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Yet another clip of the March 11 tsunami advent has emerged and this one could be by far the most jarring. Nothing but the brute force of nature here. And this is what central planners believe can be papered over with a few trillions monetary ones and zeroes?

New Shocking Video Of The Japanese Tsunami by timbarracuda

h/t Morten


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Sun, 03/27/2011 - 17:56 | 1106653 Golden monkey
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Very bullish

They told me I would see Bernanke surfing here?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:34 | 1106781 Missing_Link
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Look closely and you can see black helicopters dropping emergency fiat currency.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:54 | 1106914 66Sexy
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breath taking video. that water just keeps coming.. cant imagine not knowing how far in it would come and still be standing there filming.


can anyone translate?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:27 | 1107018 trav7777
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this is the most vivid tsunami video just see the ocean just come up and take everybody and everything.  3 stories of water.

god bless them all and rest in peace

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:09 | 1107113 Lord Welligton
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"god bless them all and rest in peace"

I know that you know that you don't believe that.

I know that because I know that you are scum.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:42 | 1107493 Harlequin001
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If you look closely you can just see 4 reactor cooling pumps bobbing away on the horizon...

But seriously,


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 08:35 | 1108147 FEDbuster
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It's like QE1, then QE2, then QE3, then QE4...... until Zimbabwe like inflation wipes out everything and everyone in what seems like slow motion.

$14 trillion, $15 trillion, $20 trillion, $50 trillion, $100 trillion ......

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:24 | 1107146 Lord Welligton
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Thanks for that.

Now we know where we stand.

You are scum.

Junk away scum.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 22:32 | 1107203 Lord Welligton
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Well well.

Did Scum7777 get himself 2 friends.




Got itself 3 friends.

Hey trav7777.

You are scum.

Come one.

Make it 50.

Junk me to oblivion.

You are football hooligan scum.


Seven scum.

Is that all the human hating scum you can muster.

Come on trav7777 scum.

Do it.

Find another 43 human hating scum.

Do it.




Sun, 03/27/2011 - 22:37 | 1107298 Lord Welligton
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Thought I'd throw one in there myself just to make you two at home.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 00:08 | 1107558 franzpick
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May I suggest a community reply to 7777?

"(Sound of crickets)"

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 02:27 | 1107778 pcrs
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I was also thinking that. At first climbing on top of the bus stand below seemed enough t to save your life, but it just keeps on coming and keeps rising. The guy filming must surely have been scared his building would go as well.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:04 | 1107375 walcott
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Sun, 03/27/2011 - 17:56 | 1106674 cossack55
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One is strong, the other two are paper. Nicht wahr?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:03 | 1106689 EscapeKey
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Will ultimately be nothing compared to the nominal strength of the commodities market.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:05 | 1106700 Caviar Emptor
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Ummm...don't think a tidal wave of paper stands up for long to the force and consequences of a tsunami.  Rock, paper, scissor, tsunami. 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:18 | 1106743 Robot Traders Mom
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I know you are trying to be funny, but that was just fucking dumb. Don't be the guy that says stupid shit and is not funny at all.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:26 | 1106765 Golden monkey
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Travestis are common business in Montreal.

Most of them got an overweight loud voice yelling (shit pumping) mom.



Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:28 | 1106899 akak
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If Robo keeps racking up the 'junks' like he is here, he is going to make Leo K. jealous.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:51 | 1106947 High Plains Drifter
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change his name to junkman.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:04 | 1106975 EscapeKey
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Akak, this will get your blood temperature down a bit;

The English Defence League were out marching, and interviewed for TV - pure comedy gold.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:10 | 1106981 akak
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Thanks Escape.

I'll give them a viewing.

Admittedly, blasting Leo and his nonsense has made me a bit heated.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:22 | 1107010 Oligarchs Gone Wild
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First there was RPG's, but now, now we have MRG's - Muslamic Ray Guns!  Classic.  (Video #2)

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:51 | 1107201 DoChenRollingBearing
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Those videos were very funny Escape, thanks for sharing them.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:52 | 1107518 Harlequin001
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'I want to see a mosque built in Mecca...'

