Well, we have had a cataclysmic disaster on a worldwide scale. The earthquake in Japan is having its effect on virtually every aspect of modern life around the world.
Here is Sacramento, people are desperately seeking Potassium Iodide to protect themselves from drifting radiation, before and instead of doing any thing like real research about the actual danger.
Talking heads are desperate to keep their positions and will hammer any subject that will get them camera time. It increases their ratings and their checks.
Radiation is a scary topic that gets every one's attention with very little need for extra added drama. It carries enough of that by itself.
The real big news is on the economic front. The Japanese stock market is reeling, and this sends rather large ripples throughout the worldwide economic community.
Our own markets dropped dramatically recently due to the shock waves.
And this is without regard to any actual physical effects the quake and tsunami had on American shores and American lives. That is pretty much a separate story.
Even now, while the Nuclear problems are still being analyzed, their extent still unknown, and rescue operations just getting revved up, the full extent will probably never be finalized.
Problems and trauma will keep popping up for years.
They will be finding bodies and other things for years. The recovery, economic and otherwise, will take years.
And, now, the science types are telling everyone to expect more of the same, as the quake has awakened other dangers.
Volcanoes, other faults, The Ring of Fire.
Stuff will happen. End of the world.
Get yourself a go bag. A gun. Food and water. Because, sure enough, stuff WILL HAPPEN!
The only question is when?
We can never know.
Natural disasters, political unrest, the War on Terror, Jihad, Economic disasters.
Something will happen.
All we can do is all we can do to look ourselves and our families. Give it your best shot.
The secret is to not bury your head in the sand.
As depressing as the news gets, some of it will have relevance to you and your situation.
Seek out the relevant. Apply it to your situation.
Good luck! Rx