Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japan can rise again from nuclear disaster

The Judaeo-Christian world has a long tradition of eschatological hope: the belief, in the midst of present trauma and suffering, that God will supernaturally irrupt into human history and bring all things to a just fulfilment. The production of so many apocalypses provides the key to understanding the future, imminent consummation of the world - an event which is triggered by (and often equated with) the future parousia of Jesus Christ.

Such a tradition is not found in Shinto - the overwhelmingly predominant religion of the Japanese. It is an uncodified fusion of culture, history and the acquired wisdom of the ages (through the reverence of ancestors). It is more a philosophical path akin to Buddhism than a cohesive theology or doctrinal worldview. It is a disparate belief system, but ultimately one that accords with all that is good in nature.

Various photographs have been circulating the internet over recent days, drawing our attention to the 'stark' and 'surprising' similarities between the damage inflicted upon Japan by the recent tsunami and that caused by the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Quite why this should be 'surprising' is a mystery: devastation is devastation, however it's caused.

His Grace would like to inject a little hope into the bleakness of the appalling devastation and suffering the Japanese nation is presently enduring. He does this not out of insensitivity, but out of a sincere desire to encourage them in their efforts; to endure; to persist; to run the race set before them.

The photographs on the left are of Hiroshima in 1945. Those on the right are drawn from those areas devasted by the tsunami. Those that follow are of Hiroshima today.

And Hiroshima today:

In the midst of the darkest suffering and deepest pain, let your hope keep you joyful.


Blogger john in cheshire said...

YG, the devastation in Japan was caused by the earthquake and the Tsunami. It is not a nuclear disaster. There is nothing wrong with nuclear power. I suspect that the inevitable investigation, once the current situation is brought under control, will show that the failures in the nuclear power plant were human failures and nothing per se to do with the generation of electricity from nuclear fission.

17 March 2011 at 18:41  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Good post YG maybe Japan on reflection will look back to the ancestors and see how trying to mimick the wests vision of the future was wrong.

Standing in our tracks for a moment and sharing reverance for our forebears and the respect they felt for nature would put some perspective back into all our lives, east and west.

17 March 2011 at 18:54  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

I suspect that the inevitable investigation, once the current situation is brought under control, will show that the failures in the nuclear power plant were human failures and nothing per se to do with the generation of electricity from nuclear fission.

17 March 2011 18:41

My personal opinion is that the primary cause of failures in the nuclear power plants were caused by deliberate sabotage, and os had little or nothing to do with an earth-quake.

I do not however expect this to be made clear during any future investigation, although such a thing is possible.

As at the time of 9/11 the mass media have concentrated on the most obvious cause, and totally ignored the apparent reality that the twin towers where actually brought down by high explosives strategically places within the buildings.

The evidence of which is now utterly compelling.

The media has already been caught out in this regard by showing films of exploding oil refineries, while claiming that they were exploding Nuclear reactors. When the truth is that as yet no Nuclear reactors have yet exploded at all.

The truth may out, but I know as sure as eggs is eggs, it will never be shown on our MSM.

IMO, this was from the very start, a direct attack on Japanese independence in general, and Japans ability to independently produce enough of its own power for the needs of its own economy and people, in particular.

17 March 2011 at 19:25  
Anonymous Oswin said...

John in Cheshire @ 18:41 :

''There is nothing wrong with nuclear power ... the failures in the nuclear power plant were human failures and nothing per se to do with the generation of of electricity from nuclear fission.''

Do you mean this as it reads; or are you being ironic??? If the former, than I can only assume that in your ideal nuclear world, nuclear power stations will be designed, built, run and administered by aliens from another galaxy? Let's just hope that those aliens are not subject to error too!

17 March 2011 at 19:27  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Atlas shrugged: not again!

Like others, I had hoped that your comments of a couple of days ago, re' this subject, were due solely to you experiencing some little 'localised difficulties' and not, as it now seems, to insanity!

Please admit that this is all some weird joke on your part, please!

17 March 2011 at 19:35  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Oswin said..."Atlas shrugged: not again!"

Oswin I sometimes wonder what to think about those who harp on about HAARP being responsible, but I cannot deny that when it came out an American laboratory was had released foot and mouth into our cattle some years back, well you have to question in a World built on politics and economics as the highest ideals.

Yes Economic wars are inevitable.

