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Remember Fukushima? It's Back

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The problem with sweeping unresolved problems, especially of the unstable gamma decay variety, is that they tend to pop up at the most inopportune of times. Such as during global coordinated fiat ponzi bailouts. Kyodo reports that according to TEPCO a fresh fission reaction has restarted at Fukushima Daichi, and that boric acid is being injected to control a "possible nuclear reaction." Hardly the encouraging news that the world needs right about now.

From Kyodo:

TEPCO finds sign of fresh nuclear fission at Fukushima reactor 

 

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday there may be signs of fresh nuclear fission in the No. 2 reactor at its quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant and that it has begun injecting boric acid to control a possible nuclear reaction.

 

There has been no change in the temperature, pressure and radiation levels at the reactor, whose nuclear fuel is believed to have melted when the cooling system failed following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the utility known as TEPCO said.

 

Gas samples taken Tuesday from inside the reactor's containment vessel may contain radioactive xenon, a gas typically generated by nuclear fission, the company said.

What is the conventional wisdom thinking on Fukushima anyway? Out of sight, out of mind? Yeah, we thought so.

 


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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:48 | Link to Comment virgilcaine
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its baack..

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:57 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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It never left

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment wang (not verified)
Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:04 | Link to Comment Comay Mierda
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"on a long enough timeline..."

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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I'm starting to feel like soon I wont need a very long timeline.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:35 | Link to Comment mkkby
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Headlines coming later:

Neutron beams detected... under ground.

Massive steam coming from ground water.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Fukushima Sam
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I'm sure everything is just fine over at Fukushima.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 01:25 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Like the report says, everything is fine, they are just being proactive so a nuclear chain reaction does not occur.  Move along....

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 02:31 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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if, as we learned from that 70's show (et. al.), cockroaches survive nuclear explosions, imo the injection of boric acid is ominous.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 03:34 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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A study (Tarasenko et al. 1972), summarized by Moore (1997), found a decrease in sexual activity in 28 workers exposed to very high concentrations of boron (10 mg/m3). Examination of the semen from six of the workers demonstrated a reduction in semen volume, a decrease in the number of spermatozoa, and decreased sperm motility.

 

short japanese panty vending machine makers.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 07:49 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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The sexual activity of workers is a troubling thing, so lets add boron to the water supply.  It's for the best.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 09:34 | Link to Comment espirit
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Check out the dead and dying seals from a "mysterious" disease in western Alaska.  I found out the skinny on RSOE EDIS and this is more than troubling, it's disastrous.

At least now we know which way the radioactive seawater currents flow.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 01:37 | Link to Comment Bruin4
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"Hardly the encouraging news that the world needs right about now."

The world ( AKA America) does not care. Nor will they be told about this current "nuclear event" Mainstream media was caught off guard when it reported the earthquake and nuke melt down in the first place - they did not mean to tell the truth and were quickly brought into line so the market could "Fukushima Rally" up to new yearly highs soon after. ( remember Katrina? - same thing - truth in reporting quickly vanished ) Fukushima is a disaster of epic proportions, generations from now ( if our greedy, species is still around) maybe we will see that. We cannot continue down the path of nuclear power - its been a lie from day one, we need to shut down and dismantle every reactor in the world.

 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 03:49 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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Japan has almost HALF of US's total population.....that's a lot of people...and due to failing ponzinomics unemployeed people. a lot of old folks as well.

 

Fukushima is one for way Japanese elites to get rid of some country folks to address overpopulation. Sick shit.

 

 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 09:45 | Link to Comment Jeremy Roenick
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Kim Kardashian's divorce is far more interesting to the public at large.

 

You know, uncontrolled, spontaneous fission is SOOOOO  BORING....

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 09:58 | Link to Comment Abitdodgie
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Just wait until we have a solar flare with EMP and it takes the power down ,we can then whatch every nuclear plant have full melt down after 3 days when there generators run dry

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 13:06 | Link to Comment mick_richfield
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We have to find a way to keep ZH going without electricity.

Paper, ponies -- I don't know. 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:54 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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I think it may be time to give the China Syndrome a new name. I mean, they don't need it, do they? Perhaps we should hold a naming contest in Fukushima to lift everyone's morale?

