake.  Add the stress of 'weight' of the mountains and their own dynamics and what exists? 

There is an equation of mountain dynamics to 'plains' or 'coastal areas' that states, the longer the land is from the base of the mountain the more stable it is.  It is true.  Mountains are very heavy.  There has to be enough surrounding land to 'hold them' in place and/or 'a mountain base' that is anchored to something like the USA craton. 

The reason there are mud slides and quakes along the California coast is because there is virtually nothing holding the mountains in place as they come down toward the Pacific Ocean.  The homes built along the coast at the base of mountains might be beautiful, but, they are basically some of the most dangerous dynamics in the world when it comes to peaceful enjoyment of one's home.