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chefcraig
03-11-2011, 08:53 AM
60 killed in major tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake

YAHOO
(http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110311/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_earthquake)
TOKYO – A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing at least 60 people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. Tsunami warnings blanketed the entire Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast.

The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami and was followed by more than 20 aftershocks for hours, most of them of more than magnitude 6.0.

Police said at least 60 people were killed and 56 were missing. The death toll was likely to continue climbing given the scale of the disaster.

Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the epicenter.

"The earthquake has caused major damage in broad areas in northern Japan," Prime Minister Naoto Kan said at a news conference.

Japan issued a state of emergency at a nuclear power plant after its cooling system had a mechanical failure. Trouble was reported at two other nuclear plants as well, but there was no radiation leak at any.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the measure at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima was a precaution and that the facility was not in immediate danger.

Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was of horrific proportions because of the tsunami that crashed ashore, swallowing everything in its path as it surged several miles (kilometers) inland before retreating.

Large fishing boats and other sea vessels rode high waves into the cities, slamming against overpasses or scraping under them, snapping power lines along the way. Upturned and partially submerged vehicles were seen bobbing in the water. Ships anchored in ports crashed against each other.

Tsunami warning for Hawaii, US west coast


AP Reporting (http://www.wwl.com/Tsunami-center-widens-warning-to-include-Hawaii/9378828)

A tsunami warning has been expanded to include the entire western U.S. coast, as well as Hawaii.

The Tsunami Warning Center says the warning is in effect for California, Oregon, Washington and southern Alaska.

Warnings were issued for Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific following a tsunami early Friday after a massive earthquake struck in Japan.

chefcraig
03-11-2011, 09:00 AM
Tsunami barrels toward Hawaii, US western coast

YAHOO (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110311/ap_on_re_us/us_pacific_tsunami)

PAPEETE, Tahiti – A tsunami spawned by a massive earthquake in Japan raced across the Pacific Ocean early Friday, pushing tourists to the upper levels of high-rise hotels in Hawaii and threatening to swamp low-lying areas of the U.S. western coast.

Sirens woke residents in the middle of the night in Hawaii, where the governor ordered the evacuation of coastal areas and warned residents to take the threat seriously. People waited in long lines stocking up on gas, bottled water, canned food and generators, and officials told residents to stock up on water and fill their cars with gas.

The first waves to hit Hawaii could reach 6 feet high and were expected to hit about 3 a.m. local time (9 a.m. EST.)

The tsunami slammed the eastern coast of Japan, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. It's traveling at 500 mph — as fast as a jetliner — and likely won't change speed until it hits a large area of land, said Kanoah Koyanagi, a geophysicist for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Waves are predicted to hit the western coast of the United States between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EST Friday. People near the beach and in low-lying coastal areas of Point Conception in Santa Barbara County were told to move immediately inland to higher ground.

While the tsunami is likely to go around smaller islands, the size of Hawaii's islands will amplify the waves, which will crash hardest against harbors and inlets.

"They're going to be coming in with high currents, they can pick up boulders from the sea floor ... they can pick up cars, they can pick up fuel tanks, those things become battering rams and so it just amplifies the destruction in a big tsunami," said Chip McCreery, director for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Waves almost 5 feet high hit Midway, a tiny island in the North Pacific about 1,300 miles northwest of Honolulu.

"We're preparing for the worst and we're praying for the best," said John Cummings III, spokesman for the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management.

The Honolulu International Airport remained open but seven or eight jets bound for Hawaii have turned around, including some originating from Japan, the state Department of Transportation said.

All harbors are closed and vessels were being ordered to leave the harbor.

The warnings issued by the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cover an area stretching the entire western coast of the United States and Canada from the Mexican border to Chignik Bay in Alaska.

In Alaska, a dozen small communities along the Aleutian Island chain were on alert. In Oregon, county officials in Oregon were assessing whether to sound sirens; waves in Brookings in southern Oregon could also hit 6 feet.

The tsunami was expected to hit the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory at 4 a.m. EST, but no big waves came. Waves about 2.6 feet high hit the beach in Saipan, and sirens still sounded in the empty streets.

Maria Mettao, who works at the front desk of the Hyatt Regency Saipan in the Northern Marianas, said hotel staff has been given the all-clear. Mettao said the hotel has allowed guests to leave from the higher floors where they had been evacuated.

In the Philippines, officials ordered an evacuation of coastal communities along the country's eastern seaboard in expectation of a tsunami following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan.

Disaster management officials in Albay province southeast of Manila say they ordered residents to move to designated evacuation sites that are at least 15 feet above sea level.

In Guam, authorities advised people to evacuate low areas of the U.S. territory and seek ground higher than 50 feet above sea level and 100 feet inland.

Australia was not in danger because it was protected by island nations to the north, including Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, that would largely absorb any wave activity, said Chris Ryan, a forecaster at the National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre, the Australian government agency that monitors the threat.

The warning was issued Thursday at 9:31 HST p.m. Sirens were sounded about 30 minutes later in Honolulu alerting people in coastal areas to evacuate. About 70 percent of Hawaii's 1.4 million population resides in Honolulu, and as many as 100,000 tourists are in the city on any given day.

Honolulu's Department of Emergency Management has created refuge areas at community centers and schools, and authorities on Kauai island have opened 11 schools to serve as shelters for those who have left tsunami inundation zones.

