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What I’ve realized in life is that people are effing crazy. Take for instance the earthquake/tsunami in Japan. I can’t think of an event in my life time that’s anywhere near what’s going on in that country right now. As Americans, we don’t care about that. Yeah, we pay lip service to it, but all we care about is how it affects us. Since I live in California, several hours after the event, we got tsunami warnings here. The thought pattern was the ripple wave would make its way to our shores. The government did what it was supposed to do and closed the beaches. I personally stayed as far as I could from the coast. But a lot of idiots went to the beach to see the tsunami. What were they thinking? Have they not seen the devastation on television and online from other tsunamis? I’m not an expert, but I don’t think you can out run a tsunami from the beach. The story gets better. Remember, my first sentence was that people are crazy. We would do anything to look young and healthy…even if it’s not healthy. Here in L.A., women use restylane and botox to look younger. Then there’s collagen, and silicone for breast implants. There are all sorts of augmentations. Years ago when women wanted to lose weight, they would go get “The Shot,” or gonadotropin. All of these things are proof that we may be the nuttiest nation on the planet. And we can’t figure out why the Europeans are always laughing at us. I told you that to tell you this. The situation in Japan has gotten hairier than a Persian’s bath bar. It’s not bad enough that their whole world was crumbled. It’s not bad enough that what may be tens of thousands of their people were killed. Now it seems their nuclear reactors are failing and exploding. This is a crisis of biblical proportions. Apparently with the nuclear reactor, people need iodine to counteract the radiation. True to form, over 5,000 miles away in California, there is now a run on the market for iodine. It seems our narcissistic friends somehow feel that radiation will float through the air 5,000 miles and affect us here. You really want to do something? Ship that iodine to the people who really need it…the folks in Japan.