Still More Heartbreak Out of Japan: Dogs

Here’s the English translation of the exchange between the two reporters in the clip (translation courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura): We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty. He has a collar.…

Pope Makes Former Anglican Bishops: Monsignori

It is a honorific ecclesiastical title. The Catholic Herald has the news: The Pope has honoured three former Anglican bishops, the first members of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, with the title of monsignor. Fr Keith Newton, the leader of the Ordinariate who has most of the functions of a bishop, and Fr John Broadhurst, the…

Americans Stock Up On ‘Radiation Pills’

Or, potassium iodide: Fears of radiation sickness stemming from the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan have prompted a surge in US sales of potassium iodide. Potassium iodide (KI), a salt, floods the thyroid gland with non-radioactive iodine which lessens the amount of radiation the gland can absorb. Pharmacies do not generally carry KI, but several…

Latest Earthquake Predictions

Watch this. It’s by geologist Jim Berkland and he has made some rather grave predictions for this year (esp. for the US): Earthquake forcaster Jim Berkland warns of a ‘high risk’ seismic window and potential for a massive quake poised to strike somewhere in North America in between the dates of March 19th and 26th. Berkland points to the…

St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. It is observed by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutherans. Saint Patrick’s Day…