[3/11] Earthquake & tsunamis in Japan (all x48 are ok)

Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by delerium, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Gobolino

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    ↑ If editorials are smart enough (and I'd bet they are) part of the sales will get to a fund of some nature regarding reconstruction and aid to victims.
     
  2. Mr Waffle

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    A cartoon explaining the nuclear situation for children (with English subtitles). Brilliant video :lol:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1aH2-MhEko[/yt]



    Edit: Fromjapan are accepting donations for the Japanese Red Cross.

     
  3. karles48

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    Just three words, THANK YOU, Gobo!!! (no, I don't mean to shout, but to emphasize)

    Thank you for the video, Mr Waffle, I guess if we could send it to the all the newspapers, tv channels, the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)... :hmm:
     
  4. oddball

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    Damn Gobbo man why did you have to post this, I feel a bit sick now.........
     
  5. Madcat2020

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    The Nuclear Crisis is started to make me more worried about the future of Japan and the future of AKB48. If the Plant really gone meltdown, Japan might be either crippled or finish. I wish this is not going to happen, but based on CNN..............i just wanna say we must prepare the worst in about 48 hrs.

    Damm you all Chinese Uncles....i hope you heartless people happy about it, cause i am NOT!!!!! As a Chinese i hope these uncles BURN IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. dracomalfoy

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    just watch the news, did japan just asked indonesia to sell them more oil and natural gas ?? :wtf:
     
  7. aihime

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    Eh, I'm not trusting the media anymore. I think (even the Japanese media) they are blowing this nuclear thing way out of proportion. Besides those in proximity to the Dai-ichi reactor, the nuclear level readings in most places are still harmless to your body to a point it triggers cancer. This is true in some of the most ravaged areas too, but because of the overreaction of many, there aren't specialists or supplies going to those people because they closed off the area, meaning the people who could be saved are now dying this minute.

    I was just reading through Yuko's blog, and in her latest entry asked her readers to read some of the comments left by the people who are in the affected area. I'm glad she pointed them out because I think the people who really know what's going on are the people who are actually there, not the ones just watching from afar.
     
  8. Gobolino

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    Some of the girls (Wasamin is one and the others I don't know) will "host" a handshacking and signing event and I hope they collect some for the AKB raising fund campaign.
    (Probably an "old new" since I guess everyone will be doing the same somehow).

    (Got the "new" from 2ch, so, take it with a Kg. of salt)

    @Odd: Sorry :(, I feel more terrible than you since my life is dedicated to them. :(. But the video is a sign that we (or most of us and I include myself) tend to watch the "big" thing and forget about the "details", since that tsunami video it's the same one that was broadcast since day 0.
    Hence the importance of that video is that the "detail" is itself a fight for life. We can't know and It would be impossible to know, if the dog survived or no... So we can expect any outcome.
     
  9. Gobolino

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    I guess I'm violating all the rules on this forum relating multiple posts but....

    BUT .


    Here, take a read:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiap ... =allsearch



    Ok... Vet squads withour me on them because... whatever. =/, so my frustration it's the same selfish thing as ever...

    but...

    but...


    "Shelters are getting calls from people saying
    'I'm on my way to the airport, I'm leaving, I have four dogs left in my apartment and my neighbor has the key.'



    .................

    If I do say any of the words that are in my mind right in this moment about my feelings, I'll be banned for life from s48.
     
  10. Tensai

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    I would not consider CNN is a credible source.They always worst-case scenario everything. Aside from NPR, most US news channels are too focused on ratings and 'bad news' = 'big ratings'.

    I find the best reports and information is coming from the various English expats, who live in Tokyo and are on Twitter.

    http://twitter.com/#!/martyn_williams
    http://twitter.com/#!/Matt_Alt
    http://twitter.com/#!/stevenagata
    http://twitter.com/#!/HirokoTabuchi
    http://twitter.com/#!/dannychoo

    -Ten
     
  11. yuji82

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    Well, finally some good news. But they still have to test the line. Hope it will work and cool the rods. What worries me is reactor no.4
     
  13. Gobolino

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    The 4th one is the one that is shocking here (here=Chile), this morning spoke the Chief in the Research of Nuclear Energy in Chile (Aka: A guy that I *hope* to know anything) and he said the 4th one wasn't even functioning and was during maintenance so... no reaction, no nothing.
    Someone cares to explain why the one reactor that was shut off is now the one experiencing problems?

    Or are things that we can't know because the ignorance... lol. xD
     
  14. Llewella

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    Tentative simple explanation :
    The used materials were in a pool to get cold. They were there since November, but the cooling process (stopping the fission) usually takes a few years to complete. During this time water must flow in the pool to keep it from heating too much.
    The loss of general power and certainly a few other difficulties caused the flow of water in the pool to stop and then the water started to boil. Now the danger is that this get to the point where the used materials stop being underwater. This would cause direct irradiation.
    This is only a danger on site. As long as there is no big fire or too much vapor, this should not affect anything farther than a few kilometers.
     
  15. Gobolino

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    Ah, this was.
    From somewhere in my mind I had the idea that it took weeks instead of years. And since here was said was in maintenance, one can make the idea of the reactor and the complete structure of the 4th reactor being completely stopped.
    Maybe the word "maintenance" itself was tricky for me.

    My apologizes. ^^
     
  16. Madcat2020

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    I think the world will now need an energy source much safer than nuclear so things like this never happen again.
     
  17. Kanki

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    I think this is a REALLY great read, it's an interview with a survivor of the Nagasaki A-Bomb. She was 3.6km (2.2 miles) away from where it struck. She's basically saying people are getting their panties in a twist over this nuclear "crisis" at Fukushima. I do agree with her, I believe the media is making it appear a lot worse than it is, especially international media.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42128739/ns ... ?GT1=43001
     
  18. taiyaki

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    :fp:
     
  19. Gobolino

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    Again, being in the most noble ignorance of a man can be... I think if it's an error to compare Fukushima with Chernobyl, it's also an error to compare Fukushima with Nagasaki or Hiroshima.

    of course and again, I speak from the most complete ignorance.
     
  20. taiyaki

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    But it's not a comparison; it's just telling people the hysteria regarding the radiation exposure is unaccounted for.

    And building codes and construction for the two plants for completely different. Despite what people believe, Chernobyl really wasn't that bad. It was bad, but not as bad people make it out to be.
     

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