And the current troubles therein. Haiti was hit by a 7.0 earthquake. Roughly the energy of a 474 kiloton bomb was released. Japan was hit by an 8.9 earthquake. Roughly the energy of a 592 megaton bomb was released. On the scale, the Japanese earthquake released approximately 1200+ times more energy. Haiti did not have to deal with a significant tsunami and had rioters in the streets immediately after the quake was finished. Japan was hit by a major tsunami and we still have yet to see any rioting, looting or civil disobedience from their population. 15 months after their earthquake, Haitians are still sitting with their hands out waiting for the rest of the world to bail them out. They complain we don't do enough for them. Their rubble is still not cleared, a good majority of the victims are still living in tents and they have no plan to rebuild their country. Less than 15 days after the Japanese earthquake, recovery efforts are still underway but the citizens are already starting to clear the rubble. Japanese have not specifically asked for help, but are gracious the rest of the world is providing it. But even so, their disaster relief teams are working alongside the rest of the world's instead of sitting on the sidelines waiting for someone else to do it for them. They are already starting to dig themselves out and will probably start to rebuild as soon as the debris are removed. Their citizens haven't looted, rioted or sat around waiting for the rest of the world to provide everything for them. I just found the situation curious. Japan was hit by a much larger devastation less than a week ago and yet they already appear to be ahead of the Haitians... Just some thoughts I had. No specific point to make, just the ramblings of someone who watched both incidents with a close eye.