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February 28th, 2010
09:58 AM ET

"Preparation is very difficult for an earthquake of this size."

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  1. michael armstrong sr.

    When sleeping giants awake the people are not always ready we ourselves are not ready such as with poorly constructed buildings that sit on the New Madrid fault which consumes most of our eastern continent this area is due for a major event every 170 to 200 yrs. the last event was in 1811 you do the math and our old Hospitals and bridges along with most buildings are death traps .

    March 1, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  2. farmer123

    Hey California, are you ready?

    March 1, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  3. A. Smith, Oregon

    As long as KBR-Haliburton isn't any part of constructing the buildings and Bush-Cheney didn't funnel away the money meant for that construction into other nefarious purposes, modern buildings in earthquake zones are strong enough to withstand moderate level earthquakes.

    However, Fresh water connections and Grey water recycling connections are nearly always totally shattered and take weeks if not many months to replace for city and region wise fresh water supplys.

    A great deal of chaos' is going to occur in any city in the world when it suddenly run's out of fresh water alone much less all of the injury's from failing concrete. Rampant city-wide fires are very difficult to contain much less snuff out without the normally abundant fresh water available from fire hydrants.

    March 2, 2010 at 12:22 am |
  4. Wojciech Moskal

    What I see is chaos, following the natural disasters. The injured, sick, homeless, orphans will be there, and if this surprises those who are there to help, I recommend they stayed home and continue to feed their fantasy driven, idiotic brains with the MTv or whatever it is they worship. A man who wears an earing or have long hair is a girl to me anyways. The UN and it's plan is a total failure in my opinion. For example in Haiti there should not be any questions about who enters the country and what their job is. A team responsible for children, picking them up and caring for them, should have being in place approved by UN and the governments already. You can not just have people showing up and(even if they have good intentions) and adding to a chaos. Where it comes to money " hey world bank feel free to print as money as needed to finance the recovery of disaster struck places". They simply need to train for those kind a disasters, meaning there should be money available for them to become a rescue, disasters, response organizations with full time jobs. UN therefore needs to finance it, and there are no better people to fill those jobs then veterans( from different nations as well). The last thing they need over there is some kind a entertainment clowns trying to cash in on peoples misery. Every second you give to those self centered idiots on the air, you take away from thousands of people with real life problems and in need of media, churches, and good peoples attention.

    March 2, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  5. omega

    There wiil be food shortages and pestillences and earthquakes and reports of wars in one place after another. These are the last days but there is no need to fear. although this one big composite sign has taken place its ony the begining of the pangs of distress. Our salvation is fast apporaching. Soon all this will be in the past. Outcry and pain and death will be no more and the wicked will be cut off. do not become faint with fear better days are fast approaching.

    March 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
  6. Arthur Higgs Georgia

    Please help me with this. Ask some of your listeners the question below. I just heard for the one millionth time republicans like John Boehner say "this President is forcing this health care bill down the throats of the American people." Furthermore, "The American people don't want this bill." QUESTION: Who are these inferred Americans who don't want this bill passed? Whom are they talking about? I hear this statement frequently over many broadcasts and I don't know who they are referring to. I see protestors in cities around the country today, protesting educational issues. But I haven't seen any news feed of protestors or demonstrators asking the president to stop the health care bill legislation. My wife and I are registered Independents and we don't know why the Tea Partiers and republicans don't know we can see through their lies to us about health. The American people aren't saying no to health care reform as far as I can see.

    March 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  7. Juliano W

    Hi T. J.

    In our community, we have a serious concern about the relationship between earthquake and the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research – The Large Hadron Collider).

    If you compare the timeline between CERN activities and earthquake ocurrences, you will see that, as the CERN increase the speed of particle collision, more stronger earthquakes happens.

    In the comming weeks, the CERN is going to increase the collision speeds by several times.

    Stop the CERN or be prepared for future quakes.

    Juliano S. W.

    Curitiba – Brazil

    March 6, 2010 at 6:15 am |