Footage shows minute-long quake shaking Fukushima nuclear plant — Includes broadcasts from CTV, NHK, AOL, RT — Fukushima Official: “It was fairly big, and rattled quite a bit” (VIDEOS)

Published: October 25th, 2013 at 5:06 pm ET
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Satoshi Mizuno, an official with the Fukushima prefectural government’s disaster management department: “It was fairly big, and rattled quite a bit”

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Published: October 25th, 2013 at 5:06 pm ET
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88 comments to Footage shows minute-long quake shaking Fukushima nuclear plant — Includes broadcasts from CTV, NHK, AOL, RT — Fukushima Official: “It was fairly big, and rattled quite a bit” (VIDEOS)

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Wow, it will be interesting to see what the structures look like after the quake shook everything.


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  • Sol Man

    Well, at least the clock's still ticking, now if the clock stops ticking, then…


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    • Gasser Gasser

      The Nuclear war Doomsday Atomic Clock was set @ 11:55, in 2012, though remember, that clock time was set only relative to potential ELE Nuclear war's, there is no mention of Chernobyl, Hanford and other nuke contamination contributors to the Doomsday Clock ELE time factor.

      The next Doomsday Clock reset Symposium is set for November 14, 2013.

      Because of Fukushima Dieichie, Hanford, and other leaking/spewing reactors and dumps throughout the World, I wonder what the Doomsday time will be set to? if they dial in the above in the equation.

      Folks time is not on our side, my long shot thought-put is for a "go or blow" unheard of out of the blue, McGiver fix-it maneuver to quickly be put into action to save all our ass's at the 11th hour on Fukushima Dieichie's ELE Doomsday Clock!

      We need an enenews Worlds Operating Nuclear Reactors Doomsday Clock time.

      Each water release accident=1 min
      Each waste dump accident=2 min
      Each air release accident=3 min
      Each level 7 accident=5 min

      @10/23/13 ELE Time set @ 11:45…what time factors would you adjust too?

      As for the Fuku ELE Coocoo Clock…I say time is now 11: 59.99.009 give or take a few nano seconds for just one lone Neutron to spark off an endless corium criticality.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Lots of thundering about Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons within 30 days, too. Drudge Report main headline right now.


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        • VanneV anne

          They've had nuclear weapons for years.


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Agreed, likely. They've certainly had the capability for years. If they are capable of producing plutonium, they're capable of producing nuclear weapons.

            We all know the "atoms for peace" is the propoganda campaign behind which nuclear weapons programs hide.

            Iran is a signator to the non-proliferation treaty, however. It's wrong to single them out and act like they're a rogue state if we can't prove their intent is to use nuclear weapons against another nation (Israel in this case).

            Using Iran's "peaceful" nuclear energy program as a pretext to go to war with Iran is unconscionable. The real problem the West has with Iran is they don't participate in the global banking system. Therefore, it's hard for us to control their actions and their oil, even though we've tried to do so. (The Shah of Iran was a puppet leader Western leaders put into power, for example.)

            We don't have much control over what Moslem states do, and Iran's hardline Muslim clerics don't do the bidding of Western governments. So it's easier to bomb them into oblivion to get them to comply with our wishes than it is to practice real diplomacy and detente, as President Nixon called it.

            Our foreign policy has been an abysmal failure since the 1970's (and even before that, it could be argued).

            OK, will have to take this to the Forum if there are responses. Just find it alarming that the situation is so dire in Fukushima, at the same time some of the leaders are clamoring for…


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              …clamoring for war with Iran.

              Western black ops have been good at putting puppet governments in place. I'd expect we'll overthrow Iran's current regime and install another one if the war option isn't used.

              Fukushima can be a big distraction from events surrounding Iran, and vice-versa.

              Vladmir Putin has repeatedly warned the West any action against Iran would be construed as an act of aggression against Russia. We'd be very well advised to STAY OUT of war with Iran. IMO, it would be like standing in front of Godzilla, unarmed, naked, and taunting him.


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              • HoTaters HoTaters

                In some ways, I think Russia has more calm and reasonable thinkers/leaders than leaders in the U.S. and the U.K. Some of these people clamoring for war are real hotheads, and their actions concern me deeply. I don't think they're being very smart about handling the Iran situation right now.


