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Posted in: Gov't lifts evacuation advisory for 5 zones near nuclear plant See in context

@HedaMadness

Im familiar with your work then. You couldnt pay me enough to enter an area with 3,0 without an NBC kit. I respect your work and just ask you guys put the proper masks on as those particles do pose a real threat. I agree with he statement on YouTube, I've seen a pc guy put together a map on there with those readings. Some are good but some aren't, but his map allows you to check each person who submitted it, have a look: http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F%3Fgl%3DIT%26hl%3Dit&hl=it&gl=IT#/profile?user=AluminumStudios

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Posted in: Plutonium detected in soil outside Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Darren@,

The article says "Iwaki residents were told to hold off until the government gave instructions, those in Miharu took the pills, leading late to a reprimand from prefectural officials"

So those who waited for Tokyo to say "give them te pills" needlessly exposed their people to iodine without protection. Those that did the sensible and right thing were punished. Those brave locals who stood up and gave people the medicine get my respect, but those shameless cowards at the prefecture who punished them are a disgrace. Everyone knew Tokyo wanted to deny reality. People needed those pills, and when thyroid cancer spikes you will know why: "uh, we were just following orders. We learnt nothing from Nuremberg."

Shame on those cowards for letting their people get exposed. Those who don't know about iodine have no excuse, this is Japan the site of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They HAD to know better.

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Posted in: Tokyo tourist draw shoots self in foot with bizarre name change See in context

What was the editor thinking publishing this incoherent and confusing article? I can't understand it, and what does "dirty foreigners" have to do with it? A comment like that should be put in proper context to avoid unnecessary confusion and possible insults (I'm not insulted cause I'm not sure if it is a quote or if they take that pov themselves). The editor made an error with this one.

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Posted in: Gov't lifts evacuation advisory for 5 zones near nuclear plant See in context

@HedaMadness

I've done similar tests, but (unaware of your methodology) air doesn't always correlate to ground readings, and low levels can be deceptive, as you know. The type of instruments used also matter a great deal, and there are a variety of factors...have you posted data or anything that offers a different pov? I always go for calibrated and certified sensors etc. I'm curious what others do. My readings are low too, but I'm not near the plant.

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Posted in: Gov't lifts evacuation advisory for 5 zones near nuclear plant See in context

@zichi, Sorry about that. I was saying the article should include data like this, your contrast of the map with what the article says is interesting. I know the doctor's work and have a lot of respect for it. You're making a valuable contribution by posting certain things most English only speakers wouldn't find. Hats off for the posting of the data, I didn't know it had been released yesterday.

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Posted in: Gov't lifts evacuation advisory for 5 zones near nuclear plant See in context

Zichi@,

That map is good, it makes me wonder eu ts not included in the article. Good post!

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Posted in: Gov't lifts evacuation advisory for 5 zones near nuclear plant See in context

They just announced TODAY how the found plutonium 30 and 45 km away from the plant. Not following the 80 km US recommendation is just plain criminal. I just lost any respect I had for Japanese people. How do they stand for this abuse??? Even slaves fought back. The cowardice is too much.

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Posted in: Plutonium detected in soil outside Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

"The highest density of plutonium-239 and 240—4.0 becquerels per square meter—was registered in a town some 30 kilometres from the plant, the ministry said."

Just today the announced ending the 30km exclusion advisory. Why???? There really is no safe or low level amount of this stuff.

"presumably due to the nuclear accident, the education and science ministry said in a statement."

They had the fall to claim there might be a link between nuke tests. Nonsense. They know full well this comes from the plant.

WHY did they wait till now when they did these tests in June? Extremely dishonest people. I used to hold Japan in high esteem...

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Posted in: Japan to boost currency intervention war chest by Y15 trillion See in context

WeedKilla@'

I like this comment, as it pretty much sums up what they're doing:

"..The politicians and bureacrats really don't give a toss about the little guy and are over the moon they can use Tohoku as an excuse to get more money for their pet useless projects.. guess we were all too naive to believe they were really going to cut waste first as promised..."

