Mar 31, 2011

Flash: The Bronx Zoos Cobra's been busted!

Sad news... the escaped cobra's been arrested in NY...newsconference to follow.  This is the last tweet from freedom:

Mar 30, 2011

Today's very cool thing to do on Twitter

Is to follow @BronxZoosCobra  168,000 followers when I signed up.

KMBZ begins simulcasting 980 on FM 98.1 Mar 30th (today)

Entercom, corporate owner of KMBZ 980 and  the former KUDL 98.1 FM, begins simulcasting the AM talk radio signal on FM this afternoon.  It's a good fit with the "98" frequencies on both AM and FM almost the same.  Moving or simulcasting talk radio on FM is trendy in America these days and simplifies things for adults who would rather stay on FM for both their talk and music.

The loss is KUDL's long time call letters in the Kansas City market.  KUDL long ago competed head to head with WHB for boomer listeners during the heyday of Top 40 radio--long before corporate radio took over the industry.  Since then, KUDL has broadcast light adult rock and Christmas music in November and December, and more recently, most hours were automated without live deejays on computer

Entercom's moved most of the remaining KUDL FM staff to 99.7, renamed today from "Gen-X" to "The Point".  Tanna went to afternoon drive, Kelly Urich to morning drive, and Roger Carson moved to Mornings on The Wolf.  "The Point"  now targets adult women with contemporary music.

KMBZ AM 98 and FM 98.1, now with 2 frequencies, carries KC's only real local radio news during morning drive, and new local midday talker, Chris Merrill of Lawrence. 

The much more reasonable Merrill replaces America's insane Chicken Little, Glenn Beck.   That nutcase's syndicated rants are relegated to 9pm after Darla Jaye's local show.   The net gain at conservative station KMBZ is that during daylight hours, the station is live and LOCAL, except for moneymaking syndicator Rush Limbaugh from 11a. to 2p.  Since 2008, he broadcasts all things anti-Obama.  And it's on FM where it should be.

Good that KMBZ moves to FM, though KUDL listeners may not agree.  The propaganda will be heard more clearly on FM now--only the editorial slant remains distorted.

Mar 29, 2011

3 wars, meltdowns, economic uncertainty, and we're still searching for a Birth Certificate!

I can't believe the media, and moron Donald Trump are still haggling over petty political drivel when the world is as screwed up as it is.   Republicans don't know whether to shit or go blind as they try to trash the President for political gain.

We have 3 wars going, plus the one defending against terrorism.  Japan's in incredible danger over its meltdowns.  Millions of Americans are out of work as companies export our jobs to China.  And people are buying gold because of the uncertainty.

And all the idiotic republicans are doing is worrying about abortion, NPR, and the 2012 Presidential Election.

Yup, insanity all right. I don't know these people.

Arab student keeps up with German classmates

An Arab student sends an e-mail to his dad, saying:
Dear Dad,
Berlin is wonderful, people are nice and I really like it here.  But Dad, I am a bit ashamed to arrive at my college with my pure-gold Ferrari 599GTB when all my teachers and many fellow students travel by train.
Your son, Nasser
From his dad:
My dear loving son,
Twenty Million US Dollars have just been transferred to your account.  Please stop embarrassing us.  Go and get yourself a train too.
Love, your Dad

Mar 27, 2011

Best of the WEB Food links.... check it

Radioman's added a comprehensive BEST OF THE WEB linksite Page on food, recipes, and kitchen links.  Check it.

Got things I missed?  Please to comment, especially serious foodies and serious home cook links.  Looking for links to great sites and great teaching pages--especially for novices who want to learn how to cook well! 

Click on and then the pulldown BESTFOODS!


Birdseed is way more simple...but you humans!

Baby Boomer TEST... not a pushover. See how you score.

There are 20 questions. Average score is 12.

This one will be difficult for the
younger set. (DUDE!)  Have fun, but no peeking!  

When you forward this (or link it) to your friends/family, Put your score in the subject line and let them know your score.

Good luck,

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways? 
A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread
E. Orange Juice
F.. Milk
G. Cod Liver Oil

2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was... 
A. Sugar Ray Robinson.
B. Roy Orbison.
C. Gene Autry.
D. Rudolph Valentino.
E. Fabian.
F. Mickey Mantle.
G. Cassius Clay.

