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Obama Address To Nation Over Japan Catastrophe

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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067826 papaswamp
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late as usual..

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:35 | 1067868 Ham Wallet
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:25 | 1068166 Id fight Gandhi
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No kidding. You'd think he'd want to break the stereotype.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:32 | 1068435 Randall Cabot
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I bet he never shuts up in the theater when you're trying to watch a movie too.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:38 | 1067871 NOTW777
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thats what the left calls "cool"

did he really say japanese nukes bring "peaceful energy"

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:46 | 1067943 sdmjake
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yep...this matrix is absolutely surreal!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:57 | 1068313 Calmyourself
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Soon to be one of the failed designs, matrix II in situ proceeding to hyperinflationary switch in 3,2,1...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:58 | 1068826 depression
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Yeah 777 please disregard that statement, Temporary Teleprompter Malfunction (TTM)

Welcome home Barry

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:09 | 1068915 rocker
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What was Bambi smoking ???  Gas Plumes ???

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 01:39 | 1070218 sullymandias
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peaceful energy dopey nice

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:38 | 1067886 I think I need ...
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hes been watching college basketball

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:42 | 1067910 DonnieD
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I fully expect bullet point number 1 to be an update on how his brackets are doing.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:13 | 1068120 Bay of Pigs
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I bet he didn't have Morehead St. over Louisville.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:18 | 1068136 DonnieD
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or the Tsunamis over the Japs.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:45 | 1068493 Dangertime
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Or the isotopes winning it all.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:00 | 1068846 andybev01
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Springfield for the win.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 20:43 | 1069326 goldfish1
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Calling Homer Simpson.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:01 | 1068060 beastie
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<Insert jokes about black people turning up for work later here>

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:04 | 1068335 HedgeFundLIVE
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A few things every investor should know about Japan: blog post with some facts and figures http://bit.ly/dOWfho

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:04 | 1068347 OS2010
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I suspect his crash course in how to not say "new-kyou-lir" has taken longer than expected.  Did he ever pass a general science course of any kind? 

Previous presidents would have had the courage and intelligence to simply introduce their top science advisors and regulators, who would then explain what they knew of the situation (and say if they didn't know), along with their plans -- oh, wait, there isn't anyone in this administration who is a success in their field of responsibility, is there?  And their plans are usually plans to fail, right?

The more I see and hear of this President, the more truly worried I feel.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:54 | 1068809 andybev01
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*sigh* ironic indeed, when we finally get a President who can pronounce the word nuclear correctly we actually need one.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 22:18 | 1069711 jeff montanye
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yeah.  obama excels at reading, speaking and writing.  it's the doing part that sucks.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:06 | 1068351 cheesewizz
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 I got it now T...

Very funny

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:11 | 1068376 pbmatthews
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Common man---Barry Soetoro had to watch the end of the early NCAA tournament games.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:12 | 1068377 pbmatthews
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Common man---Barry Soetoro had to watch the end of the early NCAA tournament games.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:11 | 1068378 pbmatthews
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Common man---Barry Soetoro had to watch the end of the early NCAA tournament games.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:34 | 1068463 walküre
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Well, with passengers from Tokyo now showing signs of radiation.. he couldn't possibly hold off anylonger. By now almost 50% of Americans know about the Japanese radiation problem.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067827 FubarNation
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How kind of him to take some time out of his busy schedule.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:57 | 1068003 ZerOhead
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They are renaming the town in your honor to FUBARshima.


The radiation is currently only rising to max elevation of @10,000 ft from what I understand. Slow winds are usually found at that height. The jet stream can move radiation between 100 to almost 400 KPH.

The amount of radiation reaching North America is very dependant on the amount of time spent travelling... the longer the time the lower the resultant remaining levels.

The question he should be answering is what preparations are being made in the event that the additional heat created by further reactor meltdown lifts the nuclear fission waste products from the spent fuel rods high into the stratospheric jet stream at @30,000 feet.

Perhaps a prayer based initiative?

Just askin'...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:59 | 1068051 Cognitive Dissonance
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We will pick up this discussion after the final game on Sunday. Until then put your tin foil on and check your brackets.