That's what it is behind all the pretend they suddenly care for people they poison with radiation. As to Japan's currency being so high is is precisely because of QE that no one wants to buy the dollar (keeps being devaluated), so to have a stable investment that leaves the yen, euro, pound and little else. But Europe is no better off, and china can't fill the gap - yet. Hence the commodities and metals -gold is at 1500 USD! Japan is still a safe bet they figure, and until the demand for yen decreases there is little he Japanese can do but print money and cause inflation. With employment at 4,3% they can't do too much or they risk lowering it even further (they don't want to do that).

I didn't see he link, but I suppose they're talking about printing; it's a repeat of the 30's.

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Posted in: Japan to boost currency intervention war chest by Y15 trillion See in context

"Azumi added that the ministry will require currency traders to report daily their trading positions for another three months beyond the end of September in a bid to deter speculative moves."

An admission that they don't know IF or how much speculation there is, so te following statement is misleading"

"warning it will act against speculative moves on the yen." kind of difficult to complain "speculation" is the cause when they admit not having he stats.

Enough with the nonsense: it's not speculation, but rather investors turning away from the dollar and going to "safe haven" currency, something the yen has been for years. Thank your buddies in DC with QE2. Last year they tried to blame china but it didn't work, turned out the Japanese were lying about that too.

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Posted in: ANA warns of possible pilots' strike See in context

"ANA said Friday its pilot unions have threatened a 24-hour strike on Saturday."

The article says a one day strike is possible, which is perfectly legal. But SquidBert, why do make assumptions?

"Yeah, because airline pilots are really the group of people currently suffering the hardest in Japan, it makes perfect sense that they should strike. In fact I think it is the only responsible thing for them to to do."

1) the article doesn't say the strike is about pay or is about suffering; 2) he article should present both sides if the story instead of just management's.

This is really poor reporting and antiunion propaganda, but unless you know something not reported here SquidBert, it is just you bashing workers who may have a very good reason for opposing their bosses. Let's get the facts and not assume before judgeing.

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Posted in: Hermitage cuts short Japan exhibition tour due to radiation fears See in context

"“It was due to harmful rumors arising from the nuclear accident,” Katsutoshi Taniuchi, a curator at the prefectural Museum of Modern Art in the city, told AFP. “There is no safety problem at all in our city as far as radiation is concerned.”

More of this nonsense about " harmful rumors". Actually scientists are on the record for warning people to be cautious in a 250 km zone, and we know radiation has caused problems as far south ad Shizuoka. It didn't all just disappear. If the people don't fell safe or don't want their objects in an affected area, why is that a problem.

Oh wait I forgot, this is the same country that tells people eating cesium won't harm their health; its all just a "harmful rumor"! And to think nuclear physicists and engineers were highly concerned on march 12th about that when it was just a rumor there was danger.

Shame on Japan and anyone believing their nonsense.

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

@HedaMadness

"the fact that he made a statement that was grossly inaccurate. That he did so was either due to ignorance or to intentionally mislead the viewers but either way he has no credibility as an expert."

Says YOU. But that is your interpretation of his statement which may or may not be correct. As to his being qualified to speak on the subject that depends on the research he's been involved in, and he claimed to have been working on tests (along with other scientists) to reconstruct he accident based on the released Dara by TEPCO. As I said before, unless you can demonsrate he is lying, I prefer to give him the benefit of a doubt before looking at some guy - and a patronising one at that - and putting faith in it.

Kaku, right or wrong, is not an anonymous blogge like you. He puts his reputation on the line. I welcome a chLlenge by his colleagues, but YOU are not one of them.

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

Pawatan@

"So you know this isn't true...why? Because you don't want to believe it, that's why. There's no other reason. That's why you are getting thumbs down - people complain about a lack of facts, you get facts, and then some scream "all lies!" if it's positive and "the horrible truth!" if it's negative.

Why do you even bother reading/posting if you only listen to that which just reinforces your beliefs?"

