Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

China Earthquake: Empathy Softens Divisions

Filed under: Asia | Religion — by Will Kirkland 04/18/2010 @ 9:32:13 PM
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BBC America World News had a moving piece showing Buddhist monks and Chinese soldiers working in common to remove rubble from victims of the recent earthquake.  It’s not on … [Keep reading >>]

Chile Struggles to Cope…and Haiti

Filed under: Disaster — by Will Kirkland 03/1/2010 @ 12:06:10 PM
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We who live in earthquake country in the San Francisco Bay Area will be taking the news from Chile, following so soon that from Haiti, as a loud alarm for … [Keep reading >>]

Chile Earthquake: Tsunamis Westward

Filed under: Disaster | Environment — by Will Kirkland 02/27/2010 @ 11:29:54 AM
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A great earthquake with magnitude 8.8 rocked the coast of Chile at 6:34 GMT this morning, generating a potentially dangerous tsunami that is racing across the Pacific Ocean. The great … [Keep reading >>]

Haiti and Habitat

Filed under: Action! | Disaster — by Will Kirkland 01/21/2010 @ 12:43:31 PM
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The misery just keeps on in Haiti.  More aftershocks today.  Supplies and personnel are finally beginning to make their appearance but the crisis is as bad as can be imagined.

Habitat … [Keep reading >>]

Partners In Health Report from Haiti

Filed under: Action! | Disaster — by Will Kirkland 01/17/2010 @ 3:57:29 PM
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Since Tuesday evening, PIH staff has been working around the clock to bring relief to the people of Haiti who are suffering immensely in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake. … [Keep reading >>]

Haitian Hell

Filed under: Action! | Disaster — by Will Kirkland 01/14/2010 @ 10:17:26 PM
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All comments about the Hatian disaster are simply understatements. DailyBeast has a slide show that begins to show what people are living with…. … [Keep reading >>]

Haiti: Help Haitians Help Themselves

Filed under: Action! — by Will Kirkland 01/14/2010 @ 11:27:13 AM
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Tracy Kidder, who wrote the eye-opening book on Paul Farmer and Haiti, Mountains Beyond Mountains, is on the development board of Partners In Health, a community based health services … [Keep reading >>]

Haiti In Ruins

Filed under: Disaster — by Will Kirkland 01/13/2010 @ 10:38:32 AM
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Updates: CNN has ongoing coverage.

Bill Clinton is working hard on behalf of the Haitians….
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Earthquake in South Bay

Filed under: California | Environment — by Will Kirkland 03/30/2009 @ 5:33:45 PM

4.4 10:40 a.m. Monday. Didn’t feel it. Just keep the little ones coming…maybe they’re stress relievers… … [Keep reading >>]

China: Regime Change in the Making

Filed under: Asia | Disaster — by Will Kirkland 05/13/2008 @ 8:55:43 PM
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“Twenty-four hours after the quake hit, they were losing hope and only rage was left. They blamed everyone: soldiers for coming too late, the builders for cutting corners, officials for … [Keep reading >>]

Massive Earthquake in China

Filed under: Asia | Disaster — by Will Kirkland 05/12/2008 @ 7:20:06 AM
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Reports are coming in of a 7.8 earthquake in Western China in Sichuan province, northwest of Chengdu. Sichuan Province is on the Tibetan Plateau though not part of Tibet … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795

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