Friday, April 18, 2008

Black Orb of Hate

Black Orb of Hate

A Prayer By JeromeProphet

Black Orb of Hate
Embrace me not
Protect me from your minions
And your servants of Evil
The millions which infest your sphere
So dark and untrue.

Black Orb of Hate
As this time and place unravels
May insanity touch me kindly
Blinding those who have betrayed me
Wrenching those who would flay me
Infecting my soul with their madness too.

Black Orb of Hate
Let me run from your darkness
Which has fallen all those others
My transgression driven brothers
Possessed of justifications for their actions
Inciting greed and hate full interactions.

Black Orb of Hate
Set me free from your bondage
Break the shackles which enslave me
From this nightmare called life
From this prison planet of strife
Set me free
From this never ending night.

Our Morning Earth Quake Report

Those unfamiliar may say, from looking at the maps below, that Springfield, Illinois appears very far from the epicenter. And that is true in a California sense, but because of the nature of the bedrock (very solid), and the type of fault (very deep), the energy from this fault travels almost completely undisturbed right from the Wabash fault to our location here in Springfield, Illinois. So it was quite a ride this morning.

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 09:36:56 UTC

Earthquake Location

World Location Earthquake Location
Earthquake Location
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Earthquake Location
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Earthquake Location, USGS Topographic Map
USGS Topographic Map, Resolution: 16.0 meters/pixel

1 km

Earthquake Location, USGS Aerial Photo
USGS Aerial Photo, Resolution: 16.0 meters/pixel

1 km

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Magnitude 5.4 - ILLINOIS

2008 April 18 09:36:56 UTC

Versión en Español

Earthquake Details

Location38.520°N, 87.873°W
Depth5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
  • 12 km (7 miles) E (90°) from West Salem, IL
  • 13 km (8 miles) NE (53°) from Bone Gap, IL
  • 14 km (9 miles) W (266°) from Allendale, IL
  • 36 km (22 miles) WSW (241°) from Vincennes, IN
  • 67 km (41 miles) NNW (335°) from Evansville, IN
  • 206 km (128 miles) E (93°) from St. Louis, MO
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=135, Nph=135, Dmin=31 km, Rmss=1.61 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Event IDus2008qza6
  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
  • Did you feel it? Report shaking and damage at your location. You can also view a map displaying accumulated data from your report and others.

Here's what the local newspaper SJ-R has to say:

Updated: 5.4 earthquake rocks Illinois; also felt in Ohio and Indiana


Hundreds of Springfield-area residents were shaken awake this morning when they felt the rumblings of a
5.4-magnitude earthquake centered near West Salem.

No damage and no injuries have been reported here. The trembling, just before 4:37 a.m., lasted about 15 seconds.

Dispatchers at Sangamon County 911 and local police departments received numerous phone calls from residents wondering what was going on or reporting someone was in their home.

911's phone lines temporarily went down after the earthquake, but it was not immediately known if that was a result of the trembling.

The quake was centered 6 miles from West Salem, Ill., and 66 miles from Evansville, Ind.

The quake shook tall buildings in Chicago's Loop, 240 miles north of the epicenter, and in downtown Indianapolis, about 160 miles northeast of the epicenter.

Residents in Cincinnati and St. Louis also reported feeling the earth shake.

"It shook our house where it woke me up," said David Behm of Philo, 10 miles south of Champaign. "Windows were rattling, and you could hear it. The house was shaking inches. For people in central Illinois, this is a big deal. It's not like California."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Earth Quake Hits Southern Illinois!

That was a nice way to be awakened.

Such tremors are common in say southern California, but are rare in Central Illinois.

My experience?

Just the rocking back and forth in bed, until I realized something was going on - and I awoke.

My wife said what's going on?

So I went to the window and looked out.


Then my daughter was like - sp0oked.

Was that an earth quake?

Yes, I believe it was.

So right now everyone is up.

I said, this kind of thing happens a lot in Southern California.

I'd say the orientation of the waves was from south to north.