Streets cleared out across Hawaii with usually bustling Waikiki mostly free of any foot traffic, with police ordering every one into the hotels. At the hotels, visitors were evacuated to the third floor and higher.

"The situation we're confronting right now is unpredictable. We do not know how many waves are going to be coming," said Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle. "We do not know which wave, if any wave, causes the most damage and how long the series of waves can last. As a result of that, it is our responsibility to do those things which are absolutely essential to ensure that human life is saved."

A small 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Big Island just before 2 a.m., but there were no reports of damages and the quakes weren't likely related, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey said.

U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews were making preparations throughout the Hawaiian Islands to provide post-tsunami support, with cutter and aircraft crews positioning themselves to conduct response and survey missions.

Dennis Fujimoto said the mood is calm but concerned on the island of Kauai while people readying for the tsunami.

There's long lines at gas stations, and at the Wal-Mart, one of the few places that was open to midnight, people were stocking up on supplies.

"You got people walking out of there with wagonloads of water," he said.

The worst big wave to strike the U.S. was a 1946 tsunami caused by a magnitude of 8.1 earthquake near Unimak Islands, Alaska, that killed 165 people, mostly in Hawaii. In 1960, a magnitude 9.5 earthquake in southern Chile caused a tsunami that killed at least 1,716 people, including 61 people in Hilo. It also destroyed most of that city's downtown. On the U.S. mainland, a 1964 tsunami from a 9.2 magnitude earthquake in Prince William Sound, Alaska, struck Washington State, Oregon and California. It killed 128 people, including 11 in Crescent City, Calif.

Kristy
03-11-2011, 10:21 AM
...and thus far a 3-foot wave disseminates the Hawaiian coastline.

ELVIS
03-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Maybe your new overpriced speakers caused the quake...

Unchainme
03-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Cato is alright I assume?
I saw him lurking online earlier.

Hardrock69
03-11-2011, 12:23 PM
Hope so.

I have a friend who lives on the west coast of Japan, so she is ok. Lotta people are in deep trouble over there right now.

Saw some footage earlier of a giant whirpool somewhere in the ocean over there.

Man that shit is fucked up! I feel sorry for everyone in Japan who is suffering as a result of this! :(

chefcraig
03-11-2011, 12:28 PM
...and thus far a 3-foot wave disseminates the Hawaiian coastline.

:umm: Be thankful for that...

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/338/tsumani.jpg (http://img856.imageshack.us/i/tsumani.jpg/)

A massive tsunami engulfs a residential area in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan.

More images: Huge Japan quake causes tsunami, fires, landslide (http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Huge-Japan-quake-causes-tsunami-fires-landslide/ss/events/wl/031111japanquake#photoViewer=/110311/ids_photos_wl/r2036600403.jpg)

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1994/tsunami2.jpg (http://img853.imageshack.us/i/tsunami2.jpg/)

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Lot's of strange stuff going on. Airport runway numbers no longer line up with the compass reading because magnetic north is moving. The sun rises two days early in Greenland. Lot's of earthquake and volcanic activity (especially in the ring of fire). Piecing all of that together I would say it's probable we are in the early stages of a pole shift. Why would the sun rise two days early in Greenland unless the world physically tilted? They say it was due to more ice and snow but give me a fucking break.

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 01:00 PM
Japan is probably the best prepared nation for earthquakes but with a quake that big there is not much that can be done; especially regarding the tsunamis. Their preparation and building codes saved a lot of lives. Tsunami is a Japanese word for a reason. They have a long history of water rushing in.

FORD
03-11-2011, 02:09 PM
I hope they can get the nuclear reactors under control, or things are going to get a lot worse. And a massive quake & tsunami is pretty well fucked up as it is. :(

Va Beach VH Fan
03-11-2011, 03:03 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/11/tsunami-relief-gop-budget-cuts_n_834479.html

Tsunami Relief And Preparedness Cut In GOP Budget Proposal: National Weather Service

First Posted: 03/11/11 12:10 PM Updated: 03/11/11 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON -- Thursday night's massive earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami warnings that have alarmed U.S. coasts, seem likely to ignite a debate over a previously little-discussed subsection of the spending bills currently being debated in Congress.

Tucked into the House Republican continuing resolution are provisions cutting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including the National Weather Service, as well as humanitarian and foreign aid.

Presented as part of a larger deficit reduction package, each cut could be pitched as tough-choice, belt-tightening on behalf of the GOP. But advocates for protecting those funds pointed to the crisis in Japan as evidence that without the money, disaster preparedness and relief would suffer.

"These are very closely related," National Weather Service Employees Organization President Dan Sobien told The Huffington Post with respect to the budget cuts and the tsunami. "The National Weather Service has the responsibility of warning about tsunami's also. It is true that there is no plan to not fund the tsunami buoys. Everyone knows you just can't do that. Still if those [House] cuts go through there will be furloughs at both of the tsunami warning centers that protect the whole country and, in fact, the whole world."

The House full-year continuing resolution, which has not passed the Senate, would indeed make steep cuts to several programs and functions that would serve in a response to natural disasters (not just tsunamis) home and abroad. According to Sobien, the bill cuts $126 million from the budget of the NWS. Since, however, the cuts are being enacted over a six-month period (the length of the continuing resolution) as opposed to over the course of a full year, the effect would be roughly double.

