Saturday, March 19, 2011


Amongst events happening around the globe this past week:

*Farm products within a 20 mile radius of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant are being destroyed as a precautionary measure after farm crops closest to the facility have revealed proof of radiation exposure.
*As efforts continue to deal with the facility's tsunami/earthquake damage, the situation at the power plant is now akin to the incident at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania.
*There are over 10,000 confirmed dead and over 16,000 still missing across Japan in wake of recent events.
*Current events in Japan are causing other countries to rethink their nuclear power policies. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela now says his country will not pursue plans to build their first facility, while Germany and China have announced their intention to cut back existing usage.

*An International coalition is poised to intercede in Libya on behalf of the civilians caught in the middle of protests over Muammar Gaddafi trying to retain power.
*Frank Buckles, the last veteran of World War 1 who passed away on February 27, was formally buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery March 15.
*Earth's moon will be making its closest/fullest appearance to us planet bound mortals this weekend.
*The NASA space probe MESSENGER is now the first man made satellite to orbit the planet Mercury.

*The Monkees (alphabetically: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork) have announced a 45th anniversary tour of the group. Check their website ( for more information. While not an active tour participant, it is rumored that Michael Nesmith might join the trio at the tour's end in California, like he did during the 40th anniversary tour in 2006.
*The 2011 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are Tom Waits, Doctor John, Neil Diamond, and Alice Cooper.

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