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Originally posted by Whisper67
Can you please let us know how the local television stations are responding to the events? Is coverage wall-to-wall, spotty, or nonexistent? I'm very intrested in this information and if your opinion is that the government is minimizing the events or responding/reporting appropriately.
Please be safe!
Originally posted by schuyler
I want to add my voice to thanking you for continuing. This is a rare window into what is happening. I'm particularly interested in the US Navy and what they are doing. It appears they are ready to evacuate non-essential personnel. They are also moving Carrier Air Wing Five, which belongs with the CVN George Washington. Captain of the base said they were going north to assist, though F/A-18s don't work too well for humanitarian assistance. I heard another report the Hornets were being sent to Guam and elsewhere while the other airplanes, including small cargo planes such as the C-2 Greyhounds, were the ones pressed into service. We have several amphibious ships in the area that are reportedly carrying Japanese military, and the USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group is entering the area.
At first glance this may seem inappropriate, but the Reagan has two full-service hospitals on board and can generate electrical power for a small city. They also have numerous helos that can be used in various missions. Apparently some of the helos took on some radiation and 17 sailors had to be decontaminated. All in all we could have at least 30 ships in the area very quickly, insofar as they are useful.
If you happen to come across any info on these guys I wpuld appreciate knowing. Thanks and good luck. I think I'm going to go find a geiger counter, But what could you do? Yup! This here thing is ticking. Too late! Oh, pooh!edit on 3/17/2011 by schuyler because: (no reason given)
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Originally posted by fooks
reply to post by silent thunder
nice to have you back!
do you have any "before/after" photos of the lights of tokyo?
Originally posted by lonegurkha
Glad you're still ok.Is the government trying to get you to leave? I see on the news that Americans are being encouraged to leave...you getting any pressure to leave?
Originally posted by luminaut
This thread would be a whole lot more interesting if it had ANY information. I don't know why you started it, because there is next to nothing of substance in it. And I don't get why everyone is praising you for doing not much of anything. Total fail, as far as I'm concerned. What a waste of time.