December 30, 2011

Pangaea, Earth Crust Displacement and Continental Drifts

Cartography has been around for a very long time, with the oldest map ever recovered dating way back to about fourteen thousand years ago.. And who knows what we haven’t found or what didn’t survive. There are so many different kinds of maps that already exist and as the years pass we keep adding more to the list.

Here’s a few of the types that I view as important and/or interesting:

-Retrospective Maps
-Prophetic Maps [See: The Futurist Map's Of America & The World]
-Historically Significant Maps
-Topographic Maps
-Physical Maps & Climate Maps

Pangaea was first documented in 1596 by Dutch map maker Abraham Ortelius, but not really considered until 1912 when German meteorologist Alfred Lothar Wegener introduced his theory called Continental drift. Wegener coined the name Pangaea but there had already been retrospective maps created that depicted Pangaea including one drawn by Antonio Snider-Pellegrini in 1858.

Pangaea is Depicted as looking like this:

Alfred Lothar Wegener’s theory of Continental Drift proposed that all of Earth’s continents were once a single area of land mass that made up the supercontinent Pangaea. Wegener theorized that over the last 250 million years the earth continents were pulled apart and moved to their current locations. He could not however, figure out what exactly could have enough force to move such large things such far distances. It wasn’t until the 1950s & 60s that the theory was accepted by the scientific community with the development of the concepts of seafloor spreading. This is Pangaea’s movement in small increments.

The theory of Continental Drift is now widely accepted and we now know each continent moves a couple centimeters each year. There are still those who debate whether Pangaea existed or not, but there is quite a decent amount of evidence supporting it.

Some of the Evidence includes:
-Continental Coastlines Appear to fit like a Puzzle
-Matching fossils of Plants and Reptiles on Different Continents
- Distinctive Rock Strata shared by two Land Masses
-Antarctic Coal Distribution

Pangaea wasn’t the only supercontinent either- as supercontinents are formed in cycles with the new one being formed from the previously broken ones pieces colliding with each other. Before Pangaea was Pannotia, before Pannotia was Rodinia, before Rodinia was Columbia, before Columbia was Kenorland, before Kenorland was Ur, and before Ur was Vaalbara. Supercontinent cycles are estimated to last between 300-500 million years, and with the formation of Pangaea taking place around 300 million years ago one can only speculate if we are overdue for another collision or still have some time left.

Charles Hapgood was the first person to hypothesize that the earth’s crust could move very quickly, a theory he called earth’s crust displacement. Hapgood suggested that the weight of the ice on the poles could be enough to shift the axis. Hapgood brought his work to Einstein who was excited about the idea but disagreed that the weight of the ice could cause such things to happen. Einstein supported the idea that the earth’s crust could move suddenly even though Hapgood had not sufficiently explained what could cause such movements, and he even wrote the forward to Hapgood’s Earth’s Shifting Crust.

So basically this might happen to you on a future vacation.

Earth Crust Displacement theory still hasn’t been accepted by the scientific community. There is some supporting evidence that extreme temperature changes have taken place over portions of the earth but whether or not the cause is extreme storms or sudden changes in positioning of the continent is unknown.

Either way we'd be fucked.

So if North American decides it wants to combine with Russia and crush Japan, don’t be surprised. And if you happen to survive, it’s gonna be a whole new world. Filled with Cannibals and crazies, a world where personal hygiene consists of covering yourself in mud and brushing your teeth with a leaf, a world where morals do not exist, and free will is restored to its original meaning. If it does happen, I for one am looking forward to loin cloths and coconuts, and perfecting my skills as an archer.

xoxo disaster girl

P.F.S. Links for the Curious
Cataclysmic Pole Shift Hypothesis Wiki
Plate Tectonics Theory Wiki
Charles Hapgood Wiki
Charles Hapgood’s Earths Shifting Crust
Rand Flem Ath 2 HR Radio Interview

December 27, 2011

Hitting Home - I WANT YOU!

The Disaster Caster is currently reaching audiences from ALL over the world, twenty counties and counting! This is so exciting for me because I took a chance on this and starting writing about what I'm passionate about- Survival, Disaster, and Conspiracies. I am more than ecstatic that what I am writing is appreciated by all of you! Like you, I long to know the truth behind what scientists and historians can't entirely figure out, and appreciate that you join me on my endeavors to discuss and unravel the mysteries. I'm more proud of you guys than I ever could be of myself, because most people choose to be unenlightened nowadays and seem to look at things through a very tiny window. YOU DON'T, and you should be proud of that.

I want to thank everyone who takes the time out to read my mind babblings. I also ask that you please continue to follow The Disaster Caster but also share your opinions! I want to know what you want me to cover, explain, or investigate. If you have tips, comments, or suggestions... PLEASE SHARE :) The only thing I love more than writing about this stuff is discussing it with other people!

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December 26, 2011

"Circling The Drain" with George Carlin - Theoretical Interview on The End of the World*

We are winding down to our supposed "last days" here on Earth, and while I've always felt that the human species was nearing the end of its road.. I can't help but think of what's behind it all. The myths, prophecies, science, history, and pessimism behind the apocalypse of the human species are really quite interesting things. There are many people who actually revel the idea that our species is coming to an end, citing that humans as a whole have squandered the gifts they were given. Some of these people, like George Carlin, are very open and honest concerning our demise. Carlin, with his comic humor and unique opinions has informed many people just how real these things are in an unabashed, no line left uncrossed, Chew-On-This sort of way. He made people laugh at something that completely terrifies them, which is a feat not many can claim.


1. So George, Is there a future here?
George: [Does it really matter?] .. The future will soon be a thing of the past.

2. Advice to the human species?
George: Leave nature alone, haven't we done enough? Save the planet? We can't even take care of ourselves yet, we haven't learned how to take care of one another, and we're gonna save the fucking planet? I'm tired of that shit. You know what they're interested in a clean place to live, their own habitat, they're worried that some day in the future that they might be personally inconvenienced.

