Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Good Night Moon"

The waxing gibbous moon, 8.5 day old moon, 61.9% lit:

Do you ever think there are Moonquakes?

March 15, 2006: (click title to entry - thank you) NASA astronauts are going back to the moon and when they get there they may need quake-proof housing.
That's the surprising conclusion of Clive R. Neal, associate professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame after he and a team of 15 other planetary scientists reexamined Apollo data from the 1970s. "The moon is seismically active," he told a gathering of scientists at NASA's Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) meeting in League City, Texas, last October....

The Pope prays for Japan.

Pope Benedict XVI salutes the faithful during the traditional Ash Wednesday mass in the St. Sabina church in Rome Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Danilo Schiavella, POOL)


VATICAN CITY—(click title to entry - thank you) Pope Benedict XVI is praying for the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami and has praised the "dignity and courage" with which the Japanese are coping with the tragedy.

Benedict also encouraged aid workers who are bringing comfort to those afflicted, saying God was with them....

Benedict XVI receives editors of new book "Jesus of Nazareth"

This is NOT a drill.

I don't know how Japan is doing it.  One hundred and eighty thousand people is a city.  They are evacuating cities of people.


Futaba Kosei Hospital patients who might have been exposed to radiation are evacuated after an explosion at Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant. Photo / AP  (click title to entry - thank you)

4:16 PM Monday Mar 14, 2011

Japan's chief cabinet secretary says a hydrogen explosion has occurred at Unit 3 of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The blast was similar to an earlier one at a different unit of the facility.
Yukio Edano says people within a 20-kilometre radius were ordered inside following today's explosion. AP journalists felt the blast 50 kilometres away.
A massive column of smoke was seen belching from the plant's No. 3 unit today. The reactor had been under emergency watch for a possible explosion as pressure built up there following a hydrogen blast Saturday in the facility's Unit 1.
Mr Edano says the reactor's inner containment vessel holding nuclear rods is intact, allaying some fears of the risk to the environment and public.
More than 180,000 people have evacuated the area....

This is NOT a political wedge issue. At all. The RNC is trying to 'play it' that way, but, this is serious.

IN THE ZONE: Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant in California sits within the most active earthquake zone in the United States. (Photo: emdot/Flickr)

Nuclear power and earthquake zones overlap in the U.S.  (click title to entry - thank you)

Earthquake in Japan raises concerns about what could happen in the U.S.

Fri, Mar 11 2011 at 2:43 PM EST
Let’s take a look at which nuclear power plants sit in the seismically active areas of the United States.
Generally, this concern is focused on the West Coast of the United States, because that's where most of our large earthquakes have occurred. There are no nuclear power plants in Hawaii or Alaska, but there are four nuclear reactor sites along the West Coast — one nuclear reactor site in Washington, two in California and one in Arizona....
As if the USA is IMMUNE from the tragedy that struck Japan, the Right Wing Media has been stating, "All the Left Wing Nut Cases will be screaming about nuclear power now."
They say that deliberately REGARDLESS of the brevity of the issue.
Just like their 'ECONOMY OF WORDS' when they state, "Tax and Spend Democrats."  What got us in the mess we are in today?  How about NO TAX and PLENTY OF SPENDING REPUBLICANS, including Wall Street Bailouts that NEVER PRODUCED ONE JOB !!!!!!!!!!!
The entire global community is going to have a conversation about these dangers and the USA will particpate!

CFTC has to impose the "Position Limit Plan" and stop the inflationary speculation on oil and gas.

The Middle Class and Low income Americans do not need a TIMELINE. 

They need action NOW!

CFTC Position Limits on Oil Speculation Will Not Take Effect Until 2012, Agency Announces (click here)

Posted by Josh Garrett on January 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm
After more than a year of debate and uncertainty, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced a clear time line for implementation of position limits on speculative investors in oil and other products....

This is absolutely ridiculous and pure unadulterated NEGLIGENCE of the 'fiduciary' relationship the commissioners hold to the American people.  There is NO oil shortage and there hasn't been.  This current price spike is pure exploitation which will force the President to release oil from the nation's reserve just to keep prices WHERE THEY SHOULD BE for Americans.

All the Commissioners should be fired !

The information may be a little 'dated' but just the same they are NOT doing their jobs and are allowing excoriating profits for absolutely no reason at all!

