The latest host of the World’s biggest tick, George Soros, is Japan. Japan’s yen has taken a big dump, between November and February, losing 20% against the dollar. Soros has been sucking the whole time, gaining a billion in profits from the Japanese, whose government is printing money as fast as it can. Companion ticks are hedge funds: Greenlight Capital, Third Point, and Hayman Capital.
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Another quake hit at 5:18 pm on Friday off the Sanriku Coast, sending a 1 meter high tsunami wave into the coast of Miyagi prefecture. This was the same area nailed by a 9.0 magnitude quake, damaging Fukushima nuclear power plants and generally wrecking coastal areas of North Eastern Japan.
It’s been a memorable typhoon season. Jelawat is the second big September storm to come through and mess things up in eastern Asia, injuring hundreds and wreaking havoc. Two weeks ago it was Typhoon Sanba, with Bolaven and Tembin striking in August. Below are a couple of Jelawat videos from Okinawa, brought to you by U.S. military personnel. Expect expletives.
Car gets rolled at Camp Kinser:
Dumpster Trashes Van, behind Kadena BX.
Bet these guys won’t mess up the hotel, unlike their Katrina counterparts.
And there’s another Big difference exemplified in this quote of the day.
“This is nice, but I don’t really want to be here,” said Yutaka Takahashi, 63, a rice farmer from Nakoso village near the Fukushima nuclear power plant. “I was also growing strawberries, garlic and corn. I need to get back and water my crops.” – Washington Times.
Screaming Red headline at Drudge: 7.4 magnitude earthquake.
Inside the article:
“Hundreds of aftershocks have shaken the northeast region devastated by the March 11 earthquake, but few have been stronger than 7.0.”
“Radioactive iodine of up to 4,800 times the legal limit has been recorded in the sea near the plant. ” Remember that the half life of radioactive Iodine is 8 days. So….. you could get some great deals on flash frozen fish from around those areas, put it in a good freezer for awhile, then YUMMIE! Support the Japanese fishing industry.
The main deal is that the Japanese have managed to cork the leak allowing water into the sea from Fukushima Daiichi. Expect the levels of exposure to radioactivity to fall off very quickly.
Natural selection against people who are panic stricken by the Fukushima Daiichi mess continues. People are now expressing Anxiety over the possibly irradiated milk products in Western states. Naturally the media is interviewing anti-nuclear Greenies, posing as nuclear physicists and medical experts.
Monitoring of radiation in milk products is ongoing, since it can be concentrated there. A screening in Spokane, Washington on 3/24 yielded levels of 0.8 picoCuries per liter of Iodine-131. This is 5000 times lower than the FDA’s derived interventional level.
The half life of Iodine-131 is 8 days.
If the lefties panic and give up their milk, the price will go down and you can buy more of it. It’ll be such a deal, we can send more milk to Japan. The kids might benefit, if they’re below that age when the lactose intolerance sets in..
The UN, full of whacko alarmists who believe in Global Warming, are recommending for Japan to expand the evacuation around Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Japan, which has “been there, done that”, is doing its own monitoring and should be left to make its own decisions.
It’s time for the clamoring nutjobs at the UN to shut up and let the Japanese concentrate on cleaning up the mess.
Looks as though they’ll be burying Fukushima Daiichi in concrete, however.
For conversion purposes when reading the Nuke articles. Sieverts radiation dose units used everywhere else, and Rems are used in the U.S.
milli is a one thousandth.
1 rem is 10 millisieverts.
It appears that the approved yearly permitted radiation dose for workers at the Fukushima plant has been jacked up to the level that the shuttle astronauts are permitted to take per mission.
Japan wouldn’t need to ban all the food from the farms near Fukushima. A lot of the radioactive contamination has short half life. The produce would become edible after some time in the can or freezer, even if initial levels are too high for immediate consumption, after washing. (When the glow starts to go, chow down.) Moving food and processing it will be a much bigger job than usual in some of these areas.
The radioactivity in the water found in Tokyo is below safety limits thus far.
In the AM of today, some smoke is rising from the spent fuel storage of reactor 3 at Fukushima Daiichi, and the workers have scooted out of there for a bit.
Wouldn’t you know it, the Fukushima Daiichi data is being amassed at Wikipedia. It’s a starting point for learning about this, not the final word, and the article even indicates this at the top. The wiki piece is pretty comprehensive and appears to be infinitely more useful than the garbage coming out of the media.
This timeline at Wikipedia is being kept current.
Nuclear Panic has caused extra deaths. Nursing home staff ran off, leaving 128 elderly to die.
The Mail from the UK brings you the pictures. Check out their story, above, which underscores the problems of the elderly, who are holed up in shelters in cold conditions, without their prescription meds.
More chill pills to treat Nuclear Panic are below.
From the International Atomic Energy Agency, here’s the latest on actions at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants. Daichi reactor 4′ fuel had been unloaded.
“Site radiation doses have been decreasing since March 16. Radiation dose rates are fluctuating based on some of the relief operations, such as adding cooling water to the used fuel pools. Recent readings at the plant boundary are about 2 millirem per hour. Radiation dose rates at reactor 3 range between 2,500 and 5,000 millirem per hour.”
Learn about background radiation, and what have been considered acceptable occupational levels of radiation (varies with occupation). This info comes fom the MIT News, but it’s not news.