As for NOAA, the House GOP cuts are even deeper. The House spending bill is roughly $450 million below the president's 2011 budget requests. The Senate Democratic bill would be $110 million below that request. The White House-allied Center for American Progress, argued that the House spending bill would actually cut $1.2 billion from the president's budget requests, likely by taking into account that the bill does not provide NOAA the funding increase requested for the Joint Polar Satellite System.

A request to comment from the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee was not immediately returned.

Either way, the lower funding levels would force major institutional readjustments. An internal analysis put together by the House Democratic Finance committee before the tsunami struck, argued that such cuts "could result in the closure of up to 12 forecast offices that safeguard American lives and property. Each forecast office issues forecasts and warnings to an average population of 2.5 million people."

The proposed cut to the Operation, Research, and Facilities account would also result in a 21 day furlough of NOAA's employees.

The ramifications of spending cuts would potentially extend beyond tsunami or natural disaster preparedness to the post-catastrophe operations as well. In late February, a wide coalition of aid groups wrote Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to warn against the major cuts that the House bill made with respect to global disaster aid (67 percent cut relative to 2010 levels), refugee assistance (45 percent) and global food relief (41 percent).

"It is shocking to imagine that in the next major global humanitarian crisis - the next Haiti, Tsunami, or Darfur - the United States might simply fail to show up," the heads of 29 international aid organizations wrote. "Addressing the drivers of the national debt is wise. Abruptly reducing US humanitarian commitments in order to save less than one quarter of one percent of total discretionary spending is not. These cuts would imperil the longstanding US commitment to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance for those threatened by disaster and conflict."

PETE'S BROTHER
03-11-2011, 03:24 PM
round two :(


TOKYO (Reuters) – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck northwestern Japan on Saturday after a massive quake hit northeastern Japan, NHK reported.

chefcraig
03-11-2011, 03:58 PM
round two :(


TOKYO (Reuters) – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck northwestern Japan on Saturday after a massive quake hit northeastern Japan, NHK reported.

Another Earthquake Hits Japan

ktbs.com (http://www.ktbs.com/news/27164560/detail.html)

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the central, mountainous part of Japan hours after a massive quake hit off the country's northeastern coast.

The first earthquake -- a monster 8.9 -- caused a 23-foot tsunami that's plowed a path of destruction, killed at least 300 people and washed away cars and bridges. It was followed by more than 80 aftershocks.

The offshore earthquake has been labeled the fifth largest earthquake in recorded history.

The most recent quake -- about 105 miles north of Tokyo -- was in an entirely different location. It caused buildings in Tokyo to sway. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Friday's earthquakes have brought Tokyo to a standstill. Trains that normally run like clockwork came to a stop. Commuters were stranded, and their cell phones were mostly useless. Mobile phone lines were crammed, preventing nearly all calls and text messages. By nightfall, tens of thousands of people remained stranded in Tokyo.

Japanese authorities said they will release slightly radioactive vapor to ease pressure at nuclear reactor whose cooling system failed. The failure occurred after a power outage caused by the earthquake.

Japan's nuclear safety agency says pressure inside one of six boiling water reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant had risen to 1.5 times the level considered normal.

The agency said the radioactive element in the vapor that will be released would not affect the environment or human health.

President Barack Obama called the tsunami "catastrophic" and pledged to help Japan.

"We currently have an aircraft carrier in Japan and another is on its way. We also have a ship en route to the Marianas Islands to assist as needed," the president said.

The tsunami spawned by the enormous quake raced past the Hawaiian Islands and has reached as far as the Oregon coast, but caused little damage.

Japanese officials have already found 200 to 300 bodies in a northeastern coastal city of Sendai. Another 137 people have been confirmed dead and at least 627 people are injured, the Associated Press reported. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers search damaged buildings.

There are reports of a missing train full of dozens of commuters in the earthquake region and a boat ripped from the docks of Miyagi with 80 workers on board being swept out to sea in the tsunami.

There are no reports of American fatalities in Japan, but anxious posts on Facebook reveal Americans still searching for family members in Sendai.

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 04:16 PM
Several in Chile, Haiti, New Zealand, Japan, China. There's a pattern here and I'm sure more will come. The San Andreas, New Madrid, and Wasatch faults are all due for a big quake as well. The earth is moving and shifting. Everything is going to hell.:biggrin: The political system, the economy, the sun is even acting up. It's like a bad movie. Maybe the earth is tired of our bullshit and is going to shake us off like a bad case of fleas.

sadaist
03-11-2011, 04:18 PM
The tsunami is one of the sickest things I have seen in a long time. Just amazed at the footage. Flaming houses swiftly moving through a town on a wall of water. Surreal.

At least 1,000 dead at this time. I'm afraid that is only the tip of this very, very large iceberg. Going to be in the tens of thousands when all is said & done.




Don't huge Japanese earthquakes run the risk of awaking Godzilla? Man, talk about salt in the wounds if that dude shows up to do some extra damage.

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 04:35 PM
Amazing to watch on the internet. It sucks if your are there.

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 04:39 PM
I hope they can get the nuclear reactors under control, or things are going to get a lot worse. And a massive quake & tsunami is pretty well fucked up as it is. :(

The US is sending coolant for one reactor that is overheating. They are running the pumps faster but are out of coolant. The worst case scenario is a core meltdown. They are going to vent some radioactive gas because the have no choice.

We have 2012, Godzilla, and The China Syndrome all rolled up into one in this tragedy. Japan was even prepared for a big quake but you just can't prepare for something this big.

