Why are there still earthquakes? Is HE still remodeling or something? You'd think after 5 billion years at least the crust would be set.
Things like this are the reason I started this blog and titled it "IF I Were God..." -so I could lay out the things I'd change or fix or not allow to happen;
Like birth defects.
Some major disasters man brings on himself, e.g. the Great Chicago Fire. Build an entire city of wooden buildings / kindling and fire is an obvious hazard. We learned from our mistakes. But earthquakes are just pulling the floor out from an entire region, literally. That's poor workmanship.
Some would say He can do what He wants, but I say He shouldn't. There are some things we should be able to count on; the sun coming up in the morning, oxygen in the atmosphere, and a surface that doesn't buck hard enough to collapse buildings on kids in their cribs.
I see a growing number of Aussies (Australians) have stopped in. GOOD. You're on assignment as of now:
Help your neighbors across the water in any way you can. Send donations, care packages (not vegimite, blood, search & rescue teams/ambos/firies, and even yourselves if they need volunteers. If you're in a restaurant or bar and you see some depressed, knackered or even crying NewZies who've had their holiday ruint, be a mate and buy them dinner, or at least a drink. If they're single and you're attractive take 'em home to your cushion and give 'em a night they'll not soon forget, okay you beauties? -Nothin' heals like love, mates.
[If any Aussies are impressed with my sudden repertoire of aussie-isms I have only Jen to thank, an American ex-patriot and up&coming published photographer now happily living in Oz who recently sent me her own Aussie-American dictionary. Cheers, Jen!]