Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eyes Wide Shut: New Jersey Woman Is Suing Plastic Surgeon After Procedure Leaves Her Unable To Close Her Eyes!!




You. Can’t. See. Me….can you??

Bad plastic surgery doesn’t just happen to Sly Stallone: a NJ woman says an eyelid procedure gone wrong is the reason she can no longer close her eyes. Marilyn Leisz is suing Dr. Paul Parker for negligence for her eyes-stuck-wide-open surgery. “All the favorite things I used to, like tennis, racquetball, swimming, horseback riding, bike riding, skeet shooting, gardening, I can’t do those things,” Leisz told CBS.

Leisz admits that she had had several plastic surgery operations prior to the eyelid operation. She said she went to Parker, a Bergen County plastic surgeon, to correct bumps on her eyelids from a cosmetic procedure performed by another doctor. But the married mother of two claims she wasn’t warned of the risks, and was told later by another doctor that she wasn’t a good candidate for this surgery because she had had too many other procedures. Now, she can’t fully close her eyes, even when she sleeps: “…To blink I really have to really squeeze my eyes to…fully close my eyes.” She has to use gel at night, and a vaporizer so she doesn’t scratch her eyes; she is losing her eyesight as well.

In the pantlheon of botched plastic surgery procedures, this is definitely up there with four breasted lady. But maybe this is some sort of existential crisis made real—after all, some might say that hell is being in a room with other people without ever blinking.

This is f*cked up, but maybe this will teach her to be happy with who she is and stop chasing a new look with the knife!

Is there anything about yourself that you want to change so bad that you will risk plastic surgery going wrong??

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Radiation found in US milk

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White Man shoots man,stab him then eat his flesh




He sounds batsh*t crazy to us, but he couldn’t get an insanity defense to stand up in court.

This is truly disgusting. This Tennessee man, Herbert Mike Merritt has us re-evaluating the meaning of “gut full of human.” He was convicted of first-degree murder after shooting another man at a bar and then eating part of his lung!!!

Herbert Mike Merritt, 49, shot Anthony Ford, 45, six times before stabbing him repeatedly and devouring his flesh.

Merritt carved open his chest cavity and thought he was eating a piece of heart – but was actually eating lung.

He had told a court he suffered a psychotic breakdown and was insane when he killed Ford at Friends Sports Bar & Grill in June 2008.

Merritt was convicted of first-degree murder at Knox County Criminal Court.

He must serve at least 51 years in prison and will not be eligible for parole until he is aged 100.

Prosecutor Leslie Nassios said: ””He carved open his chest cavity, plucked out what he thought was heart and, by his own account, took a bite of it.”

Nassios told Knox County Criminal Court jurors in closing arguments today that Merritt was a drug addict who exaggerated symptoms to get prescription painkillers.

“He likes to get high,” Nassios said. “That’s his thing. This is not a case where you’re dealing with someone who is insane.”

White Man arrested for trying to murder girlfriend's two-year-old daughter at her hospital bed after he 'beat her at her home'




Jacob Andrew Minton was arrested on attempted first-degree murder after attacking a child in her hospital room

A man tried to murder his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter after she was taken to hospital for injuries she suffered at her home, according to police.

Jacob Andrew Minton, from Wilkes County, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder for the attack on the toddler in her hospital room at 7.30am Sunday.

The 26-year-old is not related to the child but is said to have been in a relationship with the mother.

Winston-Salem Police Capt David Clayton said the girl was being treated for injuries she had suffered at her home in Wilkes County the night before.

He said investigators are trying to determine what injuries prompted the girl to be taken to the hospital initially.

She was airlifted by a medical helicopter at about midnight Saturday from a location in Wilkes County.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the toddler was in hospital for injuries sustained when Minton started beating her at her home.

Hospital employees called police about the attack on the girl who is now in stable condition at Brenner Children's Hospital.

Capt Clayton said the child's mother was interviewed about the incident.

Minton was being held in the Forsyth County Jail on $400,000 bail.

Police said Minton's criminal record in Wilkes County includes larceny, littering and driving while impaired.

A statement released by the hospital confirmed that this was not a random attack.

It said: 'Our hearts go out to the child who was the victim of this senseless act and to the child's family. Our primary focus at this time is the continued care and safety of the child.

'This was not a random act. Information released by the Winston-Salem Police Department clarifies that the man who was arrested was a friend of the patient's mother and was visiting the child with the mother's permission.

