full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6BWbJZygnQ
It gets real good around the 6:00 minute mark . I love the black out and the agonizing yell .
brianv wrote:RT showing a burning oil refinery while discussing nuclear meltdown ....
Some good photos here! Tongue firmly in cheek!
http://framework.latimes.com/2011/03/11 ... -japan/#/0
I asked my four year old son what he see's here! "All the toys have been scrapped" he said!
The Exif for particular photo reports Adobe Photoshop CS4 Mac as the creator!
Tokyo Electric Power Company has lost a considerable amount of goodwill following last year’s nuclear disaster. While the level of blame that should be placed on the company as a whole is still to be determined, low level employees of the company often face the immediate brunt of the hostility.
It appears now that even the children of TEPCO employees are having to answer for the choices their parents’ employers made by their classmates. But how are elementary school students so up to speed on the nation’s energy situation?
According to one parent who works for TEPCO in Chiba Prefecture “it’s the influence of morning talk shows with topics critical of TEPCO” which the children watch before going to school.
Then when at school the children blame their classmate by saying “[your parents] spread radiation” and “you tricked us into thinking the plants were safe.” Other times the children are teased by comments like “if I touch you I’ll get radiation.”
The employee also claims that the verbal abuse was especially strong from female students who would lay guilt on their son for not being able to become mothers in the future or by showing him pictures of abandoned dogs and cats of Fukushima.
It got to the point where the son had to transfer schools and now must keep his parent’s occupation secret.
This incident occurred in an area labeled as a “hotspot” which is an area containing places with high levels of radioactive contamination, so tensions are surely high. However, according to another anonymous TEPCO worker in Tokyo “it’s the worst when there’s talk about raising the electricity rates” showing how the problem goes beyond radiation affected areas.
The worker claims that children of TEPCO employees are demanded they give their money to classmates in order to “compensate” for Tokyo Electric’s rate hikes.
“Until now children used to take great pride in having a parent who worked for TEPCO” they explained “it’s like having a parent who works for the national railway (JR) airline (JAL) or television station (NHK). Children can easily identify with this line of work, which is unfortunately also how they can get so angry about it.”
Source: Nikkan SPA (Japanese)
Tufa wrote:With ref above pic; EXERCISE: take a real car, with an engine in front, and throw it into water. Take a picture. Compare!
There is no way to tell the depth below the scene. In fact, everything seems to be in shallow water.
simonshack wrote:VivekAnand wrote:
Vivek, Japanese water seems to be quite special :
This ship, for instance, seems to float remarkably well in shallow 'Japanese tsunami waters'.
Perhaps Japanese fishing ships have no keels?
Japanese sea water is also quite special - it looks more like crude oil as it splashes ashore...
The towering 88-foot tall pine tree was the last standing among a forest of 70,000 trees that were completely wiped out along the coast in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture.
In response to which, an astounding 47 percent of staff replied that the company that paid their salary was not the same as that which organised workers and provided instructions. The situation appears to be that the original subcontractors are in turn subcontracting work to other groups or workers. The cycle is then being repeated, giving rise to a multiple subcontract working system where it is difficult to know who is really in charge. While the original subcontractor might well be operating legally, with multiple subcontracts overlapping in this way, the practice of passing designated work down from subcontractor to subcontractor ultimately creates a breeding ground for unscrupulous activity.
That’s right. Currently there is a job offer for work inside the nuclear power plant of sunny Okuma, Fukushima, home to the Fukushima Daiichi reactor. Now, before you tell me to go screw myself, they’re offering 30,000 to 50,000 yen (US$319-531) per day for three months. Let’s take a look at the offer in full.
To mark the second anniversary of the March 11 disaster, student volunteers in Vancouver spent two days dealing with the lingering effects. They collected more than 40 large trash bags of tsunami debris that has been littering beaches on Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park.
This afternoon in Tokyo, a government-hosted remembrance ceremony will be held for the 15,881 people who died and the 2,668 who remain unaccounted for as a result of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Northeastern Japan two years ago today. The Emperor and Empress of Japan will also be present at the ceremony, at which the nation will be asked to observe a moment of silence beginning at 2:46 p.m..
Fukushima 1-3 Begins Operating with MOX Fuel
On September 18, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) started up its Fukushima I-3 Nuclear Power Plant (BWR, 784MW) using MOX fuel. It loaded MOX fuel into the reactor on August 21 and plans to begin generating electricity on the 23rd.
Over 10 years had passed since this fuel was fabricated. It was fabricated between 1997 and 1998 and arrived at the nuclear power station in 1999, but it was never loaded. Falsification of fuel quality control data for MOX fuel for Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama-3&4 nuclear power plants was discovered and troubles and cover-ups were discovered at TEPCO nuclear power plants. In response, the prefectural government revoked its agreement with TEPCO. On January 20 2010, TEPCO applied again for permission to use MOX fuel and on August 6 the governor gave his consent.
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