17 March 2011 at 19:58  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Bred in the bone :

I'm as suspicious, or even more so, as the next man; but for God's sake let's keep it real!

17 March 2011 at 20:06  
Anonymous MrJ said...

Not bold enough to claim to be as suspicious or more so than the next man, there has been enough misinformation of the kind to which Atlas... has referred for MrJ to pay some heed to those remarks, at least to the extent of keeping an open mind for a while.

17 March 2011 at 20:35  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

It cannot be denied, whatever we think of Islam the muslim World was atleast resistant to usury.

Will that be the case still after all the uprisings, again Japan was sufficient without a need for IMFs or World Banks, is that going to be the case now.

Although I prefer to keep my mind rooted in natural causes and question whether politics and economics should be held up as the ideal.

Is a World of debt slavery the way Mankind is headed or are we better than that.

After all the system is not independant of us, we can only enslave ourselves to the systems we create and put our faith in.

Whenever I see the film the last Samuria I have to ask myself, which was the better system, what have we gained and what have we lost in the process.

That is what Japan should ask.

17 March 2011 at 20:49  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

Oswin flattery may get you somewhere, but only if you are a reasonably attractive female.

To be described as sane existing on this wholly insane planet, is the biggest insult of all.

Are you saying that what I describe is impossible, highly improbable, not likely, or just something you cannot personally deal with?

Are you saying that British or American governments don't do this kind of thing? It would seem that the evidence that they most surely do, is evidently shown on this very thread.

My advice is try to deal with it as at least a strong possibility, backed up by very real evidence from a variety of sources who have been predicting EXACTLY what has happened in Japan, for now 2-3 years.

Indeed the last Japanese finance minister is on record as stating that he was directly threatened with an EARTH-QUAKE attack, if he did not sign away his countries control over their financial affairs to western interests.

It could be very possible that the Japanese government is in the habit of employing complete liars to apparently the most powerful position in its own government.

It could be possible that HAARP is simply a vastly expensive glorified micro wave oven used for cooking extremely large thanks giving Turkeys.

However it might be a wise move to ask ourselves why they spent several billions OF OUR MONEY, building something that they never had any intention of using for anything at all?

17 March 2011 at 21:50  
Blogger Terry White said...

An excellent article with admirable sentiments I wholeheartedly endorse.
My comment I copy in from something I wrote a few hours ago. It may act in part as a response to John from Cheshire (first comment).....

Reliant on dumping seawater from a height too great to afford accuracy and efficacy, all of the reactors at Fukushima appear to be in danger, some at a critical stage.

With hindsight:
a) was it wise to build nuclear in a known high-risk earthquake zone (20% in the world are I read)?
b) have we been kidding ourselves as to our ability to contain problems if they develop
c) I once read that radioactive waste remains potentially dangerous for up to 10,000 years. Given that the entire nuclear energy industry is only 60-odd years old, how can we possibly state, or ever have believed with genuine confidence, that we could guarantee its safe containment?

Earthquakes happen as do floods, wars, etc. Leakage would likely lead to either contamination of the water table, or airborne contamination, or both. One senses that we saw the benefits but never really understood the potential dangers.

As I write low-level radioactive particles are reaching the western seaboard of the USA. Any more climactic event would surely lead to a greater airborne risk globally. Meanwhile the Japanese people cannot simply up sticks and leave, nor can Japan readily vacate a large part of its landmass when so little of that mountainous region is habitable.

Serious days indeed, and should containment be successful these issues must never again be allowed to be brushed under the carpet.

17 March 2011 at 22:15  
Anonymous not a machine said...

It is interesting to note how as christians we feel the ernomity of disaster , although this post perhaps places two eras in a memorable life span .

I might try and frame the two eras differently , the science that was completing the periodic table at the turn of the last century , was also generating some new cultural beliefs .When it was understood by Eienstien to name but one that huge amounts of energy were contained in the atom and that some elements could liberate this it seems strange now that all effort went into building the most horrifying and devasting weapons .
One of my favourite notes from the MAD (mutually assured destruction)era , was from a pilot who once he had delivered his payload to his two targets , was faced with turning home and knowing that his own airbase would have been a primary target and be gone.

The only two times a nuclear weapon has been used on civilians during a war ,killed many , left a toxic legacy , perhaps saved many others by an early surrender of oppresive imperialism .