Thick as pig shit. How are we going to deal with these imbeciles?

I think it's war, for certain...

Question is, who do we pick a fight with when we have no money...

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:37 | 1106789 myshadow
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Their dumb bell can't be unrung. 

There isn't anything remotely 'funny' about this. 

Gallows or otherwise.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:50 | 1106950 High Plains Drifter
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Its that California sense of humor.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:32 | 1106777 themosmitsos
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Not even Alessandra's visage can deflect your retardation & lameness in these comments


Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:52 | 1106952 High Plains Drifter
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he thinks he is making a point. whatever that is.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:57 | 1106836 Crisismode
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10,000+ people lost their lives in the tsunami, and you think this is something to joke about? Tell us, oh wise RT, if it was your wife, mother, father, child, sibling, loved ones who were taken away from you by this disaster . . . if your hometown was  wiped off the face of the map . . .


would you be making jokes about it then???

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:05 | 1106847 akak
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Screw the wife, mother, father, child, sibling, loved ones who might be taken away from him --- as long as his portfolio is up for the day.

Plus, don't you know that natural disasters automatically mean a jump in GDP?  That's bullish, right?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:07 | 1106855 Golden monkey
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God is mad at you, sheeple.

(Except if you have more than 300 silver bullions in that green box).

Enjoy humor while you still can. 


Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:13 | 1106977 Mark McGoldrick
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....would you be making jokes about it then???...

All you guys - don't act so indignant and self-righteous.  You guys are a bunch of end-of-the-world, doomer enthusiasts, who hide behind a faux veil of empathy.    

What is the moral difference between someone making an attempt at levity/humor, and all the Zh'ers watching this video for their own doomer-porn fascination and entertainment?  Moral difference?  Let's be honest here....  the only point of yet another video showing the destruction of people's lives is to fill that insatiable libertarian appetite for doomer-porn.  

Right?  Or do you plan on using this video for education purposes, so you can better understand what a tsunami is?  


Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:12 | 1106989 tmosley
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You think this is ENTERTAINMENT for us?

Fuck you, gun wielding thief.  We are examining world events and doing our best to protect ourselves and our families from the fallout.  

You need to get the fuck out of here.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:42 | 1107019 Mark McGoldrick
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.......We are examining world events.....

Give me a break, Mr Clavin!  That would be laughable if it weren't so pathetic. What exactly did this video teach you in your endless "examination" of this disaster in Japan? This video is nothing but a better front row seat for those of you who like to watch the world burn. 

At this moment, nearly 30 of you have given this video 5 stars!  

The "latest, greatest....most jarring" doomer porn for all your insatiable, apocalyptic, blood-lusting entertainment.

tmosely - you operate under some very strong libertarian ether.  

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:53 | 1107202 tmosley
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I see, so we should all be ignorant.  Have any books we should burn while we divest ourselves of information?

Get the fuck out of here, you anti-intellectual loser.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 22:04 | 1107228 ViewfromUnderth...
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Thanks for your concern for others Mark.

I spend a lot of time in S.E. Asia by the coast and on the water. Tsunamis are one of the things I think terms of survivability this video is of interest.

Why do you watch see how simply awful ZHers are?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 22:52 | 1107309 Mark McGoldrick
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So you're researching survivability when you watch this? 

Is there anything you learned that you want to share with our Japanese readers?

I thought survivability was more a matter of luck and chance in these circumstances.  The guy who recorded the video was, by luck, in a tall and sturdy building, and he logically took shelter on the roof. Others were on ground level, in their cars or houses, and couldn't do a damn thing.  

Unless I'm overlooking something, there's not much to learn, my friend.  

It reminds me of someone rubber-necking at a car accident, and then saying that he's simply trying to learn how to avoid/prepare for accidents.  

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 02:09 | 1107757 ViewfromUnderth...
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No, Mark, I would not presume to tell people who were there what I felt I have learned. The guy who took the video planned ahead and survived, I doubt it was luck or chance. The tsunami alert system seems to have worked extremely well. I am sure there will be much soul searching on the part of the people responsible for that system and the planning authorities for building codes...who will watch this video.

