Mar 11, 2011

JAPAN: Earthquake and Tsunami

As you probably heard already, today there were a terribly powerful earthquake and a 4m high tsunami in Japan, and they also had to declare a nuclear emergency since a plant was misfuctioning after the earthquake and tsunami. I wrote my Japanese friends and most of then rapidly replied so they are fine and I guess they are out of further danger... but there were lots of victims even though Japan is a really prepared country in this kind of cases. 

Again, it sound so really cliche saying this from the safety and confort of my room, but best wishes for everyone in Japan: best wishes to the victims who somehow managed to survive, best wishes for the victims' families, best wishes for those who were luckier and weren't in the affected zones...

You can easily find proper info in teh News and all over the internet, but I'll link you to this blog entry with tons of videos about this, here:

11M in Spain

As you may or may not know, today we remember the victims of the "11M" in Spain. On 11 March 2004, in Madrid, just three days before our national elections, there was yet another terrorist attack here in Spain, but this time it was quite larger than the ones we've lived in the last decade. 

Lots of people has been speculating who the hell the real culprits were, and many made of it a political war such that they are making investigating much more difficult, and every different party want to take advantage of new clues and interpretate them so that they favor them, as if they were THE victims... so insensitive, it's really ridiculous . I've seen so much politic stupidity coming from this. And yet, THE REAL VICTIMS are the ones who were in the trains when the bombs exploded, let's not forget, and they should be the spotlight of this day, not political war. God, sometimes I so want to scream in front of Spanish people's faces "WHY ARE YOU SO FUCKING STUPID, YOU FREAKING INSENSITIVE BRAINWASHED BEING!!!" but I guess it's the same in other countries, and luckily, at least 10% of the worldwide population use their brains properly and have their heart in the right place.

For foreign people who want a bit more info in English about this:

 Foto: José Luis Sandoval

Allow me to share some photos and pictures related to this day, and best wishes for the victims and their families. Do let fear control your life, even if saying this from my comfortable chair sounds so cliche.