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It is based on the a priori assumption that there is an ongoing, successful conspiracy of powers who run the world and control the media. Can you prove that assumption? Do you have solid evidence for it – evidence that is real and unambiguous, not circumstantial and open to interpretation?
Your thread is revolting. It is a vile affront to the thousands who died, and to those who are doing all that is in their power to prevent more lives being lost or ruined.
Originally posted by star child
reply to post by derfreebie
Thats exactly what l have been thinking since this whole thing started.The Japanese are not stupid. lt's not just me. l have heard several geologists ask the same question. Who on earth persuaded the Japanese authourities to build nuclear reactors on a " HIGHLY UNSTABLE SUBDUCTION ZONE'".? This whole thing stinks. l wonder how many others there are dotted around the world. "Just waiting". Peace starchild.
Again a nice post, although this time I think it was somewhat lacking your usual analytical and studied mind. It was a bit bereft I feel. Good, yes... awesome no. Not your usual calibre Sir!
That is an interesting take on this Proto, because it leaves open the door for the incompetence excuse.
This is so similar to the 911 disaster that it is quite eerie, but on a scale 1000 times larger.
Nuclear Power has always been a disaster waiting to happen. When times are good, and the money trust allows several credits to be distributed to the plebs, then nuclear power seems like such a good idea, but....
Then when something like this happens, people FINALLY realize the absolutely ridiculous nature of our curiosity with manipulating matter through atomic science.
This has been a disaster waiting to happen since someone had the bright idea to use fission as a power source.
Originally posted by gncnew
I gave you a flag, but no star. I think you bring up some alarming points, and some well laid out criticisms, but you offer no alternative truths and/or solutions.
So essentially I'm telling you I want you to continue your thoughts here and follow that rabbit all the way down the hole.edit on 18-3-2011 by gncnew because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
It’s a real tragedy what has happened in Japan but perhaps the bigger tragedy if there could be one is the level of disdain the Japanese Government and the Press and many of the so called ‘think tanks’ and experts have been showing for people with common sense in how badly they are reporting and distorting events from the scenes.
#1: How can they say there is no serious breach of containment at the plants?
#2: They plan to restore power to the cooling systems by running outside lines to the main plant junctions?
#3: They should be called heroes as they may ultimately have to sacrifice their lives?
#4: If no significant radiation has been released why is even the New York Times now reporting Radio Active Clouds that pose minimal health hazards will reach the California Coast by tomorrow?
#5: Clearly these plants are beyond repair, why aren’t they actively entombing them?
edit on 17/3/11 by ProtoplasmicTraveler because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by univac500
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
ProtoplasmicTraveler, I think you have really summed up the feelings of a great many ATS members with this one. Good work.
I live in Beijing and when I am watching the talking drones and the obligatory experts yakking, yakking, endlessly yakking (but saying nothing) I literally want to hurl blunt objects at my TV screen.
I'm sure you will recall that famous end scene from Planet Of The Apes: Chuck Heston dismounts his horse, crumbles to the beach and mutters (as only Chuck could do) "You blew it all up...you really did it...damn you.......!"
Well, I think this is Japan's Planet Of The Apes moment.
Yes, Japan and the people of Japan will bounce back.
But there will be something about Japan, about the "idea" of Japan, that will never bounce back.
Originally posted by AllIsOne
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Don't worry. Ann Coulter says radiation is good for you ... Why are insane people allowed on national TV?
Reporting from Los Angeles, Kesennuma and Tokyo—
U.S. government nuclear experts believe a spent fuel pool at Japan's crippled Fukushima reactor complex has a breach in the wall or floor, a situation that creates a major obstacle to refilling the pool with cooling water and keeping dangerous levels of radiation from escaping.
That assessment by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials is based on the sequence of events since the earthquake and information provided by key American contractors who were in the plant at the time, said government officials familiar with the evaluation. It was compelling evidence, they said, that the wall of the No. 4 reactor pool has a significant hole or crack.
It is maddening not to be able to get answers, especially when billions of people are counting on us in the media to relay them.
Originally posted by enament
When they built such a plant they reassure the public there is nothing to worry about and that all possible scenarios and disasters have been thought of. And that it's completely safe.Are those the same people who are telling us there is nothing to worry about now?