'A violent incident like this one is obviously very disturbing to our staff of committed caregivers. Our approach to safety is proactive and continuous. We have many policies and procedures in place -- as well as a well-trained security staff -- to protect our patients.

'We will be conducting a thorough review of this incident to ensure that we're doing absolutely everything within our power to protect our patien

6.4 Fiji quake sends more warning signs for Pacific Ring of Fire



March 31, 2011 – WAILAGI LALA, FIJI (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Ocean on early Thursday afternoon, not far from an island part of Fiji, seismologists said. No tsunami warnings were issued. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake at 12.11 p.m. local time (0011 GMT) was centered about 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Wailagi Lala, the northernmost outpost of Fiji’s Lau Islands with no known population. It struck about 23.7 kilometers (14.7 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS estimated that 2,000 to 3,000 people in the region may have noticed weak to light shaking, but said no damage was to be expected. “There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage,” the agency said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning. –Channel 6 News


This is the 7th quake to strike Fiji in a week. This is more evidence that our preliminary assessment of volcanic and seismic activity along the volcanic trench of Tonga-Kermadec in the subduction zone has been in a period of escalation for the last 3 months. The Tonga Trench in the South Pacific Ocean is 10,882 meters (35,702 ft) deep at its deepest point which is known as the Horizon Deep. Under the sea, the Pacific Plate is being subducted below the Tonga and the Indo-Australian Plate. In this transform fault zone, where plates also slide in horizontal fashion, the convergence is taking place at a rate estimated at approximately 15 centimeters (6 inches) per year; however, recent Global Positioning Satellite measurements indicate in places a convergence of up to 24 centimeters (10 inches) per year is occurring across the northern Tonga Trench. This is the fastest plate velocity recorded on the planet. This results in the earth’s most active zone of mantle seismicity, where mantle is essentially devoured and recycled. This process takes place under both tremendous heat and pressures. The escalation of seismic activity in this region, Tonga, New Zealand, Kermadec may be one more indication also that geothermal gradient is increasing. The Fiji quake and resulting stress on the Pacific Plate was almost immediately followed by yet another 6.2 earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan. The Pacific Ring of Fire is becoming more volatile and dangerous and this seismic dynamism continues to perturb the stability of surrounding plates in the region

101 hit by mountainside collapse: California’s epidemic of landslides continue



March 31, 2011 – GARBERVILLE — A major artery through southern Humboldt County was shut down Wednesday following a massive slide of mud and rocks, the California Highway Patrol said. Officials estimated that the stretch of Highway 101 could be closed for up to two weeks. Crews may be able to open the section to one-way, controlled traffic in two to three days. Tons of debris tumbled and slid onto the highway about 5 miles north of Garberville around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, causing the road to buckle under the weight, CHP Officer Len Johnson said. “The whole mountain came down and just took the 101 out,” Johnson said, describing the large cracks in the road. “It looked like an earthquake.” Southern Humboldt Unified School District officials decided to close three schools for the rest of the week over transportation and food delivery concerns, The Times-Standard of Eureka reported. The closure comes as Humboldt County supervisors were set to declare an emergency to deal with $2 million in damage to county roads.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse expected!

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ESA - Japan is slipping to the EAST - 20,000 foot drop off - confirmed

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SMH. Would you diner at a restaurant called fat ho burger?

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Australian lake fish kill mystify area residents




March 30, 2010 – AUSTRALIA - Dead mullet have been found floating on the surface of a Taree waterway for the second time in less than two months. The fish could be seen at the wetland near Nulama Village at Taree North yesterday, also the site of a similar fish kill in February. The heat and subsequent loss of oxygen from the water was blamed on that occasion but does not seem likely this time due to the much milder weather conditions. Some of the fish were found on the banks of the wetland, suggesting they may have jumped from the water. Experts from the Department of Fisheries were not available for comment yesterday. –Manning River Times

Guinness Book Of World Records Refuses To Recognize 119-Year-Old Black Woman As ‘Oldest Person In The World'




The family of 119-year-old Rebecca Lanier is outraged now that the Guinness Book Of World Records won't recognize the great-great-great-grandmother as the “Oldest Person In The World.”

Lanier, born in March 1892 to former slaves, is reportedly ineligible because she does not have a birth certificate---common in the South although slavery had previously ended.