My meetings with Japanese people remind me that they are a strong culture , reserved , polite with delicate meanings in a way that we seem to have forgotten , and do not go back on there word. They have contributed a great deal to the world , and culturally had somthing to say about life post ww2.
The world has rushed to japans aid , out of respect from what it has become , not a reletively small era when it was despised .
The relaibility of its goods is perhaps a symbol of its reliability now as a nation.

The shinto aspect is perhaps somthing that is far culturally deeper in an area with folk lore about natural disaster.As a christian we have hope and with hope can come help , the very same science that enabled the atomic bomb , enabled much of the country to avoid the enoumous casualties that such quakes useually bring .

500,000 people are displaced 70,000 homes are gone and an est 13000 dead

in the Indonesian Tsumani of 2005 it is thought 250,000 died , japan supplied aid and help in that disaster , that is why we feel what we feel towards there tradedgy in the aspect of suffering in natural disaters and perhaps why we are unsure about nuclear energy and its all too man made consequences , as even in an energy genration form , it can still cause destruction to life.

I wish the Japanese people hope in what will be a long effort to restore and clean there country and there hard won place of respect in the world after ww2 , which the world has heard and respectfully acknowledges.

17 March 2011 at 22:31  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

In the words of one of my least favorite people George Monbiot.

Tell people something they know, and they will thank you.

Tell people something they did not know, and they will hate you.

Or in my words, accuse you of being mad, in some cases.

Ignorance is often BLISS.

Knowing things is a curse.

However knowing things that are a matter of life and death to you fellow man, and not telling them, is morally indefensible, as well as in some cases highly illegal.

Which is why many in control of our MSM will surely eternally burn in the fires of Hell, and should be arrested for crimes against humanity without delay.

This for many reasons, but only one is sufficient.

For example did you know about the existence of HAARP, and what it is well known for being able to do?

If not, ask yourselves WHY NOT?

I mean, what is the point of The BBC if it does not tell us about the existence of these things anymore. Because it used to in the past, indeed it was The BBC that told us about HAARP technology in the first place, many moons ago.

They TOLD us it was capable of starting earth-quakes anywhere on the planet. They told us that it was easily capable of seriously changing weather patterns, global temperatures, producing cyclones, hurricanes, and other very very nasty so called natural events.

Yet it would seem that this technology simply vanished in to thin air according to our mass media, never to be seen or mentioned ever again.

I wonder WHY; however not half as much as I wonder why virtually none of YOU do.

17 March 2011 at 22:32  
Anonymous Voyager said...

It is however a blow to Japanese technical prowess to hear a former Toshiba nuclear engineer say they copied the GE designs when they built reactor 1 in 1967 so slavishly that they ignored earthquake faults and tsunamis because GE had not dealt with them in the US design.

Or that Wikileaks reveals laxity in Japanese safety standards and Us anger at the Japanese IAEA chief who failed to upbraid Japan over the past decade.

Or that TEPCO had a 2002 scandal for falsifying safety reports on these same reactors.

It is one thing to re-build after Gaijin have dropped bombs on your cities as an act of national rebirth; it is another to discover that Government and Corporations have lied and deceived and failed as 50 men are sacrificed to die in the reactor as a means of creating martyrs to venerate and escape public anger for national failure

Japan's ruling elites might experience what Tunisia and Egypt have seen - certainly Chernobyl finished off the Soviet Union - CREDIBILITY lost

17 March 2011 at 22:49  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

THat.lasS shrugged 17 March 2011 21:50

Not a Machine & LobotomySpoon82.

Double Shock. Not only is Atlas Shrugged a woman but she a lesbian as well...AAAARRRGH. What a week!

They seek it here, they seek it there.
They seek HAARP technology everywhere.

Is it in China or is it on the moon?
Please tell me Oswin or LobotomySpoon

Stop drinking that Gin, my girl.

Two vices is more than enough for anyone (Drinking and verbal diahorrea in written format), why add more?


Hope you are not pointing the finger at SPECTRE again?

17 March 2011 at 22:52  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Terry White (22:15)—Given the need for a degree of energy security, Japan, a country ‘with virtually no energy natural resources’, has little choice but to use nuclear power.

17 March 2011 at 23:00  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

THat.lasS shrugged 17 March 2011 21:50

If you must state theories about technology, how about the most obvious ,that you glaringly omit. Consider ;

"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the sign post up ahead, your next stop...

