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    BREAKING NEWS: Police eye using water cannon to cool Fukushima's No. 4 reactorNote

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyHeady View Post
    Those maps are fakes.
    Agreed. Anyone can draw a map. A map from some unspecified source is not news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyHeady View Post
    Those maps are fakes.
    Sorry, but according to current blowing direction of the wind, it's from the west to the east.

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    Some outside-the-box thinking; What if the US let the Japanese use one nuclear-sub to power the water pumps at Fukushima?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobigforyou View Post
    It might sound weird, but if this earthquake was bound to happen, Japan would be my first choice. They are such a well prepared and resilient society.

    Imagine if a 9.0 hit southern California followed by a tsunami...how many would we have dead? 200,000? 500,000?

    Even in the midst of this disaster the Japanese people are showing to the world their strength and determination. They are amazing.
    The Earthquake did not kill as many as the Tsunami did. Actually the US has a far more advanced science in understanding earthquakes, if you can see the damage on the Kobe Earthquake, than say the one in North ridge, the Japanese had to relearn how they make buildings and followed how they did it in the US. As for how the people would act, the LA riots and the Katrina is a bit worrisome on what would happen if society breaks down in the US. The difference really in the more individualistic nature of Americans as compared to Asians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slenke View Post
    Some outside-the-box thinking; What if the US let the Japanese use one nuclear-sub to power the water pumps at Fukushima?
    A nuke powered CV is already there, so why not use that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    A nuke powered CV is already there, so why not use that?
    They don't wanna send a CV in high radiation zone

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    If you saw what they looted in New Orleans, its not like they went after Patek Phillipe's and Armani suits
    actually some did and it wasn't a rare or isolated incidents

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePyle View Post
    Agreed. Anyone can draw a map. A map from some unspecified source is not news.
    I've been trying to find the origin of these maps. But I can't find it.
    hopefully they are fake, or I am screwed(California.)

    But given that no reputable news agency has used them, I am somewhat skeptical.
    But it still doesn't get me warm and fuzzy looking at them.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpleio View Post
    Sorry, but according to current blowing direction of the wind, it's from the west to the east.
    Nonetheless there still is no reliable source in connection with these maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slenke View Post
    Some outside-the-box thinking; What if the US let the Japanese use one nuclear-sub to power the water pumps at Fukushima?
    Ah! you are back? good.

    Here: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...=1#post5525538

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    [SIZE=3]Emperor hopes people will be kind to each other in overcoming disaster
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    TOKYO, March 16, Kyodo


    Emperor Akihito said in an unprecedented video message Wednesday that he is hurt by the devastation caused by last Friday's earthquake and ensuing tsunami, and expressed hope that the people in Japan will overcome the challenges they face by caring for each other.

    ''I am deeply hurt by the grievous situation in the disaster-hit areas,'' the emperor said in a video footage released by the Imperial Household Agency. ''I sincerely hope that people will overcome this unfortunate time by engendering a sense of caring for other people.''

    It is the first time the emperor has appeared in a video message to convey his feelings to the public. The footage was released following strong wishes by the emperor and Empress Michiko to directly communicate with the public, as they are very concerned about the extensive and grave damage wrought by the earthquake, according to the agency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slenke View Post
    Some outside-the-box thinking; What if the US let the Japanese use one nuclear-sub to power the water pumps at Fukushima?
    I'd be surprised if they were not too damaged now from the hydrogen explosions. Plus how exactly does one wire up a sub to whatever power connections they use?

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    'Be prepared': U.S. Surgeon General's warning as terrified Americans panic-buy anti-radiation drugs and Geiger counters over nuclear fall-out fears
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...=feeds-newsxml

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpleio View Post
    Sorry, but according to current blowing direction of the wind, it's from the west to the east.
    No one is disputing which way the wind blows. There is no indication as far as I'm aware of a massive cloud of radiation. That sort of stuff is just scaremongering and unfounded.

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