3. That's very true. Do you think that there is something wrong with Earth? That we hurt it majorly in someway that will destroy it?
George: There is nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine, the people are fucked. Compared to the people- the planet is doing great, been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years and we've been here what.. a hundred thousand? ..maybe two hundred thousand? and we've only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two Hundred Years VS Four and a Half Billion. And we have the conceit to think that somehow we're a threat? That somehow we're going to put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue green ball that's just a-floating around the sun? The planet has been through a lot worse then us.

4. Worse in what regards?
George: [It's] Been through all kinds of things worse than us. [It's] Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate techtonics, continental drifts, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles.. Hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets, asteriods and meteors. Worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fire, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages.. and we think some plastic bags and aluminium cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn't going anywhere, We are.

5. So you think the human species as a whole is coming to an end?
George: [Yes.] We're going away. Pack your shit folks.

6. Do you think that the human species or anything we've "accomplished" matters?
George: [No.] We won't leave much of a trace either, thank god for that. Maybe a little styrofoam... maybe. The planet will be here, and we'll be long gone. Just another failed mutation, just another closed end biological mistake, an evolutionary culdesac... the planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas, a surface nuissance.

7. How's the planet doing? Are people conceited in thinking that we are a threat?
George: You wanna know how the planet's doing? Ask those people in Pompeii who are frozen into position from volcanic ash how the planet's doing. Wanna know if the planet's all right ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of earthquake material if they feel like a threat to the planet this week.

8. So you think people are just stupid when it comes to what nature is capable of? Can you give me an example?
George: [Yes.] How about those people in Kilauea Hawaii, who build their houses right next to an active volcano, and then wonder why they have lava in the living room.

9. Why do you dislike the human species so much?
George: [Because] I realized that I really didn't care about the outcome on this planet, I didn't care what happened to the human species. This is a species that was given great gifts and had great potential and squandered them. I think this species squandered them. I think it choose poor ways of organizing itself, socially and politically. I think it made a wrong turn when it came to buying the okidoke that the spirtual leaders gave, the high priest. We turned it over to the high priest and the traitors. It's commerce and religion that have ruined and spoiled the potential of this species. And in this country the same two things are true but this country is rite large and this country is the leader in the decay of the soul.. if you will.. I use that metaphorically, I just don't care what happens to this country.

10. It seems like the human species and America itself anger you, does it?
George: [It's not anger,] It's really a reflection of disappointment and disillusionment and being let down by my species.. you know. We had such great possibilities, and they're not being realized.

11. So you think religion is one of the main things that destroyed the human species, why do you think that?
George: [Because] Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money. That kinda shit is very limiting. It's very limiting for this brain we have.

12. I agree, not a lot in religion makes any real sense. Were you ever religious? And if so, what was your religion?
George: Catholic — which I was until I reached the age of reason.

13. So you no longer believe in a supreme, all-knowing, perfect being?
George: How can he be perfect? Everything he ever makes...dies.

14. I never thought of it that way... So if you don't believe in a "God" you don't support the belief we are alone in this universe, correct?
George: If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.

15. Does accepting the fact that the human species is ending, or how you like to call it circling the drain, depress you?
George: No, it lifts me up. ... Somehow I enjoy watching people suffer.

16. Why do you think that is?"
George: I revel in it. I am a critic of it all because I think it's a fascinating drama in self-destruction.

17. Could you explain "Circling the Drain" to my readers?
George: [As a species] We're at a nice downward glide, I call it circling the drain- and [If you watch a drain.. if you watch a sink..] the circles get smaller and smaller and faster and faster and ploop .. we'll be gone.

18. Do you think you've figured out the meaning of it all?
George: Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.

19. That's murphy's law for ya. Do you have your own philosophy?
George: [Yes.] I say, “Live and let live.” That’s my motto. “Live and let live.” Anyone who can’t go along with that, take him outside and shoot the motherfucker. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s always worked in our family.

20. Thank you for your time it was a dream, Any parting words?
George: May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

Hope you enjoyed this comic interview about our impending doom.
xoxo disaster girl

*The entire portion of this interview featuring George Carlin was created using actual Carlin quotes that fit actual questions that I would have asked him- had he still been alive, and if he actually let me interview him. It is not a real interview, and some parts are taken from actual interviews with Carlin that appear on the web. Any paraphrasing is likely just an error in me converting it from audio to text.

December 24, 2011

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December 21, 2011

My Time at OWS Turned Me Against It

I've been avoiding writing this since my last post on Occupy Wall Street, for many reasons. The main reason being my sudden neutrality and even opposition in the matter. The first couple weeks of this movement, I was excited. I was caught up in the idea that this would be a 70's protest mixed in with a Circle-Style Kumbaya-Chanting Woodstock-Esque movement. I was diluted, and you don't have to tell me that now. I fell in love with the idea of something, something I do all too often, and was shocked when the reality of the situation did not match the reality in my head.

Actually, scratch that- I wasn't shocked. I was disgusted, embarrassed, uncomfortable, and severely disappointed. It was the equivalent to signing up & agreeing to live this grand lifestyle, only to realize you agreed to live like a bum/crackhead. Okay, maybe I'm being a little harsh. Ah, whatever.

I visited Occupy Wall Street with this Vision in my Head

And this...
I'm starting to think that the drugs made these movements appealing.

But in actuality it looked like this..

And this..

And this.

I went for the March from Union Square to Zuccoti Park, and boy I was excited. I had supplies I was donating, signs I had made, and plenty of ideas to share. I marched for almost two hours with them, trying to talk to other people about why they were there, what they were fighting for, how the experience had treated them so far. Not a lot of intelligent answers, actually not a lot of answers at all. The people in my direct area while marching had their own little "clicks" and would shun others not in the group. Funny, I thought we were supposed to be sharing ideas, and joining together- apparently not.

