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Fukushima Groundwater Radiation Level Jumps Several Dozen Times In One Week, More Measurement Devices "Fail"

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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:10 | 1169024 Ancona
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Tokyo will not be around for much longer as the center of finance and business. They had better start looking for somewhere to put those 31 million people before they start glowing in the dark.

This disaster is far from over.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:20 | 1169080 Global Hunter
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enenews.com reports from Sofia news agency of Bulgaria that they're considering moving the capital from Tokyo.  I couldn't find it anywhere else though so take it with a grain of salt, but it wouldn't surprise me if they start leaking the idea a few months ahead of the official announcement to soften people up for the blow.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:24 | 1169095 Popo
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Something tells me ITAR/TASS doesn't know the difference between "capital" and "capitol". 

Then again, apparently neither do you ;)

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:29 | 1169113 Global Hunter
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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:45 | 1169191 slumgullion
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Tokyo without its capital would be okyo. Or it might have no yen.

To be fair though, lots of online dictionaries get this one wrong.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:01 | 1169265 Cognitive Dissonance
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As my English professor always told us...."Go look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls".

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:15 | 1169307 breezer1
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a little comedic relief...


Thu, 04/14/2011 - 15:39 | 1169940 Herman Strandsc...
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'a little comedic relief...


Thanks but don't click on this if you have a coin-operated PC.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:55 | 1169228 Prof Gulliver
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Uh, no, actually he's right. "Capital" is the city; "capitol" is the actual building where the legislators meet. Although a few more aftershocks, and maybe the capitol will move by itself to a new city.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:44 | 1169445 TruthInSunshine
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Karl Denninger said that the only thing lower than the real rate of inflation would be the Fukushima radiation and its adverse environmental impact.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:32 | 1169654 Ruffcut
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Dumbinger said what? The only thing lower than the rate of inflation is his IQ.

Fuktard supreme, he be. I think he is putting his hat into the ring for a gubbermint shill job, unless he has been doing it already.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1169649 Bicycle Repairman
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They'll move the capital, then later they'll move the capitol.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:26 | 1169111 Matte_Black
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Report: Japan considering moving capital away from Tokyo


And then there are these glowing reports:





What a fucking trainwreck. We are all riding the Fukushima Express now, I guess.


Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:42 | 1169181 rocker
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But their stocks are going up.  Godman Shafts at work again doing God's work.  What a joke.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:04 | 1169404 TruthInSunshine
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It's BOJ interventionism on triple-prime steroids.

They are going to print their way into the holy land of cheap exports, or so they believe, once again.

In the interim, take each piece of cotton fiber stock certificate traded on the Nikkei, one Ginsu knife, and slice into hundreds of pieces of ribbon-like confetti.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1169660 Bicycle Repairman
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LOL.  Anyone want to hold yen?

Japan is going to be like the Harlem Globetrotters soon.  Every game is an away game.  Maybe countries could take turns hosting Tokyo and the Japanese government.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:04 | 1169266 Broker NotBroke
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It's still purple and blue...that means we're ok right?

/sarc (mostly)

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:29 | 1169274 Cognitive Dissonance
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We are all riding the Fukushima Express now, I guess.

Sounds like an illegal drug or a bad acid trip. Of course I wouldn't know anything about that.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:32 | 1169406 Cdad
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What's the problem here?  Not sure I understand.  And clearly you have not heard.  Duncan donuts coming to an IPO near you.  Surely, the "all clear" sign.

Let's turn that margin account frown upside down....K?

/sar off...will someone please stab me in the head?....?/sarc on


Thu, 04/14/2011 - 15:44 | 1169951 Lapri
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Talk of moving the capitol resurfaces every decade or so ever since late 1950s.One of the most recent recommenations included Fukushima as a new location for the capitol. Brilliant.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 16:43 | 1170227 destiny
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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 16:41 | 1170229 destiny
Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:21 | 1169082 Dane Bramage
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Indeed.  Long radiation refugees.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:23 | 1169088 carbonmutant
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 ITAR-TASS is reporting Japan is "mulling moving the capitol from Tokyo" to possibly Osaka or Nagoya due to rising radiation levels.


Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:30 | 1169131 Global Hunter
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The article quotes the source as ITAR-TASS but I can't actually find the original source article.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:09 | 1169551 carbonmutant
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This following statement appears to have been edited from the English version of this ITAR-TASS article.