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  • jump-ball

    I hope all the conspicuously absent government agency and university geologic experts, who are trying their best to remain invisible hiding in plain sight, are seeing this Honshu EQ activity, and are quaking in their boots.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      cowards quake in their boots. But why are there so many? Where are the heros? Maybe its a biochemical thing, brought on by chemicals and radiation. No testosterone, not enough reading of hero comic books, not enough hard work on the farm. Really, if you look at these people in the UN and universities, the men look effeminate, weak. I bet John Wayne is turning over in his grave


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      • Radiation itself causes feminization of the gene pool, and now there's more of it in the atmosphere and elsewhere.

        Note: heroism is not limited to males or people who watch too many cowboy movies. It's not sex-related.

        Take Malala as an example.


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Pu239, I know the female half is at least if not more brave than the male. So I was joking a little with the John Wayne icon. However, reduced testosterone can have negative effects for both women and men. There is a conspicuous lack of bold responders, whistle-blowers and whatever. Is it simply moral decline, or is there a physiological component?


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          • MichaelV MichaelV

            GMOs, rads, toxins, obesity, have taken their toll; we are unable to save ourselves…


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            CodeShutdown, I think it's both moral decline and a psychological component. A lot of people just feel beaten down and defeated. A see a lot of very depressed, hopeless young people. Some of them have actually told me they think their prospects for success and happiness are poor, and they feel they have little to live for.


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Sorry, that was supposed to say, I see a lot of very depressed, hopeless young people. Their sadness and depression is very obvious, even to the casual observer.


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              • HoTaters HoTaters

                IMO, they also don't know how to have normal social interaction with others. I blame that on video games, TV, overuse of computers, cell phones, smart phones — technology which has made us disconnected from one another.

                I recently went out for dinner, and sat across from a couple who both used their smart phones the entire time they were having dinner. I didn't see them talking to one another at all.

                How sad.


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                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  HoTaters…the leaders. If Thomas Jefferson was one in a billion, we should have seven of them now. Seven Van Goghs, Hokusai and hiroshige, seven Beethovens and Abe Lincolns, seven John Burroughs and seven Claude Debussy's. Even more Musashi's. The kids are rightfully depressed, but the leaders are pathetic


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            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              the effects of white sugar on criminal behavior were written about in a book, sugar and the criminal mind. Alcohol reduces testosterone. Industrialization and urban life reduces height. Lack of exercise is a large contributor to hormonal and psychological ill-health.

              The point is that we have a hugely increased population, and since it only takes one to tell the story, or lead the way, the statistical chances of whistleblowers and true leaders should be much greater now than any time in history. Yet the reverse seems the case; everywhere you look its lies and criminality, with untold numbers of enablers. The sheeple syndrome.

              Where indeed is the outrage? Where is the truth? Governments, Universities, Scientists, anybody? Im going Kevin Blanch

              Im gonna say that hormonal imbalance and radiological/chemical toxins- alcohol and diet- flouride etc have played a large role in the downfall and moral degradation of humans. I wouldnt doubt other species have also suffered similar fates. Note the extra dog bites after meltdowns!


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      • VanneV anne

        Plastic lining the cans used for food storage and in other plastics contains Bisphenol-A. Bisphenol-A is an estrogen agonist. Also all the human waste hits the water, and fish and animals drink that water. So continuous recycling of estrogen agonists. Also all the pharmaceutical drugs enter the food chain.


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      • VanneV anne

        Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?–A Scientific Detective Story Paperback
        by Theo Colborn (Author) , Dianne Dumanoski (Author)
        http://www.amazon.com/Our-Stolen-Future-Threatening-Intelligence/dp/0452274141


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      • VanneV anne

        The feminization of the American man
        “…Synthetic chemicals mimic the female sex hormone and feminize men…

        “Sex hormones are critical in governing a broad range of biological activities, including the development of the sexes. Early in fetal life, through a series of molecular switches, hormones signal the development of either male or female structures. It is the relative amount of female-to-male hormones that dictates whether we become male or female.

        “Over the past couple of decades, research has demonstrated that a kaleidoscope of synthetic chemicals and pollutants that have been introduced into our environment are capable of mimicking the effects of these natural sex hormones.

        “There are now some 45 environmental pollutants known to cause changes in the reproductive system. Examples include herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, nematocides, PCB’s, styrene, combustion pollutants, a variety of metals, ingredients in plastics, break-down products of common detergents and other industrial by-products and commercial chemicals.

        “Ethynylestradiol is the main estrogenic compound in birth control pills. Women who take the pill excrete the compound in their urine, which then passes through water treatment plants and on into the environment. The level of such birth control pill by-products in potable water supplies is in concentrations below the limits of detection. Nevertheless, these compounds are exerting biological effects on wildlife in the…


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        • VanneV anne

          [cont.]
          Nevertheless, these compounds are exerting biological effects on wildlife in the waterways.