So I stopped trying to communicate with the protesters and simply marched. I was a bit deterred, but I was still excited- and I wasn't going to let small groups of individuals within the movement taint my belief in it. Once again diluted, ah the truth itself is bittersweet. When we were just a block away, I started to smell the camp. Yup, I smelt it before I actually saw it. We arrived back at Zuccotti Park around 8 or 9, and that's when I started to realize just how wrong I had been.

First off, the park is small, small being the size of an Olympic swimming pool. Which doesn't seem bad, until you realize just how many people are living there. And it smells... like a homeless camp mixed with a rest stop bathroom, I swear to you I can still smell it. That smell is permanently carved into my olfactory nerve memory. Also, while the movement asks for sobriety, everybody's on something for the most part. The only smell more prominent then the aforementioned was the smell of heavy booze and hints of marijuana in the distance.

I initially went to give the supplies I was donating because after lugging them around for two hours, I wanted to get rid of them. I asked six people where I could bring the stuff, no one knew. Out of the corner of my eye however I saw an elderly couple carrying large bags of cut up orange netting talking to a guy that looked like he was dressed for casual friday at work. I headed in the direction of normality and followed the man as he led both the elderly couple and me to a table. The table had some signs on it half of which were movement relate, the other half just people bitching about one thing or another. Didn't really surprise me to be honest.. if there is one thing American Society loves it's bitching, myself included.

After they had taken my stuff, I asked the nicely dressed man where I could go to tell someone some ideas I had, who was in charge, and who would be the most helpful. He didn't know, and in that moment I realized that not a lot of people knew anything about anything here.. and if they did the knowledge was very limited and bound by dogma. I wandered around the middle of the park where the majority of the tables were and just started talking to anyone working there about my ideas and where to go. I kept getting forwarded around, and in the end there wasn't one person who helped me, listened to me, explained the basic ideas they had, or could even answer a question like "Who's in charge of operation?" I was frustrated, and it wasn't about to get easier.

I gave up on trying to give them the idea to use the recent union backing to find companies willing to donate a couple port-o-potties to clean the area up a bit, and they didn't get a port-o-potty until about a month later. I decided to take pictures and wander and listen. The things I saw were as follows: Dirty (as in worked all day in the garden) people sleeping just about anywhere they could, garbage everywhere- or at least it looked like garbage to me, meaningful signs surrounded by signs that were either unrealistic, made no sense, or missed the general idea of it all- like the well photographed "MORE SEX, LESS DRUMS". I saw people who were trying to be fighting for a cause but were more so fighting with each other, arguing beliefs and strategies. I saw separation in a movement that was supposed to be bringing people together against a cause. I saw a lot of Children too, and honestly while its not my place to say or decide, should NOT have been there. The only thing that impressed me was the kitchen, which was not something that should have been perfected before the core ideas and strategies of the movement, but it was.

I was sad, I had believed in this movement. I had seen it, and my opinion of it all had changed. The 99% percent at OWS say they don't trust the 1%, but honestly they gave me no reason why I should trust them, the 99% that were there disappointed me. I had spent the whole day waiting to have a intelligent discussion about the movement, and it did not happen. Instead I got this conversation:

Random Guy: Do you have an extra smoke?
Me: Sure. (hands cigarette)
Guy: So why are you here?
Me: I'm just checking out the movement and the ideas behind it. How about you?
Guy: I'm here to listen to people man.
Me: Heard anything worth sharing?
Guy: The food's pretty good, and the highest pain pill you can get at the Doc is Ibprofen 600.
Guy: My name's Casper. What's yours?
Me: Haley. Casper.. as in the friendly ghost?
Casper: No, the guy from Kids.
Me: *In my head: Wait this guys is way older then the movie Kids* Oh.... is that so... (backing away slowly)
Casper: Yea they were a bunch of f*cked up people, naming me after a rapist and all.
Me: Alright! Nice chatting with you, I gotta find a bathroom.

This guy WANTED to be known as the rapist from Kids, and that was the only person willing to have a conversation with me about this movement. That OWS.. was the face of your movement for me, A mid 30's rapist wannabe in a dirty fendora. Sigh.

Nowadays, it is very hard for me to think of this movement without thinking about the people in the movement. I didn't meet one person who incented any kind of hope or belief in this movement for me, and come to think of it the people that have, aren't directly involved with the OWS camp. Maybe they were doomed from the beginning, they wanted to be different.. and they may fail because of it.

OWS can't possibly think that the 1% is just going to say "Okay, you're right and we're wrong. So here's the money we took.", and they can't possible think that the money is just going to arrive at their door is a nice little package with the American Dream of being rich and powerful. But I really think they do, and to be honest- I kinda agree with Herman Cain (GOD HELP ME) on this.. "GO OUT AND GET A JOB." Because OWS will probably not succeed, and a guy with a super-sized check will not be appearing at your door.

A Single Mom without a College Degree who has no problem finding a J-O-B.

October 5, 2011



"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."
-Abraham Lincoln

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Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.


xoxo disaster girl

August 25, 2011

Irene, The Hurricane I was Waiting For.

The Hurricane I was Waiting for.
Hurricane Irene Wiki
Thank you to all who followed me during and at the height of the storm!

Irene in Cape May NJ Courtesy of

Irene's Full Path as a Hurricane & Tropical Storm

Hurricane Irene coming over North Carolina
from my lil' cuz Sarah

If you know me at all, or spent any substantial amount of time with me you would know that last years hurricane season was a huge disappointment for me. (I can't HELP wanting to get hit with one, I haven't been in one yet.) I made it through a tornado, standing outside enjoying the sights- and I am determined to see this beast up close and personal. If I could get in the eye without killing myself I would, sue me- I'm fucking nuts.