"The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It is expected to address some of the most fundamental questions of physics, advancing the understanding of the deepest laws of nature."

Perhaps it just has HAARPED very loudly in the Pacific and created a catastrophe that goes unmentioned.


17 March 2011 at 23:04  
Anonymous Napoleon said...

Atlas, everything you need to know about HAARP, but were too afraid to ask:

They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa.
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!
To the happy home, with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're coming to take me away, ha-haa!!!
To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time...

17 March 2011 at 23:28  
Blogger Terry White said...

@ Johnny Rottenborough

A reasonable point Johnny and I have no specific answer, save that they had power sources prior to nuclear, even if they were dirty.

Nonetheless, with hindsight it seems unwise, bordering on stupid, to locate nuclear reactors in a known and very active earthquake zone, and at sea level to boot!

One point mentioned on the news this evening is that the problem is man-made in that the back-up generators were taken out by the tsunami. Fair enough, but this is not the first time Japan has experienced earthquakes, or a tsunami. And the human angle is usually the most important one viz-a-viz human error. Over-confidence and conceit often lead to the former.

Anyway, my comment was primarily aimed at the issue of nuclear energy generation generally, globally. If that 10,000 year figure is even remotely accurate I simply cannot understand how anyone can in all seriousness state, and believe, that we are reasonably capable of ensuring that radioactive waste is contained safely through centuries and even millennia. It flies in the face of nature, and thus of common sense.


PS: can anyone explain HAARP, and MSM and TEPCO please. (I know Spectre though thank you).

17 March 2011 at 23:54  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

Terry White 17 March 2011 23:54

OOOhh. HAARP at you.

HAARP (Pale lager brewed by Diageo) MSM (MainStream Media) and TEPCO (is a global grocery and general merchandising retailer founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen and headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom).

Trust this helps, Tel.

E S Blofeld . Supreme Head of an organisation you know.

18 March 2011 at 00:37  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

Alright, alright, I'm sorry.

1. HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program)
is a high-powered radio transmission research facility jointly operated by the US Navy, Air Force and several universities. Because of the high secrecy surrounding the government HAARP project, many theories have risen trying to explain what HAARP is and does. Most of them are simply wild speculations, based on fears about what "they are doing up there."OOOoooOOOOHH

2. MSM really is (MainStream Media)

3. It isn't really your local supermarket but TEPCO (The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated), is an electric utility servicing Japan's Kantō region, Yamanashi Prefecture, and the eastern portion of Shizuoka Prefecture. This area includes Tokyo. Its headquarters are located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, and international branch offices exist in Washington, D.C., and London.

It was late, you dissed SPECTRE, Question time was boring, except for the sexual chemistry between Mckenzie and Warsi (LOL).

There..I apologise

ERNST. Still the Supreme Head of an organisation, you know, that I know you know.

18 March 2011 at 00:51  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Atlas shrugged @ 21:50 :

What I'm saying is this: you are clearly a nutter.

18 March 2011 at 01:11  
Anonymous The Nutter Log said...

Oswin said 18 March 2011 01:11

How could you Mr Oswin.

We have read the comments of the accused 'nutter' and take offence at your remark.

That person is completely off their trolly. A world of difference!

18 March 2011 at 01:20  
Anonymous Nutters Restaurants said...

oswin said 18 March 2011 01:11

How could you Mr Oswin.

We have read the comments of the accused 'nutter' and take offence at your remark.

We pride ourselves on our ability to spot one and provide the right ambience (that's yer real french) and nutrition for all growing nutters but Atlas Shrugged is NOT the ginger biscuit.

More like "Deep Fried Brat Loaf," "French Fry-Encased Hot Dog on a Stick," and "Bacon Chocolate Cake." Crazy Food!

Retract, we say.

18 March 2011 at 01:42  
Anonymous OutdoorNutters said...

oswin (01:11)

How long, how long must we nutters be subjected to crass comparisons with the clearly INSANE.

Apologise to all the nutters everywhere..

(Outdoor Nutters is a community based website that offers you the chance to share your favorite pursuits and also search out info on different pursuits around the world. Outdoor Nutters is about meeting these people who love the same pursuits as us and seeking the chance to explore parts of the world we otherwise may have never known about. NOT FOR THE INSANE!)