I can see your point of view, however it does not apply to me and many others, I would expect. I don't want to encourage you in an inane correspondence, just to put to rest your suspicion that the only possible interest is ghoulishness.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 09:09 | 1108259 johny2
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I thought the video is quite educational unlike your comments putting everybody who watched it in the same bag. I learned mostly that unless you get to higher ground in time, your chances of survival drop to zero almost instantly.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 00:31 | 1107601 Deliverator
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I don't know how you can watch that video and not learn something about what a tsunami is, and what it can do. In my case, it taught me what a tsunami really looks like. It most certainly isn't a 'giant wall of water' like some giant surfer wave mowing everything down in its path, which is perhaps the common mental picture. Seeing that it is more like a tide that comes in really fast and just. keeps. coming. gave me some perspective on it. It's far more scary than I'd imagined.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:35 | 1107167 Robot Traders Mom
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First, that is cool you think libertarians are nuts. I'm happy you are one of the sheep that eats the shit spewed out by our government as fact. That should work out well for you in the long run.

Secondly, why are you even on this site? None of us are going over to the Huff Post and debating with your people about what a genius Jeff Imelt is.

Lastly, go to a bar, grab a drink and talk to someone in the real world to fill the social void in your life of having to troll. Tool.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:03 | 1107360 Mark McGoldrick
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First, that is cool you think libertarians are nuts....

Well, this needs clarification.  Not only do I think they're nuts, I think there is an outsized portion of them who are doomer addicts, as well.  It is no surprise that those who are constantly preparing for the end of the world - ammo hoarders, ham aficionados - are lured and fascinated with images of disaster and suffering.  

Engaging in conversation with real doomer nuts is fascinating to me, because they are difficult to find in the real world. Sometimes this website is like a veritable treasure chest of eccentrics and weirdos.  It's like going to the human zoo without having to leave my desk. 

Truly fascinating.

By the way, the number of people who gave this video 5 stars is up to 35 now.  I wonder what the all-time record was? 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:20 | 1107418 akak
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You are a contemptible piece of human filth.

I cannot even express the extent of my disgust with the specious and gratuitously vile, hate-filled lies that you continue to spew in this forum.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:29 | 1107451 tmosley
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You're right.  Nothing bad has ever happened, or ever will.  There has never been a situation before in the history of human events where someone needed to have some food available, nor has anyone ever been robbed, raped, or murdered.  Such things are all the  delusions of paranoid minds, and no-one should ever prepare or take steps to stop such a thing from happening to them.  In fact, any ladies reading this should immediately strip naked and go walk through the nearest bad neighborhood.  Everyone should immediately throw open all their doors and windows, unlock their cars and leave the keys in, and paint their bank account number, social security number, and pin number on the front of their house.

Seriously, get the fuck out of here.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 01:04 | 1107665 Richard Head
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"Get the fuck out of here" is too kind for a piece of trash like you, Mcgoldcock.  Just kill yourself.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 03:10 | 1107815 dogbreath
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Have you really been here for more than a year. 

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:03 | 1108922 forexskin
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yur wizdom makes me so hungry! i'll have a nutty doomporner sammich on libtard loaf! thanks for reminding me, troll

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:24 | 1107013 Abitdodgie
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27000+ died in the tsunami it is a horrible situation , but what is ZH coming to every time i visit this site i just see people arguing amongst themselves , so someone posts a comment people don't like then move on don't attack , or are you just falling for the divide and conquer.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:07 | 1107105 dark pools of soros
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it's clash of egos... what makes the world go round, down the toilet..

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 16:04 | 1109916 Kobe Beef
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I agree. The name-calling, trolling, & frankly childish postings are growing in number. Quite tiresome, but you gotta take the good with the bad, I guess. There's still a lot of thoughtful debate & original thinking going on here. It just becomes harder & harder to find.

Have a good one,


Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:02 | 1106848 LongSoupLine
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tens of thousands of lives lost and that's your response Robo?