You didn't present any evidence, only argued your pov. I'm not against listening, but I do not listen to TEPCO. They are liars and only a fool would want to disappoint himself by repeating the same error over and over. I didn't present any "beliefs", rather if you go back and READ my comments (instead of just spewing hate) you would realise I asked a simple question any person involved in nuclear work would ask: is the iodine being released and how much radiation is coming out? This tells more than the temp because we don't know where the fuel is. YOU refuse to deal with the fact the fuel might be in the reactor and might not be; experts can believe what they will, but some disagree with what you wrote. The only way to know the stats of the fuel is to inspect ti, but thar is impossible.

That leaves radiation measurements, which will tell you IF the temperature being lowered is because some leaked out or it is really cooling. Many on here doubt what TEPCO says, is that a a crime or antiscientific? No. You just dislike me so much you can't objectively look at what I say.

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Posted in: Noda to visit Okinawa to discuss U.S. base issue See in context

@Adjyctant

"It is my understanding that the Okinawans are already represented in the Japanese government as required by their constitution."

Try reading what I wrote: I was saying that both Ryuku and foreigners have their POV's ignored. I never said the Ryuoku people don't have a representitive, rather that the foreigners do not have the right to vote and can therefore SYMPATHESISE with the violation of rights the Ryuku get.

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

Why do we have to hang onto every syllable uttered from the tepco freaks? Why do we even listen to what they say? You guys give me minus thumbs but all I'm saying is tepco is engaging in another PR stunt and you guys are falling for it.

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

"ANd that is that if it all goes t!ts up that there is an endless supply of water which can cool the reactor."

Something I didnt question. I know why they're there, but I do not agree with poisoning the seas for some idiotic way of generating steam (which is an Einstein quote, btw). Destroying our oceans with oil spills or nuclear wastes is not a viable option, and tepco did something unprecedented. It's a complete disaster, and now with the water table affected, we can only imagine the problems we'll have. My whole point is rebuilding Fukushima is a pr stunt, not something we can take seriously. They'll never fix it, and more talk of a "cold shutdown" is irrelevant. It means nothing. And NO scientist can state with certainty where the fuel is since nothing on the planet can get close enough to check. Rather than be angry with Kaku for his fame or lack of understanding (as you claim it), look at the real problems.

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

Well I don't know anything about 'alien invasion' interviews; I know he does a science for 'dummies' type show and works on other material to help the public (and his wallet) much like Sagan. I'm no fan of his, and would be the first to distance myself from his statements if they are wrong. The CNN interview: I think he was saying putting sea water in a reactor is not standard practice (we now know the j- govt had no plan b because they claimed disasters couldn't happen). That wouldn't discredit him, for his point was (as I understood it) was the situation was so bad they had to invent or use non-standard ways to deal with the meltdowns.

But that's my point: whether adding water or not was correct, it seems TEPCO knew there were 3 full meltdowns, and he's not the only one saying it. One other thing, I encourage you to read his work and determine if you think his expertise is relevant enough to make comments. But 'losing northern japan' or having '3 chernobyls' is a reference he made to nuclear fallout if the 3 reactors released more radiation, which could still occur (earthquakes do happen).

Now Kaku specifically referenced scientific studies HE was involved in with other physicists at the time, checking tepco's statements. I'd like to see the data, but either HE is lying or there is more to the story. As chair he has a lot to lose by misrepresenting the facts, so I'm not so sure you all have been fair to him. Btw, I likewise hate the the pro vs con nuclear arguments, they distort the facts.

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

It's not for you to say what he's studied or done research in. I too put more emphasis on what nuclear experts say, but I do no discount kaku's work because he's successful on tv. I evaluate what he says and if I see a problem with it I check it and ask why. Whilst I'm no fan of his, he's more accurate than TEPCO. Btw, he's not as ignorant of nuc work as you mint think.

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

@Pawaan

"What the heck is up with everyone citing Michio Kaku as an authority? He's not a nuclear physicist or engineer, his only qualifications are liking to be on TV a lot and being a anti-nuclear activist.