Are you prepared? Probably not. (Emergency Kit Lists)
Creating A Custom Disaster Plan

Hurricane Irene at her Max:
-Category: Category 3 Hurricane
-Max-Sustained Winds: 120 MPH (Wind Gusts of 120-130 MPH)
-Start: African Coast, Cape Verde Island
-End: American/Canadian Border (PTS)
-Largest Recorded Width: Appx 900-1000 Miles WIde
-Fastest Recorded Movement: 25-30 MPH
-Largest Recorded Wave Height at Eye: 40-50 FT
-Lowest Central Pressure: 942 MB
-Deaths:41 (2 "indirect") reported deaths so far, people still missing 8/30 10AM
-Estimated Cost: Appx $10,000,000,000
-Strongest storm to hit East Coast since 1893/1938
-Strongest storm to hit Northeast since Gloria in 1985
-Tornado forming hurricane
-Waterspout Tornado producing hurricane - MD 7PM
-Extreme threat to entire East Coast
-Hurricane Irene will be the 7th "I" storm name to be retired within the last 11 years
-Hurricane Katrina 8/28/05 Hurricane Irene 8/28/11 .. 6 Years - same time frame
-First landfall on US soil in 3 years
-Occured on the same day as the 1893 Hurricane mentioned, which was the last big storm to hit the Northeast Coast
-Downgraded to Tropical Storm just before eye reached NYC/NNJ
-9th Billion dollar weather event for US in 2011, topping 35 Billion Total
-Made 3 landfalls total, NC, NJ, NY

Other info
State Of Emergencies declared in:
Evacuations in:
Hoboken NJ, Jersey Shore Area Beaches/towns, NY Zone A/B, Va, Ocean City MD, Fire Island NY, Delaware- Sussex Co, Dare Co-Currituck County-Ocracoke/Hyde County NC, Outer Banks, Barrier Islands NJ, Cape May County NJ
-Hospitals in NY evacuated
-Many curfews enacted in NY/NJ/VA/MD/NC/DC

Damages/Expected Damages
Effect on Bahamas:
90% of houses affected on islands Cat 3/4 in repairs (meaning most are destroyed and beyond repair), island communication loss
-Severe Damage reported in Puerto Rico, President Obama declared Federal SOE, aid expected
-SW Outer bands reach Florida, waves injure 8 on FL Getty
-NYC/NJ Transit Full Transit Shutdown
-Tornadoes formed by Hurricane Irene in NC possible injuries and structural damage
-Pier in Atlantic Beach blown away by Irene
-Boy dies after tree falls on house NC
-Surfer dies in FLORIDA after trying to surf Irene's massive waves
-East Coast Oil Refineries shut down, temporarily raising gas prices
-Airports Closed - All flights in and out of NYC cancelled as of Sat evening through Monday morning
-Power Outages Reported in NJ, NC, VA, MD, CT. NYC/NY, RI, MA, SC, MA, NH, PA, VT
-Total Power Outages as of 8/29 2PM Roughly 5 Million & counting
-Man drowns in NJ
-High tide played a huge role in flooding impacts of coastal NY/NY/NYC
-Georgetown University Arts building suffers partial roof collapse because of Irene.
-Road Closures/bridge closures throughout Northeast/east coast
-Possible Dam failure in MD
-Driving Ban enacted
-Hudson & East River rise significantly
-Lower Manhattan, Lower Brooklyn, Lower Queens flooded
-NJ woman drowns is car after call for help at 1AM, wasn't found until 9AM
-Gilboa Dam Middleburgh NY Sirens have alarmed, evacuations in the area ordered
-3 NJ Dams put on alert, many Crest Monday Morning

-90 Rivers put on overflow warnings
-Rescues still in progress throughout East Coast
-212 "Worrisome" dams in NJ
-Rain that fell on NJ was about 1,060,920,115,200 gallons. If stacked on the Giants field, it would be 466 miles high.
-20 people stranded in hotel with no power, downstream from dam with a breach near NYC.
-Most NYC transit restored as of Monday 8/29
-Quechee bridge was washed away
-Vermont one of the hardest hit areas
-NJ Transit rail services remains suspended, some buses also suspended too, revised list of bus availability up 8/29 morning.
-MA orders evacuations of areas surrounding dams cresting
-NJ/NY/VT hit record rain totals

New York's Modern Day Atlantis, NY Island wiped of Map because of Hurricane


Irene at her Height

NYC - Battery Park AM 8/28


CNN State-By-State Developments related to Hurricane Irene

The Weather Channel Extreme Flooding in VT Video/Pictures

National Geographic Hurricane Irene Aftermath Pictures

Hope you all stayed safe!

xoxo disaster girl

P.F.S. Elsewhere in the US we also have small tremors rattling California from an "Ancient Volcano" VIA Reuters & A reported 2.9 Earthquake in Albany NY... sounding apocalyptic to anyone other than me..?

August 7, 2011

"The US Dollar’s Not Worth The Paper It’s Printed on." -Gerald Celente

Strong, but truthful words from one of the top US trend forecasters. This week The S&P downgraded the U.S. Credit Rating from AAA to AA+, also adding that another downgrade to AA is expected in the next two years. This week is a portion of our children's future history books. We knew that we were watching history in the making when Obama was elected President, but now- not so much. Few people will even admit that we are even in a depression, instead they choose to use the cliche "recession". [FYI, there isn't an economic adviser/analyst in the world who can actually define the differences between a Recession VS. Depression. Come at me brah, I'm right. If you ask.. let's say 50 different advisers, you'd get more than 50 different answers. Funny how the top minds of this field can't even get on the same page with one of the basics of their chosen careers.] The term "recession", pisses me the fuck off. To me, it really feels like they invented the term to create a downward slope into a depression, so the American people could slowly be weaned into it, without causing too much alarm or panic. For those of you who don't know, the term "recession" when used to describe an economic state was first used in 1929 by a man named Irving Fisher. Mr. Fisher was, at the time, the lead U.S. economist and mind you the first usage of this was days after Black Tuesday. [Black Tuesday AKA The Wall Street Stock Exchange Crash of October 29, 1929 AKA the "supposed" beginning to The Great Depression] The mere mention of the word "recession" should give us all a shudder, unfortunately it usually gets a reaction similar to "Oh.. well at least it's not a depression!" ... *sigh* when will these people wake up?