Guinness says it would need a birth certificate to verify her age although she has a letter from the Social Security Administration that confirms that she was born in 1892.

Proper age verification can for the record book can come from birth certificates, citizenship certificates or permanent residence cards, with individuals receiving benefits getting an annual letter with their details on.

Lanier reportedly has no illnesses and only uses a walker for balance at her Warrensville Heights, Ohio home.

The centenarian also does the Chinese martial art tai chi and takes no medication.

Guinness verified 114-year-old Besse Cooper of Georgia as the world's oldest living person this month.

http://hiphopwired.com/2011/03/25/guinness-book-of-world-records-refuses-to-recognize-119-year-old-black-woman-as-%E2%80%98oldest-person-in-the-world%E2%80%99/

Hall of shiit tribute: Tylisha Perry.






It appears that drag queening is really continuing to work out to Tyler Perry’s favor and bank account. Check this out:

Madea Goes to Jail, the comedy-drama starring Perry’s signature drag character, grossed a whopping $41.1 million in its weekend debut, its studio estimated today, the biggest Friday-Sunday take since Twilight’s bow back in November.

I don’t know of any black women who look or act like Madea. It’s a shame that such an offensive image of black women is being uplifted by a black “man” and financed by black people who buy the tickets to that junk. Just goes to show you how damaged we are as a people.

Perry has an obsession with dressing up in women’s clothing. And I listened to an interview with him on the Steve Harvey program recently. I was flabbergasted at the fact that he was unable to do the entire interview as himself; instead, he kept slipping into the Madea character.

There is some straaaaange stuff going on in that “man’s” head!

Black Men in Dresses: Entertainment or Emasculation?

This year there will be three movies released featuring five African American men in dresses this year. Big Mamas: Like Father like Son, Skank Robbers and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s big happy Family. I have to wonder: Is this entertainment or Emasculation?

Many may see these images of brothers in dresses as something humorous. However, I see an insidious conspiracy by the media to strip away the manhood and male identity from the Black Man. Over the past two decades, the image of the black male has been slowly feminized. Little things like Athletes wearing earrings, Hip-hop stars wearing braids and sagging pants may be presented in the media to look trendy and stylish, but I feel it’s part of an effort to effeminate the Black male identity.

And when Hollywood presents three movies featuring Five Black men in dresses I feel it’s sending a CLEAR message to the Black Community: It does not see Black men as MEN. They see black men as their BITCH, a castrated asexual role where they are weak, docile and submitted to their will. It’s less than a man, less than a woman and less than a child. It’s a Joke.

The way Black men are represented today in the media is the most dangerous thing since Willie Lynch’s speech on how to make a slave.

What’s so dangerous about so many movies featuring Black men in dresses? The messages within these films have a subconscious impact on the psychology of how Black men and Black boys are conditioned to see themselves in society. Presenting so many images of African-American men in effeminate roles is part of an institutionally racist plan to humiliate and degrade the image of the Black man in society. And because most young black males don’t have their fathers in their lives they have no idea what an example of manhood truly is. So they think these images are what they should emulate as Black male behavior and their Black male identity.

Worse, young brothers who don’t know any better they incorporate this feminine behavior into their own behaviors. Because the media presents these effeminate images as socially acceptable and even trendy brothers have no idea that their gender identity is being corrupted. Imbibing this media for long periods of time can leave a black male confused to their sexual identity.

I notice that currently in mainstream White media there are no images of White Males in dresses on a regular basis. I mean, how many top White movie stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale are starring in movies where they’re wearing dresses these days? How many top white male athletes and entertainers have their hair done up in braids with ribbons and bows? How many white male athletes and entertainers are presented in the media are dressed in feminine colors or presenting effeminate body language or expressions on a regular basis?

Not that many. But Black men are presented this way on a regular basis nowadays.

I’m urging brothers and sisters to really take a look at the media they’re watching a bit more closely. It’s not just entertainment. The media we watch and listen to influences the way we think and the way we act. It models of what someone else in society wants us to act like. And someone wants to destroy the image of the Black man in America in the eyes of the world.

Putting so many Black men in dresses can't be entertainment. It’s emasculation.

ROUND THE WAY: IDRIS ELBA CALLS TYLER PERRY CHARACTER ‘BUFFOONISH.