This is outrageous and will case inflation for NO REASON AT ALL.

FACTBOX-Profiles of CFTC commissioners on position limits  (click title to entry - thank you)

Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:30pm EST

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures
Trading Commission last week released its long-awaited proposal
to curb speculation in energy futures markets, but several of
its top officials expressed reservations that could make it
harder for the regulatory agency to finalize its plan.
The measure is the first major regulatory reform for the
top U.S. futures market regulator, led by Chairman Gary
Gensler. [ID:nN14189109]
Gensler, a Democrat, is one of five CFTC commissioners
appointed by the president. [ID:nN14156602] The commissioners
have released the plan for public comment, but must vote again
for the proposal to become final. [ID:nLDE60E12M]
Here are profiles of the other four commissioners....

"Race to the Bottom" of wage earners in the USA.

Just in case you cannot read the graph which is data on wealth distribution in the USA from 2003.  (click here)

The top 1% have 25% of the wealth in the USA

The top 5% have 50.7% (which includes the top 1%)

The top 10% have 62.9%. (which includes the top 5%)

That leaves 90% of us fighting over 37.1% of the pie.

The only country with a worse maldistribution of wealth is Mexico

The increase (according to these sources) of top 1% of wealth accumulation is 18.1% in FIVE YEARS.  During those five years when the investment banks took the global economy for a ride, the people with the highest wealth of 2003 should have crashed by 2009.

What is "W"rong with this picture?

US wealth distribution: 10% of US citizens own 70.9% of all US assets (click title to entry - thank you)

Top 1% own 38.1%

Top 96-99% own 21.3%  (which does not include the top 1%)

Top 90-95% own 11.5% (which does not include the top 5%)

And it gets much uglier as you proceed downward. Bottom 40% of population has 0.2% of all wealth.
The founders equated freedom to liberty which in their language meant you "owned" property (you were not in debt). The amount of property you owned had a proportional relationship to the amount of liberty you experienced.

Our system of freedom is skewed and is becoming very dangerous (approx. 100 million US citizens experience ZERO freedom).

Odd. Unions. NPR. All ideological political targets under the guise of Budgetary Problems. Oh.

Republicans state they have deeply challenged budgets and take on unions.  Every state a Republican Governor has been elected to have the same problems and same resolves?

Sunday, March 6, 2011
...Last month, (click here) a series of popular uprisings shook dictatorial regimes in North Africa and the Middle East. While Cairo garnered the spotlight abroad, Madison became the flashpoint for another fierce and large-scale uprising.
The Wisconsin eruption came when Republican Gov. Scott Walker fabricated a plan to deal with the state's financial crisis by attacking unionized public employees. He claimed the state was broke and faced a projected $137 million shortfall.
But in January, the Fiscal Bureau of Wisconsin reported the state would end the year with a $123 million surplus. The surplus vanished when Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature gave it away in business tax breaks....

Not budget problem, union hatred, discrimination and bias.  One might say, "Income Discrimination."

Wisconsin Governor Signs Union-Busting Bill, Lawsuits Are Filed (click here)

March 11, 2011 03:25 PM EST
...Today comes a lawsuit from Dane County, where the capitol resides. The Dane County lawsuit is similar to the lawsuit filed by the local unions. It contents that sufficient notice was not given to the public when Senate Republicans hastily convened the committee. The Madison Teachers union also asked the court to intervene. The lawsuit also alleges the meeting did not meet the quorum requirements to vote on anything. State law says 20 senators must be present to vote on fiscal matters.
The lawsuit asks Dane County Circuit Judge Amy Smith to find the law unconstitutional and to negate the bill. It also requests a restraining order to prevent the Secretary of State from printing and distributing the bill until the court rules on the constitutionality of the bill.

Florida, too?  This isn't about budgets at all, it is about destroying the Middle Class and providing UNEARNED profits to Republican cronies.  There is NOTHING constitutional about CORRUPTION.

Florida Teachers Association opposing new bill as attack on unions

Submitted by Gargoyle Staff on March 10, 2011 – 11:48 am

Debbie Etheredge, president of the St. Johns County Education Association, is concerned about a new Senate bill (SB 830) that would cease teachers’ payroll deductions for union dues.
Before accepting the position with the Florida Teachers Association, Etheredge taught for 27 years. She said she sees a lot of problems for unions in this proposed bill.