Recently, I've come to the conclusion that these people:

1. Prefer to live in complete darkness because
A. They can't mentally, physically, or emotionally handle the truth
B. Admitting the truth would be detrimental to their value and
C. Admitting the truth to themselves would be admitting the truth to the masses, therefore doing so would be metaphorically bending over and taking their own dick.


2. Pretend to live in a cloud of stupidity, so the other people they come in contact with also continue to live in the aforementioned cloud so that they can
A. Buy gold and prepare for the coming trouble without having to worry about limited availability and their own well-being or
B. This is basically A only in this one they are just robbing the other people, whereas with the other one they're being duped because those people choose to live in dogma.

Or honestly, possibly a combination of the two.

I hope you're not one of them, but I can't be mad if you are, I think I might have been one.. O.O. After all, an economic collapse was not on my list of disasters to prepare for. && Let me be honest for a moment- This blog been up for.. less than a year? You and I know both know that we were already in a depression, recession- whatever you wanna call it- then, yet I chose never to address it here. But *as I pat myself on the back* I'm do believe that I played my cards slightly better in the real world then most. Perhaps I'm wrong, where's an absolute mind when you need one.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

One thing we are very good at doing in America is living in dogma [n. a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle.]. Mind you, these are only opinions, beliefs, and principles PEOPLE, all of which are arbitrary and rarely based upon concrete evidence or fact, instead they are based on personal inclinations. But we're good at it, so let's own it. You can choose who you believe. Never forget that one of the main reasons people choose to be Americans or choose to continue being American citizens is because we have freedom. Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Petition.. Need I go on? ... USE THEM. Choose who you listen to, choose who you believe in- and don't ever feel guilty for changing your mind. For instance, I was an Obama-Mama, but in the coming election, I doubt I'll recast that vote, if I vote at all. Don't be afraid to admit you were wrong, even if it's just to yourself at first. The sooner you do these things, the sooner all of America will wake up- the sooner we'll all be a lot better off. Like the Uncle Sam posters say We NEED YOU, because without one, there can not be two- and if one chooses not to live rightly, two and one don't stand a chance.

Here's your chance, in under 32 minutes you can change you're outlook, this could even be the window that opens that changes your life. This is Mr. Gerald Celente (with Alex Jones), if you don't know who he is look him up- his track record speaks for itself. If you're gonna believe anyone, why not believe someone who's currently right, instead of being brainwashed by the ones who are wrong over and over again.

I can't in good conscience provide you guys with a disaster plan for the economic collapse of a country and perhaps that's why I never did so. I don't think there are a lot of people who could, but I can leave you with some wisdom. Start thinking for yourself- come up with your own conclusions. Don't base your financial decisions on what "they" say, whether it be the government, a financial adviser, or a financial report. You need to be able to handle these things yourself, so if you don't understand it, figure it out. You should never put your livelihood in the hands of someone else, whether it be a stock broker, a sale associate, or a bank. This isn't a lesson you want to learn the hard way, trust me.

xoxo disaster girl

P.F.S. Choose Wisely.

July 3, 2011

The Information Age Facade

The reality of reality is frightening. They will only tell you what they are comfortable with you knowing; and if you don't know who 'they' are, than hit the back button- because starting here is not an option. If you are not already questioning everything you see and hear, than you are not fully living - and honestly... You have a lot of work to do. It's nearly impossible for anyone, myself included, to be one hundred percent truthful- as we all have a hidden agenda, at times that even we are unaware of. So how do you even find the truth? Is it even possible? Is there anyone out there that can say anything without inserting some type of personal inclination in it? I highly doubt it. Mainstream media was designed with the sole purpose of keeping you busy- wrapped up in a world of biased, never ending grapevines that fuel the continuation of the oblivious masses.

Does it upset you that you know NOTHING? Does it upset you that even in thinking you know something, that you in fact know... nothing? Knowledge itself is so arbitrary that frankly it's sickening. It's a never ending cycle of dogma. How can we possibly believe anything when it’s almost always attaching to some ideology? How can I even believe in what I am writing right now? Certainly I am reinforcing some deep seeded personal agenda unbeknownst to me. By the way, please bear with me as this is becoming increasingly more backbreaking the longer I write this. I am having trouble finding any motivation other than stroking my own ego- What a wonderful ulterior motive, sigh.

Anyway, I've been out of the disaster caster for some time now, disasters have been slightly sidelined so that I could put more focus on philosophy and ancient history. As 2012 prophecies start to rear their ugly heads, I am still trying to find the elusive- a conclusive reason for it all. This attempt is.. unfulfilling and agitating; and although I have no problem admitting that I'm definitely not of the intellect level needed to figure out such mysteries- I cannot help but try. In these attempts to uncover some great, mystical finding- I have found nothing other than misinformation. The problem I'm having is that it isn't localized, it's worldwide. Almost as though everyone was working together in some sort of under the radar endeavor to not just keep us oblivious, but to completely blind us. Scary thought- but then again, everything's scary nowadays.

Mainstream media has made a decision to remain silent on almost all of the important issues. Blinding you with weddings, trials, reality shows, and scandals, you continue to live in the dark. I bet you even watch your local news every night so you "know what's going on in the world", HA! Such naivety. I can think of many things that are/have/will have devastating effects on humanity, earth, and the collective unconscious, yet mainstream media outlets avoid them as if talking/writing/reporting about them is exposing oneself to the black plague.

In my quest for a panoramic view of the world's actual current event, I've been funneling my time towards alternative media sites such as Infowars and ATS, which although extremely helpful, provide only a framework to fully understanding what is truly going on. Recently, I came across an interesting article that listed some of the top things news networks have choose to ignore in the last couple of months. Interestingly enough- when read in order sound more like the plot of a disaster flick than an actual occurrence.