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and... 
A. It's you.
B. He is us.
C. It's the Grinch.
D. He wasn't home.
E. He's really me and you.
F. We quit.
G. He surrendered.

4. Good night, David. 
A. Good night, Chet.
B. Sleep well.
C. Good night, Irene.
D.. Good night, Gracie.
E.. See you later, alligator.
F. Until tomorrow.
G. Good night, Steve.

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went... 
A. When you use Tide.
B. When you lose your crayons.
C. When you clean your tub.
D. If you paint the room blue.
E. If you buy a soft water tank.
F. When you use Lady Clairol.
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent

6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's friend... 
A. Stuart Whitman.
B Randolph Scott.
C. Steve Reeves.
D. Maynard G. Krebs.
E. Corky B. Dork.
F. Dave the Whale.
G. Zippy Zoo.

7. Liar, liar... 
 A. You're a liar.
B. Your nose is growing.
C. Pants on fire.
D. Join the choir.
E. Jump up higher.
F. On the wire.
G. I'm telling Mom.

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and....
 A. Wheaties.
B. Lois Lane .
C. TV ratings.
D. World peace.
E. Red tights.
F. The American way.
G. News headlines.

9. Hey kids! What time is it?
 A. It's time for Yogi Bear.
B It's time to do your homework.
C. It's Howdy Doody Time.
D. It's time for Romper Room.
E. It's bedtime.
F. The Mighty Mouse Hour.
G. Scoopy Doo Time.

10. Lions and tigers and bears...
 A. Yikes.
B. Oh, no.
C. Gee whiz.
D. I'm scared.
E. Oh my.
F. Help! Help!
G. Let's run.

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone... 
A. Over 40.
B. Wearing a uniform.
C. Carrying a briefcase.
D. Over 30.
E. You don't know.
F. Who says, 'Trust me'.
G. Who eats tofu..

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's stockings...
A. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C. Joe Namath
D. Roger Staubach
E. Joe Montana
F. Steve Young
G. John Elway

13. Brylcream...
A. Smear it on.
B. You'll smell great.
C. Tame that cowlick.
D. Grease ball heaven.
E. It's a dream.
F. We're your team.
G. A little dab'll do ya.

14. I found my thrill...
A. In Blueberry muffins.

 B. With my man, Bill.
C. Down at the mill.
D. Over the windowsill.
E. With thyme and dill.
F. Too late to enjoy.
G. On Blueberry Hill.

15. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...
 A. Clark Gable.
B. Mary Martin.
C. Doris Day.
D. Errol Flynn.
E. Sally Fields.
F. Jim Carrey.
G. Jay Leno.

16. Name the Beatles... 
A. John, Steve, George,  Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. I wonder, wonder, who.
 A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?

18. I'm strong to the finish....
 A. Cause I eats my broccoli.
B. Cause I eats me spinach.
C. Cause I lift weights.
D. Cause I'm the hero.
E. And don't you for get it.
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
G. To outlast Bruto.

19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
 A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
B. Smile, you're on Star Search.
C. Smile, you won the lottery.
D. Smile, we're watching you.
E. Smile, the world sees you.
F. Smile, you're a hit.
G. Smile, you're on TV.

20. What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy.
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
C. Make you fat.
D. Melt your heart.
E. Make you popular.
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
G. Come in colors.

Below are the right answers:
 1. D - Wonder Bread
2. G - Cassius Clay
3. B - He Is us
4. A - Good night, Chet
5. G - When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
6. D - Maynard G. Krebs
7. C - Pants on fire
8. F - The American Way
9. C - It's Howdy Doody Time
10. E - Oh my
11. D - Over 30
12. C - Joe Namath
13. G - A little dab'll do ya
14. G - On Blueberry Hill
15. B - Mary Martin
16. G - John, Paul, George, Ringo
17. D - Who wrote the book of Love
18. B - Cause I eats me spinach
19. A - Smile, you're on Candid Camera
20. F - Melt in your mouth not in your hand

Don't forget to put your score in the subject line, when you forward this or link to it to a friend.

