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Huge Earthquake in Nepal

Terrible Earthquake in Nepal. I send prayers.

From NYT:

A growing sense of despair spread through Katmandu on Sunday as the devastated Nepali capital was convulsed by aftershocks that sent residents screaming into the streets, where they were pelted by heavy rain.

A day after an earthquake killed more than 2,400 people and injured about 5,900, residents grew frantic and the government, entirely overwhelmed by the enormousness of the challenge facing the country, struggled to provide relief, or much hope.

Streets in parts of this city of about 1.2 million were impassable, not so much from quake damage but because tens of thousands of peopleĀ have taken up residence there. It was a strategy endorsed by the government.


By |2015-04-26T21:24:00-04:00April 26th, 2015|Environment, Foreign Affairs|Comments Off on Huge Earthquake in Nepal

News Roundup – Typhoon, Big Corporations, NFL

Early reports of typhoon Haiyan stated that there were 100 dead. I thought those reports were a waste of electrons. We know the Philippines is a poor country without an advanced system to get people out of the way of an approaching storm. (I’m not sure if any country has a good system to move large numbers of people from one area to another.)

From CNN:

A day after Super Typhoon Haiyan roared into the Philippines, officials predicted that the death toll could reach 1,200 — or more.

“We estimate 1,000 people were killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province,” Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said of two coastal areas where Haiyan hit first as it began its march Friday across the archipelago.

The Red Cross said it would have more precise numbers Sunday. But experts predicted that it will take days to get the full scope of the damage wrought by a typhoon described as one of the strongest to make landfall in recorded history.


By |2013-11-11T23:51:12-04:00November 9th, 2013|Corporate Wrongs, Economy, Environment|Comments Off on News Roundup – Typhoon, Big Corporations, NFL


Amendment One is one of worst pieces of legislation that I’ve read in a long time. It will take years to undo the damage that has been done today. In my opinion, I don’t think that we need to add discrimination to our state constitution. Unfortunately a majority of North Carolinians disagreed with me. They believed that it’s okay to discriminate. They believed that women don’t deserve the same rights as men. They believe if your loved one is in the hospital you shouldn’t have an opportunity to talk to the doctor about your loved one or even visit your loved one in the hospital unless you’re in a heterosexual relationship. Or they were simply misinformed. (more…)

By |2013-11-03T17:15:14-04:00May 9th, 2012|Civil Rights|2 Comments
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