So I'd place the epicenter in southern Illinois - OMG New Madrid - I wonder how their doing?

It was a fairly big one - due to the long wave - moving the entire mattress back and forth like that.

I'd say anyone close to the epicenter might have some damage.

That's it.

I'm going to check the news now.

Oh, my wife said the last one was back on June 10th, 1986 or 1989.

She doesn't remember which year exactly, but she said she's sure of the day.

I remember that too. I got up so fast during the rocking and rolling that I hurt my thumb.

I thought it was ironic that the news cast said no one was injured, and my thumb had a broken nail and was smarting me for days.

That time I went outside for a walk and looked around. Some minor cracks appears in the building I lived in - and it made me nervous.

O.K. That's my Earth Quake report.

Oh yes, all of our cats seemed somewhat upset by it, but none predicted anything.


See my next post for more details!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

U.S. Bush War Economy Unraveling

Screw The Poor! More War!
The False U.S. Economy Floats On Foreign Debt and Cheap Labor

As the rich get richer, the middle class, and poor in the U.S. get poorer.
We in the middle class might as well bend over and start whistling while the rich, and upper middle class take their pleasures - because we are screwed.

By electing George W. Bush and his Cronies in Congress this is what has resulted. The country has moved from peace and prosperity to non stop war, and economic recession. The nation has moved from a budget surplus to the greatest deficit it has ever seen.

Economic growth during Bush's years in office has been built upon bad loans financed by foreign debt. And now as the false economy of the Bush years unravels we must reap what we have sown - High Oil Prices, Foreclosures, Unemployment, Increasing Debt, and Recession.

U.S. Bush War Economy Unraveling

This from CNN:

NEW YORK ( -- Poor and middle-class families are entering the recession in a precarious situation due in part to declining or stagnant income growth, a study released Wednesday has found.

Incomes, on average, have declined by 2.5% among the bottom fifth of families since the late 1990s, while inching up by just 1.3% for those in the middle fifth of households, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, two liberal think tanks.

The wealthiest slice of Americans, however, saw their incomes rise by 9%.

The average income of the bottom fifth of families was $18,116; the middle fifth, $50,434; and the wealthiest fifth, $132,131.

Unlike what happened during the economic boom of the 1990s, lower- and middle-class families did not share in the prosperity of recent years, the report found. In fact, the United States has had its longest jobless recovery and slowest rate of payroll growth during this decade.

"We're worried about the impact of the downturn on the families whose incomes haven't recovered from the last recession," said Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute senior economist and co-author of the report.

Wages have not kept up with inflation, families have loaded up on debt and homeowners have seen the value of their largest asset decline, he said. The situation will only get worse during the economic downturn.

"Families are uniquely economically exposed to the costs of recession," he continued. "As we head into a recession, their incomes will take a further hit."

The income gap between the rich and the rest of the population is widening. In 22 states, the top fifth of families made more than seven times what the poorest fifth took home, according to the report. In the late 1980s, only one state - Louisiana - had such a spread. Meanwhile, in more than two-thirds of the country, the wealthiest saw their income grow more than twice as fast as the middle-class over the past two decades.

State governments, however, can step in and help mitigate this growing inequality and insecurity, said Elizabeth McNichol, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the report's co-author. For instance, they can extend the amount of time workers receive benefits during an economic downturn. Also, they can offer or improve support services, such as child care, health insurance and transportation services.

Governments can also put resources into public services and infrastructure projects, which will help create jobs and stimulate the economy, said James Galbraith, professor at the University of Texas at Austin and income gap specialist. The federal government may also have to funnel more money to the states so they can maintain services at a time when tax revenues may decline.

The study is based on U.S. Census Bureau income data that have been adjusted for inflation, the impact of federal taxes and cash value of government subsidies. It does not factor in capital gains or losses. It compares data from 2004 to 2006 with that of 1987 to 1989 and 1998 to 2000. To top of page

"American Idiot"
-Green Day-

Don't want to be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new mania
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Well maybe I'm the faggot America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Don't want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information age of hysteria.
It's calling out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

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