Complete dickhead.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:44 | 1106930 steve2241
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24 junks? Tough crowd.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:55 | 1107210 Thomas
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Very. I come here for the bread and circuses. 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:50 | 1106932 steve2241
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Sun, 03/27/2011 - 17:56 | 1106666 Fredd00
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brute force of nature, bitchez

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:10 | 1106864 Zero Govt
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the lasting legacy will be entirely human (Govt) error however

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 17:55 | 1106669 InfinityZero
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The only thing that can break the riged market positons now is an unexpected nature event. So until the market gods set their new position (sell off) the truth will come.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:10 | 1106706 Caviar Emptor
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Nope. If all the humans were wiped out tomorrow by a biological warfare agent, the HFT machines would still be ticking the market up. The real economy and the people in it are now largely irrelevant

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:32 | 1106774 BigJim
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Humanity wiped out?

Very bullish - no one left to switch off the printers.

 - or -

Very bearish - no one left to replace the ink

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 17:56 | 1106671 Rastadamus
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babylon is drowning

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 17:58 | 1106680 cossack55
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Drowning in paper. (see above)

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 17:58 | 1106679 zabaneh atashin
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we are so insignificant

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:00 | 1106684 Bay of Pigs
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A town wiped out is less than 4 minutes. Pretty clear why the reactors are toast. No chance anything stands up against this kind of natural disaster.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:50 | 1106816 Teapot_Dome
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reactors might have had a little help from stuxnet though.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:54 | 1106907 Goldilocks
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Stuxnet / Siemens controller disease. ... It’s natural too? (/s)

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:30 | 1107026 High Plains Drifter
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Especially when you have an Israeli company in charge of  security.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:40 | 1107174 TerraHertz
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In the sense that Zionists and the UZA complex are naturally just the way they are.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:01 | 1106687 dbTX
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holy wall of water

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:33 | 1106776 BigJim
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it just goes on, and on, and on, and on. Utterly terrifying.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:52 | 1106824 youngman
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I always had a perception of a huge wave...this is just like a sinking boat...those two big ships dissappear...and there was a guy with a little fishing boat trying to keep up with the current...ride it out..but to much junk in the water..I am sure his motor stopped do not see any people though...good warning system

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:33 | 1106903 BigJim
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Me too - I'd always envisaged a big wave, not a flood of biblical proportions.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:18 | 1106999 Doña K
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Tsunami is more like a tide or a wave with a crest of 10 kilometers long.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:03 | 1106695 buzzsaw99
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The Bernank is God.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:16 | 1106879 carbonmutant
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I know Lloyd thinks so....

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:23 | 1109303 carbonmutant
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Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:03 | 1106698 Dr. Porkchop
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Shit, that water level rose so fast. The person filming must have been shitting their shorts wondering how high it would go, or whether the building would hold.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:10 | 1106718 Long-John-Silver
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The camera prevented him from thinking about his own safety. All he was thinking about was taking the shot.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:16 | 1106873 sun tzu
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It's not like he could have gone anywhere. He was lucky to be in a large building and was wise to stay put

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:45 | 1106811 WonderDawg
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I find it strange and somewhat disturbing that of all the tsunami video clips I've seen, you can hear what's going on but the cameraperson can't be heard saying anything. So calm. If I was the one filming, the soundtrack would be littered with "Holy fucking shit".

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:53 | 1106826 Long-John-Silver
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The camera becomes a filter. It isolates you from surrounding events. Watch video of cameramen getting whacked (not this one). They stand and continue filming as stuff runs right over them.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:55 | 1106833 BigJim
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Me too. But I suspect the direction of the mic, and the sheer din of cars, ships and buildings being ground into each other dwarf such ejaculations.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:20 | 1107005 krispkritter
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Did you just say 'ejaculations'? If this were me filming, I'd need TP for my bunghole...I'd have crapped myself watching that big tank coming right at me...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 06:40 | 1107956 BigJim
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"In grammar, an ejaculation is an utterance that expresses a feeling outside of the normal language structure. Often, but not always, it is an exclamation, most often consisting of a single word, either an interjection or a profanity or both."

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:45 | 1107187 TerraHertz
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Only Australians have the presense of mind to swear during disasters.  (warning, language.)