British actor Idris Elba did not hesitate to speak his mind about the Oscars and Tyler Perry films. In a recent Q&A discussion/lecture at Rutgers University, the 38 year-old actor shared his thoughts on the Oscars in relation to African-Americans, as well as his honest opinion of Tyler Perry films (even though he has worked with the Madea screenwriter):

His thoughts on Tyler Perry’s films:
“Can I be candid? I don’t like all of Tyler Perry’s films. Yes, I did work with Tyler for ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ because it portrayed a positive image of a black father. I am happy for Tyler’s success…we need Tyler Perry … by going to support his movies, we need to show economic strength. But we are also responsible for elevating film. I’m not with buffoonish characters like Madea or Big Momma.”

Dave Chappelle hints on Hollyweird's White Supremacist agenda.

ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYBbn...eature=related

He makes a decent point... Why all these brothas have to put on a dress in Hollyweird?

Aaron McGruder mocks Tyler Perry in last night’s “Boondocks” episode on Adult Swim. He portrays the Perry-like character as a closeted gay man named Winston Jerome. Jerome creates a homo-erotic cult which features Jerome as a cross dresser who resembles Madea.

Grandpa, hungry for fame, agrees to be in one of Jerome’s plays and “renounces” his family and “Ice Cube and all his works.”

He even kisses Jerome in the stage play in hopes of getting in the film. He also thinks he’ll be able to attract a coterie of hot “Beyonce”-type groupies. That doesn’t happen. What’s worse, Jerome actually DOES want to sleep with Grandpa. So he bolts.

There’s a scene in which “Rocky Horror Picture Show” fans will appreciate. An in a funny visual gag, Jerome dresses Jesus in a cute blue sweater on the cross because Jerome thought he was cold.

The only odd thing is I don’t think there’s any real evidence Perry places inordinate numbers of light-skinned hottie black guys in his plays and movies. (Jerome does!)

Adult Swim is a sister station of TBS, which works closely with Perry and Ice Cube

http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/2010/06/21/aaron-mcgruders-boondocks-mocks-tyler-perry/




I think even if tylisha perry didn't get paid for dressing in drag in all his redundant,stereotypical movies. He would still be comfortable wearing women's clothes. SMH@ this coon got his own studio, but can only produce one genre of black films.

http://www.dirtygurl.net/?p=577

Death-toll rises to 15 from flooding and landslides in Thailand



March 30, 2011 – BANGKOK — At least four people have been killed in landslides in southern Thailand, bringing to 15 the death toll in the flood-battered region. A Krabi province official says another 10-20 people are missing in the landslides from late Tuesday night. Some seven villages were affected by the slides, three of which were inaccessible Wednesday morning. Vittayen Muttamara says 716,110 persons have been affected by floods in eight southern provinces. The Thai Navy has dispatched three vessels to help evacuate tourists from resort islands such as Koh Samui. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva visited the region Wednesday morning and ordered residents evacuated from all areas at risk.

The planet is really shifting and who doesn't believe that must be blind and pure ignorant.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Farrakhan warns, advises Obama on Libya

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Don't try this at home




Really out of can tops?

Japan radiation makes way to U.S.



At least 15 states have found trace amounts of radiation from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan, but officials say the levels of radioactivity are much too low to prompt health concerns.

Very low concentrations of iodine-131 were found last week in a rainwater sample in Boston. "It is not a problem for public safety nor is it a threat to the drinking water supply," said Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan.

Sullivan ordered the collection of drinking water samples from 12 locations Sunday. Tests showed the water was "absolutely clean," he said.

No radiation has been discovered in Virginia, but state Health Commissioner Karen Remley said she asked that routine quarterly monitoring be conducted this week instead of next week as scheduled. "I am not worried," she said.

JAPAN NUKE PLANT: More radioactive water spills
NEVADA: Tiny amounts of radiation hit Las Vegas
RADIATION MONITORING: Gaps in U.S. system revealed

The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that its nationwide air monitoring system found "slightly higher" radiation levels in some locations than last week but said they are "still far below levels of public health concern."

The March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, prompting radioactive emissions that have been dispersed by weather systems.

Iodine-131 ordinarily is not found in Nevada and can be linked to Japan because of its half-life, said Ted Hartwell, manager of environmental monitoring at Nevada's Desert Research Institute.