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 01:26 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Godzilla Syndrome

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 02:39 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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well according to the antipodes map it could be the buenos aires syndrome.  http://www.antipodemap.com/

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 01:43 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Localized headlines / CNBC script App for US:

 

Nuclear Power Is Safe

Nuclear Power Is Cheap

Nuclear Power Is Carbon Emission Free

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 06:34 | Link to Comment Withdrawn Sanction
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From the Bloomberg screen bugs this AM:

"No new radiation found. Situation under control. TEPCO."

That followed a bug that said "New radiation emission at Fukushima." So which is it? Sounds like the PTB cant get their stories straight. But I guess it's all good if it distracts from Europe.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment DormRoom
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godzilla rises.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:40 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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I wondered why Encore has been playing "Godzilla vs. Mothra" so much lately....

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:14 | Link to Comment prains
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brack swan is growing

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:32 | Link to Comment knukles
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collecshun:  Brack swan is Glowing

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:52 | Link to Comment knukles
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My wife just laughed and said now there's no reason for personal austerity.  She's going shopping tomorrow.  Thanks a butt load, fellas.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:54 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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I know the feeling...

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 02:32 | Link to Comment Idiocracy
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Separate bank accounts.  Problem solved

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 01:30 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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That's what was said, "Brack swan is growing".

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 03:57 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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movie "black swan" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947798/ shown in japanese theaters 2 months after fukushima.

 

house values always go up ....unless some wave knocks your radioactive reactor out and contaminates your entire neighborhood.

 

renters can simply move away.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:55 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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I am long on kaiju, shorting Tokyo.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:10 | Link to Comment SoCalBusted
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...on a long enough half life...

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 02:41 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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nice.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:29 | Link to Comment MarkTwain00
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15533018

 

check out the idiot trying to convince the public it is all Ok.....

in the word of Bill Hicks

We have figured it out....Go back to bed America(Japan)
your government is in control again...... 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:41 | Link to Comment Mr. Mandelbrot
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The article states that the tsunami caused "partial meltdown in three of its reactos."  What BS!  There are three meltTHROUGHS and one if not all have been conclusively been shown to have occured as a result of the earthquake alone . . .              Fore un-BBCed info, , check out www.enenews.com

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 02:45 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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my favorite part?  the cyclops kitten corpse sold to the creationist lost world museum.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 12:31 | Link to Comment andybev01
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Now I don't have to decide what's for lunch, 'cause I'm no longer hungry.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:16 | Link to Comment johngaltfla
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Bingo. It's been ongoing underground.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 07:40 | Link to Comment Silver Dreamer
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When underground is nearly at sea level, that's not such a great place for it to occur of course.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:59 | Link to Comment J 457
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At this rate, I'm beginning to wonder if we'll even make it to 12.12.12.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:13 | Link to Comment therealmonty
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Its 12-21-12 BTW...and we'll make it.  We might have three balls and green piss, but we'll make it.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:33 | Link to Comment knukles
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Green piss'd be a new novelty.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:57 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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I once pissed green!  It was up in the Andes, at about 13,000 feet.  I presume is was the extra-blue sky up there, the bus had stopped for a pee-break.  I know that it was green because one of my friends with me was pissing green too, right there just off the road.  1981.  True story.  Ask my friend Howie!

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 02:15 | Link to Comment cbxer55
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I just hope it doesn't sting coming out!  :-0

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 06:36 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Why does it hurt when I pee?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL_DxT2UOyo

 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 02:34 | Link to Comment nothing can go wrogn
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I'll worry about that after 11.11.11.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 13:34 | Link to Comment nothing can go wrogn
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double post

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 01:31 | Link to Comment calltoaccount
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in spades.  here is devastating commentary of american college professor living past 10 years in Kyoto.  