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:04 | 1106703 Hedgetard55
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The tsunami is an allegory for the financial tsunami yet to hit. Ben's printing press has merely delayed it and allowed it to grow stronger.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:09 | 1106714 Caviar Emptor
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Sorry. We chose death by a thousand cuts back in 2008-9. A financial tsunami would have cleared the decks and allowed for new growth and competition. Now the system can only live off the continued largess of government (the teat)

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:23 | 1106756 Votewithabullet
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...alas the first thing you had in your mouth will be the last.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:24 | 1106760 malikai
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Don't worry. In time, the government milk will be undrinkable.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:05 | 1106705 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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And DOW futures open up strong blue! Who would have thunk it!?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:09 | 1106716 Natasha
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For those who like weird statistics. Here's an article on birds studied near Chernobyl.

Birds living around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have 5% smaller brains, an effect directly linked to lingering background radiation.

Brain size was significantly smaller in yearlings compared with older birds.

Smaller brain sizes are thought to be linked to reduced cognitive ability.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:17 | 1106738 cossack55
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So you're saying the entire US CONgress and the past three administrations are all from the Chernobyl area. Wow.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:18 | 1106877 Ted K
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"Smaller brain sizes are thought to be linked to reduced cognitive ability."

This has been observed for centuries in the Homo sapien female, compared to her male counterpart for literally centuries. Those poor birds.....

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:19 | 1106719 malikai
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Where the hell did all the cars on the river side of the wall come from? I noticed that about the other river clips, but I can't see a road for them to come from. Is there an access road on the other side of that wall or were they washed up from afar?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:28 | 1106769 Seasmoke
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i always think the same thing, except i was to embarassed to ask.....thanks for being braver than me

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:28 | 1106896 Kimo
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My thought was that there was a parking lot and pier for the ship nearby.  Both were closer to waterlevel, below the level of the highway.  By the time the camera started rolling, the parking lot was flooded, and cars were on the move.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:10 | 1106720 Shameful
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Zimbabwe Ben laughs at nature's puny display. He will do this globally with dollars. Clearly he is stronger then nature.

"I have become death, the destroyer of worlds"
- Ben Shalom Bernanke

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:13 | 1106730 Caviar Emptor
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"Satan laughing spreads his wings" -Ozzie Osborn

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:10 | 1106722 FranSix
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I wonder just how many ppl were taken under in those few minutes, including the boats.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:13 | 1106725 MK ultra
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What's that erie voice chanting in the distance? What.. I thinks he's saying


buy the fuckin dip..........

buy the fuckin dip..........

buy the fucking dip............................



How was that for a first post?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:56 | 1106794 BigJim
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Not too bad.

But will probably be junked. First posters should show some empathy, so the locals know you're not a complete sociopath.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:42 | 1106799 myshadow
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Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:03 | 1106851 Cash_is_Trash
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But, but rebuilding and extreme loss of life is bullish!!! (!)

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:05 | 1106856 Crisismode
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A Robot Trader in training.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 03:43 | 1107850 Mentaliusanything
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Looks like they love ya - just the right amount of sarcasim with a touch of brain damage.

your not that first born spawn of Robo Trader that was dropped at birth - by any chance - just asking.

We all need to have an opposite trade ya know and just so ya know, only one is allowed to be the Idiot.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:13 | 1106731 Miles Kendig
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When one finds themselves in a coastal quake zone the way to high ground must ALWAYS be known

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:21 | 1106742 evolutionx
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Situation at Fukushima is totally hopeless. Expect a Mega-Chernobyl. Tepco ist hiding the real dimension of this catastrophy, which will also become a catastrophy for mankind. Fukushima will lead to the ultimate worse case scenerio. Government, experts helpless and without answers. The nuclear meltdown in 6 reactors is inevitable.

That means, the whole world will be contaminated with plutonium, caesium, iodine from the melting reactors in Fukushima. Compared to this scenario Chernobyl was a child's play. Sarcophagus will not be possible: 1st because nobody is available to do it. 2nd because of earthquake problems in the future.

Newest Video of the destruction in Fukushima:

Webcam Fukushima (works daylight Japan time)

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:21 | 1106754 malikai
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More plutonium fear-mongering. It won't stop, will it?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:57 | 1106840 BigJim
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Stillllll... that's a pretty scary video, you must admit.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:09 | 1106861 malikai
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It was posted here yesterday. And definitely, it's very scary.

