Japan To Censor, Take Down "Irresponsible" Fukushima Information And Reporting

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Sun, 04/24/2011 - 14:58 | 1201366 bugs_
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they'd better not try to bomb zerohedge harbor

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 07:26 | 1202937 Harlequin001
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'for the sake of the public good' Ha ha that's a laugh, when did the public good ever mean anything?

The public exists to be taxed to oblivion, fleeced by big business and now to light the streets at night through irradiation as an alternative source to electric lighting.

Time someone shot these buggers, if only so that others would know that you cannot behave in this manner with impunity.

Our children do have a value, and it's more than the lives of these bastards...

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:03 | 1201374 buzzsaw99
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Too late, the exploded reactor(s) videos are already out there bitchez!



Sun, 04/24/2011 - 17:50 | 1201683 TIMMAYYY
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Here is some shit I DID NOT KNOW.

I used to love turkish food.


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 22:28 | 1202154 Milestones
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Powerful stuff. Thanks for the post.      MIlestones

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 19:48 | 1205846 andybev01
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Her best idea ever to combat over population was to put birth control in the water supply, but cut it with aphrodisiacs to make trying more fun.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:01 | 1201380 Silver Bug
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This is just pathetic, they care more about their image, than they do about their people. Without independant news and investigating. We would know absolutely nothing about the disaster.


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:00 | 1201516 goldfish1
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This doesn't sound good.

Probably total chaos would ensue if the truth were known.

If it's as bad as what they are acting like, soon the airplanes flying in and out of Japan may become too contaminated. The ships as well. If it's as bad to need this level of censorship, the US is probably getting hammered with fallout and will continue to be. Then the fukkers will jump ship to the southern hemisphere and we'll be left with what recourse?



Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:01 | 1201383 williambanzai7
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The Japanese Consulate lodged a complaint with the NYT over an earlier version of this cartoon which I have modified to make totally accurate.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:13 | 1201409 MolotovCockhead
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Mistress of Tepco executive!

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 19:48 | 1201893 carbonmutant
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Housewives of Tokyo Prefecture...

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:02 | 1201384 Lord Welligton
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”The measures include erasing any information from internet sites that the authorities deem harmful to public order and morality."

Well, there's the problem and the tell right there.

1. They know they're up the creek without a paddle.

2. They know if the public (who may already know) accept this truth there will be a breakdown in public order.

3. The quality of that breakdown will manifest at a moral level. In other words, no holes barred.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:23 | 1201436 UninterestedObserver
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Bullshit Trav said everything is fine and that there is nothing to worry about.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:33 | 1201465 Lord Welligton
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Expecting trav7777 to call BS on this and leave himself a backdoor so he can deny it later.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:26 | 1201447 buzzsaw99
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S/he who panic first panic best.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:37 | 1201469 Lord Welligton
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Also, the Japanese elite front-running their own people in the panic game.

They'll be safe and sound while they continue to lie.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:19 | 1201546 Selah
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My motto is: "Panic now, avoid the rush".



Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:07 | 1201528 Manthong
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”The measures include erasing any information from internet sites that the authorities deem harmful to public order and morality."

Just wait till the Ministry of Homeland Security here starts in when the damage from our FRN1, FRN2, FRN2 and FRN4 meltdowns really become apparent. Net Neutrality is operant in regulatory spirit if not in law.  


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 17:20 | 1201640 Dejean Splicer
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"deem harmful to public order and morality."

Well at least we know that http://japan.failedrobot.com will not be taken down. So many hacked gov.jp Geiger counters popped up on this site that the data output looks peachy.

That's the greatest thing about crowdsourcing, he who is the largest crowd wins.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 22:54 | 1202186 HedgeCock
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"In other words, no holes barred."

Holes barred??  What the heck is a barred hole?  And why would it be barred?  Oh, you mean "holds".  All's good.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 23:41 | 1202249 Kina
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Maybe repeating something his wife told him.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 00:14 | 1202280 HedgeCock
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Ah, yes, brilliant.  Parapraxis!  Or however the blazes that is spelled.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:03 | 1201391 silvertrain
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Tonight on Discovery Channel at 10pm eastern "Mega Quake" .. I dont know how far they will go or show..

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:07 | 1201399 Ruffcut
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Geez, like I'm surprised by this action.

I went to NC coast for the week. Not much tube and no internet. You actually feel better about things in general.

What you don't know, can't let you down.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 17:25 | 1201645 Dejean Splicer
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Someone mentioned that Marla committed shoeaside after reading too many ZH stories.

Not sure if it's true, but....

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:12 | 1201405 SuperRay
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can't let you down, but can crush you like a bug while you're taking a deep breath and reveling in the moment...

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:11 | 1201412 treemagnet
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Its like they're taking cues from the retarded and inbred middle east regimes, "step 6, just start shooting", but first with rubber bullets.....they are after all, our people. 

No shit this is the "clean up" crew, whats next - pull a railroad mgmt legal trick and sue the victims for getting in front of this "train wreck"?

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:12 | 1201415 buzzsaw99
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How long before the usa clownbux do this?:




Talk about a breakdown in morality and social order!

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:29 | 1201455 Lord Welligton
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"harmful to public order and morality"

Like this.


