Hundreds Of Thousands Dead? The Haiti Earthquake Has Transformed Most Hospitals, Houses, Schools, Grocery Stores And Roads To Piles Of Rubble

Haiti EarthquakeThe most important news for Thursday, January 14th, 2010….

The magnitude-7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti has transformed most hospitals, houses, schools, roads and grocery stores into piles of rubble.  At this point reports are coming in that virtually all vital infrastructure in Port au Prince seems to have been destroyed.

Is the Haiti earthquake one of the worst in modern history?  According to one report, up to half a million people are feared dead and another three million have been made homeless by the Haiti earthquake.

Hillary Clinton is comparing the Haiti earthquake to the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 220,000 people five years ago.

150 U.N. staff members remain trapped under the rubble in Haiti.

Is California next?  A very large number of small earthquakes have been reported all over California in the last 7 days.

A senior Chinese government official is warning Google that Internet companies in China must co-operate with the government in “guiding” opinion on the Internet.

Yahoo!, the owner of the No. 2 search engine in the U.S., was reportedly targeted by a Chinese attack similar to the one that recently affected Google.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that he will resist renewed U.S. pressure to resume peace talks unless Israel first fully halts
settlement building in the West Bank.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning Lebanese leaders that Israel may be planning to attack Lebanon in the near future.

A new poll has found that 51 percent of Americans agree with this statement: “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism.”

In a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated “cognitive infiltration” of groups that advocate “conspiracy theories”.

The economics editor for one of the U.K.’s biggest newspapers says that we have nothing to fear from a “New World Order”.

The CEO of Goldman Sachs acknowledged on Wednesday that the investment bank engaged in “improper” behavior in 2006 and 2007 when it made huge bets on a housing downturn while at the same time peddling as safe more than $40 billion in securities backed by risky U.S. home loans.

Almost 3 million U.S. homeowners received at least one foreclosure filing during 2009, setting a new all-time record for the number of people falling behind on their mortgage payments.

A panel of experts says that the United States must soon raise taxes or cut government spending to curb its debt.

The U.S. government registered its largest December budget deficit on record (91.9 billion dollars) as higher unemployment reduced revenue and the government spent money to help the economy recover.

Some analysts believe that the true unemployment rate in the United States is closer to 22 percent.

Are the United States and China on the verge of a trade war?

Are the economies of Greece and Portugal facing a “slow death” because their debts have gotten out of control?

Analysts say that the brutal winter weather that has been hammering the northern hemisphere is going to lead to much higher food prices in 2010.

Global warming?  The U.K. is on course for its coldest January in 37 years.

Scientists now say that the most lethal infectious diseases on the planet are mutating at an alarming rate worldwide.

Is Google censoring results that are not flattering to Islam?

A new poll has revealed that only 39 percent of Christians in the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation.

It looks like March 2 will be the first day that gay couples will be able to apply for marriage licenses in Washington D.C.

Do you have a plan for when society breaks down?  If not, you might want to check out this article.

It is being reported that leading NASA experts believe that “final proof” that Mars has bred life will be confirmed this year.

The theory that “aliens” are our creators is now getting publicity even in the New York Times.

A team of scientists has revived a bacteria after a hundred thousand years under three kilometers of glacier.  Wouldn’t it be ironic if it ends up being a killer bacteria that wipes out a huge chunk of humanity?

How did this happen?  A sheep recently gave birth to a dead lamb with a human-like face in a remote village in Turkey.

Lastly, witnesses were stricken with horror at seeing a tourist being eaten by a “dinosaur-sized” shark off the coast of one of South Africa’s most popular holiday spots.