My problem with the plutonium hysteria is that it is a red herring. The real threats are much more complicated and dynamic than OMFG PLUTONIUM RUN!@#

People, especially here, should be informed about this stuff, not stirred into a feeding frenzy. We should leave the sensationalism to the MSM. They do it much better anyway.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:38 | 1106915 BigJim
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I'd like to know more about what a worst-case scenario could be.

I know Plutonium is wildly toxic.

But how toxic? Like, one microgram could wipe out all life on earth, including cockroaches and Keith Richard toxic?

Or one milligram could make my cat puke on the carpet toxic?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:06 | 1106965 malikai
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Or if you are interested in the real threats, you'll want to see these: <- bad, but much less is produced and it is not water soluable, therefore less mobile in the environment. <- the real longer term threat <- the extreme, but short term threat

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:33 | 1107132 slewie the pi-rat
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yo, reaping leper!  one Z-poster whose words had a kinda genuine ring to them, said, last week, that the mox (fuel w/ plutionium) had only recently been introduced @ reactor #3, so maybe there isn't too much of it on-site.  that's the good news, assuming the fuku's only bought the small "starter sample". 

then the guy/gal went on to say or imply that plutonium is a by-product of the fission reaction of the uranium pellets, anyhow.  ouch.

now, slewie has posted that there are over 20 diff isotopes of plutonium, some of which have a half-life of minutes, some 20k+ years.  slewie also set the over/under line for fuku @ 5X Chernobyl with all bets to be settled @ 4PM Eastern, 3.31.11, with slewie's decision final, unless too fuked up to e, in which case tyler may make the call.  well, if this fukin place doesn't blow sky-high by next Thurday, this post-electric generation spent fuel plutonium "stored" on-site, for the last, uh, 40 years, is the "wild card" in slewie's call and he has no fuking idea how to measure anything, at this point, or even if that smart-sounding poster, last week, was just sumkinda bi-troller. 

so, ass-u-me-ing  fully that i'll get 51 diff answers, 25 from dis-info trolls, possibly from freaking MIT, 25 from Z.heads who, like myself, post the same quality b.s. w/out the intentionality, and one person who really knows, and i won't know who that person is, i gotta ask, just in case i'm wrong.  again. about the assumption;  maybe 10 people will know.  self-defensively, i had no freaking idea at the time i set the line (3.14?) that japanese and the international nuclear community would pull this Sgt. Schultz shit over a 6-banger while running around like headless chickens at nukuler coffeepots, worldwide, trying to cover their worthless fuking asses.

so do the rods "decay" into plutonium when "used" and if so, what kind(s) and how much???  specifically what weight, in grams, of uranium is in one unspent rod and what weight of what plutonium(s) is in one spent rod, if any???  and, that may not even be the right question, since the last time i learned anything about nuclear energy (excet it is always unsafe) was @ a "science fair" in a jr. H.S. gym, in 1958, and the kid, who was really smart, used a ton of little mouse traps and ping-pong balls (& band-aids!) for the demo, which, after it ended, caused me to scream, aloud, "DUCK & COVER!!!"  (no one who was over 14 and didn't work at the school "got" it!)

can i get a little "help" here?  i'll try to figure this out myself, of course, but does anybody already know about this?  no videos, no links, no bullshit, just answer a simple Q or the right Q if mine is the wrong one, 'k?  t.y.v.m. i'll be here all week.  maybe.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:03 | 1107370 Matte_Black
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You won't have to rely on anyone at ZH to know if unders or overs won.

The IAEA, ENSREG, NRA, and Nuclear Test Ban Treaty nations are all doing percentage comparisons directly to Chernobyl.

Now here's the thing: they will probably disagree with each other to some extent. NISA (Japan's Nuke Reg. Agency) can almost be counted on to come under, but I think you could probably take an average of what the rest say.

As for someone you could trust as an advisor, I highly recommend Aristarchan. He has many years direct experience running nuke plants, and is a general all around good dude.

