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Japan Sounds Emergency Warning As "Once In Decades" Supertyphoon Neoguri Approaches

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Hurricane Arthur may have been, pardon us Jamie Dimon, a "tempest in a teapot" fizzling quietly in the Atlantic, but halfway around the world, a far greater storm is currently picking up speed and barreling toward Japan. As Reuters reports, Typhoon Neoguri, described as a "once in decades storm" is set to rake the Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds. Typhoon Neoguri was already gusting at more than 250 km an hour (150 mph) and may pick up still more power as it moves northwest, growing into an "extremely intense" storm by Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

The storm was south of Okinawa but moving northwest at 25 kph (16 mph) with sustained winds of 180 kph (110 mph) by 7:00 p.m. (1000 GMT), the JMA said on its web site.

The JMA official urged people in the target areas to evacuate early and take precautions. Television showed fishermen winching their boats out of the water. A forecast of the storm path is shown below:

As Bloomberg added moments ago, the nation’s Meteorological Agency issued an emergency warning
for high waves for most of Okinawa prefecture, including the capital. Storm intensity is forecast to increase to violent from very strong, move toward Japan’s main islands. Gale, storm surge, heavy rain, high wave and thunderstorm warnings ore advisories are in effect for all of Okinawa. Heavy
rain warnings are in effect for portions of Kyushu, Japan’s
southernmost main island, and for southwestern portions of Honshu,
Japan’s main island

The good news: Neoguri is at not expected to be as strong as Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines last year. The bad news: the damage and devastation will still be substantial, which for a country where GDP just cratered following the March tax hike and which many believe has already entered recession, is just what the Keynesian doctor ordered.

What is worse (or better depending on one's point of view) is that US military assets are right in the path of the hurricane: the JMA  said on Monday evening it also planned to issue an emergency high sea warning for Okinawa island, host to three-quarters of U.S. military facilities in Japan. The commander at Kadena Air Base, one of the largest U.S. military establishments on Okinawa, warned that damaging winds were expected by early Tuesday.

"I can't stress enough how dangerous this typhoon may be when it hits Okinawa," Brigadier General James Hecker wrote on the base's Facebook page on Sunday. "This is not just another typhoon."

"In these regions, there is a chance of the kinds of storms, high seas, storm surges and heavy rains that you've never experienced before," a JMA official told a news conference. "This is an extraordinary situation, where a grave danger is approaching."

Clearly, Japan needs some training in panic-prevention. It certainly will come in handy when the failure of Abenomics finally "trickles down" through to the Nikkei.

The silver lining is that there is no (well, this is Japan, so make that little) chance of a Fukushima repeat: there are no nuclear plants on Okinawa, but there are two on Kyushu, Japan's westernmost main island that lies in the area through which the typhoon is likely to pass, and one on Shikoku island, which borders Kyushu and could also be affected.

All are halted in line with current national policy. A spokeswoman at Kyushu Electric Power Co said there were no specific plans related to this typhoon but the company had plans in place year-round to protect the plants from severe weather.

As for the wealth creation addicts: the Nikkei 225 will keep trading no matter what.


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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:48 | 4931917 stant
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It's the weather again

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:50 | 4931928 RockRiver
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This oughta help clean up that pesky radiation.....

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:58 | 4931962 Pladizow
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Super GDP booster!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:01 | 4931969 Manthong
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There will be a lot of broken windows there.  

Krugman will be pleased.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:02 | 4931974 Joe Davola
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I'm not even sure Hurricane Arthur was enough to keep Brew Thru from opening on time on the 4th.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:03 | 4931977 SWRichmond
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No-Fry Zone!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:09 | 4931991 hedgeless_horseman
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All are halted in line with current national policy. A spokeswoman at Kyushu Electric Power Co said there were no specific plans related to this typhoon but the company had plans in place year-round to protect the plants from severe weather.

But the fuel rods remain stored in elevated swimming pools, just like at Fukushima, and at nuclear power plants across the United States thanks to Senator Harry Reid.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:10 | 4932003 COSMOS
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We're FUKUd

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:44 | 4932128 Anusocracy
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Not to worry.

