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MOSQUERADE

No offense to the Muslims and this article does not oppose Obama’s decision regarding the plan to build a Mosque in Ground Zero .  Allow me please dissect the issue.

Although President Obama reiterates America’s commitment to religious freedom, I am also entitled to my own opinion that BO’s “no regret” action in allowing a Mosque in Lower Manhattan has nothing to do with his personal belief.   The Mosque in Ground Zero is plain and simple a Political Action, as sort of strong cure to a strong illness that is haunting America in years.   Obama may not admit this but he is just following the footsteps of Israel as below image…

Mosquerade?  Come to think it.

As we all know, 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for America. Although this is an infamous step to undertake, I believe BO’s advisers believed this could moderate Muslims across the world and improve its relations with America in the years to come.  You need not be a political genius to figure this out.  Nonetheless I still believe that this is “Mosquerade.” I have nothing against the plan but this is ain’t easy to swallow for Americans.

But as anybody else, I am also observing and await of the result.  Hope this turn out for the better.

6.8 Magnitude Earthquake for Solomon Island

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake just happened in the Solomon Islands (Sunday April 11, 2010 at 08:40 p.m.), as per reported by U.S. Geological Survey or USGS.  As per reported, the epicenter was located 100 km WSW of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands; 205 km (130 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; 245 km (150 miles) S of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands; and 2025 km (1260 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia.  The latest earthquake is not expected to cause a Tsunami, as believed by the expert and was announced by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and NWS (National Weather Services) and West Coast and Alaska.  In the contrary, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii will issue a statement regarding the possibility of any tsunami due to the Solomon Islands earthquake for Hawaii and other areas of the Pacific.

Russian Plane Crashed with Polish President

It’s a sad news for Russia as its Russian plane crashed on Saturday having on board the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country’s highest military and civilian leaders whom believed to instantly died during a landing process on a thick fog in Western Russia.  All passengers  which is 96, believed instantly died as per report gathered. As mentioned, there were no survivors on the 26-year-old Tupolev.  They arrived from an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police.

More of its details via video below…

38 Presume Dead in Recent Turkey Earthquake

Per gathered report, a strong earthquake just hit Eastern Turkey with a magnitude of 6 in the ricter scale.   38 people were pressumed dead and  60 people were also injured which occurred at 4:32 a.m. (0232 GMT) in Elazig province.  Most people were sleeping when the earth was shaken. 

As per report, everything has been knocked down, there is not a stone in place.

The quake was felt in neighboring provinces of Tunceli, Bingol and Diyarbakir where residents fled to the streets in panic and spent the night outdoors.

Records shows that Turkey frequently experience earthquake as it lies atop the North Anatolian fault.  In 1999, 18,000 people died when  two powerful earthquakes struck northwestern Turkey.

8.8 Quake in Chile

Chile was just shaken by 8.8 magnitude Earthquake and it devastate the nation the caused bridge to collapse, houses destroyed, and vehicles were made to turn up side down or crushed.

Nations around the Pacific Oceans and are warned of its tsunami effect as what happened in the 1960’s— roughly a quarter of the globe.  Historically, many people died then in Hawaii, Philippines and Japan as caused by 9.5 magnituded earthquake that triggered tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. 

As per report by the airport directorEduardo del Canto Santiago, the  airport will remain closed for at least 24 hours, said. The passenger terminal suffered major damage, he told Chilean television in a telephone interview. TV images show smashed windows, partially collapsed ceilings and pedestrian walkways destroyed.

Many old and new buildings were also affected including hospitals.   

Another Aftershock in Haiti – 6.2

Haiti has been hit again by another earthquake aftershock measured 6.1 on the Richter scale and was centered about 59 km north-east of Port-au-Prince.  Although there was no threat of tsunami as it was far enough inland, the traumatized people of Haiti again was distress.

The aftershock was felt on around 6:00pm ET.  It again caused panic and disturbance.   As per report,  people fled on their buildings with fear that it could collapse as well.  So far no major damages was reported.

