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My poem for Jane Doe

Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM PDT
My Poem for Jane Doe
by AmBushed

When I was growing up, in my (very big) family, we wrote poetry to one another. Sometimes funny, sometimes angry, often heartfelt and loving, always entertaining. I have been so overwhelmed with feelings during these last few days regarding Jane Doe and what life must be like for her...I resorted to that which is so familiar to me. I wrote her a poem. It really does no one any good for the poem to sit on my hard drive unshared. So, after much deliberation (mainly out of fear of getting either ignored or eaten alive) I have decided to post it here. I am not a professional poet. I am just a person who has a history of self-expression through poetry. And my heart is breaking for Jane Doe.


I donít want to know you, and that is good
I know your family is there.

I will send my love, my hope, my courage from afar
And hope you hear my prayers.

I have read the news of the horrors that transpired
The callous brutality of that night

It leaves me
So, so sad

But wait! Ė Itís just a partial tale
Because itís happening to you still

Via talking heads, comments and tweets, the callousness continues
And still against your will!

Images from that night keep flashing on the screen
Assaults, without your memory, haunt you in your dreams

ďDidnít you hear? She was drunk, I say!Ē

ďThose poor boys, their lives are ruined.Ē

ďItís all her fault! This is how she is!Ē

(There are other comments, much worse than those
I will not utter them here)

Let me tell you, dear girl, what you are
I do not have to know you to know this:

You are a child, an adolescent, a beautiful young lady
You are your parentsí baby

Your favorite childhood teddy bears and toys
Have not entirely left you

Perhaps they have even been there for you
During this time, to turn to

Youíve filled your parentsí hearts with such joy
And you do that for them still

These terrible assaults do not define you!
And they never will!

Time will heal, trust me please
And love, it will prevail!

Your destiny is so much more
Than this sordid tale

I am in awe of your bravery,
your honor and your might

Your testament is your willingness
To fight for what is right!

My dear, I donít want to know you,
Because I want to give you space

And if, by chance, you canít hear my prayers,
Here is what they say:

Find your power, Find your center, Find your goddess!
And live!


On facebook - a few days old, but still hysterical!

The Pope, wearing a fabulous vintage chiffon-lined Dior gold lame gown
over a silk Vera Wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress,
accessorized with a three-foot House of Whoville hat and
the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz, on his way to tell us it's Wrong to be Gay.

FB link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10101337114743389&set=a.598886409929.2255552.25825450&type=1&relevant_count=1

BREAKING: Fukushima Daiichi plant has lost power


Over 3 hours before this post, Fukushima plant lost power. (19:00 of 3/18/2013)

The coolant system of the spent fuel pools of reactor1, 3 and 4 has been out of operation for over 3 hours already.

Seismic isolation building has lost power too. Tepco is still investigating the reason.

It is currently the top Japanese news story:



Live Cam Video 3 minutes = 1 hour

To make matters even worse, Fukushima is under severe storm warnings tonight:


I will update as often as I can.

UPDATE: Tepco is receiving power from Tohoku-Electric Power Co, but they are having some problems with sending it to the coolant system of SFPs. http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/alert-fukushima-emission-to-reach-tokyo-area-from-afternoon-of-3192013/


Electricity trouble occurs at crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant

TOKYO, March 18, Kyodo

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday a problem with electric power has occurred at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leading to the suspension of the system to cool spent fuel pools of the Nos. 1, 3 and 4 units.

The incident, however, so far has not affected the ongoing water injection to the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors, which suffered core meltdowns in the early days of the March 2011 nuclear crisis, according to the Nuclear Regulation Authority.

No abnormality has been detected in radiation levels in areas surrounding the plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

UPDATE: Now up on AP. TEPCO states the spent fuel pools will remain safe for at least 4 days:

Crippled Japanese nuclear plant suffers blackout

March 18, 2013 12:33 PM EST | AP

TOKYO ó A power failure at Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant on Monday night has left three fuel storage pools without fresh cooling water for hours, the plant's operator said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the power failure at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant was brief at its command center but continued for hours at three of the seven fuel storage pools and at several other facilities, including one that treats water contaminated with radioactivity.

TEPCO said the reactors were unaffected and no other abnormalities were found. TEPCO spokesman Takeo Iwamoto said the utility plans to restore power to the pool cooling systems as soon as it can determine the cause of the failure.

The utility said the nuclear fuel stored in the pools will remain safe for at least four days without fresh cooling water...


Posted on Facebook - See Sue

LOVE This Amazon Ad!!!

I am convinced the drink of water was product placement.

Rubio even tweeted a photo of the Poland Spring bottle right after the speech. Did you see how he held it, so that you could read/recognize the label? Think about it, they usually use a glass of water for that sort of thing.

I'm not sure what that was all about, but I worked many, many years in film and TV, and I know product placement when I see it.

Paid Parental Leave Chart


McCain: Iranís president is a monkey

Do anyone really think this man has the mental facilities to judge who would make a good SOS or SOD?

McCain: Iranís president is a monkey
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket Ė 26 mins ago

Oh, dear. Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a monkey. The blunt-speaking Arizona lawmaker leveled the jab via Twitter:

So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space - wasn't he just there last week? "Iran launches monkey into space" news.yahoo.com/iran-launches-Ö

ó John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 4, 2013

It's not the first time McCain's comments about a foreign leader on Twitter have raised eyebrows. In August 2009, he tweeted about an "interesting meeting" with Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, calling him "an interesting man."

McCain, long a fixture on the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which vets nominees to senior diplomatic posts.


TOM TOMORROW: Ways to save the GOP

Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST
Ways to save the GOP
by Tom Tomorrow


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