Va Beach VH Fan
03-11-2011, 05:39 PM
The US is sending coolant for one reactor that is overheating. They are running the pumps faster but are out of coolant. The worst case scenario is a core meltdown. They are going to vent some radioactive gas because the have no choice.

We have 2012, Godzilla, and The China Syndrome all rolled up into one in this tragedy. Japan was even prepared for a big quake but you just can't prepare for something this big.

Not to make light of the incident, but I have to mention, once again it's amazing how many West Wing incidents happen in real life....

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 05:41 PM
The one redeeming value tsunami waves have is they can rid the planet of certain assholes that have beach front property.

PETE'S BROTHER
03-11-2011, 05:50 PM
:( they said cabo was fine....

Cato
03-11-2011, 06:01 PM
I heard over 800 people died already. ...

PETE'S BROTHER
03-11-2011, 06:04 PM
glad you're safe

Dan
03-11-2011, 06:19 PM
Damn,Glad You Are Ok Cato.

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 08:14 PM
I heard over 800 people died already. ...

Nice to see that waving tits Cato and know you are ok. Our wishes and prayers go out those who have lost loved ones and have been injured.

Kristy
03-11-2011, 08:29 PM
:umm: Be thankful for that...

Oh I am. What I meant was CNN showing a beach webcam is hardly news. What happened in Japan on the other hand is beyond words of grief.

chefcraig
03-11-2011, 08:35 PM
Oh I am. What I meant was CNN showing a beach webcam is hardly news. What happened in Japan on the other hand is beyond words of grief.

I just realized the smiley I used isn't a sad one, but a roll-eyes one. Sorry about that. :(

FORD
03-11-2011, 09:08 PM
Good to see that Cato's OK.

Now I know it's a ridiculous stereotype (at least in the US) that Japanese people always have cameras with them, but what are the odds someone would take their camcorder grocery shopping (looks too good to be a cell phone video)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9QNzGY0qxw

ELVIS
03-11-2011, 09:25 PM
iphone 4 takes HD video...

Kristy
03-11-2011, 10:02 PM
And they are still pieces of shit.

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 10:20 PM
I have yet to own a cell phone that isn't a piece of shit.

Nitro Express
03-11-2011, 10:23 PM
It wasn't really an earth quake. It was Godzilla and another lizard having sex on the roof of the store.::doggystyle:

Hardrock69
03-12-2011, 04:27 AM
They said on CNN today that the area around that nuclear reactor is registering 1,000 times the normal amount of radiation.

Nitro Express
03-12-2011, 07:20 AM
I worked for Lockheed on a project called Pit 9. in the early 60's they had a small US Army nuclear reactor explode and kill three people. They just dug a pit and buried the reactor in the pit. Lockheed was building a facility that robots would dig up the pit and then the waste would be encapsulated in glass then stored in a nuclear waste facility. My job ended before the project was completed but I think it was a bridge to nowhere. I don't think they ever finished it or got it working but Lockheed did charge the US Government for a lot of money I'm sure.

Anyways if you stood on top of the pit at night you got as much radiation as you would get from the sun at noon on a clear day. If you felt the ground it was warm. We used to go around with a geiger counter and check the radiation levels. One night some deer jumped the chain link fence around the pit and were drinking puddled up rain water on top of it.

Seshmeister
03-12-2011, 08:14 AM
I have yet to own a cell phone that isn't a piece of shit.

They used to be so much better didn't they?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Yncvo7WmI8E/TPOkRDij3ZI/AAAAAAAABaw/MWOmroWtzd8/s1600/old-telephone.jpg

ELVIS
03-12-2011, 03:09 PM
And they are still pieces of shit.

You buy overpriced speakers and now you're an iphone expert ??

chefcraig
03-12-2011, 03:23 PM
I worked for Lockheed on a project called Pit 9. in the early 60's they had a small US Army nuclear reactor explode and kill three people. They just dug a pit and buried the reactor in the pit...Anyways if you stood on top of the pit at night you got as much radiation as you would get from the sun at noon on a clear day. If you felt the ground it was warm. We used to go around with a geiger counter and check the radiation levels.

Well, this certainly explains a few things...

lesfunk
03-12-2011, 03:23 PM
I don't think the fishies are biting today Elv...

twonabomber
03-12-2011, 03:28 PM
i wonder if Toshi was stateside or in Japan this week.

FORD
03-12-2011, 06:00 PM
Teabaggers on Facebook respond to the tragedy.........

http://i.imgur.com/uZbK6.jpg

WARNING: Do not click on this link shortly after eating, unless you have a puke bucket within reach. "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR !!!11!" :sick0020:

Seshmeister
03-12-2011, 06:00 PM
Lot's of strange stuff going on. Airport runway numbers no longer line up with the compass reading because magnetic north is moving. The sun rises two days early in Greenland. Lot's of earthquake and volcanic activity (especially in the ring of fire). Piecing all of that together I would say it's probable we are in the early stages of a pole shift. Why would the sun rise two days early in Greenland unless the world physically tilted? They say it was due to more ice and snow but give me a fucking break.

Nope absolutely wrong. Bollocks. How would you possibly have the knowledge to make such a prediction? It's lunatic talk to say that the axis of the Earth has moved 2 degrees without anyone noticing. satellites? Duh. What has that got to do with a pole shift anyway?

The sun didn't rise two days early in Greenland, it was seen in one town in Greenland a couple of days early either because the horizon had been lowered due to melting ice or an optical illusion.

