His latest scurility is about how the US government and Hollywood is doing nothing to assist Japan during the catastrophe that has devastated that country. The blogger delivers this vilification in the opening statement:
"So, what are we actually doing to help these poor people. Not too much I'm afraid to report. These RACIST cowards are few and do not represent the America that I knew."
If the blogger had actually done a little research, the blogger would have seen that the hysterical screed the blogger wasted time on was completely wrong. But that's not unusual with this blogger. Most of this blogger's rants have absolutely no basis in reality. I posted a couple of comments that refuted all the lies written in this bloggers diatribe, but since this blogger has implemented comment moderation, my refutation will most likely not be published.
Deliberate lies and slander like the sort found on this bloggers blog need to be answered.
First of all, the blogger is apparently unaware that Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world. Japan is NOT anything like Haiti [the blogger complained that the US was so quick to come to the aid of Haitie--the poorest nation in the western hemisphere] a fact lost on this blogger who seems not to understand or know much of anything. The Japanese are proud, self-sufficient people, and Japan is a technically advanced and wealthy nation. But in a catastrophe of this size, even self-sufficient people in wealthy nations can accept help from their friends. Here is what the US is doing for Japan:
Dozens of nuclear energy experts have joined thousands of troops providing assistance to the Japanese government in the wake of last week’s 9.0 earthquake.
"Here’s an updated look at how federal agencies and the military are helping:SOURCE
The U.S. military has about 50,000 personnel stationed in Japan, many of whom are providing disaster assistance. Residents of the military’s Misawa Air Base, Japan, are collecting clothing donations in support of their Japanese neighbors.
The Navy is using P-3 Orion aircraft to survey the wreckage and the Air Force is providing an RQ-4 Global Hawk based in Guam to conduct similar flights.
The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group continues operating off the east coast of the island of Honshu. The USS Tortuga’s MH-53 heavy-lift helicopters carried about 90 Japanese Self-Defense Force vehicles and personnel to the region to assist with recovery efforts.
Other U.S. ships are expected to arrive in the area by Thursday, the Defense Department said.
No U.S. bases are in the danger zone for radioactivity, and there are no plans to evacuate any U.S. personnel or their families, according to the Pentagon.
Thirty-three experts from the department’s National Nuclear Security Administration are in Japan with 17,000 pounds of gear to assist Japanese nuclear experts. The crew deployed from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas earlier this week (watch video of their deployment, above). The teams will help assess, survey, monitor and sample areas of the country for radiation.
Six other department personnel are also in Japan assisting officials with response efforts.
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION:
The agency's analysts continue to believe that steps recommended by Japanese authorities regarding evacuations and other safety precautions are consistent with what they would do if a similar disaster occurred in the United States.
Nine NRC experts are in Tokyo providing assistance to the Japanese government, the agency said. The experts, including reactor experts, international affairs professionals and senior managers, are part of U.S. Agency for International Development teams providing assistance as needed. The personnel are assigned to NRC offices in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and the headquarters in Rockville.
The NRC is led by a five-member commission and crafts the nation’s nuclear policies and regulations.
John Roos, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, issued a message Wednesday to Americans living in Japan, saying the country’s government “has significant expertise — and that’s probably an understatement saying ‘significant.’ They’re one of the most experienced countries in the world with regard to nuclear power and nuclear power plants.”
“The United States government also has significant and massive expertise in the nuclear area. ... The United States has and will continue to provide any support it can in continuing to address the issues as they have arisen,” Roos said.
U.S. citizens in Japan in need of emergency assistance, or people seeking information on the whereabouts of friends, family or colleagues, should send an e-mail to JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
The federal agency chiefly responsible for assisting foreign governments with disaster response has deployed urban search-and-rescue teams from Fairfax County and Los Angeles to Japan. The rescue teams, which also deployed to Haiti after last year’s quake, include about 150 personnel and 12 dogs trained to find live victims.
USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team is also in Japan coordinating the U.S. government’s response."
The blogger also complained that Hollywood has done nothing for Japan after the disaster. Wrong again, as this blogger usually is.
Entertainment Industry and Celebs Pledge Aid for Japan Relief
"As the full horror of the scale of earthquake and tsunami damage to Japan, and its ongoing nuclear radiation crisis, hits Americans, folks in show business are stepping up. (Our initial report on Japan’s earthquake aftermath and Hollywood is here.)"And this:
Bullock joins Hollywood pack in aid to Japan
"Oscar winner Sandra Bullock became the latest to join the cause when the American Red Cross said on Thursday that she had given $1 million to help victims of the disaster in Japan.All of this invalidates this destructive blogger's daily lies and misinformation. One can only guess at why someone would deliberately post falsehoods and slander. Maybe it's a conservative value? We just found out that James O'Keefe's NPR tape was another edited fraud, as was the ACORN tape, and Breitbart's fraudulent tape of Shirley Sherrod.
Several other celebrities and Hollywood studios have also pledged support to the nation.
Charlie Sheen, the embattled Hollywood bad boy, is donating $1 per ticket for all his upcoming live stage shows to the Red Cross.
Pop star Lady Gaga designed a bracelet for Japan relief and within 48 hours it raised $250,000, with sales ongoing.
Singer Katy Perry is donating sales of glow sticks on her concert tour to Red Cross relief in Japan.
Earlier this week, the Walt Disney Co donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross for humanitarian efforts in Japan, and it also said it would match employee donations up to a total of $1 million.
The Warner Bros studio has pledged DVD and Blu-ray sales of its movie "Hereafter" to Red Cross efforts in Japan.
The donation by Bullock stands out as one of the biggest donations by a single Hollywood star.
The American Red Cross, which earlier this week announced an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society, said it was "extremely grateful" to Bullock and her family for the gift."
It very well may be that these types of conservatives just do not know that lying and cheating are wrong.
JAPAN TSUNAMI RELIEF
SAVE THE CHILDREN [The blogger complained there was no "Save the Children" program for Japan, another lie.]
DONATE TO JAPAN, SAMARATAN'S PURSE
RESOURCES RELATED TO THE JAPAN CRISIS