“They’re trying to silence our voice, and we are the working people of St. Johns County,” Etheredge said. ”We’re the working people of Florida. We’re the middle class, and they are trying to silence us.”
Sen. John Thrasher, of Florida’s district 8, proposed the bill. When contacted for an interview, Sen. Thrasher declined to comment.
According to The Florida Senate’s website, the bill would prohibit “a county, municipality, or other local governmental entity from deducting from employee wages the dues, uniform assessments, fines, penalties, or special assessments of an employee organization or contributions made for purposes of political activity.”
Etheredge said she is opposed to this legislation. She said she believes the bill is bad for more than just teachers in the union....

The RNC practices widespread corruption as a methodology. 

Sorry, but, if a surplus disappears to award monies to cronies while the Middle Classes income is depleted, that is CORRUPTION as a methodology without a doubt.

The attack on Freedom of Speech by the Republicans and Right Wing is noted strongly with NPR's circumstances.

There needs to be an investigation to the actual editorializing of James O'Keefe.  He has done this before.  He isn't a documentarian, he is propandist.  There is a difference.

NPR Scandal Reversal: The Raw Footage Shows Something Else (click title to entry - thank you)

Mar. 13, 2011, 6:27 PM

Russ Baker, WhoWhatWhy

Here’s my quick summary of The Blaze’s significant findings:

-Edited Video: NPR execs appear to approve of a Muslim Brotherhood connection to the prospective donors. Raw Video: the prospective donors downplay any Muslim Brotherhood connection, and make themselves sound moderate and reasonable.

-Edited Video: Narrator implies that the donors advocate extreme Muslim views (Sharia—associated in many people’s minds with brutal acts and behaviors) and the edited version shows an NPR exec reacting to this information with humor.  Raw Video: NPR executive is acting jovially about something else: a mix-up in their restaurant reservation. (!)

-Edited Video: Suggests NPR exec is against the GOP. Raw Video: NPR exec also talks about his affinity for the GOP and its traditional values.

-Edited Video:  NPR exec appears to be criticizing the Tea Party. Raw Video: NPR exec is quoting two influential longtime Republicans’ complaints about how their party has been taken over by extreme elements, then personally agrees.

-Edited Video: NPR exec says liberals are more educated in general than conservatives. Raw Video: other NPR exec goes out of her way to favorably mention friends who watch Fox News....

If some of conservative media is actually 'finding god' these days, it will be a welcome change.

However, I stumbled upon 'The Savage Nation' the other day on the radio.  There was nothing but vicisous attacks about NPR based in 'personal preferences.'  No one will ever find a 'yelling attack' on NPR as one might find elsewhere in conservative radio.

What was also stated by the HOST of the show was a strong political reason to silence NPR.  He stated, "I wish they would 'go private' and then watch the Tea Party attack their advertisers so it puts them completely out of business."

That is a quote. 

It sincerely appears to have a strong indication that NPR is under attack to have them silenced.

I do believe NPR is also in a unique position to begin to carry advertisements from sources not related to American politics and would not suffer the ravages of war within the USA.  If advertisers are interested in developing new markets in the USA for services or products and it won't hurt them to try, but, more as a venture, it will work.

I also believe BBC should become a strong partner to NPR if they so desire.  The two will provide a lot of quality to their broadcasts.

NPR should not change.  They know they should not and it won't hurt them to 'dabble' in more commercial support from sources that simply won't be effected by 'the politics' of vicious oppression of Right Wing Radio.

There needs to be a real investigation of a 'chronic' offender of media manipulation.

James O'Keefe does not have ethical basis for his films or ventures. 

NASA has a conclusive study illustrating without question the existence of "Human Induced Global Warming."

A NASA/university study of data on Earth's rotation, movements in Earth's molten core and global surface air temperatures has uncovered interesting correlations. (NASA/JPL-Universit Paris Diderot - Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris)

Imagine that.  NASA removed the human effects on Earth to discern what 'the natural world' is up to.  And guess what they found?