Six-point quake hits Japan’s eastern coast


"Japanese deputies further announced that two new capital cities might be designed, because of the risk of the severe consequences of future natural disasters in Tokyo. The possible locations of the new capitals might be the in the areas of the national airports of Nagoya and Osaka.

Meanwhile the government announced the broadening of the critical area around Fukushima-1 nuclear power station that will require the evacuation of the residents."

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:32 | 1169391 MassDecep
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Check out some of the headlines from California. People are getting sick from the rediation fallout there.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:37 | 1169663 Bicycle Repairman
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No way you are moving California to my town.  No way.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:13 | 1169043 NOPOMO
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If you don't like the data....just throw it away.  Banks do it, Governments doing it, we are all doing it....extend and pretend on steroids. 

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:45 | 1169198 Id fight Gandhi
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Must be why Japan is trading up.

Multiple china syndromes are the new bull market.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:13 | 1169045 aVian
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dinninger thinks everything is fine BTFD

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:34 | 1169068 plocequ1
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I read that too. Is telling it the way it tiz is considered junk? 

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:22 | 1169097 Piranhanoia
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Poor guy is challenged by the third dimension and ignorant of the fourth.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:00 | 1169256 acrabbe
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denninger is too smart for his own good. don't misunderstand me here. he's smart enough to sort of know what he's talking about, but he's not smart enough to know when he doesn't know ANYTHING about what he's talking about. And he's too stubborn to admit when he's wrong. These are not traits becoming one who exposing himself publicly to others. You are opening yourself up to ridicule and derision. Especially when you are a flamingly hateful racist.

Case in point, his views on inflation vs deflation and the commodity trade. The guy has been bearish on gold since 700. I stopped visiting his site long ago...

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:57 | 1169510 Kobe Beef
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I agree, and have also stopped reading Denninger. But I always did enjoy his "Where are all the Damn Cops" postings right after the Lehman Crash.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 17:22 | 1170407 VisualCSharp
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I think Karl is simply unwilling to accept that, sometimes, people are irrational, and nothing any one person can do can change that. Consider it the primary failing of his no-doubt ENTJ Myers-Briggs personality.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:11 | 1169047 Cdad
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 in the afternoon that the temperature of part of its reactor pressure vessel was found to be rising suddenly.

Well, at least we have that going for us.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:14 | 1169049 High Plains Drifter
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it is time , I think, for japan to start thinking seriously about mass evacuations of the entire island........Lord knows where they will go.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:32 | 1169144 Race Car Driver
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How about all those empty cities in China - and all the ghost towns in SoCal's Inland Empire?

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:51 | 1169222 vxpatel
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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:37 | 1169684 Bicycle Repairman
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Japanada?  New Zeajapan?  Phillapan?

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 21:49 | 1171052 HedgeCock
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Detroit!!  LOL!  You're going to get people to actually brave the radiation and stay in Tokyo with that suggestion...um, threat.  

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:16 | 1169051 Tsunami Effect
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Tyler, would you please post in a convenient place on this site a list of reliable sources for radiation levels both here and japan, experts you think are credible and other useful links for us to follow? 

ZH has been the best source of information on this ongoing disaster, but its really hard to keep up with just raw information from reliable sources (if they even exist).

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:29 | 1169128 carbonmutant
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Try this slide show from the US Dept. of Energy


Thu, 04/14/2011 - 13:33 | 1169398 flattrader
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Good link to monitor global flow of radiation coming out of Japan.


Updated daily.

As I've crawled around the web, I've learned that some of the sites don't update regularly.

In some cases, data regarding differnt kinds of radiation is hard to come by for modeling and reporting...either by design or incompetence on the part of the Japanese...or some other party.


Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:15 | 1169053 Corduroy
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The "other temperature data" referred to is actually the last temperature showing on the monitors that broke when the tsunami hit....

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:15 | 1169061 aerial view
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Mindboggling that with all of our great technology to blow up and destroy things, we seem to be impotent when it comes to fixing them.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 12:43 | 1169190 NotApplicable
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What's truly mindboggling is the expectation that criminals have the desire, let alone the ability to provide useful goods and services. Instead they terrorize and steal.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 17:26 | 1170420 VisualCSharp
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The real problem is humans' seeming unwillingness to accept that things can and will go wrong. We lull ourselves into a false sense of security by thinking we've covered every angle and eventuality. We don't seem to have it in us as a race to accept that shit happens.

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