Friday, March 11, 2011

Let's pray for those hit by the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan!
• The 8.9-magnitude quake struck at 2:46pm Friday rupturing a patch of the earth's crust 186 miles long and 50 miles across, with the epicenter six miles beneath sea level about 80 miles off the eastern coast of Japan, 240 miles northeast of Tokyo.  A 23-foot tsunami followed, destroying thousands of homes, severely hitting the city of Sendai.   A 7-foot wave hit Hawaii, and millions of dollars in damage was done to Crescent City and Santa Cruz.
• 88,000 people are still missing in Japan. 
• The immediate fear is a potential meltdown of the core at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant, where radiation inside the core is 1,000 times higher than normal and evacuations are under way within a 10-mile radius.  As of 334pm (Pacific), evacuations are underway around a second nuclear facility.  Japan has 55 nuclear plants, and 2 under construction. (There are 103 reactors operating in the U.S., located at 64 sites in 31 states, which produce 20% of the country's electricity.  Worldwide, there are 441 reactors in 30 countries, which generate 17% of Earth's power.  Another 24 units are under construction.)
400-408 – Thomas Winder, Promotional Director for Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque and one of the Directors for the Tall El Hammam Excavation Project at the Dead Sea, Jordan ( where they claim to have found Sodom and Gomorrah back in 2005.  Under his boss, Dr. Steven Collins, the Executive Director of the dig, they have submitted papers and journal articles in peer-reviewed journals presenting the evidence.  They have found a 10 mile long stretch where the Cities of the Plain are distributed, and many locations indicate “flash-heated” ground, complete with a 120-acre fortified city, with thousands of pieces of middle bronze age pottery that dates back 3,800 years ago.  Evidence, they claim, can only be explained by the divine event in Genesis.  Featuring Leen Ritmyer, the world's foremost authority on Temples in the Holy Land.
413-423 – Thomas Winder,
428-437 – Thomas Winder,
443-452 – Thomas Winder,
458-508 – Tim Winter, President of the Parent's Television Council (
What do you think of the name of an ABC pilot for the fall entitled "Good Christian Bitches"?  (The B-word that rhymes with riches.) Can you imagine "Good Muslim Bitches" or "Good Jewish Bitches"?  Or, how about a black comedy by that name?  What's your reaction to Disney-owned ABC's new offering by Darren Star, who gave us 90210, Sex and the City, and Melrose Place?  And, if that wasn't offensive enough, Disney is planning on a second (!) show with the B-word in the title, "Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23."
512-523 – Tim Winter,
528-539 – Thomas Winder,
544-554 – Thomas Winder,
558-608 – Calls
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628-639 – Calls
644-656 – Calls