KU's out.... VCU 71 Kansas 61

Virginia Commonwealth dominated Kansas all but the first few minutes.  At one point KU was farther behind than at any time in decades during an NCAA tournament... they came to life after the half and nearly caught up but VCU managed to regain its speed and accuracy and KU never got close, trailing often as much as ten points behind.  Kansas players just weren't hot shooters all afternoon.   Final 71-61.

So sad, didn't make the final four.  Out in SA.

Mar 24, 2011

Dealing with Job Criticism

Ever feel deflated after going through a critique with your boss? Do you feel personally assaulted when someone criticizes your work? Dealing with criticism can be difficult, but learning how to deal with it may be one of the most important skills you ever need. Being open to feedback improves communication in relationships and in the workplace.   Read about the GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES (X, Y, Boomer) and how to handle reward and punishment from Monster.com

Pretty good workplace article as more people compete for fewer jobs.

Mar 23, 2011

A truly beautiful woman

Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Mar 22, 2011

A U.S. kill team's trophy photos: More damaging than Abu Ghraib?

Outrageous!  Stryker soldiers humiliate America

A US Army soldier is to testify against the comrades with whom he allegedly planned and carried out the murders of Afghan civilians. The news comes as Nato forces brace themselves for a backlash in Afghanistan following the publication of graphic photographs of US soldiers posing with the people they allegedly killed. 

Corporal Jeremy Morlock has confessed to three murders. In January 2010 he threw a grenade at a boy before opening fire along with other members of his squad. He has also admitted to murders in February and May 2010.

On each occasion the crime was carefully planned, covered up and photographs taken. Morlock is said to have distributed the trophy photographs freely and widely.

Under a plea bargain which is yet to be approved by a judge, Morlock would receive a 24-year prison sentence in return for testifying against other members of a so-called "kill team" in a court martial being held at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.

Besides Morlock, four others are accused of premeditated murder and face the death penalty or a life sentence if found guilty. Seven other soldiers are charged with helping to cover up the offences.
Photographs of the soldiers - including Morlock - posing with the dead bodies of the civilians they allegedly murdered were published in the German magazine Der Spiegel on Sunday and are now widely available on the internet.

The magazine quotes a Facebook chat between one of the accused, 21-year-old Adam Winfield, and his father. Winfield describes the January 2010 incident, saying: "They made it look like the guy threw a grenade at them and mowed him down."
The publication of the photographs, which had been prevented in the United States by a court order, prompted the US Army to release a statement apologising for the behaviour of the team, which it described as "repugnant to us as human beings and contrary to the standards and values of the United States Army".

It is feared the photographs will cause a wave of angry protests in Afghanistan as they become more widely distributed over the internet - and possibly provoke attacks on Nato forces. 

From  More:

In other unhappy news reported in Britain but not so much in the US, downed pilot rescuers strafe Libyan villagers trying to welcome him.  Boy shot along with 5 others.  Mail Online.

Some soldiers have too much machismo to handle Hooah!

Mar 21, 2011

Sly James for Mayor, not Burkenhauser

While I don't live in the city, it's my view that Sly is the best of the two candidates. Surely KC's had enough stuffed shirts running things--like the last half dozen mayors.   Sly will turn heads nationally... he has the potential of being one of America's great Mayors who will cheerlead for his city.

Most experience doesn't prepare you for a mayor's job.  Certainly not time in a bureaucracy or even as a business CEO. City managers run cities, not mayors.  Mayors FRONT for cities. Show leadership. Clinton as opposed to George HW ('read my lips') Bush.   It's not really a decision-making position in this form of government.  Councils decide things here and when they compete for that with a Type A controller (or wife) ... well we just saw what happens.  Nothing good.  Actually, nothing at ALL!

Yas need some pazazz in a mayor. Yas need a Henry Cisneros or Rudy Guliani to lead. Not another Burkenhauser, after the last mayor who put everyone to sleep, were it not for his colorful wife. And the ones  before, also yawners.  Gloria just tried to turn over the wagon rather than push it forward. Burke would be colorless without the nutcase spouse-- pretty much like Kansas City's been for far too long.  Sly's the one.

