Wierd thing is I have been sensing we are overdue for an earthquake in So - Cal. mtnman210 lives in the San Fernando Valley, and probably recalls the Northridge quake vividly. I've mentioned it to some friends, and they say they were thinking the same thing. Probably because our hearts have been heavy for our friends in the wake of the Hurricanes, all the TV images. Nevertheless, I think one will hit us by Halloween. Either that or a tsunami. On another note, I remember back in the militia days of the mid-nineties, guys being paronoid that FEMA has all these powers via executive orders. What a joke. They need some to rescue FEMA from themselves. I heard today Fire Fighters from Indiana rushed to LA. after Katrina to help rescue. They had to go thru a FEMA mandated 8 hour class of "Sexual Harrassment Prevention" and "Diversity Training" first. That is sickening!!