 

 Frank E. Daulton, Professor of Economics and Linguistics at Ryukoku University in Kyoto says: "I can't believe this is going on!  This is a nightmare. Japan has lost its future."  He asserts severity of radiation in Japan air, land and water is vastly understated by Japan gov. :    http://enenews.com/professor-believe-going-nightmare-im-afraid-dealt-fatal-blow-japan-japan-lost-future-video

 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 03:16 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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It never left
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This. The free press (aka US citizen propaganda press organization) always report about anything but with different focuses. Fukushima in the free press world is worth a small line on the secondlast page.

Other pieces of news like the awesome Somali Pirates deserve front full pages. They will allow an invasion of a country. Much more profitable that harping on a nuclear situation that can not be put under control.

Eat your kobe beef. It is radioactive but how tasty!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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I remember as a kid that Chernobyl was all over the telescreen. Of course that was our Soviet enemy in Eurasia. Japan is currently part of Oceania. Never mind, I've said enough already. Back to the Ministry of Truth.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Almost Solvent
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Better than the Cliff Notes version! 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:42 | Link to Comment Mr. Mandelbrot
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awesome post!

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:59 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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Exactly.  Those incompetent Soviet alcoholics couldn't generate nuclear power safely, much less understand macro-economics and human rights.  How could any population allow themselves to be controlled by such an incompetent and oppressive regime?  Dumb Slavics. 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 03:20 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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I remember as a kid that Chernobyl was all over the telescreen.

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And you will remember Chernobly as an elder as the biggest nuclear disaster ever.

Watch sitcoms. They will keep Chernobyl as the ultimate reference for nuclear mess up.

Maybe if the Chinese or the negroes in South Africa have a nuclear incident. Ah, good potential, these ones...

Free speech does not exist in this US driven world. It is all about controlling censorship. Censoring what could harm your group and revealing what could harm the other groups.

It is how it works in the US world order.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 03:45 | Link to Comment iamgogi
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stop posting, prole, and get back to work

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 04:07 | Link to Comment PY-129-20
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I remember Chernobyl very well.

Fact is: The nearer you were to Chernobyl, the greater the denial. I can remember that a Tagesschau (maybe the most important news source at the time) newsspeaker said a few days after it was confirmed; that the people of Chernobyl are drinking the water in the region again - a minor incident, nothing to worry, brother. Keep working.

It was only until later that we had to change every goddamn filter in the company, that they had to change the sand on the playgrounds, that we discovered radioactivity in boars (which until today have a so high Caesium level that they are instantly "disposed" - boars are eating the local Bavarian truffles which are highly contaminated.) See, I know some hunters in that region and they have no "fun" at all (One told me that they had to dispose everything - 10 out of 10.)

Wanna see a nice & scary map (May 1986 West Germany; ground contamination with CS137):
http://www.leifiphysik.de/web_ph12/geschichte/11tschernobyl/bodencs_k.jpg

Until this day I don't like to eat any mushroom (and I don't mean drugs ;) here in Germany (add Austria, Hungary etc) were I don't know the source. There is still contaminated ground here. Even my region was hit a bit (mildly but still).

Btw: I am not living in Bavaria. It's such a beautiful landscape. Most people have forgotten Chernobyl or are claiming that Chernobyl wasn't that bad. People are still living, so what? But if you take a closer look on this, you cannot forget it.

That's one of the reasons I am against nuclear technology. Maybe you can understand why Germans are such environmentalist. (That's one reason.)
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There will be another Fukushima/Chernobyl incident in my lifetime. Let's hope it will only be a minor incident.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 08:11 | Link to Comment TomGa
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Not sure why anyone would thnk Fukushima was no longer an issue.  Fukup-shima will be a disaster area for centuries.

www.enenews.com

www.fairewinds.com

ex-skf.blogspot.com

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:17 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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Japan:  Where every watch including digitals glow in the dark.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:21 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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Btw and this is no shit, I recently told my dentist during the last exam, "No X-rays".   He asked, "Why not?"    I told him,  "Japan has already taken about 2 million X-rays of my head this past year and that's enough."

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:32 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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I had to get my hand x-ray'd for a fracture and the x-ray tech laughed at me as I piled every single lead apron over and around me on all sides. He asked why I would do that, my answer "Those x-rays bounce all over the room and hit you from behind, besides I get enough exposure from Fukushima" to which he laughed again and said something about how he hasnt heard lately that Fukushima is even a problem...