Seshmeister
03-12-2011, 06:02 PM
Teabaggers on Facebook respond to the tragedy.........

http://i.imgur.com/uZbK6.jpg

WARNING: Do not click on this link shortly after eating, unless you have a puke bucket within reach. "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR !!!11!" :sick0020:



To be honest I did already know there were at least 100 dickheads in the world.

Nitro Express
03-12-2011, 06:33 PM
The sun over Greenland has risen two days early, baffling scientists and sparking fears that Arctic icecaps are melting faster than previously thought.
Experts say the sun should have risen over the Arctic nation's most westerly town, Ilulissat, yesterday, ending a month-and-a-half of winter darkness.
But for the first time in history light began creeping over the horizon at around 1pm on Tuesday - 48 hours ahead of the usual date of 13 January.
The mysterious sunrise has confused scientists, although it is believed the most likely explanation is that it is down to the lower height of melting icecaps allowing the sun's light to penetrate through earlier.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1346936/The-sun-rises-days-early-Greenland-sparking-fears-climate-change-accelerating.html#ixzz1GQYAhmGc

Apparently the scientists are confused.

Nitro Express
03-12-2011, 06:34 PM
That's ok. Spending a fortune in carbon tax will save mother earth.

Unchainme
03-12-2011, 06:40 PM
Teabaggers on Facebook respond to the tragedy.........

http://i.imgur.com/uZbK6.jpg

WARNING: Do not click on this link shortly after eating, unless you have a puke bucket within reach. "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR !!!11!" :sick0020:

Yeah, because Japan hasn't been like..one of our staunchest allies and economic trading partners since WWII :rolleyes:..

fucking idiots.

hambon4lif
03-12-2011, 07:02 PM
Teabaggers on Facebook respond to the tragedy.........

http://i.imgur.com/uZbK6.jpg

WARNING: Do not click on this link shortly after eating, unless you have a puke bucket within reach. "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR !!!11!" :sick0020:Wow!....almost every single rubberneck waterhead on there is saying it's payback and karma for Pearl Harbor....since it's so close to the anniversary n' stuff.:umm:

I'm having a hard enough time wondering how the hell they made it to 3rd Grade, let alone a Facebook page.

If ignorance is bliss, then those are the most blissful motherfuckers I've ever seen in my entire life.

hambon4lif
03-12-2011, 07:19 PM
To be honest I did already know there were at least 100 dickheads in the world.Yeah, but you have to admit you were at least a bit surprised to find out ELVIS even had a Facebook page.

.....I know I was.

chefcraig
03-12-2011, 07:26 PM
Wow!....almost every single rubberneck waterhead on there is saying it's payback and karma for Pearl Harbor....since it's so close to the anniversary n' stuff.:umm:

I'm having a hard enough time wondering how the hell they made it to 3rd Grade, let alone a Facebook page.

If ignorance is bliss, then those are the most blissful motherfuckers I've ever seen in my entire life.

Not only are many of the posts illiterate nonsense, but a few of them also appear to have been written by math wizards and history scholars. For instance:

Robert Pitard - "why us lord only in america were uther country's blow us up and we or our back stabine pres wan'ts to help out the people that blu up pearl harbor . maybe to you to remember , oh thats right he was only what 4 yrs old"

(The President was born August 4, 1961, twenty years after Pearl Harbor was attacked.)

To top it off, some fellow mouth-breather then thanked him for the posting! If it wasn't so damned frightening, it would be hilarious.

Unchainme
03-12-2011, 07:35 PM
Not only are many of the posts illiterate nonsense, but a few of them also appear to have been written by math wizards and history scholars. For instance:

Robert Pitard - "why us lord only in america were uther country's blow us up and we or our back stabine pres wan'ts to help out the people that blu up pearl harbor . maybe to you to remember , oh thats right he was only what 4 yrs old"

(The President was born August 4, 1961, twenty years after Pearl Harbor was attacked.)

To top it off, some fellow mouth-breather then thanked him for the posting! If it wasn't so damned frightening, it would be hilarious.

didn't we get "revenge" by dropping two nukes on them in 1945? :(.

Stupidity.

hambon4lif
03-12-2011, 07:37 PM
Not only are many of the posts illiterate nonsense, but a few of them also appear to have been written by math wizards and history scholars. For instance:

Robert Pitard - "why us lord only in america were uther country's blow us up and we or our back stabine pres wan'ts to help out the people that blu up pearl harbor . maybe to you to remember , oh thats right he was only what 4 yrs old"

(The President was born August 4, 1961, twenty years after Pearl Harbor was attacked.)

To top it off, some fellow mouth-breather then thanked him for the posting! If it wasn't so damned frightening, it would be hilarious.Here's another fine product of our education system.....

Jack Simmering- "Those damn Krauts deserve to be hit by an earthquake tsunami for nuking Pearl Harbor"

....it's safe to assume that Jack's not exactly splitting atoms on his days off.

Unchainme
03-12-2011, 07:47 PM
Here's another fine product of our education system.....

Jack Simmering- "Those damn Krauts deserve to be hit by an earthquake tsunami for nuking Pearl Harbor"

....it's safe to assume that Jack's not exactly splitting atoms on his days off.

yeah those damn krauts...

..uh...german-american is the largesr self-reported ancestory group, where people like Dwight D. Eisenhower, Norman Schwarzkopf hailed from...but yeah, they're really, really, really bad evil people!