And they didn't even have an Earthquake, Tsumani and Nuclear disaster.


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:34 | 1201466 tao400
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you know what the solution with Japan is. Just don't buy anything from there. I am not. I am about to buy a car, was going to buy infinity and now am not going to. Even if I bought an older one, I could not be sure that the replacement parts would not be radioactive. I have stopped eating sushi because I don't believe the resturants will be truthful about what did and did not come from Japan. I don't believe a word they say and even less what they don't say.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 02:54 | 1202507 tomster0126
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Agreed...i've never been a sushi fan, but now there's no chance i'll go again, and i'm telling my friends to stay away as well.  Not buying Japanese products is key, let's get more consumers on this strategy.



Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:37 | 1201472 sangell
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Yeah and they are going to conduct 'joint' press conferences too with only 'accredited reporters' allowed to attend.

Situation has got to be bad. 30 workers are already over 100 millisieverts, with #1 at 198. This is just a little over a month into this thing. Even with a 250 ms 'emergency' allowance how just how many of the workers at Fukushima are going to make it through the 6-9 month timeline to bring the reactors and SFP to anything approaching safe conditions?

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 21:07 | 1202039 hardcleareye
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Not going to happen, the 6-9 month timeline is a "dream" (they were correct when they said this is NOT like Chernobyl, it's a shit load worse), they will just redefine "safe conditions", there is NOTHING else they can do. 

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 00:21 | 1202292 HedgeCock
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Maybe they can take some courses in between lying and obfuscating on how to lie and obfuscate more effectively.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:37 | 1201473 americanspirit
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Two maps presented here in the interests of responsible reporting - not about Fukushima but about all the Fukushimas waiting to happen

1. A map of the locations of Japanese nuclear power plants


2. A map of the major fault lines in Japan


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:41 | 1201476 10kby2k
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$500 billiom to a $1 trillion to contain it correctly.  Too expensive, so there will be more leakage and casualties. The human life does have a value and this is a prime example.  I would relocate to another part of the world.  Unfortunately many cannot afford to do so. Life is money.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:55 | 1201504 goldfish1
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"Life is money."

I don't know where to begin...

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 18:22 | 1201742 10kby2k
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If $1 trillion were sent to Africa....millions of lives would be saved. The richer the country, the higher the expectations for safety/disaster control.  Safety cost can be geometrical. Someone has to draw the line in the sand.

The Japanese economy has sufferred or decades...I don't see them focusing massive resources on the nuclear containment, when there is so much visible destruction from the tsunami all around them that takes priority.


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 23:28 | 1202233 defender
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If $1 trillion were sent to Africa....millions of lives would be saved.

Not true.  If $1 trillion were sent to Africa, there would be rampant inflation...millions of people would starve to death b/c they didn't get any/enough of that money and now can't afford food.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 00:06 | 1202275 10kby2k
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Sun, 04/24/2011 - 15:43 | 1201480 Caviar Emptor
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Yes the political elite in the developed world are closing the ranks. We already have a near news blackout in the US on turmoil in the MENA. Have to go to other news sources constantly. 

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:14 | 1201541 Selah
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I find this ironic since Libya was used to take Fukushima off the news.

The whole system is starting to spiral out of control. They can't keep the containment of truth up much longer. The general population is getting cynical and even those that still believe in "hope" are starting to realize that "something just isn't right".


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:12 | 1201533 tom a taxpayer
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Breaking News: Japanese government reports Fukushima nuclear radiation contained after visit by Bernanke.

Japanese government press release:

"Japanese government is happy to announce Fukushima nuclear radiation is contained, based on analysis by world class containment expert Ben Bernanke. Core radiation, which strips out non-core radiation affecting food, energy, and people beyond the core reactors, remains contained within Bernanke's target for core radiation for a worst-case nuclear accident."

"Bernanke's analysis took note of the recent rise in non-core radiation in hundreds of square kilometers on land and sea around Fukashima. Bernanke-san assures Japanese government these are temporary, transitory spikes in radiation unlikely to become problematic as long as radiation expectations remain well-anchored. Ben-san congratulated the Japanese government for the withholding and obfuscation of radiation information and for showing how to anchor the public's radiation expectations toward the low or harmless end. Ben lamented that he was not able to anchor expectations to a similar degree in the U.S. due to a few bad apples, like Ron Paul, Zero Hedge, and a FOIA lawsuit by Bloomberg News."


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:45 | 1201588 buzzsaw99
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Well done. You should write for The Onion.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 20:23 | 1201961 tom a taxpayer
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Thanks, but I would probably cry too much if I wrote for The Onion.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:10 | 1201536 TaxSlave
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Information bad for 'public good'.

Cesium not so bad for 'public good'.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:21 | 1201548 pitz
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A little cesium with your breakfast cereal in the morning never harmed anyone...

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 20:52 | 1202008 hardcleareye
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Sun, 04/24/2011 - 20:50 | 1202009 hardcleareye
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not right away, it takes about 10 to 20 years to give you cancer, unless your in the womb or still growing.... 

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 16:22 | 1201554 Silver Alert
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No, Information that is good for the public is "bad for the public good." Where "public good" is defined as the ability of those in power to stay there.

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