According the US Geological Survey said that the aftershock that just happened are less destructive than the major earthquake that struck a week ago.  The USGS says there are roughly 132 earthquakes a year with a magnitude between 6 and 6.9 and just 17 between 7 and 7.9 and one, on average, of 8.0 or greater. On Monday, a 6.0 quake shook Guatemala. While a 6.1 magnitude earthquake sounds almost as strong as a 7.0 earthquake, the difference of the destructive power between the two is greater than an order of magnitude.

Deal with the Devil

People are not happy with Pat Robertson’s latest pronoucement as seen on their comments over youtube.  Not a single person commented positively.  

But what exactly did he mean? 

Allow me to analyze the context of Pat’s message and its relevance to current situation.  First, let me clarify the “pact of the devil” thing.   This has not represented in the Bible nor in any Christian teachings.  Patt Robertson only utter his know how on Haiti’s historical accounts during its liberation from French colonialization (I just do not know if he got it from historical books or from an urban legend).  In America, they say it’s freedom of expression and it is Pat’s views in a different perspective.  It’s just that viewers and readers are also free to comment.  I say, it’s up to us to investigate.  It won’t hurt us if we read to know the truth.  If I may suggesst, hope National Geographic would made an investigative feature presentation on this subject as what they did to phyramids and other historical mysteries.  Hope I won’t get violent reaction on this suggestion.

Negative comments were obviosly because of the timing of Pat’s pronouncement.  I guess, people were still overwhelmed by their sympathy to what had happened to Haiti.   They may think that such comments is uncalled for, as many these days are more concerned on how to help.  Nonetheless, viewers may not noticed the context on Pat’s message as he was actually discussing the rebuilding possibilitiy.   It was not noticed  whom Pat was  interviewing…  he was interviewing the man from “Operation Blessing.”  OB is a department of 700 Club where Pat is its founder.  It is a relief giving arm of the 700 Club all over the world, especially during times of calamity and distress.  In the Philippines, Operation Blessing’s presence and sincerity are always available when people are in need of their support.  

Personal View:

This blog recorgnized the efforts and sacrifices of of the NGO and groups/org and their volunteers, especially during such time as this. 

Historically, true Christians (not the twisted ones) were the pioneers to relief giving and founder of most known NGO since time in memorial.  True Christian were seen in the forefront of service even in the middle of war.  They are the unrecognized salt and light to this world we live in.  Their efforts are unparalleled.   They are the initiator relief giving, rescue and medical mission, counter oppression, inhuman political practices, liberators of persecuted minorities (like the african american), founder of progressive education, inventions and anti war policies.  I guess I am also entitled to my freedom of expression. 🙂

FYI. Red Cross and other known NGO was founded by Christians.

7.0-magnitude Earthquake hits Haiti

 

Haiti Presidential Palace before the earthquake

Strong earthquake smashed a portion of Haiti, causing extensive damages including the presidential palace, cathedrals, buildings and various communication facilities.   Further details are still to be confirmed as per reports of widespread casualties. 

photo excerpt from yahoo news images

There were reports that the ground shook for more than a minute, and was followed by three aftershocks measuring 5.9, 5.5 and 5.1 on the moment magnitude scale hit.  Image shows the location of the quake.

Besides being a poort nation, Haiti has been recently devasted by a series natural and man made:   Four big storms, Tense political standoff, etc. Seventy percent of Haiti’s population lives on less than two dollars per day and half of its 8.5 million people are unemployed.

Earthquake Northern California

Off the shore of Northern California has been hit by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake. Although no major casualties were reported, probably about 28,000 customers were left without power Saturday evening, most of them in Humboldt County,  said Jeff Smith, spokesman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co.  But presumably around a dozen aftershocks followed, the strongest at 4.5 magnitude.

The quake, which ran about 13.5 miles deep, hit offshore at 4:27 p.m. (7:27 p.m. ET) Saturday, about 33 miles from the coastal city of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.