9.0 Earthquake Hits Off The Coast Of Japan

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  1. kremzeek prime

    kremzeek prime Kremzeek!!!!!

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    I really do hope for the best. It's sad to watch the news these days, the tragedy simply rips my heart in two. All I can say is that my prayers are with the many affected.
     
  2. Rattrap Primal

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    You are correct. Instead of being bigoted, lets remember that those are people over there who are suffering even more than we did during our disasters (San Francisco Earthquake, Katrina) and maybe we should take time out of our obsessions for the amount of time it takes to donate to the relief effort before we obsess over whether TF 3 will suck, what new type Shinki is in the prototype phase, what TNA is doing wrong, how much damage Twilight has done to Vampire lore, and other things long enough to care one iota about our friends and allies (even family, for those who have them in Japan) and help even just a little. Even if it's just keeping any mean spirited, bigoted, out dated beliefs to oneself.

    Thank You for your time
     
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    I had to get that out, sorry if I revealed a more civic mind
     
  4. netkid

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  5. LigerPrime

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    I'm still worried for some of my friends there - still no contact from them after all these days...looks like I have to brace myself for the worst...:( 

    I don't recall a time when there have been so many earthquakes within a short period of time. New Zealand, China and Japan?! Seems like "the end of days"...:( 
     
  6. Liege Prime

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    To be fair, whenever Yahoo or some other popular site posts any kind of political article, you will see the worst of the worst come out of people through the power of anonymous posts. In some masochistic way I read a few every now and then and it just makes my head hurt.

    But yeah, people saying this is Karma are horribly ignorant and lack human decency.
     
  7. Kando

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    In the same situation. We've been hoping for the best but as more time passes and the death toll rises, our hope dwindles.
     
  8. cheetorBWORG

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    Well, this is just great... people saying they could've probably lost loved ones.

    :(  It's too sad to think about.
     
  9. Runamuck

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    I did a quick glance. Didn't see anything about another earthquake. Just about stuff that's already happened. And it's on none of the news channels righ tnow.
     
  10. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot You can, you up. No can, no BB.

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    I was just wondering those huge heavy boats that are now on the land, how in the world are they going to move them? They are going to have to strip them all down, and break them up? It's going to take such a long time to clean all this up. This is so horrible.

    I'm terrified living on an island now.
     
  11. Keroshino

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    New tsunami warning for Japan's NE coast is canceled
    http://bit.ly/gqjyE8

    whew! thats a relief.
     
  12. frenzyrumble

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    I know it's sometimes hard from the other side of the world to do something to help those in need.

    After a little bit of research, I've found 2 helpful and legit means to help those effected by the recent tragedies in Japan

    Salvation Army
    Donors can text “Japan” to 80888 to donate $10 to Salvation Army efforts. They can visit mobilecause.com for terms and conditions and should respond “Yes” to a “Thank you” message they receive.

    Red Cross
    Donors can text “Redcross” to 90999 to donate $10 amount to the Red Cross organization.

    Be sure to read up on where your donation is going.
    http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/...thquake_r.html




    The following are just a few other charity groups in the mix for Japan relief donations. They also meet the BBB’s charity accountability standards:

    * Oxfam America - Working together to end poverty and injustice — Oxfam America

    * World Vision - Sponsor a Child < Home | World Vision - Child Sponsorship

    * Catholic Relief Services - Catholic Relief Services
     
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    sorry, double post.
     
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  14. KnightSaberAmi

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    I've seen it done once on Discovery, Mega Movers, I think but they'll get some pretty big cranes and motorized flatbeds and move them back to the water. However, you're right it's going to be a pain to do it all.
     
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    Throughout all the footage & images I've seen since Friday one thing stands out and that's the dignity of the Japanese people............they're all helping each other and quickly adapting to the situation with the minimum of fuss.

    No - 2005 Staff
     
  16. Eric

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    Thank God. Japan's been through a lot lately, and another tsunami would just wipe the entire northeastern coast off the face of the earth.
     
  17. Human Beastbox

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    Seriously. Enough is enough FFS.
     
  18. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    ^This.
     
  19. garibaldiprime

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    No - 2005 Staff

    I do admire the Japanese even more now than i did before due to the dignified and brave way they are handling this disaster.
    I wish i was healthy, as id be on the next aid flight over there to help.
     
  20. Creaky

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    To add to this, I've gotta admire Japans Chief Cabinet Seceratary, Yukio Edano, who has been on site managing this, without sleep, for 105 hours now.

    It's even inspired twitter to urge him to sleep.

    Please, Edano, go to bed | World news | The Guardian

    I'm in awe at the Japanese Community's ability to help each other and pitch in, and slightly ashamed of my own community here in the UK, who seem too busy drinking beer, watching shitty tv and complaining about nonsense to actually do anything to help - themselves or anyone else. :( 

    I'm tempted to go, but I don't know what I could do but get in the way, and I think my family would chain me to the basement. :( 


    It's like I've been telling my mum, if anyone has the capability to survive this disaster and come out stronger, it's the japanese.

    God knows they've endured enough this past hundred years.