Japan's 8.9 earthquake is the world's 5th largest quake since 1900.
“When a family is struck with tragedy -- like the family of Joplin ... let's say if they had $10,000 set aside to do something else with, to buy a new car ... and then they were struck with a sick member of the family or something, and needed to take that money to apply it to that, that's what they would do, because families don't have unlimited money. And, really, neither does the federal government.”—
Eric Cantor explaining why Republicans won’t help natural disaster/Joplin victims without more budget cuts.
Also strangely, he’s describing a situation that argues for Health Care Reform since people don’t have unlimited funds they deserve to die when the money runs out.
The town in Argentina that was under water for 25 years
Twenty five years ago, a village near Lake Epecuan was completely submerged when a rock and earth dam burst. This year, the waters finally receded enough to dry the whole place out and what’s left is a weird, post-apocalyptic looking place.