Aerial shots show Japan earthquake destruction

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Mar 13, 2011
real

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Mar 13, 2011
dolphin and whale lover wrote:
Japan should stop killing animals for pleasure, palate and greed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cove_ (film)
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Don't be cruel, destruction is will happen to many others, stop worshipping animals.
500 000 people evacuated

Toronto, Canada

#7 Mar 13, 2011
500 000 people evacuated

Toronto, Canada

#8 Mar 13, 2011
nakedempire

Utica, MI

#9 Mar 13, 2011
live english news from japan.........NHK JAPAN

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Since: Nov 08

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#10 Mar 13, 2011
dolphin and whale lover wrote:
Japan should stop killing animals for pleasure, palate and greed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cove_ (film)
http://www.google.com/url...
http://www.google.com/url...
Maybe you need to visit The New Bedford Whaling Museum. Maybe you should Know the US government also kills whales for food (the Inuit people)Think of worst cruel animal cruelty videos on you tube -baby seal killing (Canada) beating downed cows mercilessly (america) tossing puppies of cliffs (America)

Nothing more detestable then a hypocrite.
cantplanforthis

Brookhaven, PA

#12 Mar 14, 2011
Overwhelming and stunning the full force of mother nature. I don't how much planning you can do for a catastrophe like this.

If nothing else perhaps they should plan and build the towns & cities to drain a little better basically using designated streets as a drainage canals. Maybe more sea walls & pumps. Also more concrete foundations etc. More jettys and reefs off shore? More obstacles like the barricades used to stop suicide bombers and divert traffic?

The earthquake wasn't the killer here it was the water. I don't think you can stop a tsunami but perhaps control or divert the water a little better. And make sure you have more/better back-up generators etc at the nuclear plants.

Best wishes to the people in Japan.

Peace

Since: Sep 10

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#13 Mar 14, 2011
real wrote:
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Don't be cruel, destruction is will happen to many others, stop worshipping animals.
Dolphin's words are not appropriate. Making fun of the suffering of other human beings, when that suffering is not their fault, is wrong.

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#14 Mar 14, 2011
cantplanforthis wrote:
Overwhelming and stunning the full force of mother nature. I don't how much planning you can do for a catastrophe like this.
If nothing else perhaps they should plan and build the towns & cities to drain a little better basically using designated streets as a drainage canals. Maybe more sea walls & pumps. Also more concrete foundations etc. More jettys and reefs off shore? More obstacles like the barricades used to stop suicide bombers and divert traffic?
The earthquake wasn't the killer here it was the water. I don't think you can stop a tsunami but perhaps control or divert the water a little better. And make sure you have more/better back-up generators etc at the nuclear plants.
Best wishes to the people in Japan.
Peace
Some things you just can't plan for. Those reactors are the safest in the world and built to withstand a 7.5 earthquake. Japan is about the size of California, but only 70% of it is inhabitable.

Now here's a shocker 10,000 dead seems horrendous, but the firebombing of Tokyo killed 100,00 in a single night.

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#15 Mar 14, 2011
100,000 I ment

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#16 Mar 14, 2011
cantplanforthis wrote:
Overwhelming and stunning the full force of mother nature. I don't how much planning you can do for a catastrophe like this.
If nothing else perhaps they should plan and build the towns & cities to drain a little better basically using designated streets as a drainage canals. Maybe more sea walls & pumps. Also more concrete foundations etc. More jettys and reefs off shore? More obstacles like the barricades used to stop suicide bombers and divert traffic?
The earthquake wasn't the killer here it was the water. I don't think you can stop a tsunami but perhaps control or divert the water a little better. And make sure you have more/better back-up generators etc at the nuclear plants.
Best wishes to the people in Japan.
Peace
Japanese cities are the best designed cities in the world I lived there and never once had need of a car. My bike and the train system were all I needed.