Iodine-131 "has a very short half-life of about eight days, so we know it's from a fairly recent event," he said. Half-life is the length of time it takes a radioactive substance to decrease in potency by half.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2011-03-28-radiation-usa_N.htm

Whites Panic As Hispanic Population Crosses 50 Million

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Burma shaken by back-to-back natural disasters- thousands now feared dead




March 29, 2011 – BURMA (Myanmar) – Of the 7,000 fishermen that were swept into the Andaman Sea during a tropical storm on March 14-16, a total of 3,374 have now been rescued, according to a source close to the Myanmar Marine Fishing Association (MMFA). The remaining 3,700 are still missing. Nearly two weeks since 400 fishing vessels were overturned or destroyed in 70mph winds, little hope remains of anyone else surviving. “There are currently about 400 fishing vessels at sea trying to rescue survivors of the storm,” said the source. “So far, more than 3,700 fishermen have been rescued and brought to Rangoon.” Burma’s state media reported on March 22 that naval ships, large fishing vessels and local fishing boats had jointly rescued 3,374 fishermen. While 3,152 have already gone home, 222 fishermen remain under government care, the report said, adding that the rescued fishermen had been provided medicine, clothes and food. The tropical storm occurred off the Irrawaddy delta coast close to areas such as Bogalay and Laputta which were severely hit by Cyclone Nargis in May 2008. “We already listed 7,000 people as missing at sea along with their vessels,” said an official from the Botahtaung Thanlyin naval compound. “But that figure does not include those people living in littoral areas. So the number of dead may be higher.” He and other navy officers confirmed that more than 200 bodies had already been recovered from the sea. “The majority of boats that were overturned were carrying local fishermen,” said the MMFA source. “Fishing vessels from Rangoon are generally larger, stronger and better equipped to resist the storm.” Naval sources have estimated that the majority of missing fishermen are from Irrawaddy Division and Mon State. -Irrawaddy.org
Meanwhile the death toll from the March 24, 2011 6.8 earthquake has risen to 150 but sources say the government may be hiding the actual number of fatalities from the Western press so the true account of the devastation from the quake may never be fully known.

Hundreds of dead fish wash up on Alabama beaches




March 29, 2011 – ALABAMA — Months after the hundreds of birds fell dead from the sky and after thousands of dead fish, crabs, sardines, dolphins, and whales washed ashore worldwide, more dead fish washed ashore in Alabama, and a dead whale washed ashore in Virginia. There’s still no cause for the hundreds of dead fish that were found dead along the gulf shores over the weekend. They were also found along the gulf state pier Saturday morning. Park officials said it was unusual to see spade fish in that area this early in the year. The dead sigh spanned about three miles of shoreline. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will take the fish in for testing. In Sandbridge, VA, the carcass of a Sei whale was found Sunday morning. The whale measured 35 to 40 feet long. Staffers from the Virginia Beach Aquarium were called to the site so that it could be secured and would not wash back into the ocean. The aquarium is planning to perform a necropsy on the dead animal to determine a cause of death. Sei whales are not common to the Virginia Beach area

Final events unfolding in the Middle East And Africa that will soon lead to war



March 28, 2011 – TEHRAN – New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi–or Islamic messiah–is about to appear. CBN News has obtained a never-before-seen video produced by the Iranian regime that says all the signs are moving into place — and that Iran will soon help usher in the end times. While the revolutionary movements gripping the Middle East have created uncertainty throughout the region, the video shows that the Iranian regime believes the chaos is divine proof that their ultimate victory is at hand. The propaganda footage has reportedly been approved at the highest levels of the Iranian government. It’s called The Coming is Near and it describes current events in the Middle East as a prelude to the arrival of the mythical twelfth Imam or Mahdi — the messiah figure who Islamic scriptures say will lead the armies of Islam to victory over all non-Muslims in the last days. “This video has been produced by a group called the Conductors of the Coming, in connection with the Basiji — the Iranian paramilitary force, and in collaboration with the Iranian president’s office,” said Reza Kahlil, a former member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards who shared the video with CBN News. Kahlili, author of the book, A Time to Betray, worked as a double agent for the CIA inside the Iranian regime. “Just a few weeks ago, Ahmadenijad’s office screened this movie with much excitement for the clerics,” Kahlili told CBN News. “The target audience is Muslims in the Middle East and around the world.” –CBN News

White Man Who Repeatedly Has Sex With Cow Manure Back In Jail




Camborne, England - David Truscott, a 41-year-old Pengegon Parc man was jailed after he terrorized a family for 6 years by rolling around naked and masturbating in cow manure located on the family's farm

According to Camborne police, Truscott violated a court order in February when he broke into a family farm, covered himself in cow manure and was seen masturbating by the farmer's 16-year-old son.