          “ Even electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by power lines, household appliances and wiring demasculinize mature males. EMF abnormalities in rats include the development of abnormal testes and prostate glands. Researchers remark that the reproductive system of the rat is “built like a Sherman tank.” Certainly, then, if they are affected by electromagnetic fields, humans may be even more susceptible.

          “Many countries are now seeing a sharp rise in testicular cancer, more than tripling over the past 50 years. Also, the sperm count in men has fallen almost 50%, as documented in a study of some 15,000 men between the years of 1940 and 1990.

          “The rate of cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) has increased by almost two-fold in the years from 1950 to 1970. [We are so clever. First we saturate the bodies of our babies with feminizing pollutants and cause their testicles not to descend, and then we cleverly implant a silicone prosthetic testicle in the scrotum so that they appear normal. Then, the silicone causes an autoimmune disturbance resulting in the debilitating disease lupus erythematosus. (Vol. 8, No. 2).]

          “Since estrogenic compounds are fat soluble, the more fat you have, the greater the potential reservoir for these pollutants. This is yet another reason to maintain healthy body weight.


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        • VanneV anne

          [cont.]
          http://babyandbump.momtastic.com/your-health-wellbeing/694443-synthetic-chemicals-mimic-female-sex-hormone-feminize-men.html

          “Exposure to radiation can reduce sperm production. It can take several years for sperm production to return to normal. With high doses of radiation, sperm production can be permanently reduced. “

          http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/male-infertility/ds01038/dsection=causes

          http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=26554.0


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      • VanneV anne

        “It's disconcerting to think that a natural hormone circulating in significant amounts through the bodies of half the world's population is a carcinogen, but it's now official. In December the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) added estrogen to its list of known cancer-causing agents….”
        http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/publications/in-vivo/Vol2_Iss10_may26_03/


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  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Tsunami warnings at Fuku lifted.
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20131026_06.html
    There are lots of mudslides south of Tokyo from the heavy rains still occurring.


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  • Merlinoz11

    The JNN cam is not dead for me but still grey with a small sight of the buildings

    http://news.tbs.co.jp/newsi_sp/ust/


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  • jk641

    There's a lot of smoke coming out of the NPP right now.
    With the typhoon, wind is blowing from north to south.
    This is bad news for Tokyo.
    Everyone living south of Fukushima should stay indoors today.
    (Of course, this is only my very unprofessional opinion. If I am wrong, please someone point it out.)


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  • razzz razzz

    Those holding tanks in the tank farm were leaking if you just looked at them, can't imagine what good shaking does for them.

    TEPCO doesn't seem to be updating their site with semi-full reports during the last week. Wonder what is going on. Monitoring to scary to report? You know there will be a spike in releases today with all the rain and quakes.

    You can poo-poo an ice wall or any other futuristic wall but it is about the hope to slow down the radioactive pollution from reaching the Pacific.

    If they can't lie their way through the disaster maybe a news blackout with Japan's version of a military surrounding the site and keeping people away then we can guess more than we already are about what is really happening.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      I missed the argument about why an ice wall downstream (or surrounding) is better than a concrete wall upstream. Anybody have a link?


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      • razzz razzz

        I'm not sure if the thinking was to keep radioactive cooling waters away from the man-made harbor or to keep the radioactive debris covered over with cement in the harbor away from the melted cores. Whatever, I'm sure you can find a general misconception about their own plan on the TEPCO website.

        TEPCO leaps first and wonders what it did wrong later. Here is EXSKF mentioning workers working around the clock to complete the seaside underwater dam during the tsunami warning:

        "(UPDATE) NHK News reports (2:29AM, 10/26/2013) that TEPCO ordered workers working at the seawall at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant to move away from the seawall.

        2 in the morning and there are workers working in the area (between turbine buildings and the plant harbor) with high radiation…"

        and again in comments

        "arevamirpal::laprimavera said…

        Helios, workers are working at night, injecting water glass to create underground impermeable wall to stop the groundwater from leaking into the harbor. Workers have been doing this since July, I think. In three 8-hour shifts.
        October 25, 2013 at 1:05 PM"
        http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2013/10/magnitude-68-earthquake-off-fukushima.html#comment-form


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  • rockyourworld

    i fear a bigger earthquake is coming for fukushima or at a nuke plant near you


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  • J.