/is of german ancestory
//hitler wasn't german, but rather austrian.

chefcraig
03-12-2011, 07:51 PM
Here's another fine product of our education system.....

Jack Simmering- "Those damn Krauts deserve to be hit by an earthquake tsunami for nuking Pearl Harbor"

....it's safe to assume that Jack's not exactly splitting atoms on his days off.

"Forget it, he's rolling..."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI

twonabomber
03-12-2011, 08:34 PM
i wonder if Toshi was stateside or in Japan this week.

Toshi is on the Book of Faces and posted yesterday. he says the quake was light in Osaka.

Blaze
03-12-2011, 08:42 PM
The pictures barely look real. It is a terrificly sad set of events occurring in Japan. God have mercy on all.






Sad as the"Remember Pearl Harbor" may be, "they" latched on to that one because "they" were afraid to address social mores, which were too close to their own "sins".

Seshmeister
03-12-2011, 08:53 PM
Apparently the scientists are confused.

No just bad journalism from a notorious newspaper.

Blaze
03-13-2011, 12:36 AM
:umm:
Not to be a scaremonger, has anyone heard to what extent the west coast of USA is going to have a radiation exposure from the meltdowns?

jcook11
03-13-2011, 01:01 AM
Watching this horrible shit in japan and living so close to the san andreas fault/ring of fire had me scared shitless........But if the good LORD wants me HE will find me wherever I'm at:pullinghair:

Panamark
03-13-2011, 01:26 AM
Had to drop in and see that Mr Cato was ok !

Seems, he is.... (Thank God )

Hardrock69
03-13-2011, 01:47 AM
They said on CNN today that the quake caused the coastline of Japan to move 8 feet, and that it also caused the Earth's axis to move! That is fucking major! :(

Dan
03-13-2011, 03:09 AM
We Live In A Fucked Up World.

ashstralia
03-13-2011, 06:09 AM
Had to drop in and see that Mr Cato was ok !

Seems, he is.... (Thank God )

great to see you here man. my thoughts for japan.

twonabomber
03-13-2011, 09:29 AM
Teabaggers on Facebook respond to the tragedy.........

http://i.imgur.com/uZbK6.jpg

WARNING: Do not click on this link shortly after eating, unless you have a puke bucket within reach. "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR !!!11!" :sick0020:

would you happen to have a link to the actual Facebook page? i'm trying to feed some Palin people a shitburger.

BigBadBrian
03-13-2011, 09:57 AM
Teabaggers on Facebook respond to the tragedy.........

http://i.imgur.com/uZbK6.jpg

WARNING: Do not click on this link shortly after eating, unless you have a puke bucket within reach. "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR !!!11!" :sick0020:


would you happen to have a link to the actual Facebook page? i'm trying to feed some Palin people a shitburger.

Yeah FORD, let's have the real web page instead of this obviously false, made-up shit. Don't have it? I thought not...

Here's just one Tea Party site on facebook. Just read all the posts. While some are hateful and I obviously disagree with, anyone can join those sites and post now can't they? Here's the LINK (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/teapartypatriots/posts/160700790650218) for the Tea Party Patriots on Facebook and the earthquake/tsunami posts.


.

Kristy
03-13-2011, 04:43 PM
Wow. Just wow. Facebook, huh? You're really stretching your resources these days. Surprised you didn't use the word "feeble"

hambon4lif
03-13-2011, 05:45 PM
Wow. Just wow. Facebook, huh? You're really stretching your resources these days. Surprised you didn't use the word "feeble"Maybe if you aggravate him enough, he'll resort to MySpace pages or YouTube comments as his ace-in-the-hole.:biggrin:

Kristy
03-13-2011, 06:31 PM
I know my limits. I know better than to mess with a forum copy & paster who list others material, words and thoughts as his own "resources." I'm just so thankful day by day for the littepenisbrain retard who can deliver up such poorly written commentary that he doesn't understand only to post it as if it was his own original idea all along.

BigBadBrian
03-13-2011, 08:06 PM
I know my limits. I know better than to mess with a forum copy & paster who list others material, words and thoughts as his own "resources." I'm just so thankful day by day for the littepenisbrain retard who can deliver up such poorly written commentary that he doesn't understand only to post it as if it was his own original idea all along.

Yet you never can dispute the op-eds or articles I post, can you? No, you can't...

FORD
03-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Yet you never can dispute the op-eds or articles I post, can you? No, you can't...

Maybe because most of them are too ridiculous to bother with?

I mean seriously, Ann Coulter, Mush Limpdick's little coat tail riding brother, Michelle Magalangashangalangadingdong, and the rest of those townhell.com dipshits really ain't worth the trouble, are they?

kwame k
03-13-2011, 08:29 PM
Yet you never can dispute the op-eds or articles I post, can you? No, you can't...

No one can dispute the fact that you have no opinions of your own and have to have your "facts" spoon fed to you, Forrest.

Unchainme
03-13-2011, 09:08 PM
Maybe because most of them are too ridiculous to bother with?

I mean seriously, Ann Coulter, Mush Limpdick's little coat tail riding brother, Michelle Magalangashangalangadingdong, and the rest of those townhell.com dipshits really ain't worth the trouble, are they?

This

step your game up.

Wall Street Journal has a couple of excellent op-eds from the right-wing side.

Hell, even try National Review Online...

hambon4lif
03-13-2011, 09:24 PM
Op-eds are always on empty.

