You know, I just can't believe this. I swear to God, those people are just asking for it.
NewsLeader: Westboro Baptist plans to protest in Joplin
The Westboro Baptist Church — known for its protests at the funerals of soldiers and people with HIV/AIDS — plans to picket in Joplin on Sunday, where at least 125 people have died in a tornado.You know, I'd like to say this time they'll get a whoopin' but I've been saying that for a long time and for the life of me I can't imagine how they've managed to make it this long without somebody beatin' the ever livin' crud out of them.
On its website, the church says “Thank God for 125 dead,” an echo of its common refrain crediting God with having people killed in retribution for the United States’ tolerance of homosexuality.
Members plan to be in Joplin on Sunday when President Barack Obama is to visit and may attend at a memorial service for storm victims.
Not much of a surprise to some folks. but....
SURPRISE! Dick Cheney Admits Osama Bin Laden Wasn't Directly Involved In 9 11
also this from the youtube guy vlogging about Fukishima. (love that accent!)
and from Bloomberg: Typhoon Strengthens, May Hit Fukushima Nuke Plant
Typhoon Songda strengthened to a supertyphoon after battering the Philippines and headed for Japan on a track that may pass over the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant by May 30, a U.S. monitoring center said.
I'll be back off and on today to try and keep up with this. I hope this doesn't turn out to be one of those "black swan" events. Meanwhile, enjoy the documentary. "Owning the Weather"
"Nothing is more terrifying than the weather gone wild. Since the very beginning we’ve search for ways to manipulate mother nature. Now thanks to technological leaps in the last three decades, the holy grail of climate science may actually be in our reach as we strive to own the weather. Chaos theory hurricane control, advanced cloud seeding, massive ionospheric heaters, storm absorbing super gels, nano scale weather machines, some barely visible to the human eye. All of these technologies exist in some form today – many of them are being tested at this very moment. In many parts of the world, large-scale modification is already common place, and with good reason."