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#161 LakersGAFan

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Posted March 16, 2011 - 01:40 PM

[expletive], we're closer than you guys are. and we can't do [expletive] because our country is poor as a rat. but i read that unless a nuclear thing is detonated in the atmosphere, it won't really be that serious in terms of other countries being involved here

yea. tottaly. its gotta explode into the atmosphere. Maybe 6-15 miles high into the Stratosphere.
When Mt Saint Helen erupted it shot gas as high as 15 miles
The Pacifics feared Sarigan Volcano shot up 8 Miles.

So that lets you know how powerful a nuclear explosion needs to be for it to gain atmospheric winds and start moving.
Thats a big explosion from a Nuclear Plant. Nobody even knows if its possible to get that high. Its just forecasts and projections. Some say yes and some say no.
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Posted March 16, 2011 - 02:51 PM

http://www.cbsnews.c...n20043554.shtml

Since the disaster struck in Japan, about 800 workers have been evacuated from the damaged nuclear complex in Fukushima. The radiation danger is that great.

However, CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod reports that a handful have stayed on the job, risking their lives, to try to save the lives of countless people they don't even know. The exact number of workers is unclear and has been reported to be anywhere from 50 to 180.

Although communication with the workers inside the nuclear plant is nearly impossible, a CBS News consultant spoke to a Japanese official who made contact with one of the workers inside the control center.

The official said that his friend told him that he was not afraid to die, that that was his job.


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Posted March 16, 2011 - 05:29 PM

so the creator of Pokemon apparently died in the Tsunami :(


Yeah...that's totally a false rumor :laughing:

Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, has put to rest rumours that stated he had been killed during the catastrophic events that have transpired recently in Japan.

The inappropriate rumour was started by a user on Twitter, but Tajiri-san himself has shot it down. On his Facebook page, he said "Dear Hummingbirds, what's this nonsense about me being dead? Also, I don't work at Nintendo Japan, I'm the CEO of Game Freak (everybody is fine). More importantly, if you can, help Japan."

Nintendo of America also stated "During the earthquake, no one at Nintendo in Japan was injured and there was no apparent structural damage."



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Posted March 16, 2011 - 06:05 PM

^ Ugh TWITTER SOB!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/science/17plume.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

Health and nuclear experts emphasize that radiation in the plume will be diluted as it travels and, at worst, would have extremely minor health consequences in the United States, even if hints of it are ultimately detectable. In a similar way, radiation from the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 spread around the globe and reached the West Coast of the United States in ten days, its levels measurable but minuscule.


The projection, by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, an arm of the United Nations in Vienna, gives no information about actual radiation levels but only shows how a radioactive plume would probably move and disperse.

The forecast, calculated Tuesday, is based on patterns of Pacific winds at that time and the predicted path is likely to change as weather patterns shift.

On Sunday, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it expected that no “harmful levels of radioactivity” would travel from Japan to the United States “given the thousands of miles between the two countries.”

The test ban treaty group routinely does radiation projections in an effort to understand which of its global stations to activate for monitoring the worldwide ban on nuclear arms testing. It has more than 60 stations that sniff the air for radiation spikes and uses weather forecasts and powerful computers to model the transport of radiation on the winds.

On Wednesday, the agency declined to release its Japanese forecast, which The New York Times obtained from other sources. The forecast was distributed widely to the agency’s member states.


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Posted March 17, 2011 - 12:28 PM

A Quake
A Tsunami
A Meltdown

And THE leader of the Free World picking basketball games...



A Protest
A Revolution
A Civil War

And a president celebrating Mo-Town...



A currency Crisis
A energy crisis
A nation in peril

And our president is golfing 18 holes.






Some presidencies go by without any signifigant events...
Others, are given challenges to which they have the oppertunity to arise to.

Obama has had more oppertunities for leadership then any other president in history minus 1 or 2

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Good God, with all of this going down, I sure hope Obama isn't putting aside any time to eat or drink anything. That would piss me off knowing he spent as much time eating a dinner as he did filling out his brackets...and, wow, that's just a once-a-year event. Obama may eat THREE TIMES A DAY. And shower at least once a day as well. All of that time that COULD be spent by him flying over to Japan and fixing these damn problems himself...spent selfishly instead.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 07:04 PM

Japan national police: Confirmed death toll from disaster is now 6,406, while another 10,259 have been reported missing.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 08:17 AM

Good God, with all of this going down, I sure hope Obama isn't putting aside any time to eat or drink anything. That would piss me off knowing he spent as much time eating a dinner as he did filling out his brackets...and, wow, that's just a once-a-year event. Obama may eat THREE TIMES A DAY. And shower at least once a day as well. All of that time that COULD be spent by him flying over to Japan and fixing these damn problems himself...spent selfishly instead.


