The recommended thing to do is Drop, Cover, and Hold on, not to get into a door frame. Also, do not wait to find out if it is a "big one" -- the initial shake is the time to react. If you wait, it may be too late or too difficult to move. Check out www.shakeout.org. Thom, please do a public service and tell people what to do in an earthquake. It is especially important for areas like DC where people aren't as informed as we are here in CA. (And many people here still don't know!) You have a teachable moment here!
Breaking news on HLN and MSNBC at least 20 minutes after watching the earthquake live over Ustream: 5.9 magnitude earthquake! Next time please get to safety! ;-P
Was it a coincidence that the press conference where Strauss Kahn or whatever his name is was bragging about destroying the poor maid he raped? Could all that hot air have affected the earth itself, or was the motion caused by a hundred million people shaking their heads in disgust at the same time?
I sitting here at my desk, in Clayton,NC. I felt the earthquake right after started on TV show.
Couldn't find anything posted on this storm yet. Not sure if this will be helpful or not.
Today's 55-letter anagram from the letters of the seven churches:
Seraph phrase Gusty Irene Did Pass Miami Hialeah Lady Ports Ocala
I'm not an expert on these things, and so, don't know if this is what to expect or what would have been if we had made different choices before this point.
Either way, it did get "honorable" mention, though.
Funding bill for the Department of the Interior to SLAUGHTER ENVIRONMENT - "omnibus spending legislation"
The following was lifted from a petition circulated by the Defender of Wildlife: (Note the part about blocking the review of Pesticides (propel the disappearance of economically beneficial pollinators at the very least))
Mr. Hartmann just commented that 60 percent of Congressmen and women are avoiding their constituents and are not holding town hall meetings.
Eight-one Congressmen and women, one-fifth of Congress, are, however, visiting Israelduring their August recess. Most are Tea Party Republicans. The trips are paid for by American Israel Education Foundation.
Our Congressional members will not meet with Americans, but they will meet with Israelis.
For years I've believed doctors and medical practitioners have over prescribed, over surgery-ed, over tested and viewed patients as cash-cows, for the most part. KA-CHING, KA-CHING. They can, because they know how to strike fear in the hearts of us unknowing lay-people. They don't even have to use words; it's assumed that if you don't get this or that expensive test or procedure done... YOU'RE GONNA DIE!
Bush had a task force to pump money into the stock market if need be and something tells me Obama is doing it too.
A Corporation Bra
Cars and ladies both wear bras,
Abercrombie led the cause
to harness up our babes and nubies,
So let's rein in Big Corporate Boobies.
More than a handful is a waste.
You sell crayons, I'll sell paste.
We can do it up on our own lands,
free of interest penalty lawyer demands.
Big torpedo boobies squash
you to the wall into ganache!
Let me start by stating that what I'm about to write is NOT intended to be racist in any sense, however it will come off that way if you don't hear me out. Who "Runs" America? Can we agree that even though we have an African American President that white males, between 25 and 60 tend to be the people who still "run" America? From the premise that White Adult Males DO indeed run America I'd like to show why this partially explains the lack of urgency in getting our Economy back on track and people back to work as soon as possible. The numbers speak for themsel