Excerpt from The End of The American Dream Article*

"The following are 12 things that the mainstream media is being strangely quiet about right now....

#1 The crisis at the Fort Calhoun nuclear facility in Nebraska has received almost no attention in the national mainstream media.
Back on June 7th, there was a fire at Fort Calhoun. The official story is that the fire was in an electrical switchgear room at the plant. The facility lost power to a pump that cools the spent fuel pool for approximately 90 minutes. According to the Omaha Public Power District, the fire was quickly extinguished and no radioactive material was released.
The following sequence of events is directly from the Omaha Public Power District website....

• There was no such imminent danger with the Fort Calhoun Station spent-fuel pool.
• Due to a fire in an electrical switchgear room at FCS on the morning of June 7, the plant temporarily lost power to a pump that cools the spent-fuel pool.
• The fire-suppression system in that switchgear room operated as designed, extinguishing the fire quickly.
• FCS plant operators switched the spent-fuel pool cooling system to an installed backup pump about 90 minutes after the loss of power.
• During the interruption of cooling, temperature of the pool increased a few degrees, but the pool was never in danger of boiling.
• Due to this situation, FCS declared an Alert at about 9:40 a.m. on June 7.
• An alert is the second-least-serious of four emergency classifications established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
• At about 1:15 p.m. on June 7, FCS operators declared they had taken all appropriate measures to safely return to the previously declared Notification of Unusual Event emergency classification. (See first item above.)

But the crisis at Fort Calhoun is not over. Right now, the nuclear facility at Fort Calhoun is essentially an island. It is surrounded by rising flood waters from the Missouri River.

Officials claim that there is no danger and that they are prepared for the river to rise another ten feet.

The Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska is also being threatened by rising flood waters. A "Notification of Unusual Event" was declared at Cooper Nuclear Station this morning at 4:02. This notification was issued because the Missouri River's water level reached 42.5 feet.

Right now the facility is operating normally and officials don't expect a crisis.

But considering what has been going on at Fukushima, it would be nice if we could have gotten a lot more coverage of these events by the mainstream media.

#2 Most Americans are aware that the U.S. is involved in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. However, the truth is that the U.S. military is also regularly bombing Yemen and parts of Pakistan. If you count the countries where the U.S. has special forces and/or covert operatives on the ground, the U.S. is probably "active" in more countries in the Middle East than it is not. Now there are even persistent rumors that U.S. ground units are being prepared to go into Libya. Are we watching the early stages of World War 3 unfold before our eyes in slow motion?

#3 The crisis at Fukushima continues to get worse. Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, recently made the following statement about the Fukushima disaster....
"Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind"
TEPCO has finally admitted that this disaster has released more radioactive material into the environment than Chernobyl did. That makes Fukushima the worst nuclear disaster of all time, and it is far from over.
Massive amounts of water are being poured into the spent fuel pools in order to keep them cool. This is creating "hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive sea water" that has got to go somewhere. Inevitably much of it will get into the ground and into the sea.

Arnold Gundersen says that the scope of this problem is almost unimaginable....

"TEPCO announced they had a melt through. A melt down is when the fuel collapses to the bottom of the reactor, and a melt through means it has melted through some layers. That blob is incredibly radioactive, and now you have water on top of it. The water picks up enormous amounts of radiation, so you add more water and you are generating hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive water."

The mainstream media is not paying as much attention to Fukushima these days, but that doesn't mean that it is not a major league nightmare.
Elevated levels of radiation are being reported by Japanese bloggers all over eastern Japan. There are reports of sick children all over the region. One adviser to the government of Japan says that an area approximately 17 times the size of Manhattan is probably going to be uninhabitable.

Of course the mainstream media has been telling us all along that Fukushima is nothing to be too concerned about and that authorities in Japan have everything under control.

If the mainstream media is not going to tell us the truth, how are they going to continue to have credibility?

#4 Members of Congress continue to mention Christians as a threat to national security. For example, during a recent Congressional hearing U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee warned that "Christian militants" might try to "bring down the country" and that such groups need to be investigated.

#5 China's eastern province of Zhejiang has experienced that worst flooding that it has seen in 55 years. 2 million people have already been forced to leave their homes. China has already been having huge problems with their crops over the past few years and this is only going to make things worse.

#6 Thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act, over the counter trading of gold and silver is going to be illegal starting on July 15th. Or at least that is what some companies apparently now believe. The following is an excerpt from an email that recently sent out to their customers....

Important Account Notice Re: Metals Trading
We wanted to make you aware of some upcoming changes to’s product offering. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act enacted by US Congress, a new regulation prohibiting US residents from trading over the counter precious metals, including gold and silver, will go into effect on Friday, July 15, 2011.

In conjunction with this new regulation, must discontinue metals trading for US residents on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the close of trading at 5pm ET. As a result, all open metals positions must be closed by July 15, 2011 at 5pm ET.

We encourage you to wind down your trading activity in these products over the next month in anticipation of the new rule, as any open XAU or XAG positions that remain open prior to July 15, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm ET will be automatically liquidated.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience complying with the new U.S. regulation may cause you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service team.
The Team at

Apparently, Section 742(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act prohibits anyone "from entering into, or offering to enter into, a transaction in any commodity with a person that is not an eligible contract participant or an eligible commercial entity, on a leveraged or margined basis."

So what impact is this going to have on the gold and silver markets?

Nobody is quite sure yet.

#7 All over the world, huge cracks are appearing for no discernible reason. For example, a massive crack that is approximately 3 kilometers long recent appeared in southern Peru. Also, a 500 foot long crack suddenly appeared recently in the state of Michigan. When you also throw in all of the gigantic sinkholes that have been opening all over the world, it is easy to conclude that the planet is becoming very unstable.

#8 According to U.S. Forest Service officials, the largest wildfire in Arizona state history has now covered more than 500,000 acres. But based on the coverage it is being given by the mainstream media you would think that it is a non-event.

