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Originally posted by Wertwog
reply to post by xxPUSH0Noo
I think my spaghetti makes people hungry. I'm amazed more folks don't have more "foodie" type avatars -- food is just so amazing, aside from sex it's just about the second best thing in life (the first being Love
Initially I was totally freaked out my the #3 boom ...was moving across the states.
Between November of 1944 and April of 1945, the Japanese launched about 9300 balloon bombs against the US.
Out of that number, only about 1,000 actually made it to the US and Canada,
The first balloons were launched on November 3, 1944 and began landing in the United States on November 5th, off San Pedro, California, and by the following day were landing as far away as Thermopolis, Wyoming.
...The balloon then would rise again to approximately 38,000 feet, and be carried along by the higher winds. It would sink to the minimum desired altitude-around 30,000 feet-as the gas slowly escaped or was cooled.....
Originally posted by GezinhoKiko
reply to post by DancedWithWolves
so you have asked for updates?
was that not what i was doing?
the abuse was after i asked and i got flamed for it
we ALL need an up to date thread with all the FACTS of what is unfolding
Movers turn away evacuees / People told to relocate get cold shoulder from moving firms
The Yomiuri Shimbun
FUKUSHIMA--Many residents in Fukushima Prefecture who have been told to prepare for evacuation have been refused service by moving companies, it has been learned.
People living in designated areas have been told to evacuate within one month because of radiation leaks from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the prefecture.
"Out of consideration for our employees' safety, we can't let them take on those jobs," an official of one moving firm said.
"We were told to evacuate, but we can't. Are [the moving companies] just going to abandon us without offering help?" said a 50-year-old woman of Iitatemura, which is within the designated zone.
The woman called a major moving firm on Saturday, and informed a staff member of her address. The employee told her, "Currently, we classify [Iitatemura] as a no-service area."
The woman persisted in her request for service, but the employee said: "We think there'll be consequences from the accident at the nuclear power plant... Our company has already decided its position on the matter."
Another major moving company also refused to serve the woman, she said.
After hearing on April 11 that a new evacuation zone would be set, she decided to move as soon as possible. She found a house in Sendai and made plans for the family to move there on May 4, only to be rebuffed by the moving companies.
Iitatemura's village administration office has received inquiries from other residents seeking advice after being turned away by moving companies.
"This isn't a problem the village office can deal with. It's the policy of these companies. We want the central government to do something," a village official said.
"I want the central government or someone to give us proper support so we can move. If the situation is left as it is, people will be left behind in the evacuation zone," the woman said.
Moving firms cited employee safety as the reason for the policy. www.yomiuri.co.jp...
Originally posted by SamSeed
Here's a quick update:
1. Nitrogen injection is a last ditch effort. Remember farting into the wind.
2. Zeolite is last ditch effort
3.Tepco is in over their head
4.Trying to suppress info is a last ditch effort.
5. You cant repair the tourus without dying or letting the vessle run dry.
6.I don't want to talk about #3
Originally posted by the seeker_713g
reply to post by Destinyone
It appears that the JSDF needs to get it's collective thumb and/or chopsticks out of it's butt ( along with it's head) and mobilise to help these citizens move outside the zone...
2 men hand 50 mil. yen to evacuees, disaster-hit city
The Yomiuri Shimbun (Apr. 25, 2011)
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi--Two men handed envelopes of cash to evacuees at several shelters in disaster-hit Ishinomaki last week, as well as more than 5 million yen in cash to a branch of the city government, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
The total amount given by the two men was believed to exceed 50 million yen, but their acts of generosity also sparked complaints of "unfairness" among evacuees who missed out.
The two men, who claimed they were representatives of "the western Japan volunteer committee" and "the western Japan retailers association," handed envelopes containing 30,000 yen to evacuees at six shelters in the city Thursday and Friday.
The men also delivered about 170 brown envelopes each containing 30,000 yen to the Ishinomaki municipal government's Oshika Sogo branch office, according to the city's disaster countermeasures committee.
The two men handed the envelopes to evacuees despite requests by city officials at the evacuation centers to stop, and then left, the committee said.
Several evacuees who heard about the incident called the municipal government to complain that it was "unfair" that some people had not received the cash.
An official at the municipal government said, "We appreciate the men's gesture, but we'd prefer they send donations that can be fairly shared among disaster victims."