    A useful overview of Fukushima in the link below:

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36649.htm

    Let's hope the situation hasn't just become much worse.


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    • razzz razzz

      When the article says, "Eleven thousand spent nuclear fuel rods, perhaps the most dangerous things ever created by humans, are stored at the plant and need to be removed, 1,533 of those are in a very precarious and dangerous position." They actually mean 'assemblies' and not 'rods'.

      Each each 'assembly' is 6" x 6" and hold 63 fuel rods. One rod in this case is about a 12' long tube a little larger than the diameter of a pencil that holds the stacked fuel pellets inside of it.

      I only point this out because say, the 1,533 fuel assemblies in Unit 4's pool holds 96,579 individual fuel rods in total. That is 96,579 problems that could go wrong. (All the above is a very close guesstimate)


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        I think that's mis-quoted and it should say fuel "assemblies" NOT fuel rods. Each fuel assembly contains 60 – 100 fuel rods (depending on the configuration).

        After that has been mis-quoted ad nauseum, people believe the reports, and think there are far fewer fuel rods on site than there actually are.

        There are something like 110,000 to 120,000 fuel RODS on site (or more). (If I remember correctly. Robert Alvarez' report on SFP #4 gives an accurate figure for SFP #4 which has been mis-quoted many times.)

        Agree with razzz, the numbers are mis-stated. There was a lot of discussion about this in 2011, and when SFP #4 first showed signs of its building and pool failing, early in 2012.


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  • MichaelV MichaelV

    KFBK 1530AM Sacramento is reporting no damage at the Fukushima Daiici NPP after the quake/aftershocks. There's new smoke rising at the site and it's under control…

    What happens underground when the melted cores are subjected to a 7.3 tremor…more volatility?

    What do the nuclear science and technologists think is happening? It's just physics from here on…what are those physics…?

    Chimpanzees with nukes….
    Q


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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    J. good link, TY. Does any one have cam views of 5 & 6? Those are also in a very bad state of disorder with to much hidden from us all who care what is going on. I willnot worry because I can't stop & make it all right, I just can tell the story of the worse thing man has done to its fellow man!

    May GOD be with All on this site & the others who keep spreading the truth, we live to see the ones we love to grow up & make the world better. It won't take much for them to show that playing god is not the way to go!


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  • Nigwil

    Now if the Yanks want someplace to fly drones, they should have a pair stationed over Fukushima day and night live streaming video for the whole world to watch what is going on there.

    Apparently there are about 8000 men working in and near the plant, but Tepco-cam only shows us the tops of a few robot controlled cranes.
    http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/20062-help-wanted-in-fukushima-low-pay-high-risks-and-gangsters

    We need to be witness to the truth here, so please send up a couple of Predators to be our eyes.


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  • razzz razzz

    Need a tethered blimp with multiple cameras.

    One 7+ quake along with 5 lesser quakes, tsunami warnings and flooding rain. Just a another day for the nuclear industry in Japan.


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  • CB CB

    Oh, I do not recall this video as ever being played here.


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  • CB CB

    Are there any psychologists here? I want to know why folks dismiss the reality of the most significant story ever denied? Culture?


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    • Kassandra

      I don't think denial penetrates the subconscious

      Have you heard the very popular song Radioactive by imagine dragons?

      It is very fitting. Do we subconsciously feel the strontium in our bones, as suggested by the song's lyrics?


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      • Mack Mack

        The Mayo Clinic has some good info about denial —>

        >> "Denial is a coping mechanism that gives you time to adjust to distressing situations — but staying in denial can interfere with treatment or your ability to tackle challenges"

        >> "You can be in denial about anything that makes you feel vulnerable or threatens your sense of control"

        >> "When you're in denial, you:

        Refuse to acknowledge a stressful problem or situation

        Avoid facing the facts of the situation

        Minimize the consequences of the situation"

        >> "Being in denial gives your mind the opportunity to unconsciously absorb shocking or distressing information at a pace that won't send you into a psychological tailspin"

        >> "denial should only be a temporary measure — it won't change the reality of the situation"

        http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/denial/SR00043/NSECTIONGROUP=2


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  • timex

    Me thinks we should declare 3/11/11 as Earth memorial day, for 2 reasons…one to give our 100% respect and honour to mother earth, you have taken care of us for such a long time, then we messed it up and now we should start show our respect and farewell to you now when we are still here…..when no-one is anymore here, there are no-one to remember…..and two, to try get some attention globally to matter of nuclear energy…..if there would be a huge amount of people worldwide to sign up for earth memorial day it might force this issue in to news,and that way maybe actually make a difference ?