...And while previous studies (click title to entry - thank you) linked long-term variations in length of day to long-term changes in surface air temperatures, Dickey's research found long-term changes in temperature correspond strongly to changes in length of day over the last 160 years.
"What I think is one of the best points of the paper is that to people not in our area, they've got to see how big the global warming effect is - there's no getting around it," she said. "One picture is worth a million words in that particular situation."
Dickey points to a time series graph illustrating the divergence in observed temperatures over the last century and a "corrected" plot from which man-made changes have been removed to show "natural" changes.
"When you compare the full signal with the natural changes, I think it hits you right between the eyes," Dickey said.
Scientists compared existing data from models of fluid movements within Earth's core and length-of-day observations against two sets of global surface temperature data extending back to the 19th century - from NASA's Goddard Institute and the UK's Met Office. Human-produced temperature changes based on climate models of the Earth's atmosphere and ocean were then subtracted to generate corrected temperature records.
A portion of the study shows after 1930 global surface air temperatures began to rise without corresponding changes in other variables.
And while researchers now turn their attention toward a scientific explanation of these correlations, it's clear that the Earth core's effect on climate is substantially smaller than human effects....


I probably should do an entire presentation on what exactly human warming effects are, but, it fairly cut and dry.

Heat Sinks, called cities.  Population growth.  Commerce and economies.  To name a few.

Energy is constant.  It cannot be created and it cannot be destroyed.  What consumes energy exhibits its effect of that consumption. 
Equation  ::  Earth's Warming - Human Warming Effects = Natural World Warming

The 'exposure' of the people in areas of Japan without services for their well being.

It can get cold in Japan.  This temperature map shows 9 PM temperatures of 40 to 50 in areas and colder north.

There are tons of debris around.  If people experiencing the elements because they are unable to find shelter or warmth; can group together in areas where small bon fires could be started.

That could be dangerous if it is not done well and winds might carry it out of control.  But, if shelters and warmth can be gained by manipulating debris to their benefit, it is a resource. 

Unfortunately, it is a resource.

...With punishing aftershocks (click here) continuing to jolt the quake zone, the Japanese military was mobilizing 50,000 of its personnel, together with ships and planes, to aid in a rescue effort that has swiftly turned into a deadly race against time. In a country where every modern convenience has long extended into even remote areas, the basics of daily survival - food, water, power - were unaccustomedly threatened....

The very strange reality of all this is that Japan never before hosted their own refugees. 

They hosted others.

Burmese refugees complete Japan resettlement program (click title to entry - thank you)

Last Updated: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:13:00 +1100
Twenty-seven Burmese refugees have marked an important milestone after being resettled in Japan last year.

The Kyodo news agency says Karen refugees have completed a six-month orientation and language training program.

They arrived in Japan from Thailand as part of a UN third country resettlement program.

The ethnic Karen families are to be given work as farmers in Chiba and Mie prefectures.

They are the first of 90 Burmese refugees that the Japanese Government will accept from Mera camp in northwestern Thailand near the border with Burma.

Japan is the first Asian country to introduce the resettlement scheme, which is designed to help people who have fled human rights abuses and find it hard to settle or return home.

I have never witnessed an American administration with so much on their plates from day to day to day.

It is like the global community was waiting patiently for reasonable and capable people to show up for their freedom movements.

Let's face it.  If Cheney was still Veep there would be no peace movement anywhere in the world without 'reason for threat' to war or possibly already engaging in war.

Clinton Leaves For Revolution Tour Focused On Libya, Egypt, Tunisia (click title to entry - thank you)

March 13, 2011
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves for a trip to Paris, where she is set to meet with Libyan opposition figures and hold high-level talks with world powers about the country's situation on March 14, before travelling on to Tunisia and Egypt.

Her departure comes amid reports from Libyan state television that Qaddafi's forces have "purged" the embattled eastern town of Brega of rebels and taken over the city. It is the latest instance of violence in weeks of bloody antigovernment uprisings that have shaken the restive north African country.

It also comes a day after the White House welcomed a call by the Arab League for the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians from air attacks by government forces....
Published 12:18 12.03.11
Latest update 12:18 12.03.11

Egypt arrests Mubarak allies over violent Cairo attack (click here)

Mubarak loyalists mounted on camels and horses charged protesters in Tahrir Square, triggering battle seen as crucial moment in the uprising.

