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Originally posted by wayno
Originally posted by Village Idiot
reply to post by wayno
And there are Children all over the World starving, everyday
Do you still enjoy your Christmas Turkey?
I hate turkey actually.
This man is right there in the midst of the suffering; yet he has the gall to brag about his posh circumstances. Tokyo is only one of his many homes across the Pacific region. I have no sympathy or appreciation for his accomplishments in terms of personal gain while others around him suffer. We got a slight glimpse that maybe he is having some second thoughts about his priorities. I certainly hope so.
Thus far most people here have been sucking up to an egomaniac whilst attacking anyone who dare question him. It is deplorable.
Originally posted by soaringhawk
reply to post by robyn
Ahhhhhhhhhh. He was there before this came. He has chosen to stay. He's not Japanese. He's not suffered one zilch!
Originally posted by paperface
reply to post by soaringhawk
I agree with you,I am bewildered by all the people praising him like he actually did something important.
Its basically just sneering at the Japanese and using the tradgedy as a way to gain attention.
It seems some people are very easily impressed to be giving him so much praise.
As my mother taught me "The bird of life will peck off your nose".In other words enjoying misfortune will get back to you.edit on 20-3-2011 by paperface because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by silent thunder
March 21, Tokyo
Secure. Expect to stay in Tokyo through the middle or the end of the coming week at least. If airports are shut down or egress is otherwise impossible at that point, I will reevaluate.
A few quick notes about the developing situation in Tokyo, as follows.
The topic on everyone's mind.
I have been unable to locate another Geiger counter, and the issue is simply not being discussed in the Japanese media(!), so it is very hard to know the true levels of radiation. Some of you may recall on Tuesday the radiation in Tokyo jumped some twentyfold, I believe, before subsiding. There was brief talk of a radiation "plume" arcing south toward Tokyo, but that line of inquiry seems to have subsided ( or been snuffed out).
Today's heavy rain brings with it particular worries. Radiation can be transmitted via rain with terrible effect, and there are long-term consequences for the water-table, food, and so forth. But right now the city needs to get through the short term. I find it disconcerting that the US military (if I understand correctly) has asked personnel to stay indoors and take basic radiation precautions in areas south of Tokyo, while the Japanese govt has not issued any instructions for the millions of citizens in Tokyo. Is the Japanese government more worried about fear than radiation?
How bad is radiation in Tokyo now? The source for the following readings is of questionable validity, but the are the only up to date radiation figures I could find today.
Readings below allegedly taken in Tokyo within 2 hours prior to this writing at the locations listed.
0.13 μSv/h: Meguro, Tokyo
0.17 μSv/h: Meguro, Tokyo
0.15 μSv/h: Odaiba area, Tokyo
These are low numbers within the normal range.
the MSM TV news (Japanese) is reporting a growing number of people leaving Tokyo. The implication seems to be that they are seeking supplies in nearby Saitama prefecture or other neighboring areas. The reports do not mention radiation as a motivation for leaving the city, which strikes me as a glaring and telling omission. And even if people are leaving the city for "supplies" rather than radiation, what exactly does that say about the situation?
This development is worrisome, and as noted earlier, I see mass human flight from Tokyo as one of the biggest potential dangers at this point. It would be likely to happen rapidly, and it would almost certainly entail a massive humanitarian tragedy and untold chaos. As of this writing, there is no reason to expect this as a given, but I see it as one ugly possibility. Keep your eyes on any sign of panic or mass exodus from this city. Judging from what I saw yesterday, the mood of the city was much more upbeat than one would expect. But keep in mind my psychological comments above, too -- just as individuals can experience sudden mood swings in times of stress, cities can too.
3. Other conditions:
Due to lack of contact with the outside for the past 16 hours or so, I won't hazard to speculate at this point on traffic, food and supplies, or the other topics I've been touching on. However, confidence bolstered by the low radiation readings, I plan to go surface-side for a quick walk within the next hour so I will see what I can discover if anythingedit on 3/20/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)