DigitalGlobe's Satellite Imagery Analysis Of Fukushima

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Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:04 | 1057218 Rusty Shorts
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Wait, what happened to all the comments here?

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:08 | 1057237 AnonymousAnarchist
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Mark took Wenzel's post word-for-word and didn't even give credit.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:11 | 1057250 Math Man
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Very odd.  1st thread gone.


Everyone should read the following:



Fukushima performed better than it was designed too, and so far, the effects have been minimal.


Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:13 | 1057257 Rusty Shorts
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That's great, but what happened to the spent fuel rods stored above the reactors?

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:17 | 1057268 Math Man
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I haven't seen much on that yet...

Either way, seems to be a big over reaction - even worst case scenario seems very unlikely:

Expect a big Nikkei rally tonight... 

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:22 | 1057294 CD
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"Averting a full-scale meltdown -- which scientists say isn’t likely --"

What a curious choice of phrasing... What is not likely, exactly - the meltdown or averting it.

We also hoped that your reappearance on the threads would at least take a little while, but alas...

Pumping doom and gloom is not prudent. Pie-in-the-sky, ignore all available facts (historical and present)  and trust the system to work itself out to the benefit of local and global residents -- sheer idiocy.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:38 | 1057353 Michael
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Interesting primmer on the the full nuclear life cycle. Great photos and an easy read.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:42 | 1057373 Harmonious_Diss...
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Nice link!  Thanks, Michael

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 20:51 | 1058167 G-R-U-N-T
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Ah...another head up your ass anthropogenic CO2 causes temperature change useful idiot CO2 is a pollutant link.



Tue, 03/15/2011 - 21:12 | 1058287 Reptil
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It's really logical, but here (europe) it's being advertised as the "environment friendly" energy source. If you repeat nonsense often enough, it'll become part of accepted reality.

nice link, thanks

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:27 | 1057302 JW n FL
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by Math Man
on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:17


I haven't seen much on that yet...

Either way, seems to be a big over reaction - even worst case scenario seems very unlikely:

Expect a big Nikkei rally tonight... 


it figures... the government goes quiet... and then the dis-information crew starts making the rounds...


fuck you $14T in debt Math Pussy.. and tell your dis-information fucking friends to fuck off too.


all you mother fuckers need to be rounded up and hung on the white house lawn.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:32 | 1057334 Math Man
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"it figures... the government goes quiet... and then the dis-information crew starts making the rounds..."

I only deal in facts.

The fact is the quake was 5x stronger than the nukes were designed to withhold - and the radiation leakages have been small.  This is completely overblown. 

This is much smaller than Chernobyl ever thought about being, and Chernobyl was a minor hiccup in the end.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:37 | 1057352 Harmonious_Diss...
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Meth Man: Chernobyl=no big deal.  MASSIVE loss of human life=bullish for equities

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:48 | 1057394 UninterestedObserver
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I thought Meth Man was a proven douchebag with zero credibility so don't feed the troll

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:52 | 1057406 taraxias
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++++ well said

massive douche bag

being paid to be a massive douche bag to be exact


Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:50 | 1057399 Math Man
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Go look up Chernobyl deaths dipshit...  they were by no means massive.


Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:53 | 1057417 Harmonious_Diss...
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LOL! Perhaps your right, no biggie.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:26 | 1057560 greenfire
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Yeah, all those cases of thyroid cancer (at least 6000 to be exact), human and animal deformities, childhood abnormalites from drinking contaminted breast big deal at all.  A lot of public employees doing their duty died horrible deaths from their efforts, so that should be good for muni bondholders in Japan.  It's all good....  Just keep going down to the store to buy schwag.  It's all you're good for....consumer.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 20:02 | 1057937 Math Man
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OMG, 6,000 people died in 25 years from Chernobyl.   Holy shit.  Massive deaths.  Cry me a fucking river.

The death toll from the Tsunami and the Earthquake are the real issues here - not Fukushima.

I don't mean to sound harsh, but the radiation scare is being blown out of proportion. 

And PS, the Nikkei just opened up 1.9%.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:28 | 1057574 firstdivision
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Harry, you're still a retard. Oh and for your info read this

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:33 | 1057592 firstdivision
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Sorry to screw up your statement with fact but...

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:23 | 1057551 Calculated_Risk
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Same spin douchebag kramer was just trying to spin.. "the Nikkei only dropped 8% after this crisis.."


Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:58 | 1057442 barkingbill
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wow math man you are like wrong on every issue. how do you manage that? perfection of wrongness. 

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:06 | 1057479 Math Man
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Wrong by whose standards?  The Zerohedge looney bin?

I made a bunch of money today - it was a good day to own puts on gold and silver.  How did you do?

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:15 | 1057517 Harmonious_Diss...
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Earned an honest living, ya know, contributing to society in a positive way.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:14 | 1057518 Harmonious_Diss...
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Oh wait, you don't know!  LOL!

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:58 | 1057693 I_Rowboat
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Oh man, yep, the egg is on my face today!  The silver I bought last year went from a 92% increase in dollar value only a few few  days ago clear down to a meager 83% over what I bought it for.  And I still can't eat it.  I must be a real idiot.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:13 | 1057511 AchtungAffen
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That was the first minor hiccup I've ever seen that rendered big patches of land permanently uninhabitable...

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 19:34 | 1057822 Miss anthrope
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YOUR KIND will be rounded up and hung.  Enjoy your government paycheck...... while it still traitor, you scum,  Do you enjoy it?  Huh?  Do you enjoy this?  Go get a real job

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 21:22 | 1058353 Reptil
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That is a disgusting and factually wrong thing to say. Shame on you and yours forever.