The only redeemable quality I find in an op-ed is that they have custom-built lips for wrapping around a hose to siphon other peoples tanks.
Sure, they may spit out whatever ends up in their mouth, but there's no denying their powerful ability to suck.

Kristy
03-13-2011, 09:42 PM
Yet you never can dispute the op-eds or articles I post, can you? No, you can't...

Dispute what you don't write? Articles by what you steal from other forums? Wow. Got me there.

Blaze
03-13-2011, 10:32 PM
What happens to the people that test positive?

http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2011/japan_earthquake_01/japan_earthquake_48.jpg

Testing
An official scans a man for radiation at an emergency center in Koriyama.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2058378,00.html#ixzz1GX851FPt

Kristy
03-13-2011, 11:33 PM
Probably ends up being sterilized by the Japanese government in order not to have any Chernobyl like offspring if he doesn't die of some sort of cancer in the next 4 to 7 years.

Seshmeister
03-14-2011, 12:42 AM
Silly talk, where do you people get these ideas?

You want a diagnosis of radiation poisoning so that you can treat it. Radiation poisoning attacks your immune system kind of like AIDS so you need to be loaded up with antibiotics.

ELVIS
03-14-2011, 10:17 AM
I'd rather take Potassium iodide...

Hardrock69
03-14-2011, 11:25 AM
Nope absolutely wrong. Bollocks. How would you possibly have the knowledge to make such a prediction? It's lunatic talk to say that the axis of the Earth has moved 2 degrees without anyone noticing. satellites? Duh. What has that got to do with a pole shift anyway?


Well, for your information they announced on CNN Friday that the earthquake in Japan caused the Earth's axis to shift. They did not say by how much.

As for the Magnetic North Pole, it is now moving about 40 miles per year, which is actually pretty extreme, and has the potential to fuck some shit up.

This posted at YouTube on Jan. 17, 2011:

Seshmeister
03-14-2011, 12:09 PM
Well, for your information they announced on CNN Friday that the earthquake in Japan caused the Earth's axis to shift. They did not say by how much.

As for the Magnetic North Pole, it is now moving about 40 miles per year, which is actually pretty extreme, and has the potential to fuck some shit up.

This posted at YouTube on Jan. 17, 2011:



For your information he said 2 DEGREES which would be huge. It was actually an inch which is a mindboggling tiny tiny tiny tiny amount and it's amazing how accurate our equipment is that we can measure something like that. Which was also my point.

ELVIS
03-14-2011, 12:16 PM
Duh...

WINNING!

Poor Charlie Sheen...

A Tsunami ruined his faux meltdown....

Timing is everything...


:biggrin:

FORD
03-14-2011, 10:10 PM
Well, if the radiation DOES drift over this far, I have some Iodine capsules stashed away .


Meanwhile, here's Brian's new girlfriend to tell us all how God answered her prayers...... :sick0020:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmotTE-VlY

rustoffa
03-14-2011, 11:23 PM
I heard over 800 people died already. ...

There you are. All the best to you and yours.

Kristy
03-15-2011, 01:12 AM
Meanwhile, here's Brian's new girlfriend to tell us all how God answered her prayers...... :sick0020:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmotTE-VlY

Me, her, some bondage gear, a Bible, one week in a downtown L.A. motel, bread on water to live on...I will love to show her new God.



What!? It's not like I've done this before.

Kristy
03-15-2011, 01:50 AM
And this shall be our background music all week long. Wow. Some thirty plus years ago. Chefcraig must have been in his what, early 60's then?



On second thought, she's out-of-her-skull creepy.

Panamark
03-15-2011, 09:26 AM
Billy Thorpe. nice ! Old Aussie Rocker, RIP.

I see Dan the Man is hovering around here, so good news there too !
We thought the floods, fires and cyclones were bad in Oz, then NZ
gets hit, now Japan... DTM, hope all yours survived the Christchurch Quake,
was thinking about you.

Hopefully thats it for natural disasters this year.
Those disaster fuckers didnt waste any time, its only just March ???
How the hell do you get a straight answer on the reactors in Japan ?
Our headlines change every ten minutes. Hope they are cooling those
suckers down in time....

ELVIS
03-15-2011, 09:40 AM
Mark!!!!!!!!

Dude, they (all of our governments) are severely downplaying this NUCLEAR DISASTER!!!

I don't believe a thing they are telling us...

Look at these Drudge headlines:

ANOTHER PLANT EXPLOSION...
Firefighters battle blaze at reactor...
Rods fully exposed for 2.5 hours...
Spewing radiation...
Higher radiation recorded north of Tokyo...
RACE TO SAVE THE REACTORS...
Japan Asks USA To Help...
Third explosion raises spectre of nuclear nightmare...
USA West Coast in Path of 'Fallout'?
Winds Should Send Radiation Out to Sea...
Run on iodine tablets -- in Finland...
German airline scans Japan flights for radioactivity...
17 U.S. Navy crew members contaminated...

Any of those sound positive or uplifting ??


:elvis:

PETE'S BROTHER
03-15-2011, 02:22 PM
Me, her, some bondage gear, a Bible, one week in a downtown L.A. motel, bread on water to live on...I will love to show her new God.



What!? It's not like I've done this before.

jagy has to be havin' fits picturin' this...:biggrin:

Seshmeister
03-15-2011, 07:13 PM
http://godhatesjapan.com/

FORD
03-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Is that page your creation, Sesh? :biggrin:

I'm sure Fred Phelps will be pissed off that someone got the domain name before him.