    Not sure thought would it make any difference anymore, as i feel like 95-99% of the population seems to have major problems just to see reality now days….so it might be just yelling to deaf ….

    But picture this, what would people think if the news media would publish article about people having this Earth memorial day? would it draw their attention? , and maybe even get them lurking to web site info to tell them the real situation,the real mess we are in ?

    Mother earth is dieing…


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  • Wyakin Wyakin

    Hi Razzz-thank you for the excellent set of science and observational contributions above.

    "TEPCO leaps first and wonders what it did wrong later."

    This is why many, including former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland Mitsuhei Murata, are calling for an independent engineering review and assessment of the true state of the plant conditions. Any opportunity we collectively have to support this idea should be taken.

    Blimp monitoring idea very creative, long surveillance periods without the inefficiencies of mechanical propulsion. Advanced technology available through Raythoeon could be fitted with high resolution cameras, radiation detection, deep penetrating radar, thermal resolution, etc.:

    http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/jlens/

    Peace.


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  • Daisy207

    No Damage? Lets see they can't enter four reactor buildings to see the damage from the 3/11 quake – so they don't know what it was really like before this quake, but they can report "no damage" even if they can't enter the buildings to assess it. Also, heavy rains and typhoon conditions were preventing them from sampling – so also no changes – but they couldn't test for changes? If I were working there with a new EQ and and typhoon conditions, I would have started walking and would still be walking.


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  • FXofTruth

    So the most intelligent, best educated, most technical minds in the World, designed the most complicated power technology based on the most deadly substance in existence….now THAT gets the prestigious, Darwin Ultimate Stupid Ass Award.

    To even attempt such an undertaking requires unbelievable amounts of crack cocaine to be consumed by all "experts" involved in such an endeavor. The church of Satan not the realm of God is in control of these men.

    Satanic followers are deluded into thinking that they have "control" of this piece of Hell by pour water constantly on it. Once created, this piece of Hell is NEVER under control. We are destroying the only life-supporting substance that we are 95% made of, by poured 100s of thousands of gallons a minute on something that can kill in a second even if it looks "cooled down". This pouring of our life blood on these evil cores will eventually envelop ALL the water on Earth. Do the math. It make take 10,000 years but it will.

    Mother Nature and God will exact their revenge on Mankind for doing such damage to the Planet. Since we are only squatters on the surface of the Earth, we will be evicted soon by our own hand. Never more allowed to enjoy living on one of the most beautiful creation in our KNOWN Universe.

    See what happens when Man has no moral compass? He lust for power and control he will NEVER POSSES in 1,000,000 of his lifetimes. Every time he thinks he has mastered control of his World…he screws up. Dumb…


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  • jump-ball

    Deteriorating changes in unit 4's subsidence and tilt, before-during-and-after earthquakes and typhoons, could easily be continuously and instantly monitored using laser rangefinders, operating a safe distance away.

    The security and safety of much larger structures, such as dams holding back overflow-level reservoir water, is a routine laser range-finding function, giving early warning indication of structural stress and possible failure.

    And TipToeCo has chosen NOT to install such equipment so as not to 'alarm' their victim populace or the rest of the effected world – or have they been installed and kept secret?:

    http://www.acuitylaser.com/blog/post/hydroelectric-facilities-use-laser-rangefinders-to-measure-dam-heights


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  • Beyond Zero Point

    "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds"


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  • rockyourworld

    23:41 JST 26 Oct 2013 23:36 JST 26 Oct 2013 Miyagi-ken Oki M4.4 3
    02:28 JST 26 Oct 2013 02:10 JST 26 Oct 2013 Fukushima-ken Oki M6.8 4
    02:17 JST 26 Oct 2013 02:10 JST 26 Oct 2013 Fukushima-ken Oki M6.8 4
    23:47 JST 22 Oct 2013 23:43 JST 22 Oct 2013 Niigata-ken Chuetsu-chiho M2.6 3
    10:22 JST 22 Oct 2013 10:18 JST 22 Oct 2013 Fukushima-ken Oki M5.3 3
    12:37 JST 21 Oct 2013 12:33 JST 21 Oct 2013 Tokachi-chiho Nambu M4.6 3
    10:11 JST 20 Oct 2013 10:07 JST 20 Oct 2013 Ibaraki-ken Oki M4.4
    looks like japan is cooking its earthquake "books" the numbers just dont add up


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  • rockyourworld

    above is earthquakes for the week on japans meteorological site


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