The news from Japan has been astounding lately. A monster earthquake, a killer tsunami, and now the leaking nuclear power plants. The news is dominated about the various radioactive leaks and efforts to cool off the reactors. I'm seeing diagrams of reactors, and Rachael Maddow gave us a primer of reactors on Monday, and spent most of her program Tuesday on the same topic.
Which brings me to my point. There was a tsunami that washed away entire towns. Thousands of bodies have washed up on the beach after having been carried away into the sea. Its cold over there, and people are suffering. Electricity is out. Water is scarce. And yet it seems that broadcast news focuses solely on the nuclear power plant and its problems.
Yes, that is a worry, but isn't the larger story right now the human suffering and devastation caused by the tsunami?
And, apropos of nothing, do you want to buy some shares in Alternate Energy Holdings? Bet you can pick some up real cheap these days.