Just my opinion. I'll take under, btw.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 00:16 | 1107574 slewie the pi-rat
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why am i not surprised at yer bet?  for those others of you for whom English is a 2nd language, almost every time i have mentioned this over/under line i have explicitly stated that slewie will make the final decision @ 4PM eastern, 3,31,11, unless too f'd up to e, in which case tyler may make it, if he wishes, including today!  i know!  you were confused about the rules when you made the bet!

thanks for the "advice" though.  you rilly showed yer ass here, didn't ya?

pls do not hesitate to go directly to my personal research below @ # 1107350 & # 1107534, and try again, tho, you lazy fuking shiforbrained asswipe troll!


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 00:23 | 1107587 slewie the pi-rat
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Matt_B:  i just re-read yer post and realized you may not have missed the rules and may have been silently sarking me, also.  if so, please excuse me for punching yer lights out, 'k?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 20:29 | 1107024 TerraHertz
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Google 'plutonium LD50' and weep.

LD50 is the amount (per bodyweight unit) that kills 50% of test animals. Or humans, if there have been 'accidental mass trials'.

One reference:

"The best estimate for Plutonium's LD50 ... is around 10 nanograms." I gather that's for humans, total dose.

Plutonium is one of the most chemically deadly substances known. But not to worry, if the poison effect doesn't kill you quickly, the radiation cancer will finish the job. Plutonium is also highly bioreactive, and disolves in water. Pu-239 half-life is 24,000 years, so it just goes on killing. The body of anyone killed by Pu poisoning would have to be considered high level radioactive waste, and stored for 'eternity' in some kind of permanently secure facility along with all the other radioactive waste we stupid humans have manufactured.

If there was one element that came with a 'Product of demons' designer label, Plutonium would be it. 'Contract with the Devil' doesn't even come close.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:28 | 1107154 slewie the pi-rat
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TH! was that U last week? can you help me w/the Q @ # 1107132, above.  i'm getting that "genuine ring" again, and i don't give a flying fuk how many pro-nuke homies or people going emotional gush-gush over a 2+ week-old event junk me! 

i want to know!  people have money on this, here, for pete's sake!

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 22:22 | 1107259 TerraHertz
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Might have been me, I recall mentioning the MOX fueling before. Had read it 'somewhere'.

Now googling 'fukushima 3 mox reactor months' finds:

" ... according to an August 2010 announcement by Shikoku Electric Power Co. Inc., reactor No. 3 was filled with a controversial fuel called MOX (Mixed OXide) — a mixture of plutonium and uranium oxides — and was to begin producing electricity about one month following the announcement:

Tokyo Electric Power Co. loaded plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel Saturday into a reactor at its nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture in preparation for the largest Japanese utility’s first plutonium-thermal power generation.

The No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 plant would be the third in Japan to be used for the so-called pluthermal generation…

Tokyo Electric plans to activate the reactor on Sept. 18 and let it start generating electricity on Sept. 23 ..."

The announcement:

As for plutonium percentages in spent fuel, and new MOX rods, I don't know (yet). You might find something here:

While you're there, have a look at, section 'Depleted Uranium Activity (U-238 series)'
"Depleted uranium thus has the unusual property that it becomes more hazardous with time." This is the evil shit America (and other NATO countries) have and are spraying around by the ton in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:11 | 1107393 slewie the pi-rat
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t,y THz!

pls see my post below @ 1007350  this is out-fausting Faust!  auric goldfinger lives!  truth, once again = 5X strangeness of fiction.  these evil fascist neo-con fukers are waaay ahead of our curve!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 02:03 | 1107749 boiltherich
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Just think, they put spacecraft up with nuclear batteries that are good for decades, I remember about 30 years ago they were sending up a military satellite that had 37 pounds of plutonium aboard, at the time it was said to be enough plutonium to give every living human being cancer if it were vaporized just right.  Of course it is hard to give dead human beings cancer I suppose, but the point is there are some pollutants that we can survive, that the planet can heal itself of, and then there is this shit which just is not compatible with living things, and there can only be two reasons for using these poisons, one would be insanity as in hoping for the death of people, and the other is an insane level of greed.  And the unfortunate side effect of empowering the so called greens, as in the German elections today, it was the fresh nuke controversy post tsunami that allowed the greens to win and while we should respect the planet in general these people are just bat shit and will not be happy till all oil, plastics, nuclear anything, any source of smoke (except their bongs that is) and work in general are banned.  But then capitalism always has been it's own worst enemy, powered by greed and without anything remotely resembling a conscience we see blowback after backlash on top of wars and uprisings, history is filled with it as are today's headlines. 