#9 There are reports that North Korea has tested a "super EMP weapon" which would be capable of taking out most of the U.S. power grid in a single shot. The North Koreans are apparently about to conduct another nuclear test and that has some Obama administration officials very concerned.

#10 All over the United States, "active shooter drills" are being conducted in our public schools. Often, most of the students are not told that these drills are fake. Instead, students often go through hours of terror as they think a hostage situation or a shooting spree is really taking place.

#11 NASA has just launched a "major" preparedness initiative for all NASA personnel. The following is an excerpt about this plan from NASA's own website....

A major initiative has been placed on Family/Personal Preparedness for all NASA personnel. The NASA Family/Personal Preparedness Program is designed to provide awareness, resources, and tools to the NASA Family (civil servants and contractors) to prepare for an emergency situation. The most important assets in the successful completion of NASA’s mission are our employees’ and their families. We are taking the steps to prepare our workforce, but it is your personal obligation to prepare yourself and your families for emergencies.

#12 Over the past week over 40 temporary "no fly zones" have been declared by the FAA. This is very highly unusual. Nobody seems to know exactly why this is happening.

*Please click link at top of box to be brought to the full article, which includes sources, stories, pictures, and further information about each of the twelve events.

Sadly though, even in thinking that I am metaphorically pulling the wool back from your eyes, I feel a sense of remorse. How can I possibly believe in anything anymore? Opinions can be facts, and facts can be opinions. This is all too perplexing for the common mentalist. I suppose I'll come back to this issue in a couple years when I have a firmer grasp on this issue.

P.F.S. Perhaps world travel is in order.

it's good to be back :]

xoxo disaster girl

January 11, 2011

The 2010 Haiti Earthquake - One Year Later

"The humanitarian response undertaken in Haiti after the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 has been one of the most complex ever. However, as the first anniversary of the quake approaches, the Haitian state, together with the international community, is making little progress in reconstruction." -Oxfam International
Photo's Courtesy of Wiki


Richter Scale photo from this Blog

On January 12th 2010, the Island Nation of Haiti was struck by a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The country, which was already poverty stricken- was severely damaged by the earthquake. In the weeks following Haiti was hit by 54 aftershocks that destroyed any buildings that remained standing after the original quake.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located just outside of Léogâne- which is only sixteen miles away from Haiti's capital, Port-Au-Prince. In the months after the devastating earthquake many Countries donated relief and recovery funds, and lent crews to help in the rescue efforts. One year later and the country lays in a standstill, with only 2-4% of the rubble being removed. Most Haitians, to this day still reside in makeshift tents and camps created in the weeks following the earthquake.

According to the Red Cross, three million Haitians were affected by the massive earthquake. The Haitian government also estimated that approximately 230,00 people had died, another 300,000 injured and at least 1,000,000 made homeless. The Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean-Max Bellerive, also stated that 250,000 homes were destroyed- as well as 30,000 businesses lost.

Oxfam International, a company who's job is to find solutions to poverty and injustice, released it's Relief to Recovery report(cite) this week citing the many problems facing Haiti now. Oxfam summarized this report also listing recommendations to help Haiti speed up the pace of their recovery.

Oxfam International Summary

PORT-AU-PRINCE – In a report released today, international agency Oxfam called on the Haitian authorities, with support from the international community, to move forward on plans to start rebuilding the shattered country and enable close to one million people still living in tents and under tarpaulins to resettle or return home.

The report, “From Relief to Recovery“, blames a lack of progress on a crippling combination of Haitian government indecision, rich donor countries’ too frequent pursuit of their own aid priorities, and a lacklustre Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, which was established to coordinate reconstruction efforts and build state capacity.

Roland Van Hauwermeiren, country director for Oxfam in Haiti said:
“This has been a year of indecision and it has put Haiti’s recovery on hold. Nearly one million people are still living in tents or under tarpaulins and hundreds of thousands of others who are living in the city’s ruins still do not know when they will be able to return home.

“Rebuilding this shattered country will not happen overnight, but there are key decisions on jobs, clearing rubble, house repairs and allocating land for people who will not be able to return to their homes that can and must be made urgently. We now need the incoming government of Haiti to take its leadership role. The international community, including NGOs, must unite to support the government so that Haitian authorities will have a chance of succeeding.”

Despite the success of emergency lifesaving aid after last year’s earthquake, long-term recovery from the disaster has barely begun. Public donations as well as funding from donor governments and multilateral institutions for the emergency aid effort were exceptionally generous. However, of the $2.1 billion pledged by governments for reconstruction in 2010, only 42 percent had been given by the end of the year according to the UN Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti.

“Too many donors from rich countries have pursued their own aid priorities and have not effectively coordinated amongst themselves or worked with the Haitian government. This seriously weakens the government’s ability to plan and deliver on its sovereign responsibility – to lead reconstruction,” Van Hauwermeiren said.

Most donors provided funds for transitional housing but very little money for clearing rubble or repairing houses. One year on, only five percent of the rubble has been cleared and only 15 percent of the required basic and temporary houses have been built. House building on a large scale cannot be started before the enormous amount of rubble is cleared. The government and donors must prioritize this most basic step toward helping people return home.

The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, led by former US President Bill Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, was set up in April 2010 to facilitate the flow of funds toward reconstruction projects and to help Haitian ministries with implementation. So far, the Commission has failed to live up to its mandate. Many Haitian officials still do not have the technical ability to lead projects, and almost no major reconstruction projects have started. The Commission is a key element for reconstruction and it must cut through the quagmire of indecision and delay.

Despite the current political crisis Haiti’s political and economic elites still have a once in a lifetime chance to address many of the issues that have held back the country’s development. But the process must start now.

“If Haitians are to support themselves then the reconstruction effort must also give priority to helping people earn a living. Above all else, Haitians want to get back to work and provide for their families. They aren’t asking for charity, but for a chance to be part of the process to rebuild their own country. After going through so much last year, Haitians deserve that chance,” Van Hauwermeiren said.