 

Sheeple.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 04:09 | Link to Comment iamgogi
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Fukushima who? I thought it was the guy from accounting

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:49 | Link to Comment I think I need ...
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note bernanke always refers to this accident when talking as a major excuse for global slowdown this year next year and 2020

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:05 | Link to Comment fuu
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and 278020.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:58 | Link to Comment Executioner
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And Hillary just signed an agreement (many weeks ago) with Japan to import goods (including food) without radioactive inspection. http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/news/intrnational/2011/08/15/605.html

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:09 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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J. Frank Parnell is her scientific advisor: "Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qljXevEW2W0

 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 08:11 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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In the Soviet Union food grown near Chernobyl was sent all over the country to be consumed instead of being disposed of.  This keeps the "economy" humming while making it very difficult to trace the source of health problems.  Eat local.  Unless you live near a hot spot.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:52 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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"a possible nuclear reaction"?? LOLOLOL

What else would it be???

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Lower Class Elite
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Incidental cross-tectonic gas discharge from fracking operations in Pennsylvania.  Nothing to worry about.  Carry on.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:10 | Link to Comment astartes09
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Santa Claus! 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:10 | Link to Comment mudduck
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Swamp gas, unless it is swamp gas then it's a weather balloon.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Dry cleaning bags filled with marsh gas!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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That's probably it.

There's a lot of swamps close to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwqgdUV5BFk&NR=1

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:44 | Link to Comment knukles
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TEPCO (really, not a joke) said not to worry, "it's a small reaction"

(joyous whimpering sounds as I dream of applying Louisville Slugger to PR's head... it's just a checked swing)

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:21 | Link to Comment Lower Class Elite
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It's just a flesh wound.  Have at you!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:52 | Link to Comment Tommy5454
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The level of radiation in the northern hemisphere was already double what it was in the southern after Chernobyl. With this going on for almost a year, what is it now? 4x? 8x? Is anyone seriously considering moving to the southern hemisphere? This is crazy.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:38 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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it's amazing when there's no threat (Saddam, no terrorism to speak of etc) the politicos trumpet like freaks and you can't shut the shrill buggers up... when there's a huge threat (Fukinshambles)  the muppets play it cool and are quiet as Church mouses!!

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 03:25 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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It is amazing but very easy to understand in the US driven world.

US citizenism does not provide with a proper context for debates because debate has one requirement: admitting facts.

In US citizenism, admittance of facts is counter-balanced by denial of facts.

What is better to monetize?

In Iraq case, US citizens deny there were no WMDs because denial is much more profitable.

In Fukushima case, US citizens deny the event because denial is much more profitable.

When it comes to US citizens, it is always good to balance admittance with denial, trying to figure out which one is the most profitable.

US citizens usually choose profits over truth.

Truth, justice, freedom: US motto.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:55 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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Bullish, futures just turned green with that announcement.  

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:58 | Link to Comment pain_and_soros
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was that fluorescent, radioactive green or just the run of the mill, everything is bullish(it) green?

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:20 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Probably more of a Cherenkov Radiation blue.

 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:44 | Link to Comment knukles
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I can't see, I can't see....

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 13:14 | Link to Comment mick_richfield
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I dream of one last landing

on the globe that gave me birth.

Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies

and the cool green hills of Earth.

Anybody remember Heinlein?

We are all Blind Rhysling now.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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When does the Macondo Well re-crack open up and emit the government's estimated 5,000 barrels of oil (i.e. a true 100,000 barrels of oil) per day, and then 200,000 barrels of corexit are used to sink the oil into a massive pool of oil at the bottom of the ocean floor?

At least the European Union DebtApocalypse is solved, though, where they've set up a highly leveraged stabilization fund that will be some multiple of $0, to have the one to two solvent EU member states bail out the remainder of the massively indebted, insolvent ones (with PIIGS+France+UK, or PIIGSFUK, forming the core).

 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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If 100,000 mildly radioactive barrels of oil per day isn't bad enough, wait until all the methane hydrate deposits the oil pushes up through is released by the heat of the oil.