Supertyphoon Abe already wrecked Japan.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:14 | 4934575 Laowei Gweilo
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just in time to save them from the chines.... mongols

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:21 | 4932351 Mark Urbo
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Take the worst nuclear disaster in history (Fukushima) and stick it in a turbo fan to be spread all over hell...

..sum ting wong.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:21 | 4932661 Handful of Dust
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So Burrish for market. I buy everything! Every stock go up like clazy!

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:28 | 4934859 DannoH
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Chernobyl? Kyshtym? Lake Karachay?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:10 | 4932004 Headbanger
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:19 | 4932031 COSMOS
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Damn Headbanger are you my brother from another mother.  Same time and same idea.  I love you man....

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:48 | 4932138 Headbanger
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No.  I'm the secret clone  the aliens made of you when you were abducted.

Except I'm a lot taller and much better looking.

But this green skin thing gets awkward at times.

Oh forgot.. NANU NANU!


Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:11 | 4932282 COSMOS
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DId you see my Cow?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:07 | 4932288 Headbanger
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Well they all tell me thy want to "go green" these days so it's working out OK.


Oh... And mine vibrates.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:51 | 4934440 Rock On Roger
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Dilution is the solution.



Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:10 | 4932284 Took Red Pill
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More broken windows! Bullish!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:36 | 4933391 ThroxxOfVron
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"But the fuel rods remain stored in elevated swimming pools, just like at Fukushima, and at nuclear power plants across the United States thanks to Senator Harry Reid."

What??!  BULLSHIT.

Obama has A PEN & A PHONE !  

All He has to do is scribble and dial and whhhoooshh! -dem rodz all be buried in the dig in Nevada, shipped off to the Bikinia Atoll, or used in place of rebar in the vast new prisons to be built in Iraq after the impudent elements of ISIS are rounded up and in Texas after absolutely everyone associated with the term 'Tea Party' is found guilty of tax evasion....


Ok, seriously: this isn't a problem with that CongrASShole Harry Reid; He didn't commit to doing nothing and putting off action all by himself -for the last 50 fucking years.

CongrASS & the Fuck-Ups-In-Chief are to blame: ALL of them going back to at latest, Kennedy.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:15 | 4932316 DeadFred
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This is the reason no one lives on those contested islands. A storm with 160 mph every decade or so keeps them scoured clean.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:20 | 4932032 Colonel Klink
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Pleased?  He'll be jizzing his pants.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:03 | 4932231 Jack Burton
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Ha! Ha! Indeed! Blow the radioactive soil and water out into the sea of Japan. Towards Korea, China and Russian Far East. Clean Up? Easy as it can get! Fukushima,fixed.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:22 | 4932659 rubiconsolutions
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:59 | 4931965 Cathartes Aura
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bullish for the manufacturers of all things USMilitary.

creative destruction, broken windows abound. . .

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:36 | 4932089 Jumbotron
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Keep a weather eye out for this one eventually looping around the North Pacific even as an extratropical low pressure riding along the jet stream.   These things have a way of eventually heading over the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.

Plus...carrying with it whatever it picked up know where .    we so fuk i shima.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:05 | 4932250 Jack Burton
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Interesting point! I am going to check my very reliable weather and climate source and see what they have to say about this possibility.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:48 | 4931921 Seasmoke
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Any chance it can turn and have a direct Hit on Taiwan ???

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:54 | 4931941 Tenshin Headache
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:09 | 4932001 chunga
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How about D.C. then?

Why Congress Must Reopen the TWA 800 Investigation

"On July 2, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it would not reopen the investigation into the destruction of TWA 800.  This was the Boeing 747 that was blown out of the sky ten miles south of the Long Island coast on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board.


The TWA 800 Project, a team of former aviation investigators and scientists, had petitioned the NTSB to examine evidence that pointed toward a missile strike on the airline.  Not surprisingly, the NTSB, which had invested four years of resources to prove some other theory, any other theory, chose to stick to its original findings that flammable fuel/air vapors somehow caused the explosion."



Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:12 | 4932007 COSMOS
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Perfect we need all the help we can get.  While we destroy Europe via Ukraine, a little help from mother nature to destroy Asia is a sign of great auspices.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:41 | 4932995 Rusty Shorts
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When is the NTSB going to begin its investigation into the 4 plane crashes on 9/11/2001???

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:26 | 4933580 FeralSerf
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Right after the Grand Jury indicts Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Obama, and their co-conspirators for treason, murder, obstruction of justice, etc.

TWA 800 proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the NTSB is a political organization when an "investigation" is needed.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:46 | 4932498 Peanut Butter E...
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You wish lol.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:48 | 4931922 max2205
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:58 | 4931963 nmewn
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Krugman-san just got a boner.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:07 | 4931993 ParkAveFlasher
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It can't be helped.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:38 | 4932099 Jumbotron
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Does that mean Krugman will be sitting up straight now ?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:50 | 4931926 ZippyBananaPants
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"Typhoon Neoguri", I thought that was a sushi roll I ordered the other night!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:56 | 4931955 pods
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Thought it was the retired hot dog eating guy?


Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:12 | 4932009 Headbanger
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No.  It's the name of the hot Asian stripper down at the local titty bar...

She's called Typhoon cause she's hot and will blow you away!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:13 | 4932010 COSMOS
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well we all know the sushi roll is heading in 24 hours from where you ate it

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:57 | 4931956 cossack55
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It was. Super rip.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:59 | 4931966 ghengis86
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That's the name of what comes out of you the next morning in the Jon

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:55 | 4931945 remain calm
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Holy Fukishima

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:55 | 4931948 Jethro
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Ahhh.  I rememeber a typhoon hitting Okinawa many years ago.  I was at Camp Schwab, and the package store sold out of alcohol many days before.  I recall watching a bored Infantryman tie each corner of his poncho to each of his extremities and try to mimick a flying squirrel off the barracks roof when the typhoon winds reached their peak.  Good times.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:57 | 4931959 Tenshin Headache
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Okinawa is very used to typhoons, and may not even see hurricane-force winds on the current storm track.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:14 | 4932014 COSMOS
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I take it he was never found again LOL

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:08 | 4933685 IronForge
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Not anymore.

Special Disaster Alerts have been made.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:55 | 4931950 Ignatius
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I'm suggesting a tax on Typhoons.

You gonna party like this ya gotta pay for it.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:56 | 4931951 ArmyofOne
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Natures a Keynesian.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:56 | 4931952 GooseShtepping Moron
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Japan must have really angered God somehow. It's not only the natural disasters, but the bad leadership (Abe) which is the chief sign that God is wroth and angry.

The good news is, with God you know that after the measure of chastisement is full, He may show mercy. To this end, I agree with JHK that Japan will likely be the first modern nation to take itsef off the grid.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:32 | 4932073 Ocean22
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Only if you repent. Otherwise, we are probably just getting started.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:45 | 4933832 johansen
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Henry Gruver made it sound like God stuck a fork in that potato back in 2011. said the innocent lost in the tsunomi was the Lords Harvest.

then again, reading into some tea leaves i probably shouldn't.. i might end up in Japan some measure of years after fleeing the states and moving to Russia. right now i'm imagining if learning russian is hard, learning japanese after that is going to be hell.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:58 | 4931960 BadDog
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Is Japan negotiating a gas pipeline with Russia per chance?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:58 | 4931964 orangegeek
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Al Gore can stop this.



Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:59 | 4931967 Ignorance is bliss
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I'm sure Fukashima is fine. Nothing to worry about.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:00 | 4931970 docmac324
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Typhoon condition "1 Emergency" on the way.  For those of us stationed on Oki, it's beer, and watch all your movie colletcion picked up on Gate 2 Street for the next few days.

Be glad you are not on duty..


Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:09 | 4932601 Uchtdorf
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I have a son at Camp Hansen. You guys keep your heads down while this thing blows through.

