I look at the pictures of the damage and it is incomprehensible. It reminds
me of pictures of Japan having been bombed just without the pall of blackened
soot on everything.
My heart really does go out to them. I truly wish it was within my power to
Thanks Pete! Kayo I sent to Kyoto Monday night, orders to stay until I
say so. Initially 1 week expected. Coz I don't trust those reports one
bit, nor that things will get better soon. This situation is very
volatile, and I am keeping my evacuation gear close at hand.
Good God a week? Have they seen the pictures? It looks like when they were
bombed at the end of WWII! Except it doesn't have that blackened look to
So many people completely wiped out, home, job, car, clothing, family
heirlooms. It is incomprehensible.
I guess the Japanese have going for them that they are industrious and
resourceful, but still such extraordinary destruction. Has any
indutrialized nation seen such destruction since... WWII?
My heart goes out to those people. But I do think it says a lot about them
that so much went right. I saw an article that talked about how the bullet
trains shut down with no injuries, and how a lot of things went they way
they had prepared for them.
Yes, it is all white now with sub-zero temperatures. Poor bastards! :-(
We're all in the office today, expecting daily power outages, wearing
warm clothes, blankets and other gear on hand in case of needing to
spend the night in such situations here in Tokyo.
Kyoto has blizzard the last few days. And of course Tohoku is freezing,
expected like that for the next week or so.
Don't know, doubt it. But then, the east coast is not the visible
industrial heart of Japan. But transport infrastructure gone up there
means shortages of processed hydrocarbon products.
Very little can be said against public transport in Japan I
think. (Except for the fact that it is public and part of the debt spiral.)
On 3/16/2011 10:13 PM, Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:> <pre wrap>
Glad to hear it but I wouldn't trust the reports either. Three Mile
Island is less than 30 miles away and that accident scared the crap out
of me and I mean that literally. After an emergency message broadcast it
usually took less than 15 minutes to end up in the john.
Of course, if a meteor ever hits the Atlantic it's said that the
shoreline will move back to the Appalachians about 30 miles north of
here. Won't be enough time to get there from here.
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