Nothing bad can happen from that, other than a K-T boundary-type planetary extinction.  Bullish!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:27 | Link to Comment Almost Solvent
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Wait What

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:37 | Link to Comment knukles
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Wait What, What?

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:43 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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@ UP

K-T boundary?  Iridium bithcez!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Lower Class Elite
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Wow, that's some scary shit.  Hey, what time does "Dancing With America's Next Top Chef" come on? 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:09 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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I believe it's Dancing With America's Next Iron & Top Chefs Who Are Cooking for the Stars at Kim Kardashian's Next Wedding While the Walking Dead in her Reception Line Are Being Serenaded By American Idols & Watching Monday Night Football and Tweeting from their iPhone 4s's.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Lower Class Elite
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Bahahahaha!  Well played, sir.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 06:55 | Link to Comment Esso
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Oooooooooo, I just LOVE that show!

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 14:10 | Link to Comment zenbones
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Did you see what she was wearing?!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment TorchFire
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Dont worry.  We have an election coming up. Once the anger and awareness of Americans results in new politicians taking the "oath" things will be instantly resolved by the almighty voice of We the People. Japan will see healing purity fall from the sky. ...and our nation's banks will lift up small businesses everywhere!.... and puppies will live forever and never turn into dogs....And Twinkies will be healthy again and a mighty empire will rise up led by our new President!!!!  Yay!!!

 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:18 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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Haven't you heard, they're bringing back Polaroids and cassette tapes.  Looks like Barry McFly and Doc Ben are gonna rev up inflation to 88 mph to bring us "Back to 1984"....

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:01 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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Just keep them away from my flux capacitor. They've worn it out enough repeating history.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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Is this what it all comes down to?

If a derivatives meltdown doesn't kill you, a nuclear one would?

I guess we will soon be regretting the plague days ... at least it was swift back then.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:21 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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"Ring around the rosie, pocket full of posies" sounds a lot better than "Ring around the TV, pocket full of plutonium"....

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Madhouse
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This incident completely marks the end of any notion of Japanese efficiency or other absurd references to neatness, origamo or what ever the fuck it is. These are the dumbest sheep on the fucking planet. The Soviets had Chernoble covered in 8 feet of cement within days and these anuses are still concerned with public relations.

And of course Chinese fishing boats hang off the cosst there now, pulling up lovely gamma ray fish which finds its way all over the planet in one form or the other. What an ongoing nightmare.

Fuck you.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 04:34 | Link to Comment ZippyBananaPants
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Anuses!! Haha. +100

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:00 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Great post! I have been keeping track. That great physicist.   "Alexander Higgins".

 

     A Massive dose of, "  Arnie Gunderson " , works as well  <>

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:04 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:37 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  Thanks Slewie. Best Wishes.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:00 | Link to Comment treemagnet
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So......is radiation transitory?

Can they just....suck it up?

Or, are we just dealing with a failure to communicate?

Feel free to add your latest, greatest quotes from asshole leaders everywhere, far and wide.  And yes, the third is not a quote but might as well be - can't you just see ben and tim as the guards and warden in "Cool hand Luke" - William Banzai 7, I need your help!!!!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:01 | Link to Comment Comay Mierda
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remember it? every time it rains here I'm doused in it. There are videos all over Youtube of radioactive rain in the USA.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:03 | Link to Comment pods
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So there is new fission but no temp rise?  Sounds fishy to me.

Can understand the pressure, as this is not contained anymore.  Maybe the thermocouple is just too far away from the reaction?

Almost unbelievable that it would reach criticality again after this long.  Maybe there are some rods intact?

pods

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:47 | Link to Comment knukles
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Come to think about a dark cloud not having a silver lining, if these efficient industrious fuckers stopped and thought for a moment, they'd just put the mother of all fan blades above each of the meltdowns generating a bazillion quarumells of heat (my own new unit of financial measurement) and generate a veritable plethora of electricity. 
But no, ever worrying about perceptions.
I been telling everybody I know that the Grest White Fleet shoula left them alone. 
Jesus

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 17:31 | Link to Comment Plumplechook
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The fact is it never went away - the MSM, and even the blogosphere,  just lost interest.    But this slow-motion catastrophe is going to roll on for decades.   The Japanese have NO IDEA how to even begin cleaning up those three cores-on-the-floor in reactors 1, 2, 3 and leaning-tower-of-fuel-rods in reactor 4.