By Reuters
CAIRO - The Egyptian police have arrested two members of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic (NDP) Party accused of organizing violence against demonstrators during the uprising that swept him from the presidency.
The two NDP figures, both members of the now dissolved parliament, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in "bloody Wednesday", the state news agency reported....

While citizens globally reach for rights and peace, White Men in the Repubican Party seek ? election ?

How likable is Gingrich? (click here)

He wants to be seen as an elder statesman, but some worry about his focus.

Political strategists and focus-group gurus often use a simple shorthand test for electability in presidential campaigns: Would you like to have a beer with X?
Voters want to like the occupant of the Oval Office, since they're going to see an awful lot of him or her over at least four years.
Newt Gingrich is about to find out if that test is really true.
On a recent conference call, the former House speaker told supporters he hopes to kick off a run for the Republican nomination in May at Independence Hall in Philadelphia....

How do these jerks end up leading the USA and causing global war and chaos? 

Denying the truth about a man that is President and sincerely loves the country he leads, is a method of choosing the next President?  I mean when are people going to 'get real' here?

Via the National Review Online and some;

Gingrich: Obama’s ‘Kenyan, anti-colonial’ worldview  (click title to entry - thank you)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Citing a recent Forbes article by Dinesh D’Souza, former House speaker Newt Gingrich tells National Review Online that President Obama may follow a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” worldview.

Gingrich says that D’Souza has made a “stunning insight” into Obama’s behavior — the “most profound insight I have read in the last six years about Barack Obama.”

“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asks. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”

“This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president,” Gingrich tells us.

“I think he worked very hard at being a person who is normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan, transparent, accommodating — none of which was true,” Gingrich continues. “In the Alinksy tradition, he was being the person he needed to be in order to achieve the position he needed to achieve . . . He was authentically dishonest.”...

Newt Gingrich is just about as Anti-American as anyone comes.
He is also a two faced bastard.  He defames the Democrats in a heart beat and decries the Health Care Bill while he makes hugh profits with Electronic Medical Records.  Electronic medical records is an intricate part of the health care bill, so.  Like.  Ah.  What?
And Americans are actually deciding about a President, a Governor, a Senator or a House member 'with allowance' for lies, deceptions, monsterously expensive campaigns sponsored by companies willing to corrupt government and completely hidden agendas. 
Because of the Repubicans don't stop closing down the earning potential for the Middle Class there won't be a viable economy in the USA anymore.

The challenge to global peace is not between the citizens of countries, it is the sincere ability for countries to embarce 'the concept of rights.'

Peace is NOT a 'person thing.'  It is a problem of governments accommodating what they citizens already know.

Venezuelan Women Call for Peace (click title to entry - thank you)
 Saturday 12 March 2011
Caracas -  Thousands of Venezuelan women demonstrated Friday in this capital for world peace and to reject the interference of U.S and other centers of power in the internal affairs of countries.

Farmers, militiawomen, workers, housewives and students staged the march accompanied by leaders of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and delegates participating in a Latin American meeting of the Women's International Democratic Federation.

In addition to the call for peace and respect to self-determination of peoples, demonstration became shows of support for President Hugo Chávez and the process of change initiated in 1999.

The social leader in Aragua, Nancy Maria Contreras, said the march also supported the efforts of Venezuelan women to ensure the reelection of President Chavez in the elections of Dec 2012.

If Global Peace were left up to the citizens of countries, it would be assured to exist. 
Venezuelan Women Protest Court Decision to Annul Section of Law on Violence Against Women (click here)
Caracas, Venezuela, June 10, 2006—In May, the Venezuelan Supreme Court annulled important sections of the Law on Violence against Women and Family.  Shockwaves as a result of the ruling led to last Thursday’s protest in front of Venezuela’s Supreme Court (TSJ) and to a debate before the Venezuelan National Assembly on “domestic violence and violence against women.”

The Venezuela Supreme Court ruling from May 9th annulled sections of the Law on Violence against Women and Family, which impeded an aggressor from visiting the home or workplace of a victim, and allowed an aggressor to be held without warrant or “judicial authorization” for up to seventy-two hours.

The Venezuelan daily, El Universal, reported on May 19th that the Venezuelan Supreme Court had declared that these articles violated the presumption of innocence and the aggressor’s right to defense, “since the Constitution says that a detention can only proceed under a judicial order or by apprehension in case of a flagrant violation. ‘[The detentions] are called for without being accompanied by due process,’” it stated....