One year on, Oxfam is providing aid to over one million people as part of two emergency responses: one for earthquake relief and one to respond to the cholera epidemic that has swept the country since October, killing over 2,600 people.

Oxfam International Recommendations

The new Haitian government should:

Show real political leadership and urgency in reconstructing the country, including by developing a public works program that creates jobs and builds skills; supporting homeless families to return or resettle in appropriate locations; implementing social protection programs such as cash transfer and micro-credit programs; and investing in agriculture and Haitian businesses; Put measures in place to reduce corruption and improve accountability, and speed up the decentralization of power to local authorities.

International donor governments, the UN, and international NGOs should:

Work far more closely and effectively with the Haitian authorities, reinforcing their capacity and working to improve the performance of ministries;

Donors should release funds promised at the New York conference in March 2010 and improve transparency related to pledges and disbursements. They should co-operate much more closely with each other and should harmonize policies and priorities;

Major stakeholders, including Bill Clinton, should urgently review the workings of the IHRC and speed up delivery of its mandate.

The Haitian authorities, donor governments, the UN, and international NGOs should:

Consult, communicate and effectively involve Haitian citizens in the reconstruction of their country and ensure recovery programs reflect their priority needs.

Well, honestly I expected a lot more then what I found when researching/writing this post. I knew that Haiti couldn't be rebuilt in one week like they do on Extreme Makeover Home Edition, but I expected more then this. It's saddening thinking about what Haitians have to deal with on a daily basis, and than factoring in a catastrophic earthquake- there aren't really words for that feeling.

On a lighter note, surpassing every statistic in the book, a young girl- by the name of Darlene Etienne, survived the earthquake in an astonishing way. Darlene was buried for fifteen days, surrounded by concrete and steel, in a city of ruins. Most search teams had given up hope by the 27th of January- but than against all odds- someone heard a whisper calling for help. A French rescue team dug her out in front of hundreds of stunned onlookers.

A year later, Darlene Etienne is a 17 year old smiling girl living in Artibonite Valley with extended family.



P.F.S. You can find more information on donating to Haiti by clicking here.

xoxo disaster girl

January 6, 2011

The F6 Tornado that never was.

For the first time ever Scientists measure the fastest wind speed ever recorded, 318 MPH, in a tornado that hit the suburbs of Oklahoma City on May 3rd, 1999.

Courtesy of GR Level X

Courtesy of USA Today

On May 3rd, 1999 a super cell thunderstorm spawned a massive tornado that struck near Chickasha, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The storm system tore through Bridge Creek, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Moore, Del City, Tinker Air Force Base and Midwest City, Oklahoma, causing $1.1 billion in damage. Over 8,000 homes were destroyed, and it may have been the most costly tornado cleanup in history. Along with the extensive property damage, thirty-six people also lost their lives to the storm.

While the storm was winding down its destructive path, the tornado passed close to a Doppler on Wheels truck, which measured its wind speeds. It was estimated that the tornadoes wind speed may have exceeded the 318 MPH easily surpassing the older record set by the 1993 F5 twister with wind speeds between 257 and 268 MPH, making the strongest tornado on record.

There was much speculation as to whether or not this tornado should have been classified as a F6 tornado instead of an F5. Many argued that because the estimated winds speed had a variable of 10 MPH +/- that it should have been classified as the first ever F6 tornado. Weather experts argued back that the classification in the Fujita Scale was not entirely based upon wind speeds but based on damage and destruction. The tornado was never classified as an F6 but the Fujita scale has since been retired in the U.S.A. and replaced with the Enhanced Fujita scale which sets less wind speed parameters.

P.F.S.There isn't a Category 6 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, but if there was, an F5/EF5/F6/EF6 tornado would essentially equal a Category 6, with winds well over 250 mph.

Enhanced Fujita Scale Wiki

xoxo disaster girl

January 2, 2011

Ringing the New Year in with Disaster

"Let our New Year's resolution be this:
We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
-Goran Persson

Picking up the Pieces

We're barely 48 hours into 2011 and already parts of the world have been hit with disaster. In days when people should be caring about humanity and all of our futures, we preoccupy ourselves with meaningless resolutions. Hoping and dreaming and setting goals for the future doesn't work unless you're willing to put action into it. If you ask me, the world's resolution should have been Peace, Furthering of Humanity, and a crash course in Compassion. In saying that, unfortunately, I sound more like Miss America than Disaster Girl.

My New Year's Resolution this year (I only make a resolution when I stick to the last years resolution), was to try and post about every disaster/accident/storm. So let's dive right in, because we already have some catching up to do...

January 1st & 2nd, 2011

1. New Year's Eve tornadoes kill 7, 3 in Arkansas, 4 in Missouri- Leaving families picking up the pieces on New Year's Day.
Full Article at The Washington Post

2. Russian passenger jet explodes while taxing down runway in Siberia, 3 killed, 43 injured.
Full Article at Mercury News

3. Bomb explodes during New Year's Eve service at Egypt Alexandria Coptic Church, killing 21 and injuring 97, in an apparent suicide bombing attack.
Full Article on BBC

4. Two hot air balloons crash in Somerset, UK, killing two.
Full Article on BBC

5. Pilot accidently puts radio on wrong frequency, causes the entire evacuation of U.S. Capital.
Full Article on Yahoo/Associated Press

6. Queensland, Australia experiences floods of "Biblical" proportions- Thousands evacuated, State's of Emergency declared, One confirmed dead, others still missing.
Full Article on Business Week

7. 5,000+ Dead birds fall from the sky in Arkansas town, cause still being determined.
Full Article on CNN

8. Major 7.1 Earthquake strikes Central Coastal Chile, no immediate reports of major damage or injury.
Full Article on CNN

Happy Freakin' New Year!

xoxo disaster girl