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  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    March 28, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    The Mormon Church distributing relief aid in Japan. It's just glowing. Japan's prime minister has seen a bounce in his approval rating in the first major opinion poll since the country's earthquake and tsunami. This will knock out CB's and Ham Radio's as well, so how we know what's going on in Japan?. SOLAR RADIO STORM: A profusion of emerging sunspots has kicked off a days-long radio storm on the sun. VHF receivers on Earth are picking up loud bursts that sound like waves crashing on a beach. This ongoing event continues a recent trend of increasing activity as Solar Cycle 24 heats up. Some experts do fault Kan for not taking faster and more decisive action, and being notably absent from the public eye. He has only held two news conferences since the crisis began. There's no high degree of transparency here. Japan's damaged nuclear plant raced to pump out contaminated water suspected of sending radioactivity levels soaring as officials warned that radiation seeping from the complex was spreading to seawater and soil. What about Japan's fault that now Radioactive rainwater is now recorded eastern US and Florida?.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 28, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    Brother;
    Are you trying to make a point with this random rant?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 28, 2011 11:58 a.m.

    RE: Brother Chuck Schroeder | 11:25 a.m. March 28, 2011

    Public health officials said the "trace amounts of radiation" detected in the United States pose no health risks to our drinking water.

    Translations: You face a greater cancer risk standing next to the smoker beside you.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    March 28, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    Re: Rifleman - 11:58 a.m. Salt Lake City, Utah
    RE: Brother Chuck Schroeder | 11:25 a.m. March 28, 2011

    Public health officials said......

    Reply: What makes them a expert?. They are not MD's. And that's not what we hear here, it's in the food to.

    Re: TJ - 11:50 a.m. Eagle Mountain, UT
    Brother Chuck Schroeder
    Are you trying to make a point with this random rant?

    Reply: If I were making my ole "Rant n Raves" I would of said: "The Eiffel Tower was evacuated after a suspicious package was found. French investigators were baffled by this object for hours. It turns out it was just a can of deodorant. They had never seen anything like that. According to a new report, 65 million Americans have a criminal record. So in the event of a continued lockout, NFL owners will have plenty of replacement players. According to the latest reports, medical marijuana sales in this country are now approaching $2 billion a year. I had no idea that so many people had glaucoma. Apparently this is an epidemic."

    I hope that answered your question?.

    Happy Great Salt Lake, Spring Break in Utah.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    March 28, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    Ah radiation.
    That SciFi word used in every B rate movie from 1945-1972.

    Do the key words "above normal" have any meaning?

    We are being exposed to radiation constantly - hence the word "normal".

    It can be 40 degrees, and still be down right cold outside - but can be considered "above normal".

    Stop the irrational panic.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    March 28, 2011 12:37 p.m.

    I know the LDS CHurch mobilizes quickly. Kudos to all those helping.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 28, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    Re: Brother Chuck Schroeder | 12:08 p.m. March 28, 2011

    You may be right, and there may be more to this than we are being told. For your own safety may I suggest you start sleeping in a lead lined room and drink only filtered water that has been tested for radioactivity.

    After Iran gets the "Bomb" I'm predicting the situation will only get worse.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    March 28, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    Re: LDS Liberal - 12:32 p.m. Farmington, UT
    Ah radiation.

    Reply: I believe the only irrational panic was sometime back in Utah, when it was to be fully used as a dumping ground Radioactive Waste, then the LDS Church really tossed a fit, because it effected them and their pritties and parks etc?. Radioactive rainwater recorded eastern US our food and also our drinking water supply is unaffected by this short-term, slight elevation in radiation, but it takes more then a drop to fill the glass long term. When you take in any amounts of radioactive iodine linked to Japan's crippled nuclear power station that have turned up in rainwater samples as far away as Massachusetts and Florida, it stays where it landed. The question was will the Mormon Church start distributing relief aid in America when we all start glowing in the dark and die off quickly in that painful death?.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    March 28, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    There are some people who are so stuck on their conspiracy theories that they inject them into every discussion. It is generally best to ignore their comments.

    I am encoraged that a response is being done to help the people of Japan. This is a good thing.

  • PAC Phoenix, AZ
    March 28, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    Oh STOP making a fuss... Just be thankful that someone is helping out people in need...PLEASE!!!!!

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    March 28, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    I agree with this statement: "There are some people who are so stuck on their conspiracy theories that they inject them into every discussion. It is generally best to ignore their comments."

    In my experience, JPL has typically been one of them!

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    March 28, 2011 2:50 p.m.

    A simple thanks to the church for offering such humanitarian services, which applies to ALL residents of Japan. It's sorely needed.

  • Utah Girl Vernal, UT
    March 28, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    What a strange bunch of posts! I would like to echo a couple of them that just said "Thanks" for the response. The Church has been mobilizing and gathering and making arrangements for distribution ever since the quake and tsunami occurred. Transportation and distribution have been difficult, due to the damages to roads and airports. I know that all that is possible to do will be done. And again, thanks!

  • friedeggonAZstreets Glendale, AZ
    March 28, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    Wow!

