I just heard a BBC reporter say that the Japanese government are stopping everyone from getting any closer than 60km to the area that the reactor is located at. The government has expanded the official “no go” zone to 20km. There are also reports that the ceiling has blown off one of the reactor buildings and when the smoke cleared the building appears to be gone from their vantage point. Officials are stating that despite the explosion “has not breached the core” but their actions are speaking otherwise.
This article has a good overview of the type of reactor involved….West Coast USA Danger IF Japan Nuclear Reactor Meltdown
Why would the west coast USA be in danger?
The prevailing jet stream winds are blowing from Japan directly across the Pacific ocean to the west coast of the United States. Any airborne radiation would make its way across with the jet stream, reaching the U.S. in approximately 36 hours, depending on the actual speed of the jet.
“At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass,” said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy estimated the 8.9-magnitude quake shifted the planet on its axis by nearly 4 inches (10 centimeters).
This is an interesting map…Tsunami Energy Map
That’s the wonderful thing about procrastinating — if you procrastinate long enough, you lose an opportunity to act altogether, and so you never actually have to make a decision.
Well played, Pres**ent Obama.
A box of rocks is smarter than the Smartest Administration Evah™-Crowley deleted tweet comparing Middle East ‘tsunami’ to Japan crisis
How would he handle Libya?
Well, wonder no more.
With all due respect to API, a better analogy would be to have a poultry farmer claiming that egg production was at an all time high based on the number of chickens he has, regardless of the fact that more than half the hens have stopped laying. But in fairness to America’s poultry farmers, your average chicken doesn’t have to wait for a permit from the federal government before dropping more eggs in the nest.
The president needs to go back and do a bit more work on his math. Or possibly pardon a few chickens.
After being bombarded with questions about food inflation, Dudley attempted to reassure his audience by putting rising commodity prices into a broader economic context — but that only made matters worse.
“When was the last time, sir, that you went grocery shopping?” one audience member asked.
Dudley tried to explain how the Fed sees things: Yes, food and energy prices may be rising, but at the same time, other prices are declining.
He then stretched for a real world example. The only problem was he chose the Apple’s latest tablet computer that hit stores on Friday, which may be more popular at the New York Fed’s headquarters near Wall Street than it is on the gritty streets of Queens.
“Today you can buy an iPad 2 that costs the same as an iPad 1 that is twice as powerful,” he said.”You have to look at the prices of all things.”
This prompted guffaws and widespread murmuring from the audience, with one audience member calling the comment “tone deaf.”
“I can’t eat an iPad,” another said.
If anything has been proven true, it’s that President Obama most clearly has race weighing on his mind. He does think about it. From candidate to President, his election has gradually morphed from the hope of a post-racial presidency, into the reality of a most-racial presidency.
“I’m pleased the House has voted to save taxpayers billions of dollars by beginning to shut down the TARP bailout program. The American people understand we can’t continue spending money we don’t have, especially on things that don’t work,” Speaker of the House John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said in a statement. “I hope the Senate will give these spending cuts the consideration they deserve.”
“The Senate Democrats have failed to address the current debt crisis. With less than a week before the temporary spending bill expires, they intend to bring up other pieces of legislation instead of providing ample time for debate and amendments on the bill,” Sen. Paul said. “Unless they directly address the current crisis, we have notified Senate Democrat leadership that we will object to the consideration of any legislation brought before the Senate.”
So why do Medicaid patients fare so badly? Payment to providers has been reduced to literally pennies on each dollar of customary charges because of sequential rounds of indiscriminate rate cuts, like those now being pursued in states like New York and Illinois. As a result, doctors often cap how many Medicaid patients they’ll see in their practices. Meanwhile, patients can’t get timely access to routine and specialized medical care.
Let me guess: if the media bothers to cover this, Democrats will demagogue these trivial but important changes.
Because that’s what they do.
During the same nine months, DOJ updated its webpage to help felons reacquire their lost voting rights. At least there is no mystery about the priorities of the Obama administration.
