Earthquake: M 5.4 - Fiji region

Magnitude: 5.4
Location: Fiji region

Time: Thu, Feb 24, 2011 1:32:00 PM EST
GMT: Thu, Feb 24, 2011 18:32:00 GMT

Latitude: 18° 4' 19" S (-18.0720°)
Longitude: 178° 25' 5" W (-178.4181°)
Depth: 384.3 mi

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=M%205.4%20-%20Fiji%20region@-18.072001,-178.418106&z=6

More Information: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001k3l.php

Data provided by US Geological Survey.

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Earthquake: M 6.4 - south of the Fiji Islands

Magnitude: 6.4
Location: south of the Fiji Islands

Time: Mon, Feb 21, 2011 5:57:53 AM EST
GMT: Mon, Feb 21, 2011 10:57:53 GMT

Latitude: 26° 4' 58" S (-26.0830°)
Longitude: 178° 26' 21" E (178.4392°)
Depth: 348.9 mi

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=M%206.4%20-%20south%20of%20the%20Fiji%20Islands@-26.083000,178.439194&z=6

More Information: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001i2j.php

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Earthquake: M 6.3 - South Island of New Zealand

Magnitude: 6.3
Location: South Island of New Zealand

Time: Mon, Feb 21, 2011 6:51:43 PM EST
GMT: Mon, Feb 21, 2011 23:51:43 GMT

Latitude: 43° 35' 59" S (-43.6000°)
Longitude: 172° 42' 36" E (172.7100°)
Depth: 3.1 mi

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=M%206.3%20-%20South%20Island%20of%20New%20Zealand@-43.599998,172.710007&z=6

More Information: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001igm.php

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Note to MSNBC: Make a Video Podcast of Chris Matthew's Hardball!

Why isn't there a video podcast for Hardball? For the entire episode, that is.

Right now I can listen the podcast while cooking the family dinner, which is pretty cool. It's a great show.

But it is such an informative program, and Countdown is off the air, why doesn't MSNBC promote Hardball more?

Personally, I think that there's some counter-market internal politics going on at MSNBC. It's funny how the veritable purpose of an organization can be thwarted by internal politics.


Mashable reports that the hacker activist group Anonymous has issued a warning to the Westboro Baptist church. The Westboro Baptist church are the people who protest at soldiers' funerals. Anonymous claims that they will impart damage from which the Westboro Baptist church "will never recover."

Anonymous is feeling its power.

It's a shift in the balance of power in mass media. The "church" is using primarily old mass media venues. The activists are savvy in new media in a way that gives them power. But they miss the mark with Westboro. Taking down their website will not deter them. As long as the media covers their activities, they will have achieved their goals. That is something the activists are not understanding. Besides, I think Westboro is apocalyptic. The attack wouldn't stop them - their signs are handmade - it would only feed their world vision. If Anonymous really wanted to hurt Westboro, they would give mild problems to any media outlet that covered them. That would hurt them in their main venue of communication.


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Earthquake: M 4.7 - Luzon, Philippines

Magnitude: 4.7
Location: Luzon, Philippines

Time: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 5:20:53 PM EST
GMT: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 22:20:53 GMT

Latitude: 16° 31' 13" N (16.5203°)
Longitude: 120° 24' 37" E (120.4104°)
Depth: 32.8 mi

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=M%204.7%20-%20Luzon%2C%20Philippines@16.520300,120.410400&z=6

More Information: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001gd1.php

Data provided by US Geological Survey.

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Earthquake: M 4.8 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Magnitude: 4.8
Location: near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Time: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 6:26:35 PM EST
GMT: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 23:26:35 GMT

Latitude: 36° 46' 7" N (36.7688°)
Longitude: 141° 7' 33" E (141.1260°)
Depth: 28.9 mi

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=M%204.8%20-%20near%20the%20east%20coast%20of%20Honshu%2C%20Japan@36.768799,141.126007&z=6

More Information: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001gf2.php

Data provided by US Geological Survey.

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Earthquake: M 2.3 - Southern Alaska

Magnitude: 2.3
Location: Southern Alaska

Time: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 8:11:25 PM EST
GMT: Fri, Feb 18, 2011 01:11:25 GMT

Latitude: 61° 25' 53" N (61.4314°)
Longitude: 147° 26' 55" W (-147.4488°)
Depth: 3.4 mi

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=M%202.3%20-%20Southern%20Alaska@61.431400,-147.448807&z=6

More Information: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10176682.php

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NACA Save the Dream Event in Phoenix Arizona

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NACA SAVE-A-THON TOUR - 2011 February 3-7, 2011, Phoenix Convention Center

Register here.

Due to the tremendous success of NACA's Save-the-Dream events, we are continuing the Save-the-Dream Tour in 2011. These events are the most effecitve and the only viable solution for large numbers of homeowners with an unaffordable mortgage. No where else can homeowners can meet with their Lender/Servicer to address their personal circumstances and get a same day solution.

Hundreds of thousands of participants have participated at NACA's Save-the-Dream events nationwide with over 30,000 people at each one. Thousands of homeowners received same day solutions with many having their interest rates permanently reduced to 4%, 3%, and 2% and in some also having their outstanding principal reduced. Homeowners saved hundreds of dollars a month and some over a thousand dollars. NACA provides the most effective long-term solutions because it has secured legally binding agreements with all the major servicers/lenders and the major investors (i.e. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) which cover approximately 90% of the country's at-risk homeowners. NACA has established the national standard in providing long-term affordable solutions for at-risk homeowners - All of NACA’s services are FREE.

We are expanding many of the events to be a 24 hour a day Save-a-Thons over five days. Now they will be able to come inside to receive counseling even after sunset and before sunrise. NACA will have over 500 staff and volunteers on site and hundreds more off-site to work with all the homeowners. The Lenders/Servicers and major investors will also have hundreds of staff on-site and many more off-site to provide same day affordable solutions. In addition to providing the solutions, many of the servicers will have the documents ready for homeowners to sign. The process would be completed with a resulting long-term affordable payment.

The following is the Save-a-Thon Tour Schedule for 2011. The schedule is not confirmed and we are working on finalizing the locations and dates. If you plan on attending you should sign-up. The final schedule will be largely determined by the support we have from your political leaders. You can influence our decision by getting your mayor, city counselors, state officials, congressperson and senators to support the event. We have provided a link below to the mayor and other politicians in the proposed city.

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New Disorderly Conduct Law in DC

Feb 1, 2011- The new disorderly conduct law passed by the Council in
December became effective citywide at midnight. This includes the new
"Noise at Night" violation that has been mentioned in the media.
While MPD will continue to work with individuals and communities to
appropriately balance the rights of each, the new law makes it clear that a person who makes an unreasonably loud noise between10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. that is likely to annoy or disturb one or more other persons in their residences is violating the law and may be subject to arrest.