oh one last thing that last part were he says "god bless america" right before they cut off the video he gets this brig grin on his face! like all
he said was total bull SH@T!!! now that to me my friends is a suspicious fellow so if i were you guys i wouldn't take this video to seriously
Not familiar with military culture; In this context, does "voluntary" mean it's up to each military family to decide whether or not they
Want to leave, or this just a "Military to Civilian" way of saying family members HAVE to leave?
Kind of like if I were to hold a gun to your head and "suggest" that you give me your money and valuables!
After all, until and unless martial law is imposed, members of the military cannot, officially order civilians to do anything that is not
directly tied to a military operation. Have I got that right?
It is startling to realize (and I am certain that there are going to be some raised voices over this amoung the evacuees) that these folks are
expected to pack their bags and just leave all their other belongings, furniture, pets, and as was mentioned in the video, their cars, everything!
behind to a future that no one has figured out yet.
You'll notice that nowhere in his speech does the good Captain (?) say anything about when these family members might Returning to the
lives they are being plucked from. And no mention was made as to the disposition of what they are leaving behind.
They are simply being told to "Pack what you'll need for the next five or so days; we'll figure out where you end up after that".
And they are talking about transporting up to 10,000 per day!
That is not a number you can easily just put back on planes and fly back to Japan as though nothing has happened.
My guess is that the military knows these folks won't be coming back to Japan to resume their lives anytime soon,
Difficult to judge the Captain's demeanor without having seen other briefings from him. Looks to me like he was just winging the end of the video and
it didn't flow smoothly. Regardless, this is a voluntary evac., a smart move to get started, also involves US Diplomats and families and some
non-essential personnel. Makes sense.
ill be hosting and emailing boat constuction pdfs if you have a printer or comunicate with any one in japan please provide for your fellow man and
dont sit on your hands please. a 10cuba at hot ma il dot c om thanks and god bless
I think this may be the beginning of major evaucations. Will they manage to get to the people who
are living outdoors, cold and hungry and can't make it to a shelter. I am not too thrilled right now thinking
that when it comes to being able to leave Japan it may depend on who you are and what you do. I am worried
about people living in the cold, hungry and possibility being even more exposed to radiation.
all u need if fish net and empty soda/watter bottles and a plank of material and something to lash it with escape on the currents stop stairing in to
the headlites and bugg out people ,see google bottle island
My cousin lives in Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan, and her husband is stationed at the U.S. Naval Base Yokosuka, Japan, she and her daughter are
evacuating, on her way to Texas, he is not able to come with her!
She had posted a picture of one gas truck there on facebook, and a limit of 5 gallons max the other day, with cars waiting in line!
I believe it was her choice to come back though, not mandatory...but someone did ask on her wall if its true they are being evacuated, with no
reply...never asked her!
Yes, this is true. But, no one's heading to Korea anymore, it goes from Japan to the States. The two destinations will be Seattle and LA, and from
there you can head anywhere but you have to pay for it, and the payment will be payed back later. I'm leaving tomorrow like my families normal plan
and everyone should be out of here by Tuesday, according to officials. They'll be shipping out 10k each day from the Bases.
Edit: That announcement has been playing over and over on Channel 15 over here where I live. That's the captain of our base.
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It's real, he's just nervous. This is the captain of our base, and it's how he is. It's not normal to be telling everyone they have to evacuate
and not be nervous, and it's no longer Voluntary, it's now Mandatory from what I've heard for Children and Women, idk about the Sponsors.
That Commanding Officer looks like was smacked around by the Boogie Man? Just the glazed, and incoherent delivery in his messages tells us a lot about
the deteriorating situation in Japan. After his meeting with the Commander of US Forces Japan, he was told the true seriousness of the disaster at the
Fukushima Power Station. Right now we are getting bits and pieces of the whole story from all the governments involved and the MSM. Some of it
truthful, and some is no doubt misinformation. People seem to be on the edge about all of this not only in Japan, but the world over. If potassium
iodide is disappearing off of pharmacy shelves on the west coast of the US, that ought to tell everyone that panic and hysteria is setting in.
Personally, I feel the MSM is responsible for the panic taking hold at the moment. I have seen since this crisis began it seems those in the
international media have been pouring it on to emphasize hopelessness, doom and gloom, and pad their ratings regardless if their information that has
not been fact checked or confirmed. They are risking public safety and security by releasing all of this shoddy information, unproven science, and
getting expert analysis by people who seem to be out of the loop about what is going on? This type of behavior is just as dangerous as the meltdown.
Japan is experiencing a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions, and I am somewhat relieved that massive panic has not befallen the nation. Here is
what I am getting at.
Anderson Cooper, "Should I get out of here?"
Looking shaken while on air, and asking his camera man the wind direction. Then asking the guy on the other end if he should get out of there? This
man is making millions to report crisis around the globe? Stick to the facts, and can the social commentary. As I have said about him in the past, he
is not the story. His sole duty is to deliver the facts in a timely and efficient manner. If he has personal concerns, he can address them off the air
and not in front of millions of viewers who are already on pins and needles to begin with.
Michio Kaku talking about the nuke meltdown when he is not talking about Yellowstone. Keep in mind he is not a nuclear engineer, but his background is
in theoretical physics. He is a brilliant man, but it is there a shortage of nuclear plant operators or university professors versed in this
particular field? It seems the MSM has had a difficult time securing interviews with that lot?
This is some of what I have seen, and how unprofessional the MSM is in covering this crisis. It seems they are intentionally pouring on the shock and
awe? They had ought to get their facts straight before making this sound like the end of the world. Don't get me wrong from what I have followed up on
myself, this is a serious catastrophe in the making. However, we have no idea what the ramifications will be because a nuclear disaster on scale with
this one has never happened. People keep on comparing this to Chernobyl, but this has multiple reactor emergencies and at a plant with an entirely
different design and function. This is the bold new world where no man has gone before.
Now, back to this senior naval officer, and his behavior while making this announcement? His on camera behavior would make me skittish and paranoid
about this. Furthermore, it seems he may know more than what is being said and is shocked by what was said at the earlier briefing? It is written all
over his face by the dazed and confused appearance. Not a very good actor I must say. So much for instilling confidence and hope among dependents of
those serving under his command? This whole media experience has left more to be desired, and they are already turning a calamitous situation into
something more. Good luck to Japan, and the 50 nuclear plant operators who have remained on site amidst serious threats to their health and well
In regards to the media, get your story straight before intentionally or unintentionally imperiling the lives of people who are already in harms way.
This is the real deal my friends, and it is in everyone's best interest that proper crisis management is in place. Furthermore, it is inherently
important that people get their facts straight before telling everyone the sky is falling, because lives are at stake.
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Thank you for verifying the info posted in the OP. Since this is the case, large scale evacs is next I would think. Tokyo will be difficult but
knowing the Japanese it will be calm and orderly with people helping each other.
Originally posted by Newbomb Turk
The above thread title is EXACTLY WHAT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO IS TITLED before people begin talking crap about fear monger this, fear monger that, or
"Your title has nothing to do with the video I just saw" or any number of reasons some people feel the need to attack the messenger on here
So AGAIN...for integrity the thread title is exactly how the youtube video is titled so as to not take anything out of context with personal biases or
what have you.
Personal biases? How about using common sense? The title is alarmist and grossly misleading
Happens to me all the time. But I just put it down to "two great minds think alike" and coincidence, rather than someone rorting my ideas. lol
And if anyone has any doubts as the bone fides of the military guy in the video, if you google his name and rank you'll find pictures of him on Google
Images. He's the real deal and is who he says he is.
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