Good luck and God speed the Hoyas.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:05 | 1068088 ZerOhead
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"Good luck and God speed the Hoyas."

Tsk tsk tsk... CD... of all people you should know the dangers of tribalism.

I however say "Good luck to all" which implies 'better luck' to none. May the best team win!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:15 | 1068133 carbonmutant
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"...of all people you should know the dangers of tribalism."

Yea, it includes lots of tattoos... lol

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:28 | 1068186 ZerOhead
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Crap... could I have picked a worse comment to post the word 'tribalism' on?

Memo to self:

Think before posting!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:33 | 1068178 Cognitive Dissonance
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Those were the words of Obama as he tried to be a home town band wagon jumper. He could have said George Mason.

I'm an old UCONN man from well before UCONN wasn't much more than a small (nationally) unknown agricultural school. I would visit the campus dairy and creamery from time to time for the ice cream while I flirted with the female students as they stepped around the cow pies.

Jim Calhoun is a God in Storrs CT. Blink and you'll miss it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:36 | 1068220 ZerOhead
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UCONN sounds like a Madoff/Wall Street Alma Mater... CowPieU on the other hand has cache.

Sung to the tune of "Blue Bayou".

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:46 | 1068238 Cognitive Dissonance
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Funny you would say that because way back in the good old days the locals would call it precisely that. We're talking way back when I was a wee little lad. An old professor who I did some work for informed me of the insult when I was older. At least it was an insult to him. No humor at all.

There was some tension between the locals and the faculty, who felt themselves above the farmers and shop keepers. I hear it hasn't changed much.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:53 | 1068295 ZerOhead
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Good pick-up on the spent fuel storage pond issue.

Very prescient call.

And yes I do know how to get us out of the two party one owner system.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:18 | 1068403 tip e. canoe
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in lak'ech

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:49 | 1068508 Dangertime
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That does not surprise me, lefty professors thinking they are above the common man.  Yet somehow convinced the commoners they are fighting for them.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 22:28 | 1069750 jeff montanye
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commoners are apparently easily convinced.  good number of them support their owners as well.  the richest 1% is, after all, only 1%.  between the lefty professors and the national republican party what are they to do?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:12 | 1068383 Dolar in a vortex
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Toby Kimball, Wes Balasuknia and the creamery was still open in the early and mid 70's.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:41 | 1068476 tired1
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Had some pretty nice horse stables too. Best part of the campus.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:51 | 1068511 Cognitive Dissonance
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I agree. But I was chasing a different species of filly. :>)

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:02 | 1068067 ThorsteinVeblen
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Good information, I agree. The market is inefficiently deciding the price of iodine in LA. It seems as though no preparations are required as none are effective. It's all documented in the Happy Day's episode where Richie's parents build a bomb shelter--we've all seen it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:18 | 1068144 ZerOhead
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Radioactive iodine is only one of the nasty fission by-products to worry about. Then again every little bit of protection helps... especially for the kiddies.

Kelp is also full of bioavailable iodine... so if you have a difficult time finding potassium iodide head to your local health food store.

And let's just hope we don't need it. No-one really knows how bad this will be but my guess is that this is just the beginning if those pumps don't work tommorrow.

And they likely won't.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:22 | 1068153 Larry Darrell
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Tuna is also a source of iodine.

But I wouldn't eat any from off the coast of Japan now that the radioactive "cooling water" from the ocean is assuredly returning back to the ocean with its new hitchhikers.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:56 | 1068272 ZerOhead
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... and Darrell. I would worry more about the mercury in the tuna at this stage since the dilution solution works wonders on account of the Ocean being so voluminous. (Is that a word?)

My main concern is centered towards what this years crops in North America will absorb being a former farmer and all... I picked up another 300 lbs or so of rice and pasta yesterday... I hate rice but if things are fine I can always donate it to a local food bank.

2010 may have become a vintage year if the crop dusting is done by TEC and GE this year.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:30 | 1067828 FOC 1183
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I keep telling you the BLS has a copyright on "under survey"

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:32 | 1067830 wolfsonite
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The puppet is being brought forward to blabber at the masses

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:35 | 1067848 Mercury
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No, this is pretty much how he rolls operating under his own power.

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