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Citizen and Eye Witness Reports: Tsunami Damage to American West Coast Regions

14 Mar

Copyright 2011-3011 By Alternative News Forum, All Rights Reserved.

These videos and text accounts are from local residents of the US west coast, regarding the recent tsunamis and the damage which they caused:

3.12.11 Brookings, Crescent City, up through Coos Bay Oregon

Looks like the worst is over. The tsunami warning for everywhere except Crescent City and the mouth of the Klamath has been changed to a tsunami advisory. Highway 101 is opening up at 6 tonight, but the CHP wants to keep traffic away from the harbor, which was destroyed. We just had another 8.1 ft surge, no larger than the previous one. However, they want to keep watch just in case we get another surge on the high tide.  The commercial boat harbor in Brookings, OR has been destroyed and some boats sunk. The Crescent City harbor is demolished. Boats were washed out to sea or sunk, others are damaged in the harbor. About 20 boats got out and are now at sea with no harbor to go to. The USCG is assisting them to get to a safe harbor by offering fuel at sea. There is a storm predicted to come ashore over the next few days with 20 ft. seas expected. The boats need to get off the open ocean and in a safe harbor before getting caught in the storm.

I’ve heard one confirmed fatality of a man who went to the mouth of the Klamath to take pictures and was washed out to sea. There are more people who were more fortunate when they got washed out to sea as they were rescued alive. I anticipate hearing of at least one and possibly two additional fatalities.

CRESCENT CITY TSUMANI FACT SHEET

Crescent City Inner Basin Harbor, Crescent City, CA

Damage:

• 47 vessels afloat but with some level of damage

• 11 sunken vessels

• 1 vessel grounded at mouth of Elk River

• Large debris including rocks, logs, and vessel debris scattered about inner harbor and shore

Navigable waters status unknown

• Significant damage to moorings and docks

Wildlife:  No observed wildlife impacts at this time

Portland Orgeon Downtown Bomb Plot by Radical Muslim Foiled by FEDs

28 Nov

11.27.2010 Re-post by CK Hunter

Oregon bomb plot suspect wanted “spectacular show”

Tags: portland oregon bomb plot, muslim radical bomb plot portland oregon

The Great Depression of the 21st Century: Here’s Why It’s Different This Time

22 Feb
SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 22:  A job seeker wait...
Image by Getty Images via Daylife
2.22.2010
By Chase K. Hunter
I decided today to take a quick look at where we are in the much touted “economic recovery” and if the latest REAL statistics are to be believed, there is not one. When you spend as much time online as I do, you begin to see through the make believe of the mainstream media‘s sunny forecasts for a 2010 recovery. Unemployment has actually spiked as high as 20% in several states, and it’s at around 14.5% in Michigan. I hate to always harp on the same old issues, but the mainstream media is just flat out lying to the American people about what is really going on.
Just have a look at the related links below to do the math yourself, then watch your network news tonite and see if they are saying anywhere close to the same thing as these articles report:

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This Time It’s Different

Henry Blodget | Feb. 21, 2010, 9:01 AM | 2,456 | comment 34
Tags: Charts

Many economists still argue that the Great Recession was just like all the others, except a bit bigger.

Here’s why they’re wrong.

Check out the number of people unemployed more than 26 weeks (expressed below as a percentage of the population).

Even if the recovery continues and the number of the long-term unemployed finally stops rising, it will likely take a decade or more for this group to shrink to normal levels.

Unemployed For More Than 26 Weeks - Population Ratio  January 2010

Click here to find out more!

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment: The Hardest-Hit States (CHART)

States

Michigan has the highest unemployment rate of any state at 14.1 percent, a distinction the state has held for 25 of the last 26 months.

The next-highest unemployment rates after Michigan’s were found in Oregon (12.4 percent), Rhode Island and South Carolina (12.1 percent), and California (11.5 percent), according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. The unemployment rate reached double-digits in five states and the District of Columbia in May. The national rate is 9.4 percent.

Some economists have touted “green shoots” and talked up the recession as “bottoming out” this year. But the misplaced optimism hasn’t reached everybody.

Progressive economists say that unemployment will likely continue to rise nationwide into 2010. And while economists cheered lower-than-expected increases in job losses for May, the state-by-state breakdown reveals the unevenness of the recession.

Optimism “hasn’t been a problem in Michigan,” said Judy Putnam, spokeswoman for the Michigan League for Human Services, in an interview with the Huffington Post. “There were no signs of hope in our numbers.”

Putnam said her organization is concerned that nearly 90,000 unemployed workers will exhaust their unemployment benefits before the end of the year. “Our biggest concern is that our safety net for folks coming off unemployment benefits has really shrunk. It’s really not there,” she said.

Putnam noted that if it includes marginally attached workers, unemployed folks who’ve quit looking for work, and forced part-timers, the “true” unemployment rate in Michigan is 17.2 percent.

Michigan also boasts the nation’s weakest-performing metro area, Detroit, according to the Brookings Institution.

Here’s a table from the Economic Policy Institute that compares state unemployment levels

Mass Lay-offs: The Hardest Hit States

Which States Are Facing the Worst 2010 Budget Deficits?

2009 Unemployment By State

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