It's in our best financial interest to urge you to vote FOR REPEAL of the earnings tax so I am.

Mar 19, 2011

It's war. But other countries are in charge (wink, wink)

Guest jets are flying sortees, but we just launched 120 very expensive Tomahawk missiles to take out his command and control.  And are refueling international partner jets.  And running our command and control from one of our ships equipped to the TEETH to run regional wars.

The Republicans trashed O'man for dilly-dallying... but he's deliberately taken a shadow position, given that we already have TWO WARS already going on in the mideast.  Time for the GOP to stand down, be quiet and let events take care of themselves.

Rock chalk, Jayhawk, United States!

Bullying Illegal: Except for fat, skinny or nerdy white kids

The viral video sensation showing a bullying incident at an Australian school has brought the issue of bullying back into the spotlight. Here in the United States, the Obama administration has made school bullying a federal issue. Last week, President Barack Obama addressed an anti-bullying conference with First Lady Michelle Obama at his side. The administration's anti-bullying campaign has been ongoing since the beginning of Mr. Obama's term.  The Department of Justice announced in December 2010 its intention to hold liable school districts that fail to protect students that are bullied.
DOJ’s website states:
The Civil Rights Division and the entire Justice Department are committed to ending bullying and harassment in schools, and the video highlights the Department’s authority to enforce federal laws that protect students from discrimination and harassment at school because of their race, national origin, disability, religion, and sex, including harassment based on nonconformity with gender stereotypes.

Here is the catch. DOJ will only investigate bullying cases if the victim is considered protected under the 1964 Civil Rights legislation. In essence, only discrimination of the victim’s race, sex, national origin, disability, or religion will be considered by DOJ. The overweight straight white male who is verbally and/or physically harassed because of his size can consider himself invisible to the Justice Department.

Apparently, the Justice Department is going by George Orwell’s famous Animal Farm ending: “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

 “We can only take action where we have legal authority,” wrote DOJ spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa in a December 2010 e-mail to The Washington Times Water Cooler. She continues:
“As stated in the website below, we are statutorily authorized to initiate suits under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, and under Title III of the American with Disabilities Act. More information on the Civil Rights Act, Equal Educational Opportunities Act, and the ADA can be found here: "

Remember Columbine?  The result of bullying in a country with a Second Amendment.

Mar 18, 2011

Bloggers/Webbers Preoccupied with PAST TENSE: When does KU TIP OFF?

I've noticed that bloggers and KC websites are preoccupied with YESTERDAY's NEWS, but not TODAYS!  It's very hard after 6am to find out when KU is playing!

By the time I figured out when KU was playing (at 7pm), the game was half over!  Stupid sports people!  All sports websites should have TODAYS schedules with TV channels at the top of their websites starting at MIDNIGHT!


Merrill: New Talker in Town. And another RMAN Rant Roundup

KMBZ has bumped Beck to nights, the netcase who can't get enough drugs for his schitzophrenia.  Beck's now after Darla Jaye and a new hired gun from Lawrence is in town.  Chris Merrill.  Fresh voice, professional sounding, claims to be a conservative on KMBZ 9a-11a but seems to be a social liberal or a Libertarian. Maybe he's just too polished to be initially accepted...hard to tell.   Here's part of KMBZ promotion departments bio of the new guy.

The Voice of Merrill comes to Kansas City by way of Lawrence, KS, Arizona, Nebraska, Colorado and Michigan.  His experience has allowed him to hone his skills on a number of music and talk radio stations.   Merrill considers himself an entertainer first and foremost.  After studying Theatre at Western Michigan University and Political Science at Fort Hayes State University Merrill has combined his passion to entertain with his knowledge of current events to create a high energy program that narrows in today’s pressing issues using a different perspective than the more traditional radio hosts. 

Obviously the new guy's working to make a good splash in the market. catching some flack for talking too much sexual topic but let's all wait and see.  What I did like was his longtime website blog, Voice of Merrill which could well become the talk radio talk-back site in town.   I've noticed local  BZ types don't keep their blogs up once they realize they have more reach on the radio than on a blog.  So if we hijack it for ourselves...maybe Merrill will keep it current!