Prayers for everyone in harm's way.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:01 | 4931973 BigInJapan
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Fall 2004 we had a bad one. Tore a swath through the Hokkaido forest. Looked like Tunguska.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:03 | 4931975 Glass Seagull
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Somewhere, Al Gore is furiously masturbating to this news.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:06 | 4931987 Grande Tetons
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Funny, that cheered me up. Thanks. 

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:02 | 4931976 highly debtful
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If calamities like these would hit Europe, I think the continent would be in complete - and I really mean complete - disarray. Luckily, the Japanese are a tougher breed. At the very least, a lot more displined.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:15 | 4932018 COSMOS
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I thought we were already hitting Europe harder than a tornado with Ukraine.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:11 | 4932610 highly debtful
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Let me rephrase my initial post: I was talking about Western Europe, not the Eurasian continent. How many people in Western Europe are really, truly concerned by what is happening in Ukraine, you think? It simply is business as usual over here.

As long as no shot is fired west of Ukraine, we don't really care. We should know better though, as history has proven time and again. 

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:04 | 4932865 barre-de-rire
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ukraine is localized cia poutch to turn riot on full nazi mode against russia, nothing more. nothing less.


ukraine land is lost for russia for now, poutin need to kill dollar 1st to stop bzrezinski chessfuck book plan down written for usa dumbass .

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:33 | 4932080 25or6to4
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You mean complete disarray like Katrina and Sandy were handled here in USA?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:04 | 4931981 buzzsaw99
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:05 | 4931983 yogibear
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Krugman's storm. Destroy everything and then rebuild.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:05 | 4931986 TheRideNeverEnds
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My god, think of all the broken windows! This should be super bullish news why is the S&P not locked up limit? Is my data feed broken?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:06 | 4931988 Chuck Knoblauch
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How many times can you poke a rat with a stick before it turns on you?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:19 | 4932024 NotAMathWhiz
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Wait, what?  Hang on a sec...


I'll be back, I gotta go look something up...

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:18 | 4932026 flysofree
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How warm are the waters aroung Kyshu and Honshu? 20-25C, that balmy for Newfoundland?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:18 | 4932027 ThirdCoastSurfer
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Do they have those ice dams in Fukashima in place? It looks to me like a whole lot of above and below ground water will soon be headed towards the site and then into the ocean.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:18 | 4932028 Muppet
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Super typhoon!  Finally, some good & interesting news.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:19 | 4932029 homiegot
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Think of all the jobs this will create.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:22 | 4932039 wizardofOZ
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Fukushima has 9 days to prevent ‘unsafe’ overheating

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:24 | 4932045 Dublinmick
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Former Ambassador Murata has long begged for international help indicated workers may have to abandon the plant and this could begin the contamination of our world as Fukushima has ten times the radioactive particle contained at Chernobyl.

Further Update: 33 Inches of Rain from Typhoon Wipha; New Storm Brewing

See above article comments, it has plunged Japanaese vs Chinese relations to a new depth.


"The more war mongers like Shinzo Abe prays to devils and war criminals at the Ysaukuni War Shrine, the more disasters for Japan because of divine retribution. So bring it on Shinzo Abe!

Neoguri an apt name for a divine wind or kamikaze that will blow away the evil in Japan. More divine winds and divine earthquakes and divine tsunamis headed for Japan until all the evil is destroyed.

If only Kublai wasn't held back by the kamikaze...

Being barbarous and praying to war criminals and devils at he Yasukuni War Shrine will certainly bring about God's wrath on the wicked, barbarous, dishonourable, war-mongering people of Japan. Fukushima was a warning.

Yeah, let this Super Typhoon rip through Japan as a sign and message that all the recent things that Abe is doing is only going to bring a stronger force of Karma back to the Japanese people.
The force of Karma does absolute wonders on people like Abe and the Japanese."

