Latest Fukushima Iodine-131 Dispersion Cloud: Inland Blowing Winds To Affect Tokyo

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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:46 | 1182520 disabledvet
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looks like someone just modeled Wall Street's "held to maturity" debt and overlayed it with "Japan" again.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:33 | 1182614 TruthInSunshine
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Off Topic Alert

Financial Times is reporting Bernanke will announce an end to QE on April 27th.

Grab your asses and buckle up.


Far more important was this news from the FT (via PragCap) that the Fed is about to confirm the end of QE.

Specifically, it's expected to signal at its April 27 meeting that there will be no more asset purchases at the end of June.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:37 | 1182641 long juan silver
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If such a report doesn't come from Jon Hilsenrath it's unreliable. He is the FRB press organ.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:48 | 1182652 TruthInSunshine
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If true, it's going to be a mofo'ing fun summer/fall and beyond.

PragCap Link

Let's see how an economy that is sucking wind really does when the plug of TBTF stimulus and crack fiat for speculative junkies is yanked.

Bernanke sees the knives drawn and the mob headed in his direction.

The political calculus by Obama from risking truly runaway inflation for a long time to come - in the year's run-up to his re-election bid - with $4/gallon gas and higher (now) among other ridiculous and speculatively bid up prices crushing Americans and those abroad - has got to be an underlying factor here.


I'll go one step further, admittedly in total speculation mode: Prepare for news of a coordinated IMF/Fed/ECB framework/agreement/policy of a massive scale. The tipping point is arriving and objects are bigger than they now appear, even by those attuned.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:59 | 1182703 long juan silver
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I'll go one step further, admittedly in total speculation mode: Prepare for news of a coordinated IMF/Fed/ECB framework/agreement/policy of a massive scale

Didn't they keep us up nites waiting for this in 2008? You may be right however. That may have been a lesson learned and the Euros are already sailing that course.

You are right as rain on Obama too. He's too arrogant/pig headed to fathom the size of the economic blowback from another 18 months of inflationary feasting at the QE slop trough.

It's time for Bernak to be the adult of the two. Bernak was 18 months late in the winter of 2008/09 and he's 16 months late now. Speaking of lessons learned fer cryin out!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:23 | 1182823 goldfish1
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Obama having a say in any of this? Surely you jest.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 01:39 | 1183024 Tapeworm
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Yeah, and off topic too, what happens when the FED put options on Trashury and their other junk paper gets called and the banks shut down for repairs?

 You all had better buy food for your family for three or six months if you don't want the li'l lady standing in line with the gang bangers in the government food line; feck PM's.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:20 | 1182807 WeekendAtBernankes
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One has but to head over to Soro's Insititute for New Economic Thinking ( and take a look at their Bretton Woods 3 presentations to see that!

All in the interest of protecting the common man, no doubt.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:33 | 1182835 Hephasteus
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Enlightened self interest of slave owners.

Driving Mrs Crazy starring that jewish woman Joseph Lieberman.


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:37 | 1182649 tmosley
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I'll believe it when I see it.

Not even when they say it.  Only actions mean anything any more.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:45 | 1182677 long juan silver
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You dont need to see it! I told you it would happen! Well before Gunlach or Truth in Sunshine.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:08 | 1182748 tmosley
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Except that you are a massive idiot who makes 10,000 empty one-liner posts per day and has zero credibility.

QE is not going to end.  At best, there is a short break to cause a catastrophic stock collapse to get all the pols on board for QE whatever.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:14 | 1182894 Hedge Jobs
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+ whatever

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 03:47 | 1183143 Popo
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Believe what they do, not what they say.

The Fed has outright lied about not monetizing debt, and consistently given false impressions of hawkishness.

They have cried 'wolf' far too many times to be remotely believable.   QE3 is more likely to be announced on the 27th.  

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 05:39 | 1183173 fredquimby
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Here are some radiation maps released to meteorologists, but not to the great unwashed public.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 06:55 | 1183210 Twindrives
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Too bad this radioactive stuff can't be piped into the Eccles building.   

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:47 | 1182523 long juan silver
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What's the big blob moving over Russia? Is there yet somthing else we're not being told about or is this "fish finder" tuned too high at 10?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:58 | 1182550 WestVillageIdiot
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"What's the big blob moving over Russia?"

That was nothing.  It was just Rosie O'Donnell heading to a snatch eating convention in The Urals.  She will be back home Thursday morning. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:29 | 1182616 VyseLegendaire
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Made me bellow. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:45 | 1182527 Thomas
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It's been a few weeks now. Can't we get past this whole sordid story and get back to talking about Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, and the Kardashian sisters?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:46 | 1182529 long juan silver
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The Full Tilt Poker room cash seizures!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:00 | 1182559 Hephasteus
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Guilty of illegally having money that you can't defend against us taking.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:06 | 1182567 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Bang Dae Glow!


