Quake in Japan!

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    seismic experts are saying japan can expect to have constant quakes for the next few years.
     
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    Lol the world will absolutely not end in 2012.
    So many reasons why, even proof from NASA.
     
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    I, for one, welcome our new supermutant overlords. kent brockman.

    Obama and leaders of g20 nations have been briefed on the unfolding Japanese nuclear crisis and resulting range and effects of the coming fallout. "probably" be an announcement next few days for USA west coast and BC, Canada.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/zDqmOoELYEU
     
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    ^^ Just keep me posted once a day since i do not see the papers or telly.
     
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    Keeping a sense of humour, gallows humor, or any kind of humour is better than not having one.

    The USTA can send over our Rapid Court Rebuilding force. We helicopter into the worse hit area. Airlift earth moving equipment, clear the debris from affected tennis courts, put prefab courts over them (with the new quick tennis courts lines in brown). Install solared-power light, portable water distillation plants, air filter, heating and cooling, air blower, and bubble. Voila, Japanese people can take a break from the smell of rotting corpse by entering one of these tennis bubbles and enjoy an hour of tennis.

    The only thing they would have to "endure" is the USTA missionaries trying to convert them become members of the USTA. They are not allowed to join any other tennis organizations.

    For tennis bubbles near a Nuclear Power Plant we just have to make sure the bubble the lead lined.

    Also, the courts will need to be on shock absorber to handle future quakes and they need to be water tight and floatable so that if another tsunami comes they could just float on top.

    Higher priority should be given to those who can still play tennis. Able bodied Japanese, those who can still play tennis should be attended to first provided they can prove their credit worthiness. Those underneath rubble are in no shape to play tennis and they probably don't have their credit cards handy.

    The USTA is dropping the ball here. We should have demanded that Obama allowed the USS Ronald Regan to be converted into floating tennis courts for the USTA to use. There is a shocking lack of initiative and "outside the box" thinking among the USTA leadership.
     
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    The earthquake of Lisbon that killed God and invented Nature:

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    I hope the Yonex factory and the employees located in Soka, Saitama Prefecture are alright.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1T4...code_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ8gEwAA

    The other factory is Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture on the west coast.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1T4...code_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQ8gEwAA
     
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    youtube. google news will show various online sources if you want more still shots
     
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    is that picture your post is in response of even remotely accurate? what were the levels "100x(or was it 1000x) above accepted range that were being reported?

    edit: what does radiation exposure do to a human? media has always depicted it as instant death.
     
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    Do you have a link? I have not been able to verify that number anywhere.
     
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    A nuclear plant damaged in Friday's quake remains in an alarming state, Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan says.

    The casing of a reactor at ***ushima 1 plant exploded on Saturday, and another faces meltdown, but officials said only minimal radiation had been released.

    The authorities ordered nationwide power outages after being forced to close all the country's nuclear plants.

    The quake and a tsunami killed hundreds and left thousands missing, sparking a huge rescue operation.

    The government has pumped 7 trillion yen ($86bn; £54bn) into the economy to prop up the markets - which slumped on opening.

    Cooling malfunction

    Japanese broadcaster NHK says the total number of confirmed deaths caused by the disaster now stands at 1,596.

    Local officials have suggested many thousands more are missing across the north-east of Honshu island, but the situation remains unclear.

    Japan's nuclear plants closed down automatically when the earthquake struck, and appear to have withstood the tremor.

    But experts believe the massive tsunami that followed damaged cooling systems and wrecked the back-up power supply at ***ushima 1.

    Technicians have been battling to control the pressure and temperature in the reactors for days, pumping in seawater and releasing vapour containing radioactive elements.

    But the casing around one reactor exploded on Saturday, and senior officials conceded late on Sunday that a similar explosion was still possible at another reactor.

    Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the area around the plant.

    At least 22 people are now said to be being treated for the effects of exposure to radiation.

