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  1. Titus Pullo

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    Ummmm... Dow drops 228 yesterday, Day of Rage set for today in Saudi ... now this.

    Look out below!

    Massive 8.9-magnitude quake hits Japan

    Tokyo (CNN) -- An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday, triggering tsunamis and sending a massive body of water filled with debris that included boats and houses inching toward highways.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110311/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_earthquake
     
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    From early reports the Tsunami Warnings helped, but not sure what anyone can do against these tremendous forces of nature..
     
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    I don't think I've ever heard or read about an earthquake that powerful in my lifetime. 8.9 is almost unfathomable.

    I feel really sad for all the children of the world that have to live through all the frightening happenings in the world the past few years. They are all growing up in fear, perhaps more than any other generation due to our advanced media.

    Recessions
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    They must see the fear & stress their parents carry with them daily and that's sad. But maybe each generation is the same and it's just my perception that things seem worse than ever.
     
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    It's Bush's fault, he's been practicing since Katrina and he's getting better at it.
     
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    From 1962-72
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    Picture the poor kids growing up in 1935-45..
    Great Depression
    World War 2.........

    Every generation has things they have to deal with but you're right, the mass instant media makes it seem different now.
     
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    If you've ever seen a storm surge/tsunami, it is truly amazing to see the damage they can do. I was in Gulfport and Biloxi,MS after Katrina the wall of water took down cinder block buildings like they were Styrofoam and bent steel frames.

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    I can't even imagine how scary it must be with the aftershocks approaching 6.0 on the Richter scale.
     
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    I spend a lot of time in Southern La. (NOLA and LFT), and found what happened from Katrina beyond anything could ever have imagined..

    About 5 months after Katrina, drove from Mobile to NOLA and was amazed at the swath of destruction.. it is indescribable.
     
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    I added one important one you left out...you're probably right.
     
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    Well, I was wrong .... for a day, anyway... The Dow is up slightly today, while oil fell a bit. Presumably because Japan's demand won't be very healthy for a while.

    But, for a country teetering on insolvency, this seems devastating for their longer term recovery.
     
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    Why would a bunch of dummies live on a fault line?


    anyway, I'm off to head home to San Fran via the bay bridge in about 45 minutes....



    In all seriousness.....an 8.9 is downright evil. Something like that out in Cali, LA to San Fran would pretty much destroy millions of lives. Mrs Diver is 1/2 Japanese, and I have some coworkers in Tokyo right now, everyone is okay, but that doesnt stop this from sucking. Thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan.

    The video of the tsunami was pure hell....
     
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    Goofy Jug Ears (Obama) is blaming the oil companys for the Quake because they aren't doing enough DRILLING for oil>---------:singing:

    Clinton says Obama is full of sh!t.

    Bush called up Obama and told him what to say.
     
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    The death toll from this is going to be huge, i wouldn't be surprised at 50-75K dead.
     
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    Obama is right we have to get all that oil out of the ground.
     
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    It will be interesting (?) to see if they allow in foreign countries with offers of assistance, something that didn't happen after the Kobe earthquake in 1995. The cultural barriers could end tragically costing lives.
     
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    From what I am reading these barriers seem to have somewhat broken down this time.. but will see.
     
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    So, the Fukushima reactor situation is looking more and more like a worse (if not worst) case scenario.

    "A short time ago a nuclear expert stated on CNN that it was, at this point, likely that a catastrophic core meltdown would occur."

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    One site is even recommending that West Coast Americans consider potassium iodide pills just to be safe, though many people debate their effectiveness.

    At the very least, this kind of reality will set the nuclear industry back quite a bit.
     
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    Whats a few Rads here and there, :rolleyes: anyways...................
    Meltdown may be under way at Fukushima Daiichi's nuclear power reactor, an official with Japan's safety agency says.
     
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    "FUKUSHIMA" how do you pronounce that?
     
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    yeah yeah yeah i know, its still not as catchy as Phuket from the Sumatra tsunami
     
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    I've been watching videos of the destruction which is just incomprehensible. Then, the broadcaster will say, the expected death toll might reach 1,000. Followed by, this one town has 10,000 people missing. Why are they lowballing?
     

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