Other stuff.  It could be war in Libya.  So, Kadhafi doesn't want to get publicly hanged like his brother insane, Saddam Hussein?  Despite his bellicose comments yesterday, he's offered up a CEASE FIRE now, before NATO draws blood on its expanded no fly zone airwar?  Let's see if NATO countries have balls to commit, or if they were outskunked by the tin-horn dictator who doesn't. 

Well wait.  Is he timid, or sly like a fox?  This won't really be a CNN-televised war.  So news will be difficult and cable channels will scramble to get steady pictures.  If it's a war at all!  TWT.  (Time Will Tell, as TV reporters love to pontificate when they can't predict the outcome!)  The question is, why didn't they start it five minutes after the UN resolution was passed?  What have all those pentagon planners been doing?


Gunfight in Japan for the Future of Nuclear Power.  I think we need it.  Japanese mishandling it.  Let's pray for their citizens that efforts to re-aquafy those fuel rods work!  Firetruck water-guns?  Well whatever works.   We need new nuke plants in the US... just not along the fault lines, obviously.  In northern Japan, obviously, heartbreak on every corner.  Are you paying attention, California?  Japan gives a lesson on how to handle disaster with some element of class.


GOP Union Busting.  Media can't talk and chew gun at the same time.  The Anti-Tea Party/Anti-Koch brothers war continues among the states.  Good luck to them.  We can't let the GOP turn this place into a corporate state, more than it already is.  Lets see how much blood they'll let before increasing taxes on the super rich.  Hopefully 2012 will be a reelection year and an election that will send the Tea Party koolaid drinkers into oblivion.  O'man.  Timing is everything.  Ya know, sometimes deliberative OVERANALYSIS can be labeled 'indecision'.   Think faster!

So much news, I'm getting dizzy!

Mar 17, 2011

Scary: People Who Watch and Trust Fox News Will Surprise You

One in four Americans believes "most or all" of what's said on Fox News, despite Fox's fabrication of everything from death panels to Climategate.
March 14, 2011  | 
(Special from Alternet)

In the 7 March issue of the Tribune, Mark Seddon reported on the threat that Glenn Beck, "as a sort of hired gauleiter on Fox News", poses to American democracy. The article hit the nail on the head when it comes to Beck's paranoiac propaganda. Seddon, however, misses the broader danger of the Murdoch-owned Fox News: the media outlet's audience is growing even as its programming veers away from broadcast journalism and shapes instead a rightwing political operation.

Consider the facts: more than twice as many Americans watch Fox News as watch CNN, the next most popular cable news channel, and almost five times as many as watch MSNBC. Fox's audience cuts across age, gender, race, education, and income level. The average Fox News viewer is a male between the ages of 30 to 49 -- far from most people's perception that mostly seniors watch Fox. So where Seddon pointed to a fabled minority audience of "not-so-bright … American citizens", Fox is instead popular among a wide swath of well-educated, contributing members of society.

Fox's pre-eminent position has had an irrefutable and destructive impact on the state of political discourse in the United States. Since its inception, Fox News has performed as a political party, not as an objective journalistic outlet. Since President Obama took office, Fox has succeeded not only in spreading misinformation and lies, but also in entrenching those fictions so that its audience relates to them as irrefutable fact. 

Fox News' approach to these issues has, among other things, limited genuine debate about the merits of healthcare policy, forcing elected representatives to spend time insisting to their constituents that the president of the United States does not want to kill their grandmothers. The claims are so outrageous that they would be funny -- if they didn't have real impact on people's lives.

Fox Owns the Tea Party.  Not content to spread misinformation and singlemindedly pursue an extreme agenda, Fox decided in 2009 it would contribute explicitly to the rise of a social movement. Fox spent disproportionate airtime rallying people to join the Tea Party, the radical right group that was formed in the wake of the presidential election in 2008. Over ten days in April of 2009, Fox aired 107 ads for its coverage of Tea Party protests and, in that same time period, featured at least 20 segments on the upcoming protests. By contrast, in the recent legislative battle over collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin, Fox called the protesting union supporters a "shrieking leftist mob".

