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Ramblings and Digressions from out of left field, and beyond....

Location: Piedmont of Virginia, United States

All human history, and just about everything else as well, consists of a never-ending struggle against ignorance.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Least of All

There are some catastrophes that are so totally dire that any words concerning them fall far short. And actually anything that is said on the subject, no matter what, treads the dangerous ground of seeming instead to belittle the seriousness of the event. One such disaster is when loved ones take their own lives, especially if they are young. Another is the earthquake that struck Haiti two days ago.

Of all the countries on this planet, Haiti was the one that could least afford to be hit by a quake that measured 7 on the Richter scale, followed shortly afterward by several category 5 aftershocks.


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