    But the government says the amount of radioactive material released from the plant is so far still minimal.

    And experts say the risk of a disaster on the scale of Chernobyl in the 1980s is highly unlikely because the reactors are built to a much higher standard and have much more rigorous safety measures.

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    Not always. Sometimes is better keeping humour to yourself.

    You may think the Internet is made of anonymous phantoms, there is real people with real feelings behind the screen. Seems obvious, but sometimes people don't realize it and don't act like it. When a traumatic thing like this happens, you don't know who will reading and which will be his/her relationship to the disaster. Maybe a Japanese TT poster who may have affected relatives/friends just takes a look at the forum in order to have a few minutes of mental rest. Maybe it's his good ol' tennis forum and he just needs some moments of reading supportive words from people around the world. It won't help him reading jokes about the disaster, but maybe he will find some comfort if reading serious words about what's happening.

    A disaster like this is a sudden trauma, therefore people don't have time to develope any humour as a defense. It's so quick and unexpected that it breaks the usual psychological defenses. Humour is not possible, humour just won't work right now. And for the non affected people, making humour of it is both immature and insensitive. Immature because shows you don't know yet how life traumas work because a lack of experience. And insensitive because shows you didn't consider who could be reading and if your words could be of any help or not.

    When something like this happens to a country, no matter if 30, 300 people, 3000 or 300.000 people die and suffer, it creates a trauma and humour won't help because it's totally unappropiate and irrelevant at the moment.

    I remember the morning after the Madrid bombings here in Spain, no one was laughing or smiling or telling jokes. People was quiet, silent, in shock, with serious faces like if they coudn't understand what happened. Same with American people after 9/11, English people after London bombings, many Asian people after the other tsunami, in any disaster it's the same. People is people everywhere. It's not humour what they need right now, they won't understand it. They need other kind of supportive stuff, so they don't think they're alone.

    For example, I was watching a youtube video of the disaster and read some (or many) "funny" comments surely made by puerile young individuals whose parents are away at work or something like that, I'm not even Japanese but I'd slapped those immature kids in the face myself. As an educative way to show them that a good slap is, in a way, a little kind of trauma: they won't laugh after being slapped, humour won't be there because they didn't expect it to happen and the don't feel fine. But meanwhile, for them, trying to be "witty" or "cool" seems more important than being nice and sympathetic, or at least pretending it. But when it's their own face what is affected, they'll realize they don't want other people to be "witty" or "cool" while their cheeks hurt.

    We have a brain so we have to think twice and try to grow. When a person is in a bad situation, it's up to him and it's his prerrogative to decide when is he ready to put some humour on it. Meanwhile, we have to be supportive. When he finally makes a joke about it, we'll laugh WITH him. If not, we won't laugh because he could feel we're laughing AT him.

    All of this seems so simple and obvious once one did grow up.
     
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    10,000+ feared dead.
    Problems at a 4th reactor -- acco to headlines in my paper.
     
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    It seems the nuclear trouble is not really under control. Let's hope it stops here.
     
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    All this stuff about using seawater is quite unsettling. Last night, on BBC News some expert was saying it has not reduced the temperatures but they are hoping the 3rd shell will contain the explosion (if any).
     
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    Ah yes, the hypocracy of these jokes and of Bartelby.
     
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    Hypocrisy - that's more the line of the nuclear industry that is already trying to suggest all is still well and that 'nuclear is back'.

    I must admit that the demonstration of the insignificance of humanity and its technology in the face of nature is a timely and bracing one.



     
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    nikkei down 6%

    strong buy , imo


    sorry , not yet
     
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    what if it was north korea? how will the world react?
     
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    how will insurance companies fare?
     
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    japan is such a wonderful country with wonderful people.. how can god let that happen?
    30 seconds ago • bedi4all


    question posed on NHK world livestream
     
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    Losses: ~ 100 billion dollars

    1833 dead official count (CNN)
    2000 bodies in Miyagi prefecture

    10,000+ feared dead.
     