Get BALANCE.  Skip Fox's weakest show and watch MSNBC's Rachel Maddow too.  She's an natural anecdote for Koolaid overdose.

Dislexiemos: The human brain works anyway

Rumblings on Cable TV: No Fly Zone Coming

The political pundits are suggesting the O'man get offa his hands and be presidential... sounds to me like he'll be announcing a no flyzone over Libya.  Is it too late?  Just askin.

Buy more General Dynamics stock!  Who makes smart missiles anyway?  Call my broker baby.

Mar 16, 2011

12 Faces of Ted Williams: Felon with the Golden Voice

JANUARY 5--Before becoming the country’s most distinctive new voice, Ted Williams compiled a lengthy rap sheet that landed him in several Ohio lockups on a variety of criminal charges, according to law enforcement records.
Williams, 53, has been busted for theft, robbery, escape, forgery, and drug possession. He is pictured at right in mug shots (click to enlarge) taken as a result of those Ohio collars, which stretch back more than two decades.
The convicted felon’s speedy rise to fame is not sitting well with one Columbus businessman who called cops on Williams and a female companion in early-July. The man, a manager at National Tire & Battery, told cops that Williams and the woman were “refusing to leave the business property” and had become an “ongoing problem” for the business, according to a police report.
While Williams begged customers for money, the woman “gets picked up and dropped off in the parking lot by various and numerous males in different vehicles. The management had repeatedly asked the two suspects to stay off the property and have been cussed and yelled at by the suspects for their effort.”
Cops warned Williams and his companion that they would be arrested if they returned to the property. The businessman, who only wanted to be identified as Dan, told TSG that Williams’s newfound notoriety had left him a “little aggravated.” The man said that he had seen Williams urinate in front of the business, and watched recently as he and his female friend stripped to their underwear as they changed into dry clothes during a rainstorm.
Dan added that his company shares a lot with a Lowe’s store, and he has seen Williams stealing items from cars parked by customers visiting the home improvement firm. “He’s basically been a thief for the past two years,” Dan said. The businessman added that last month he saw cops putting Williams in a squad car. However, the Columbus Division of Police had no record of Williams being collared in December. (from THE SMOKING GUN)

MSNBC fell for his grifter antics and was going to use him as a network announcer but they have apparently changed their collective minds when he went into treatment, and then left abruptly.  Scam artist.

Japan: Be glad George Bush isn't President

He would have decided to finish the job...and would have attacked you while your pants are down.

Sick.  But it would have crossed his mind.

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Here it is! Polish your Personal Lie Detector!

A guest blog post.  All about LIARS!  Click the graphic and learn all about it from Denver's Westword!

An amazing exerpt is how many dumb birds lie to their doctor!

Mar 14, 2011

Japanese Culture: The Nail that Sticks UP is Pounded DOWN

An interesting point on MSNBC where there was a line of people waiting for water, waiting HOURS.  They ran out of water.  No arguments, no rioting, no complaining.    Said a Japanese CNN reporter, their culture makes complaining and rioting unthinkable.  People in Japan help each other, are polite and above all else, value ORDER.

We could learn from them for we complain about EVERY damned thing.

More than we ever wanted to know about Nuclear Plant Emergencies

1.Japan Fears Full Nuclear Meltdown

A second explosion at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant injured 11 workers Monday, and officials are already bracing for a third blast: After explosions at Unit 1 and Unit 3, the plant has lost the ability to cool the reactor at Unit Two, which they will have to inject with seawater, possibly leading to a new explosion.

The U.S. has shifted an aircraft carrier away from Japan after higher-than-usual radiation levels were detected on board. The New York Times says that the plant could continue leaking radioactive steam for months as crews fight to avert full meltdowns by flooding the reactors and then releasing steam. One senior U.S. official says, "under the best scenarios, this isn't going to end anytime soon."

The White House also issued a statement saying, "Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Territories and the U.S. West Coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity." The Daily Beast's Lennox Samuels reports on Japan's fears of a meltdown, plus read the most gripping survivor stories.

Read it at The Daily Beast

Wonder if the distraction from Japan will let Kahdafi keep hold of Libya?  He's retaking his country.  And what's going on in Wisconsin?  Sadly, cable news people are easily distracted!