Meanwhile the leaks and re-criticalities will continue unabatted.  Energy News (enenews.com) is one of the few sites still keeping track of this on-going clusterfu*k.

 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:05 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Something else that's back - the Israeli cabinet is OPENLY talking about attacking Iran:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/netanyahu-trying-to-persuade-c...

But I guess with all the fun and games going on in Europe, no Western MSM outlet is interested.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Zone1
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"TEPCO: If nuclear chain reaction is happening, it is ‘small-scale’ "

Just a little nuclear fission, people.  Nothing to see here, move along.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:07 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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I'm fairly amazed TEPCO told anybody, given their track record(and, the government's). I should have thought they would wait until there's a mushroom cloud to deny, or dismiss as caused by UFOs.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Alea Iactaest
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That only means it will soon be too big a deal to keep quiet.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:58 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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Yep.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:09 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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This will make cleanup longer and costlier.  Not good.  Buy Thorium!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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I made Thorium Bracers and added a gem slot.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:00 | Link to Comment Uber Vandal
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+ 6 strength, 212 Armor.

 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:22 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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cleanup? how about 30 years.........if they are lucky.........

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/31/fukushima-nuclear-plant-30-y...

many , many people will die because of this........many....

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 18:27 | Link to Comment ForTheWorld
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I'd be bearish on Thorium. All these problems with poorly run nuclear reactors (Chernobyl and Fukushima of course) will only serve to drive governments and investors away from using LFTR or MSR reactors, regardless of how safe the land is from an earthquake, and how isolated from the general population the water supply is.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:09 | Link to Comment astartes09
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I thought I felt a little warmer in LA.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Plans are all tied into those ghost figures who will appear on national TV. Protecting the cartel interests will be dealt with at all costs. Let's look at a Bloomberg/CNBC exclusive.. LOL

 

World economy to become less volatile in future, says World Bank report (10 Jun 2011)

 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 05:48 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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Dead isn't very volatile so good analysis.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:12 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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i think the cores have gotten out of the enclosures now and are buring in the ground. tepco  said, no problem, 

 

 

http://enenews.com/university-researcher-topsoil-8000-pcikg-cesium-fukus...

also i would like the personally thank the japs for helping us here with our organic vegetable farming in california..........

i am going to have to make some changes about this. of course , like in japan, everyone here is just pretending there isn't a problem. but there is and always will be one.......forever perhaps...

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Vic Vinegar
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I was in Japan last week.  I wouldn't call it "pretending" there isn't a problem.  

It's one thing to write comments on the internet, it's quite another to live with it.  

What is happening at Fuku is very real.  But 30 million people just can't leave the country tomorrow.  For better or worse it seems they have accepted their fate.  

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:51 | Link to Comment Vic Vinegar
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Junker - do you like this tune?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPTlhBmwRg&ob=av2e

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:12 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Just close your eyes and long something with the rest of the lemmings. Everything will work out. LOL...

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 06:51 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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The officially endorsed solution is simply to watch a lot more television.

 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:12 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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"unstable gamma decay"

Why do I smell Matthew Broderick and another Godzilla film coming on?  Except this time Godzilla is a man trying to cope with his inability to save his wife's life with super human... well you get the idea.  Only insert giant green lizard where Bruce Banner would be.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Level 3 emergency at San Onofre nuclear power plant, near San Diego

Alarms went off. News states it was ammonia leak and that public is safe. 

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/san-onofre-san-diego-emergency-nuc...

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:07 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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clean, safe, and inexpensive

trust us

  1. wrong
  2. wrong
  3. wrong
  4. dead wrong
Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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"Hardly" is putting it mildly.. that's the problem half life stuff including the news..half the shit is still around after a certain amount of time.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment bugs_
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Fukushima will be a cloud over the Japanese for a long long time line.

