Futures Plunge On New 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake, Tsunami Alert

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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:45 | 1145117 slow_roast
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BTFD in PMs.  Bullish for inflation.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:52 | 1145166 jus_lite_reading
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Arnie Gundther said basically we're screwed!!!!!!!!!!!! BULLISH NEWS!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:57 | 1145218 Drag Racer
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dude, TMI was dry for only 10-12 hrs and melted. These have been lowon water or dry for weeks. What did you expect. This stuff gets that hot in less than 1 day without water.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:06 | 1145275 d00daa
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I'd wager "TEPCO KEPT THAT SECRET" is the main point of that post, not necessarily the fact that it happened.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:22 | 1145375 the mad hatter
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Anyone else getting worried about the extremely bullish, BTFD sentiment?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:26 | 1145391 justbuygold
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This just out !


Japanese govt raises level of earthquakes considered safe to public to level  7.5 on Richter scale.  Therefore nothing to see here.....move right along

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:01 | 1145545 Drag Racer
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This just out !

All tsunami warns and lerts are now lifted.

Though, the damaged reactors took a big shaking and everything fell back into place.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:05 | 1145561 Haywood Jablowme
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Japanese govt raises level of earthquakes considered safe to public to level  7.5 on Richter scale.  Therefore nothing to see here.....move right along


All tsunami warns and lerts are now lifted.

Though, the damaged reactors took a big shaking and everything fell back into place.

*hand claps* Encore!


Thu, 04/07/2011 - 14:25 | 1146175 Cold Hand
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So, an 8 is like 10 times more powerful than a 7, and a 9 is 10 times more powerful than an 8, um...   so Japan just got hit with an aftershock that was 1/100 th of the big quake?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:16 | 1147499 Anonymouse
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Is your point to belittle this earthquake?  1/80th I believe is that right fraction.


But for comparison, the Bay Area quake during the World Series in 1989 was a 6.9.  The Northridge quake in 1994 was a 6.7.


The 2010 Christchurch earthquake was 7.1 and the 2011 was 6.3. Granted Japan is better prepared for earthquakes than New Zealand, but California is similar. Plus, as Christchurch showed, buildings already weakened in one quake can be destroyed by a weaker one.


A 7.1 will knock you on your butt.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:03 | 1145265 defn8Dog
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But the Fukushima schoolkids headed back to school yesterday as reported by the WSJ, which now reports most stories on the level of USA Today. 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:07 | 1145281 Divided States ...
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Dont worry, this quake has no effect on the nuclear plants. No mention of the upcoming tsunami. Also, they make it sound like the nuclear plants never had any problems to begin with. MSM at its finest.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:25 | 1145387 fuu
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Not surprising really. how much of regular media is owned by GE and Westinghouse?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:28 | 1145412 Drag Racer
Fri, 04/08/2011 - 19:47 | 1152051 fuu
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:26 | 1145389 Robot Traders Mom
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And yet they evacuate the engineers at the nuclear plant, like a possible tsunami is more dangerous than the radiation they are being pounded with...

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:52 | 1145176 Fish Gone Bad
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This is probably bullish for radioactive iodine.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:03 | 1145261 AccreditedEYE
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Larry Summers just announced this is even BETTER for their GDP.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:13 | 1145315 jus_lite_reading
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It is! The people of the world will need a lot more KELP and Japan has shit loads of it. GDP should grow 50% this year alone.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:26 | 1145399 duckduckMOOSE
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Mmmm....but it's radioactive Kelp.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:23 | 1145625 Yield2Greatness
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At no extra charge.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:29 | 1145408 trav7777
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UCB's rainwater isotope analysis is very bearish for apocalyptics.  Rad levels declining markedly across the board for days now.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:42 | 1145475 malikai
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What's the link for that?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:37 | 1145452 duo
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You should probably supplent your diet with Mg, Ca, K, kelp, and antioxidants for cell repair.  You do not want to absorb Cs/Strontium due to a Ca/Mg deficeincy.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:12 | 1145327 Clueless Economist
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We need to send a few thousand Keynsian Economists to help out Japan.  Doing things like cleaning up the reactors and manning the beaches watching for radioactive tsunamis.

Just keep them away from economic decisions.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:29 | 1145405 Fenlander
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I've done some quick, rough calculations.  It will take about 80 Keynsian economists of average human adult male size to pack the walls of the service trench of reactor number 2, slowing the rate of leakage of radioactive water into the sea.  It will take about 130 more to be ground up and inserted into the 12 inch feeder pipes to give a nearly total blockage.  Unfortunately, no permanent solution to the leakage is available, but this still represents the most useful thing you can do with 210 Keynsian economists.


On the other hand, it will take only one Bernank to change the laws of economics, mathematics, and indeed common sense.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:30 | 1145422 A Man without Q...
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And if it doesn't work, just keep adding more Keynesian economists, eventually it will have the desired effect....

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:54 | 1145528 brandy night rocks
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Hahaha, +a billion here, a billion there irony!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:24 | 1145379 covert
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time to pick up a bargain before the prices get inflated again. put your capitol to work.



Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:43 | 1145119 The Axe
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Shit Storm

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:59 | 1145239 stirners_ghost
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"It's the shit-tectonics. When two shit-plates strike, and come together under incredible pressure, what happens, Bubbles?"
"What, Mr. Lahey?"

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:01 | 1145251 Peterpaul
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+1 for Trailer Park Boys reference

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:05 | 1145282 SilverBoy
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:07 | 1145295 TheMerryPrankster
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Thirty Sexy days Julian, thirty sexy days...

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:08 | 1145304 Global Hunter
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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:57 | 1145534 brandy night rocks
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I AM the liquor.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 14:00 | 1146033 HedgeCock
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I need a cheese burger Mr. Lahey.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 14:04 | 1146046 HedgeCock
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I need another cheese burger Mr. Lahey.  (fixed the dupe)

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 18:34 | 1147324 brandy night rocks
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"There's feathers hangin' out of it.  That's made of an ol' blue jay!"

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:14 | 1145323 romanko
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I can hear the shit-winds hollowing!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:44 | 1145120 ZeroPower
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PMs down, crude down, markets dump.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:46 | 1145127 Dr. Impossible
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and they wanna build a superstructure in this area in the next 10yrs?....are u kidding me

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:45 | 1145130 the not so migh...
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is the tidel wave heading for Japan or California?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:48 | 1145154 Mae Kadoodie
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Radioactive Tsunami?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:51 | 1145184 the not so migh...
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that would be some messed up crap

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:00 | 1145243 Sudden Debt
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I see bookdeals, I see movie rights, I SEE MERCHANDISING, I SEE MONEY TO BE MADE!!




Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:00 | 1145229 serotonindumptruck
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:14 | 1145325 jus_lite_reading
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Yeah well,when I see 1/3 of the oceans die, then we know the end of the world is near.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:13 | 1145330 romanko
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correction: 3 foot Tsunami.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:30 | 1145426 dukeland
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Even the Pacific Ocean is rejecting and throwing back the radioactive water that TEPCO dumped into it. 

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