18 March 2011 at 01:57  
Anonymous not a machine said...

I had some sympathy for Kelvin Mckenzie and the chemistry that took place on tonights troubling mix. The green debate is always of interest to me , in part because it requires a great deal of thought.I have no regrets about supporting a NO to GM foods and still none about clean coal and offshore underground disposal of CO2. A saviour for the energy problem is not easy to find in part because we are still wedded to that arranged marriage of lobbyist and money men.
Caroline Lucas was unfair and provoked Kelvin to saying what he did.
tonight I have just read a tidal scheme of £40mn is going to supply enough electricity for wait for it ,just 5000 homes. The coalition has recently agreed a large offshore wind project , yet kelvin was right to point out that these things have been widely expensive and built on sometimes spurious claims. Chris byrant was approaching the great ignorance with supporting the severn tidal barrier , which had one of the most obvious problems of the many vanity projects under the Labour years.
I had wondered if we could not adjust the wings of the angel of the North , allow it to rotate and place a generator underneath it , a spinning red angel would surely epitomise Labours energy disinformation governence.

I think I know the correct approach to it and I hope to find an ear via a goodley channel as kelvin pointed out "kissing ass only to be kicked" makes poltics not for mildly enfranchised free thinkers .

I have few choices Ernst , but I will try and do good and ensure the right and proper thing, you never know I may just be right, god willing and put to bed one or two groups that have been unjust in there judgement and deliberate in limiting ambition/enterprise.

18 March 2011 at 02:12  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

My Mate Not a Machine made Ernst think and laugh b4 bye byes 18 March 2011 02:12

I agree with all your comments but as Ernst loves a chortle, you have provided him with his bedtime nightcap. LOL

"I had wondered if we could not adjust the wings of the angel of the North , allow it to rotate and place a generator underneath it , a spinning red angel would surely epitomise Labours energy disinformation governence."

Thank you NAM, you have sent Ernst off to bed with a chuckle. God bless you and sleep well.


18 March 2011 at 02:27  
Anonymous not a machine said...

I forgot to add , it seems the UN mandate has occured , I have often wrestled with conflict , the free libyans should take note , that some dictators evil rule is ended by the store of injustice they built.

We can only pray that our hope is of true worth , so that we can have comfort in doing what is right and that it is resolved in as shorter time as possible.
The lords prayer is perhaps not the one favoured by the soldier ,but it should be bourn in mind for every leader who will have to endure this testing time , when evil is no longer to be bargained with.

18 March 2011 at 02:31  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

My very wise friend NAM said 18 March 2011 02:31

I know, I was shocked to hear it but looks like we asking for it, at the most troubling time for our nation. MADNESS. We are badly exposed internally with deficit etc, now we want to add extra problems. GOD HELP US.

My concern is that we are trying to be the Old GB but shorn of the means (Discarded machinery and servicemen/woman and what's left stretched in Afghanistan) and wherewithall (Do you really believe the French will back us, once the nastiness of homegrown Jihad supporting terrorists start to see it as imperialism through the hatefilled speeches of visiting Imams. The support from Italy, France and Germany will soon wither and we will be left alone all over again. Why do we never learn, there is only 'US, the GB people', in europe we can trust. We stand alone!) to achieve success.

We are acting godless as a nation through our Parliament and Judiciary, doing our damnest to provoke the Almighty. Is there a better time for us to be left alone by Him, to suffer the consequences. What a horrible and painful wakeup call that would be to our nation.

'The lords prayer is perhaps not the one favoured by the soldier ,but it should be bourn in mind for every leader who will have to endure this testing time , when evil is no longer to be bargained with.' AMEN.

Ernst despairs, as we, GB, appear to be building our own funeral pyre with great gusto, not realising, we are the kindle.

I hope I am wrong.

Nighty Night.


18 March 2011 at 02:54  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

Your Grace

'@bbcquestiontime Caroline Lucas? Again? Environmentalism and earth worship? How many times has she been on QT? #bbcqt'.

I had wondered this too tonight.

Feels Ad Nausem or put into financial terms, If I had a squid for everytime she has guested on QT, I would be able to afford to cover the whole of my Crater with solar panels.
Now THAT would be a feed in tariff worth having.