The inability to act efficiently is endemic to the Voting Section. Managers in charge of military voting prefer to dither and dicker, to pause and ponder. No opportunity is spared to avoid military voting litigation. I’m told great offense is taken inside Justice when these tendencies are publicized, but facts are facts. More importantly, these facts matter to our servicemembers.
The outrageous, anti-American rhetoric of Ellison and Jackson-Lee should be aired repeatedly in campaign commercials during the 2012 election cycle. They should be defeated and sent packing. Preferably to Somalia for a few months, after which they might appreciate this country a little more.
It’s not paranoia if they really are trying to kill you.
There was a threat from Soviet Union-funded communists in the 1950s and as we saw at Fort Hood, there is a threat of home-grown terrorism today.
I have wondered why, if radical Muslims are such a minority, those who say they speak for a majority of Muslims are upset by these hearings. Would they not want to show how tiny the radicalized sector of the Muslim world is?
In Other News…
From that distinction, much follows. The U.S. has evolved a series of unique institutions designed to limit the power of the state: recall mechanisms, ballot initiatives, balanced budget rules, open primaries, localism, states’ rights, term limits, the direct election of public officials from the sheriff to the school board. The EU places supreme power in the hands of 27 unelected Commissioners invulnerable to public opinion.
The will of the people is generally seen by Eurocrats as an obstacle to overcome, not a reason to change direction. When France, the Netherlands and Ireland voted against the European Constitution, the referendum results were swatted aside and the document adopted regardless. For, in Brussels, the ruling doctrine—that the nation-state must be transcended—is seen as more important than freedom, democracy or the rule of law.
To officially kick off another year of blogging, here’s our latest Silicon Graffiti video, the first of a two part series, in which we look at several attempts by the left to, as Tom Wolfe would say, “Start from Zero,” and hit the CTL-ALT-DLT keys on western civilization. We’ll explore:
- The rapid social and technological gains western civilization was making in the 19th century before…
- …The arrival of Marx, Nietzsche, and other nascent “progressives,” to upset mankind’s Etch-a-Sketch.
- Nietzsche’s 1882 “God is Dead” aphorism, which ol’ Friedrich definitely considered to be a two-edged sword.
- How World War I set the stage for the rest of the horrors of the 20th century, via a quote from Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism.
- A la Woody Allen in Annie Hall, an awards ceremony for the most bloodthirsty leftwing tyrant of the 20th century.
- How the Bauhaus and other elements of the Weimar Republic were helping Germany “Start from Zero,” even before the Nazis arrived.
- A mournful 1966 Time magazine cover echoes Nietzsche, followed by more sixties reprimitivization, Haight-Ashbury style.
The Badger Rebellion:
Welcome to Wisconsin, a banana republic within the U.S. borders. The past three weeks has seen the unleashing of the Obama mob rule, led by his Organizing for America and his assorted union capos like Richard Trumka. Fourteen Wisconsin Democrats went into hiding in Obama’s home state to avoid doing their job in some fantasy that Republicans would just sit around indefinitely and let them have their own way. But a funny thing happened. Republicans stood up to the bullies. Well, now ironically some of them are forced into hiding, thanks to death threats. Yes, in can you were wondering, this is the United States of America, not some third world hellhole.
In a statement issued by the Peoples World editorial board, Wisconsin Republicans’ victory will be short-lived, the Communist leadership made it clear that the “Battle of Madison” is far from over.
The question is where are the police? UNION THUGS Bully & Harass WI Tea Partiers – Rip Up Their Recall Petition (Video)
MSM Circus and Celebutard Side Show:
And people wonder why the last place I look for when things like the Japanese earthquake happen is the US mainstream media-I want news, not propaganda. Chris Matthews: Earthquake, Tsunami an Opportunity for Obama to Remind Everybody He Was Born in Hawaii
This is nutty.
These frauds have no idea of what they are talking about.
The Earth isn’t held together by layers of ice that work like duct tape.
Goodness are they dumb.
Gee, the nonstop gloom and doom scenarios have people tuning out? Crazy how that is. Maybe if even a single dire prediction had ever come true people might listen to the scaremongers.
Fun and Interesting Stuff: