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Massive Earthquake Strikes Japan, At Least 44 Dead As 10 Meter Tsunami Hits Pacific Coast, Kan Mobilizes Forces, Declares Nuclear Emergency

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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 07:56 | 1039992 tradewithdave
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Here is a link to live TV from Japan via the internet plus pre-recorded videos from Japan and the Tsunami.  www.tradewithdave.com

 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:07 | 1040009 NewThor
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God Bless Everyone.

Planet Nibiru gets closer everyday, neh?

I know a lot of folks around here worship money,

but maybe it's time to pay more attention to your soul

than your Gold.

 

 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:11 | 1040018 NewThor
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Check out the Earthquake chart.

That's one scary list.

I fear it has only begun.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:39 | 1040071 -Michelle-
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I think they're calling it Tyche now.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:44 | 1040088 Arkadaba
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Have friends living there  - I will post any news

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:53 | 1040229 mark mchugh
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This looks absolutely horrific.  I hope your friends are all OK.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:11 | 1040448 Spalding_Smailes
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 ------------- The Japanese Government are warning their people of an imminent earth quake stronger than the 8.9.

- [link to english.aljazeera.net

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:53 | 1040103 ColonelCooper
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Moonbat alert!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:56 | 1040238 TeamAmerica
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Just a matter of time until someone declares this to be psy-ops orchestrated by the Rothschilds or whatever...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:16 | 1040307 Ethics Gradient
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What do you mean? I thought everyone knew about it.

I was on 4chan and they were talking about Gerald Celente having a conversation with Daniel Estulin who apparently heard that it was a diversionary tactic by Charlie Sheen.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:26 | 1040334 Robot Traders Mom
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Or until some brainless dipshit starts regurgitating what they heard on Fox News...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:49 | 1040401 tonyw
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From what I was viewing earlier it looks IMHO like the number of fatalities will significantly increase:-(

 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:06 | 1040621 buzzard
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+2012  One can only hope that the junkers will be able to pay their Karmic debt with piles of PMs.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 07:57 | 1039995 They_Live
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According to the BBC we should be particularly worried about pacific islands because they're more vulnerable as a result of climate change.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:01 | 1040003 Intuition
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lulz Not surprising.

Truth is that the effects will depend on the type of island. From what I understand, atolls aren't in as much danger as volcanic chains.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:49 | 1040218 TeMpTeK
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Maybe if we purchase enough carbon credits in the next hr the Tsunami will go away

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:54 | 1040232 Bicycle Repairman
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"as a result of climate change"

 

LOL.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:20 | 1040298 TeamAmerica
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Idiot.   Your ignorance is just jaw-dropping.   Water expands when heated (duh), meaning sea levels have risen even before the icecaps melt.   Many Pacific islands are already being overtopped by high tides.   Add a tsunami on top of already high sea levels and yes, they are more vulnerable due to climate change.

Still LOL'ing?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:30 | 1040352 Robot Traders Mom
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Half the US was covered by ice at one point, before humans were even here. It retreated as the earth NATURALLY warmed back up in its NATURAL cycle of cooling and warming. In the 70's, the media was all over global cooling as the trend. If you are too much of a tool to figure out that Al Gore, Goldman, and the rest of your friends are using you to make money off trading carbon credits, then go troll somewhere else.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:47 | 1040397 Flakmeister
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Would you like to play? I can go a few rounds if you think you are man enough....

You have no fucking idea what you are talking about...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:58 | 1040418 Calmyourself
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If your a GW koolaid drinker yeah I would like to play..  Lets start with why East Anglia destroyed all their source data so their research could not be recreated by other scientists.. You know the basics, the experiment must be repeated by independant scientists thing...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:14 | 1040444 Flakmeister
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I am not going to debate East Anglia, one flawed study does not refute a wealth of other studies.  

Also note that the followup investigations did not get the press of the original claims:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=noaa-scientists-cleared-in-climate

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While being of proof of nothing, do you think that dumping billions of tons of C02 into the air over a period of ~100 years is going to have *no* effect? Remember this was carbon that slowly sequestered over a period of ~200 million years?

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Can you explain the following observations and data to me?

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/temperature.html

Click on

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/

The oceans, which are the heat sink, are warming....

