Tokyo Runs Out Of Bottled Water

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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:48 | 1096801 Cheyenne
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"is Snake Plissken too old for the "Escape from Tokyo" sequel?"

Fucking classic.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:50 | 1096811 WineSorbet
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A Snake Plissken reference is what makes ZH so f-ckin great!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:51 | 1096836 SilverBaron
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I heard Snake was dead.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:42 | 1097054 asdasmos
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NEWS ADVISORY: Radiation 10,000 times normal level in water where nuke plant workers irradiated

-Kyodo News

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:15 | 1097135 Thorlyx
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:01 | 1097552 rockraider3
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It's okay.  Just don't hoard the bottled water. 

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:14 | 1097600 george
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and just don't try to go to turks.bastards

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 03:54 | 1098651 Sudden Debt
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I'll sell you a 1 liter bottle of Vittel for 50 oz of SILVER! ;)


Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:47 | 1097066 Hedgetard55
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In EFNY Snake takes in an Ingram M10 with sound suppressor, a bad ass weapon, reliable and deadly. Better known as the MAC-10. Good choice Snake.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:27 | 1097182 chump666
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Mac-10 is a 9mm isn't it?

Seen the new smith and wesson 9mm machine pistol/gun?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:40 | 1097220 Hedgetard55
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The MAC-10 was made in 2 versions, 45ACP and 9mm.


All you need to know here:

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 22:26 | 1097979 Cthonic
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My brother owns one in .45 ACP, with original suppressor rebuilt to remove the wipes.  These things don't just look cool; they're extremely controllable given the cyclic rate, with virtually no muzzle rise compared to an unsuppressed M10, M11, or Mini-UZI.  The only drawback is that the 30-round magazines are empty in no time-- a speed loader tool is essential.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 19:14 | 1097382 Calmyourself
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MAC-10 POS, get a real gun MP-5

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:26 | 1097172 chump666
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Snake Plissken: I don't give a f$ck about your war... or your president. ...

I love that movie, perfect anti-hero

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:49 | 1097073 Snake
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no, I'm not dead!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:17 | 1097608 10kby2k
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nope....he's hiding with tupac

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:54 | 1096846 camaro68ss
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this news should bring the DOW up some, no?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:30 | 1097173 PY-129-20
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Still, the first place for most contaminated area in the Western Hemisphere goes to the United States of America:,1518,752944,00.html

America was proud of Hanford. As a way of thanking them for their daily sacrifice, the employees and contractors at Hanford got little lapel pins in the shape of a mushroom cloud. D'Antonia recounts how the mushroom cloud was also the mascot of Richland's high school football team, the Bombers, and how there were local businesses called Atomic Bowling, Atomic Foods and Atomic Lawn Care.

But, today, that pride has turned into horror. The farmers in the area and people in Richland and the two neighboring towns, Pasco and Kennewick -- known collectively as the Tri-Cities -- are among the most highly radiated humans on earth.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 19:07 | 1097345 RichardP
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My uncle lived in Pasco in the 1960's.  Died from cancer in the mid 1980's.  Wife and kids don't seem to be affected tho.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:23 | 1097623 Ident 7777 economy
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:48 | 1096802 Shylockracy
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Access to Zerohedge is now being blocked from Germany. You can only access it via a Proxy.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:50 | 1096816 redpill
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Merkel is Blythe's godmother

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:50 | 1096821 bingaling
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Are you being sarcastic?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:54 | 1096839 A Man without Q...
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You're talking nonsense man...

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:20 | 1096952 PY-129-20
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Access to Zerohedge is NOT being blocked from Germany.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:42 | 1097047 Jan Modaal
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same problem in Holland. Got a message that the site is unavailable due to tchnical issues.

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 04:15 | 1098661 Shylockracy
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Must have been a technical glitch in Telekom's routers, or Schäuble installing another Bundestrojaner.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:47 | 1096804 malikai
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There's only one way to solve this: Increase the legal limit of radioiodine for infants.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:51 | 1096830 redpill
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Retroactively as well in case some already drank some.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:47 | 1096805 max2205
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The USA can now be the largest exporter of drinkable water. Oh wait it all polluted. At least it doesn't glow.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:04 | 1096895 NotApplicable
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Yet another reason to bomb Libya. They've got an aquifer to die for.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:44 | 1097025 avonaltendorf
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You haven't been there, don't know anything about water quality from Libyan desert aquifer, right?

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:30 | 1097186 Rahm
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Bomb The F--king Desert!

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:31 | 1097647 Shameful
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Brazil my friend, Brazil!  They have a sick amount of freshwater reserves.  China has already started the play to import some of the thirstier crops from them.  China is in all sorts of water problems.  Biggest problem I think they have.  US will have problems with the Midwest drying up.  Was a good run, should be refilled in million years or so, so bounce back faster then some Japanese real estate.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:49 | 1096806 Buckaroo Banzai
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That's why EVERYONE should have a 1-month supply of bottled water on hand. At 1 gallon per day per person, that's 120 gallons for a household of four.

That's 24 5-gallon carboys.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:55 | 1096850 SilverBaron
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Just get a couple of 55 gallon drums. 

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:00 | 1096882 redpill
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You can't keep that sanitary for long enough.  I prefer boxes full of individual serving-sized sealed plastic water packets.  You have to exchange more FRNs for them, but I figure if I ever need them I won't give a shit about FRNs anymore.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:07 | 1096906 umop episdn
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If you can keep the water in the dark in a non-reactive container, it will be fine.

If the Japanese gov't asked people to store the tap water for a month, the 'hot' iodine would decay to 1/16 of original levels.  Too bad they seem to have lost credibility with too many people.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:12 | 1096926 malikai
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How is storing water for the decay period going to help them when they need to drink now? They'll be dead in a week if they don't have anything to drink now.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:44 | 1097060 Kiwi Pete
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Yeah try explaining to baby that it needs to wait a month for the nuclear iodine to decay to a safe level. lol

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:16 | 1096949 flattrader
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Store it in the dark.  Rotate it.  And for really big supplies, treat with plain household bleach.

Just google a few keywords.  Not so difficult to get a handle on.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:45 | 1097058 redpill
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See but I'm a lazy prepper.  Therefore, packets.


Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:39 | 1097215 serotonindumptruck
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Yes, sodium hypochlorite (bleach) will kill any living organism given sufficient quantity. It won't help you with the radioisotope problem, though.

Just sayin'.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:12 | 1097591 rockraider3
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I personally have two 55 gallon drums for water storage.  I use Purogene to keep the water safe for consumption for longer periods.  But yes, you have to rotate it out periodically.  However, you should do that with bottled water as well. 

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 18:33 | 1097195 velobabe
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i would run out of water all the time. i would just fill up my two bath tubs with water, for days at a time. no shit it is a great storage for water.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:03 | 1096898 johnQpublic
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for anyone who didnt read the story out of japan....they were limiting bottled water to (3) 8 oz. bottles of water a day for registered infants under one year old as they only had 240k bottles a day at this size

government that the publicly available stuff is/was all sold out

the thing going unmentioned ,is that they need on the order of 100 million 12oz. bottles a day if they are going to have everyone drinking bottled water

in one month of tainted tap water you will have a toxic effect in an adult

thems the facts folks

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 17:39 | 1097036 avonaltendorf
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Water is for infant formula. First two years usually.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 16:49 | 1096807 Muir
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Let them drink Perrier.

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