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    natural disasters have been happening since when the earth was formed. Humans are overpopulating, and knowingly crowding in earthquake prone areas.

    also, animals are usually aware when natural disasters are about to happen. We humans seem to have lost that ability. During the last tsunami, 150 primitive tribals on an Indian island evacuated EIGHT hours prior -- all were saved. We assumed they had all perished, being primitive, but 2 days later found them all alive.

    Same with herds of animals in many parts of Asia who had moved to higher ground.

    There is a wealth of information and skill that is being lost (in some cases forever) since we consider non-western cultures to have unscientific knowledge, all that knowledge is being rejected.
     
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    Link/references, please.
    You hatin', Senti? And why are you using we? You're "Eastern", right? You're saying the East is rejecting non-Western knowledge?
     
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    UCLA girl mocking japan tragedy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg3tIERI-D4
     
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    ahh no, watch the entire video.
     
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    equinox! Shame on you! :(
     
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    Yes, instead we talk/text on the cellphones while we are driving in America.
     
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    would smothering the whole area with graphite stop the nuclear reaction?

    pump in graphite
     
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    Are we all going to look like this in few weeks due to radiation ?
     
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    New Fire reported in Reactor number 4. Breaking news on CNN. They are saying chernobyl disaster X 3.
     
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    It's three mile island times three, at the moment, but the reactors have indeed stopped whereas at Chenobyl it was a run-away reactor that exploded.



     
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    NOW, japanese goverment has announced any people within 30 KM radius should and must remain indoors. Are you Serious ???????

    I don't think so,,,,,i would get the heck out of there....
     
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    so phantom radiation fallout just like the tsunami waves that hit Hawaii Kailua-Kona causing 300 million damage? :shock:


    anyway,

    here's a missing persons register.

    http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en
     
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    This was in the newspapers but i can dig up links.

    Yes, i am eastern (Indian) and it is appalling how people in my own country mock the knowledge that we've accumulated over centuries or millenia (it was not a dig at the west).

    Here is the first link that popped up on google. there may be better ones.
    http://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/voices/mariana-budjeryn/survivors-tsunami

    (There may be better links -- try googling).

    Acco to my newspapers, one entire tribe moved away from land a few (8???) hours prior, they walked or ran inland.

    There was another case of several hundred buck/blackbuck/deer that had quietly moved to the top of a hill and were standing there attentively for several hours prior. Only one old member was unable to move and drowned. There were reports of elephants in Thailand that moved to higher ground thus saving the tourists sitting on top.
     
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    i live

    within a 20km radius to 8 nuclear reactor
    within 70km - 12
    within 200 km - 20
     
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    I did, your title is still misleading. All she says about Japan is 'if you have to call your entire phone book to check in after the Tsunami, you probably want to be outside for that conversation anyway'.
     
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    I looked on you tube, and she's apologized for her video. Looks like she got irritated while at the library, and while angry, made the post. Sometimes people have bad judgement. I wouldn't infer from this that she's a terrible person. Hope she doesn't get "John Rockered" for a couple of minutes of speaking while still angry.
     
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    which channels are you guys watching?
     
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    she represents all that is wrong with the american imperialist capitalist yankee attitude. her words, timing and tone shows complete ignorance and disdain for the suffering of other human beings.

    if this is the kind of person amerikan colleges are "producing", then god save the world, because he ain't going to save america in 2012.
     
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    Now, here's real bad taste:

    A writer for the US animated comedy program Family Guy has apologised after making a joke linking Japan's massive earthquake-tsunami disaster to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbour.

    In a message on Twitter about Friday's earthquake, scriptwriter Alec Sulkin wrote: "If you wanna feel better about this earthquake in Japan, google 'Pearl Harbor death toll."'
     
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    Yeah, she's a global threat. You're right to be scared.
     

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