Federal occupational standards allowed 5000 millirems per year for those working with radioactive sources. That which is allowed for astronauts is much higher : 25000 milliremgs (cosmic radiation) per space shuttle mission.
Click here (radiation protection at the EPA ) for Radiation Doses in Perspective.
Bis Sis, who caused radiation exposure with her full body scanners, is now needlessly checking for radiation from Japan.
The above headlined article comes from AP…. FINALLY. After enough commentary from people who know better, reporters and editors from AP produced a respite from the media efforts to kill more people through the production of baseless fear.
Yes, shutting down power plants causes deaths of people who have become reliant on such things. The U.S. media, by feeding anti-nuclear panic has, up to this point, been serving as the death-panel of the “greenies”.
Undaunted, the Obama administration will throw millions of tax dollars into causing more damage by encouraging and funding the evacuation of U.S. citizens from Japan.
You could take profitable advantage of stupidity this week.
People are listening to the media misinformation about the Fukushima nuclear power plants, and are buying up potassium iodide, in their panic.
Potassium iodide addresses only extreme exposure, specficially to radioactive iodine. It is not useful for all age groups. People in the U.S. are intending to take the drug in response to tales of radiation plumes coming from Japan.
‘There’s a sucker born every minute.’
The media is responsible for marketing a useless product in the U.S. Who could fault a good capitalist for taking advanatage of a ready-made profit opportunity? Anbex and Fleming are two companies to check out.
It comes from the same government that wastes ginormous amounts of your money responding to hoax of global warming.
Panic mongers are overreacting to the “high radiation” around the nuclear power plants in Japan. Do the newspapers specify how “high” this radiation is? Have you heard about the half life of the radioactive substances which are said to have leaked?
That’s because the lefties couldn’t scare you into opposing nuclear power in the U.S. if they told you the facts.
Another fact is that lefties could not tell you the facts of these matters because they can’t understand them.
You are not getting useful information from our media about the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan.
Certainly Japan has a bad mess to clean up, but the U.S. media, bent on killing any U.S. nuclear energy program, is hugely exaggerating the disaster, in addition to spewing bad physics, and false information.
Read this for a chill pill, and learn about the structure of the newer nuclear power sources and the vast difference between Fukushima and Chernobyl.
Also explained in this article is the excess of panic concerning the release of radiation at the plants.
Read this and turn off your television. You’ll never learn nuclear physics from lefties. Those are mostly the ones who flunked out of science in H.S.
More chill pills: Godzilla Redux, and this hilarious tiny article at Reuters, telling us something the lefties did not want to hear.
And assisting the Japanese is very good idea. Watch and learn the difference between them and Westerners. Pharmer was expecting that this would be the cause of wonderment and surprise to those who are accustomed to much worse behavior. Do a search of looting and Japan.
This story mentions a shop with its windows and door broken by the quake, and the author is astonished that nothing is being looted.
As a rule, they don’t rip off their neighbor over there.
There’s no fantasy about Japanese being perfect….each culture has its own oddities. The huge cultural pressure that is exerted against stealing, in Japan, is effective and refreshing to see. This stems from from the strong sense that the people have of being part of the community.
It will be so much easier to rebuild without idiots tearing apart what’s left of the infrastructure, stealing and killing each other, and attacking those who come to assist, as was the case in New Orleans, after Katrina.
Keep your eyes on Japan. Send some AID if you have the bucks.
Coverage of the Earthquake in Japanese media has a different tone than that of Western media, particularly in the area of the nuclear power plant issue. Mainichi Shimbun (Mainiti Shinbun) is definitely worth a look. That’s the daily newspaper.
If you like English, this version might be for you. Also try the Japanese version using the Google translator.
Earthquake coverage is streaming from Japan.
A massive earthquake struck close to the surface just east of Sendai-shi, the capital of Miyagi prefecture. It is Japan’s worst since earthquakes have been rated with numbers. It was accompanied by a huge tsunami, which has already hit Hawaii, and is probably hitting the west coast of the U.S. just now.
Yes, it’s just fine to say MERRY CHRISTMAS! in Japan, so you shouldn’t have to worry about saying it in the U.S..
Christmas is sort of a special day for lovers in Japan, but is also celebrated in the homes. KFC has made itself a big niche for Christmas dinner, believe it or not.
The Obamas balked at displaying a nativity scene in the White house this year, but they are perfectly acceptable in Japan. It’s not necessary for them to be Christian to have curiosity and respect for the story of the birth of Jesus. Below is one from Kokeshi designs.
While we’re wandering to Japan, to find religious tolerance of Christianity! here’s another look at Japan’s pro-life Jikei hospital in Kumamoto prefecture. They’ve got a crisis pregnancy hotline, and the stork baby hatch.
Taiji Hasuda, president of the Jikei hospital’s parent company, brought forth the idea of this baby hatch, dubbed konotori no yurikago. It is modeled after similar ones in Germany, as a means to reduce abortions, and prevent abandonment of babies in unsafe conditions.
Are any Japanese speakers finding the cool homonym in Hasuda-san’s first name?
This is in response to the US looking into China’s subsidies of its green technology sector.
China produces most of the world’s supply of 17 elements which are key in the production of high tech items, due to its lax environmental regulations.
(You see, our clean and green policy is to outsource our “dirty stuff” to countries which are allowed to be “dirty”.)
So now we have China mad at us, and they’re going to exert pressure so we have to outsource more of our high tech production to them.
Isn’t that special???