Countless other plants with multiple reactors clustered together and spent fuel rods stored nearby are waiting to repeat, threepeat(tm), etc what governments failed to learn from Cherynobyl and TMI.

Still people fighting Yuka Mountain instead of rushing to complete it and moving the rods there now.  Look at the cost of NOT moving the rods.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:32 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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its the old NIMBY syndrome

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Bazooka
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Tyler's Wet Dream: (You have the right to be ribbed also!)

1. Every market move has an exogenouse event and he'll try and call each and every one as to why SPX or ES or EUR are having a rip fest or not.

P.S.: Tyler's accuracy is NOT 100%

2. TEPCO goes bankrupt and every Jap dies of radiation poisoning for their crimes against the Koreans and their sex slaves.

P.S.: The Jap Emperor donates all his Honmar Drivers to the Koreans in a gesture of apology!

3. Make a Male only Porno flick with Reggie, Testosteronepit and Bazoooka.

P.S.: Bazooka works out 5 days a week and golfs in the 90s!

4. Have Obama so shamed and defeated during one of the televised debates.....i.e. Audacity of Hope = Audacious Mendacity!!!!

5. Subscribes to Steve Hochberg's STU

6. A lifetime membershipe to EWI, Robert Prechter's Theorist.

7. G-Pap, Bernanke and Yahooooey Tiiimah and Merkozy reads his site everyday and actually gets offended.

PS: Bravo Herr Durden!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:27 | Link to Comment fuu
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I can help out with the soundtrack.

 

"3. Make a Male only Porno flick with Reggie, Testosteronepit and Bazoooka.

P.S.: Bazooka works out 5 days a week and golfs in the 90s!"

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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This is bullshit because boric acid will capture excess neutrons but it's used up. Throwing more boric acid in does next to nothing.

You don't need all the nuclear material to blow to have a nuclear explosion. The first ultra huge soviet bombs could only explode about 75 percent of their fuel.

Somewhere someway somehow a couple pounds of this stuff is going to pop the fucking weasel and there's not a damn thing they can do other than throw water on it and make radioactive steam.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Man I just don't get it. Back during Chernobyl there was blanket media coverage embarrassing the Russians into doing something. Now with a tragedy much worse , it's buried. We are fuckec if we let them continue with this.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:00 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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There are reasons that General Electric became involved in mass media.

 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:07 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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I am bullish on bullshit.

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:17 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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vacuum toobs

 

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 01:50 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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Vacuum boobs.   I don't think irradiated silicone does well.   Shrinkage and all that.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:20 | Link to Comment chump666
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this is bad.

futures are green on the FOMC meeting with HFT's bidding/selling on vapors.  bullish? what with the Europe endgame coming, US economy broken, China hardlanding to an extreme crash (watching Yuan fixing/metal prices for more info), now Fuckushima coming back on line for the meltdown redux.

this is a doomsday trade for sure.

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:41 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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Doomsday? There's bullish news all around, Hopium goes mainstream:

The number of overdose deaths from powerful painkillers more than tripled over a decade, the government reported Tuesday - a trend that a U.S. health official called an epidemic, but one that can be stopped.

Prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone led to the deaths of almost 15,000 people in 2008, including actor Heath Ledger. That's more than three times the 4,000 deaths from narcotics in 1999. I don't even feel the pain when I hit buy anymore

 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:02 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Yes, but that is a mere fraction of the 200 billion people killed every year by marijuana.

 

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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Do they all die of "Reefer Madness" or just OD?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6696582420128930236#

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 00:08 | Link to Comment LongBallsShortBrains
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I thought that was every week!

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:20 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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Don't forget the city government in Fukushima City deciding to 'wash' over 100,000 houses as evacuation-level radiation has been detected there and no one from Tokyo will talk about it or help them.

Oh and along with San Onofre (Level Two, I read) the Monticello plant in Minnesota is just getting back on line after extended (10 day) power failure.  The beat goes on....

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:24 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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And elinin is going to make another alignment on the 11th of november. 11-11-2011.

I'm turning my computer off the 10th and leaving it off till either an earthquake hits or electronics stop frying whichever it's gong to do.

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