First the worst earthquake reported in history. One that actually moved the nation of Japan by some four inches. It was so powerful that this quake tilted the earths axis.  If that was not enough, even before the people could really realize what had just happened to them, came a massive wall of water washing over the coastal towns taking everyone and anything, cars, busses, trucks, bikes and boats as well as whole houses and people, thousands in one mighty swipe.  No warning, no recovery, no time to pray.  Just one mighty tsunami.  Then, the nuclear plants began to heat up. Every effort was made to stop a new disaster, but now they have been racked to two nuclear plant explosions, releasing radio-active gases into the atmosphere.  It’s still not over. Several Nuclear plants are in serious a state. No water to cool the nuclear chamber that keeps the radio-active rods cool.  Now, the latest is that they face possible, if not probable meltdown.  This could affect everyone in the path of released radiation as a result.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Japan is in serious if not grave danger.

It goes without saying that this is the worst crisis situation for this nation since WWII. There is no hesitancy here. Everyone who can is attempting to assist Japan in any way that they can.

It is not only a disaster as it stands, but that standing disaster is a compounding disaster in the making. There have been two major explosions at the Fukushima plant.  Even after dumping sea water on whats left of the site, the rods continue to heat up causing real concern of nuclear contamination.

The estimated dead and missing, over ten thousand.  Hundreds are washing up on the northeastern shores.  People who survived the quake and tsunami, and are not in the path of radiation, walk around, dazed, looking for friends and family. They are also looking for water and food.

Whole cities and villages are gone. Nothing but a pile of unidentifiable rubble.  While some rescues have taken place, there is so much damage, so wide-spread, that rescue efforts are hampered. In one town an oil refinery continues to burn, out of control. Not because it can not be contained, but because there is no one there to fight it.

The once vibrant Japan, the recovered nation that it seems no one could stop, is now a nation in disaster, having come to a complete stop. Not in a matter of  days, but in mere moments as Mother Nature took her indiscriminate course.

One Japanese automaker said that they would not start production today. Not because they could not build a car. The reason was because there was no way to ship the cars. All the boats are gone.

That’s the way it is in Japan. The situation is fluid, and if more information comes my way, I will report it here.

Have a good day and continue to pray for the nation Japan.



I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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