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#17 Mar 14, 2011
mike_lee wrote:
<quoted text>Some things you just can't plan for. Those reactors are the safest in the world and built to withstand a 7.5 earthquake. Japan is about the size of California, but only 70% of it is inhabitable.
Now here's a shocker 10,000 dead seems horrendous, but the firebombing of Tokyo killed 100,00 in a single night.
That is true, but in the Second World War they entered into the conflict of their own free will.
Northwinds

Moncton, Canada

#18 Mar 14, 2011
mike_lee wrote:
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Maybe you need to visit The New Bedford Whaling Museum. Maybe you should Know the US government also kills whales for food (the Inuit people)Think of worst cruel animal cruelty videos on you tube -baby seal killing (Canada) beating downed cows mercilessly (america) tossing puppies of cliffs (America)
Nothing more detestable then a hypocrite.
Seals are good with potatoes and gravy.
cantplanforthis

Brookhaven, PA

#19 Mar 14, 2011
mike_lee wrote:
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Japanese cities are the best designed cities in the world I lived there and never once had need of a car. My bike and the train system were all I needed.
I agree they have a lot of design features like earthquake architecture but it's the water that was the killer here. I was thinking along the lines of adding more concrete structures, objects and obstacles near where the water would overflow during a flood just to allow water through and not the debri that seemed to cause alot of damage to lesser structures.

As much new and modern designs they might be using after the Kobe quake in the 90s didn't it comeout that alot of corners were cut. Every country that uses contractors might have these problems. Since WWII was the Kobe quake the first major test of post war Japan? Alot of American cities should probably have alot of the same features.
cantplanforthis

Brookhaven, PA

#20 Mar 14, 2011
mike_lee wrote:
<quoted text>Some things you just can't plan for. Those reactors are the safest in the world and built to withstand a 7.5 earthquake. Japan is about the size of California, but only 70% of it is inhabitable.
Now here's a shocker 10,000 dead seems horrendous, but the firebombing of Tokyo killed 100,00 in a single night.
From what I'm hearing I don't think it was the design of the reactors themselves but the design & problems with the back-up generators. In other words the back-up systems and redundancy is where they failed at the reactors.

My understanding is that the back up generators and/or coolant pumps failed so wouldn't it behoove any nuke plant to have multiple back ups and back ups in different locations on the same site? Alot of phone companies when serving high data use customers want to bring their fiber cable from a different location other than where old phone cables and utilities come in so they a have a back up route to reroute or even bring in new cable in an emergency replacement. If they had multiple back-up generators sitting in the same location of the plant that makes them susceptible to the same forces. Just for argument's sake put a back-up at the north end, south end and/or off site near by? It just seems the back ups and redundancy failed here.

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#21 Mar 14, 2011
Northwinds wrote:
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Seals are good with potatoes and gravy.
It all comes down to cute, we don't eat cute animals only ugly ones - kind of like high-school.
Northwinds

Moncton, Canada

#22 Mar 14, 2011
mike_lee wrote:
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It all comes down to cute, we don't eat cute animals only ugly ones - kind of like high-school.
When Canada's east coast cod fishery was being destroyed by overfishing, primarily by foreign factory-freezer trawlers, these enviromentalists and animal rights people were no where to be seen.

Here was a species of fish and fishery that was $1 billion alone in the province of Newfoundland. Here was a species of fish that provided jobs and also was the main source of income for a large percentage of fishermen.

Enviromentalists and animal rights groups who say they care about the enviroment and nature didn't care about the cod fishery because cod are not cute for a campaign...cod also are not cute enough to bring in millions of dollars for their causes etc..
Times New Roman

Savannah, GA

#23 Mar 14, 2011
Maybe you should not use wikipedia for information because it is actually changable.
Northwinds

Moncton, Canada

#24 Mar 14, 2011
Times New Roman wrote:
Maybe you should not use wikipedia for information because it is actually changable.
Who you talking to?
John Watson

United States

#25 Mar 15, 2011
Japan says this is their worse disaster since WWII.
Are they referring to the War they started or the one we ended?
My heart goes out to the suffering people in Japan.
They slaughter thousands of Dolphin and Whales every year,
they started the War in the Pacific and cost millions of lives.
I hope they see the irony in those same countries coming to their aid.
So don't show your ignorance and criticize comments against them.

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