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Published: Monday, March 28 2011 11:15 a.m. MDT

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Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

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?.

Eagle Mountain, UT

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

Salt Lake City, Utah

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

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

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.

Beverly Hills, CA

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

Salt Lake City, Utah

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

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

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.

Phoenix, AZ

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

Provo, UT

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

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

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!

Glendale, AZ


Burlington, CT

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

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

Sally Smiles-a-Lot
Vernal, UT

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.

Layton, UT

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

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

'LDS Church distributing relief aid in Japan' - Article



Oh, wait! Wait!

It's perfectly fine if your church does it.

Just, not your goverment, right?

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