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:38 | 1182934 mt paul
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do you think lindsay 

is long silver

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:50 | 1182534 MrPerspective
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As the following graphic will illustrate, the radiation levels in Tokyo remained within normal background readings even through the worst of this "crisis" on day one. Yet you really think that weeks later, as the graphic clearly shows, that would change even with radiation levels near the plant decreasing?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:09 | 1182575 InfinityZero
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This should be because the melted radioactive matter is now underground! RUN YOU FOOLS!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:53 | 1182544 duo
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Niigata pref. getting hosed.  Good bye sake industry.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:04 | 1182566 astartes09
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My condolences to the Japanese people.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 01:51 | 1183044 Remo Williams
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I'm in Niigata Prefecture and the readings here never went above 0.17uSv/h according to my own geiger counter.  Maybe that's just my neck of the woods, but I live down the street from a sake brewery so I'll save you a bottle.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:56 | 1182545 WestVillageIdiot
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Mike Tyson's gotta be loving this.  For some reason he really hates Tokyo. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:22 | 1182600 long juan silver
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In a laboratory somewhere a brain is missing it's body.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:02 | 1182562 astartes09
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Just rub some dirt on it and you'll be fine.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:04 | 1182563 MrPerspective
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This guy has been giving the best data updates from Tokyo since the quake. He cuts through the nonsense and it's pretty clear to see that drinking water is at normal levels, radiation and cesium are at normal levels, etc. There was a quick spike, within safe range, for a couple of days in Tokyo immediatedly following the quake. Since then all the numbers have declined back to normal levels. He has hard data and he's in Tokyo without fear, so maybe you should calm down the fear mongering a bit here as well.

[Tokyo air is safe to breath] Concentration of airborne radioactive material is negligibly small

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:19 | 1182592 hardcleareye
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Hmmmmm, safe range, for whom?  Might you be female and expecting a child?  Do you know the science behind the establishment of "safe"?  Perhaps if you have loved ones, especially "little ones", new or soon to be of this world, you may want to do a little homework before making such rash statements!!!!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:01 | 1182712 umop episdn
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This doesn't look too safe to me...but it does look like the wind over Japan will shift soon. Fuku to Mr. Perspective!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 05:04 | 1183161 Dejean Splicer
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TEPCO official reveals there is “little doubt” plutonium has leaked from Fukushima.

Very safe plutonium though.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:46 | 1182847 WeekendAtBernankes
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Okay genius, why don't you tell us what the acceptable levels of airborne I-131 and C-137 are.  .001 Bq/m3? .0001 Bq/m3? .00001 Bq/m3?  Of course you did your homework.

Oh, no?  What a surprise.  You're attacking this guy's information because the possibility that Tokyo might not be totally boned runs contrary to your Chicken Little sensationalist worldview.

I love ZH but I do wonder why so many of the commenters cling desperately to the hope that the people of Japan are absolutely fucked.  You attack and ridicule anyone who suggests otherwise.  The brutal truth is you want the Japanese to suffer the most tragic consequences imaginable to satisfy your perceptions.  Disturbing.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:26 | 1182910 MrPerspective
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Thank you for some sanity here. Yes, they are distrubing here. They want volcanoes to erupt or earthquakes to destroy cities and, sadly, a nuclear catastrophe. And all because they went short SPX somewhere around 750 and want more than anything to get back there even if it means tens of thousands of people have to die so they don't lose $2000. 

Post facts with charts and readings from people actually in Tokyo and like everything else, these dimwits won't believe a word of it. It's always a conspiracy no matter what the facts say for most here.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:00 | 1183060 Tapeworm
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Yes, it would be nice to have unadulterated feed of real time emissions and then to have condition reports of the reactors affected.

 FYI, I have been a pro nuke for decades. I still even have many cards of the boron glass marbles from Batelle (nuke waste encapsulation), and was one of the very early subscribers to Access to Energy when Petr Beckmann was the man.

 I even refer to his book, "The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear".

 I do not find that the information from TEPCO is worth a damn and want something better than the feed. I suspect that the poor bastards that have had their land ruined for long past their lifespans have far more interest than I.

 We have yet to get a believable description of why they let the final steam powered circulation system fail for discharge of the DC battery backup for the cooling system bypass solenoids.

 You claim knowledge that sober people want. Let us have your knowledge.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:19 | 1183076 traderjoe
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Bullshit. Please don't think you know what anyone thinks or hopes here.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:24 | 1182604 tom a taxpayer
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Tokyo's air is so good the Olympic Committee has moved the summer Olympic Games from London 2012 to Tokyo 2011 to take advantage of Tokyo's good air. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:32 | 1182617 idou
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MrPerspective, your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. Please follow-up with videos of yourself drinking Tokyo rainwater while wind is blowing Southwest from Fukushima. Kudos if you are joined with infants and pregnant women.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:32 | 1182621 DeweyLeon
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How does one "fear monger" a level 7 nuclear accident?

And how does reporting wind direction over a destroyed nuclear plant that is known to be releasing radiation (or do you deny this?) fear mongering?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:23 | 1182824 WeekendAtBernankes
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Ahem.  You do realize it was declared a Level 7 accident in order to create the appearance that the Japanese government is taking the event seriously.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:26 | 1182917 MrPerspective
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Not to mention, a level 7 accident works much better for insurance than a 5. That level raise was nothing but political nonsense and, apparently, most knuckleheads here, fell for it.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 04:54 | 1183157 zhandax
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In case you haven't noticed, the public purse is the only "insurance" for this kind of fuck up.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 07:03 | 1183215 Vic Mackey
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I'm sure that was the plan, that's why they did it a month after they had the readings it was based on.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:14 | 1182780 jomama
Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:30 | 1182830 goldfish1
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He has hard data and he's in Tokyo.

Sure he is.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:30 | 1182921 MrPerspective
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Yes, he is in Tokyo. Lived there his entire life. And, contrary to what you might think, he had nothing to do with Bush blowing up the World Trade Center. 

You guys are amazingly stupid and naive at the same time.

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