  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    March 28, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    The earthquake hit Sendai on March 11, 2011. This triple-catastrophe in and around Sendai the magnitude-9.0 earthquake, ensuing tsunami and subsequent radiation threats. Does anyone know when LDS church sponsored aid reached Japan?

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    March 28, 2011 8:49 p.m.

    It is good to see those who appreciate the good have began to speak out.

  • Sally Smiles-a-Lot Vernal, UT
    March 29, 2011 1:31 a.m.

    Some LDS sponsored aid was almost immediate, as there are storehouses in the area. The biggest problem in distributing aid supplies is the damage to roads and other forms of transportation, as well as the lack of fuel. The Church has been working quickly to supply fuel, food, clothing, blankets, water, and other needed supplies. If you look on the LDS.com website, at the News updates, there is more explained there. The chapels and other church facilities that have not been damaged have been used as shelters. Local volunteers have distributed a variety of needed supplies within a few days after the earthquake, and continue to do so. Of course, a big priority was ascertaining the locations and conditions of the missionaries in the area, and moving them to safer areas, as well as assessing the condition of the members, and accounting for them. Humanitarian aid is given to all who need it, regardless of religion or race. The Church has also sent money to purchase supplies locally, as well as from nearby countries.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    March 29, 2011 6:11 a.m.

    From the Article: What are Blanks and why is the church distributing them?

  • financenco Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2011 6:32 a.m.

    Gee gush-duh, what a weird question. I guess it had to be asked. Lets just say that the response was quick, and with logistics needing to happen, it takes some time to give out assistance to all who might need it. Take into account, what buildings they can use, people who are injured, damaged roads, damaged buildings, communication lines, possible radiation problems, etc. You just don't dump stuff in the middle of nowhere, where the people aren't, or in a place, where it ends up being contaminated. When service is given in the church, it is given by the heart, not trying to be in the headlines, or be noticed. If you look on the church website, you will see what is happening, but it is really to give an account of the funds used, inwhich the members have contributed their own money so that the church can help people in need. And not just in Japan.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    'LDS Church distributing relief aid in Japan' - Article

    Um...socialism?

    Communism?

    Oh, wait! Wait!

    It's perfectly fine if your church does it.

    Just, not your goverment, right?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    Pagan | 9:27 a.m. March 29, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT

    I don't believe anyone said it wasn't ok if the government did it. But, if you can't see the difference between government aid (which I pay for) and church aid (which I don't), then there are larger lessons to learn here.

    Socialism? No. Communism? No. Simply helping those in need? Yes.

    However, it really doesn't matter what the LDS church does, does it? You always manage to find some fault in what they do. That's your agenda, and we understand.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2011 11:35 a.m.

    'However, it really doesn't matter what the LDS church does, does it? You always manage to find some fault in what they do.' - Chris B | 10:48 a.m.

    You misunderstand.

    I APPLAUD the LDS church to help Japan!

    I find fault with 1) people who decry goverment healthcare...while at the same time donating, literally MILLIONS of dollars in foreign aid...

    and 2) The claim that goverment healthcare for Americans is 'communism'...

    while at the SAME time placing restrictions in religious orginazations due to a LACK of tithing. Have you paid your 10%? Have you audited about it?

    *'A leadership perspective on communism' - By Timothy R. Clark - DSNews - 03/28/11
    'It (Communism) crushes underfoot troublesome concepts such as free will, the rule of law, restraint of governmental power and moral authority.'

    I realize you will never see a connection to calling healthcare 'Communism'...

    and then see the contradiction of offering aid to countries in need. That is your agenda.

    And I understand.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    March 29, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    I would point out that Church website end in .org. lds dot com is a website that is owned by a company that has absolutely nothing to do with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    March 29, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    Using articles about people doing good to try and score political points makes any claim that someone applauds the work being done a hallow action.

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    March 29, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    Pagan | 11:35 a.m. March 29, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT

    And I understand.

    ---------------

    I doubt it.

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    March 29, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    umm..Pagan...do you understand the difference between compulsory and charitable giving? Just sayin'.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    Pagan | 11:35 a.m. March 29, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    "I realize you will never see a connection to calling healthcare 'Communism'...
    and then see the contradiction of offering aid to countries in need. That is your agenda. And I understand."

    Clearly, since I have not addressed that, nor is that my agenda, you do not understand. And, while I can explain it to you, I can't understand it for you.

  • Bill in Nebraska Maryville, MO
    March 30, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    The problem with Pagan is that he feels it is fine for us as Americans to be told what we have to have. That it is okay for the government to assist is any country is good diplomacy. To create a healthcare bill that basically takes away the freedom of capitalism is communistic. It is true we have socialism in Social Security, Medicare/Medicade and other institutions. Liberals want unified healthcare and conservatives don't. Mitt Romney had it right leave it to the State to decide, not the national government. It is working fine in Massachusettes but it will never work right at a national level. Funding it going to be expensive as it is.

    By the way all of the assistance the Church is administering to Japan each member who gives to the Humanitarian fund has helped pay for that assistance. That is voluntary. My tithing pays for the Church buildings, land, books, scriptures and etc. It is voluntary and if I want to attend the Temple then I will be a full tithe payer. If I don't then I'm not. It is my sacrifice not yours.