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So the fact that 97% of climate scientist agree on GW, and that the academic debate is about the degree of AGW. Its all just a conspiracy in your mind? 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:00 | 1040420 Robot Traders Mom
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What was not factual about my statements, boy?

1. Half the US was covered in ice at one point and retreated as the Earth warmed, before humans were here.

2. In the 70's, the mainstream media was all over global cooling.

3. Al Gore and Goldman Sachs are complete bags of shit pushing carbon credits as a potential trillion dollar industry.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:12 | 1040451 Flakmeister
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You are using red herrings to refute GW. And yes, I absolutely agree that carbon credit trading is a scam, that is why I support a straight carbon tax. A Carbon tax that is also applied to imports.... 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:03 | 1041296 Bicycle Repairman
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LOL Why am I not surprised, pimping for the peak oil fraud and the global warming scam.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:57 | 1040419 TeamAmerica
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Did you bother reading the thread?  No need to argue the cause of climate change - the point is that the oceans ARE warming and sea levels ARE rising.   That means the BBC comment that climate change makes Pacific islands more vulnerable to tsunamis is correct.

As for your ignorance as to how fast climate has changed - you are comparing changes that occurred over millenia to events that occurred within your lifetime and believe they are the same.  Take a minute to check out a graph on the rate of change and you'll see how dumb that it.   Seeing you cite the name of Al Gore while ignoring the science tells me you are just regurgitating Fox News idiocy. 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:04 | 1040425 Robot Traders Mom
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Dude, you literally just fucking plagarized my post when I responded to your first dumb statement, asshole. "Regurgitating Fox News"---check it above you commie thief.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:13 | 1040453 TeamAmerica
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Dude, I literally just fucking threw your own comment back in your face.   You thought that was an accident?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:24 | 1040479 Flakmeister
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  Nice. This is like shooting fish in a barrel, with a shotgun...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:45 | 1040390 AnarchoCapitalist
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Water actually expands when frozen. That is why ice floats. Duh.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:03 | 1040423 TeamAmerica
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Irrelevant.   Water expands when heated.   If you believe otherwise you are arguing against observable physical facts.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:02 | 1040407 Calmyourself
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I suggest you recheck your numbers sea levels have not risen..  It is amazing these fools who hear one number from one unreliable GW snake oil saleman and never bother to actually check it..  You just turn into a parrot..

While your at it check on the ARGOS buoy system, small autononomous bouys floating across all the oceans, they report no warming.. No ocean warming means no GW, but you knew that didn't you..

http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=8c21e2dd-1945-43be-b04d-217c415f5a6b

So global warming with no warming in the oceans, FAIL, HUGE FAIL!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:11 | 1040446 TeamAmerica
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Tell the residents of Tuvalu that the water around their ankles is just Al Gore's fantasy.   You are one of relatively few people still arguing that global warming isn't happening...most deniers have moved to arguing that the warming is happening but is not caused by human activity.   See the guy above...

Arguing the data just doesn't work for denial anymore.   Facts are facts, and clinging to outliers in the data is FAIL.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:06 | 1041306 Bicycle Repairman
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Hey Tuvalu, islands sometimes appear and disappear and it has nothing to do with global warming which isn't happening anyway.

Anyone else you want me to inform, numbnuts?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:39 | 1041486 Calmyourself
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Did you forget about the ARGUS buoys? They must be one of the last remaining lying sets of 3,000 ocean monitoring buoys.. Lol, its no use debating as you will not.  It is actually quite simple. Try to make me do what you want vis a vis GW, you will not like what happens.. "You" being the entire GW scam and their backers.  By the way, why is the Chicago Carbon Exchange no more?  Did the deniers shut that down or was it true believers just wondering?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 15:18 | 1041619 Flakmeister
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Thanks for the link to a newspaper article.... I did *real* research and went to

http://www.argo.ucsd.edu/

and came across this:

http://www.argo.ucsd.edu/FrAST-12_agenda.html

click on the PDF and read....

Be also sure to look at

http://www.argo.ucsd.edu/Acpres_bias.html

which is dated April 7, 2010, two years after your newspaper link...

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Do you have any idea what doing science entails? These are very difficult measurements to make.

Here is a simple measurement, measure the width of a full moon to 0.5% level of accuracy or the height of the building you are currently in....  Let me know how you do....

Edit: Added the following

Here is a link to some results from one buoy, pretty complicated eh?

http://wo.jcommops.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Argo.woa/1/wo/gsL39AdHL7C83Ds2tGMhc0/0.1.0.40.3.1.1.5.0.6.0

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:27 | 1040495 Flakmeister
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   On the sea level, this is pinched from another thread (hattip geekgrrl)

 

The reason I ask is because the data I see shows the level has been rising for the last 100 years. From Wikipedia: "Current Sea Level Rise has occurred at a mean rate of 1.8 mm per year for the past century,[1][2] and more recently, during the satellite altimetry era of sea level measurement, at rates in the range of 2.9-3.4 ± 0.4-0.6 mm per year from 1993–2010.[3][4][5][6][7].

See also http://sealevel.colorado.edu/

 

And I completely refuted you claim about the ocean above...

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:02 | 1040610 IQ 145
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 The sea level has dropped a 1/2" in the last twenty years; due to cooling. Some Islands are sinking; the part of the crust they're on is subsiding; there is no global warming; Sea Level, and the positions of the Islands are measured accurately with Satelites; however, it is your responsibility to look up real measurement data instead of repeating falsehoods from propaganda sites.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:16 | 1040659 Flakmeister
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Ok... let's play. Where is your reference? You claimed 1/2", citation please from a reputable site. Otherwise STFU

 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:01 | 1041282 Bicycle Repairman
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LOL, you bought and paid for troll-bot.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:32 | 1041345 Flakmeister
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Sneaking around, are we? ....hoping to get your pathetic little jabs in...

Still haven't answered my questions:

At 0.1 mm per annum, how long does it take to reach 10,000 ft?

How old are the rocks in the worlds great oil fields?

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I now christen you "Grima", look it up. 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 07:59 | 1039997 -Michelle-
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It's not over yet.  Tsunami warning is still in effect for the Pacific.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:00 | 1039998 Miss Expectations
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Leave it to central bankers to announce "it will do everything it can to provide ample liquidity" during a devastating tsunami.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:32 | 1040054 Popo
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IMHO, this earthquake seals the deal on QE3.  Now QE3 *must* happen.

 

Consider this:  The demand for commodities is going to go through the stratosphere when the smoke clears.   Rebuilding efforts are going to be at a historic scale.  

 

Then consider this:  Nobody has any cash.  Which means the rebuilding almost guarantees QE3.

 

So -- S&P to 2000 

 

Thoughts?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:44 | 1040210 taraxias
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Popo, I agree, demand for commodities will go through the roof based on Japan's rebuilding efforts. I don't agree with your conclusion that this will render QE3 inevitable.

Commodities demand (in addition to all of of Chairsatan's money printing so far) will be an inflationary event.  It will mean more margin squeeze, more layoffs and blow the notion that there has been any meaningful "recovery" out of the water. Double dip with a vengeance. The FED's hands are now tied. More money printing will make matters worse.

Without QE3, the issue remains, how do we continue to fund our massive deficits? Rtaes cannot be raised to attract buyers of treasuries if the FED steps back, because if rates go up just about everyone blows up. And we're back in a bigger mess than when this whole thing started.

Welcome to Chairsatan's nightmare. You can only defy gravity for so long.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 10:09 | 1040281 equity_momo
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Makes QE3 less likely. Last thing the World needs right now is 200 dollar oil and copper doubling.

Look at the Tsunami. Thats a deflation wave coming. Fancy a haircut?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:01 | 1040000 PY-129-20
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The plastic foil hat protects you.
http://www.welt.de/multimedia/archive/01333/erdbeben_Lars3_DW__1333476p.jpg

Hope nothing happens to those nuclear plants.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:09 | 1040011 NewThor
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They're having emergency problems with one of the reactors cooling systems.

The footage of the debris sweeping through the town is chilling.

 

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 09:40 | 1040199 dark pools of soros
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Mothra at it again???    where's Godzilla?  laid off?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 08:01 | 1040002 Oh regional Indian
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Knew ZH would be on top of this. Crazy scenes. We are gettign to see, every day, who the master really is here. Hope the body count stays low, but such trauma.

And Japan, 33rd parallel country. Pertinent, hell yes. The pattern is unfolding so clearly.

Awareness of it's weave will only help us be ready.

Whoever your GOD is, may it be with you.

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