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:31 | 4932066 thamnosma
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If the Japanese authorities had created the atmosphere for a full-on international effort AT THE TIME we would be much further along in containing this disaster.  Instead, it just festers.   Criminals.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:28 | 4932060 thamnosma
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Thankfully this thing is ramming onto shore from the South.  By the time the storm arrives it Fukushima at least the winds will be moderate.  That's the upside.  No doubt massive amounts of radioactive water is now going to be flushed into the ocean.  This is so very sad.  The Government of Japan and Tepco should be held criminally accountable in a World Court for failing to make the clean-up an international matter of the highest priority.  Instead they sweep it under the rug so much so that we have no real idea what's going on.  Perhaps because they don't either.


Only a matter of time before a super-typhoon makes a direct hit or another huge earthquake strikes.  Then the hundreds of large tanks storing all that highly radioactive waste water will be smashed.   It's so frightening to have this open sore on the planet but the media's attention span is close to zero so the population has "moved on" from this story.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:32 | 4932069 Dublinmick
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Some Japanese experts have warned that no country has the technical means to stop a meltdown like this, it does not exist.

America has 19 plants on the New Madrid fault line. Strap on your chin straps.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:32 | 4932075 curbyourrisk
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I thought destruction is a net positive for GDP...   think of all the building that will be required.....



Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:37 | 4932093 Z_End
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Ahhhh... I remember the Typhoon parties on Okinawa back in the late 80s when I was stationed at Camp Hansen. Cases of beer, ramen noodles, pizza... MRE's that no one touched. Usually the power stayed on and we watched movies for a couple of days. Memories... Best of lck to all in the path. Semper Fi

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:37 | 4932094 q99x2
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Attach it to the central banks printers and let it rain fiat. 

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:39 | 4932100 agstacks
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:46 | 4932149 Dublinmick
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Abe: we were so close to getting this thing fixed and then then that evil storm!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:17 | 4932327 remain calm
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He'll need a 4th arrow

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:10 | 4932106 The Phallic Crusader
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This can't be good for Fuckyoushima....

But the news media hasn't covered it at all of late, so its probably all cool now, right, guys?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:40 | 4932110 agNau
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"we have made extensive preparations this time. I merely flip this switch and the emergency generators turn on, click!, click!, click!, click!,"

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:41 | 4932114 f16hoser
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Chinese/Russian HAARP Weapons are a Bitch!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:42 | 4932120 Dublinmick
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Hoover Dam will take them out also. It is an earth filled dam and they were outlawed in California as unsafe.

The Hoover Dam moved forward six inches during the last big flood of the Mississippi.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:48 | 4932153 thamnosma
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Help me out on this -- how did Hoover Dam move due to flooding on the Mississippi?   I'm too dense to see that connection.


Isn't there a difference between an "earthen dam" and an "earth filled" dam?   Plus, I thought Hoover Dam was all concrete.  Guess I have a little research to do.


One thing is for sure -- the Feds were extremely paranoid of a terrorist action against the dam.  So much so that they spent hundreds of millions building a massive highway bypass to steer trucks and general traffic away from it.  During the years of construction, trucks were no longer permitted to drive the highway across the dam.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:12 | 4932293 bluskyes
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butterfly effect...

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:57 | 4932550 LostAtSea
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@Dublinmick: what?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:16 | 4932640 Dick Gazinia
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Hey Mick.  Put down the whiskey bottle and back away.  You are a jabbering idiot.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:00 | 4932849 Dublinmick
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Lots of trolls on this site lately.

Hey Dick, I suspected Ukraine, Fukushima, climate, pedo rings etc were in the new manual, is dancing around Fort Peck mentioned also.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:56 | 4932835 Dublinmick
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Correction that is Fort Peck Dam I meant to say.

There are 6 dams on the Missouri River from Montana to Kansas City, MO. These dams were originally built for the purposes of flood control. The problem with these dams is that the upper dams are very poorly built and are already holding record water levels with record snow pack about ready to melt and overwhelm them. What is supposed to happen is that lake levels are supposed to be low in winter ready to receive spring runoff. If the Fork Peck Dam fails, the resulting wall of water would destroy all other 5 dams like a row of falling dominoes. If all 6 dams on the Missouri River fail, the resulting flood would destroy cities, and nuclear power plants all along the river including Kansas City and St. Louis. A dam failure and the resulting flood would be the worst disaster in US History.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:05 | 4934671 JB
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Hmm, correct me if I'm wrong, but the Colorado River drains the western slope of the Continental Divide. Pretty much everything east of the CD drains into the Mississippi.