I demand a retraction, and apology.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 01:50 | 1059511 Attitude_Check
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So because the quake was 5x stronger than designed for -- we should all rest easy?

Logic isn't your strong suit is it?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 01:54 | 1059521 Attitude_Check
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Oh and the fact that multiple entire towns are inside the "exclusion zone" and are too hot to live in or farm, isn't anything much to worry about either.  Or that the only reason it isn't MUCH worse is that firefighters and construction workers committed suicide while building the Sarcophagus.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 01:53 | 1059525 Attitude_Check
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Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:32 | 1057332 Harmonious_Diss...
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Your one high guy! You post Unicorns and faries, fucking fantasy land where  exploding fucking containments at 30+ year old Nuclear BWR's are not a big deal. Where the worst disaster in a nations history is bullish for equities, basically you are a government shill, hack, fuck! The way you seem to see it, Meth, is "hey, free hottubs!" 

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:40 | 1057365 PY-129-20
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You don't want to live in that Math Man fantasy world. It looks like this:

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:44 | 1057369 Math Man
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Did I say this was bullish for equities?  I said the Nikkei would rally tonight - after selling off massively for 2 days.

Fucking blow me - none of you want to hear any of the facts, and that's why you stupid fucks keep buying PMs.

And calling anyone who doesn't a government shill, hack, fuck

How's that work out for you today? I thought they were supposed to protect you... but no - the S&P dumped one percent while gold and silver and the rest of the commodities complex got creamed.  

You fucking morons just don't get it.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:47 | 1057383 Harmonious_Diss...
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What are your thoughts on Japan liquidating any US tresury holdings?

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 19:49 | 1057890 Bicycle Repairman
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Mathman, you ridiculous sock puppet, if this doesn't seem to be your kind of message board, may I suggest the Yahoo stock boards?

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 20:45 | 1058118 crazyjsmith
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So Meth Man,

Feeling a little premature?  Does your girl relish in your ability to arrive (at a conclusion) prematurely?

If you jumped off the roof of a 50 story building (feel free by the way) would you tell everyone how safe it was as you were passing the 45th floor?  Does that sound about right? 

Before you praise yourself and pat yourself on the back, you might want to sit back and take a larger sample.  As in more than one day of trading puts on PM's.  And before you prematurely ejaculate your nonsense that this FuckUshima Reactor situation is just a minor speed bump, you might want to give it a few days to proclaim yourself Nostradamus. 

The reality is, we won't know the reality for some time. Days, weeks, maybe even months.  And feel free to tell the entire country of Japan to not worry, and just relax.  What is a few deformed babies anyway, right? 

So go find yourself a 50 story building, will ya?   

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:56 | 1057439 franzpick
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Some of us are spending hours trying to extract the hard, new developments from the sea of disinformation, denial, ommision, lipsticking and happytalk.

With most details suppressed, is there really any level of 'over-reaction' for 4, and likely 7, exploded, burning and melting reactors?

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 19:48 | 1057869 Bicycle Repairman
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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 08:11 | 1059927 sullymandias
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I've seen so many "big overreaction" comments about this whole thing. There is at least a partial meltdown in multiple reactors in a nuclear power plant in one of the most densely populated areas of the world, and your response is "don't worry be happy"? WTF? I have to wonder about the psychology of somebody who just wants to shrug this off.


Junkie's brother: "Oh my God, your fingernails are falling off! You have sores all over your face! What's happened to you?"


Junkie: "Relax dude, it's not a big deal."

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:22 | 1057291 mynhair
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Fire trucks are pumping water up to keep them submerged.

Last I heard from friend in Nippon.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:19 | 1057272 taraxias
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This will prove out to be the greatest nuclear disaster ever and you think the "effects have been minimal"

Change your name to the Meth Man.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:24 | 1057292 Math Man
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Did you even read the links?

This situation is nowhere near as bad a Chernobyl, and the long term effects of Chernobyl were minimal. 

You are speaking from a position of ignorance and greatly over-reacting.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:27 | 1057303 taraxias
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I read the links.

When the meltdown reaches water under it, there's no Article 15 or paid propaganda that will spin the truth.

Keep watching, I don't think you'll have to wait long.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:28 | 1057307 bob_dabolina
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Fukushima has been upgraded to a 6 on a scale of 1 - 7 of how fucked we are.

Seeing as the government and everyone is lying you can multiply that 6 by 2 to get the real number.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 18:11 | 1057496 Agent P
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On a scale of 1-7, the answer is 6x2.

I think that was my CAPTCHA test the last time I logged in.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:35 | 1057342 Harmonious_Diss...
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Ha! "Just get some frozen yogurt over ther, no problem at all!" We should never be so ignorant to believe REPEATED explosions at old-hat technology generating facilites is something to be concerned about?  How much US-Tres. does Japan hold? Do you think they will liquidate any of that to fix their country? Is this bullish for equities, Meth? Holy Shit.

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 17:53 | 1057425 pyrometer
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Referring to fresh explosions that occurred earlier in the day at the site and problems in a pool storing spent nuclear fuel rods, the Washington-based think tank said, ''This accident can no longer be viewed as a level 4 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Events scale that ranks events from 1 to 7.''

Noting that a level 4 incident involves ''only local radiological consequences,'' it said the ongoing crisis is ''now closer to a level 6, and it may unfortunately reach a level 7'' -- a worst case scenario with extensive health and environmental consequences.

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