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As for people being scared of this radiation stuff, its being said that the amount of radiation that will on the west coast will be less than the amount we are exposed to when getting an x-ray.

People just need to chill.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 09:03 AM

http://www.csmonitor...bullying-summit

Partly it’s because he grew up being teased about his big ears, and partly it’s because he has two young daughters: For President Obama, the nation’s bullying problem is one he takes personally.

He and First Lady Michelle Obama opened a conference on bullying prevention Thursday morning by calling on all adults to consider the role they can play in creating a safer climate for children.


Do we really need a bully summit by our President? Really? Can't we let the local schools handle this? We don't need a nanny state.

Obama should be taking care of bullies outside the US like Quadaffi in Libya and dealing with those issues. Let us handle the bullies on the street corner locally.

His focus should be on these bigger issues like the earthquake and America's role in helping.

Edited by pointguard11, March 18, 2011 - 09:04 AM.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 09:07 AM

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2011/0310/Obama-takes-on-bullies-at-White-House-anti-bullying-summit

Partly it’s because he grew up being teased about his big ears, and partly it’s because he has two young daughters: For President Obama, the nation’s bullying problem is one he takes personally.

He and First Lady Michelle Obama opened a conference on bullying prevention Thursday morning by calling on all adults to consider the role they can play in creating a safer climate for children.


Do we really need a bully summit by our President? Really? Can't we let the local schools handle this? We don't need a nanny state.

Obama should be taking care of bullies outside the US like Quadaffi in Libya and dealing with those issues. Let us handle the bullies on the street corner locally.

His focus should be on these bigger issues like the earthquake and America's role in helping.


Cause Obama is not doing ANYTHING to help Japan right?

This summit was probably set up months in advance.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 09:26 AM

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2011/0310/Obama-takes-on-bullies-at-White-House-anti-bullying-summit

Partly it’s because he grew up being teased about his big ears, and partly it’s because he has two young daughters: For President Obama, the nation’s bullying problem is one he takes personally.

He and First Lady Michelle Obama opened a conference on bullying prevention Thursday morning by calling on all adults to consider the role they can play in creating a safer climate for children.


Do we really need a bully summit by our President? Really? Can't we let the local schools handle this? We don't need a nanny state.

Obama should be taking care of bullies outside the US like Quadaffi in Libya and dealing with those issues. Let us handle the bullies on the street corner locally.

His focus should be on these bigger issues like the earthquake and America's role in helping.


What does any of this have to do with the earthquake???

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 09:52 AM

What does any of this have to do with the earthquake???

He should focus on bigger issues like this earthquake.
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Posted March 18, 2011 - 10:09 AM

What does any of this have to do with the earthquake???

That is exactly the point, sadly. lol

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 10:30 AM

:laughing:


As for people being scared of this radiation stuff, its being said that the amount of radiation that will on the west coast will be less than the amount we are exposed to when getting an x-ray.

People just need to chill.

thats only today though. They are releasing stats for Day 1. And remember that there day 1 happend 7 days ago. So theres atleast 6 more days coming and in heavier doses. And its continuing to happen. So 30 days from now if the reactors are still leaking into the western wind streams making it so everyone soaks up a months worse of extra radiation will that not have a cause and effect on anyone?
New born babies?
Pregnant mothers?
Elderly?
People fighting Cancer?
And there hasnt been a meltdown yet. Just small incidental explosions and gas pressure releases. Low grade radium stuff. (that we have been made aware of). If a meltdown occurs I would suggest everyone in Cali get the [expletive] outta dodge and at the very least dont eat/drink any cali dairy because it will be grossly infected.
Its more serious than some are pretending it not to be and less serious than some are pretending it to be.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 10:34 AM

He should focus on bigger issues like this earthquake.


Who are you to say that he isn't focusing on it? Do you work in the white house? I'm guessing not.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 11:50 AM

Be real....Obama is a liar for a president.
All the people that voted for some "hope" and "change" are still waiting for it. Halfway through his term.
He lied. Get over it.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 12:07 PM

Who are you to say that he isn't focusing on it? Do you work in the white house? I'm guessing not.

If you reread my post I said he should focus on bigger issues. I don't see why the president of the united states should focus on "bully issues". Do you? The only bully's he should worry about our dictators and rogue govt's which are trying to destroy the united states.

Edited by pointguard11, March 18, 2011 - 12:07 PM.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 12:15 PM

Things are actually going better at Fukushima. I think they are finally getting it under control
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Posted March 18, 2011 - 02:54 PM

Things are actually going better at Fukushima. I think they are finally getting it under control

I hope they do. of course we all do

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 06:52 PM

Be real....Obama is a liar for a president.
All the people that voted for some "hope" and "change" are still waiting for it. Halfway through his term.
He lied. Get over it.


every president is a liar

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