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 03:53 | 1107863 Hicham
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On my darker days I couldn't care less what happens.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:20 | 1106744 LivermoreJim
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Below is a great radio interview with Jim Willie on the utimate cost of this diaster and it's relation to the gold and silver price.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:33 | 1106779 FaithEqualsZero
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thanks for that link!

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:38 | 1106916 BigJim
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Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:20 | 1106745 Abundance
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My God!  Man's life is but a vapor, here one minute...gone the next. 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:03 | 1106850 dbTX
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"in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye"

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:46 | 1106936 Abundance
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Glad you understand, my friend!

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:23 | 1106747 aVian
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find a concrete building pronto imho...whenever we vacation in mexico...its gated site and 3rd floor suite for sure...especially on the west coast

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:45 | 1106812 falak pema
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The higher you go the harder you fall in the towering inferno, or under the wall of Montezuma's piss. You never win when the Gods laugh so resoundingly that we hear their sonorous ripples bounce off the walls, at those they wish to drive mad, then to destroy. The madness begins when you see men seeing the dead scattered like deadwood and hear them say "buy the fucking dip"...then you know they are marked for the next train to boot hill.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:30 | 1106773 johnnymustardseed
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Sometimes you are in the wrong place at the wrong time......Very sad

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:34 | 1106778 -Michelle-
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I keep thinking of The Big Wave by Pearl Buck.  Read that when I was a little girl and never could wrap my head around what the tsunami looked like in the story. I always pictured that Japanese woodcarving of The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

This is much worse.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:34 | 1106783 FaithEqualsZero
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The definition of "fucked". See video above....

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:36 | 1106784 Caviar Emptor
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Do people still need to work if enough money is being printed? That paradox will soon be debated by economists and nobel laureates, as structural unemployment gains momentum and the marginal value/compensation of an additional unit of work diminishes. 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:37 | 1106790 Stoploss
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Miyagi prefecture about to be hit by new tsunami 28 march. Warning issued at 07:27 JST 28 march

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:40 | 1106796 -Michelle-
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Are you kidding?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:42 | 1106801 Stoploss
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Wish i was, it just came across the wire.

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    Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time and Height High Tide Time and Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time at each place Tsunami Observations Notes Jump to text information Occurred at  07:24 JST 28 Mar 2011 Region name  Miyagi-ken Oki Depth  Very Shallow Magnitude  6.5 Click the map to zoom in

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    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:23 | 1106890 EscapeKey
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    Tsunami height is expected to be about 0.5 meters. Attention advised.

    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:42 | 1106804 Stormdancer
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    I hadn't heard about the tsunami warning but they just got hit with a new 6.5 east of Sendai and just off the coast.

    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:41 | 1106797 Infinite QE
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    Read some reports that said that the waves would cycle in then out 3-4 times, and when they'd come back in, they now had all the building shrapnel to use as weapons to cause even greater destruction.


    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:28 | 1106852 Bay of Pigs
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    WTF? This is just getting way too fucking weird.


    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:45 | 1106803 no life
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    and they just had another quake..

    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:44 | 1106809 Seasmoke
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    someone forward this sad video to that cocksucker Larry Kudlow

    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 23:14 | 1107405 Matte_Black
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    You're asking for a man with no soul to give a shit.


    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:49 | 1106817 Pumpkin
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    Damn!  This is but a bit of what the earth can do.  These things are becoming a bit too common.

    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:49 | 1106818 Caviar Emptor
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    Not to worry. Ben and Shirakawa built an 80 foot wall of paper along the entire East Coast! Made entirely of toxic assets from BOJ and Fed balance sheet. It's a win-win-win

    Sun, 03/27/2011 - 22:50 | 1106904 Golden monkey
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