Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’

Japan Update

Posted by Troy on 17th March 2011 in Current Events

I’m sad to say that we have been mislead.  It would appear that Japan doesn’t have everything under control.  However, I would advise that we take stock of their actual needs before applying resources.  I am shocked at the number of safety violations of Japan’s nuclear plants.  I would tell people not to judge the nuclear power option by this case.  They have been almost negligent.  What shocks me is that I would think that, of all countries, Japan would be particularly sensitive to the dangers of radiation.  As one of our best allies (economically and otherwise), we should spare no option at trying to help them recover from this blow.


Posted by Troy on 15th March 2011 in Current Events

I have nothing pithy to say today.  I do admire the restrained, organized response to this disaster.  I should hope we would show such a reaction if something like that happened here.  However, 9/11 did show us that we are capable of that.  Despite loss of power and the chaos, crime actually went down and our charitable contributions and volunteering went up.  I think that gives us hope.   That being said, I wish there was something we could do for Japan, but I don’t see anything we can do.  This isn’t a third world country.  They know what they have to do and have the resources to do so.  Still, I hope it all works out in the end.