Friday, March 25, 2011


Yes, I know I didn't write a post about Japan just after the earthquake.  But (I'm not just a heartless blogger) I really do care.  So, it's been exactly two weeks since this massive 8.9 earthquake that moved the island of Japan 8 feet from it's original location.  Over 10,000 people are dead, and the numbers are still climbing.  The lowest recorded aftershock was registered as a 6.0, the earthquake in that killed at least 65 people in New Zealand was registered at 6.3.  The 2010 earthquake in Haiti, was registered at 7.0.  But even though the earthquake was stronger in Japan, Haiti required more help to get back on it's feet. Why? Well Haiti's economy was rather disorganized.  Over 10,000,000 people live in Haiti, out of that 10,000,000 only about 5,000 are literate, and out of  10,000,000 people one-hundred-thousand of them own almost half the wealth of the country.  In Japan however contains over 127-million people, of all those people 15 and older 99% of them can read and write.  Haiti needed more help to recover because they weren't doing that great to begin with.  But the Japanese are doers, they build, and they invent, and they grow. The Japanese flag is white with a red circle in the middle, commonly red is the color of power, anger, and strength.  While, white is purity.  Like the flag the world is not perfect and pure, sometimes there are spots, but if we choose to let the spots destroy us, it's like wedon't want to try.  The Japanese won't be destroyed by this earthquake, they'll come back stronger, though it may take time.  They'll keep going... Like the Energizer bunny :)

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