So, how does flooding in the Mississippi affect the Boulder Dam?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:59 | 4932177 ChargingHandle
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Sure hope Fukushima and the other nuclear facilities are ready. 

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:02 | 4932217 NoWayJose
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The Japs are hoping for a direct hit on Fukushima that sweeps away the whole thing and carries it off to parts unknown...

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:09 | 4933690 IronForge
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Knock off the epitaph, Moron.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:39 | 4932757 Goldbugger
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Even if they are not they will deny that they were.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:59 | 4932210 NoWayJose
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This is just Mother Nature self-adjusting after a warmer than usual winter. She has been doing this pretty well for a couple of billion years.  And if you live in China, hope some of this moves on-shore, so that you can remove your respirator and get to see the building on the other side of the street.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:08 | 4932269 undercover brother
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NEWSFLASH: A massive monsoon is heading towards Japan and lurking within it's center is..........Godzilla!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:43 | 4932485 Itchy and Scratchy
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Kowabunga dudes! Surfs Up!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:59 | 4932561 Itchy and Scratchy
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All they had to do was slide our pal 'Al' G a few bill & put up a couple hundred thou windmills & this wudda been all taken care of!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:22 | 4932575 medium giraffe
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The WIPP site got hit by an 'earthquake' last week too. HAARP the Goy!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:24 | 4932677 Handful of Dust
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"There's never beena  better time now to buy house on Hirosheema."

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:37 | 4932752 Goldbugger
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A Radio Acitve Typhoon, how nice.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:12 | 4932904 barre-de-rire
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i think it's just a world premiere. a radioactive typhoon.. how smart they are, damn brilliant japs !

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:12 | 4933079 teslaberry
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I Wonder if a large enough storm could mask over the initial signature of a nuclear bomb if the bomb went off precisely at the center of a 80+ mile per hour wind zone. 

would it be possible for people to just mistake the effects of the bomb for the storm , especially if you had the television talking nonsense and anyone willing to come forward with their account of seeing the bomb blast being either ostracised ignored killed-----or being told that what they saw was a natural gas explosion


it wasn't a nuke---it was a factory explosion with natural gas or something


seriously---like just 1 or 2 kiloton nuke right dead center in the storm. of course radiation would spread everyhwehre but you can claim that that was just fukushima dust that had already settlied on the ground. 



Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:25 | 4933581 Dublinmick
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If Bill O'Really or Daina Sawyer told them that is the way it is nobody would question it.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:57 | 4933284 FieldingMellish
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Krugman gold.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:10 | 4933695 IronForge
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It's called, Typhoon #8.

The Japanese Number their Typhoons.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 21:22 | 4933995 Dublinmick
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This one needs to go back to the top!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:20 | 4934119 Hurdy Gurdy Man
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so wait, lemme get this straight -- a 3mm hole leak -- about the diameter of a necklace - is the cause of opening up the 9-day (or less? what if the heating up is log-normal so it gets hotter and hotter the hotter it gets... like a compound effect? Like the rest of it becomes "pre heated" so it takes less energy to heat?) - window of meltdown.

Alex, I'll take sports metaphors for $500.  "A type of feint in which a player moves his or her head to fake a change in direction."  What is a 'head fake'?  "Correct, for $500."

I'mma... I'mma let you finish, but lemme say this:  There is no fucking way a 3mm hole leaking is going to be anything other than a head-fake for something else happening... 

I also cannot believe that the reactors are all off.  I cannot believe that somewhere, some place, some powerful entity, an army base, a wealthy person, an elite prefecture... has not quietly allowed their nuclear plant to be fired up so they don't have to change their standard of living, possibly for defense purposes... but it's the kind of thing you read after the fact, as some facts unfold sooner than later...

We have two weeks until Fukushima has irreversably unleashed itself.


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