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Old 03-12-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Quake Shifted Earth's Axis, Moved Japan Shoreline 8 feet

That was one big quake.

(CNN) -- The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.

"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).

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That's freaking crazy.
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That's freaking crazy.
Its weird to see a major geological event like that play out live.

What's even crazier is that this one was very small in the grand scheme of the major changes that have happened to the earth over geological time.

A quake that moves the shore 20 feet would surely destroy all life on the island.

God be with the Japanese.
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My cousin has done the JET program teaching ESL in various areas in Japan over the past several years and I just got word today that he is safe, but a lot of things near him are absolutely destroyed. It's like the whole country has stopped he said (absence of trains, other rail travel) and it's all very weird. I can't even imagine. I've seen a twister before, but WOW.
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My cousin has done the JET program teaching ESL in various areas in Japan over the past several years and I just got word today that he is safe, but a lot of things near him are absolutely destroyed. It's like the whole country has stopped he said (absence of trains, other rail travel) and it's all very weird. I can't even imagine. I've seen a twister before, but WOW.
Watching massive debris flood through the city was just shocking to see.

It just doesnt seem real.

The level of devastation that is happening over there is going to be unbelievable after it all plays out. It will be greater than Katrina.
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Its weird to see a major geological event like that play out live.

What's even crazier is that this one was very small in the grand scheme of the major changes that have happened to the earth over geological time.

A quake that moves the shore 20 feet would surely destroy all life on the island.

God be with the Japanese.
Moving the entire land mass 8 feet...how does every building in the country not collapse? Skyscrapers? How do they not topple over with something like this?

When the smoke clears, the global economy is going to take a very nasty jolt from this as well.
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I can't stop thinking about all those Japanese with no food and water. Thousands dead everywhere and a nuclear power plant maybe melting down. I know were poor right now, and a lot of people don't want to see us help out other countries with money, but we are going to have to step up here with a ton of aid for Japan. I'm looking for Obama to lead the way for the whole world on this one. I want to see him fire people up to help Japan.
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Moving the entire land mass 8 feet...how does every building in the country not collapse? Skyscrapers? How do they not topple over with something like this?

When the smoke clears, the global economy is going to take a very nasty jolt from this as well.
Obviously they have some good building codes. Still though hard to defend against a wall of water.
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Hopefully we send them more than Military aid.
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The US is dropping in supplies and relief teams.
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Moving the entire land mass 8 feet...how does every building in the country not collapse? Skyscrapers? How do they not topple over with something like this?

When the smoke clears, the global economy is going to take a very nasty jolt from this as well.
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I can't stop thinking about all those Japanese with no food and water. Thousands dead everywhere and a nuclear power plant maybe melting down. I know were poor right now, and a lot of people don't want to see us help out other countries with money, but we are going to have to step up here with a ton of aid for Japan. I'm looking for Obama to lead the way for the whole world on this one. I want to see him fire people up to help Japan.
If Obama thought aid was important, he'd already have said something... as far as I know, he's said very little about the earthquake.
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I can't stop thinking about all those Japanese with no food and water. Thousands dead everywhere and a nuclear power plant maybe melting down. I know were poor right now, and a lot of people don't want to see us help out other countries with money, but we are going to have to step up here with a ton of aid for Japan. I'm looking for Obama to lead the way for the whole world on this one. I want to see him fire people up to help Japan.
Money is not what they need, sure a little bit helps later on, but for now they need medical help, food, water and things like that to help them recover, including some medical help.

May God be with them in this moment of crisis to our fellow japanese friends...
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I can't stop thinking about all those Japanese with no food and water. Thousands dead everywhere and a nuclear power plant maybe melting down. I know were poor right now, and a lot of people don't want to see us help out other countries with money, but we are going to have to step up here with a ton of aid for Japan. I'm looking for Obama to lead the way for the whole world on this one. I want to see him fire people up to help Japan.
He can't even fire congress up to get a budget done for this year.
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If Obama thought aid was important, he'd already have said something... as far as I know, he's said very little about the earthquake.
He's too preoccupied with organizing unions in Wisconsin right now to bother with helping our ally.
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He's too preoccupied with organizing unions in Wisconsin right now to bother with helping our ally.
Christ, give it a break:

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=63144

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/12/qua...nse/index.html

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/13...iation-levels/

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...-tsunami_N.htm

CLEARLY he is ignoring the issue.
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Man...he hasnt shown up for Haiti or Japan. He hasnt even done a fly-over.

Heck, he wont show up on our own border war zone.
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Man...he hasnt shown up for Haiti or Japan. He hasnt even done a fly-over.

Heck, he wont show up on our own border war zone.
WTF does your second line have to do with your first Apart from your clear bias
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Man...he hasnt shown up for Haiti or Japan. He hasnt even done a fly-over.

Heck, he wont show up on our own border war zone.
I'm really failing to find significance in any of that.
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Aw...I was just giving him a little ribbing. I'm no more biased than he is.

Back when Bush was president, liberals got all fake enraged about Bush's Katrina fly-over. I was just giving him a little ribbing over this situation.
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I don't want to piss on Obama in this thread. I only want America to step up and help the Japanese people. Let's all find 5-10 extra bucks, whatever and send it off the the Red Cross or another organization that is going to help.

Let's show the Japanese they can count on America!
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Man...he hasnt shown up for Haiti or Japan. He hasnt even done a fly-over.

Heck, he wont show up on our own border war zone.
I tell you what, below is a video of President Obama's lack of response to the tsunami...since reading seems beyond you.

I get you don't like Obama, but you are wrong that he is not responding. His physically showing up in Japan accomplishes nothing and is an irresponsible use of government funds given the US Government doesnt' have a budget right now and is still workiing under a continuing resolution.

Using our military personnel to assist, particularly the ones already in Japan is a responsible use of our resources, not making hand shaking visits just to make some poser on a bulletin board happy, who would actually, if he did make the visit simply accuse him of government waste and making a campaign visit like you did with the Tucson stuff too.

So, I respectfully request you STFU about the lack of response from Obama because you clearly have your own agenda in making ignorant statements like that, and it is one that does not belong in either of the threads about the tragedy in Japan.

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I tell you what, below is a video of President Obama's lack of response to the tsunami...since reading seems beyond you.

I get you don't like Obama, but you are wrong that he is not responding. His physically showing up in Japan accomplishes nothing and is an irresponsible use of government funds given the US Government doesnt' have a budget right now and is still workiing under a continuing resolution.

Using our military personnel to assist, particularly the ones already in Japan is a responsible use of our resources, not making hand shaking visits just to make some poser on a bulletin board happy, who would actually, if he did make the visit simply accuse him of government waste and making a campaign visit like you did with the Tucson stuff too.

So, I respectfully request you STFU about the lack of response from Obama because you clearly have your own agenda in making ignorant statements like that, and it is one that does not belong in either of the threads about the tragedy in Japan.
No.

You had every chance to just laugh and let it slip on, but you decided to amp up the drama yourself. You can control what spills out of your limbic system just like anyone else can.
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No.

You had every chance to just laugh and let it slip on, but you decided to amp up the drama yourself. You can control what spills out of your limbic system just like anyone else can.
Yes I could have, but really as the person who started the drama in the first place do you have any place calling me out? Really?

But enough of this bickering, as you said, let's let the faux drama go and focus on the real drama in Japan, setting political agendas aside.
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