Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Critical water levels in reservoir on the Qiantang River in China.

The Xin'anjiang Reservoir, which is at risk of overflowing due to ongoing torrential rains, discharges water from three of its nine floodgates in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, June 21, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING, June 18, (click here)according to Ministry of Water Resources website information, at present, the Qiantang River, Zhejiang Province, Jiangxi Province, Ontario mainstream music has been across the board retreat warning water level.

Since June 3, Zhejiang Province, the process of continuous heavy rainfall occurs. By rainfall, the Qiantang River basin flood occurred, on the middle reaches of the Qiantang River and tributaries Puyang ensure the water level across the board over, part of the site of Qiantang River tributary watershed above the warning level. Qiantang River Lanxi stand up to the highest flood level 31.54 m, the highest since 1955 flood; peak discharge of 12,000 cubic meters per second, for the maximum flow rate measured since 1992....

Former Ambassador Jon Huntsman is more than a 'return to sanity' candidate for Republicans. His rise to power is a familiar track, ask H. W. Bush.

The Former China Ambassador is a threat to many Republicans, including Jeb Bush.  He has credentials and his path to success follows that of another former President with limited insight to bring the American economy back from the brink, Former President George H. W. Bush was Nixon's Ambassador to China which was the beginnings of the Bush Dynasty in service to Wall Street.
The real question is, "Can Republicans win a primary by being sane and focused on the issues?"  I believe the former ambassador is a candidate set on proving it can be done.

...Speaking of Mormons, (click title to entry - thank you) good news for Romney and Huntsman: A recent Gallup Poll found Republicans to be the political affiliation most open to supporting a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the voting booth....

I am voting for "The Rent is Too Damn High" party in 2012 because they have the right idea for the economy.

I could not be more serious.  What needs to occur is for the housing in the USA to be taken out of foreclosure with the banks and put back in the hands of the people, to rebuild neighborhoods and local economies and return prosperity and the American Dream.  It is the problem and will continue to be the problem until the banks in the USA are dealt with sufficiently to end their stranglehold on the USA economy.

Tunisia court verdict on Ben Ali a 'joke': Attorney (click title to entry - thank you)

Jun 21, 2011

Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi, who fled their country with their children to Saudi Arabia amid a popular uprising against the ex-leader, were charged with embezzlement after the discovery of money and jewellery in their palace in the outskirts of Tunis…

...During Tunisia's popular uprising, (click here) which led to the ouster of President Zine el Abidine ben Ali in January, tourists deserted the country en masse.
Advertising agencies are now trying to attract tourists and sunbathers back to Tunisia's beaches and Roman ruins through a controversial billboard campaign that is stirring the pot in foreign capitals.
One billboard appearing on public buses in London features an image of a woman receiving a back massage with the accompanying text, "They say that in Tunisia some people receive heavy-handed treatment."
Another poster reportedly running in the campaign depicts the country's fabled Roman ruins next to the line: "They say Tunisia is nothing but ruins."

More than 300 people died in the Tunisian uprising, which began in December. Opponents of Ben Ali say they were rounded up, detained and tortured in prisons during his rule....

Tunisia's Ben Ali And His Wife Convicted In Absentia  (click here)

by Eyder Peralta
05:14 pm
June 20, 2011
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the former leader of Tunisia, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a day-long trial in Tunis. Ben Ali and his wife, who sought exile in Saudi Arabia in January, were convicted in absentia. The two were charged with embezzlement among other things….

Areas of Christchurch, New Zealand are being abandoned. (click title to entry - thank you)

...Pressure has been building on the Government as residents in suburbs ruined by a series of Christchurch earthquakes plead for answers, so they can move on with their lives.

Labour MP for Christchurch East Lianne Dalziel has suggested announcements may take place on Thursday, as she had learned of a planned Government newspaper advertising and massive mail out to start that day....

Incidents of "horrendous" workplace bullying (click here) have risen sharply as businesses deal with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake, a union claims.

Unite Union today today said it has been flooded with calls from its members in Christchurch since the earthquake on February 22....

Continuing earthquakes are pushing some (click here) Christchurch people to breaking point, with children regressing to behaviours such as bed-wetting.
One Christchurch psychologist says the disruption to daily life resulting from the quake damage seems to be taking a greater toll than the aftershocks themselves.
The aftershocks have kept coming since the February 22 quake in the city that left 181 people dead. On Monday - only a few days after scientists revealed there was a one in four chance of another big quake in the year ahead - the city was rattled by a frightening 5.5 magnitude aftershock....

The free counselling provider Lifeline Aotearoa (click here)  is experiencing a surge in demand as the mental strain from the Christchurch earthquake begins to show.
Average call rates to the organisation's 24/7 phone line have increased by 35 per cent since the earthquake, and have at times been 160 per cent above normal.
Chief executive Jo Denvir said demand would continue to grow and more than 200 members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors had responded to a request for additional volunteers on the phone lines, which had been doubled.
Lifeline's 24/7 phone line normally functioned with about 180 volunteers....

Engineer's study intended to reassure 'terrified' cops (click here)

By Anna Leask

5:30 AM Monday Jun 20, 2011

...Most staff are now back at central, but some are nervous about what may happen to the 13-storey building if another huge aftershock hits.
One officer, who spoke to the Herald on the condition of anonymity, said staff were "terrified" to go back.
"A lot of people, and not only police personnel but non-sworn staff too, are s******* themselves about going back," he said.
"I feel sorry for them. A guy in the building during the quake on Monday thought the floors were going to start coming down....