As residents along the East Coast of the United States geared up for the arrival of a "Frankenstorm" scheduled to arrive in the coming days, residents of the West Coast experienced a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Saturday off the shores of the Canadian coast.
Damage appears to have been minimal in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Damage along the East Coast continues to loom like a Halloween hobgoblin.
Why is it that the credulous insist on standing on street corners wearing sandwich signs that read, "Repent! The end is near!"?
Was there ever a time when the 'end' was not just "near," but in fact had already come and gone?