Isn't she the only Green MP, or are the BBC using some AV formula so that you think of a number, times it by the number of newsnights per week, then add paxman's salary and divide it by the number of times a BBC news reader says BBC News 24, I'm.. = 12. But this formula can only be applied IF the party's name begins with G, ends with N and only has one member of parliament. QED..Eureka!

It's becoming clear...I think?

E S Blofeld


I mean it, I'm going to bed..My God, I love this blog!!!

18 March 2011 at 03:10  
Anonymous not a machine said...

Ernst: I believe , that if Gaddafi wins then a great deal of yours/mine worries will come true. There may be some , how shall I put it , socialist euro erectile dysfunction , but they all must know , that this regieme is of no good , and will be of the same mind if not more determined should it survive and become oil expensed once more.
France and Germany are perhaps hoping lag is the not the same as eventual destination , a better libya at least gives some chance of us having some peace and for the arab nations to at least begin some modernity even if it doesnt dress western, rather than the useual ruptions that have sent them down a wrong direction and perhaps the west too.

If all the arab world has to offer in the end , is more terrorism , then they will have been too short sighted and assessed the future incorrectly. The other issues around the funeralpyre perhaps would fall into the catagory of gradual lessening of risk.
I am by no means certain that the socialists havent caused an imbalance/illness that they cannot cure. Ed is already making the noises of assuming the public will behave as he wishes with another dose of delerium and protests, and the shadow chancellor seems to be snorting neat bu*****t before speaking , how can after halving the debt (to one that would be, even then as big as Portugals and still the biggest gravity in the econmy)you assume growth will not be in trouble by borrowing rates in 4 yrs, convincing oneself that only half of the holes sinking your canoe are the ones that are doing the damage , is labours big idea ?, its laughable promising not only half the debt , but also a lengther sentence of half the potential prosperity/security as a solution.

18 March 2011 at 04:06  
Blogger LobotomySpoon82 said...

Atlas Shrugged is a lesbian Ernst? Well that's my hopes of a romantic interlude scuppered then. Incidentally Ernst, I noticed from your profile that we share the exact same birthday! (Not the same year though I hasten to add.)

And *ahem* with all these claims of insanity here then surely I, with a name like LobotomySpoon (and a hat tip to Srizals) puts me at the top of the list? Neuro-Diversity Rules!

But back to the subject of the post. My daughter used to live in Japan and she described them as a lovely people, if a touch inscrutable, and misses the country a great deal. They took great care of her as a stranger in a strange land, so I echo those thoughts of Not A Machine (posted 22:31).

18 March 2011 at 06:28  
Anonymous Tony B said...

The last time I saw those pictures of Hiroshima today, it was in one of those circular emails, and compared with some of the wastelands in the heart of modern American cities, where public services have all but disappeared..ring any bells?

18 March 2011 at 07:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wastelands located where you just mentioned is why I am digging for survival, growing lots of veggies and stocking up on essentials.

As for the tsunami, it is the end of an earthquake - but rare. The huge wave must have overwhelmed the building because there was mud on the roof.

What is the main reason Italy has not opted in the past for nuclear?

I do wonder what complex system could survive a wave that engulfs a three story high building....

18 March 2011 at 09:39  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

Anonymous said 18 March 2011 09:39

'What is the main reason Italy has not opted in the past for nuclear?'

They have nuclear plant but it is dormant and guarded by security forces.'The nuclear phase-out legislation was introduced in 1987. The government decided in 1988 to phase out existing plants, with the last power reactor closing in 1990. Calling the phase-out a "terrible mistake, the cost of which totalled over €50 billion (approximately $68 billion), Industry Minister Claudio Scajola has proposed building as many as 10 new reactors, with the goal of increasing the nuclear share of Italy's electricity supply from today's 10% to about 25% by 2030."

Purely political!

E S Blofeld

18 March 2011 at 11:17  
Anonymous Oswin said...

The Nutter Log/Nutters Restuarants/Outdoor Nutters @ variously :

Please accept my humble retraction.

L'Spoon @ 06:28 : You may be a trifle 'excitable' at times, but you don't write nonsensical crap. :O)

18 March 2011 at 17:02  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

This is an interesting discussion for the protestant communicants.

18 March 2011 at 18:27  
Blogger LobotomySpoon82 said...

Oswin you had me literally crying with laughter, lol!

18 March 2011 at 19:02  

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