It's Sunday Night

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Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Central Park from the album by the same name.

Bridge Over Troubled Water

P. Simon, 1969
When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes,
I will dry them all
I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Sail on silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
When you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

Official website at title to entry - thank you.


Let's get started. 

Let's see??????


I'll be along in a minute.

I write an email twice a week to a group of people very dear to my heart and I am going to finish that tonight before I start here. 


It is too early to have a sincere assessment of entire islands moving 8 feet.

NASA’s Terra satellite's (click title to entry - thank you)  first view of northeastern Japan in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami reveal extensive flooding along the coast. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) acquired the right image of the Sendai region on March 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. The left image, taken by Terra MODIS on February 26, 2011, is provided as a point of reference.
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"At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass," said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

I am not saying USGS is wrong on its first run through.  However, to draw the conclusion there has a massive shift in the geologic location of the islands of Japan is a bit premature.

I have no doubt the 'area' (which is massive) effective by the quake has relocated many land areas and in ways we would rather it not take place.  But, with the massive flooding and 'fluid' movement of this area there could be many reasons why these GPS units are reporting these findings.  There has to be an 'on the ground' assessment of the units, their integrity and the data, as well as the data from GPS units in other places on the islands of Japan as well as other locations 'in this area.' 

There was a tremendous amount to ocean water displaced and in all honesty there is no solid way of knowing what this data reveals until a further assessment of 'real conditions and real time' can be evaluated.

In regard to the 'tilt' of Earth and its rotation, immediate data suggests a change, but, it takes more than immediate data to finalize that reality.  Everytime there is a major quake I am hearing the same thing.  The rotation has changed, the tilt of the Earth has changed.  Fine.  But, is this a 'moving baseline' or is data compared to historical data at the beginnings of the science when accuracy was known is a different way.

There are a lot of variables, including the change in technology. 

I don't doubt this earthquakes are effecting the planet, but, I do believe the proper way to look at this is that Earth is effecting earthquakes. 

I could go on and on about what is occurring to cause these huge and frequent quakes, but, I still believe the Pacific Plate is trying to become a circle since the Arctic Ocean has melted down and North America no longer has an ice anchor.

There have been many, many huge and devasting quakes in the past century at the same time we are losing all the ice on the northern cap.  I don't really believe in coincidence and I don't believe any scientist can accurately 'talk about Earth' by simply technological data on a screen.

Russia to provide extra energy help for its neighbor in trouble (click title to entry - thank you)

That's Russia.  They know what they know and they know how to act on it.  The directives by Prime Minister Putin is nothing short of heroic.

He could not be more correct to step up their relationship with Japn.  They are very able to supply massive help to Japan to stabilize its economy and the survival of its people.

There is definately a 'deterioation timeline' that will either realize a postitive movement or a negative movement that will literally destroy the civilizaton of Japan.  First World Countries have 'high economic residuals' within their government infrastructure.  If those residuals prove to deteriorate the ability to recover takes on a longer timeline and higher peril to the populous of Japan.

I am grateful to and for Russia.  Their intelligence is remarkable and their ability to react to such emergencies even more incredible.

I don't want to hear how Russia can without a second thought come forward to rescue an entire society and then call it an enemy to a 'high priority ally' of the USA.

I think Russia and the USA have more in common when it comes to valuing human life and a global economy than anyone is willing to state, except, for me.

My sincere gratitude to the Russia people and their sincere leaders.  Greatness doesn't come in minor commodities.  Is there any wonder why Prime Minister Putin is where he is today and why the Russia people love him and their President Medvedev.

We should all be grateful. 

...Russian officials (click title to entry - thank you) have announced they are increasing energy supplies to Japan following a request from Tokyo.
­Japan finds itself in desperate need of extra energy supply due to devastating results of the earthquake, tsunami and explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has announced Russia will donate 150,000 tons of liquefied gas to Japan and will also increase coal supply.
There is also the possibility of providing electricity to Japan via an underwater cable that stretches from Russian mainland to Japan.
Ceaseless power supply provides for the continuation of rescue works and keeping in safety other nuclear reactors in the country....