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#41

#42

Friday in sendi Japan an 8.9 hit Japan at 2:46pm japan time, then 30 seconds a tsumai hit
Monday two nuke plants have melted down and now Tuesday in Japan there is a thread of thrid nuke plant melting down in Japan…


#43

If anyone is interested in making a donation to the American Red Cross, here are some resources below:

[quote]Those who want to help can go to http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main&s_src=RSG000000000&s_subsrc=RCO_News and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.

People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.[/quote]


#44

spazzysam wrote:

[quote]If anyone is interested in making a donation to the American Red Cross, here are some resources below:

and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.

People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.[/quote]

Newshawk also has a list of other participants in http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,65/catid,11/func,view/id,78511/ if you’re interested.


#45

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Source [URL=“http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/14/pf/japan_earthquake_donations/index.htm”]CNN [/URL]

[quote]Donations have reached nearly $23 million so far, according to an early tally by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a newspaper covering nonprofit organizations.

That number is far below the first four-day totals of other recent natural disasters. More than $150 million was raised toward relief within four days of the crisis in Haiti, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. In the case of Hurricane Katrina, donations exceeded $108 million during the crucial first four days. [/quote]


#46

Haiti stretched on for weeks, and I was in Alabama when Katrina hit. Isn’t it funny, how CNN is already making comparisons based on rate within the first few days? CNN, the trusted sore on the tip of America.


#47

fillet wrote:

Actually if you read the article, it wasn’t CNN making the comparison. It was a non-profit group.


#48

Ecomony and gas prices have everyone here not spending like they normally would, saw it myself over the weekend, so I would expect donations to be down. This whole thing kind of makes me sit in shock with my jaw hanging open, but at the same time even as bad as it is, it could have been much worse.


#49

rebecca1/2 wrote:

It’s getting there.

If they can’t get Fukushima Dai-ichi under control, you can add radiation to the list of problems Japan is facing.

They were saying a few days ago that the incidents at Fukushima Dai-ichi rated a 4 out of 7 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale. (that’s Accident with local consequences)

However, the way things are going, it’s most definitely a 5 - Accident with wider consequences. Equal to that of the Three Mile Island accident in 1979.

The French think it’s much closer to a 6 - Serious Accident… and the only thing possible after that, is 7 - Major Accident… Chernobyl would be the best and only example I know of.

If the wind isn’t blowing out to sea, then radioactive material can travel quite a long way… they were saying that radioactive material was detected in Saitama (near Tokyo) and Tokyo itself until the wind direction changed and started blowing out to sea again.

I’ve only been seeing bad news coming from the power plant… It would be nice to hear some good news for once.


#50

rebecca1/2 wrote:

I have been feeling heartbroken since friday, I feel really bad for the people of Japan.


#51

One important thing on the nuclear angle is to keep it in perspective. No, one died from the accident at Three Mile Island. When listening to the experts on the news make sure they are in the nuclear energy field and not just some scientist who had some free time. A lot of misinformation is being spread by the media which should know better.


#52

Dogs aren’t just man’s best friend. They can be pretty loyal to each other too.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/dog-in-japan-stays-by-the-side-of-its-ailing-friend-in-the-rubble


#53

dragonrider_cody wrote:

[quote]Dogs aren’t just man’s best friend. They can be pretty loyal to each other too.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/dog-in-japan-stays-by-the-side-of-its-ailing-friend-in-the-rubble

That’s why dogs are awesome. Now, let me wipe my eyes. I’m happy to see(on CNN) that both were rescued.
Slick


#54

ShawnMerrow wrote:

really, your best source for information at the moment is Wikipedia believe it or not… all of the information they have is cited from somewhere, and they’re being pretty strict with the sources.


#55

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-03-17/daily-video/dragon-ball-toriyama-raises-quake-funds-via-youtube

So just watch this video and all ad proceeds revenue will go to victims of the earthquake.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5yMq0Nrz1g[/video]


#56

An American blogger in Tokyo gives his perspective on things. (posted Thursday)


#57

#58

That was a pretty interesting read, Mystic.


#59

Hello, name’s DRIFTER and for awhile I was a normal face here at this forum with “Photos of Japan” I’ve put up here in the past while I was living in Japan for about ten years. I was supposed to be stationed back in Japan at this time and I was planning to start up the photo project once more, however, with the earthquake and the unrest going on currently here in the Middle-East where I’ve been ordered to stay put. Now everything has taken a big turn and not for the better. I’m just hoping my friends both Japanese, American and from other countries that I have the pleasure to know while being in Yokosuka, Yokohama and Tokyo are doing all right. I’ve gotten contact with most, but there is still a few that I’m still looking for. I plan to be back on here more often in the future if that is alright with everybody else. Peace.


#60

No, we haven’t forgotten you, Drifter. Be safe out there, man. And bring a camera, you’re pretty good at that.