posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 09:08 AM
Originally posted by trusername
Originally posted by CaDreamer
i say we help Japan evacuate the entire island chain ... give em a couple of states in america...i love the Japanese folks and welcome them here.
give em north and south Dakota
edit on 13-3-2011 by CaDreamer because: (no reason given)
if you love them, why dakota?
I vote that we give them Texas. If they have to move anywhere they HAVE to have a coastline -- land-locking the Japanese is like putting a bird in a
Though a mountainous region would also be a better fit. ANY red state would be OK with me, because the Japanese would not need as much Federal aide.
The culture of the planet cannot bare to lose BOTH New Orleans and Tokyo and leave something like Dallas Texas with it's all hat and no cattle oil
>> As long as we are into nation-building and stealing resources for flimsy reasons, however, maybe we should just BUY Paraguay. It has some nice
coasts, it's the MOST STABLE region around, both for earthquakes and reliable fresh water. It was willing to sell a lot of land to George Bush -- and
the one thing I trust from that scum bag is a sense of self-preservation.
The Paraguans would inherit a great economy and technology with the Japanese. But please, anyone from Paraguay speak up if you wouldn't want to ADOPT
an entire country. In my mind, it would be kind of cool, but I'm not someone who has a very "us and them" concept of the USA -- I find that anyone
dying in the streets of Iraq is just as important as anyone dying next door to me. But, I'm kind of over the whole "patriotism" and rooting for the
USA in the olympics as if I had any more in common with the athletes who are backed by GM in New York or GM in Paris.
>> I just don't think the customary "bake sale and send them blankets" donations in the USA are going to be enough to solve this problem --
temporarily, everyone might be fine moving to higher ground and be fine (as long as they do it BEFORE some 20 minute tsunami warning), but if a few
reactors blow -- and an even BIGGER tsunami hits that could produce 200 foot tall waves -- it's a good bet that MORE reactors would go critical.
That's the thing about nuclear energy -- it's MAYBE a good idea if you don't expect disasters -- but NOT expecting disasters, is kind of wishful
thinking if you pay any attention to history or geology.
Japan might have a NEW coast line, or have down-wind radioactive zones that are unlivable. In a Worst-case scenario -- maybe half the main island
uninhabitable? It's scary to think that way -- and just speculation. But the BEST thing that can come out of this, is a good knock upside the head of
our collective unconscious; we've got to quit playing around with disaster preparedness and cutting budgets for disaster relief and response. We've
got to quit listening to corporate hacks who promote nuclear power -- it's the most damn expensive form of energy yet conceived because NO COMPANIES
are investing in it without dumping the risks on taxpayers -- nor insuring it -- without governments there IS NO NUCLEAR POWER. So those fans of the
"free market" should at least notice that.
For Japan, a "big earthquake" is not a what if -- it's a "when." They have some of the best building standards in the world -- and you'd think,
be the most nervous about nuclear fallout. So any other nation that has a coastline city or nuclear plants on fault lines -- TAKE NOTICE.