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( Mar. 10th, 2011 08:12 am)

I suppose only earthquakes with death tolls exceeding 100 make it into the news.

We've had 7 earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.0 or greater, and only 1, the one with a death toll of more than 100, made it into the news.

Yes, I feel for the people who lost family and loved ones, and the rebuilding begins, but while we direct our efforts to helping them, we shouldn't be ignoring earthquakes which don't have huge death tolls. They, too, need to be noted, and mapped and watched. They may be precursors to other large earthquakes.

I know professionals are doing this, and I'm very appreciative of their work.

I just think it deserves more recognition.

I think the media is wrong to ignore these earthquakes because they lack a "human tragedy" element.

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( Mar. 10th, 2011 02:34 pm)

Lots of cooking advise tells you to select your recipes, then list the ingredients you'll need, then go shopping.

This often results in unnecessary trips to the store, buying ingredients you won't use either because you don't make that recipe or you "tinker" with it and the ingredient gets left out and languishes unused, and that leads to food and fuel waste.

Those who read me know I've talked about stocking your pantry and keeping it stocked, and many have asked "What do I stock it with?" and even "Why should I keep all that food on hand?"Read more... )



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