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The Worst Thing Today

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wendy
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Postby wendy » Sat March 12th, 2011, 1:46 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:The nuclear power station in Japan has exploded now. It must be so very scary with fears of radiation poisoning! It's terrible.


It is scary for everyone. Remember Chernobyl? We were in Germany at the time and watched them track the fall-out cloud each day on the news, waiting for the acid rain. Unfortunately radiation poisoning knows no boundaries.

I can only imagine the mindset of those poor folks in Japan. My heart goes out to them all.
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat March 12th, 2011, 9:45 pm

It was a hydrogen explosion. The reactor itself has not exploded so far. They say it's actually started cooling since the explosion. They are talking about distributing iodine to local residents just in case. Also read that this reactor is in a sealed unit whereas the one in Chernobyl wasn't. Not sure how much difference that will make in case of a meltdown, but hopefully it would minimize the extent of the damage.

Been looking at pictures and video. Very sad. China was nowhere near as prepared. Their damage looks really bad as well.

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Postby LoveHistory » Sun March 13th, 2011, 7:45 pm

The latest news out of Japan is truly sobering. Likely more than 10,000 dead, many others missing and/or injured. Read this morning that it's likely partial meltdown is occuring inside reactor 3 at the Daiichi plant, and reactor 1 is in danger as well. They've put out warnings that another hydrogen explosion is possible.

Other plants are having troubles too, but Daiichi is the one in imminent danger. Brave men and women risking their lives to stay and try to solve the problem. Their families must be in agony about this.

I don't cry easily anymore, but I've been fighting tears the last few days.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue March 15th, 2011, 1:56 am

What an idiot! Gilbert Gottfried was fired as the voice of the Aflac Duck because of jokes he made about the Japanese tragedy on Twitter, Dumb Duck (exchange D in Duck for F, you get the picture).

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Postby Divia » Tue March 15th, 2011, 2:56 am

I lost my ipod. Now I have no music to work out to. Lame. :(
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue March 15th, 2011, 2:57 am

"Divia" wrote:I lost my ipod. Now I have no music to work out to. Lame. :(


Oh no :( I'd be a wreck if I lost my Ipod Touch!

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Postby Divia » Tue March 15th, 2011, 10:01 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Oh no :( I'd be a wreck if I lost my Ipod Touch!

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Yeah I'm not impressed. I think it fell out of my pocket in the parking lot. I have no money to replace it, and it was an old one, so I'm out of luck.

Just one more thing in a long string of crap that I've been facing recently. Life keeps on kicking me.
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue March 15th, 2011, 1:49 pm

"Divia" wrote:Yeah I'm not impressed. I think it fell out of my pocket in the parking lot. I have no money to replace it, and it was an old one, so I'm out of luck.

Just one more thing in a long string of crap that I've been facing recently. Life keeps on kicking me.


There's always a bright side, Divia. At least you don't live in Japan.

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Postby wendy » Fri March 25th, 2011, 1:44 pm

#1 - Duke Blue Devils are out of the NCAA Basketball Championship. Aw!
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Postby wendy » Sat March 26th, 2011, 12:37 pm

"wendy" wrote:#1 - Duke Blue Devils are out of the NCAA Basketball Championship. Aw!


And our arch rival Tar Heels made it through. Go figure :(
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