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Jim Frederick author of “Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death” dies at 42? click here

In Jim Frederick author of “Black Hearts dies on kp25 at 311408

Jim Frederick, a former foreign correspondent and editor whose 2010 book about an atrocity committed by American soldiers in Iraq was praised for its thorough reporting and acuity in parsing the psychological erosion of men in war, died on July 31 in Oakland, Calif. He was 42.

The cause was cardiac arrhythmia and arrest, said his wife, Charlotte Greensit.

Mr. Frederick spent most of his career at Time Inc. as a reporter and editor for Money and Time magazines. At Time, he was the Tokyo bureau chief, a senior editor based in London, managing editor of Time.com and managing editor of Time International before leaving the company in 2013.

His book “Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death” explores a grievous crime committed by four American soldiers: the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family in their small house in the village of Yusufiya, south and west of Baghdad, in March 2006.

Without blinking and without excusing, Mr. Frederick documented the intense and withering experience of a group of men who were poorly commanded, overwhelmed with stress and witness to myriad bloody calamities, including the deaths of comrades. One of the book’s most noted strengths was in demonstrating the state of mind of men who have seemingly been stripped of all sense of their humanity. Rest of story here….

Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami warning issued

In Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami warning issued, EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp48 at 311411

By Greg Botelho, CNN

updated 4:00 PM EDT, Fri July 11, 2014

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

The plume of radiation that was released and was still being release into the Pacific Ocean from 2011, with that disaster still not resolved the question is how much more damage and radiation will spill out into the Pacific?

Radiation from 2001 Earthquake and t
  • NEW: The quake struck offshore some 80 miles east of Namie
  • NEW: It was centered 8 miles deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey
  • A tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas in the region of Tohoku

The plume of radiation that was released and was still being release into the Pacific Ocean from 2011, with that disaster still not resolved the question is how much more damage and radiation will spill out into the Pacific?

(CNN) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan — the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami — the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

The same agency issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coast in the region of Tohoku.

Tsunami advisories were issued for coastal regions in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures following the offshore earthquake.

"Marine threat is in place," the meteorological agency warned for those in imperiled areas. "Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately."

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered off Honshu island some 129 kilometers (79 miles) east-southeast of Namie and 284 kilometers east-northeast of Tokyo. It was 13 kilometers, or 8 miles, deep.

There were no immediate reports of damage. MORE HERE…

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