Listening to what he says is as bad as listening to what a TEPCO exec"

According to CUNY Kaku is a PHYSICIST and chair of the dept; a Harvard and Princeton educated Phd with 70+ articles and books. http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/science/profiles/Kaku-Profile.cfm

Yes he likes the limelight and cash but you misrepresent the facts saying he's not a physcist. So why does CUNY advertise him as one?

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

And the point is I cited SOMEBODY you're likely to know. Afp cited TEPCO. That is an impeccable source! TEPCO says... Officials said....

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

@Pawatan,

Using Kako as a citation is the responsible thing to do, even if you don't agree with his pov. It is far more transparent than the AFP article written by someone who apparently knows very little about science. Btw, as a scientist k do not follow your ideology of positive thinking. I call it what it is, even if I is negative. I don't sugar coat nothing, and I don't give false hope. Many other physicists and nuclear engineers agree with the things I've written, I dint RELY on Kako. I'm not anti-nuc, but zichi is. So what?

"tear down"? I'm nott the one prentending a lower temperature is a major breakthrough. We don't even know where the fuel is. This is not good news at all, just mote TEPCO nonsense. Or why the radiation output still 1/4 of march levels to this very day? No improvement there means NO improvement.

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Posted in: Noda to visit Okinawa to discuss U.S. base issue See in context

"issue" - he by this we mean PROBLEM - number one: Okinawa is NOT and never was part of Japan. They stole it in the 1890's, and illegally annexed it.

Now after years of abuse (we won't mention the 1/3rd or so civilians the Japanese used to be slaughtered to protect the "homeland" when the US attacked it), now they want to demand the US have bases there.

As a foreigner, I can sympathise with the Ryuku people. You tax us but ignore us. NO TAXATION without representation.

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Posted in: Amazon targets iPad: Ready, aim, Fire See in context

I wouldnt buy either product. When it comes to file transferring, editing and simple things you should be able to do, Apple is too restrictive (not allowing you to add or remove things without its stupid itunes), and as far as I know this knidle is similar.

Bottom line, both are trying to get you to purchase sftware or musisc through them and that is exclusive. Where are the usb ports? No thx.

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Posted in: Yuko Ogura's wedding ceremony to be held Oct 10 in Hawaii See in context

Who really cares when the bimbo gets married?

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

In case you were wondering, what I refer to is a very possible scenario, related to SquidBerts comment. Michio kako, physicist, says pretty much the same.,

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Posted in: TEPCO says temperature of No. 2 reactor has dropped below 100 degrees C See in context

More FALSE HOPE. They played this games before. It is irrelevant at this point the temperature. Why ? Because if the fuel melted through (a very real possibility), that would mean lower temperatures.

Two things: measure the amount of radiation still coming out and check for iodine. If there is still fission is all nonsense; if he levels of radiation don't decrease a lot, it's all nonsense. Lastly physical verification of the fuel's location is needed. If it's outside of the reactor, best pray REAL HARD nothing goes wrong Caiden the damn thing could explode, making march look like child's play.

I hate these liars at TEPCO, the j govtand mostly reputable media giving false hope. This should be written by a nuear engineer, not an English major.

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Posted in: Gov't faced with decontaminating millions of cubic meters of soil in 4 prefectures See in context

@ Joepineapples,

First that is IF we accept those findings as accurate, but to make a long story short, such a method on a large scale os beyond impossible.

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Posted in: S Korea to build naval base near disputed island See in context

" 0 VirtuosoSEP. 28, 2011 - 08:40PM JST The whole of Korea was classed as Japanese before WW2, by the Japanese who invaded some years before.

Japan annexed Korea in 1910. It was a political move, not a military invasion."

Yes it was a military invasion and occupation. They also killed over 60.000 Koreans, still missing. Put down the j text books and read a real one.

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Posted in: S Korea to build naval base near disputed island See in context

" -2 Good Bad cwhiteSEP. 28, 2011 - 12:29PM JST That's a new low considering they know Japan has never used military tactics or much agression over anything unlike their other neighbours China, Russia & N.Korea."

Even the article says Japan occupied Korean from 1910-1945. The Koreans didn't invite them. No aggression?

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