by Scott Creighton
In the wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan, misery reaches to nearly every corner of the world. 25-year-old Dustin Weber was dragged out to sea from the mouth of a river in California yesterday. He was rebooting his life after drug addition claimed his teen years. The tsunami surge generated in Japan rolled in and took Dustin back out with it.
The scope of the tragedy in Japan is unfathomable. Ten thousand people are missing or reported dead already and Japan is already out of body bags and coffins. They are saying that this is the worst crisis in Japan since we fire bombed 60 wooden Japanese cities and then followed that up by dropping two nuclear weapons just to see which kind provided a better bang for the buck.
It’s sad when the brutal ravages of mother nature play second fiddle to man’s inhumanity to man.
Oddly, in an example of how controlled the “free markets” really are, in order to stem the crippling effects of the drop in the international markets due to this tragedy, oil prices just HAPPENED to drop today. How convenient for all those stock-holders. The drop in oil prices will certainly curtail some of the stock price losses that are already mounting all across the world.
This is the best image I have seen thus far from this event. I wanted to share it with you. I’ll leave it at that.