A judge had placed a restraining order that barred him from the farm after he repeatedly terrorized them with the same behavior over a six-year period.

Investigators say Truscott was first discovered by the family in 2004 when he was seen masturbating while immersed in the feces of a muck spreader. The family began keeping their equipment clean because of his disgusting behavior.

This apparently angered him, so he lit a pen on fire that contained a cow and her two twin calves. Sadly, the cow perished in the fire and Truscott was charged with arson and burglary as a result. He was sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to the charges.

The family's then three-year-old son was so traumatized by the incident that they had to show him every night that the smoke detectors were working, and had to ensure him that the house was not going to catch fire.

In 2009, Truscott was again found naked in a mound of manure on the family's farm. He was jailed for another 20 weeks and this time was issued a restraining order, which he has breached on several occasions since then.

On another occasion, Truscott allegedly entered a milking parlour, stripped down to his underpants and climbed into a huge vat of manure.

He was booked into jail and was charged with breaching a restraining order and harassment. He has been sentenced to 2 years in prison.

Funny picture of the day




I wonder who designed this building.

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Everett, Washington: Land Crack Appears, Neighborhood is Sinking




EVERETT, Wash. -- People living in the Valley View neighborhood of southeast Everett are waiting and watching. A two story house on their block is tilted at a 20 degree angle and could collapse at any moment.

A crack in the earth that first appeared six weeks ago is now threatening about four homes. The City of Everett has "red tagged" the home on Burl which is collapsing. That means no one is allowed near the property.

A "yellow tag" was posted on two other properties where the land is giving way.

A surface slide in the area of Rob and Margaret Lund's house caused their deck and cement patio to completely collapse.

"There is nothing to stop this from happening again and again," said Rob Lund.

Recent heavy rains has caused the sliding to accelerate in the neighborhood. Neighbors said the problem appears to be getting much worse.

"If that house goes, the land will go with it," said Steve Mosman, who lives right next door to the collapsing home. "It would pull our land down with it. We just don't know what is going to happen."

The City of Everett is monitoring the problem daily but has no authority to re-enforce private property. City engineers have recommended the homeowner demolish the collapsing home.

http://trentslist.org/trents-blog/69-announcements/283-everett-washington-land-crack-appears-neighborhood-is-sinking

Not a good look of the Week




It looks like they took that song daisy duke too serious.

New 6.5 Earthquake in Japan 3-28-2011




A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the northeast coast of Japan as the country struggles to mitigate the consequences of its nuclear disaster.


According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a 50-centimetre (18 inch) tsunami warning has been issued for the Pacific coast of Miyagi prefecture, which was ruined by the huge earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11, AFP reported on Sunday.

A massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11 in Japan's northern coast set off the nuclear problems by knocking out power to cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi plant and causing radiation leaks.

The government has ordered the evacuation of about 200,000 people living in a 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) area around the plant, and told people living between 20 kilometers and 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the plant to remain indoors.

Japan has announced that nearly 28,000 people have died or are feared dead as a result of the disastrous quake and tsunami.

The quake is now considered Japan's deadliest natural disaster since the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, which claimed the lives of more than 142,000 people

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Japan Radiation Spreads To Mass.




amounts of radioactive iodine linked to Japan's crippled nuclear power station have turned up in rainwater samples as far away as Massachusetts during the past week, state officials said on Sunday.

The low level of radioiodine-131 detected in precipitation at a sample location in Massachusetts is comparable to findings in California, Washington state and Pennsylvania and poses no impact to drinking supplies, public health officials said.

Air samples from the same location in Massachusetts have shown no detectable radiation.

The samples are being collected from more than 100 sites around the country that are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Radiation Network monitoring system.

"The drinking water supply in Massachusetts is unaffected by this short-term, slight elevation in radiation," said Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach. "We will carefully monitor the drinking water as we exercise an abundance of caution."

Officials said that at the concentrations found, the radioiodine-131 would likely become undetectable in a "relative short time."

Trace amounts of radiation believed to have originated from damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors in the aftermath of Japan's devastating 9.0 earthquake on March 11 also have been detected in air samples in several western U.S. states, but at levels so small they posed no risk to human health.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/27/radiation-rain-water-massachusetts-radioactive_n_841188.html