By: Dylan Wright

 

An American servicemen in South Korea is accused of raping an 18-year-old South Korean woman. Kurt Campbell, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, gave his condolences today. Washington’s sensitivity over the matter has been showing. President Obama has a meeting scheduled with the head of South Korea for later this week.

It’s disturbing that somebody would do such a thing while in another country, on a mission to help that country. It’s immoral and hard to believe. I feel sorry for that girl, and think this man should be punished. I understand D.C.’s plans to be sensitive about this topic; the last thing we need is another war.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/world/asia/in-south-korea-american-official-apologizes-over-rape-case.html?ref=asia

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I Commented on Mahlon’s article about voting laws, Josie’s article about planets, and Natalie’s article about Twitter.

Link: http://usapresshub.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/new-voting-laws/

Mahlon’s article describes the controversy over Republicans wanting to raise voting security and Democrats thinking that it well “scare away” voters. Well written and detailed, this article gives an unbiased view and an honest opinion toward the conflicting situation.

Link: http://nzolten4ecspress.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/can-twitter-save-lives/

Natalie describes the revolutionary day Twitter has been used to save lives and warn citizens of dangers. Since the news is no longer reliable in Mexico, this may be the only thing keeping the people informed of nearby violence in their country. The article sheds light upon this new way that Mexico has figured out how to save lives, and gives her opinion in a professional, unbiased manner.

Link: http://jhurst4ecspress.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/planet-watching-in-october/ 

Josie gives us all something to look forward to in this month, other than the usual Halloween celebrations and fall festivals. Up to 4 planets will be easily visible this month! What’s better than a bright jupiter looking down at you as you stuff your face with candy? Not much, that’s for sure. The article gives times, locations, and even what to look for.

Best Comment: http://nzolten4ecspress.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/can-twitter-save-lives/

By: Dylan Wright

Six are left dead as winds of up to 180 kilometers an hour carry Typhoon Roke through northeastern Japan. More than 30 centimeters of rain were present as the storm and massive wave cam through. The waves surpassed expectations and were extremely dangerous. Luckily the nuclear radioactivity plants that caused so much concern in March from the massive tsunami were not injured.

Not many were hurt, but the six that died were very unfortunate. With all that has gone on in Japan this year, they need as much help as they can get. Three natural disasters have left most of northeastern Japan in ruin. This is  a sad year for Japan and it’s not even over. Japan might not be able to take much more.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Typhoon+batters+Japan+nuclear+plant+safe/5433685/story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/typhoon-roke-crashes-into-japan/2011/09/21/gIQA78t8kK_blog.html 

 

 

 

 

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Discussion: 8 comments

Best example: http://scipresshub.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/smart-cars/#comment-104

Title:

Disguised Sweatshops and Drug Addict Abuse: Vietnam

Comments: 5

http://europepresshub.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/a-british-beating/

Title:

Australian Government Resorting to Relocation due to Immigration Issues

http://asiapacificpresshub.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/australian-government-resorting-to-relocation-due-to-immigration-issues/

Comments: 4

http://europepresshub.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/knox-innocent/

Article:

Second earthquake hits Japan this year after deadly one in May.

http://asiapacificpresshub.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/quake-hits-japan-bringing-back-memories-of-deadly-one-in-may/

Discussion: 7 comments

http://localpresshub.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/the-west-memphis-three/#comments

By Dylan Wright

On Friday March 11th this year a powerful 9.0 earthquake struck Japan. The epicenter of this massive and destructive ‘quake was several miles off of the coast of Japan, in the Pacific Ocean. It immediately raised tsunami threats and warnings. A 13 ft. tsunami hit Japans eastern seaboard several minutes later, not giving the citizens much time to prepare. This was the 5th largest earthquake recorded in the world since the beginning of the 1900’s.  The earthquake and the tsunami were a deadly couple. http://framework.latimes.com/2011/03/11/earthquake-and-tsunami-hits-japan/#/0. Several months later another earthquake hit; it’s magnitude a 5.8. Citizens were warned of possible 50-centimeter waves along the coastline at high speeds. The nuclear power plants that are well known for leaking radiation during the first earthquake and tsunami reported that there was no damage to their structures. The epicenter of this earthquake was near that of the 9.0 earthquake’s from March. This relative closeness of the two epicenters has many people concerned and questioning the possibility of another earthquake.

Although not much damage was recorded from the 5.8 earthquake that hit last week, it still is an awful addition to the already devastated northeastern Japan. The people of Japan have many things to worry about, and had a frightful scare last week, but got off lucky, in my opinion. My heart goes out to the people of Japan. I wish hem good luck and hope that no more natural disasters affect them for a long time; if one did they might not be able to recover.

Sources:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/international/2011/August/international_August858.xml&section=international

http://framework.latimes.com/2011/03/11/earthquake-and-tsunami-hits-japan/#/0

By Dylan Wright

On Friday March 11th this year a powerful 9.0 earthquake struck Japan. The epicenter of this massive and destructive ‘quake was several miles off of the coast of Japan, in the Pacific Ocean. It immediately raised tsunami threats and warnings. A 13 ft. tsunami hit Japans eastern seaboard several minutes later, not giving the citizens much time to prepare. This was the 5th largest earthquake recorded in the world since the beginning of the 1900’s.  The earthquake and the tsunami were a deadly couple. http://framework.latimes.com/2011/03/11/earthquake-and-tsunami-hits-japan/#/0. Several months later another earthquake hit; it’s magnitude a 5.8. Citizens were warned of possible 50-centimeter waves along the coastline at high speeds. The nuclear power plants that are well known for leaking radiation during the first earthquake and tsunami reported that there was no damage to their structures. The epicenter of this earthquake was near that of the 9.0 earthquake’s from March. This relative closeness of the two epicenters has many people concerned and questioning the possibility of another earthquake.

Although not much damage was recorded from the 5.8 earthquake that hit last week, it still is an awful addition to the already devastated northeastern Japan. The people of Japan have many things to worry about, and had a frightful day last week, but got off lucky, in my opinion. My heart goes out to the people of Japan. I wish them good luck and hope that no more natural disasters affect them for a long time; if one did they might not be able to recover.

Sources:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/international/2011/August/international_August858.xml&section=international

http://framework.latimes.com/2011/03/11/earthquake-and-tsunami-hits-japan/#/0