Nitro Express
03-15-2011, 08:29 PM
I thought the great spaghetti monster jerked off the sun. The sun shot it's load all over the earth. The earth freaked out and started to shake and the reactors in Japan shot their load.

Nitro Express
03-15-2011, 08:34 PM
What's the next disaster and where is it going to be?

ELVIS
03-15-2011, 11:52 PM
Hmmm...

Anonymous
03-25-2011, 09:35 PM
I cunt believe that in this day & age, people are STILL obsessed with their make believe daddy & believe that imaginary lines stretched over an Atlas can really make a difference on human behaviour.

Fer fuck's sake! "My god's bigger than yours & the fact that you live across this invisible thing called a 'frontier' makes you different from me."

Can't we start killing people for saying shit like that?

This sucks. I hope Japan is able to rebuild & become huge again.

Glad you're ok, Cato-sama.

Cheers! :bottle:

Hardrock69
03-26-2011, 05:33 AM
Japan is shaming the entire world with their perseverence, their bravery, and their determination in the face of overwhelming disaster.

1. Is there any looting going on? NO! NOT AT ALL!

2. The workers in the nuclear power plant are busting their ass! Are they being chickenshits, who are afraid of some radiation???? NO! They are going in their and kicking ass, with the full knowledge that by doing so they may be condemning themselves to certain death!

3. Check this out. There was a 2-lane blacktop road just west of Gnashville that was washed out in the Great Flood of 2010 (May 2010). It took the State Department Of Transportation 7 fucking months to fix it.


See this? This is a result of the earthquake in Japan:
http://i51.tinypic.com/2hmklcg.jpg

Now see this?
http://i54.tinypic.com/vyo46t.jpg

IT ONLY TOOK 6 FUCKING DAYS TO REPAIR THE ROAD LIKE NEW!

SIX FUCKING DAYS!

A friend gave me the link to a news website in Finland that ran the story:

http://www.iltalehti.fi/japani/2011032413427648_ji.shtml


Here is the translated text, courtesy of Google Translate:

Japanese high-speed damage repair
Thursday, 03.24.2011 at 13.19
Japanese well-known efficiency of the building was yet another proof.

The devastating tsunami and earthquake is less than two weeks, but the Japanese have put their sleeves swaying.

A major highway Nakassa, Ibaraki Prefecture, went to the earthquake completely unusable, but Tieyhtiö took only six days to repair the road leading to Tokyo.




I sent the link to the website that has the article about this to the local newspaper, as well as a couple of local TV stations with one sentence:

"WHY DO WE HAVE SUCH INCOMPETENT PEOPLE WORKING FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION THAT IT TOOK THEM SEVEN MONTHS TO DO WHAT IT ONLY TOOK 6 DAYS TO DO IN JAPAN???????".


I had respect for Japan and the Japanese people before, but it was nothing compared to the respect I have for them now.

As a culture, they live and die by a code of honor that is unequaled on this entire fucking planet.

And I have to live in a country where laziness, crime, inefficiency and ineptitude are a way of life.

:umm:

ashstralia
03-26-2011, 05:51 AM
agreed hr. pretty cool...

SunisinuS
03-26-2011, 06:04 AM
New Japan not old. I had a Dad fighting their old. Obama gives respect while jackal's howl. But Japan is new. Hope they remember like my Dad's generation the Rape of Nanking. What is admirable can also be damning. That being said...where I live...is where a GE #1 may fail. This is an opportunity to show all the world...mideast...midwest....what "Humanity" means. Shinto or Christian or Muslim.

Hardrock69
03-27-2011, 04:28 AM
They showed the photos of that highway on CNN today, though did not mention it took them only 6 days to do it.

ashstralia
03-27-2011, 04:35 AM
i'm not sure i'd drive on it just yet, though. like our dramas with too much water recently, sometimes it's prudent to let it play out for a bit.

kwame k
04-07-2011, 02:16 PM
Looks like Japan dogged a bullet today.......a 7.1 earthquake hit off the coast and, thankfully, the tsunami warning has just been canceled!

Blaze
04-07-2011, 06:32 PM
Did you know that Gadafi is broadcasting that the tsunami was divine punishment for Japan freezing his assets?

Complete wacko he is. He must have sucked on the Jacko Wacko dick and got the wacko illness. :rolleyes:


TSUNAMI LINK

Al-Jamahiriya runs a daily program called "Hope of the Nation," whose goal, it says, is to expose conspiracies and uncover traitors seeking to undermine Gaddafi's rule. It says that it does so "in a professional, transparent and honest way."

Regular guest Yusuf Shakir, described as a former dissident, takes aim at everyone from French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Qatar-based al-Jazeera television to countries that froze Gaddafi's assets and rebel leaders.

In one episode, Shakir said it was no coincidence that an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan last month "merely hours" after Tokyo froze Gaddafi's assets, suggesting that the disaster was a divine punishment.
Japan froze the assets of Gaddafi and other Libyans on March 7 in line with a U.N. Security Council resolution. The earthquake and devastating Tsunami occurred four days later.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/05/us-libya-television-idUSTRE73468920110405



And because I know it MUST be a huge temptation not to vandalize this womans picture.... here she is again. ;)

http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20110405&t=2&i=379618765&w=460&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=2011-04-05T183445Z_01_BTRE7341FM000_RTROPTP_0_LIBYA

IMO, they all, including Gadafi, looking like they are doing an imaginary jacking off. :biggrin: